Ramadan Mubarak! Programs & Events

Assalamu Alaikum,

Per the Fiqh Council of North America, the astronomical new moon is on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Therefore, the first day of Ramadan 1445 is on Monday, March 11, 2024, inshaAllah. Taraweeh at the IIT will begin with Salaatul Esha on Sunday March 10, 2024 at 9:00pm.

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)

View our Ramadan Calendar or download a copy using the button below.

Ramadan 2024 Theme – “My Ummah. My Ummah”

‘Abdullah b. Amr b. al-‘As reported:
Verily the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) recited the words of Allah, the Great and Glorious, that Ibrahim uttered. My Lord! lo! they have led many of mankind astray:” But whoso followeth me, he verily is of me” (al-Qur’an, xiv. 35) and Jesus (peace be upon him) said:” If thou punisheth them, lo! they are Thy slaves, and if Thou forgiveth them-verily Thou art the Mighty, the Wise” (al-Qur’an, v 117). Then he raised his hands and said: O Lord, my Ummah, my Ummah, and wept; so Allah the High and the Exalted said: O Gabriel, go to Muhammad (though your Lord knows it fully well) and ask him: What makes thee weep? So Gabriel (peace be upon him) came to him and asked him, and the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) informed him what he had said (though Allah knew it fully well). Upon this Allah said: O Gabriel, go to Muhammad and say: Verily We will please thee with regard to your Ummah and would not displease thee.

Sahih Muslim

In these times of great distress, unimaginable pain and horror experienced by the Ummah, this Ramadan we reflect on the promise of Allah to His beloved messenger and take comfort in the opportunities for mercy and forgiveness that Ramadan brings us.

Saturday Lecture & Iftar Programs

Our lecture and iftar programs have been a part of our community for many years and we will continue with them, inshaAllah. Programs begin every Saturday at 6:15pm followed by Salaatul Maghrib and Iftar. Each program will be led by one of our resident scholars at the IIT.

Our Saturday Lecture and Iftar Program and our Resilient Hour will explore elements of our theme described above!

Week 1: Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick “Rising Up in Ramadan”
Week 2: Sh. Abdool Hamid – Our Love For the Prophet and his Love for us
Week 3: Sh. Ahmad Kutty The Power of Dhikr
Week 4: Sh. Musleh Khan “Guidance from the Qur’an and the Prophetic Example”

Resilient Hour

The Resilient Hour program has become a flagship. Join us online every Wednesday and Friday, 45 minutes before sunset as we engage our scholars in discussions and Q&A sessions on a variety of topics.

We will also have some post-taraweeh talks among other adhoc reminders, inshaAllah.

Youth Program

All high school and post-secondary school students are invited on March 16th and March 30th to two special 2-hour youth sessions. More details will be provided closer to the dates so stay tuned!

Qiyam ul Layla

Qiyal ul Layl will begin on Sunday morning at 3am inshaAllah. It will be led by Shaikh Abdool Hamid, our Qaris and other brothers within our community.