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Hoosiers across the state have been asking the same question: what’s next? What more can we do to support the Black Lives Matter movement? And for Muslim Hoosiers especially: how do we translate our faith and beliefs into action? There have been worldwide protests associated with the death of George Floyd, demanding that lawmakers reform the policies and laws that govern police officers.

On Wednesday, July 15th from 7-8pm, we will have a conversation with State Representative Cherrish Pryor about the legislative process at the State and local level and Kenneth Allen of Black Lives Matter, on future goals of the Movement. This webinar will be led and moderated by Judge David Shaheed.

Join us: register now through Zoom or tune in through Facebook Live!

A panel of medical professionals from the Al-Salam Foundation and Masjid Al-Fajr communities has determined a set of Mosque Reopening Guidelines that cover details from risk factors, resources and safety recommendations, and spiritual/mental wellness needs.

Note: This guidance seeks to advise Indianapolis mosque leaders on how best to resume congregational services safely from a medical perspective. It is understandable that every mosque board makes different decisions. These guidelines are intended to aid community leaders in making such decisions.

Committee Members:
Dr. Nadeem Ikhlaqee
Dr. Shamaila Waseem
Dr. Faisal Khan
Dr. Sakib Khalid
Dr. Rahila Qazi
Dr. Mohammad Alhaddad
Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed
Dr. Waqar Mahmoud
Dr. Eyas Raddad

Indiana Muslim Community Statement of Solidarity

The Muslim Alliance of Indiana and Muslim Hoosiers across the state stand firm in our commitment to amplifying the voice of those seeking justice from oppression. Our support is with the African American community and the wider BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community across the nation as they strive towards this cause. We stand in solidarity with peaceful protests across the country calling for change, as more and more people of color are disproportionately victims of police brutality, hate crimes, racism and bigotry.  We commit ourselves, as a community, to take the necessary steps to collaborate with and listen to our black and African American communities, and plan to share the next steps in the coming weeks. 

We also urge the law enforcement community throughout the state of Indiana as well as across the nation to respond with calm as protesters exercise their Constitutional right to free speech and assembly.  

The Quran says “O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives.” (Surah An-Nisa, Ayah 135). 

We call on all Muslim Hoosiers to uphold the tenets of our faith, in collaboration with our brothers and sisters of all faiths and backgrounds, in combating oppression, regardless of race, faith or ethnicity. There can be no justice for one without justice for all.

In peace and solidarity,

Fatima Hussain
Board President
Muslim Alliance of Indiana 

Hiba Alami
Executive Director
Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network

Ahmed Alamine
Imam
Indianapolis Muslim Community Association

Osama Saad
Imam
Al-Azhar Foundation

Richard A. McKinney, BSW
Former President
Muncie Islamic Center

Sarfraz S. Khan, MD
President
Geist Community Center (Masjid Omar)

Ismail Abdul-Aleem
Amir/Imam
Masjid al-Mumineen

Nadeem Ikhlaq, M.D.
Chairperson
Al Salam Foundation

Shamaas Nyazee
President
AlHussnain Seminary
Board member
Masjid E Noor

Hydre Abdullah
Shura Member
Muslim Community Center

Arman Siddiqui, MD
President
Alhuda Foundation

Seyed R. Zarabadi
President
Islamic Association of Kokomo


If you are an Indiana Muslim organization and would like to add your signature, please send an email to info@indianamuslims.org.

This morning, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana was made aware of a drive-by shooting that occurred at an Indianapolis mosque, Masjid-E-Noor, on Sunday, May 24th after the evening prayer. While the building did retain some damage, we are extremely grateful that no one was hurt physically. No faith community should have to worship in fear for their lives, ever.

We understand that the Masjid-E-Noor leadership has been working with law enforcement to seek answers and ensure the safety of their congregation before making a public announcement. The mosque is also working on taking several precautions including installing bullet proof windows and arranging for police patrol/protection. We encourage anyone who has any information to reach out directly to law enforcement, and avoid spreading any information that has not been confirmed by the mosque’s leaders. However, this unfortunate incident must serve as a reminder for local mosques as well as law enforcement to work diligently to prioritize the safety of our faith communities, especially on days of religious celebrations.

For more information, please see the advisory issued by Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network below and tune in to the press conference tomorrow morning.

Media Advisory: click here to read

Apply for your absentee ballot form completely online in 2 easy steps:

  1. Click to download and fill out this PDF to apply
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The form must be received by Thursday, May 21 at 11:59pm in your time zone.

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Did you know?

  • Roughly a quarter of American Muslims remain disengaged at the ballot box.
  • Muslim young adults’ participation in the midterms is sluggish in contrast with their generational peers in the general population (52% vs. 72%) as well as compared to their elders in the community (71%).
  • Some good news: The 2018 midterm elections witnessed historic numbers of Muslim candidates running for public office. That year, 23 Muslims declared candidacy for statewide or national office.

Source: American Muslim Poll 2019, ISPU.org