Salam Masjid / Sacramento

Overall Rating4.74.74.74.74.7
Facilities4.854.854.854.854.85
Activities and Programs for Mosque Members4.354.354.354.354.35
Interaction with the Outside Community4.74.74.74.74.7
Imam4.754.754.754.754.75
Executive Committee or Board of Directors 4.14.14.14.14.1
Ramadan Experience4.74.74.74.74.7
Quality of Friday Khutbah4.854.854.854.854.85

Salam Masjid

4541 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (916) 979-1933
Fax: (916) 979-1002

http://salamcenter.org/

To rank this mosque consider the following criteria for all categories:

1) Facilities

  • Main Hall (Prayer Hall)
  • Library
  • Mortuary (for the washing and storing of the deceased)
  • Community Hall (An all purpose hall used for different events)
  • Ladies’ Gallery (prayer area for female members)
  • Ablution Areas (Washrooms)
  • Dome and Minaret
  • Kitchen
  • Offices and Meeting Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation
  • Furniture and equipments
  • Parking Lots

2) Activities and Programs for Mosque Members

  • Jum`ah Prayer and the Salah
  • Islamic study classes
  • Regular spiritual short talks
  • Arabic classes
  • Sisters’ activities or programs
  • Quran memorization or Tajweed classes
  • Youth activities or programs
  • New Muslim classes
  • Fitness or sports teams
  • Counseling services – marital, family, parenting or marriage counseling
  • Day care programs
  • workshops

3) Interaction with the Outside Community

  • Dawah programs to non-Muslims
  • School or church visits to present Islam
  • Efforts to write or call the media
  • Participation in interfaith dialogues or programs
  • Initiatives to write or call political leaders
  • Invitations for politicians to visit the mosque
  • Participation in social service projects
  • Prison or jail programs
  • Food pantry, soup kitchen, or collect food for the poor
  • Thrift store or collect clothes for the poor
  • Anti-drug or anti-crime programs in the neighborhood
  • Voter registration programs
  • Substance abuse programs

4) Imam

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Islam
  • High spirituality
  • Effective Communication Skills.
  • Interfaith relations skills
  • Dynamic personality and motivational speaker
  • Conflict prevention and resolution skills
  • Capacity to represent the Muslim community and speak to the media
  • Interaction manner that reflects positively on the Masjid
  • Self-conduct that fosters unity and a sense of inclusion among all members of the local Muslim community
  • counseling and guidance services available as needed

5) Executive Committee or Board of Directors

  • The Board of Directors is elected by a membership that represents the community that the organization serves
  • The Board of Directors involves all members of the mosque in identifying essential goals and developing procedures or strategies for reaching  those goals
  • The Board of Directors promotes the proper use of the mosque as an institution advocating Islamic principles and values
  • The Board of Directors organizes activities which are beneficial to Muslims
  • The Board of Directors enhances the awareness amongst Muslims residing within the mosque limits to work together towards improving their social, educational and religious life;
  • The Board of Directors fosters close relationship with other groups and grassroots organizations so as to promote inter-religious harmony and good citizenship through the spirit of self-help and cooperation; and
  • The Board of Directors attends to the general affairs of the mosque and keeps proper maintenance of the mosque under its management.
  • The Board of Directors has a realistic annual budget and a plan for achieving it.

6) Ramadan Experience:

  • Reciter of the Qur’an during Taraweeh prayers
  • Length of Taraweeh prayers
  • Spiritual short talks
  • Quality of the Iftar (fast breaking dinner)
  • Suhur (Pre-Dawn Meal)
  • Programs in the last ten nights of Ramadan
  • I`tikaf program (seclusion in the Mosque)
  • Laylatul-Qadr program (the Night of Decree)

7) Quality of Friday Khutbah

  • Was the goal of the speech clear?
  • Did the speaker have high-quality information?
  • Did the introduction gain attention and lead into the speech?
  • Were the main points clear, parallel, and in meaningful complete sentences?
  • Did transitions lead smoothly from one point to another?
  • Did the conclusion tie the speech together?
  • Was the language clear and vivid?
  • Did the speaker sound enthusiastic?
  • Did the speaker show sufficient vocal expressiveness?
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20 Reviews for “Salam Masjid / Sacramento”

  1. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    24 Hours Worshipper Says:

