Established by the Islamic Circle of North America, CSJ enters the social justice/human rights arena in America

To cooperate with existing social justice efforts, and organize new initiatives when appropriate, to eliminate barriers to full citizenship rights and privileges, work to restore civil liberties required for a democratic society, and raise public awareness and work to remove the gross inequities of the US criminal justice system.

ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) is a social justice/human rights organization that strives to systematically facilitate assertive Muslim involvement in the field of human struggle for the rights of the poor and oppressed in the United States. We are told in the Qur’an:

“Oh you who believe! Be standard bearers for Justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, whether it be rich or poor; For Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts, lest you Swerve, and if you Distort Justice or decline To do Justice, verily Allah is well-Acquainted with all that you do.” [Qur’an 4:135]

“We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice.” [Qur’an 57:25]

What do our friends say about ICNA CSJ?

The establishment of the Islamic Circle of North America’s Council for Social Justice is a welcome development in the realm of faith-based advocacy. People of faith have long seen the importance of bringing the moral weight of religion to bear on public policy discussions. ...
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What we do ?

We strongly believe that education leads to awareness which in turn leads to change.

In order to bring positive change in society, we must educate the public. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the numerous types of injustices which are rampant in our society. Through advocacy, we hope to bring about a positive change in the world through education and mobilization. We have seven focus areas: family breakdown, structural racism, global injustice, hunger/poverty/inequality, injustice to indigenous people, islamophobia, and unjust immigration policies.

We routinely meet with other religious leaders to discuss and share our faiths in order to better understand and learn from each other.