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Suffa registration closing soon - a handful of seats left

Announcement posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Alhamdulillah, the response to Suffa's, learning@SBIA, Weekend Islamic Learning Program has been excellent. We have attracted students from all over the Bay Area, from as far north as Menlo Park/Union City and as far south as Morgan Hill.
We are over 95% filled up at this point and a few seats are still open in the higher grades.
We have few spots left in Suffa's Weekend Islamic Learning Program; waitlist opening soon in the lower grades.  We encourage you to learn more about the program by visiting our website at or contacting us via email at
InshAllah, classes start on Saturday August 29th, Mandatory parents orientation will be on Sunday August 23rd. 
Online registrations will close by mid-August.

Volunteer at the Food Bank

Announcement posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Second Harvest Food Bank: 4001 N. 1st St., San Jose

Together we can make a difference

Anyone 18 years old or above OR 14-17 years old (with an adult) is welcome to participate. Volunteer hours will be counted towards community service.

“1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties receives food from the Second Harvest Food Bank”

For more information or to signup: Please contact Br. Zeeshan Mokarim at

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, August 12th | 6-8pm
Wednesday, September 9th | 6-8pm
Wednesday, October 14th | 6-8pm

SBIA Family Night

SBIA event occurs on Friday, August 7th, 2015

Friday, August 7 | 7:00 PM | 2345 Harris Way, San Jose

Agenda: 7:00 PM: Dinner,  8:10 PM: Magrib prayer,  8:20 PM: Presentations

Topic - 1:  Challenges and Opportunities for Muslims in America
Speaker:  Cem Hasan Yesilyurt   (A Youth speaker),  M.S. Student at UT Austin
Abstract:  Many people harbor misconceptions concerning Islam, but one way to dispel them is to work on solutions to key social problems. This talk will highlight ongoing concerns for the Muslim community and the society at large, and suggest ways for us to tackle them with the intention of serving our Creator and creating a better image for Islam and Muslims in America. 

Cem grew up attending the Sunday School at SBIA.  He completed his undergraduate education at UCLA and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Civil Engineering at UT Austin.  Cem has been involved with the MSA since high school and has been active in preparing lunches for the homeless.  He enjoys attending halaqas with friends and likes to read in his spare time.

Topic - 2: Long-Term-Care Ombudsman Program (Services for the senior Citizens)
Speaker:  Wanda Hale,  MPH, Program Manager for LTC Ombudsman Program
Abstract:  The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a free and confidential service which advocates for the quality of life and care for the more than 12,000 residents of long term care facilities in Santa Clara County. The Long Term Care Ombudsman assists residents and their families in resolving problems; visits long term care facilities regularly to receive complaints; promotes Residents’ rights as well as quality of life. Wanda Hale is the Program Manager for Long Term Care Ombudsman Program at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. She is a strong advocate for seniors as well as for the LTC Ombudsman Program by accepting public speaking opportunities and serving on the Advisory Board for Sourcewise (the Area Agency on Aging for Santa Clara County). Her MPH research included issues related to the seniors and disabled persons in Nursing Homes. She also advocates on the city, county and state level for funding for programs that serve the elderly.


SBIA event occurs on Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Saturday, August 1 | 12:00pm - 7:00 pm | Newpark Mall (main lot), Newark

HalalFest: America's Largest Halal Food & Eid Festival is back for its 3rd Annual event on Saturday, August 1st at the Newpark Mall main lot in Newark, CA.
Admission is only $5 and Children 10 years old and younger are Free!
Free Parking. Free Food Samples. Food Trucks. Carnival Rides & Games. Food Contests. Cooking Demos and Entertainment throughout the whole day! For more info go to or call (510) 97-HFEST



Prayer Times for Downtown & Masjid al-Mustafa

Today is Thursday July 30th, 2015

Prayer Begins At Iqama End At
Fajr 5:35 AM
Dhuhr 1:30 PM
Asr 6:30 PM
Isha 10:00 PM
Next iqama time change on: 7/6/15

Friday Prayers

On Friday, July 24

Masjid al-Mustafā (Harris Way) - Imam Tahir Anwar
First Adhan at 1:15 PM, Iqamah at 1:50 PM
Downtown Center - Br. Parvez Ahmed, Ta'leef Collective
First Adhan at 1:15 PM, Iqamah at 1:50 PM

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

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