ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION Display at Orland Park Public Library

The various injunctions from the Quran (revelations from God) and the Hadith (sayings of Prophet Muhammad), which place value on education and emphasize the importance of acquiring knowledge, played a vital role in influencing the Muslims of this age in their search for knowledge and the development of the body of science.

  • Early Muslim scientists advanced the fields of algebra, calculus, geometry, chemistry, biology, medicine, and astronomy.
  • Many forms of art flourished during the Islamic Golden Age, including ceramics, metalwork, textiles, illuminated manuscripts, woodwork, and calligraphy.

Information presented in the Orland Park Public Library Display Case
Information from these six placards have been condensed into one informational flyer placed near the model of the Kaaba in the center of the display case. Click on each item to view larger image.

These six images present information to you as examples of the Muslim scholars’ contributions to the world. Click on each item to view larger image.

Videos available on YouTube on this topic:

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets

10 Surprising Muslim Discoveries and Inventions

What are the Contributions of the Islamic Golden Age?


Besides the weekly AIA Weekend Islamic School on Sundays and the daily Hifz-ul-Quran classes for the youth of the community, AIA conducts weekly / monthly Halaqa programs for boys and girls.
Our goal is to cater to the youth and their needs so they can be inclined to come to the Masjid. We try to provide them with a fun learning environment that will substitute for the distractions they deal with daily. Once the youth get the love of the Masjid in their hearts, they will take this strong bond to college and beyond. The youth are the leaders of the future of the Ummah. So by the help of Allah SWT, AIA tries – through Youth Programs – to build the skills, manners and morals in them so they can lead as good examples as Muslims and Great Citizens.
For questions related to ongoing Youth Programs, please send email to: youth@aiamasjid.org

New To Islam

Are you new to Islam?

Are you curious about Islam and would like to learn more about it?

Are you wanting to convert to the religion of Islam (make your Shahada) or just curious about the process?

Are you just exploring and want to read more about it from an authentic website?

Would you like to receive a copy of an authentic translation of the Holy Quran?

Would you like a get a tour of the AIA Mosque?


Here are some options for you:



AIA is a founding and active member of the local interfaith group South West Interfaith Team (SWIFT).

The origins of SWIFT go back to interaction between two groups: the Tinley Park United Methodist Church and AIA. In November of 2002, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the AIA Sunday School held a food drive and collected a large amount of donated items. These items were dropped off at the Tinley Park Food Pantry hosted by the TPUMC.


The Pastor of TPUMC at the time, Rev Jim Young, visited the AIA to thank the Muslim community for their donations. The AIA told Reverend Young of their desire to reach out to the surrounding community, specifically the Christian and Jewish places of worship. Young responded that he knew many pastors who wished to extend a hand of friendship and support to the local Muslim communities in the aftermath of September 11th attacks.

This communication and collaboration was how the seeds for SWIFT were planted in 2003. From that time onwards, more congregations from the south/south-west suburbs of Chicago have come aboard and become enthusiastic partners of the South West Interfaith Team (20 places of worship by 2022). SWIFT was incorporated and registered as a non-profit organization in July of 2004.


SWIFT mission is to promote dialogue among the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious communities and to work together on common community projects.
The hope is that the efforts of SWIFT will promote mutual respect and build understanding among these religious communities.

Membership of SWIFT is made up of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues and Muslim mosques. SWIFT is made up of groups centered around but not restricted to the South-West suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

It is not the goal of SWIFT to convert any group to the beliefs of another. Also, SWIFT does not take stands on political issues.

SWIFT provides a forum for the Christian, Muslim and Jewish people in the area to educate, interact with and learn from each other. May God bless this endeavor and give it much success.

SWIFT Website: www.SWIFTinterfaith.org

SWIFT Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SWIFT-South-West-Interfaith-Team-258679310975507

To learn more about SWIFT and how to attend future events, please send email to: outreach@aiamasjid.org


AIA welcomes anyone interested in visiting our mosque. This includes members of other Places of Worship, schools, colleges, Boys & Girls scouts, neighbors, civic groups, village officials, interfaith groups… the list is long!

Whether you are interested in getting a tour, learning more about Islam, writing a school or college paper for World Religions or Sociology class, or whatever, please send us an email and let us know how we can help you! Send email to: outreach@aiamasjid.org


“Historically, we have been blessed to visit your place of worship and we are hoping we can repeat that experience this year. We appreciate your time and energy in considering our request. Once again, the tradition of visiting your mosque has been a major highlight for our students which has sparked phenomenal growth and change. Many still speak of their experience with you decades later!”

Rev Travis Adams – Flossmoor Community Church

Community Service

Community Service is one of the core principles that AIA define its character and its mission. Community service deepens our relationship with God and with our fellow brothers and sisters. It’s an opportunity to spread God’s blessings and gifts to those who are in need or going through tough times. Service is contagious. By offering outreach programs and community service projects for the congregation, AIA provides ways to serve God… by serving community, country and humanity.

AIA engages in numerous community service projects:

  • AIA Ramadan Food Drive for Frankfort Food Pantry
  • Volunteer at AIA Weekend School and AIA events
  • Volunteer time at Greater Chicago Food Pantry and other food pantries
  • Volunteer for home re-building with Habitat for Humanity with SWIFT
  • Volunteer at PADS, Respond Now, and other relief orgs with SWIFT
  • Volunteer time for forest cleanups with SWIFT
  • Conduct blood drives, voter registrations, book drives, clothes drives

Community Service Hours for Junior High and High School students are given out at the discretion of AIA. We do not provide Service Hours forms. They must come from your school or organization.

All Community Service work MUST be pre-approved and pre-registered by AIA.

All Community Service work has to be confirmed & completed before AIA will sign off on those hours. PLEASE do not request hours in advance of the work being done – that request will not be honored without exception.

All Service Hour forms can be brought in the day of the program or any time after. Again, they will not be signed until the end of the program you are helping out at.

Anyone in grades 6 – 12 can participate in our service hour opportunities, unless otherwise noted.

For more information on the Community Service program, please send email to: volunteer@aiamasjid.org.

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