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: Safar 1441 AH / October 2019  (Posted On October 2nd, 2019 )

As salaamu alaikum

 

Highlights:

Crescent Moon for the Month of Safar 1441 AH

 

The crescent moon of the month of Safar 1441 AH was sighted by the naked eye in several parts of the United States during the sunset of Sunday , September 29th, 2019. Therefore, Monday September 30th, 2019 was the first day of the month of Safar 1441 AH.

 

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH

Date AD

Occasion

7 Safar

October 6

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

7 Safar

October 6

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

17 Safar

October 16

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

20 Safar

October 19

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

28 Safar

October 27

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).

Safar Program

Unless otherwise noted in table below, 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 later.

Islamic Secondary Source Study Group meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM to read from the works of our Imam and respected scholars. Present focus is on Nahjul Balagha.

Weekly Qur’an Tajweed class is scheduled for 7:00 PM every Thursday after maghreb prayer.

Thursday Dua e Kumail program starts 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 1:00 PM.

Our guest speaker for Arbaeen is Br. Hussein Dharsi, a native of Zanzibar, Tanzania who now resides in Ontario, Canada.  Br. Hussein spent his formative years in the UK where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science and studied Modern Standard Arabic at the University of Central London.  He has spoken at various centers across the globe during Ashra of Muharram.   Br. Hussein is currently translating exegesis of the Qur’an titled “Tafsir al Amthal” of  Ayatullah Nair Makarim Shirazi from Arabic into English, first volume of which will be available online shortly for the community at large.

Special program to commemorate wafat of Imams and Prophet and arbaeen of Imam Husain(p) will be held as outlined below. Unless otherwise noted, Thursday program reflections will be by a community member.  If you are interested to offer a reflection, please e-mail imanprograms@yahoogroups.com. 

Thursday October 3

Wafat of

Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p)

7:00 PM

Maghreb  Adhan and Prayer

7:15 PM

Qur’an Tajweed Class

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Qur’an

8:50 PM

Reflection on: Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p)

9:05 PM

Ziyarat

9:15 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

Thursday October 10

Wafat of

Bibi Sakina (p)

6:46 PM

Maghreb Adhan and Prayer

7:00 PM

Qur’an Tajweed Class

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Qur’an

8:50 PM

Reflection on Bibi Sakina (p) and trials and tribulations that followed tragedy of Karbala. 

9:05 PM

Ziyarat

9:15 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

Thursday October 17

Wafat of

Imam Ali al-Ridha (p)

6:45 PM

Maghreb Adhan and Prayer

7:00 PM

Qur’an Tajweed Class

8:00 PM Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Qur’an

8:50 PM

Reflection on Imam Ali al-Ridha (p)

9:05 PM

Ziyarat

9:05 PM Refreshments & wrap-up

 Saturday October 19

 Arbaeen of

 Imam Hussein (p)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Qur’an

8:25 PM

Lecture by Br. Hussein Dharsi

Repentance of a Political Crime – Analytical view from the Qur’an

9:05 PM Maatam / Latmiyah / Lamentation

9:15 PM

Ziyarat

9:20 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

Sunday October 20

Arbaeen of

Imam Hussein (p)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Qur’an

8:25 PM

Lecture by Br. Hussein Dharsi

Qur’an in Our Daily Life – Exegesis of Ayatul Kursi 

9:05 PM

Maatam / Latmiyah / Lamentation

9:15 PM

Ziyarat

9:20 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

 Thursday October 24

6:30 PM

Maghreb Adhan and Prayer

7:00 PM

Qur’an Tajweed Class

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

 Reflection for the week

8:55 PM

Ziyarat

9:05 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

Saturday October 26

Wafat of

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Qur’an

8:25 PM

Lecture reflecting on life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp)

9:05 PM

Ziyarat

9:10 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up

 Sunday School 

  • Registration is open and will remain so until October 15th, 2019. Registration forms can be found here.
  • Orientation for 2019/2010 school year was completed on September 15th and a good number of parents and students showed up. 
  • First day of school was on September 30th, 2019
  • New class for 13+ youth classes will be piloted this year.
  • “Bonds of Kinship” classes will be scheduled over 5 weeks. All parents are required to sign up.
  • New Qur’an class syllabus will be implemented this year. Student will be evaluated and placed accordingly. 

