1 Brother Mustafa, a Kenyan immigrant, prays for a photography and art show in the local area
2 Jummah prayer at our old center.
3 Our garden committee is actively planning and creating a beautiful garden environment outside of our main building.
Faye Shabazz, Treasurer.
Vivian Muhammad, Gardener and Water.
Miriam Dawan, Inspiration Guidance.
03 Prayers & Services ︎
Prayer is one of the essential pillars of the Islamic faith. Meant to strengthen the connection to your Creator and re-center yourself to navigate the challenges of the world.
Congregational Jum’aa prayers are every Friday at MCCP.
Please stop by MCCP to view the monthly Iqama prayer times for the 5 congregation prayers each day.
In addition to the 5 daily prayer services, we do offer the communal Jumu’aa prayer (“Friday prayer”). This is a congregational prayer (ṣalāt) that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon in place of Dhuhr. Muslims pray ordinarily five times each day according to the sun’s path in the sky, regardless of clock time. It is mentioned in the Qurʾān as:
“O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly, yawm al-jumʿah), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew.”— Qur’an, sura 62 (Al-Jumua), āyāt 9-10
The Prophet said, “On every Friday the angels take their stand at every gate of the mosques to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer) and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon.”
— Collected by Muhammad al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari
In addition to prayers and events we also offer a lot of services in partnership with community organizations that help us contribute and serve our larger community.
In partnership with KBOO, we have an hourly radio program on Saturday mornings that discusses spiritual topics and Islamic education for the Portland community.
In partnership with the Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization and Imam Mikal Shabazz, we support and assist with Iftar dinners and lectures to Muslims in the prison system. Giving support to Muslims that are stuck in the system helps them stay close to their faith and allows them to smoothly reintegrate in the community once they get out.