IAR is a member of ONE Wake, non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-issue group of religious congregations in the Wake County area with aggregate membership totaling in excess of 50,000 households. As the only Islamic member institution, we provide a necessary perspective to making Wake County a place where everyone can thrive. ONE Wake advocates for community needs like affordable housing, public transit, and candidate assemblies.
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Law Enforcement Engagement
Law Enforcement Engagement
The safety of our communities is a shared responsibility and one that we take seriously. We hosted local and federal law enforcement to discuss community needs and create the opportunity for conversation and education. We also joined the call for additional emergency funding to houses of worship for increased security during these difficult times.
Like I said, whether it's a synagogue or a church or a mosque we need help and we need it now"
Supporting community wellbeing
Community Health & Resource Fair
We partnered with Wake County Health & Human services and other agencies to offer a received health fair to the community that offered free services to the whole community including:
Job & Resources Fair
1-on-1s with doctors
TBC Blood donation bus
Dress For Success clothing mobile
Community health sessions
Food truck & bouncy castle
IAR Health & Wellness
IAR Social Welfare Services
Navigating Roe v. Wade
After the news about the overturning of Roe v. Wade broke, IAR held guided discussions, especially our young adults, on the intersection of abortion and Islam. We also reiterated the balanced view of abortion rights in Islam to the media.
“Islam is a very balanced religion, and it has a very balanced point of view pertaining to abortion” - Imam Muammar
“Backpacking Method began with the purpose of preserving voices of diverse communities residing within the same neighborhood, and progressed to connecting with extraordinary individuals on a human level.” —Artist Kulsum Tasnif
Local artist and community member Kulsum Tansif created an interactive, multi-sensory art project on the historic Method community that IAR calls home. This project, on view at Method Community Center, was supported by Raleigh Arts and included stories and artifacts from IAR and Al-Iman School. Students from Al-Iman had an engaging session with students from Cardinal Gibbons about the history of the local community and met up at IAR for lunch at IAR.
We are always committed to serving the community around us.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" With Br. Nigel Edwards and Sr. Reem Subei from the NC Muslim Bar Association