History of ADAMS
All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) was established in 1983 by a small number of families in the Herndon/Reston area in Northern Virginia. Over the past two decades it has grown to be one of the largest Muslim Community organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. Today ADAMS serves the town of Chantilly, Centerville, Sterling, Great Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, and McLean in addition to Herndon and Reston. ADAMS' main interest is the upbringing of Muslim children. Monthly potluck gatherings provide the children with opportunity to know one another and bond together. The Sunday school has been established for the purpose of building Muslim character with strong faith and knowledge of the proper way to perform rites of worship.
It is a membership organization registered in the State of Virginia as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation and is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
ADAMS membership is continuously increasing and has reached about 2,200 individuals. However, it serves close to 5000 families in the area. The Sunday school enrollment is almost 500 students.
The organization is managed by an elected Executive Committee. The Committee reports to the Board of Trustees which is formed thirteen elected members.
ADAMS Center is currently located in Sterling at Sugarland Road. The center is 25,000 Sq ft and has a masjid for 750 people, 375 parking spaces, weekend school for 500 children, a community multi-purpose hall, library, and a gymnasium.
ADAMS also owns a cemetery which is available to the larger Washington metropolitan Muslim community.