Meet the Authors


Hazem studied Islam over 20 years through different scholars (one-on-one), and study circles both in Egypt and the US. He has been active in the Muslim community in America for over 10 years and held many different leadership posts. Most notably, he was the president of MAS Youth, a national youth organization from 2004 to 2008. He helped establish Ihsan, a non-profit organization based in Milford, OH and is currently the chair of its board. In his professional life, Hazem is an associate professor of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati. He is married with three kids. He can be reached at

Maha studied Islam for many years with different scholars and in many study circles. She has a bachelor degree in Journalism and History from the University of Maryland - College Park and a Master degree in History from Stanford University. She edited several publications for MAS Youth between 2006 and 2008, when she was a member of the national executive team.  
 Maha is married with four kids.