Who Are We?

ICNA Relief NJ strives to serve the underprivileged of society. Our pantries, distributions, and family services are meant to lift up those in need regardless of race, religion, gender, or nationality. Our services are motivated by the charitable spirit of the Islamic faith and our doors are open to all those in need.

Our Team

Our Team

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Umber Siddiqi- Operations & Media Coordinator

“Our vitality is linked to our vulnerability, to our willingness to be undone as much as to do, to let go as much as to take on, to allow ourselves to be found as much as to seek, to find our arrivals in having made great departures, even against our seemingly conscious will.” -David Whyte


Farhana Matin- New Jersey Director

“I came from a family of doctors but didn’t want to be a doctor. Once someone asked me where do you see yourself in 20-30 years and I said “having grey hair, sitting at a black table and working at a place with youth around me“ And it happened ?”


Ibrahim Salman- Outreach Coordinator

“I’m not saying I’m Batman, but you’ve never seen me and Batman in the same place have you?”

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Hafsa Abdul-Hakim- Case Manager

I learned in my youth, there are always high mountains and wide rivers on the journey. So I say just build a sturdy boat and take climbing lessons. Keep an eye out for splinters!

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Amaney Kazlak- Northeast Development Coordinator

Biking, hiking, swimming… I love all the outdoor -ings… except running.

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Petrina Boucher- Pantry Coordinator Newark

“Time allows us to be one of two people, who we are and who we were. Always striving to make who I am more memorable than who I was.”


Dr. Saima Sandhu- Muslim Family Services Counselor

“I have seen people, with thick crust and I felt I removed layer by layer and was able to see beauty within”


Najla Khass- Somerset Special Pantry Coordinator

“I don’t look back because I’m not going that way…”

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Hussam Elshazy- Hunger Prevention Coordinator

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room in Heaven.” -Muhammad Ali