Bilal Masjid Outreach/Interfaith Activities

The Outreach/Interfaith office of the Bilal Masjid (Mosque) was formed in 2001 with the goal of creating better undertanding of Islam and Muslims amongst friends and neighbors of different faiths. We have been engaged in many activities that seek to foster open dialogues to help clear public misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. We also participate in events that benefit the community at large. We are a volunteer-driven organization whose existence was to build mutual understanding and respect with people of various traditions. We are part of the American fabric and we aim to enrich its values with our own.

Open Houses
Once or twice a year we invited our colleagues, friends, neighbors to come to our center to learn more about Islam. After the tragedy of 9/11, there was a surge of interest in learning about Islam and these open houses have worked well in eliminating common stereotypes about Islam and Muslims. In many cases, our guests had never met Muslims in their lives prior to these events and/or been in a mosque. The events were not only educational, but fun and memorable since our guests had a chance to taste food from different parts of the world for FREE. If you want to be invited to our next open house please send us your contact info at [email protected].

Meal Preparation in Temporary Shelter for Women and Children
Community members has been preparing meals once a month at a local temporary shelter for females and needy familes in Tigard area. To know more about this and to get involve in this activity, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
We have been sending volunteers to work on the Habitat projects around our local area for last 5 years. This has been a rewarding experience for us as we interact with people of other faith to build houses for people whom we do not know personally but are aware of there situation. If you are interested to be part of the vlounteer pool - please send a email to [email protected]

Presentation on Islam
Over the past few years, we've been sending speakers based on requests to variuos places of worship, schools, colleges & to law enforcement . We've spoken in front of small and large audience alike. The presentation is tailored to the level of audience knowledge/familiarity of Islam. The length of presentation is determined by the host but normally ranges from 30-60 minutes, followed by Q&A session.

To request a speaker please fill out the following information and send to [email protected]. We will get back to you within the next business day.

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Mosque Tour
We are pleased to open the doors of our mosque to anyone who is interested. We've hosted individuals, students, groups from churches, etc. Typically, we will open with a brief presentation about Islam, followed by Q&A, observation of the prayer (and Sermon if it's on a Friday) and closed with the tour of the mosque. Of interest, adjacent to the mosque we have a full time Islamic school. You can also request tour of the school as part of your visit if it's relevant.

To request a Masjid (mosque) tour please fill out the following information and send to [email protected]. We will get back to you within 24 hours:

Organization:
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Literatures on Islam
We provide Qur'an ( Muslims holy book) in a variety of languages such as Engllish, Spanish, French, Urdu, Russian, etc. and other literatures about Islam free of charge. To request these materials please email us the following at [email protected]

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We can mail them or you can pick up them up at our office (appoinment needed)

Research/Assignment
We help students who have assignment from school/colleges/University with their research to write a report or a paper about Islam. We've conducted interviews and point students to the right direction. We also allow them to use our library which carries a good collection of books and audio/visuals on Islamic theology and the lives of muslims.