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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (856)577-0499. View the attached flyer for more information.
The AlMahdi Foundation will be hosting the Imam Mahdi Conference at Imam Ali Masjid on Sunday, May 13th from 10am until 5pm. This event is open to the public. View the attached flyer for more information.
A’maal for the night of Bara’at/15th of Shabaan for the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (AJTF) will be held at Imam Ali Masjid on Monday April 30th starting at 7pm and concluding after Maghrib and Isha prayers. All are encouraged to attend.