About Us

Vision Statement:

Be a role model in serving humanity with focus on Bangladesh and communities we live in North America

Mission Statement:

  1. Provide humanitarian services irrespective of race, religion, color & ethnicity according to Islamic principles
  2. Serve the people of North America with focus on those of Bangladeshi heritage in meeting their various needs
  3. Link people of North America with the welfare of the people of Bangladesh
  4. Facilitate dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among Muslims & between Muslims and other faiths in North America to foster peace and harmony.

Mr. Ahsanul Huq, President, NABIC

Mr. Ahsanul Huq is an Industrial Engineer, currently working as a Management Consultant in Houston, Texas. He is adjunct faculty and management trainer at the University of Houston – CL. He was an employee of GE, Honeywell, Compaq, and Technip USA. Mr. Huq is a NABIC Life Member since 2013. He has coordinated NABIC 2007 and 2013 Annual Conventions in Houston, TX. He also organized NABIC's Strategic Planning Meeting in 2007. He is currently serving as Outreach Coordinator and was Sunday Islamic School Principal of Masjid Al-Salam (a part of Islamic Society of Greater Houston), in Houston.

Arifa C Rahman MD, Vice President, NABIC

Dr Arifa Chaudhury Rahman has been a local bay area resident for more than 30 yrs. She is a Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist. She has been involved in various community activities and charity organizations locally and in Bangladesh. She has been an active volunteer with Muslim Community Center East Bay, CA. 
Dr. Arifa Rahman has been involved long term with Safe Home for girls, a shelter for underprivileged girls, at Gazipur, Dhaka. 
She is a life member of NABIC, and Founder of Silicon Valley Chapter. She also served as a board member and currently she is the vice president of NABIC.
She and her family are actively involved with various NCH clinics in BD.
Besides her medical profession she is now Chairman of ULKA Semi, the largest semiconductor company in BD.

Mohammad Huq (Jewel) Treasurer, NABIC

NABIC Life Member since 2017. Member, NABIC Memphis Local Committee. Organized NABIC fundraising events in Memphis, TN. Attended NABIC 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting

Lutfi Karim, Immediate Past President, NABIC

Lutfi Karim was born in the United States and studied at The City University of New York and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Lutfi is active in his local community, where he is involved with community development, social services for under-served populations, and youth activity.

Fazle Elahi Chowdhury, Executive Director, NABIC

Mr. Fazle Chowdhury has been serving as NABIC's Executive Director since 2012. He holds an MS in Biochemistry and received a second MS in health administration from the University of Memphis, TN. Mr. Chowdhury is currently providing administrative services to Sleep & Pulmonary Specialists in Memphis, TN. Mr. Chowdhury is actively involved in many social activities including the refugee settlement program, and also served as the president of the Muslim society of Memphis.

Pear Enam, MD, FACG, Member, Board of Directors, NABIC

Dr. Pear M. Enam is a Gastroenterologist, Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology.

He is the President of the group practice "Gastroenterology Associates" which has served the Washington County and tri-state area since 1992.

Dr. Enam previously served as Chief of Medicine, Washington County Hospital, Chief of Division of Gastroenterology, Meritus Medical Center, and Medical Director of Endoscopy Center at Robinwood (ECR) multiple times.

He served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland (ISWMD) in the past and is currently serving as its member. Dr. Enam served as Vice President as well as President of NABIC in the past.

Dr. Enam was instrumental in starting the NABIC Center for Humanity (NCH) project. NCH currently has 14 Healthcare and Training centers in Bangladesh, serving the financially disadvantaged population in metropolitan areas, remote villages, and islands.

In 2016 Dr. Enam along with a few members of the local community started a charity called "Hagerstown Community for Humanity" (OurHCH.org) which provides nonperishable food items, personal care items, and prepares meals periodically to the homeless and financially disadvantaged population of the local community. Physician members of the group make a presentation on important health topics in the local library and see patients without charge when referred by the local free medical clinic. He has been serving as the President of HCH since its inception.

