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What is the Light House Project?

On February 10th, 2015, Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha were brutally murdered in a hate crime. Their deaths shook the local community and shockwaves were felt around the world. Their deaths left young Muslims in America feeling lost, scared, and heartbroken. Instead of responding with hate and darkness, the local community responded to this tragic event by providing a source of light for young Muslims and the community at large.

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With inspiration from Deah, Yusor, and Razan’s work during their short lives, the Light House Project was born. The Light House Project provides a safe space physically by giving Muslims a place to meet and be open with their Muslim identity, and it provides a safe space for young Muslims by giving support to projects and programs that young Muslims want to pursue.

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Our Values


Faith should be accessible by all: Faith is foremost in shaping an individual's character and guiding their life's journey. The Light House Project is committed to nurturing and strengthening the Islamic faith of Muslim Americans. By providing access to Islamic teachings, religious advisors, and opportunities for worship, we seek to deepen their connection with Allah (God) and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).


Leadership starts here: At the Light House Project, we recognize the importance of ongoing learning and development as we build Muslim leaders in our community. Building a strong Muslim leader involves cultivating a foundation rooted in Islamic values, promoting continuous self-reflection, and encouraging a commitment to service, humility, and effective communication. Through mentorship and guidance, we work to enhance a leader’s ability to navigate challenges and contribute meaningfully to the community and positively impact those they serve.


Community is foundational: We believe in the power of unity and collaboration within the Muslim community. The Light House Project strives to build strong bonds among Muslim Americans, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Through various programs, events, and initiatives, we create spaces where you can connect, share experiences, and support one another, promoting an atmosphere of compassion, understanding, and cooperation.


We believe in the potential of everyone to make a positive difference in society. The Light House Project encourages critical thinking, creativity, and innovation, enabling individuals to tackle challenges confidently and effectively. Through mentorship and personal development programs, we strive to unlock their full potential, preparing them to be compassionate, responsible, and active contributors to their communities.


At the Light House Project, we are dedicated to empowering Muslim Americans in the Triangle through community and faith. We aim to create a safe space and welcoming environment that nurtures personal, spiritual, and social growth. We equip our leaders with the tools and resources to positively impact their communities and the world at large.

Our Vision

Empower Muslim Americans in the Triangle to positively impact their communities and the world at large, guided by Islamic principles.  We want to see a world in which Muslims are confident in their identity and purpose.

Our Programs

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