• Leading the movement.

    Engaging head-on the most difficult and urgent questions of our time.

AIFD Programs

Since our founding, AIFD has been at the forefront of addressing the most pressing issues of our time, from the very real threat of radicalization within our communities to the urgent need to address issues of universal human rights.

AIFD’s programming efforts seek to address some of what we’ve identified as the most urgent needs of our time: greater diversity of voices speaking against Islamism in the media; programming for youth, inoculating them against Islamist ideology and helping them to reconcile their American and Muslim identities; providing platforms for adult Muslim leaders to gather, organize, publish and facilitate change, and interfaith programs to engage our non-Muslim allies in the solution.

Join us

We need you – and we provide several avenues for you to join our effort. This mission is for everyone.

Public Engagement Project

AIFD seeks to engage in the war of ideas against the ideology of political Islam or Islamism by bringing awareness and education to the general public through writings, media interviews, and public forums.

As the President of AIFD, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is a nationally recognized expert in the contest of ideas against political Islam and American Islamist organizations. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, CNN, CBS, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and BBC in addition to nationally syndicated radio programs. He has spoken at hundreds of national and international events including universities, places of worship, and government venues.

Muslim Reform Movement (MRM)

In December of 2015, a group of Muslim leaders from  North America and Europe came together to form the Muslim Reform Movement – a diverse, powerful movement dedicated to combating the ideology of ISIS and its source – Islamism.

The Muslim Reform Movement was born out of years of organizing, learning, and adapting to the challenges faced by reformers and our allies.

To read our declaration, click here.

More information coming soon!

Muslim Liberty Project

The mission of the Muslim Liberty Project is to advocate awareness of individual liberty by aligning core principles of Islamic pluralism with the larger American community and being a voice of the silent majority. The Muslim Liberty Project targets young Muslims ages 15-30 for dialogue on Muslim reform, separation of mosque and state, and the adaptation of young Muslims to modernity. MLP advocates awareness of individual liberty by aligning core principles of Islamic pluralism with the larger American community and being a voice of the silent majority. MLP empowers youth, develops resources, engages the community, and develops future leaders.

“God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves”

لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِّن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ۗ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَالٍ

Quran 13:11

AIFD’s fellowship program

Potential fellows may contact AIFD directly to express their interest, or we may approach individuals to apply for a fellowship. Fellows are encouraged to maintain their own professional pursuits, including in the field. However, we expect that fellows will adhere to our foundational values and core principles both during and outside of their immediate work with AIFD. Both Muslim and non-Muslims are encouraged to apply.

Opportunities in the following areas will be available to fellows. Fellows will be assigned to specific areas based on demonstrated skills, potential and strength on a particular subject or project. Fellows will work closely with AIFD’s core team to create a fellowship program best suited to both the fellow and AIFD.

Join the conversation

To achieve our mission we need your help, together we can lead the conversation and movement from within American and ultimately the global Muslim consciousness to embrace the tenets of liberty and freedom. 

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