REVIVE - RENEW - RESTORE
We need your support to finish 2023 strong and be ready for 2024!
The need for our services is urgent and growing in South LA. We need to raise $100,000 to make sure we can meet those needs in the coming year! Please watch our video above to see the immense impact that your donations are making.
All donations to Islah LA are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and ZAKAT ELIGIBLE. Make sure to donate before the end of the month so you can write the donations off on your 2023 taxes!
We thank you for a beautiful year and look forward to expanding even more next year. May Allah bless you all for your support!
WHAT WE DO
Islah LA is one of the first of its kind in the United States
An inner-city community center founded by Muslim-Americans to serve South Los Angeles.
Muslim social restoration striving to renew faith, education, unity, family, civic engagement, and economic empowerment in South Los Angeles.
Islah LA emerged from the historic Masjid Ibaadillah community in South Los Angeles in 1986. Led by Imam Saadiq Saafir, a group of families purchased storefront property on West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles to establish Masjid Ibaadillah and to serve its predominantly African-American community. The Islah LA community center currently led by Imam Jihad Saafir, is a secular nonprofit charity founded in June 2013.
In February 2014, it officially started center safe-place programming for children and families. By September 2014, Islah LA Academy opened with 20 students offering a Muslim-school curriculum specializing in social justice, high academic standards, Quranic studies, and 21st Century leadership.
Islah LA is one of the first of its kind in the United States – an inner-city community center founded by Muslim-Americans to serve South Los Angeles. Islah LA is poised to start a new wave of civic engagement within the Muslim-American community.
As its primary focus is service, it allows Muslims from diverse backgrounds to have a space where they can engage in their community. The goal of Islah LA is service to the greater community and to provide and inclusive community space for key social services to the surrounding areas. That is why we chose the Arabic word, “Islah”, because of its meaning to renew, revive, and restore.