ADAMS Board 2017 Election: Candidates




Mir Ali

I, Mir Ali, have been associated with the ADAMS community since 1996. I am married and am the father of two daughters. By profession I am a Network Engineer and am currently employed at AT&T.  I have been actively involved in various services for ADAMS Center for many years now.   For the past 8 years, I have served as a member of the Board of Trustees member and am also a member of the ADAMS Ramadan and Phase III fundraising committee. I strongly believe in serving humanity for the sake of Allah (SWT) and am always looking for ways to improve my service the community. I am a dedicated worker, community servant, and am committed to ensure that the ADAMS Center is always available to serve and meet the needs of the community. I am proud of the ADAMS Center and am eager to continue to serve the ADAMS community in the time to come, Insha’Allah.









screen-shot-2017-05-08-at-11-50-30-amMohammad Ahsan Ullah


Brother Ahsan Ullah, an ADAMS Life Member and current member of the ADAMS Board of Trustees, has been involved with ADAMS since 1992 in various capacities.


He is serving as ADAMS’ Prevention and Security Director, a position he has held since 2011, and served as ASM (Assistant Scout Master) for the ADAMS Boy Scout Troop in 2006. He is also the Chartered Organization Representative (COR) for the ADAMS Scouting units and oversees their advancements. He has served as ADAMS scouting units as Unit Commissioner(UC) since 2007. He is also serves as Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) for Sterling under Goose Creek district, BSA. He is a Chair of the ADAMS Law Enforcement Explorer Unit and Amer of ADAMS Family Camp Club. He is the proud father of two children. He served ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) as Vice Chair of ANSAR for the 2012 and 2013 conventions.


He would love to continue to devote his time for His pleasure and for the betterment of the ADAMS Community as a Board Trustee.







Mohammad Hamed


My name is Mohamad Futhallah Hamed, I was born on 18th of November 1968 in Palestine one hour from Al-Quds (Jerusalem) , one year after the 1967 war, My father, Futhallah Hasan Hamed, was Shaikh (Scholar in Arabic and Islamic studies) who graduated from AL-AZHAR Islamic university (11/23/ 1923 – 6/4/2000) and my mother, Aysha Omar Yosef, was (1/24/1934-4/10/2015) daughter of Shaikh Omar Yosef who was Azhari Scholar as well .

I studied Electrical Engineering in Birzeit University in Palestine, graduated in 1994.

I am married to Fatima Odeh, and have five children, Futhallah, Raia, Nasrollah, Sajed and, Abdurrahman.

Currently I am working at Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) as Electrical Engineer,

I am member of ADAMS and participated in establishing YMES School, Oversight, and Election Committees, and ACE (civic engagement committee).

Helped building Ramadan Tent 2012.

And volunteer for the Syrian refugee aids effort.



Mohammad Hamed



screen-shot-2017-05-08-at-11-56-14-amSyed Azmal Hossain (Shaheen Hossain)

As salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. It was a mere coincidence when a close friend of mine took me to pray Isha at the Adams main center. I noticed a vibrant community which seemed like a “village” back then. When I looked to settle and raise my family many years later, I decided to come to the ADAMS main center area based on that one great memory instilled in me from that Isha prayer. That was 12 years ago. I am a software professional by training (

I am married to my lovely wife, Ebi Hossain, and we have three children, two in college, and the youngest in 9th grade at Herndon High School. We have been raising our kids in this great “village” held together by our strong faith, Alhamdulillah.

I have been active in many volunteer activities in the area and at ADAMS. I volunteered with ADAMS’ ACE Committee and the YMES program since their inceptions. I feel that the time is now for us to be involved in a much more impactful way. In this era of community activity needs, I humbly announce my willingness to engage with the community by volunteering for ADAMS board. Our hope is that Allah (SWT) accepts, and I can help myself towards the hereafter. My intentions are not limited to helping community activism and community organizing. My intentions also involve extending the capability of this “village” to raise our children and youth. I seek your sincere dua that Allah makes us all successful in this Dunya and later in the Akheera, Ameen!
–Shaheen Hossain










Rizwan Jaka


Mr. Rizwan Jaka was born and raised in the United States of America. His wife(Priscilla Martinez), and six children live in Loudoun County. His Family is Indian/Pakistani/Mexican/Native American Ancestry. He has relatives that are Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. He graduated with Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 25 years and is a Senior Manager of Technology.


Rizwan volunteers in the Muslim and Interfaith Community. He is the current Chair of the Board and Chair of Interfaith/Government/Media Committee. He has volunteered with ADAMS in various roles: Chair of Board (2014-2017), Board Member(2008-2014), President(2002-2008), Vice President(2000-2002), Youth Education Program Vice Principal (1997-1999), Eid Committee(1997-Current), Interfaith/Government/Media Committee (1997-Current), and more. He is a Member of FBI Washington Field Office – Arab Muslim Sikh Advisory Committee. He hosts or helps coordinate over 100 Interfaith activities and programs a year. He has been interviewed or coordinated interviews for over 1000 media articles and news segments. He is a Board Member of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington(IFC). IFC brings together the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh, and Zoroastrian faith communities. He is the Interfaith/Government Committee Chair of the Islamic Society of North America(ISNA). He volunteered as Board Member of ISNA from 2008-2016. He is ADAMS Cub Scout/Boy Scout/Venture Crew Executive Officer overseeing 450 Boy Scouts. He is a Member At Large of the Goose Creek District Committee, NCAC Boy Scouts of America. Rizwan has coached little league baseball and soccer.




Bob Marro


Raised in New Jersey, Bob joined the U.S. State Dept. of State and was assigned to the U.S. Embassy of Malaysia as Vice Consul and Commercial Officer.  Transferring to the new US Foreign Commercial Service in 1981, he was assigned to US Embassy of London, then Singapore, Paris, and Ottawa, Canada as Minister-Counselor of Embassy. After two years in Washington as Director of all US commercial operations in Africa/Near East/South Asia, and winning the Department’s Silver Medal for managing the aftermath of the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, he was asked to create a worldwide training center (Commercial Service Institute).  He then left Government for private consulting in International Business and Government.


He joined ADAMS in 1998, became Chair of Government Relations and a Trustee in 2009. In 2015, he was asked to create a new organization, the Alliance for an Indivisible America 2020 (AIA 2020) to help foster a greater understanding and acceptance of Islam and Muslims by highlighting the programs of ADAMS and the contributions of Muslim Americans to our nation.


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