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Who We Are
Empowering the Muslim community of NJ through civic engagement and community organizing.

New Jersey Muslim Voice for Progress (NJMVP) was formed on March 2015 and is comprised of over 100+ New Jersey Muslim cultural, political, religious, and social organizations.
Our Mission
  • Advocate on behalf of NJ Muslims with local and state government officials, politicians, and law enforcement
  • Engage NJ Muslim individuals and organizations in community organizing
  • Empower NJ Muslim women to lead the way
  • Support youth to accomplish their goals of serving society
  • Build long-lasting relationships with like-minded organizations
  • Promote collaboration among diverse NJ Muslims
  • Encourage and nurture a culture of volunteering and service among NJ Muslims.
Our Vision
NJMVP is a grass-roots organization that aims to integrate Muslims into the social, political, and religious fabric of New Jersey. It works by building a broad New Jersey Muslim coalition that is diverse, inclusive, and effective in collaborative action to preserve the civil rights and liberties for all people.
Executive Members
NJMVP Executives
Ayaz Aslam
Ayaz Aslam
President & Trustee
Kamran Hashmi
Kamran Hashmi
Treasurer & Trustee
Sami Baig
General Secretary & Trustee
Board of Advisors
Dr. Asghar Kharazi

Dr. Kharazi has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley and has over 30 years of Industry experience as director of technology in a major chemical company. He has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers University.

He is an active community member promoting strong relations and understanding among various faith.

Azra Baig

Azra is an active member of the South Brunswick community, serving on several of the township’s commissions, including the Human Relations Commission, serving as the Chairperson, the Women’s Commission, the Municipal Alliance Commission, and the Volunteer Nurse Corp.

She is also a freelance reporter for a local news outlet and enjoys physical fitness, and is a Marathoner.

Dr. Chaudry

Dr. Chaudry graduated from the London School of Economics in 1967 and earned a Ph. D. in Economics from Tufts University (1972).

He served as Deputy Mayor in 2003 and as Mayor in 2004, becoming the first Pakistani-born Mayor in America. He was re-elected for a second three-year term on the Bernards Township Committee (2005-2007).

Sameerah Diaab

Sameerah is a Foster & Adoptive Family Services Advocate, Muslim League of Voters of New Jersey, Corresponding Secretary, Hajj Alumni Executive Board Member, and assists in coordinating the New Jersey Muslim Voice for Progress meetings among the coalitions.

She has over 40 years of experience as a Special Events Coordinator and seven years of professional experience in advocating for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents.

Jimmy Small

President of the Muslim League of Voters of New Jersey
Over 40 years of involvement in politics
Served as City Councilman in East Orange for 2 terms
Participant in numerous Muslim organizations.
Educator and Track coach for over 28 years

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We want to help you with your journey to becoming a Civic minded Muslim American and take part in the American Elections. It is both our Civic and Religious Duty to take part in helping shape America we want our Children and our Children’s Children to live in.

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