Alpha Lambda Mu: The story of America’s first Muslim-interest fraternity

Alpha Lambda Mu: The story of America’s first Muslim-interest fraternity

In the fall of 2012, Ali Mahmoud received some disappointing news from his friend, Omar. Omar was going to join a fraternity, which Ali thought would compromise his Muslim values. But what other choice did he have? It’s not like there was a Muslim-interest fraternity he could join. And just like that, the idea for Alpha Lambda Mu was born.

Alpha Lambda Mu brothers at their spring retreat

Since its founding in February of 2013, Alpha Lambda Mu, also known as Alif Laam Meem, has expanded from UT-Dallas to seven other campuses. More than 300 men have been initiated into the organization, while countless others have been impacted by its existence.

This episode chronicles the organization’s founding and expansion, while also examining its impact on society.

Listen here. ⬇️

Selected links from episode 3 with Alpha Lambda Mu

Alpha Lambda Mu founders Mohammed Hassan and Shaheer Ali
Alpha Lambda Mu founders Mohammed Hassan and Shaheer Ali

ALM was featured in the Huffington Post and the New York Times in the first year of their existence.

Apply to start a chapter of ALM on your campus. Mohammed and I would be stoked if this episode leads to a new chapter. Mention Greek Life Today in the message field on the form.

You can connect with Alpha Lambda Mu on Facebook and Twitter.

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