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Dr. Aneesah Nadir

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Dr. Aneesah Nadir

Dr. Aneesah Nadir has had a fulfilling career as a social worker for over 40 years. She was a social work professor at Arizona State University for over 17 years, and taught at Ottawa University, Gateway and Mesa Community Colleges in Arizona. Dr. Nadir achieved a Bachelor of Social Welfare from Adelphi University, a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University, and a PhD in Social Work from the Arizona State University School of Social Work. She continues to mentor social work students today.

As the owner of Dr. Aneesah Nadir & Associates she provides diversity and inclusion training and education, program development and speaks publicly on the subjects. Dr. Nadir serves as the President and a cofounder of the Islamic Social Services Association-USA (ISSA-USA); a national non-profit headquartered in Arizona which provides mental health education and advocacy.

Dr Nadir coordinates ISSA-USA’s Sakinah Healthy Marriage Initiative and the Annual National Healthy Muslim Marriage Week to bring awareness to the importance of Healthy Marriages and Families in the Muslim Community.

Dr. Aneesah Nadir’s course Before the Nikah Marriage Preparation Course and other premarital education programs is offered through the Before the Nikah Institute, a division of her company. Real Talk Before The Nikah, her book pending publication in the summer of 2021, is based on two decades of work in the field of marriage preparation and education.

We are pleased and honored to have Dr. Aneesah on the Khadijah EliteTM advisory board.

Meet the Khadijah EliteTM
Advisory Team

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Shahina Siddiqui LL.D

Shahina currently sits on the National Advisory Board of the Canadian Association for Muslims with Disabilities and the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

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Dr. Imam Hamid Slimi

Dr. Imam Hamid Slimi has a vast educational background and speaks publicly about the challenges Muslims in North America face in finding partners and marrying.

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Dr. Imam Zijad Delic

A dynamic and passionate Imam, Dr. Imam Zijad Delic brings a wealth of study in the Islamic Sciences to Khadijah EliteTM.

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Dr. Aneesah Nadir

Dr. Aneesah Nadir was a social work professor at Arizona State University for over 17 years, and taught at Ottawa University, Gateway and Mesa Community Colleges in Arizona.

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Dr. Aisha Sherazi

Dr. Aisha Sherazi is the principal of a local elementary school program that helps students memorize the entire Holy Quran by the end of Grade 8.

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Razia Hamidi

Razia Hamidi is a celebrated speaker who focuses on preventative programs in marriage, leadership, self-development, and living with God-centered purpose.