The mission of MCA is to seek the pleasure of Allah (GOD) through establishment of the Islamic system of life as spelled out in the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). MCA is an association of Muslim individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam as taught by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with the South Florida Muslims and society at large.
Advance the cause of Islam and Muslims in South Florida in accordance with the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him).
- Maintain our own identity and individuality as Muslims; to create an environment of peace and tranquility conducive to the practices and teachings of our religion. Maintain an awareness of Islamic principles among the Muslims; raise the Islamic consciousness that Muslims are people who enjoin right and forbid wrong.
- Convey the message of Islam to all Muslims as well as non-Muslims and promote friendly relationship between the two.
- Establish and maintain unity among the wide diversity of Muslims now residing in South Florida by providing them with an Islamic environment and opportunities to come together regardless of nationality and race.
- Provide an Islamic environment for our children; in order to maintain their growth in full harmony with the Islamic doctrine of life, as set forth in the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
- Provide opportunities to our youth so they can learn Islamic principles, and further to teach and train them to live by the Al-Qur'an Al-Kareem and the Sunnah.
In 1973, a few local Muslims used a room in their apartment as a mosque and started offering the Friday prayers, Isha and Dohar prayers (Sundays). Since then, those Muslims have conducted Friday prayer regularly. They collected money from local Muslims and in 1975 purchased a house near Flagler Street, turning it into a permanent mosque. Today, this historic mosque is called the Masjid Miami.
After three years of growth, the Muslim community bought a small church at 4305 NW 183 Street in Miami Gardens. In 1991, construction of a new building started. The old building was finished in 1997. As the Populations had grown rapidly the time for expansion and renovation of the old building had come. In 2014 the current Masjid had completed its renovation and expansion.
These mosques are open to every Muslim no matter what Islamic legal school they follow. Our non Muslim friends including media and local and state officials are always welcome. The Muslim community is nationally diverse. Almost every Muslim country is represented at our center. Participants come from different backgrounds from all over the world. We also have a large local Muslim population including Hispanics represented at our center.
The mosque officers do not promote any school of thought, but only request that members follow the Holy Qur’an and the Sunna (sayings and deeds) of the prophet Muhammad. They believe that all mosques are houses of Allah/God and should be a place of peace and comfort for everyone.