Mr. Al-Hajj Reche' Tariq Abdul-Haqq
Al-Hajj Reche' Tariq Abdul-Haqq is a Muslim African-American interested in building strong families and communities through education, economic enterprise, and mutual aid. Abdul-Haqq is a successful business professional with many years of experience in sales, marketing and leadership. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a degree in History, focusing on the African diaspora. Abdul-Haqq is a member of the trustee board of Masjid Al-Qur'an, a decade-long volunteer with the homeless feeding program of Sisters United in Human Service, a supporter of Giving Back to Humanity, and a former leader of Masjid Al-Iman in south Florida. He is an active member of the Islamic Speakers Bureau. An aspiring author, Abdul-Haqq is married and a father of six children. In 2007 he was blessed to complete the Hajj under the tutelage of Imam Sulaimaan Hamed and Ustadha Shaheedah Sharif.
Ms. Betty Muhjah Hasan- Amin
Ms. Betty Muhjah Hasan-Amin was born in Durham, NC. Sixty-seven years ago, in her senior year of high school, she became paralyzed as a result of a spinal cord injury which caused her to become a wheelchair user until the present day.
In 1979, she graduated with honors from John Hopkins University.
Amin was featured in Edward Curtis's book,
The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States
Because of her activism, more American Muslim buildings and events are becoming friendlier to persons with disabilities. The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has
a story recounting her unique experience on the Hajj as a pilgrim with a
She is a founding member of the Clarkston Interfaith Group.
In 2014, Betty Amin and her husband received the Clarkston's Silver Star Award for outstanding service in the community.
She is the author and creator of children's books, a Hajj manual for Muslims with wheelchairs, and more.
She is married to Ronnie Saddiq Amin and together they have three grown children.