Prayer Times


Prayer Timings
Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Prayer Iqama
Fajr/Dawn 5:45
Sunrise 6:31
Dhuhr/Noon 2:00
Asr/Afternoon 6:00
Maghrib/Sunset (Adhan) 8:36
Isha/Night 10:10
Jumu’ah/Friday Khutba 1: 1:05
Khutba 2: 2:05
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The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

    “Salat in congregation is twenty-seven times

         more meritorious than a Salat performed individually.”

                                                           [Al- Bukhari and Muslim].

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Salat in congregation is twenty-seven times more meritorious than a Salat performed individually.” [Al- Bukhari and Muslim].

Announcements & Updates


Published: June 22, 2021  

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

From the Texas Muslim Students’ Association and Nueces Mosque

Statement of Zero Tolerance and In Support of Survivors of Sexual Violence

Assalamu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu respected community members,

 The Executive Committees of the Texas Muslim Students’ Association and Nueces Mosque emphatically declare our Zero Tolerance policy regarding violence and harassment of any kind to anyone. We do not condone any blatant violations of Adab, our Islamic code of conduct. Such behavior to any extent will not be allowed in our community spaces or by our community members. If we are notified that an individual disrespected or infringed upon the safety of any sister or brother in any manner in our community, their ability to utilize and participate in our spaces will be reevaluated and may be restricted. 

As an EC, we intend to take proactive measures to prevent such violence and misconduct from occurring in the first place. We believe proper community education and accountability are crucial factors to the safety of our sisters and brothers in Islam and intend to establish sustainable programs to reinforce these guiding principles this year and beyond. 

These programs will cover, amongst other topics, Islamic guidelines for respectful interactions with fellow sisters and brothers in the community, as well as open discussions about how to navigate uncomfortable situations and discern between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Our educational programs will be rooted in the Islamic tradition (i.e. the advice of the Imam of Nueces Mosque and other scholars) and all events will be supported by the appropriate professionals and research-based methods. 

As it is our imperative moral and Islamic obligation, we fully intend to take all reports of violence and/or harassment seriously. We encourage all community members to report any instance of misconduct to the MSA and/or Nueces Mosque EC so that we may connect you to the proper resources and areas of reporting. You may address your report to any EC member that you feel most comfortable with and specify if you would prefer to remain anonymous or not. The contact information for each EC member can be found on the MSA and Nueces websites respectively. If you do not wish to communicate directly with an EC member, you can complete this form that will be regularly monitored by both ECs that will contain an anonymous option [LINK TO FORM]. We understand that reporting these instances takes a tremendous amount of courage. Whether or not you decide to pursue legal action, we will support you however we best can. 

Allah SWT tells us, “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those – Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Surat At-Tawbah, Ayah 71)

It is our duty as Muslims to stand up for each other and stand against injustices that affect our sisters and brothers. Our goal for this upcoming year and years beyond is to empower our sisters and brothers in this blessed community, to allow them to use their voice to advocate for issues that affect us all and protect one another. With the permission of Allah SWT, our institutions were made by and are run by the students, therefore we intend for this solution to be one for all student organizations to be actively involved.

To better protect our community, it is critical that we all continuously understand and highlight the severity of violence and crimes. However, we must learn respectful and gentle ways to have these discussions, and we must be sensitive to the trauma that can resurface for others when the topic of violence comes up. Please see the list of resources below for survivors of violence and assault, as well as resources for family and friends to use in support. These resources are beneficial for every member of our community, not just survivors and their acquaintances.

To Survivors: An abuser’s actions are not indicative of your worthiness nor of your faith. Your dignity is not tarnished by someone else’s crime. You are not alone. We recognize the courage and strength it takes to not only acknowledge such trauma, but to share it with others so that we may be more vigilant and protect one another better. You are our sisters and brothers in Islam and we will stand by you. You are deserving of justice, if not in this world, then Divine Justice in the next, for Allah SWT is Al-Muhaymin and Al-Hakam, the Witness and the Giver of Justice. 

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES: http://bit.ly/MSASVCR

UT SPECIFIC RESOURCES

Student Resource Guide

Resource Wheel

How to Support Survivors

UT C.A.R.E.S (Legal and Medical Information Included)

Updated Property Protocols 

Published: 6/23/21

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Nueces is open from Fajr to Isha daily for prayers accessible through the front main pedestrian gate. You are welcome to pray inside the building, on the porch, or in the outdoor green carpeted area (BAC). At this time, non-prayer areas including study areas are not available for use. 

PRIOR REGISTRATION FOR PRAYERS & JUMMAH IS NO LONGER REQUIRED. 

