Programs & Activities
Our center provides for the religious needs of the local community with weekly supplication Thursday nights and Friday (Jumah) prayers. Additionally, we have programs during the holy months of Ramadhan, Muḥarram and Safar, and also commemorate the shahadah (death) / wiladah (birth) anniversaries of our Masoomeen (Infallibles). Additional programs include:
Our Madressa (Sunday School) provides weekend education for our children to learn timeless wisdom and gain knowledge to help them achieve a firm understanding of their faith and the ethics and morals it offers. Our community is committed to facilitating programs throughout the year tailored to our children from workshops, special programming during Muharram and Ramadhan, movie/game nights, participation in outreach programs and more.
Youth Development Programs
Supporting our youth and developing their future is one of the most important things that we can do as a community. The next generation is the future – not only in how they will contribute to their community but the impact they will have in carrying forward the core tenets of our faith as American Shia Muslims. For that reason, we are committed to supporting the growth and development of our youth through various programs such as mastering the recitation and understanding of the Holy Quran and supplications, spiritual workshops, retreats, leadership development and more.
We provide for an Islamic learning environment through regular lectures and discussions by scholars trained in the religious sciences, frequently host workshops that aid one in dealing with practical challenges and offer access to more advanced courses for those who want to become acquainted with more specialized subjects. Through these different services, we hope to build a learned community with individuals committed to developing themselves and their community.
Our Interfaith & Outreach program aims to encourage a better understanding of Islam and Muslims among our friends and neighbors of different faiths. We participate in community interfaith programs throughout the year. Our primary goal is to promote open dialogue and facilitate a greater understanding of Islam and of Muslims. We strive to build mutual respect and understanding among people of different faiths and to increase the acceptance of others. Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib teaches us “A person is either your brother in faith, or your equal in humanity”.