It can be daunting to join a new house of worship, and even more daunting if you’re new to the faith. Let us help you through your journey, whether you’re inquiring about Islam or are looking for classes or support to deepen your spiritual life. Everyone is welcome at the Islamic Center, and we want you to feel comfortable in your faith. Please introduce yourself and let us know how we can help.
Check out our Tuesday night class, The Message of the Quran, to help you learn more about the text and network with other brothers and sisters who are new to the faith. You’ll also enjoy our Highlights of the Quran class every Sunday morning, which is targeted toward learning the core themes of the Quran and is attended by Muslims of all levels of knowledge and background. Attending classes and programs, asking questions and introducing yourself will go a long way in connecting with others in the community.
Taking the Shahada
It’s easy to take the shahada, or declaration of faith. We suggest you speak with our Religious Director first to see if you have any questions to prepare you for this important step. Once you are ready, the shahada (“There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”) can be taken in front of the community, often after a Friday prayer, or can be done in a more private setting depending on your preference. Contact us for an appointment.
How do I learn to pray? Where can I find trustworthy sources of Islamic information? We know you probably have many questions. While the Internet is the often the easiest and fastest source of information, it can unfortunately be full of incorrect or misleading information. We’ve put together a good starting point for you below. Also check out our Islam 101 section.
How to pray
The Noble Quran
Quranic Arabic Corpus