This is a beautiful mosque..but the women who are mensturating are not allowed to be anywhere inside the mosque which is wrong. Not only would they not let me sit outside the hall but escorted me out of the mosque. Women were sitting outside under a tent. Everyone doesn't have to know that we are mensturating. The segregation is unnecessary and Allah didn't mention anything like this in Quran as far as I know. Sadly it wasn't inviting and this made me upset on an important day like Eid. I hope the management does more research on this topic and changes this rule which they have been following from 20 years.
بسم اللهOkay let me be objective. If you want to see an abundance of black muslims in the city of Chicago, then this is the place for you. If you want to pray in a clean, beautiful & well kept mosque then this is the place for you. If you want your children to learn the Qu'ran then this is the place for you. HOWEVER, if you want to learn about the correct methodology of the Salaf-us-Salih, then avoid this place............ Fast. Leadership are in reality Shi'a. Also from time to time you will hear derogatory statements from relatives of leadership defame famous companions like Abu Huraira. They also have alliances with the Mosque the Shi'a are planning on opening on the Southwest side of the city. Visit "Dar-ut-Tawheed" on the Northside or "Masjid At-Tawheed" on the Southside for the correct methodology of Islam.
Great place to pray, this is the mosque that the Boxer, Muhammad Ali commissioned to be built. It is constructed in the Islamic tradition with some modern-day features, like air conditioning. It has some OffStreet parking, wheelchair ramp, handicap parking, BUT, it is not really easily accessible by wheelchair. the ramp to access the prayer area is on the back of the building, and is usually locked. so use the front ramp to let the caretaker know you want to come in with a wheelchair, then exit the front and go to the rear and look for the ramp back there. that is how to get in to pray in wheel chair. Once you have done that the caretaker can give you his phone number to call and he will then unlock the door before you arrive on the day you call for it.As for non muslims attending, there are special events open to all, but this caretaker does not like for non muslims to be inside during daily prayers, for security reasons.As when it was allowed there were incidents that disrupted the prayers and vandalism to the interiors of the building. So your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
MashAllah, Allah has blessed the Muslim Brothers and Sisters of this Masjid to be very dedicated to Islamic progress and Islamic education. Alhumdulillah for the growth and knowledge of the Imam and the team that he works with. I did read the "no baby in diapers" rule. I agree that if your baby poops and leaks on his clothes and it gets into the carpet where another sister will put her head down to pray, or even if a sister is on her cycle and she has an accident on the carpet, this would be hard for others to pray and stay in a prayer mode with this type of issues that could happen. Also the many of Masjids that I have gone to the sisters, come there with that one kid that is just running, running and screaming all over the sisters and brothers side. Yes, the Masjid is for kids no doubt but so is a playground and a community center. This Masjid should have more activities that allow for community gatherings like a family night where sisters can bring food and their babies.
First Eid in Chicago and in this mosque. Very disappointed by the way women are treated in this masjid. Muslim women were denied access for not being "clean", even though they just wanted to seat in the back and listen to the khutba. Other women were discriminated because according the mosque policy their babies were wearing diapers. Muslim men need to stand up and denounce those barbaric policies that do not have anything which Islam. Shsme on you.
alhamdulialh I was lucky to know this place and have seen the light living being inside. blessed for this great work , that gathered people from every corners of earth in such small place in peace and harmony.
First of all how do you define a mosque In Islam. If the definition includes not allowing children (irrespective of age) inside the mosque and there is a single fatwa in Islam favoring this then this maybe a mosque. A place where my children are not welcome is definitely not a mosque. Common sense will not allow me to go any place, no matter how fancy, where my children are not allowed. People going here are just promoting this wrong behavior. I would advice people to please read and realize how big a sin they are committing and also read the science behind how early age and learning are related. I have lived in Muslim majority countries including Middle East all my life with exposure to the biggest mosques and top scholars. May the Almighty guide us. I pray and hope I see the time that these people get guidance and change these man made, self imposed restrictions which brings a lot of bad wishes to them and makes muslims and Islam look bad. Ameen
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