The San Francisco Muslim Community Center was founded in 1978 by African American Muslims who identified with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (America’s Imam), whose scriptural insights brought great clarity to those seeking to apply the teachings of Al-Islam to chart their course within American society.
In 1981 the SFMCC incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious corporation, exclusively for religious purposes which include educational and social services addressing the comprehensive needs of its Muslim constituents in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to the serve the needs of humanity at large when it is feasible and within the scope of our mission.
The Muslim population in San Francisco has been constantly in flux. Our initial service focused on the African American practitioners of Islam but expanded to include the diverse Muslim population of San Francisco including Arabs, Africans, Pakistanis, indigenous converts including Europeans, Latinos, and many other too numerous to detail in this pamphlet. We have officiated over 150 marriages. Hundreds of converts and reverts to Islam have learned the fundamentals of our faith, through classes and studies which enable adherents to have a functional knowledge and application of the requisite of Islamic social and ethical behavior as well as spiritual duties such as bearing witness to Allah, prayers, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage.