On March 18, 2015, Mukhtar Muhammad became the second executive director for the Community Wide Shuraa Conference (CWSC). A dedicated volunteer and one of its principal architects, Mukhtar previously served as CWSC’s corporate secretary and director for strategic planning and development, and was a close advisor to former director, the late Imam Thomas Abdul-Salaam (ra), founder of the American Muslim 360 Radio Network. Imam Thomas passed away after a prolonged illness on March 2.
The transition to new leadership has been smooth and steady for the organization founded in 2013. In just under two years, the organization has institutionalized beyond its original founding members and expanded its board of directors and implemented operating guidelines to complement its bylaws and other governing documents to help leaders continue steering the organization towards its goal of building a national working intelligentsia incorporating a think tank, volunteer human resources network, and broadcasting platform. With only two years of operations, CWSC has begun providing support to other institutions as part of its charter and expect to expand its support with re-granting opportunities for outstanding community service projects.
The board of directors unanimously confirmed Mukhtar as executive director after receiving overwhelming support by nomination from CWSC volunteers across the nation.
“I am honored to have been confirmed to take the helm and to work with the board of directors, staff, and our committees and teams and other organizations in carrying forth the vision of our leader Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra),” states Mukhtar.
“Imam Mohammed asked us repeatedly to build a national working intelligentsia to improve the life for all American Muslims and the broader American society for succeeding generations, and that’s what we’re doing with Allah’s (SWT) Help and the talented group intellect we have in this country. We are finding ways to better connect our intellects to leverage our capacity for progress across the country.”
Mukhtar was born in the community identified with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra) and is an alumnus of Philadelphia’s former Muhammad University. A third generation Muslim, his parents are Muslim pioneers as well as his late grandmother and great uncle. Mukhtar brings a wealth of experience to his new leadership role as a former member of the Islamic Affairs Council appointed by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, a convener majlis ashura, Muslim Student Association president, former enlisted and commissioned naval officer and current vice president for FAMACO Publishers, LLC. Read his biography here.
Learn more about the Community Wide Shura Conference by going to their website, www.cwsconline.wordpress.com