Working to Halt Bigotry in its Tracks

Working in the courts, in the halls of power, and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks.

Our Mission

Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.

Who We Are

Muslim Advocates provides expert representation in the courts, the policy making process, and in the public dialogue so that American Muslims and all people can live free from discrimination.

We litigate, educate, and advocate to uphold our country’s promise of equal treatment under the law for all Americans — and we get results.

We are a big tent organization that recognizes the rich and full diversity of the American Muslim community in race, sex, place of birth, ability, income, education, gender identity, sexual orientation, sect of worship and level of religiosity.

Our History

Muslim Advocates was founded in the aftermath of the passage of the Patriot Act, which led to widespread surveillance and discrimination, to ensure that American Muslims have expert and strategic representation in the courts, the halls of power and communities.

Over a snowy Martin Luther King Day Weekend in 2005, a group of Muslim advocates charted the path for a national civil rights group to take on any civil rights struggle facing the community.

Since then, Muslim Advocates has taken on hate groups, major corporations and White Houses led by both parties to halt bigotry in its tracks and stop discrimination from becoming law.

Our Partnership with the Dulles Justice Coalition

In November of 2017, Muslim Advocates and the Dulles Justice Coalition (DJC) announced a new partnership to advance civil and human rights.

In this new collaboration, DJC and Muslim Advocates will join forces to defend individuals and communities who are unjustly targeted and to push back against unlawful and discriminatory policies at the federal, state, and local levels. The organizations will work together to develop trainings and resources and to mobilize a rapid-response network of volunteers who are working on issues related to the Muslim ban, immigrants’ rights, and other civil rights matters.

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Muslim Advocates is entirely supported by private donations from people like you. All donations are tax-deductible and zakat-eligible.