Category: understand Islam

Contemporary Issues Facing Islamic Centers in the West

Affirming the Status of a Mosque, Financing the Building of a Mosque or Changing its Function Affirming the Status of a Mosque and the Difference between a Mosque and a Musalla The status of a mosque is attained by a perpetual endowment by an owner of a building or a separate

imagesportion thereof to be designated as a mosque. It being of a perpetual nature is a must for a structure to be considered a mosque. It does not include any portion that is not set aside specifically for prayer, even if it is physically connected to the mosque. If the endowment is a common area that cannot be divided, then such an endowment is not proper for a mosque….more: amjaonline.

 Islam Is as American as Apple Pie

Several Muslims fought for America’s independence with distinction under George Washington. Greg images (1)Considine, a sociologist at Rice University, wrote for the Huffington Post that one soldier believed to have been a Muslim, Peter Buckminster, “etched his name into American history at the Battle of Bunker Hill by firing the shot which killed Great Britain’s Major General John Pitcairn.” Muslim-Americans fought in the War of 1812, in the Civil War and in every major conflict since…more:  thenation.

Why Didn’t Abraham Teach Hajj to His Children through Isaac?

From Islam’s point of view a Muslim’s faith, if it is real and sincere, should express itself in action and regular practice. The Five Pillars instill into the Muslims as a community (Ummah), a unity of outward form and internal spirit. And the Hajj is a unique manifestation of this unity of the Muslim Ummah centered on the Ka’abah in Makkah.more:  .onislam.

Imam’s Message of Eidul Udah to the ISWM Community

Dear community members, Asalaamu Alakum wa Rahamatullahi Wa Barakathu, Al-Hamdulil-laah and As-Salaatu Wa As-Salaamu Ala Rasulillah Wa Aalihi Wa Sah’bihi Wa Man Waalaah. September 24th is the day of  Al Eid Al Kabeer  (Eidul-Adha), but before that there are the  ten days…