I was invited to MCSS by one of the founding members in 1999 as part of healthcare initiative. We did not have universal healthcare at that time. MCSS wanted help people without health insurance with medical consultation and through free medical clinics. I became one of physician volunteers. The feeling of serving at MCSS turned out to be such a rewarding experience there was no turning back. We continue to strive to serve the community simply to fulfill the right of our fellow human beings on us.
My work with MCSS began in 1999, when Brother Majid Palwala invited me to open the organization’s first fundraising dinner at the Sharon Masjid with a recitation from the Quran. What an honor that turned out to be, as MSCC has become a part of my everyday life. To this day, I am so thankful to Allah for colleagues who support a platform where we can serve our community. In addition to serving as Treasurer these past seven years, I am an engineer by profession, working in the medical device industry."
I have had the privilege to volunteer for MCSS since 2001. A high school friend knew many of the founding members of MCSS, and highly recommended that I support this organization. I went to attend the first MCSS Board meeting as a potential volunteer, saw the low hanging fruit, and never left!! During my tenure as a member of the Board, I have briefly served as President and Vice President of MCSS, but the position that I have treasured for many years is my role as a Secretary of MCSS.
The founders of MCSS approached me in 2001 during a small event to introduce the organization to the Worcester community at ISGW. I was invited to join MCSS shortly after. I joined the organization because I found it to be very interesting and fulfilling work. I originally served MCSS as a volunteer, and also served as President for many years. I coordinated and hosted multiple fundraisers, events and volunteers as my role as President and found my niche through the Worcester Islamic Center. Today, I try to fulfill any other need the organization has in my capacity as a board member.
Back in 1999 there was no Muslim organization in New England that focused on the emergency financial needs of our local community. Alhamdulillah I was very fortunate to be one of the members involved in the inception of MCSS. I served as the president of MCSS for the first two years and have been continuously engaged with this organization as a board member or a volunteer.
Professionally I am an engineer, currently a consulting engineer after a 38 year career at GE Aircraft engines in massachusetts.