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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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July
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May
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May
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Please share with your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. RSVP

 

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February
2017

Invite your friends, coworkers, and neighbors of other faiths. Learn about Islam in this questions-encouraged workshop. Click here to RSVP.

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February
2017

Dining for Women, an organization that supports women and girls in the developing world, the Eden Area Interfaith Council, and the Castro Valley Library have organized this “Meet a Muslim” event with Moina Shaiq from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. Please attend!

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December
2015

He was given the title of As-Siddiq (The Truthful). His support and love for Prophet Muhammad (S) was unmatched. He was the first Khalifa of the muslims. He’s now buried next to our Rasul (S). How did Abu Bakr (R) become one of the most beloved companions?

 

Learn more about the namesake of this masjid with these two great eBooks on the life and times of Abu Bakr (RA):

 

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November
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October
2015

ocean sunsetThis Friday (10/23) will insha’Allah mark the 10th day of Muharram, the day of `Ashura. The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said about `Ashura:

 

صيام يوم عاشوراء، إني أحتسب على الله أن يكفر السنة التي قبله

 

“For fasting the day of `Ashura I hope Allah will expiate [sins] thereby for the year that came before it.” (Muslim)

 

The reason for fasting `Ashura is because this was the day that Allah saved Musa (`alayhi assalam) and the children of Israel from Pharoah, and the Jews at the time of the Prophet ﷺ would fast this day for this reason too (Bukhari).

 

Ibn `Abbas also quoted the Prophet ﷺ as saying, “If I live next year, I shall also fast on the 9th day,” (Musnad Ahmad). This is in order to distinguish the Muslim practices from the Jewish ones (Tirmidhi). An-Nawawi also mentioned that one of the reasons for fasting the 9th day is as a precaution because of the possibility of error when sighting the new moon. However, it is still permissible to only fast on the 10th day.

 

It should not be forced on one to fast it, because the Prophet ﷺ said: “Concerning the day of `Ashura, it is not obligatory upon you to fast on it as I do. Whoever wishes may fast and whoever does not wish to is not obliged to do so,” (Bukhari and Muslim). Although who of us doesn’t want all their minor sins expiated?

 

Please remember to pray for our brothers and sisters all over the world. May Allah accept the fasts and du`a’ of all those who choose to fast. Ameen.

 

Source: Virtual Mosque

 

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July
2015

Today, is the third day of the month of Shawwāl (the first day of Shawwal is Eid al-Fitr).

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Starting today until August 15, 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 Aug. 15.

 

Learn more about the fasting of six days of Shawwāl here and here.

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