Sri Lanka Events

"He who kills a soul, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who saves a life, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind."- The Holy Quran 5:32

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka and stands with people of all faiths. We offer our deepest thoughts and sincere prayers for the victims and their families and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Blood Drive at the IAR

There will be a Blood Drive held at the IAR on Friday April 19th from 12-4:30. Please register online at redcrossblood.org with the code "Islamic".

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Al-Iman High School

Special Announcement: Al Iman School invites rising 9th graders and their families to pre-register for the planned Islamic high school in Raleigh. In order to pre-register, please click here to fill out the pre-registration form and submit a refundable $250 deposit (online payment link). Al Iman School and IAR officials will notify parents by June about the status of the high school insha'allah.

Chairperson of the IAR school Board (IARSB) (Volunteer position)

The IAR is delighted to announce the formation of the IAR School Board. The school board will develop both short- and long-term strategies for future growth, competitive educational performance, fiscal independence and financial efficiency of the IAR schools.

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Al Furqan School 2019-2020 Registration

Al Furqan School is still accepting registration of students for the year 2019-2020.

Please visit the office on Sunday April 28, 2019 between 10.00 am and 1.15 pm.

Raising Young Leaders with Rami Kawas on 4/19-20

  • Friday Khutbah Topic: Leaders of the Next Generation.

  • Friday night lecture topic: “Creating the Foundation for Leadership”

An Noor Quran Academy's 10th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner

An Noor Quran Academy’s10th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner (“Al Istiqamah – Striving Forward”) is on Saturday April 6th 5:00 pm at McKimmon Center. Buy Your Ticket onlineIf you are unable to attend Donate online. This is a special opportunity to not just make a donation, but rather secure a deposit in your account with Allah Subḥānahu wa-taʿālā in the Akhira where it will Insha’Allah multiply as Sadaqa Jariya.

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Al-Furqan School Registration

Registration to Al-Furqan School is open for academic year 2019-2020. Registration will be held in IAR Gym on March 31st between 10.30am-12.30pm. More details can be found at www.alfurqanschool.com.

A Weekend with the Qur'an Program

On Friday-Saturday 3/29-3/30 at IAR Main Musallah

Friday 3/29: 8-9 PM | Saturday 3/30: 2-9 PM

On Saturday between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm, Pizza will be available for purchase from Al-Maida.

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Protect What You Have Worked For: Understanding Long Term Care

You’ve worked hard to provide for your family. Now you are retiring and your focus began to shift to protecting the financial resources you’ve created for your retirement, the IAR Seniors Committee would like to invite you to Join us for our presentation Protect What You Have Worked For: Understanding Long Term Care. 
We’ll discuss:
  • The 5 W’s when it comes to Long-term Care Vs. Short-Term Care
  • Long-term medical care expenses
  • Strategies for addressing uncovered expenses

We hope you will join us. 

Please RSVP @ http://evite.me/e96eWkvsgP by Thursday 04/11/2019.

Lunch will be served, RSVP Required to Attend

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IAR-Exclusive Deluxe Hajj Program 2019/1440

Join our renowned Hajj Family! Announcing premium-deluxe program exclusively for our community.

Featured Highlights: Stress-free Direct Flights, Haram Boundary Hotels, Room Access During Hajj, Upgraded Mena Camp Across Jamarat and much more! Starts at an unbeatable $10,699. Register at iarhajj.org.

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Standing as One - Sunday 3/17 at 6:00 PM

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MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION OF RALEIGH

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) condemns the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, NZ, and extends its prayers and support to the victims. During such difficult times, the IAR reminds its members and the broader community that...

Hiring Cleaning Crew

Applications deadline is March 31, 2019

Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR), a non-profit organization, seeks cleaning individuals part-time, full time, day or night shifts. IAR is looking for energetic, and driven individuals to join the IAR.

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Hiring Cleaning Supervisor

Applications deadline is March 31, 2019

Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR), a non-profit organization, seeks an experienced cleaning supervisor. The cleaning supervisor is full time position, will supervise the rest of the cleaning crew. IAR is looking for energetic, and driven individuals to join the IAR.

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New Islamic High School

Al Iman School plans to start a high school beginning with a 9th grade inshallah this Fall. The school will host an information session this Friday, March 15th, after Maghrib in the IAR musallah inshallah. All interested families are welcome.

Al Iman School will also host its annual fundraising gala this Saturday inshallah at McKimmon Center at 5:30 PM.

