About MAVA

The Muslim American Veterans Association was founded in 1997

The Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA) National was Established and Certified in 1997. It was organized to be a Veterans Service Organization for all Veterans of the United States Armed Forces regardless of religion, race, or gender.

Our Commitment & Mission

The inspiration for establishing the Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA) National came from the spirit of the “New World Patriotism” movement started by Imam W. Deen Mohammed as he asked Muslims to embrace the best of what America has to offer and to stand up as Muslim Americans and lay claim to our “Shared Freedom Space” as citizens of America.

This idea found a receptive heart and grew in the fertile minds of Dr. Christopher Bell Jr., a retired Air Force Major, former Army Captain Talib-Din Abdul-Wakil, and former Army Sergeant and Korean War POW Mujahid Mohammed, along with several other sincere sisters and brothers from Masjid Muhammad, Washington, D.C. These students of Imam W. Deen Mohammed founded the Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA). They envisioned a Muslim Military Veterans organization that would become an Institution and developed to last for thousands of years.

MAVA’s Focus

We serve and support Veterans and their families directly by connecting them to resources that assist them with fulfilling their needs. We also serve and support the country and community by partnering and working cooperatively with other productive Veteran and community organizations that share a similar vision as ours. Additionally, we don’t hesitate to non-violently protest institutionalized inequalities based on race, religion, ethnic and gender bias within the Veterans Administration, as well as in the society.

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