Free Community Health Clinic

Saturday, July 13th from 9am to 12pm - at the Food Pantry in the Red Brick Building

There will be free health services offered: Blood Sugar Testing, Diabetes Education, Blood Pressure Screening, BMI Testing, Weight Lost Counseling, Discounted Prescription Info, and Physician Counseling.


Eid Message from your Imams

Assalamu alaikum,

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) is delighted to congratulate you on the upcoming arrival of the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration. Our Eid prayers will occur on Tuesday, June 4th at the Exposition Center at the Fairground in two shifts. The first shift gathering is at 6:30 am and prayer at 7:30 am sharp. The second shift gathering is at 8:30 am and prayer is at 9:30 am sharp.

This year, we are especially thankful to observe the Eid holiday in unity with a number of masajid in the Triangle... continue reading

IAR Qur'an Contest 2019

The enrollment form is available at Quran Contest Registration Form

IAR Qur'an Contest Schedule:

Application Registration Dates

Begins: Friday, May 31st 2019
Ends: Monday July 31st 2019

Late Registration Deadline

Thursday, August 15th,2019 with late registration fee of $25

Contest Date & Time

Saturday, September 14th, 9 AM – 5 PM

Qur'an Contest Award Ceremony



IAR Community Newsletter - May 2019

Eid 2019 Vendor Registration

Registration Required. There is limited space. First come first served. Please register at this link: Vendor Registration

My Muslim Neighbor

Share a gift this Ramadan with your non-Muslim neighbors and co-workers! Sign up for your free gift & Ramadan greeting card at the My Muslim Neighbor desk in the IAR lobby this Friday, May 31st after Jummuah shifts. Limit 2 per family. Available while supplies last. Please visit for more details.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible, charitable contribution to support this cause, please visit:

Eid Picnic on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) would like to invite the community to an Eid Picnic on Saturday June 15th at the White Oak Shelter at Jordan Lake, Apex, NC from 11:00 am to 5:00pm. Please join us to celebrate...

Ramadan Babysitting

The Women's Committee will provide child care free of charge in the Al-Iman school (Red
brick) building during Ramadan. Please read the following guidelines before dropping off your children:

Read Guidelines | Sign-Up Link (Mandatory for Babysitting service)

YASEER Launching Today!

THRIVE at IAR is excited to announce YASEER, a youth volunteerism group that links Muslim high schoolers to service opportunities around the Triangle area. Visit for details. YASEER.jpg

Qiyam (Night Prayers) and Itekaf for Last 10 Nights

The last 10 nights of Ramadan will start on Saturday overnight into Sunday, May 25-26. There will be nightly qiyam prayers starting at 3:15am and lasting approximately half hour plus witr, led by Sh. Hoosain Dalvi and guest reciters.

Those wishing to make itekaf must register with the Security office and familiarize themselves with the guidelines. Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) will be provided by IAR.

Kindly note that no unsupervised children will be allowed overnight without parental supervision.

Qur'an Night on Tuesday 5/21


A special presentation by our young Qur'an students!

In the Shade of the Message and Prophethood

The IAR Community Outreach team presents:

The Battle of Badr

IAR - Main Musallah

5:45 p.m. (After 'Asr)

MC: Maryam Siddiqui

Recitation: Ibrahim Ali

Presentations: Maryam Zahid and Abdurahman Ali

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Does Disability impact your family?

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IAR is working towards a Silver certification from MUHSEN for providing a friendly environment for special needs families. Muhsen (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) is a non - profit umbrella organization serving the Muslim community to establish a more inclusive "Special Needs Friendly" environment for our Brothers & Sisters living with Disabilities. Muhsen will advocate, educate, train and implement programs and services nationwide to improve access to Masajid for individuals with Special Needs as well as acceptance and inclusion by the community in all aspects.

As an ongoing effort to support Muhsen in its goal to recognize and learn the requirements for individuals with disabilities, IAR requests that if you have a family member with special needs to please fill out the Needs Assessment survey. Also, if you know anyone who has a family member with special needs, please send the link to the survey to them. All responses are confidential and will automatically be directed to Muhsen.


Hiring Cleaning Crew

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.

Job Details

Quran Night - In The Afternoon

On Monday May 13, 2019, come attend a special presentation by our young Qur'an students. The IAR Community Outreach team presents: "Understanding the Conquest of Makkah" at The IAR - Main Musallah 5:45 p.m. (After 'Asr).


Ramadan 2019

The IAR would like to wish you and your family a blessed Ramadan that is filled with joy and happiness. The first day of Ramadan will be Monday, May 6, 2019. The Taraweeh prayers will start on the evening of Sunday, May 5, 2019.

The Ramadan program and time table (Imsakiyah) are available at

Triangle Imams Council

You are invited to attend a special Announcement and Signing Ceremony on Friday April 26 at IAR after Maghrib at 8 pm.

Triangle Area imams will share the declaration of the Triangle Imams Council unifying the majority of masajid on dates for Ramadan and Eid.

All are welcome to attend this special milestone of unity of the Muslim community!

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 with the code "Islamic".


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.

Job Details

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.


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

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.


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 @ by Thursday 04/11/2019.

Lunch will be served, RSVP Required to Attend


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


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



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 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.

Job Details

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.


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.

We would like to encourage our Muslim congregants to limit their visit to the masjid, other than for Salah (prayers), between 11 am - 3 pm that day in order to accommodate the arrival of guests. Open-house-postcard-1.jpeg Open-house-postcard-2.jpeg

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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


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.

Job Description

Food/Clothing Drive for Syrian Refugees


Al Iman School Annual Fundraiser

Al Iman School Annual Fundraising Gala featuring Ustadh Ammar AlShukry and exciting student presentations. Purchase tickets at or via online payment at


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.

More Details

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 or email 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!


Retirement Health Care Seminar


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 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.