We would like to remind the community that Imam Baianonie resigned as Imam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh on June 30th for health reasons. For any remaining or future questions you may have for the Imam, please reach out to individuals on the contact page.

Islamic Learning Services at IAR by Sheikh Okasha Hasan

Sheikh Okasha Hasan will be visiting IAR this weekend to provide consultative, train-the-trainers sessions and individualized education for adults, high schoolers and a special session for sisters only. Sessions will cover topics on Aqeeda, Fiqh and Quran and help prepare serious students for certifications in different Islamic specialties.

The Haa'iyyah (a poem) written by Al Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Dawood will be used for Aqeeda fundamentals and Umdatul Fiqh by Ibn Qudaama will be used for the Fiqh fundamentals. There is no charge to enroll in these classes. The deadline for enrollment is Thursday, January 31st by 9 PM.

This is the last weekend of a three month trial period for this program. After this weekend's program is completed the program will be evaluated to consider whether to extend it. Please send any feedback regarding the program to The Education Committee at education@islam1.org


Community Update on Imam Hiring

This is the first of a monthly update on Imam Hiring by the Imam Selection Committee.

We are actively recruiting, screening and interviewing candidates for the position of IAR Senior Imam. To date we received 38 applications, of these 26 did not meet the criteria outlined below. Of the remaining group of 12 we conducted 7 skype interviews.

Overall, there have been no exceptional candidates who are interested and fit the requirements of the community so far. If you know anyone who meets our qualifications and is interested in an Imam Position at the IAR please ask them to submit an application via email at jobs@raleighmasjid.org.

Base Selection Criteria:
- Thorough understanding of issues that Muslims are facing in the United States
- Formally educated in Fiqh or recognized as a Fiqh scholar by the Fiqh Committee of ISNA
- Authorized to work in the US (except in exceptional cases)
- Experience as an Imam including counseling and teaching at a masjid
- Demonstrated leadership ability

Trees Removal

On behalf of IAR's Management committee, please note that the recent removal of several trees and shrubbery from in front of the masjid was necessary due to some problems with the trees' root system affecting lines underneath. The problem has been addressed and the landscape work to replace the cut foliage is to begin soon as the ground softens and weather permits.

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

IAR Property Acquisitions

Only with the blessing of Allah (SWT), your generous donations and the dedication of the community; Alhamdulillah, IAR has sold 16.1 Acres on Church Street and in exchange has acquired a total of 46 Acres distributed among three different locations in the Triangle. Inshallah, these acquisitions will allow IAR to expand its services and serve the Muslim Community effectively for years to come.

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January 29, 2015Rabi' al-thani 8, 1436 Hijri

Prayer Times

Thursday, January 29 2015




Fajr 5:46 AM 6:15 AM
Shuruq 7:17 AM
Dhuhr 12:33 PM 1:35 PM
Asr 3:59 PM 4:00 PM
Maghrib 5:42 PM 5:52 PM
Isha 7:07 PM 7:30 PM

January 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

    Title to be announced

    Lebeed Alkadhi

  • Second Shift:
    1:35 - 2:10

    Title to be announced

    Shaykh Okasha Kameny

  • Third Shift:
    2:45 - 3:15

    Title to be announced

    Rakan Diarbakerli


Friday Prayer for ICM

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

    Title to be announced

    Abdenasser Zouhri

  • ICM Second Shift:
    2:05 - 2:35

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Mercy for all creation

    Fiaz Fareed

  • ICM Third Shift:
    2:45 - 3:15

    Title to be announced

    Hasan Saqib

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