Who We Are

The Muslim Community Center (MCC) is an organization of Muslim Americans that provides a wholesome spiritual enviornment whose activities seek to strengthen the Islamic identity of young Muslims and their families, through the teachings of the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad, and his family (the Ahl al-Bayt). Many organizations exist to do just this, however, MCC is unique in its focus on teaching authentic Islamic knowledge in the English language and through culturally relevant programming for the American context.

By engaging on issues and challenges peculiar to the Western context, we hope to equip the next generation with a strong religious foundation to guide their lives as Americans, give them confidence in their religious values, commitment to their community, and inspire them to contribute positively to their broader American society.

About Our Shaykh

Shaykh Azhar Sheraze is the Scholar-In-Residence (Resident Alim) of MCC. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He began his traditional Seminary (Hawzah) studies in 2014 at the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary, under such teachers like Sayyid Sulayman Hasan, Shaykh Rizwan Arastu, and Shaykh Mukhtar Faezi, as well as through correspondence coursework from teachers in Qum, Iran.

He completed his coursework in 2019, though continues his studies. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and family.

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