The Muslim Community Center of Portland (MCCP) aims to develop, support and promote a comprehensive and wholesome representation of the Islamic way of life as outlined in the Holy Qur’an and modeled in the noble life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). We are comprised of Muslims with ethnic backgrounds from all around the world and doors are always open to all!

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The Muslim Community Center of Portland, MCCP, is the oldest organized gathering of Muslims in the State of Oregon (1968). MCCP is a vibrant and ethnically diverse community of Muslims whose founders trace their roots to the indigenous American Muslim experience dating back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, where it is estimated that up to 40% of enslaved people identified with the Islamic faith.

MCCP has served greater Portland for nearly half a century, providing understanding of the Islamic faith while nourishing the spirit of inclusion and acceptance with its neighbors. For over 30 years, MCCP has hosted the Sunday broadcast titled the Islamic Point of View on KBOO radio. MCCP also regularly participates in humanitarian efforts such as the annual Day of Dignity which feeds the homeless in Old Town Portland in partnership with other faith-based organizations. In partnership with the Islamic Social Services of Oregon and Oregon Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry Initiative, MCCP facilitates the monthly distribution of food boxed to families in NE Portland. In addition to its various social services, MCCP is widely recognized as a welcoming space for inter-faith dialogue, research, and learning for local educational institutions and for those seeking an understanding of Islam. Throughout the decades, MCCP has been instrumental in building and maintaining healthy relations with elected officials and various local, state and federal agencies in efforts to support safety, health, justice and prosperity for all.

On October 17, 2013, the MCCP building on MLK Jr. Boulevard caught fire, displacing members of this historic community and jeopardizing its contributions to the City of Portland. Since the fire, MCCP has been working diligently to rebuild its community center and has made significant strides towards achieving this goal. On February 6, 2016, MCCP hosted a fundraising dinner and dialogue, bringing the community one step closer to rebuilding their home. The community is making a final push to raise $160,000, within the next 3-months, God willing, to complete this project and move to the new location on 5325 N. Vancouver Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217. MCCP continues to serve the Portland community at large as well as the Muslim community which has been difficult without a center from which to operate.

We ask that you look deep within yourself and contribute generously to this meaningful and important initiative. MCCP has truly been a local pioneer in institutionalizing a safe space for Islamic faith development, community partnership, and social activism. How the broader community supports the indigenous Muslim presence in Portland will reflect on the health of the community as a whole. We ask that you honor this legacy by supporting this important initiative. May God bless you all. Amin.

Muslim Community Center of Portland – Executive Office of Imam