Naeem Dhiraj

Naeem holds a Master of Science in Islamic Banking and Finance (Honors) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Additionally, Naeem also earned a Certified Zakat Professional (CeZP) certification from the International Institute of Islamic Business and Finance (IIIBF) from Malaysia, a research institute under Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia). Naeem has over 10 years of work experience in banking and finance. He is passionate about disseminating the knowledge of Islamic finance, which is proven by the fact that he traveled from the US to Malaysia for two years with his family to earn the Master’s degree.  

Sr. Dalia El Metwally

Teaching and students are Sr Dalia’s passion. As Principal of Maryam Islamic Center School, she passes on her knowledge of Quran and Islam to teachers and students. When not working with primary school students, Sr. Dalia teaches a combined Research Methodology and English 101 class at Guidance College as well as English at the Wharton County Junior College, in Wharton Texas. In addition to her to instruction Sr Dalia is busy completing her PhD candidacy at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in English with a concentration on Linguistics. With Allah’s grace, she has three Master’s Degrees. Sr Dalia is fluent in English and Arabic and speaks conversational French.