About/What We Offer

What We Offer

Dar Al-Hijrah provides the following services and programs: Educational Programs, Social Services, Counseling, Youth Programs, Weekend Islamic School, Da’wah and Outreach Programs.

Educational Programs


  • Daily: Lecture after Salat Al-Isha
  • Daily: Brief talk after Salat Al-Fajr
  • Weekly: Lecture for sisters
  • Weekly: Tajweed class for sisters
  • Quarterly Seminars
  • Monthly Qiyamul Layl

Youth Program


  • Daily operation of game room
  • Weekly sports activities
  • Periodic Islamic and Qur’anic Competitions
  • Yearly 6 week indoor camp

Social Services


  • Counseling and Case Management: Providing referrals for medical, mental health, and governmental programs.
  • Food Bank: A weekly program that provides food to needy individuals and families, Muslim and non-Muslim.
  • Providing fi nancial assistance for rent, medical, legal, funeral and other emergencies.
  • Distribution of Zakat Al-fi tr to needy individuals and families.
  • Organizing educational conferences and awareness programs to educate and address social needs.
  • Organizing health seminars and free clinics to help the uninsured, Muslims and non-Muslims.
  • Arranging funeral and cemetery services and providing fi nancial assistance.
  • Advocating social and legal cases on behalf of the community members.
  • Allocating resources for the community.
  • Organizing, networking and creating programs with other social organizations to better serve the larger community, including the Culmore area and Munson
  • Hill neighborhood and the Fairfax county community.

Outreach/Dawah Program


  • Weekly classes on Sunday for new Muslims and people of other faiths.
  • Visitation of Muslim speakers to houses of worship (churches, temples and synagogues).
  • Visitation to schools and universities.
  • Assisting with prison Dawah programs (Mailing program, Friday Khutbahs, Eid Celebrations)
  • Visiting incarcerated Muslims in metropolitan area jails and prisons.
  • Supporting homeless people in the community, Muslims and non-Muslims.
  • Annual distribution of “Back- To-School” supplies for needy families.
  • Eid gifts to hospitalized patients.

Weekend School Program


Dar Al-Hijrah provides a comprehensive weekend educational system for children. This is divided as follows:

  • Qur’anic School: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (evening program)
  • Saturday School: Qur’an, Islamic Studies and Arabic (morning program)
  • Sunday School: Qur’an, Islamic Studies and Arabic (morning program)
  • Ramadan School: Daily evening program during the holy month of Ramadan

Future Aspirations


The Muslim Community at Dar Al-Hijrah hopes to achieve the following:

  • Expanding the facility to accommodate the increasing numbers of Muslims and to resolve the severe shortage of parking spaces. Currently overflow parking spaces must be rented from two neighboring churches at a significant cost. The Center is diligently working to buy adjacent properties as they come on the market to make the future expansion possible.
  • Focusing on Islamic education and acquiring a separate building for the school, The Washington Islamic Academy, one that is modern and well equipped and consisting of enough classrooms, labs, fields, and playgrounds to operate an exemplary full-time Islamic school.
  • The new youth center (MAS Youth Center) will provide adequate facilities that will offer the youth a healthy alternative and dynamic activities to develop there minds, bodies and souls.
  • Achieving self-sufficiency for the center by establishing a trust fund and investments capable of funding the center and its needs into the future; create for the center a permanent source of income that can cover its expenses.