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IMANews: Rabīʿ al-Akhir 1445 AH, Oct-Nov 2023

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon Rabīʿ al-Akhir 1444 AH

There were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, October 15th, 2023.

Therefore, Monday, October 16th, 2023, wasthe last day of Rabi al-Awwal, 1445 A.H. Tuesday, October 17th, 2023, will be the first day of Rabīʿ al-Akhir, 1445 A.H.

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p) as we also pray to God, the Most Merciful, to bring a swift end to the current pandemic and grant a quick recovery to all those afflicted.

Important Islamic Events this Month:

Rabīʿ al-Akhir Oct Occasion

8 24 Wiladat of Imam Hasan al-Askari (p), (232 AH)

10 26 Wafat of Lady Fatimah bint Musa (Masooma Qom),

sister of Imam al-Ridha (p), (Year 201 A.H.)

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 Dua Kumail program also takes place in person at the IMAN Center at 8:00 PM each Thursday. Wiladats and wafats are observed on the Thursday closest to the actual date and conducted online in a virtual setting. Please refer to for schedule details of the Thursday program.

Conflict in Gaza/Israel

It is with heavy hearts we are witnessing the gut-wrenching developments in Gaza and Israel.

The ongoing violence and bloodshed have claimed thousands of lives, injured thousands more, and displaced countless families from their homes.

The suffering and trauma of the conflict are unimaginable.

As a community, we stand in solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy and pray for a just and dignified resolution to the land conflict that has its roots in more than a century of history.

We also condemn any form of hatred, bigotry, or violence that targets any group based on their religion, ethnicity, or identity.

We urge you to support the humanitarian efforts of various organizations that are working tirelessly to provide relief and assistance to the victims of this crisis.

As of Monday, 9th October 2023, Israel has cut-off all food, water, electricity, food and fuel from entering Gaza. There are also reports of international humanitarian aid convoys being prevented from entering Gaza through the Rafah border crossing shared with Egypt. Innocent and helpless civilians, of all ages including infant children and pregnant women, are enduring collective punishment. A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding.

You can contact your representatives to demand an end to the hostilities and a peaceful dialogue between the parties involved. Support the Ceasefire Now Resolution

We hope that this dark chapter in the history of the region will soon come to an end and that a new era of coexistence, cooperation, and mutual respect will dawn.

Until then, let us keep all those affected by the continued violence in our thoughts and prayers.

IMAN Center Remodel

IMAN Board of Directors are exploring potential remodel of the current facilities to satisfy current unmet needs: •Multi-purpose activity area and safe outside play area

•24/7 prayer space – musalla

Express Islamic nature of the facility

•Apartment for caretaker?


Appended below are the current site plan drawings proposed by the architect.

As part of the process all community members are invited to provide feedback via e-mail to on initial drawings posted above.

Sunday School 2022/2023

IMAN Sunday School is in its 5th week and progressing well.

The school celebrated Milad-un Nabi by hosting a Kahoot during assembly on October 1st, 2023.

Shaykh Trenton Carl extended his visit by speaking to the student body during assembly on October 8th, 2023 and spent some time after with our Youth class.

IMAN Sunday school will be closed for regular classes on November 5th, 2023 for a Teacher Training Conference. Teachers will be participating in a training conducted by NASIMCO from Toronto, Canada.

There will be a Parent Meeting on November 12th, 2023 after assembly. We encourage for all parents to attend. This is an opportunity to hear from the school committee and voice your thoughts and concerns about how the 2023-2024 school year is progressing.

IMAN Sunday School is 100% volunteer activity. Active engagement and participation by parents - dads and mums - are key to its success. Participation in the Sunday School Open House in September did not meet expectations. Please participate in the development of your child.

Kirkland Comprehensive Plan Update - Community Building Workshop

The City of Kirkland wants to hear from you!

Join City staff for a workshop to discuss the future of Kirkland and share your comments on how the City should grow and improve.

This event is part of the City’s update to the Comprehensive Plan, which sets policies and helps the City guide growth over the next 20 years.

Wednesday November 8th, 6:00-8:00 PM at IMAN Center

The workshop involves learning about the Comprehensive Plan, an interactive activity, and small group discussions led by City staff.

The event is open to all.

You do not need to live in Kirkland – the city wants to hear from people who work, study, visit, or pray in Kirkland too!

Registration is encouraged to help plan the workshop but not required. Registration is through the link:

Community Dinners

During these times, it is increasingly difficult for many to have basic needs met, and the monthly dinners IMAN hosts with St. John’s are our chance to contribute to serving these individuals.

Those interested to help organize future monthly community dinners, please contact Br. Abbas Kazmi or send mail to

Supporting those in need

Sister Sidra has reserved several spots to provide meals to the needy at homeless shelters. If you are interested in helping, please contact Sister Sidra Naqvi (425) 273 1463 or e-mail


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