Community Outreach Program
You are cordially invited to find out more about
What is it?
Hear about Islam directly from American Muslims
If you have questions like:
- What are the basics of Islam?
- What is jihad?
- Who are Muslims?
- How do Muslims pray?
- What is the status of women in Islam?
invite you to a
Mosque Open House
Sunday, October 28th, 2001
from 11 AM to 4 PM
One hour presentations at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM
at the MCA Islamic Center
3003 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, California
(between San Tomas and Central Expressways)
For more information
Islamic Center website or
Call (408) 986-9874 or (408) 970-0647
Muslim Community Association of
the Bay Area (MCA)
American Muslims for Global
Peace & Justice (Global Peace)
Council on American-Islamic
Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Muslim American Society (MAS)
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Is there a dress code?
A. There is no dress code, other than to dress modestly
Q Is the event free?
A. The event is absolutely free, so please bring your family, friends
and anyone who may be interested
Q. Will there be food/refreshments?
A. Light refreshments and snacks will be served free of charge
Q. Are women invited?
A. Absolutely. We encourage all to attend including women, men and youth
Q. Will there be a prayer service?
A. There will be no prayer service for the guests. The host Muslims will
pray the noon prayer, which you are welcome to observe
Q. Is there some kind of a political or religious agenda?
A. Absolutely not. This is a community out-reach program. The only
objective is to let you find out more about Islam and to meet your
American Muslim neighbors
Q. Have you conducted Open Houses before?
A. The Muslim Community Association (MCA) has held open houses before.
However, the scale and out-reach of this program is a first.
Muslim organizations from the Bay Area have come together to sponsor
this event so that as many people as possible are able to attend
Q. Do I need to bring anything?
A. No, just an open mind and a smile :)
Q. I am a Muslim, should I come to help?
A. No. We had an overwhelming response from a number of Muslim
volunteers and neighbors. And we are expecting a large number of
guests. But, please do invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers,
and every one who is interested in finding out more about Islam