Muslim American Heritage

by Muslim American Leadership Alliance
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage
Muslim American Heritage


Muslim American Heritage promotes public appreciation of Muslim-Americana: the diverse contributions Muslims have made to our nation's culture and progress while pursuing the American Dream. The national observance engages schools, companies, communities, and individual families via cultural events, lesson-plans, and a dynamic digital learning center.

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As a country founded by immigrants from across the globe, America's unique and inspiring identity is based on its diverse heritage and culture. Given the contributions of Muslims to America's founding, development, and continued prosperity, the country is overdue to recognize and celebrate its symbiotic relationship with Muslim Americans.


Muslims have been part of America's development since before independence. Yusuf Ben Ali and Bampett Muhammad both served under the command of General George Washington, providing early evidence that anyone can be an American patriot while launching a tradition of Muslim American contributions to their country's security that carries through to the present.

Long-Term Impact

The national observance in January honors the anniversary of the death of Yarrow Mamout, an African American Muslim former slave featured the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Although often overlooked, America's engagement with Muslims and Muslim cultural heritage goes back to the country's earliest days and has touched many core American institutions, from the Marines' Mameluke sword to the Supreme Court building.


Organization Information

Muslim American Leadership Alliance

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MALAnational
Project Leader:
Zainab Khan
Chicago , IL United States
$12,735 raised of $50,000 goal
96 donations
$37,265 to go
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