The Jum’ah Khutbu (Islamic sermon) will now begin at 12:20 p.m. and the congregational prayers at 12:50 p.m.
As a reminder, the Jum’ah service begins with a sermon in Farsi, then a call to prayer (Azaan), individual customary prayers (Sunnah prayers), community announcements, a sermon in Arabic (Khutbah), and ending in two cycles (rakahs) of obligatory (Fard) prayer in congregation.
Join us at 6 p.m. next Wednesday, October 30 in the main prayer hall at Masjid Abu Bakr as Sister Marina takes her Declaration of Faith testimony with Imam Qari Durani. She will then perform her first prayer – Maghrib – in Jamaah with us. Afterwards, Qari Durani will officiate her Nikkah with Brother Khaled.
The couple does not have family in the Bay Area, and they have asked the community to join in and be witnesses.
We are happy that Sister Marina has chose Masjid Abu Bakr for these two momentous occasions in her life. May Allah (swt) bless her and Khaled and have His blessings descend upon them and unite them in goodness. Ameen.
Insh’Allah, Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Sideeq will hold two Eid-al-Adha prayers at its center on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The first Prayer and Khutbah will start sharply at 8:30 a.m. The second Prayer and Khutbah is at 10 a.m. Our address is 29414 Mission Boulevard in Hayward. Both Khutbahs are in Farsi.
Masjid Abu Bakr also strongly recommends that you fast on the Day of ‘Arafah, this Monday, October 14. The Prophet (PBUH) said “Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on ‘Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years.” [Reported by all except al-Bukhari and at-Tirmidhi].
Today, is the second day of the month of Shawwāl (the first day of Shawwal is Eid al-Fitr).
Starting today until Sept. 6, many Muslims will pick six days to fast. These six days of fasting together with the Ramadan fasts, are equivalent to fasting “perpetually,” according to Sahih Muslim. The reasoning behind this tradition is that a good deed in Islam is rewarded 10 times, hence fasting 30 days during Ramadan and six days during Shawwāl is equivalent to fasting the whole year in terms of reward. It is a common misconception that the six days of fasting must be undertaken on consecutive days, but there is no hadith that support or stipulate this.
Masjid Abu Bakr Al Siddiq encourages you to choose six days (on the weekends, for example) to fast before Shawwāl‘s end on Sept. 6.
Learn more about the fasting of six days of Shawwāl at:
Eid al-Fitr prayers at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq will be on Thursday, August 8.
There will be two sessions to accommodate worshipers. The first prayer is at 8:30 a.m. sharp. The second prayer is at 10 a.m. sharp.
Both prayers are followed by a 15 to 20 minute khutbah by Qari Abdul Basir. Please remember that it is important to remain seated and quiet during the khutbah. Both prayers are preceded by short talk in Farsi.
We encourage you to carpool as parking is limited. Also, please leave from home early so you may arrive on time and not miss the prayer.
This year’s Fitra is $7.00 per person in the family. Zakat al-Fitra is a religious alms (zakat) paid on the day when Muslims break the fasting period at the end of the month of Ramadhan. It is due prior to the start of the Eid ul-Fitr prayer by the head of household for each person in the household. Boxes labeled specifically for Zakat al-Fitra will be available prior to the prayer.
Please remember Eid-ul-Fitr Salat is a wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) salat of two raka’ah. This salat should be performed with Jama’at. It has an extra six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first raka’ah and three of them just before ruku’ in the second raka’ah. The Eid prayer is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a supplication (dua) asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for all living beings across the world.
The Khatm-ul Quran (prayer after finishing the Qur’an recitation) and the blessed Dua’ (supplication) following the auspicious occasion is slated for the evening of Friday, August 2, 2013 (27th Ramadhan) at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Sideeq, InshAllah.
The Taraweeh prayers begins each night at 9:45 p.m.
Would you like to eat Halal Food from a variety of ethnicities, ingredients, and flavors? Then you don’t want to miss the state’s inaugural Halal Food and Eid Festival! Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 17, when you’ll be able to enjoy: