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The Radiant Lamp

Announcement posted on Friday, April 24th, 2015

A commemorative journal issued on the occasion of SBIA’s 35th anniversary. Articles feature the history of SBIA, contemporary issues, as well as historical pieces.

Friday Night Lights

Announcement posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

We plan to meet 1st and 3rd Friday for a discussion, sports, and activities. This is open to ALL youth ages 13+, from every background.
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Classes With Imam Tahir Anwar

Announcement posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Rooted in Faith

A Weekly Discussion Series | Every Thursday at 7:30pm

Too often are we distracted by topics in life that do not concern God. Such seemingly meaningless distractions can, overtime, become destructive to one’s spiritual health. This weekly discussion series aims to orient one’s internal compass towards God. Covering a variety of topics (including current events, day to day fiqh questions, hadith, etc), Imam Tahir Anwar will discuss the primary goal of a Muslim: How to become rooted in faith in order to become closer to God.

Quranic Tafsir (Sisters Only)

A Weekly Tafsir of Selected Surahs | Every Thursday at 11am

An introductory course on Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir) of selected chapters. Taught by Imam Tahir Anwar, this course will cover the meanings along with general themes of the selected chapter. It will also guide one to appreciate the depths of the Holy Qur’an and its deep rooted connections to our daily lives. This course also aims to ground one’s understanding of certain Qur’anic chapters as understood by traditional Islamic scholars.

SBIA Family Night

SBIA event occurs on Friday, May 1st, 2015

Genetics and Heredity of Humans

Friday, May 1 |  7:00 PM
7:00 PM: Dinner, 8:00 PM: Magrib prayer, 8:15 PM: Presentation, 9:15 PM: Isha prayer

Speaker: Dr. Saiful Islam,
Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Stanford University Genetics Dept

Abstract: This presentation will try to answer some of the following interesting questions: Why some children look very similar to their father or mother? Why most children are born as normal and healthy while many children are born with diseases? A tiny cell, which is not even visible with our naked eyes, contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. Each chromosome consists of a long string joining 4 chemicals with each other randomly which code everything in our lives. It controls our ability to work, our health & disease and even our blinking of eyes at every moment. It carries the inheritance from parent to offspring. Genetics is the branch of science which is concerned with chromosome, genes, heredity, and variation in all-living organisms. Genes are the instruction manual of our body and give instructions to produce what we need at every single moment. In this presentation, you will know that you are living in a daily life with a super complex mechanism inside a single cell of your body in every second of your life. A Microscope will be available at the end of this presentation for the attendees to see some actual Human cells through the Microscope.

Dr. Saiful Islam is currently a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. Dr. Saiful graduated from Dhaka University and then he did his Doctorate in Sweden in 2013. He has also taught Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at a public University in Bangladesh. He is the author of articles in several international world-leading journals in a very special field, single cell Genetics. For his very special research in science, he got invitation from several leading universities for his lecture including Harvard University, Cambridge University, and Caltech etc. Outside of his academics position, he was also involved in the mosque-based activities in Stockholm. He served as secretary of Bangladesh Central mosque in Sweden during 2009-2013. He was also involved in different social activities in Bangladesh and Sweden. He is currently living near Stanford University campus in Palo Alto with his family and two kids.

Annual Community Picnic

SBIA event occurs on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015


Legacy of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq with Mufti Hussain Kamani

SBIA event occurs on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Sunday, May 3 | 10am - 2pm | 2345 Harris Way, San Jose

Who do you look up to? Who do you admire? We know what the answers to these should be.

But if we ask ourselves - Whose lives do we study most? Who do we spend the most time thinking about? We may find an inconsistency in this answer.

We all love the Companions of the Prophet (saw). We know we should follow them, but how much do we really know about them?

It's with this premise in mind that Qalam Institute presents its new series - Legends. These are programs meant for the whole family. We will take the life of one of the noble companions of the Prophet (saw) and go through their life in the compelling, captivating, relevant, and practical way Qalam seminars are known around the country.

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Prayer Times for Downtown & Masjid al-Mustafa

Today is Saturday April 25th, 2015

Prayer Begins At Iqama End At
Fajr 5:45 AM
Dhuhr 1:30 PM
Asr 6:30 PM
Isha 9:30 PM
Next iqama time change on: 4/27/15

Friday Prayers

On April 24, 2015

Masjid al-Mustafā (Harris Way) - Imam Tahir Anwar
First Adhan at 1:15 PM, Iqamah at 1:50 PM
Downtown Center - Br. Samy Hilali
First Adhan at 1:15 PM, Iqamah at 1:50 PM

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SBIA Downtown
325 N. 3rd St
San Jose, CA 95112
P:(408) 947-9389
Masjid al-Mustafa
2345 Harris Way
San Jose, CA 95131
P:(408) 947-9389