The Sanctuary

New and Newly Practicing Muslim Fellowship

Discover a nurturing community and educational oasis for new and newly practicing Muslims at The Sanctuary. Join us on a journey of spiritual growth and understanding.

Welcome to The Sanctuary:
Nurturing Your Journey in Islam

Step into The Sanctuary, where we embrace newcomers and guide them on their path in Islam. We aim to create a warm and inclusive community that honors the diverse backgrounds and experiences of Muslims in America. Inspired by the words “Come as you are, to Islam as it is,” by one of our leading scholars, Imam Zaid Shakir, we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery and growth.

Experience Islam through our engaging programs, including social gatherings,  devotional activities and educational sessions. Strengthen your bond with fellow Muslims and explore the beauty of our faith in a supportive and nurturing environment. At The Sanctuary, we are committed to continually evolving and expanding our offerings to meet the needs of our community.

Beautiful Beginnings:
Educational Program

Embark on your journey with our Beautiful Beginnings program, designed to equip new and newly practicing Muslims with the knowledge and skills to navigate their faith.

From learning the essentials of prayer and purification to delving into basic theology and jurisprudence (law), our courses are developed specifically for the new Muslims in mind. The goal is to offer a comprehensive foundation for your spiritual development.

Whether you’re a new Muslim seeking guidance or a newly practicing Muslim looking to enrich your faith, The Beautiful Beginnings welcomes you with open arms. 

Come as you are and embark on a journey of growth, learning, and spiritual fulfillment.

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Support The Sanctuary

With a growing number of Muslims – the need for a dedicated place of worship is more crucial than ever. By supporting our cause, you can help create a sanctuary that will benefit thousands of Muslims in the area.

Beautiful Beginnings Program Roadmap

Embark on a transformative journey with our Beautiful Beginnings program, designed to guide new and newly practicing Muslims through the essentials of Islamic knowledge and practice. From foundational principles to theological insights, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

The Essentials: Prayer, Purification and Pillars [Module 1]

6 week sessions (re-occurring module)
Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm at ADAMS Center (Sterling)
Launch Date: Wednesday, May 29th 2024.
Immerse yourself in the core aspects of Islamic worship and practice. From the very basics of ritual purification and prayer to understanding the significance of the five pillars of Islam, this course sets the stage for your spiritual growth.

Theology [Aqeeda]: Who is God? What do we believe? [Module 2]

12 week session
Tuesdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm at ADAMS Center (Sully)
Launch Date: Tuesday, May 28th, 2024
Delve into the nature of God and His Oneness through our comprehensive three-month course (one session per week). Explore theological concepts and gain clarity on fundamental beliefs, paving the way for a deeper connection with your faith.

Purification of the Soul [Tazkiya]: Inner Beauty [Module 3]

12 week session
Tuesdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm at ADAMS Center (Sully)
Experience the transformative power of Tazkiya as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth through our three-month course (one session per week). Learn how to cultivate a meaningful relationship with God and nurture your soul in alignment with Islamic teachings.

Jurisprudence or Law [Fiqh]: Obligations of Worship [Module 4]

12 week session
Tuesdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm at ADAMS Center (Sully)
Equip yourself with the knowledge to fulfill your religious obligations with confidence. Our three-month course delves into Islamic jurisprudence, addressing common challenges and providing practical guidance for navigating your devotional life0

Community Enrichment Events and Programs

Join us at The Sanctuary, where hearts are nourished and spirits revived through the remembrance of God. Our recurring gatherings offer a space for reflection, wisdom-sharing, and meaningful connections with fellow believers.

Strengthening the Bond: Building Community Connections

Monthly Event Hosted by The Sanctuary Team
Forge friendships and deepen your sense of belonging through engaging conversations and shared meals. Strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood as we come together to support one another.

The Sanctuary Gathering: Stories of Transformational Change

Monthly Event Hosted by Imam Hicham Hall
At The Sanctuary, we’re committed to empowering you on your journey of faith. The Sanctuary Gathering aims to inspire, uplift and ground believers through stories of transformation found in the Qur’an, seerah – biography of the Prophet (PBUH) and Islam’s rich tradition. This program is for new and existing Muslims.

The Spirit of Ramadan: Community through Fasting & Conversations

Monthly Event Hosted by ADAMS Families
Spirit of Ramadan is a monthly reoccurring initiative that aims to foster community around conversation, friendship, and food after breaking the voluntary fast on Mondays.

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