Sep 27

Friday Prayer (Jumu’ah)

Jumu’ah Khutbah starts at 1:10 pm EST

Salāt al-Jumuʿah starts when the khutbah is completed. 

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Jan 08

Urgent Prayer Request

Assalamu alaikum,

Sister Faika’s brother, Razwan Michael, has recently fallen extremely ill. As if this time he is in the ICU in the Baltimore area. He is a beloved member of his community and as an extension, a brother we all care about. Currently only Allah knows what his illness is. The doctors are unsure.

Please make dua that Allah guides the doctors and send His healing to brother Razwan.

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Nov 11


Community potluck update 1:
Organizer: Sister Faika
Time: 6:00 pm

1 family turkey
1 family turkey
1 family turkey
1 family turkey
1 foil tray mashed potatoes
1 foil tray green beans casserole
1 foil try corn
6 bags of dinner rolls
5 cans cranberry sauce
1 foil tray stuffing
mixed desserts
sweet potates
any other sides
pumpkin pies

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Nov 11

Community Potluck 12/06/14

Assalamu alaikum,

There will be a potluck at the Masjid on Saturday, December 6,2014.

Time: TBD

We will have a guest speaker and board elections prior to the potluck insha Allah.

More info to come this week.


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Oct 18

Sex with slave girls – in response to ISIS/ISIL/IS atrocities

Copyright © 2009 Joseph A Islam: Article last modified 13th March 2012


To get a proper understanding of this topic, one has to rely on the Quran first and foremost. Any good Muffassir (Quranic exegetic) takes this approach whether modern or classical.


The common interpretation of the term ‘those that your right hands possess’ as captive girls (with whom one can have free sex) is not warranted by the Quran.


To enable a truer understanding of the Quranic position, one must be willing to divorce themselves from the plethora of extra-Quranic material which not only poses theological problems but also at times stands contradictory to the Quran itself.


Firstly, the term ‘ma malakat aymanukum’ (Literally: What your right hands possesses) is not gender specific and as an idiomatic expression, applies to ‘those that one keeps in protection and honour’. This can include captives, slave girls, maidens, servants  (fatayatikum 4:25) etc. Please note that the ‘right hand’ has a somewhat glorified meaning in the Quran which is apparent from its usage in different contexts (e.g. those on the right hand in heaven; books of one’s deeds given to the right hand etc).


It is also apt to note that affluent women would have also most likely to have possessed men slaves. This is confirmed by the usage of the idiomatic expression ‘ma malakat aymanuhunna’ when used in reference to women’s possession. It would be inconceivable to conclude on the basis of this expression, the permissibility of women to engage in ‘free sex’ with their male slaves or captives.

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