The Northern California Islamic is a peer-to-peer network of advice and support for Muslim non-profits with an aim to provide a united Muslim voice to the community at large.
The Mosques and Muslim organizations in Northern California serve more than half a million Muslims. Northern California Islamic Council aspires to leverage the collective wisdom of a truly representative body with clergy and lay leaders from a very diverse Muslim community.
Take a step towards unity by joining NCIC and learn about membership benefits.


Islamic Schools

Averroes High School

Averroes High school was founded in 2010 by a a group of educators eager to provide a strong option for the Muslim youth in the Bay Area. These Muslim educators joined together their classical teaching knowledge with their modern teaching skills along with a constant lens or morality and hope in supporting students for success. It is our goal to support our students with a strong sense of identity and clarity of vision.

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Granada School

Granada Islamic School (GIS) educates children with a strong focus on academic subjects along with the traditions and teachings of Islam. Since its inception, GIS has dedicated its efforts towards inspiring and preparing students to be life-long learners and realize the importance of striving for the best in this life and the hereafter. With a humble beginning of 25 students, GIS today is honored to educate about 500 students. GIS adopted the Common Core Standards in ELA and Math in 2014-2015. With expansion comes the challenge of maintaining quality, and GIS takes this challenge very seriously..

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San Francisco Islamic School

San Francisco Islamic School offers structured Sunday school placing its emphasize on teaching young Muslims about their religion. Our classes are held on Sundays during the school year from September until May. Our schedule is from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We serve students from all around the San Francisco Bay Area ranging from Pre-K students to high school students. Arabic language is an important part of our curriculum.

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Solano County Islamic Center

In the difficult times we face, it is more important than ever to stand together as a community. The Solano County Islamic Center hopes to achieve that through a number of visions; a community center, a full time Islamic school, a weekend Islamic school, a day care, and recreational facilities. The SCIC has successfully implemented the vision of a weekend school, and by August 2017 will inshaAllah be celebrating the opening of the North Bay Academy (the North Bay’s first full time Islamic school).

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Zaytuna College

Zaytuna College aims to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

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Religious Centers

Berkeley Masjid

The Berkeley Masjid Foundation (BMF) is committed to maintaining a permanent place of worship, scholarly excellence, cultural outreach, and civic engagement for the Muslim community in Berkeley.

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Islamic Center of Alameda

The Islamic Center of Alameda (ICA) offers a mosque and Community Center for youth activities, classes and programs for both adults and children, special events, and a large women’s prayer area. In addition to being open for prayers five times a day, the ICA provides many different services to our community. These services include Social Services, Weekday and Sunday Islamic School programs, Academic Youth Tutoring, and many more. The Islamic Center of Alameda is working to bring together the Muslim community as well as educate and share our experiences with the community at large.

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Islamic Center of Livermore

The Islamic Center of Livermore (ICL) is a non-profit religious organization maintained by the Muslim community of Livermore since 1994. ICL functions according to the framework 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service tax code as a tax-exempt organization and the laws of California covering such organizations.

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Islamic Center of North Marin

ICNM is a religious and cultural organization established and planned as an Islamic institution comprising a Mosque, a school, a library and lecture hall, its objectives to serve the neighboring Muslim and non-muslim Community by answering their religious needs and providing them with a place of worship, education and a positive dialogue.

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Islamic Society of the East Bay

Islamic Society of East Bay (ISEB) is a nonprofit organization which holds the tenets of Islam as in the Holy Quran, and the practices of Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). ISEB dedicates itself to organize religious, educational and social activities for Muslims and communities at large.

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Lighthouse Mosque

The Lighthouse Mosque was founded in 2007 by Imam Zaid Shakir. The community of the Lighthouse is diverse and tries to adhere to the teaching of Allah’s final Messenger PBUH. Currently the Lighthouse is run by a Majlis Shura consisting of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. It is located in North Oakland and has a rotating group of teachers and speakers that teach classes and delivered khutbah. May Allah continue to bless the Lighthouse community with informative classes, lectures and a healthy spirit of teamwork and brotherhood. May Allah bless all the Muslims with good in this world and good in the next and may He save us from the fire.

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Muslim Community Association

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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San Ramon Valley Islamic Center

San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers a broad range of religious, educational, cultural, social and charitable activities to the Muslim Community based around the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.

SRVIC has been serving the Muslim Community Tri Valley Area since 1992, when the Muslim families moving into the area decided that they needed an Islamic Center to organize their religious, cultural and educational activities. In 1992, about  twenty families were members of SRVIC.

As the number of Muslim families grew in the area, SRVIC acquired its first building in 1998. The last four years saw the the Muslim population in the Tri Valley Area grow at a tremendous rate. In 2010, SRVIC acquired the adjoining building to its existing facility, as part of its expansion plan to accomodate the growing needs of the Community. With the grace of Allah, SRVIC now serves over 400 Muslim families in the area.

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Shia Association of Bay Area

SABA Islamic Center has a unique position amongst all other Shia-Muslim Associations in North America that its’ membership comprises of Urdu speaking members from India and Pakistan, Persian speaking members from Iran and Afghanistan and Arabic speaking members from Lebanon, Iraq and other Arab countries along with the English and Spanish speaking members.

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South Bay Islamic Association

The South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA) is one of the oldest Islamic Organizations in The Bay Area. Its headquarters are located in downtown San Jose. SBIA has been providing various services to the community since 1977 including the five daily prayers at two locations (San Jose Downtown, and Evergreen) and Jumuah prayers in North San Jose. SBIA has been active in spreading Islam through various Dawah programs and by hosting a number of activities including Weekend Islamic School, Quranic classes for children, Tafseer (English translation and Exegesis) classes for adults, conferences and community get- togethers.

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South Valley Islamic Community

The South Valley Islamic Center (SVIC) serves Muslim families residing in South Santa Clara County(California) who wish to learn and practice our faith, Islam. Our member demographics are varied, from singles to families and from students to the retired. Ethnically, culturally and linguistically we are equally diverse, with representatives from practically every major region in the world. Our commonalty is that we are Muslim Americans and this is our home.

Our place for congregational prayers and community events is the “Masjid” or mosque. Our masjid is a House of God; as such it welcomes all children of Adam. SVIC is a non-profit religious organization dedicated to helping and encouraging Muslims and non-Muslims acquire the basic knowledge of Islam through a free exchange of ideas in an environment of civility and mutual respect that would lead to a greater understanding and peace in our society.

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West Valley Muslim Association

The WVMA serves the Muslim communities of Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Campbell. We offer five daily prayers, regular Jummu’ah prayers, weekly halaqa, youth programs and community events.

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Yaseen Foundation

Yaseen Foundation is a Muslim community-based organization located in San Mateo county. We welcome all Muslims to our community, regardless of background, culture, madhhab, or sect, and all people of other faiths. Our mission is to serve the religious, educational, and social needs of San Mateo residents, as well as conduct interfaith work with our neighbors.

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Community Organizations

American Muslims for Palestine

Who is AMP?

The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is a national education and grassroots-based organization, dedicated to educating the American public about Palestine and its rich cultural, historical and religious heritage. The organization was founded in 2006 and opened its national offices in Palos Hills, IL in 2009.

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American Voice for Peace

The AMV Foundation is committed to connect people from all walks of life. Through education and social interaction we will erase our fears and will joyously accept each other so we can celebrate our diversity. We are taking the interfaith dialog to the next level by fostering life long friendships among all Americans.
We work with all Muslim, multi-faith, and community organizations/groups and individuals who share our dedication and commitment to build an inclusive and beloved community. The AMV Foundation celebrates diversity and values all human beings regardless of race, religion, social status, or creed. We strive to create a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony.

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CAIR-SF Bay Area

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide and in Canada. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

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Helping Hand for Relief and Development

Helping Hand for Relief And Development (HHRD) as a Leader in Empowering lives, creating opportunities and strengthening the bond of humanity.

HHRD is committed to serve humanity by integrating resources for people in need. We strive to provide immediate response in disasters, and effective Programs in places of suffering, for the pleasure of Allah.

HHRD is a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations around the world. In addition to our emergency relief efforts in natural or man-made disasters, we also work on long term relief and development programs.

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ICNA Bay Area Chapter

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grass roots organization which seeks to obtain the pleasure of God through submitting to Him and His commands. ICNA has many projects, programs, and activities which help an individual build his character and personality so as to build a society based on morality and God-consciousness.

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Islamic Organization of North America

The fundamental goal of IONA is to assist its members to attain the good pleasure of Allah

(SWT) in order to gain salvation in the Hereafter.  IONA believes that this can only be achieved by fulfilling the pre-requisite duties ordained in the Qur’an and Sunnah.  Consequently, the primary focus of IONA is to help the individual Muslim fulfill the following four basic duties of a Muslim in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief USA is a community of humanitarians–staff, volunteers, affiliates, supporters, partners, donors–who have been working together for a better world for nearly 25 years.

In 1993, Islamic Relief USA became an independent (and legally separate) member of a global family of collaborating relief organizations that share a common vision, mission and family identity—connected through the use of the “Islamic Relief” name. Islamic Relief USA operates seven regional offices in the United States: in northern California, southern California, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, which is its headquarter location. These IRUSA offices have been serving to educate, inform, and raise awareness about our various relief and development projects for years. Additionally, IRUSA holds seminars, banquets, concerts, and other public awareness programs across the country to help fund domestic and international projects.

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Islamic Scholarship Fund


ISF’s mission is to increase American Muslim representation in media, politics and government. Students applying for an ISF scholarship should be interested in joining the aforementioned areas after graduation.

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Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)


To be an exemplary and unifying Islamic organization in North America that contributes to the betterment of the Muslim community and society at large.

To foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.

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Indian Muslim Relief & Charities

Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which began in 1981. We are located at 849 Independence Ave. Suite A, Mountain View, CA 94043. We work year round to assess the needs of Muslims and minorities in poverty struck areas of India and develop projects based on their needs. We have a dedicated team, visionary leaders and over 100 organizations on site in India to improve social structures and economic opportunities so minorities & Muslims in India can have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, have a voice in decisions that affect them and live and work in dignity.

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Life for Relief and Development

Life for Relief and Development is a global humanitarian relief and development organization, Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Life is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to people regardless of race, gender, religion and cultural background with an annual budget of over $50 million. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Life is in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is also a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of US based NGO’s and partners with humanitarian agencies such as Unicef, AmeriCares, and Brothers Brothers.

Over the past 25 years, Life has been able to distribute over $452 million in humanitarian aid and relief to over 45 countries. Life works diligently to help the poor and needy in a number of countries such as Afghanistan, Ghana, Haiti, Philippine, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine (through our office in Israel), Sierra Leone, Syria, and the US as well as others. When natural disasters strike, LIFE rushes to answer the call of help, and provides basic humanitarian assistance.

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MAS Bay Area

Since 1992, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS-SFBA) has been an active grassroots, community organization that works to educate, organize, and empower the Muslim community to be active, contributing citizens who play a significant role towards positive social and spiritual change.

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SEMAH  stands for the principles of Safety, Education, Mutual Respect, Awareness and Hope. We believe that these principles are crucial towards building healthy relationships with oneself, between individuals, families and communities. We were founded, in 2005, primarily to help combat the scourge of domestic violence and to spread awareness of non-violent means of resolving differences. 

The word SEMAH seems to have a significant meaning in many languages. It is derived from the Arabic root letters s, m, h which stand for tolerance and most importantly acceptance. SEMAH means seed or sprout in ancient Hebrew, sacred plant in the Ojibwe Native American Language, equality in Sanskrit and the state of ultimate connection with the divine in Turkish. The universality of the name SEMAH and its principles inspired us to reach out to members of the diverse Bay Area and International community to find ways to work together to address the shared evil of domestic violence and to build hope for a vibrant and wholesome community.

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United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance

United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance looks at America as one nation, creating one family through interfaith understanding. We promote racial and religious harmony through our religious institutions, projecting an image of America as world leader who stands up for the human rights for all communities. In this multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society, UMAIA encourages inter-religious dialogue to discover our commonality and differences. Dialogue is an opportunity for growth and change, to ripen and deepen our spirituality. Dialogue can help open our minds and hearts. We encourage compassionate listening. We encourage tolerance and celebrate diversity as one world community upholding the law of the land and creating one human family.

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