In Eugene, Oregon, the Eugene Islamic Center located on 1856 W Broadway is the only mosque in the city. Founded on May 28, 2012, the mosque serves as a local gathering place for the Muslim community of Eugene.
 In a Mosque the individual who leads payer, provides religious guidance, and serves as a community leader is known as an “Imam.” Yosof Wanly, currently residing in Eugene, is the serving Imam for the Eugene Islamic Center.
 Muslim worshippers pray during Salat al-Jummu’ah (Friday Prayer). Prayer is just one of the five core beliefs, known as The Five Pillars of Islam, that Muslims satisfy as part of the religion of Islam. The remaining pillars entail sincerity during Shahadah (statement of faith), giving charity to the poor, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and pilgrimage to Mecca.
 Ibrahim Hamide prays during the midday prayer Salat al-zuhr. There are five daily prayers in Islam: Salat al-fajr, Salat al-zuhr, Salat al-‘asr, Salat al-maghrib, and Salat al-‘isha. Each prayer takes place at different times throughout the day in accordance with the timing and positioning of the Sun.
 Muhamad Elsherif prays at the Eugene Islamic Center during Salat al-Jumm’ah. Elsherif wears a skullcap known as a taqiyah. The taqiyah is commonly worn by Muslims in order to emulate the founder of Islam The Prophet Muhammad. A taqiyah is traditionally white in color.
 Badr Alsultan, leflt, Elsherif, right, bow during prayer at the Eugene Islamic Center. Muslims place their foreheads on the ground during prayer in order to demonstrate prostration and faith in Allah; the sole god in Islam.
 Worshippers and guests must wear modest clothing when entering a Mosque. Anything beyond pants and T-shirts, such as shorts and tank tops, are disrespectful to wear inside a Mosque. Women must cover their hair using a hijab or scarf.
 The Eugene Islamic Center has a foosball table in the main lobby of the building. Children who come to the Mosque play at the foosball table in-between prayers. In Islam, children typically do not practice Salat, the five daily prayers, until they reach puberty. In this case puberty being roughly defined as age 15.
 Worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center talk after finishing the midday prayer. The Mosque is a place of worship and a general gathering place for the Muslim community of Eugene.
 Elsherif eyes a cake pop after eating one of the freshly baked desserts. Community members of the Eugene Islamic Center will bring food in for snacks after prayer.
 Hasan Eissa, left, and Belal Eissa, right, watch a flat-screen television connected to the security cameras setup around the Eugene Islamic Center. A security camera system was purchased for the Mosque after a Eugene resident, Chad Russel, came to the Mosque and threatened to kill the Muslim worshippers there. Russel was then arrested and charged with intimidation, menacing and harassment, and carrying a concealed weapon.
 Hasan Eissa and Belal Eissa play tag in the Mosque’s prayer room. After prayer has been completed, children are welcome to play unhindered while they wait for their parents to take them home.
 At the University of Oregon several events are held by Arab and Muslim student groups throughout the school year. One annual event, Arabian Night, attracts enough attendees to occupy the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Ball Room.
 Iranian American comedian Kevan “K-von” Moezzi performs during the 2018 Arabian Night. Moezzi is a stand-up comedian who specializes in shows focusing on Middle Eastern culture and religion.
 Attendees of Arabian Night pose for a photo with Moezzi after his comedy show concluded.
 After Arabian Night concluded, everyone who helped run the event posed on stage for a final group-photo. Members of the Arab Student Union, Muslim Student Association, and Saudi Student Association attended and assisted in hosting the event that night. These ASUO partnered organizations focus on catering to the Arab and Muslim communities at the University of Oregon.
 From left to right, Luna Tamimi, Abdulrahman Alarfas, Anas Babaeer, and Aziz Ebinghannam gather in order to make dinner after fasting for Ramadan. Ramadan is a holy month in Islam and throughout the duration of Ramadan Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
 Ebingannam and Tamimi prepare lasagna for dinner at Ebingannam’s apartment. Tamimi and Ebingannam are both students at the University of Oregon.
 Babaeer, Ebingannam, and Alarfas pray in between dinner. This particular prayer is Salat al-maghrib – the sunset prayer. Babaeer, Ebingannam, and Alarfas all live together and have a dedicated room in their apartment for prayer.
 The evening dinner held after a day of fasting during Ramadan is called Iftar. In Muslim culture it is common practice to invite friends and family over for Iftar regardless if they have been fasting or not. This builds on the idea of hospitality in the Islamic faith. Based on teachings within the Qur’an – the central religious text of Islam – it is customary for Muslims to welcome guests into their homes with comforts and luxuries.
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