World Organization for Resource Development & Education
Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi received her degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center and was a Scholar in Residence at the As-Sunnah Foundation, where she received a degree in Islamic Doctrine [Aqid’ah] and the science of tasawwuf. After 15 years under the tutelage of the Shuyukh, Hedieh has been authorized by the World Leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al Haqqani, to guide students on the path of self-awareness according to the Sufi tradition. She is also on the steering committee of the international project, www.wisemuslimwomen.org and the first ever all female Islamic law council that issues religious opinions on a wide range of issues.
As President of WORDE, Dr. Mirahmadi recently hosted a high level delegation, including a Federal Minister of Pakistan, to discuss how the traditional-cultural Muslim network can be a valuable resource in countering violent extremism in Pakistan and beyond. She is the author of several books including “In the Shadow of Saints”, “Islam and Civil Society”, and “The Healing Power of Sufi Meditation”.
Picking and Choosing Enemies in Afghanistan
The Huffington Post – 04/22/09
How Obama Can Split the Taliban: Ideology Matters in Building a Sustainable Afghanistan
The Huffington Post – 03/26/09
The Cedar Revolution in Ferment
AEI – 03/25/05
A Lebanon Freedom Foundation
The New York Sun – 03/18/05
Sunni Disposition: These Moderates Should Be Our Friends
National Review – 05/07/04
Jihadi Tomb Raiders: They’re not Islam
National Review – 12/13/02
|Contributing Author, The Other Muslims: Moderate and Secular
On March 3, Hudson Institute hosted a successful event to launch the new book, “The Other Muslims: Moderate and Secular.” This compilation is edited by Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Eurasian Policy Zeyno Baran. “The Other Muslims” is a unique collection of essays by moderate Muslims from Europe and the United States, with varied backgrounds in academia, theology, performing arts, and civic activism. They write convincingly that by ignoring the politico-ideological threat Islamists pose, with their narrow interpretation of Islam, Westerners place democracy and universal human rights at grave risk.
Editor, Islam and Civil Society
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|Editor, Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition