Friday, April 15, 2011

I am oddly pleased

The local mosque has a website!

No, I have no idea why this makes me happy.

*wanders off to read it all*

Islamic Community of Southwest Florida - Masjid Nur.

ETA: There's not much there, yet. Just prayer times and a page with a message to the youth. And some pictures. *twitches*

Here's the thing. I have still never actually set foot inside a mosque. I have never spoken to a Muslim (that I know of) face to face. It's one of those things where I'd *like* to go, but I can't just show up. *twitches some more* Don't mind me...

ETA2: I've looked at every page, and I'm still circling it. Why don't they have an email contact? *pouts* Also, all the pictures, everyone looks very...ethnic. Not a single white person. Which just makes me more nervous. Only white girl in the room? Yeah. I'd stand out... *argh*


  1. Oh that's exciting. I wish we had one near here. I might like to visit. You should go and give us a report of how it went. You are brave enough to go alone. :)

    I didn't know you'd never talked to a Muslim face to face (that you know of), but then again I never met one here and I had to go to Syria to talk to one in person. :D

  2. I've known about the mosque for a long time, but clearly the website is new.

    And you clearly have me mixed up with someone else. I am so very much not brave enough to go on my own. I wish they had an email contact! I could email them and ask when, etc. would be appropriate for me to come and visit. Because I'm definitely not going to work up the nerve to call the Imam, who appears to be the only contact available!

    Yeah, Muslims don't appear to be thick on the ground around here. I believe, at my last count, I'd seen 6 identifiably Muslim (hijabi) people in my entire life, in person. And those were just in passing.

  3. Do you periodically google to see if they have a website? It seems you are fascinated by the prospect of visiting. Let us know if you get brave enough to do it. Maybe you should just show up during one of the women's prayer times or wait and see if they have classes available later and attend some of those like LK did. I am laughing that you drove by it during your lunch hour. :)

    I think I've seen 3 hijabis here in my life and they have all been within the past 3 years. Before that, I recall none. Thirty minutes in either direction it's a different story. I have seen them on occasion like at Sam's Club or the mall, but I don't go to Greensboro or Durham very often.

    Yes, I need to expand my horizons. :)

  4. Uh, yes. Yes I do. And today was the first day one popped up! I didn't even know the name of the mosque until today.

    AFAIK, women don't have separate prayer times. They have a separate space, but prayer times for Muslims are universal, gender wise. And I know I'm not going to be brave enough to do it. *wails* I suck...

    Pht. If they had classes listed, that might be a possibility. But they don't. Of course, I think the website is new, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt in that they're still putting stuff up.

    I'm such a stalker...

  5. Being the only white girl in the room isn't so bad. I never had a bad experience at the mosque due to my race.

  6. LK,

    Oh, I didn't mean that there'd be a bad experience due to my race! Just that I'd feel unable to blend in. I don't like standing out! :)


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