Our Story

After the events of 9/11, misinformation regarding Muslims and Islam rapidly spread throughout the nation and Indiana alike. A small group of leaders within the Muslim Hoosier community realized that the most effective path to dispel these misconceptions was to rally Muslim Hoosiers together and to encourage civic engagement.

From this small group, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana was born. Since its inception, MAI has consistently worked for an Indiana that not only ensures social justice for Muslims, but for all Hoosiers. We recognize that in bringing Muslims together, we reignite those tenets of our faith that lead us to serve and to dedicate ourselves to a better world. We are committed to developing educational, social, and out­reach programs that fos­ter cooperation and understanding both with other religious communities and civic and service organizations.

As the Muslim Alliance of Indiana celebrates its second decade of service, our five areas of focus are JusticeInterfaithYouthHunger, and Engagement guide us towards ensuring that the diverse needs of Hoosiers are met by providing legal services, creating partnerships with religious and nonreligious organizations, developing leadership among youth, combatting hunger, and empowering women and minority leaders through networking opportunities.

We believe peace and understanding are not simply a destination, but a journey and we hope you will join us for the ride.

Together let’s ADVOCATE, EMPOWER, ENGAGE, COLLABORATE, and SERVE.