Irfan Lateef

Legal

Samer Arafa

Real Estate

Samer oversees the development side and permitting of the facilities. Prior to that Samer worked for companies in the manufacturing, construction and real estate sectors in several countries. He is an electrical engineer with an MBA. During his free time, he enjoys reading and sometimes translates books from Arabic to English.

Issa Edah-Tally

Operations Director
office@therahmacenter.org
949-989-2351

Issa has lived in California for 22 years with his family. During this time Issa has been an active member of the social community where he served in various leadership positions for several Muslim organizations. Issa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Rahma Center. Issa is passionate about video filming and production and he enjoys working with new technology.

Mohy Abdelgany

Assistance
cap@therahmacenter.org

Mohy has over 30 yrs of Wireless Semiconductor experience in Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and General Management roles. He has been living in Orange County along with his wife and four children for the last 27 years. Mohy served as a board member or founder of multiple local Islamic Organizations like OCIF, ICOI and Sabil. He has been a frequent speaker/Khateeb in many local Islamic Centers over the last 25 yrs. Mohy enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren and reading.

Sadaf Agha

Engagement

Sadaf has been a part of the California Muslim community for almost 25 years. She has always remained an active member in the religious community, be it through mosques, community aid organizations, or individual volunteering. She has been involved in local and large-scale community education projects and on-the-ground civic engagement campaigns through local, state- and national-level elected officials and non-profit organizations. Sadaf has a great love of learning that has always drawn her to diverse communities with the intention of building engagement and bonding. Sadaf enjoys learning languages, ancient history, herbal medicine, and loves anime.

Michelle Nashef

Finance

Michelle is blessed to have been guided to Islam in her search for the truth, almost 20 years ago. After she accepted Islam, she dedicated herself to learning and living Islam, then started a group to support other reverts through their journey. She could never repay all the welcoming acceptance and guidance she received from the Muslim community but has been attempting to pay it forward by serving in various volunteer/leadership roles for the past 10 year. She is by nature tenacious and meticulous, making her an ideal bean counter. She is by day, an IT Architect, and by night, CFO of Rahma Center. In her personal time, she enjoys watching Turkish history series, and dreams of homesteading.

Sh. Atef

Religious Director

Shaykh Atef joined the Rahma Center in 2022 as the Religious Director after serving as the Religious Director of two American Muslim communities for 14 years. He spent his entire education in the Al-Azhar school system, from middle school to Al-Azhar University, where he earned a 5-year degree in Islamic Studies. Shaykh Atef was blessed to study both traditionally and academically with some of the most well-known Islamic scholars of Al-Azhar. He holds ijazahs (certifications) in a range of traditional sciences and books. Shaykh Atef has been featured in various news media and has been invited to speak about Islam at institutions throughout the United States and abroad. He is an avid runner and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Elena and daughter Waseela.

Sarah Larbah

Office Manager
office@therahmacenter.org
949-989-2351

Sarah has been an active member of the Orange County community most of her life and comes with experience in both academic and office settings. She joined the ICOI youth group in 2005 as an attendee and eventually joined their Youth Board three years later where she was responsible for helping put on weekly Friday programs and an Annual Youth Retreat for high schoolers. Her love for youth work lead her to becoming an educator in 2010. When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, learning a new skill, and spending time with family and friends.

Hassan Elwan

Counseling
counseling@therahmacenter.org

Dr. Hassan Elwan holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. He holds numerous patents and has extensively published in the field of microelectronics. He regularly lectures about Islam and spirituality in Southern California and provides professional counseling services to the community that is grounded in both psychology and spirituality.