Social Services 

Rent and grocery assistance was provided in September 2019 to several families referred to us from Salaam Center (3) and Al Mahdi Center (4) as well as approaching IMAN directly (3).  It is encouraging to see leadership from these centers stepping up to assist those in need in partnership with IMAN.

IMAN is also exploring collaboration with MAPS_MCRC and Attain Housing as we strive to learn from and partner with these organizations.  One way to learn to improve our policies and processes is to seek volunteers who can work with Attain Housing.  Real time experience through volunteering with Attain Housing with specific instances will make our  learning dynamic.  Please contact Br. Gulam Juma and/or send e-mail to imansocialservices@yahoogroups.com if you are interested in helping.

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

Community Dinners 

The community dinners in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church continue to be held last Saturday of every month.  On September 28, 2019, Community dinner took the form of Community Outreach Picnic at Juanita Beach park with good particiaption from severl Christian and Jewish faith organizations. 

We continue to look for 6-8 dedicated IMAN volunteers 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. 

MAPS MCRC Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone at IMAN is invited to attend the Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday November 26th as Ambassadors of Hope. Each year MAPS-MCRC hosts a Thanksgiving Eve Dinner at MAPS for inadequately housed on the Eastside. This annual event brings several faith organizations to host this event. This year MAPS plans to expand this event to increase awareness of the issue of homelessness and their partnership with The Sophia Way as well as the transitional housing units operated by MAPS. This is an opportunity to gather with others who share concern for those facing poverty and homelessness in our community.

What: MAPS-MCRC Thanksgiving Eve, Share your Blessings Dinner
When: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM:
Where: Muslim Association of Puget Sound, MAPS 17550 NE 67th Ct., Redmond, WA 98052:
Registration URL: https://thanksgiving-share-your-blessings.eventbrite.com

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 – Muharram 1441 AH / September 2019  (Posted On August 31st, 2019 )

As salaamu alaikum

Highlights:

Crescent Moon for the Month of Muharram 1441 AH

 

It has been confirmed that September 1st, 2019 to be the 1st Day of Muharram 1441 AH for us in the Greater Seattle area. Day of Ashura 1441 AH  will most likely coincide with Tuesday, September 10th, 2018.

Programs in IMAN will be start tonight Aug 31st, 2019 at 7:30 pm and you can find the details of the programs in the below table.

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH

Date AD

Occasion

2 Muharram

September 2

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

10 Muharram

September 10

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

13 Muharram

September 13

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

25 Muharram

September 25

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).

IMAN 2019 Membership Renewal 

Members are reminded that 2019 membership renewal fees are due on or before September 30th, 2019. All members have  been sent multiple reminders by now. Payments can be made electronically using form that was mailed out or also by check payable to IMAN. If you are not a member of IMAN but identify with 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!

Muharram Program

Daily and weekly programs continue at IMAN. Daily Dhuhrain and Maghrebain 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 later.

Dua e Kumail on September 5th will precede salaat ul maghreb otherwise it will follow salaat ul maghrebain at 8:00 PM every Thursday.

Weekly Qur’an Tajweed class is scheduled for every Thursday at 7:00 PM except September 8th,  2019.

Friday Jumu’ah prayer program will be at 1:15 PM.

Daily Muharram programs have been scheduled from September 1st  – September 11th, 2019 as follows:

Muharram

Evening programs

Aug 31st   – Sep 11th

7:30 PM

Question and Answer Session: Br. Hussain Al-Nashed 
8:05 PM Maghrebain Prayers

8:20 PM

Open with Qur’an

8:30 PM

Marthiya/Poetry/Reflection

8:45 PM

Lecture: Br. Hussain Al-Nashed

9:30 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

9:45 PM

Ziyarat, Refreshments & wrap-up
Ashura Day

Sep 10th

11:00 AM

Aamal e Ashura

1:15 PM

Salaat ul dhuhrain

1:35 PM

Marthiya/Poetry/Reflection

1:50 PM

Qur’an

2:00 PM

Ashura Day Speech: Br. Hussain Al-Nashed

2:20 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

2:40 PM

Ziyarat

2:50 PM

Lunch / Wrap-Up
Ladies Program

on Ashura Day

Sep 10th

4:00 PM

Hadith e Kisa

4:10 PM

Marthiya/Poetry

4:30 PM

Reflections on: “Message & Mission of Hussain”

5:15 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

5:45 PM

Break
Sham e Gharibaan

Sep 10th

7:45 PM

Salaat ul maghrebain

8:10 PM

Qur’an

8:20 PM

Marthiya/Poetry/Reflection

8:35 PM

Sham e gharibaan Speech: Br. Hussain Al-Nashed

9:00 PM

Latmiya/Maatam/Lamentation

9:15 PM

Ziyarat, Refreshments & wrap-up

Special program to commemorate wafat of our 4th Imam will be held the evening of Thursday September 26th, 2019.  

