The Importance of the Mosque to Muslims in your Community: Islam 3.7

Objectives: To consider the importance of the Mosque within Islam. Is a Mosque important: Try to imagine what a Muslim community would lose if it … Continue reading

The Mosque in the Community: Two Mosques in one city (Case Study): Islam 3.6

Objectives: Understand the role of the Mosque in the community. Education: Many mosques run a Madrassah (or school) in the evenings and weekends. Here children … Continue reading

Case Study Birmingham: “Muslim Centres” in the UK, Europe and North America: Ethics 2.7 and 2.8

In addition to providing relief in areas of need overseas, there are many Muslim organisations providing help where it is needed in Britain. For Muslims … Continue reading

The Role of the Imām, and the appearance of Female Imāms in Mosques: Islam 3.5

Objectives: Know and be able to explain the role of the Imam. Imām: “A person who leads the congregational prayers” (i.e. the prayers in Jamā’ah). … Continue reading

Aids to worship and prayer that are common in our times: Compass, Dhikr beads, Prayer mat, Mushaf stand, Phone apps: Islam 3.3

Objectives: Identify aids to worship and understand their use. The compass and prayer mat: Muslims can turn any suitable place into a musallā (place of … Continue reading

The Prayer Hall (Musallā) in the Mosque and its features: Islam 3.2

Objectives: Understand the main features of a prayer hall (Musallā) and understand its uses. The Mosque is at the heart of the Muslim community and … Continue reading

The Mosque: its construction and design: Islam 3.1

Islam 3.1 The Mosque: Exterior design The Mosque: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever builds a mosque (masjid) for Allaah, then Allaah will … Continue reading

The Virtues Of Madeenah – Narrations That Put A Yearning Into The Hearts For The City Of The Prophet

Indeed the Madīnah of Allaah’s Messenger is the most pleasant of places, it is Taybah, it is the returning place and sanctuary of Imān, it is … Continue reading

Reserving Places in the Masjid

Reserving Places in the Masjid The male worshipper is commanded with attending the Masjid early and with standing near to the Imaam himself, and not … Continue reading

Is it allowed to eat in the Masjid?

Alhamdulillaahi rabbil-‘aalameen, was-salaatu was-salaam ‘alaa Rasoolillaah, wa ba’d: Eating and drinking in the masjid takes the ruling of being mubaah (allowable), except if that which is … Continue reading