Bilal Learning Center—Continuing a Tradition of Education

Bilal Learning Center is a multi-million dollar educational complex located in Los Angeles, California. The building, which was completed in 2007, is owned and operated by Masjid Bilal Islamic Center, Inc.

Bilal Learning Center has become a bright beacon of light for its area of Los Angeles. The school building, which was officially dedicated in memory of Muslim American leader Imam W. Deen Mohammed, has become highly successful and a leading model for Muslim communities throughout Southern California. 

The sixteen-classroom, two-story facility was built with the help of Saudi Arabia businessmen and women, grants from the Islamic Development Bank of Saudi Arabia, Sheik Hajj Muhammad Dakhil and Family, Sister Dalal Muhtadi and Masjid Bilal Islamic Center members.

For nearly 15 years, Bilal Learning Center has been home to Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), a public charter school that annually educates nearly 400 students from the surrounding community.  Offering classes Kindergarten through 5th, the school operates with an annual budget of $4 million.

The school offers free lunches and snacks each day to every student in attendance. City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has visited the school and given extremely high praise for CAL's achievements.

Under the leadership of Board Chairman Lon Muqaddin and Director of Operations Debra Hasan, CAL ranks #3 in the city of Los Angeles for academic test scores. The school has provided a high-quality education for thousands of underprivileged children from the local neighborhood.

Masjid Bilal Islamic Center, which owns the school property, is currently in the process of building a new community center as part of its multi-million dollar construction effort. This huge multi-level structure could someday provide additional classrooms and teachers to serve the community even greater. 

Our diverse neighborhood of Latinos, African-Americans, and Muslims are depending on us to provide these much needed resources. Educating children is not a choice, it is a privilege—and Allah has blessed us with that role in our community. Please donate to our construction effort and help make a difference in children's lives.