MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar has agreed to serve as co-chair for the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) of Louisville formed December 8, 2019. MAC Board members Dr. Tahir Raza, Ozair Shariff Esq. and Dr. Waqar Saleem also serve as council members. The event was held at the Muhammad Ali Center and featured MJAC National [...]
MAC was a proud supporter of the seventh annual dinner on Saturday, November 2nd, presented by the Americana World Community Center. Dr. Rana Latif (left, board member MAC and Americana) with Edgardo Mansilla (Executive Director, Americana).
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, representatives from Muslim Americans for Compassion (MAC) participated in the 2019 Hunger Walk at Louisville's Waterfont Park. The event is presented by Kroger and organized by Dare to Care and our community partners at Interfaith Paths to Peace. Each year during the Hunger Walk more than 2,000 people [...]
On July 10, 2019, the evening prior to the Protecting Houses of Worship Forum, several faith and community leaders met to discuss awareness and collaboration on how to keep our community's houses of worship safe. Attendees were, from left, Fred Whitaker from St. Francis of Assisi School; Mat Goldberg development director of Jewish Community [...]
It was a great week for the legacy of legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali. On June 3rd, Interfaith Paths to Peace hosted a memorial service and candlelight vigil at the Muhammad Ali Center. MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar spoke at the event, "“It has been three years since our beloved Muhammad Ali left this [...]
Dr. Abdul-Munim Sombat Jitmoud On May 14, 2019, Muslim Americans for Compassion, in partnership with Interfaith Paths to Peace, hosted the ninth-annual Interfaith Iftar dinner at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Nearly 500 people attended the event, which featured messages of compassion and blessings from many of Louisville's civic, faith, and community [...]
To Our Friends in Faith and Compassion: Sunday, May 5, 2019, marked the beginning Ramadan. In Islam, this is a month-long sacred time when we commemorate Allah, the Arabic name for God, giving the first verses of the Quran, the Muslim scripture, to the Prophet Muhammad in the year 610 A.D. This annual observance is [...]
On Friday, March 15, 2019, at least 50 worshipers were killed and 50 more wounded by a shooter at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Just three days later, in Utrecht, Netherlands, a gunman opened fire on a tram in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Kanaleneiland. On the morning of March 4, Christian communities in three [...]