IAR Opens Its Doors

CBS 17 reports on 700 plus visitors to Islamic Center of Raleigh to learn about Islam. We extend an invitation to others to schedule private tours. Please contact us at outreach@islam1.org

Shura Elections

IAR Shura Elections will be held on Sunday November 17.

The Friday Night Program on November 15 after Isha prayers will be an opportunity for the Shura candidates to introduce themselves.

The final voting and shura-eligible members lists are posted on the bulletin boards.

If you have any questions, please email membership@islam1.org.

Couple's Halaqa

Interested in finding an opportunity for Islamic growth and building a better marriage.

The IAR is hosting an informal small group for young and experienced married couples to come together to facilitate practical and faith-based discussions.

Monthly sessions are hosted at the IAR with an expert speaker, including Imam Abu-Taleb and Imam Muamar.

Discussion topics apply to all aspects of marriage success and will be followed with a beneficial Q&A portion during each session.

Date for first meeting will be announced soon.

Discover STEM

Join us on Friday November 8 after Isha prayers to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

Br Mirza Faizan is a world renowned aerospace scientist and a founder of Discover STEM.

There will be a presentation about Discover STEM and how it can help motivate and encourage students to think, create, and innovate.

This presentation is for kids of all ages and it will also highlight how Muslim youth are making a difference in society by their innovations.

Quran Recitation

IAR is delighted to announce "Levels of Tilawah: A Night of Qur'an Recitation" on Friday November 1 after Isha prayers.

Quran recitations by Sh Hoosain Dalvi, Sh Mohamed Badawy, Imam AbuTaleb, and other community Huffadh.

Fund Raising Committee

We are looking for a volunteer to lead the Fund Raising Committee.

This lead position volunteer will serve as the chairman of the Fund Raising Committee.

The chairman is responsible to form a team, develop a fundraising plan, execute the plan and assist the organization in raising funds.

Please send your nomination to chairman@raleighmasjid.org

Family Night

IAR Youth Committee invites you and your family to a Family Fun Night on Thursday October 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

On Importance of Tranquility

Our young Quran students will present the Friday Night Program on October 25 after Maghrib prayers.

The theme is "Understanding the Ayaat Sakinah or Tranquility".

Recitation by Sumer Busisou, presentations by Mairah Khan and Yousuf Siddiqui. Closing remarks by Sh Misbah Badawy.

Shattering Doubts

IAR presents a one day workshop on Saturday November 2 at the Talley Student Union at NCSU.

Imam Abutaleb will be the key speaker. The title of the workshop is "Shattering Doubts: Finding faith when the mind questions God."

The objective is to empower us on how to deal with a lifetime of questions.

Workshop Registration

IAR Annual Report

It is with the blessings of Allah (SWT) that the IAR has continued to make progress during the year 2018-2019.

We are pleased to recognize IAR's achievements and to thank IAR members and fellow Muslims for your dedicated efforts and sincere help to strengthen our plans to move forward.

The IAR General Body Report (pdf) summarizes all of the accomplishments and future plans of our standing committees.

Annual General Body Meeting

IAR would like invite our community to the General Body Meeting on Friday October 18 between Maghrib and Isha in the Main Prayer Hall.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to obtain community's feedback. We also plan to present the annual report, as well as the status of IAR Businesses.

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IAR Basketball League

Anyone in High School or College can sign up their teams for the IAR Basketball League.

Minimum of seven players per team.

Register your team to play in the league. Limited spots. First eight teams to sign up and pay registration fee before October 25 deadline.

Season begins on November 1 and ends in December.

Contact Muhammad Samara 919 600 2500 for details.

Registration Form | Basketball League Poster (pdf)

Weight of a Nation

The Imams are excited to announce a weekly class, "Weight of a Nation: Implementing the Prophet's Example".

The class meets every week on Saturdays at 8 am in the Women's Prayer Hall on the second floor.

All are invited to join | Add event to your calendar

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The IAR Social and Welfare Committee in collaboration with ICNA Relief holding an awareness event on October 16 at 6:00 PM in IAR Cafeteria.

