Eid-ul-Adha will be on Saturday, October 4th

Eid-ul-Adha based on the Saudi Arabia announcement will fall on Saturday October 4th 2014. IAR follows Saudi Arabia for Eid-ul-Adha such that we could share the blessings of the day of Arafah (October 3rd) and Eid (October 4th) with the pilgrims.

The Day of Arafah is a blessed day on which the pilgrims of Hajj travel to Arafah and spend the day supplicating and praying. According to authentic hadith, the single most important component of Hajj is this day. For Muslims who are not performing Hajj, it is highly recommended to fast on this day.

The Eid Prayer will be held in the IAR Masjid in two shifts. The first shift of prayers will be at 8:00 AM sharp and the second shift at 10:00 AM sharp.

Due to limited parking spaces, car pooling among family members is strongly encouraged. Please follow Eid Traffic Instructions.

Eid Prayer will also be held in the Islamic center of Morrisville ( ICM ) in two shifts. The first shift of prayers will be at 7:00 AM sharp and the second shift at 09:00 AM sharp.

Iqraa Al Quran- Learn to Read Like the Prophet (SAW)

It is a responsibility for every Muslim to learn to read the Quran correctly. Iqraa Al Quran is a class taught by An Noor Quran Academy's certified experts focusing on proper Quran reading and recitation.

These classes are open to the community and to all students from elementary to college and beyond, and from Beginner to Advanced levels.

  • Classes will be 90 minutes each, twice weekly, with flexible evening and weekend hours.
  • Classes will be offered in small groups to allow for more individualized attention.
  • Fee is $75/month. Second/multiple student(s) in the family is additional $50 /month.
  • All classes are held at IAR.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn!

Info and registration

Imam Selection Update

The IAR Shura has decided to have only one Imam for the IAR. At this stage The Imam Selection Ad Hoc Committee (The Committee) is still soliciting applications for the Imam Position and has posted advertisements through several outlets. The Committee has drafted minimum requirements for the Imam position based on the IAR Constitution and Community Priorities.

Imam position minimum requirements

MYC Tazkiyah Retreat

The MYC of the IAR and ICM is holding its annual Tazkiyah Retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains for adults and college students October 18th through 21st.

More details & registration info

MYC Umrah Retreat

The MYC of the IAR and ICM is holding its annual Umrah retreat this winter break December 24th through January 2nd. Seats are extremely limited.

More details & registration info

Seeking Applications from Volunteers for Members of School Board at IAR (3 Positions)

The IAR Shura has approved the formation of a "School Board" that will provide a coherent long-term vision for Islamic Education at IAR and will focus on strategic planning for future growth for both Al-Iman and An-Noor Schools. IAR is seeking applications from volunteers to serve as "Members" on the School Board.

Send applications to Br. Munir Abdullah (munirabdullah@gmail.com). Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact Br. Munir Abdullah if more information on this volunteer opportunity is desired or to discuss their candidature.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2014.

More info and Qualifications

Udhiyah/Qurbani Program for 2014

The Social & Welfare Committee has selected Niger for Udhiyah/Qurbani this year to be done through Islamic Relief. The cost is 75 dollars 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 Wednesday, September 17 and the deadline to pay for Udhiyah/Qurbani through IAR is October 1, 2014. If you would like to get Udhiyah done through IAR you can pay the required amount to Imam Baianonie, Br. Fiaz Farid or Sr. Hind Malik at Social & Welfare Committee Office.

Friday Night Boy's Program

The IAR Youth Committee is happy to announce that the Friday Night Boy's Program for Elementary through High School youth will be returning after a long absence.


Imam Position

The Raleigh Masjid is seeking an Imam with the following qualifications:
  • A degree in Islamic Studies or related Sharia area from an accredited university
  • Excellent Qur'anic recitation skills and strong memorized command of a significant portion of the Qur'an
  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Adequate knowledge of Fiqh to teach and counsel the community on matters of Fiqh in the four main schools of thought
  • Adequate knowledge of the Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH)
  • Fluent in English - spoken and written
  • A strong understanding of Islamic etiquettes, manners, and appropriate behavior
  • A complete understanding of challenges and hardships Muslim youth face in the US
  • US work authorization

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. To apply please submit your resume along with references and recommendations to jobs@raleighmasjid.org. For a more detailed job description please see raleighmasjid.org/imamposition

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. 31st at 11:00 AM
Topic: UMMRAH (presentation)

Sunday Sept. 7th at 11:00 AM
Topic: HAJJ (presentation)

Sunday Sept. 14th at 11:00 AM
Topic: LOGISTICS (presentation)



Umrah Logistics - Quick Guide (PDF)

Hajj Logistics - Quick Guide (PDF)

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Prayer Times

Wednesday, October 01 2014




Fajr 5:41 AM 6:15 AM
Shuruq 7:09 AM
Dhuhr 1:10 PM 1:35 PM
Asr 5:15 PM 5:15 PM
Maghrib 7:02 PM 7:12 PM
Isha 8:20 PM 8:30 PM

October prayer schedule

Prayer times on your phone: http://www.raleighmasjid.org/m

Salah Durations

Friday Prayer for IAR

  • Topic / Speaker
  • First Shift:
    12:00 - 12:35

    Enduring Righteous Deeds

    Musa Ramsey

  • Second Shift:
    1:35 - 2:10


    Shaykh Nader El Marhoumi

  • Third Shift:
    3:30 - 4:00

    Title to be announced

    Mahen Khan


Friday Prayer for ICM

  • Topic / Speaker
  • ICM First Shift:
    1:10 - 1:40

    Title to be announced

    Abdenasser Zouhri

  • ICM Second Shift:
    2:10 - 2:40

    Title to be announced

    Iyad Hindi

  • ICM Third Shift:
    3:30 - 4:00

    Title to be announced

    Aatif Abdul-Qadeer

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