"American Muslims are here to stay," he told ABC News. "We're part of this nation. We're not going anywhere. We are not going to be intimidated or marginalized."
"Last night is representative of a shift in the American political landscape and exposed the deep divisions in our country," said Ilhan Cagri of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. "We American-Muslims will be among those who represent the conscience of American people."
CAIR representatives said they would work with "those who are disenfranchised and those who feel left out" to ensure that they receive "freedom, liberty and justice for all," Cagri said.
In Wayne County, Michigan, which contains the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the U.S., Muslim leaders echoed CAIR's hopeful sentiments to unite the country.
"I hope really people understand how hurt Muslims were in this election and how scared our families have been and they reach out to us and make us feel welcome and we affirm that, yes, we are part of America and America is a country for all people," said resident Chris Blauvelt.
"As a country, we are not without blemish. We are not without imperfections. The road is long and will be bumpy, but our history has shown us that we get it right. Even if we get it right a little later ... together with the skill and the will, we will overcome," Fatina Abdrabboh said.
Shereef Akeel said the country needs to give Trump the "benefit of the doubt."
"We haven't seen him lead the whole country," Akeel said. "A lot of things were said both ways during the election. Time to move forward. Let's unite. Let's heal the wounds."
ABC News' Serena Marshall contributed to this report.