MAPS President’s Messages

MAPS condemns terror attack which struck the heart of London

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, “Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32) MAPS stands with the people of the world to......

Blessed to live in Washington

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you Dear Community, Last Eid, Governor Jay Inslee took the podium at MAPS and addressed the Muslim community in our great state of Washington. Governor Inslee told us that in light of challenges across the country it is “not......

Together We Stand For Justice for All

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, “Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.” [Quran 16:90] “People, beware of injustice, for injustice shall be......

How you can help

Combating Islamophobia  Action and Resource List: ->Educate Yourself about Islam and What’s Happening ◦ Check out Islamfactcheck.org (for common false assertions and factual responses) ◦ Check out the FAQ at Islamic Network Group (for answers to questions about Islam) ◦ Learn about the Islamophobia network:......

Thank YOU / Sign Restoration Ceremony

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace and blessings be upon you “He who does not thank people, does not thank God.”  [Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)] “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that......

Hate Crimes: How you can help

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you all The large granite sign in front of the MAPS building was vandalized over the week-end.  It appears that someone took a sledgehammer and tried to smash the slab bearing the institution’s name and logo.  We have taken......

MAPS to Participate in “Islam in the Public Square”

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, Please join us for a one-day conference “Islam in the Public Square” on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Town Hall in Seattle. MAPS President Mahmood Khadeer will be a keynote speaker......

Our hearts go out to the victims in Burlington

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, Our hearts go out to the victims of the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. This time violence struck home. On behalf of all of our community, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the......

President’s Eid-al-Adha Message(9/12/2016): Connections

Qur’an, Surah Al-Haj, Verses 26 and 27: “And [mention, O Muhammad], when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [saying], “Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who stand [in prayer] and those......

US Senator Patty Murray Visits MAPS

Assalamu Alaykum Everybody / Peace be upon you,  This past Thursday we were honored to host the senior United States Senator from Washington, Patty Murray, at MAPS. Senator Murray has a long and proven record of service to our state and our nation. She has......

Police Respectability & Police Brutality

Asslamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you When the Redmond Police Chief was at MAPS earlier this week, she remarked that there are parallels between the Muslim community and the police force: a few bad apples do not represent the beliefs and acts of the......

MAPS President’s Address on Eid-Ul-Fitr (July 6th, 2016)

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Community, EID MUBARAK! Thank you for making today’s Eid prayers and programs a memorable one. This is MAPS’ 10th Anniversary and it could not have been better. Governor Inslee, Redmond Mayor Machione, Redmond Chief Police Wison graced us with their presence. Below......

MAPS welcomes Sh. Kyle Smith and Sh. Hassan Wado as new Qur’an Teachers

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Community, Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sh. Kyle Smith and Sh. Hassan Wado as our new Qura’n teachers starting their tenure at the beginning of the school year in September 2016. The Qura’nic......

Sheikh Nabil bids farewell to MAPS

Assalamu Alaykum Dear MAPS Community, As I informed you in the beginning of Ramadan, our beloved Sheikh Nabil will be transitioning to the Sammamish Masjid. Yesterday night we recognized his tremendous contribution to MAPS. Sheikh Nabil wrote the message below to the community. Again, do make......

MAPS distributes zakat to 725 families

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, MAPS today (July 4th, 2016) distributed zakat, zakat-ul-fitr, fidya and sadaqah to 725 families. We initially had budgeted distributions to 500 families but by the mercy of Allah Ar-Rahim, The Merciful, we accommodate all those who came until......

Sickening Terror Attacks in Turkey

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, In these holy last ten days of Ramadan, 36 lives were cut short today and close to 150 people were injured in Turkey in what appears to be another terror attack. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go to......

Outpouring of Support for MAPS

Dear MAPS Community, Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be Upon You Yesterday there were certain threats made to MAPS. The Redmond Police Department took immediate and comprehensive measures to assure the safety of our community. The Redmond Fire Department and other local and federal law enforcement......

Welcoming Ramadan (2016)!

Assalamu Alaykum Dear MAPS Community, “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that......

Stay vigilant in light of terror attacks

Assalamu Alaykum dear Community Members, The terrorist and deviant group ISIS and its sympathizers once more have killed and maimed scores of people in a European city. In the past 2 years, ISIS and its sympathizers have carried 75 terrorist attacks in 20 countries other......

Introducing MAPS-NOW (Nature, Outdoors and Wildlife)

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Community, “And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees – of its......

Where do we stand on terror?

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you Yesterday, a young Muslim couple shot and killed 14 and injured 17 innocent civilians in San Bernardino, California. It was the deadliest mass murder in the past three years. In 2015 alone, 56 individuals have been arrested in......

Assisting refugees is our obligation

Assalamu Alaykum We are blessed to be living in the great state of Washington! At at time when over 30 states are refusing to accept refugees from Syria, Gov. Jay Inslee stated, “We have been and will continue to be a state that embraces compassion......

Terrorism is murder

Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be upon you Today, terrorists carried a vile attack in France and there are reports of 150 killed and several hostages being held. We do not know the identity of the attackers yet. President Obama is very right in saying that “this is an......

Anti-Muslim Demonstrations Across the Country

Assalamu Alaikum, Certain hate groups are planning to hold anti-Muslim protests tomorrow, Friday 10/9 and Saturday 10/10 in front of mosques around the country. Several of our community members reached out to us with concern. We have been closely monitoring the situation and have been......

Ramadan Mubarak from MAPS President

Assalamu Alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak dear Community Members,  “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).” Abu Huraira (ra) related that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan......

SPRING IS HERE

Assalamu-Alaykum Dear Community Members, Our set of Spring Events continues in full swing: THIS COMING WEEK: Friday 4/24 Khutbah:  “Asserting a Middle Ground: Lessons for American Muslims from the South African Experience” by Hon. Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool Friday 4/24 7PM to 9PM: “Lessons from the Anit-Apartheid Civil......

MAPS extends helping hand to the Oso community

Assalamu Alaikoum Yesterday, a delegation from MAPS visited the Oso community which is still recovering after the recent tragic landslide. On behalf of the local Muslim community, MAPS President, Mahmood Khadeer, delivered the message below and presented the community with a check of $5,000 and......

Exciting Programs Coming to MAPS!

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Community Members, By the grace of Allah, the Almighty, we have arranged several exciting programs in the next 60 days – programs that support our Vision “To inspire and foster a community that impacts the quality of life and spirituality for the individual, family......

Lessons from the Anti-Apartheid Civil Rights Movement

Assalamu Alaikum  Wa rahmatullahi Wa barakatuhu ( Peace and Blessings of God be on you), IMPORTANT: Please block your time to attend on April 24th 7:00PM at MAPS. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from Mr. Ebrahim Rasool. As a young anti-apartheid leader in the......