Banking While Muslim


For American Muslims, banking and sending money to loved ones carries risks.

For example, on September 6, 2017, Sattar Ali, a 49-year-old American Muslim man of Iraqi descent, entered an Emprise Bank in Wichita, Kansas in order to deposit a check. In a clear instance of racial profiling, the Ali family, including their 15 year old daughter, was arrested and detained. Muslim Advocates represented the Ali family to demand justice and accountability for the bank and the police department.

Muslims seeking to transfer funds to family and friends abroad are sometimes subjected to profiling and more.

Learn more about our work to help make it easier to bank while Muslim.

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