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Mr. Iftekhar A. Hai

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Phone: (650) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: i***@***.net
Local Address:  California , United States
126 Appian Way
South San Francisco , California 94080
United States

Company Description: UMAIA is a non-profit corporation under section 501(C)(3). Contributions are not tax deductible. UMAIA is funded solely from individual Membership dues and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelors
    Podar college
138 Total References
Web References
United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance, 7 Jan 2016 [cached]
Iftekhar A. Hai is President and Executive Director of UMAIA.
UMANET, 19 Sept 2015 [cached]
Iftekhar Hai, current UMA board member, is on the Executive Board of many international, national, and local interfaith organizations. Mr. Hai is involved full-time in interfaith activities and has established cordial relations with many leaders of other faiths. He is also the president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance.
Iftekhar A. Hai, Founding ..., 28 July 2014 [cached]
Iftekhar A. Hai, Founding Director, United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance
Our Board, Counselors, Project Managers and Field Coordinators - Center for Economic and Social Justice | Center for Economic and Social Justice, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Iftekhar Hai
Iftekhar Hai Iftekhar A. Hai, one of ten children in a Muslim family, was born in an 'untouchable' community near Mumbai during British rule. He spent 11 years in a Catholic school, graduated from Podar College, a center of Hindu revivalism, and was able to come to the United States for graduate work, where his American mentoring came from his Jewish landlady, who became a close friend. After 25 years in the business community, he dedicated himself to interfaith education and became a leader of leaders. For three decades he has given hundreds of lectures and workshops in school, congregations, and conferences around the world. He was a founding member of United Muslims of America in 1983 and directs its Interfaith Alliance. He has been a trustee of United Religions Initiative, the San Francisco Interfaith Council, and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio. A columnist for the San Mateo Times, Iftekhar is a nationally recognized Muslim leader championing interfaith peace. He became a CESJ Counselor in 2006. TOP>>
Articles, 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
Iftekhar Hai
Iftekhar Hai, President of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance, will speak out on how Islam that came 1425 years ago has the values of the 21st Century. He talks about its inter-religious connections to all the world's religions, especially to Judeo-Christian values. He will speak about how we all can help bring spiritual reforms to the Islamic world in a democratic way.
Iftekhar A. Hai, President and Executive of UMA Interfaith Relations
Bio Data of Iftekhar A. Hai
Iftekhar A. Hai was born in a village in Southern India during the days of the British rule. He was one of the ten children living in proximity to "untouchables" in one of slums of Bombay, India. He went to a catholic school from ages 6 to 17 years where he learned about Christian values and ethics. He earned his Bachelors from a college, a center of Hindu revivalism where he was exposed to resurgent Hindu values and ethics. Faced with discrimination as a Muslim in India he moved to Pakistan for better prospects. Pakistan had its own problems it was divided ethnically and corrupt. He looked to USA to fulfill his dreams and ended up in San Francisco for his Masters program, living with an elderly, Jewish landlady, a daughter of a Rabbi. She gave him room and food in exchange for eight hours of household chores.
By Iftekhar A. Hai
Chris Gagne, a Research Associate working at The Henry L. Stimson Center of Washington, DC asked the following questions to Iftekhar Hai, director of interfaith relations for UMAIA.
To: "Iftekhar Hai"
To: "Iftekhar Hai"
Mr. Iftekhar A. Hai
United Muslims of America and Director of Interfaith Relations
As an educator Mr. Hai shares his faith and in so doing challenges misconceptions and negative stereotypes and helps to reduce suspicion and hostility towards Muslims in the U.S. and also globally. He has traveled to Afghanistan and Rio de Janeiro as part of the international interfaith community seeking to establish peace among the faithful.
Commonwealth Club Speech by Iftekhar Hai
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