Dr. Faheem Younus is an award winning philanthropist, blogger, and public speaker on issues surrounding Muslim-American identity and Middle East. He is based in Maryland. His work is archived on this site.
As the Senior Fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Ethics at the University of Baltimore and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Dr. Younus has initiated a frank dialogue between Muslims and Americans, leading to the birth of this movement called Muslimerican.
Awards: Dr. Younus is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Service Award (Gold) by Barack Obama in 2009 for his work with Muslim Youth in America. He also received an honorable mention at the 2011 Annual Volunteers Service Award by the Governor Martin O’Malley and was recognized in 2006 by the then Governor Robert Ehrlich for his services in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Writing: As a Huffington Post blogger and an award winning writer of the Muslim Writers Guild of America, he has published over 100 pieces in National newspapers like The New York Times, Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, AOL News, and many others.
Public Speaking: With well over 100 talks under his belt, Dr. Younus has delivered lectures and courses at institutions like the Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of Baltimore, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. He has talked to audience sizes ranging from 10 to 10,000.
Media: Responding to the call “Where are the moderate Muslims?” Dr. Younus has represented Islam on major cable TV channels such as FOX, RT, and ABC News. He is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity and Maryland’s NPR affiliates. You can also listen to his more than 100 radio interviews here.
Leadership: A strong believer in the philosophy of “servant leadership,” Dr. Younus serves on the Board of Directors of various non-profit organizations including University of Baltimore, Humanity First, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Upper Chesapeake Health.
Service: Dr. Younus serves as the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Men’s Association USA. Previously, he was the National Youth President of the same organization. Under his leadership, Muslim American youth adopted over 50 highways across the nation, collected thousands of units of blood, organized massive community outreach events and held large-scale conventions.
Profession: Dr. Younus is an award winning physician, currently in the full-time practice of Infectious Diseases at a Maryland Hospital. During his career, he has helped thousands of patients, taught hundreds of residents and students, and implemented dozens of process improvements at the hospitals where he serves.