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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

(O you who have believed, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you that you may attain taqwaa – 2:183)

“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.” – Sahih Muslim 2588

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Ramadan Announcement

Ramadan begins on March 11 and our first Tarawih will be on March 10 starting with Salaatul Esha at 9:00 PM. 
 
Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, March 10 so please ensure that you turn your clocks one hour forward. Most smartphones would adjust automatically. 
 
Please note that IIT follows the method of calculation as accepted by the Fiqh Council of North America. For the full Islamic calendar please visit fiqhcouncil.org/calendar
 

Please also note that IIT follows a 12-degree calculation for the time of Fajr based on the research or Shaikh Ahmad Kutty and other scholars. This means that our starting time for the fast will be about 16-20 minutes later than most calendars. Those desirous of starting earlier should consult calendars with a 15-degree calculation.

The Sunnah and Elements of Flexibility in Determining the Times of Fajr and Imsak (beginning of fasting)

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 Prayer Times

Ramadan begins on March 11, 2024

April 14, 2024

Shawwal 5, 1445

Prayer Begins Iqamah
Fajr5:31 am 6:00 am
Sunrise6:37 am
Zuhr1:19 pm 1:45 pm
Asr5:03 pm 5:30 pm
Maghrib8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Isha9:20 pm 9:30 pm
Jumuah 1:30 pm

Jumuah Schedule

Jumuah is offered in-person and live online every Friday at 1:30pm

DateKhateeb
April 5Sh. Abdool Hamid
April 12Sh. Ahmad Kutty
April 19Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick
April 26Sh. Musleh Khan

Make Your Ramadan Contribution

Resilient Hour Talks

Resilient Hour | April 5, 2024 | Sh. Abdool Hamid
The Solar Eclipse: A Sign From Allah | The Resilient Hour: Friday Edition | Sh. Abdool Hamid
Resilient Hour | April 3, 2024 | Imam Zijad Delic
The Attitude of Gratitude | Imam Zijad Delic | The Resilient Hour
Resilient Hour | March 29, 2024 | Sh. Abdool Hamid
The Greatest Blessing after Life | Resilient Hour: Friday Edition Sh. Abdool Hamid
Resilient Hour | March 27, 2024 | Sh. Abdul Wahab Saleem
Contemplating the Quran | Shaikh AbdulWahab Saleem | The Resilient Hour
Resilient Hour | March 22, 2024 | Sh. Musleh Khan
Manners, character and Ramadan | Resilient Hour: Friday Edition Sh. Musleh Khan
Resilient Hour | March 20, 2024 | Sh. Abdool Hamid
Optimizing the blessings of Ramadan | The Resilient Hour
Resilient Hour | March 15, 2024 | Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick
Ramadan: The Month of Qur'an | Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick | Resilient Hour: Friday Edition
Resilient Hour | March 13, 2024 | Imam Aarij Anwer
Zakat and its role in society | The Resilient Hour

Saturday Lecture & Iftar Program

Guidance From The Qur'an And The Prophetic Example | April 06, 2024 | Sh. Musleh Khan
Guidance From The Qur'an And The Prophetic Example | Sh. Musleh Khan | Saturday Iftar Program
The Power of Dhikr | March 30, 2024 | Sh. Ahmad Kutty
The Power of Dhikr | Sh. Ahmad Kutty | Saturday Iftar Program
The Prophet's Concern for the Ummah, Our Love for Him | March 23, 2024 | Sh. Abdool Hamid
The Prophet's Concern for the Ummah, Our Love for Him | Sh. Abdool Hamid | Saturday Iftar Program
Rising Up in Ramadan | March 16, 2024 | Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick
Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick: Rising Up in Ramadan | Ramadan 1445 | Saturday Iftar Program
Why We Go Through Pain and Struggle | April 15, 2023 | Sh. Musleh Khan
Why We Go Through Pain and Struggle | Sh. Musleh Khan | Saturday Iftar Program

Dua & Hadeeth

Dua for Starting the Fast

 وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

(I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan)
Dua for Breaking the Fast

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ

(Oh Allah, I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance)

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramada till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare) [Sahih Bukhari]

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to supplicate saying, “O Allah! I seek refuge in you from the withholding of your favor, the decline of the good health you have given, the suddenness of your vengeance and from all forms of your wrath.” (Bulugh al Maram)

AbdurRahman ibn AbuBakrah said that he told his father: Oh my father! I hear you supplicating every morning: “O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no God but Thou.” (Sunan Abi Dawud)

Articles

How should the new moon be determined? Sighting or Calculations?

How to find the optimal benefit from the month of Ramadan?

2016 Fatwa Session on Ramadan & Fasting - Sh. Ahmad Kutty

The sunnah and elements of flexibility in determining the times of fajr and imsak (beginning of fasting)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sadaqa jariyah means ongoing or perpetual charity.

It is a form of charity which, unlike other charities, survives the donor and continues to be a source of blessings for the donor long after they have passed. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “When a person dies, all his works cease except three things: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or righteous offspring that pray for him.” (Reported by Muslim and others on the authority of Abu Hurayrah)

In order to explain this further, let us explain the concept of charity in Islam.

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“And they have been commanded no more than this: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion, being true (in faith); to establish regular prayer; and to practise regular charity; and that is the Religion Right and Straight.” (Al-Bayyinah:5)

The Arabic word ‘Zakah‘ is generally translated as ‘poor due’ or ‘religious levy’ but literally it means purification, growth, blessing and appreciation. Islamically speaking, however, Zakah is the community’s share in the produced wealth. More specifically, according to M. Umer Chapra, the renowned Islamic economist, Zakah is the financial duty of a Muslim “to pay out of his net worth or agricultural output, if these are higher than the threshold of Zakah, a specified portion as an indispensable part of his religious duties.”

Although some writers mistakenly refer to Zakah as charity, it is not charity. Al-Sadaqah is charity as opposed to Zakah which is a compulsory religious duty conferred by God Almighty upon all Muslims whose wealth exceeds the prescribed limit. If a person’s wealth exceeds that limit, he/she is required to pay the rate of 2½% of total income or wealth to the Bait Al-Mal (the public treasury) annually for the upkeep of the poor and the needy. In the words of the Prophet (peace be on him): “Riches (i.e. Zakah) should be taken from the rich and returned to the poor.”

The main purpose of Zakah is to help the poor and needy. When Zakah is applied effectively, it goes a long way in eradicating poverty from the society–as it was demonstrated in the history of Islam. Although the primary recipients of Zakah are the poor and needy, part of Zakah can also be given to causes that are beneficial for the cause of Islam. In our time and age, this includes supporting institutions that provide essential services for the community in places where funds for such projects are not readily available.

 

 

There are two types of Zakah in Islam. The first is the regular, compulsory charity (levied on the rich), also referred to specifically as Zakatul mal; it is the third pillar of Islam. The other is Zakatul Fitr, also known sadaqatul Fitr. In this book, we are concerned only with Zakatul Fitr. Zakatul Fitr is due on every person who has sufficient means to maintain himself and his family beyond the day and night of Eid, and it must be paid on behalf of every member of one’s family including infants.

The Fitra amount that you must pay is $15/person. This needs to be paid well in advance of the Eid prayer.

Fidya is paid by those individuals who are unable to fast for valid reasons and costs $15/person/day. Check if you qualify for Fidya