What do Muslims believe?
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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.
Sufism, 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.
Mevlana Jamaluddin Rumi
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A Special Event held at the mosque in January 2003 was covered by our local newspaper, The Appeal-Democrat.
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
and crosses all cultural and racial differences.
The example of the Prophet Muhammad's life
is the 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
for all of His creation.
Message from the Board of Directors
(This letter appeared in the
To Whom It May Concern:
In 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.
The 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 inhabitants.
Islamic 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.
Our 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 God almighty.
That 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,