Islamic Center of Jersey City

Address 17 Park Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

phone (201) 725-7323

Salah Adhan Iqamah
Fajr 4:42 am N/A
Sunrise 6:04 am N/A
Dhuhr 12:54 pm N/A
Asr 4:42 pm N/A
Magrib 7:45 pm N/A
Isha 9:08 pm N/A


From what I understand, Muslims pray and worship in mosques. Do they attend weekly there like Christians would attend weekly church services?

As long as they are able to, Muslims go to mosques on a daily basis to perform the five prayers because Allah the Almighty has enjoined five prayers in the day and night. Muslims also head to mosques on Friday, their weekly sacred day, to perform the Friday prayer (Jumua).
Praying at a mosque is obligatory and it is not permissible to not pray in a mosque except if there is an excuse, and Allah knows best.

يقبل المسلمون على المساجد بشكل يومى لاداء الصلوات الخمس.
حسب استطاعتهم لان الله تعالى فرض خمس صلوات فى اليوم والليلة.
ويقبلون على المساجد فى يوم الجمعة عيدهم الاسبوعى لاداء صلاة الجمعة.
. لان الصلاة فى المسجد واجبة ولا يجوز التخلف عن الجماعة فى المسجد الا لعذر والله تعالى اعلى واعلم

Do Muslims believe only Muslims will make it to Heaven, or will all faiths be represented? هل يؤمن المسلمون بأنهم فقط من سيدخل الجنة، أو أن جميع الأديان ستكون ممثلة؟

The doctrine of all Muslims is to believe in Allah, the One. He is the Hearing and the Seeing. He sent all the Prophets from Adam to Muhammad, prayer and peace be upon Them, with one religion: Islam. Allah says:
“Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.” (Surah Ali-Imran: 19)

Noah says:
“I was ordered to be one of the Muslims.” (Surah Al-Naml: 91)
And Allah told Ibrahim (Abraham) “Submit.” Ibrahim replied:
"I have submitted [in Islam] to the Lord of the worlds."
(Surah Al-Baqarah: 131)

“And Abraham instructed His sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], ‘O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims.’ – (Surah Al-Baqarah: 132)

Musa (Moses) told His people:
"O My people, if you have believed in Allah, then rely upon Him, if you should be Muslims." (Surah Yunus: 84)

“So they said, ‘Upon Allah do we rely. Our Lord, make us not [objects of] trial for the wrongdoing people. And save us by Your mercy from the disbelieving people.’"
(Surah Yunus: 85)

And when the Pharaoh raised the believing magicians on the wood to crucify them, they said:
“Our Lord, pour upon us patience and let us die as Muslims [in submission to You]."
(Surah Al-A’raf: 126)

And even the Pharaoh himself, when he wanted to be saved from drowning, said:
"I believe that there is no deity except that in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of the Muslims." (Surah Yunus: 90)

Moreover, Solomon sent a severe letter to Balqis and her people telling them: “Be not haughty with me but come to me in submission [as Muslims]." (Surah Al-Naml: 31)

And when she went to Him and saw her throne with Him, He said:
"And we were given knowledge before her, and we have been Muslims [in submission to Allah].” (Surah Al-Naml: 42)

And she said at the end:
"My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, and I submit with Solomon to Allah, Lord of the worlds." (Surah Al-Naml: 44)

Jesus asked His people:
"Who are my supporters for Allah?" (Surah Ali ‘Imran: 52)
His disciples among the Christians replied:

"We are supporters of Allah. We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]." (Surah Ali ‘Imran: 52)

And Allah, Glorified He is, inspired the disciples:
“Believe in Me and in My messenger Jesus." (Surah Al’Maidah: 111)

They said:
"We have believed, so bear witness that indeed we are Muslims [in submission to Allah ]." (Surah Al’Maidah: 111)

The beloved Muhammad, prayer and peace be upon Him, was ordered by His Lord:
“Say, ‘Indeed, my Lord has guided Me to a straight path - a correct religion - the way of Abraham, inclining toward truth. And He was not among those who associated others with Allah.’
Say, ‘Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah , Lord of the worlds. No partner has He. And this I have been commanded, and I am the first [among you] of the Muslims.’" (Surah Al-An’am: 161 – 163)

Therefore, we know that no religion will be accepted by Allah but Islam.

Allah says:
“And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.” (Surah Ali-‘Imran: 85)

This means to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, all His Messengers (whoever denies any of them is a disbeliever who will be eternally in Hellfire), the Hereafter, and good and bad destiny.

إن عقيدة المسلمين هى الإيمان بالله الواحد الأحد الذى ليس كمثله شئ وهو السميع البصير ، وانه أرسل الأنبياء جميعا من آدم الى محمد عليهم الصلاة والسلام بدين واحد وهو الاسلام قال تعالى ان الدين عند الله الاسلام ، قال نوح وأمرت ان أكون من المسلمين وقال الله لابراهيم اسلم قال اسلمت لرب العالمين ووصى بها ابراهيم بنيه ويعقوب يا بنى ان الله اصطفى لكم الدين فلا تموتن الا وانتم مسلمون

وقال موسى لقومه ياقوم ان كُنتُم آمَنتُم بالله فعليه توكلوا ان كُنتُم مسلمين فقالوا على الله توكلنا ربنا لا تجعلنا فتنة للقوم الظالمين ونجنا برحمتك من القوم الكافرين ،

ولما رفع فرعون السحرة المؤمنين على الخشب ليصلبهم قالوا وبنا أفرغ علينا صبرا وتوفنا مسلمين ، وحتى فرعون نفسه لما أراد النجاة من الغرق قال آمنت انه لا اله الا الذى آمنت به بنوا اسرائيل وانا من المسلمين، وسليمان يرسل برقية شديدة اللهجة الى بلقيس ومن معها الاتعلوا على وأتوني مسلمين، ولما حضرت ورأت عرشها عنده قال وأوتينا العلم من قبلها وكنا مسلمين وهى فى النهاية قالت رب أنى ظلمت نفسى وأسلمت مع سليمان لله رب العالمين.

وينادى عيسى فى قومه من انصارى الى الله فيجيبه تلامذته الحواريون نحن أنصار الله امنا بالله واشهد بانا مسلمون ، والله تعالى هو الذى اوحى اليهم ان آمنوا بى وبرسولى قالوا امنا واشهد بأننا مسلمون.

وقال الحبيب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم كما أمره ربه سبحانه قل اننى هدانى ربى الى صراط مستقيم دينا قيما ملة ابراهيم حنيفا وما كان من المشركين قل ان صلاتى ونسكى ومحياى ومماتى لله رب العالمين لا شريك له وبذلك امرت وانا اول المسلمين.
من هنا نعلم انه لا دين عند الله مقبول غير الاسلام. قال تعالى ومن يبتغ غير الاسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو فى الآخرة من الخاسرين
ومعناه الإيمان بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله جميعا ومن كفر بواحد منهم فهو كافر مخلد فى النار والإيمان باليوم الاخر وبالقدر خيره وشره.