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!
A number of our Friday Khutbas (sermons) are posted on www.youtube.com including the following:
TITLE IMAM DATE LINK
What Truly is Islam? Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah 1/6/2012 www.youtube.com/user/DrZulfiqarAliShah
Imam Hussain (RA) and A'shura Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah 12/2/2011 www.youtube.com/user/DrZulfiqarAliShah
Eid (Holiday) Prayer Services
To accomodate all the worshippers, the ISM usually reserves space for Eid (holiday) Prayers at the Exposition Center of State Fair Park or at the Frontier Airlines Center.
The ISM organizes large community-wide Eid Services on the two major Muslim holidays, Eid-ul-Fitr (The Holiday of the Breaking of the Fast) and Eid-ul-Adha (The Holiday of the Sacrifice). The services are usually held at large venues, including the Frontier Center in downtown Milwaukee and the Exposition Center of State Fair Park.
For 2012, the Eid services will be held at the Exposition Center of State Fair Park.
Eid-ul-Fitr is expected to be on Sunday August 19, 2012 and Eid-ul-Adha is expected to be on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Other Important Islamic Dates:
The ISM organizes special educational functions to commemorate other important Muslim events, including:
Seerat-al-Nabi (near the day of the birth of Prophet Muhammad-PBUH) (Saturday, February 4, 2012)
The Isra’a and Miraj, the Prophet’s Night Journey to Jerusalem and Ascension (Saturday, June 16, 2012)
First of Muharram (the first day of the Muslim Calendar) (November 15, 2012)
A'shura (November 24, 2012).