Juma (congregational) prayer: Every Friday 1:45-2:15 PM.
Eid prayers: Date and time are decided by the Utah Valley Moon-Sighting Committee.
Five Daily Regular Prayers: For key-carrying members only. Keys are given to registered members who agree to pay membership fees and attend meetings called by the UVIC/Al Shaba Mosque Leadership.
Some key-carrying members occasionally (semi-regularly) pray the Evening Prayer (Salatul Maghrib) or Night Prayer (Salatul Isha) in congregation.
Community Engagement Activities: The directors and members of UVIC/Al Sahaba Mosque meet with visitors and organizers from the community on Fridays before and after Friday Congregational Prayer.
Services NOT provided by UVIC/ Al Sahaba Mosque
Because of severe limitations in manpower and financial resources, UVIC/ Al Sahaba Mosque are unable to provide the following services commonly available at mosques of larger Muslim Communities:
Making the UVIC/ Al Sahaba Mosque facility available to travelers and visitors for the Five Regular Prayers.
Accommodations (overnight stay) for travelers and visitors.
Emergency financial help for the needy: Limited amount of charitable fund is available but it can only be asked for/or distributed on Friday after congregational prayer.
Marriage (Nikah) solemnization and registration services: Please contact Utah Islamic Center Phone 1-801-898-2670 for these services.
Islamic Rulings (Fatwa) or Family Counseling of any type: Please contact Utah Islamic Center phone 1-801-255-2212 to obtain these services.
Funeral (Janaja) and Burial Services: Please contact Utah Islamic Center phone 1-801-255-2212 to obtain these services.
Resumption of Jumu’ah Prayer
As per the instructions of the Office of the Governor, UVIC-Al Sahaba Mosque will resume congregational Jumu’ah Prayer starting June 5, 2020.
Given the small size of the facility, the Management of UVIC Al Sahaba Mosque has decided to allow NO MORE THAN 10 (TEN) members to pray at a time. The following conditions apply to participate in the prayer services:
Must be registered or get permission from the Management
Must be healthy and have no underlying heath concerns including any lung and heart conditions, diabetes, cancers, and obesity-related conditions
Must wear a mask
Must not use bathroom and ablution facilities of the UVIC (the facilities are closed for health reason)
Even if conditions A, B and C are met, members with a recent episode of headache or body pain accompanied by runny nose, fever and chill must NOT attend Jumu’ah prayer
Khutba will start 1:45 PM shrap and Jumu’ah payer will be completed by 2:15 PM.
A large group of citizens of Orem, Provo and the nearby cities gathered at the Utah Valley Islamic Center’s Al Sahaba Mosque, Orem UT on Friday March 17, 2019 in support of the local Muslim Community on the break of the Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Massacre. At least 50 people including Muslim men and women praying in two Christchurch mosques and children playing in the mosque compounds were killed by the assailants armed with automatic weapons. In his Friday Sermon, Imam Ta’alat Al Shukairat of Al Sahaba Mosque emphasized on Islam and terrorism. “Everything we believe and do as a people are in the Quran, please read and find it, we have nothing to hide, and judge us accordingly; by now you have known that terrorists killing innocent church-, synagogue- and mosque-goers have no faith of any type, they are just murderers, please do not identify a part of the humanity, a people of faith with terrorisms anymore, —–” he indicated in his sermon. The members of the mosque offered free copies of the Quran to the citizens. Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J Cox and Utah County Commissioner Tanner Ainge delivered emotional addresses condemning terrorism and expressing solidarity with the congregants and the gathered citizens, after the Friday prayer services. Many citizens including housewives, and school and college students of the locality brought flowers and displayed placards condemning the massacre and expressing anger and sadness. Newsmen of several outlets, including the Daily Herald, KUTV (Channel 2) and Fox News (Channel 13) covered the somber event. A group of BYU students, and preachers of the local Churches visited the mosque with flowers and met the local Muslims at UVIC/ Al Sahaba Mosque the same evening. The bereaving members of UVIC/Al Sahaba Mosque are greatly thankful to the citizens of the Utah Valley, Commissioner Tanner Ainge, and Lt. Governor Cox. May peace and justice prevail all over the world.
Lt. Governor Spencer J Cox , Commissioner Tanner Ainge and Imam Dr. Ta’alat Al Shukairat , addressing the citizens.
The Night Prayer (Salatul Isha) is organized by a small number of the key-carrying members of UVIC at about 9:30 PM. The members communicate through Whatsap before attending the event. The event is semi-regular at best. The Imam of the Mosque may or may not be present in the event. The service lasts for about 20 minutes.
A monthly potluck dinner is organized at the Sunset Prayer of the first Friday of every Gregorian (Solar) Month. Local Muslim families bring food items, singles and visitors (Muslims or non-Muslims) join as the guests of honor. An invited Imam or Preacher delivers a short lecture after the dinner. The event ends after the Night Prayer (the total time it takes is about 2-3 hours). You are invited. The event is announced and confirmed at the Friday Congregational Prayer.
Utah Valley Islamic Center and Al Sahaba Mosque
Utah Valley University Center for the Study of Ethics, UVU Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy and the Muslim Community of the Utah Valley have organized a one-day symposium titled “Islam and Hope.”
The symposium will be on Monday February 1, 2016 at the UVU Classroom Building Auditorium (Room No 511) from 12:00 noon to 2:00PM.
Professor Dr. Brad Cook, the Provost of Southern Utah University, will deliver the keynote speech at 12:00 Noon. Professor Cook is an expert on Islam and the former vice president of Utah Valley University. Refreshments will be served.
The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion-Q/A session. The panelists include Drs. Brad Cook, Amir Kia, Christopher Hurtado and Imam Shuaib Uddin. The Panel discussion-Q/A session will continue till 2:00 PM
You are invited to the symposium.
*Utah Valley Islamic Center and Al Sahaba Mosque are sister organizations formed by the Muslim community of the Utah Valley, including the faculty members and students of Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University.
Dr. Tala’at Al-Shuqairat, MD, was elected as the new President of UVIC. Dr. Al-Shuqairat will replace Dr. Samah Bassas, MD, effective immediately. Dr. Al Bassas resigned last week to have more time with her growing family and also to organize relief activities for the refugees of the Syrian Civil War.