Reusable Bag Distribution 10/30

Muslims 4 the Environment, a non profit 501(c)(3) organization that advocates ihsan toward the environment, in coordination with the IAR will be distributing "free" reusable tote bags during all 4 Jumuah shifts on Friday October 30. Keep them in your car and bring them to every visit or salah. Together we can reduce the impact of plastic waste, reclaim the sunnah and legacy of Rahmatan lil-Alamin and care for the amanah that we were entrusted with. bagfrontm4thee.png

Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Do you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Join Hope Sisters' special guest, Sharice Potts from InterAct, as she speaks about how domestic violence affects survivors, families, and communities on Sunday, October 25th at 11 AM. Find out how we can help empower survivors by registering for the event at Domestic Violence 101.jpg

Suicide Awareness

Suicide and other mental health issues are some of the biggest problems facing our community and it is something that no one of us is immune to. All of us can fall victim to suicidal ideation and this is one of the reasons why it is so incredibly important to inform ourselves and our community about this critical topic.

Join us tomorrow on our Heart 2 Heart series at 7:30 via to learn more about the pressures that lead to suicide and what we can do to help our community, friends, and family through these difficult times.

Reopening IAR Youth Activities Survey

This survey is designed to assess the need and the demand for reopening IAR Youth activities. The survey is simply an initial assessment. The Youth Committee is working with a team to determine the feasibility of reopening activities and will send further information once more is available to share. Your participation in the survey will provide us with vital information in making decisions regarding reopening. Link to survey.

Hope Sisters event - The Gift of Life

Join Hope Sisters at our next event The Gift of Life on Sunday, Sep 27th at 11 am. Dr. Saba Maroof will talk about the stigma around suicide and depression and how to detect the signs. All sisters are welcome. Register via hopesistersnc.eventbrite.comThe Gift of Life.jpg

Annual General Body Meeting

Insha Allah, the IAR will hold the annual general body meeting at 2:00 pm on Saturday November 14th. This meeting will be held online with presentations on IAR financials as well as IAR accomplishments and plans. The meeting details will be provided prior to the event. We look forward to community participation.

New Class: Upon the Prophet's Path

Imam AbuTaleb and the Imam's Office are excited to announce an all-new class: Upon the Prophet's Path. The Imams sincerely miss the beloved Saturday mornings and are excited to announce a new class starting September 12th. Watch this video to learn more about the class!

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Heart 2 Heart

Curious about the 2020 Election?

Tune in tonight to Heart 2 Heart to learn all about voting in the 2020 election, how to register and request an absentee ballot! 7pm via

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IAR Youth Tutoring

IAR Youth Tutoring is pleased to continue to offer free virtual Math tutoring to students K-12. Homework help is available to students over the phone Mondays from 5pm to 6pm. If interested, please sign up using the following link: YOUTH TUTORING.png

IAR Challenges the Triangle Muslim Community

The opening chapter of the Quran was recited by #JacobBlake’s father at a press conference watched around the world. While some may not have understood the beautiful words of Allah (SWT) in arabic, they could feel it. 

Heart 2 Heart

Join us tomorrow on Heart 2 Heart with Imam AbuTaleb, Zainab Baloch, Juwareyah Hassell, and Kashif Osman for a discussion of how Coronavirus has changed community leadership. Friday, August 28th @ 7pm via

Public Speaking for Youth

Do you want to learn the art of public speaking? Do you want to learn how to give a Khatirah, Khutbah, Halaqah, or simply know how to approach public speaking according to the Sunnah and the way of the Prophet (PBUH)? If so, sign up for Conveying with Conviction: The Art of Public Speaking, a weekly 1-hour series on how to publicly speak about Islam in various capacities. From the basics of choosing a topic to comprehensive research techniques, you will get the opportunity to learn and apply the most fundamental approaches and techniques to become a confident and fundamentally sound Muslim leader. Do not miss out on this great opportunity! Sign up at publicspeakingclass.jpg

Parental Management Training

Join us on Saturday, September 5th at 2pm for a training for parents who have kids with special needs. To get the link, follow @IARHealth on Facebook or @hopesistersnc on Instagram. If you have any questions, please email specialneedstrainingparents.jpg

2020 Online Qur'an Classes by An-Noor Qur'an Academy

Enhance your family's relationship with the Qur'an from the comfort of your own home! An-Noor Quran Academy presents its 2020 Online Qur'an courses, taught and supervised by Sh. Hoosain Dalvi. Courses including Quran Reading, Hifdh Review, Hifdh Ijaazah, and more!
Registration is now open for the fall semester. Classes start on Tuesday, September 1st.
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Relationships 101 on Thursday 8/20

Join Hope Sisters on Thursday, August 20th at 3pm for a Relationships 101 class with therapist Zumrad Ahmedjanova, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS.

