Rashidun DC is a community development organization dedicated to serving the most underserved communities in the District of Columbia. Found by DC native Imam Abdul-Ali, Rashidun DC was established in 2011 with a mission to actualize Islam as a living, breathing force for positive change in people’s lives and a means of broad-based community upliftment. With programs focused around mentorship, education, and service, we strive to provide pathways out of poverty, hunger, and violence in the communities that we serve. Help us to continue our efforts. We are currently taking steps to establish Rashidun Community Center, where we intend to expand our programming to include job skills development, adult education, and GED training. The community center is in the Kenilworth neighborhood of DC, directly across from a public housing complex, in an area that has faced severe economic depression.

Vision: A community center dedicated to serving the most underserved communities in the District of Columbia (including both Muslim and non-Muslim neighbors) by providing spiritual and social upliftment guided by the Qur’an and the way of the final Messenger, Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

Mission: To provide pathways out of hunger, violence, and poverty for underserved inner-city residents through service, mentorship, and empowerment, spiritually grounded in and guided by Islamic principles. To be a force for positive change in people’s lives and a means of broad-based community upliftment.

Our Team:

Imam Abdul-Ali – President and Executive Director

Hena Zuberi- Treasurer/Director of Communications

Ayesha N’jeri- Director of Education 

Muhaafiz Khan- Programs Coordinator

Romana Muhammad- Director of Vending

Abdul-Jalil Muhammad- Director of Community Relations 

Tayyaba Qazi –Director of Grocery Helpers Program