MASKS & SOCIAL DISTRANCING ARE STILL REQUIRED WHILE ON THE PROPERTY (BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING). BRINGING YOUR OWN MAT IS STILL REQUIRED.

PROPERTY RULES: 

  1. The Nueces property hours of operation will be from fajr to Isha (accessible through the front pedestrian gate and can be accessed through the main porch double doors and side doors). Property will be locked up after Isha prayer and will not be accessible for use 
  2. The main men’s and women’s bathroom (SAC)/wudu areas are available for use. Please utilize the cleaning supplies in the bathrooms to sanitize after use
  3. Both sisters and brothers are allowed to enter the mosque from the front pedestrian gate, all other entrances will not be accessible
  4. All other facilities, besides the wudu areas and prayer hall, on the property are currently closed and not available for use
  5.  If you are feeling ill, please do not attend Nueces 
  6. Please follow all safety protocols (wearing a mask, social distancing, bringing your own prayer rug, etc) while on the property. If you do not comply with the safety protocols, you may be asked to leave the premises
  7. Parking is available at the main driveway (to the side of the mosque). There is also free street parking after 6 PM
  8. Please do not leave your car parked on the property unless you are present at the mosque, your car is subject to being towed if left unattended overnight
  9. To ensure the safety of all, there will be no loitering allowed on the property outside of prayers 

Community Resources 

Check out this compiled list of various community and mental health resources.  

Nueces Mosque Scholarship Winners

We are so excited to announce the winners of the first-ever Nueces Mosque Scholarship: Erum Whyne & Ahmad ElBanhawy.

Erum is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Ahmad is a second-year undergraduate student studying electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Congratulations Erum and Ahmad! Thank you to everyone that applied and keep a lookout for the next scholarship application in the Spring! Special thank you to our Scholarship Committee!

If you’re interested in contributing to our Scholarship Fund, you can donate at nuecesmosque.com/donate and select “scholarship fund.”

 

 

2020 Lookback

Assalamu’alaikum!

On behalf of the Nueces EC and Board of Directors, thank you to our committed volunteers, supporters, and Sustainers for an amazing year filled with many new initiatives and growth! 2020 was an unprecedented and challenging year for our community, but with every difficulty Allah (swt) provides His blessings and promises ease.

We as a community accomplished a great deal Alhamdullilah. 2020 showed us that the little yellow house on Nueces street is so much more than just a building, that Nueces truly is a home away from home for many. Regardless of whether we were together physically or virtually, the unity of Nueces still resonated with all of us. New friendships were still formed, Islamic knowledge was still spread, many programs were held, and memories were made. If you’d like to support our efforts, donate at: http://nuecesmoque.com/Donate.

Check out our Nueces News | 2020 Year in Review for a more comprehensive look at what we’ve been able to accomplish this past year

We pray that Allah (swt) continue to protect you and your loved ones and shower His mercy and blessings upon you!

 

 

Covid-19 Information

Nueces Mosque is closely monitoring Covid-19 and taking necessary measures to avoid the spread. For updates and Nueces Mosque’s response to Covid-19, please visit the Covid-19 updates page.

To learn more about the guidelines for praying at Nueces Mosque, please visit the Guidelines for Attending Prayers page.

 

Statement of Solidarity


Published: June 1, 2020

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

From the Texas Muslim Students’ Association and Nueces Mosque standing with the Texas Black Muslims Alliance:

A Letter of Solidarity

We, the Executive Committees of the Texas Muslim Students’ Association and Nueces Mosque, write to express our grief and outrage at the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers earlier this week. Floyd’s death is a crime against humanity; the failure to swiftly prosecute the murderers proves to be yet another travesty of justice at the hands of a system that has deemed Black lives to be inherently suspect and disposable. Once again, we are confronted with the graphic, disturbing images of the murder of an innocent Black man. It is our responsibility never to turn away from injustice or choose to disregard it when it unfolds. We stand in solidarity with the Black communities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Louisville, Houston, Austin, as well as any other city that is currently standing against police brutality and racism in all its forms. We must amplify the voices of people on the ground and stand unequivocally against the heinous murder of George Floyd and the many other victims of racially motivated police brutality in the United States each year.

We write this letter, not only as Muslim-Americans or in spite of our certain privileges, but to emphasize that we have an imperative moral duty and Islamic obligation to stand against injustice where we see it. As two organizations largely comprised of racial minorities, it is necessary for us, the greater Muslim community of Austin, to take a clear stand against racism and police brutality, whether the victims are Muslim or otherwise.

