ICOB board members were nominated and elected by members of the ICOB community; elections were held in April 2012. Next Board election will be held in 2014. To contact ICOB board members please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined ICOB to make sure that we have a thriving Islamic Center in this area. I like to see a Modern more Open Minded Islamic Community where man and women have equal voice and I will do everything to work towards that goal.
Haris has been a member of the Bothell Community essentially all his life (of 30 years) as his parents immigrated to this city with him from Karachi, Pakistan when he was only 6 months old. His parents were some of the last arrivals of his mom’s family (family of 12, seven brothers and five sisters) to arrive to the Northwest sponsored by his eldest uncle (Ejaz Samad) who came here in the 60′s. Over the years, his family has become part of the fabric of the Greater Northwest American Muslim community, taking part in a number of communities, religious, social and political oriented events serving the needs of both our non-Muslim and Muslim neighbors.
Haris was a member of Masjid Umar Farooq in Mountlake Terrace, but with the addition of ICOB, he found himself ever so grateful to Allah SWT for not only of the convenience of having a Musala so close to home, but moreover for the opportunity to serve his local community.
Professionally, he is currently a Global Program Manager at Microsoft in their Online Operations organization and has been working in the IT industry for more than 8 years.
A 54 year-old Lebanese/Syrian-Armenian Muslim, Jeremy immigrated to the USA with his family in 1978 and settled in Washington State. He has more than 38 years of experience in house construction, remodeling, and landscaping. Professionally, Jeremy’s career path has taken him to Providence Hospital and UW. He currently works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, providing skilled and efficient administration to some of the world’s top scientists in the field of cancer research.
Jeremy has a long history of community service:
- Helped organize annual dawah booths at the Puyallup Fair for the Islam Presentation and Invitation Center (IPIC) and managed their administrative needs. Eventually became President of IPIC in 2005. That same year, he also became involved himself with the Muslim inmate program in Monroe.
- Worked as a News Desk Editor of the Rising Star newspaper (created and published by our own Nazeer Ahmed!).
- Participated in a Habitat for Humanity project to build affordable housing for seasonal farm workers.
- Was the lead moderator of the Muslims-in-Seattle mailing list from 2003 to 2009. Also was one of the first administrators of Muslim Calendar.
- Involved in several relief efforts during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and 2005 Pakistan earthquake as well as fundraisers for Islamic Relief and the Islamic House masjid.
- Helped organize and participated in the 2007 and 2008 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an annual walkathon supporting breast cancer research.
- In 2007, was given the opportunity to successfully lead the 2nd annual Seerah Conference (Al Mualim). Later served for 4 months on the Board of MAPS.
- In 2007 and 2008, was part of the organizing committee for Islamic Relief’s Day of Dignity.
- One of the founders of the Muslim2Muslim matrimonial project, which ran from 2008 until 2011.
- In 2009, joined the Muslim Leadership Council to coordinate and unite masaajids for a single Eid prayer. Their efforts were successful alhamdulillah, with 17 masaajid praying the Eid al-Adha prayer in Qwest Field.
- Joined Al-Sadaqa in December of 2011 to help fulfill ever-growing needs of impoverished Muslims and non-Muslims.
He does not intend to stop helping his sisters and brothers in Islam until he draws his last breath and hopes that all his efforts pleases The All-Mighty Allah (swt) and hopes for His Mercy on the Day of Judgment. Ameen.
Born in tiny but oil-rich Brunei (next to Singapore), I moved to the U.S. in 1988 to do my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and later, a Masters in Software Engineering. With the exception of a semester at a University in Kansas and a few years traveling across the U.S. as a software deployment consultant for Fortune 500 companies, I’ve spent all my time in Washington State. Currently, my family of four (wife and three young children) live only a few miles away from ICOB. Since my university days, I’ve always been involved in assisting or managing a community activity: MSAs or managing news-magazines such as Rising Star. After a break of a few years due to the hectic pace of managing a startup company, I’m volunteering again in community activities, this time at ICOB as their Director of Product Management. Goal here is two-fold:
- Produce data-based research on how to improve community activities
- Create a product or service that pays for ICOB operations without relying 100% on donations from the local community.
Busy mommy of three young children and a husband who dotes on me. Most people say I have my hands full and I do not deny. But Alhamdulillah, Allah swt has blessed me with the best of children, lots of family support, organization and time management skills that have always been my second nature, so here I am volunteering what little time I have to serve the community. In my downtime, I do enjoy gardening, travelling and hiking with my family. (picture coming soon).