About MAS Bay Area
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Since 1992, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS-SFBA) has been an active grassroots, community organization that works to educate, organize, and empower the Muslim community to be active, contributing citizens who play a significant role towards positive social and spiritual change.

Self-Development | Youth | Service

The MAS Bay Area Chapter is one of about 50 MAS membership-based chapters across the U.S. MAS Chapters subscribe to a comprehensive, balanced, moderate, movement oriented vision of Islam in America that is based on self-development (Tarbiyah) and focuses on empowering the community and leadership through service.

MAS is a pioneering Islamic revival and reform organization that offers unique programs and services that impart Islamic knowledge, promote community service, and engage in political activism.

We strive to:

  1. teach young Muslims social responsibility and equip them for leadership;
  2. educate and organize the Muslim community towards civic engagement, and;
  3. develop interfaith and inter-community understanding and cooperation, and create coalitions on issues of shared concern.


To move people to strive for God-consciousness, liberty and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity.


To be a leading organization that develops individuals Islamically and intellectually to be of service to the community at large.

The Muslim American Society (MAS) traces its historical roots back to the call of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Its more recent roots, however, can be traced to the Islamic revival movement, which evolved at the turn of the twentieth century.

Mindful of the dynamic changes that are taking place within the Muslim community and its surroundings, and keeping an eye on the future, a number of Islamic workers and Islamic movement followers decided in 1992, after a painstaking measured and tedious process of soul-searching and consultation, to launch the Muslim American Society (MAS) in order to complement the work accomplished over the last three decades, and to lay the ground for the Islamic effort needed to face the next century’s challenges.

MAS Programs
MAS Usrah Tarbiyah

Personal development, or Tarbiya, is the hallmark of the MAS core model that is inspired by the prophetic example. It is the systematic development and training of our human resources in physical, educational, moral, and spiritual aspects. Development is a process. This continuous positive influence first aims to shape the individual, then the group (usrah) and family, and ultimately society. 

Muslim Youth Medic MAS

Our programs engage young people, ages 15 to 30, through educational, spiritual, recreational, and social activities. These programs are designed and run by the youth, with the guidance of mentors who share their experiences and provide valuable feedback. We earnestly believe that young Muslim-Americans – with the right tools, skills, and knowledge – are the positive change our communities need. 


MAS Scouting builds an Islamic character in our youth by combining the vast experience of organizations like the Boy Scouts of America Organization with our own Islamic values, guidance, and role models. Scouting provides socialization, development, and preparation for our committed Muslim youth to grow into men and women capable of spreading and giving root to a comprehensive understanding of Islam.

Muslim Green Team
MAS Give

MAS Give youth and volunteers regularly translate free time into good deeds. By mobilizing in communities across the Bay Area, volunteers bridge the gap between faith and activism and display a prophetic directive towards social responsibility. Through serving humanity, environmental activism, or partnering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, volunteers put in time and sweat.

Annual MAS Signature Projects

Qur’an Quest

The Qur’an is more than just a book. It is a force strong enough to change the trajectory in one’s life. Inaugurating this energy into a young person’s life and inculcating its love takes special care. Contestants in MAS Bay Area’s Annual Qur’an Quest compete for prizes while learning about the Qur’an.

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MAS Camps

Camp is a chance for kids, teenagers, and young professionals to escape the everyday pressures and distractions. It is a detoxifying open door to new adventures, to discover purpose, and to consider the future. Camp can be life changing. MAS camps provide campers with positive role models and a demonstration of love for Islam.

MAS Bay Area Camp
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Backpack Drive

Each year, MAS Bay Area members join to bring smiles to faces of Bay Area kids in need by donating hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies. Since 2011, the distribution outreach has provided thousands of backpacks – each packed with folders, binder paper, colored pencils, glue sticks, and more.

MAS Backpack Drive
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The MAS Bay Area Blog
03 Jul 15
An Amazing Iftar For MAS Bay Area

An Amazing Iftar for MAS Bay Area

Alhamdulliah. Last night, a full house of nearly 450 attendees and an engaging program highlighted the Annual MAS Bay Area Iftar. It was a blessed evening. We truly appreciate the…

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02 Jul 15
Ramadan Campaign

Ramadan Campaign

The MAS Bay Area Ramadan campaign is buzzing along. Our fundraising goal is $120,000 to support our growth intiatives of our projects and programs. Can we count you in? Please…

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MAS Bay Area is a 501(c)3 (20-5595580) educational nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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