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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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What Is Islam?

Islam is not a new concept, it's the original and only concept revealed by God All Mighty to and through all of his Prophets. It's a monotheistic belief, meaning there is only one true God, no partners. The closest literal meaning of the word is "submission" or "surrender" to the Will of God. Islam was the way of all the great Prophets known through the Abrahamic Religions, for example: Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Solomon, David, and so on ...

Islam in the modern sense, or since the arrival of Muhammad (pbuh), differs in one way with the other Prophets. The other Prophets were sent to their people specifically, they were not spreading the message to all of man kind as it was prescribed for the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The reasons for that are well beyond the scope of this document and would require a great detail of explanation for each individual case. To sum it up, each nation that received a Prophet prior to Muhammad (pbuh) had additional laws and tests that came with thier message but the fundamental beliefs and practices were similar.

Islam unites all Muslims by common faith irrespective of class, location, race, or gender. The only thing that would differentiate one Muslim from another is their piety. This piety is what lead almost the entire country of Indonesia to embrace the religion. When they seen how honest and fair the Muslim traders that were coming to the island treated them and dealt with them, they couldn't help but to accept the faith. There has been a great misconception that Islam was spread by the sword in a brutal manner. If we really take a look at history and analyze the spread of Islam, you will not find a single war waged by Muslims in the name of Islam or God to spread the religion. People who adopt the religion are doing so on their own free will as the truth is revealed to them.