Central Council of Muslims in Germany

The Cen­tral Coun­cil of Mus­lims in Ger­many (Zen­tral­rat der Mus­lime in Deutschland))(ZMD) is an Islam­ic umbrel­la orga­ni­za­tion with mem­ber asso­ci­a­tions being mon­i­tored by the Ger­man domes­tic intel­li­gence agency. Although the Ger­man Fed­er­al Agency for Civic Edu­ca­tion esti­mates that the ZMD rep­re­sents less than one per­cent of all Ger­man Mus­lims direct­ly, it is regard­ed as the gov­ern­men­t’s main dia­logue part­ner for soci­etal issues about Islam and the local Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty. One of ZMD’s found­ing mem­bers until its 2019 sus­pen­sion was the Deutsche Mus­lim­is­che Gemein­schaft (DMG), rep­re­sent­ing the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB) in Germany.