United Muslim Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity in the United States.
Since 2004, United Muslim Foundation (UMF) has brought together Muslims of diverse backgrounds through community service and community development projects. Through networking and community up-liftment projects, UMF has developed programs that build upon our guiding principles of unity, education and community service. While extending solidarity to learning centers, groups and individuals who wish to positively contribute to society, UMF works to improve the perception of Muslims and empower Muslims to make a greater difference.Contact Us:
Co-Founder & Chairperson
Masuma Virji co-founded United Muslim Foundation in 2003, while completing a degree in Education and Biology at the University of Central Florida. Masuma's passion lies in Promoting Unity among Muslims, Clarifying Misconceptions about Islam, Establishing Projects to help Local Needy and Empowering the Youth. Masuma has served as Executive Committee Member of CAIR FL, Chair of her local School Advisory Committee, Islamic School Principal and Teacher, and as the Director of several Education and Community Service initiatives. Masuma has been invited as a Guest Speaker at a number of Universities and Interfaith events and has appeared and been interviewed on US and UK News channels and Radio stations. Masuma is the recipient of the CAIR Excellence in Community Service Award, ICNA Helping Hand Community Service Recognition Award and EMERGE USA Community Service Award
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Co-Founder & Treasurer
Naushad Virji earned a degree in business administration from the University of Florida and then went on to successfully complete his series 65 NASD examination to become a registered investment advisor. Naushad is the CEO of ShariaPortfolio Inc., a boutique money management firm specializing in Sharia-compliant investment solutions for the Muslim community. With an interest in activism and community service, Naushad co-founded the United Muslim Foundation, where he currently serves as Treasurer on the board of directors. Naushad is also on the advisory board of Advance Law, a Washington D.C. based legal consulting firm that works with some of the largest companies in the world to help them retain quality law firms that have been carefully vetted to provide superior value. Naushad has also served on the board of Mercy USA as Treasurer and dedicates himself to several philanthropic efforts.
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Zainab Alidina has been running United Muslim Foundation's Hungerteam, serving needy children and their families in Seminole County since 2009. Professionally employed as a travel agent, Zainab believes in compassion as a necessary tool towards her end goal of helping to end world hunger. She is passionate about taking care of the less fortunate and works closely with the homeless and hungry and with local schools identifying the needs of families at a grass roots level. Zainab liaison's UMF Hungerteam with state and city non-profits, charitable and religious organizations, businesses and restaurants to help get food, clothes, school supplies and basic necessities to the needy.
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Executive Director & Co-Founder of UMF Teen Portal
Farha Fazel is a Graduate of Cedar Crest College, in Pennsylvania. Farha co-founded UMF's Muslim Teen Portal on TeenCentral.Net in 2012 bringing it to launch in 2013. Being a proponent of diversity and cultural awareness has provided Farha will the skills necessary to orchestrate programs that promote Unity, Education and Community Service. As a Youth Leader with many years of volunteer service, Farha has practical experience empowering youths to understand the importance of engagement and dialogue. Farha has served as a panelist on Youth Engagement at the Chaplain's Conference held at Yale University and been interviewed by the Express Times.
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UMF HungerTeam Officer
Shakira has been involved with UMF since it's inception. She enjoys working with little children and the elderly and setting up events to nurture children and empower youth. Shakira serves as HungerTeam officer and is also very passionate about taking care of the less fortunate. She reaches out to local donors after identifying the needs of school children and their families and organizes collections, storage, packing and distributing items directly to them.
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UMF Boy Guides Advisor / Photographer
Rizwan Jaffer earned a Bachelor's (with Honors) in Computer Studies/ Accounting & Finance from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, U.K. Rizwan who works for Liberty Mutual is also a professional photographer at Jaffer Photography, captures the many memorable moments at UMF. He serves as an advisor to UMF Boy Guides and has been instrumental in the establishment of the Guides Program.
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Public Relations Director
An award winning public speaker, Shabeer Kirmani enjoys delivering speeches on a regular basis at universities, community centers & camps and presents at UMF's monthly Coffee Encounters He has a keen ability to communicate and disseminate information & ideas enthusiastically to his respective audience. Shabeer hopes to inspire others to be their best, through his actions & words. He envisions a truly united community and believes promulgating accurate information is the key to alleviating societal tension, especially with respect to Islam. Shabeer is very active in the Florida community, serving on multiple management committees, as well as teaching & mentoring local youth at institutes throughout the region. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, having majored in Economics with minors in Mathematics & Computer Science. He currently works as an Informatics Consultant in the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences sector.
Saud Inam is the Operations Manager for United Muslim Foundation. He is also a Muslim American activist, social entrepreneur, blogger, writer, and a community organizer amongst other things. He moved to the Washington, DC in 2006 and became active in the DC metro area Muslim community beginning as an Education Chair at the GWMSA. He continues to work on and support various projects, programs, and initiatives in Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL and Washington, DC. Saud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.