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.

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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

Eid ul Adha 2018

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) would like to congratulate you for the arrival of Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday August 21. The Eid prayer will be held at the at the Islamic Center of Raleigh (808 Atwater Street Raleigh NC) in three...


The Social & Welfare Committee has selected Somalia and Yemen for Udhiyah/Qurbani this year to be done through Islamic Relief.

The cost is $100 per goat. Somalia & Yemen were selected based upon the information provided by Islamic Relief. In these two countries many millions of fellow Muslims are facing chronic food shortages and some of whom are on the brink of starvation.

The money collection will begin on Friday August 10, and the deadline to pay for Udhiyah/Qurbani through IAR is August 19 2018.

If you would like to get Udhiyah done through IAR you can purchase Udhiyah/Qurbani ticket(s) and pay the required amount in the Lobby or upstairs or at Social & Welfare Committee Office.

Tickets are also available and can be purchased electronically and online at IAR website.

Pay Udhiya Online

2018 Quran Contest

The Ramadan Quran Contest Late Registration ends on Sunday, August 12 2018. Quran Contest Registration Form

AnNoor Qur'an Academy After School Program

The An-Noor Quran Academy's after school Quran classes will resume on Monday August 13 for weekday classes and on Saturday August 18 for the weekend class.

Class Schedule & Registration Form

Islamic Will Workshops

The Friday Night Program for August 3 will be a presentation about Inheritance Laws and the Islamic Will by Dr Abdul Majid Khan. There will also be an in depth Workshop on Saturday August 4 from 11 am to 1 pm. Details

Zakah Foundation

The Friday Night Program for Friday, July 27th is a presentation from the Zakah Foundation of America.

Under 14 Basketball Summer Camp

Summer Basketball Camp for youth under 14 will be held from July 30 to Aug 7 at IAR Gymnasium. Practices will be held daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

The camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball while having a great time with friends. We are excited and look forward to your continued support and participation.

Camp Registration & Details

Overnight Basketball Tournament

The IAR Youth Committee in partnership with the Apex Youth, Cary Youth, ICM Youth, North Raleigh Youth, and RII Youth organizations is sponsoring the Overnight Basketball Tournament on August 17 from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am for boys in grades 8 - 12 only.

Tournament Format: The regular and playoff games will be played half-court with 3v3 and 2 subs each. The final game will be played full court with 5v5 and no subs.

Limited seats only. Registration form for individuals and for teams.

Islamic Will Seminar

IAR will be hosting an Islamic Will Seminar on Saturday July 7th after Dhuhr prayers. Our visiting speaker Abdul Majid Khan will guide us on how to write an Islamic will that is compliant with local state laws.

The seminar will begin at 2 PM on Saturday July 7. Event Flyer (pdf)

Damsel in defense

IAR Sports Committee is sponsoring a workshop for women 18 years and older to attend Damsel in Defense Empower Session on Sunday July 15 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Details

Umrah with Imam AbuTaleb

A Family & Youth Retreat to perform Umrah with Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb from December 23 to January 1.

The Umrah retreat includes five star accommodations in Medinah & Mecca, historical & exclusive tours, daily spiritual talks & reflections with Imam AbuTaleb.

Please visit iarumrah.org for details.

High School Girls Halaqa

High School Girls Halaqa is held each Friday evening after Asr prayers on 2nd floor of the masjid.

Al Maidah Summer Hours

Please note the updated summer hours for Al Maidah Kitchen.

Open on Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm and on Fridays from 11 am to 10 pm.

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Elementary & Middle School Boys Summer Overnight Camp

Will be at Kerr Lake from August 9th to the August 12th. Restricted for ages 7-14. Limited seats. Registration Form

High School Boys Camp

Will be at Hanging Rock from August 3rd to August 5th. Registration Form

Ramadan Quran Contest

Please note the deadline for registration has been extended until Sunday August 5 2018.

The goal of the Ramadan Quran Contest is to encourage all Muslims to learn and memorize Quran using proper rules of Tajweed and to make the speech of Allah SWT near and dear to their heart.

The registration begins on Tuesday June 5 and ends on Sunday August 5 2018. Contest Details

Friday Night Program

The IAR Community Outreach team presents "Understanding the Conflict of Uhud" Quran Night Program on Friday June 22 from 7:15 - 8:15 PM.

Presentations by Samiyah Abdul Latif, Maryam Siddiqui, and Sufyan Abdul Latif. Quran Recitation by Abdullah Ali and Dua by Imam Muammar Dahnoun. The MC for the program will be Yusrah Oyewole.

Hajj Workshops & Resources

Part of the commitment to improve our hajj experiences, the IAR Hajj Team offers various workshops and offline resources for us to better prepare for our Hajj Journey.

The IAR Hajj Team is delighted to host the following workshops (available to all) for our community. Details

Eid Announcement

Eid will be on Friday, June 15. The crescent moon has not been sighted - therefore, we will complete 30 days of Ramadan, fast Thursday, and celebrate Eid ul Fitr on Friday. Eid Mubarak! ​

TheEid-al-Fitr prayer will be held at the Islamic Center of Raleigh (808 Atwater Street, Raleigh, NC) in THREE (3) prayer shifts. Details

Girls Hangout & Iftar

On June 10th from 5 pm to 10 pm. Registration & Details

An-Noor Teaching Assistant

This position has been filled as August 3 2018....

IAR Fundraising

On behalf of the IAR fundraising team, we would like to thank you for your generous donations and continued support of our Ramadan fundraiser.

As a gentle reminder, please complete your pledge forms and drop them off in the donation vault located behind the security desk.

You can also complete your donation form online.

Eid Toy Drive

TAMAM in conjunction with IAR will be holding their 4th annual Eid Toy Drive at IAR on Saturday June 2 from 12 - 4 pm.

Come with new toys and we will have cards and gift wrap for you to choose.

Gifts will be donated to children from low income and refugee families and to children at the UNC Children's Hospital. Event Poster

Girls Hangout & Iftar

On June 3 from 5 pm to 10 pm. Registration & Details

High School Boys Itikaf

On Saturday June 2 from 11:30 pm through 6:00 am Sunday June 3. Details

Boys Overnight Program

IAR Youth Committee is organizing an overnight program for elementary and middle school aged boys in the third weekend of Ramadan.

The program starts on Friday June 1 at 11:30 pm and continues until Saturday June 2 5:15 am in the masjid. Details