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Zia Makhdoom serves as founder and executive director of MakeSpace, an Islamic cultural hub and learning center in Washington, D.C. The main focus of his work has been to make the message of Islam relevant and practical to youth, young professionals, and others in the community. Makhdoom has served the Muslim community of the Washington metropolitan area as an imam, khatib, teacher, community organizer, and youth counselor for more than a decade. Prior to this, Makhdoom studied Islam and the Qur’an in Pakistan and received a degree in computer science from George Mason University.