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Q: What is a Masjid (Mosque)?
A: A Masjid is a place of worship for Muslims. A Masjid is considered the house of God Almighty (Allah).
Majority of Muslims prefer calling the house of Allah as Masjid. A Masjid is not only for praying but is supposedly the Centre for socialization of Muslim families. A gathering place, a learning hub and a community Centre.
Today majority of the Masajids (plural of Masjid) are excellent contributes to the society in terms of community service, counseling, youth mentoring, food banks, donations, charitable causes, soup kitchens and for supporting the needy. Masjid being a house of Allah is open to all regardless of the religious background. People from all walks of life are encouraged to visit a Masjid near them to meet with their neighbors and to learn more about the history of the Masjid.