Meet Your CAIR Houston Staff
Lubabah Abdullah serves as the Executive Director of CAIR-Houston. Prior to joining CAIR, Lubabah was a practicing attorney in St. Louis, Missouri, where she has served many families in the areas of Islamic estate planning, family based immigration and family law for the past 10 years.
Before starting her own firm, her journey began with Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, where she counseled women on the interplay between Islamic law and civil law, especially in matters pertaining to family law. Later, she served as the Executive Director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana (MAI), where she spent most of her time developing and overseeing 4 legal programs including a modest means legal clinic, a refugee legal assistance program, a protection order project and immigration services for victims of domestic violence. She organized trainings and served as a speaker on domestic violence, immigration law, Islam and Muslims.
Today, she also serves on the boards of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and her Islamic school in St. Louis.
Civil Rights Attorney
Arsalan Safiullah is the Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR-Houston. Arsalan earned his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and holds a Master of Biotechnology (M.Biot.) and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Texas A&M University. In his current position, Arsalan focuses on employment discrimination, civil liberties issues, hate crimes, and know your rights community education.
Hamza Reed served as Administrator at Clear Lake Islamic Center since 2015. He has applied his wealth of experience in performing and improving the day-to-day operations here at CAIR-Houston.
Development and Outreach Coordinator
Ambreen Hernandez serves as the Development and Outreach Coordinator at CAIR-Houston. Prior to joining CAIR, Hernandez’ strong sense of devotion for non profits was established in her native City of Newark in NJ. During her career in community and economic development in Newark, she played a key role in marketing, fundraising, events, operations and outreach efforts. Hernandez also worked in the launch of key programs and initiatives geared towards supporting local entrepreneurs, enhancing small businesses and minority capacity. Most recently, her professional development continued with a nonprofit organization that is a leader in national education training and development helping to close the achievement gap for low-income communities.
Her professional experiences gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits can work to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve through innovative programming and strategic partnerships. Today, she works to spread the message of achieving an inclusive democracy, promoting diversity, and empowerment for marginalized communities. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior, as well as, Planning and Public Policy (BS) from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.