Our Go-National Campaign


The Muslim Endorsement Council, Inc. (MEC) is acknowledged as the standard-bearer for Islamic chaplaincy endorsement.  We are asking for your support to help us increase our national outreach.  Our Go-National Campaign is to help fund our efforts of becoming a national organization.

Kindly support our campaign and Allah (SWT) will strengthen you in all your endeavors as he said:

“O you who believe! if you help (the cause of) Allah, He will help you and make firm your feet.” (Qur’an 47:7)

Our work is important because it serves and benefits the Muslim community by ensuring that:

1.      Islam is included and suitably represented in public and private institutions such as the military, colleges, police, prisons and correctional institutions, etc. as Muslims are involved in service to humanity in the way of Allah (SWT) particularly those serving on the front lines in chaplaincy

2.     Muslim men and women who serve as chaplains are rooted in the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah in their practice and meet the professional standards of pastoral care, and we subsequently endorse and support them professionally as religious leaders

3.      A chaplain has credibility within the diverse American Muslim community as a competent and recognized representative of the community

A competent chaplain:

o    Will be able to guide people

o    Will be able to address and meet the spiritual needs of all peoples, in general, and Muslims, in particular

o    Educate the public, about Islam

o    Acts as a professional representative for Muslims

o    Generates impactful programming

o    Advocates for Muslims. For example, a Muslim chaplain in such an institution would, in addition to pastoral care, advocate for prayer space and times for salat, halal food etc.

Visit our website at  mecct.org to learn more about us

With your help, we can meet our Go-National Campaign giving goal of $70,000  In-Sha Allah and fulfill this communal obligation.

Kindly give generously to the campaign. We ask Allah (SWT) to reward you immensely for your gift

CFP for an anthology on Islamic Chaplaincy in North America

MEC Board Member Ch. Omer Bajwa and the Editorial Team are requesting submissions toward an anthology on Islamic Chaplaincy in North America.  They seek pieces related to all aspects of Muslim chaplains’ experience including, but not limited to, theologies of care, interfaith engagement, use of the healing arts, training, engagement with ritual, and significant encounters that left a lasting impact.

The Editorial Team welcomes submissions from single or multiple authors in the form of reflective essays, poetry, or art.  Preliminary short statements of interest are requested by July 31st, 2020 to the email below.  Final contributions will be due by September 30th, 2020.

Here is the Call for Proposals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v8hf_FyWj437xvImMqOgzKyj_nvRtKPU0dFlpDHotLU/edit

All proposals, submissions, and questions may be directed to the Editorial Team at IslamicChaplaincyGuide@gmail.com.


To reflect the refocused effort to advance endorsement on a national level, the Muslim Endorsement Council of Connecticut, Inc. (MECC) resolved to change its name in November 2019 to the Muslim Endorsement Council Inc (MEC) and expanded its board composition to cover not just Connecticut but the entire United States.  The name change was formally effected in January 2020.

MEC is looking forward to the future growth of Muslim chaplains with a renewed commitment to being the national standard-bearer for endorsement, and consistency and integrity in the field of Islamic chaplaincy.


Shura 1441 – Mar 21, 2020, @ Yale

The Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC)


the Islamic Seminary Foundation (ISF) dba The Islamic Seminary of America (TISA)

in conjunction with the Muslim Endorsement Council (MEC)


The 10th National Shura and In-service Training for Chaplains and Imams and Other
Service Providers to the Muslim Community, March 21, 2020, @ Yale University

Theme: Sacred Activism: Islam and Cross-Cultural Competency

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Shura Conference (1)





Sat, March 24, 2018

(Rajab 7, 1439) 8AM – 6PM

Yale University, New Haven CT

Theme: “Islam, Ethics, and the American Context”


Prof. Aasim Padela MD, MSc

Director, Initiative on Islam and Medicine

The University of Chicago

Plenary speakers:

Chaplain Tahara Akmal MA

Director of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

   Reading (PA) Hospital School of Health Sciences


8AM – 6PM – $99 (STUDENTS/AMC MEMBERS – $60)


CONTACT: registrar.isf@gmail.com OR (203) 376-7189

Saturday conference organized by Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC)

http://associationofmuslimchaplains.org and

Islamic Seminary Foundation (the governing board of Islamic Seminary of America)


Supported by Muslim Endorsement Council of Connecticut (MECC)



As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

We have the pleasure of inviting you again to attend the “6th Annual National Shura and In-Service Training for Chaplains and Imams and Other Service Providers to the Muslim Community.” 

Please see information below:

The 6th Annual National Shura 1437 & In-Service Training for Chaplains, Imams & Other Service Providers to the Muslim Community

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Sat, March 12, 2016 (Jumaada al-akhir 3 1437) 8am-6pm

AMC MEMBERS ONLY MODULES – Sat 6:30-9pm, Sun 9am-Noon – $30

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Theme – “Leadership In Service to Humanity”

Yale University, New Haven CT

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sherman Jackson

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SAT DAY FEES – $99(Student/AMC Member – $60)/Early Bird – $75(Student/AMC Member – $45)  Early Bird Deadline – Feb 28 @ 11:55pm

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EVENTRBITE ONLINE REGISTRATION:  http://shura1437.eventbrite.com

Conference Hotel – New Haven Village Suites @ $119/night

Reduced Rate Available Jan 15 until March 1  – Call 203-777-5337

Organized by:

The Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC) &

The Islamic Seminary Foundation (ISF)

In cooperation with

Muslim Endorsement Council of CT (MECC)

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Please email: registrar.isf@gmail.com or call 203-376-7189 if you have any questions or require additional information.

We hope you can make it. Kindly share the event with your colleagues and friends.

Ma salaam,

The Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC) &

The Islamic Seminary Foundation (ISF)