We are a non-profit organization that supports good causes and positive change in India’s Muslims & minorities
Our mission is to help India’s Muslims & minorities achieve security, freedom and equality – Their rights as citizens of India.
Provide economic and educational assistance to orphans and destitute children.
Provide immediate relief to victims of communal violence and/or natural disasters.
Provide information about the status of minorities and Muslims of India.
Who We Are
Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which began in 1981. We are located at 849 Independence Ave. Suite A, Mountain View, CA 94043. We work year round to assess the needs of Muslims and minorities in poverty struck areas of India and develop projects based on their needs. We have a dedicated team, visionary leaders and over 100 organizations on site in India to improve social structures and economic opportunities so minorities & Muslims in India can have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, have a voice in decisions that affect them and live and work in dignity.
What We Do
We strive to bring awareness of the status of Muslims and minorities in India with the intention of one day alleviating poverty. The donations we raise from individuals throughout the United States and United Kingdom, fund our charitable projects in India and help us meet our objectives.
When you donate to IMRC, you are supporting a network of more than 100 organizations in India which range from providing services in education, social welfare institutions to medical clinics, emergency relief and much more.
Board of Directors 2021
President – Maqsood Quadri
Maqsood Quadri is a Senior Environmental Manager, geologist and hydrogeologist. He serves as President of IMRC and Downtown Islamic Center Chicago. He has been in community service for last 30 years. He helped establish a multi-specialty hospital and is currently working on establishing a university through IMRC in India.
Vice President – Javed Sikander
Javed Sikander is an American Muslim of Indian origin living in Seattle, Washington. He has been involved in various social initiatives and humanitarian work for the past 20 years.
Vice President – Nusrat Deen
Nusrat Deen is the founding member, President and CEO at multiple research sites including Apex Medical Research, with a background in accounting and SAP systems management. She has successfully led six diverse healthcare services organizations. She have been a long time volunteer of IMRC, including the India Health Initiative.
Secretary – Sumaira Arastu
“I am honored to serve you all on IMRC‘s Board. One of the core values my family has instilled in me is the importance of giving. My parents have taught me that everything belongs to God and as such we must honor and respect all of His creation through kindness and charitable acts. I hope to embody my parents’ lessons by serving on the Board.”
Altaf Ghori – Board Member
Altaf is a Director at Moody’s Analytics. He has over fifteen years of business development and strategy experience in software, data and analytics for financial services companies. Altaf received his MBA from University of Southern California (USC) and started the San Francisco Muslim Urban Professionals (Muppies) Chapter and later served on the Executive Board. He has been a long time volunteer for IMRC focusing on the Summer Volunteer Program and event planning.
Rauf Patel – Board Member
Abdul Rauf Patel is from Surat, Gujarat, India. He is a semiconductor process engineer. He was directly responsible for the solar cell for Pathfinder that was sent to Mars by NASA. He also is a board member of Muslim Mortuary & Cemetery Committee (MMCC) in Southern California.
Dr. Asma Safder – Board Member
Dr. Asma Safder, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in FL and has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Osmania Medical College, Medical School. She is passionate philanthropist and believes in giving back to the community, especially through IMRC for India’s poverty struck communities.
Homaira Naseem – Board Member
Homaira Naseem is a graduate of Aligarh Muslim University and has a master’s degree in Organic Chemistry. She has been a Research and Development Engineer for 35 years and has been awarded four patents. She was a National Delegate for Bernie Sanders from Massachusetts in 2016 and past president & founding member of IMRC, New England Chapter. She helped establish Khidmat Clinic in India through IMRC for free health care for women and children.
Board of Trustees 2021
Zafar Shaikh – Chairman of Board of Trustees
Zafar Shaikh received his MS in Pharmacy from University of Michigan and MBA from Santa Clara University. He worked for 30 years at a pharmaceutical company, Syntex. Now retired, he dedicates his time volunteering for IMRC. He has previously served as IMRC‘s President and Vice President.
Manzoor Ghori – Co Chairman and Executive Director
Manzoor Ghori is passionate about community service and has been involved with several organizations, including being the founder and Executive Director of IMRC. He emigrated from Hyderabad, India in 1968. He graduated with BS from Osmania University Bachelor’s and continued with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the U.S. A retired clinical scientist of 30 years, he’s now devoted entirely to IMRC.
Najmul Hai – Board of Trustees
Najmul Hai is a Program Manager for a software company. He has worked in the the Bay Area of CA for 25 years. He’s been involved with IMRC for over 15 years trying to assist Muslims in India to elevate their condition. He has also previously served on IMRC‘s Board as Secretary and Treasurer.
Saqib Syed – Board of Trustees
Saqib Syed is an investor, entrepreneur and software executive with over 25 years of experience as an Operator building high tech products and companies. In 2012, Saqib was voted as the top 50 influential people in New England. Saqib has also previously served on the IMRCBoard of Directors from 2011 to 2020. He received his Master’s in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Michigan and MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Dr. Alam Jahangir – Board of Trustees
Dr. Jahangir is a small molecule based drug discovery scientist with over 25 years of industry experience. Since 2011, he has been workingat the Stanford School of Medicine in the Department of Neuroscience. In 1991, he was introduced to IMRC. “I was so impressed with IMRC‘s relief work and helping of disadvantaged Muslim families in India, I stayed involved with the organization to help her to the best of my abilities.”
849 Independence Ave,
Mountain View, CA 94043
+1 (650) 856-0440
We are a non-profit organization that supports good causes and positive change in India’s Muslims & minorities.