Updated: Jun 8
As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!
Crescent Moon Dhu al-Hijjah 1441 AH
Based on verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday July 21st, 2020 in several parts of the United States, Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al Hijjah 1441 AH.
We ask God, the Most Merciful, to bring a swift end to the current pandemic and grant a quick recovery to all those afflicted.
And as always, we ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (A).
Important Islamic Events this Month:
Dhu al-Hijjah Jul/Aug Occasion
7 Jul 28 Wafat of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)
8 Jul 29 Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Jul 31 Eid al-Adha
15 Aug 5 Wiladat of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
18 Aug 8 Eid al-Ghadir
24 Aug 14 Eid al-Mubahila
Daily and Friday congregational prayers remain suspended during COVID-19 lock-down.
Weekly Thursday programs, wiladat celebration and wafat commemoration will take place online. Schedules and events details are posted on the web site.
Eid al-Adha prayer service will also be conducted on-line on Friday July 31, 2020 at 9:30 AM.
IMAN Center Restart
After careful deliberations, consultations and discussions, IMAN Executive Committee has determined that prudent course for our community is abundance of caution and to continue the suspension of activities at the IMAN Center during Dhu al-Hijjah 1441 AH as well as Muharram 1442 AH.
COVID-19 Pandemic status will continue to be monitored to help determine when it is safe for us resume congregational services at IMAN.
When IMAN Center resumes as, we will be returning to a new normal per guidelines provided by King County health authorities and other medical experts. Details of this are being figured out and in the process of being finalized.
We need several volunteers to help plan and orchestrate a safe re-start and a new normal. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to volunteer and help with safe re-start.
Maintaining our Social Bonds
Even though we are staying physically apart during the COVOD19- Pandemic lockdown, modern day technologies are helping us remain socially connected. However, participation in our weekly online programs can be more than what it is at present.
Everyone's participation is requested in an open discussion on Thursday July 23rd, 2020 at 8:30 PM to help understand what needs to be done to enhance participation in our weekly programs and to prevent eroding our social bonds during this extended COVID-19 lock down.