This class will focus on the basic understanding of social interactions between people, including friendships, parent-child and marital relationships.

The talk is free and registration is open to both men and women.

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Blood Drive Friday 8/14

COVID-19 has severely impacted our communities. Lives have been lost, jobs have been lost, and our normal day to day routines have been altered. The road to recovery won't be easy, but together we can ease the process. Every ounce of help that can be offered will help fix the problem. Even if it doesn't help you directly you could be positively impacting someone's life. Every person that donates blood can save up to 3 lives. Here is your chance to lend a helping hand. May Allāh safeguard all of us during these times. Aameen

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Al Furqan Registration

Al Furqan School is now accepting Online Registration for the school year 2020-2021. Discounted Early Bird Registration ends on 08/03/2020. Regular registration ends on 08/15/2020. For further details and to access the online registration form, please visit

Registration Required for Eid prayer

Please be aware that registration is required and space is limited for Eid prayer. You can only be admitted if registered, you must wear a face mask, bring your own prayer rug, and no kids under the age of 14 are allowed. For location and more details, please register.

Eid Youth Volunteers

The IAR is seeking high school volunteers to help with facilitating both Eid Salah shifts. Youth will volunteer through the YASEER-Raleigh chapter. Registration is required. Details and Registration

Seeking Marketing Specialist

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) is seeking a motivated, trustworthy individual to serve in the role of Marketing Specialist. The position is a paid, part-time position requiring 20 hours per week with the potential for additional hours during peak periods.

Power in Unity

Join Hope Sisters on Sunday, July 19th at 12pm for an enlightening discussion on the experiences of these beautiful sisters who have contributed in their own way to the richness of our community in the Triangle.

The Zoom link will be available on the @IARHealth Facebook page & @Hopesistersnc on Instagram the morning before the meeting, or email for the link. powerinunityposter.JPG

Approach of Eid-ul-Adha

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) congratulates you on the approach of Eid-ul-Adha, expected on July 30 or 31.The IAR follows the official announcement of Eid-ul-Adha date by Saudi Arabia, as do the vast majority of fiqh councils and the ummah worldwide in observing a unified Day of Arafah and Eid holiday. More information about the logistics concerning our local Eid prayers, as permitted by government regulations, will be announced approximately one week prior to Eid.


The Social & Welfare Committee has selected Rohingya for Udhiyah/Qurbani this year to be done through Islamic Relief and Bedesh. The cost is $150 per goat. Rohingya was selected because many of our fellow Muslims are facing chronic food shortages and starvation.

The money collection will begin IMMEDIATELY, and the deadline to pay for Udhiyah/Qurbani through IAR is July 28, 2020.

If you would like to get Udhiyah done through IAR, you can purchase the tickets and pay online, or in the kiosks in the lobby, or directly to the Social & Welfare Committee Office.

New IAR Website Survey

IAR is excited to share with you that we have started working on building the new IAR website. We would like you to be part of this milestone and we are interested in listening to you. We will be collecting feedback using this form now until Friday evening on July 10th. After that we will be working on reviewing your feedback and incorporating it into our work. We are excited to see your responses!

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Seeking Experienced Grants Specialist

The IAR, a non-profit membership-based community organization, seeks an experienced Grants Specialist. The Grants Specialist will lead the research, writing, and submission of grant proposals, letters of intent (LOI), grant reports, and other materials of correspondence needed for Islamic Association of Raleigh's grant writing, fundraising, development, strategic plan, and operating goals.
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Important Hajj Update: 6/22/2020

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah has decided to allow only local pilgrims of different nationalities to attend Hajj for this year in limited numbers. All international hajj has been canceled. And with a heavy heart, we are suspending the IAR Hajj Package for 2020.

May Allah allow us to return to The Haramain soon. May Allah accept our intentions, and please take care of yourself and your family, stay safe!

Your IAR Hajj Team

Support IAR when you shop on Amazon

If you shop on Amazon, you can support IAR by using AmazonSmile website or activating AmazonSmile from the settings on your phone for the Amazon Shopping app then selecting 'Islamic Association of Raleigh' as your charity of choice. Remember that a portion of your purchase will be donated to IAR only if you buy from the AmazonSmile website or app.

Weekly Girls Halaqah

Weekly girls halaqah for elementary and middle schoolers.

To register, email:

Al-Maidah Kitchen Reopening

Al-Maidah is open again. The current hours of operation are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 AM - 3 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Al-Maidah is also releasing an app so you can order online. App info will be be released soon

IAR School Board

The IAR School Board team formation has been completed. The purpose of the school board is to provide strategic planning and guidance to the 3 schools by optimizing the usage of resources and creating an environment of cooperation and potential consolidation between all schools.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.