As recognition of his efforts to help the community, he was presented with Community Service Award by Maryland Governor Honorable Larry Hogan and United Maryland Muslim Council in April 2018 and Community Service award for 2015 by the BDesh Foundation, a Virginia based philanthropic organization.

Akhter Hossain, Member, Board of Directors, NABIC 

Mr. Akhter Hossain is A retired US Coast Guard Chief engineer of Washington office. He has Serving ADAMS community for decades. He is the Current chair of ADAMS Sully masjid management committee. He is also NABIC greater Washington area committee chairperson and serving NABIC from the beginning of NABIC greater Washington area local committee

Sohel Rahman, Member, Board of Directors, NABIC

Sohail Rahman is a devoted individual working with NABIC for four years. Sohail has played a pivotal role in the New York chapter, organizing impactful events. Additionally, Sohail has achieved success as an App Manager at Citi Group in a decorating 23 years long career in IT. As a proud father of three daughters, Sohail Rahman balance professional and personal life with grace. Sohail Rahman pursued his studies at CUNY, combining academic knowledge with practical experience. Residing in Elmont, New York, Sohail Rahman brings his passion, dedication, and versatile skill set to make a positive difference in his community and beyond

Nazif Ahmed Chowdhury, MD; Member, Board of Directors, NABIC
Dr. Nazif Ahmed Chowdhury was born in the UK to Bangladeshi parents. He moved to the Midwestern United States as an adolescent. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology training in upstate NY and also served as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chowdhury enjoys gardening and currently lives in the Tampa Bay Area with his wife and three children.

Mohammad Ataul Karim, Chair, Ph.D.

Dr. Mohammad Karim is an Electrical Engineer and Scientist. He is currently the Provost and Executive vice-chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA. His major research interests focus on elector-optical systems, optical computing, and pattern recognition. He is a member of NABIC's Board of Regents since 2012. He served as President of NABIC's Board of Directors in the past In the past he served in the boards of Virginia Coalition for Community and Justice; the Center for Christian, Jewish, and Muslim understanding in New York, Dayton Islamic School, Inc, Ohio; Islamic Council of Ohio, Islamic Education Foundation of Knoxville, TN. He also participated in the National Conference of Christians and Jews in Ohio in the past and in Avicenna Academy in the Bronx.

Abu Bakar Ahmed, MPH, Ph.D.

Dr. Abu Bakar Ahmed received his MPH and Ph.D. in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota. Since 1988. He worked as a radiation safety professional with a federally-funded research laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN from which he retired in 2017. Dr. Ahmed is the founding president (1991-94) of NABIC. In the past, he served as Executive Director of NABIC (1995-2011) of NABIC, and Chairperson of Board of Regents of NABIC (2011 –2017). Previously he served as Vice President (1991-93) of the Muslim Community of Knoxville and as Secretary (1998-2009) of the Islamic Education Foundation of Knoxville.

Shakil Ahmed, Ph.D.

Dr. Shakil Ahmed is the founder of Princeton Alpha Management LP, an Investment Adviser, Princeton, New Jersey. His company provides quantitative trading strategies for Private Funds. Dr. Ahmed has an MS, MPH, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University (1994). His undergraduate degree was in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley Dr. Ahmed started his career at Morgan Stanley, where he worked in Process Driven Trading (PDT), a group which he ran from early 1999 to 2006. He served as a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley, until joining Citibank in early 2008. In the past, Dr. Ahmed served as the Global Head of Market Making of Citibank also was in the Executive Committee of the Equities Division. At Citibank, Dr. Ahmed also served as the Global Head of Quantitative Strategies and in the management committee of Citi Alternative Investments. Dr. Ahmed grew up in Vienna, Austria, where he attended the Vienna International School

A Alim Khandekar, MD

Dr. A Alim Khandekar was born in British India, grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to the USA in 1970. He received his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka in 1970. He is a Board-certified General, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon and is currently practicing in Memphis Tenn. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, American College of Surgery. Dr. Khandekar has served as President of NABIC's Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board of Regents since 2012. Currently, Dr.Khandekar is a resident of the Muslim Society of Memphis. He has actively involved in interfaith activities with local community services.

