Project & Finance

Our Beginning

Since its establishment in 1998, Mohammadia Center of Virginia has been dedicated to serving the diverse Shia community of the Washington Metropolitan area. Comprising professionals, lifelong residents, students, and business owners, our community consists of immigrants from Pakistan and India.

Initially, we rented banquet halls for our Muharram Majalis to cater to the Shia community of Northern Virginia. In 2005, we collaborated with the Imam Ali Center, extending our programs to include the Iranian, Afghan, and Iraqi communities. However, due to the expanding community at Imam Ali Center, challenges such as limited parking space and scheduling conflicts arose. Consequently, recognizing the growing demands of our community, the need for our own community center became imperative.

On August 26th, 2016, Mohammadia Center of Northern Virginia, Inc., with the blessings of Ahl Ul Bayt (AS), officially acquired a property at 4291 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA 22192. The acquisition was made possible through a combination of cash payments, donations, and Qarz e Hasna from community members. The property is registered under the name “MOHAMMADIA CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, INC.”

Since obtaining the land, the Building Management Committee, formed by the Trustees of Mohammadia Center (MCV) and supported by the Board, has taken steps to secure building permits and repay Qarz e Hasna loans. Presently, the Center has obtained all necessary permits for the construction process. With the ongoing financial support of the community, coupled with the blessings of Allah and Ahl Ul Bayt (AS), the acquired land is free of debt and mortgage, and all pre-construction expenses are up to date and paid.

Now, more than ever, the center requires support for its construction phase, especially given the rising costs of labor and materials. The estimated construction cost is approximately four million dollars. Your continued support is crucial in making this vision a reality.



Mohammadia Center Vision lies in its belief of Tawhid (Oneness of God), Adal (Justice of God), Nubuwwat (Prophethood), Imammat (Leadership) & Qiyamat (Resurrection), collectively known as Usool e Deen (foundation of faith). Its Mission is to build a foundation in the shape of Imambargh & Community Center to spread the true value of Islam by fulfilling every aspect of the branches of religion known as Furh e Deen in Northern Virginia Area. This Center will also fulfill our Spiritual, Social, and Cultural Needs.





  1. Deliver Wilayat of Ameer Ul Mo’mineen Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (AS) as announced by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) at Ghadeer e Khum.
  2. To commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) along with his family & his companions by the hands of Yazid (LA) & his companions (LA).
  3. Propagate the Teachings of Islam as taught by Ahl Ul Bayt (AS).




To fulfill its purpose Board plans to carry on and initiate the following programs:

  1. Commemorate Masoomeen’s Shahadat and Celebrate Wiladats.
  2. Saturday or Sunday School.
  3. Youth Programs.
  4. Thursday Night (Shab e Jumma) and Friday Prayers.
  5. Quranic Classes for all ages with translation and tafseer.
  6. Holy Month of Ramazan Programs.
  7. Provide Funeral Services.
  8. Services of a Resident Alim for Center Programs and providing services for counseling, wedding, funeral etc.

Final Site

Expenses So Far.



Description Contractual Agreements Amount Paid Remaining Balance
Land Purchase 600,000.00 600,000.00 0
Qarz e Hasna (Loan) to Purchase Land 225,000.00 220,000.00 5,000.00
Pre Construction Expenses:
Architect: Loveless Porter 40,329.94 40,329.94 0
Civil Engineers/Land Survey - Ross France 67,819.00 67,819.00 0
Wetland & GeoTech (ECS Mid-Atlantic) 11,093.75 11,093.75 0
Prince William County Permit Fees 12,360.14 12,360.14 0
Compton & Dulling, LLC - (For Zoning & Easement) 56,873.89 56,873.89 0
Kittelson & Associates, Inc. - (TIA & VDOT) 40,018.50 40,018.50 0
Ridgewood III Easement 162,000.00 162,000.00 0
Christopher Consultants (Designed Entrance & Plan Stripping Plan) 17,880.00 17,880.00 0
Total 408,375.22 408,375.22 0
TOTAL LAND & EXPENSES 1,008,375.22 1,008,375.22  
Misc. Expenses:
Prince William County Property Tax 2016 to-date 77,189.25 77,189.25 0
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Payment Methods

Who is it that will offer up unto God a goodly loan, which He will amply repay?

For, such (as do so) shall have a noble reward.

(Surah Al-Hadid, 57:11)

The appropriate cost of construction of phase 1 is around Four Million US Dollars.

Charitable donations can be made via the following sources. All donations made are Tax Deductible. Mohammadia Center US Federal Tax Id 54-1899354.

Mail In Check (Highly Preferred):

Checks are payable to Mohammadia Center and can be mailed to Mohammadia Center C/o Jawaid Naqvi 3648 Serendipity Road, Woodbridge VA 22193.

VENMO: Donations can be paid via Venmo @MCVA12.

PayPal via website:

Wire Transfer:

Routing # 051400549
Account Name: Mohammadia Center of Northern Virginia
Account Number: 2018500734167
International Swift Code: WFBIUS6S

Via Monthly Online Bill Pay:

Payable to Mohammadia Center
Address: PO Box 15432 Alexandria VA 22309

Board Of Directors

Jafar H. Shah

Jafar H. Shah

President - 571-288-2488
Syed Arshad Jaffery

Syed Arshad Jaffery

Vice President - 202-344-5107
Syed Ali A. Bukhari

Syed Ali A. Bukhari

General Secretary & Treasurer - 571-216-4683
Zakir H. Zaidi

Zakir H. Zaidi

Programs Director - 540-207-4659
Syed Ajwad Naqvi

Syed Ajwad Naqvi

Director - 703-606-5998
Syed Asad A. Zaidi

Syed Asad A. Zaidi

Director - 571-422-0423
Nasir Khan

Nasir Khan

Director - 540-841-5957

Board Of Trustees

Syed Jawwad Shirazi

Syed Jawwad Shirazi

Chairman - 703-303-0438
Wazir Chagla

Wazir Chagla

Vice Chairman - 703-321-6582
Jawaid Naqvi

Jawaid Naqvi

Trustee - 703-909-8647
Syed Shahid Tirmizi

Syed Shahid Tirmizi

Trustee - 571-437-0120
Syed Zulfiqar Zaidi

Syed Zulfiqar Zaidi

Trustee - 703-3428427