Welcome to IMAN

Assalamu alaykum, Peace be upon you,

Welcome to the Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN). In Arabic, the acronym IMAN also means "faith." IMAN is one of the several Muslim organizations in the Greater Seattle area and was established in August 1997. IMAN Center is located at 515 State St. Kirkland, WA 98033. IMAN holds the following regular programs:

  • Religious: Daily afternoon & evening prayers, Sunday Fajr prayers, Friday prayers, Thursday & Friday evening programs
  • Education: Sunday School, Philosophy study circle, and SAT prep classes

In addition there are special occasions commemorated at IMAN Center including Muharram, Milad-un-Nabi, Ramadhan & Hajj. We would like welcome you to visit IMAN Center. Please feel free to contact us should you have further questions.

 
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IMANews: Safar 1440 AH / October 2018  (Posted On October 10th, 2018 )

As salaamu alaikum

 

Highlights:

Crescent Moon for the Month of Safar 1440 AH

 

The crescent moon of the month of Safar 1440 AH was sighted by the naked eye in the south/west region of the United States during the sunset of Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

Based on the multiplicity of horizons opinion, the first of the month of Safar 1440 AH will be on Wednesday October 10, 2018 for us in the Greater Seattle area.

 

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH

Date AD

Occasion

7 Safar

October 16

Wafat of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH

7 Safar

October 16

Birthday of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH

17 Safar

October 26

Wafat of Imam Ali  al-Ridha (p), 203 AH

20  Safar

October 29

Arbaeen (Chehlum) of Imam Hussain (p) 61 AH

28 Safar

November 6

Wafat of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp) 11 AH

 

We ask Allah, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (AJTF).

Administrative Update

Members are reminded that 2018 membership fees were due on or before September 30th, 2018. All members were sent multiple reminders. Please renew your membership if you still have not done so.

If you are not a member but identify and would like to support IMAN and its activities, please consider becoming a member. See membership link for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

There are many opportunities to volunteer as we serve to meet the needs of our congregation.

Board

Manage affairs of IMAN by setting direction and ensure direction is being pursued by the organization.

Jawad Khaki, Hamed Esfahani, Ali Mansoor Naqvi, Hossein Rezaee, <Vacant>

Executive Committee

Overall responsible for day to day operations of IMAN under the supervision of the Board.

Jawad Khaki (President & Treasurer), Hossein Rezaee (Vice President), Ali Mansoor Naqvi (Secretary), Gulamabbas Juma (Member), Nurullah Mansoori (Member)

Programs

Develop and plan daily, weekly, monthly, Muharram and Ramadhan programs

Jawad Khaki, Karim Al Haddad, Mohammad Reza Khani, Asgari Hirji, Farah Alsudani, Elnaz Rezaei, Zain Rizvi, Syed Ali Mansoor Naqvi (Young Explorer), Hamed Esfahani (Philosophy)

Facilities

Look after IMAN facilities

Hossein Rezaee (Lead), Zehra Naz, Ali Haider, Shaheed Chagani, Gulamabbas Juma, Jawad Khaki, Nuri Mansuri, Hussain Biram

Hospitality

Assist with hosting of programs and events at IMAN

Kaniz Khaki, Hayatollah Haidar, Zahra Ghatrani, Kian Mansoori, Hossein Rezaee, Nurullah Mansoori, Firdos Al Haddad <more help needed>

Social Services

Attend to the social and welfare needs of  people in need

TBA (Lead) Hamed Esfahani, Samad Faghih, Gulamabbas Juma, Abbas Kazmi, Amer Kuba, Mohsen Vakilian

Finance

Fundraising and financial management

Jawad Khaki, Gulamabbas Juma <more help needed>

Resource Center

Organize and operate IMAN Web site and library

Syed Ali Mansoor Naqvi, <more help needed>

Funeral

Assist with funeral arrangements

Hamed Esfahani, Jawad Khaki, Batool H. Akbar <more help needed>

Outreach

Reach out to other faith communities as well as local and state officials

Jawad Khaki, Mateen Rokhsefat <more help needed>

School

Sunday School Committee

Ali Dadvar, Kaniz Khaki, Syed Ali Mansoor Naqvi, Farzana Rehman

 

 

Please send e-mail to imanec@yahoogroups.com if you would like to serve in any of the above areas where <more help is needed>

 

IMAN counts on your continued support to create a spiritually vibrant, caring sharing community in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

Safar Program

Daily and weekly programs continue at IMAN. Daily Dhuhr/Asr and Maghreb/Isha congregational prayer are scheduled at the 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr and Maghreb time for that day, whichever is earlier.

Dua e Kumail program will start every week at 8:00 PM with salaat ul isha.

Friday Jumu’ah prayer program (scheduled for 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr prayer time) will be at 1:15 PM. Weekly Friday afternoon prayer service this month and until November 16th will only comprise of salaat ul dhuhrain until November 16th . We will resume regular Friday prayer service on November 16th, 2018.

Special program to commemorate wafat of Imams and Prophet and arbaeen of Imam Husain(p) will be held as outlined below:

Thursday October 18

Wafat of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Qur’an

8:50 PM

Video Lecture

9:30 PM

Ziyarat

9:40 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up
Thursday October 25

Wafat of Imam Ali al-Ridha (p)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Qur’an

8:50 PM

Video Lecture

9:30 PM

Ziyarat

9:40 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

Sunday October 28

 

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (p)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Qur’an

8:25 PM

Video Lecture

9:05 PM

Maatam / Latmiyah / Lamentation

9:20 PM

Ziyarat

9:30 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up
Thursday November 8

Wafat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Qur’an

8:50 PM

Video Lecture

9:30 PM

Ziyarat

9:40 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

 

Sunday School

  • School First day started September 30, 2018.
  • School started with the new Curriculum called “TARBIYAH”.
  • All related books for different levels are arrived and Students have them.
  • 11 Teachers and staff were trained in 2 Saturdays (September 22 and 29, 2018) all day.
  • Fire drill schedules for either October 28 or November 4 for this year) Will be announced by this Sunday).
  • Mr. Ali Dadar the School Principal is moving on to different State and we like to thank him for his great work and his dedications on behalf of the community.

 

Volunteer opportunities

The community dinners in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church are continuing last Saturday of every month.  Our one year anniversary of this wonderful collaboration with St. Johns came up in June. 

We continue to look for 6-8 dedicated IMAN volunteers who are willing to sign up to volunteer on a regular and committed basis.  Around this core group we can proceed with our plan to offer an additional, IMAN led, 2nd Saturday of the month dinner at St. Johns.  Those who would like to get started and then commit their time on a regular basis should contact Abbas Kazmi at (303) 718 4516. 

Please note that IMAN does not accept donation items (clothing, food, household items) for Social Services unless the committee specifically asked for them or coordinated the pick-up with the donors.

There are several other local organizations that will gladly accept such donations on regular basis, including: https://worldreliefseattle.org/donate-goods

Facilities

 

Following maintenance actions were accomplished:

  • A/C filters have been installed.
  • Annual Fire Alarm tests have been scheduled for November.

Community Service Credits

Members of the congregation who need community service credits are required to make arrangements in advance for any service provided to IMAN for which credit will be requested. Service credit certification will only be provided for eligible activities for which prior arrangement have been made and only after the eligible service have been satisfactorily completed. No exceptions will be made.

IMANews: Wafat of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) Muharram 25, 1440 AH / October 4th, 2018  (Posted On October 4th, 2018 )

As salaamu alaikum

 

Commemoration of the wafat of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) is scheduled for Thursday October 4th, 2018.

 

Time
Occasion
07:00 PM
Salaat ul Maghreb
08:00 PM
Salaat ul Isha
08:15 PM
Dua e Kumail
08:45 PM
Talk by Br. Ramin Montazeri: Building our Community: Opportunities, Responsibilities and Challenges
09:25 PM
Reflection on Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad)
09:35 PM Ziyarat and refreshments

 

Building our Community: Opportunities, Responsibilities and Challenges

 

The followers of Ahlul-Bayt have been under different types of pressure since the passing away of the Prophet (s.a.). The world view and teachings of the Imams (a.s.) have been passed on from one generation to the next, until the present time. It is now up to us to realize the opportunity, satisfy our responsibility and overcome the challenges in our path to do the same.

About Br. Ramin Montazeri

 

Ramin Montazeri is an attorney at a prominent international law firm, with a practice focused on oil and gas transactions and has an active pro bono practice with a focus on immigration matters. He graduated cum laude from University of California, Irvine, where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Business Economics. Thereafter he received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 2013, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Montazeri also attended the Sorbonne Law School in Paris, receiving a certificate in International Business Law and Governance. During law school Mr. Montazeri served as the President of the Middle Eastern Law Student’s Association, as well as the President of the National Muslim Law Student’s Association. He is the current Vice President of the National Iranian American Bar Association. He has also previously worked at the International Law Committee of the United Nations.

IMANews – Muharram 1440AH / September 2018  (Posted On September 11th, 2018 )

As salaamu alaikum

 

Highlights:

Crescent Moon for the Month of Muharram 1440 AH

 

IMAN has received reports of sightings of the crescent moon on the evening of Monday, September 10th, 2018. Therefore, Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 is the 1st Day of Mahe Muharram 1440 AH for us in the Greater Seattle area.  The Day of Ashura will be on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

 

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH

Date AD

Occasion

2 Muharram

September 12

Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)

10 Muharram

September 20

Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)

13 Muharram

September 23

Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & his companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)

25 Muharram

October 5

Wafat of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)

 

We ask Allah, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (AJTF).

