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The weekly lectures are on Fridays, between Maghrib and Isha. It is delivered by the honorable and knowledgeable Sheikh Amjad. Family and kids are encouraged to attend. Please kindly attend the lectures!

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Today’s Prayer Times

Friday Jumu'ah 12:15 PM | May 30, 2023
Zuhr Iqamah

1:18 pm

7 Hours 18 Minutes
Begins4:02 am5:36 am12:58 pm4:55 pm8:21 pm9:55 pm
Iqamah4:32 am1:18 pm5:15 pm8:31 pm10:05 pm



It is a form of obligatory alms giving, and the collected amount is paid to poor Muslims, to zakat collectors, to new converts to Islam, as income to its clergy, and others. Zakat is mandatory for all Muslims, on their income and wealth above a minimum amount called nisab.



In the modern context, sadaqah has come to signify "voluntary charity". This concept encompasses any act of giving out of compassion, love, friendship (fraternity), religious duty or generosity.


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Book Recommendations

Refuting ISIS

From the website

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) constitutes the most serious threat Islam has ever faced.

To justify its horrible crimes and appeal to Muslims around the world, ISIS has based its ideology on a superficial and literalist approach to the Sacred Texts of Islam – the Holy Qurân and the Prophetic Tradition. ISIS manipulates religion to brainwash angry young Muslims, who have little knowledge of Islamic theology and jurisprudence.

Therefore, the Muslim scholars are obliged to respond with a counternarrative that elucidates the reality of Islam and its commitment to tolerance. There exists a plethora of proofs that demonstrates ISIS' actions do not represent Sunni Islam and its claims are based on clear fallacies.

The author, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, a renowned scholar and one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world today, presents in this invaluable book a thorough refutation of ISIS' beliefs and crimes. Providing authentic quotes that destroy the allegations of ISIS, Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi reaches the conclusion that this group does not represent Islam, its declaration of a caliphate is invalid, and fighting it is an obligation upon Muslims.

Open Letter to Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of ISIS

Read the letter denouncing ISIS by hundreds of Muslim leaders and scholars worldwide

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong writes from the perspective of a non-Muslim intellectual. Her book is a very accessible read and easy to get into. It also provides historical context to the life of the Prophet..


Islam and the Destiny of Man by Gai Eaton

Gai Eaton lends his almost poetic writing style to explore the meaning of being a Muslim in a modern context. Raised as an agnostic and converting to Islam, alongside his understanding of world religions, lends his book a depth of meaning that many can relate to.

His book covers many topics including: the differences between the three monotheistic faiths, the basis of a Muslim’s faith, the significance of the Quran, the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s life, destiny, the social structure of Islam, the role of art and mysticism, and the hereafter.



The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

Wilson shares her real-life story about how she came to Islam along with insights into Islamic practice and thought that stay with you long after you’ve read it. She writes with sensitivity and honesty about being a White American in Egypt, which enables the reader to view a largely Muslim country from beneath the common stereotypes. A part spiritual journey, part love story, that is more than just a memoir and definitely worth your time.


Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America by Dr. Jeffrey Lang

Dr Lang shares more than just his personal experiences of embracing Islam, he looks at various Islamic beliefs in depth and addresses fundamental questions that many Muslims and non-Muslims have about the faith




Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Dr. Martin Lings

What better way to learn about Islam than by exploring the life of the man who brought its message to the world? This one is neatly organised into short chapters that chronologically cover significant events in the life of the Prophet.

Additional Picks

More books by Western authors about Islam


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Learn About Islam

Muslim Scholar visits a Church


Christian Scholar visits a Mosque


 Conversation between a Pastor and an Imam

An engaging conversation between a Dallas-based Christian Pastor, Mike Backman, and a Muslim Imam, Omar Suleiman. "Out of Context" is a 14 part interview series which answers pressing questions about Islam and gives valuable insight into the spirit of the faith.


What is Islam?

The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace.


Concept of God

“Say: He is Allah, the One; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten, and there is none like unto Him.” [Al-Qur’an 112:1-4]





Some people say he was a prophet, others call him a god, while others say he was a very wise man. But whatever your idea is, one thing remains certain: he was not your ordinary man.



“…if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” [Al-Qur’an 5:32]






The rights and responsibilities of women are equal to those of men but they are not necessarily identical.This difference is understandable because men and women are different, in their physiological and psychological make-up.



Shariah is the practical guidance Muslims live by. It is rooted in the divine teachings of Islam and relates to all aspects of life. Its collective aim is to facilitate benefit for humanity in this life and the hereafter.



The concept of worship in Islam is comprehensive. It regulates the human life on all levels: the individual,the social, the economic, the political and the spiritual. All activities are considered by God as acts of worship, if done in conformance to His guidance.


It would be our pleasure to host you in our Islamic Center with the hope of building bridges and furthering understanding.

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