Peace Ambassador USA Founder Sheikh Yasser Arafat

"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.

Peace Ambassador USA Founder Sheikh Yasser Arafat

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.

The Next Step.. Will You Help It Be A Reality?

Peace Ambassadors Current Facility

Current Facility

This is where we live now...

Current 1st Floor

Current 2nd Floor

Peace Ambassadors Current Facility

Future Facility

and with your help this is our future.

Help us to teach others about Islam, to have our own Radio Station and IMAX Theater. Help us to build our own State-of-the-Art outreach center.
Our Peace Ambassadors USA Services

Our Services & Programs

Peace Ambassadors School

Weekend School

As 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.
Peace Ambassadors Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Our 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.
Peace Ambassadors Language Classes

Language Classes

PA 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.
Peace Ambassadors Dawah & Interfaith

Da'Wah & Interfaith

Providing 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.
Peace Ambassadors Public Library

Public Library

Islam 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.
Peace Ambassadors Vocational Training

Vocational Training

Vocational 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.
Peace Ambassadors Business Incubation

Business Incubation

Our Business Incubator Initiative is simple. If we believe in your business – whether it is an existing business or a business proposal – we will provide you with an office, rent free, for one full year. During this time period, businesses would be expected to grow and become self sufficient because at the end of the year period, your business will be asked to leave. The reason why we do this is to allow other businesses to receive the same opportunity to participate in this initiative.
Peace Ambassadors Health Fair

Health Fair

When choosing a health classes such as CPR, ensure that it meets your specific needs, whether they are related to your job, children under your care, or specific health conditions for which the risk of cardiac arrest is high. In some cases, we can offer classes tailored to cover your interests.
Peace Ambassadors Martial Arts

Martial Arts Classes

This spiritual outlook on combat most distinctively resonates when looking at the Samurai and their code of Bushido (way of the warrior), in which a life of fighting was simultaneously fused with one of wisdom and tranquillity. It is through this parallel balance of the inner and outer, the strong and the gentle, the yin and the yang that one reaches true spiritual equilibrium. When it comes to Islam, there exists a code of honour that very much resembles bushido. Special fraternities based on chivalry have historically thrived in the Islamic tradition, with combat skill at the heart of them – built upon a philosophy known as ‘futuwwat’. The name is derived from the root word of ‘fata’ commonly understood as ‘youth’, which in time took on a greater meaning more related to ‘mystical youth’, a spiritual warrior who lived by this code of honour.
Peace Ambassadors Legal Counseling

Legal Counseling

When trouble comes your way and the expertise of a lawyer becomes necessity, don’t immediately run out and pay thousands of dollars to see some hot-shot lawyer. Most of the time, this is not necessary and money will be wasted. Wouldn’t it be great if you could speak to an expert in the field of law for free? At Peace Ambassadors USA, we are seeking to make this a reality. If you or someone you know is having legal troubles, do not hesitate. Call us immediately, and we will set you up with an appointment with one of our lawyer-volunteers
Peace Ambassadors Father and Mothers Day Out

Father & Mothers Day Out

This baby sitting program is designed to serve the Muslim community in Nashville. Please visit or call us for more details. The program is still at its initial stages but the registration is open. Limited seats are available.
Peace Ambassadors Soup Kitchen

Food Banks and Soup Kitchens

We plan on implementing several different plans to stock our own food bank as well as the many food banks located around the Nashville area. In addition, we plan on feeding the homeless and needy here at our own facility through the creation of the Peace Ambassadors‘ Soup Kitchen. Are you someone who likes volunteering time to help those in need? Join us. We are on a mission to help those who need it the most.
Peace Ambassadors Computer Classes

Computer Classes

We also offer Computer classes at the Basic and Intermediate level; this includes accessing the internet, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. If you want to be able to speak and write fluently in English and want to learn to use a computer, don't miss this golden opportunity. New fresh classes start soon.
Peace Ambassadors Intellectual Club

Intellectual Club

This concentration focuses on the systematic study of the Muslim intellectual tradition devoted to explorations of divine revelation, religious belief, and philosophical developments. Rooted in their knowledge of the Qur’an and Prophetic Tradition, students investigate various topics that emerge from the pillars of faith, articles of faith, jurisprudence, ethics, spirituality, and philosophy.
Peace Ambassadors Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies

It is a little known fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the U.S., as well as around the world. There are now over seven million Muslims in this country alone (with over 1.7 billion worldwide), and the majority of the mosques in the U.S. have been built over the past fifteen to twenty years. However, a lot of new Muslims manage to lose their way simply because of a lack of support and education. Here at PA USA, we will be offering free Islamic study classes that will be custom tailored for each individual. Whether you have been a Muslim your entire life, a few months, or whatever the case, we will place you in the proper class according to your level of knowledge. Everyone can benefit from studying the Deen, regardless of how long you have been following it.
Peace Ambassadors Medical Screening

Health Screening

PA will start this service with free health screenings (blood pressure checks, basic blood work, etc.), and later, when we upgrade our facility, we will be equipped with a fully functional clinic. Of course, much of this depends on your generosity, so please, donate now.