The importance of solidarity cannot be underestimated, and we recognize that standing in unity against injustice is critical to the health and growth of our own faith community. Silence on matters of injustice means being complicit; the previous attempts from our leadership on issues of racism and racial injustice must be improved upon if we are to align ourselves with a truly Islamic vision for a just world. As a diverse community of students coming from various stretches of life, it is critical to recognize that we have power. Let us use those tools available to us, which may differ from person to person, but which together can work to persuade the hearts and minds of those around us, encouraging them to re-evaluate their intentions and rediscover what it truly means to work toward a just world.

“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin…,” [Qur’an 4:135]. We acknowledge that unfortunately racism, anti-Black sentiments, and other harmful stereotypes are instilled and perpetuated in many of our private lives. Given the prevalence of these sentiments, addressing these issues of racism begins in our homes first and foremost. We must collectively commit ourselves to no longer standing idle and allowing these reprehensible attitudes to go unchecked.

It was reported by Sa’id al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said the following:

“Whoever among you sees evil, let him change it with his hand. If he is unable to do so, then with his tongue. If he is unable to do so, then with his heart, and that is the weakest level of faith,” [Sahih Muslim 49]. When we see racism in the world and feel as though there is nothing we can do within our power to change it systemically, let us remember that our words and actions in the short term have effects in the long term that we can hardly begin to grasp at present. The hadith emphasizes that at the very least if we can act neither upon our words nor our actions, we must go against evil by holding resentment for it in our hearts. We must initiate tough conversations with our fellow community members whose words or actions play into racist and anti-Black sentiments. We must speak up when someone is comfortable using racist language. We must unlearn the racism and anti-Blackness that is embedded in our cultures and change what is within ourselves.

Furthermore, we must work to promote justice in the community: One simple starting point is to donate to causes and sign petitions. If we are unable to donate, we should attempt to raise awareness in our own homes, places of collective gathering, and social media. At the very least, we should make sincere dua for the oppressed and pray that Allah ﷻ grants them ease in this life and the next.

As Muslims, we believe that true justice will not be served until the afterlife, and yet it has been ordained by Allah ﷻ as our responsibility to stand against oppression where we see it in the world. The Texas MSA and Nueces Mosque Executive Committees hope to lead by example. We will be donating to local fundraisers and organizations and also encourage all MSAs, Mosques, and Muslim-based community organizations across Texas and the United States to donate and take action. We are committed to the fight for the liberation of Black people everywhere and demand to see a world where our Black brothers and sisters can live free from the fear of anti-Blackness, racism, and systemic oppression in all forms, insha’Allah.

In Solidarity,

The Texas Muslim Students’ Association and Nueces Mosque

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

May Peace and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah be Upon You


DONATE TO THESE CAUSES

Minnesota Freedom Fund – An organization that pays the criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as they seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.

Campaign Zero – A comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

Reclaim the Block – Local Minneapolis community organizers pushing research-based policies to urge states to divest from police engagement and strengthen community-led safety initiatives.

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar – Originally founded in 2015, the coalition now in memory of Jamar Clark and serves as an intersectional community organization committed to placing public pressure on local representatives to persecute acts of police violence in the Twin Cities, also operates under MPAC, the Minneapolis Police Accountability Council.


SIGN THESE PETITIONS

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for Breonna Taylor


CALL THESE REPRESENTATIVES

Here are some helpful tips & instructions

Minneapolis Police Department
Tel: 612-673-3000

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
Tel: 612-673-2100

District Attorney Mike Freeman
Tel: 612-348-5550

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General Info


Everything You Need to Know

Parking Options

Nueces has a driveway where visitors can park when you are on the premises. Towing will be enforced if you leave your car on the premises overnight. Street parking is also available on Nueces St. and the streets surrounding Nueces.

Workspaces

We have two new workspaces at Nueces – one for sisters and one for brothers. Come by and use these spaces to work or study in a comfortable environment.

Donations

Along with Zakat and Sadaqa, Nueces has a food pantry and accepts clothing donations. You can contact a committee member for more information.

Faces of Nueces


Why The Masjid Means So Much

Faces of Nueces


Why The Masjid Means So Much

“The sisters I’ve met here are the most amazing ladies I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting.”

-Noor Wadi

“At my first Jummah at Nueces, I met a lot of guys that day that became my closest friends.”

-Nabil Khan

“Many people say that Nueces is their ‘home away from home’, and you truly feel that.”

-Rawand Abdelghani

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Have a Question?


Come Ask the Sheikh

Imam Search


We’re Hiring

Join Our Newsletter


Stay Updated with Nueces

Give In Charity


Every Cent Counts

“Charity does not decrease wealth” -Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (Muslim 2588)

*Operations, Sadaqa, Zakat, Reconstruction, Cemetery, Mufti Umer Family Fund, Alumni Network*

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