 

Administrative Update

Members are reminded that 2018 membership fees are due on or before September 30th, 2018. All members have received multiple reminders by now. Payments can be made using pledge form that was mailed or by check to IMAN. If you are not a member but identify and would like to support IMAN and its activities, please consider becoming a member. See membership link for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

There are many opportunities to volunteer as we serve to meet the needs of our congregation.

Board

Manage affairs of IMAN by setting direction and ensure direction is being pursued by the organization.

Jawad Khaki, Hamed Esfahani, Ali Mansoor Naqvi, Hossein Rezaee, <Vacant>

Executive Committee

Overall responsible for day to day operations of IMAN under the supervision of the Board.

Jawad Khaki (President & Treasurer), Hossein Rezaee (Vice President), Ali Mansoor Naqvi (Secretary), Gulamabbas Juma (Member), Nurullah Mansoori (Member)

Programs

Develop and plan daily, weekly, monthly, Muharram and Ramadhan programs

Jawad Khaki, Karim Al Haddad, Mohammad Reza Khani, Asgari Hirji, Farah Alsudani, Elnaz Rezaei, Zain Rizvi, Syed Ali Mansoor Naqvi (Young Explorer), Hamed Esfahani (Philosophy)

Facilities

Look after IMAN facilities

Hossein Rezaee (Lead), Zehra Naz, Ali Haider, Shaheed Chagani, Gulamabbas Juma, Jawad Khaki, Nuri Mansuri, Hussain Biram

Hospitality

Assist with hosting of programs and events at IMAN

Kaniz Khaki, Hayatollah Haidar, Zahra Ghatrani, Kian Mansoori, Hossein Rezaee, Nurullah Mansoori, Firdos Al Haddad <more help needed>

Social Services

Attend to the social and welfare needs of  people in need

TBA (Lead) Hamed Esfahani, Samad Faghih, Gulamabbas Juma, Abbas Kazmi, Amer Kuba, Mohsen Vakilian

Finance

Fundraising and financial management

Jawad Khaki, Gulamabbas Juma <more help needed>

Resource Center

Organize and operate IMAN Web site and library

Syed Ali Mansoor Naqvi, <more help needed>

Funeral

Assist with funeral arrangements

Hamed Esfahani, Jawad Khaki, Batool H. Akbar <more help needed>

Outreach

Reach out to other faith communities as well as local and state officials

Jawad Khaki, Mateen Rokhsefat <more help needed>

School

Sunday School Committee

Ali Dadvar, Kaniz Khaki, Syed Ali Mansoor Naqvi, Farzana Rehman

 

 

Please send e-mail to imanec@yahoogroups.com if you would like to serve in any of the above areas where <more help is needed>

 

IMAN counts on your continued support to create a spiritually vibrant, caring sharing community in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

Future Programs Survey

IMAN Programs Committee invites you to participate in a brief survey to solicit your input to help plan our activities and programs at IMAN center. The survey should take around 5 minutes only. We plan to close this survey on Sunday October 16, 2018.

Muharram Program

Daily and weekly programs continue at IMAN. Daily Dhuhr/Asr and Maghreb/Isha congregational prayer are scheduled at the 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr and Maghreb time for that day, whichever is earlier.

Dua e Kumail on September 13th and September 20th will precede salaat ul maghreb otherwise it will follow salaat ul maghrebain.

Friday Jumu’ah prayer program (scheduled for 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr prayer time) will be at 1:15 PM.

Special Muharram programs have been scheduled from September 10th  – September 21st, 2018:

Muharram

Evening programs

Sep10th  – Sep 21st

7:45 PM

Maghrebain Prayers

8:05 PM

Open with Qur’an

8:15 PM

Marthiya/Poetry

8:25 PM

Lecture: Shaykh Mohammed Reza Tajri

9:15 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

9:30 PM

Ziyarat, Refreshments & wrap-up
Ashura Day

Sep 20th

11:00 AM

Aamal e Ashura

1:15 PM

Salaat ul dhuhrain

1:35 PM

Marthiya/Poetry

1:50 PM

Qur’an

2:00 PM

Ashura Day Speech: Shaykh Mohammed Reza Tajri

2:20 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

2:40 PM

Ziyarat

2:50 PM

Lunch / Wrap-Up
Ladies Program

on Ashura Day

Sep 20th

4:00 PM

Hadith e Kisa

4:10 PM

Marthiya/Poetry

4:30 PM

Speech Sr. Asgari Hirji: “Message & Mission of Hussain”

5:15 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

5:45 PM

Break
Sham e Gharibaan

Sep 20th

7:00 PM

Dua e Kumail

7:30 PM

Salaat ul maghrebain

7:50 PM

Qur’an

8:00 PM

Marthiya/Poetry

8:15 PM

Sham e gharibaan Speech: Shaykh Mohammed Reza Tajri

8:45 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

9:00 PM

Ziyarat, Refreshments & wrap-up

Please click on  IMANews: Muharram 1440 AH at IMAN for further details on Muharram program for the first 12 nights.

