Dua When going to Mosque

Dua When Going To Mosque In Arabic

اللّهُـمَّ اجْعَـلْ في قَلْبـي نورا ، وَفي لِسـاني نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ في سَمْعي نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ في بَصَري نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ مِنْ خَلْفي نورا، وَمِنْ أَمامـي نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ مِنْ فَوْقـي نورا ، وَمِن تَحْتـي نورا .اللّهُـمَّ أَعْطِنـي نورا.


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Dua When Going To Mosque In English Transcription

Allahumma ijAAal fee qalbee noora, wafee lisanee noora, wajAAal fee samAAee noora,wajAAal fee basaree noora, wajAAal min khalfee noora, wamin amamee noora ,wajAAal min fawqee noora, wamin tahtee noora, allahumma aAAtinee noora.

Dua When Going To Mosque In English

O Allah, place within my heart light, and upon my tongue light, and within my ears light, and within my eyes light, and place behind me light and in front of me light and above me light and beneath me light. O Allah, bestow upon me light.

Muslim: 1:526,529-530, Al-Bukhari 11:116

How to visit your local mosque

Although it is usually easier to visit a mosque with a Muslim friend than to go alone, it is possible that you do not know Muslims yet or that Muslims you know do not regularly go to prayer. This should not stop you from meeting your Muslim neighbors or learning more about Islam. I have found that even the Muslims I have just met are delighted to show their place of worship and answer my questions. Although I’m certainly not an expert, people sometimes wonder what steps I take to go to a local mosque and how they might also meet their Muslim neighbors – so here are some tips.

Step 1 – Find out which mosques are in the area and call them

A quick search in Google on “mosque”, “masjid” or “Islamic center” will probably give some results close to you. Contact the website, the Facebook page or the phone number provided. You can ask if you can visit the mosque and there is a good chance that an imam or a prominent member of the community will set a time when he can welcome you and welcome you, while answering your questions.

Muslims have a well-deserved reputation for being incredibly hospitable. Do not be too disconcerting if someone does not immediately respond to your initial call – most mosques do not function like churches with open office hours during the week. You may need to try several places or wait a few days to call back at a different time before receiving an answer.

Step 2 – Wear modest clothes

To respect the hours of prayer, visitors, men and women, must wear simple and modest clothes. Men should aim for jeans or long pants and preferably a top with sleeves. It is a good idea for women to wear long sleeves with loose pants or a long skirt.

Although some mosques do not require that women visit to cover their hair, it is a sign of respect (and the gesture is welcome!). Women should cover their hair with a scarf inside, especially in the prayer room (there is nothing to wear – just wrap and tuck it in). Some of the larger mosques even have scarves in the prayer room for the convenience of visitors. Makeup is not a problem. If you contact the mosque, you can ask what she would prefer that women wear in advance.

I would also recommend that you wear shoes that you can slip easily because men and women must remove their shoes before entering the prayer room. Most of the time, being barefoot is not a problem, but you can feel more comfortable wearing socks (matching!).

Step 3 – Visit!

After making an appointment, enjoy your visit! If you are able to visit the mosque during the congregational Friday prayer (usually the most popular prayers of the week, usually on Friday afternoons), this is a great opportunity to meet some of the community. Many men will leave quickly to return to work, but I discovered that it was often possible later to get to know the imam or other members of the community. There are also extra prayer hours during the week (five a day!) Where you may be able to arrange a visit, meet some people from the community and learn more about Islam.


Step 4 – Be respectful by paying attention to the mosque’s etiquette

When you arrive, you will probably find that men and women will enter through separate entrances, although some mosques may have communal areas separate from prayer rooms where men and women will enter. You will remove your shoes before entering the prayer room (you will notice the shoe racks) and the women will enter a smaller prayer room behind, above or at the back of the main prayer room. It is to preserve their modesty since they will also bow for the salah (or salat), the Muslim prayers.

Upon entering, you will probably see hand-washing stations or feet where Muslims perform ablutions or purify themselves by washing themselves before prayers. It is not necessary when you observe.

Once inside, the basic etiquette rules apply as in any religious context (turn off your mobile phone, do not talk or laugh loudly, refrain from taking pictures). I also learned that it is considered disrespectful to come before people who pray. It is also useful to know the words “As-salam Alaikum” (“Ah-sah-lahm Ah-lay-ee-koom”) which means in Arabic “peace be with you” and the answer “Wa ‘alaikum- as-salam “(” Wah-ah-lay-ee-koom-ah-sah-lahm “), or” peace be upon you too “. You will hear it often.

Finally, rather than shaking hands with the opposite sex (if you meet them outside or in a common space), I found it best to smile and put my hand on my heart or to tilt a little head when greeting a Muslim woman. . You can also let the other person take the initiative if she is of the opposite sex.

Step 5 – Observe and pray privately
After your entry, you will see people praying and bowing privately. Finally, you will hear the call to prayer (adhan) followed by a short sermon or lecture (the khutbah, only during the Friday prayers of the congregation), listen to another call to prayer, then observe the assembled as she stands side by side. shoulder and follow the imam in congregational prayer (salah). Like many prayers incarnated in Christianity, I found that the rhythms of reverence at the salah were moments of incredible reverence. So I like to have my own prayer time in private while my Muslim friends pray. There are, however, a lot of things on your knees and knees during the Muslim prayer (a sign of submission to God), so if you prefer not to stand out, you may want to look to the other side or to the back of the prayer room.

Step 6 – Talk to the Imam or another prominent member of the mosque
Once the prayers are over and if I have not already met the imam or another prominent member of the Muslim community, I try to make an effort to meet them, in addition to the person who hosted my visit. As there has long been a certain mistrust between Muslims and Christians, I found that my relationship started on the right foot when I first introduced myself to the leaders, that I openly shared my work with Peace Catalyst International and my personal motivations. visit their mosque, and ask for their experience with local Christians. In other words, I do everything in my power to resist the appearance of avoiding the leaders of the Muslim community or having veiled motives for being present.

Remember: there are no “beasts” questions!

If you ask a question about communion in a Baptist church and then in a united church of Christ, you will get different answers. This is because the churches in the United States are different. Mosques are different too. An imam might answer a question about women’s dress differently from another (in fact, it’s probably the case!). If you try to ask your questions with respect, humility and curiosity to learn, everything will be fine.

Step 7 – Take the time to learn about the community and explore future opportunities together
After meeting local Muslim leaders, I will usually meet a lot of incredible people who are deeply involved in mosque activities, interfaith events or social justice endeavors. Generally, after some consistency on my part and an effort to form a friendship or two with a coffee or a meal, there are incredible opportunities for local churches and small groups to get to know their local Muslim community and work together. for the common good of their community.

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