Citizens Vigil at UVIC’s Al Sahaba Mosque

Orem UT, Friday March 17, 2019

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.

Contact Information and Juma Time

Utah Valley Islamic Center/ Al Sahaba Mosque

  • The mosque is located at 352 East 900 South, Orem UT 84097
  • The Juma Prayer starts at 1:30 PM and Ends by 2:10 PM
  • Parking is in the back of the mosque building, and in the nearby streets
  • If you need more information please call 801-666-2007

If you are traveling and want to go to your nearest mosque for Juma prayer, please check the following Islamic Centers and mosques

  • Salt Lake City, West Valley and close suburb

  1. Khadeza Islamic Center (Islamic Society of the Greater Salt Lake City), Address: 1019 W Parkway Ave, West Valley City, UT 84119, Phone: (801) 972-6555
  2. Muslim Community Center: Address:1888 Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121;  Phone: (801) 896-4622
  3. Al Rasool Mosque, Address: 1247 W 4800 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
  4. Al Huda Islamic Center, Address: 470 E Stanley Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, Phone: (801) 463-4631
  5. Masjid Al Noor, Address: 740 S 700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, Phone: (801) 364-7822
  6. Madina Masjid, Address: 1773 N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, Phone: (408) 791-9652
  7. Islamic Society of Bosniaks in Utah, Address: 425 N 700 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  8. Az Zahra Islamic Center, Address: 3832 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, Phone: (801) 979-7753
  • Sandy

  1. Utah Islamic center (UIC),  Address: 235 W 9000 S, Sandy, UT 84070, Phone: (801) 255-2212
  • Logan

  1. Logan Islamic Center. Address: 748 N 600 E, Logan, UT 84321, Phone: (435) 753-2491

Source: Google.com; Updated: July 1, 2017

Contact Info & Juma Prayer Time

Utah Valley Islamic Center/ Al Sahaba Mosque is located at

352 East 900 South, Orem UT 84097

The Juma Prayer starts at 1:30 PM and Ends by 2:15 PM

Parking is in the back of the mosque building and also in the street

If you need more information please call

801-666-2007

Utah Valley Islamic Center groundbreaking

The Muslims living in the valley and many of their neighbors gathered on the land (935 South State Street) acquired for the groundbreaking of UVIC community center and mosque on June 22, 2013. Professor Ian Wilson, Senior Vice President of Utah Valley University, lead the group in picking up the shovels followed by groups of civic leaders, religious leaders, mothers, young men, young women and children joining the shovel ceremony. Local news reporters covered the event. Dr. Brian Birch, Associate Vice President of Utah Valley University, delivered the keynote speech and Dr. Tala’at Al-Shuqairat, president of UVIC, offered the consecration prayer. The guests joined a dinner later in the afternoon at the Center Stage, Utah Valley University, where Imam Shuaib Uddin of UIC delivered a fund raising plea. Total raised was about $40,000 and the donors included people of many different faiths.

Link to Deseret News story:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582051/Utah-Valley-Muslims-to-break-ground-for-new-mosque.html?pg=all

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