The Aafia Foundation Inc

Peace thru Justice

aka Peace Thru Justice   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  https://aafia.org/

Mission

We are dedicated to advancing human rights through education and advocacy. Our emphasis is on empowering individuals to become agents for the defense of justice and for positive social change. We seek to: 1. Educate the public on the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution and by established international human rights law; 2. Advocate for human and civil rights and to assist families and communities affected by the criminal justice system; 3. Advocate for the release of wrongfully incarcerated people; 4. Build public awareness of racism and religious bigotry in policing, the courts and prison system & advance racial and religious liberty; 5. Provide spiritual counsel & assistance to prisoners seeking to heal &/or rehabilitate themselves guided by religious principles.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Mauri Saalakhan

Main address

11160 Veirs Mill Rd STE LLH18 PMB 298

Silver Spring, MD 20902 USA

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EIN

47-4843512

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Islamic (X40)

Services to Prisoners/Families (I43)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Support Rallies for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been wrongfully imprisoned for more thqan fifteen years years. She is a hafizah of Qur’an, a respected daiyee, and a graduate with honors of MIT and Brandeis University.

The Sacred Qur’an, the Prophetic Sunnah, the traditions of the four rightly guided caliphs, and esteemed scholars of Islam throughout history, have emphasized the special obligation observant Muslims have to female prisoners of war!

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Activists

The influence of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz / Malcolm X is still being felt throughout the world today; reminding committed Muslims of the Qur’anic ayah (verse): ‘Do not say of those who are slain in the way of ALLAH that they are dead. No, they are alive receiving sustenance from their Lord; though you perceive it not.’
The spirit of resistance of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz continues...

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Activists

Where we work

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The Aafia Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2021
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Board chair

Baron Bell

Nisa Muhammad

Mauri’ Saalakhan

Ayman Nassar

Cyrus McGoldrick

Baron Bell

Muhammad Nasir

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
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  • Board performance
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Organizational demographics

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