ISCJ 2012 Ramadan and Eid Information - All pertinent details are below, please take your time in reading and understanding all content, Jazakallahkhair
Assalamu Alaikum, Ramadan Mubarak to everyone, we greet you with the spirit of Islam and wish you and your families a blessed Ramadan. The start of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr for the year 1433 AH will be in accordance with the calendar approved by the Fiqh Council of North America. The first day of fasting shall be Friday, July 20, 2012, and the first Taraweeh prayers shall be on Thursday, July 19, 2012. As a reminder, we strongly encourage car pooling. Please cooperate with all staff and volunteers at all times.
Useful General Information:
ISCJ Eid Prayers will be this Sunday - Click here for details!
ISCJ Chand Raat This Saturday Aug 18 - Click here for details!
ISCJ Eid Festival with balloons, food, face painting and so much more - Click here for details!
General Ramadan Advice and Quick Preparation Guide - Click here to read!
Need to explain Ramadan to friends and colleagues? - Click here for a useful presentation!
Official ISCJ Ramadan Guidelines - Click here for detailed information!
ISCJ is our House of Allah - Click here for a reminder on keeping it clean!
Night of Remembrance Details - Click here to see details!
Lailatul Qadr Details - Click here to see schedule and details!
Who will lead Taraweeh Prayers? - Click here to find out!
Official ISCJ Ramadan Newsletter: Click here to read it and print your own copy! Message from ISCJ President Muhammad Ashraf:With the imminence of Ramadan, I pray to Allah (SWT) for His Blessings and Mercy to you, your families and community at large during this month of Ramadan and in the future. May Allah (SWT) guide us to be caring and united for His cause.Message from ISCJ Chair Atiya Aftab:Click here to read her message to the community!
ISCJ Iftar Information:
Iftar dinners on the weekdays (Monday - Friday) are by potluck only. Community members may bring their halal dish of choice before Maghrib.We invite you to participate in our weekend Iftar program with your friends and family.
If you are interested in donating towards a portion of the dinner, please submit your checks payable to ISCJ (with Iftar 2012 in the memo) to the ISCJ office.
Sign-up sheets will be available at the ISCJ office for individuals or group of families interested in sponsoring the whole dinner
Suggested donation per family is $300. For individuals or families interested in sponsoring the entire dinner, the cost will be $3000
We only have 4 slots we're looking to fill at this time (July 21, 22, Aug 12 and 18). All other dates are taken already Alhumdulillah!
In a Hadeeth on the authority of Zayd ibn Khaalid Al-Juhani (ra) he said that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast will have a reward like his without decreasing his reward in the slightest way.” [At-Tirmithi: Hasan Saheeh]
The Social Activities Committee will purchase all supplies for the dinners. In keeping the community's commitment to Go Green, care will be taken to purchase paper products only and minimize the use or consumption of plastic / styrofoam products.
We urge you to please keep the following in mind during this Ramadan Season.
- Place the recyclable items in the properly marked receptacles.
- Bring your own water bottles if possible.
- Avoid taking more than you can eat.
- Clean-up your eating area after you are done.
- Use the garbage bins and do not leave trash around.
- Volunteer and help out your community.
- Exercise patience and let your elders go first.
Green Ramadan Initiative
This Ramadan, ISCJ has made a resolution to “go green”. In an effort to reduce waste and conserve resources in accordance with Prophetic teachings, we ask you to observe the following: Please do not bring in cases of plastic water bottles to distribute to the congregation. This causes waste and trash issues night after night. Instead, we encourage everyone to bring your own reusable water bottles from home. You may refill your bottle if needed at any of the water stations or water fountains. Please put any recyclable waste (cans, plastic bottles, paper) in the proper recycling containers.ISCJ Taraweeh/Ramadan Schedule (Times are approximate)
ISCJ Needs Volunteers During Ramadan - Can you help?:
Interested in volunteering this Ramadan or simply need more information? Please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For High School and College Students, this is a good way to earn Community Service hours! More Volunteer Related Information - Click here to find out!
Have a blessed, safe, happy and green Ramadan!