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 and 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

My Muslim Neighbor - Ramadan Challenge

This Ramadan, show your concern for 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 after 2nd & 3rd Friday prayers on June 1 and June 8.

Limit 1-2 per family. Available while supplies last. Details

IAR Community Newsletter

Read an interview with Imam AbuTaleb in our inaugural IAR Community Newsletter.

Girls Summer Day Camp

The IAR Youth Committee is organizing a Summer Day Camp for elementary and middle school girls, on Mondays through Thursdays 12:15 pm to 4:45 pm, starting on June 18 and ending on July 26 2018.

Activities planned include Quran discussions & reflections, sports, design & craft competitions, and other hands-on activities.

Only limited seats are available. Registration Form

Boys Summer Day Camp

The IAR Youth Committee is organizing a Summer Day Camp for elementary and middle school boys only, on Mondays through Thursdays 12:15 pm to 4:45 pm, starting on June 18 and ending on July 26 2018.

Activities planned include Quran discussions & reflections, sports, design & craft competitions, and other hands-on activities.

Only limited seats are available Registration Form

Al Iman School

Al Iman School is looking for qualified and experienced KG, elementary, and middle school teachers for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please send your resume to principal@alimanschool.org

Subcontractors Needed

IAR is seeking "site work" subcontractors for site development at 3104 Page Road, Durham. Please review the site plan details to learn more.

Ramadan Essay Contest

IAR Youth Committee invites you to participate in the Ramadan Essay Contest. The contest is open to all High School and College students. With $200 first place prize, $100 for second & $70 for third. Submission deadline is June 6. Details

A Fasting Muslim Day

Learn how to maximize your daily routine for rewards in the holy month of Ramadan.

Imam Muamar will guide us on how to best utilize our precious time on Saturday May 19 from 2 - 4 pm at the masjid. Event Poster

Ramadan Prayers

Daily schedule of prayers and activities during the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan Program | Ramadan Imsakiyah

IAR-Exclusive Deluxe Hajj Program 2018/1439

Join the IAR Hajj Family! Premium deluxe program exclusively for IAR. Feature Includes: Stress-free Direct Flights, Haram Boundary Hotels, Room Access During Hajj, Upgraded Mena Camp Across Jamarat and much more! Starts at an unbeatable $ 9,940. Register at iarhajj.org.

Iftar Donations

The Social & Welfare Committee will offer Ramadan Iftar daily at IAR, Monday through Saturday. It is open to all community members but particularly for the needy, refugees, travelers, and singles.

Donations for the Daily Iftar Program are being sought from the Community. The amount needed to cover the cost of one day Iftar is $2,500.

A total of over $75,000 will be needed to cover the cost of daily Iftar for the entire month of Ramadan and Sahoor for the last 10 nights of the month. There is opportunity to sponsor a day ($2,500), 100 person-Iftar ($1000), 75 person-Iftar ($750) or whatever amount you are able to donate.

Your generous donations are requested and may Allah SWT reward you for your good deeds.

Iftar Donations Payment Methods:

By Check: Make check payable to IAR and write "Daily Iftar in the memo section. Deposit check in the IAR Donation Box in the lobby. Use envelopes marked "Daily Iftar" provided in the IAR lobby.

On-Line: Select "Daily Iftar" in the "Give To" drop-down box.

Cash: Use envelopes marked "Daily Iftar" provided in the IAR lobby and deposit in the Donation Box.

High School MSA Picnic

The IAR Youth committee presents the High school MSA Picnic on Sunday May 13 at Lake Wheeler Park Shelter #8.

Come out to Lake Wheeler Park as we end the year together with some good all-you-can-eat halal barbecue, friendship and fun! Enjoy tons of food, games, sports, and socializing. Registration Form

Boys Overnight Program

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

The program starts on Friday May 25 at 11:30 pm and continues until Saturday May 26 5:15 am in the masjid. Details

Seeking Special Events Volunteers

The IAR is looking for volunteers to help in organizing different events like Eids and picnics. If you are interested, please send an email to office@islam1.org

General Body Meeting Report

The annual general body meeting was held on Friday May 4. The IAR General Body Meeting Report (pdf) summarizes the accomplishments of the various standing committees and their plans for the next year.

General Body Meeting

The IAR General Body meeting will be held on Friday May 4 at 8:30 pm in the Main Prayer Hall.

The main purpose of this event is to obtain community feedback. We also plan to present the annual report as well as the status of IAR businesses.

This is a great opportunity to meet with Shura, Committee chairs and the IAR Administration team to ask questions, share your concerns or to give suggestions for improvement and new programs.

Insha Allah, we look forward to seeing you. Please encourage other community members as well to attend this very important event.

Volunteers Needed

The Refugee Support Team needs volunteers to help launch and sustain the volunteer activities.

IAR Social Welfare Committee Refugee Volunteer Sign-up Form

Quran Night

Friday Night Program for April 27 is Quran Night between Maghrib and Isha prayers.

Quran recitation by Radia Oyewole.

Understanding of important victories in Islamic history presentation by Sufyan Abdul Lateef, Ahmed Rasheed, Abdurrahman Ali. Details

Preview Islamic Finances Seminar

The Friday Night Program for April 20 is a preview of the Islamic Finances Seminar, an all day workshop to be held on Saturday April 21 from 11 AM - 4:30 PM.

The Friday Night Program will be held between Maghrib and Isha prayers.

Ramadan Volunteers

The Safety & Security committee is looking for volunteers to help during the month of Ramadan. If you are interested please sign up at Security Office desk in the masjid.

Frisbee Clinic

IAR Sports Committee and NCSU Ultimate Frisbee Teams will host a FREE Clinic on Friday April 20 from 6:00 pm - 8:00pm at the NCSU Method Soccer Fields for boys and girls in grades 3 through 9.

Complete the registration form, print and sign waivers to attend the clinic.

Islamic Finances Seminar

IAR is delighted to announce our first Islamic Finances Seminar for our community. The seminar will be held on Saturday April 21 from 11 am - 4:30 pm in the Main Prayer Hall. The seminar is free for the community and all are welcome to join and learn!

The topics covered in the seminar will be Zakah Calculations, Contracts & Loans, Financial Wellness, Estate Planning & Wills.

The speakers will be Ahmad Quqa, Nada Mohammed, Imam Muamar Dahnoun, Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb, and Nizar Mashal

Please sign up to receive the seminar materials Registration Form | Facebook Page

Al Iman School RFP

IAR seeks bids from licensed and bonded general contractors to renovate the first floor of the existing school building. Please review the following request for proposals.