Funds to benefit the transitional home.


Introduction to Fiqh

Al Furqan School and Youth Committee announce a new Sunday class, "Introduction to the Study of Fiqh and the Evolution of the Mathahibs"

Class begins on October 20 and meets every Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Registration Form

Social Justice Issues

Please help IAR Advocates to identify the top pressures or issues facing Muslims in Wake County.

By completing this anonymous survey, you will help us identify top social justice issues facing our community.

IAR Advocates Community Survey

Helping Our Community

IAR has been recognized and achieved Silver Certification by MUHSEN, an organization co-founded by Sh Omar Suleiman striving to create a better understanding of disabilities in our community and chart a better future.

To complete this, IAR volunteers and staff completed a checklist of several educational, data-gathering, facilities, and accessibility items.

Among the many to whom we are indebted, we would like to acknowledge and appreciate the remarkable volunteer efforts of Sr Azleena Azhar and Sr Arshiya Siddiqui.

Their co-leadership as volunteers of the IAR Wellness Team has enriched our community with expanding care and compassion for our congregation and beyond.

Award Ceremony

The 2019 Quran Contest Award ceremony will be held on Friday October 11 at 6:30 PM in the Multipurpose Hall.

Please join us in the celebration with your family and friends. All winners and participants will be recognized and refreshments will be served.

Mother Daughter Tea Party

IAR Women's and Youth Committee invites you to a sisters only tea party. Sisters celebrate with the women who share your life.

Bring your Grandma, Mom, Aunt, Daughter, or Friend, just as long as you come to join the fun. Games, prizes, and inspirational activities for all ages. Light refreshments will be served.


Registration Link

Volunteer Committee

The IAR is delighted to announce the formation of the IAR Volunteer Committee.

The Volunteer Committee will develop uniform volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, and continuous quality improvement policies and procedures to ensure the volunteers at IAR get the most out of each volunteer experience.

Please send your nominations to iarchairman@islam1.org

More details

IAR Shura Elections

The IAR Shura elections will be held on Sunday November 17.

The final voting and shura-eligible members lists are posted on the bulletin boards.

If you have any questions, please contact IAR Membership Team membership@islam1.org

For more details see the IAR Constitution and Bylaws (pdf)

Our Responsibilities

The Friday Night Program for September 27 between Maghrib and Isha is titled "Meet our reverts to Islam and the community's responsibilities towards them."

Please attend the program and strengthen our community.

High School Girls Halaqa

A weekly program for high school girls to gather and learn and develop sisterhood.

We meet every Saturday from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Second Floor Glass Rooms.

Registration Form

Friday Night Program with Imaams

Friday Night Program: Q & A with Imaams between maghrib and Isha on September 20th.

Sisters Health Workshop

Please join Sister Razan Gregory for a Sisters Health & Hijama (cupping) workshop on Sunday September 15 at 2:00 pm at the IAR.

Workshop Details

Dealing with Depression

Mufti Azeemuddin will be a guest speaker for the Friday Sept 13 1:00 PM prayers titled, Controlling our gaze and guarding our modesty.

He will also present the Friday Night Program on Sept 13 "Dealing with Depression".

Month of Muharram

IAR congratulates you on the arrival of the month of Muharram 1441 Hijri.

Virtues of the month of Muharram

IAR School Board

IAR is seeking a chairperson for the newly formed 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 Description

Blood Drive

ICNA Relief is holding a Blood Drive on Friday September 13 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at IAR.

Signup for Women | Signup for Men

Free Tutoring

IAR is pleased to announce tutoring for Elementary to High School students in English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

We meet every Monday from 5:00 to 6:30 PM on the second floor room 240.

Free Tutoring Details

Self-Care and Self-Compassion Workshops

HOPE Sisters presents Self-Care and Self-Compassion Workshops. Join us for this series of exciting free workshops! Hope-Sisters-Workshop.jpeg

Sciences of the Quran

The Education Committee is pleased to announce a four week series on the Sciences of Quran on Friday Nights between Maghrib and Isha by Ustadh Mohammed Hannini.

