One-Day Conference on Shariah

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you

Please join our brothers and sisters at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) for this important event.

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(lunch and snacks will be served)
Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sounds (MAPS)
17550 NE 67th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052
Cost: $20.00 (register here)
Information: Event website
Questions: 425-861-9555

Have you ever been asked any of following questions:

  • Can a woman lead a Muslim organization under Shariah?
  • What are the rights of a homosexual person under Shariah?
  • Does Shariah allow holding of slaves?
  • What about Shariah rulings concerning severe punishments such as amputation of hands, public lashing and stoning to death?
  • How do we form a position on the use of transgender bathrooms or gun violence under Shariah?
  • What does Shariah even mean for the American Muslim?

Muslims are often ill-equipped to answer such questions. We often resort to narrow interpretations of texts or take an apologetic or denial stance when faced with such questions. Yet, these are the exact questions that everybody, from our children to our non-Muslim friends, want us to answer. Meanwhile, others are answering these questions on behalf of Muslims and the word “Shariah” has become a controversial term in the public opinion.

MAPS is holding a one-day conference led by two eminent guests, Professor Jasser Auda and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, on November 19th to further an understanding of Maqasid al Shariah (the Intents of Islamic Law) as both a set of Intents as well as a Strategic Methodology for living as Muslims in a complex and dynamic society. The conference will educate the attendees on the theological foundation to address such questions in a manner consistent with the teachings of Islam.

This event is the second such conference brought by these scholars in the USA. The first successful event was held in Washington DC and sponsored by Adams Center under the leadership of Imam Magid. This is a limited-seat event targeted at community leaders and volunteers who engage in public discourse. Please register below if you would like to attend.

[More information here . . . ]

American Muslims After the Election


Please join our brothers and sisters at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) for this important event.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(refreshments and social at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sounds (MAPS)
17550 NE 67th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052
Cost: Free (register here)
Information: Event website
Questions: 425-861-9555


  1. The Political Maqasid and Its Application Today
    Prof Jasser Auda, Founding Director of Al-Maqasid Research Centre in the Philosophy of Islamic Law & Al Shatibi Chair of Maqasidi Studies, International Peace College of South Africa
  2. Countering Extremism Online — Immunizing the Youth!
    Dr Houda Abadi, Carter Center, Associate Director, MENA Region Projects – Conflict Resolution Program
  3. Being American and Being Muslim — Lessons from South Africa
    Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Founder Director of the World for All Foundation & Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Al Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

[More information here . . . ]

Film Screening: Budrus, Oct 22, 2016

From our friends at JVP-Seattle.

September 28, 2016

Hello Friends of JVP-Seattle!

In collaboration with Muslim Association of Puget SoundMuslim Community Resource Center, we are excited to invite you to join us for a film screening and short facilitated discussion about the Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions Movement in support of Palestinian liberation.

Budrus tells a story of Palestinian community organizers, with the support of Israeli and international activists, nonviolently resisting the destruction of their village by Israel’s Separation Barrier.

Date:   Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time:   1:30–4:00 PM
Location:   Muslim Association of Puget Sound, 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052
Cost:   Free

To guarantee a seat, please register in advance. (Walk-ins welcome if space allows.)

Wheelchair accessible. Rideshare board here. For more information contact

This screening is a collaborative project presented by Muslim Association of Puget Sound – Muslim Community Resource Center (MAPS-MCRC), and Jewish Voice for Peace – Seattle (JVP).

Hope to see you there!