Announcing Active Citizenship within the Muslim Community

March 22, 2007

Source: The American Muslim Press Release


An interesting new site has just gone online at

This site is designed to aggregate the energy and talent of the Muslim community and actively put it to use in making the world a better place. This week, is launching simultaneously in the US, UK, and Canada, with more countries coming online soon.

According to Shahed Amanullah, a Board Member and the guiding spirit behind this project: "There are many things that we as Muslims can do to head off a “clash of civilizations”, but the most effective and dignified way to “win the hearts and minds” of our fellow citizens is to show that we care about causes important to everyone, not just ourselves. This site was meant to introduce Muslims to causes in their community, and bring a visible Muslim presence to local community efforts.

But it doesn’t end there. I feel that our collective talent and energy is greatly underutilized in the defense of our community. I designed this site to tap into the collective creativity of the Muslim community - not just the “geeks”, but the average Muslim. New ideas, information, and projects can be created by anyone, and site members vote with their membership on what they feel are the best and most effective ones. Issue-oriented groups (similar to what you may have seen on Facebook) allow participants to not only talk about causes that affect them, but take action using an innovative “projects” feature that is unique to"