Qasim Rashid

Virginia State Senate, District 28

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Qasim’s story in Virginia began 32 years ago when he immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. He and his family left a country that persecutes them for their faith, denies them even the right to vote, to a nation founded on the ideals of freedom and justice. Qasim believes in service, leadership, and compassion. He is a proud American, a Muslim, and above all a devoted father and husband.

Qasim earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and has a long track record of serving diverse communities in Virginia. This includes his work to combat domestic and sexual violence against women, criminal justice reform, and advancing healthcare and education access.

To that end Qasim has written numerous books, given hundreds of interviews, and testified before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom to protect the rights of persecuted religious minorities around the world. Likewise, Qasim has worked with the US Government to improve national security here at home, while upholding the United States Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Qasim also works as a consultant to help small businesses and non-profits improve their corporate strategies, messaging, and innovation. He loves interfaith dialogue, running marathons, reading, and spending time with his wife and children. Qasim, his wife Ayesha, and their three children attend worship services at the Masroor Mosque in Manassas, VA.

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