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About Us

About Us

The Muslim Society of Delaware Valley (MSDV) is a nonprofit Muslim community organization serving the Greater Philadelphia Area. MSDV currently operates two Islamic centers: the Islamic Cultural Center of Willow Grove (ICCWG) and the Muslim Youth Center of Philadelphia (MYCP).

Our Vision

MSDV’s vision is to develop a community of American Muslims inspired by the principles, practice, and legacy of the Islamic tradition to lead lives of integrity, serve their families and communities with excellence, and work toward the betterment of society.

Our Organizational Goals

  • Cultivating an open, inclusive, and welcoming Muslim community, rooted in the Qur’an, the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the Islamic tradition
  • Inspiring conviction in Islamic principles through sound Islamic knowledge
  • Providing safe space for reflection, exploration, and development of faith
  • Promoting a contextualized and dynamic vision and practice of Islam in America
  • Leading civic engagement efforts rooted in social justice, particularly to serve the Greater Philadelphia area
  • Building leadership capacity in our community
  • Fostering open and honest communication across generations to promote the integrity of families and develop community solidarity
  • Supporting the spiritual, emotional, and mental wellbeing of our community members
  • Developing cross-cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity within our community
  • Engaging with other faith communities in stewardship of our society

Our Team

Eyad Takiedine

Chairman of the
Board of Trustees

Born and raised in Damascus, Syria with three brothers and one sister, Eyad immigrated to the United States in 1977 to continue his education and later start his own business in Pennsylvania. He married his wife, Manal, in 1988 and has three children. Eyad enjoys helping in community efforts. He is honored and humbled to serve as the Chairman of the MSDV Board of Trustees, which he has done since 2016.   

Madiha Irfan

Executive Director

A second-generation Pakistani American, Madiha grew up in West Chester, PA. She holds a BA in religious studies from Bryn Mawr College and MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. In her graduate studies, she focused on religious education and spiritual development in the American Muslim community.  Madiha joined the MSDV team in the summer of 2017. She enjoys serving the community, and especially loves working with youth.

Teresa Hadjali

Operations Manager

Teresa was raised in a large Irish Roman Catholic family in Pennsylvania. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Eastern University and an MSW from Temple University. She worked ten years in the Philadelphia area as a social worker for children at risk due to abuse and neglect. Her spiritual journey led to the discovery of Islam in the early nineties and she has since been a practicing Muslim. Teresa then made a transition from social work to education, and has taught five years in England and five years in the United Arab Emirates as well as another eight years as principal of Villanova Academy, an Islamic elementary school. She has been grateful and glad to become involved with the Muslim Society of Delaware Valley community since 2017. She is looking forward to continuing her involvement as part of a team committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

Shenaz Bagha

Public Relations Manager

Shenaz comes from Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in journalism for 17 years as a copy editor and multimedia journalist. She recently joined the MSDV team as PR Manager, and she is excited to work on social media, marketing, and other PR projects with the organization. Shenaz and her family have been active members of the MYCP community for the last several years. Shenaz lives in Bensalem with her family.



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