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Qiyam Tonight with Sh. Dr. Naser Rezk

IAR will hold a Qiyam Night with Sh. Dr. Naser Rezk of Al-Azhar this Friday, March 8 after Isha at 8pm. Following, there will be a short talk on Qur'anic Education, an open Q&A, and Qiyam Prayers ending by approximately 10:30pm. We would like to invite you and your entire family to join us!

March Recitation Group with Sh. Dr. Nasir Rezk

IAR will be hosting open Quran Maqra'a (Recitation Group) between Maghrib and Isha on Saturdays (for sisters) and Sundays (for brothers) throughout March in the Musallah. It will be with Sh. Dr. Nasir Rezk and a great opportunity to practice your recitation and tajweed and get individual coaching. Open to All!

DST Prayer Time and Jummuah Time Changes

This coming Sunday, March 10, 2019, Daylight Savings Time will begin. Please note the new adhan and iqamah times for the daily prayers. The 3rd shift time only for Friday prayer will change effective next Friday, March 15: the new time for the 3rd shift will be from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

IAR Annual Open House on March 9

The Islamic Association of Raleigh will be hosting the annual Open House on Saturday March 9 from 11am to 3pm, featuring keynote address by Imam AbuTaleb.

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

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Admin Assistant for Imam's office

The Islamic Association of Raleigh is seeking a motivated, trustworthy individual to serve in the role of Administrative Assistant to the Imams.

Please review the job description for further details.

Islamic Art Classes on March 16-17

The IAR Youth Committee is happy to announce a two day event titled Islamic Art Classes and Exhibitition on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17

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Register (Ages 5-up for March 16 event) | Register (Ages 10-up for March 17 event)

IAR CEO Position

Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR), a non-profit membership organization, seeks an experienced CEO.

The CEO oversees, manages, coordinates, and administers all IAR operations in accordance with the established and approved goals of IAR. The final selection of the successful candidate shall be subject to the approval of the IAR Shura.

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Food/Clothing Drive for Syrian Refugees

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Al Iman School Annual Fundraiser

Al Iman School Annual Fundraising Gala featuring Ustadh Ammar AlShukry and exciting student presentations. Purchase tickets at alimanschool.org or via online payment at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/iaor/event/798960

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IAR Management Committee Chair

The IAR is seeking a volunteer to serve as the chair for the management committee. The chair will be a member of the administration team.

The role of the management chair is assuring the general maintenance of IAR Property, including the Gymnasium, Kitchen, Schools, Air-conditioning, Elevator, Access system, Security Camera system, Cleaning (Indoor and Outdoor), Playground, Lawn services, outside lights. The full-time maintenance technician reports to the management chair.

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Health Check Day at IAR on 2/15 from 5-9

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Rohingya Muslims - a humanitarian crisis

Friday Night Program after isha: Rohingya Muslims - a humanitarian crisis

Please attend an awareness meeting for the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Bangladesh.

Sister Zarrin Ayesha visited the camps this past Summer along with 3 of her college going children.

They would like to update the community about the harsh conditions the Rohingya are facing, as well as current/future efforts being undertaken with your help.

There will be a video presentation and short discussion.

IAR Fundraising Statement

The Islamic Association of Raleigh would like to thank you for your continuous and steadfast support of your center.

Your generous donations help us improve on the programs and services we provide to our community members as well as maintain, manage and beautify the center. Your feedback and input are always welcome and appreciated. JAK for being an important part of the IAR.

FNP on Feb 1st

Friday Night Program this week (Feb. 1st) is a presentation by Imaam AbuTaleb:

Our home before home: an update on our Masjid's activities and accomplishments.

IAR Fundraising Brochure

IAR Hajj 2019

The IAR Hajj Team is working diligently to get the best pricing for 2019 Hajj Package for our community.

Please monitor iarhajj.org or email iaradmin@islam1.org to be notified.

Pre-College Conference

Meet and hear from current college students! All high schoolers are welcome. Topics include college applications, finances/financial aid, Muslim student life, coursework, professional development, and transferring from community colleges to four-year universities.

Please RSVP by February 1!

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Retirement Health Care Seminar

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Donation Receipts for 2018 by email

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.

For the first time this year, we will send your donation receipts for 2018 through email by the end of January 2019. If you are not sure that we have your email or you have changed it, please send your email to the IAR office at office@islam1.org to update it. If you do not receive your donation receipt by email by Jan 31, 2019. Please send us an email or call the office at 919-834-9572.

IAR Podcast Survey

The Office of Imam is thrilled to launch a brand new podcast series to tackle daily questions with Imam AbuTaleb, Imam Muamar, and Guests!

