"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom (hikmah) and beautiful preaching and argue with them in ways that are best." (Surah An-Nahl 16:125)
The goal of the outreach program is to communicate with the Charlotte community and open dialogues to help pave the way for a mutual understanding and cooperation. ICC believes that through these programs, Muslims and Non-Muslims can get to know, appreciate and respect each other.
The outreach program is here to clarify misunderstands, correct terms and build bridges. ICC welcomes invitations from various institutions and interfaith communities and opens its doors to individual or group visits.
To succeed in its Dawah/Outreach programs, ICC has a dedicated committee to this service and has adopted many measures to help in its mission:
- Open House
- Campus Dawaa
- Special Event Booths
- Ads in Major Newspapers
- Prison Dawaa
- Volunteering in various local organizations
- Classes: Islam 101
- Free Dawah Materials
Visiting the Mosque
Visits to the mosque should be booked in advance by telephone, email, post or in person. A usual visit to the mosque may consist of the following:
- Multi-media presentation about Islamic faith.
- Q&A and discussion session.
- Observation of one of the daily or special prayer services.
- Interactive activities for school children.
We usually provide snacks or treats to visitors.Please let us know if any visitors suffer from any allergies in this respect.
Brochures and literatures might be presented or can be acquired during the visits.
All visitors are expected to:
- Respect the peace and prayer of worshippers inside the mosque.
- Remove their shoes before entering the prayer hall within the Mosque.
- Keep food and drinks out of the mosque, except areas that have been designated as eating areas.
- Avoid bringing any animals into the mosque.
- Keep the mosque’s building and courtyard clean by disposing off litter properly and safely.
- Abide by the general rules of the mosque as displayed around the building.
- Avoid smoking in the building and on the centers’ property.
Please note that we may discontinue any visit, if find any disrespectful or inappropriate behavior and ask visitors to leave the premise
All adult visitors and children above the age of 12 are expected to observe modest dress when visiting the Mosque. Most aspects of a standard school uniform are quite appropriate as long as arms and legs are covered.
Female visitors may cover their heads if they wish to show respect to other worshippers or to enrich their own experience.
Young children under the age of 12 are not considered to be adults and may dress as they do in school unless they wish to adopt any part of Muslim attire for the day (hats/scarves) to enliven their visit.