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.

 
news and announcements

IMANews: Program Update: Friday 8/17, Arafah 8/21 & Eid-ul-Adha 8/22  (Posted On August 17th, 2018 )

As salaamu alaikum

Friday program today August 17th, 2018 will include showing of a documentary on Hajj after evening prayers.

Also, please note schedule for our program on Day of Arafah and Eid al-Adha next week.

 

Documentary on Hajj – Fri 8/17/2018

Time
Occasion
8:33 PM
Adhan
8:38 PM
Maghrebain prayers
8:58 PM
Documentary on Hajj
9:40 PM
Refreshments and fellowship

 

A’maal for the day of Arafah – Tue 8/21 at 6:30 PM

Time
Occasion
6:30 PM
A’maal for the day of Arafah
8:24 PM
Adhan
8:30 PM
Maghrebain prayers
8:50 PM
Refreshments and fellowship

 

Eid-ul-Adha Prayers – Wed 8/22 at 9:30 AM

Time
Occasion
9:30 AM
Dua-e-Nudbah
10:00 AM
Takbirat
10:10 AM
Eid-ul-Adha prayers
10:30 AM
Eid-ul-Adha Khutbah
11:00 AM
Refreshments and fellowship
We request you bring some light refreshments (fruit, dessert, snacks, etc.) to share after program.
Please coordinate with Sr. Kaniz Khaki (kaniz@khaki.org) on the refreshments you’ll be bringing.

IMANews – Dhul Hijjah 1439 AH / August 2018  (Posted On August 13th, 2018 )

As salaamu alaikum

Crescent Moon for the Month of Dhul Hijjah 1439 AH

IMAN has received reports of sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Sunday, August 12th, 2018, from many locations. Monday, August 13th 2018, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1439 A.H. for us in the greater Seattle area.

Therefore:

  • The day of Arafah will be on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
  • The day of Eid al-Adha will be on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH
Date AD
Occasion
7th Dhul Hijjah
August 19th
Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p) (Year 114 A.H.)
8th Dhul Hijjah
August 20th
Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9th Dhul Hijjah
August 21st
Day of Arafat & Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)
10th Dhul Hijjah
August 22nd
15th Dhul Hijjah
August 27th
Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
18th Dhul Hijjah
August 30th
24th Dhul Hijjah
September 5th

Administrative Update

All members should have received a pledge form for 2018 membership dues. Please renew your 2018 membership if you have not already done so. We look forward to hearing from you!

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

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

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.

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.

Programs for Dhul Hijjah

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.

Thursday Dua e Kumail programs during Dhul Hijjah will follow salaat ul maghreb unless indicated otherwise below.

August 16th 08:00 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain and Commemoration of wafat of 5th Imam, H. Muslim
August 23rd 08:30 PM
Salaat ul Maghrebain followed by Dua Kumail
August 30th 08:15 PM
Salaat ul Maghrebain followed by Dua Kumail, celebration of Eid al-Ghadir, Birth of Imam 10th Imam
September 6th 08:00 PM
Salaat ul Maghrebain followed by Dua Kumail, celebration of Eid al-Mubahila

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.

Due to many people travelling or enjoying outdoor activities during the long warmer dryer summer days, Friday evening program will be reduced to just Maghrebain prayers.

Preparing for Muharram

As we approach the new Islamic calendar year 1440 AH, parents volunteers are requested to step forward and help plan for the upcoming Muharram children’s program. Please send e-mail to imanprograms@yahoogroups.com if you would like to help create an enriching and meaningful Muharram program for our children.

Sunday School update.

All parents wanting to register their children are requested to check the website for registration link in the month of August.

Social Services

IMAN continues 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 10 families, all of whom are refugees or asylum seekers from Iraq (80%), Afghanistan, and Iran. 3 of the families are single mother households, 2 are elderly persons. This month we also helped one (single father) family return to their apartment after they had become homeless for a few days and had to sleep in their car.

Facilities

Following maintenance actions were accomplished:

  • All vacuum cleaners were taken to Dyson Service Center for inspection and required maintenance (if required). One of our vacuum cleaners is retired and no parts is available. Dyson no longer supports this model. This vacuum works but if it breaks down then it is DONE. One vacuum has worn out clutch. The repair cost is $150. Dyson technician advised against repairing it. This vacuum will work on hard surface but not on carpet. All other vacuums are in good shape and ready to serve.
  • With the help of volunteers needing community service hours, plants around property have been watered during the hot dry summer weather. Landscaper has trimmed and groomed over grown plants and trees.
  • All outstanding plumbing and electrical issues were resolved and taken care of by professional plumber and electrician.
  • Estimates obtained from a Costco dealer for blinds to cover main prayer hall, middle room windows and side room designated for IMAN office. The total cost of this project is $8087.20. Final decision to go or not to go forward has not been made yet. At this time all indications points to abandoning installation of blinds in main prayer hall and middle room due to additional future maintenance and cleaning requirements. We will go ahead with the installation of blinds for the side room designated as future IMAN office.

Outreach

Beginner level video editing and media skills are being offered every month from now through the end of the year. Please see https://tcmedia.org/training-schedule.php for more info. It is hoped that there will be quite a few who can advantage of this opportunity and the platform available at Thurston County Media/TCTV for Muslims to tell our own stories and reclaim our narrative, insha’Allah. For any further information please contact aneelah.afzali@gmail.com or mateen.rokhsefat@gmail.com.

IMANews: Program to commemorate wafat of Imam Muhammad Jawad AS  (Posted On August 6th, 2018 )

As salaamu alaikum

 

Program to commemorate wafat of Imam Muhammad Jawad AS

The last day of Dhul Qa’dah marks the wafat of our 9th Imam which this year coincides with August 12th or 13th. A special program to commemorate the wafat of Imam Muhammad Jawad AS will take place at IMAN on Thursday August 9th, 2018.

 

Arbaeen memorial for Marhuma Pari Sima Saadatnezhadi

Marhuma Pari Sima Saadatnezhadi, mother of Sister Maryam Baghai, departed this world on June 29th, 2018. May Allah SWT rest her soul in eternal peace with His choicest servants. We will remember marhuma with recitation of Surah Yaseen on the occasion of her arbaeen.

 

Schedule for Thursday August 9, 2018

08:00 PM
Recitation of Surah Yaseen
08:15 PM
Dua Kumail
08:46 PM
Adhan
08:50 PM
Salaat ul Maghrebain
09:10 PM
Video Lecture by Sheikh Bahmanpour
09:50 PM
Ziyarat
10:00 PM
Refreshments

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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