We at the Islamic Center of Palm Beach, invite you to listen, learn, and understand more about this blessed religion of Islam, from its authentic sources with sound explanation.

12th Educational Seminar Oct. 8th-10th. Click here details.

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12th Educational Seminar

Lessons from the Life of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam

We at the Islamic Center of Palm Beach, invite our noble brothers and sisters for this great opportunity to listen, learn, and understand more about this blessed religion of Islam, from its authentic sources with sound explanation. Please see the attached flyer for information on 12th Educational Seminar Entitled:

Lessons from the Life of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam "Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have the best example..." (33:21)

Guest speaker:
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribi (Imam of Masjid Tawheed, Stone Mountain, GA USA)

This special lecture series is scheduled for the weekend of October 8th - 10th inshaa-Allaah:.

Islamic Center of Palm Beach
101 Castlewood Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Thurs Oct 8th: 7PM - Ishaa
Fri Oct 9th: 6PM - Ishaa
Sat Oct 10th: 5PM - Ishaa (Dinner served)

Lectures will be streamed live online at http://www.spreaker.com/icpb

Please mark your calendar and also invite your friends and family, baarakallaahu feekum.

Previous Events

11th Educational Seminar

Ramadhan the Month of the Quran

Guest Speaker: Umar Quinn (Imam of Masjid Rahmah, Newark, NJ)

This event was held the weekend of June 25th - 27th Al Hamdulillah. You may listen to the lecture recordings via Spreaker here.

10th Educational Seminar

Benefiting from the Blessed Month of Ramadhan

Guest Speaker: Abu Muhammad al-Magribee

This event was held the weekend of June 5th - 7th Al Hamdulillah. You may listen to the lecture recordings via Spreaker here.

About Islam

Questions and Answers about Islam and Muslims

Q: What is Islam?

Islam is not a new religion. It is the same truth that God revealed to all His prophets throughout history. Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy and forgiveness that should not be associated with acts of violence against the innocent.

Q: Who are Muslims and what do they believe ?

There are an over 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide. No more than 20 percent of Muslims live in the Arabic-speaking world. The country with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia. Muslims believe in One, Unique, and incomparable God. They believe in the Day of Judgment and individual accountability for actions. Muslims believe in a chain of prophets beginning with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus. God's eternal message was reaffirmed and finalized by the Prophet Mohammad (peace be on them all). One becomes a Muslim by saying, "There is no god that has the right to be worshiped in truth, except Allah and Mohammad is His messenger." By this declaration, the person announces faith in all of God's messengers.

Q: What is the Quran?

The Quran is the record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. It was memorized by Muhammad and then dictated to his companions. The text of the Quran was crosschecked during the life of the Prophet. The 114 chapters of the Quran have remained unchanged through the centuries.

Q: What are the "Five Pillars" of Islam?

There are Five Pillars of Islam:

  • The Declaration of Faith (SHAHADAH). This consists of the two sentence declaration described above.
  • Prayer (SALAAH) Muslim perform five obligatory prayers each day. Islamic prayers are a direct link between the worshiper and God. Islam has no hierarchical authority or priesthood. A learned Muslim chosen by each congregation leads the prayers.
  • Zakat (ZAKAAH) One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to God and that wealth is held in trust by human beings. Zakat, or charitable giving, "purifies" wealth by setting aside a portion for those in need. This payment is usually two and a half percent of one's capital.
  • Fasting (SIYAM) Every year in the Islamic lunar month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from first light until sunset. The fast is another method of self-purification.
  • Pilgrimage (HAJJ) A pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, is an obligation for those who are physically or financially able.
Q: What about the American Muslim community?

There are an estimated 6 million Muslims in America. The Muslim community in America is made up of people from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and national origins. There are almost 2,000 mosques, Islamic schools and Islamic centers in America. Muslims are active in all walks of life. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in this country and around the world.

Q: What about Muslim women?

Under Islamic law, women have always had the right to own property, receive an education and otherwise take part in community life. Men and women are to be respected equally. The Islamic rules for modest dress apply to both women and men equally. (Men cannot expose certain parts of their bodies, wear gold or silk, etc.) If a particular society oppresses women, it does so in spite of Islam, not because of it.

Q: What is Jihad?

"Jihad" does not mean "holy war." Literally, jihad means to strive, struggle and exert effort. It is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense (e.g., - having a standing army for national defense), or fighting against tyranny or oppression. See "Understanding Islam and Muslims," Islamic Affairs Department, Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

For more on Islam, click on the informational pamphlets below:

Become a Muslim

To become a Muslim, please contact us and we can arrange for you to take the Shahada, or testimony of faith. This a simple act in which one proclaims the Islamic Creed.

The english translation of the Shahada is "I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God, and I bear witness that Mohammed is the Messenger of God."

Contact us

Our location and how to reach us.

(561) 722-3082


Mailing Address
Islamic Center of Palm Beach, Inc.
P.O. Box 31152
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Street Address
Islamic Center of Palm Beach, Inc.
101 Castlewood Dr.
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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