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IMANews: Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 AH, Jun-Jul 2023

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!


Crescent Moon Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 AH


The new crescent moon for Dhu al-Hijjah is expected to be sighted around sunset on June 18th, 2023. Therefore, first day of Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 AH will coincide with Monday June 19th, 2023.


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 Jun/Jul Occasion

7 Jun 25 Wafat of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)

8 Jun 26 Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)

9 Jun 27 Day of Arafah, Wafat of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)

10 Jun 28 Eid al-Adha

15 Jul 3 Wiladat of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)

18 Jul 6 Eid al-Ghadir

24 Jul 12 Eid al-Mubahila

Daily Dhur and Maghreb and Friday congregational prayers are being held in person at the IMAN Center. Congregational Prayer Timings are published on the IMAN home page.


Weekly Qur'an Circle for all ages is scheduled for 7:00 PM every Thursday.


Weekly Dua Kumail program also takes place in person every Thursday at the IMAN Center at 8:00 PM.


Wiladats and wafats are observed on the Thursday closest to the actual date.


Eid al-Adha prayer service will also be conducted in person at the IMAN Center inshallah on Wednesday June 28th, 2023 at 9:30 AM. Refreshments will be provided after the prayer service.


Eid al-Ghadir and Eid al-Mubahila will be celebrated with a BBQ scheduled for Saturday July 8th, 2023 after dhuhr prayer at 2:00 PM.


IMAN event calendar will be updated with further details in due course.


Please refer to http://iman-wa.org for all program schedule details.


Sirat: My Islamic Workbook












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"Sirat: My Islamic Workbook", are exceptionally well created and crafted with love by the bright minds of our community's youth.


Designed for two age groups, 4-7 years old and 7-12 years old, Sirat is more than just an educational tool—it is a testament to the power of community support.


By purchasing "Hajj" and "Ghadeer" workbooks for just $4 each, you provide a platform for our young creators to shine and fulfill their dreams.


Each workbook is a masterpiece of imagination, carefully crafted to engage and educate.


For our younger learners, captivating activities and colorful illustrations lay the foundation for essential skills.


For the older age group, thought-provoking challenges foster critical thinking and creativity.


Not only are these workbooks an investment in the future of our community, but they are also an affordable opportunity for families to engage in quality learning materials about our Islamic background.


Join us in building a brighter future by purchasing a workbook today. Empower these aspiring talents and show them the unwavering support they deserve. Your contribution will impact the lives of these young creators, shaping their paths toward success.


Pre-order your workbook through the following link and collect on Eid al-Adha at the center. You can pay by check, cash or via Zelle to accounts@iman-wa.org (please write Sirat: My Islamic Workbook on the memo line.)


Also, anyone interested in creating with Muharram edition, please sign up through this link.


Sunday School

2022/2023 School year completed on June 11, 2023.


End of year school celebration for Sunday School students and family members is planned for June 18, 2023, at Cottage Lake Park Shelter 2, 18831 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98072 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.


We express our deepest gratitude to all teachers, teaching assistants, administrative volunteers and parent liaisons for all their hard work and pray for their continued and even more strength to serve the community in the times ahead.


Registration for School year 2023-2024 will open in August 2023.


Kirkland 4th of July Parade!

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) invites members of all faith traditions and communities to walk with us in the 2023 Kirkland 4th of July Parade.

Participants in the parade are encouraged to wear clothing typical for their faith to help show the diversity of faiths participating in the FIRE group, t-shirts promoting peace and understanding, or other clothing of their choice. Those walking should wear sensible shoes; hats and sunscreen are advised (at least, let us hope they’re necessary!). Participants are welcome to carry signs and banners promoting peace, love, unity, and understanding.


The parade starts at Noon. It follows a route through Marina Park and around the downtown core, a total walking distance of about one mile; see the map below. Participants are asked to line up at the designated point in the Market neighborhood north of Heritage Park by 11AM. The position in the parade and the exact location at which the FIRE group will assemble will be assigned around July 1, posted on the FIRE web site, and emailed to all who RSVP.



Those interested in participating in the parade should email rsvp@fire-wa.org. Information on the group’s position in the parade and assembly point will be sent as soon as they are known. Recommended parking locations along with the line-up information will also be provided via e-mail; you can also consider taking King County Metro to the Kirkland Transit Center which is downtown near the parade route.


For more information on the parade, visit https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Government/Departments/Parks-and-Community-Services/Register-for-a-Recreation-Program/Celebrate-Kirkland. For further information on FIRE or our group in the parade, email info@fire-wa.org or contact Toby at 206-790-6377.


Muharram Planning

Br. Hamed Shafazand who has been attending events at IMAN for the last three years is coordinating parent volunteers. Here is what he has to say:


"I am reaching out to ask for your volunteer assistance for our Muharram program for kids at Iman. Participating at Iman’s events has been a wonderful, rewarding journey for me and my family and we are thankful for Allah’s mercy for the opportunity to know our extended family here at Iman.


Brothers and Sisters, as you know Muharram is just around the corner, and it is one of the well participated events at Iman. This Muharram (and InshaAllah any future events) we are asking for your time and commitment to organize nightly programs for kids. We are asking for your time and commitment. We are asking you to help us, to help our children, our essential investment.


Some of you may know my son Ryan (he is 5). He loves coming to Iman and insists on sharing his energy with his fellow friends. Me as a dad all I can do is to guide this energy toward something useful so his time is well spent.


If you have two hours of your time to share for one (or more) nights of Muharram (first 12 nights) at Iman, working with organizers and following their direction to manage children, please let us know! We are planning to have activities for them while parents can participate at Iman’s Muharram program knowing that their child is safe and their time is well spent.


We are asking for volunteers 15 years of age and older to engage in activities planned for two age-based groups: 4-7 yrs and +7 yrs. Volunteers are expected to spend two hours at Iman (evening/night time) with other organizers working with children and keeping them engaged. Activities may include : story telling, book reading, game-based activities, art and craft, and etc. The activities will mostly be led by organizers and volunteers will assist them in managing the events. However, If you like to lead an event or have ideas/suggestions, we’ll be more than happy to hear from you!


So, if you think you can share two hours or more of your time with us, please Email hamed.shafazand@gmail.com with your name, number of hours/nights willing to volunteer and a good contact. Please do so by June 30th and I’ll reach out to you providing more information.


Together I’m sure we can make anything happen.


Thank you for your time and I appreciate your consideration."


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