The Uganda American Muslim Association (UAMA) is a charitable, religious organization, founded in 2007, composed of Muslims who seek to bring together Muslim brothers and sisters living in the United States and abroad; to encourage them to develop their faith, to interpret life from an Islamic perspective, to commit to Allah, and to develop traits of Muslim character and service and; to encourage Islamic oriented social activities; in settings such as seminars, conferences, forums, etc. through which members can meet, grow and gain strength.
One of the primary goals of UAMA is to encourage its members’ belief, social, cultural, economic, and intellectual development in accordance with the teachings of Islam as outlined in the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
UAMA has been holding its annual conferences within the established Chapters on a rotation basis. However, UAMA needs to continue reaching out to members of the community in the states/region with and without a Chapter. Help us plan our next conference by identifying the location city for the 2020 UAMA conference and its theme via a poll opening August 1.
UAMA Chairman Term Limit is currently one year. For the past ten years, UAMA has had some Chairmen with brilliant ideas and goals for the organization. Some of these great ideas we put in place only to die out because there was no continuity or the person with the idea’s brain is no longer there to see it through. Thus, we lose the opportunity to advance, improve, or move forward.
With one (1) year term, Chairmen do not have enough time to acclimate to the organization as a whole, put something together, implement it, and see it grow.
It is recommended to increase the term limit for the Executive Chairman and Vice Chairman, giving them time to make an impact on the organization.
Membership is required to select the next Conference city and votefor/against the term limit increase in a poll to be conducted via Survey Monkey starting August 1, 2019.
Pamoja is a podcast created by Sis. Rehema Namukase and made possible by UAMA; reflecting Muslims’ journeys and perspectives on contemporary gender, political, social and cultural issues from Uganda and beyond. It will feature unique stories and voices of inspirational youth and their elders in the collective Muslim community for others to be inspired and learn from.
This podcast (and media show) is different because it will not be a spiritual-guide-kind-of show; rather, Pamoja will strive to bring together and represent diverse young Muslim voices, stories, and perspectives, and reflect their day-to-day struggles. In circumstances where scholarly and expert opinions are required on certain topics, guests with this training and expertise will be invited to the show.
Objective of podcast
UAMA administration is composed of Standing Committees, Executive Committee and the Board. To get to know your administrative members, please click below:
Interested to serve on any committee, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
UAMA Weekly Halaqas
Please join us every Friday at 9:00 PM, for a Halaqa session via phone Conferencing.
The UAMA administration and its committees have been working hard to fulfill UAMA's mission. Please click on Programs below for more information.