We are seeking community's input for topics, please click here for details and feedback.

Friday Qur'an Night 1/18

A special presentation by our young Qur’an students!
In the Shade of the Message and Prophethood

The IAR Community Outreach team presents:

"Jibril (AS) Brings Down the Revelation"

Location: IAR – Main Musallah
Time: 7:45 p.m. (After ‘Isha on Friday, January 18, 2019)
MC: Sufyan Abdul Lateef
Recitation: Ayesha Traore

Presentations: Mairah Khan and Sumer Busisou

Dua: Maryam Zahid

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Imam Baianonie's Book on Fiqh

Alhamdulillah our respected Imam Baianonie's book on Fiqh is now available to download.

Differences in Fiqh Made Easy (pdf)

IAR Annual Fundraising Dinner

Alhamdulillah, we have made it here today due to your generosity in supporting your Masjid. With Allah’s (SWT) help and your donations, we have built one of the largest Islamic centers in the Southeast of America. The IAR is blessed to have such an amazing community, without even asking, you continuously support our Islamic center and always exceed our expectations.

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IAR Playground Mural Project

The IAR is accepting proposals to paint Islamic-themed murals on the playground fence. Interested artists should review the Call for Designs. Please contact the Work Group with inquires – Sr. Taiyyaba Qureshi tqureshi@gmail.com

Project Details (PDF)

Duke Study on Muslim Patient Experiences

Dr. Amanda Kolmar, a pediatric doctor at Duke, is conducting a study to learn about Muslim parent experiences with pediatric palliative care and end of life care. If you are a Muslim and have a child who faced a life-limiting illness, she would very much like to hear about your experiences.

The study consists of a maximum one hour long interview and your responses will be anonymous. Participants will be compensated for their time with a Kindle Fire tablet. If you are interested in participating, please contact her directly at Amanda.reider@duke.edu.

Preparing Your Estate Plan Seminar

It’s a topic people tend to put off or ignore, but one of the most important things you can do is to develop a sound estate plan. Doing so lets you take a giant step toward a more secure future for yourself and generations to come. 

RSVP by 12/14/2018 | Details

Post-Survey Announcements

Jazakallahu khaira for participating in the IAR Strategic Planning Community Survey.

The following report summarizes the findings of the survey.

Survey Summary Report (pdf)

Friday Night Program by Mufti Azeemuddin

This week's FNP after Isha is presented by Mufti Azeemuddin
Topic is: Tackling Atheism
 
Mufti Azeemuddin is also doing the second khutbah 
Topic is: Carving out our own Personal Legacy
 

IAR needs a Treasurer

The IAR is seeking a volunteer to serve as Treasurer. The treasurer will be a member of the administration team.  The role of the treasurer is to review the financial transactions on a monthly basis and generate a monthly cash flow statement. The statement indicates the account payable/receivable and the account balance for all standing committees. The treasurer is responsible for matters related to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other tax agents.

The following are requirements for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field. 
  • Have strong knowledge of accounting, which includes an understanding of fund accounting and reconciling accounts. 
  • Experience with ACS financial system is a plus.

Time Commitment: about 8– 16 hours per month.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to jobs@islam1.org

Winners of Quran Competition

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the 2018 IAR Quran Competition.

This year, there were nearly 100 contest participants, ranging from 3 - 50 years of age.

Details | Quran Competition Results

Learn about Medicare

The IAR Seniors Empowerment Group's 'Chat and Chew' will be held at the IAR on Saturday November 24 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Please join for a presentation on Medicare 2019 Rules & Updates.
RSVP to iarseniors@gmail.com.

Quran Night Program

The Friday Night Program for November 30 after Isha prayers is Quran Night.

A special presentation by young Quran students, titled "Introduction of Some Surahs of the Quran". Recitation will be led by Sr Maryam Zahid. Presentations by Khizer Ahmed, Mairah Khan, and Abdushakure Ali. Our host will be Sufyan Abdul Latif. Dua by Sr Duha Iqbal.

Umrah with Imam AbuTaleb

IAR thanks the community for the interest in joining our Family & Youth Umrah Retreat with Imam AbuTaleb. Alhumdulillah, we are sold out for the 2018 Umrah.

Please visit iarumrah.org for details.

Interest-Free Student Loans

ACCEDUCATE.ORG is a Muslim Non-profit providing interest-free student loans.

Join us on Sunday, November 18, after Ishaa' for a special presentation at IAR.

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