IMANews – Muharram 1441 AH / September 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.