Mission of Jama Masjid
Following the guidance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH), the Jama Masjid Dhanaura is committed to fulfilling the religious, spiritual, social, and educational needs of its muslim community. Jama Masjid serves the community by providing religious services (that includes, but not limited to, the 5 daily prayers, daily khatira (5-10 minute lecture) after Fajr (dawn) & ‘Isha (evening) prayers, Jum’ah (Friday) Khutbah (sermon) and prayer, as well as educational services both for children and adults, answering religious questions, counseling, etc.
Our belief system is based on the Qur’an and the Authentic Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah send Peace and Blessings upon Him).
Islam is a universal religion. The followers of Islam identify themselves simply as Muslims (i.e. those who have submitted themselves to the Will of God/Allah). Of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, only 15% are Arabs. Our diverse community cherishes this sense of universality. No ethnic activities or racial overtones are allowed in our community.
Arabic is taught as the language of the Qur’an. However, English is commonly used in our lectures and activities.
Following a particular school of thought or jurisprudence (madhab—in Arabic) is only a matter of personal preference, not a community policy.
We believe, as stated in the Qur’an and Hadith (Prophetic Traditions), that all Muslims— irrespective of race, color, or gender— are part of a universal brotherhood under Islam, and they have the same rights and obligations, and that they are all equal before God/Allah and the law.
Following the Qur’anic injunction that there is no compulsion in accepting the religion of Islam (Qur’an 2:256), we welcome anyone who is interested to join our community of his/her own free will and conviction.
We ask the Almighty (SWT) to help us be good Muslims in this life and give us paradise in the Hereafter, and make it easy for us to obey his commands and prohibitions, follow the guidance of His messenger (PBUH), and grant us righteousness (taqwa) and sincerity (ikhlas) in everything we say or do. Amen!