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“Recite, what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.”

The Qur’an, chapter 29, verse 45

The Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center (AAIC) is open every day of the year for people to use our prayer facilities, including all five daily prayers, and the special prayers for Ramadan such as Taraweeh, Tahajjud and Eid.
Congregational prayers
We hold congregational prayers at specific times, which you can find in our prayer timetable. There’s a more detailed explanation of our prayer times posted inside the masjid. These prayers typically take 10–15 minutes. For Fajr, we open the masjid half an hour before the time set for the congregational prayer.

On Fridays, the special Jumuah prayer (which replaces the Duhur prayer) is preceded by a sermon (khutbah), which takes about half an hour. From mid-March (as Daylight Saving Time begins) the sermons typically start at about 1:30 pm; for the rest of the year (as Daylight Saving Time ends) it is about 12:30 pm.

During Coronavirus pandemic, the Jumuah prayer will be held in three different times. The first Khutbah (11:30 am – 12:20 pm), second Khutbah (12:20 pm – 1:10 pm) , and third Khutbah (1:10 pm – 1:55 pm). AAIC will close doors to maintain Masjid’s capacity.

There are separate prayer facilities for men and women: men pray in the main area of the Masjid, and women in the back area of the Masjid.

AAIC strives to enhance all its facilities. For our attendees, all areas are served by modern ablutions facilities, which include showers. We strong suggest people to shower at home. The shower is mainly used for during Itikaf ( in the Last Ten Days of Ramadan).

There is wheelchair access throughout. Many areas of the building have screens showing the sermon on Fridays.

There are baby-change units in key locations.

Adhan – the call to prayer
The Adhan, which is the call to prayer, is called at AAIC about 10 – 15 minutes before each congregational prayer. It is proclaimed by the Muathan, a person chosen by the mosque. During the Friday prayer (Salatul Jumuah), the adhan is called before the start of the sermon (Khutbah).