President’s Blog

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......

Doubling Down on our Vision

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you MAPS President, Mahmood Khadeer, delivered the speech below to the community yesterday night. In this post-MAPS-elections message, he emphasizes our intent to double down on our Vision. Please send comments, questions and feedback to president@mapsredmond.org. In the name......

Islam in the Public Square – President’s Keynote

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you  MAPS President, Mahmood Khadeer, delivered the message below to a full-room audience of multi-faith groups today at Town Hall Seattle. Click here for the video of the conference. You can send questions or comments to: president@mapsredmond.org. In 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......

On France, Turkey and Shariah

Peace be upon you, Synopsis: Terror attacks, like the one in Nice last week, are vile and horrendous. Muslim institutions have repeatedly condemn such acts as pure evil and they can never be justified under the Shariah. Calling for a test to deport American Muslims......

The Worldview of Muhammad Ali and the Worldview of Terror

Assalamu Alaykum Dear All, Yesterday(Wednesday, June 15th,2016), MAPS hosted its tenth annual Interfaith Iftar. MAPS Interfaith and Outreach Committee (IOC) and all its volunteers did an excellent job planning and executing the event. The event was booked to capacity days in advance. A broad range......

President Obama’s First Visit to a Masjid

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace and blessings upon you all, Whoever wants to enter paradise, the Prophet Muhammad (pubh) taught, “let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” [Sahih Muslim Hadith and quoted by President Obama on Feb 3rd] Last Wednesday, President......

Answering President Obama’s Call

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, President Obama in his address to the nation on Sunday said, “We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam… If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim......

Care and Safety for All

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, Caring for others is part of our faith. This past week, many of our community members gave unremitting attention to a number of topics, showing how much we care. We are often asked where is the Muslim Voice......