Quba Institute / International Muslim Brotherhood

Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131

Year Founded: 1949

Website: http://www.qubainc.org


The Quba Institute, previously called the International Muslim Brotherhood, was created “to make Islam applicable to the lives of urban dwellers through the establishment of the social institutions that promote and sustain healthy living.”[1] It is an accredited school with about 100 students between pre-kindergarten and twelveth grade and it also has an adult weekend school.[2]

The International Muslim Brotherhood’s former website stated that it rejects “ ‘jihad al-saif’ (armed warfare) unless in the context of self-defense or guarding the sacred, holy lands of Islam.”

It denied affiliation with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood  but has had a long partnership with the Muslim Students Association[3] and said that Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood cleric Hassan al-Turabi was “instrumental in contributing instruction in this masjid.”[4]

The President of the Quba Institute is Anwar Muhaimin,[5] who is also a member of the governing body of the Muslim Alliance in North America.[6]

The Quba Institute operates the Masjid Quba next door. The site began as a merger in 1998 between the Quba Institute and United Muslim MovementThe union later split and the International Muslim Brotherhood became its sole controller and renamed it Masjid Quba.[7]

[1] “History,” Quba Incorporated website, http://www.qubainc.org/about/history/

[2] Klein, Aaron. “School in Philadelphia Teaches ‘Brotherly Jihad,’” WorldNetDaily, March 16, 2011. http://www.wnd.com/2011/03/275921/

[3] Ibid.

[4] “Welcome…,” International Muslim Brotherhood website, March 6, 2007. Retrieved from Archive.org. http://web.archive.org/web/20070306150546/http://www.imbrotherhood.org/

[5] “Staff,” Quba Incorporated website, http://www.qubainc.org/staff/

[6] “About MANA,” Muslim Alliance in North America website, http://www.mana-net.org/subpage.php?ID=about

[7] “About UMM,” United Muslim Movement website, http://www.ummonline.org/#!about-umm/c90i


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