The Moon-Sighting Committee in the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Friday, June 15th, 2018 will be the fizrst day of the month of Shawwal 1439AH for the entire region of North America. Eid Mubarak!!
Current projections show that Eid al-Fitr will land on Friday, June 15th, 2018 for our area. Notifications (text/email/etc) will be sent out late on Thursday night to confirm.
Eid prayers will begin at 9:30AM on Friday if it is confirmed (or Saturday @ 9:30AM if it is not). Please join us as we celebrate the end of Ramadhan and inshallah, the discipline, piety, and spiritual rejuvenation that we have obtained over the past month will remain with us.
As the blessed month of Ramadhan nears its end, we would like to remind everyone about Zakat al-fitr. The minimum recommended amount for this year will be 10$ USD if you are not able to provide at least 6.61lbs (3 kilograms) of food commodity. For those who need more information regarding Zakat al-fitr, please check out the following FAQ.
This Zakat should not be sent out of the city you live in if there are deserving mumineen who reside in that city. It can be distributed directly, through the religious authority (Marja) and their representatives (Wakeel), the Masjid, or those who are familiar with the rules of it’s distribution. Please make arrangements to provide this amount prior to Eid so that it can be distributed in a timely fashion.
The Moon-Sighting Committee in the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Thursday, May 17th, 2018 will be the first day of the month of Ramadhan 1439AH for the entire region of North America.
Nightly Ramadhan programs will be held at Imam Ali Masjid from Sunday, June 3rd until Friday, June 15th. The program will begin promptly at 7pm every night with exclusive nightly presentations from the IAM youth, followed by lectures in English by Sayyid Atiq Ebady, Arabic/Farsi by Sheikh Ahmad Ameeni, and concluding with congregational prayers and iftar. There will also be nightly programs for the youth (ages 5-12) after the English lecture.
During this years program, there will be several interfaith sessions with local churches joining us on:
Sunday, June 3rd
Saturday, June 9th
Tuesday, June 12th
If interested in sponsoring a night, please contact us at email@example.com or (856)577-0499. View the attached flyer for more information.