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Nominee full name: Jameel Shakir

Give the year and location you took your Shahadatain. 1981, born Muslim

 

What is your marital Status? If married, how many years?

Not married

 

What is your highest level of education?

High School Diploma or GED 

 

What is your Occupational or Job Title?

General Manager

How many years of service do you have in your current occupation?

20 years

List your significant occupational service accomplishments. I led my team to exceed the yearly budget by more than 2 million dollars during a pandemic year with a number of challenges. 

 

What is your current/former Masjid affiliation?

Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam 

 

List the community service you are involved or have been involved in. Masjid Security- 3 years

 

List the leadership skills and expertise you would bring to the Majlis Ash Shura Board. 

My leadership skills include Leadership, Broad knowledge of budgeting and business planning, Communication, Team player, Team building

 

What is your vision for and commitment/contribution to the Atlanta Masjid Community?

My vision is to continue to be an example of communities nationwide, the standard-bearer of community life and engagement. 

 

In three years, where do you envision the progress of the Ummah will be, as a result of your service on the Majlis Ash Shura?

Better financial situation, improve community outreach/create more advocates, continue to enhance awareness, improve community engagement

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Nominee full name: Hajja Ameenah Sabree-Saleem

Give the year and location you took your Shahadatain. 1975 Newark, New Jersey

 

What is your marital Status? If married, how many years? Married, 11 years

 

What is your highest level of education? Professional Degree

 

What is your Occupational or Job Title? Director/Owner

How many years of service do you have in your current occupation? 5+

 

List your significant occupational service accomplishments. Opened the first, licensed, African American, Muslim, Early Learning Center in Atlanta, Ga.

 

What is your current/former Masjid affiliation? General member, Atlanta Masjid and served on various committees over the past 20 or more years. 

 

List the community service you are involved or have been involved in. Mohammed Schools IPTSCA, Atlanta Masjid Muslim Holiday Team, International Coalition of Muslim Women, Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta

 

List the leadership skills and expertise you would bring to the Majlis Ash Shura Board. 

Effective communicator, Organizational skills, creative thinker, motivator, Program developer, time manager, Montessori Educator, Parent engagement/ leader/mentor

 

What is your vision for and commitment/contribution to the Atlanta Masjid Community?  It is my prayer that the Atlanta Masjid is a highly organized, functioning body in service to our multigenerational community. It is my intention to lend my skills and expertise to contribute to the continued growth and development of this community. 

 

In three years, where do you envision the progress of the Ummah will be, as a result of your service on the Majlis Ash Shura?  Cleaner, aesthetically pleasing, green space / social gathering space for the Believers/ little Believers enjoyment, Strong business development and a viable spiritual component to the East Atlanta Community.

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Nominee full name: Greye Kennedy

Give the year and location you took your Shahadatain. 

1970; 1994 Cincinnati Islamic Community Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

What is your marital Status? If married, how many years?

Not Married

 

What is your highest level of education?

Bachelor's Degree

 

What is your Occupational or Job Title?

Project Management Consultant

 

How many years of service do you have in your current occupation?

20 years

 

List your significant occupational service accomplishments. 

1. Started, directed, and oversaw the branding and profitability of a national company under the direction of a leading African American investment firm in the US, resulting in strategic alliances with Fortune 50 companies, providing employment to thousands of minority workers in the private sector. 

2. As Director, Supply Chain Management, I provided opportunities for thousands of small minority business owners -- skilled trades to win bids with Fortune 50 companies nationwide.

 

3. Oversaw an employment training program for hundreds of at-risk youth in Fort WorthTexas, resulting in a 90% job placement rate with participating companies. 

4. Continued member and advocate of the National Minority Supplier and Development Council, championing the success of small minority business owners nationwide.

 

What is your current/former Masjid affiliation?

Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

 

List the community service you are involved or have been involved in. 

Volunteer - Magic Johnson Foundation 15 years, Volunteer - Roc Nation 15 years

The Atlanta Masjid Ansari Board 1 year, Sisters United In Human Service, Inc 20 year span

Atlanta Masjid Volunteer 5 years, Volunteer - Dekalb County Schools 3 years, Volunteer - Porsche Atlanta - 3 years, Volunteer - Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless 10 years, Volunteer - Rise Consulting Group 4 years, Volunteer - National Minority Supplier and Development Council 10 years

 

List the leadership skills and expertise you would bring to the Majlis Ash-Shura Board. I plan to bring

20 + years of Operational Management and Executive Leadership, Sound Judgement, Excellent Relationship Skills, Excellent Communication Skills, Excellent Problem-Solving Skills, Financial and Business Acumen, Trustworthiness

 

What is your vision for and commitment/contribution to the Atlanta Masjid Community? 

My vision for our Atlanta Masjid is for its entity to be run as a business model, with continued reliance on both external and internal resources to develop an even better community for the future. To create an even more positive worship experience for our internal community members and external supporters.  I plan to lend my expertise and resources to help develop and take our institution to the next level. 

 

In three years, where do you envision the progress of the Ummah will be, as a result of your service on the Majlis Ash-Shura? 

By working with the Majlis Ash-Shura on well-defined goals, milestones and benchmarks, I see myself as a key member to move forward and advance each to completion. I envision our Ummah growing in size and reputation and in turn, be prepared to over-deliver on the growing demand in key areas such as community support, business efficiency, and overall advancement. 

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Nominee full name: Rhea Young

Give the year and location you took your Shahadatain.

1997, Masjid Al-Nahl, Tallahassee, FL

 

What is your Marital Status? If married, how many years?

Not Married

 

What is your highest level of education?

Masters Degree

 

What is your Occupational or Job Title?

President

 

How many years of service do you have in your current occupation?

6 years

 

List your significant occupational service accomplishments. Provided/providing employment for numerous individuals, including recently released ex-offenders.

 

What is your current/former Masjid affiliation?

Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

 

List the community service you are involved or have been involved in.

Previously involved in feeding the homeless program/1 year.

 

List the leadership skills and expertise you would bring to the Majlis Ash Shura Board.

I hope to bring managerial, organizational, human resources/relations skills.

 

What is your vision for and commitment/contribution to the Atlanta Masjid Community? 

1. Increase youth involvement in masjid activities/planning.

2. More timely and efficient communication as it related to masjid projects.

3. Become a better information resource for seniors, business start-up resource center. 

4. Committed to seeing the masjid move forward as a general member or on the board to 

improve its services delivered and dawah to the masjid and general community.

 

In three years, where do you envision the progress of the Ummah will be, as a result of your service on the Majlis Ash Shura? 

1. Increase ability to upgrade and use technology to educate and communicate with the members. 

2. Increase seniors ability to have access to more user-friendly smart technology with masjid provided training. 

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