Welcome to Montgomery County Muslim Council
MCMC was founded in 2003 with the objective of encouraging and facilitating civic engagement among all members of the Muslim community in Montgomery County, Maryland.
We are a highly professional, very successful community of immigrants and first, even second generation US citizens. However, we are still only gradually becoming active as stakeholder citizens and residents of the county, state and the country.
The main mission of MCMC is to help the Muslim community in Montgomery County become proactive participants in all aspects of civic life of our area, including active participation in the political process of our county and the state of Maryland. Through this effort we hope our community will influence affairs of the county and the state in a positive way.
Thank you for visiting the MCMC website.
MCMC Board and Executive Committee
- S. Qaisar Shareef – Chairman
- Sharif Hidayat – Vice Chairman
- Shafiq Khan – President
- Omar Dadi – Vice President
- Mumin Barre – Treasurer
Other members of the board –
- Tufail Ahmad
- Hisham Garti
- Irma Hafeez
- Fariha Haque
- Anwar Masood
President' s Message
I wish to thank all members of the Muslim community in Montgomery County who participate in the civic, political and social affairs of the County and the state of Maryland. Your participation provides the Muslim community recognition as an important player in County affairs, and a seat at the tables where important decisions are made which affect both our own community as well as all County residents.
Montgomery County’s 60,000+ Muslims represent 6% of the County’s population of 1 million. This is a large enough number to enable us to play a meaningful political role in the County. We at the Montgomery County Muslim Council (MCMC) intend to mobilize our community to participate effectively. This is essential if we want to become a positive political force in the County.
We believe that the most powerful way to make our presence felt is to vote in the largest numbers possible in County, Maryland state and Federal elections . If you are a resident of Montgomery County and a US citizen and have not registered to vote yet, we encourage you to do so well before the next elections.
At the same time, if you are a County resident and not a member of MCMC, we urge you to become one as soon as possible and help us in making the Muslim community a serious participant in Montgomery County’s, and indeed Maryland’s political affairs. Those in our community who are not yet eligible to vote but aspiring US citizens can still make their voices heard by participating in forums where public affairs of the county and state are discussed.
We also encourage you to participate in events organized by MCMC and send us your suggestions as to how we can better serve the community in pursuit of our mission.
President, Montgomery County Muslim Council