The work of The Aafia Foundation is rooted in a verse from The Noble Qur’an and a well known oral tradition of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

The Qur’anic verse reads in part: “Stand firmly for justice as witnesses to ALLAH (God Almighty) even if it is against yourselves…”

The oral tradition reads: “When you see an evil action you must change it with your hand; if you cannot do so, with your tongue; if you cannot do so, with your heart - [but know] that is the weakest degree of faith.”

The plight of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is at the top of our organizational agenda; however, this oppressed Muslim woman is not our only concern. We have many others.

We are concerned about all Muslim political prisoners who were unjustly targeted over the past two plus decades in the name of national security and a so-called “War on Terrorism.”

We are concerned about the many disparities of “justice” evident throughout America’s criminal justice system; disparities rooted in race, class, politics, and increasingly, religion.

We are concerned about the social, economic, and political health and welfare of a nation-state that calls itself a “democracy,” a “land of liberty and justice for all,” but in reality is far removed from these ideals.

The consequences of such contradictions are real. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., correctly noted, “The arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

We are reminded that as men and women must reap the consequences of their actions, nations will also be judged and reap the consequences of theirs.

This philosophical view of life and struggle is what guides and undergirds the work of The Aafia Foundation, Inc.

Interested in learning more? Visit our YouTube.

The Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: A Public Reevaluation

A 40-page research paper on the case of Aafia Siddiqui by Adam Ghannoum, Researcher at the Islamic Leadership Institute of America.

Download the "Free Aafia Resource"

A summary by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Free Dr. Aafia Campaign.

Houston, TX.

Aafia’s first American city.

Fort Worth, TX.

Where she is imprisoned on a military reserve base.

Boston, MA.

Where she spent most of her years in the US.

New York, NY.

Where Aafia was put on trial and sentenced to 86 years.

Washington, DC.

The city that holds the key to Aafia’s freedom.

Support The Campaign!

Become part of our “1,000 Points of Contributory Light Campaign.”

Our minimum goal for this campaign is $50,000, iA.

Monetary support is needed for the following:

  • Education and Outreach on All Fronts

  • Activism on All Fronts

  • Travel Expense

  • Providing a modest stipend for those doing the work!


Our Objective

Our prayer and our goal is to see Dr. Aafia Siddiqui released and returned to her family before the end of this year (2022), iA.


Donations are tax-deductible and Zakat eligible.


“Charity is for the needy who are too engaged in the Cause of ALLAH to move about in the land for work. Those unfamiliar with their situation will think they are not in need of charity because they do not beg. You can recognize them by their appearance. They do not beg people persistently. Whatever you give in charity is certainly well known to ALLAH. Those who spend their wealth in charity day and night, secretly and openly - their reward is with their Lord; there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve.”

(Surah 273-274)