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ADAMS Executive Committee



The following 4 ADAMS Executive Committee officer positions were up for election: 

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer. 


President: Syed G. Moktadir

  • Syed G. Moktadir: 257 + 4 Manual Ballots = 261  

  • Nasir Sayed: 188  


Vice President: Said Salah

  • Said Salah: 256 + 4 Manual Ballots = 260  

  • Misbah Javaid: 189  


Secretary: Muhammad Faysal Islam 

  • Muhammad Faysal Islam: 251 + 4 Manual Ballots = 255  

  • Bilal Zaman: 113  

  • Saleem Arif: 81  

Treasurer: Uzma Rasheed

  •  Uzma Rasheed: 445 + 4 Manual Ballots = 449



Syed Moktadir

Br. Moktadir served as the President of ADAMS for 4 years, Vice President of ADAMS for 4 years, Chair of ADAMS Education Committee for 4 years, and served in various other committees and programs at ADAMS as a volunteer. During his tenure at ADAMS, Mr. Moktadir led the Phase III extension of ADAMS Main Center as the Project Manager. He also led ADAMS Financial and Accounting Modernization (FAM) Taskforce. Br. Moktadir advocates excellence, integrity, and transparency at ADAMS and elsewhere in his profession life. He has been part of ADAMS community for over 25 years. He believes that proper nurturing of our youths and children is critical in building a healthy and prosperous next generation of Muslims in America.  


Mr. Moktadir also served as the Vice Chair of The U.S. Muslim & Christian Coalition (MCC) that represents Muslim and Christian leaders, churches, mosques, Islamic centers, and organizations, along with other community members who are committed to putting their faith into action to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Arab world and to further coexistence and peace. 


Mr. Moktadir is a Senior Director at PBS Management, a consulting company that delivers innovative, cutting-edge technology and management solutions to meet federal and private sector clients’ needs. He has numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding service to his clients including the prestigious "Frontier Award for Ingenuity/Innovation" from the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security. He is also the proud recipient of the "Outstanding Service Award" from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 


Mr. Moktadir has earned his MBA degree in management at New York Institute of Technology, and his BS degree in Decision Science and Management Information Systems (DMIS) from George Mason University. He is also a proud member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. He is married with Ms. Fahmida Syed and together they have 6 children, all of whom are proud to be educated by ADAMS through its various education programs and Boy and Girl Scout programs.   

Vice President

Said Salah


Said Salah is an ADAMS Life Member who has been involved with ADAMS since 1985 in different volunteer roles and capacities. He is married and has four children who all grew up in the ADAMS Community. He has served on both the Board and Executive committee of ADAMS several times and has been involved primarily in youth-related programs and activities over the past 35 years, including the ADAMS Youth Education Program and the ADAMS Boy Scouts. Said lives with his family next the ADAMS Center Sterling Branch and is a member of the Norwood Homeowners Association.  He has earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Marymount University, a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University, and is fluent in both English and Arabic.  Said has been asked to serve as ADAMS Vice-President and has accepted the nomination to do so.


Muhammad Faysal Islam


Muhammad Faysal Islam and his family are long-standing members of the ADAMS Center and volunteers of the community. He is an educator, grassroots activist, and community organizer. Br. Islam and his wife have 3 children who are also students of ADAMS educational and Scouting programs. Professionally, He is an Engineer by profession and a faculty member at the George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Br. Islam received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University and is a certified Systems Engineer, Project Manager, Information Systems Security Professional and Enterprise Architect.


Within the ADAMS community, he leads the STEM educational program, serves as a Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor, Girl Scouting Service Unit leader and a member of the Youth Task Force. He worked with the Imams’ Office to establish the ADAMS TED-Ed program so that middle and high school students can excel in leadership, critical thinking and public speaking skills while representing their Muslim Youth identity. During the pandemic and closure of the Masjid, Br. Islam has been regularly volunteering at the food distribution, drive-thru events and community service programs while continuing the STEM, Merit Badge and TED-Ed programs online.


As the post-COVID days are approaching, Br. Islam would work with ADAMS leadership, staff, and community members to ensure the Masjid operations, religious services, educational programs, and postponed plans can resume back stronger. ADAMS Center has been a second home for Br. Islam and his family. As a member of the Executive Committee, he would listen and work collaboratively to make sure every member of the community feels welcomed and valued.


Uzma Rasheed

As a lifetime member of ADAMS since 1997 Uzma Rasheed has worked with various ADAMS programs including the youth, social activities, interfaith outreach, civic engagement, and the Eid Committee. Uzma has also been involved in the management of the ADAMS Venture Crew, boy scouts and girl scouts. She has volunteered with the ADAMS summer school, Saturday school, festivals, Civic picnics, New Muslim Support Group, and Ramadan security. She has also had a 15 year career as a Mechanical Engineer, and currently working as a IT Project Management Professional. She is now serving a fifth term on her Condo Board Association executive committee as Vice President. ​