Muslim American Community Association (MACA) condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during the Friday prayers.
We are greatly saddened by this heinous and heartbreaking crime that left 49 worshipers dead and 20 injured who had gathered for prayers in their houses of worship. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and we share message of love and solidarity with the loved ones of those killed or injured in the attacks.
We also extend our thanks and gratitude to our neighbors, community leaders and law enforcement who have reached out to us at these trying times to express support and solidarity. We urge our law enforcement to take the necessary steps to protect all members of our community and we thank them for their continued support.
We further emphasize that using violence to express views or beliefs is unacceptable and has no place in humanity and any religion in this world.
We ask Allah (SWT) to have His Mercy on the deceased and the injured worshipers. We ask Allah (SWT) to give strength to the families of the deceased to ease their grief and strengthen their faith and we ask Allah (SWT) to grant a speedy recovery of the injured.
MACA, also known as Voorhees Islamic Center, is a local Islamic Center in South Jersey. Located in Voorhees NJ, it is central to Gibbsboro, Lindenwold, Clementon, Berlin and Evesham Township and close proximity to Kirkwood, Alluvium, etc.
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DAILY PRAYER SERVICES
People from the community come together to offer their mandatory daily prayers. Regular five times-a-day services are offered in the Mosque at specified prayer timings.
MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHT PROGRAMS
Each month on every first Friday, a family get-together and knowledge sharing program is offered. This helps community to know each other, network, have delicious free dinner, while also benefit from knowledge lectures by prominent invited guests.
SISTER'S WEEKLY TAFSIR PROGRAM
A weekly Tafsir program helps sister’s to learn the Quran in more detail such as the verses – how they were revealed, when they were revealed, the situation around that point of time, events contributing to the revelation and much more.
SISTER'S BI-WEEKLY HADITH PROGRAM
Sister’s learn important Hadith from the list of popular Hadith books such as Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, At-Tirmidhi, etc. This helps increase knowledge on the various principles of Islam and helps practice the religion with strong faith.
WEEKEND ISLAMIC SCHOOL
Kids love to meet each other and learn. Kids needs t build their own community, their own network and a cheerful atmosphere to learn the Deen. They also enjoy free snacks contributed by parents or other volunteers.
EID FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS
The religion of Islam is not complete without celebrations during the appointed festive days. Islam has two Eid festivals – Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. Voorhees Islamic Center, which MACA is alternatively known as, leads and manages arrangements for Eid Prayers in locations for a large community gathering. Over 1000 brothers and sisters from and around the nearby cities of Voorhees offer their Eid prayers, wish greetings to each other and enjoy the great festival day.