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The School Committee

Sr. Samira Ahmed

Head of Curriculum 

Sister Samira holds Certification as Data Scientist and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kean University, NJ. She has studied Quran with Advance Tajweed and currently pursuing Ijaza in Tajweed ul Quran. Over the period she has taken many Islamic courses. She loves teaching Quran and Islamic Studies. She also has a deeper understanding of Fiqh of Salah where she coaches students. Sister Samira has been part of Alfalah since 4 ½ years. Apart from teaching, she is also a curriculum supervisor where her task involves developing and improving the existing curricula. She is also involved in a staff training program to improve learning opportunities for students. With her experience and Islamic knowledge, she wants to build a strong learning foundation for children in a manner that they are confident in practicing their faith, and a proud Muslim.

Dr. Afsheen Iqbal

Principal

Dr. Afsheen Iqbal, born and raised in NJ, is a former sunday school teacher in Boonton. She has a Bachelors degree in Economics and Biology from Rutgers University. She has worked on the MSA board as secretary at Rutgers during her college years. Having attended many Islamic classes throughout her life, she loves to learn about Islam continuously. 

She is a medical oncologist for Memorial Sloan Kettering and focus on lung cancers and melanoma.

Br. Ansar Kassim

Technology Head 

Br. Ansar acquired his islamic education from India. He was a Sunday School Principal for 1 year and has served as an school Administrator for 3 years. By profession, he is a Business Analytics Leader.

Br. Hassan Ahmad

Youth Coordinator

Hassan Ahmad graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2004. Mr. Ahmad is licensed to practice law in all of the State Courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as Federal Courts in the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

Being born and bought up as a muslim in United States, Hassan understands the challenges faced by todays youth and brings in a unique pragmatic perspective on how to practice islam and uphold your beliefs while contributing to the society at large.