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New Website Launched
It's been quite some time since our website has been last updated. We've added videos from Jummah and lectures on community nights to the site. The site is a... [more]
Masjid Calendar
This year our calendar will be a joint effort with two other Masajid in the area. We will be working with the brothers from Pinellas Park and Dunedin to... [more]

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Times For Aug 17, 2019


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Why Do Muslims Pray 5 Times a Day?

The 5 daily prayers were prescribed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during the "Night Journey" known as the "Isra and Mi'raj". As described in a long hadith, this is the night where the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) traveled from Makkah to Jerusalem and than up to the Heavens where God had prescribed to him 50 prayers per day. As the Prophet (pbuh) came down, Moses asked him what God had enjoined upon his nation and he told him 50 prayers, Moses told him go back and beg for reduction. The Prophet went back and forth several times and at the end it was 5 daily prayers, each being credit as ten. God does not need us to pray, it won't decrease or increase his dominion in any kind of way, the prayer is a benefit to and for us.