If Allah wills (insha’Allah) IONA will be observing the following:

• Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. (According to the Fiqh Council of North America)*
• Taraweeh prayers will start shortly after salat-ul-Isha. The Isha salah (iqamah) will start at 10:40 PM throughout the first half of the month and at 10:50 PM for the rest. We will be offering 20 rak’ahs followed by the congregational salat-ul-witr.
• Khatmul-Qur’an celebration is on Friday, June 23rd (Ramadan 29th). A host of speakers and Imams are invited.
• Eid-ul-Fitr is on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, insha’Allah. (According to the Fiqh Council of North America)*
• Zakatul-Fitr (Fitra) is $10 per person. MUST be paid before Eid day.
• Islamic organizations will be raising funds on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Presenters will have 10 minutes after Isha prayer to talk about their project(s) and raise funds.
• IONA’s Budget fundraising is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd (Ramadan 7th) and June 10th (Ramadan 15th)
• IONA’s Youth of Ummah fundraising is scheduled for Friday, June 9th (Ramadan 14th).
• IONA’s Expansion Project fundraising is scheduled for June 16th (Ramadan 21st) the night of Khatmul-Qur’an, Friday, June 23rd (29th night of Ramadan).
• Brothers intending to do I’tikaf (retreat) during the last 10 nights of Ramadan need to register ahead of time (June 15th/Ramadan 20th at Maghrib is the start of I'tikaf). Please call Br Ali at (586) 558-6900 Monday - Friday 8am - 11am.

 

Kindly, please observe the following during Ramadan:

1. Please refrain from bringing water bottles to the prayer areas. Adequate water will be provided in designated areas in addition to the drinking fountains available near the wudu’ areas of both the sisters and the brothers.
2. Please DO NOT bring any type of food or drink to the masjid at any time. IONA has arranged for Iftar dinners on Saturdays. On weekdays, however, IONA is pleased to provide dates and water to break the fast prior to praying Maghrib.
3. Parents are responsible to keep their children quiet at all times
4. Please park ONLY in the designated areas. We will be, in sha Allah, enforcing strict parking and illegally parked cars will be towed away at owner’s expense.
5. Please place your shoes on the shoe racks. Absolutely no shoes in the foyer area by the social hall and men’s entrances. Shoes left on the floor will be placed in a lost & found box.

 

Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation.
Have a blessed Ramadan and Eid!
You may always call us at 586-558-6900 if you have any questions.
*IONA follows the Fiqh Council of North America for determining Ramadan and Eid dates