Who We Are

Our Purpose Defending Rights, Defeating Intolerance Our Vision To be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. Our Mission To enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR-Arizona is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. Established in 2003 by a group of local Muslims, CAIR-Arizona serves the entire state of Arizona through its Mesa office. The tax exempt number for CAIR-AZ is 86-1045521. CAIR-Arizona is a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Islamic civil liberties group with chapters nationwide. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.


Imraan Siddiqi
Executive Director
Araceli Villanueva
Ismail AbuHayyeh
Ismail Abu Hayyeh
Outreach Fellow

Board Members

Yasir Shareef
Board of Directors - Chairman
Raees Mohamed, Esq.
Board Treasurer
David Chami, Esq.
Board Secretary