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Board of Directors









Sahro Ali 

Sahro Ali is the founder of Darul-Quba. Ms.Ali started an outreach program to help her community. Many women admire her advice, guidance, and support in the community. She understood the needs of the Somali and Oromo communities settling in Minnesota, who chose Minneapolis as their community. Her vision came to light when she opened a community center that helps many people in her community, such as immigrants who fled the war in Somalia, young adults facing cultural shock, elders who need a place of worship, and others in the community. 






Nur Samatar 

Mr. Nur has dedicated himself to serving the community. Mr. Nur used his time and personality to bring the people together to work for the greater good of the community. Briefly, he did many valuable programs that nowadays continue to bear fruit.










Ali Jama


Mr. Jama is currently the treasurer of Darul-Quba; he has extensive acquisition planning, financial tracking, and project execution knowledge. He has over ten years of work experience in this field. 


Rabia Abdullahi

Ms. Rabia Abdullahi is the current Secretary for Darul-Quba; she worked previously at the MN unemployment center. Rabia received her master's in International Business at Winnon State University. She served as Board Secretary of Darul-Quba for over ten years. She knows the community very well and understands the need of the community. Rabia had a solid connection for making community programs work and involving the right individuals to run their programs successfully. Rabia was a long-time resident of St.Paul and had great success in reaching the East African community beyond Minneapolis. 


Youth Program Director

Ibrahim Abdullahi

Mr. Abdullahi was one of the first youth that volunteered for Darul-Quba. He is passionate about youth and community involvement; he served as Darul-Quba youth program advisor for six years. Ibrahim received his bachelor's degree in finance at Metropolitan State University. Mr. Abdullahi was a former board member of the Minnesota Somali Student Union. He worked to establish programs for Darul-Quba Cultural center, such as mentorship programs and youth programs, helping them prevent from joining harmful activities.   


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