IMANews – Dhul Qa’dah 1440 AH / July 2019

As salaamu alaikum

The Crescent Moon the Month of Dhul Qa’dah 1440 AH

Thursday, July 4th, 2019 was the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qa’dah 1440 A.H. based on the sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye by about 8 people at sunset on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 from the windows at the IMAN Center. 

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH
Date AD
Occasion
11 Dhul Qa’dah Jul 14 Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (p) – (148 A.H.)
30 Dhul Qa’dah Aug 2 Wafat of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p) – (220 A.H.)

Programs for Dhul Qa’dah

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 started meeting June 19th, 2019 each Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00 PM to read from the works of our Imams and respected scholars, starting with Nahjul balagha.

Starting July 11th, 2019, Br. Syed Rizwan Rizvi will lead a weekly Qu’ran Tajweed class. This class will commence one hour before Dua Kumail recitaion time shown in the table below. 

Thursday Dua e Kumail programs during Dhul Qa’dah will start 30 minutes before 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the time for Maghreb time:

Jul 4 8:00 PM Tajweed. Dua Kumail. Salaat ul Maghrebain. Weekly Reflection.
Jul 11 8:00 PM
Tajweed. Dua Kumail followed, Salaat ul Maghrebain
Celebrate birthday of 8th Imam.
Jul 18 7:45 PM Tajweed. Dua Kumail. Salaat ul Maghrebain. Weekly Reflection.
Jul 25 7:45 PM Tajweed. Dua Kumail. Salaat ul Maghrebain. Weekly Reflection.
Aug 1 7:30 PM
Tajweed. Dua Kumail followed, Salaat ul Maghrebain
Commemorate wafat of 9th Imam.

For the month of Dhul Qa’dah Friday Jumu’ah prayer program  will be at 1:30 PM.

Sunday School

IMAN Sunday School end of year picnic took place on June 9th, 2019 with good participation from  students, parents and community members.

 Sunday School is on break until September 2019. 

Computer used by Sunday School teachers needed replacement. 

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 – three of these requests were through Al Mahdi Center and one from IMAN.

Zakat ul Fitr was distributed to over 30 families in the Puget Sound area.

IMAN Executive Committee has recognized that the small social service subcommittee volunteer base cannot sustain the growing number of people who seek financial help from IMAN. Further, people who find themselves in difficult life situations are often in need of more assistance to get back on their feet than the small financial assistance that is provided.  It is for this reason, those applying for assistance to IMAN are now first redirected to contact centers which are in closer proximity to the aid applicant.  By doing so, we hope with time to grow the social service volunteer base that can come to assist people in difficult financial or health situations and also tap into a broader donor pool. 

The community dinners in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church are continuing last Saturday of every month.  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 commit their time on a regular basis please send e-mail to imansocialservices@yahoogroups.com.

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

New wireless microphone transmitter and receiver has been installed.

Vacuum cleaners  have reached the end of useful life and need to be replaced.

We are looking for volunteers to water plants around IMAN property during hot summer months. Please send e-mail to iman@iman-wa.org if you can help.

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.