Sadrul Ula, Ph. D

Dr. Ula is the Managing Director of Winston Chung Global Energy Center, a research center at the University of California – Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering. He is also a Research Faculty at the College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT). Dr.l Ula received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He served as NABIC's president between 2005 and 2008. In 187 he was awarded the Outstanding Branch Counselor Award by the Technical Activities Board and the U.S. Activities Board of IEEE.

Muhammad K Zaman, MD

Professor Muhammad Zaman is currently the Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine division of VA Medical Center and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Zaman served as President of NABIC in 2011-14. He is also a member of boards of Muslim Society of Memphis, Pleasant View Islamic School, and Board of Trustees of the Memphis Islamic Center and Memphis Muslim Medical Clinic.

Rashid Nizam, MD,

Dr. Nizam is an Ophthalmologist practicing in Moberly, MO. He completed residency training at Brown University and fellowship training at the University of Missouri. He received Physician of the Year award (2003), National Leadership Award (2003), Service Award (2002), Missouri Fogerty Fellowship Award, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island (1996), Momose Afro Asian Scholarship, an award from Institute of Clinical Ophthalmology, Kiryu, Japan (1989), Achievement Award, Sylhet MAG Osmany Medical School Alumni Association of North America (2012). Dr. Nizam is currently chairman of the ISNA founders Committee. He served as NABIC president twice between 2008 and 2014 and served as member ISNA Majlis Shura in the past.

AM Mahbubur Rahman

Col (Rtd.) AM Mahbubur Rahman, a retired veteran of the Bangladesh Army. Currently, he is a business owner in Astoria, NY. Col. He has served as a member of NABIC’s Board of Directors fr manu times as president of NABIC from 2019 to 2020. He has been organizing many events in New York and took an active part in the Annual Conventions Organizing Committee in 2004, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2023. Mr. Rahman is currently a member of the Board of Trustees, Astoria Islamic Center, Inc. New York.


Ahsan Habib Chowdhury, Chartered Accountant 


Nazmul Chowdhury, Ex Managing Director, Bangladesh Telephone Shilpa Sangstha (TSS) 

Dr. ARN Nuruzzaman, Pulmonologist

Haider Ahmad Khan,  FCA & owner of Ahmed and Khan CA Company

Kazi Rafiqul Alam, Chairman, Dhaka Ahsania Mission

Selina Choudhury:  Experience with UN agencies, International & National NGOs in Bangladesh. Currently working with a UN organization as a Specialist

Engr. Shafiqul Alam Bhuiyan, Civil Engineer, Owner of a Construction firm

Do Better for the Children

Address- 33/kha Rabia Commercial Building (5th floor), Main Road-1, Mirpur -10, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh. Primary Contact: Dr. Shafiqul Islam,  Executive Director, e-mail: shafiq20@gmail.com; https://dbcbd.org/

Network for Universal Services and Rural Advancement

Address: 28 Metropolitan Housing Society, Block-F, Babar Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka -1207 Primary Contact: Mr. Kazi Shariful Alam, Executive Director, e-mail: networkngobd@gmail.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Network-for-Universal-Services-and-Rural-Advancement-2011223459134401/

Dusto Meyeder Nirapod Ashram o Punarbashion Kendra (DMNAPK) (Previously Safe Home for Girls) Address: Gazipur, Dhaka Primary Contact: Dr. Ladly Faiz,  e-mail: Email: ladly@agni.com http://www.dmnapk.org

