FAQs

A website for the Islamic Center in Gulfport

1- Site visitors

Not quite. It is not run, updated, or even monitored by the Islamic Center. It is, however, the only website for the center and practically the only way one can contact this Islamic Center beside physically going there when it is attended.

This website was developed by a volunteer community member who manages al aspect the website including online communication and emails. This member is not a board member; therefore, it may take longer than desired to come back with answers to questions and requests communicated online.
Moreover, while this website is the sole online representation of this Islamic Center, it is not to be considered an official website for the center. The developer tries to provide as accurate as possible information and representation of the center, but absolute accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

The site administrator tries to adhere to the Center’s message and guidelines. There is, however, no oversight from the Center. Therefore, any errors or omissions are the result of the admin’s shortcomings and not to be blames on the Center.

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2- About this Center

  • Prayer place
  • Jumaa khutba and prayer
  • Funeral Service

We do not have any program or activity to convert anyone to Islam.
we do, however, believe in the message of Islam that can lead to the betterment of individuals and societies. It is the pathway to God that we have chosen. Therefore, we do welcome and support individuals who are learning about the true values of islam and are considering converting to Islam on the basis of clear understanding of the religion and educated willingness to adhere to its rules and guidelines.

Nevertheless, we do not have scholars or individuals certified to educate people on Islam. Conversations can be arranged with individuals in our community who can present tier own understanding and practice of Islam. Knowledge seekers are encouraged to use additional resources available nationwide, in larger nearby Muslim communities, and from reliable, verified online sources. mPlease be cautious with the last one. There’s probably more falsehood that truth about Islam online.

3- Services

We don’t charge any fees except what we have to pay third parties for funeral services (transport and digging). Everything else is free and is provided by volunteers. In order o not overwhelm our volunteer–who oftentimes pay costs out of their pockets– we limit our services to our local community that’s not otherwise serviced. If there is an Islamic center in your town, we ask that you seek their services.

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4- How, where, & when?

The Masjid is located at 4226 Central St. Gulfport, MS 39501.
It is divided into two sections, by gender. This is meant to help our brothers and sisters focus on the purpose of coming to the masjid —to pray to God, not being distracted by any worldly matters.
Eid prayers can take place indoor, outdoor, or both as needed. Food is usually served after prayer
Funeral prayer is usually established outdoors.

The Center currently serves as prayer place only.
The center is not manned except for certain prayers; mainly, Fajr, Maghrib, Isha, and Jumaa. The doors are locked at all other times.
In Ramadan, it may be open at additional times or for longer periods, but we do not have a time table to provide here.
Azan times calendar is posted on the website but the actual prayer time may be lightly different. Will update when information is available.
Khutba for Jumaa prayer starts at 1:00 PM. This may change so please keep an eye out for our announcements. Both Khutba and Salat are relatively short and can be easily missed if you don’t arrive early enough. Parking space on the property is limited.

5- How to Support

None. We own our property rely entirely on our members donations. We have not applied for any public (federal, state, local..) grants, funding or assistance. We welcome donations from our gulf coast community.

6- Our Community

We are a small, yet quite diverse, group of individuals who chose Islam as their religion and core belief and got together to establish a religious center where they can practice their religion, socialize, help each other learn more about their religion, and serve their community.

Our Islamic Center in Gulfport is not affiliated with any other organization. It was established by a group of individuals in our community and continues to be completely independent.

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