Abdul Latif Howard
Chairman of the Board, Northeast Region rep., Executive Committee, Land Committee, Waliyy Circle, Outreach/Fundraising Committee, Governance Committee
Abdul Latif first took hand with our guide in 2005. He completed the Masters in Divinity program through USHS in 2014. He and his wife Zulaykha anchor a Sufi Community in RI with weekly classes and dhikr and also host events in their home. When not tending to SSC matters he works as an acupuncturist and enjoys spending time with his grandson, walking his Husky companion Eclips, and sailing in Narragansett Bay.
Nur Jeffery Preston
Treasurer, Southwest region rep., Finance Committee, Outreach/Fundraising Committee
Sukayna Ronda Mau
Northwest region rep., Programming Committee, Governance Committee, Waliyy Circle
The two words that best describe my life experience is being a seeker to understand and live the deeper meanings of existence, and a love of service. I discovered the opening to this path’s understandings and transformations to be what I had been looking for my whole life, and met Sidi as my journey’s guide in 2004.
As a psychotherapist for almost 40 years, I have been so grateful for all I have learned from Sidi about many secrets to healing that have helped my clients and myself. I have 2 adult children and 4 amazing grandchildren, each with their own bright light. My husband crossed the barrier between this world and eternity almost 20 years ago, after 25 years of marriage.
Allah kept me in the Sufi University from 2004-2019, as always a student (but only the tuition paying kind for 3 years, and part of the teaching/support team for the remainder of those years, except for a short break in the middle). Since late 2017, Allah has continued to grow my faith and love for Him by the gift of serving on the community Nonprofit Board of Directors. I chair the Program Committee to continue to spread the wisdom of the teachings and support others in expressing what Allah has put in their hearts to share. Please visit the program pages on this website to see all that is available.
My door and heart are always open if you may wish to walk the path side by side together for a while, or even if you simply have questions. I may not have answers, but I am grateful to sit with hearts as we seek and ponder together, seeking Allah’s guidance.
Rahim Jon Bushard
Midwest region rep., Beloveds In Need Committee, National Gathering Committee
Rahim Jon Bushard represents the Minnesota community on the SSC board. He was first exposed to the Sufi path through his beloved Yasmine Cindy Libman when she and he hosted our Guide Sidi in their home in 2011. He took hand at that time but only since 2018, has he stepped more fully onto the Path. He is presently serving as tech support for the Institute for Spiritual Healing and as a participant in the Advanced Sufi Walking Three class with Ibrahim Jaffe and Salima Adelstein.
Shams Tara Wesley
Secretary, Southeast region rep, Operations Manager, Programming Committee, Outreach/Fundraising Committee, Finance Committee, Waliyy Circle, National Gathering Committee
Shams has been a student walking the Sufi path since 2000, and she served as the editor and project manager for the 7 Sidi transcription books (The Sufi Realities, The Religion of Unity, Secrets of the Spirit, etc.). With Sidi Muhammad’s permimssion, she also compiled a handbook of the healings he taught his U.S. students, alhamdulillah, called Sufi Healing Techniques. With a diverse skill set and experience in Chinese medicine, project management, writing, education, graphic design, web development, and marketing, Shams’ intention is that everything she says and does is for the Face of Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala. Insha’allah amin..
Amin Daniel Colman
Southwest region rep., Land Committee, National Gathering Committee
Amin Colman embarked on his journey with Sufism in 2008 when he was invited to a Sufi healing workshop in Northern California. Immediately he discovered his passion for the depth and profundity of the Sufi path and soon after enrolled in the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in 2011. He graduated from the Peacemaking Master’s program at USHS in 2017 and is now a part-time faculty member at the University. He loves sharing his love of the Sufi path with others and loves focusing on practical applications for personal healing and spiritual transformation. He lives in Los Angles, CA.
Rachida Rabiah Faid
Southeast region rep., Waliyy Circle
Dr. Rachida Faid is an education and spiritual consultant. She has a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, an ABD PhD in Linguistics, a Master’s in English Language and Linguistics from Université de Sorbonne, France, and a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Language from Morocco. She is a children and youth summer camps director. She is a Shadhiliyya Sufi Muqaddam, a clinical hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, and a spiritual life coach. She taught TESOL, pedagogy and applied linguistics at Florida Atlantic University, Staten Island University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Phoenix Online, Lincoln public schools, and in the Middle East in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain Universities. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Ruhayyah Andrea Ferrante
Northeast region rep., Governance consultant
Jamil Max Voce
Northern CA region rep., Land Committee, Outreach/Fundraising Committee
Jamil is from California. He came to Islam in early 2021 through the transmissions of a community of Sidi’s students in Northern California. Now he seeks closeness to Allah through land stewardship and knowledge and practice of the deen.
Abdallah Andrew Houck
Northwestern region rep., Outreach/Fundraising Committee
Dr. Andrew Abdallah Houck has studied and followed the Sufi teachings brought by Sidi Muhammad al Jamal, since 2007. He lived in the Farm of Peace community for over a decade, as well as in the Minnesota and PNW communities. He completed the Masters of Divinity program in Counseling and Peacemaking, through the University of Sufism, in 2012. He has served as a sound board operator at various Sufi Schools, and University of Sufism class sessions; and as contributor to the Sidi Muhammad teaching compilation books and as an editor on a few of the later books published by Sidi Muhammad Press. He is also a contributor to the Mercy Circle Ministry; offers readings and explanation of Sufi teachings on the SSC sponsored morning calls, and gives a regular Saturday morning Litany recitation. He currently gives ministry to the South part of Wasco County, Oregon as vice-chair of the White River Health District board of directors; as a Natural Medicine Practitioner in private practice; as a faculty member in the nursing school of the local community college; and by educating about permaculture-style regenerative agriculture at his home gardens. He and his wife, Shamsa, also host beloveds at their house, for the traditional Sufi retreat practice.