About Us

Our Organization
Hajj Pros is a staff of

Muslim American born

and raised dedicated to

assisting Muslims fulfill

the pillar of Hajj as well

as facilitate educational

and specified

travel opportunities

throughout the world.

Our History​
Hajj Pros is a collaboration
born out of the efforts of Sulaimaan Hamed and Shahidah Sharif married for over 10 years and committed to studying, teaching Al-Islam helping others in fulfilling  the pillar of Hajj, and providing an opportunity for others to do the same. While studying in Damascus, they were afforded the opportunity to meet while studying for the purpose of da’wah, calling others, and perform Umrah and Hajj. After seeing the difficulties for men and women from Western cultures on the Hajj due to language and cultural barriers, they committed themselves to facilitating a service that would bring a sense of ease in fulfilling the obligation of Hajj. Over the years, they have remained committed to improving their services at an affordable price.Working as a husband and wife team gives them an opportunity to service families and individuals who make their intention to make Hajj. Assisting pioneers, married couples, women, families with children, and believers with physical disabilities has given them the insight to the sensitivities that many may see as a “limitation” to fulfilling the pilgrimage, they address it as an opportunity to fulfill it in a manner that provides ease to the individual. With every difficulty comes ease is a sign that is apparent throughout the journey. It is their prayer and goal to continue offering this service as long as Allah permits.

"I cannot completely or adequately express how my Hajj experience was enhanced by Hajj Pros"

-Kameelah Waheed Wilkerson
Altadena, CA USA

 

"Brilliant Execution"
-Nimat Shaheed
Oakland, CA USA

 

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​Imam Sulaimaan Abdul Hamed​

Imam Sulaimaan Abdul Hamed​ began his early education attending Clara Mohammed
School in Oakland, California. After completing high school and gaining years of work
experience, Sulaimaan was afforded, through an arrangement between Imam Warith
Deen Mohammed and the Grand Mufti of Damascus, Syria, Sheik Ahmed Kuftaro, a
scholarship for the study of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Abu Nour University. Imam
Hamed has also completed specialized studies in Saudi Arabia and Cairo, Egypt. As a
student of Religious Studies, he has taught Arabic and Islamic sciences at the The
Qur’an and Salat Institute of Masjidul Waritheen of Oakland, Mohammed Schools of
Atlanta, and Islamic Theology and Islamic Law for the Faith Institute of the Atlanta
Masjid. includes serving in and as assistant Imam in Oakland, CA, and interim Imam in
Fresno, CA. Currently, Imam Sulaimaan is CEO of Hajj Pros a full-service Hajj and
Umrah company and the resident Imam at Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam. ​He obtained a
Master in Divinity at Bayan at the Claremont School of Theology and is currently
pursuing a Doctor of Ministry program. He is the proud father of two and resides in
Atlanta with Shahidah.

Shahidah Sharif​ 

Shahidah Sharif’s early Islamic education began in Brooklyn, NY at the Al-Karim
School and with various teachers in Miami, FL at Masjid Al-Ansar. She is the mother of
two bright souls, a passionate educator, community cultivator, and servant leader. For
the past 20 years, she served in the Clara Muhammed Islamic school system in some
capacity as an educator or curriculum support from Miami to Oakland, and Atlanta as an Arabic and Islamic Studies teacher, assistant, and curriculum consultant for professional development. She attended the University of Miami studying Psychobiology as well as the Mosque Cares' study abroad program at the Abu Nour University in Damascus, Syria for a 3-year intensive program for Arabic language, Islamic Sciences, and dawah.


I’ve taught and offered religious guidance and inspiration around the US and abroad in
Central America, North Africa, South Africa, and the Middle East. Currently, she works
as the Communications Director for the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam and is also the
co-founder and owner of Professional Hajj and Umrah Guides, LLC (Hajj Pros),
organizing delegations annually for the Hajj (pilgrimage) to Makkah, Saudi Arabia as
well as study abroad opportunities with her husband and business partner of almost 20
years. Presently, she serves on the Board as President of Sisters United in Human
Service, Inc. She has traveled with and led an interfaith journey with the World Pilgrims of Atlanta to Arizona and Guatemala. As a certified doula, she assists midwives and
supports new moms as they deliver new life into this world.