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The Role And Function Of The Mosque In The Muslim Community.

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The Role And Function Of The Mosque In The Muslim Community Role Of The Mosque The role of the Mosque in general is to help with family life. All Mosques now run Madrasahs (Mosque schools) for boys and girls. They're held on weeknights and Sundays and teach children about Islam, how to read the Qur'an in Arabic and how Muslims should behave. Children are also taught Urdu and English. There are now many Muslim schools to provide separate educations for males and females. They teach children the National Curriculum in an Islamic style. Central Mosque In Britain, there are many purpose built Mosques. One of the most important ones is the in London. ...read more.


It serves as a treasury for collect ion and distribution of Zakah. The Mosque is also ensuring that the Islamic Laws of heritage can be implemented within the British system. This enables the Muslims in the U.K. to retain their Islamic identity, to remain loyal to their faith and to the Islamic Shari'ah. Community Gatherings On Friday, we see the local community filling up the Mosques; this is because they have come to pray Jumu'ah. Community gatherings are usually held at Mosques, particularly at the time of Eid. Twice a year, when there is a big celebration after the prayers. Such meetings are essential in Britain, where in many places Muslims are still in the minority. ...read more.


Help in the case that a marriage breakdown comes from the two families, the Imam and Muslim Lawyers. The Zakah fund helps families with financial difficulties and many Mosques have a family committee to help Muslim Families that are in trouble. USES The Prophet did not separate religious life from his normal daily activities. In the open courtyard he entertained visitors, conducted business, and guided the day-to-day affairs of the community. It was the place where believers gathered for communal prayer and to hear his sermons, and it was also used for giving shelter to the poor, homeless and wayfarers, and for caring for the sick. It is important to realize that mosques today, no matter how grand the buildings, are still used to fulfil all these other functions. �as schools - for learning Arabic and studying the Qur 'an �for parties ...read more.

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