Glaucoma Research & Eye Hospital Address: 125/3 Darus Salam Road, Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh Contact: Salauddin Mahmud, Email: smahmud3000@yahoo.com

Brotee: Address: 765 Sat Masjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka – 1209; Bangladesh Primary Contact: Ms. Sharmeen Murshid, CEO; Emal: info.brotee@gmail.com www.brotee.org/

Karmirhath: Address: David Company Para, Gaibandha Primary Contact: Mr. M. A. Sobhan, President, Email: asobhan37@gmail.com www.karmirhath.org Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS): Primary Contact:  Prof. Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Email: bas_bangladesh@yahoo.com

ASHIC Foundation Address: House-52, Road-3/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209, BANGLADESH Contact: Nujhat Sohani , Prog Coordinator. Email: nsn_sohani@yahoo.com

Greater Washington Local Committee

  • Chair/Coordinator: M. Akhter Hossain
  • Vice- Chairman: ATM Hoque
  • Secretary: Zahir Khan
  • Assistant Secretary: Hafiz Khan
  • Treasurer: Sohel Ahmed
  • Active volunteers for local activities :
  1. Sayed M. Hossain
  2. Mallick Sohrab
  3. Sameer Hossain
  4. Sajda Yesmin
  5. Sayeda Hossain
  6. Mesbah Islam

Dallas Local Committee

  • Enamul Hamid, Coordinator
  • Tauhid Chowdhury
  • Haseeb Akhtar
  • Maruf Hossain
  • Manzur Mahmud Robin
  • Faridul Islam
  • Iqbal Ahmed

Memphis Local Committee

  • Rezaul Chowdhury, Coordinator
  • Muhammad Haque
  • Mamun Rahman
  • Hasnain Zaman
  • Runa Hassan

New York Local Committee

  • Aftab Mannan, Coordinator
  • Mahbubur Rahman
  • Kamrul Ahsan
  • Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan
  • Mohammed Hashem
  • Monjur Chowdhury
  • Kazi Sayeed
  • Misbaah Uddin Mahmood
  • Mohammad Zakir Hossain
  • Mohibur Islam
  • Nazif CHowdhury
  • Moshiur Khondokar

Orlando Local Committee

  • Dr. Monowara Hasan Moyna: Coordinator
  • Engineer Khaled Khuda: Treasurer
  • Dr. Bashar Atiquzzaman: Outreach Officer  

Houston Local Committee

  • Coordinator: Sabina Siddiqui (Mitul)
  • Secretary: Mainul Khan (Shakil)
  • Treasurer:  Shamim Siddiqui & Ahsanul Huq (Noman)
  • Communication: Zakeya Hossain (Shumi), Atia Ibrahim
  • Event & Technical Management: Mohammad Azad & Rafiq Hossain, Golam Mostafa (Echo)
  • Flyer Design and Print: Nazneen Huq (Zeba)
  • Research: Ahsanul Huq (Noman)
  • Marketing: Emran Mamun
  • Internal Communication: Nayeem Mollah
  • Spiritual Activities: Aziz Huq (Farhad)
  • Project Coordinator: Rafiq Hossain, Mainul Khan (Shakil)
  • Advisors: Jamil Ibrahim

Bay Area Local Committee

  • Coordinator: Sharmeen Elahi, Tanmin Rima
  • Secretary: Md. Obaidur Rahman Rana
  • Treasurer / Volunteer: Jesmin Mirza Ahmed Reeta, Dr. Arifa Chowdhury Rahman
  • Communication / Marketing / Event Manager: Dr. Arifa Chowdhury Rahman
  • Flyer Design, Print & Technical Manager: Faisal Momen
  • Advisor: Fahria Khan, Dr. Yousuf Haque, Muhammed Helal, Yasmin Khan Rainy, Ahsanul Huq Noman, Parveen Zaman Anar
  • Volunteer: Taslima Sayed Jafreen, Soheli Rahman, Reba Alam