"To be an American means to know the problems facing your neighbors and work hard to be a part of the solution regardless of the differences you may have. Compassion, love and justice are the cornerstones of how we should interact with each other."
Sabina Mohyuddin is a Bangladeshi American Muslim born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1993 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 2010, Sabina helped launch the Sons and Daughters of Abraham Project which brings Muslim, Christian, and Jewish youth across Middle Tennessee together through interfaith dialogue and outreach programs. Sabina has published a number of articles in The Tennessean and was an outspoken critic of the 2011 anti-sharia bill in the Tennessee state legislature. She is a founding board member and currently the Executive Director of the American Muslim Advisory Council, which empowers the Muslim community in Tennessee through civic engagement, community building and improved media relations. She serves as the chair of AMAC’s yearly Empowering Women conference. Additionally, Sabina serves on the boards of the League of Women Voters Nashville and the National Organization of Workforce Diversity. She is the co-chair of the 2019 Workforce Diversity Bus Tour. Sabina is also a member of the South II American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute cohort and the Muslim Power Building Project’s first cohort. She is in the 2020 Leadership Nashville class and an inductee to the YWCA's 2020 Academy for Women of Achievement. Sabina lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.
West Tennessee Program Manager
Halla Mustafa is a Palestinian American Muslim that was born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She has graduated with an Allied Health Science Degree and General Technology Degree with a Mechanical and Manufacturing CAD Technical Certification. September 11, 2001 became a pivotal moment in her life. At a time where Muslims feared the new hostile climate by hiding their faith or assimilation, Halla became inspired to represent Islam by starting with herself and wearing the hijab at a time that made it such a struggle.
Highly dedicated to her community, Halla is always available to help when help is needed. She has been volunteering in the community since 2005. By 2014, she became a board member of Muslim in Memphis which granted a plethora of opportunities to inform and invite the community to Islam. She is also a committee member of Memphis Interfaith since 2015, a member of the Faith Club since 2017, a member of the Sisterhood of Salam Shalom Memphis Chapter (SSSMC) since 2018, and a board member of Memphis Friendship Foundation since 2019. Living in Germantown, TN with her children, Halla is dedicated in finding and highlighting commonalities within interfaith to uphold the duty in uniting humanity together.
AMAC's Board of Directors
SAADIA OMER - Interim Chair - West TN
ANDRE CANTY - Secretary - East TN
ZULFAT SUARA - Treasurer - Middle TN
MA'HAJJ ABDUL-BAAQEE - Member - West TN
NABIL BAYAKLY - Member - West TN
MAHA AYASH - Member - East TN
YOUSAF ABDUL KHALIQ - Member - Middle TN
ALIM KHANDEKAR - Member - West TN
FADI NASR - Member - Middle TN
TODD MCKINNEY - Advisory Board Member - Middle TN
TALHA HASEEN - Advisory Board Member - Middle TN