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Northern California Islamic Council

Imam Zaid Shakir for NCIC


Special event with Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Our commUnity

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014

SBIA (New location)
2345 Harris Way, San Jose CA 95131
(880 & Montague)

Tickets: $10 per person


Dr. Tariq Ramadan

• Sh. Alaeddin Elbakri
• Imam Tahir Anwar
• Dr. Hatem Bazian


Nonprofits Collaborating to Further the Common Good workshop

Nonprofits Collaborating to Further the Common Good through a Fair and Just Tax Policy

Saturday, March 1, 2014

11:30 to 3:30 pm  (Check in and lunch between 11:30 to 12:30)
Chandni Restaurant (5748 Mowry School Rd, Newark, CA 9456)

Cost: $12:00 (includes lunch) use promotional code LWV before February 27th for a further discounted rate.Registration: NonProfits Talking Taxes Registration

In the name of democracy, U.S. works against Morsi

By Emad Mekay

The winding road to the massacres last week in Egypt made a couple of stops in Washington. The American public deserves to know about them.

A review of the U.S. government’s most recent overseas grants database and federal documents that I conducted as part of the investigative reporting program at UC Berkeley shows that a quiet State Department program to promote democracy in Egypt repeatedly has ignored a U.S. ban on funding political or subversive activities against fairly elected foreign governments.


Annual Community Picnic


We’re having a picnic and we’d like you to come! We’ve got all the  burgers, dressings, and buns! We’ve planned some great games and  they’ll be lots   of fun.  Join the community and bring everyone!

Mark your calendars for Sunday June 30th 2013 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm as the MCA, SBIA, WVMA, SABA and ICBAB Centers come together for a jam packed day of food, activities, and fun at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale! The afternoon features activities for kids, jumpers, kite-flying, as   well as inter-Masjid Tournaments!
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Muslim Volunteer Fair

The Northern California Islamic Council (NCIC) is proud to host its first annual
Muslim Volunteer Fair. The event aims to encourage unity and activism among our community by facilitating volunteer opportunities for all interests.
2:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Muslim Community Association (MCA)
3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054
Guest speaker:
Dr.Hatem Bazian
Participating organizations include:

  • Averroes Institute
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Helping Hand for Relief and Development
  • Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC)
  • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Bay Area
  • Islamic Networks Group (ING)
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund
  • Muslim Community Association (MCA)
  • Peace Terrace Academy
  • San Francisco Islamic School
  • Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA)
  • South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA)
  • UC Santa Cruz MSA
  • West Valley Muslim Association (WVMA)
  • Yaseen Foundation
Register now and enter to win an iPad Mini
NCIC is accepting submissions from masjids, schools, charities, and any other Muslim non-profit organizations that have open volunteer/internship positions . Please register your organization and be part of this rewarding and unique initiative. Register your organization!

Bay Area Muslim Study

Establishing Identity and Community

Please join the Northern California Islamic Council, community leaders and foundation partners for the community release of the first of its kind study on the Muslim community in the Bay Area conducted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

6:00 pm ~ 8:30 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Register here

MCA Banquet Hall
3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 94043
Light dinner will be offered

Join a discussion with the report authors, Dr.Farid Senzai & Dr.Hatem Bazian

Who should attend?
Masjid/Organization leadership, Imams, activists

Fremont student wins state spelling bee


Niles Elementary School fifth-grader Sahir Qureshi won the 2013 California State Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday.

Qureshi and fellow Fremont student Anish Punaroor, a sixth-grader from Parkmont Elementary, represented Alameda County at the State Spelling Bee held in Stockton. Qureshi spelled every word correctly in the competition, which featured 60 top spellers from throughout California.

After 13 grueling rounds, Qureshi correctly spelled, “prosciutto” to take home the top prize.

Qureshi credits his spelling prowess to being an avid reader and all-around good student. He loves science and geography, is a Boy Scout, swims competitively, plays the piano, has a band called “Game Over” and is forming a robotics team.

In his spare time, he loves studying the dictionary with his mom. Qureshi was accompanied to the spelling bee by one of his parents, his grandmother, his brother and one of his teachers, Mrs. Johnson.

NCIC appalled by the Boston bomb blasts

Boston Marathon Blast

Boston Marathon Blast

Northern California Islamic Council (NCIC) is shocked and shaken by the bomb blasts this afternoon at the Boston Marathon, that killed at least 3 people and left scores injured.

Our heartfelt prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief and pain. We hope and pray that the perpetrators of this terrorist act are brought to justice as soon as possible.

NCIC Chairman, Dr.Hatem Bazian, said, “Our fellow Americans are suffering – physically and psychologically – due to this dreadful and senseless attack and we not only urge all to be calm and resilient in this time of crisis, but to go out and help in whatever way we can to ease the pain.”

NCIC is a network of Muslim non-profits with an aim to provide a united Muslim voice to the community at large. It envisions exemplary Muslim community in Northern California that strives for the betterment of society.

Spring into Preparedness

Natural Disaster and Emergency Readiness Training

2 Sessions:
10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
1:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Zaytuna College
2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Light lunch will be offered