Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) is an organization committed to Muslims issues and concerns that especially impact indigenous Muslims—issues and concerns that we feel have been largely neglected. With the launch of this web site we are inviting masjids, organizations and individuals to join MANA.
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What is MANA?
MANA is a national network of masjids, Muslim organizations and individuals committed to work together to address certain urgent needs within the Muslim community. These needs include the great social and economic problems that are challenging Muslim communities especially in the inner city; the need for the involvement of masjids and Muslims in community service projects which are aimed at improving society as a whole; the need for systematic and effective dawah programs to help bring more non-Muslims into Islam; the need for new Muslim programs that will help them to grow in Islam. MANA is therefore an open organization that is agenda driven.

What are the Goals of MANA?
The primary goals of MANA are (1) to establish the strong presence of viable, healthy and dynamic Muslim communities, neighborhoods and institutions that meet the religious, social, economic and political needs of the Muslims in this land; (2) to call humanity actively and systematically to the life-giving message of Islam with wisdom and beautiful teaching; (3) advocate and work for just and righteous remedies to ills impacting North American society in general and Muslims in particular.

What is the structure of MANA?
MANA’s governing body is the Majlis ash-Shura (Shura), which sets policy and agenda. The Shura elects an Amir, Deputy Amir, and Diwan (Executive Committee), which implements the policies and agenda set by the Shura. A General Secretary is appointed by the Shura to oversee the administrative functioning of MANA under the direction of the Amir. A Leadership Council constitutes basically the general body of MANA. The Leadership Council includes representatives of all member masjids/organizations and prominent Muslim individuals who are appointed by the Leadership Council.

MANA’S DIWAN (Executive Committee)

  • Siraj Wahhaj, Amir - Imam, Masjid Al-Taqwa
  • Talib Abdur-Rashid, Deputy Amir - Imam, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood
  • Ihsan Bagby, General Secretary - Professor, U of Kentucky
  • Imam Qasim Ahmed, Founder and President of Islamic Learning Institute
  • Umar Al-Khattab, Imam, Masjid al-Fajr (Indianapolis)
  • Johari Abdul Malik - Outreach Coor, Dar al-Hijrah
  • Aneesah Nadir, Professor, Arizona State University
  • Asim Abdur Rashid - Imam, Masjid Mujahidin,
  • Amir Al-Islam - Professor, Medgar Evers College
  • Altaf Husain - Former Pres. of MSA-National; Ph.D. in Social Work
  • Halima Toure, PhD - Professor; Board Member of Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (NY)

In alphabetical order:

  • Hodari Abdul-Ali, Businessman and Activist (DC)
  • Luqman Abdul Haqq, President, Universal Companies (Phila)
  • Luqman Amin Abdullah, Imam, Masjid Al-Haqq (Detroit)
  • Tahir Abdullah, Amir, Jama'at of Shuhu Uthman dan Fodio
  • Johari Abdur Malik, Director Outreach, Dar al-Hijrah (VA)
  • Jihad Abdul-Mumit, Activist (VA)
  • Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Imam (Greensboro, NC)
  • Asim Abdur-Rashid, Imam, Masjid Mujahidin (Phila)
  • Talib Abdur-Rashid Imam, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (NY)
  • Mutawwaf Abdush-Shaheed, Imam, Masjid Al-Mu’min (Cleveland)
  • Abbas Ahmad, Imam, First Cleveland Mosque (Cleveland)
  • Luqman Ahmad, Imam and Writer (Phila)
  • Nadim Sulaiman Ali, Imam (Atlanta)
  • Amir Al-Islam, Professor, Medger Evers College
  • Ihsan Bagby, Professor, U. of Kentucky
  • Aneesah Nadir, Professor, Arizona State University
  • R. M. Mukhtar Curtis, Chaplain in Federal Prison Bureau (MI)
  • Umar al-Khattab, Imam, Masjid al-Fajr (Indianapolis)
  • Khalid Abdul-Fatah Griggs, Imam, Community Mosque (Winston-Salem)
  • Altaf Husain, Former Pres. of MSA-National; Ph.D. in Social Work
  • Anwar Muhaimin, Imam, International Muslim Brotherhood (Phila)
  • Siraj Wahhaj, Imam, Masjid al-Taqwa (NY)


  • Ihsan Bagby, General Secretary
  • Qasim F. Khan, Director of Fundraising
  • Waheedah Muhammad, Director of Operations
  • Akanke Abdul-Khaaliq, Director of Communications 
And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.

Quran: 3:103
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