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.

Pacific Northwest Sufism and Islamic Spirituality Conference


Friday, March 15th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Saturday, March 16th 8:00 - 7:30 pm

MET Community and Educational Center | 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
Free parking at Conestoga Middle School. Free shuttle service to and from MET Center.

Sufism FlierJoin us for an uplifting conference that will bring together people of good faith to share the ح beauty of Sufism, its relationship to Islam, and its importance in today’s world. Our two ب keynote speakers, Shaikh Kabir Helminski and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, will present their wisdom and knowledge on Sufism and Spirituality in Islam. The keynote speeches will be followed by a panel discussion of local Sufi leaders, small group discussions, dinner, and finally dhikr (remembrance of God). Inclusion, dignity, respect, religious understanding, inspiration, hope and community building are intended outcomes of this conference for all who attend.

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Registration: $10/person for Students | $25/person for Early Bird Registrants by 3/1/2019 | $35/person for Registrants past 3/1/2019

Keynote Speakers

Shaikh Kabir HelminskiShaikh Kabir Helminski codirector of the Threshold Society
Kabir Helminski is an author, a translator of the works of Jalaluddin Rumi and others, and a Shaikh of the Mevlevi Order which traces its lineage back to Rumi, His books on spirituality, Living Presence and the Knowing Heart, have been published in at least nine languages. Among his most recent books are Love’s Ripening, Rumi on the Heart’s Journey, and Holistic Islam. He has toured as Shaikh with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey bringing Sufi culture to more than 100,000 people. He speaks widely on Sufism, often in an interfaith context.

Ustadha Zaynab AnsariUstadha Zaynab Ansari Instructor at Tayseer Seminary
Zaynab Ansari spent a decade studying Farsi, Arabic, and traditional Islam in the Middle East, graduating from Abu Nour Institute in Damascus. She completed undergraduate degrees in history and Middle Eastern Studies at Georgia State University and subsequently pursued graduate coursework in world history. She is a contributor to various non-profit Islamic educational portals, including SeekersHub and Lamppost Productions. She currently serves as an instructor at Tayseer Seminary which provides a one-year intensive in Islamic Studies for the Muslim Community of Knoxville.

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 15th (7 p.m.—9 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Welcome & Introduction
7:15 p.m. Keynote speech by Shaikh Kabir Helminski
8:30 p.m. Q&A
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Saturday, March 16th (8:00 a.m.—7:30 p.m.)
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:20 a.m. Keynote Speech by Shaikh Kabir Helminski
10:50 a.m. Keynote Speech by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Dhuhr Prayer
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion & Small Groups Q & A
5:15 p.m. Dinner and Asr Prayer
6:15 p.m. Universal Dhikr


"You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly." -Rumi.

Green Jobs Training Program

PAID Job Training & Internships
Orientation on Saturday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Training on Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

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The selected 20 students will be paid $12/hour for classroom time, workshop time, and an 160 hour internship intended to apply skills learned from the program with employers within the region. Transportation stipends for buses to training and internship will also be provided.
Qualifications: The training program is open to anyone above 16 years old. The program is particularly suitable for those with an interest in science, engineering, agriculture, nurseries, landscape architecture and botany. Participants are required to attend all classroom sessions and field workshops.

Basketball Fridays with Coach Matt Goldman


7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust Gym: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

During our usual open-gym time for youth and gentleman every Friday, we are honored to be hosting Brother/Coach Matt Goldman for a basketball clinic each week. Join us!

SOAR Immigration Legal Services @ MET


Every 1st Wednesday of the Month 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
MET Community and Educational Center: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Are You Seeking Immigration Legal Advice? Come meet with an Attorney or BIA-Accredited Representative at a Consultation Day with SOAR Immigration Legal Services.