Bashar Qasem, CSAA is the founder and CEO of Azzad Asset Management.
Mr. Qasem is one of the leaders and foremost experts on halal investing in the United States. Coverage of him and Azzad has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, CBS News, Voice of America, and many others.
Mr. Qasem holds the designation of the Certified Shari’ah Auditor and Adviser (CSAA) from the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain and holds investment advisory license series 65. Mr. Qasem has served as the Azzad Funds chairman since their inception.
Mr. Qasem is a shareholder and investor in many of Azzad’s investment portfolios, including the Azzad Mutual Funds. He enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with his family.