Meet the IAR's new Imam this Friday

Please welcome our new Imam on Friday September 4th - Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb.

Imam AbuTaleb was born and raised in the Washington, DC area and​ i​s a lifelong student of the Quran and Islamic studies, where he has studied with a number of credentialed scholars and teachers, most recently at the Cambridge Islamic College in the UK, and been blessed to memorize the Holy Quran.

More info & program schedule

Udhiyah/Qurbani Program For 2015

The Social & Welfare Committee has selected Niger for Udhiyah/Qurbani this year to be done through Islamic Relief. The cost is 70 per goat. Niger has been selected based upon the information provided by Islamic Relief. As many as 20 million people are facing chronic food shortages across the Sahel region of West Africa, some of whom are on the brink of starvation. Eight million people are already in need of emergency assistance in Niger, Mali and Chad.

The money collection will begin on Friday, September 4 and the deadline to pay for Udhiyah/Qurbani through IAR is September 21, 2015. If you would like to get Udhiyah done through IAR you can purchase Udhiyah/Qurbani ticket(s) and pay the required amount to Sr. Kawtar at IAR Office, Br. Fiaz Farid or Sr. Loubna Bourgane at Social & Welfare Committee Office.

Quran Contest Test Dates

Contest Dates September 12th & 19th, 2015
- Beginner levels 1 & 2, Intermediate level testing: Sat, Sep 12th
- Advance and Huffadh Levels testing: Sat, Sep 19th

More info

Friday Night Program for Friday September 18th, 2015

The Friday Night Program for Friday September 18th, 2015 between Maghrib and Isha will be a program entitled "Qur'an Night" involving recitation, translation, and tafseer of selected portions of the Qur'an by our young Huffaz.


Al-Maghrib Free Friday talk

Qabeelat Rihla presents an Al-Maghrib Free Friday talk on Friday October 2nd at 7 pm by Shaykh Kamal El-Mekki entitled "All Around Us: Signs of Day of Judgment". It is followed by a two day paid seminar on October 3rd and 4th by the same speaker expanding on this topic. Please go to the Qabeelat Rihla website to register for this event:

Hudhayfah said: "The Prophet stood up one day to speak to us, and told us everything that was going to happen until the Hour, and left nothing unsaid." (Abu Dawud, Muslim.)"


Youth Committee Treasurer Position Available

The Youth Committee is one of the longest serving committees at the IAR. We provide quality activities and services designed to engage and strengthen youth. The committee seeks a Treasurer to support and fulfill its mission.

More info and application form

IAR Constitution

The Constitution & Bylaws of the Islamic Association of Raleigh was adopted in 1989 and it has served us very well over the past many years. To ensure its continued effectiveness in the future IAR Shura has formed an ad-hoc committee to review this important document and recommend necessary changes. The approval of the proposed changes would require approvals by the Shura, Board of Directors and the General Body.

More info & Feedback form

Hajj Workshops

There will be three Hajj workshops held at the IAR on the Second Floor. Dates and time listed below.
(Note: these workshops are open for any one that intends to go to Hajj this year regardless of which group they are going with.)

Sunday Aug. 16th at 10:30 AM
Topic: UMMRAH (presentation)

Sunday Aug. 23rd at 10:30 AM
Topic: HAJJ (presentation)

Sunday Aug. 30th at 10:30 AM
Topic: LOGISTICS (presentation)



Umrah Logistics - Quick Guide (PDF)

Hajj Logistics - Quick Guide (PDF)

Elementary/Middle School Boys' Summer Camp

Registration for the IAR MYC's Elementary/Middle School Boys' Summer Camp 2015 is now open! Registration fee is $75 until Thursday, July 30, 2015.


Food Pantry Operator - Part-Time Position

The Social and Welfare Committee is looking for an individual to operate the Food Pantry Operations located at the Islamic Center of Raleigh (ICR).


Al-Furqan Chair-Person Position

There is an opening for a chair-person of Al-Fuqan School. Interested candidates can send an email to

Social & Welfare Committee Support Group (SWSG)

The Social & Welfare Committee of IAR is requesting and seeking community members to sign up for its support group SWSG.

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Prayer Times

Tuesday, September 01 2015




Fajr 5:15 AM 6:00 AM
Shuruq 6:46 AM
Dhuhr 1:20 PM 1:35 PM
Asr 5:52 PM 6:00 PM
Maghrib 7:45 PM 7:55 PM
Isha 8:59 PM 9:15 PM

September prayer schedule

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Salah Durations

Friday prayer topics and speakers to be announced soon.

Friday Prayer Schedule

  • First Shift:
    12:00 - 12:35
  • Second Shift:
    1:35 - 2:10
  • Third Shift:
    3:30 - 4:00
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