MUSLIM AMERICAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL


Welcome to the Muslim American Public Affairs Council Website

MAPAC is an organization that aims to lobby all levels of government on behalf of the American Muslim community and to educate Muslims about the American political process. MAPAC focuses on politics and its effect on Muslims in America and on representing traditional Islamic values in the political process. MAPAC supports our Islamic Organizations in fulfilling their purposes and responsibilities for religious affairs in our area. MAPAC also works to foster inter-religious and inter-ethnic understanding, interaction and cooperation for enhancing the common good and dignity of all human beings and strives for assurance of basic human rights for all Americans and for all Muslims.


Upcoming events

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Islamic Association of Raleigh (Raleigh Mosque), 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC

    On October 8, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The Muslim American Public Affairs Council in Association with the Islamic Association of Raleigh, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for candidates for legislative and Council of State offices to be elected in November. 

    Due to the large number of candidates on the ballot this November, there will be 3 Town Hall Meetimgs in Wake County, each hosting a different set of candidates. The October 8 event will focus on candidates for the United States and the State of North Carolina House of Representatives. The meeting will be held at the Islamic Association of Raleigh's Raleigh Mosque near the N. C. State Campus. All Muslim residents in the Triangle area are urged to come.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 


    • 09 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesvile Road, Raleigh, NC

    This is a program sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Church, a large Roman Catholic Church in Raleigh, aimed at fostering understanding between the Christian and Muslim communities in the Triangle. While not a MAPAC event, this is a significant effort on the part of area Roman Catholics to reach out to the Muslim community, and MAPAC urges the Muslim community to respond. Detailed information on the program, and two follow up programs to be held October 16 and October 26, can be found at:

    Interfaith Programs

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex, NC 27502

    On October 15, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The Muslim American Public Affairs Council in Association with the Apex Mosque, will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates for judicial offices to be elected in November. 

    Due to the large number of candidates on the ballot this November, there will be 3 Town Hall Meetimgs for candidates to meet with the Muslim Community in Wake County, each involving a different set of candidates. The second of these events will be on October 15 and will focus on candidates for the State judiciary. The meeting will be held at the Apex Mosque. All Muslim residents in the Triangle area are urged to come.

    All judges in the North Carolina judicial system are elected. The governor does not appoint them, and the legislature does not review the judges or have any role in their selection. The voters alone are responsible for determining who is qualified, who is best suited to fairly dispense justice and protect individual rights. This Town Hall Meeting will afford Triangle Area Muslims an opportunity to meet the prospective judges in person, hear their views, and ask them questions so as to be better prepared to vote.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 


    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • As-Salaam Islamic Center, 1214 East Lenoir Street, Raleigh, NC 27610

    On October 22, 2016 from 2-5 pm, The Muslim American Public Affairs Council in Association with the As-Salaam Islamic Center will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting for candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education as well as those State and Federal legislative and Council of State offices to be elected in November that were not covered in the 1st Town Hall Meeting.  

    Due to the large number of candidates on the ballot this November, there will be 3 Town Hall Meetimgs in Wake County, each hosting a different set of candidates. The October 22 event will focus on candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners and the Wake County Board of Education, as well as candidates for the US and the State of North Carolina Senates. The meeting will be held at the As-Salaam Islamic Center near downtown Raleigh. All Muslim residents in the Triangle area are urged to come.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to make prepared statements explaining who they are and why they feel they should be elected, then there will be a refreshment and snack break where the candidates can mingle with the Muslim community members in attendance and hear their views. The social/snack break will be followed by a formal, moderated question and answer session during which time candidates will be asked to answer questions from the audience. 


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