Middle Ground Hours

Week of June 25th: Middle Ground will be closed until Friday June 30th. We’ll be open Friday for Jumu’ah only. We’ll resume our regular programming on Saturday, July 1st.

Middle Ground is closed every Monday and Tuesday. We are open for Maghrib and Isha‘ in the evenings only. The calendar time is the iqamah time for the prayer. Check our calendar below for all prayer times, classes, and events.

Imam Marc Manley Is Currently Teaching The Following Classes

The Book of Allah: Imam Marc Manley takes us through the Qur’an, looking at various topics and themes to encourage us how to live and embody Islam. This also coincides with the weekly Iftar: Reviving the Sunnah, Thursdays between Maghrib and Isha.

Reviving the Sunnah: this is a weekly Iftar encouraging us to keep up one of the Sunnahs dearest to the Prophet ﷺ which was to fast Mondays and Thusdays. We meet, break bread, and then attend the class,The Book of Allah. Thursdays at Maghrib.

Coffee & Study Time: Middle Ground features a diverse library of books (and some darn good coffee and tea!) and we encourage the community to use this time for study and reflection. Saturdays, Fajr to 10am

Arabic From the Qur’an: this class focuses on introducing students to the sciences of Arabic including grammar, vocabulary, and morphology. Permission must be obtained before starting this class. Saturdays, 10-11:30amYou may contact Middle Ground here.

Young Minds: this is our weekly youth group, ideally targeted for young adults 10 and up, in which we discuss topics relevant for Muslim youth today. The discussion is lead by Imam Marc Manley. Sundays 10-12pm.

Understanding Islam: participants explore some of the finer points of Muslim spirituality and ethics while also being free to ask questions on any topic. This class is open to all and is also ideal for new Muslims. Sundays 6-7pm.

Check our calendar below for all prayer times, classes, and events.

Eid al-Fitr Khutbah, 1438/2017

The Eid al-Fitr khutbah delivered by Imam Marc Manley.

Many thanks to the LA Times’ Frank Shyong for the nice write up on Eid:

Ramadan Reflections

Week 4: Don’t Dream It’s Over

For the rest in this series, as well as other videos, check out our our YouTube channel.

Friday Prayer (Jumu’ah)

Every Friday Middle Ground offers Friday Prayer starting at 1pm.

The Middle Ground Podcast

This week’s khutbah – Keeping The Ramadan Spirit Alive For The Rest Of The Year – A Khutbah by Imam Khalis Rashaad

This week’s khutbah – Keeping The Ramadan Spirit Alive For The Rest Of The Year – A lecture by Imam Khalis Rashaad

This week’s The Follow Up – From Distraction To Determination

Our latest episode – Abject Argumentation – Presented by the Lamppost Education Initiative

Listen to past khutbahs and podcasts, here.

We look forward to seeing you at Middle Ground soon!