We do not allow soccer, tennis and football (or rugby) because they pose a safety hazard.
No, this class is free to all. It is held twice a month, on the first and third Saturdays of the month, in Room 195.
To find this classroom, go up the stairs to the 2nd floor, and walk towards the right side of the hallway, away from the Gymnasium. Go through the double doors that you see into the classroom wing, and you will find Room 195 on the left side.
- We include external event flyers in our Weekly Announcements email. Contact the ISB Office to get started.
- To setup a table (Fridays at Jumuah only) please contact the ISB Office.
- If you are vending, there is a fee to sell items on campus. Contact the ISB Office to get started.
- Fundraiser events or khutbahs must be approved by the Council and must follow related ISB procedures and policies.
To get a current copy of your donation statement, please contact the ISB Office. If you have a question or concern regarding a one-time or recurring donation, please contact the Accounts Department.
ISB requires a reservation for all private, community and athletic events. Please contact the ISB Office with the reservation date and time. If there is an availability and your request is approved, the Office will require you to fill out a form and pay your deposit (not required for athletic events).
We do not offer any Hajj groups. We do offer an annual Umrah trip, usually for 10 days starting towards the end of March. If you are interested, please contact the ISB Umrah team.
The word ‘nikah’ is an Arabic word, which means ‘marriage’ and is considered to be the religious ceremony where the groom and bride agree to become husband and wife. Marriage in Islam at minimum requires the presence of an officiator, the bride and groom, and two witnesses. A gift called ‘Mahr’ is given from the husband to the wife at the time of marriage or at a later agreed-upon time in the future. As per the tradition of the Prophet (pbuh) the Mahr is supposed to be modest, not extravagant, in value.
Janaza is the Arabic word for funeral, which encompasses both the prayer and burial. Muslims follow the Quranic mandate of a burial occurring within 24 hours of a person’s passing away. The preparation process is simple: the deceased’s body is washed by and wrapped in a simple white cloth. The deceased is then taken to the closest mosque for the funeral prayer.
During this prayer, which is mostly silent, the Imam (prayer leader) and attendees recite various verses from the Qur’an along with making a supplication for (1) the deceased person, (2) those who have passed away and (3) those who are still alive. Muslims stand in un-even rows facing Makkah, with the deceased’s body in front of them. There is no bowing or prostration in this prayer. The call to prayer is not made at the funeral, because it has been made to the person at his / her birth. This is meant to remind every Muslim of the shortness of life and encourage every one to focus on doing as many good deeds as possible.
After the prayer, the deceased is taken for burial, where the body is placed into the ground without a casket, with the entire body tilted slightly in order to face Makkah. Supplications are made for the person’s forgiveness and for God’s mercy while the grave is closed.
Non-Muslim family members, relatives, friends and co-workers are welcome to attend funeral prayers held at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. We ask that you remain seated for the duration of the funeral prayer.
Taking a shahada is a enormous moment in a person’s life. The requirements are to say the declaration of faith (shahada) with conviction, without any force, and in front of witnesses. The ISB Office is here to support and guide you through the steps, give us a call at (410) 747-4869.
We also recommend attending our Clean Slates class to support you as you learn more about Islam and being a Muslim.
Muslims use the abbreviation “SWT” when writing God’s name, to refer to the word “Subhanahu wataAllah’ that in English translates to “Glory be to God/Him”. For the Prophet, the abbreviation PBUH is used for ‘Peace Be Upon Him’ or more commonly, SAW is used for ‘Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam’ which means ‘Blessings of God Be Upon Him’.
Individuals and families pay $20 per month or $240 for the year. Students get a discounted rate of $10 per month or $120 per year.
Customer discounts are a great way to drive business (no pun intended!) to your door and is a smart way to advertise! At the same time, a partnership with you will help us add value to our membership packages.
Signing up is a straightforward process. Please contact the ISB Member Services from our Contact Us form and someone will be in contact to answer questions and get the paperwork started!
Learn more about our membership options and our current business partnerships.
You must have 12 months of paid membership associated with your profile. This can be one of two ways:
- You make a one-time full payment of your membership fee by January 31.
- You start monthly payments of your membership fee by January 31 and complete payments by January 31st of the following year.
If you have satisfied one of these options, then in the following year’s or future year’s election cycle, you become eligible to vote.
We are working on various ways a person could pay for membership, other than monetarily. Stay tuned!