IMANews: Rabi-ul-Awwal 1441 AH / October-November 2019

As salaamu alaikum


Crescent Moon for the Month of Rabi-ul-Awwal 1441 AH


Tuesday October 29th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Safar and Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, will be the first day of the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1441 A.H. for us in the Greater Seattle area.

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH

Date AD


4 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 2

Wafat Fatima Masuma-e-Qum (p)

8 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 6

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

9 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 7

Eid e Zehra (p)

12 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 10

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

17 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 15

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

17 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 15

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

18 Rabi-ul-Awwal

November 16

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

2019 IMAN Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled after the Maghreb prayer on Saturday December 7th, 2019 at 5:00 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.

Rabi-ul-Awwal Program

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.

8:00 PM

Secondary Source Study Group: Nahjul Balagh

7:00 PM

Qur’an Tajweed Class

8:00 PM

Adhan and Salaat ul Isha

8:20 PM

Dua Kumail

8:45 PM

Reflection by a community member

9:00 PM

Ziyarat Waritha
1:00 PM or 12:00 Noon Jumu’ah prayer on November 1, 2019 will be at 1:00 PM. Jumu’ah prayer on November 8, 15, 22, 29 will be at 12:00 Noon

10:30 AM

Sunday School

Weekly Thursday evening reflection by a community member will focus on the on the wafat being commemorated or wiladat  being celebrated that week. 

A special programs to celebrate wiladat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p) will be held on Saturday November 16th, 2019:


November 16

4:47 PM

Maghrebain Prayers

5:00 PM


5:45 PM


5:50 PM


6::00 PM

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp): Mercy to Mankind

Panel discussion and Q&A with Imam Mohammad Joban – Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), Imam Jamal Rahman – Interfaith community Church of Seatle, Br. Momen Mokhtari – Islamic Education Center of Seattle.

    • What characteristics and values enabled Prophet Muhammad SAWWS to undertake the mission of reforming the Arabian society and transform the world in the process?
    • What are some spiritual insights and practices of the Prophet Muhammad ( pbuh) that can offer inspiration and guidance to practitioners of any faith or no faith?
    • How did our beloved Prophet go about reforming the society of his time?
    • During his lifetime, Prophet Muhammad reached out to several communities and made peace treaties with others. What was his approach to build understanding and arrive at peaceful co-existence with others?
  • How can we apply lessons from Prophet Muhammad SAWWS life, his values, his reformative approach, his outreach to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our times?

7:30 PM



Sunday School

  • September 29th, 2019 was the first day of the new school year. We welcome new and returning students, parents, teachers, teaching assistants, parent liaisons and the school committee and look forward to awesome year ahead.
  • Sunday school will continue with the Tarbiyah curriculum. An overview of the curriculum can be found at this link and you can learn more about it here.
  • Discussion on new Qur’an curriculum has been scheduled for November 17th, 2019 where parent feedback will be solicited.
  • “Bonds of Kinship” classes developed by API Chaya’s Peaceful Families Taskforce were adopted as parent orientation to cultivate positive family relationships through skill-building within an Islamic framework.  All Sunday School parents are required to complete the orientation. Those who missed will be have an opportunity to attend make up sessions that will be scheduled in the future.
  • School committee is in the process of providing classroom TVs to aid teaching.
  • A book drive to help needy families will be take place over the next three weeks.
  • Field trip is planned for Saturday November 16th, 2019 to help
  • This year’s food drive is planned for November 3rd – November 17th and all items collected will be donated to a local food bank.
  • Fire drill for this year will take place either on November 3rd or November 10th. Will be announced in advance.

 Social Services

Nine families were provided with rental assistance for October.  3 from AL Mahdi Center, 3 from As salaam Center, 2 families that approched IMAN, 1 from MAPS-MCRC. 4 of the families were also given Costco gift cards for food assistance.

October community dinner took place on Saturday 10/26/2019.  We appreciate all those that volunteered last week. The next opportuity is for Saturday November 30th, 2019. Please contact Br. Abbas Kazmi at (303) 718 4516 if you are able to help.

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:

Interfaith Dinner Dialogue: Celebration, Commemoration and Holidays

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) invites you to the 13th Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on Sunday, November 3, 5-8PM at Sikh Centre of Seattle, 20412 Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell. A tour of the Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) will be held at 4:30PM for those who arrive early.

The event features a panel discussion with representatives of world religions including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikh, and Zoroastrianism, and stimulating interfaith discussions among all participants. The topic for this Dialogue is “What Are Your Faith’s Celebrations, Commemorations and Holidays?”.

Most previous FIRE Dinner Dialogues have been pot-luck, but this time a vegetarian dinner (“langar”) will provided by Sikh community volunteers. In order for our hosts to know how much food to prepare, we ask all attendees to please register for the event using this link. 

Important Notes: Sikh Centre is a shoeless facility; participants will be asked to remove their shoes at the entrance foyer. Please wash your hands with the soap and water provided at the entrance. Please dress modestly to cover conservatively. Both Men and Women are asked to cover their heads with a scarf. The use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs is not permitted. The Sikh Center is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please email

What Interfaith Dinner Dialogue: Celebration, Commemoration and Holidays
When Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where Sikh Centre of Seattle
20412 Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell
Registration URL Click Here 

If you would like to invite others to the Dinner Dialogue, you can download and print a color flyer.

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

EvergreenHealth Volunteer Opportunity

There are voluntary work opportunities at EvergreenHealth.  This year they are hoping to recruit applicants from Redmond, Sammamish, Duvall & Kenmore to cover the EvergreenHealth area. Application forms will be available at IMAN for those interested next on Sunday. 

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.