Who We Are

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Standing up for justice, empowered to serve, committed to creating dialogue

CAIR-Alabama is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. Established in 2015 by a group of local activists, community leaders, and civic-minded individuals, CAIR-Alabama serves the entire state of Alabama through its Birmingham office. It is the state's only Muslim civil liberties organizations. CAIR-Alabama is a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group with chapters nationwide. However, CAIR-Alabama operates as an independent nonprofit organization, responsible for securing its own funds. Learn more about supporting CAIR-Alabama's work. 

Our Mission

To enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Our Vision

To be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

Core Principles


  • Supports free enterprise, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

  • Is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Americans, regardless of faith.

  • Supports domestic policies that promote civil rights, diversity and freedom of religion.

  • Opposes domestic policies that limit civil rights, permit racial, ethnic or religious profiling, infringe on due process, or that prevent Muslims and others from participating fully in American civic life.

  • Is a natural ally of groups, religious or secular, that advocate justice and human rights in America and around the world.

  • Supports foreign policies that help create free and equitable trade, encourage human rights and promote representative government based socio-economic justice.

  • Believes the active practice of Islam strengthens the social and religious fabric of our nation.

  • Condemns all acts of violence against civilians by any individual, group or state.

  • Advocates dialogue between faith communities both in America and worldwide.

  • Supports equal and complementary rights and responsibilities for men and women.