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Provide a place of worship and learning for Muslims and advocate interfaith activities for the overall betterment of our community
Daily and weekly prayers, Quranic reading and discussions, community programs and interfaith activities
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Soon to come - a variety of planned activities, such as sports, community service projects, and a café for social gathering.
As from Jan 1, 2015 the facility at 10601 River Road will be temporarily closed to enable modifications. Further announcements will follow in the coming weeks. We regret very much the inconvenience caused.
The following alternative arrangements have been made:
For more information of clarification call 301 537 8350 or 301 983 0383 or 240 476 1351
Excerpts from an article by By: Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi
Muslims bowing down in prayer to God
The National Day of Thanksgiving in America is a beautiful holiday. It contains a good spirit and noble message. It is not a holiday of any particular religion. It is not a Christian or Jewish holiday but it has many deeply religious and spiritual meanings. America at thanksgiving is America at its best. It is important that we remember and remind others about the spirit of thanksgiving.
do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me and reject not Faith. (Quran 2:152)
And remember! Your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): "If ye are grateful, I will add more (favors) unto you; but if ye show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed." (Quran 14:7)
We bestowed Wisdom on Luqman: "Show (thy) gratitude to Allah." Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants, worthy of all praise. (Quran 31:12)
The Quranic word for thanks is "shukr." It is mentioned in the Quran many times. It is the quality of human beings and it is also the quality of Allah. According to scholars Shukr means: "It is the consideration of the favor and its acknowledgment. Shukr from the human means the recognition of the favor. Shukr from Allah means the reward and appreciation."
Shukr is a very important principle in Islam. It is a quality of the believers and it is a source of all goodness. Shukr is used in the Quran sometimes as equivalent to faith. The faithful are thankful people and the unfaithful are ungrateful people. Allah has described His Prophets and Messengers among those who were thankful people. Prophet Noah was a grateful servant of Allah (Quran 17:3). Prophet Abraham used to thank Allah for His many blessings (Quran 16:121). Prophet David and his family were told to be grateful to Allah (Quran 34:13). Allah told His Prophet Muhammad: Nay, but worship Allah, and be of those who give thanks. (Quran 39:66)
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Potomac Community Center
11315, Falls Road, Potomac
Islamic Community Center of Potomac
Registered Office: 6100 Eastview Street, Bethesda, MD, United States