Br. Hussain Al-Nashed, a dynamic speaker from London, England will be our guest speaker for the for the first 12 nights of Muharram. He will be speaking on ‘The Proactive Muslim’. How we can build a lasting community with a commitment to the betterment of society by taking lessons from the battle of Karbala. “You are the best community sent unto Mankind; as long as you call people to enjoin righteousness and discourage from partaking in sin.”

Br. Hussain Al-Nashed has spoken at universities and academic institutions in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe as well as Australia and the USA.  He is actively involved in a number of charity works including propagation of Islam in South Africa, visiting poor and disenfranchised regions in America, as he strongly believes this is where Social Islam is needed most. In addition to his other work, Brother Al-Nashed regularly hosts a number of drug and alcohol counseling workshops, and has a focus in Islamic family values and premarital relationships.

As a follow-up to the successful youth Q/A with Br. Nashed in April earlier this year,  a 30 minute Q&A session has been everyday each night. We encourage everyone, especially youth, having questions from earlier night presentation to engage with Br. Nashed to seek further clarification and benefit from his presence this Muharram.

Those interested in reciting marthiya/poetry/nauha are requested to coordonate with Br. Mansoor Naqvi. 

Please donate generously to help cover the Muharram 1441 AH program expenses. If you are interested in sponsoring refreshments/food during Muharram, please coordinate with Sr. Kaniz Khaki. 

Blood Drive

As in years past, Muharram blood drive arrangements have been made with Bloodworks Northwest as follows:

 

Why Blood Drive?

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

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday Muharram 6th, 1440 AH September 6th

Where:

IMAN Center, 515 State St S, Kirkland, WA 98033

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:

Time slots signup will be available soon. Please keep an eye for IMAN e-mail and Facebook posts. While appointments are recommended we also welcome walk-ins.  

 

Sunday School

 

2019-2020 school registration link is now live. 

First day of classes for 2019/2020 is scheduled for 10:30 AM on September 29th, 2019.

All interested parents are required to register students before September 15th, 2019 and attend the orientation scheduled for 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Sunday September 15th, 2019.

Orientation session will cover the following topics:  

  • Overview of the school and curriculum
  • Accomplishments of the past year, and plans for the next year
  • Introduction to the teachers and Sunday School committee
  • Financial overview and needs for next year
  • Student and parent expectations
  • Details of the registration and volunteers

Parents are required to:

  • Complete Registration process with fee payments, or set up monthly payments
  • Register for volunteer activities
  • Pay the refundable deposit for volunteer hours for next year

IMPORTANT NOTE: Filling out the registration form does not guarantee your child(ren) admission to IMAN Sunday School. Acceptance requirement include:

  • Previous year’s tuition and fees to be paid in full
  • Parent volunteer obligations are completed or paid for
  • Library books must be returned and dues cleared

If you are interested in a rewarding experience working with smart children, the Sunday School is in need of teachers, substitutes and assistants. Please attend the open house to learn more and sign up to be a teacher or TA this school year. 

Students are welcome to keep the books they received, however, if they no longer have a need, and would like to recycle last years’ books, we welcome returns of all books in usable condition. This helps keep our expenses down.

 Social Services

We continue to work with families approaching IMAN for assistance. Help is provided to families for their immediate needs (e.g. rent and utilities) and guidance to find employment as appropriate. Families are encouraged to work with organizations close to their place of residence. We continue our partnerships with Al Mahdi Center, IECS and are now reaching out to Salaam Center in the SeaTac area as well as  MAPS to explore cooperation on the east side. 

The community dinners in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church are continuing last Saturday of every month.  The next community dinner, sponsored by the IMAN Community, is scheduled for August 31st, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Everyone is welcome! Come, relax, and enjoy a free, healthy, and delicious meal!

