Our Spectacular Team!

Karim A. Serageldin

M.A. Psych, CPC, CSC

Karim, the founder of Noor, has a B.A. in psychology & religion from UMASS Boston and an M.A. in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a strategic interventionist and coach at Purify Your Gaze and relationship counselor. He has over fifteen years of educational instruction in psychology, Islam and the human sciences. Karim consults with leading scholars of Islam and is working on his own practical model of Islamic psychology for Muslims in the west. Check out the Coffee with Karim podcast for great lessons, insights and tips to improve your spiritual and mental well being.

Hala Embabi, M.A. , CPC

Focus: Women, relationships, coaching

Hala is fluent in Arabic and English and has her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies. Hala obtained her NYU Coaching Certificate and completed Gottman Training for Couple's work. Hala is passionate about coaching clients on their life journey and is dedicated to design success plans and achieve goals. She prides herself in building open, collaborative, and confidential relationships with her clients. She specializes in premarital, personal and marital coaching. Check out Hala's Blog here.


  Specialty:  Women, coping skills, convert care.

Specialty: Women, coping skills, convert care.

Monique Hassan: Consultant + Blogger

Monique Hassan graduated with honors with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She is certified in Crisis Prevention and Intervention alongside annual training in Verbal De-Escalation. Monique works at an inpatient behavioral health hospital. She has years of professional combined with personal experience in not only healing from emotional scars and past wounds but growing from them, identifying triggers and coping skills, conflict resolution, revert/convert care and working towards a happier more balanced quality of life. Sister Monique specializes with women.

Monique is a writer specialized in Islamic Psychology and Behavioral Health, check out her page for professional writing services and read her blog here.

Mohamed Serageldin: Islamic Consultations

In 2009 Mohamed ventured to Egypt to study Arabic, Fiqh and complete his Quran memorization. He is currently an instructor at a vibrant Zawiya (religious educational center) in Cairo where international and native students attend. Mohamed earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and his certification for Quran and Tajweed (science of recitation) through renowned Azhar scholars. Currently his passion is to provide spiritual counseling with Noor. He is also the CEO of Basmala Beads and ArabicSquare.



Paula Prado: Admin/Operations

Paula grew up in Rio De Janeiro as the eldest of 5 children, where she had first hand experience raising kids! She later earned her MA in Business Law and practiced for several years. She decided to take enrichment English courses in the Unites States where she embraced the path of Islam and found a new calling to serve the Muslim community. She is a child development specialist, event planner and space organizer and she helps administer Noor events and operational tasks.

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