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American Muslim Institute Board Members

Meet Our Board

Our board of directors is comprised of Omaha-area community leaders who are passionate and committed to our mission, vision and core values.

Dr. Syed M. Mohiuddin, M.D


Dr. Syed Mohiuddin is a founding member of American Muslim Institute (AMI) and currently serves as its president. He represents AMI on the executive committee and board of directors of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha.

Dr. Mohiuddin received his medical degree from Osmania University in India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) and cardiovascular fellowship training at The Cardiac Center of CUMC. He went on to earn a doctor of science in medicine degree at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Mohiuddin returned to Omaha in 1970 when he joined Creighton University’s School of Medicine as a full-time faculty member, and he has lived and worked in the community since. He served as chief of the School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology and director of The Cardiac Center from 1996 to 2007, and in March of 2007, Dr. Mohiuddin was named Chair, Department of Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Mohiuddin was named the first holder of the Richard W. Booth, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Cardiology.

Mr. Karim Khayati


Karim Khayati is a co-founder of AMI and currently serves as vice president. He is also a board member of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha. Both positions reflect his passion for continuing to make Omaha a thriving, diverse community.

Khayati is a native of Tunisia. He received his bachelor of science degree from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales Carthage-Tunisia and moved to the United States in 1998, where he received his MBA from Creighton University. Khayati has made his home in the Omaha community ever since, raising his four children here with his wife, Olfa.

Khayati is a longstanding information technology professional covering a diverse range of industries including Agribusiness, financial and software development.

Dr. Hesham Basma

Vice President

Dr. Hesham Basma is a member of the AMI board of directors since 2014.

Dr. Basma completed his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences and his master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences (biochemistry) from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He was then awarded a two-year scholarship to complete the research component of his Ph.D. training at the University of Tennessee (Memphis) and subsequently received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Al-Azhar University.

Dr. Basma came to Omaha in 2001 to join the biochemistry department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a post-doctoral research associate. He is currently an instructor in the department of internal medicine at UNMC and is also an on-call pharmacist at Lakeside Hospital’s inpatient pharmacy.

Farhan Khan


Farhan Khan has been on the AMI board since 2011 and now serves as treasurer. He also serves as a board member of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha and is involved in many community organizations.

Khan, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has lived in Nebraska for over 25 years. He and his wife Fatima have two children.

Khan is a business owner and active member of the Omaha community.

Abdul Mackie


Abdul M. Mackie, has been living in Omaha since 2017 and has been a congregation member of AMI since 2018.  He volunteers his time with the Tri-Faith Initiative and AMI.  Mackie is employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Lincoln, where he serves as the Education Liaison Representative for the states of Kansas and Iowa.  

Prior to joining the VA, he worked for the Ford Motor Company as a Human Resource Associate in both Dearborn Michigan and Buffalo New York, and has also worked for non-profit education and training, and social service agencies in the metropolitan Detroit area.  He received a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a Bachelors of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Marium Ilahi, MD

Board of Directors

Dr. Marium Ilahi joined AMI Late 2017. Dr. Marium Ilahi is an internal medicine doctor specialized in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. 

Kulsoom Mohiuddin

Board of Directors

Kulsoom Mohiuddin joined AMI Board in 2017. She is graduated from Creighton University and works at KinderCare Learning Center. 

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