The center caters daily prayers, Friday prayers, Ramadan Taraweeh prayers and Eid prayers. All schedules will be updated regularly. To learn more about different types of prayers, visit the prayers page here.
A halaqa is a religious gathering or meeting for the primary purpose of learning about theology, typically Islam. Generally, there are one or more primary speakers that present the designated topic(s) of the halaqa while others sit and listen. Look out for announcements in the events calendar.
The center offers Sunday school , for more details, visit the Sunday school page.
As part of its community service programs, the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester offers marriage services free of charge. Dr. M. Riaz Khan, Justice of the Peace, conducts the marriage ceremonies.
“And among His signs is this: He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect.” 30:21
Requirements for Islamic Marriage:
– Marriage License
– Two Muslim male witnesses
– Mahr (dowry): Must be agreed upon between the principals before the ceremony
– If previously married, date and certificate of divorce
– Photo ID of both bride and groom.
Please download the Marriage Certificate form, it has to be filled by Bride and Groom, use black pen and please fill it out clearly. Do not forget to bring it for the Nikah ceremony along with the Marriage license.
Death , according to the Qur’an, is not the end of man’s life; it only opens the door to another, a higher form of life.
We have ordained death among you and We are not to be overcome, that We may change your state and make you grow into what you know not (Qur’an 56 : 60 – 61)
Try and attend the prayer of a deceased even if you do not know him/her. Remember that the entire Janazah Prayer is said standing only. Like any other prayer, this prayer is a also offered facing Qibla.
1. Form at least three rows. The body of the deceased should be kept in front of the Imam.
2. The Imam stands approximately by the center of the body if the deceased is a male, and by the shoulder if the deceased is a female.
3. If the prayer to be offered is for more than one person, then the bodies should be placed one in front of the other male body closest to the Imam and female body further away.
The following procedure is used to offer the Janazah prayer
|Takbeer#1:Raise hands and says Allah u-Akbar loudly, Recites Thana and Surah Fatiha silently
|Say: Allah u-Akbar silently Recite Thana and Surah Faitah silently.
Thana: “Subhaanaka allaahumma wa bihamdika wa tabaaraka ismuka wa ta’aala jadduka wa jalla thannaa-uka wa laal ilaaha ghayruka”
Translation: Glory be to you Oh Allah, and praise be to You, and blessed is your name, and exalted is Your Majesty, and there is none to be served besides.
|Takbeer#2: With hands folded says Allah u-Akbar loudly, Invoke Peace and Blessings on the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam)
|With hands folded say Allah u-Akbar and recite:
“Allaahumma salli alaa muhammadin wa alaa muhammadin kama sallayta alaa ibraaheema wa alaa aali ibraaheema innaka hameedun majeed. Allahumma baarik alaa muhammadin wa alaa aali muhammadin kamaa baarakta alaa ibraheema wa alaa aali ibraheema innaka hameedun majeeedun.”
Translation: Oh Allah ! Shower Your mercy upon Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) and the followers of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam), as You showered Your mercy upon Ibrahim (Alayhis salaam) and the followers of Ibrahim (Alayhis salaam). Behold You are Praise worthy, Glorious. Oh Allah! Shower Your blessing upon Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam), as you showered Your blessings upon Ibrahim (Alayhis salaam) and the followers of Ibrahim (Alayhis salaam). Behold You are Praise worthy, Glorious.
|Takbeer#3:Hands still folded says Allah u-Akbar loudly Recites Dua for the deceased.
|Hands still folded say Allah u-Akbar silently Recite Dua for the deceased:
“Allaahumma ighfir lihayyinaa, wa mayyitinaa, wa shaahidinaa, wa ghaa-ibinaa, wa sagheerinaa, wa kabeerinaa, wa dhakarinaa wa unthaanaa. Allaahumma man ahyaytahoo minnaa fa ahyihee alal islaam wa man tawaffaytahoo minnaa fatawaffahoo alal iemaan.”
Translation: Oh Allah ! Forgive those of us that are alive and those of us that are dead; those of us that are present, and those of us who are absent: those of that are young, and those of us that are adults; our males and females. Oh Allah! Whomsoever of us You keep alive, let him live as a follower of Islam, and whomsoever You cause to die, let him die as a Believer.
If the deceased is a male child, the invocation is: “Allaahumma ij’alhu lanaa faratan, wa j’alhu lanaa ajran wa dhukharn wa j’alhu lanaa shaafi’an wa mushaffa’an.”
If the deceased is a female child, the invocation is : “Allaahumma ij’alhu lanaa faratan, wa j’alhaa lanaa ajraan wa dhukhran wa j’alhaa lanaa shaafi’atan wa mushaffa’atan.”
Translation: Oh Allah, make him/her (this child) a source for our salvation; and make him/her a source of reward and treasure for us; and make him/her an intercessor for us, and one whose intercession is accepted.
|Takbeer#4:Hands folded says Allah u-Akbar Loudly and immediately thereafter Loudly calls Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah (twice), turning the head First to the right and then to the left.||Hands folded say Allah u-Akbar silently and say “Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah” turning the head to the right and then again say “Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah” turning the head to the left.|
This concludes the Janazah Prayer.
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