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mOHAMMAD sAJJAD
pROGRAM dIRECTOR

Brother Mohammad Sajjad serves as full-time Program Director at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. Before coming to the ICP, he studied at the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in Natural Sciences and Religious Studies. While in college, Brother Mohammad served as co-director of the Food Pantry at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and also volunteered in other capacities at the ICP.


Imam Hamza Perez
Youth Director
Youth.director@icp-pgh.org

Imam Hamza Perez is the founder of the YA-NE Center at the ICP and is one of the co-founders of the Light of the Age Mosque, located in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Imam Hamza was also ranked one of the top 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2010 by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for his work with youth.

In 2009, PBS released an award-winning film titled "New Muslim Cool" about Imam Hamza’s youth programming and his community. In 2016, in Cotonou, Benin, Imam Hamza completed his studies at the Sankore’ Institute of Islamic-African Studies International (SIIASI) and received ijaza in several classical texts and in the works of Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio and his family. Imam Hamza has been appointed as the Imam of the Light of the Age Mosque and as a spiritual adviser for other communities in Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA. 

Bonnie Hassan
Office Manager

Sister Bonnie is a long-time resident of Pittsburgh. She is married and is a mother of four children.

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Hani Issa
Facilities Manager

Multi-talented Hani, a master of fixing just about everything is originally from Palestine and considers Pittsburgh his second home. He is in charge maintenance and facilities upkeep.