Our History

The American Muslim Institute (AMI), formerly the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture (AIISC), was founded in 2006 in Omaha, Nebraska, by a group of American Muslims. Our objective is to promote a better understanding of Islam in the Western world, both within the Muslim and non-Muslim community, and affirm the core values of Islam:

Acceptance, Compassion, Equality, Justice and Peace.

In early 2015, our organizational name was changed to American Muslim Institute (AMI), a simpler designation that better reflects our mission and core values.

Our Goals