Administrative Body

Muslim Writers Guild of America

Muslim Writers Guild of America

The premier writers guild in the English language dedicated to defending the honor of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Sohaib Awan

Sohaib Awan is currently serving as the Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. He also serves as the local secretary for the Columbus Chapter of the leading Muslim Youth Organization, MKA USA. He is currently in a six year accelerated, combined B.S./M.D. program through Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has been published in several leading Ohio newspapers and the Huffington Post.

Contact Sohaib at chairman@muslimwriters.org


Badar MalikBadar Malik is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Muslim Writers Guild of America. Badar also runs the Muslim Writers website and is the Northeast Regional Representative for Muslim Writers Guild of America. A freshman in college, Badar will go on to study Health Sciences at The Ohio State University along with Pre-Medicine. He plans on attending Medical school to receive his MD. Along with school, Badar is the youth leader for MAA Columbus and volunteers regularly at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He has published in several leading Ohio newspapers.


Contact Badar at vicechairman@muslimwriters.org


wajahat aliWajahat Ali is currently serving as a secretary of the Muslim Writer’s Guild of America. Wajahat is also the Midwest Regional Representative for Muslim Writers Guild of America. His primary responsibility as secretary is the facilitation of training of new writers. A Sophomore studying Computer Engineering at Marquette University, Ali hopes to continue to remove misconceptions about Islam through his writing. When he isn’t writing he can be found participating in Mock Trial, volunteering in Marquette’s Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics Lab, and working as the Secretary of Student Affairs for the Milwaukee Chapter of MKA USA.

 Contact Wajahat at secretary@muslimwriters.org



adeel masq bioAdeel Ahmad is currently serving as secretary of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. Currently in his third year, Adeel is studying microbiology at the University of Minnesota. He plans to pursue an MD afterwards. Adeel has published in many newspapers in Minnesota, including the Star Tribune and the Minnesota Daily.

Contact Adeel at secretary@muslimwriters.org




Hassan Syed is currently Serving as the Northwest regional representative for the Muslim Writers Guild of America. Hassan is also in charge of the Tarbiyyat Department of the Columbus chapter. He is currently a freshman in high school and is looking forward to pursue a career in medicine. Hassan has published in leading Ohio Newspapers. In his free time, he enjoys running track and participating in many road races.

Contact Hassan at hassan1.syed1@gmail.com


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Yameen Khalil is currently serving as the Regional Representative Coordinator for Muslim Writers Guild of America. Along with this responsibility, Yameen is also Qaid and Finance Secretary for Tulsa Chapter. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University and M.D. and Masters in Public Health from St. George’s University. Yameen is currently a primary care Physician in the Muskogee Veteran’s Administration in Oklahoma. In his free time, Yameen enjoys playing basketball and running.

Contact Yameen at yameenkhalil@gmail.com


Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 12.20.32 PMUmar Ahmad is currently serving as the South regional representative for the Muslim Writers Guild of America. Umar has a BS in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Health Administration at Texas State University. In his downtime Umar is an avid reader, sports enthusiast, and weightlifter. 

Contact Umar at supaumar@gmail.com