About Fuqra Files

Fuqra Files is the most comprehensive non-governmental resource about the Jamaat ul-Fuqra organization led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani (or Jilani), which now operates in the U.S. under various names, chiefly “Muslims of America” (MOA). It was launched in late November 2016.

 The Fuqra Files database is an initiative of the Clarion Project, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to exposing the dangers of Islamist extremism while providing a platform for the voices of tolerance within the Muslim world.

This website serves as a well-documented, authoritative resource for information about Fuqra’s history and current operations. It draws upon tens of thousands of pages of documents from a private archive, as well as dozens of anonymous (but substantiated) sources from within MOA, former MOA members, associates of MOA members, and law enforcement and intelligence sources.

The primary objective is to encourage accurate reporting on the group and awaken MOA members about the group they belong(ed) to. Current/former associates of MOA and sources with experiences in dealing with MOA are encouraged to reach out to us.

Fuqra Files’ Main Contributors

Ryan Mauro, National Security Analyst & Director of Clarion Intelligence Network, Clarion Project


This initiative is led by Professor Ryan Mauro, the Clarion Project’s national security analyst. We thank the many research assistants and confidential sources, including those with direct experience from inside MOA, for their help in understanding the organization. Professor Ryan Mauro is the lead author and contributor to Fuqra Files. Mauro personally thanks Mawyer for his invaluable partnership and countless investigating hours in ensuring this website become a reality. Read more about Ryan here.


Martin Mawyer, Author of “Twilight in America”

Martin Mawyer is the author of the 2012 book about Fuqra titled, “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps in America.” He also released a documentary on the topic titled “Homegrown Jihad.” He is the founder of the Christian Action Network.


Other Contributors

Fuqra Files has assembled a team of experts, volunteers, law enforcement experts and attorneys who have worked cohesively to compile the most accurate information available.  We wish to thank the attorneys that volunteered their time in making this website a reality as well as the countless volunteers, government agencies, and others whose work contributed to its eventual creation.


This Website is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Pearl, Deputy Erik Telen and to all those hurt by Sheikh Gilani and JUF/MOA and their ideology, including its own members and the countless women and children at risk living under their control.

If you lived in a Fuqra compound, have an experience you want to share, or have additional information about the organization, please contact* us.


*We respect our sources’ rights to anonymity.  Anonymous tips will absolutely be kept confidential.