FRIDAY CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER FOR MUSLIMS IN THE DC METRO AREA
Many Federal employees have established active Friday services within their offices to accommodate Muslim colleagues and avoid excessive disruptions during the work day. To help establish an employee resource group to build community and organize communal services at your Federal agency, learn more here.
The following are selected Friday Jumuah prayer services available near most government buildings. Many of these services are temporarily or indefinitely closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Information current as of 8/30/2022. To add, update, or remove services, please use the form below.
George Washington University (1:15PM)
GWU Student Center,
800 21st Street NW, Room 406
Washington, DC 20037
Georgetown University (1:30PM)
Bulldog Alley, Leavy Center Main Floor
3800 Reservoir Rd. NW (37th Street & O St)
Washington, DC 20057
Georgetown University Law Center (1:15 PM)
120 F St NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Located half-way between Judiciary Square and Union Station, the service is now held in the first floor Musallah (walk straight back on the right) of the Gewirz Student Center (Pre-Covid, the service was held in the St. Thomas Moore Chapel of McDonough Hall). Gewirz phone number is (202) 662-9290.
The United States Capitol Building (12:30 PM) [TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, STAFFERS ONLY]
First St. SE
Washington, DC 20004
A valid driver’s license or other government issued ID is required for entry into the US Capitol Building. Inform the guard where you are headed, they are familiar with “Muslim Friday Prayer” and will give you directions to the service.
Islamic Center on Massachusetts Avenue (1:30PM)
2551 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008-2866
Contact: (202) 332-8343
Indonesian Embassy (1:30PM)
2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: (202) 775-5200
Located 1 block from Dupont Circle – The Indonesian Embassy alternates the language of the Friday Sermon between English and Bahasa Indonesian every other week.
Metro Center (1:20PM) [INDEFINITELY DISCONTINUED]
1317 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
In the basement of “The Church of the Epiphany” (towards 14th St)
Located two blocks from Metro Center – This jumuah prayer serves the downtown working community. It is hosted in the basement of the Church of the Epiphany, the only church on G street between 13 and 14 streets.
L’Enfant Plaza (1:30 PM) [INDEFINITELY DISCONTINUED]
Portals Conference Center at L’Enfant Hotel
1250 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20065
Building entrance is on the left before Mandarin hotel. Pass the security desk and take the main elevator one level down to the Courtyard (CY) level. Exit the elevator hall towards the Portals Courtyard Level North. Turn left in the hallway. Follow the sign to the Portals Conference Center. Enter the Conference room’s area through the double door. First Conference (large) room on the left is reserved for Friday prayers.
IMAAM Center in Downtown Silver Spring (12:15 PM & 1:30 PM)
9100 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Located blocks from the center of downtown Silver Spring, this mosque and community center is also close to several Federal buildings in or around Silver Spring.
To add, update, or remove jumuah services listed above, fill out the following form: