The Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania

The Islamic Center of Pennsylvania

Prayer times

Asr Iqamah

5:23 pm

20:00 Minutes
Prayer
Athan
Iqamah
Fajr
4:08 am
4:33 am
Sunrise
5:43 am
 
Zhur
1:09 pm
1:24 pm
Asr
5:08 pm
5:23 pm
Maghrib
8:34 pm
8:39 pm
Isah
10:09 pm
10:30 pm

Ramadan

Ramadn is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a holy month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection, and community. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the core practices of the religion.

Here are some key aspects of Ramadan:

  • Fasting: Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sexual activity from dawn to dusk each day of Ramadan. This practice is meant to teach self-discipline, empathy for the less fortunate, and a deeper appreciation for God’s blessings.
  • Prayer: Muslims increase their prayers during Ramadan, with special night prayers called Taraweeh being observed in mosques.
  • Reflection: Ramadan is a time for Muslims to focus on their spirituality, self-improvement, and connection with God. They may engage in activities like reading the Quran, reciting prayers, and giving charity.
  • Community: Ramadan is a time for Muslims to come together and strengthen their bonds with family and friends. They often gather for meals after sunset (iftar) and pre-dawn meals (suhoor), and participate in communal prayers and activities.

For Fajr, Maghrib, and other Ramadan prayer times, please visit prayer times page: 

 

The ISCP

Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania (ISCP) began as a small prayer area in a rented apartment in 1982.The Masjid is the central point around which many community and student activities revolve. We work closely with the Muslim Student Association (MSA) to serve the Muslim student community at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU).

 

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Names of Allah

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them

PILLARS OF ISLAM​

Islam is not a new religion. It is, in essence, the same message and guidance which Allah revealed to all prophets before Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

1

Profession of Faith (shahada)

Shahadah, profession of faith, is the first pillar of Islam. Muslims bear witness to the oneness of God by reciting the creed "There is no God but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God." ....

2

Prayer (salat)

Salah, prayer, is the second pillar. The Islamic faith is based on the belief that individuals have a direct relationship with God. The world's Muslims turn individually and collectively to Makkah, Islam's holi ........

3

Alms (zakat)

Zakat, almsgiving, is the third pillar. Social responsibility is considered part of one's service to God; the obligatory act of zakat enshrines this duty. Zakat prescribes payment of fixed proportions of a Muslim's ....

4

Fasting (sawm)

Sawm, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, is the fourth pillar of Islam. Ordained in the Holy Qur'an, the fast is an act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a richer perception of God. .......

5

Pilgrimage (hajj)

Hajj, the pilgrimage to Makkah, is the fifth pillar and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity in the world. For those Muslims who are physically and financially .........

Live Chars about Islam

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? What happens to us after death? Is it enough to have fun, make money, & live a comfortable life? Or is there some higher purpose we should be concerned about? If you are like most people, you may have pondered these timeless questions. The clock is ticking… Find out your purpose in life before it’s too late.

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مَا أَنْفَقْتُمْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allah’s cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers. (34:39).

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