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 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.
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: