Why Join Our Community?
Membership in MAS has many benefits. The most important privilege, however, is the chance to work in an organized national team and to contribute to the establishment of Islam in America. While this can be done through many organizations, MAS members realize that there is something unique about this organization: Tarbiya, organized Islamic work, movement orientation, brotherhood/sisterhood, moderation, comprehensiveness, personal development and more. No other organization in America does what we do, the way we do it.
Additionally, different MAS chapters have different engaging activities, developmental programs, signature projects, and other membership benefits. So, please check with your local chapter for more details.
To become a MAS member, you have to:
- Be a legal resident of the United States.
- Support the mission, vision, goals, projects, and activities of MAS and to adhere to its decisions.
- Complete the membership form.
- Pay membership dues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the large number of MAS members nation-wide, we prefer to automate this process. Thus, all members should pay their dues using automatic withdrawal on a monthly basis. An acceptable alternative is paying on a quarterly or yearly basis upfront. Other methods have been tried in the past, with much difficulty and inefficiency. With automatic withdrawal, your dues will be deducted from your credit card or bank account on the same day every month.
A member who does not have an income, or who is facing unusual financial difficulties may be excused from paying the full membership dues amount. The person should:
- Apply for financial assistance from their local chapter, as this is a right that they have on their brothers and community.
- Students and Stay @ Home parents can qualify $25 per month, unless there are additional financial constraints.
- Inform MAS National about their situation.
- Re-initiate their membership dues after the difficulty is over.
- Priority for charitable giving and general donations should be made to the MAS membership dues, before other good causes.
- Be patient, and remember that sustenance is from Allah the Sustainer.
Thank you for your generous donation. However, Membership dues are different than donations. Donations are highly encouraged from members. Donations are allocated differently than membership dues. Members need to first pay their membership dues, and then donate.
Please email the membership department at Membership@MuslimAmericanSociety.org indicating that you are paying your membership dues to your chapter. Please CC your chapter president in the email. Please include the following information in the email: your name, chapter name, monthly amount being paid, and method of payment.
When all members are paying, membership dues will account for approximately 30% of the financial needs of MAS National. MAS National provides many services to the local chapters. These dues go to pay for the national infrastructure that supports our organization.
The most recent MAS National financial statements were shared with all General Assembly representatives and Chapter presidents. Please ask them for the statements.
MAS contracted with Netsuite, a leading provider in the Financial and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) field, to host its financial and membership data. By investing in a proven cloud solution with Netsuite's Infrastructure and Security guarantees, MAS members can be assured that their information is secure and private.
Please email your questions to Membership@MuslimAmericanSociety.org