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For our Jumu’ah services on Friday, November 26, masks are required to attend any MCC service and no RSVP is necessary:

  • 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. – OUTDOOR ONLY
    • Ustadh Mohammed Asad Ali delivers this sermon.
      • – Outdoor in canopies in the MCC parking lot. No parallel indoor service offered.
      • – No social distancing in canopy near Khateeb (shoulder-to-shoulder) for men and for first row for women. All other space requires social distancing.
      • – Please check Friday afternoon weather forecast and take precautions against cold.
      • – Please bring your own prayer mat.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. – INDOOR ONLY

Whenever possible, please attend 12:30 prayer to avoid heavier second-prayer congestion.

Jumu’ah parking for two services is in the MCC parking lot and the neighboring HP lot. Aerial map at https://mcceastbay.org/hp

For parents attending with young children indoors, MCC offers a private mothers and fathers room with an audio and visual connection to Prayer Hall. Parents can watch the sermon and pray while in the company of other parents with young children. The mothers/fathers prayer room are just past the Banquet Hall doors into the school area.

Ustadh Mohammed Asad Ali is a graduate of Jamia al Karam – an institute situated in Retford, Nottinghamshire, under the tutelage of the first man to compose a Tafsir of the Qur’an in the whole of Europe, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada sb.

His journey initially began from home under the guidance of his noble parents whom are both scholars, and have been serving the deen in Sheffield for over twenty years. He began studying at a very young age wherein he completed the memorization of the Quran alongside studying other foundational sciences.

Thereafter, after achieving exceptional GCSEs and A-levels, he left home to spend six years studying the traditional sciences attaining an excellent grounding in all areas, ranging from grammar, logic, rhetoric, Islamic law, philosophy, psychology, etc; all the way to the culmination of studying the art of the issuance of legal rulings.

He then went on to pursue further studies in Cairo, and then travelled to the Blessed City of the Prophet ‎صلى الله عليه وسلم for the same cause. He studied to become a classically trained marriage counsellor and a life-coach, also.

Not only this, but Ustadh has been granted a license to teach, recite and pass on the Holy Quran from teachers in Egypt (Cairo), Saudi (Medina), & Pakistan (Lahore), which also qualifies him as a Qari (expert reciter of the Holy Quran). However, his accomplishments do not conclude at the formal education rather he is adroit in many other areas. He has been a public motivational speaker for the last 5 years and due to his multi-lingual skills, he has successfully been able to deliver lectures and seminars across the globe.

He is very active on social media and aims to create an online platform for those who are unable to/feel uncomfortable to access teachers or their local Imams.

He has taught over 1,000 people the basic fundamentals of the religion (fard `ayn) via his online platform, and currently teaches the classical texts at his institute ‘imdadiyyah’ in his home city of Sheffield.

All this augments his long term goal – to teach, inspire and shape the future generations with the love of this deen!

Ustadh Dr. Ali Ataie is a perennial student and researcher who has been involved in interfaith activities for over two decades. He holds a Masters in biblical studies with a focus on New Testament and biblical languages. He also holds a PhD in cultural and historical studies in religion from the Graduate Theological Union. His doctoral work focused on Muslim hermeneutics of biblical texts, especially the Gospel of John. He lives in San Ramon, CA with his wife Roya and three daughters. Learn more about him at https://zaytuna.edu/academics/faculty/ali-ataie

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Alameda County reports COVID-19 cases are still happening.

We are cautiously indoors for the five daily prayers and for one Jumu’ah service. The first Jumu’ah is outdoors in the MCC parking lot, weather permitting. Learn more at https://mcceastbay.org/prayer