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2019.05.04 Ramadan mubarak!

posted May 4, 2019, 11:19 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

Ramadan mubarak! Several teams statewide were tasked with sighting the moon this evening. None were successful.

So, inshaAllah, the first day of Ramadan will be Monday, May 6th, 2019. The taraweeh prayer will begin on Sunday, May 5, 2019, and will be held around 8:30 p.m. every night throughout Ramadan. The nightly program includes the following:

8:30 p.m. Isha prayer & Quranic recitation
8:45 p.m. Taraweeh prayer (first 4 rakaat), short lecture on Fiqh, Taraweeh prayer (second 4 rakaat),  witr prayer & duaa

The program should conclude around 10:00 p.m.

As a reminder, anyone who cannot attend the entire evening program should park outside the masjid, being careful to respect all traffic laws as well as the neighbors and each other.

Community iftar gatherings will inshaAllah be every day that is sponsored. We encourage each family or group of families to sponsor an iftar for the community. A sign-up sheet is posted at the masjid. We are seeking volunteers for clean-up, parking organization and child care. There will be no potluck-style iftars.

We look forward to seeing you at the masjid, inshaAllah.

2019.02.04 volunteers needed!

posted Feb 4, 2019, 11:07 AM by Shereen El-Kadi   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 3:53 PM ]

We are always looking for volunteer teachers to add to our existing staff. If you're interested in applying, please email us at nooranschool@gmail.com. Subjects include: Arabic, Quranic studies, Islamic studies. Teachers may instruct up to three subjects.

2019.01.10 January Quran competition

posted Jan 11, 2019, 1:04 AM by Shereen El-Kadi

Information about this month's Quran competition is attached to this post!

2018.08.29 eid festivities postponed

posted Aug 29, 2018, 5:17 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

The eid festivities have been postponed due to complications from the weather and the broken A/C at our preferred celebration location. Stay tuned...we'll post the event info once it's been rescheduled.

2018.08.23 Hurricane Lane & the Friday prayer

posted Aug 24, 2018, 12:02 AM by Shereen El-Kadi

Sharing this message from Brother Hakim:

As-salamu alaikum dear brothers and sisters,

By now, I’m sure that you are all aware of the major hurricane that is imminent and that has already affected our neighbor islands, causing major flooding and road closures. Authorities advise us not to be on the road unless necessary.

As such, it is prudent and responsible not to put our community in harm’s way. To ensure a balance between the safety of our community and our religious obligations, we asked our Imam Elshikh to provide a religious opinion for those who are considering missing the Friday prayer. This is his response:


In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

It is mandatory, and an obligation, to do Friday prayer with Jamaah (congregation) in the masjid, but it is allowed to make zuhr at home in certain conditions mentioned by the scholars. Those conditions include heavy rain, storms and hurricane events which harm Muslims who walk or drive to the mosque to make the Friday prayer in Jamaah.

Hajj:78: "And He has not laid upon you in religion any hardship.”

Al-Baqarah:185: “Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.”

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allah have mercy on him) in his book al-Mughni (1/366) states that it is permissible to leave the Friday congregation prayer due to heavy rain and mud that may harm a person or damage his clothes.

Ibn ‘Abbas said to his mu’azin on a rainy day: “When you utter the words ‘I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,” do not say, “Come to prayer,” but say “Pray at your homes.” Hearing this (announcement), the people were surprised. He said: “One who was better than me has done it. The Friday prayer is an obligatory duty. But I disliked to put you to hardship so that you might walk in mud and rain.”

Based on that we state that brothers and sisters in Hawai’i have Islamic permission to not attend the Friday prayer at the masjid, and make zuhr prayer (4 rakahs) at home due to the sincere harm caused by Hurricane Lane which is due to hit Hawaii on Friday, August 24, 2018.

Dr. Ismail Elshikh, Imam
Muslim association of Hawaii


Therefore, while the imam will be performing the Friday prayer at the masjid, we urge all of our community members to use their judgment, be safe, and decide what works best for them.

Fi Amanillah.

2018.08.14 eid mubarak!

posted Aug 14, 2018, 7:43 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

Eid mubarak! InshaAllah, Eid el-Adha will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. Takbeerat begin. Salat will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Eid festivities are TENTATIVELY scheduled for Saturday, September 1, 2018. Check back for updates!

2018.06.14 eid mubarak!

posted Jun 14, 2018, 12:51 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

Eid mubarak! This year, Eid el-Fitr falls on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. Takbeerat begin. Salat will begin soon thereafter.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 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.

2018.06.12 the countdown begins!

posted Jun 12, 2018, 12:44 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

The last day of Ramadan will either be on Thursday, June 14th or Friday, June 15th (which would make eid either on Friday, June 15th or Saturday, June 16th). We won't know for sure until we sight the moon on Thursday, June 14th. We'll be updating the website after 8:00 p.m. that night, so please check back then.

2018.05.29 Quran competition

posted May 29, 2018, 2:04 PM by Shereen El-Kadi

This year's Quran competition will be held on Laylatul Qadr. See attached flyer for details.

2018.05.29 Sunday activities for children

posted May 29, 2018, 12:19 PM by Shereen El-Kadi   [ updated May 29, 2018, 2:05 PM ]

Sundays during Ramadan will be packed full of fun activities for our keiki. See attached flyer. Please join us!

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