Welcome to the Muslim Educational Trust - MET


The Muslim Educational Trust was founded in 1993 in response to the community's needs in the Portland area. These needs for education about Islam were generated by the Muslim community as well as the Non-Muslim community.

Muslim Educational Trust is dedicated to the betterment of our society, and strives to achieve its purpose through education, cooperation, networking, and programs which benefit Muslims and non-Muslims in the greater Portland, Oregon.

In the Footsteps of the Prophet Book Discussion

Six Weekly meetings each Thursday in December and January
Starting Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. after Isha prayer
Muslim Educational Trust Community Center Al-Andalusia Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
Free and Open to all

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To truly understand Islam, one needs to understand the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

"Tariq Ramadan's book presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain -- or become again -- an example, a model, and an inspiration?"

Using Ramadan's book, this series of classes/discussion groups looks at how the egalitarian spirit of Islam can move people from "rigid formalism, a fixation on ritual, toward a committed spiritual and social presence." Through the close reading of Ramadan's book, participants in this class will not only gain a new appreciation and understanding of Muhammad's life, but also of the "spiritual and ethical riches of Islam." Brother Jawad Khan will be leading these weekly discussions, in shaa Allah (God willing). The weekly theme breakdown is as follows:

  • Week 1, Dec 5: Introduction and Encounter with the Sacred
  • Week 2, Dec 12: Birth and Education, Personality and Spiritual Quest
  • Week 3, Dec 19: Revelation, Knowledge and The Message and Adversity
  • Week 4, Jan 9: Resistance, Humility, Exile; Trials, Elevation, and Hopes
  • Week 5, Jan 16: Hijrah; Medina, Life, War
  • Week 6, Jan 23: Teachings and Defeat; A Dream of Peace; Coming Home; Debtless; In History for Eternity

Community Conversation with Washington County Chair, Ms. Kathryn Harrington

Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust Community Center Al-Andalusia Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

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On Thursday, December 12, we look forward to welcoming Washington County Chair, Ms. Kathryn Harrington, who will be reflecting upon her goals and vision for Washington County over the next 5 to 10 years. This town hall community conversation is intended to create opportunities for collaboration and build bridges of understanding with city government towards a stronger and more thriving community.

Meet Kathryn Harrington, Chair, Washington County Board of Commissioners
For Kathryn Harrington, Washington County is first true home. After being raised in the military family and all the attendant moves from one airbase to another, moving to Oregon was the first time she had a chosen home of her own. Kathryn moved to Beaverton for a job in the high tech industry. She managed large organizations and business units developing, marketing, and supporting software products, most recently at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro for over 10 years. After a successful 22-year career in high tech, Kathryn decided to shift her career focus to serving the community. In 2006 she was first elected to represent the communities of Washington County at the Metro Regional Government. Having served in that position for 12 years she is now proud to serve as the Chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, having won that election in November 2018.
Kathryn wants to make sure everyone in Washington has a chance to thrive, that the government is effective in achieving this and that it also reflects the community it serves. Kathryn and her husband, Marc, reside in Beaverton and enjoy cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing.

MET Annual Auction, Awards, & Appreciation Night


Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust Community Center: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
Followed by a potluck dinner.
Please bring your favorite dish to share.

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OMYLogoOur annual auction features a beautiful collection of ethnic items, international dinners, and excursions. The evening will also a celebration of community andspecial awards in the areas of Leadership, Community Service, Students, and Friends of MET. Funds raised will go towards our youth educational and recreational programs within Oregon's Muslim Youth (OMY).

Weekly Walk-In ESL Conversation Classes at MET


Starting Monday, September 16, 2019 FREE and OPEN TO ALL
MET Community and Educational Center

10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

MET is blessed to partner with the Beaverton Literacy Council and host ESL Conversation Sessions per the following schedule:

  • Monday and Wednesday MORNINGS 10:00 am - 11:15 am (Andalusia Hall)
    Start date: Monday, September 16
  • Wednesday EVENINGS 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Library)
    Start date: Wednesday, September 18

For more information or to sign-up, please call the MET Office at (503) 579-6621.
You may also sign up by clicking here.