Welcome to the African American Islamic Institute (AAII) website. We invite you to explore AAII‘s humanitarian initiatives and discover how your time, talent and resources can support them in meaningful ways.

AAII is an international humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), founded in 1988 in Senegal, West Africa by Shaykh Hassan Ali Cisse. Twelve of the seventeen nations in which AAII has Affiliates are located in sub-Saharan Africa.

AAII’s Mission is to develop sustainable human and natural resources that promote Education, Health Care, Empowerment of Women, Protection of Children, Alleviation of Hunger and Poverty and Peace.

AAII is committed to continuing the humanitarian work of Shaykh Hassan Ali Cisse. Shaykh Tidiane Ali Cisse, trusted adviser and brother of AAII’s Founder has been named President of AAII. Shaykh Tidiane Ali Cisse is an accomplished Islamic scholar with a distinguished background in international business and diplomacy. Under his able leadership, AAII will continue to work with the Special Agencies of the United Nations and AAII’s strategic partners towards universal education, access to health care, empowerment of women, protection of children, alleviation of hunger and poverty and the promotion of peace.

We invite you to encourage friends and colleagues to learn about AAII and to join you in supporting our vital work in Africa with a generous, tax deductible contribution.

DECEMBER, 1945 – AUGUST, 2008

                                            To the righteous soul
                                            Will be said:
                                            “O thou soul!
                                           In complete rest
                                            And satisfaction!
                                            Come back thou
                                            To thy Lord
                                            Well pleased thyself
                                            And well-pleasing
                                            Unto Him!
                                            Enter thou, then
                                            Among My Devotees
                                            Yea, enter thou
                                            My Heaven!”
                                                                    Holy Qur’an 89:27-30

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