Important Curfew Update

Effective June 1st, due to curfew in Raleigh from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, IAR will be closed from 7:30 pm to 5:15 am until further notice. Maghrib and Isha prayers at IAR will not be held. Fajr iqamah time will be changed to 5:30 am

Weekly Girls Halaqa

Thank You for Making Eid Prayer a Success

We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our beautiful community for your cooperation and support during this unique Eid. Our Eid prayer accommodated several hundred cars across two shifts, serving approximately 2,000 worshippers in one of...

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IAR's Office of the Imam has clarified that the general Muslim population is still not required to attend Jumuah or daily prayers in the masjid if they do not wish to. Those displaying any symptoms of illness or who have tested positive for COVID-19 must NOT attend. The AMJA Fiqh Council has written:

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Food distribution on Friday May 22nd

The IAR Social and Welfare Committee will do a food distribution to the needy on this Friday May 22, 2020. This will start at 3:00 pm until supply lasts.

Fiqh Rulings on I'tikaf, Zakat-ul-Fitr, and Eid

Seeking experienced CEO

The IAR, a non-profit membership-based community organization, seeks an experienced CEO to lead a central Raleigh area mosque with over 3,500 weekly attendees.

The CEO will coordinate day-to-day operations, ensure the financial health of the IAR, translate strategy into measurable action, and invest in building strong and capable staff.

Please review the job description before applying for this position.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to and three references and salary requirements with the job code of IAR-CEO.

Seeking Office Manager

We are glad to announce that this position has been filled.

Job Description (pdf)

Live Broadcast

We've been so thrilled with the response to our "Left My Heart at the Masjid" series that we're rolling out a bunch of new live programs as part of our virtual mosque efforts to Keep You Connected

Between our daily Fiqh of Salah class where Imam Muamar will teaches on the fiqh of salah, wudu, and other critical fiqh topics;

Weight of Nation which continues our popular Saturday morning class, Imam AbuTaleb will be presenting topics from the life of Prophet Ibrahim AS and how we can apply these lessons into our lives;

Sheikh Badawy's Quran and Tajweed class with daily Quran Recitation, for everyone with any skill level - there's an offering for everyone and;

Make sure to tune into our Jumuah Reminders every Friday at 1:30 PM

View all this programming at | Upcoming Live Stream on YouTube | Complete list of videos

Iftar Event Cancelled

We regret to inform you that our host Sh Badawy is not able to join and the event for Thursday April 9 been cancelled.

May Allah accept your fast and we hope to welcome you at another opportunity very soon.

Spring Garden Challenge

Grow flowers, spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables. We'll provide the seeds (flower and vegetable), you do the good deeds.


Practice Math Problems

IAR Youth Tutoring is offering practice Math problems for students (K-12) through Google Classroom.

If you would like to be added, please send a text message to 252-902-6329.

Online Math Tutoring Registration Form

Jumu'ah Prayers on 3/13 CANCELLED

Jumu'ah prayers will not be held on March 13 per the Triangle Imams Council declaration below.

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation as well as direction from government and health officials, the IAR will be open on a limited basis for DAILY PRAYERS ONLY starting Friday, March 13. Please immediately leave the facility after sunnah prayers.

All other activities (including Al-Furqan School, youth and education programs, and fundraiser) are canceled.

In addition Al-Iman and An-Noor will not be in session for students.

Please monitor our website for further updates. Read More

Youth Activities

All youth activities have been cancelled.

Astronomy in the Holy Quran

Come join us after Isha prayers on Friday February 28 for a special presentation by young Quran students about Astronomy in the Holy Quran.

Featuring Quran recitations and presentations by Ahmed Rasheed, Sumer Busisou, Mairah Khan, Abdushakure Ali, and Yusuf Siddiqui.

Closing remarks by Sh Misbah Badawy.

Blood Drive

IAR and ICNA Relief is conducting a Blood Drive on Friday February 28 between 11 - 3.

Sign up for ladies | Sign up for men

Part-time Teacher

An-Noor Quran Academy currently has a part time teacher position open for Seventh and Eighth grade Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher.

Please send your resume to

Hajj Info Session

Learn more about the Hajj package offered by the IAR and how it compares to other Hajj tour operators.

Please join Br Hassan Masood on Sunday February 23 at 2:15 PM in the Women's Prayer Hall to answer your questions and learn more about the IAR Deluxe Hajj package.

In this open session we will try to guide you based on many years of experience.

Facebook Event Page

Anatomy of Hate

IAR and the Light House Project will present a screening of the Time Magazine and the Marshall Project's new short documentary on Our Three Winners "The Anatomy of Hate".

