Welcome to the Islamic Center of Columbia

Eid Mubarak

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu and Eid Mubarak,

Today May 23, 2020 we complete 30 days of Ramadan. Insha Allah tomorrow, Sunday May 24, 2020 will be Eid al-Fitr (the first day of Shawwal).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Masjid will NOT be conducting Eid prayer this year. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution. So, please pray the Eid Salah at your residence with your families.

Zatak al-Fitr

Please make sure you pay Zakat al-Fitr before you make your Eid Salah. The minimum amount per person is $6 (Six dollars). However if you can, you are encouraged to pay more. You may either drop your Zakat al-Fitr at the Masjid or send it by mail to:

Masjid al-Muslimiin
1929 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

In either case, it should be payed before you make Eid Salah. Or else, it will be considered as regular charity and not Zakat al-Fitr. You are encouraged to pay this as soon as possible.

Please make your check or money order payable to "Masjid al-Muslimiin" and specify in the memo section that it is for Zakat al-Fitr.

May Allah (SWT) accept our prayers, fasting, qiyam, charity and all our good deeds. Ameen.

Please pray for the safety and well being of one and all.

Jazakallahu Khairan

Ramadan Mubarak

Dear members of the community

Assalaamu Alaikum,

Ramadan Mubarak!

The blessed month of Ramadan is confirmed to start tomorrow, Friday April 24, 2020. May Allah (SWT) accept all of our good deeds this Ramadan and change our current situation to a better one, and may He grant us all the best of this life and the hereafter.

COVID-19 Alert

This time we are beginning the month of Ramadan amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation which is still remains uncertain. Under such circumstances it is incumbent upon all of us, as community members and Masjid administration, that we take all necessary precautionary measures that, by the Will of Allah (SWT), will keep us all safe.

In light of the current situation, the Masjid administration would like you all to be aware of the following:

  • The Masjid will be operating only to provide the necessary and bare minimum services
  • Tarawih will NOT be performed at the Masjid. You are encouraged to pray Tarawih at home. You may start tonight Thursday April 23, 2020.
  • The Masjid will conduct only the five daily prayers. During this time, the Masjid will be opened 10 minutes before Salah and closed 10 minutes after Salah. After this you will be expected to leave the Masjid's premises.
  • The Masjid will not be organizing any Iftar or dinner.
  • Individuals or groups should not bring food nor have their own private gatherings in the Masjid's premises.
  • Due to our limited resources, it is not always feasible to keep the Masjid disinfected at all times. Therefore, those who perform Salah at the Masjid should be aware of this fact and attend the Masjid at their own risk.
  • If you decide to come, it is advised that you bring your own prayer rug.

Please take all precautionary measures, such as wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, avoid shaking hands and other ways of social distancing.

If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms - no matter how mild they may be, like fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough and shortness of breath, then it is your obligation in the interest of every one’s safety and health that you DO NOT COME TO THE MASJID and seek medical attention immediately.

As the situation evolves, we will insha Allah make changes accordingly and keep you notified. But, until then, please abide by the rules listed above. This is a necessary inconvenience, but in everyone's best interest.

May Allah (SWT) bless you for your understanding and cooperation.

Jazakallahu khairan

Marriage Services in Islamic Center of Columbia: Terms and Conditions

Any marriage service or ceremony conducted by Imam Adly or conducted in The Islamic Center of Columbia have to meet the following criteria:

1.) No performance of marriage in which one of the partners is not Muslim. The Islamic Center of Columbia will not conduct any marriage between two partners of different religious beliefs, regardless of whether it is the husband or the wife that is not Muslim.

2.) Future brides MUST have a guardian, which is a male member of her immediate family who could not marry her at any time (i.e., requirements of Mahram: father, brother, son, etc.).

3.) In case of the future bride being the only Muslim in her family, guardianship automatically and exclusively falls into the hands of the Imam of the community.

4.) In case the guardian lives in another country, a legal document approved by the embassy of that respective country must be sent to verify the consent of the guardian for such marriage.

5.) A sister who has been married before has to show proof of divorce of the previous marriage from the previous husband.

6.) No performance of marriage for people out of town. Islamic Center of Columbia offers marriage services only to local residents and members of the local community.

7.) Upon request for Imam Adly to conduct the wedding service, or for it to be performed in the Mosque, gives the Imam the right to unite the two parties as well as the right to separate the two parties upon request of one of them, even if the other party is in disagreement.

8.) Both parties need to educate themselves concerning Islamic rights and obligations and duties towards each other, as instructed by Qur'an and authentic Sunnah prior to marriage.

9.) ABSOLUTELY NO MARRIAGE ON THE SPOT.

10.) Marriage done by the Imam or at the Islamic Center of Columbia has nothing to do with legal marriage status. Legal marriage licenses can be obtained at the family court.

11.) The Imam has the right to turn down any request of marriage without presenting any reason. It is a free service, so the Imam is not to be bound by any obligations or demands.

Qur'an School Update: 03/09/2016

Is your child in one of these classes? If not, then we encourage you to bring them to the new Qur’anic education program at Masjid al-Muslimiin! Invest in your child to learn the most valuable knowledge to benefit him/her in this life and in the Hereafter.

Condemnation of all acts of Violence and Injustice

Imam Adly of Columbia, South Carolina, on behalf of the Islamic Center of Columbia, Carolina Islamic Council, and Adly Publications condemns ALL acts of violence and injustice, past, present or future. Our Islamic teachings, after which we try to model our lives, absolutely forbid any act of transgression committed by anyone or against anyone.

Muslim Community Directory

Request for Information Form

The Islamic Center of Columbia is endeavoring to re-establish the Muslim Community Directory and would like to include you and your family. If you would like to be a part of this endeavor, please complete this form so that you may be included in the Directory. Insha Allah we hope to have the directory published soon. Thank you for your assistance.

Effects of Sin

A Summary of the Effects of Sins

From "Al Jawwab al Kaafi, by Imam Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahmatullahi 'alaihi)

*ONE* The Prevention of Knowledge: Knowledge is a light which Allah throws into the heart and disobedience extinguishes this light.

Imam Shaafi'ee said:

  • I complained to Wakee' about the weakness of my memory
  • So he ordered me to abandon disobedience
  • And informed me that the knowledge is light
  • And that the light of Allah is not given to the disobedient

*TWO* The Prevention of Sustenance: Just as Taqwaa brings about sustenance, the abandonment of Taqwaa causes poverty. There is nothing which can bring about sustenance like the abandonment of disobedience

*THREE* The prevention of obedience (to Allah). If there was no other punishment for sin other than that it prevents one from obedience to Allah then this would be sufficient.

*FOUR* Disobedience weakens the heart and the body. Its weakening the heart is something which is clear. Disobedience does not stop weakening it until the life of the heart ceases completely.

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About Us

The Islamic Center of Columbia, SC, known as Masjid al-Muslimiin, is located at 1929 Gervais street in downtown Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina.

It has been in operation since 1981 and presently serves the needs of approximately five hundred Muslims. Being in close proximity to the University of South Carolina, it also serves as a source of Islamic activity and guidance to the Muslim students, both indigenous Americans as well as students from abroad , while they pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies.

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