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What is a mosque in Islam?

A mosque is a place where Muslims worship Allah.

Islam is a religion to be practiced collectively, therefore practicing prayers in group worth more than individual prayers in Islam.

Building a mosque is a prophetic and Islamic tradition of Muslim Communities. One of the first things that the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) did when he entered Medinah, was to build a mosque.

The mosque is one of the basic Islamic institutions that is assumed to play a major role in the promotion of truth, justice, knowledge and goodness in society.

In Islam, mosques are not just places for prayers, mosques are community centers (a place for socialization, a place for Da’wah (Invitation to Islam), a place for celebration, a place for meeting, for education…).

Nowadays, especially in Muslim countries mosques are found on nearly every street corner and are accessible for Muslims to attend the five daily prayers, Friday prayer, Fitr and Adha Eid prayers, Tarawih in Ramadan …

Assalaamu Alaikum:

 

Thank you for visiting the Islamic Center website. The ICA is located in Antelope and is one of the first mosques in California. The ICA is not only a mosque, it is also a community center. I invite you to visit us and discover the beauty of our Center. This will give you an opportunity to meet our diverse and friendly community represented by dozens of different ethnicities. Hope to see you soon at our center!

Dani Waleed Aswad, Director

A Place For You

Our Islamic Center takes pride in its heritage of diversity, open-mindedness, civic engagement and community building. Get to know what makes us tick — our approach to Islam and our definition of the Amershahan Muslim identity, all of which shape the character of our community.

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Diverse

Community with over 62 different
nationalities represented.

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Growing

Over 1,200 men and women attend the
weekly Jumma prayer service.

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Young

60 percent of our community
is under the age of 34.