How MLFA Moves Us

I asked some of the kind people who work for MLFA to answer two questions. I believe that their heartfelt commitment to this work and the value they see it in will clarify our purpose and communicate our dedication to the struggle for equality and justice, insha Allah.

There’s Justice in Telling the Truth

“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”

– Malcolm X

Not on the Map

I’m kind of a Mo Amer fan. I have seen two of his standup specials, and recently I watched the first season of Mo on Netflix. I enjoyed it. It’s funny; the characters were realistic and likable; it was easy to watch the whole season in a day or two. It’s easy to relate to their experiences, although sometimes it’s hard to watch – watching the family face the anxiety of their immigration status as asylees

Social Justice Leadership Scholarship

Invest in Social Justice Leaders through MLFA

We are very excited to announce the selection of Mussab Ali for MLFA’s Tarek Al-Kadri Social Justice Leadership Scholarship in 2022, ma sha Allah. Mussab Ali is currently a Harvard Law School student; he expresses his intention to stand up for Muslims by pursuing a career in public office.

Prof. Sylviane Diouf

Collective Agency in Impossible Situations

Reflections on Prof. Sylviane Diouf’s article, “Enslaved Philanthropists: Charity, Community, and Freedom in the Americas”

“Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.”
– Shel Silverstein

One Step from the Supreme Court

Impact litigation is one of MLFA’s major strategies. In addition to trying to win each individual case, we work for long-term change, attempting to affect the underlying laws and policies.

Our MLFA-funded Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) has been recognized and referenced by the legal community for our experience and expertise on Watchlist-related cases.

Fellow Feelings – 3 Inspiring Muslim Protagonists

I love fiction because it puts me inside looking out at history while it happens. If I want to understand a moment in history, I usually read fiction first. Once I deeply care about the events as they impact the individual, I then become truly interested in how the broader history connects.

Your Shield, Your Pillar

Our brand is changing.

MLFA has been serving the Muslim community faithfully since 2001. As the world evolves, so do we. In 2022, we are turning over a new leaf. Our brand is changing with us.

Originally, MLFA funded cases one at a time. This case-funding model helped us understand the cases and the issues. However, over time, we looked for ways to conserve time, money, and other resources.

Do I need an immigration lawyer?

Yes. The short answer is yes.

Better safe than sorry. You can waste so much time and money, making small mistakes that an attorney may be able to help you avoid.