About the Chamber

The IL Muslim Chamber of Commerce (ILMCC) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote economic growth and development within the Muslim community. The chamber is committed to providing resources and support to Muslim-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, enabling them to thrive and contribute to the local economy.

The ILMCC provides a range of services to its members, including networking opportunities, business development programs, and advocacy on behalf of the Muslim business community. Through these efforts, the chamber seeks to build a strong and vibrant economic ecosystem that benefits not only its members but also the broader community.

The chamber’s initiatives are driven by the belief that a robust and inclusive economy is essential for building strong and cohesive communities. By fostering entrepreneurship and supporting business growth, the IMCC is helping to create


The mission of the Illinois Muslim Chamber of Commerce (ILMCC) is to empower and support Muslim-owned businesses in Illinois. We aim to foster economic growth, promote entrepreneurship, and facilitate networking opportunities within the Muslim business community. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, we strive to create an inclusive environment that encourages the success and prosperity of Muslim entrepreneurs and contributes to the overall economic development of the state.  


The vision of the Illinois Muslim Chamber of Commerce (ILMCC) is to be a leading catalyst for economic empowerment and prosperity within the Muslim business community in Illinois. We envision a vibrant ecosystem where Muslim-owned businesses thrive, contribute to the local economy, and play a vital role in shaping a diverse and inclusive business landscape. Through our advocacy, resources, and strategic partnerships, we aim to create an environment that fosters entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable growth, while promoting the values of integrity, collaboration, and social responsibility

About the Chamber

Board of Directors

We are governed by a 6-member Board of Directors and our services are provided by a valuable group of volunteers, business leaders, and professional staff.  For more information on us or any of our programs, please contact us at info@ilmchamber.org

Shafeek Abubaker


Mortgage Loan Officer
Shafeek is into mortgage loan business (NMLS#2326285) with a passion to help individuals and families achieve their homeownership dreams. Shafeek has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. Outside of businesses, he serves on several boards, including the Board of Fire and Police of Naperville, Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS), and The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). 


President of Chi-Care
President of AVCS Chicago Inc
Vice President of Islam in Prison
Manager at Midwestern University

Farhan is a Certified Technology Expert and Guru in the Audio Visual Engineering field, Top Tech Consultant and a Business Entrepreneur. Farhan resides in the Western Suburbs of Chicago where he lives with his wife and their two children.

Farhan Ahmed

Vice President – Membership

Zahra Antar

BOD & Vice President

Real Estate Broker at Antar Realty
BOD Vice President at ILMCC
BOD at ICW and HR chair
BOD at Vice president at Madina Community
Board of advisory at ICNA Relief

Zahra Antar is married and a mother of three children. She has -BA in Arts – visual communication from the Lebanese University. BA degree in Nonprofit management emphasis on Community Leadership and Civic Engagement at Northern Illinois (NIU). Currently pursuing her Master in Public administration – MPA at NIU.

Mrs. Antar has been in the Real estate business since 2010, She also manages multiple LLC.

Prior professional expertise at Bank of America as Web Analyst. Mrs. Antar has been involved with multiple nonprofit organizations since 2007

She is currently a Board of director at Madina community.

Mrs. Antar is Board member and Human sources committee chair at Islamic Center of Wheaton.

She has extensive experience working with ICNA Relief Chicago and is a member of their Board of Advisory.
She is currently serving as BOD & Vise president at Illinois Muslim Chamber of Commerce

Owner of Northwest General Contractors, Inc.

Omar Graduated from Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. After working as a civil engineer for three years following graduation, Omar fed his hunger for entrepreneurship by starting his own construction business, which is still in operation today. Omar serves on the boards of two private schools in the Western Suburbs of Chicago where he lives with his wife and their three children.

Omar Ali

Thabraize Ahmed

Owner of C&A Financial

Thabraize Ahmed is currently the owner of C&A Financial, an accounting firm located in Rolling Meadows, IL which specializes in book-keeping and payroll for small and medium business including many nonprofits Islamic schools and masjids all over the USA. They also handle income tax preparation for individuals, businesses and nonprofits.

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