Masjid Al Tawheed is the only Mosque between Northern California and Central Oregon. We have members from all over the world: Asia, the Middle East, the US, Africa, Fiji and Indonesia to name a few. We are a growing Muslim community of families who are Immigrants, reverts to Islam, and students from the local University. There is a great potential for Islam to grow in our community.
Our mission is to: Live our faith as a congregation, inspired by the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as individuals and as a collective body, and to foster a mission of peace, justice, and compassion for all within our Mosque, our community, and the world.
Masjid Board of Directors
We have the best people from our community to run the Masjid and all the programs. Following is a brief introduction to the Masjid board of Directors.
Sister Mary Foster served as Secretary and Treasurer on the Masjid Al Tawheed Board of Directors. She converted to Islam in 1991, after meeting many wonderful Muslims and studying the religion for some time. She is a retired special education teacher, having taught in various schools in the Rogue Valley for 30 years.
Mary enjoys garden design and has created several community gardens in the area. She and her teenaged students built the Blue Heron Community Garden in 2004, located in the City of Phoenix–just north of the masjid. This type of garden gives low-income people the opportunity to improve food security for their families. Mary is the chairperson of the Community Gardening Network, a part of the Jackson County Master Gardener Program.
She and her husband spend much of their free time travelling. In 1996 they did around the world trip called Abdi and Mary’s Hakuna Matata Adventure and had a page on the internet which chronicled their journeys. It can still be accessed at http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/past/hakuna/
Ibrahim is a native Californian. After graduating from college, he joined the US Peace Corps and
sent to Isiolo, Kenya to help start a high school and teach. In Kenya, he met and married
Safiyyah, and, Alhamdullilah, they have been blessed with 2 children, Mohammed and Hussein,
and 2 granddaughters. Returning from Kenya, Ibrahim became a California State Parks Ranger,
and served at many locations across California. After a 40-year career, he retired as
superintendent of the State Parks Capital District, with oversight of the State Railroad Museum,
Sutter’s Fort, State Indian Museum, and more. After “retirement”, he acquired a teaching
credential, and in 2007, moved to Yreka, California where he was hired by Yreka High School.
He has settled into a very rewarding position as an adult education teacher. The Siskiyou
County Office of Education recently added “curriculum coordinator” to his responsibilities, a
role providing the opportunity to expand and develop job specific courses to match local
business hiring needs. These courses will serve all residents, but the greatest benefit will likely
be to those whose first language is not English. Alhamdullilah, Ibrahim and Safiyyah found
Masjid Al-Tawhid nearby, and they greatly appreciate the wonderful personal associations and
opportunity to serve the people of our faith.