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2020.03.24 YouTube video: Coronavirus quarantine is Quran time

posted Mar 24, 2020, 2:28 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

YouTube Video: Coronavirus quarantine is Quran time


2020.03.22 salat el-Isha during the Coronavirus outbreak

posted Mar 22, 2020, 11:19 PM by Shereen El-Kadi   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 11:21 PM ]

YouTube Video: salat el-Isha during the Coronavirus


2020.03.21 YouTube video: Isra'a & Miraj

posted Mar 22, 2020, 7:48 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

YouTube Video: Isra'a & Miraj


2020.03.20 YouTube video: how to pray the Friday prayer at home

posted Mar 20, 2020, 11:41 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

YouTube Video: How to pray the Friday prayer at home


2020.03.19 message from Sheikh Ismail

posted Mar 20, 2020, 2:01 AM by Shereen El-Kadi

YouTube Video: Masjed is closed may Allah have mercy.


2020.03.18 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Mosque closed until further notice

posted Mar 18, 2020, 1:32 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the State of Hawaii issued a directive stating, among other things, that all places of worship are directed to "suspend services and activities" to help limit the spread of the virus within our Hawaii community. At this time, all congregational prayers have been suspended, and the mosque is closed until further notice. 

Please check back for updates.

2020.03.16 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Friday prayers suspended until further notice

posted Mar 16, 2020, 7:14 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

Assalamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters,

After numerous consultations with many healthcare professionals, religious scholars and in keeping with the world’s best practices to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, effective immediately the Friday Jumua’h prayers will be suspended until further notice. 

According to the Fundamentals of Jurisprudence, we find dispensations when there is a threat to the health and well-being of people. One is the dropping of an act, like congregational prayers, fasting, Hajj, or Umra due to a Shari’a approved reason.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: لا يُورَدُ مُمْرِضٌ على مُصِحٍّ

“The sick should not mix with a healthy one”. (Bukhari in his Sahih collection)

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم excused those who were sick from attending congregational prayers:

مَنْ سَمِعَ الْمُنَادِي فَلَمْ يَمْنَعْهُ مِنَ اتِّبَاعِهِ عُذْرٌ لَمْ تُقْبَلْ مِنْهُ تِلْكَ الصَّلاةُ الَّتِي صَلاهَا” قَالُوا: مَا عُذْرُهُ ؟ قَالَ: خَوْفٌ أَوْ مَرَضٌ

“He who hears the caller to prayer, but finds no excuse not to respond, his prayer that he prays (alone) will not be accepted.” The companions asked, “What is an ‘excuse.'” He responded, “Fear or sickness.” (Al-Sunna al-Saghir, Hadith 241.)

Considering these Islamic guidelines and principles, the suspension of an act of worship is not only permissible, but is prudent and in alignment with the teaching of Islam when done in order to protect worshipers and the public from a threat to their health.

We are now consulting experts on the need, and if appropriate, to suspend all congregational daily prayers in addition to the Jumua’h prayer. In Islam, a primary principle is that “preventing harm takes precedence over the acquisition of benefits”. We understand that this is an extraordinary moment for our community, our nation, and the world at large, and we are committed to ensuring the fulfillment of the spiritual needs of our community during this time, therefore, we will continue to update our website iio.org and our phone recording at (808) 947-6263 as soon as we have new information. 

May Allah SWT bestow His mercy and protect you and your families during this trying time of tribulation. This is a test of our faith and our willingness to do what is good and right for the community at large and not focus selfishly on our own wants and desires. Be safe and stay vigilant with your hygiene practice. May Allah be with each of us and keep us close to Him. Ameen. 

2020.03.12 public service announcement regarding the coronavirus

posted Mar 13, 2020, 1:24 AM by Shereen El-Kadi

Please be advised of the following, which is consistent with the teaching of our great religion and the sunnah of our beloved prophet SWS.:

·         Any person experiencing a fever, dry cough, cold or flu like symptoms must avoid congregational prayers including Jumu’ah (Friday Prayers).

