About Us

Welcome to Islamic Center of Russellville

Our Motto

  • We say NO to fanaticism, and dictatorship in the name of religion‫‫.
  • We believe in volunteerism, cooperation, forgiveness, tolerance, compassion, and action rather than words.
  • Our Masjid is our place of gathering, learning, sanctity, and a place for connecting with Allah SWT and the community. A place to cultivate hassanat (good deeds) for the eternal life hereafter.

Where?

Russellville is a small and beautiful Arkansas university town. It’s the home of Arkansas Tech University which offers variety of courses to students coming from various parts of the world.

Why?

The number of Muslims in Russellville has significantly increased in the past few years and the total population of Muslims here has reached close to 250. This includes families, businesses, teachers and students.

For the past 20 years the obligatory prayers and the Jumuah (Friday) prayers were being observed at a small room at the university. This had helped the community tremendously and we are very thankful to the ATU for giving us the opportunity to practice our faith. However, due to this increase in community and help that it would create for Muslims in the neighboring counties and cities to come pray Eid prayers, break their fast during Ramadan and pray Jumuah (Friday) prayers we decided to have our own masjid.

Who is behind this effort?

We are local brothers and sisters, university student association members and employees of the power plant and ATU.

Profiles and Shurah member information coming soon.

If you would like to know more about us, please email us and we will be more than happy to answer all your questions.

Facts about the Islamic Center of Russellville

  1. ICR has an open-door policy. All are welcome.
  2. ICR has no affiliation with any political organization.
  3. ICR is the first Islamic Center in Russellville.
  4. The Islamic Center of Russellville was established in summer of 2014 to accommodate the increased numbers of Muslim students attending Arkansas Tech University and the Muslim-American families living in Russellville.
  5. ICR’s congregation is diverse, with a membership that includes students, engineers, doctors, businessmen and professors from the United States and many other countries.
  6. Friday congregational prayers usually have around 70-80 worshipers.
  7. ICR’s mission is to encourage people of all ages, ethnic groups, Muslims and non-Muslims to learn and develop their knowledge of Islam, to bridge the gap between the communities by providing the necessary resources, and to provide education and services that advance justice and promote compassion and freedom.
  8. ICR proclaims to our community at large that we will be honest, clean, benevolent, honorable, respectful, and the best of neighbors. We support justice, family values, honesty, truthfulness, mercy for the young, care for the elderly, and charity for the poor.
  9. ICR aims to be the focal point for the surrounding Muslim community, in order to enhance understanding and preserve religious virtues.
  10. ICR aims to strengthen the bonds between Muslims and Non-Muslims by establishing a united community through working in harmony with other faith groups and civic organizations to enhance our collective future, tolerance, and respect amongst the people of Russellville and the surrounding areas.

 

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