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“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.” : The Holy Quran, 76:8-9

“What will make you understand what the uphill road (to success) is? (It is) to free a slave, or feed at a time of hunger an orphan who is a relative or the poor man lying in the dust.” : The Holy Quran, 90:11-16

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbor to his side goes hungry. Source: Sunan Al-Kubra 19049. Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Abdullah ibn Amr(Radiyallahu Anhu) said, : A man asked the Prophet(Peace be upon him), Which aspect of Islam is best? He said, FEEDING PEOPLE and greeting those you know and those you do not know.?{Sahih Bukhari,Kitab Al-Iman,Hadith #12}

Current Events
Upcoming HOPE Hot Food Program

  • February 11th at 6:30PM
  • February 25th at 6:30PM
  • March 11th at 6:30PM
  • March 25th at 6:30PM

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If you would like to volunteer, please contact or call at Dr. Abdur Rahman at 408-515-194

One of the most widespread and dangerous problems faced by humanity is that of poverty, hunger and starvation. There is nothing more horrifying than the fact that as we live our happy lives here, there are many of our fellow human beings around us in our own communities who live in hunger, homeless and with an uncertain future. The above Qur’anic verses and Ahadith make it clear in no uncertain terms that we as Muslims have an obligation to reach out to the needy and help them in whatever manner we can. The Humanitarian Outreach program is designed to identify and address the areas of dire needs in the local community of Santa Clara County.

Do you know?

In January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. Of that number, 206,286 were people in families, and 358,422 were individuals (Source: 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, National Alliance to End Homelessness). Our own Santa Clara county has an estimated 4000 chronically homeless individuals, families with children, veterans and youth.

What is MCA’s Humanitarian Outreach Program (HOPE)?

Islam teaches us to be kind and compassionate to our fellow human beings especially those who are in dire need. As Muslims, we also believe in the dignity and respect of all human beings and it is our responsibility to safeguard them. Our humanitarian Outreach program is intended to do precisely that. As part of this program, we work with our partner organizations to identify and address the needs of the homeless and needy people – ranging from the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter to other humanitarian ones. Launched in 2015, so far, we have successfully reached out with winter jackets, warm food (sandwiches & soup) on a bi-monthly cadence to homeless shelters and the homeless on the streets of Santa Clara County.

In Santa Clara county, the Muslim Community Association of the San Francisco Bay Area is joining hands with Educational Charitable Humanitarian Organization, One Ummah Foundation and Crescent Foundation Inc. to address the issue of homelessness and the needs of homeless people. There is a need more than we can fulfill ourselves, and we plan to partner with other like-minded organizations in future.

If you are an organization interested in partnering in this effort in future, or you are an individualinterested in volunteering – please contact us at