Announcing the establishment of the Islamic Movement for Justice

In the name of Allah, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy…

While being an integral part of the American society, Muslims face a complex dilemma where they have to choose between upholding their mission of defending justice and fighting oppression or giving up these principles for the sake of being recognized as citizens with full rights. This paradox is intensified by the Islamophobia industry that aims at either alienating Muslim communities or forcing them to fully endorse the foreign policies of the United States government. With these challenges, and with hopes to develop strong Muslim communities that honor our responsibility to the Creator and creation by countering domestic racism and influencing ethical foreign policy, the Islamic Movement for Justice has launched.

The Islamic Movement for Justice is a grassroots community organization aiming to serve as a coordinating committee for educational programs and direct actions related to social justice and decolonization struggles. Our primary objective is to liberate bodies and minds from oppression through Islamic social organization and education. Founded by community organizers, activists, and intellectuals; IMJ is a non-profit entity built on the concept of the comprehensiveness of Islam where we view the religion as a continuous liberation project requiring internal-spiritual and external-social struggles in the pursuit of piety, dignity, and justice.

Our movement emphasizes that the establishment of justice is the ultimate objective of life based on the Quranic verse in which Allah(swt) says: “We sent aforetime our messengers with Clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand forth in justice,” (Quran, 57:25).

Allah(swt)  encourages humans to unify in the pursuit of human dignity and justice for all. Thus, we believe in working together for goodness and we will work with any group or individual that shares our goals and principles in opposing war and propaganda that serve racism and colonialism.