Islam Selected Links

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Aga Khan Visual Archives: Mosques in the United States
Includes images of purpose-built mosques in the U.S., from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at M.I.T.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the U.S.
Site of the U.S. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

All-American Muslim on The Learning Channel (TLC)
Reality TV show featuring an Arab American Muslim family living in Dearborn, Michigan. Aired 2011-2012.

The American Muslim
A forum that is inclusive of “various points of view (based on Qur’an and Sunnah) representing no one school of thought, ethnic group or organization”; gives special emphasis to intra- and inter-religious dialogue. Established in 1989 and edited by Sheila Masaji.

American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
Organization focusing on Muslim participation in American political life.

American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) (Archive)
An umbrella organization of Muslim advocacy groups working to define issues of common concern and develop strategies for effective political participation.

American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism (AMILA)
Established in 1992, AMILA’s community-building efforts focus on youth, education and activism.

ASMA Society
Founded in 1997, this organization seeks to foster “an American-Muslim identity” and to build bridges with the American public. This site features the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow blog.

Azizah Magazine
A publication that “reflects the experiences and perspectives of Muslim women living in North American society.” Edited by Tayyibah Taylor.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
Established in Philadelphia in 1971, the Fellowship studies the teachings of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a Sufi saint.

Bridges TV
The American Muslim Lifestyle Network is a 24-hour, English-language cable channel.

Cordoba Initiative
Dedicated to “healing the relationship between the Islamic world and the West” through multi-faith dialogue.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
With headquarters in Washington, D.C. and chapters across America, CAIR’s mission is to: “enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”

Council on Islamic Education (CIE)
Founded by Shabbir Mansuri in 1990, the Council on Islamic Education aims “to support and strengthen American public education” by working with policymakers, publishers, educators, and the media. (Website no longer available)

“Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.”
A report published in August 2011 by the Center for American Progress. Written by Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir.

Fiqh Council of North America
A body of Islamic scholars in the U.S. and Canada that responds to issues of concern for the Muslim community.

Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, and the American Dream (2011)
A documentary film about a predominately Muslim high school football team in Dearborn, Michigan. Directed by Rashid Ghazi.

Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS)
Part of Cordoba University in Ashburn, Virginia; offers a ten-month Master of Arts in Social Studies: Islamic Studies degree. (website no longer available)

“IamY Convention 2012: Let’s Get Inspired” (2012)
Youtube video promoting the IamY Convention for “inspiring American Muslim Youth.”

ING: Islamic Speakers Bureau
Site of the Islamic Networks Group, based in San Jose, California.

The Institute of Islamic Information and Education (III&E)
Chicago-based organization producing brochures about Islam in English and Spanish; special emphasis on outreach to non-Muslims.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies
An organization “promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.”

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
An Islamic intellectual forum in Herndon, Virginia, supporting research, organizing conferences, and publishing scholarly works.

Islam in the West Program


Islamic Center of America
A landmark mosque located in Dearborn, Michigan; one of America’s oldest and most vital Muslim communities.

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
National, non-sectarian grassroots organization for Muslims; also operates a toll-free information line and website for non-Muslims at

Islamic Horizons
Magazine published by the Islamic Society of North America.

Islamic Information and Services Foundation
Organization that aims “to help promote dialogue, mutual respect and understanding across cultural and religious lines, and thus work towards realization of real world peace through cooperative efforts” in education and combating stereotypes.

Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)
Professional association for Muslim physicians and other health care professionals; provides medical supplies and personnel, holds annual conferences, and publishes the bi-monthly Journal of Islamic Medical Association (JIMA).

Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Since 1993, ING has provided educational programming related to Muslims and Islam; ING works with the media, law enforcement, schools and corporations.

Islamic Relief USA
International relief organization founded in 1993 with U.S. headquarters in Buena Park, California.

The Islamic Schools League of America “Fast Facts about Full-Time Islamic Schools in the United States”
An online resource for information about full-time Islamic schools in America, written by Karen Keyworth. Published 25 April 2008.

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
Established in 1995 to “promote communications, understanding, cooperation and coordination among the Muslim communities in Southern California.”

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Association of Muslim organizations and individuals providing a wide range of services for the Muslim community in the U.S.; publishes Islamic Horizons magazine.
Search by zipcode or state to find nearest Islamic centers, mosques (masajid), and Islamic organizations; prayer times are also included.

Ismaili Heritage Society
Maintains the online FIELD database (First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database) with numerous resources related to Ismailism.

Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Engages in advocacy and educational efforts related to human rights in Islam.

Louis Farrakhan (Minister Farrakhan) on Twitter
Twitter feed of Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam.

The Mosque Cares
An Islamic community associated with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed; formerly known as the “Ministry of W. Deen Mohammed.”

Muslim American Society (MAS)
Founded in 1992, the main projects of the MAS include the Islamic American University, the American Muslim magazine, the Freedom Foundation – which focuses on Muslim civic participation – and the Council on Islamic Schools.

Muslim Journal Online
Weekly newspaper and successor to Muhammad Speaks, the publication of the Nation of Islam.

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
With offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., MPAC defines its mission as “working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives.”

Muslim Students Association (MSA)
Web site of national student association, founded in 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The Muslim Sunrise
Online newspaper of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, edited by Falahud Din Shams, and first published in print as The Moslem Sunrise by Dr. Mufti Muhammed Sadiq in 1921.

Muslim Women’s League (MWL)
Through publications and presentations, MWL works to “implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal, and vital contributors to society.”  

Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE)
Educational organization based in Peoria, Illinois which emphasizes Tasawwuf, the Sufi path.

Nation of Islam (NOI)
Under the leadership of Minister Louis Farrakhan, this Chicago-based organization follows the teachings of Elijah Muhammad; publishes The Final Call.

North American Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities Organization (NASIMCO)
Established in 1986, NASIMCO works to unify Shia Ithna-Asheri organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life “Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream”
A report based on research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Published 22 May 2007.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life “Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism”
A report based on research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Published August 30, 2011.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life “The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity”
A report based on research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Published August 9, 2012. Your Virtual Mosque
Blog of Imam Suhaib Webb, imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Boston’s Cultural Center, with content contributors who seek to “enhance the spiritual and religious development of Muslims through sound, balanced, and moderate Islamic teachings.”

United Muslims of America (UMA)
The first non-partisan Muslim public affairs organization in the U.S., established in 1982; UMA has a special interest in interfaith relations.

U.S. Department of State: Muslim Life in America
Provides a range of resources including speeches, articles, and official texts related to Islam.

Women in Islam
A coalition of Muslim women working on human rights and social justice issues.

Zaytuna Institute
An educational institute providing ongoing courses in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as a distance-learning program; publishes the semi-annual journal, Seasons.