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Our Incarcerated Brothers and Sisters Need Your Support.

Assalaamu ‘alaikum (Peace be unto you) السَّلامُ عَلَيكُم

Take a moment to think about the last time you thought about a prison inmate. For many of us, it’s been quite some time, if at all. As the famous saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Unfortunately, this is the sad reality of many of our incarcerated brothers and sisters. If that’s the case with them, then what about their CHILDREN?

At Muslim Prisoner Project, we strive to never forget our brothers and sisters who happen to be prison inmates. We understand that their mistakes don’t define them and that they are just as human as the next man or woman despite their mistakes. We want them to know that we are with them, that we hear them, and that we care, not only about them, but about their children as well. For far too long, the children of inmates have suffered in silence due to limited access to their incarcerated loved ones.

Muslim Prisoner Project aims to broaden the scope of that access from mere phone calls and possible, if any, far spread-out visits to receiving actual gifts at least two times a year via our Eid Toy Chest program. Muslim Prisoner Project also aims to empower the inmate him/herself through providing quality Islamic literature that they would otherwise not have access to. So, please take a moment to learn more about Muslim Prisoner Project and what we do and don’t forget to do your part by donating to the cause.

  • Adrian “Ashir” Kirk
    Adrian “Ashir” Kirk
    Director of Community Outreach
  • Tricia Pethic
    Tricia Pethic
    Chief Executive Officer

Which Program Speaks to You?

Eid Toy Chest

We send Eid gifts to a prisoner’s child on their parent’s behalf. It helps connect their familial ties (silat ar-rahm) and instills Islamic identity in children that are often in the the custody of non-Muslim caregivers.

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We are a 501c3 charity; your donations are tax-deductible.

“Prison may confine a man but never should DEFINE a man.”

– Unknown

Malcolm X Book Drive

Malcolm X became who he was in prison. His cell companion? Books.

Your support provides the latest high quality books and literature to inmates.

If you are an author or publisher and interested in having your work featured, contact us. Your work could reach hundreds, if not thousands, of incarcerated Muslims and non-Muslims, uplifting their spirits and enriching their souls. Right now, many prison libraries are filled with outdated donated books that are old and worn. Let’s change that today!

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Adrian “Ashir” Kirk
Director of Community Outreach

Adrian “Ashir” Kirk spent 6 years studying traditional Islamic Sciences between Syria and Morocco and has studied ecumenical studies at the University of Geneva. He has also completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Ashir is the founder of Measured Tones Institute, an online learning center that focuses on teaching proper recitation of Quran, or Tajweed. He lives in Memphis, TN with his wife and children.

Tricia Pethic
Chief Executive Officer

Tricia Pethic has a BA in History, an MA in Near Eastern Studies and an MA in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations. Before going on to found Muslim Prisoner Project, she served as service provider at Danbury Federal Correctional Facility (where the star of Orange is the New Black was incarcerated), as well as serving as Muslim Chaplain at Albion Correctional Facility in Albion, NY. She lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and two sons.