Health and Wellness
Our Health & Wellness program offers various initiatives to the community to empower them towards a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. Through sponsored events, collaborations with health experts, distribution of health resource materials, workshops, presentations, grab & go meals, and the encouragement of daily exercise and healthy diets, we guide the community in living a healthy mental, emotional, and physical life.
Our health warriors are also actively involved in providing personal services such as visiting, calls, meals, transportation, and more to those in need.
To adapt to the current circumstances surrounding Covid19, and ensure the health and safety of the community, we currently offer many of our services via online platforms or require all Covid19 safety precautions for in-person activity.
Qur'anic & Islamic Studies for Community Life Development
Held the first Sunday of every month.
Interactive community study and discussion for learning life applications of; Al-Qur’an; the ‘Uswa & Sunnah of Muhammed the Prophet (sas); and the commentary/insights of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (raa).
Women’s Programs, Events, and Projects Committee (WPEP)
Aqeeqah - Naming Ceremony for new born babies
While the practice may vary somewhat within each culture, it is encouraged to perform a Naming Ceremony for new born babies as a traditional form of welcoming the child to the community. The ceremony includes announcing a pleasant name for the newborn, reciting the Adhaan (Call to Prayer) in the right ear and the Iqaamah (Standing for Prayer) in the left ear. Feeding the child something naturally sweet such as honey or dates, cutting the hair, and slaughtering and preparing a lamb or two for feeding it to the guests. Performing the 'Aqeeqah is a an expression of gratitude by the family and community for G-d's Blessings to be on the child as he or she grows.
Janaazah - Burial/Funeral Services for a Muslim
It is the responsibility of a group of respected members of the Muslim Community to perform the final services for a Muslim upon his or her passing. Those services will include Ghusl (ceremonial washing) and Kafn (shrouding) whenever possible. After the body of the deceased is prepared, a funeral prayer (Janaaza) is performed in which there is no Adhaan or Iqaamah (call or announcement to stand) and no Rukuu'u (bowing) or Sujuud (prostrating). The prayer is conducted in an upright standing position (Qiyaam) and contains four Takbeers (glorifications of G-d) followed by supplications and concludes with a salutation or Tasleem of "Peace be upon you and the Mercy of G-d".
Nikkah - Marriage Ceremony for a woman and a man
Marriage is the cornerstone of Islamic Society and religious obligation. It is a legal social contract between a woman and a man. A legal covenant consisting of Ijab (Willing consent) and Qabul (Acceptance) is agreed to by the bride and the groom on the basis of their faith in G-d and free will. The groom must offer a Mahr (free gift) to the bride as a sign of his ability and willingness to care for and maintain her livelihood and well-being. Additional agreed upon terms, conditions, and responsibilities may be written into the contract.
Marriage & Family Counseling