ABOUT ADAMS CENTER
Over the past three decades, the ADAMS Center has grown into one of the largest Muslim communities in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, we serve the areas of Sterling, Ashburn, Centerville, Chantilly, Gainesville, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, and Reston, in northern Virginia. Our community continues to grow each year as more families join us.
To provide religious, social, and educational services to enable the Muslim community to fulfill its responsibilities and contribute to the betterment of society by embodying and exemplifying leadership and excellence and fostering peace.
The ADAMS Center’s main campus is located in Sterling, Virginia on Sugarland Road.We also have two full-service ADAMS Center campuses in Ashburn and Chantilly, Virginia as well as six satellite campuses, which are located along the Route 267 and Route 28 corridors. These satellite sites specifically run Friday prayers.
ADAMS’ vision is to be a model American Muslim community with which Allah (God) is pleased.
OUR PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
In 1983, a small group of families in Herndon and Reston, Virginia established the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center to serve the local Muslim population. Over the past three decades, the ADAMS Center has grown into one of the largest Muslim communities in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, we serve the areas of Sterling, Ashburn, Centerville, Chantilly, Gainesville, Great Falls Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, and Reston, in northern Virginia. Our community continues to grow each year as more families join us.
At the ADAMS Center, our greatest pride is in education, community and youth development, and service. We organize a variety of educational and social activities and gatherings that provide the children, youth, and families with wonderful opportunities to learn and grow as brothers and sisters in faith. The ADAMS Center also believes in interfaith collaboration and as a result, we host and participate in several interdenominational programs and activities throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The ADAMS Center Sunday School Program was established specifically for building Muslim character, strong faith, and proper knowledge of Islamic beliefs and rituals, as embodied in the Qur’an and the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The ADAMS Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation registered in the State of Virginia. ADAMS Center has grown since its foundation in 1983. ADAMS now proudly serves thousands of families throughout northern Virginia.
A professional staff of 25 members manage the ADAMS Center and an elected Executive Committee provides oversight on the organization. The Executive Committee routinely reports to the Board of Trustees, which consists of 13 elected members from various backgrounds. The ADAMS Center’s main campus is located in Sterling, Virginia on Sugarland Road. The campus has 25,000 square feet and a mosque that can accommodate over 700 attendees, weekend school for children and youth, and a community multi-purpose hall and gymnasium. An expansion plan is underway on the main campus to match the needs of the rapidly growing community. We also have two full-service ADAMS Center campuses in Ashburn and Chantilly, Virginia as well as six satellite campuses, which are located along the Route 267 and Route 28 corridors. These satellite sites specifically run Friday prayers. A full-service ADAMS Center campus in Gainesville, Virginia is currently in development.
OUR CORE VALUES
Excellence for ADAMS means pleasing Allah by providing services above people’s expectation, delivering service with speed, treating people (staff, volunteers, members and stakeholders in general) with the utmost respect, running an efficient administration with up-to-date management systems and technology and well-trained staff, and promptly conducting beneficial programs that are well thought out and well prepared for, and maintaining facilities and grounds to the highest standard of functionality, cleanliness, and physical appearance.
As an Islamic organization, to ADAMS integrity means adherence to Islamic ethics and principles, which include fairness, honesty, delivering on promises, and matching words and beliefs with deeds and actions. Integrity is achieved when serious thought is given to the question “what is the right thing to do,” which must be asked and answered by all levels of the organization while referring back to sound Board policies and well-designed administrative procedures, and by means of consultation within the organization, and by considering stakeholders’ input and feedback.
Transparency generally implies openness, communication, and accountability. It is a metaphorical extension of the meaning that a “transparent” object is one that can be seen through. Transparent procedures include open meetings, financial disclosure statements, freedom of information, budgetary review and audits, etc.