IAR Hajj 2019

JAK, we are excited! Your IAR Hajj Team is working diligently to get the best pricing for 2019 package for our community. Please stay tuned! Please visit (iarhajj.org) or email (iaradmin@islam1.org) to get a notification.

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 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


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 Qur'anic Month with Sheikh Dr. Nasir Rezk

IAR is pleased to offer a unique and exceptional opportunity to our congregation to seek Ijaza certification from a recognized and qualified visiting scholar, Sh. Dr. Nasir Rezk from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. An ijaza certificate indicates that...

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.

Tickets | More Details

IAR CEO Position

Br. Samy Abdelbaky will complete his work as the CEO of IAR in 2019, and he is now ready to enjoy his retirement.

Alhamdulilah, the CEO position is now very well established, and IAR is accepting applications for this position until Jan 31. Please read the attached role/responsibilities and requirements for this position.

May Allah reward br. Samy for all his hard work that he put in to establish this new role at IAR.


Job Details (PDF)

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.

ACCEDUCATE.ORG Interest-Free Student Loans Presentation at IAR

IAR Statement regarding Pittsburgh Shooting

With heavy hearts and profound sadness, The Islamic Association of Raleigh mourns alongside our Jewish brothers and sisters for those killed and wounded during Saturday's senseless domestic terror attack in Pittsburgh.

We also send sincere prayers of thanks to the first responders who ran into the line of fire to help the victims and pray for their speedy recovery. The IAR and the greater Muslim community stands in solidarity with people of all faiths and conscience to condemn the hateful rhetoric that has led to this senseless tragedy.

We stand ready to assist our Jewish brothers and sisters in any way we can. May God continue to bless all faith communities and keep us safe.

Hiring Youth Director

The Islamic Association of Raleigh is seeking a full time Youth Director to manage and expand the existing youth programs at the IAR.

To see current programs as well as the goals of the IAR Youth Committee, please visit IARyouth.org

Job Description

Make Eid a Public Holiday

Make Eid a Wake County Public School holiday. Please support this initiative by completing the online petition.

IAR Health Night

The IAR Health and Wellness team has organized Health Night for the Friday Night Program on November 2 between Maghrib and Isha prayers.

The Duke Hospital Chaplain Services will provide information on Clinical Pastoral Education and Volunteer Programs.

Substance Abuse Prevention

The Wake County Medical Society Alliance is hosting a program titled, What adults need to know about drugs and substance abuse at Poe Center for Health Education on Saturday November 3 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

RSVP is required to attend this event before October 31.

Halal Investing Seminar

Quran Contest Awards

The 2018 Quran Contest Award Ceremony will be held on Friday November 9 after Isha prayers in the IAR multi-purpose hall.

Join the ceremony with your family and friends. All winners and participants will be recognized and refreshments will be served.

Friday Night Program

Marketing Committee Positions

The IAR is delighted to announce the formation of the marketing committee. The Marketing Committee sets the vision for and manages the overall marketing strategy of the IAR. 

The purpose of this committee is to:

  • Work with the IAR-CEO to define the short-term and long-term marketing needs.
  • Contribute to and review the marketing plan to ensure progress toward annual and long-range goals.
  • Set priorities for marketing efforts; evaluate plans and strategies; and present outcomes to admin team.
  • Work with different committees to coordinate efforts around, public relations, website, social media communications, newsletters, annual report, and other marketing projects.
  • Identify and recruit community members to serve on the Marketing Committee.
  • Engage in advocacy and networking.
  • Keep our community members informed with all the current activities and services that we offer.

Requirements: bachelor's degree in marketing research or a related field, business administration or communications

Time Commitment: about 4 – 8 hours per month. These are volunteer positions.

If you are interested to lead or join this committee, please send your resume to jobs@islam1.org

Blissful Home

The Friday Night Program for October 12 is "Blissful Home - Family Life in Modern World" by Mohammad Farhan.

Our guest speaker has specialized in Islamic Theology, Islamic Economics, and serves as the director of Children of Adam.

Beyond Hifdh Program

An-Noor Quran Academy, in collaboration with Al Hirz Institute is excited to present "Beyond Hifdh Program" for An Noor Alumni.

