Requirements of a marriage ceremony at the Islamic Center include:
An appointment is necessary.
For divorce, the Islamic Center only issues a letter (religious document) based on the decision of the court. An appointment is necessary.
Imam Ahmad Deeb, Religious Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Holy Qur’an teaches us that life is a test in preparation for the hereafter. The Islamic funeral or Janaza is considered a final service and an act of respect for our loved ones. It is also a time to reflect on our own brief existence here on earth. The Islamic Center is committed to providing religious services and guidance to all Muslims in performing the religious duties of an Islamic funeral.
At the Islamic Center, we understand that losing a loved one is a time of grief, with many arrangements to consider. In order to make the process as easy as possible, we are prepared to assist you with all of your burial needs from start to finish, including:
If you have a death in the family, please call the Islamic Center at 419.874.3509 for more information about funeral arrangements at the Center.
If you are struggling and need to talk with our Religious Director for spiritual, relationship or emotional support, please contact our staff for short-term guidance. For extended counseling, we can refer you to licensed Muslim or otherwise culturally competent therapist or counselor to fit your particular situation. Please email Imam Deeb at email@example.com for an appointment or referrals. Appointment hours with our Religious Director are Monday to Thursday 10am-2pm.
“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness and establish regular prayers and give regular charity will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.” Qur’an 2: 277
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The Zakat Committee was created to provide limited financial aid to assist community members who need temporary support. The committee also provides guidance with special cases as needed.
Zakat is different than charity, which is encouraged at any time and is voluntary. Zakat is an obligatory annual payment to help those in need. An important Islamic principle is that all things belong to God and that one’s wealth is held in trust. Our possessions are purified by setting aside a portion for those in need. Each Muslim calculates his or her own zakat individually and typically contributes an annual payment of two and a half percent of one’s net capital.
Funding for the Islamic Center’s Zakat Program comes from the Center’s Zakat al-Fitra contributions and other contributions from individuals.
The Islamic Center’s Zakat Program provides three forms of assistance to those in need
Fill out a Zakat Request Form and submit it to the Center office. Qualification for assistance is determined by the committee after reviewing the applications and conducting a private interview. The committee meets monthly. You will be notified if approved.