ABOUT US

Since 2007, the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California has created a community of Muslim legal advocates and practitioners. And the best is yet to come.

In The Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate.

MBASC is a bar association of Southern California Muslim lawyers and legal professionals geared towards advancing the interests of the Muslim community while providing a platform of professional development.

MBASC serves a diverse community through providing networking services, continuing legal education on current legal topics and strives to serve the legal related needs of the general Muslim community of Southern California through community service programs and is committed to providing legal representation to those in need.

MBASC members are either Muslim or have a strong interest in advancing the rights of Muslim Americans. Membership to MBASC is open to any licensed attorney in good standing of the bar in any state of the United States or province of Canada who lives or works in Southern California, current law students, or legal professionals regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or religious background, or sexual orientation.

MBASC’s Objectives:

To organize, represent and advance the goals, needs and interests of the Muslim Attorneys in the Southern California area;

To preserve and promote a high standard of professional ethics, integrity and courtesy in the legal profession;

To improve and enhance the legal profession, including through serving the educational and professional needs of Muslim lawyers, legal professionals and law students and encouraging Muslims to enter the legal profession;

To foster a diverse community and sense of fellowship among Muslim legal professionals in the Southern California area;

To facilitate communication and the sharing of resources among Muslim attorneys;

To address legal issues affecting the community at large and their related impact on the Muslim American community;

To encourage and promote proper legislation and reforms in laws for the advancement of Muslim Americans;

To empower the Muslim community to fully participate in American society through outreach;

To build relationships within the legal community at large and foster relationships with local and national bar associations;

To provide mentoring, scholarships and other services to Muslim Americans in law schools;

To encourage and provide support to the community through volunteer efforts;

To promote and participate in pro bono legal services and support public interest work and social justice of underrepresented members of society;

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Toggle Sliding Bar AreaMBASC is run by a small team of volunteers who make up MBASC’s Executive Board.

Our Leadership

MBASC is run by a small team of volunteers who make up MBASC’s Executive Board.

MBASC Board Member Hadeer Soliman

Hadeer Soliman

Co-President

Hadeer is Staff Counsel at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, where she drafts and reviews contracts and advises on the hospital’s legal issues. She is a Southern California native and enjoys spending time at all of SoCal’s beaches.

MBASC Board Member Samy Harmoush

Samy Harmoush

Co-President

Samy M. Harmoush is managing partner of the Harmoush and Rashedi Law Group LLP, a Los Angeles consumer rights law firm. Samy fights for men and women who have been discriminated against or wrongfully terminated by their employers, wrongfully charged with a crime, and seriously injured due to the conduct of others. Samy is a native of Southern California and actively volunteers with local non-profits seeking to uplift marginalized people.

MBASC Board Member Afsha Randera

Afsha Randera

Secretary

Afsha is a Managing Attorney at Michael Sullivan & Associates in Los Angeles, where she is spearheading the growth of the firm’s new Immigration section. Afsha works alongside her employment law and workers compensation colleagues to provide a full service to clients. She is from London, England and moved to Southern California to be closer to family… and the ocean. 

MBASC Board Member Ahmed Ibrahim

Ahmed Ibrahim

Treasurer

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Ahmed is the founding partner of AI Law, a boutique litigation practice based in Newport Beach.  Ahmed has over 14 years of experience handling high profile business litigation and class action matters.  In 2018, Ahmed was a recipient of the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award for his work on a major class action against a global manufacturer of medical products which resulted in a multi-million dollar jury verdict and judgment.  Ahmed started his career at Snell & Wilmer in its commercial litigation department.

MBASC Board Member Aarub Madni

Aabru Madni

Board Member

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As an attorney at Gallinger Law, Aabru Madni practices Civil Litigation, Immigration, & Estate Planning. Aabru graduated from UC Riverside & went on to earn her JD from American University Washington College of Law. There, Aabru was heavily involved with public interest programs, most notably the Disability Rights Law Clinic. Aabru has spent her career thus far practicing client-centered advocacy. Aabru is cognizant of the emotional toll that the legal system can take. She is therefore committed to providing legal solutions that maintain a person’s dignity, values, & peace of mind. 

MBASC Board Member Ali Tehrani

Ali Tehrani

Board Member

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Ali Tehrani practices environmental law at Best Best & Krieger, where he helps clients navigate the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In his spare time, he enjoys various fruits, including, but not limited to, strawberries and watermelon.

MBASC Board Member Imran Syed

Imran Syed

Board Member

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Imran Syed is a criminal defense attorney. He has practiced law in Southern California for over 8 years. Imran is currently on his second term as an MBASC board member and is excited to have the opportunity serve the community.

MBASC Board Member Maria Beg

Maria Beg

Board Member

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Maria is a native of St. Louis and moved to LA in 2015 to work as a trial attorney for the US government. Maria has been an active member of the Muslim Bar Association since 2017 and is currently serving her third year as a board member. Every Saturday morning she is a regular volunteer at the Islamic Center’s food pantry.

MBASC Board Member Sabrina Darwish

Sabrina Darwish

Board Member

I currently practice criminal defense in Orange County. Prior to this, I was a deputy public defender in Riverside County. I love fighting for people’s rights and helping them navigate their way through the complex legal system. When I’m not fighting for justice, I’m a mom to 3 beautiful kids and a wife to an amazing and handsome guy.