The Muslim American Society of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois is the local chapter of the national organization, MAS National.  The organization’s mission is “to educate, organize, and empower the Muslim community to be active, contributing citizens who play a significant role towards positive social and spiritual change.” (

The Muslim American Society was established in 1993 as a nonprofit national organization that attempts to address “charitable, religious, social, cultural, and educational” issues.  It has grown to have more than 50 chapters in the United States and is now considered a “grassroots movement… that [provides] opportunities for community service, interfaith initiatives, youth programs, and civic engagement.” (   

The chapter of the Muslim American Society in Urbana-Champaign was started in 2007 by the current president.  It MAS was established as a not-for-profit religious, educational, social, and activist organization, as well as a branch of the national organization.  In 2009 the organization was able to purchase the land and three buildings at 2011 Brownfield Road in Urbana that was once the site of a Baptist Church.  Having a physical place to call home has helped the organization better serve its members and the community, create collaborations with other social institutions, and give the organization a central place to plan and implement its services and programs. Before having the physical facility, for about three years MAS used lecture halls or offices at the University of Illinois. The facility has three buildings, one of which is being renovated.  At this Community Center, MAS offers a weekend or part-time school for young children, a small library, and a social services and activism office.

2011 Brownfield Rd.
Urbana, IL 61802

  • Family and Community
  • MAS Quran Institute (QI)
  • Personal Development (Tarbiya)
  • Social Services & Activism
  • MAS Junior Youth
  • MAS Youth
Contact Us

Phone: (217) 298-2155




  • Quran
  • Hadeeth (deeds & sayings of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH)
  • Lectures
  • Kids Resources
  • Miscellaneous



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