·         Anyone who has traveled and returned from any of the areas that have had exposure to the coronavirus, nationally or internationally, must avoid all gatherings inside and on the grounds of our Masjid as well as in other public areas.  

·         Although not mandated, we strongly encourage our sisters and children to stay home and not attend congregational prayers, especially Jumu’ah, as they get the same reward praying at home as they would coming to the Masjid. This will greatly help to protect their families and our community.

·         Jumu’ah khutba (sermon) and prayers will be shortened to 20 minutes or less. Please be on time as we will start at 1PM and finish by 1:20 PM.

·         Youth gatherings, women and men classes and Sunday School will be canceled until further notice.

·         You may, if you wish, bring your own prayer rug for your peace of mind.

·         We are strongly advising against handshakes, hugs and any form of direct contact while at the Masjid. Please be mindful of others and do not extend your hand first as this action results in people feeling they have a religious obligation to respond in kind. Similarly, please do not be embarrassed or feel obligated to put yourself in harm’s way.

The Muslim Association of Hawaii’s Volunteer Administration will escort out anyone with visible symptoms in an effort to protect others in attendance. Hence, we kindly urge anyone with said symptoms to stay at home in order to be obedient to Allah and to avoid any embracement or uncomfortable interactions.

We encourage the Muslim community to stay informed. For more information or questions about COVID-19, you are welcome to:

·  Call 2-1-1 from any location in the state. The current extended hours are 7 AM – 10 PM 7 days a week

·  Text 877-275-6569

·  Email info211@auw.org

·  Visit health.hawaii.gov/covid19 or coronavirus.gov  

 

DOH advises people who think they may have symptoms of COVID-19 to contact their healthcare provider in advance of going to a medical facility.

·  Tell your provider about your symptoms and any recent travel. Healthcare providers will discuss any possible cases of COVID-19 with DOH to determine if testing is needed.

·  Consider utilizing tele-health services, if available.

·  Avoid traveling or leaving home if you are sick, except for visiting your doctor after contacting them in advance.

Seniors are at a greater risk for COVID-19, especially those who have underlying health conditions. Older adults and individuals with underlying health issues should avoid non-essential travel, including cruises. Neighbor Island residents with scheduled medical treatment or follow-up care on Oahu should consult with their doctors. Seniors should avoid large crowds, wash their hands often, and keep medications and groceries on-hand.

In addition to the above information, everyone can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday actions:

·  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (20 seconds is a lot longer than you think, so use a timer the first time you do this to get a better idea of how long 20 seconds actually is).

·  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·  Stay home when you are sick.

·  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

·  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

·  CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from illnesses, including COVID-19.

·  Prepare for the possibility that people may want to stay home or may be asked to stay home to prevent the spread of illness.

o If you have daily medication needs, have more than a week’s supply on hand and have as much on hand as your insurance will allow you to have.

o Not everyone can afford to stock up on supplies or has the space to store them, but anything you can arrange in advance means one less inconvenience or one less trip to the store while you are sick.

o Make family plans for the possibility of school or day care closures. Do some contingency planning in advance at the family level.

·  Sign up for public notifications at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates.

 

Jazakum Allah Kheir for your anticipated cooperation.


2019.08.02 eid mubarak!

posted Aug 2, 2019, 3:26 PM by Shereen El-Kadi


Eid mubarak! InshaAllah, Eid el-Adha will be on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Prayer & Festivities

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. Takbeerat begin. Salat will begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Festivities (inflatables, breakfast, etc.) begin at 9:00 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Festivities will continue until 2:00 p.m.

2019.06.03 eid mubarak!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 11:02 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

Eid mubarak! This year, Eid el-Fitr falls on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Prayer & Festivities
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. Takbeerat begin. Salat will begin soon thereafter. Festivities will last until 4:30 p.m.

Zakat el-Fitr
Please remember to pay your Zakat el-Fitr before the eid prayer. Donation boxes with envelopes are located at the mosque, and boxes will also be provided at the prayer location. Payments can also be made via PayPal at the link to the left.

If you pay after the prayer begins it will no longer be considered Zakat el-Fitr. It will only be considered sadaqa.

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