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IMANews: Ramadhân 1443 AH, Apr / May 2022

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon for the Month of Ramadhân 1443 AH

Sighting of crescent moon for Ramadhan 1443 AH was not possible in the grey skies of greater Seattle area at sunset on Friday, April 1st, 2022. Also, there are no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Friday, April 1st, 2022, in any region of North America.

Thus, Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, will be the last day of the month of Shaʽban.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadhân, 1443 A.H.

Daily Ramadhân 1443 AH programs, in person at the IMAN Center as well as online, will commence on Sunday April 3rd, 2022, at 6:30 PM. Detailed schedule is available on our home page.

Ramadhân Mubarak!

We ask God, the Most High, to accept your fasting, grant success in performing good deeds, and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

IMAN Center will accommodate either of the two observances.

Important Islamic Events this Month:

Ramadhân April Occasion

10 Apr 12 Wafat of Bibi Khadija (A) (Year 3 B.H.)

15 Apr 17 Wiladat of Imam Hassan (A) (Year 3 A.H.)

17 Apr 19 The Battle of Badr, (Year 2 A.H.)

Eve of 19 Apr 20 Shab e Zarbat (Year 40 A.H.) Laylat -ul-Qadr Night

Eve of 21 Apr 22 Eve of Shahadat of Imam Ali (A) (Year 40 A.H.)

The Conquest of Mecca, (Year 8 A.H.)

21 Apr 23 Shahadat of Imam Ali (A) (Year 40 A.H.)

Eve of 23 Apr 24 Laylat -ul-Qadr Night

Our daily programs for the of Ramadhân will be commence on Sunday 3rd April, 2022:

Catered iftar dinners will be served every Friday and Saturday after maghrebain.

Please use links above or refer to home page for detailed timings and online links for our daily Qur'an Zoom session programs.

Daily in-person Ramadhân program will be broadcast live at:

Programs to commemorate wafats and celebrate wiladats as well as a'amaal programs for the nights of qadr will be posted as special events in due course.

A variety of programs and activities will be organized for all age groups. Special event links will be created and provide further details. To help plan these sessions the number of participants need to be known ahead of time and therefore require registration. Please register as requested on event pages.

Inspirational Leaders at IMAN

IMAN's roots date back to 1989 when a few families that settled in the Greater Seattle came together to establish a spiritual community to seek knowledge and serve.

As we complete 25th year of our formation in July 2022, during the celebration of the birthday of the Imam of our times, we recognized individuals who inspire as we strive to strengthen our vibrant caring sharing community in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

IMAN community is blessed to have Sister Mariam Kazmi, a student leader passionate about law and advocacy, a disciplined hard-working dependable individual who follows through on whatever she undertakes.

Mariam joined the IMAN community as a Sunday School student and is now a teacher. Last year she became the first President of the newly reorganized IMAN Youth Committee. One of the exciting accomplishments of this newly reconstituted youth group was the publication of a delightful 2021 Sunday School year book.

She serves the Kirkland, WA community helping provide dignified and excellent quality meals to all members of the community. Actively seeking out individuals who are willing to volunteer and make all dinners a success.

She co-founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called English 1 on 1 to have middle school and high school students teach conversational English to those who do not know how through high quality lessons. English 1 on 1 has students worldwide in Africa, Pakistan, China, and the US.

She helps plan events for Muslim youth in Washington state. She engages with the various teams to help settle refugees.

We are also very blessed to have the duo team of Sister Sidra Naqvi and Brother Ali Naqvi, who since Muharram 1442 AH (August 2020), after the breakout of the pandemic, have mobilized our community members to prepare and serve much needed meals at homeless shelters in and around Seattle.

Through the compassionate and generous efforts of volunteers from IMAN, particularly our caring sharing sisters, home cooked meals have been delivered every other week to the Tent City in Seattle, a temporary housing facility for the homeless. Direct individual donations have also been provided to shelters supporting and housing for women facing homelessness. During Ramadan in 2021, blankets and care packages were delivered to the Tent City.

We thank Allah SWT to bless us with such inspirational personalities.

We pray for their and our community's success in the times ahead.

Ramadhân Qur'an Conference

"لكل شى ء ربيع و ربيع القرآن شهر رمضان"

Everything has a spring and the spring of Qur'an is month of Ramadhân (Imam Baqir a.s.)

Children and youth in the community are invited to participate in the annual Qur'an conference to be held, inshallah, on April 29th and April 30th.

This year, there will be three categories. Participants may register in more than one category based on age group and interest.

1. Memorization category

Participants will be expected to recite suwar from memory in Arabic and English translation.

Ages 3-5 : Surat Al-'Ikhlāş, Surat Al-Kawthar, Surat An-Naşr

Memorize 1 Surat > bronze, 2 -> silver, 3 -> gold, translation not required this age group

Ages 6-7 : Surat Al-`Aşr, Surat Al-Falaq, Surat An-Nās

Memorize 1 Surat + translation -> bronze, 2+ translation -> silver, 3+ translation -> gold

Ages 8-9 : Surat Al-Mā`ūn, Surat Al-Qadr, Surat At-Tīn

Memorize 1 Surat + translation -> bronze, 2+ translation -> silver, 3+ translation--> gold

Ages 10-11: Surat Az-Zalzalah, Surat Ash-Sharĥ, Surat Ađ-Đuĥaá

Memorize 1 Surat + translation -> bronze, 2+ translation -> silver, 3+ translation--> gold

Ages 12-14: Surat Al-Qāri`ah, Surat Al-`Ādiyāt , Surat Ash-Shams

Memorize 1 Surat + translation -> bronze, 2+ translation --> silver, 3+ translation--> gold

2. Recitation category

Participants will be expected to recite suwar (memorization not required) and will be judged on following proper Makhārij and Tajweed rules. Reciting in Maqamat is recommended.

Ages 3-5 : Surat Al-'Ikhlāş, Surat Al-Kawthar, Surat An-Naşr

Ages 6-7 : Surat Al-`Aşr, Surat Al-Falaq, Surat An-Nās

Ages 8-9 : Surat Al-Mā`ūn, Surat Al-Qadr, Surat At-Tīn

Ages 10-11: Surat Az-Zalzalah, Surat Ash-Sharĥ, Surat Ađ-Đuĥaá

Ages 12-14: Surat Al-Qāri`ah, Surat Al-`Ādiyāt , Surat Ash-Shams

0-1 tajweed mistakes --> gold medal

2-3 mistakes --> silver medal

4-5 mistakes --> bronze medal

3. Understanding/Tafseer catagory

Participants aged 14+ will be provided documents on comparative study of above mentioned suwar. They will be tested on the content.

0-1 mistakes on the oral test -> gold, 2-3 mistakes -> silver, 4-5 mistakes -> bronze

Registration deadline is April 20th

Conference will be held per schedule below:

7:30 PM - April 29th - Tafseer

5:00 PM - April 30th - Memorization and Recitation

Ramadhân Appeal

IMAN Community's continued generosity is what sustains a growing spiritually vibrant caring sharing congregation here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

The blessed month of Ramadhân is a special time of the year when we receive generous donations for operational needs of IMAN, sponsoring iftars and help those in need.

Please donate generously to help sponsor iftar dinners and also help those in need.

Donations can be made:

1. By check to IMAN Center, 515 State St S, Kirkland. WA 98033.

2. Using Zelle to

3. Using credit card or by PayPal: click: donate

Payment by check or Zell incur no fees.

Let us open up our hearts and pockets to derive make the most of blessings that Allah SWT has bestowed upon us in this blessed month of Ramadhân! Counting on your continued generous support!

Sunday School

IMAN Sunday School continue online (via Zoom).

IMAN Youth Club and IMAN Sunday School Coordinated a successful Care Package collecting for the Tent City’s shelter in Bellevue on March 19, 2022.

Special Craft Activity is scheduled 10:30 AM - 11:30 Am on Sunday April 3rd, 2022.

Teachers will schedule timeslots for Parent / Teacher Conference for their classes for Sunday April 10, 2022.

Parents are urged to encourage all students to participate in the annual Ramadhân Qur'an conference.

Community Dinners

During these challenging times, it is increasingly difficult for many to have basic needs met. 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

Social Services

Sr. Sidra Naqvi continues to coordinate meals every other Sunday to the Seattle Tent City. Several spots have been reserved to provide future meals at shelters. If you are interested in helping, please contact Sister Sidra Naqvi (425) 273 1463 or e-mail

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