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Greater Washington, DC Area Office Goals
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MWC’s Greater Washington DC Area office stands on its merit in building a positive and consistent relationship within the community, including all races, ethnicities and faith traditions. Our work is based on compassion and respect for all humanity. Our volunteers are committed to educating everyone about the beauty of Islam through the true Islamic principles of Ihsan: the perfection of one’s character.

 

Greater Washington, DC Area Office Goals 

We aspire to:

 

1.  Advocate and work for the wellbeing of women, children and our elders in the community by assisting in communal welfare and aiding the head office in NJ in their international relief efforts. ($, Ramadan baskets, shelter dinners, Inova teen baskets)

 2.  Align with policies that uphold, adopt and advance universal principles of peace and social justice for all; eradicating hunger and world poverty; and the advancement and empowerment of women in gender related issues. (Educational series: Women care for women’s well-being, teaching women about our heritage)

 3.  Provide a platform for interfaith dialogue in our diverse community. Towards this effort, our office gathers women of all faith traditions to explore our commonalities and differences in a circle of contemplative prayers, moments of silence, sharing of literature, poems and songs. (Day of prayers, conferences i.e. diversity dialoges)

 4.  Bridge the gap in understanding the norms of Islamic cultures in civil society. (Workshops in schools)

 5.   Network, and form alliances to collate our resources to achieve the aforementioned goals.

Mission

Mission: In recent years, the world has awakened to a need to better understand Muslims and their faith. Many are only now realizing the contribution Islamic civilization has made to global society. For example, the principles of democracy, equality, justice, and communal welfare are inherently Islamic values introduced with the advent of the faith. Ultimately, these fundamental Islamic principles are designed to create harmony and balance in society. Read more...

 

Our Office's History: MWC’s Greater Washington DC Area office stands on its merit in building a positive and consistent relationship within the community. We organize and participate in interfaith events, charity events, community outreach, and educational programming. Our most recent work also focuses on women’s issues. Aside from our local efforts, the DC office has been successful in helping out the NJ headquarters with international aid events.

 

Our work is based on compassion and respect for all humanity. Our volunteers are committed to educating everyone about the beauty of Islam through the true Islamic principles of Ihsan: the perfection of one’s character. Under the direction of Uzma Farooq, the Vice President of MWC and Director of the local office, the office was established in February, 2002 with a handful of members and has grown today to include a large membership of diverse women. 

Members & Staff

Uzma Farooq, MWC Vice President and Regional Director for the Greater Washington, DC Area Office

 

Mehreen Farooq, Communications Director and Intern Supervisor

 

Sehir Yahya, Accounting Intern

 

Patrons

 

Steering Committee

 

Volunteers

Muslim Women's Coalition has offices in several states, each which operates independently. Our local office’s efforts are coordinated by the regional director, receive support from its patrons, are guided by the steering committee members, and are executed by its volunteers. Without the support, dedication, innovative creativity and passion of these people, we would not be able to move forward.

About the Greater Washington, DC Area Office Director

 

As an avid advocate for social justice in communal work for women, children and elders, Mrs. Farooq has engaged MWC members in a number of activities to give back to the local and international community Read more...

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Affiliations

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Contact Us

Uzma Farooq, Vice President

phone: (703) 738 - 3440 (new!)

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Interns Wanted
Find out more, and apply here!

The Greater Washington, D.C. Area office is now offering the following internships: public relations internship, research internship, accounting internship, and programming internship. These positions are constantly sought for the summer and year-round.

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Muslim Women's Coalition, (MWC) is a 501(c)3 Organization with Business Identification Number 0400-0055-65. Copyright 2011