Interfaith/ Outreach

Muslim Association of Virginia has many different programs of outreach and interfaith.  We invite synagogue, church, temples and other religious or non-religious organizations or bodies to come learn about the religion of Islam.  In past, we have held many different seminars to include: Know Your American Muslim Neighbor, which was geared towards anyone interested in learning about Islam.  Not only do we keep Interfaith and Outreach our priority but we utilize this as a means of ‘Dawah,’ which simply means invitation.

The word “Da’wah” in Arabic simply means to invite to something.  When it is used in conjunction with Islam it is understood to mean  “Inviting to the Way of submission and surrender to Allah.”  Da’wah in Islam is an order and obligatory upon every Muslim.  Allah (SWT) in His Holy Qur’an mentions Da’wah in many places:
“You are the best of people raised up, for you call to all that is right and righteous and you forbid the evil, and you believe in Allah.” [Qur’an 3:110]
“Invite (mankind, O Muhammad ) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islâm) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qur’ân) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.” [Qur’an 16:125]
“And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah and does righteous deeds, and says: ‘I am one of the Muslims.’” [Qur’an 41:33]

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has said: “Convey from me, even one verse.” [al-Bukhaari].  Conveying the message therefore does not require a high level of scholarship, it is in fact a responsibility of each and every Muslim, according to his or her ability.

Muslim Association of Virginia spends majority of it’s time informing and inviting people to the path of Allah (swt).  Not only do we spend time giving Da’wah, but also our program offers free of charge materials to those who are interested.  Additionally, MAV holds interfaith meetings on regular basis to inform people of other faith about Islam.  We encourage anyone who is interested in learning about Islam or has any questions about any concepts within Islam. MAV’s Da’wah program is free of charge and is for anyone to utilize.  To schedule a visit to our organization, please fill click here.

MAV is also an active participant in the following multi-faith organizations

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY

MAV has been a member since 1999- Unity is a grassroots organization made up of people of Faith and citizens who promote cross cultural understanding in Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park, through various programs and workshops. They meet every 3rd Sunday at 6:30pm; for meeting location and /or zoom link. – contact: interfaith@daralnoor.org 

V.O.I.C.E.  VIRGINIAS ORGANIZED FOR INTERFAITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

MAV has been a member since 2010. VOICE focuses on Issues. The 2021 focus is reducing homelessness and establishing a Crisis Stabilization Unit in PWC.  If you like to work with Imam Abdulahad on these issues please contact him: imamabdulahad@daralnoor.org.

If you would like to receive some information on our Da’wah program at dawah@daralnoor.org.  For programs related to interfaith, please email interfaith@daralnoor.org