- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 9, 2006

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Dr. Abdul Majeed, a leader of Frederick’s rapidly growing Islamic community, died Jan. 26 of brain cancer. He was 67.

The family practitioner was the first president of the Islamic Society of Frederick when it formed about 12 years ago, said Khalil Elshazly, the group’s current president.

He credited Dr. Majeed with working to establish Frederick County’s first mosque and first Islamic cemetery, both in the past five years.

Before then, Muslims living in the Frederick area traveled to Hagerstown, Md., to worship. Before that, they would gather in Dr. Majeed’s office, society members said.

Dr. Majeed was the first person buried in the society’s cemetery, said Fatma Mohamed, a group member.

Besides his private practice, from which he retired in 2003, Dr. Majeed was physician to the Maryland School for the Deaf.

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