    SALAM Masjid is a gift from ALLAH (swt) to all Muslims. If you want to know what Islam is really all about then go to SALAM Masjid and attend their classes, Friday Khutba and listen to the Imam’s Lectures on line.
    Outside SALAM, you will think Islam is only about praying and growing a beard or wearing a hijab( head cover). At SALAM you will get to know that Islam is more about worshipping and loving Allah(swt), treating Muslims and non Muslims with manners and dignity, having a pure and clean heart, having a respectful and caring brotherhood and sisterhood. It is also about how to be a Muslim, a human and a good American citizen at the same time. At SALAM you will learn how to humble to Allah(swt) and remember to keep remembering Allah in every minute of your life. All of these things that SALAM teaches you will add up to make you a surrendering Muslim, and will guide you to the right path of Heaven insha’allah.
    Friday prayers are such a spiritual experience, you should never miss. The Imam is very inspiring and knowledgeable in Islam. Ramadan experience is such an unforgettable experience, and leaves a mark in your life.
    SALAM has almost everything a Muslim community needs: A community center, with a beautiful, big, and brand new Masjid, a one-of-a-kind Imam, an amazing and friendly community, great management, Family Friday Night Programs, Islamic classes, Arabic Classes, sisters’ activities, Quran and Tajweed classes, youth activities, Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, even a fitness room, matrimony services, counseling services, workshops, an elementary school, and da’wa programs for the non Muslims, add to all that SALAM focuses on reaching out to Muslims, and non-Muslims alike.
    The bottom line here is that SALAM is unlike any other masjid! You should add it on the list of The 100 Places You Should Visit Before You Die :-)

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  2. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan Experience55555
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    Anonymous Says:

    Salam is an amazing mosque and community center.
    It is truly the “all american mosque” This Newsreview article explains why SALAM is not only the top mosque in california, it is one of the top in the USA.
    http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=1887127

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  3. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    Anonymous Says:

    Salam All,
    After reading the above post, I honestly have to say that I have been to many Masjids throughout the US and I can honestly say that Masjid SALAM has to be one of the best. I have seen and experienced what “that other Masjid” does to reverts and I have know many who ran as fast as they could away from Islam – because they got so freaked out by the way they were treated at “that other Masjid”. Any time I know of anyone who wants to learn about Islam and want to become a Muslim I refer them to SALAM and it wonderful Imam Azeez. Every person that I know who has taken their Shahadah from SALAM has remained a practicing Muslim, Alhumdullilah.

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  4. Overall Rating22222
    Facilities44444
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members11111
    Interaction with the Outside Community33333
    Imam33333
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 11111
    Ramadan Experience33333
    Quality of Friday Khutbah44444
    Vanguard Says:

    Honestly, I wouldn’t even call salam a mosque. A community center, a social club, but masjid? this would be giving it too much credit.
    Just so that I’m not blabbing and unjustifiable attacking them, these are the reasons why I say this:

    1- men and women mingle like fruit salad.
    2- their aqeedah is messed up (they keep telling everyone that they are open to both sunni and shia!!)
    3- they shmooze way too much to non Muslim.
    4- they have females on the board and they are not even hijabis!

    All in all, it is not a place for god fearing practicing muslims. Their imam has some knowledge and eloquence, i give him that, but hes a doctor by education and doesn’t have any degrees, and as far as i’m concerned, he’s ikhwani.

    preserve your deen and don’t go there!

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    Ayman Reply:

    The prophet (PBUH) used to pray in the Masjid, hold meeting in the Masjid, plan wars from the Masjid, meet visitors and envoys in the Masjid, prepare armies in the Masjid, teach People in the Masjid, feed the poor in the Masjid, hold weddings in the Masjid, hold funerals in the Masjid, and so on and on.

    1- The Companions both men and women used to meet the prophet in the Masjid and talk to him without partitions. If by “mingle like fruit salad” you mean we talk face to face, so did the companions, examples:

    – The male companions that used to ask the mothers of the believers about hadith and how the prophet dealt with his household.

    – The woman who asked the prophet about her husband and Allah revealed the first few verses of surah #58 (Al-Mujadalah).

    – The woman who stopped Omar ibn Al-khattab in the street to debate him in a rule he had made after he became khalifah (ruler) of the Muslims.

    – The women who used to go out with the Muslim armies in the time and presence of the prophet (PBUH) as archers and swords’ women.

