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Our Team

The programs, services, and decision making at all levels of Islamic Social Services are rooted in and guided by Islamic principals and values. We work together as a team to meet the needs of our community.

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Our Directors

Our dedicated team of leading women are always here to help, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Islamic Social Service of South Jersey  forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

Sakinah Ishmael

President & CEO

Sakinah accepted the responsibility of Islamic Social Services of South Jersey with the vision and drive to improve upon our Muslim community, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity. Since 2016 she has been the President & CEO of ISSSJ and is the lead on all executive affairs and strategic philanthropy. Sakinah is striving to build a robust value-added philanthropic model to work in partnership with a variety of service agencies and grantees ensuring successful outcomes for the communities ISSSJ serves. Sakinah has lived in New Jersey all of her life, and has four children. Sakinah holds a degree in Human Services and over 15 years of experience in the field of health & human services. Sakinah is also a founder and the Director of Operations for Muslim Homeschoolers Cooperative. Her passion is helping people to create balance and fulfillment in their lives.

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Angie Eldekki

Vice President

Angie is a life long lover of education and has a keen eye for photography. She is a wife and homeschooling mother of two daughters. Angie is a co-founder of Muslim Homeschoolers Cooperative, where she serves as the education coordinator and leads workshops centered around STEM. She has six years of combined undergraduate and graduate studies in the sciences. In addition to strategic business development efforts, she directs media content, branding, and sponsorships.

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Hannah Al Souqi

Finance Coordinator/Arabic Speaking Liaison

Hannah is a wife and mother who loves to help out when and where ever she sees a need. Hannah has a degree in mathematics and likes to do things in the most logical and efficient way possible. She grew up in three different countries and has extensive experience with different cultures. Her passion is first and foremost to help the Ummah improve, and grow; working and praying to make the next generation better than our own.


We’re proud to be a group of movers and shakers.

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Our Coordinators

A fundamental value of our coordinators is that dignity is at the core of our work, shaping program design, operations, and advocacy. We foster confidence, trust, and resourcefulness, and we believe that all individuals have the courage, capacity, and will to create a personal measure of self-sustainability and fulfillment.

Sana Jaffer

Outreach Coordinator/Urdu Speaking Liaison

Sana holds a degree in Psychology and is currently a student of knowledge at QARI Institute. Sana, is one of our veteran team members. She brings her years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed. Sana has past experience working with the youth as the Youth Group co-Director and Summer Camp Manager, and currently fills the role as a substitute teacher at Sunday School. Sana hopes to further her education in social services and has a passion for giving back, both on a community and individual level. Sana lives with her husband and three young sons.

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Safiyyah Islam

Outreach & Youth Coordinator

Safiyyah has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and has her Master's in Educational Leadership. She's the Youth Group Curriculum Coordinator for Queens in Training & ISSSJ Youth Auxiliary (girls) and Al Ma'un Mentorship Program (boys). Safiyyah also serves as the Early Childhood Coordinator for Muslim Homeschoolers.  She is a wife and mother of two energetic sons who keep her very busy with their various activities.
Her favorite quote is:
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”

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