mainstream Muslim group which properly follows Qur’an and Sunnah. NAIF’s membership is not based on
nationality, race, language or country of origin. The only condition for membership is that applicants should be from
those who accept the primary sources of jurisprudence: the Qur’an & Sunnah.
NAIF is specialized in general Imams’ serves such as cooperation, collaboration, coordination and
acquaintances. It aims at meeting both the tangible and spiritual needs of Imams. It also aims at improving the
relationship of Imams with their administrators on one hand, and Imams and their constituents on the other hand.
NAIF is committed to, and focuses at, supporting Imams in their sacred mission. The loftiest of this mission is
“calling people to the ways of Allah and encouraging them to observe the Islamic acts of worship”.
NAIF was founded on the 21st of October, 2002 (The 27th of Sha’ban 1424). It was formally registered on the 28th
of February, 2004 as a not for profit organization with registration number 13-4276058).
The main reason for establishing NAIF is the lack of such organizations particularly concerned with Imams
prosperity. Existing organizations provide limited support only to Imams who serve their goals. However, such
goals are not necessarily aligned with the best interest of Imams. Hence, the aspirations, visions and goals of
Imams are not served. All Islamic organizations in North America fall into this category. The founders were neither
Imams by profession, nor had Imams support as one of their primary goals, or priorities. This situation dictated the
need for an organization to be founded, empowered, and administered solely by Imams. The interests, goals,
visions and aspirations of the organization will, in kind, be derived from, and formulated by Imams. Services and
support provided by the organization will be available to all Imams.
The goals of NAIF are the following:
NAIF will strive to accomplish its sacred mission through periodical conferences, training programs, conventions,
and publications. NAIF established four regional offices to coordinate with communities the steps necessary for it
to effectively achieve its goals.
NAIF membership is open to all Imams who follow the Qur’an and Sunnah and who submit applications and pay
membership fees. Membership applications will be accepted only if members agree to abide with NAIF’s
constitution. Applicants will be notified about membership decisions on a timely manner.