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Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq

Welcome to one of the Bay Area's largest mosques.

29414 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94544
Ph. (510) 582-2730

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March
2014

daylight savings timeWith 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.

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February
2014

Islamic Center of Alameda

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January
2014

Rain for Bay Area

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December
2013

Hayward-Prayer-Times-January-2014-page-001The 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.

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November
2013

Tmqdefaulthere 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.

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November
2013
fast on ashuraAashura 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. 
 

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November
2013

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.

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October
2013

shahadahThe Shahadah is more than just a verbal declaration. It is a force of energy strong enough to gradually change the trajectory of a person’s life.

 

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.

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October
2013

Based on Saudi Arabia’s announcement for the start of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the Day of Arafat will be on Monday, Oct 14th and Eid al-Adha will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 2013.

 

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].

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August
2013

fast six days of shawwalToday, 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:

 

http://spa.qibla.com/issue_view.asp?CATE=6&HD=1&ID=289

Funeral Arrangements

For funeral services including on-site washing and shrouding the body prior to the Janazah prayer and burial, please contact Mohammad Naim Meskienyar at 510.393.5648 (cell) or 510.247.9583 (home).