Shariq Siddiqui

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies; Visiting Director of Muslim Philanthropy Initiative

Faculty
Shariq Siddiqui
Phone:
317-684-2121
Fax:
317-684-2128
Email:
ssiddiqui@arnova.org
Website
http://www.arnova.org/

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
  • J.D., Indiana University
  • M.A. in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
  • B.A., University of Indianapolis

Biography

Shariq Siddiqui has a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He also has a J.D. from the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University and is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana. He also holds a B.A. in history from the University of Indianapolis and an M.A. in philanthropic studies from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Shariq has served in the nonprofit sector for over fifteen years. He has also served in leadership roles in the local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations for over ten years. Shariq comes to ARNOVA from his most recent role as the director of development, Indiana University School of Education, as well as an attorney affiliated with Saeed and Little nonprofit legal practice and as associate faculty, Indiana University School of Social Work and at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy. Prior to this, he served as the director, legal services, Julian Center in Indianapolis; the executive director, Muslim Alliance of Indiana; legal intern, Office of General Counsel, Indiana Department of Homeland Security; director, special projects, Islamic Society of North America; and civil rights specialist, Indiana Civil Rights Commission. He has also taught at Butler University and Indiana University Bloomington.

His recent volunteer service includes memberships in the Muslim Alliance of Indiana Board; Circles Out of Poverty-Indiana Advisory Board; Global Interfaith Partnership Board; Heartland Pro Bono Council Board of Directors; Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series; Indianapolis Bar Leadership Series Class; Interfaith Delegation to Kenya; Common Cause Interfaith Delegation to Vietnam on Agent Orange; and University of Indianapolis Alumni Association. Shariq is the founder of the Center on American Muslim Philanthropy and the Association of Muslim Nonprofit Professionals.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philanthropic Studies
  • Civil Society and Philanthropy
  • Islam in America
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
  • Introduction to Labor Studies
  • Collective Bargaining and Labor Unions
  • Labor and Society
  • Immigration and Labor Studies

Publications

  • “The Influence of Mosque Attendance on the Probability of Giving and Volunteering.” In Muslim American Life: Reflections and Perspectives, ed. Iqbal Unus (Indianapolis: University of Indianapolis Press, 2014), 45.
  • “Myth vs Reality: Muslim American Philanthropy since 9/11.” In Religion and Philanthropic Organizations: Family, Friend, Foe? ed. Tom Davis: (Indiana University Press, 2013), 203.
  • “Giving in the Way of God: Muslim Philanthropy in the US.” In For The Sake of God, ed. David Smith (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2010), 28.
  • “Islamic Society of North America. In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, ed. Edward E. Curtis IV (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2010), 449.
  • Curtis, Edward E. IV and Shariq Siddiqui. “Philanthropy.” In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, ed. Edward E. Curtis IV (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2010), 296.
  • “Muslim Charitable Organizations.” In Wisdom of Generosity: A Reader in American Philanthropy, ed. William J. Jackson (Baylor University Press, 2008), 354.
  • “Legislative Issues.” In Giving USA 2006, ed. Melissa S. Brown (Indiana: Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 2006), 187.
  • Review of A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Review of Middle Eastern Studies. Forthcoming.

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Teaching for Valuable Teaching Contributions. Labor Studies Program, Indiana University School of Social Work, 2009.
  • Program on Law and State Government Fellowship. Indiana University McKinney School of Law, 2005.

Presentations

  • “Navigating Identity through Philanthropy During Crisis and Transformation: Legitimacy, Diversity, Power and Innovation in the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)” at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, November 20–22, 2013, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • “Impact of 9/11/2001 on Muslim American Philanthropy” at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, November 20–22, 2013, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Presented “Philanthropy in Troubled Times: Muslim American Philanthropy After 9/11, at Family, Friend, Foe? The Relationship of Religion and Philanthropy in Religious Philanthropic Organizations at the Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Department of Religious Studies Symposium, October 7, 2010, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Served as a respondent to Reza Aslan talk on “The Future of Islam” at the Butler University Seminar on Religion and World Civilization, September 29, 2010, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Presented “Giving in the Way of God: Muslim Philanthropy in the US” at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University School of Philanthropy, January 10, 2008, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Presented “Islamic Rules of War—Looking Back to Find the Future” at the Joint Board Meeting of the Common Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, April 4, 2008, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Presented “The Influence of Mosque Attendance on the Probability of Giving and Volunteering by Muslim Americans” at the Conference on Islam in America, April 16, 2006, in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Presented “State Government Design and Incentives for Local Codes of Ethics” at Program on Law and State Government Symposium on Integrity in Public Service: Living Up to the Public Trust? September 29, 2005, at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Other Activities

  • Founder, Center on American Muslim Philanthropy
  • Board member, Islamic Seminary Foundation
  • Board member, Global Interfaith Partnership
  • Board member, IQRA Center of Indiana/Islamic School of Plainfield