Welcome to Islamic Society of Santa Barbara

Welcome to the virtual home of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara (ISSB). Here, you can learn about Santa Barbara’s local Muslim community, find information about our events and services, and discover opportunities for interfaith understanding. We are honored to have you, appreciate that you have come to learn about us, and look forward to learning about you. Please feel free to join us at our events and prayer services, and to contact us with any questions about Islam or Muslims in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Islamic Center

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Joining Hand & Hearts

ISSB welcomes you to our unique multi-cultural community in the American Riviera.

Community Business

The Vendors, Restaurants & Businesses owned by local Muslims.

Interfaith / ECOFaith

ISSB is proud to be an active part of the Santa Barbara community.

Community Services

Santa Barbara is our home & its residents our family.

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

MSA, national organization assisting Muslim youth attending colleges & universities in the United States.


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ISSB Events

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Muslim Students Association

We the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara call for global peace and call on all parties to a conflict
to resolve their
issues peacefully and within the confines of universally accepted ethics, morals and laws.

We condemn the targeting and killing of innocent civilians around the world in general and in the
Holy Land in particular.

We express our sincerest condolences to community members and friends of all faiths whose families
have been murdered or found missing in the Holy land.

The United Nations has agreed by an overwhelming majority for a safe return of all people to their
homelands as of 1967 in the Holy Land.
We support democratic processes worldwide in all endeavors and ask the United Nations to adopt
democratic processes as its highest priorities.

We draw attention to the words of U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, who is elected as a
voice for all global citizens;
“The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation.

They have "seen their land steadily devoured by settlements and plagued by violence; their economy
stifled; their people displaced and their homes demolished."
"But the grievances of the Palestinian people cannot justify the appalling attacks by Hamas.

And those appalling attacks cannot justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people."¹

President Obama shines the light for global peace in general and peace in the Holyland in

” If you want to solve the problem then you have to take in the whole truth. And you then have to
admit nobody’s hands are clean, that all of us are complicit to some degree”.
Grave violations committed by Israel against Palestinians in the aftermath of 7 October
particularly in Gaza, point to a genocide in the making, UN experts said 16 Nov 16th 2023.
They illustrated evidence of increasing genocidal incitement, overt intent to “destroy the
Palestinian people under occupation”,

We ask global citizens to give to others what they want for themselves and all global citizens
should speak truth to power.

We denounce all forms of hate speech, fear-mongering and dehumanization that incite violence and
lead to hate crimes throughout the world. All global citizens should be compassionate.
We believe global citizens, in general and global leaders in particular, should make decisions
based on principle and not on self-interest, religious interest, corporate interest or national

We honor all human lives, the only thing that is not replaceable, including those of Muslims,
Christian, and Jews that are the most persecuted.
A beautiful example of a process of Justice in the world today is practiced in the USA- Independent
Supreme Court, and Independent Department of Justice

We ask all nations, without any exception for any reason whatsoever, to submit without conditions
to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and a completely democratic, without any
exception, United Nations.

We respect people of all faiths., specifically the Muslims, Jews, Christians that are monotheistic.

We envision a world where the global community can live together with access to health, education,
technology, justice peace, and equity.