Iftekhar serves as member of the Board of Trustees of Amana Foundation
He also serves as Chairperson of the CAIR PA Board of Directors and a member of the CAIR PA Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU-PA and on the advisory committee of the American Friends Service Committee, Middle East Peace Building Unit. He is engaged in local interfaith educational initiatives with a focus on ‘Islam and the Middle East’ and ‘US Foreign Policy and the Muslim World’.
Iftekhar serves as Friday prayer service leader at suburban mosques in the Delaware Valley. He has started and volunteered for PA and TX Muslim community organizations at the board level and executive committee level.
Iftekhar was born in Bangladesh, has lived in the Middle East and Europe and studied in Texas obtaining a Bachelors and a Masters at Texas A&M University and worked toward a PhD at Penn State University. He has worked in the Pharmaceutical industry on corporate process re-engineering.
Iftekhar is married to Bushra Kourani for the past 24 years and has three children Yousef, Omar and Huda.