Friday Prayer

Salah - 02:00PM

Khutbah (Sermon)​ - 1:30PM

Note: Open to both Men & Women. Khutbah is in English.

Note: Open to both Men & Women.
Khutbah is in English.

About Us

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Who we are:

Welcome to Omar Bin Al-Khattab Islamic

Omar Bin Al-Khattab Islamic Center (OBKIC) officially commenced its journey as an Islamic Center in March 2022. However, our roots trace back to a humble community center established in the South Seattle area back in 2003. The facility we occupied at the time was demolished and converted into town homes by real state developers. Left displaced by gentrification our community came together to purchase and renovate our current facility located in the Skyway area of South Seattle. We have now blossomed into a vibrant center serving the needs of community members in the greater Seattle area.

Our offerings encompass a diverse range of services, including religious education for individuals of all age groups, daily congregational prayers, and engaging social activities tailored to youth and families. Beyond these services, we aim to be a beacon, fostering a nurturing environment for our community to build meaningful connections and lasting unity. At OBKIC, we believe in fostering a strong sense of belonging, and we invite you to be part of our journey as we continue to grow and enrich the lives of those we serve.

Omar Bin Al-Khattab Islamic Center - named after the second Rashidun caliph opened on March 19, 2022.
OBK Islamic Center opened its doors owing a debt of roughly $250,000. With the collective donations of our community members, the center was able to pay off the owed balance in a period of 18 months.
The center receives over 300 regular congregants and over 200 youth that attend services and participate in programs on a weekly basis.
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We have also added to our digital footprint by providing high definition videos pertaining to all aspects of the Islamic faith, along with a presence across various other social media platforms.

Mission Statement:

We pursue this mission with the intentions of pleasing Allah and adhering to the teachings and values of the Sacred Quran and of our beloved Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).

Use the Islamic tradition to create and uphold an active, welcoming and charitable Islamic center to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the greater Seattle area.

Our services offer:

General Islamic Services

Educational Course

Youth Programs

Family Services & Counseling Programs

Get to know us:


Abdullahi Jaranow

Abdullahi Jaranow serves as imam and counselor at the OBK Islamic Center.  He was born in Somalia and grew up in Seattle, Washington. Shaikh Abdullahi Jaranow has over a decade of expereince working as an imam, counselor, teacher and school principal in the Seattle region. His passion is to help young men and women find support and direction through a holistic approach, including education, spiritual and mental health services, and community building.

Shaykh Abdullahi Jaranow began his pursuit of Islamic knowledge in Seattle, WA, studying under local scholars, then traveled to Yemen at the age of 19 to further pursue sacred knowledge. He completed his Arabic language studies in one year, then his BA in Islamic Law (Shari’ah) at Al-Eman University in Yemen. He studied under numerous Islamic scholars in Yemen and Egypt from 2006-to 2013 and has received many formal certifications (ijazat). Shaikh Abdullahi Jaranow is a licensed Mental Health Counselor Assoicate (LMCH-A) in Washington state with BA degree in psychology  and MA in Applied Adolescent and Child Psychology from the University of Washington.