Who We Are
A unique integrated primary thru secondary school and Institute for higher Islamic learning.
The Institute aims to foster youthful Muslim minds through an integrated education in the traditional religious and contemporary academic sciences.
Our vision is to inspire students in achieving excellence in both dimensions of knowledge; traditional religious and contemporary academic sciences, enabling them to become relevant, spiritual and scholarly leaders and professionals who embody an upright and noble character.
Organization of Institute of Knowledge
Institute of Knowledge is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Tax ID of the organization is 95-4796275.
Board of Directors
Shaykh Nomaan Baig – President of the Board of Directors & Executive Director
He is the founder and director of the Institute of Knowledge. He grew up in southern California since the age of 5 where he completed his elementary and middle school. At the age of 13 he excelled in his memorization and committed the entire Quran to memory within 1.5 years. After graduating from high school in the US, he went to Karachi, Pakistan to study the Alim Course at Jamia Binoria. He graduated from the rigorous seven-year program in 1997 at the top of his class and with numerous Ijaazaat (religious licenses) in various Islamic Sciences. He also received equivalent MA degrees from the University of Sindh. Upon his return to the US, he pursued education in the fields of information technology and business consulting. He has worked as a computer support and tele-radiology engineer at the Imaging and Informatics department at UCLA. He has also worked as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functional and technical consultant with the prestigious professional services firm, Deloitte & Touche. Shaykh Nomaan has used his diversified educational background and experience to benefit the Southern California community at large. After leaving his lucrative professional career, he has committed himself to establishing a model institution, the Institute of Knowledge (IOK), which uniquely integrates a primary through secondary educational school and a religious institute for higher Islamic learning. Shaykh Nomaan resides with his wife and kids in Diamond Bar, California and his children currently attend IOK School.
Mr. Taher Dadabhoy – Secretary of the Board of Directors
Mr. Taher is a British-born American businessman who is the managing director of AST Sportswear Inc. and sits on the boards of five other companies. Taher has been awarded and honored for his leadership role and accomplishments of keeping and creating jobs in Southern California. As an inspiring community leader, he wants everyone around him to thrive and succeed. Growing up as a teen in the Walnut/Diamond Bar area and graduating from the local Walnut High School, he aspired to become a doctor. However, he followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a career in business. As part of his commitment to help various community efforts, he has previously served on committees with multiple non-profit organizations in Southern California such as the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC). His eldest son, Talha attended IOK School and graduated from the elementary, middle, and high school programs during which he also completed the memorization of the Quran and achieved the noble recognition of becoming a Hafidh. Taher resides with his wife and kids in Yorba Linda, California.
Mr. Imtiaz Mohammady – CFO/Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Mr. Imtiaz is the CEO and President of Nisum Technologies, a global digital transformation company. Prior to serving in his current role, Imtiaz worked for many known industry leading companies such as NCR, AT&T, Oracle, and eToys. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science from USC and a BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA. Imtiaz has a passion to be involved with community development and educational organizations and has served on multiple boards of non-profits such as UPLIFT Charity. His eldest son, Umair attended IOK School and graduated from the middle and high school programs during which he also completed the memorization of the Quran and achieved the noble recognition of becoming a Hafidh. Imtiaz resides with his wife and kids in Fullerton, California.