What do Muslims believe?
The Islamic Center
9:00 a.m., Wednesday
November 17, 2010
3636 Tierra Buena Rd.
Yuba City, CA. 95993
All human beings have
an inner and outer reality. The outer
reality demands so much of our attention that we often neglect our inner
state of being (our spirit, or our soul).
Then we may find ourselves falling into a state of depression, despair
or confusion. Without nurturing our spirit, we are out of balance.
which is sometimes known as the Way of the Heart, is the mystical aspect of
Islam, which teaches humankind how to rise above their lower selves, and how
to nurture our spiritual nature.
The Islamic Center of Yuba City is
blessed to have connections to two Sufi Orders, the Naqshbandi
Tariqat and the Qadiri Tariqats.
Tariqats, or Sufi Orders, teach that there are as many
paths to God as there are people.
“Come, come, whoever you are.
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A Special Event held
at the mosque in January 2003 was covered by our local newspaper, The
It was an interfaith
event which featured Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, who is a prominent opponent of
Islamic fundamentalism and its dangers.
Read this interesting article from our local paper…. “Muslims Urged to Shun Extremism”
Who created all human beings since the beginning of Time.
Allah sent His message to everyone through His Messengers and
Islam accepts all of His Prophets including Adam, Moses and Jesus.
Islam teaches that God is
The Merciful and Compassionate,
The Supreme Ruler and Protector.
He is The Creator and The Bestower. He is All-Hearing and All-Seeing.
Both The Hidden and the Manifest.
The Loving and the Light,
The First and….The Everlasting One.
The role model for Muslims to follow is
the example of the Prophet Muhammad
(Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
His example is one of respect for all human beings
crosses all cultural and racial differences.
The example of the Prophet Muhammad's life
key to understanding Islam.
Love of Allah and His Prophet are essential
to this understanding as
Islam must dwell in the heart as well as the mind.
The teachings of Islam embrace all of mankind.
Traditional Islam does not belong to any one culture
Traditional Islam never accepts the radical elements
which deny Allah’s mercy, compassion and love
of His creation.
the Board of Directors
(This letter appeared in the
To Whom It May Concern:
light of the recent criminal acts of violence perpetrated in London, and
because of the wide spread diseases of anger and hatred that have infected
the world, we feel compelled to speak out and make some things clear.
Yuba City Mosque draws its inspiration from the tradition in Islam known as
Sufism. It is a teaching
which describes human beings as endowed with divine light, and
our responsibilities are as custodians and maintainers of all that is of
benefit to the community of mankind, the protection of the planet and its
law and teaching contain clear and irrefutable injunctions against harming
the innocent under any circumstances and for any reason.
Therefore if a person calling himself a Muslim commits such a crime he stands
condemned by the principles of the religion itself. No sincere religious
person of any faith, nor any individual with basic
decency and common sense would tolerate the justification of such crimes.
Indeed anyone doing so clearly puts himself outside the boundaries of faith.
way is the way of peace, both inner and outer peace. The prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him) taught that the way of God
required patience with difficulties, forbearance, compassion, forgiveness and
tolerance. He taught that good community relations were essential for a
proper religious life, and for the holy prophet and his companions,
“community” meant all of humanity with whom they shared this existence.
Furthermore he taught that good community relations are built on respect for
the human family, and belief in the ultimate wisdom, goodness and mercy of
quality of mercy is reiterated over and over again both in scripture and the
example of Muhammad’s life. He taught that deep and abiding respect for those
whom God has created is respect for God himself, and that if we desire the
mercy and forgiveness of Allah then we must extend that to others. Selfless
service, the giving of ones time, energy, concern and wealth for the benefit
of others is what he taught by both his words and the example of his life as
“Islam”. Those who practice violence and preach hatred do not know his
teaching. Those who practice violence and preach hatred dishonor his name.
The board of directors,