To move people and nurture lifelong, God-centered agents of change.
A vibrant American Muslim community striving for a just and virtuous society.
What is MAS Detroit?
Muslim American Society of Detroit (MAS-Detroit) is an Islamic revival and reform movement that uplifts the individual, the family, and the society. It’s much more than a religious organization; it is a community organization which provides religious programming, family activities and youth development programs .
When and where it all started?
MAS-Detroit traces its historical roots back to the call of the Prophet Muhammad ( Peace be upon him). Its more recent roots, however, could be traced to the Islamic revival movement that started evolving at the turn of the twentieth century. This movement brought the call of Islam to Muslim masses all over the world to reestablish Islam as a total way of life.
The call and the spirit of the movement reached the shores of North America with arrival of the Muslim student and immigrants in the late 50?s and early 60?s. These early pioneers and Islamic Movement followers established organizations at the national and local levels. Mindful of the dynamic changes that are taking place within the Muslim community and its surroundings and keeping an eye on the future, a number of activists of the Islamic movement launched the Muslim American Society (MAS) in 1992 to complement the work that has been accomplished in the last four decades and to lay the ground for the Islamic work needed to face the challenges of the next century.
In Michigan, MAS Detroit was incorporated in 2014 as an affiliate of Muslim American Society (MAS).
The objectives of MAS-Detroit are:
To present the message of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims and promote understanding between them.
To encourage the participation of Muslims in building a virtuous and moral society.
To offer a viable Islamic alternative to many of our society’s prevailing problems.
To promote family values in accordance with Islamic teachings.
To promote the human values that Islam come to emphasize: brotherhood, equality, justice, mercy, compassion, and peace.
To foster unity among Muslims and Muslim organizations and encourage cooperation and coordination.