Virginia region was declared the best region in the U.S. for 2013-14 and 2012-13, It has an exciting group of four Majalis that serves new and historic mosques, along with our nation’s capital. Composed of Washington, DC and North/Central/South Virginia majalis, there are more than 400 talented Khuddam and Atfal in the Region.
The U.S. Federal Government and numerous private companies who do business with the government employ many Khuddam who have a strong network in IT and other sectors. Tahir Academy and Atfal Classes take place regularly. Imam Rizwan Khan, based in the new Masjid Mubarak in Chantilly, Virginia and Imam Irshad Malhi based on South Virginia majlis cover the region. The American Fazal Mosque (est. 1950), served as national headquarters until 1994. Located within an hour’s drive of Masjid Baitur Rahman the current national headquarters, the Virginia Region is also blessed to take part in regional and national events at all levels regularly.
Khuddam are active, playing basketball, football, tennis, and cricket, table tennis, etc. Monthly service projects include food drives, working at soup kitchens, and mosque cleanups. Annually khuddam support the Muslims for Life campaign at Capitol Hill, and have held Stop the Crisis flier distributions at the White House and other venues. Several Virginia Region khuddam serve on the Markazi Tasnif Committee that reports to Additional Wakalat-e-Tasnif, and are instrumental in English language translations of the Promised Messiah’s (as) books.
If you’re looking to move to a region with great ties to, and activity within the Jama’at, MKA, educational and professional opportunities, consider the Virginia Region!
Ahmed Sadiq Bajwa is serving as Regional Qaid of Virginia Region since November 2012. By profession, he is an educator and CISA, CISSP, Security+, ITIL v3 Foundation, MCSE certified information security professional with experience in information security/assurance, risk management, networking, and systems administration. He earned Masters in Computer Science from George Washington University, where he specialized in information security program, and got educational award from Huzur (aba) during 2008 USA Jalsa Salana. His volunteer experience includes work as an IT Project Officer for Humanity First, in which he helped to launch a new IT training center and train local trainers in 2005 in Sierra Leone (West Africa). He is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Level in 2012. He loves playing different sports. He was the best and fastest Athlete including Captain of University Field Hockey team at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan during his undergraduate years. He lives in Chantilly, Virginia with his wife and two kids. For his professional information and connect with him visit: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedbajwa