Assalam Alaikum,
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our upcoming Benefit Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, November 14 at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, VA. We are excited to have US Surgeon General, VADM Vivek Murthy, and Chairman & CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, as our guest speakers. Internationally recognized healthcare strategist and blogger, Shahid Shah, will engage both speakers in a "fireside chat" and conduct an interactive session with the audience. You will have an opportunity to hear from them and also learn more about AMHP’s programs around advocacy, mental health and disability. We will also be presenting Global Deaf Muslim (GDM) with the 2015 AMHP Community Service Award.
I will be completing my two-year term as President on AMHP’s board at the end of this year. We are seeking qualified and dedicated individuals to take on the role of President, Vice President and Director of Development. Position descriptions are currently posted on our website at the link here. Also, be on the lookout for other positions on AMHP’s Board of Directors which will be posted next month: Government Relations, Membership Director, and Chapter Liaison. If you or any qualified candidates are interested, please be sure to apply!
Lastly, I am pleased to announce that AMHP’s Connecting Muslims to Coverage program has hired a Program Manager and six state liaisons to assist with the third enrollment cycle that will run from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Please email if you wish to partner with us in the upcoming enrollment cycle.

I look forward to meeting you all at the upcoming benefit dinner!

Arshia Wajid, MBA, MPH
President & Founder
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)

American Muslim Health Professionals Benefit Dinner
Innovation In Action: Solutions to Public Health Challenges 
Internationally recognized healthcare strategist and blogger, Shahid Shah  will conduct an interactive "fireside chat" with US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, and Chairman & CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, and the audience.* 
Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Drive | Falls Church, VA 22042
Saturday, November 14th, 2015  |  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
(Registration opens at 5:30 PM)

Tickets (Early Registration)
$75 before Wed, Nov. 4th ($100 After)
$700 for Table of 10
  Babysitting: $10/child (includes food and activities)

Wajahat Ali - Co-Host, The Stream, Al Jazeera America   
Shahid Shah - Healthcare Strategist & Blogger,   
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik - Director of Outreach, Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center 

2015 AMHP Community Service Award Recipient

AMHP will be presenting the 2015 Community Service Award toGlobal Deaf Muslim (GDM) for their commitment and dedication to deaf Muslims across the globe. To learn more about GDM, visit


Host Committee

Dr. Irfan Shaikh & Mrs. Musarat â— Drs. Imran Khan & Khadija Alvi 
Mr. & Mrs. Darius Powers & Tannaz Haddadi â— Jihad Saleh
Mr. & Mrs. Rehan & Fawzia Dawer â— Dr.Mustafa Haque & Mrs. Aisha Ahmad 
Mr. & Mrs. Shahid Shah & Naghma Husain â—  Rahat Husain â— Uzma Sabir 
Mr. & Mrs. Babar Nawaz & Saima Khan â— Mr. & Mrs. Rashid & Farah Shah 
Adeela Khan â— Pervaiz Bhatti â— Dr. Tayyib Rana & Mrs. Zahra Zafar  
*DISCLAIMER: Speakers’ participation does not endorse event fundraising efforts.

Benefit Dinner Sponsors

Place your business in the spotlight and join these sponsors. Descriptions of the available sponsorship packages are listed HERE. Sponsorships must be confirmed by Friday, Oct. 31st. Please contact Sumaiya Mamdani at or (763) 234-1362 with any questions about the sponsorship packages.
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Looking Within: Muslim Youth Identity LIVE

Presented By AMHP Mental Health Team

Wednesday, November 2, 2015 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Busboys and Poets | 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
AMHP invites Redefy Founder, Ziad Ahmedmotivational speaker, basketball trainer and Founder of Muslim Girls Hoop Too, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, and award-winning New York City storyteller, social media personality and founder of Youtube Series "Homegrown Homies"Aman Ali, to speak about #MuslimYouthIdentity, combating stereotypes, and the impact of discrimination on a young person’s well-being.
This event will be broadcasted live. Registration is required​.
Webcast URL will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.


Mountains or Molehills: Depression, Suicide, and Your Help 
I know we all know that suicide is expressly forbidden in nearly every religion, including Islam. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen or that people don’t think about it. A completed suicide means a loss of a life that could have contributed to this world and to a lifetime of pain for those left behind. We can help prevent this pain.
Has someone ever expressed a desire to hurt themselves to you? It was uncomfortable, wasn’t it? I’m sure, though, that you worked through your discomfort to help them. Sometimes it isn’t so clear. The following are signs that we should be aware of. READ MORE

In This Issue

1. AMHP Benefit Dinner
  2. Looking Within: #MuslimYouthIdentity
  3. [ BLOG ] Depression, Suicide, & Your Help

Career Opportunities

Board Positions (Voluntary)
President, Vice-President, & Director of Development â€“ Submit resume by Monday, December 7th, 2015 to Afrah Husain at Click on link below to view position descriptions.

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