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About Us

The Islamic Center of Ventura County was founded in 1993. The foundation is registered as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization setup exclusively to serve the religious education, charity, and the practice of Islam in our community.

Brief History
A humble, very committed group of eight Muslims worked diligently and with the blessing of Allah (God) founded a small facility to rent in the heart of downtown Oxnard, CA. Meetings were conducted every Sunday to reach out and invite more Muslims to the center. Since then, the number of attendees has grown substantially. The center has 3 rooms for prayer and 3 bathrooms equipped with Wudu (Ablution) accommodations. The importance for the center is to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together in order to educate about our faith and way of life.

ICOVC~ Community Services:

  • Facilitate religious five daily prayers and Friday Jumu’ah services.
  • Offered Tarawih prayer and reciting the entire Qur’an during the month of Ramadan.
  • Provided dinners (Iftaars) during the month of Ramadan.
  • Established two Eid prayers.
  • Established Islamic Arabic classes for Adults & Children.
  • Participated in weekly visitations to bring the community together.
  • Frequent visitations to the people who are afflicted with ill health.
  • Raised charities to help families who are in need.
  • Assisted with Islamic funeral prayers and cemetery arrangements.
  • Arranged successful recreational programs for the community (i.e. picnics).
  • Build a bridge for the non-Muslims to be able to come learn about Islam and its teachings.
  • Guest lecturers from time to time.

We wholeheartedly express our gratitude and appreciation to all those who served on the board in the past and also to those who volunteer their time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our donors, supporters and community members for their help and encouragement and look forward to their continuous support. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has blessed us with this facility, so we humbly encourage everyone to attend the daily congregational prayers and be active contributing members to our community.