Islamic Center of Maryland

April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Faith Leaders Attend Interfaith Event at Gaithersburg Mosque

Montgomery County Councilmembers, County Executive Marc Elrich, and faith leaders showed support for the Muslim community Sunday by attending an interfaith event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg. According to Councilmember Evan Glass, over “two dozen religious institutions” came to this interfaith event to show support for the Muslim community, days after the attack […]

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June 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Uncle Calls Teen’s Death ‘A Wake-up Call’

Imam Ammar Najar leads the Islamic Society of Germantown. He’s also the uncle of Shadi Najjar, one of the teenagers shot dead on a quiet Montgomery Village street Monday night. Speaking outside his mosque, Najar said he hoped other families would learn from the incident to eliminate what separates parents from their children. “This is […]

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July 17, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Muslim Residents Observe Ramadan (Photos)

The Muslim community in Montgomery County observed Ramadan with non-Muslim neighbors and officials during an Iftar dinner. Ramadan is a time Muslims fast from food, physical needs during daylight hours and the Iftar—breaking the fast—can be shared with family and friends after sunset. The fast lasts for 30 days. About 200 people attended the gathering, […]

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