Building Muslim Spaces in a Secular Society:
African Muslims in Philadelphia
Funded by the Social Science Research Center
- AFRICOM: A coalition of Philadelphia area Africa interest organizations whose mission is to empower the African refugee and immigrant communities.
- The Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs: The Commission's website; its main functions are to encourage the development and implementation of policies and practices intended to improve conditions affecting the cultural, social, economic, political, educational, health and general well-being of the African and Caribbean immigrants, refugees, and asylees residing in Philadelphia.
- The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: A website profiling the African immigrant community in Philadelphia, includes a directory of African businesses and restaurants.
- The International Sufi School: A school dedicated to Murid philosophy and the teachings of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba, with two contacts in the Philadelphia area.
- The Sudanese American Community of Greater Philadelphia: An organization of Sudanese immigrants living in the area, including an active online forum (in Arabic).
- Reel Voices: Website of Eritrean filmmaker Filmon Mebrahtu, contains clips from his documentary "Dinka Diaries" and information on media production services.
- The Immigrant Rights Project: A Penn law student-run pro bono project that provides direct legal services to indigent immigrants in the greater Philadelphia area, under the supervision of attorneys at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and other organizations.
- Liberian Mandingo Association of North America: An association serving the Liberian community, of all faiths and political orientations.
- AGAPE African Senior Citizens Center: An center serving elderly African refugees and immigrants by facilitating peer support groups, providing instruction in English and living skills.
- Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians: An online resource for immigrants moving to Pennsylvania. FAQs page includes information on identification, documentation, legal issues, government consuls, and healthcare. The "Africa" section describes the African immigrant populations living in the state.
- Islamic Society of Greater Philadelphia: The Islamic Society of Greater Philadelphia (ISGP) is an organization which strives to serve the greater Philadelphia community by catering to the social, religious, and educational needs of its Muslim inhabitants. By integrating a diverse, and talented, rich Muslim populace with the greater Philadelphia community, ISGP intends to develop a model American Muslim community.
- African Family Health Organization: The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) was founded in 2003 to address an unmet need among members of the African and Caribbean immigrant and refugee communities in the greater Philadelphia area who experience difficulties accessing healthcare and social services due to cultural, geographic, linguistic, and other barriers. AFAHO assists, serves and empowers members of these communities in order to improve their access to these services.
- African Cultural Alliance Of North America Inc.
- Muslim Society of Delaware Valley
2209 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19133-3715
- Quba Inc.: Masjid Quba is a non-profit religious organization dedicated to the practice and promotion of Orthodox Sunni Islam in the United States. Established in 1949, this organization is striving to serve and meet the spiritual, social, and educational needs of the indigenous Muslim community in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area.
- Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals: The Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP) was founded in 1994 in Chicago as a face-to-face networking organization. Its tagline was "many professionals. One network." Over the years, CAMP has grown from a one-city organization to a multi-city organization, and from a networking organization to a professional association.
- Drexel Islamic Society: Drexel Islamic Society is a student religious group and a place for all Muslims to connect with each other. Non-Muslims are also welcome to join in order to communicate with Muslim community and enhance their knowledge of Islam.
0015 Macalister Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
- Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia: The Interfaith Center is a nonprofit organization that helps to strengthen and enhance awareness of the rich diversity of religious traditions in the Greater Philadelphia region.
- Islamic Heritage Foundation: The Islamic Heritage Foundation is a non-religious community based 501 (C) 3 organization formed in 1992 to promote the social and academic development of youth and to provide monetary support and motivation for students pursuing higher education.
- Ansar Muslim Society (MSA): This is the Drexel Univ. College of Medicine (Formerly Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahnemann University) MSA. A small organization that encourages and supports Muslim applicants to Drexel Medical School.
2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
- Baabun Nasr, Inc.: Baabun Nasr (A Door to Help) was established in 2005 in an effort to meet the basic needs of women and families in the Philadelphia and surrounding tri-state areas. Since its inception, the r program has assisted hundreds of individuals and families within this region including many across the country and overseas.
- Baitus Salaam, Inc: A social service agency and shelter for muslim women and children.
P.O. Box 32408, Philadelphia, PA 19146
- Delaware Valley Islamic Information Connection
1224 Ellsworth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
- Indonesian Community of Greater Philadelphia
1603 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
- Academy of Essential Knowledge Islamic Elementary/High School
1546 North 27th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
- Muslim Students Association at the University of Pennsylvania: The MSA of the University of Pennsylvania.
- Salafi Youth of Philly: The mission of Salafi Youth (also known as Shababul Islam) is to provide free and low cost events and activities for the Muslim Youth by collecting donations from the Muslim community. Provides Halal Free and Low Cost Activites To the Muslim Youth in Philadelphia & Surrounding Areas
- Sista 2 Sista, Inc.: A non-profit dedicating to addressing the needs of and upliftning Muslim women in the Philadelphia area and across the U.S. S2S provides referrals and advocacy services to challenged families within the Muslim community, and focus on educating, networking and mediation.
- MSA Temple Medical School: The Muslim Students Association of Temple Medical School in North Philadephia.
3440 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
- MSA University of the Sciences in Philadelphia: The Muslim Students Association of the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia.
- MSA Allegheny University of the Health Sciences
Yussra N. Hussen
- Islamic Education Society of Temple University
For inquiries please contact the Outreach Director:
Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D, (215) 898-6610