Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer
N 42° 06.940 W 072° 38.543
18T E 694903 N 4665308
Quick Description: Built from the ground up and completed in 1992.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:42:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PZ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 42

Long Description:
The Masjid itself is of a simple and modest design. Perhaps its most striking feature is its structural simplicity. The building's functional practicality serves our purpose of worship, education and social interaction. The building is positioned so that when we stand for prayer we are facing the direction of the sacred city of Mecca and more particularly the house of Allah (Subhanahu wa taala) which is known as the Ka'ba, first built by Abraham and his son Ismael, peace be upon them. Muslims the world over are required to face the Ka'ba when they perform their ritual prayers.

The Masjid is used for prayers, religious education and social events. Since it is kept open for all the five prescribed prayers, it is virtually always available for the use of worshippers. Moreover, it is open to individuals wishing to perform supererogatory prayers, to do research or individual study. Although we follow the Sunni Islam as taught by the prophet Mohammad, peace and blessings be upon him, ( Ahlu as-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah ), the Masjid is always open to all Muslims and is not restricted to any denomination, sect or membership. Those who are not Muslim are also welcome here to observe, learn about Islam and Muslims, and to engage in dialogue around issues of common interest and concern.
Type: Current mosque

Address:
377 Amostown Road West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089


Website reference (required if no minaret or 2nd photo): [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Posting a photo of your visit is strongly encouraged but not required. There is NO requirement that you enter inside the mosque as some mosques may not allow this. Please refrain from taking pictures inside the mosque if it is not permitted by the management and generally have respect for the reliqious nature of the site.
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