IMANews: Rabīʿ al-awwal 1443 AH, Oct-Nov 2021

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon Rabīʿ al-awwal 1443 AH

Based on verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 in many locations in different states, Friday, October 8th, 2021, will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1443 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-awwal October Occasion

8 15 Wafat of Imam Hasan al-Askari (p), 50 AH

9 16 Eid e Zehra

12 19 Arrival of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to

Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of

the Islamic calendar (Hijri).

17 24 Wiladat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.

17 24 Wiladat of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 83 A.H.

18 25 Establishment of Masjid al-Nabi in the city of al-Madina

in the first Hijri year.

Daily congregational prayers remain suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Weekly Friday prayer have resumed in June. Those attending are required to book online.


Weekly Thursday programs, and wafat commemoration will take place online.


Wiladat celebration and wafat commemoration will be scheduled for the Thursday closest to the event and conducted online in a virtual setting. Please refer to http://iman-wa.org for details.


IMAN Center In Person Programs

We are encouraged to see infection rates dropping and vaccination rates going up.


We continue to monitor, review and consult on the COVID-19 Pandemic status to determine when will it be safe for us to resume more in person programs in Kirkland.


We thank everyone for their patience and we hope that we will be soon be able to meet in person in the not too distant future.


Sunday School 2020/2021

IMAN Sunday School resumed online classes on September 19th, 2021.


Student attendance, participation and engagement has been good.


We hope to resume in person school sessions in the near future as the COVID-19 Pandemic status improves vis-à-vis infection, hospitalization, vaccination rates.

Afghan Refugee Support

As we are aware, with United States operations in Afghanistan coming to an end, thousands of Afghans have been evacuated and are gradually making their way to different parts of the country including here in King County.


In order to help the new incoming Afghan brothers and sisters, a small team of volunteers has been formed to support those who reach out to IMAN for resettlement assistance. This team will process in coming cases, spend time to assist with resettlement and connect new arrivals to other support groups as necessary. For questions or support please contact the following volunteers in regards to the Afghan refugee resettlement.


R. Hamid Faizi (601) 291-9445

Mariam Kazmi (425) 318-2178

Hayatullah Hyder (206) 450-9047


We will need and we welcome more volunteers to help our displaced brothers and sisters get acclimated to the new culture and environment. If you are in a position to help and would like to volunteer, please e-mail: socialservices@iman-wa.org


IMAN Center has allocated a small amount to support the Afghan Refugee resettlement efforts. However, we will very likely need more to help given the number of people resettling in King County. Please donate online with designation to Afghan Refugee support.

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 in serving these individuals.


Those interested to help organize future monthly community dinners, please contact Br. Abbas Kazmi or send mail to socialservices@iman-wa.org.


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 socialservices@iman-wa.org.

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