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Special Needs Iftar | Creating a Community that is Friendly for People with Different Types of Disabilities

March 31 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join us for MCC’s Fifth Annual Iftar for San Francisco Bay Area families raising children with special needs.

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Sunday, March 31 | Conference Room, followed by Iftar in the Banquet Hall |  Free; RSVP required | Register at: https://mcceastbay.org/special-iftar


  • – 6 p.m. – Asr prayer
  • – 6:30 p.m. – Pre-Iftar halaqa in Conference Room with with Br. Ahmed Alkubaisi and Br. Abdullah Mojaddidi.
  • – 7:20 p.m. – Walk out to the Banquet Hall to socialize and reflect before breaking the fast with dates.
  • – 7:34 p.m. – Maghrib prayer in Prayer Hall
  • – 7:44 p.m. – Iftar in Banquet Hall
  • – 9:15 p.m. – Isha/Taraweeh prayers

Our dear Muhsen holds its annual Bay Area fundraising Iftar this Sunday, March 24: https://muhsen.org/events/muhsen-annual-bay-area-iftar

Respite care during this program will be provided. To volunteer, please fill out the form here.

Questions? help@mcceastbay.org

Learn more about how we are privileged to accommodate our special needs community: https://mcceastbay.org/accommodating-disabilities

Parents/caregivers took a break to socialize and learn about resources while all our special-needs guests received personalized one-on-one attention with MCC youth. The panelists are Br. Ahmed Alkubaisi and Br. Abdullah Mojaddedi.

Alhamdulillah, since 2017, the MCC East Bay has been proud to be the first masjid on the West Coast to be certified as special-needs friendly. In 2019, MCC East Bay became the first gold-certified masjid in California. We are working hard to become the first platinum-certified masjid on the West Coast.

Watch an event recap of a prior special needs event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEZTL0CtzOE

This Iftar is in partnership with Muhsen.

Questions or accommodation requests? Contact us at help@mcceastbay.org

Below is a list of practices approved and endorsed by MUHSEN (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) to facilitate inclusion and accommodation at MCC events for individuals and families with special needs.

  • – Accommodations for separate registration or check-in lines to avoid long wait times
  • – Nearby accessible parking accommodations
  • – Ample aisle space in halls/venues to maneuver wheelchairs in and out
  • – Sign Language Interpreter for programs
  • – Accessible seating near the front and sides of the hall with ease of access
  • – Front of hall reserved, designated seating specifically for guests who are Deaf to see an ASL Interpreter
  • – Ramp/lifts/elevators provided throughout the venue as appropriate, including the stage
  • – Specialized childcare arrangements for children with disabilities provided by capable, trained volunteers
  • – Captions on media/videos shown where ASL Interpreter is not available
  • – Ushering for guests with special needs

Sunday, March 31st | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Creating a Community That is Friendly for People with Different Types of Disabilities Needs

  • Halaqah with Br. Ahmed Alkubaisi and Br. Abdullah Mojaddidiin in the MCC Conference Room
  • Respite care provided
  • Family social time
  • Iftar together
  • Goody bags for children 

Location: MCC East Bay 

5724 W. Las Positas Blvd. Suite 300, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact help@mcceastbay.org with any questions 

More information is available at: https://mcceastbay.org/event/special-needs-annual-iftar

(925) 485-1786

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