Utah Muslim Civic League

“The example of those who spend their wealth in the cause of GOD is that of a grain that sprouts into seven ears, each bearing one hundred grains. And God multiplies ˹the reward even more˺ to whoever He wills. For god is All-Bountiful, All-Knowing.”

Quran 2:261

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Utah Muslim Civic League is launching its First “Utah Muslim Turkey Drive” to bring free turkeys to the families in need in our neighborhoods.Through the generous contributions of members of our community, we hope to successfully raise funds to pay for 2,000 turkeys to give them out to families who would otherwise not have them on their tables. We need YOUR help to help our neighbors this holiday season. Donate Generously!

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 Contribute to our cause and help us raise enough money to provide 2,000 turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving

 
Donated: 219 Goal: 2,000 Turkeys
 
 

Our Mission:

Empower.

We provide a voice to undeserved communities.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Utah Muslim Civic League’s mission is to educate and empower citizens to be civically engaged in political and non political action.

 
 

Our Impact

With a constituency of 60,000 Muslims and an active voter base of over 15,000 registered Muslim voters, we demonstrated in the 2018 elections that the Muslim vote matters and counts. Many of our constituents are immigrants and refugees from 120 different nationalities. Given their experience with a corrupt system in their home country, the perceived notion was that their vote does not matter or count. We proved this notion false in key election that was decided by just over 600 votes.

 

60k+

Utah Muslims

We represent 60,000 Muslims, 120 different nationalities, in the State of Utah.

 

15k+

Registered muslim voters

Our active voter database consists of over 15,000 active voters.

 
 

750+

new Voters registered in 2018

Worked with community leaders to register over 750 new first time voters.

 

Our Team

Avais Ahmed

Avais Ahmed is an experienced ecommerce business owner. His primary experience is Footwear and Fashion online. He has sold over 1 million pairs of shoes online and has gone as a founder and board member of several other ecommerce companies. He loves to read and learn and is passionate about giving back. He has been involved in the Islamic Society of Salt Lake in various positions including: Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer and Vice President. He was a co-founder in Oasis of Hope which gave scholarships to students who were from diverse backgrounds committed to community service.

Luna Banuri

Luna is a seasoned consultant with 25 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit sectors in strategy, community and organizational development An articulate communicator, recognized for advocating and fostering social justice policies based on diversity and inclusion. Luna evolved her legal education background and expertise into a distinguished consulting practice. She has held leadership roles managing corporate multi-cultural/inclusion initiatives, complemented by experience as an entrepreneur. She is founder and director of TeleTaleem, a non-profit enterprise focusing on helping leverage the power of technology, innovative approaches, and partnerships to solve the toughest global development challenges in Education.

Shariq Khan

Shariq Khan is a 20 year veteran of the banking industry who has served in various executive roles with several financial institutions such as American Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Summit Financial Resources and currently is with First Utah Bank as a Vice President. He is one of the co-founders of Utah Muslim Network, a charity organization, and previously served as a board member of Utah Muslim Forum and Utah Islamic Center.


Omar Rauf

Omar Rauf is an experienced eCommerce and digital marketing professional who currently works in nonprofit development. His current position is the Digital Philanthropy Manager at The Younique Foundation whose mission is to prevent childhood sexual abuse. He is an IT and Outreach volunteer for the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake and has served as a teacher at Khadeeja Masjid Weekend school for over a decade. Omar also one of the assistant scout leaders one of Utah's first Boy Scout chapter serving Muslims and Refugees.

Omar was born and raised in Utah. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Economic from the University of Utah. He enjoys reading, sports and the great outdoors.

Jamal Batar

Jamal Batar is an experience renewable energy developer. Jamal is currently the Interconnection Manager for Dimension Renewable Energy, leading interconnection efforts across the United States. Previously, Jamal worked with Tesla and SolarCity as an Interconnection Manager leading the deployment of over 100 MW of storage and solar; Jamal has personally interconnected 45 MW of storage and solar projects.

Jamal holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah, and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University.

Harris Khan  Experienced finance professional with extensive experience in the banking sector specifically to include commercial and corporate banking. Committed to personal development, stakeholder success, and overall integrity of commercial deals through the careful analysis of data, trends, and research. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change, meet critical deadlines, and contribute effectively through meaningful collaboration in a team environment. Proficiently evaluates corporate credit structures, performs financial analysis, completes commercial underwriting, and manages complex ad-hoc projects. He has been a part of the community in SLC for over 30 years. He has a passion for sports, exercising and giving back.

Harris Khan

Experienced finance professional with extensive experience in the banking sector specifically to include commercial and corporate banking. Committed to personal development, stakeholder success, and overall integrity of commercial deals through the careful analysis of data, trends, and research. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change, meet critical deadlines, and contribute effectively through meaningful collaboration in a team environment. Proficiently evaluates corporate credit structures, performs financial analysis, completes commercial underwriting, and manages complex ad-hoc projects. He has been a part of the community in SLC for over 30 years. He has a passion for sports, exercising and giving back.

Amir Arain

Dr. Amir M. Arain was born in Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia. After finishing his high school in Saudi Arabia, he went back to Karachi, Pakistan to do his medical school. He graduated from Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi in 1994. He did his professional training at Vanderbilt University and later stayed on as faculty for 18 years. Professionally he is a Professor, Neurologist and specializes in Epilepsy at University of Utah Medical Center.

He has been affiliated with Islamic Center of Nashville 1999-2017 and has served on its board as secretary, director of public relations, vice-President and President. He is a firm believer in social justice, civil liberties and human rights and has worked with Nashville Peace and Justice Center. He strives to foster tolerance, love and better understanding among human beings.

Asfend Yar Dogar

Asfend is an experienced professional in the Banking Industry, relocating to Salt Lake City in 2017. Prior to SLC, Asfend was working at a global investment firm in his home-country of UK where he obtained a Bachelors and Masters in Economics from City University London.

Asfend was a Vice-Treasurer in the Islamic Society of City during his studies and professional career. He has continued those efforts in USA, volunteering for Utah Muslim Civic League and local charitable programs through his employment. Asfend is an avid sports fan and believes in giving back to the community by working together.