Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located at 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh NC 27607. Here are the driving directions to the Islamic Center of Raleigh.

You can also reach us by phone at 919 834-9572 or by email at office@islam1.org


At what time are the Friday prayers held?

We offer three shifts of Friday prayers to alleviate the parking problem at the masjid. The first shift is held between 12:00 noon - 12:35 PM, the second shift is between 1:35 PM - 2:10 PM. These two shifts are held throughout the year at the same time.

In addition, we offer a third shift of Friday prayers from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM during Daylight Savings Time (March to October), to make it easy for high school students to attend prayers at the Islamic Center of Raleigh.

From November to February, the third shift of Friday prayers are held from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM due to earlier Asr prayer time. Please check the website in November and March for the exact date when the time changes for the prayers.


What is Islam?

Here is a very abridged description of Islam.


I want to learn more about Islam and visit the Islamic Center of Raleigh?

Please see this page for more information about scheduling a visit to the Islamic Center of Raleigh.

We also offer an "Introduction to Islam" class every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. You do not have to register to attend this free class.


Do I need to wear a headscarf to visit the mosque?
What should I wear when visiting the Islamic Center of Raleigh?

Please see this article on the ettiquites of visiting a mosque.


I want to schedule a meeting with the Imam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh?

Both of the Imams have regularly scheduled office hours, however you are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment prior to your visit.


I want to accept Islam, whom should I contact?

The Outreach (Da'wah) Committee will be able to assist you. Please contact them via email at outreach@islam1.org or at 919 834 9572 ext 333