Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://wasilahconnect.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Junaid Aasi

Junaid Aasi holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems from Cal State LA. He also holds an Master’s of Science from Boston University with Concentrations in Security and Health Informatics. Junaid holds an MBA from the University of Redlands where he has been serving as a Core Faculty Member for several years. Additionally he holds the Higher Diploma/Bachelors of Arts in Islamic Studies from the International Open University (IOU) and is currently working on his Masters of Arts in Islamic Studies degree. Furthermore, he serves as a California State Representative and Student Committee Chairperson for IOU. Br. Junaid has been blessed to work with many Masajid, Islamic Centers and various Islamic Organizations in the capacity of an Imam, Khateeb, Speaker, Emcee, Event Organizer, Counselor and Youth Group Director over a period of two decades. Professionally, Br. Junaid works in the field of Information Technology and Information Security with expertise In Network and Systems Engineering. Junaid has worked as a consultant and covered many industries including Non-profits. Junaid is experienced in the areas of Audits, Risk Assessments and complains.

Saud Inam

Saud Inam is a community strategist and Management Consultant at EEI Strategic Consulting. With over a decade of experience serving the Muslim American community at both a national and grassroots level, he gained a strong understanding of the challenges facing the Muslim American community at a national and grassroots level. Using his experience and understanding of community challenges he has advised and been a part of several national-level Muslim American non-profit organizations and advised organizational and community leadership on best practices, strategy, and sustainability.

Khizer Subhani

Khizer Subhani is a california native. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2015 with his Bachelors in Nursing. Throughout his schooling, he was very active in the muslim community and served as the President of the Muslim Student Association. His work in the community lead him to develop a close connection to many scholars, thus he has been studying Islam part time for the last 10 years. He is happily married and currently works as a Psychiatric Nurse Manager. He continues to play a active role in the Muslim community in supporting different non-profit organizations and facilitating classes, programs, and events.

Mudassar Haq

Mudassar Haq graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and became registered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. He has gained a lot of valuable experience during his time in school and as a graduate trainee in order to help those in need. He has counseled young children, teens, and young adults. He strives to work collaboratively with all those involved in the a person’s life in order to increase the chance of positive outcomes.
Currently, he is a Youth Group Coordinator at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles. Mudassar works with a group of like minded individuals, who act both as teachers and mentor, to create programs, activities, and other learning experiences in order to enrich Islamic learning. In addition, he is a therapist for the Center for Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology providing mental health services in both private and the Islamic school setting.

Jabir Tarin

Jabir Tarin is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. In his work at the Khalil Center, Jabir has experience providing individual, pre-marital, and marital counseling to Muslim individuals and couples. He also serves as a therapist providing weekly counseling consultations and “Ummah Talks” to UC Berkeley students through the Muslim Mental Health Initiative program. Jabir’s professional interests include the integration of Islamic spirituality with mental health care. Concurrently, Jabir is enrolled as a final-year student of Islamic Theology, completing his ‘Aalim studies. In his free time, he facilitates workshops on Islamically-integrated mental health, pre-marital preparation, and other topics related to spirituality and well being.

Maryam Ahmed

Maryam is a clinical program manager with a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). She currently supervises a team of 5-10 behavior therapists under the supervision of a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She is also currently pursuing her own certification as a BCBA.

Before she became a clinical program manager, Maryam was a behavior therapist herself and provided 1-on-1 ABA therapy that helped empower her clients and allowed them to lead a more expressive and more independent lifestyle. Her responsibilities as a preschool teacher included the education and well-being of typical and ASD children aged 4 weeks – 5 years old.

Her diverse set of skills includes working within the marketing team as the design lead to collaborate on various internal and larger scale projects with several startups and small businesses. She is passionate about working with the Muslim community and has worked with Muslim women and children from 2010-2012 at the local mosque. Maryam’s own personal experience with divorce has inspired her to become a pillar of support for other divorced people in the community. 

Sanaa Subhani

Sanaa holds a Masters in Social Work, and a Bachelors in Human Development.  She has served in the mental health field since 2007 holding multiple roles from Residential counselor for emotionally disturbed girls, Activity Coordinator for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Recovery Counselor for a Substance Abuse recovery home, ABA Therapist, Medical Social Worker, to currently a Clinical Case Manager and a Crisis Specialist. 

Her internships consists of working with the low income, homeless population in a single resident occupancy (SRO) home and as a Clinical Therapist for a school with behavioral and emotionally challenged population.  Her volunteer work consists of being a minority affairs officer on her Community College Student body of government, and as a Northern California Events Coordinator for MSA WEST.

Sanaa continues to work with the community on an ongoing basis helping all those in need.  She has initiated support groups and is consistently networking with like minded individuals to create resources and programs that cater to the needs of the community.