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Mission Statement

Muslim Legal Fund of America is a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities.


MLFA Beliefs

  • The U.S. Bill of Rights applies to Muslims in America.
  • Muslims have the right to fair trials.
  • Being Muslim should not make you a suspect or target of law enforcement agencies.
  • Injustice against one is an injustice against all.
  • Without justice, there is no freedom or liberty.

What’s happening to Muslims in America?

  • Unjust prosecutions and unfair trials
  • Excessive sentences for Muslim prisoners
  • Cruel prison conditions applied to Muslims
  • Informants targeting vulnerable youth
  • Muslims being intimidated into betraying their faith

MLFA Guiding Principles

  • Islam came to establish justice between people.
  • As Muslims, we have a religious obligation to support and promote justice.
  • As a community, we need to work together and pool our collective resources to make the greatest, positive impact on the state of justice for Muslims in America.
  • Religious freedom means being able to openly express your religious identity without fear of negative legal or social consequences.
  • As an organization, MLFA and its supporters are fulfilling the religious obligation to defend the principles of justice that make Islam a beautiful religion and America a great nation.

To fulfill its mission, MLFA:

  • Funds legal cases that have potential impact on the status of freedom for Muslims in America.
  • Issues grants for projects that increase the legal community’s capacity to defend justice in issues of concern to the Muslim community.
  • Conducts informational programs in hundreds of community centers across the nation to spread awareness of specific issues and cases impacting the Muslim community in America.





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