Prayer is one of the most important tenants of Islam and it is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam and, along with the testimony of faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca, fasting the month of Ramadan and paying the poor tax.
Prayer provides each Muslim with the basic guide from the pre-dawn morning prayer to the night prayer that precedes sleep.
At Masjid Al-Jami Ar-Rasheed our doors are always open for each Muslim to perform the five obligatory prayers. During the month of Ramadan, we have additional operating hours for all believers and anyone interested in learning more about the faith. Interested in prayer? Come join us and we will teach you how.
Sister Clara Muhammad Weekend School
Starting February 2017, the Sister Clara Muhammad Weekend School will resume its normal schedule. Students ages 4-17, will immerse themselves in the following:
1- Arabic Studies
2- Islamic Studies
3- Life Skills
Classes are from 9:00 AM -11:30 AM every Sunday for 6 weeks with two-week break in between.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Sister Aminah Fraser-Rahim at 843-412-6673 or email her at email@example.com.
The only requirement for Muslim weddings is the signing of a marriage contract. If you are having your wedding in a mosque, many have marriage officers, called qazi or madhun, who oversee the marriage.
The marriage contract includes a meher -- a formal statement specifying the monetary amount the groom will give the bride. Today, many couples use the ring as the prompt because the groom presents it during the ceremony. The deferred amount can be a small sum -- a formality -- or an actual gift of money, land, jewelry, or even an education. The gift belongs to the bride to use as she pleases.
Next, the marriage contract is signed in a nikah ceremony, in which the groom or his representative proposes to the bride in front of at least two witnesses, stating the details of the meher. The bride and groom demonstrate their free will by repeating the word qabul ("I accept," in Arabic) three times. Then the couple and two male witnesses sign the contract, making the marriage legal according to civil and religious law.
The officiant may add an additional religious ceremony following the nikah, which usually includes a recitation of the Fatihah -- the first chapter of the Quran. Most Muslim couples do not recite vows; rather, they listen as their officiant speaks about the meaning of marriage and their responsibilities to each other and to Allah.