Our Board

CAIR-SV Executive Committee


Eyas Abdeen

President

Eyas Abdeen is the President of CAIR Sacramento Valley and Treasurer for CAIR California. Eyas is a business professional with over 12 years of experience in the financial sector and six years in the software and web programming industry. Currently, he is an investment and corporate finance consultant. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer to a large healthcare organization. He previously worked as an investment risk analyst, project manager, and a software engineer. Additionally, he worked as a consultant for over five years as he mentored both rookie and savvy investors to leverage market movement to build their investment portfolio. He has been an active member of the Sacramento community for over two decades. Since 2011, he has been serving on the Al-Arqam Islamic School board of trustees as the CFO. Eyas holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Finance with emphasis in investment management. Currently, he is working on a Doctor of Business Administration at Golden Gate University, with emphasis on finance and investment risk management. In his spare time he enjoys hobbies are reading, tennis and cycling.

 

 

 

 

Atthar Mohammed

Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamran Malik

Treasurer

 

 

 

 

Aliane Murphy-Hasan

Secretary

Aliane has been described as the ‘go to’ person, the ‘roll up your sleeves’ person, the one that’s always behind the scenes to make certain ‘it gets done’ person. Aliane lives by the precepts of her religion, to be a part of the community, to assist in charity, to work to build a stronger community and to give more that you take. She believes that man gives awards and GOD gives rewards.

She worked for Sacramento City Unified School District for 32 years, and is currently a board member of the Sacramento NAACP, Los Rios College Bond Committee, and many more. She is a founding member of MLK 365 and has served on the boards of Masjid As-Sabur, African American Leadership Coaltion, among many others. Aliane has been recognized by the Office of Assembly Member Cheryl R. Brown, and has been awarded HUB Magazine Exceptional Women of Color.

 

 

 

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Rafat Razi

Executive Committee Member

Dr. Rafat Razi, D.M.D., M.P.H., is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, practicing in Tracy, CA. She has served on the baord of the San Joaquin Dental Society as well as her current service to the CAIR-SV Governing Board. Through CAIR, she has participated in Muslim Day at the Capital as well as participating in a trip to the site of the Manzanar Internment Camp with the Japanese-American Citizens League (JACL). Her involvement in her community continutes with a focus on childrens' dental health, as well as serving on the CAIR board to promote tolerance of all faiths and backgrounds. 
 

 


 

Sameera Ali, Esq.

Executive Committee Member

Attorney Sameera Ali practices in the areas of criminal defense, immigration and family law. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Cultures. She attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with distinction. She also received a concentration in Criminal Justice and was a finalist in the second year oral argument competition.

Attorney Sameera Ali has always been passionate about giving back to the community. Having worked at numerous public defender offices across California including, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Sacramento and Yolo County, she helped ensure that every individual is treated fairly through the criminal justice system. She has handled over two hundred misdemeanor cases and conducted jury trials. She has successfully obtained acquittals for her clients, after trial and has been able to get pre-trial dismissals. Now she is excited about providing her clients with the best representation and helping them work through the legal system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAIR-California Board

 

Omar Hassaine

Chair

Omar began his journey into non-profit work when he served as the president of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Illinois in the late 1980s, and then became a board member of the Bosnia Task Force in the 1990s. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, he launched and co-founded the CAIR-San Diego office. Omar is a computer engineer and has been active in the Muslim community for more than 35 years.

 

 

 

 

Haitham Abul-Haija

Vice Chair

Haitham joined the board of the Sacramento chapter of American Muslims for Palestine, and then served on many local mosque executive committees over the years. Professionally, he directs a team of engineers to meet schedules, standards, and costs in developing leading-edge platform technologies for both mobile and desktop chipsets at Intel Corporation. Haitham has been active in the Sacramento Muslim community for more than 18 years.

 

 

 

 

Salman Razi, M.D.

Secretary

Salman serves as a board member on the trustees of the Tracy Islamic Center, and participates in several medical/healthcare related committees. Salman is a urologist who has his own private practice in Tracy and Manteca and actively serves his local Muslim community.

 

 

 

 

Eyas Abdeen

Treasurer

Eyas Abdeen is a business professional with over 12 years of experience in the financial sector and six years in the software and web programming industry. Currently, he is an investment and corporate finance consultant. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer to a large healthcare organization. He previously worked as an investment risk analyst, project manager, and a software engineer. Additionally, he worked as a consultant for over five years as he mentored both rookie and savvy investors to leverage market movement to build their investment portfolio. He has been an active member of the Sacramento community for over two decades. Since 2011, he has been serving on the Al-Arqam Islamic School board of trustees as the CFO. Eyas holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Finance with an emphasis in investment management. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, tennis, and cycling.

 

 

 

 

Hussam Ayloush, M.B.A.

Staff Representative

Hussam Ayloush has been the Executive Director of the CAIR-Los Angeles office since 1998. He frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes, and international affairs pertaining to American Muslims. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media advocating and articulating the mainstream Muslim position on various issues.

 

 

 

 

Afshan Keval

Member

Afshan studied Economics at California State University, Sacramento. She currently works in corporate retail as a distribution analyst. Prior to this she worked as a project manager in the technology sector.

Afshan began volunteering with CAIR nearly ten years ago in the Sacramento Valley and then continued to be involved with the organization when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She joined the CAIR-SFBA Executive Committee in 2015. As a former board member of the Muslim Student Association West and volunteer with the Yaseen Foundation Burlingame Center she brings a wealth of event planning and community organizing to the organization.

Afshan lives on the Peninsula with her husband. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

Amana Siddiqi

Member

 

 

 

Atthar Mohammed

Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asif Harsolia, M.D.

Member

Asif R. Harsolia, M.D., has previously served in leadership and volunteer positions in a number of different non-profit organizations. He is a board-certified cancer specialist in Radiation Oncology. Originally from Michigan, Asif obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Michigan Medical School. Following this, he successfully completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had the privilege of training with some of the world's top specialists in the field of radiation oncology. He is a practicing partner with the Memorial Radiation Oncology Medical Group in Orange County and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Irvine.

 

 

 

 

Fahad Ahmad

Member

Fahad Ahmad identifies most closely with CAIR's mission of promoting social justice and mutual dialogue to better represent Islamic values in the U.S. He has been a resident of San Diego for almost 15 years. His professional experience includes management of internet and software related products. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

Fawad Shaiq

Member

Fawad Shaiq has been an active member of the Southern California Muslim community for 10 years in various capacities, including leading a masjid youth group and helping to run a social services organization. He is also actively involved in social justice causes in Los Angeles. He holds degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Los Angeles, and works in construction management.

 

 

 

 

Saed Younis

Member

Saed is an entrepreneur and a long-time resident of San Diego. He has founded companies in San Diego as well as Jordan, Egypt, and UAE. He has been an ardent supporter of CAIR and its core values of justice and civic engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

Spojmie Nasiri, Esq.

Member

Spojmie Nasiri is a first-generation immigrant who understands, through personal experience, how difficult and emotionally draining the American immigration process can be. Spojmie’s education, community involvement, and associations reflect her outstanding dedication to the practice of immigration law.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Spojmie is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Spojmie currently practices immigration law exclusively and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Spojmie serves as a pro bono attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California, Davis where she provides individual representation, pro bono referrals, and pro se materials to detained immigrants. She also volunteers at the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford University.