The Islamic Association of Shenandoah Valley is open for Fard effective on 6/6/2020 at Fajr prayers.
Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh,
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
As Salam O Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakat
IASV will be reopening the Social Hall for Fard, obligatory prayers, beginning Saturday at Fajr InshaAllah. New restrictions and protocols have been put in place in order to protect our congregants and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The facility will open 10 minutes before the Iqamah and will close 10 minutes after the conclusion of the Fard Salaat. The Prayers will be shorter – 10 minutes at max. All Prayers will occur in Social Hall. There are markings on the floor that identify where congregants must stand in order to practice appropriate Social and Physical Distancing.
The following rules will be effective immediately:
- Main Entrance Door will remain closed and Back Doors to be used for Entry and Exit
- Please use separate Doors for Entering and Exiting the Social Hall.
- Please bring shopper bag to put your shoes when enter Social Hall
- Masks must be worn at all times. No Mask means No Entry.
- Please bring your own Prayer Rug or Mat
- If you are feeling sick please stay home and help protect our congregation
- Individuals who have underlying health conditions are recommended to stay home
- No children under the age of 15
- Please practice 6 feet of social distancing at all times and avoid embracing other congregants, including the shaking of hands
- Please avoid Socializing and leave the IASV Facility immediately after the Prayers
- Please perform wudu at home as the restrooms will be closed
- If you would like to recite the Quran please utilize your mobile device
- No items must be passed to or between attendees
- Please do not touch Doors, Door Knobs, and Walls
These rules are mandatory. IASV BOARD is excited to reopen the facility and wants to ensure that it remains open. Individuals who violate these rules put the entire community at risk resulting in potential outbreaks. Please be mindful that many of our community members are elders and may have underlying health conditions. So if you are sick please stay home, and if you are an elder and/or have underlying health conditions, we strongly recommend you stay home for your own safety and your fellow brothers.
Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our community. There is no one-size fits all approach to achieving this goal and many factors come into play, i.e. personal protective equipment, testing capacity, and confirmed cases. As we work towards re-opening, we continue to urge our community to stay at home, to wear mask when outside from home, and practice physical distancing in public spaces.
May Allah Subhannahu Wa Ta’aala provide us with calm hearts, good health, and strong Imaan. Ameen.
- Coronavirus Cancellations (3/12/2020) - Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh, We pray that this message finds all of you in the best of health and strong imaan. Ameen. Per the directives of Virginia Gov. Northam, and out of basic Islamic Fiqh that preserving life is paramount, We want to alert all of you to some significant changes to IASV Events and Services in the coming days. As of now, the following events have been CANCELED until further notice: Friday Jumuah Prayers – Both. All School, including Saturday, Sunday, and Thursdays. All committee meetings outside of the Board. All regularly scheduled Halaqas. All sporting events, including Social Hall use. All Social Hall and Chairs rentals. All Dinner Events. All Youth Group events. IASV is canceling in-person Jumuah prayers. Do NOT come to IASV for Jumuah. All congregants are advised to pray Dhuhr at home or work. May Allah Subhannahu Wa Ta’aala provide us with calm hearts, good health, and strong imaan. Ameen. President IASV BOARD
- Interfaith Vigil Powerful Response To Violence (3/26/2019) - Source: DNR Members of different faith communities in the area demonstrated the type of unity we’d like to see more of in today’s world on Friday. Valley residents of various religious backgrounds attended an interfaith vigil at the Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg after Friday prayers in remembrance of those killed in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the week before. A gunman targeting Muslims killed 50 people and injured dozens more in the March 15 terror attacks. Friday’s vigil in Harrisonburg was organized by Faith in Action, a coalition of 24 local congregations, including the Islamic Association, as reported in Saturday’s Daily News-Record. The group held a similar observance at the synagogue in Harrisonburg after 11 people were killed in an Oct. 27 attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Nadia Dames, one of the organizers of the vigil, noted that it was “a sad reason to come together, but another reason to show our solidarity.” Indeed, the despicable act in New Zealand is not what we want to see to bring people of different faiths together, but it is important that we all stand together in trying times. Showing solidarity is a powerful response to those whose hatred manifests itself in the most heinous of ways, and it also sends a message of support to those directly affected by the violence. “In the face of this violence and hatred, may we continue to offer spaces of refuge and solidarity to those who need it,” Dames said at the vigil. “May we continue to worship and practice ways that heal our community.” We hope vigils like Friday’s do not need to be held again, but we applaud the group for taking action in our corner of the world.
- IASV Membership Fees (11/13/2018) - The IASV Board approved and raised the Membership Renewal Fee from $10 to $50 at its March 2018 meeting to carry out current and future projects. We appreciate your understanding in this regard and offer our thanks for continued support you show for IASV operations. We request you to kindly pay your Membership Renewal Fee to make your account current. You may deduct any Membership Fee for CY2018 if you paid on or after January 1, 2018. Please note that your on-time payment will enable you to participate in General Meetings and future Elections. You may click here to download an IASV Membership Form. Download and print the form, then complete, sign and submit, together with your membership fee, to an IASV board member. Your support and participation in IASV makes our organization and community stronger! With best regards, IASV Board
- Saturday School: First Semester Dates (10/27/2018) - Thanksgiving Break: School is OFF on Saturday, November 24 Classes RESUME on Saturday, December 1 Winter Break: School is OFF on Saturday, December 29 Classes RESUME on Saturday January 5, 2019 (Happy New Year)
- Saturday School (8/31/2018) - 1) Saturday school classes start TOMORROW, 9/8/2018, at 11:00am 2) Continue registration in the social hall after today’s Jumaa Prayer ($50 per student per semester)