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Our Values


  • The goodness and the love of God manifested in all creation
  • The dignity of the person called to wholeness by God
  • The spiritual power of community committed to prayer and service

Our Goals

  • To live and share our faith with all God’s people
  • To teach Islamic beliefs and values in the context of deepening spirituality and community involvement
  • To inspire leaders for stewardship in community service
  • To make our Mosques vital centers for worship and community needs
  • To empower the community to lead an Islamic way of life

Who We Are

Muslim Community Association (MCA) was incorporated as a non-profit religious organization in 1981. We have come a long way from our humble beginnings back in the year 1982-83 when we had a very small place for prayers that soon grew into Masjid-un-Noor. Continued growth then led to acquisition of the MCA building in 1994.

MCA has grown several folds in terms of its community strength and size in the last 30 years. Our main MCA building is approximately 90,000 sq. ft. in size including the lobby expansion that was opened to public in August 2011. In May 2013, MCA has purchased 33,000 sq. ft. next door facility (3033 Scott Blvd). Alhamdollah due to the campus expansion, MCA became the largest Islamic Center in the United States. We have over 3,000 people attending Jumaa prayers on Fridays. Our Granada Islamic School provides one of the best schooling alternatives to our community members who wish to offer quality education to their children in an Islamic environment.

In addition to being open for prayers five times a day, MCA provides Educational programs (dawah), outreach services,social services, Weekend Islamic School (WIS) programs, Islamic Counseling and Education (ICE), Youth and Women’s services, Reknowned visiting scholars, etc. All of this has been possible primarily due to the Will and Blessings of Allah (SWT) and due to the very generous support of our community members and tireless efforts of many dedicated volunteers over the past few decades.

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Our Services

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Ask The Sheikh

Ask The Sheikh

Seek answers to your questions via e-mail or by scheduling a meeting.

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Zakah Request

Zakah Request

Anyone facing financial distress has a team of trained professionals to support you. Don't hesitate to contact us.

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We are here for you and your family every step of this difficult time.

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MCA is honored to be able to perform a marriage ceremonies (Aqd/Nikah) for Muslim couples, in accordance with Islamic principles.

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Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic

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Our History


A few families founded Muslim Community Association and rented building with capacity for 75 people


Purchased Mosque on Catherine Street


Purchased building on Scott Blvd and established the Muslim Community Association center


Purchased MCA 2.0 building (3033 Scott Blvd)

MCA owns and operates two buildings: the Muslim Community Association Islamic Center (includes a mosque) on 3003 Scott Blvd and Masjid An-Noor (another mosque) on 1755 Catherine Street, both are in Santa Clara. MCA also operates three educational service institutions: Granada Islamic School (K-8), Weekend (Sunday) Islamic School, and Al Arqam School.

Our Executive Board Members

The Executive Board, which governs the MCA, consists of eight members who manage all day-to-day operations of the MCA through various boards and committees including:


Samer Darwish



Mesbah Karim

Vice President


Asim Khan

General Secretary


Momin Mirza



Reem Kareem

Communications Secretary


Hamzah Hararah

Dawah Secretary


Kahkashan Nilam

Social Secretary


Mahad Abdi

Youth Secretary

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees’ seven members manage all real estate properties of the organization including:


Mohammad Islam

Chair person





Saleem Rehman



Ziad Abu Lebdeh

Secretary of Endowments, Trusts & Investments


Sajid Sulaiman

Secretary of Facilities


Magdy Abdelrahman

Secretary for Legal and Insurance Matters



Communications and Special Projects Secretary

As of August 2024, the MCA Elections Committee completed the voting process for the position(s) of Board of Trustees (BoT – 2 seats), and Executive Board (EB – 3 seats). Please pray that Allah (SWT) blesses us all, keeps us safe, and unites us a community. May we all spread love and harmony. Ameen!

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