This program is focused on improving our youth's understanding and application of Islam through special, engaging classes and fun-filled activities. Classes will be held once a week on Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at IAR.

The program will include evening / overnight program on the fourth Friday of every month. Cost for the program is $200 due in full first week of the program.

Registration is open to ANQA Alumni and current full time Students of ANQA, as well as the community at large. Details

Journey of a Lifetime

The Friday Night Program for October 5 is titled Journey of a Lifetime, Umrah Memories with IAR.

The panelists will share their unique experiences and lessons learned.

Scratch Coding Session

The Youth Committee is offering Scratch Coding Session for Middle School students.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively and is developed by the MIT Media Lab.

The session will last for six weeks starting on October 12 through November 16. We meet every Friday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the masjid.

Bring your own device. Limited Seats. $15 fee. Registration Form | Scratch info for parents.

Wisdom for Rightful Living

The Living Islam Series of classes taught by Imam Abutaleb and Imam Muamar attempts to contextualize the Prophetic guidance in our contemporary lives through the Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi.

The goal of the Wisdom for Rightful Living class is to seek closeness to Allah through the understanding of central principles of faith, law, worship, life, and spirituality.

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page
| Details

Know Your Rights

The Friday Night Program for September 28 from Maghrib to Isha is a workshop titled "Know Your Rights" led by Sr Maryam Al-Zoubi.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have rights. Learn how to protect yourself and your family.

All Americans have constitutional rights that the government cannot violate. Immigrants also have rights. But unless you know your rights in every situation, you cannot protect yourself.

Do you know what rights you have?

Florence Relief IAR Press Release

As part of an ongoing hurricane relief collaboration between North Carolina mosques, non-profits organizations, and relief agencies, the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR), at 808 Atwater Street in Raleigh, is holding an open community Supply Drive on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. All Triangle-area residents are invited to drop-off their supply donations. For more information, visit florencereliefeffort.org. If you prefer to donate money, please visit this link.

Register to vote

Your vote matters, if you are a US Citizen, above the age of 18, and have not yet registered to vote, please do so by October 15, and remember to cast a vote this November.

Wake County Voter Registration


Alhamdulillah, our community is blessed to have weathered the storm here in the Triangle. Others around the state were not so fortunate, and we pray for those who have lost lives, homes and businesses, and are struggling to rebuild in the aftermath of Florence. Those of us who were spared the worst have a duty to help our community members in the areas that have been devastated by the storm.


Daily prayer for Saturday Sep 15th

The IAR will be open on a limited basis for PRAYERS ONLY starting Saturday at Fajr time.  Please immediately leave the facility after sunnah prayers. All other activities remain canceled.  Please monitor our website www.raleighmasjid.org for notification on reopening.

We may be combining prayers due to the inclement weather (Imam discretion). With the masjid open for Fajr; then praying Dhuhr and Asr at the time of Dhuhr (1:35pm); then praying Maghrib and Isha at the time of Maghrib (see website for timing).

Please be advised that IAR decides based on conditions in the immediate vicinity. Members should exercise their discretion on their safety in coming to the center, particularly those with medical conditions, the elderly, or those coming from a distance. Those who find excessive hardship in coming may pray in their homes based on the rukhsa (license) given by our Prophet (saw) for such conditions.


For any questions or concerns, please contact IAR by email (security@islam1.org) or by phone 919-357-3811

DAILY PRAYERS ONLY, With Jam3 (Combining Prayers)

Due to the inclement weather, today Friday Sep 14, we will be combining Maghrib and Isha at the time of Maghrib (see website for timing). Please monitor our website www.raleighmasjid.org for notification on other daily prayers. 

Please be advised that IAR decides based on conditions in the immediate vicinity. Members should exercise their discretion on their safety in coming to the center, particularly those with medical conditions, the elderly, or those coming from a distance. Those who find excessive hardship in coming may pray in their homes based on the rukhsa (license) given by our Prophet (saw) for such conditions.


For any questions or concerns, please contact IAR by email (security@islam1.org) or by phone 919-357-3811.

