Salat ul-Kusuf (Prayer on a solar eclipse)

On Monday, August 21, all of North America will be able to witness an eclipse of the sun. IAR will be hosting a Salat ul-Kusuf Special Event on Monday, August 21st at 2 PM. There will be a short viewing after the prayer.
It is reported in Sahih Bukhari, "An eclipse of the sun occurred during the time of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, so the Messenger of Allah ﷺ led people in Salat (called Salat ul-Kusuf)."
Please bring your own prayer rug as well as eclipse glasses for safety.

Salah Instructions:

Salat-ul-Kusuf (Prayer on a solar eclipse) are each comprised of two Rak'ahs (units of Prayer). Recitation in both Salahs (Prayers) is performed out loud. In each Rak'ah, there are two Ruku's (bowing), the second of which is always shorter than the first, and there are also two recitations.
After the Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting Prayer), Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited. After the first Ruku', Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited, which is shorter than the preceding recitation. There are two Sujuds (Prostrations) in each Rak'ah. This is the most authentic report mentioned regarding this Salah.

Viewing Safety Instructions:

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Financial Stability Seminar

In collaboration with Al-Huda University, IAR will be hosting a Financial Stability Seminar with Dr. Main Alqudah on the weekend of August 25th.

Dr. Alqudah is the President and a Professor of Sharia/Islamic Finance at Al-Huda University. He has a 15+ year record of analyzing contracts to ascertain Sharia compliance Scholar at Fatwa Committee, AMJA.

The topics would include, but not limited to:

  • Planning for the Future
  • Earning Halal Income
  • Halal Stock Market
  • Financial Advise


  • Friday, August 25th, 8:05 PM - 9:30 PM (Friday Night Program)
  • Saturday, August 26th, 8:05 PM - 9:30 PM


  • Islamic Association of Raleigh, Main Prayer Hall 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh NC.

Friday Night Program - August 18th

Friday Night Program for Friday August 18th will be "Qur'an Night - Understanding the Blessed Land and the Furthest Mosque, Part 2" and will start promptly after Salat Al-Maghrib.

Quran Night Flyer

Friday Night Program

This week's Friday night program will be a presentation and open discussion on "Crisis of Faith: Teaching Methodologies to Build Eman" by Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb, between Maghrib and Isha prayers at the IAR.

Udhiyah/qurbani Program For 2017 - Payment Collection: August 13th to 25th

The Social & Welfare Committee has selected Somalia for Udhiyah/Qurbani this year. The cost is $100 per sheep. Somalia has been selected as it is facing critical climate conditions affecting eastern Africa. The effects of this climate system started in December 2015, and now, in 2017, things have gotten exponentially worse. Millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance and food insecurity is growing. Somalis continue to live in an emergency situation, and 2 million people struggle to meet their minimum daily needs.

Friday Night Program on Aug 4th.

Friday Night Program for Friday August 4th will be talk by Mufti Mohammad Farhan "IDENTITY: Saving Our Youth".
Mufti Farhan resides in Nassau County New York, holds a PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence and Law. He also serves as the director of Children of Adam, an organization that is helping shape the future of Muslim Youth.
The program will start after Salat-Al-Maghrib.

Friday Night Program

Friday Night Program for Friday July 28th will be "Know Your Rights Workshop" by Sr. Azadeh Shahshahani who is an internationally recognized human rights lawyer and a part of Project South. She will present information about our rights in regards to interactions with police and law enforcement. Please join us for this important event. The program will start promptly after Salat-Al-Maghrib.
Please see flyer for more details!

Friday Night Program

Friday Night Program for Friday July 21st will be "Qur'an Night - Understanding the Blessed Land and the Furthest Mosque" which will start shortly after Salat AlMaghrib.


Accepting Applications For The Position of IAR CEO

Applications are invited for the position of IAR CEO. Applications deadline is August 12, 2017.

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR), a non-profit organization, seeks an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO oversees, manages, coordinates, and administers all IAR operations in accordance with the established and approved goals of IAR. The expected candidate should have at least 5 years working experience with IAR as a volunteer or as a paid person. The final selection of the successful candidate shall be subject to the approval of the IAR Shura.

The successful candidates must have the knowledge, skills, and experience to manage a complex non-profit organization such as that of IAR.

Full Job Description

Community Basketball Camp & Dimes 4 Disabilities Tournament

Middle School Boys Basketball Camp - Starts July 23rd. Additional information

​​Dimes 4 Disabilities Basketball Tournament August 12th. Guest speaker Bilqis Abdul-Qadir will be attending. Tickets are $5.00 per person for a good cause. Event flyer