    – Many more, please refer to the sirah of the prophet and the companions.

    2- Can you tell me of the prophet was sunni or shia? Neither! because there was no such thing at his time. These are labels people invented later on. Why divide the ummah more than it is already divided?

    3- What did the prophet did for 23 years since he became a prophet till he died? Invite Muslims or Non-muslims to Islam? Did he not talk to them and try to bring them to Islam for 13 years before he immigrated to Madina? Did he or did he not send messengers to the kings of Persia, Rome, Egypt & others? Again, please study the proper sirah of your prophet before talking.

    4- Did the prophet not receive gifts from kings and tribal leaders? The Muqawqas, king of Egypt, Ceaser of Rome, and others? Most of them were not Muslims, but they saw the good he was trying to do, and sent him gifts of appreciation? Does that mean he was “in bed” them?

    5- During the treaty of Hudaybiyah, after the Prophet (PBUH) signed the treaty with Quraish, Muslims were very unhappy and when he ordered them to sacrifice the animals they brought with them and shave their heads, they refused and went back to his tent angry they disobeyed him. Can you please tell me who advised him to go sacrifice his animal and shave his own head to lead them by example and they would follow once they see him do it? It was Um-Salamah, his wife, A WOMAN! Did he refuse her advice because she was a women? NO!

    – When the prophet was immigrating from Mecca to Medina with Abu-Bakr, didn’t they stop by the tent of an elder woman and asked her for some milk to drink? Guess what, she was a NON-MUSLIM! Did they refuse her help because she wasn’t Muslim and didn’t wear hijab? NO!

    All in all, the prophet (PBUH) was a shepherd and a merchant by trade, illiterate by education, Abu-Bakr and Uthman were Merchants, Hamza was a Bowman and a hunter, and all of the famous Muslim scholars during the first few centuries of Islam were something else by education, none of them held any degrees.

    Maybe you should try to increase your knowledge and strengthen your deen by attending some of the classes and the lectures they hold at SALAM!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Brother – if you knew what SALAM was like before Imam Azeez came, I am sure that you would be feeling and saying much different words. I could not imagine SALAM without Imam Azeez. He has had such a big influence and has made such positive changes – more than what the eye can see and only Allah knows. I think you need to take a step back in time and compare the old SALAM with the new SALAM

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  5. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members44444
    Interaction with the Outside Community44444
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    LarissaFae Says:

    SALAM is amazing. I was going to a different masjid prior to converting, and if I’d stayed with that masjid, I may never have converted. I took one step inside SALAM, however, and felt immediately welcome, at home, and loved. The Imam is well-grounded in Islamic knowledge, and knows how to relate it to the American Muslim experience; he talks to all people, immigrant and native alike, and the few times he speaks Arabic in his khutbahs, he always translates it immediately.

    The facilities are amazing; I’ve loved watching the new mosque get built, and I love that there’s no separate room for the women – I refuse to get my spiritual guidance from a television. I think that there could definitely be more activities going on, especially activities aimed at new Muslims, but still, when SALAM puts on an event, they don’t do it halfway. I love my new family and community!

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  6. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 33333
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    Kufi Master Says:

    SubhanAllah, Salam is the greatest community I’ve ever been a part of. There’s always something to do when we go there,events constantly going on, the prayer hall is relaxing and really helps bring peace to ones heart. I’d rather the Imam get his reward directly from Allah, so I’ll leave his out of this. The only thing I can see needs improving is the board of directors, but that is something we as a community need to come together for.

    JuzakAllahu Khairun.
    -Master of Kufi

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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan Experience44444
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    T.S. Says:

    I personlally feel that SALAM has given so many opportunities for me to be a better Muslimah, I believe so does everybody else. I don’t see any reason not to be a member of its community and not to LOVE the new facilities and it’s activities :)

    and the Imam is … One of the kind :)

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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan Experience55555
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    Anonymous Says:

    SALAM provides an open and welcoming environment for everyone including muslims and non-muslims

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    The Imam's #1 Fan Says:

    I moved to the Sacramento area for research work about a year and a half ago. I did not know about SALAM, and had just known about Masjid Annur. So, I went to Annur, and was immediately disheartened by the behaviors of some people there. I went again, and again to find different people, yet the same unwelcoming, and rude behavior. The first thing that was told to me by a sister was, “You should be wearing niqab!” I felt a huge personal boundary crossed at that point; so I took up an invitation by a dear friend to attend the Friday Family Night Program at SALAM.

