The Islamic Cultural Association (ICA), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1985 by about a dozen families that desired to build a Muslim community that would gather and share Islamic values. The Islamic Cultural Association offers various weekly programming and annual functions for the occasions that matter most. These include daily 5 prayers in congregation, weekly Friday prayers, Ramadan & Eid celebrations for the whole family, and much more. With these offerings in mind, we hope to continue expanding by adding more services that benefit our participating members.
Over the years, the ICA has continued to grow and expand at MCM, offering its members an Islamic environment where they can feel at home. The ICA is known for growth, development, and constant expansion. We only hope to continue expanding by adding more services to further serve the Michigan Muslim community. The ICA is committed to building a dynamic and respected Muslim community, representing Islam as a true living example of its values.
Through elections, the Board of Directors (BOD), including the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and five at-large members, is formed to carry on the mandate for two years. The BOD is elected every two years. All board members are expected to adhere to the bylaws, which can be found here. The Board of Directors for 2021 – 2023 consists of the following:
The objectives of the Advisory Committee are to preserve the overall vision and core values of the ICA & protect the assets of the organization. The Advisory committee is composed of the following 5 members:
Shaykh Suleiman Hani is our official Resident Scholar. Shaykh Suleiman’s educational background combines a traditional study of Islam at the University of Jordan with a western academic study at Harvard University. He is a native of Michigan and currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a research fellow for Yaqeen Institute, and an international lecturer and organizational adviser.
Mustafa Ali, is an accomplished educator and leader with a strong academic background and diverse experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, complemented by a 6-12 Michigan secondary teaching certificate in both Mathematics and Chemistry, which he earned from the University of Michigan in 2009.
He has also pursued a master’s degree in K-12 school educational leadership from the University of Michigan in 2016. Sheikh Mustafa recently obtained his educational and organizational leadership doctorate from Oakland University in 2023.
A dedication to education has marked his professional journey. From 2009 to 2016, he served as a dedicated 6-12 math and chemistry and transitioned later to an administrative role.
In addition to his educational endeavors, he has also been engaged in spiritual leadership. Since 2005, he has been serving as an Imam in both the USA and KSA, providing guidance and support to the community.
Sheikh Mustafas commitment to personal and spiritual growth is exemplified by his achievement of memorizing the Quran with Hafs Ijazah from Dammam, KSA, in 2012. He has further deepened his knowledge by pursuing multiple Ijazat and courses under the guidance of Sheikhs and institutes.