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SALAM Islamic Center

A Shining Example of an American Islamic Center

The Story of SALAM

“There are those whose horizons are limited by the present and its problems; and there are those whose horizons are boundless by the future, with all of its potentials. It is the latter that reflects the vision of the founders of SALAM, which has become a shining example of what an American Islamic Center should be.

This video gives the story of that vision as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SALAM.”

~ Dr. Metwalli Amer [SALAM Co-founder]

An American Islamic Center

Since Islam is a universal faith, all of our programs are held in English so the message is universal for everyone to understand. SALAM strongly advocates for women to attend all the events. We believe in the highest Islamic qualities of modesty, decency and moral integrity but do not enforce segregation of the sexes.


SALAM is a non-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, religious organization. Its purpose is to promote Islamic teachings, understanding, and unity among all Muslims in the greater Sacramento area. SALAM prides itself in being a multi-ethnic organization and shall strive to maintain it.


SALAM’s mission is to practice and promote Islam by providing religious, educational and recreational facilities and services for members of the public. The emergence of an American-Muslim identity is its prime goal.


Articles of Inc.

SALAM Bylaws

Organization Chart

Become a Member


Center of Higher Islamic Learning

Booklet | Story of SALAM

Meet our Board of Trustees

Board Chairperson

Omar MoheyEldin

Board Vice Chairperson

Oussama Mokeddem

Board Secretary

Lawrence Kuhlman

Board Treasurer

Saeed Ahmed

Dr. Metwalli Amr, SALAM Islamic Center
Founder & Board Member

Dr. Metwalli Amer

Board Member

Arshad Alvi

Board Member

Dr. Fawzia Keval

Board Member

Mateenah Jackson

Board Member

Abdul Aziz Mohammed

Meet our Management Team

Dr. Metwalli Amr, SALAM Islamic Center

Dr. Metwalli Amer

Supervision Director

Saeed Ahmed

Project Director

Abdul-Qawiy Abdul-Karim

Outreach & Learning Director

Asif Haq

Community Engagement Manager

Arwa Houry

Office Assistant

Mohamed Jamil

Meet our Imams Team

Imam, Masjid Fulton

Imam Salem Ammar

Shaykh Saad El Helaly SALAM Islamic Center
Associate Imam

Shaykh Saad El Helaly

Shaykh Achour El-Qaddoury SALAM Islamic Center
Associate Imam

Shaykh Achour El-Qaddoury