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IMANews: Shaban 1442 AH, Mar-Apr 2021

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon for the Month of Shaban 1442 AH

There were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 in any region of North America. Therefore, Sunday March 14th, 2021 was the last day of the month of Rajab and Monday, March 15th, 2021, is the first day of the month of Shaban, 1442 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).

Important Islamic Events this Month:

3 Shaban Mar 17 Wiladat of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p), 3 A.H.

4 Shaban Mar 18 Wiladat of Abu Fadl al-Abbas (p), 26 A.H.

5 Shaban Mar 19 Wiladat of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (p) , 38 A.H.

15 Shaban Mar 29 Wiladat of Imam al-Mahdi (p), 255 A.H.

Please refer to our events schedules for program details this month.

Sunday School

Sunday school is in its 23rd week and now on the Daylight-Saving time schedule. All sessions are being conducted online with alhamdulillah good attendance.

A big thank you to all participants, parents, teachers and judges for the Sunday School Art competition that produced impressive Artworks.

Planning for Ramadhan Qur'an Conference has in underway. Now is a good time for to encourage and work with students to get them ready.

Sunday School Committee met with teachers on February 17th, 2021 to share experiences, discuss progress and concerns. Parent/Teacher conferences took place on March 7th, 2021 and all parents are encouraged to discuss feedback provided with their children. A Parent meeting with the School Committee has been scheduled for March 28,. 2021.

Madrasah Center of Excellence (MCE ) is digitalizing the Tarbiyah curriculum. All bands of Tarbiyah Books are available online now, with the exception of Band A & B. There will be a cost per student per year. The amount has not been determined yet . Some of our teachers and administrative have taken the training for the digitalized platform.

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

Independent Force Investigation Team-King County

Chief Harris and the Kirkland Police Department is requesting assistance with the development of the non-law enforcement community representative pool of community volunteers to be established as part of Independent Force Investigation Team – King County, (IFIT-KC). Kirkland Police Department is joining with other agencies in King County to establish an outside investigation team should a use of deadly force occur within the jurisdictions of one of the partner agencies. A full description of IFIT-KC, the involvement requirements and application process can be found here: IFIT-KC, Please forward this opportunity to anyone you think would be interested and who meet the criteria posted at: IFIT-KC

16th FIRE Dinner Dialogue: "Climate Change and Stewardship of the Earth"

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) invites you to our 16th Interfaith Dialogue via Zoom on Sunday, April 11, 6:30-8:00PM. Please register using this link.

Inspire Positive Aging Awards!

Are you inspired by an aging adult? Sister Shirin Velji, award recipient in 2020, invites us to nominate inspirational older adults. See below for further details:

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