Our shelter services the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas on a first come first serve basis to needy women with/without children. There is never a time the Guest house is empty because of the high demand. We are happy to serve in that capacity.

  "And We have made the night and the day two signs, then We have made the sign of the night to pass away and we have made the sign of the day to manifest, so that you may seek grace from your Lord " Holy Quran 17:12

Please keep Muslim Women's Assoc. Of Pittsburgh in your duahs. We are eligible for zakat and donations.

 Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh is a local vocal advocate for those that are in need.

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Being in need isn't seasonal, which is why our organization provides help where it is needed the most.

MWAP has a retail store supporting our shelter. Click here for more information on how you can further support our mission.

Our Mission

Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status etc, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to the selection of volunteers or members and provision of services. 

We regret to inform our community of the passing of Dr. Karen Vazquez. Please make dua for her and her family, Insha Allah.

Empowering our Muslim women through education opportunities!

Hameeda Abdullah Educational Scholarship Fund( Deadline May 21,2021)
Hameeda Abdullah Education Fund scholarship was established by Mubarak and Ali Abdullah in honor of their late mother, Hameeda Abdullah. It was first awarded in 1990 and has had many Muslim recipients. It is the only scholarship of its kind in the Pittsburgh region and we are honored and humbled to be able to award it again this year. The money for the first award came from a closed bank account from the mosque that was established in Braddock in the early 1900’s and the personal donations of Mubarak and Ali Abdullah. The Muslim Women's Association Program (MWAP) has been designated as the managers of the scholarship stipend. MWAP were charged with establishing the criteria, evaluating applicants, selecting a winner and awarding the stipend annually.

After the Abdullah brothers returned to Allah, the MWAP continues to maintain the scholarship stipend and have raised monies to ensure it continuance. This $500 scholarship is based on academic merit, financial need, and community service to students enrolling in an undergraduate program, two-year associate’s program, or certificate program.​

​If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact: Maryam Martin at ha.pgh.scholarship@gmail.com



4741 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Just this past September 2017, MWAP had opened up its' own retail store in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. This store carry all kinds of goods that are unique. You are invited to come  visit and shop with us. The proceeds from your purchases go to the upkeep of the Guest House (i.e. Shelter).


Work with members in your community and make a difference

We are open and practicing social distancing/wearing face masks. The store is disinfected, cleaned, and ready for your shopping pleasure!

Urgent Projects

Autism Acceptance Exhibit (April-May)

The exhibit ends beginning of May and is free to the public! 

Few of a kind continues to highlight special themes in the gallery space. This month’s theme was autism awareness, but after more research on the topic, we have decided to rename the theme autism acceptance.  Please stop by the store and peruse the art, facts, and myths of autism!

Join Us

Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh (MWAP) is a 501 © (3), non-profit, faith-based organization which was founded in early 1900's. MWA is committed to be of service to 
the Pittsburgh Community in regards to temporary shelter, food and resource referrals. We cannot be successful in this endeavor without your support!. We are thankful to all of those who have already donated  and continue to donate their  time and finances! We are still in need of your support, let's not stop the momentum. READ MORE

Best Islamic bookstore in the city! You can order in-store or online!

See how you can assist the Guest House here

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creating a self-sustaining business model

The only  Muslim women-owned, maintained, and operated nonprofit store in Pittsburgh!!!


Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

​​Empowering Muslim Women through Charitable Works