Please join us at 10 p.m. this Friday, July 18 as we conclude the recitation of the Qur’an in Taraweeh led by Qari Abdul Basir Durani.
Alhamdulillah, this Ramadan has allowed us all to strengthen the state of our Iman and our connection to Allah (swt).
The Zakat Al-Fitr this year is $7.00 per person. Please pay your zakat al-fitr at the masjid. We encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Before the end of the month of Ramadan, every adult self-supporting Muslim who has food in excess of his or her needs must pay Zakat-ul-Fitr. He or she must pay for himself or herself and pay on behalf of his or her dependents.
The first night of Taraweeh will be on Saturday, June 28th and the first day of Ramadan will be on Sunday, June 29th.
During Ramadan, Isha will start at 10 p.m. and be followed by the Taraweeh prayers, which will be led by Qari Abdul Basir Durani.
One of the positive signs of Judgement Day is the conversion of churches into masjids. One such sign is happening seven miles from us in Union City.
A number of Muslim youth have taken the initiative and taken ownership of a former Catholic Church and began renovations on the property.
This Ramadan, we encourage you to learn more about this important project, which will add a masjid to the Tri-City Area that will have daily prayers, Jumuah service, Islamic school, Quranic Hifz, counseling, community enrichment courses, and more.
Please donate and attend a fundraising Iftaar on Saturday, July 12.
With the change in Daylight Savings Times on March 9, we will now begin the March-November schedule for Jum’ah. The Khutbu (Islamic sermon) will now begin at 1:30 p.m. and the congregational prayers start at 1:50 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 in Farsi, a sermon in Arabic (Khutbah), and ending in two cycles (rakahs) of obligatory (Fard) prayer in congregation.
The services are officiated by by our lay speaker (Khateeb) Dr. Barakatullah Danishwar and our resident spiritual leader (Imam) Qari Abdul Basir Durani.
The Prayer Timetables for 2014 and 2015 are up! Visit the Prayer Times in Hayward page.
Print off each month’s prayer schedule or save a copy to your computer so that you always know the time for your salah.
Also, for those with a smartphone, please consider downloading the Athan app for Apple iOS or the Athan app for Android. Both mobile apps help you stay on top of your prayers by providing timely prayer alerts and useful tools such as finding the Qibla direction and directions to nearby mosques.
There will be a Fatiha service between 1 and 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23 at Masjid Abu Bakr.
The deceased are Hajji Mohammed Ahmadyar and Haji Mohammed Aaqa Panjsheeri.
Aashura is on the 10th day of Muharram, the first Islamic month. It is highly recommended to fast on the 9th and 10th (or the 10th or 11th) of this month. Prior to the fasting of Ramadan becoming necessary, Aashura was an obligatory fast for the Muslims. This day marks a great day in which Allah (swt) saved Musa (Moses) and the Israelites from the persecution of the Pharaoh.
According to Sunni Muslim tradition, Ibn Abbas narrates that Muhammad came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the tenth day of Muharram. He asked, “What is this?” They said, “This is a good day, this is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Musa (Moses) fasted on this day.” So he fasted on this day and told the people to fast.” Read more about this day and the immense merits of fasting on this day.
According to the Fiqh Council of North America, the first of Muharram 1435H will be this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Therefore, the Day of Ashura will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
That means, it is best to fast on either Tuesday (12th) and Wednesday (13th) or Wednesday (13th) and Thursday (14th).
A humble reminder for us to plan our schedules next week so we can take advantage of a the manifold blessings from a fast on these two days.
With the change in Daylight Savings Times tomorrow, we now begin the November-March schedule for Friday Prayers.
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.
The services are officiated by our lay speaker (Khateeb) Dr. Barakatullah Danishwar and our resident spiritual leader (Imam) Qari Abdul Basir Durani.