MCCP Majalis Meeting, Sunday Dec. 11 at 2pm

As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

MCCP is excited to announce the approval of our building permits for the new Community Center project, alhamdulillah! To help plan the next stages of the project and solidify fundraising initiatives we will be holding a community meeting this Sunday December 11th from 2-5pm at Unite Oregon, inshaa’Allah:

700 N. Killingsworth Street
Portland, Oregon 97217

All are welcome and highly encouraged to participate!

With peace,

Raumene Rahatzad
Executive Secretary
Muslim Community Center of Portland
Executive Office of Imam

Support The New Community Center

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

MET’s Annual Dinner & Cultural Night – May 14th 2016

As-salamu alaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatu,

Please consider joining the MET (Muslim Educational Trust – www.metpdx.org) community for their annual dinner and cultural night!


MET’s Annual Dinner and Cultural Night
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
$30/Person (Ages 10+)
(Dinner is included and child care will be available for younger children.)

Tickets available through their website www.metpdx.org or call their office at 503-579-6621 to reserve your tickets!

“Over the past 18 years, the Muslim Educational Trust full-time school has developed generations of well-adjusted, positively integrated youth, with strong character and moral values, a solid work ethic, and a strong sense of identity and purpose. Today we celebrate our youth and their accomplishment; we celebrate our legacy in building and empowering community through producing to the world young, passionate leaders who are eager to put their faith into action, be part of the solution, and serve as an added value to their community and their world.

Join us at this unique event with a genuine cause to uplift our youth and facilitate every opportunity for them towards fulfilling the promise and carrying on the legacy.”

February 6th 2016 Fundraising Dinner

As salaamu alaikum war Rahmatullah wa Barakatahu Dear Beloved Community, Family and Friends;

MCCP cordially invites you to our 2016 February 6th fundraising dinner and dialogue titled The American Muslim: Past, Present and Future (Speaker Bios).
(MCCP Feb. 6th Event Flier)

Similar to our March 8th 2014 event titled Ummah Wahidah (One Community) in which we sought to unify all Muslims in the metro Portland area, we have prepared an equally ambitious evening that seeks to inspire and benefit all who attend inshaa Allah. As we witness relations between Muslim and non-Muslims in America slowly deteriorate because of the reckless actions of a few: our goal is to offer opportunity for everyone to join hearts and minds, share food and discuss practical solutions to the challenges we face in these times.

Jumu’ah Service for November 6th 2015 Cancelled @ Matt Dishman Community Center

As salaamu alaikum war Rahmatullah Dear Believers,

Unfortunately the Matt Dishman Community Center will not be able to host our communities Jumu’ah services on November 6th 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience but we will resume regular services next week Inshaa Allah.

Due to the late notice we are not able to locate an alternative facility and we are encouraging you to attend the nearest Masjid in your locality. Inshaa Allah we look forward to seeing you next week (at 12:30PM) and may Allah bless you with a fruitful and inspiring Salatul’Jumu’ah. Please pass the word on to others who you know may not access email or this website on a frequent basis.

Jazakumullahu khayr.