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Masjid Al-Qur'aan's Mission Statement

"To be a model community in the broadest sense, not leaving anything of value out, a community which is balanced, witnessing to all people, a community that G'd establishes, approves of and supports." 


Fundamental Principles of Practice

These five pillars are practices by which a Muslim's entire Islamic life, which is based on the Holy Qur'aan and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is structured.

1. Testimony of Faith (Kalimah)- A Muslim is to bear witness that the is no G-d except Allah, and that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His Servant and Messenger.

2. Prayer (Salat) - Muslims pray 5 times a day. The first obligatory prayer of the day is the Morning (Fajr) prayer. It is offered after dawn, and before sunrise. The second obligatory prayer of the day is the Noon (Zuhr) prayer. It is said immediately after the sun has passed its zenith and has begun to decline, or when the shadow changes from west to east. The third obligatory prayer of the day is the Afternoon  ('Asr) prayer. It is offered when the sun is midway through its course of setting, and its time extends until just before the sun sets. The fourth obligatory prayer of the day is the Sunset (Maghrib) prayer. It must be offered after the sun sets, and before the twilight, or ruddy glow upon the horizon disappears. The fifth, and last obligatory prayer is the Night (Isha) prayer. Its time begins with the disappearance of the twilight. Preferably it should be offered before midnight.

3. Charity (Zakat) - Giving to those who are less fortunate is an important part of the Muslim religious beliefs. Every Muslim whose financial resources are above a specific minimum is obligated to pay 2½ percent into Zakat annually (during each lunar year). Zakat applies to all net savings, after reasonable expenses.

4. Fasting (Saum) - Fasting during the month of Ramadan is required of all able-bodied men and women. Allah tells us in the Holy Qur'aan, "O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you that you may learn self-restraint."

5. Pilgrimage (Hajj) - Performing Pilgrimage to Makkah to visit the Ka'bah. Pilgrimage must be performed at least once in the life of a Muslim who is physically and financially able.