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Mahdavia Islamic Center of Chicago (MICC)

It was March 4, 1990; when a group of well-wishers of Mahdavia community has decided to form an organization - Mahdavia Islamic Center of Chicago (MICC). Alhamdulillah, after more than 30 years, MICC has grown to a full-fledged organization providing many services to Mahdavia community not only in the Chicago area but in other parts of the United States and Canada. MICC is blessed first with the arrival of Hazrath Peer O Murshid Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Sahab Qibla. His services are innumerable and it is difficult to sum up in a this short write up about MICC’s history. With the arrival of Hazrath Peer O Murshid/Mufti Syed Zameer Mahdi Sahab, MICC started new programs and reached out to the Mahdavia community in different parts of United States in order to provide services.


The organization has accomplished a lot over these years, including but not limited to the following:


  1. The purchase of the MICC buildings, which includes the Masjid and the Function Hall (Ladies Hall), which are fully paid off.

  2. The purchase of cemetery plots, where MICC owns a total of 262 grave plots at Rose Hill Cemetery located on Peterson Ave in Chicago. In addition, MICC has also acquired 200 grave plots at Willow Lawn Park Cemetery in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

  3. Utilization of our Masjid for performing Daily and Friday prayers, and the ability to host other events such as Jalsas, Behra-e-Aams, and other religious gatherings. In addition, MICC hosts additional program at the Masjid or Online for its Community members.

  4. MICC has achieved an important milestone when it organized a three-day global Mahdavia Conference in Chicago in 2015. Several Murshideen and scholars from different parts of the world attended the Conference. In addition, MICC also hosted virtual conferences in 2020 and 2021.

  5. Arrangement of Taraweeh prayers, and Iftar/Dinner program each year during Ramadan, under the leadership of 6 Huffaz, who are providing selfless service to the community.

  6. Arrangement of the Shab-e-Qadr prayer each year during Ramadan for the constantly growing population within our Community across the United States.

  7. Implementation of the Nazar Mohammed Khan Educational Scholarship program. During 2009-2010, each qualified student of the Community was granted $2,500.00; if they intended to study within the fields of Political Science, Journalism, or Law. In addition to this, MICC has set up an Education Fund and helping Graduate students studying in accredited Universities across the United Stated in any field of study.

  8. Establishment of a direct deposit program (ACH) as well as PayPal in order to make it easy for the community members to donate to MICC.

  9. Establishment of Youth Programs to encourage young generation to actively participate in MICC's programs.

  10. Using the religion leadership MICC has, it provides day-long Religious Workshops, allows for open communication with community members on issues relating to Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) in addition to the Mahdavia faith and practices.

  11. MICC also offers Tajweed classes with Hafiz/Qari Syed Meeran Sahban Khundmiri as the instructor.

  12. Pre-Development of our own curriculum to provide Islamic education and the teaching of Qur’an, Hadith, and the teachings of our Imam, Mahdi-al-Ma’ud (AS) to children and elders.

  13. The setup of the MICC Relief Fund in order to help the needy during the period of pandemic.

  14. Establishment of several sub-committees to facilitate the activities of the organization.

  15. Establishment of a Matrimonial Service for the community members.

  16. Development and launch of the MICC Website.


It is important for us to mention that MICC could not function without the support of all our community members within the United States and Canada. It is your commitment, support, and effort that make this organization successful.

We Need Your Support Today!

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