Visit Our Mosque
We are glad that you have decided to visit our masjid (Mosque) which is a place of worship for all Muslims. We welcome all who would like to visit and observe the daily prayers and participate in the daily activities at the Islamic Center of Brushy Creek (ICBC).
Please review the FAQs and if you need more clarification or need to schedule a specific time, please submit your request in the form below.
Islamic Center of Brushy CreekA: 1950 Brushy Creek Rd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Get Directions P: (512) 850-4786
The following are the most frequently asked questions about visiting a Mosque.
It is most appropriate to wear modest, loose-fitting clothes. For men, it is better to wear long pants, and for women to wear pants or full-length skirts or dresses, with long sleeves. Muslim women typically wear a headscarf as well.
It is appropriate to remove one’s shoes before entering the prayer area at a masjid, so that the floors and carpets aren’t covered with dirt–after all, that is where people pray.
Women offer prayers in a separate room that provides them privacy. The women offer daily prayers in a room behind the main prayer hall. However on special occasions when larger number of men and women attend prayer services such as Friday prayers or Ramadhan prayers, women gather in the ladies’ prayer hall.
Friday is the day of congregational prayers for Muslims–so a short sermon followed by a short prayer at the masjid in congregation is substituted for the regular noon-time prayer. The service begins with the call to prayer, followed by a lecture (rather, two short lectures with a brief pause in the middle). After the lecture (called a khutbah), another call to prayer is made and the congregation stands to follow the imam in the prayer.
A ringing cell phone is a distraction to any service at the masjid–please silence or power-off phones when entering the building.
If you need to talk to someone during the prayer (while you are not praying, of course,) please take the conversation outside the prayer hall into the lobby or hallways so as to not distract those who are praying.
If you are walking through the prayer area and come across someone who is praying, please walk behind, instead of in front of him.
Please be aware that many Muslims do not shake hands with anyone of the opposite gender. That is, men do not shake hands with women, and women do not shake hands with men. Unless he/she extends his/her hand first, it is better to not extend yours.
This article was written by Sr Amy Klooz.