America's Islamic Heritage Museum

America's Islamic Heritage Museum History of Islam and Muslims in America America's Islamic Heritage Museum opened to the public on April 30, 2011. Our exhibits are empowering and insightful.

Located in Washington, DC it is a continuation of the traveling exhibition, Collections and Stories of American Muslims (CSAM) which was established as a non-profit in 1996. Before opening the museum, CSAM traveled domestically and internationally to better inform the public of the early and continued presence of Muslims in America. Throughout American history Islam and Muslims has always been pre

sent as a culture with religious influence. Muslims of various backgrounds have come to these shores in successive waves since the earliest navigators up until present day. The goal of America's Islamic Heritage Museum is to collect and preserve those stories for posterity. The exhibits bring to life America's rich Islamic heritage with some eye opening photographs, documents, and objects, which reflect America's rich culture diversity connecting Muslims to early America. They are great educational tools for the public.


Sister Clara Muhammad is born


On this day: A prince amongst slaves writes to freedom

๐ŸŒ™ **Islamic Heritage Month - October Virtual Programming** ๐ŸŒ™Dear community,In honor of Islamic Heritage Month this Octob...

๐ŸŒ™ **Islamic Heritage Month - October Virtual Programming** ๐ŸŒ™

Dear community,

In honor of Islamic Heritage Month this October, we are excited to present a series of insightful virtual events that highlight significant facets of our rich history.

**Scheduled Events:**

1๏ธโƒฃ **Exploring The Gullah Geechee Lowcountry Historical Sites and Museums**

With Historian & Curator, Amir Muhammad

2๏ธโƒฃ **Islam and Muslims: From West Africa to America**

An enlightening presentation by Amir Muhammad that chronicles the vibrant history and enduring legacy of how Islam transitioned to America.

3๏ธโƒฃ **Continuation: Islam and Muslims From West Africa to America**

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ [Reserve Your Spot](

We invite you to join us in this journey of discovery. For a detailed schedule and to save these events to your calendar, please visit:(

Your presence would greatly enrich our collective learning.

Warm regards,

America's Islamic Heritage Museum


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A Quran and the Bible on the bookshelf in a home of one of the first Arab American Muslim Communities


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History of Islam and Muslims in America


History of Islam and Muslims in America


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Updated Black History Month Schedule!

Updated Black History Month Schedule!

Our Virtual Program Schedule. Please SHARE!

Our Virtual Program Schedule. Please SHARE!



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Washington D.C., DC


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Yesterday, I was blessed to share an Id celebration first with my community and then at the White House. Over the years Iโ€™ve been blessed to attend many White House Id celebrations from the first one held in 1996 hosted by the First Lady Hillary Clinton, to President Bush, President Obama, and now President Biden. And never have I been so proud that my community of African-American Muslims was not only among the guest at the event, but we were at the table as Imam Talib Shareef shared a few words, a prayer, and introduce the President of the United States Joe Biden.

President Biden in his speech at the Id celebration quoted the words of Thomas Jefferson, โ€œWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.โ€ He said that America is back to moving toward a more perfect union and that his administration will and does reflect America's true diversity. He also reminded us about some of our common beliefs and practice, that as a practicing Catholic he fast for 40 days during Lent, and of the Golden Rule, โ€œDo unto others as you would have them do unto you.โ€

For me, it was also so great to see so many of my Muslim friends from ISNA, the ADAMS Center, Islamic Relief USA, elected officials, and Muslim TV news personalities.
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and the Museum App with
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