A message from our President and Chair, Imam Daayiee Abdullah:
Dear Friends, Salaam,
Thank you for all the support you have given me over the years. I would not be where I am without your support, and for that I’m deeply grateful. I don’t know how much you’re personally aware of what I’m currently doing, but I have been busy with a educational and research organization that I had started in 2014.
In case you don’t know, let me introduce you to this project:
MECCA Institute: MECCA Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand progressive Islamic theology through education and research. I started this organization in 2014, and have since secured several scholars around the world to come on board as leaders. By focusing our scholarly work on women, LGBT, and the youth, we are creating an alternative Islamic perspective. This perspective, which I call the Progressive Islamic perspective, is one that supports inclusive Muslims in communities that have been inundated with extremism and discontent.
We have already found a funding partner for the first program, a chaplaincy program. The chaplaincy program, which takes students through a 2-year progressive Islamic education, will produce qualified spiritual leaders.
Yet, the funding we have received is not enough to cover all the expenses the program will incur. The $100,000 support we have received helped us to gather information, plan, and design the program.
However, it is not enough to pay our teachers, create material, and promote the school. That is why our budget for the program is $485,000. I’m, therefore, reaching to you, to ask you to make a donation.
Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and give students the chance to learn in a progressive Islamic school?
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your support.
May Allah continue to bless us all.
More About MECCA:
MECCA Institute, an online seminary for inclusive and progressive Islamic learning and research, relies on the support of foundations, organizations, and the generosity of people just like you.
MECCA Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Washington, DC. Contributions to MECCA Institute are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Donations can be made through PayPal accounts, and PayPal also accepts credit cards and/or bank transfers.
P.O. Box 26022
Washington, DC 20001