About Us


The Medical Center Islamic Society (MCIS) is a group of men, women and children joined together to conserve and promote Islamic culture and teachings in the greater city of Houston

Muslims in the United States are a small minority and part of our duty is to help them achieve what other minorities has achieved.

Mishkah Center by the MCIS (Medical Center Islamic Society) is also called New Almeda Masjid or Unity Center.

The President of MISHKAH and MCIS

Dr. Salah as-Sawy (b. 1954, Fazarah, Egypt) is a senior scholar affiliated with the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America. As a youth in 1962 he won the Egyptian National Quran memorization contest. In 1976, he completed his Bachelors degree in the Faculty of Legislation and Law in al-Azhar University, going on to earn his Doctorate and an assistant professorship on the Faculty. From 1981 to 1986, he worked as an assistant professor at the prestigious Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca, and from 1987 to 1985, was Director for the Scientific Miracle Association for the Islamic World League. From 1987 to 1992, he directed the Legislative Research Center of the office of the Islamic World League in Islamabad, Pakistan. From 1992 to1995, al-Sawy was a visiting professor in the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences, a satellite campus of Saudi Arabia’s Ibn Saud Islamic University in Fairfax, Virginia. He was Director of the Legislative Research Center in the United States, as well as the Vice-President of the American Open University since its inception in 1995 until 2004. He has worked as a legislative consultant for Dar Al-Salam in Maryland and in 2009 holds the position of Secretary General for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America.


Dr Salah Al Sawy

President & Chairman


Nasser Hamdan

Vice President

What can you do…

Each and every member of the MCIS is eager to help building the community and spreading the knowledge.

We hope your donations are awarded and considered towards this great goal in our city of Houston. Support MCIS