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Islam 2.0 and Book Club for Converts
Thu May 28 @ 6:00PM
Friday Khutba
Fri May 29 @ 1:00PM
Qur'anic Study Circle and Community Breakfast
Sat May 30 @ 5:30AM
Sunday School
Sun May 31 @10:00AM

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Ideology

 

 

The sources of Islam are the Holy Quran and the non-controversially relayed (sahih) tradition of the seal of messengers, Mohammed (peace be upon him). Other traditions, man-made rules, cultural and ethnic behaviors are not infallible, and are not considered as sources of Islam.

 

 

Islam is the universal mercy of God. Muslims identify primarily as Muslims and not as a particular ethnic group, race, color, or tribe. No such exclusionary activities are allowed in the Center.

 

 

Arabic is taught as the language of the Holy Quran. However, the language of conducting the activities of the Center is the language of the land, the English language.

Choosing a school of thought (mazhab) is a matter of personal preference, not a policy of the Center.

 

 

The affairs of Muslims should be handled through consultation (shura), discipline and organization.

 

 

Men and women are equally encouraged to participate in the activities of the Center and equally responsible for their efforts.

 

 

The Center does not believe in segregation of the sexes to attain righteousness. Rather, righteousness is attained through modesty, decency, purity of heart, clarity of conscience, and the observance of the dictates of God and His apostle.

 

 

While advocating the codes and ethics of Islamic behavior, the Center believes there is no compulsion in religion. The role of the Center is to teach and remind, not to compel or judge.

 

 

Islam is a complete way of life. While social and political activism may be a part of this, the Center’s activities are focused upon and geared towards the interests of Islam and Muslims in America. Preoccupation by other countries’ politics leads only to division and chaos among Muslims in American and is contrary to the policies of the Center.