IMANews: Rabi-ul-Awwal 1440 AH / November 2018

As salaamu alaikum



Crescent Moon for the Month of Rabi-ul-Awwal 1440 AH


There were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, in any region of North America. Therefore, Thursday, November 8th, 2018 was the last day of the month of Safar, 1440 A.H. and Friday, November 9th, 2018, was the first day of the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1440 A.H. for us in the Greater Seattle area.


Important Islamic events this month

Date AH

Date AD


4 Rabi-ul-Awwal

Novemver 12

Wafat Fatima Masuma-e-Qum (p)

8 Rabi-ul-Awwal

Novemver 16

Wafat of Imam Hasan al-askari (p), 260 AH

9 Rabi-ul-Awwal

Novemver 17

Eid e Zehra (p)

12 Rabi-ul-Awwal

Novemver 20

Arrival of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of the Islamic calendar

17 Rabi-ul-Awwal

Novemver 25

Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.

17 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 25

Birth Anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 83 A.H.

18 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 26

Establishment of al-Nabawi Masjid (Mosque) in the city of al-Madina in the first Hijri year.


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

Annual General Metting

2018 IMAN Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled for Saturday December 8th, 2018 at 4:45 PM at the IMAN Center. We look forward to all Members participating in the deliberations as we continue our efforts to build a spiritually vibrant, caring and sharing community in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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.


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)


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)


Look after IMAN facilities

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


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


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>


Assist with funeral arrangements

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


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

Jawad Khaki, Mateen Rokhsefat <more help needed>


Sunday School Committee

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



Please send e-mail to 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.

Rabi-ul-Awwal 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.

Regular weekly Jumu’ah prayer service program will resume on November 16th, 2018 and will start each Friday at the 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr prayer time.

Special programs to commemorate wafat of Imam Hasan al-askari and wiladat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p) will be held as outlined below:

Thursday November 15

Wafat of Imam Hasan al-askari (p)

8:00 PM

Isha Adhan and Prayer

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM


8:50 PM

What is Man’s Nature? & The Struggle of Imam Hassan Al-Askari (as)

9:20 PM


9:30 PM

Refreshments & wrap-up
Sunday November 25

Wiladat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p)



To be announced after program is finalized


Sunday School

  • We are in the 7th week of the new school year.
  • Fire drill was conducted on October 28. It took 1 minute 36 seconds to evacuate the building.
  • Our deepest gratitude to the generous donor for the new printer that will be put to good use.
  • Thanksgiving food drive is in progress (From November 4th to November 18th). All collections will be donated to a local foodbank.
  • The school had a Parents meeting and the parents, Teacher / Parents Liaison and school staff was exchanged some ideas regarding the concerns.
  • There will be No school on Sunday November 25, 2018 (Thanksgiving Holiday).


Social Services

We continue to work with families approaching IMAN for assistance. We help local families with their immediate needs (e.g. rent and utilities) and try to guide them with finding employment when needed. Families are encouraged to work with organizations close to their place of residence. This month so far we have assisted 3 families, including single mothers and elderly with medical conditions.

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 are looking for 6-8 dedicated IMAN volunteers 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:

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.