Spreading the way of Ahl al-Sunna throughout the world.
We want to be a haven for every seeker of knowledge and spirituality through circles of knowledge for all ages on all platforms, onsite and online.
Safina Society was founded in 2010 by Dr. Shadee Elmasry. In 2013, we began onsite classes at the New Brunswick Islamic Center. In 2017, we began our online classes, and in 2022, we began to host free dinners at our Dawa Center.
What we do
Onsite Classes For all ages, held at NBIC in New Jersey, USA
Online Classes Live and pre-recorded courses
Hifz Academy Onsite at NBIC, led by Qari Zahid Rafique
Soup Kitchen At 367 Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ
Safina Society LLC
Onsite and online seminars, as well as publications are organized under Safina Society LLC.
Safina Foundation 501(c)3
The Soup Kitchen, Hifz Academy, and our theological college, Darul Fath, are registered under the non-profit Safina Foundation 501(c)3.
New Brunswick Islamic Center
Our onsite classes take place on Tuesdays and Sundays at NBIC 1330 Livingston Ave North Brunswick, NJ.
What does 'Safina' mean?
Safina is Arabic for ark. The Prophet ﷺ described the end of time as an ocean raging with deadly waves, the salvation from which was the ark and the stars. "My family is like the ark of Nuh, whoever boards it is safe and whoever turns away from it drowns. And my companions are like the stars, whomever you follow, you will be guided." Safina was also the nickname of the Prophet's servant.
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