Daily Prayer Services:
The Islamic Center of Milwaukee, 4707 S. 13th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is open for prayer for the five daily congregational prayers, Fajr (Morning), Thuhr (Afternoon), Asr (Late Afternoon), Maghrib (Sunset) and Isha (Night). Prayers are led by the imam, religious director or another appointed individual in the absence of the imam and religious director. The Iqamah for each prayer (actual time that the congregational prayer is held at the Islamic Center) appears on the Main Page of this Website. The Iqamah times for the entire year can be downloaded here.
Muslims have five obligatory prayers per day. These formal prayers, called "Salat", have both a verbal and a physical component. This shadow outline shows the three primary positions: standing, bowing and prostrating before God.
If you would like a detailed explanation of the content of the daily Muslim prayers, click here.
Friday Prayer Service
The Friday afternoon prayer (called the Jumuah Prayer) is held throughout the year beginning at 1:00pm. Similar in function to a Sunday service held by Christians, this prayer is the weekly prayer that is attended by most Muslims. The Jumuah prayer consists of a half-hour sermon beginning at 1:00 p.m. followed by the congregational prayer at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Attendees are urged to arrive early for Jumuah prayer as the main parking lot fills and is closed around 12:45 p.m. Street parking is available as well as a one acre parking lot approximately one block south of the Islamic Center.
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND FOLLOW ALL PARKING REGULATIONS! DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS, NOR PARK ON PUBLIC PROPERTY. THE ISM SUPPORTS THE TICKETING AND TOWING OF ALL VIOLATORS!
Eid (Holiday) Prayer Services
The ISM organizes large community-wide Eid (holiday) Services on the two major Muslim holidays, Eid ul-Fitr (The Holiday of the Breaking of the Fast - which is celebrated at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan) and Eid ul-Adha (The Holiday of the Sacrifice - which is celebrated at the time that Muslims are completing their pilgrimage to the City of Makka). To accomodate all the worshippers, the ISM usually reserves space for Eid (holiday)prayers at the Exposition Center of State Fair Park, at the Wisconsin Center or at a local park (Wisconsin weather permitting!!)
Other Important Islamic Dates:
The ISM organizes special educational functions to commemorate other important Muslim events, including:
- Eid ul-Adha (Holiday of the Sacrifice) October 4 or 5, 2014
- First of Muharram, the first day of the Muslim Calendar Saturday, October 25th, 2014
- Ashura Monday, November 3, 2014
- Seerat-al-Nabi, near the day of the birth of Prophet Muhammad-PBUH Friday, January 16th, 2015