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  • Donate Your Zakat to MPAC Foundation

    July 10, 2015
    As Ramadan approaches, we look to the Quran for guidance in fulfilling our oblications for giving zakat (alms). Every year, many questions arise about who and what organizations can receive zakat. Surah At-Tawba speaks about zakat in a practical way and clearly outlines the paramenters.

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  • Nassar Speaks at Anti-Cyber-Bullying Forum

    October 31, 2014
    MPAC’s Deana Nassar moderated the youth panel exploring the social media divide between youth and adults and ways in which adults can support young people in navigating cyber-bullying.

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  • Gaza Teach-In Sheds Light on Evidence of Israeli War Crimes

    August 15, 2014
    On Sunday, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati moderated a panel discussion at the Islamic Center of Southern California called “Gaza Teach-In: War Crimes and Settler Colonialism,” between two experts on the crisis. Palestinian Professor George Bisharat of UC Berkeley School of Law and Israeli Professor Gabriel Pieterberg of UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies discussed exposed how Israel’s military campaign violates countless international laws and also is rooted in settler colonialism.

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  • Visit us at ISNA Convention

    August 14, 2014
    Join MPAC at the 51st Annual ISNA Convention in Detroit, MI, the weekend of Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. Salam Al-Marayati will be featured during two sessions about grassroots activism and working in the media industry. Also, come by and visit the MPAC at booth 622 in the bazaar!

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  • MPAC Joins Rally for Gaza at Rally in Front of White House

    August 7, 2014
    Tens of thousands of people from around the United States joined together in front of the White House to protest the horrifying violence in Gaza. Both MPAC's Washington, DC office and Western New York chapter (MPAC-WNY) stood in solidarity with stand in solidarity with so many other diverse people demanding human rights for Palestinians at the national rally.

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  • MPAC Promotes Unity & Civic Engagement at Orange County EidFest

    August 7, 2014
    Last Saturday, MPAC took part in Orange County’s Annual Eid Festival held in Anaheim, CA. Attended by thousands, the event featured table displays from dozens of organizations, as well as their efforts in providing a celebration for the holiday. It was a great opportunity for Muslims, as well as non-Muslims, to learn more about Eid and Islam.

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  • Al-Marayati Continues 'Medina Constitution' Lecture Series at Masjid Bilal in L.A.

    July 25, 2014
    The Bilal Islamic Center in south Los Angeles hosted MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati last weekend for a talk about the parallels between the Medina Constitution and the U.S. Constitution. The Medina Constitution is the social contract created between the Prophet Muhammad with leaders of other faith communities.

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  • ACTION ALERT: Take Action on Gaza Today

    July 21, 2014
    In an effort to halt the suffering of the people of Gaza, the Muslim Public Affairs Council encourages American Muslims to leverage the power of the last ten days of Ramadan by participating in the “10-10-100” Campaign, a national effort launched today to “create immediate and real change for the people of Gaza.”

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  • MPAC Community Iftar Reunites 60+ Community & Young Leaders

    July 19, 2014
    Last week, more than 60 community leaders and young professionals joined MPAC at our L.A. office for our annual Community Iftar. Community leaders, alumni from our young leaders programs and young professionals from all over Southern California who have worked with MPAC in one way or another came togehter to see old friends and to make new ones.

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  • Ellison Calls for Unity & Action During DC Book Event

    July 19, 2014
    This week, MPAC co-sponsored a discussion and book signing with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) alongside Busboys and Poets and Crescent Moon Nights. Ellison shared his unique experience as the first American Muslim elected to Congress, through passages from his new book "My Country 'Tis of Thee: My Family, My Faith, Our Future.”

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  • Meet Community Outreach Fellow Marwa Abdelghani

    July 19, 2014
    My aspirations for making the dreams of our future Muslim generations come true plays a large role in my field of work, community outreach. I hope to bring MPAC to different communities outside of Los Angeles in order to help them get involved in the kind of work that we do. I strongly believe that American Muslims must be at the table, lest they will be on the menu. In order to relieve the U.S. from the stereotypes and Islamophobia targeting Muslims, we must put ourselves in the nerve centers that make the major decisions for our communities.

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  • ACTION ALERT: 3 Things You Can Do for Palestinian Human Rights Now

    July 16, 2014
    For the last nine days, innocent Palestinian civilians have been bombarded with an aggressive Israeli military campaign by land, sea and air, backed by U.S. political cover and financial support. MPAC calls on all people of conscience to speak up for Palestinians who have been treated as silent statistics instead of innocent human lives. Changing U.S. policy requires changing U.S. public opinion on the conflict.

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  • Join MPAC for Book Reading with Rep. Keith Ellison

    July 10, 2014
    MPAC is co-sponsoring a discussion and book signing with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Tuesday, July 15 with Busboys and Poets, Cnvrgnc, iEmerge786 and Crescent Moon Nights. Ellison will share his experiences as the first Muslim elected to Congress in his book "My Country 'Tis of Thee: My Family, My Faith, Our Future."

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  • MPAC Calls on Sec. Kerry to Intervene in Israeli Beating of Florida Teenager

    July 5, 2014
    Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling upon him to intervene on behalf of 15-year-old American citizen Tariq Khdeir, who was beaten at the hands of Israeli police officers in Shuafat, Jerusalem.

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  • Syria: When Stagnant Policies Become Dangerous

    June 6, 2014
    What happens when a violent conflict, that has already claimed the lives of over 140,000 people, continues with no end in sight? Very little, by the looks of our policy on Syria. Sadly, the longer the conflict drags on, the more that the moderate voices who represent the vast majority of the Syrian people are being drowned out by extremists on all sides. This is a disservice to the righteous cause of freedom which Syrians are striving for.

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  • Join MPAC for LA County Election Forum This Sunday

    May 2, 2014
    This weekend, MPAC will host the first of its Election Forums ahead of two key races in Los Angeles County. We will bring together candidates vying for L.A. County Sheriff and the L.A. Board of Supervisors at the Islamic Center of Southern California on Sunday, May 4 at 11:45 a.m. Join us for your chance to meet the candidates, learn about their priorities and ask them your questions.

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  • MPAC Debuts 'American Muslims Get… Happy!'

    May 2, 2014
    Today, MPAC proudly released “American Muslims Get… Happy,” a music video set against the backdrop of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The video features American Muslims from all across the United States.

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  • Standing in Solidarity with American Jews in the Face of Kansas City Hate Killings

    April 17, 2014
    On the eve of Passover, MPAC sent its condolences and prayers to the victims and families of those killed and injured in Sunday’s horrific shootings in Kansas City. We stand together with the American Jewish community against this act of hate.

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  • MPAC Welcomes NYPD Decision to End Mass Surveillance of Muslim Communities

    April 16, 2014
    MPAC applauds the decision of the New York Police Department to abandon its secretive mass surveillance programs that had specifically targeted the Muslim community of New York City and surrounding areas.

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  • Remembering the Victims, Staying #BostonStrong

    April 15, 2014
    On this first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, MPAC expresses its condolences and prayers with the loved ones of those who were killed and injured in this senseless attack.

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