Alhamdulillah the glorious month of Ramadan is upon us. As previously communicated, due to the late sighting of the new moon in California, NIA began fasting today Wednesday May 16, 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone tonight. The adthan for Maghrib will be at 8:07 and the adthan for Isha will be called at 9:38pm.
We are excited to announce Shaykh Nady Kishk will lead us in taraweeh this year. In addition to the taraweeh prayer, we are planning various programs and activities throughout the month:
- Daily du’a recitation after Fajr and before Maghrib
- Daily explanation of that evenings Qur’anic verses before Isha
- Speaker Series: Short reminders by local and guest speakers on select days before Maghrib
- Qiyaamul-Lail on Saturday June 2 and the 27th night of Ramadan
- “Islamic Roots in the Latino Culture” and Open House on Tuesday June 5
As is customary, every night NIA will serve dinner after Maghrib, a direct contribution from our members and their families. If you wish to contribute to the expenses we will incur this month, Click Here.
In order to take advantage of the blessings Ramadan has to offer, please review the following resources and use the guides throughout the month:
In order to make your month as pleasant as possible, we have created a guide, “Ramadan 411: A Guide for Making Your NIA Experience Easy.” Included is information on parking, key dates, and a few reminders.
Ramadan is the month of Qur’an and with these packets you will be more than prepared to not only read, but understand the words of Allah.
During this blessed month, increase your du’a to Allah. This amazing packet contains du’a given to us direct from the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. Make a commitment to memorize at least two of these Qur’anic or Prophetic du’as this month. Additionally, this packet contains the du’as commonly recited during the Witr prayer.
“Oh Allah! Give us security, health and well-being in Ramadan, and safeguard Ramadan for us and protect us from disobeying You in it.” We look forward to welcoming you, breaking our fast together, and standing side-by-side in salaah.