Sammy S. of Daly City, California, shared a candid review about Shia Association of Bay Area (Saba Islamic Center) on Yelp. He gave the center only one star. Here is what he wrote:
Shia Association of the Bay Area
I dont recommend it. Four parallel halls of fitna, waste of money, more cultural than spiritual. You're better off praying at a park on a rainy day. Dont let this masjid change your view about the Shia branch of Islam.
If you're a capitalist person of preferably Indian, Pakistani or Iranian origin you'd make a good addition to this so-called "Islamic" community located smack dab in the heart of silicon valley. My best advice is to attend the center for yourself and see if it works for you. Have fun!
The good thing about this center, however, is the youth are active and challenging the above-mentioned negativity although they make the center feel more like a college than a spiritual center. Good people though.
|Screen shot of Sammy S.'s review of Saba Center at Yelp|
What's most interesting about the post of Sammy S. is that he evidently recognized that the halls of Saba Center are ones of "fitna." Fitna is Arabic for strife and chaos. That's exactly what Saba Center has caused year after year, time and again, for so many people and in so many places in the Bay Area and beyond.
Shame on Saba Center!