    WOW!!! Everyone at SALAM was welcoming. The program was well organized compared to other programs I had attended in many mosques through out the country. Everyone was warm, kind, and non-judgemental. It was such a breath of fresh air; as I was far from my loved ones, and very lonely.

    As time went by, I got to know the community, and the Imam’s family. His wife is by far one of the dearest people to me, and her family has become so dear as well. The Imam is well, what an Imam should be; helpful, kind, intelligent (he knows his stuff), tender to those who hurt, eager to help, and possesses a strong drive to do what is correct according to the situation. Watching him deal with many on several occasions, he is careful not to lose his temper; when there were times I was was gonna lose it for him!

    What I love the most is that people are comfortable here. No one feels like they are judged, and if someone sees something not right…there is just s gentle nudge in the right direction from concerned fellow Muslims.

    SALAM ROCKS!

    -The Imam’s #1 Fan

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    Loves Allah Reply:

    Salam alaikum, Alhumdulilah you like masjid salam, I do not feel however that it is befitting of a Muslim to bad talk a masjid. This website, insha’Allah was not intended to divide Muslims. I am very offended by the response you have here. I started at Annur when I first became Muslim no hijab and jeans and masha’Allah people were very encouraging and kind. Please don’t knock down the different masajid. Post what you like about Salam and khalass. We all have our preference, there are many people who dislike many aspects of salam and others dislike annur, but making “masjid gangs” is so not beneficial for the overall muslim community.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Is it bad talking if it’s true??? I think some people are looking through rose colored glasses. :0(

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Salam… I agree with Loves Allah… Just because you favor one masjid over another, doesnt mean that you should talk bad about the other. The masjid leaders all try their best at what they have in front of them, with the community and the people who attend. Both masjids can have negative and positive areas, its up to the person to make the best of them all.
    Ive lived in the sacramento area all my life and never attended any other masjid regulary as much as i have masjid annur. Ive visited many in the california state and in other states and countries. Mashallah each masjid works with what they have to make the masjid a warm and welcoming place. But in the end, if you choose not to attend one over another, you can always also choose to stay home, after all, the ways to be close to Allah is also through prayer… keep up your prayers and your duahs… May allah make you one of his favorite people in the heaven and the hereafter..
    salamualakum

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    Imam55555
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    Anonymous Says:

    Couldn’t have asked for a better masjid!

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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 33333
    Ramadan Experience44444
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    worshiper Says:

    Very grateful for the quality of the Imam and his work with the outside community. Hopefully with the new facility new activities will come.

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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
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    Anonymous Says:

    SALAM is undoubtedly in a class of its own when it comes to Sacramento-area masajid. Its facilities are extensive and are currently expanding, with room for thousands. Its organization is smoothly run; at its core is an imam whose eloquence in speech and beautiful recitation probably moves even angels to tears. Imam Azeez is also dedicated to building bridges between communities, emphasizing interfaith communication and activism for the greater good.

    I’ve been going to SALAM since I was little and proudly claim to be a product of its community. I’m excited to see where it goes into the future, since its growth has been so exponential.

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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    Just Another Muslim Youth Says:

    The best part about the SALAM masjid is how easily it welcomes an individual into its community with open arms. There are a diverse amount of facilities, activities and programs to get involved in, and not finding a way to be a part of the masjid is nearly impossible. If there is something you think the masjid lacks, the leaders at the masjid are easily approachable and interact with others with open ears. I know that SALAM masjid is personally responsible for my increase in faith, involvement in the community and desire to become a better Muslim in all aspects of life. I have been a part of SALAM since I was 13, and still being a youth, I can say my Islamic upbringing has been nurtured well because of the number of friends I have made and activities I have been involved in in the past. If you are in the Sacramento area, especially during Ramadan, don’t miss out on coming to this splendid and beautiful Islamic Community Center. Trust me, it will leave a lasting mark inshallah!

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    Anonymous Says:

    I felt very much at home the first time I attended SALAM. Imam Azeez is amazing and the community is warm and diverse.

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    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    Anonymous Says:

    The best thing about SALAM is obviously and without a doubt two things: the beauty of the masjid and the eloquence of its imam.
    They can certainly do a lot more with activities and projects. They were building the new masjid though, and now they have no excuse.

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