The Babul Ilm Islamic Center is a Shiite mosque located in Maywood, California.
In 2005, Babul Ilm received a $150,000 loan from the Alavi Foundation which was later converted to a donation. The Alavi Foundation is a known front for the Iranian regime that was used to finance its nuclear program and promote its radical ideology.
In 2009, The Washington Post, reported U.S. officials’ claims that the Alavi Foundation “promotes Tehran’s views on world affairs.” Hamid Azimi, communications director for the Iranian-American Community of Northern California, says the foundation is part of the regime’s “propaganda machine.”
 Meira Svirsky, “Iranian Gov’t Front Group Funded Over 60 Islamic Sites in U.S.,” Clarion Project, July 1, 2013, https://clarionproject.org/iranian-govt-front-group-funded-over-60-islamic-sites-us/
 Glenn Kessler, “Prosecutors tie Iran, U.S. assets,” The Washington Post, November 13, 2009, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111209731.html
 Michael B. Farrell, “What’s known about Iran-linked Alavi Foundation?” The Christian Science Monitor, November 14, 2009, https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2009/1114/p02s10-usgn.html/%28page%29/2