"Jummah prayer announcement" Update Sep 14th

The IAR will hold two shifts for Jumuah (Friday) prayers at 11:30am and 1:00pm. The 3rd shift will NOT be held due to the inclement weather. No activities except prayers are being held at the IAR facilities. Please monitor our website www.raleighmasjid.org for notification on reopening.

Please be advised that IAR decides based on conditions in the immediate vicinity. Members should exercise their discretion on their safety in coming to the center, particularly those with medical conditions, the elderly, or those coming from a distance. Those who find excessive hardship in coming may pray in their homes based on the rukhsa (license) given by our Prophet (saw) for such conditions.

Anyone unable to attend Jumuah prayers should pray Dhuhr 4 raka'at in their homes.

For any questions or concerns, please contact IAR by email (security@islam1.org) or by phone 919-357-3811

Month of Muharram

The IAR congratulates the community on the blessed occasion of the month of Muharram and the new Hijri year. It is encouraged to fast a great deal during the month of Muharram.

It is the Sunnah of our Prophet (peace be upon him) to fast the day of 'Aashuraa', falling on Thursday September 20, along with the day before or the day after. The Prophet (peace be upon him) says in a hadith on the reward for this fast, "It wipes away the sins of the previous year", we ask that Allah accept from us all.

Articles on the Virtues of the month of Muharram:

Lessons from the Hijrah

Virtues of Muharram

Virtues of fasting day of Ashura


Please be advised that it has not yet been decided if the Jumuah Prayer shifts will be held at the IAR tomorrow.  As Hurricane Florence approaches North Carolina, the situation is very dangerous and IAR officials are monitoring the situation.

We will post the decision of the Jumuah prayer on the web site no later than 9:00 am on Friday Sep 14th

2018 Quran Contest

Due to the anticipated arrival of the hurricane Florence the Quran Contest has been rescheduled to Saturday September 29.

Community Picnic Day Cancelled

The Jordan Lake authorities have closed the picnic areas due to the aftermath of the recent hurricane. As a result, they have cancelled our reservation.

Therefore, the Community Picnic scheduled for Sunday Oct 7 is hereby cancelled. Inshaa Allah it will be rescheduled at a later date.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your patience and understanding.

Pre-Notification of Facility Closure

Due to the anticipated arrival of the hurricane, the IAR will be CLOSED for all activities except prayers starting Thursday, September 13 after Dhuhr prayers through Sunday, September 16 insha’Allah.  

Facility status for daily and Jumuah prayers will be the subject of a future announcement.  Please continue to monitor our website www.raleighmasjid.org.

For any questions or concerns, please contact IAR by email (security@islam1.org) or by phone 919-357-3811.

IAR Fishing Trip

The IAR Sports and Recreation Committee is pleased to announce a community fishing trip on October 27.

Children are allowed at their parents discretion. Each child must have a ticket regardless of age. This is a full day deep sea fishing trip and is not recommended for children under 12 or those that are prone to motion sickness.

Registration is limited to 70 participants. The cost is $135 per person including roundtrip transportation to and from IAR, or $100 per person if you will be driving on your own.

Event Registration Form

Understanding Surah Al-Anbiya

The Friday Night Program for August 24 after Maghrib prayers is titled "Understanding Surah Al-Anbiya".

The Quran Recitation of the Surah al-Anbiya will be by Sr Ayeshah Traore. Presentations of the surah will be by Abdushakure Ali, Imran Akhtar, Hasaan Mahmood, and Mairah Khan. The Dua will be by Sr Yusrah Oyewole. The host for the event will be Sufyan Abdul Latif.

Uthman bin Affan reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it." Recorded in Sahih Bukhari.

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Women's Eid Party

IAR Women's Committee is organizing Eid-ul-Adha Tea Party on Thursday August 23 from 6 - 8 pm in the IAR Multipurpose Hall.

Tickets are $5.00. There will be games, prizes, sisterhood and refreshments. No children allowed. Girls and ladies 8 and above. Babysitting in IAR premises for $3.00 per child 3 years to 7 years old. Snack and juice provided.

For tickets and information please contact Sr Alice Hines Women's Committee at women@islam1.org