Dear Muslim Community members,The blessed month of Ramadan is fast coming to an end. May Allah accept all your righteous deeds.
Few important announcements:
1) UIC will be hosting an Ifatr / dinner for our non-Muslim friends and neighbors on Wed, June 29th.
from 8:00 to 9:30. If you have non-Muslims friends who you would like to invite, please have them go to Utah Islamic Center’s facebook page and go to the post titled ‘Breaking bread, Breaking barriers” and sign up by clicking on signupgenius.com tab.
2) Zakat-ul-Fitr / Sadaqa-tul-Fitr is $8.00 per house hold member and must be payed before the Eid prayer. There is donation box at UIC where you can donate your Sadaqa-tul-Fitr amount.
4) We will have Qiyam-ul-Lail paryers beginning the last 10 nights of Ramadan (Saturday June 25th) at 3:15 am. They will end at 3:45, at which point you can have Suhoor at the Masjid or return home with ample time to have Suhoor with your family.
3) Sunday July 3rd is Khate-me-Quran and dua. The recitation of the glorious Quran which began in Taraweeh prayers on Sunday June 5th will be completed on Sunday July 3rd, Please join us at 10:45 pm. for Isha prayers followed by Taraweeh prayers.
We, as Muslims, must strive to pray as many of the prayers, if not ALL FIVE prayers at the Masjid, because the Prophet (s.a.w) tells us:
“If people knew the reward in praying Fajr and Isha in congregation, they would go to the mosque even if they had to crawl.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
“Prayer in congregation is superior to prayer alone by twenty seven degrees.” [Bukhari & Muslim, from Ibn Umar]
Therefore, we will InshAllah try to apply and put our religion into practice by holding the Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha prayers regularly ON TIME at UIC. Please check the times above to make sure you come on time. The Imam will InshAllah be there to lead the prayers.