MANA Congratulates Rashad Hussain on His Appointment to U.S. Envoy to OIC
The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA
) today congratulated Rashad Hussain, a White House lawyer who was recently appointed to serve as President Obama's special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Hussain, a 31-year old Muslim, will play a key role in developing and fostering new partnerships between the U.S. and the Muslim world.
“We offer congratulations to Rashad Hussain, whose appointment demonstrates President Obama's commitment to engaging the Muslim world ," said Ihsan Bagby, Secretary General of MANA. "The appointment of Hussain also demonstrates the growing positive role American Muslims play in our society.”
Bagby noted that Hussain, who is a hafiz (a Muslim who has memorized the Quran), is as an example for American Muslim youth who wish to aspire to achieve great things all the while staying true to their faith.
Hussain attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his law degree from Yale Law School. He holds a master's degrees in public administration and Arabic and Islamic studies from Harvard University.
MANA is a national network of mosques, Muslim organizations and individuals committed to working together to address social and economic challenges facing American Muslims in the inner city and to develop community service projects that are aimed at improving society as a whole.