Welcome to Masjid Al Ansar
Our goal is to build better communities by motivating families to actively participate in islamic education and social programs. To strengthen the bonds of brotherhood that already exists. To educate the community in the important principles of the deen. To strengthen the social fabric of the community, family, life etc. And to establish a link to the non-muslim community.
[This post is a translation of a classical book by Sayyidina al-Shaykh al-'Arif bi-Llah Abū-Hāmid Muḥammad al-Arabī bin Muḥammad al-Sā'ih al-Sharqī al-Umarī. He was born in the ancient city of Meknes, Morocco, in 1229 (1814), to a family who were direct descendants of Sayyidinā Umar al-Fārūq ibn al-Khattāb, may Allāh be pleased with him.Continue Reading
The room was silent as the scholar spoke to an attentive crowd. People had traveled from far distances to give their ears to a beautiful sermon about the annual Hajj, its rights, and, most importantly, to learn to cultivate the same awe of the All-Mighty that the Prophet Abraham [peace be upon him] exhibited. Though the general setup of the room was theater style, with all the men on the right side and all the women on the left, at the very front of the men's section sat a woman who seemed to not be familiar with the setup and culture of the mosque, along with her husband and two children. No one else occupied any seats in that row. As the lecture was going on, one, then two, and finally three different men came up to the woman and whispered to her, "This is the men's section, you need to get up and sit with the women."Continue Reading