Congregational Prayer Times (Iqama) Effective Nov 20, 2018
|Fajr||6:00 AM||5:45 AM|
|Duhr||1:15 PM||12:45 PM|
|Asr||3:15 PM||3:30 PM|
|Maghreb||5 mins past sunset||Exact|
|Isha||8:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|1st Jumuaa||12 – 12:30 PM||12:45-1:30 PM|
|2nd Jumuaa||1 – 1:30 PM||N/A|
|Address||517 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011||3843 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108|
|Phone #||(636) 394-7878||(314) 531-8646|
Daily Prayer Entry Time (Fajr 18 degrees, Isha 15 degrees, Asr: Standard)
Please note that some mosques might use different calculation methods for prayer entry times.
ISLAMIC FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE
Re: Synagogue attack, Pittsburgh, PA
The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis condemns the despicable shooting this morning at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. The Muslim community is horrified at this loss of life in the sanctuary of one’s place of worship. At least 11 precious lives are lost, many injured, few critically. Our brave law enforcement agencies apprehended the perpetrator and prevented further loss of human lives. Four police officers were also injured. We pray for speedy recovery for all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Our nation has not yet recovered from the shock of explosive devices sent to many prominent leaders and politicians over the last few days. Today, again, we are at a loss to explain this senseless crime against worshippers who had gathered for “bris.”
We are dismayed at the discourse of some extremist factions in our nation who are intolerant of different points of view and of minorities. They are ripping apart the fabric of our society. The diversity of America is what makes it Great and serve as a beacon of light for the world. We have had many challenging times in the past, and we have turned over the pages of the dark chapters of our history. These intolerant views/ actions are dragging us to a low level. We have to join together to fight these dark forces against our values, democracy and humanity.
STATEMENT BY THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION ON TRAVEL BAN:
Statements by other organizations:
- Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis denounces and is dismayed by the Supreme Court decision to uphold Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim majority countries. This is a dark day in US history when people are being discriminated based on their faith. Justice Sotomayor stated in her dissenting opinion, “The United States of America is a nation built upon the promise of religious liberty. Our founders honored that core promise by embedding the principle of religious neutrality in the First Amendment.”
The White House is claiming this is for national security; to majority of the world it is viewed as discriminatory and intolerance towards one of the major Abrahamic faiths. The Supreme Court’s decision starkly reminds the dark chapter in our history of Korematsu v. United States in 1944, justifying internment of Japanese Americans in the name of national security. Our Supreme Court has taken steps backwards on a path of inclusivity devised by our forefathers and cherished by rest of the world as exemplary.
Banning people from these countries will have very little effect on “national security”; there is no data to prove that visitors/ immigrants from these Muslim majority countries were involved in terrorist activities on our soil. According to Justice Sotomayor this case was “inexplicable by anything but animus”.
Terrorism is a global issue and the best way to fight is with multinational collaboration. When we start singling out faiths, countries and ethnicities, we will lose partners in this fight. We are seen as intolerant and bigoted society.
Islamic Foundation appreciates many voices of support from different faith groups and organizations. We stand together to fight the surge in intolerance in our country over the last 2 years, fomented by the leaders and leading to many hate crimes against Muslims, Jewish Community, African Americans, Latinos and many other minorities. We stand together to protect diverse communities and defend the constitutional rights. Prejudice, intolerance and inequitable treatment of human beings is against our constitution and moral values.
Ghazala Hayat, Chair, Public Relations Committee
Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
517 Weidman Rd., Manchester MO 63011
Meet Our Mufti & Imams
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Sheikh Ibrahim Zidan is an active Preacher of Islam. He graduated from University of Cairo Egypt with a degree in Islamic studies and Arabic language. He studied under several scholars and published…
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