MCC East Bay provides vital support to assist every new Muslim in his or her new spiritual journey.

From the moment you contact us, we provide what you need to learn about the faith. Once you take your Shahadah (Declaration of Faith), we are there with a new Muslim gift bag to get you going.

We pair you with a mentor from the congregation, if you wish. We then invite you to our monthly bookclub meetings.

Whether you took your Shahadah (Declaration of Faith) two days ago or two decades ago, join us. Our New Muslims monthly book-club gathering builds community and support with others new to the faith.

At each meeting, we discuss a Chapter from Dr. Asad Tarsin’s book “Being Muslim: A Practical Guide.”  Every new Muslim who joins receives a copy (English and Spanish). We provide babysitting during the bookclub meeting and lunch afterwards. Click here to join our next meeting.

Qari Amar Bellaha also offers a free Qur’an class each Saturday morning. Join anytime

We can also pair you with a mentor, if you wish, to learn one-on-one, please email

If you are a new Muslim in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join list to receive new Muslim updates by sending a message to MCC’s New Muslim Group Coordinator Sister Edlyn Sammanasu at