The Harrisonburg and Rockingham Muslim community would like to extend a warm welcome to Sheikh Abdallah Hassan Mahmoud.
Sheikh Abdallah will be leading all major prayer services at the Islamic Association of the Shenandoah Valley during the month of Ramadan 1436 AH (2015 AD). In the past, he has served as khateeb in Virginia, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Egypt and Kuwait.
Sheikh Abdallah has become hafiz in Quran after studying at the Azhar Recitations Insti tute in Egypt. He has taught Quran and tajweed in Kuwait and Minia, where he cur rently holds teaching privileges.
We are very happy to have Sheikh Abdallah and his family visit our community this blessed Ramadan. Please give them a warm welcome and we hope to learn much from his knowledge.
Ramadan is the ninth (9th) month in the Islamic Calendar and one of great religious significance for Muslims around the world. It is characterized by worship, spiritual contemplation and fasting. The Holy Quran states: “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2: 183.
The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. FCNA uses Makkah al-Mukarrama as a conventional point and takes the position that the conjunction must take place before sunset in Makkah and moon must set after sunset in Makkah.
On the basis of this method, the Islamic Association of the Shenandoah Valley is pleased to announce its calendar and events for Ramadan 1436 AH (2015 AD). Please keep checking back on the website for further details as they become available.
- First Day of Fasting: Thursday, June 18, 2015
- First Taraweeh Prayer: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
- Laylat-ul-Qadr: TBA
- Eid-ul-Fitr: Friday, July 17, 2015
Please check back on this website daily at the following link to determine:
- Imsak (start fast) at Fajr Adan
- Iftar (break fast) at Maghrib Adan
- Taraweeh (special nightly prayers) and Isha prayer times
May Allah (swt) keep us on the right path, and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen. For more detailed information, please visit: www.moonsighting.com