Community dinner for September will be a Community Picnic in the Park on September 28th, 2019 at Juanita Beach Park (9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland, WA 98034) sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church, The IMAN Center, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life from 12:00 Noon – 3:30 PM. 

We continue to look for 6-8 dedicated IMAN volunteers who are willing to sign up to volunteer on a regular and committed basis.  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

Cemetery Burial Plots in Redmond

Br. Nuri Mansoori, Br. Ghadeer Baghai and Br. Samad Faghih have been exploring the possibility of purchasing burial plots in a Muslim designated section at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in Redmond. A package that includes burial plot and associated cemetery provided services: burial vault & installation, opening and closing of grave has been worked out. Pre-purchased burial plot will be transferable to other Muslim individuals. Negotiations with the Cedar Lawns Memorial Park are in advanced stages. Individuals who are ready to purchase package being offered are urged to sign up to help advance contractual negotiations to close. A meeting to discuss the burial package in detail is scheduled for  September 7th, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the IMAN Center. All interested are requested to attend.

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 – Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH / August 2019  (Posted On August 6th, 2019 )

As salaamu alaikum

Crescent Moon for the Month of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

IMAN received reports of sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Thursday, August 1st, 2019, from locations in Southern California.  Therefore, Friday, August 2nd, 2019, was the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H. for us in the greater Seattle area.

  • The day of Arafah will be on Saturday , August 10th, 2019
  • The day of Eid al-Adha will be on Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH
Date AD
Occasion
7th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 8th
Wafat of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p) (114 A.H.)
8th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 9th
Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 10th
10th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 11th
15th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 16th
Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
18th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 19th
24th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 25th

Programs for Dhul Hijjah

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.

Islamic Secondary Source Study Group meets each Wednesday from 8:00 PM to read from the works of our Imams and respected scholars, starting with Nahjul balagha.

Br. Syed Rizwan Rizvi leads a weekly Qu’ran Tajweed class. Next class is scheduled for Thursday AUgust 15th, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Dua e Kumail programs will precede salaat ul maghreb.

Date Time Program
Aug 8th 08:15 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain  Commemorate Wafat of 5th Imam, H. Muslim
Aug 15th 08:15 PM Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain
Aug 22nd 08:00 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain
Celebrate Wiladat of 10th Imam
Aug 29th 08:00 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain
Reflections on Eid al-Mubahila

Friday Jumu’ah prayer program is scheduled at 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr prayer time.

Special a’amaal for Day of Arafat will be held after Dhuhr on Saturday August 10, 2019.

Date Time Program

Saturday

August 10th

A’amaal for

Day of Arafat

1:16 pm Salaat ul Dhurain
1:45 pm A’amaal for Day of Arafat
4:00 pm Wrap-up
8:45 pm Salaat ul Maghrebain

Eid ul Adha prayer is scheduled for Sunday August 11th, 2019 at 9:30 AM. 

Date Time Program

Sunday

August 11th

Eid-ul-adha

9:30 am Dua Nudba
10:00 am Takbirat
10:15 am Salaat ul Eid + Khutbah
11:00 am Light Refreshments
12:00 Noon Wrap-up
  1:30 pm Salaat ul Dhurain
  8:45 pm Salaat ul Maghrebain

Please join us and invite your friends from other Islamic Centers to a special barbeque to celebrate Eid-ul-Ghadir on Saturday August 17, 2019. 

Date Time Program

Saturday

August 17th

Eid-ul-Ghadir

1:15 pm Salaat ul Dhurain
2:00 pm Eid-ul-Ghadir Celebration
3:00 pm Barbeque
5:00 pm Wrap-up
8:45 pm Salaat ul Maghrebain

Preparing for Muharram

As we approach the new Islamic calendar year 1441 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

We help families approaching IMAN for assistance with their immediate needs (e.g. rent and utilities) and guide them with finding employment when needed.  Families are encouraged to work with organizations close to their place of residence. This month rent assistance was provided to 4 families – two of these requests were through Al Mahdi Center, one from IECS and one lady from Bellevue.

Facilities

Bookshelves in the IMAN bookstore that suffered minor damage due to heavy load following recent earthquake have been repaired.

We need volunteers to water  plants around property have been watered during the hot dry summer weather. 

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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