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.

 

 

 

 

Haitham Abulhaija

Vice President

Haitham Abul-Haija has been with the Sacramento Muslim community for more than 18 years. Throughout that time, he has served multiple terms on the executive committee at the local mosque. Previously, he served on the board of American Muslims for Palestine's Sacramento chapter. In addition to serving on the CAIR-CA board, he also serves on the executive committee of CAIR-Sacramento Valley. In his profession, he directs a team of engineers to meet schedule, standards, and cost in developing leading-edge platform technologies for both mobile and desktop chipsets at Intel Corporation.

 

 

 

 

Fawzia Keval, EdD

Secretary

Fluent in seven languages, Fawzia Keval began her career as a French/English translator, working for the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya. She began her teaching career as a high school teacher of French. After settling in California, she was drawn to the challenges of teaching students from low income families as well children of immigrants. Soon after becoming a public school principal, Fawzia became a “go-to person” in her region when it came to reaching out to the community and providing support services for student success.

Fawzia holds the BA in French and Sociology, the MA in Educational Administration, and is at present pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Fawzia served as a leader with Muslim Students Association while at University of Nairobi. She has continued her community outreach work in Sacramento serving as chair of the education committee for SALAM Center, providing diversity training in schools, and serving as guest speaker at statewide conferences on Muslim culture and other educational issues. 

Fawzia is passionate about social justice and equity in education. She is active in promoting education for girls in developing countries as well as among minority groups in the Greater Sacramento area.

 

 

 

 

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Sameera Ali, Esq.

Treasurer

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamran Malik

Executive Committee Member

 

 
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Masood Cajee, DDS, MPH

Executive Committee Member

Born in Apartheid-era South Africa, raised in Seattle and Oklahoma City, Masood Cajee is a dentist, community worker, and thought leader. Cajee graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma with bachelors degrees in English and Chemistry, and a doctorate in Dentistry. He was a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University and completed a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

He has written for many national publications, and his essays have been included in anthologies such as the U.S. State Department’s “American Muslims” publication (2014) and Michael Wolfe’s award-winning collection “Taking Back Islam” (Rodale Press, 2003). Active as a mentor, Cajee has served on the boards of many local and national organizations. A Rotarian, he serves as Programs Chair for the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County and is passionate about the status of public libraries in our culture and society today. He is the owner of SmilesAhead Dental Care & Dentures in Manteca, California. Married to Mahveen Hussain, a national medical director for AseraCare Hospice, the couple have 3 boys.

 

Aliane Murphy-Hasan

Executive Committee Member

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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Tawfiq Morrar, JD

Executive Committee Member

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Atthar Mohammed

Executive Committee Member

Rafat Razi, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

Nassrine Noureddine

Executive Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

CAIR-CA Board


Omar Hassaine

Chair

Omar Hassaine is a co-founder of the CAIR-San Diego office, which he helped launch in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. He is a proud husband and father of three children. Omar is a computer engineer by profession and has been active in the Muslim community for more than 35 years. Omar served as president of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Illinois in the late 1980s, and a board member of the Bosnia Task force in the 1990s.

ohassaine@cair.com

 

 

 

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Haitham Abulhaija

Vice Chair

Haitham Abul-Haija has been with the Sacramento Muslim community for more than 18 years. Throughout that time, he has served multiple terms on the executive committee at the local mosque. Previously, he served on the board of American Muslims for Palestine's Sacramento chapter. In addition to serving on the CAIR-CA board, he also serves on the executive committee of CAIR-Sacramento Valley. In his profession, he directs a team of engineers to meet schedule, standards, and cost in developing leading-edge platform technologies for both mobile and desktop chipsets at Intel Corporation.

 

 

Salman Razi, M.D.

Secretary

Salman Razi received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then went on to complete his urology residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He currently has his own private practice with offices in Tracy and Manteca. He is active in serving his local Muslim community and is currently a member of the board of trustees at the Tracy Islamic Center. He also serves on several other medical/health care related committees.

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 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.

 

 

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Asif Harsolia, M.D,.

Member

Asif R. Harsolia, M.D. has been an active member of the Muslim community previously serving 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, Dr. Harsolia 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. 

 

 

Hussam Ayloush

Hussam Ayloush

Staff Representative

Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director and has been 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.

 

 

 

Fahad Ahmad

Member

Fahad Ahmad serves on the CAIR-SD executive committee and the CAIR-CA board. He identifies most closely with CAIR's mission of promoting social justice and mutual dialogue to better represent Islamic values in US.  He has been a resident of San Diego for almost 15 years. His professional experience include management of internet and software related products.  He holds an MBA from UC Irvine and a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA.

Spojmie Nasiri

Spojmie Nasiri, Esq.

Member

Spojmie Nasiri is a first generation immigrant herself who understands through personal experience how difficult and emotionally draining American immigration process can be.  Mrs. Nasiri’s education, community involvement and associations reflect her outstanding dedication in the area 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. Mrs. Nasiri 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. Mrs. Nasiri currently practices immigration law exclusively and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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

Sabir Ibrahim

Sabir Ibrahim, Esq.

Member

Sabir Ibrahim is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property. He has advised some of the most prominent technology companies in Silicon Valley on issues related to technology licensing, patent procurement, patent litigation, and intellectual property strategy. Currently, he is an in-house corporate counsel at a Fortune 50 technology company where he structures and negotiates strategic partnerships and technology license and acquisition agreements. Mr. Ibrahim has a BSE in computer science and a JD, both from the University of Michigan. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California. Mr. Ibrahim lives in Fremont, CA with his wife and son and is an active member of the Bay Area Muslim community.

Omar Milbis

Omar Milbis

Member

Omar began as a volunteer for CAIR-LA while in attending college in 1998.   After completing his bachelor’s in Economics from CSU Long Beach, Omar went to work in the grocery industry and currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Rio Ranch Markets.  Omar also serves on the board of the California Grocers Association and sits on their Government Relations and Finance Committees.  He resides in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife and three children.

 

 

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 causes of social justice 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.

Imam Mohamed Taha Hassane

Member

Imam Mohamed Taha Hassane is currently serving as the Imam and Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego (ICSD). He joined ICSD in September 2004 from the Colorado Muslim Youth Foundation where he served as a youth instructor. Imam Taha graduated from the Institute of Islamic Sciences at the University of Algiers, in Algeria, and served as a high school teacher and Imam in Ténès, Algeria for 10 years before coming to the United States. Imam Taha also holds a Master degree of Theology in Islamic studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana. In addition to his regular duties at ICSD, Imam Taha is actively involved in many interfaith organizations.