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.
We include external event flyers in our community Weekly Announcements email. 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. 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 bury their deceased within 24 hours in a simple manner. When a person passes away, his or her body is washed and wrapped in a simple white cloth. The body is then taken to the closest mosque for the funeral prayer. During this prayer, which is mostly silent, the Imam and attendees recite various verses from the Qur’an along with making a prayer for the deceased person, those who have passed away and 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 call to prayer or bowing or prostration in this prayer. After this the body is taken for burial, where it is placed into the ground without a casket, facing Makkah. Supplications are made for the person’s forgiveness and for God’s mercy while the grave is closed.
Contact the ISB office at 410-747-4869 and they will guide you. 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.
That is great to hear! Offering a discount to ISB members is a great form of advertising. Please contact the ISB Member Services to get started.
Currently, we do not offer any waivers on payments for ISB membership.