Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Muslim Legal Fund of America?
MLFA is a group of community members, leaders, volunteers, employees and supporters who believe that the rights codified in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights apply equally to Muslims in America.
Who does MLFA help?
Because Muslims are facing unique challenges in America, MLFA focuses its efforts on helping Muslims face these legal cases that have a broad impact on the entire American Muslim community.
What is the Muslim Legal Fund of America?
The Muslim Legal Fund of America is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit charitable organization that provides legal support to Muslims in America.
What makes MLFA different from other Muslim organizations?
The Muslim Legal Fund of America is not an advocacy organization. It is a charity that supports cases that require litigation through the American court system. Simply put, "when advocacy falls short, we take it to court."
When did MLFA start?
The Muslim Legal Fund of America was established in November 2001 in response to the growing number of unjust legal actions against Muslim individuals and organizations in America following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Where is MLFA located?
The Muslim Legal Fund of America is located in the Dallas, Texas, area. However, the Fund is a national organization that provides its charitable services to Muslims inside the United States of America.
Why is there a need for MLFA?
Individual legal funds are good for individual cases, but its benefit typically ends when that individual case ends. With so many cases impacting the community, there is a clear and urgent need for a legal fund that learns from each case and carries that expertise to the next case. The knowledge, logistics, networks, infrastructure and other assets built in the process of defending your civil rights is retained for the benefit of the entire American Muslim community.
How does the Muslim Legal Fund of America achieve its mission?
MLFA focuses its efforts on five key areas:
1. Securing top legal talent
2. Negotiating legal fees
3. Managing case logistics
4. Informing the public
5. Raising funds
You can read more about this strategy on the About Us page.
No. The Muslim Legal Fund of America is not a law firm. MLFA is a non-profit, charitable organization that helps Muslims in America by supported cases that have a broad impact on the American Muslim community. MLFA does not provide legal services nor does it provide legal advice.
We need to know more information about your specific situation to determine whether or not your case meets our criteria for support. If you have a legal issue and need assistance, please click on the Requesting Assistance link in the menu and complete the case submission form linked on the bottom of that page.