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IMANews: Rabīʿ al-awwal 1445 AH, Sep-Oct 2023

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon Rabīʿ al-awwal 1445 AH

There were no verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Friday, September 15th, 2023. Therefore, Sunday September 17th, 2023 is the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 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-awwal Sep/Oct Occasion

8 Sep 24 Wafat of Imam Hasan al-Askari (p), 260 AH

9 Sep 25 Eid e Zehra

12 Sep 28 Arrival of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to

Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of

the Islamic calendar (Hijri).

17 Oct 3 Wiladat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.

17 Oct 3 Wiladat of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 83 A.H.

18 Oct 4 Establishment of Masjid al-Nabi in the city of

al-Madina in the first Hijri year.

Wiladat celebration and wafat commemoration will be scheduled on the Thursday closest to the event. Please refer to for details.

Reclaiming control over screentime

We are delighted to have Br. Riyaz Vazir present how can we reclaim control over screentime by employing strategies beyond simply putting your phone away?

We check our phones once every 4 minutes and spend nearly 8 hours each week on social media alone.

Digital devices are part of modern living, yet many struggle with productivity loss from mindless scrolling, and burnout from constant connectedness.

Br. Riyaz Vazir will help us learn how to use Digital Wellness as a trampoline to help reclaim control over screen time this coming Thursday September 21st, 2023 after recitation of Dua Kumail.

About the speaker:

Before founding Scroll By Choice, Riyaz Vazir spent nine years at Microsoft as Director of Business Strategy, working with globally distributed teams on sales enablement, change management, and training programs. Riyaz holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics from Knox College.

Java Programming

Br. Ali Al Shimari, a final year computer science student at University of Washington, wants to bring his skills to benefit the youth in our community,

Having taught programming before, he will start a programming class for anyone 12 years or older to learn at the IMAN Center starting September 17th, 2023.

Coding is a very useful and transferable skill in any career path, and getting the youth a HeadStart on learning this skill is Br. Ali's goal.

Specially designed curriculum for this course will run for 10 weeks every Sunday at 9:45 am

Students can bring any computer, whether it’s Apple, or Windows, to learn the coding language.

To register, please use this link: REGISTER

For more information, please contact Br. Ali at: (206) 483-3583

IMAN Center Programming Class - 2023-09-16
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Milad un–Nabi Celebration Oct 5th - Oct 7th, 2023

We are pleased to host Shaykh Trenton Carl as we celebrate the celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp).

Shaykh Carl will speak to address our congregation on three successive evenings starting Thursday October 5th, 2023.

Thu, Oct 5th: The Prophet as Part of an Ancient Tradition

Challenge to Faith: Improper Conceptions of Religion and Religiosity

Fri, Oct 6th: Improper Conceptions of Religion leads to improper understanding of the goals of Islam

Problematic Conception of Islamic Goals

Robust Conception of Islamic Goals

Sat, Oct 7th: Synthesis through Small-Goup Discussion

Based on our discussion over the previous two nights we want to ask the community to identify issues that. God might want us to a) identify b) problem solve.

In other words, we are trying to do what the Prophet set out to do – he gave us principles to live by and change the world with.

This is our celebration of the prophet.

About the speaker:

Shaykh Trenton Carl is the co-founder and resident scholar of Sacred Roots Muslim Community in Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary, where he studied the core traditional Islamic curriculum and is currently continuing his studies. He works with several Muslim educational initiatives, is an editor of the Seminary’s publication, al-Sidrah, and is a director of the Seminary's summer education program, L.I.F.E. (Living Islam Faithfully and Ethically).

He received a B.A. in Islamic World Studies from DePaul University. While at DePaul, he was active in several student organizations and served on the board of UMMA, DePaul’s Muslim student organization. After graduating, he worked as a research and teaching assistant in the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University under Dr. Aminah McCloud. Trenton, originally from Houston, now resides in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

Kirkland 2044 Comprehensive Plan Update - Join the Conversation

The City of Kirkland ("City") is working on an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan), which sets policies and helps the City guide growth over the next 20 years.

The Comp Plan is organized into sections about a range of topics including land use, housing, transportation, parks, sustainability, and more.

The City is working on outreach and would like to hear your opinions through theHousing and Human Services survey.

The City is also partnering with IMAN to have an event at the IMAN Center this fall and welcomes the entire congregation to attend! Stay tuned for the date. This event will be an engaging and interactive opportunity to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan, ask questions, and discuss what is important to you for the future of Kirkland.

The survey and event are 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!

Please refer to these handouts for further information:

English_FAQ_and_How to Comment
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Arabic_FAQ_and_How to Comment
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Farsi_FAQ_and_How to Comment
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Comp Plan_Human_Services_Informational_Handout_WEB
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Comp Plan_Housing_Informational Handout_WEB
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Sunday School 2023/2024

IMAN Sunday School resumed in person classes on September 10th, 2023.

Student enrollment is around 70 students.

Sunday School Committee is signing-up Volunteer Teachers, TA’s and helpers to organize the classes and weekly sessions.

Please e-mail if you can help.

For school information and calendar refer to the IMAN Sunday School website, IMAN Sunday School

We thank Allah SWT for the opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation Muslim Americans and are counting on maximal parental participation in the strengthening of our families and the community.

Community Dinners

Monthly dinners IMAN hosts with St. John’s present opportunities to contribute to serving those in need and displaced individuals.

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

Meals at homeless shelters

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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