Dr. Hamed Ghazali is the Director of the Houston Quran Academy. He has a Ph.D. in Education from Kansas State University and has completed the memorization and interpretation of the entire Holy Quran. This included a careful study of the Ibn Katheer, In the Shades of the Quran, all volumes of Tafseer by Ibn Taymiah, and the major writings of Tafseer by Ibn Qayyim Aljawzia. In addition, Dr. Hamed has written numerous publications and papers regarding Islam and teaching methods.
Dr. Khalid Kebbati is originally from Algeria. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Algerian Institute of Petroleum; a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He has several years of university teaching experience at the undergraduate level and across a variety of subjects including French, Educational Technology, Foundation of Education, Integration of Technology in the Curriculum, Computer Technology in Education, Instructional Media and Technology, and Microcomputers in Instruction.
Dr. Bachir Djehiche is a well-known Islamic scholar. He has around fifteen years of experience in teaching Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Law. His area of interest is Fiqh & Usul al-fiqh. He has been lecturing National and International seminars on Islamic themes and topics. He is an author of a book “Fee al-Ijtihad attanzeeli (In applied Ijtihad)”.
Dr. Muthanna has more than twenty years of experience in teaching the Arabic language where he developed his own curriculum. He developed a classical Arabic language curriculum for native speakers and instructed students in advanced syntax and morphology. Dr. Muthanna instructed classical Arabic courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
Dr. Farrukh Shahzad received the BE (Electrical Eng.) from the NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan in 1992 and the MSEE from King Fahd University of Petroleum &Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1996. He recently completed his Ph.D. from KFUPM in 2016.
Dr. Noor Mobeen holds a Ph.D and a M.Ed.L in Leadership, Education and Education from Texas A&M. He also holds a B.S in Leadership Development Construction Science from Texas A&M. He also holds a M.Ed.L in Leadership, Education and Communication from Texas A&M. Dr. Noor received a Certificate of Excellence “International Leadership Development & Management” from the Norman Borlaug Institute of International Development, Texas A&M.
A professor in the Master’s in Islamic Economic and Finance Program (MAEF), Dr. Shakir Ullah exemplifies the global experience that Guidance College professors provide to its students. Dr. Ullah has taught at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, the Institute of Management Sciences, in Pakistan, been PhD Advisor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C, and a Dissertation Chair at the California Intercontinental University—just to name a few. In addition, Dr. Shakir has also worked as Global Business and Financial Analyst with Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Honda, MasterCard, Walt Disney and Jaguar.
Dr. Noha Elarief brings a mix of academic and industry experience in Computer Science to Guidance College. An alum of Oregon State University, Dr. Elarief, continued her doctoral work in a post-doctoral study developing a series of error detecting and error correcting codes including a patented error correcting code for Flash Memories achieving the channel capacity. In the private sector, Dr. Elarief has held multiple senior to technical lead Software Engineering positions at both HP and Invitae. In addition to her technical studies, Dr. Noha completed memorization of the Qur’an obtaining her Ijazah in Qirat Hafs.
An alum of Western Sydney University, Dr. Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad is an international figure renowned within the world of Islamic Economics and Finance. Featured in the 2018 and 2019 ISLAMICA500 Global Leaders of the Islamic Economy, Dr. Ahmad’s additional accomplishments include Associate Professorships at universities in Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.