Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi received her degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center and was a Scholar in Residence at the As-Sunnah Foundation, where she received a degree in Islamic Doctrine [Aqid’ah] and the science of tasawwuf. After 15 years under the tutelage of the Shuyukh, Hedieh has been authorized by the World Leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al Haqqani, to guide students on the path of self-awareness according to the Sufi tradition. She is also on the steering committee of the international project, www.wisemuslimwomen.org and the first ever all female Islamic law council that issues religious opinions on a wide range of issues.
As President of WORDE, Dr. Mirahmadi recently hosted a high level delegation, including a Federal Minister of Pakistan, to discuss how the traditional-cultural Muslim network can be a valuable resource in countering violent extremism in Pakistan and beyond. She is the author of several books including “In the Shadow of Saints”, “Islam and Civil Society”, and “The Healing Power of Sufi Meditation”.