Special program to commemorate wafat of our 4th Imam will be held the evening of Thursday October 4th, 2018.

Blood Drive

 

It is a tradition for communities to donate blood as we recall the sacrifices part of the martyrs of Kerbala. IMAN Center volunteers are coordinating the IMAN Muharram blood drive and have made the following arrangements:

 

Why Blood Drive?

… And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely… [Qur’an 5:32]
When:

Friday Muharram 11th, 1440 AH September 21st. Between 11am-5pm (1 to 2 pm is a break time)

Where:

 MAPS, 17550 NE 67th Ct., Redmond WA 98052

Requirements:

·         At least 18 years of age

·         In good health at present

·         No blood related illnesses or malaria in past 3+ years

·         Not traveled to countries where Malaria is endemic in past one year

·         Not on any medications: antibiotics, blood thinners (baby aspirin OK)

·         No implants, grafts, tattoo in the past 1 year – includes dental grafts.

Sign-up:

·         Donors can sign up for an available time slot at the link: http://mcrcseattle.org/2017/09/11/maps-mcrc-blood-drive

·         Whilst pre-registration is recommended, Br. Rehan Bashar from MAPS welcomes all including walk-ins: “We can welcome as many people you can persuade to donate. This is awesome.”

 

Sunday School

 

We are excited to announce that 2018-2019 school registration link is now live on our website at http://www.iman-wa.org/cms/sunday-school/forms/ . All interested community members are urged to register students before the first day of School scheduled for Sept 30, 2018. 2018-2019 school calendar has been posted at http://www.iman-wa.org/cms/sunday-school/calendar/ . School open house is scheduled for Sept 22, 2018.

New school management system will be launched for 2018 school year subject to development of TrackCC software.

Teacher Tarbiyah training has been scheduled for September 23rd and September 29th, 2018 as part of new Islamic Studies curriculum by NASIMCO. More information to parents will be provided as we get closer to school start date.

We look forward meeting you all on Sept 22, 2018 for the School Open House. 

 

Social Services

We continue to work with families approaching IMAN for assistance. We help families with their immediate needs (e.g. rent and utilities) and try to guide them with finding employment when needed. This month so far we have assisted 8 families, nearly all of whom are refugees or asylum seekers from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran.  This month we received donated fresh meat from a local farm owned by someone in our community, which we distributed to the families for Eid Al-Adha.

The community dinners in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church are continuing last Saturday of every month.  Our one year anniversary of this wonderful collaboration with St. Johns came up in June. 

We continue to look for 6-8 dedicated IMAN volunteers who are willing to sign up to volunteer on a regular and committed basis.  Around this core group we can proceed with our plan to offer an additional, IMAN led, 2nd Saturday of the month dinner at St. Johns.  Those who would like to get started and then commit their time on a regular basis should contact Abbas Kazmi at (303) 718 4516. 

Please note that IMAN does not accept donation items (clothing, food, household items) for Social Services unless the committee specifically asked for them or coordinated the pick-up with the donors.

There are several other local organizations that will gladly accept such donations on regular basis, including: https://worldreliefseattle.org/donate-goods

Facilities

 

Following maintenance actions were accomplished:

  • A/C filters were inspected and determined all need to be replaced. New filters have been ordered and are expected to arrive next week.
  • The upper and lower parking lot storm water drainage catches were cleaned.
  • The new IMAN office has been set up.
  • New wireless microphone and receiver have been installed and are operational.
  • Fire Sprinkler Back Flow Prevention Assembly test required by the City of Kirkland were completed by approved and licensed technicians.

 

NASIMCO Leadership Development

NASIMCO’s 11th Leadership Development Program  is schedule for Friday, October 5th – Monday, October 8th, 2018 in Toronto and aims to:

  • Develop leadership capacity across the Muslim communities in North America.
  • Build the type of leaders that will enable the Muslim communities to develop strategies to contribute fully to the common good of both the wider society and Muslim communities.
  • Allow participants to realize their own leadership styles.
  • Enhance and evolve skills to ensure more productive and efficient working methods.

 

Information and the application form can be found here or at www.nasimco.org.

Community Service Credits

Members of the congregation who need community service credits are required to make arrangements in advance for any service provided to IMAN for which credit will be requested. Service credit certification will only be provided for eligible activities for which prior arrangement have been made and only after the eligible service have been satisfactorily completed. No exceptions will be made.

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