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IMANews: Safar 1445 AH, Aug-Sep 2023

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Most likely Friday, August 18th, 2023, is the first day of Safar, 1445 A.H. There is low probability of the crescent moon to be sighted by the naked eye at sunset on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023.


Day of Arbaeen/Chehelom will be Wednesday, September 6th, 2023.


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



Important Islamic Events this Month:

Safar Aug/Sep Occasion

7 Aug 24 Wafat of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH

7 Aug 24 Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH

17 Sep 3 Wafat of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH

20 Sep 6 Arbaeen/Chehelom of Imam Hussain (p) & companions (61 A.H.)

28 Sep 14 Wafat of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp) (11 A.H.)

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.

Arbaeen 1445 AH Program

Join us for the Arbaeen 1445 AH majlis, a significant gathering that holds deep cultural and spiritual importance. The event is set to take place following the maghribain prayers at 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.


We are honored to welcome Dr. Mahdi Elahi, a distinguished figure hailing from the heart of the largest Muslim community in North America, Dearborn, MI. Dr. Elahi's roots in this community have shaped his profound understanding of Islamic values. His enlightening presence will grace our Arbaeen lectures, which are thoughtfully arranged as follows:

  1. Friday, September 8th, 2023: Al-Hussein: Power of Purpose

  2. Saturday, September 9th, 2023: Al-Hussein: The Paragon of Divine Leadership

A graduate of Wayne State University, Dr. Elahi earned his PhD in pharmaceutical studies. In addition to his academic achievements, he has diligently pursued Islamic studies under the guidance of esteemed scholars from the holy city of Najaf. Dr. Elahi is an esteemed resident speaker and a respected board member at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn, MI. Notably, he serves as the Chairman of the Youth of Wisdom, a prominent youth organization within the community.


To access further information about this event and upcoming gatherings, please refer to the "ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS" section on our home page in the forthcoming days.


In consideration of the well-being of our community members, we kindly request that only those in robust health and devoid of symptoms attend the event in person. For individuals who are feeling unwell, an alternative option is available to join the live broadcast from the comfort of their homes: http://live.iman-wa.org.


If you have any uncertainty about your health, we encourage you to prioritize safety and participate in the program remotely.


Your presence and well-being are of utmost importance to us, and we look forward to sharing these enriching moments together.


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 the Housing 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!



IMAN Center Exterior Painting Complete

Alhamdulilah painting of IMAN Center exteriors was completed before Muharram 1445 AH. On behalf of all at IMAN, we convey our deepest gratitude to those who have donated generously to help cover the expenses and pray for your continued and even more success.


Sunday School 2023/2024

IMAN Sunday School registration is now open.


All interested students need to be registered before August 31, 2023.


Registration after August 31, 2023, will be on a case-by-case basis depending on class size.


Sunday School Orientation is scheduled for 10:30 AM on Sunday August 27th, 2023.


First session for the new school year will be on Sunday September 10th at 10:30 AM.


Sunday School Committee is signing-up Volunteer Teachers, TA’s and helpers to organize the classes and weekly sessions. Please e-mail schoolcommittee@iman-wa.org if you can help.


Community Dinner September 2023

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 or e-mail socialservices@iman-wa.org.

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