First Ramadan Iftar Fundraiser

Monday, May 27, 2019
MACCLM held its first Ramadan Iftar Fundfaiser at the Lexington Elk Lodge on March 27, 2019. The speakers were Dr. Altaf Husain and Dr. John Robbins. The event was a huge success. Many from in and around the Lexington area attended the Iftar party to help raise money to pay for buying the center.


Dr. Altaf Hussain

Dr. Altaf Husain holds a doctoral degree from the Howard University School of Social Work in Washington D.C. His research interests include the integration of immigrant and refugee families, and especially Muslim adolescents, in the United States. He serves as Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Provost at Howard University and is a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Altaf is a former two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association, a current executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America, and a board member of the Peaceful Families Project. He is married and has two sons.

Dr. John Robbins

Dr. John Robbins is the Founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the United States. His office has jurisdiction over more than 120,000 Muslims in the Commonwealth. He has made over 100 TV and radio appearances, and his writings have appeared in numerous outlets including Fortune, Time, Muslim Matters, the Hill, the Jewish Journal, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and the Huffington Post. He received his Ph.D. in Literature from Cornell University at the age of 27, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robbins sits on the board of directors of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the greater Boston area’s oldest interfaith social justice network.