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We all agree that offering the five obligatory prayers in masjid is one of the best acts undertaken in obedience to Allah. Allah has given the Muslim community the opportunity to meet at certain times, such as the five daily prayers, the Friday prayer, the prayer on the two Eid days. These are great opportunities as they serve the interests of the Muslim community to meet and discuss their affairs, as well as the affairs of other Muslim communities.
Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
‘When a person prays in congregation his prayer gives him a reward which is 25 times the reward of his prayer at home or at his place in the market. This is so because when he performs the ablution at home, then goes out to the masjid for no reason other than attending the prayer, he is given a grade and forgiven a sin for every step he makes. When he is actually engaged in prayer, the angels bless him as long as he is at his place of worship.’
— al-Bukhari, hadith No. 647
Alhamdulillah, the Masjid is open for five daily prayers, click on “Prayers Schedule” menu for the Iqama times for Jamaa (congregation).
Jumma (Friday in Arabic) is a blessed day for all Muslims. This is a day dedicated to the worship of Allah (swt) and for prayer. On this day, Muslims congregate to worship and praise Allah. For this reason, Muslims consider Friday to be their holy day of worship.
In Quran Allah (swt) commands:
‘O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of God, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know. And when the prayer is finished, disperse through the land and seek God’s grace, and remember God greatly so that you may be felicitous.’
— Qur’an, Surah Al-Jumu’ah (62), Ayahs 9-10
And in hadith narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
‘On every Friday the angels take their stand at every gate of the mosques to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer) and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon.’
— Sahih al-Bukhari
Jumma Prayer at Masjid starts at 12:45pm. We always have a guest speaker with the speech(Bayaan) in English. The second Azan with Khutba in Arabic and Salat starts at / around 1:15pm.
Daily Hadith & Tajweed Sessions
خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ
Hazrat Uthman narrited that Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
‘The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.’
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
‘The best of charity is when a Muslim man gains knowledge, then he teaches it to his Muslim brother.’
— Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 243
- Masjid has a daily Hadith after Fajr and Maghrib prayers, the translations and explanations are in Dari/Farsi and Urdu.
- Tafseer and Tajweed sessions held daily after Maghrib Prayer.
Quranic classes for children
Learning to read and recite the Quran properly is an integral part of daily life for Muslim children, but it can be a challenge for many young learners. Quranic Arabic has many words, sentences, and pronunciations that are very different from the ones they already know, if they speak Arabic at home.
Reading the Quran can also open up a window into the culture of Arabic-speaking countries, and provide a lot of new insights for people learning Arabic as a second language.
In other words, there are a lot of great benefits that come from learning to read the Quran in the original Arabic, and the sooner you start, the better.
Masjid Hazrat Abubakr Siddique has classes from Monday to Thursday starting with (after 3:30pm)/Asr Prayer and Ending (6pm) Maghrib Prayer for children ages 5+ year old.
Islamic classes for children
Muslims children living in our locality is always our main concern. Therefore, Masjid offers weekend Islamic schools to appeal to their busy schedules during the weekdays. Young minds are eager to learn about their true identity, they have innate craving for Islamic education.
Saturday & Sunday Islamic classes hours are from 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM for boys & girls ages 5-18. The topic of study includes the basic concepts of Islam and Imaan. Monthly tuition per student is $50 and $45 for siblings. Additional cost for books, trips and snacks. Please contact for more information.
شَہۡرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانُ هُدً۬ى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَٱلۡفُرۡقَانِۚ فَمَن شَہِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّہۡرَ فَلۡيَصُمۡهُۖ وَمَن ڪَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوۡ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ۬ فَعِدَّةٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَۗ يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ بِڪُمُ ٱلۡيُسۡرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِڪُمُ ٱلۡعُسۡرَ وَلِتُڪۡمِلُواْ ٱلۡعِدَّةَ وَلِتُڪَبِّرُواْ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَٮٰكُمۡ وَلَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَشۡكُرُونَ (١٨٥)
‘Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spent it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.’ (Quran 1:185)
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset. In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking during this time, Muslims abstain from sexual relations and sinful speech and behavior during Ramadan fasting or month. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the soul by freeing it from harmful impurities. Muslims believe that Ramadan teaches them to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate, thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity (zakat).
Muslims also believe that for the poor people who don’t have enough food they should fast so that the poor can get food to eat. This would also make them realize how poor feel when they remain hungry. The aim of fasting now seems to be being compassionate towards the poor people.
During the month of Ramadan, Masjid hold community Iftars from the first day to the last day of Ramadan. Everyday’s Iftar is sponsored by community member, please contact the office to sponsor and to earn rewards during this blessed time.
The Eid is an occasion of pleasure and happiness, and each of the two Eids has a religious significance. The first, the Eid-ul-Fitr, occurs when Muslims have finished fasting the month of Ramadan (9th Islamic month), while the second, the Eid-ul-Adha, signals the end of the first 10 days of the lunar month, Dhul-Hijjah (12th Islamic month).
Masjid Hazrat Abubakr Siddique holds two (2) Eid prayer Jaama for both the Eid-ul-Fitr and the Eid-ul-Adha.
- First Jamaa (congregation) is at 8AM with Bayaan (speech before the salat) in Dari/Farsi language.
- Second Jamaa (congregation) at around 9:30AM with Bayaan in English.
The Eid khutbah after all Eid prayers are in Arabic language.
After each prayer there is a sponsored Cake & Tea meet and greet.
Quran Reading Gatherings (Fatiha)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
‘When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqa Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)’
We have Al-Fatiha processions or Community gatherings for Quran Recitations at the Masjid for community members who have passed away. Any upcoming processions will be scheduled and included in our Calendar of events.
Masjid’s Banquet hall is also available for the Islamic programs such as Nikkah, Aqiqa, Walima, Khutm-ul-Quran for community members. Contact the Masjid’s office to book your event.
The prayer for a deceased person is a collective duty, fard kifaayah, which means that it must be done by some people, and when it is done, those who did not attend it are absolved of the responsibility. The basis of this verdict is the fact that when the body of a deceased person was brought in the mosque and he had some debt outstanding,
Funeral in Islam (called Janazaa in Arabic) follow fairly specific rights, though they are subject to regional interpretation and variation in customs. In all cases, sharia (Islamic religious law) calls for burial of the body, preceded by a simple ritual involving bathing and shrouding the body, followed by salat-ul-Janazaa (prayer). Remember that the Janazaa Prayer is a standing only prayer. Like any other prayer, this prayer is also facing the Qibla.
Masjid Hazrat Abubakr works with Islamic funeral homes that can arrange for the collection of the deceased from the hospital or mortuary and make arrangements for the funeral prayer and burial. These Islamic funeral home provide a full range of funeral services including:
- Transporting the body from home or hospital to Masjid’s mortuary.
- Ghusal, Kafan[shrouding], storage, and coffin for the deceased.
- Janaza Salah
- Assisting in obtaining death certificate.
Masjid Hazrat Abubakr has also has some pre-purchased a number of burial plots for the community at a discounted rate. These plots can be purchased.