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Islamic Society of New Tampa(ISONET)


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Islamic Society of New Tampa(ISONET)


Please click here to donate to the Masjid Security Fund.

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Welcome to ISONET

Daarus Salaam mosque

 

Daarus Salaam Mosque, which translates to “house of peace,” was established as a place of worship for the New Tampa Muslims community. The mosque hosts communal prayers for the five daily prayers and the Friday sermons. It also features a community hall that is utilized for weekly programs.

The mosque exists to bring the community together. It serves as a learning center for people of all faiths to foster a better understanding of Islam. Our doors are always open for all to visit and get to know their Muslim neighbors.    

Conveniently located on Morris Bridge Road, just north of the intersection at Cross Creek Boulevard, surrounded by a number of large housing communities and nearly adjacent to a shopping plaza that features a Publix grocery store, Daarus Salaam mosque serves as the meeting place for the Islamic Society of New Tampa (ISONET). While the mosque is primarily a Muslim place of worship, we invite all those who are interested in learning about Islam firsthand to visit our mosque and get to know the Muslims of New Tampa.


Daarus-Salaam is an institution dedicated to the betterment of Muslims and the society at large. We draw our strength and guidance from the Holy Qur`an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be bestowed upon him. Our goals are to:

  • Serve the Muslim community and help Muslims strengthen their faith and moral conduct,

  • Help the Muslim community continue to effectively contribute to the advancement of society,

  • Establish strong relations with members of other faiths based on cooperation, tolerance, and mutual understanding in order to serve our respective communities,

  • Help all individuals in our community lead a healthy and productive family life that is free from drugs, crime, substance abuse and discrimination.


The Islamic Society Of New Tampa (ISONET) is the legal entity under which Daarus Salaam Mosque operates. It is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to serving the religious, social and educational needs of the local Muslim American community in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah.

We call forth all Muslims to set the highest standard as concerned citizens devoted to ethical behavior and justice for all; ideals that can be achieved by uniting and collectively holding on to the rope of Allah (God almighty); the Qur’an.  We recognize that this will entail a constant struggle to become that middle nation, which is constantly striving to uphold the good whenever it is encountered and forbidding the evil wherever it may reside.

This, our shared responsibility, is formidable so individually we must dedicate ourselves to becoming walking talking ambassadors of Islam following in the footsteps of our illustrious Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

At the Islamic Society of New Tampa, we will strive to develop and leverage the collective community resources to launch initiatives that serve the Muslim and the greater non-Muslim community focusing on,

  • Promoting Islamic values and principles in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah

  • Providing religious and community services to the Muslims of New Tampa

  • Developing, promoting and distributing educational materials and programs for non-Muslims in the area

  • Reaching out and collaborating with local organizations for charitable and good will campaigns designed to assist those in need in the greater Tampa Bay region

  • Dedicated Islamic initiation and ongoing mentor-ship and support for new Muslims

We welcome everyone to visit us, support us, and continually offer constructive ideas to better realize our united vision.  Let us not forget that we are all members of the same human fraternity; our differences are meant to be embraced; our diversity should become our strength if we wholeheartedly commit ourselves to get to know each other because, as Allah has made clear, we are all descendants of one man and one woman.


MOSQUE RULES

The Board of Directors and members of the community would like to welcome you to our community mosque.  Below please find ISONET's solicitation policy, speaking engagements guidelines, and mosque rules. 

All respected visitors and speakers are expected to follow these guidelines when speaking at any event or when using the Masjid facilities. The intent of these guidelines is to ensure that the congregation is able to perform their prayers, supplications and thikr in a calm, peaceful and serene atmosphere at all times and especially after each daily prayer, and that the mosque facilities remain clean, neat and fresh at all times.

Thank you for your understanding and full adherence and cooperation.  For questions or comments, please email us at: info@newtampamasjid.org.

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SPEAKERS GUIDELINES

  1. All speaking engagements including announcements, lectures, sermons, and the venue (e.g. main prayer hall, class rooms or the old masjid auditorium, etc.) must be pre-authorized by at least one member of the Executive Committee of the Masjid in writing.

  2. If the lecture or sermon is to be held in the main prayer hall, a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes must be allowed for the worshipers to complete their Sunnah prayers and supplications before starting the lecture or sermon.

  3. The length of the lecture or sermon and the duration of stay in the mosque must be declared in advance.

  4. Any or all brochures, pamphlets, and other material that were brought in the mosque must be removed or taken away from the mosque.

  5. Political assertions or any pronouncements that can be perceived as hate mongering or statements that can be interpreted as inciting of violence, etc. against anyone local or foreign, are absolutely forbidden in the mosque.

SOLICITATION POLICY

Effective October 1, 2014

It is the policy of Islamic Society of New Tampa (ISONET) to prohibit the solicitation of funds, the sale of goods, and distribution of printed materials on its premises by the general public, and commercial enterprises and organizations. Exceptions to this policy shall be as indicated herein. 

ISONET prohibits all direct or printed solicitation on its premises because such activity has the potential for: (a) endangering ISONET's tax exempt status (b), impeding ISONET's donations receipts, (c) interfering with the normal operations of ISONET , (d) being bothersome to patrons and attendees of ISONET sponsored events, (e) exposing ISONET to legal liabilities. ISONET Board or its designee shall be responsible for enforcing this policy.

ISONET may give permission to Islamic Organizations to place their solicitation flyer of small size in the Community Bulletin board situated, in the Daarus Salaam mosque’s vestibule, in accordance with the following guidelines:   

  1. An Islamic Organization with 501 C (3) status with IRS, may request permission to display a 6” x 8” poster of their fundraising event, provided such request is submitted to one of the board members of ISONET, sufficiently in advance of the event. After review by the board member or his designee and if deemed appropriate and in accordance with this policy, the said literature may be displayed in the bulletin board up to the date of the event, but, distribution of hand outs shall not be permitted.

  2. Violation of this policy will not be tolerated and ISONET reserves the right to take appropriate measures to enforce this solicitation policy.

  3. Members of community, by requesting a board member, may place a 4” x 6” size “For Rent” or “Baby Sitting” or “Help Wanted” ad for a period of one month. Such advertisers should understand that ISONET takes no responsibility for the authenticity of any Ad placed on the Community Bulletin Board.

  4. With the approval of the Masjid's Imam, a recognized and well known organization may solicit donations at I patrons, provided solicitation of funds are exclusively for helping the victims of natural disaster and, provided such efforts are not in violation of laws of United States.


MOSQUE ETIQUETTE

  1. Overnight sleeping in the new mosque building, except for Aitekaf is not allowed.

  2. Food and drinks are not allowed to be consumed in any carpeted area in the new or old mosque building.

  3. When foods or drinks are brought in or consumed in the non-carpeted areas of the mosque, all types of waste including leftover food, drinks, paper products, cutlery, and other garbage, must be collected in heavy plastic garbage bags and properly disposed of before leaving the mosque.

  4. Any utensils, and equipment used during the visit must be properly washed, dried and stored away as they were found.

  5. Proper dress code and all Islamic etiquette appropriate for amosque must be followed at all times

  6. Restrooms and toilets must be kept clean and used with consideration for other users. Water must not be spilled on the floor or toilet seat and left unclean.

  7. All parking rules and regulations must be followed.