"As-salaamu alaikum, dear brothers and sisters..." -Founder Sheikh Yasser Arafat
Peace Ambassadors USA is a non-profit, community based organization founded in 2012 to fight bias, bigotry, and racism through education and interfaith dialogue. PA will be utilizing education and outreach programs mixed with charitable works to accomplish its mission. Through these activities and programs, PA will focus on building bridges of peace, understanding, and co-existence between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans of all faiths and backgrounds. Peace Ambassadors USA’s vision is to excel in providing innovative outreach services and education programs by establishing quality instructional programs, disseminating educational products, and founding charitable works and services in order to promote better interfaith communication and services.
What Do We Do?
Peace Ambassadors USA is, first and foremost, a community outreach initiative. Thus, we pride ourselves on our involvement in community service in every regard from taking care of those members of the Nashville community that have nothing left, to providing free legal and health clinics. We provide a free business incubator initiative as well as a training program for vocational skills. Peace Ambassador’s has also taken charge when it comes to meeting with local leaders and public departments such as the police and fire departments. Peace Ambassadors prides itself on the education that we provide both to adults and children.
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Our Services & Programs
Weekend SchoolAs of January 24, 2015, we opened our PAWS (Peace Ambassadors Weekend School) Program to the public. It has received excellent reception from Nashville’s Muslim population in a very short time, as the PAWS program’s focus is do provide our children with an Islamic education.
Community OutreachOur core mission is to provide valuable services to its surrounding community. These services are meant to foster a strong sense of family and community and provide spiritual solace and sacred space in a fast-paced and sometimes overwhelming world.
Language ClassesPA will be offering free language classes – starting with the Arabic language. As the Muslim population in Nashville grows to heights never seen before, the demand for Arabic classes grows with it. This service will be designed to teach students of every age and level of scholarship and will focus on both classical or Qur’anic Arabic as well as contemporary/conversational Arabic.
Da'Wah & InterfaithProviding community programs that promote the understanding of Islam and that fosters the ideals of coexistence. You are the best nation raised up for humankind. You enjoin righteousness, forbid corruption and you believe in Allah. (Quran , Sura 3 (Al-Imran), ayah 110) Let there arise among you a group inviting to all that is good, enjoining righteousness and forbidding evil. Those are the successful ones. (Quran , Sura 3 (Al-Imran), ayah 104) “Whoever directs someone to do good will gain the same reward as the one who does...
Bearing that in mind we here at Peace Ambassadors are first and foremost a center of Da’wa and islamic outreach. Only through living the example of the Quran and Sunnah can our neighbors truly appreciate the beauty of Islam.
Public LibraryIslam provided great impetus for the human pursuit of knowledge. The first verse that descended on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Was Iqra, meaning "read,” opening the door to read, write, and ponder. The Quran urges the mankind to think, ponder, reflect and acquire knowledge that would bring them closer to God and his creation. The Quran uses repetition to embed certain key concepts in the consciousness of its listeners. Allah (God) and Rab (the Sustainer) are repeated 2,800 and 950 times, respectively, in the sacred text; Ilm (knowledge) comes third with 750 mentions.
Vocational TrainingVocational training is education within vocational schools which prepares people for a specific trade. It directly develops expertise in techniques related to technologies, skills, and scientific techniques to span all aspects of the trade. Vocational education is classified as using procedural knowledge.
Many people do not know what to do when it comes to seeking employment. In today’s world, sometimes getting a job can be easier said than done. With the economy in its current state and unemployment rates rising, employers are being forced to be very selective when it comes to hiring their workforce. Stand out from the masses by broadening your horizons in one of our Job Readiness and Preparation Workshops.