Our mission at Ummah Mosque is to make our Mosque more than just a mosque for prayer. We aim to make it resemble the prophet Mohammed’s mosque where the true image of Islam and Muslims is presented to the broader community, and most importantly a place for everyone to learn more about the teachings of Islam and how to overcome the struggles of this world.
You can request a visit to our mosque along with an info session about Islam and Muslim cultures for your school, faith group, community, or your own family.
How to prepare for your visit to the Mosque?
What should I wear?
You’re welcome to wear any modest clothes that you feel comfortable in. But just so you know, women who don’t wear the hijab (head scarf) wear dresses or long skirts. The whole idea is to cover as much of your body as possible.
Will I feel uncomfortable attending alone?
We hope not. Many people come to our Mosque by themselves. However, if you’d like someone to attend with you for the first time, feel free to bring someone with you or you can request when you register for your visit to have someone from our community meet you when you arrive and they’ll be your “tour buddy” for the day.
Will everyone know I’m a visitor?
Most probably they will, which is not such a bad thing. Our community has been hosting many non-muslim visitors over the past few years, so you’ll be met with hospitality and open arms.
Do I have to participate?
No. Visitors aren’t required to participate in any way. You can simply just enjoy the tour or sit back and watch the prayers (if you’re attending during prayer time).
How long do prayers last?
If you come during a prayer time (which you are more than welcome to attend and watch), it takes between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of the day you’re attending. We have 5 daily prayers at the Mosque (you can check our prayer times on our home page for accurate times) and usually the later prayers have more people due to workday hours.