The documentary examines bias-fueled violence and the definition of a hate crime.

The film sheds light on the way our nation is responding to rising levels of bias-fueled violence and how we define what constitutes a hate crime under the law.

The film will be shown Friday February 21st after Isha prayers in the Main Prayer Hall.

Uniqueness of Muslim Ummah

IAR Youth Committee and Al-Furqan School is hosting a 8-week class on Sundays beginning on March 1 from 11 AM - 12 noon at IAR.

The class will be taught by Mohammad Hannini titled, A Nation Like No Other - The Uniqueness of the Muslim Ummah.

Registration Form

Faith Among Youth: Crisis of Addictions

Why are youth of faith struggling to keep faith? What are the causes and solutions?

IAR will be hosting a workshop led by Imam Eesaa Wood from Al-Furqan Foundation to explore the crisis of various addictions and their impact on our youth.

Parents and youth (ages 13 and above only) are invited and encouraged to attend the workshop on Saturday February 22 from 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm at the IAR.


Ummi & Me Weekly Story Time

Come join us for story time at Ummi and Me! The youngest members of our community are invited with their caretakers.

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am in the Main Prayer Hall. Activities include story time program, featuring sing-a-long, nasheeds and learning with lots of friends.

Upgrading audio

We are planning to upgrade the audio speakers in the main prayer hall over the next few days.

During this install, we will pray in the gym / multipurpose hall to allow the installation team to complete the work.

We ask for your patience as we improve our facilities.

Sisters Youth Halaqa

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Annual Open House on March 7

Come learn about your fellow American Muslims, observe them at prayer and sample culinary treats from around the Islamic world.

IAR Open House Schedule of events

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We would like to encourage our Muslim congregants to limit their visit to the masjid, other than for prayers, between 11 am - 3 pm on Saturday March 7 in order to accommodate the arrival of guests.

Raleigh Fiqh Day

Join the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) for an informative series of seminars on Islamic Finance on Saturday February 1 from 3 to 9 pm at McKimmon Center.

Dr Salah Alsawy and Sh Ahmad Khater will discuss issues such as mortgaging homes in the US, contemporary Zakah issues, issues pertaining to leasing cars, real estate and credit cards.

Registration Link

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Donation Receipts

IAR would like to thank you for all your donations and support.

Your generosity truly made a difference and helped us sustain the programs and services you enjoy.

All your donations are tax deductible.

We will send your donation receipts for 2019 through email by the end of January 2020.

If you are not sure that we have your email or you have changed it, please send email to to update it.

If you do not receive your donation receipt by email by January 31 2020. Please send us an email or call the office at 919-834-9572.

Free Tutoring Updates

IAR is pleased to continue to offer tutoring for Elementary to High School students in English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

We will meet every Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in Room #240 on the second floor. Please make note of the updated meeting time.

Tutoring Flyer (pdf)

Cleaning Crew

IAR is looking for energetic and driven individuals to join IAR for the job opening of Cleaning Crew working part-time night shifts.

Please review the Cleaning Crew job description before applying for this position.

Annual Fundraising Dinner

Thank you attending the IAR's Annual Fundraising Dinner on December 14.

Please continue to support all of the activities conducted at IAR. Secure online donations

Quran Development Course

A new weekly class led by Sheikh Mohammad Badawy to learn and improve your Quran tajweed skills and understanding of the Holy Quran for college age and above students.

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Preferred prerequisite of basic Arabic reading proficiency and bi-weekly suggested a donation of $5 used an incentive to motivate the habit of giving Sadqa as we learn the words of Allaah swt.

After Isha prayers on Monday Nights for the sisters and on Wednesday nights for the brothers in the second floor musallah.

Registration Form | For any questions please email

Couple's Halaqa

Interested in finding an opportunity for Islamic growth and building a better marriage.

The IAR is hosting an informal small group for young and experienced married couples to come together to facilitate practical and faith-based discussions.

Monthly sessions are hosted at the IAR with an expert speaker, including Imam Abu-Taleb and Imam Muamar.

Discussion topics apply to all aspects of marriage success and will be followed with a beneficial Q&A portion during each session.

Please join us for our first meeting on Sunday December 15 from 3:45 - 5pm at IAR. Add event to your calendar

High School Girls Halaqa

Weekly High School Girls Halaqa series with Sr Radwa Behairy.

Share experiences, reflect and empower. Fridays after Maghrib prayer in second floor glass rooms.

Registration Form

Veterans Day

Triangle Muslims and Islamic Association of Raleigh would like to invite you to meet Muslims who have served and also to learn more about life in the military from a Muslim's perspective.

