Muslim American Society (MAS) is a charitable, religious, social, cultural, educational, and not-for-profit organization. It is a pioneering Islamic organization, an Islamic revival, and reform movement that uplifts the individual, the family, and the society.
When and where it all started
Muslim American Society (MAS) traces its historical roots back to the call of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Its more recent roots, however, could be traced to the Islamic revival movement that started evolving at the turn of the twenties century. This movement brought the call of Islam to Muslim masses all over the reestablish Islam as a total way of life.The call and the spirit of the movement reached the shores of North America with arrival of the Muslim student and immigrants in the late 50's and early 60's. These early pioneers and Islamic Movement followers established in 1963.
Muslim Student Association (MSA) of U.S and Canada as the rallying point in their endeavor to serve Islam and Muslims in the North America scene. Other services and outreach organization soon followed, such as North America Islamic Trust (NAIT), Islamic Medical Association (IMA), Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) and Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA), to name a few.
Twenty years later, Islamic Movement followers and sympathizers in North America launched the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) as an outgrowth of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) to serve the needs of the ever-growing number of indigenous Muslims and immigrants who had opted to reside permanently in North America. Since its inception, ISNA and other organizations affiliated with it have been working diligently under the leadership of many future MAS founding members towards the advancement of the cause of Islam and Muslims in North America. Mindful of the dynamic changes that are taking place within the Muslim community and its surroundings and keeping an eye on the future, a number of Islamic workers and Islamic movement followers decided in 1992, after a painstaking slow and tedious process of soul searching and consultation. to launch the Muslim American Society (MAS) to complement the work that has been accomplished in the last three decades and to lay the ground for the Islamic work needed to face the challenges of the next century.
- To present the message of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims and promote understanding between them.
- To encourage the participation of Muslims in building a virtuous and moral society.
- To offer a viable Islamic alternative to many of our societyÌs prevailing problems.
- To promote family values in accordance with Islamic teachings.
- To promote the human values that Islam come to emphasize: brotherhood, equality, justice, mercy, compassion, and peace.
- To foster unity among Muslims and Muslim organizations and encourage cooperation and coordination.
Our Methodology (Manhaj):
Comprehensive Islam which regulates all aspects of life in accordance with the Qur'an, the Sunnah, and the perfect works of Muslim Scholars.
To prepare a new generation of men and women who understand Islamic teachings, act upon them, and call others to do the same.
To go gradually from preparing a Muslim individual, to a Muslim family, to a Muslim community and society with its rightly guided leadership.
Our Area of Operation:
To work in the areas of youth, families, education, mass media, economics, etc. It is also to remind Muslims of their faith and to invite non-Muslims to Islam.
To have deep faith, strong character, good organization, and continuous work.
To train our souls to display high moral standards and noble values.
To purify the souls with learning, and to reform the society with foresightedness.
To unify the efforts of all sincere persons working for Islam. This is done through settling disagreements among ethnic groups and Islamic movements, so that they all work together under the banner of Islam.
To have you carry with us the trust of this religion so that we all enjoy a happy life in the service of the cause of Islam and increase our chances to qualify for Allah's Mercy, Pleasure, and Reward.