Frequently Asked Questions
What are the mosque's prayer times?
The prayer times at our mosque vary depending on the time of year. You can find the current prayer times on the main page of the website or by visiting this link. You can also download the Prayer app on your phone (iPhones, Android)
How can I make a donation to the mosque?
We accept donations in-person, through our website, or by mail. You can find more information about how to donate on the Donate page.
Is the mosque open to visitors?
Yes, we welcome visitors to our mosque. We ask that visitors respect our dress code and be mindful of our prayer times and activities.
Is there a dress code for entering the mosque?
Yes, we ask that visitors dress modestly and appropriately when entering the mosque. This includes covering the head, arms, and legs for both men and women.
Does the mosque have facilities for ablution (Wudu)?
Yes, we have facilities for ablution (Wudu) in the mosque.
Are there any upcoming events or classes at the mosque?
Yes, we have a calendar of events and classes on Programs page.
How can I request a copy of the Quran?
We have copies of the Quran available at the mosque. You can pick up a copy during our office hours or contact us to make a request.
Are non-Muslims allowed to attend mosque events or classes?
Yes, we welcome people of all faiths to attend our events and classes.
Does the mosque have parking available for visitors?
Yes, we have a parking lot available for visitors.
Is there a separate area for women to pray?
Yes, we have a separate area for women to pray in the mosque.
How can I volunteer at the mosque?
We welcome volunteers at the mosque. You can contact us to learn about volunteer opportunities or visit Get Involved Page
Are there any restrictions or guidelines for taking photos or recording videos inside the mosque?
Yes, we ask that visitors do not take photos or record videos inside the mosque without prior permission.
Is there a youth program or activities for children at the mosque?
Yes, we have a youth program and activities for children at the mosque. You can find more information on our website or by contacting our office.
What is the process for performing a nikah (Islamic marriage ceremony) at your mosque?
To perform a nikah ceremony at a mosque, the couple must meet with an authorized representative, provide proof of identity and consent, as well as the required mahr and witness. The ceremony typically includes the recitation of the marriage contract, the exchange of vows, and the signing of the contract by the bride, groom, and witnesses. After the ceremony, the mosque will provide a marriage certificate. However, it's important to note that the nikah ceremony alone may not establish a legal marriage in many countries, including the state of Illinois in the United States. To be legally married in Illinois, couples must obtain a marriage license and have the ceremony performed by a judge, a religious official, or a licensed person. Therefore, a nikah ceremony can be an important aspect of an Islamic marriage, but it's not a substitute for a legal marriage.