IMANews: Safar 1443 AH, Sep-Oct 2021

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon Safar 1443 AH

There were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. Therefore, Thursday , September 9th, 2021 is the first day of Safar, 1443 A.H. Day of Arbaeen/Chehelom will be Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.


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:

Safar Sep/Oct Occasion

7 Sep 15 Wafat of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH

7 Sep 15 Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH

17 Sep 25 Wafat of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH

20 Sep 28 Arbaeen/Chehelom of Imam Hussain (p) & companions (61 A.H.)

28 Oct 6 Wafat of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp) (11 A.H.)

Daily prayers remain suspended during the 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.


Wafat majlises for the events above are scheduled for the Thursday closest to the event. Schedules and events details will be posted on the web site.


Sunday School 2020/2021

IMAN Sunday School will resume online and continue so until the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves.

IMAN Sunday School registration is open and all interested parents are encouraged to register before September 11th, 2021. Registration after September 11th, 2021 will be on a case by case basis depending on class size.


The school will continue following the Tarbiyah Curruculum. Classes will cover Islamic Studies, Qur'an, Salaat and Youth sessions for 13+.


Sunday School Orientation is scheduled for 10:30 AM on September 19th, 2021. The first session for the new school year will commenne on Sunday September 26th at 10:30 AM.


Afghan Refugee Crisis

IMAN is consulting members of our local community as well as nationally to determine how best our community can respond to help those affected by the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan.


If you are interested to volunteer your time to assist refugees in their resettlement in our area, please send e-mail socialservices@iman-wa.org.


We are also accepting donations to help assist those impacted by the current crisis. Please donate generously.


Moss Bay Neighborhood Plan Update

The City of Kirkland, in coordination with the community and businesses, is updating the Moss Bay Neighborhood Plan in the Kirkland Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of a neighborhood plan is to establish a vision for the next 20 years to define how to best manage household and job growth and within the context of citywide goals and policies in the Comprehensive Plan.


IMAN Center is in the Kirkland Moss Bay Neighborhood.


Now is a great opportunity for the residents and business community within the neighborhood to make comment on the draft Moss Bay Plan.


Here’s how you can participate in the process:

  • Attend the virtual Planning Commission Hearing on the Moss Bay Neighborhood Plan on September 23, 2021 (See below for Zoom meeting details). If you cannot attend the hearing, please send your public comments to David Barnes, Senior Planner at dbarnes@kirklandwa.gov

  • Learn more: at the City’s website Moss Bay Neighborhood Plan Update

  • Review the draft Moss Bay Neighborhood Plan on the Planning Commission website when it is posted at end of day on September 17, 2021. The link to the Planning Commission page is here

Join the conversation and make public comment by attending the public hearing on September 23, 2021 at 7PM. See Zoom invite below.


Zoom URL:

https://kirklandwa-gov.zoom.us/j/93904252852?pwd=ZlQ2SU4rU0RvTWhqNkJFQmtpVFQyUT09

Passcode: 899574


Or Telephone:

+1 206 337 9723 or +1 253 215 8782 or

877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 939 0425 2852


City of Kirkland Pop Up Blood Drive

City of Kirkland Blood Drives took place August 30 & 31, 2021.


It doesn’t look anyone checked in using the IMAN code, but many in the community turned out and supported the lifesaving effort!


The need for blood never goes away. It is hoped those who were not able to participate will come out to give blood later this month at Kirkland Urban!


Blood inventory across the Puget Sound region, and across the entire country, has been at dangerously low levels, so all donors can make a difference!


Local hospitals need a constant supply of blood to help patients experiencing traumas, organ transplants, and cancer treatment.


Bloodworks needs 1,000 donors daily to keep Pacific Northwest hospitals stocked.


Join the effort to save more lives this Fall!


Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe action. All donors must book appointments, wear face masks, and check in with photo ID. Have questions, please call 800-398-7888.


September 28 & 29, 2021: 9:00-4:00

Kirkland Urban, Second Floor between Chainline Brewery & Dough Zone 500 Uptown Court, #B220 Kirkland 98033


All donations are by appointment only. No walk ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted on site. When you arrive, share the code IMAN so that our impact can be counted! Please check in with photo ID, and all donors are required to wear face masks.


Book a Donation Appointment


And, if you had questions about blood donations really making a difference……Made a huge difference to this transfusion recipient!


“I want to thank you for donating blood. You absolutely saved my life. I needed a transfusion during my C-section that also saved my baby’s life. If I hadn’t had your blood, I would have died and never gotten to experience my son. Although I don’t know you, I send my love to you!!!”


Please see bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus for more information on steps being taken to keep donors and staff safe.


Community Dinner August 28, 2021

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.


Approximately 150 “to-go” dinners were served at the IMAN Center on Saturday on August 28, 2021. We express deepest gratitude to all all that helped out



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 iman@iman-wa.org.

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