Crane is the former adviser to U.S. President Richard Nixon, and is former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the
United States National Security Council. In September 1981, President Ronald
Reagan appointed Crane to be U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. In
1962, Crane became one of the four co-founders of the first Washington-based
foreign-policy think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS). In 1966, he left to become Director of Third World Studies
at the Hudson Institute, a think-tank. He is a convert to Islam. Since the
early 1980s, Crane has worked full-time as a Muslim activist. From 1983 to
1986, he was the Director of Da’wa at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C.
In 1986, he joined the International Institute of Islamic Thought as its
Director of Publications. Then, he helped in founding the American Muslim
Council, now defunct, serving as Director of its Legal Division from 1992 to
1994. He was the founding President of the Muslim American Bar Association.
In 2012, he was appointed as full professor in Qatar Faculty of Islamic
Studies and Director of Center for the Study of Islamic Thought and Muslim
Dr. Jerald Dirks
American, former Deacon of United Methodist Church, psychologist, and a
convert to Islam.
American Imam of a mosque in
Charlotte, North Carolina. He was bornand raised in
Oklahoma. He is a convert to Islam.
Mr. Yusuf Estes
American scholar, former Christian Preacher and a convert to Islam
Khalid Green is an American Islamic speaker, and
lecturer. He is a convert to Islam.
Dr. Jeffrey Lang
American Professor of Mathematics at Univ. of Kansas and a convert to Islam.
Saajid Lipham is an American Islamic
scholar, speaker, and lecturer.
He is pursuing Islamic studies in Saudi Arabia.
Lumbard American Professor at The American University of Sharjah.
He is a convert to Islam.
Abd-Raheem McCarthy is
an Irish-American Islamic speaker and lecturer.
After accepting Islam in 1994, he moved to Sudan and then Saudi Arabia where he
spent ten years in Madina studying Arabic at the Arabic Institute and Islamic
Studies at the Islamic University of Madina.
is an American Islamic speaker and lecturer from Chicago. He is a convert to
Islam. He spent two years studying at Riyadh As-Saliheen Institute in
Chicago. He graduated from Imam Certificate Program in Makka. In May of
2014, he formally graduated from the Qalam Seminary’s one-year program in
Arlington, Texas. He has served as a youth director, Muslim chaplain, and
assistant Imam in a full-time capacity since 2009.
Dr. Jamal Diin Omar is an American Islamic speaker and
lecturer from Minnesota. He is a convert to Islam. He has Ph.D. in Educational
Leadership and curriculum.
Nicholas (Nick) Pelletier
is an American Islamic speaker and lecturer. He was born and raised in
Massachusetts, U.S. He accepted Islam in 2004 after graduating from the
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth with a B.A. in Political Science.
He has worked in the Muslim community as a Public Affairs Representative, an
Imam, and more recently as the Director of Dawah and Outreach for one of the
largest Islamic centers in the United States. He obtained a B.A. degree in
Islamic Law from the Islamic University in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
Saeed Purcellis an American Islamic speaker and Lecturer.born
and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a convert/revert to Islam.
John StarlingAmerican Imam of a mosque in New Jersey, U.S. He was born and raised in
North Carolina. He converted to Islam during his second year of studying Business at North Carolina
State University. Later, he studied at the Islamic University in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
Tahir Wyatt is
an American Islamic scholar, speaker and lecturer, from Philadelphia. He converted to Islam in
1993. He is a graduate of the Islamic University of Madina. He is currently pursuing his PhD in 'Aqeeda and
Comparative Religion. In
addition, he has been appointed by Saudi Royal Decree to teach in the Prophet's
Mosque in Madina.