An introduction to the sciences of Quran and the relevance of its study will be the theme for August 2. We will define what is the language of the Quran.

On August 9 we will discuss how the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) received the Quran and the benefits of its revelation in stages.

On August 16 the topic will be Quran and Hadith.

Finally on August 23 we will conclude the series with a discussion of the collection and arrangement of the verses and chapters of the Quran.

Udhiyah Collection

The Social & Welfare Committee has selected Yemen & Rohingya for Udhiyah / Qurbani this year. This will be done through Islamic Relief and BDesh Foundation. The cost is $150 per goat.

Yemen & Rohingya were selected based upon the information provided by Islamic Relief and BDesh Foundation. In those two countries, 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 July 26, and the deadline to pay for Udhiyah / Qurbani through IAR is August 9 2019.

To complete Udhiyah / Qurbani through IAR, purchase one share per family via the IAR Website, the Kiosks in the lobby, or by depositing an envelope marked "Qurbani" in the donation box.

Udhiyah Donation

Importance of Udhiyah

Sh Yaser Birjas from Islamic Relief will present an educational workshop on "Islamic Importance of Udhiyah / Qurbani".

Please join us on Saturday July 27 between Maghrib and Isha prayers to learn more on this important topic. All are welcome to attend.

Basics of Quranic Arabic

IAR is pleased to announce a short intensive program taught by Sh Adnan Rehman on the Basics of Quranic Arabic.

Class Details & Registration Form

Friday Night Program

Please join us after Maghrib prayers on Friday July 26 for another edition of the Quran Night program.

This week's topic is "Get to know our superstars in Islam".


High School Girls Retreat

IAR Youth Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 High School Girls Retreat.

At Umstead State Park from 2 - 8 pm on July 31 2019.

Registration Form

Boys Overnight Camp

IAR Youth Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Overnight Camp for Elementary and Middle School Boys.

Thursday August 1 through Sunday August 4 2019 at the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.

Registration Form

Back to School Supplies

Help us donate thousands of backpacks and school supplies to kids in need, nationwide.

Grant wishes at icnarelief.org/back2school

ICNA Relief Blood Drive

Please join ICNA Relief's Muslims for Humanity Blood Drive on Friday July 19 from 11 - 4 at IAR.

Schedule your appointment

Summer Day Camp


THRIVE is proud to announce our 2019 summer day camp.

Our theme this summer is VOYAGE: A Journey to Excellence. Our goal is to help Muslim children develop a love of Islam through a unique and well-rounded learning experience.

We hope to help our children strengthen their Muslim identity through knowledge, community, and fun. 

Spots are still open and sponsors needed.

Day Camp Details

IAR Umrah package as a reward

IAR is still seeking qualified candidates to fill the now vacant position of the CEO. IAR is accepting applications until the position is filled.

IAR is reaching out to the community and welcomes leads to qualified, willing and able candidates to fill this CEO position.

Person recommending the would be successful and to be hired candidate would be eligible for the IAR Umrah package as a reward.

IAR CEO Job Description

IAR IT Team Recruiting Volunteers

IAR IT team is looking for volunteers who can support the ongoing and growing IT functions.

To apply, please send an email to it@islam1.org with a brief intro about yourself.

Skills and experience in IT and/or Technology industry are preferred.

Friday Night Program 6/21

We thank Allah SWT who made it possible for us to witness Ramadan, now how can we reap the benefits of it?

What are our duties moving forward?

Please be with us tonight between maghreb and Ishaa for a rich discussion.

Free Community Health Clinic

Join us on Saturday July 13 from 9am to 12pm at the Food Pantry in the Red Brick Building.

The following free health services will be 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 Quran Contest will be held on Saturday September 14 from 9am - 5pm at the IAR.

Quran Contest Details

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 mymuslimneighbor.org for more details.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible, charitable contribution to support this cause, please visit: launchgood.com/RamadanNeighborGifts