Meet Our Team

Traversing Tradition hosts a unique cast of contributors who come from diverse academic, ethnic, and national backgrounds. Check out their bios down below for more information!

Board of Trustees

Zain Siddiqi
A political science graduate and coffee shop owner. His interests include Islamic sciences, mental health, politics, and history. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Mariam Ehab
A pharmacy and biotech student living in Egypt. Her interests include literature, ethics and social theory. You can follow her on Twitter here.

Syed Abdurrahman Warsi
An engineer and a student of the Islamic sciences. His interests include poetry, history, and philosophy. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Eeman Abbasi
A graduate in physiology & neurobiology and human rights, working in international development. Her interests include refugee advocacy, health and human rights, and the food industry. You can follow her on Twitter here.

A biochemistry and neuroscience graduate. He has recently completed his PGCE in Science. His interests are in the intersection between science, religion, philosophy, and sociology. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Operations Directors

Wassim Hassan
Executive Director
A graduate in Biology & Chemistry. His interests include cosmology, ethics, and legal theory. He is currently studying traditional Islamic sciences full-time, with a particular interest in the rational disciplines. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Sami Omais
A graduate in political science and European history. His interests include traditional Islamic sciences, geopolitics, Middle Eastern history, and Islam in America.

Heraa Hashmi
Marketing Director
Best known for her research project, Muslims Condemn. She is a graduate in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and has also studied linguistics. Her interests include the Islamic sciences, cognitive linguistics, and bioethics. You can follow her on Twitter here.


Waqas Haque
A medical student with graduate education in public health and business. His interests include tafsir, exploring the Islamic intellectual tradition, and the pharmaceutical industry. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Bharath Syal
A graduate in Law, currently completing a Masters in Law in criminal litigation. He is a junior lawyer, a boxer, and a traveler. His interests include Hanafi jurisprudence, legal and South Asian history, constitutional & human rights law, business, and politics. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Ibraheem Ali
A graduate of English from the UK. His interests include literature, film, and Islamic history.

Sabrina Amrane
A journalism and political sciences student. Her interests include Maghribi history, literature, and philosophy. You can follow her on Twitter here.

Zaynub Siddiqui
A student of cognitive psychology. Her interests include holistic psychotherapy, mental health disparities among minority populations, civic engagement, human rights advocacy, Korean, painting, and Arabic calligraphy. You can follow her on Twitter here.

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