Pillars of Islam

The religion of Islam is built upon five Pillars (these pillars make up the foundation of Islamic faith and practice), and six core principle beliefs which are often summarized in the “Six Articles of Faith“. The Five Pillars are:

  • Testimony of faith (Shahaadah or Kalima):
    The “Declaration of Faith” is the statement, “La ilaha illa Allah wa Muhammad Rasul-ullah”, meaning “There is no deity worthy of being worship except God (Allah), and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God”).
  • Salah (performing prayers):
    Performing the obligatory prayers five times a day at their appointed times.
  • Fasting (During The month of Ramadhan):
    Muslims fast from dawn until sundown–abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations with their spouses.
  • Giving of Zakat (Almsgiving):
    The word zakah means both “purification” and “growth”. Our wealth is purified by setting aside 2.5% of one’s capital for the poor.
  • Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca):
    The pilgrimage to Mecca is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so (at least once in their lifetime).
I am God, there is no other God but Me, you shall worship Me and observe the Salah (Contact Prayers) to commemorate Me.
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Surah Taa-Haa (20:14)
What is the Qur’an (Koran)?

The Quran is a record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It was memorized by Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then dictated to his companions, and written down by scribes, who cross-checked it during his lifetime. The Qur’an has been preserved in the original language of revelation, and it is taught and recited all over the Muslim world.

What is Jihad

The term Jihad is often mistranslated as “holy war“. It literally means, “struggle”, and it takes many forms: a spiritual struggle against one’s self, a personal struggle to make one’s environment better, a community’s non-violent struggle against injustice, and a nation’s military or diplomatic struggle against oppression.

Who Is Allah and Who do Muslims Worship

“Allah” is not the “Muslim God”. Allah is the Arabic word for God, used by Muslims and Arabic speaking Christians long before Islam existed (the name Allah was used). It is a unique term since it has no gender and no plural forms. He has 99 names, which describe His attributes. Allah is unlike anyone or anything imaginable.  No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown any act of worship, but God alone.

Where Do Muslims Come From?

Muslims come from everywhere: The Caribbean (some were born right here in Dominica), Australia, China, Europe, America and many were born in majority Muslim nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco, and Afghanistan. About 20% of the world’s Muslim population lives in the Arab world, whereas approximately 60% live in Asia-Pacific. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country by population (home to approximately 15.6 % of the world’s Muslims).

Do Muslims believe in Jesus?

Yes, we do. In Islam, Jesus “Isa” (peace be upon him) is a prophet. The Quran tells us that Jesus was born of a miraculous birth without a father. “Lo! The likeness of Jesus with Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, and then He said unto him: Be and he is” (Quran 3.59). Muslims revere Jesus as a messenger God, but we do not worship him.

How does one Become a Muslim?

A person does not convert to Islam but rather reverts to it as all are born Muslim at birth. In order to revert, a person must testify that there is nothing or no one worthy of being worshipped, except for God, and that Muhammad is His final messenger. In Arabic, this statement is “Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasool Allah.” This declaration is the first pillar of Islam, which makes a person a Muslim.

What is Sharia?

Sharia is the comprehensive Muslim law derived from two sources, a) the Quran b) the Sunnah or traditions of Prophet Muhammad (P). It covers every aspect of daily individual and collective living such as; family, business, crime, politics, Judicial matters and etc. Sharia law is derived by scholars through interpretations of Islam’s canonical texts, the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings and actions of Muhammad).

Who is Muhammad & do Muslims Worship Him

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final messenger in a long line of messengers sent by God—including Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon them). He was born in Makkah in the year 571 A.D. As he grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity, and sincerity so much that he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes. Muhammad is a human and a messenger of God, he is never to be worshiped, worship is reserved exclusively to the creator.

Who is a Muslim

The word Muslim means anyone or anything that surrenders itself to the true will of God. This is done by declaring that “there is no god except one God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.” In a broader sense, anyone who willingly submits to the will of God is a Muslim. One cannot judge Islam by looking at those individuals who have a Muslim name but in their actions, they are not living or behaving as Muslims.

Does Islam & Christianity share similar origins?

Actually, they don’t. Islam, Judaism, and Christianity go back to the prophet and patriarch Abraham (Ibrahim), and their prophets are directly descended from his sons – Muhammad from the eldest son, Ishmael, and Moses and Jesus from Isaac. Abraham established the settlement that today is the city of Makkah (Mecca) and built a cubed-shaped building called the Kaa’ba, which Muslims turn towards daily when they pray.

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Our Daily HadithProviding Daily Reminders From
Authentic Sunnah Sources

  • Abu Bakr reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

    The biggest of the great sins are: To join others in worship with Allah, to be undutiful to one's parents, and to give a false witness." He repeated it thrice, or said, "....a false statement," and kept on repeating that warning till we wished he would stop saying it.
    Reference : Sahih Bukhari
  • Abu Hurairah reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

    Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day either speak good or remain silent. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his neighbour. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his guest.
    Reference : Sahih Bukhari & Muslim
  • Abu Bakr reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

    The biggest of the great sins are: To join others in worship with Allah, to be undutiful to one's parents, and to give a false witness." He repeated it thrice, or said, "....a false statement," and kept on repeating that warning till we wished he would stop saying it.
    Reference : Sahih Bukhari
  • Abu Hurairah reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

    Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day either speak good or remain silent. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his neighbour. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his guest.
    Reference : Sahih Bukhari & Muslim
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Jamah Salah TimesCongregational Prayer Times for Roseau Masjid.

  • Fajr
    Dawn Prayer 5:08 AM
  • Dhuhr
    Noon Prayer 1:15 PM
  • Jummah
    Friday Prayer 1:20 PM
  • Asr
    Afternoon Prayer 4:15 PM
  • Magrib
    Sunset Prayer 6:39 PM
  • Esha
    Evening Prayer 8:30 PM
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2018 Islamic DatesSubject to local sightings of the new moon

  • Ramadan (Islamic Month of Fasting)

    May 6th, 2019
    1st Ramadan, 1440 H
  • Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast)

    June 4th, 2019
    1st Shawwal, 1440 H
  • Hajj (Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca)

    August 9th - 14th, 2019
    1st Dhul-Hijjah, 1440 H
  • Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice)

    August 12th, 2019
    10th Dhul-Hijjah, 1440 H
  • New Year (Islamic New Year)

    August 31st, 2019
    1st Muharram, 1441 H
  • Ashura (Exodus of Moses from Egypt)

    September 9th, 2019
    10th Muharram, 1441 H