The 7th annual Muslims for Life blood drive on U.S. Capitol Hill was held on Monday, 9/11. By the grace of Allah, we collected enough pints to save nearly 70 lives over the course of the day, and statements were read out on behalf of U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY). Next up: Meeting Day, October 8th, 11am.
The Washington, DC chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is based in American Fazl Mosque, the first mosque established in the nation's capital. Located in Dupont Circle, it served as national headquarters from 1950–1994. Renowned diplomat, jurist, and sahabi, Sir Chaudhary Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (ra), purchased the colonial walk up built in 1912 that would serve as AMC headquarters for more than 40 years, and which has hosted venerable guests such as His Holiness Mirza Nasir Ahmad, third successor to the Promised Messiah (as).
Today, the DC chapter is a hub of activity facing our federal government, such as the annual Muslims for Life blood drive on US Capitol Hill, in which Members of Congress donate blood and speak about the good work of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. DC's Public Affairs team is also active in meeting with embassies from all over the world, and Ahmadis have met with White House and Congressional officials (to include the President) on a range of issues, including promoting religious freedom, which is a primary function of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Congressional Caucus (co-chaired by US Rep. Jackie Speier and US Rep. Ted Poe).
The women's auxiliary of Washington, DC, Lajna Ima'illah, meets regularly at the "halqa" and "lajna" levels, and has vibrant relationships within the local community, hosting interfaith meetings, community service initiatives, and so on. DC's youth wing, MKA, has promoted the "Stop the CrISIS" anti-extremism campaign in front of the White House, and is active in tree plantings and other service projects. Tahir Academy meets twice a month, in addition to Atfal and Nasirat classes. Recently, the DC chapter has given the mosque a facelift and started "Coffee, Cake, and True Islam" to further open its doors to the local community.
1. American Fazl Mosque
2141 Leroy Place, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Congregational Prayer Times
7:45 Maghrib then Dars
- Friday Prayer Service 1:00pm to 1:40pm
- See calendar for additional events
- Temporary guesthouse for visitors
2. Alexandria Salat Center
6:00 Fajr prayers
7:30 Maghrib followed by Dars
8:00 Isha prayers
3. Springfield Salat Center
5:30 Fajr prayers
8:15 Maghrib & Isha prayers
Coffee, Cake, and True Islam
Open house for all visitors to see DC's first mosque and meet your Muslim neighbors.
Friday Prayer Service
Fridays, 1:00pm to 1:40pm
Monthly General Body Meeting
(See 2017 pdf calendar (4.64 MB) )
Twice a month
(Contact for dates/times)
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