Our Mission is to secure the future of Islam in America with Muslims who are distinguished in American society by their positive contributions and the setting of good example with their actions and behaviors to others.
Our Core Values
Mercy that is eternal, universal, and unlimited, “And We have sent you as a mercy to all the worlds.” (21:107)
Justice that does not tilt or swerve, “O you who have attained to faith be ever steadfast in upholding equity, bearing witness to the truth for the sake of God, even if it is against your own selves or your ancestors and kinsfolk. Whether the person concerned is rich or poor, God’s claim takes precedence over either of them. Do not then follow your own desires lest you swerve from justice. And if you distort [the truth] God is indeed aware of all that you do.” (4:135)
Respect and Dignity is bestowed on the entire human race without discrimination. “Indeed, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam, and borne them over land and sea, and provided for them sustenance out of the good things of life and favored them above all of Our creation.” (17:70)
Freedom from tyranny, compulsion or intimidation. “There shall be no coercion in matters of faith. The right guidance has been made clear from error. So whoever rejects the powers of evil and believes in God has indeed taken hold of the most secure of support. And God is all-hearing and allknowing.” (2:256)
Peace is the normal and basic foundation of human relations. Peace should not be violated unless the alternative will be tyranny and oppression that cannot be stopped by other means. “As for those who do not fight against you on account of your faith, and do not drive you away from your homes, God does not forbid you to show them kindness and to behave towards them with full equity for verily, God loves those who act equitably.” (60:8) “And if they incline toward peace, then you too should incline toward it and place your trust in God for verily He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing.” (8:61)
Participation and accountability. “And those who respond to their Sustainer and uphold prayers and their matters are handled through mutual consultation among themselves.” (42:38). According to the Prophetic tradition, “Each of you is a Shepherd and is accountable for your flock.” And according to the precedence that was set by our master, Abu Bakr, upon succeeding the Prophet as the leader of the Muslim community, he made it absolutely clear in his first public statement to the people that he was accountable to the community and that they were to correct him if he ever fell into error.
Service to humanity. “Verily, those who have attained to faith, as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, and the Sabians-all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds-shall have
their reward with their Sustainer; and no fear shall they have and neither shall they grieve.” (2:62) “And in whose wealth there is a rightful share for those in need and those who are deprived.” (51:19)
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