Mizaan Leadership

Imam Sohaib Sultan is the first full-time Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain at Princeton University.

Sultan is a graduate of the Hartford Theological Seminary earning a Masters in Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations, and a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. His research and academic interests are in Islamic spirituality and psychology, as well as the development of practical skills in religious leadership. Sultan’s master’s thesis was on Preaching with Purpose: Writing and Delivering Great Sermons.

Sultan is a well-known author and writer.  His first book, The Koran for Dummies, part of the well-known for Dummies series was published by Wiley Publishing Inc. in 2004.  Sultan published his second book with Skylight Paths Publishing, The Qur’an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selection Annotated and Explained, in 2007. He is also the author of several published articles and continues to write for various publications.

Arshe Ahmed grew up in Brooklyn, NY and lives in Hamilton, NJ.  She obtained a BA from New York University and went on to pursue further graduate studies.  She served as an adult facilitator at an Interfaith Retreat for high school students for 3 years. Currently, she is an affiliate & dedicated volunteer for Princeton University Muslim Life.

Faria Abedin  has been involved in numerous philanthropic and community outreach efforts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Women for Women International, Board of Directors of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Duke Islamic Studies Center Advisory Board and the Medina Clinic. In addition she serves on the NJ Homeland Security Interfaith Advisory Council and the leadership of the Mizaan Retreat, hosted annually by Princeton University's Muslim Life program.

In years prior, Ms. Abedin served as a board member of Habitat for Humanity and Meals and Wheels of Mercer County. She has served as Board President of the Princeton Girlchoir and the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.

Ms. Abedin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and three children. 

Nausheena Bhayat grew up in London, England and Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She studied history and political science at Dalhousie University.  Nausheena attended her first Muslim camp when she was in fourth grade where she camped with her future husband.  She is the mother of three who keep her busy, keep her active and have turned her hair prematurely grey. 

Nausheena serves as Chair of the Board and Camp Liaison, ensuring that Mizaan runs smoothly and all of the community's needs are taken care of at the campsite. In addition, she interfaces with all other areas of responsibility including academics, recreation, and hospitality.  She has been a key contributor to the retreat’s success since 2010 and has made it an annual commitment to attend with her family.