Nasir Khan, native of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a well-established and well-known local leader. He is among the original members of the Greater Salt Lake Islamic Society. He held the positions of secretary and board director at ISGL. Mr. Khan is also a founding participant in the Utah Islamic Center, holding the position of executive committee president at UIC. He is also an original founder of UMCL, and is presently acting as a director on UVU's board of engineers. Mr. Khan serves on the board of the ACLU actively. He is a committed philanthropist and civil rights activist. He consider himself as a pupil of Malik Shabaz Al-Hajj's (Malcolm X). Mr. Khan is a Boston University graduate and a University of Utah mechanical engineering alumni. He’s a Utes and Boston Terrier with pride.
Dr. Amir M. Arain was born in Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Arain graduated from Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi in 1994. He did his professional training at Vanderbilt University and later stayed as faculty for 18 years. Professionally he is a Professor, Neurologist, and he specializes in Epilepsy at University of Utah Medical Center. He was affiliated with the Islamic Center of Nashville 1999-2017, and served on its board as secretary, director of public relations, vice-President and President. He directed the Salam Clinic, a charity medical clinic at Salahadeen Islamic Center in Nashville. Since moving to Salt Lake City in 2018, he served on the board of Utah Islamic Center as
Interfaith/outreach director and vice-President (2019-2022). Dr. Arain also volunteers at Hope Charity clinic in Salt Lake City; and has been involved with several interfaith efforts, including Common Tables at Scarritt Bennett Center and Interfaith Dialogue at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He served
on the board of Faith and Culture Center (FCC) in Nashville. Dr. Arain has appeared on several TV and radio shows representing the Muslim community in Nashville. He has been working to represent the true image of Islam in an environment of misconceptions. Dr. Arain has been involved with immigrants and refugees’ rights and has served on the board of Tennessee Immigrants and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). He is a firm
believer in social justice, civil liberties and human rights and has worked with Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Dr. Arain strives to foster tolerance, love and better understanding among human beings.
Mr. Malik was born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan. After graduating in Electrical Engineering in 1998 from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Mr. Malik worked in Pakistan in a telecommunications company for two years. Afterwards, he moved to Canada where he did his master’s degree in Engineering from University of Regina in 2002 and then started his career in North America as an Electrical Engineer in Calgary, Alberta. Currently, Mr. Malik is working as Director of Planning for WECC (regional grid reliability organization). Mr. Malik currently lives in Salt Lake City area in Utah with his wife and four kids. Additionally, he loves to read books and go hiking. Mr. Malik enjoys mentoring youth with a great deal of passion. He has also served at Islamic Center of Fort Collins, Colorado as president, as well as a board member for several years. When it comes to giving back to the community, Mr. Malik believes in focusing on youth and helping youth find their right footing in education and career, as they wade through various phases of their lives. Understanding of Quran and Quranic Arabic has been his passion for the past several years. Mr. Malik wants to guide youth on how to make understanding of Quran and its application to their lives, a foundational basis for dealing with all the challenges and
difficulties of life.