Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutschland, (Cologne, Germany)

Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutschland (ZMD), the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, is a Muslim federation located in Cologne.

The Council was founded in 1994 by Nadeem Elyas, and since 2006 it has been led by Ayyub Axel Kohler. Its General Secretary is Ayman Mazyek. The organization remains one of the best-known Muslim umbrella groups in Germany, having around 800,000 members according to its own estimates. Other available figures place ZMD's membership closer to 20,000.