In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Values Statement of the Islamic Society of Boston
We, the Islamic Society of Boston, practice and promote a comprehensive, balanced view of Islam. We strive to embody the “middle path” to which our scriptures call us – a path of moderation, free of extremism, and representative of the Islamic vision of a healthy community.
Our core principles include:
Commitment to the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet Muhammad
We believe that the core teachings of Islam are universal and timeless, providing guidance and instruction for all times to come.
We strive to purify our intentions to make our deeds pleasing to God. We are committed to sincerity in all our words and actions. We believe that all success comes through the blessings of God.
Sanctity of Life
We uphold and affirm the sanctity of human life, including rights of the unborn. We condemn the taking of innocent, non-combatant lives through acts of terrorism or state-sponsored aggression.
Respect for the Individual
We believe in respect for the individual. This includes respect for the diversity of opinions within the Muslim community and the diversity of religions and ideologies in broader society.
Condemnation of Bigotry
We condemn all forms of bigotry, including racism, sectarianism, anti-Semitism and class discrimination. We believe that bigotry destroys communities.
Equality of Genders
We believe that men and women are equal in the sight of God. We are committed to serving all members of our community with dignity and fairness.
Engagement with Broader Society
We seek to engage the broader society in acts of virtue and common good. We strive to partner with other organizations, recognizing that the Muslim community must reach out and play an active role in the broader community.
Co-operation with Regulators and Authorities
We support regulators and authorities in their efforts to promote the public good. We are an open and transparent organization.
We believe that the purpose of leadership is to serve. Our leaders are accountable to God and to the community.
We find these principles firmly rooted in the teachings of Islam.
The trustees, leadership, staff and congregation of the Islamic Society of Boston stand by these principles. We seek God’s help in upholding them with integrity and with steadfastness.