MCC Covid Updates December

There has been a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg county in the last few days and hospitals are filling up. After consulting with the medical community, MCC Board of Directors have decided to suspend all prayer services including Jummah prayers effective immediately until the week ending 12/5.  Therefore, there will be NO DAILY until 12/5 and NO JUMMAH PRAYERS on (11/20,…

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MCC Re-Opening Plans

UPDATES TO PLAN TO REOPEN: Current Status: MCC is open for Jummah, Fajr and Isha Prayers (Salah) Requirements to attend Jummah: Space will be limited to 75 people per Jummah. MCC plans to hold 2 short Jummah services. PRE-REGISTRATION for a spot is required. You can register using this Registration link  If you do not…

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What is the ruling on eating gelatin?

In the name of God, The Beneficent, The Merciful to whom all praise is due. May God’s peace blessings and mercy be upon His final prophet Muhammad… Of course there are many people who will take the fact that gelatin is derived from mostly porcine sources and others will point to how the rest is…

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Is it permissible for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Answer: This issue falls under the category of new matters and local custom. There is a disagreement on this issue among jurists. There is a broad group of modern scholars who deem celebrating Valentine’s Day as impermissible and they cite the following justifications for…

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What do we do if Eid falls on a Friday?

Question: What do we do if Eid falls on a Friday? Answer: Zaid bin Arqam was asked if two Eid’s ever fell on the same day. He meant if Eid fell on a Friday during the life of the prophet (PBUH). He responded, “Yes” Then he asked, “So what did he do?” Zaid said, “After…

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Should we use masjid rather than the word mosque?

Question: I’ve heard many people saying that we should use masjid rather than the word mosque. Some people say that they’ve heard someone say that mosque is a derogatory term made by the Crusaders who used the word for mosquito to refer to the Muslim place of worship in order to squash them like a…

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