Ex-Servicemen will provide insights into their journey and the differences between their civil and military life in the context of being Muslims.

Join us on Sunday November 24 after Dhuhr prayers (2 pm) at IAR.

Pressures facing the Muslim family

IAR invites you to the Imam's Town Hall this Friday November 22 after Isha at 8 pm.

The topic will be "Pressures facing the muslim family". It will be an interactive session.

Please share your thoughts and comments or if you have any questions or concerns you would like the Imams to address.

We will try to address questions and concerns during the town hall Inshallah.

Shattering Doubts Follow Up

Do you still have a few questions from the Shattering Doubts Workshop held earlier this month?

Do you want to go more in depth on a couple case studies? Are you interested in being part of the next wave of doubt shatterers?

We will be hosting a follow up to the Shattering Doubts workshop on Tuesday November 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

The workshop will be held at the Light House Project to build out your toolkit and address a few of your questions.

Event Registration Form

MSA Itikaaf

IAR and the Duke, UNC, and NCSU Muslim Student Associations are organizing an itikaaf.

The itikaaf will be held at the Islamic Center of Raleigh on Saturday November 16 from Isha to Midnight.

Registration Form
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Annual Fundraising Dinner

Save the date: IAR will host our annual fundraising dinner on Saturday December 14 at McKimmon Center.

Your steadfast support is greatly appreciated.

More details to follow soon.

IAR Opens Its Doors

CBS 17 reports on 700 plus visitors to Islamic Center of Raleigh to learn about Islam. We extend an invitation to others to schedule private tours. Please contact us at

Shura Elections

IAR Shura Elections will be held on Sunday November 17 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The voting will take place at the IAR Library. Please bring a valid picture ID.

The Friday Night Program on November 15 after Isha prayers will be an opportunity for the Shura candidates to introduce themselves.

The final voting and shura-eligible members lists are posted on the bulletin boards.

If you have any questions, please email

Discover STEM

Join us on Friday November 8 after Isha prayers to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

Br Mirza Faizan is a world renowned aerospace scientist and a founder of Discover STEM.

There will be a presentation about Discover STEM and how it can help motivate and encourage students to think, create, and innovate.

This presentation is for kids of all ages and it will also highlight how Muslim youth are making a difference in society by their innovations.

Quran Recitation

IAR is delighted to announce "Levels of Tilawah: A Night of Qur'an Recitation" on Friday November 1 after Isha prayers.

Quran recitations by Sh Hoosain Dalvi, Sh Mohamed Badawy, Imam AbuTaleb, and other community Huffadh.

Fund Raising Committee

We are looking for a volunteer to lead the Fund Raising Committee.

This lead position volunteer will serve as the chairman of the Fund Raising Committee.

The chairman is responsible to form a team, develop a fundraising plan, execute the plan and assist the organization in raising funds.

Please send your nomination to

Family Night

IAR Youth Committee invites you and your family to a Family Fun Night on Thursday October 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

On Importance of Tranquility

Our young Quran students will present the Friday Night Program on October 25 after Maghrib prayers.

The theme is "Understanding the Ayaat Sakinah or Tranquility".

Recitation by Sumer Busisou, presentations by Mairah Khan and Yousuf Siddiqui. Closing remarks by Sh Misbah Badawy.

Shattering Doubts

IAR presents a one day workshop on Saturday November 2 at the Talley Student Union at NCSU.

Imam Abutaleb will be the key speaker. The title of the workshop is "Shattering Doubts: Finding faith when the mind questions God."

The objective is to empower us on how to deal with a lifetime of questions.

Workshop Registration

IAR Annual Report

It is with the blessings of Allah (SWT) that the IAR has continued to make progress during the year 2018-2019.

We are pleased to recognize IAR's achievements and to thank IAR members and fellow Muslims for your dedicated efforts and sincere help to strengthen our plans to move forward.

The IAR General Body Report (pdf) summarizes all of the accomplishments and future plans of our standing committees.

Annual General Body Meeting

IAR would like invite our community to the General Body Meeting on Friday October 18 between Maghrib and Isha in the Main Prayer Hall.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to obtain community's feedback. We also plan to present the annual report, as well as the status of IAR Businesses.

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IAR Basketball League

Anyone in High School or College can sign up their teams for the IAR Basketball League.

Minimum of seven players per team.

Register your team to play in the league. Limited spots. First eight teams to sign up and pay registration fee before October 25 deadline.

Season begins on November 1 and ends in December.

Contact Muhammad Samara 919 600 2500 for details.

Registration Form | Basketball League Poster (pdf)