Settlement agreements with the leadership of Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy were approved. The case was originally filed in 2009 after the ACLU-MN discovered that TiZA had been promoting religion at their public charter school. Settlements had previously been reached with other plaintiffs in the case including Minnesota Department of Education and TiZA's sponsor Islamic Relief.

Terms of the settlement included:

  • Asad Zaman (Executive Director) agrred to pay back the State of Minnesota $17,500.
  • Asad Zaman agreed to drop $360,000 + of claims he filed in bankruptcy court.
  • Asad Zaman, Mahrous Kandil and Asif Rahman, collectively agreed to not serve in a leadership position of a Minnesota public charter school for a period of three years.

Documents for the case include:

This settles the majority of the ACLU-MN's case against TiZA, however claims are still being settled in bankruptcy court.