Chaplains

The following committed individuals support CML’s efforts to care for college students and Muslim communities in the Baltimore-Washington area:

Tarif Shraim 

Tarif Shraim is the Muslim chaplain at the University of Maryland, College Park. Over the past two decades, Tarif has provided mentorship, pastoral care and coaching to Muslim college students and community members throughout Maryland. He frequently lectures on theology, spirituality, and emotional development and has special interest in the intersection between spirituality and positive psychology.

Tarif is the co-founder and executive director of the Center for Muslim Life at Maryland, and has served as an Imam in the Baltimore-Washington area for several years.

Muneer Zuhurudeen
Muneer Zuhurudeen is proud to be a Prince George’s County native and an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2013, he graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and started work at an automotive safety firm doing data analytics. Driven by a desire for grounding in the Islamic sciences, he left his job after two years to study classical Arabic full time at Bayyinah Institute in Dallas, TX.

After successfully graduating from the Bayyinah Dream program, he spent a year at Qalam Institute under the tutelage of Shaykh Abdulnasir Jangda and Mufti Hussain Kamani studying foundational Islamic academic disciplines and community development. He has experience in giving khutbahs in the local community, leading halaqas, teaching Arabic and Quranic studies, as well as providing mentorship and general counseling.

He has worked in various volunteer capacities in the past with organizations including UMD MSA, DC MIST, the UMD Muslim Alumni of Maryland Association and CMLMD. He’s passionate about working with young Muslims to help them discover their full potential.

Muneer is currently a new Associate Chaplain and mentor for the Center for Muslim Life at Maryland. He is deeply passionate about working with Muslim youth and hopes to apply his knowledge, experience and religious training in his new role at CML. His primary role will be to provide mentorship to Muslim students in local college campuses and mosques and to lead educational classes and programs that can help foster their spiritual, religious and emotional development.