Greetings to all for the blessed month of Ramadan. We have planned a number of
special events during this month. We have arranged
for a Hafiz Qur'an who will lead the Isha and Tarawih prayers.
Iftaar/Dinner will be served on Saturdays. See the details below.
In this special Ramadan page we have included a schedule for Suhoor and Iftaar,
information about the ongoing activities, information about the
Tarawih prayers, and a brief summary of rules about fasting and Zakat
al-Fitr. We will be updating this page whenever new information is available.
Thanks for visiting the ICB web pages.
1. Suhoor and Iftaar Schedule
2. Tarawih prayers
3. Saturday Iftaar
4. Some rules and regulations about fasting
5. Zakat al-Fitr and Zakat al-Maal
SUHOOR AND IFTAAR SCHEDULE
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|Day||Ramadan ||Jul/Aug||Fajr||Sunrise||Dhuhr|| Asr||Maghrib||Isha|
| Tue||1||Jul 9||3:37||5:17||12:51|| 4:54||8:24||10:06|
| Wed||2||Jul 10||3:38||5:18||12:51|| 4:54||8:24||10:05|
| Thu||3||Jul 11||3:39||5:18||12:52|| 4:54||8:23||10:04|
| Fri||4||Jul 12||3:40||5:19||12:52|| 4:54||8:23||10:03|
| Sat||5||Jul 13||3:41||5:20||12:52|| 4:54||8:22||10:02|
| Sun||6||Jul 14||3:42||5:21||12:52|| 4:53||8:21||10:01|
| Mon||7||Jul 15||3:44||5:22||12:52|| 4:53||8:21||10:00|
| Tue||8||Jul 16||3:45||5:23||12:52|| 4:53||8:20||9:59|
| Wed||9||Jul 17||3:46||5:23||12:52|| 4:53||8:19||9:58|
| Thu||10||Jul 18||3:48||5:24||12:52|| 4:53||8:19||9:57|
| Fri||11||Jul 19||3:49||5:25||12:52|| 4:53||8:18||9:56|
| Sat||12||Jul 20||3:50||5:26||12:52|| 4:53||8:17||9:54|
| Sun||13||Jul 21||3:52||5:27||12:52|| 4:52||8:16||9:53|
| Mon||14||Jul 22||3:53||5:28||12:52|| 4:52||8:15||9:52|
| Tue||15||Jul 23||3:54||5:29||12:52|| 4:52||8:15||9:51|
| Wed||16||Jul 24||3:56||5:30||12:52|| 4:52||8:14||9:49|
| Thu||17||Jul 25||3:57||5:31||12:52|| 4:52||8:13||9:48|
| Fri||18||Jul 26||3:59||5:32||12:52|| 4:51||8:12||9:46|
| Sat||19||Jul 27||4:00||5:33||12:52|| 4:51||8:11||9:45|
| Sun||20||Jul 28||4:01||5:34||12:52|| 4:51||8:10||9:43|
| Mon||21||Jul 29||4:03||5:35||12:52|| 4:50||8:09||9:42|
| Tue||22||Jul 30||4:04||5:36||12:52|| 4:50||8:07||9:40|
| Wed||23||Jul 31||4:06||5:37||12:52|| 4:49||8:06||9:39|
| Thu||24||Aug 01||4:07||5:38||12:52|| 4:49||8:05||9:37|
| Fri||25||Aug 02||4:09||5:39||12:52|| 4:49||8:04||9:36|
| Sat||26||Aug 03||4:10||5:40||12:52|| 4:48||8:03||9:34|
| Sun||27||Aug 04||4:12||5:41||12:52|| 4:48||8:02||9:32|
| Mon||28||Aug 05||4:13||5:42||12:52|| 4:47||8:00||9:31|
| Tue||29||Aug 06||4:15||5:43||12:52|| 4:47||7:59||9:29|
| Wed||30||Aug 07||4:16||5:44||12:52|| 4:46||7:58||9:27|
- Fajr means both Fajr Athan (Azan) and Imsak (starting fast) and Maghrib
means both Maghrib Athan (Azan) and Iftar (breaking fast).
- The schedule was created via the IslamicFinder.com website for Wayland, MA area (Calculation
Method = North America; Juristic Method Standard).
- Visit IslamicFinder.com website to get
calendar for your area.
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The center has invited brother Ahmed Nur to lead Tarawih prayers.
He is originally from Somalia and became a hafiz at the age 15.
He works and lives in Boston. A short Tafsir about the portion of
the Qura'n read during the Tarawih prayers is presented every evening.
ISHA AND TARAWIH TIME:
Jul 08 - Jul 14: Isha at 10:15 PM followed by Tarawih.
Jul 15 - Jul 28: Isha at 10:00 PM followed by Tarawih.
Jul 29 - Aug 06: Isha at 9:45 PM followed by Tarawih.
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Iftaar/Dinner is served on the following Saturdays:
The food for Saturday Iftaar is catered and the cost is sponsored by the members of the
community and the Center. You may sign up using the sheets posted at the Center or online at
ICB IFTAR SPONSORSHIP FORM.
Please email any questions, comments and/or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- July 13, 2013
- July 20, 2013
- July 27, 2013
- August 3, 2013
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED In order for us to make appropriate arrangements for Iftaar/Dinner
and to prevent overcrowding, you are expected to register to attend the Saturday Iftaars. We will accept registration
on a first come/first serve basis, and close it when we reach our capacity.
There are two methods:
The program for the evening is as follows:
- Email email@example.com the date you plan to attend, along your full name, contact information and the number of adults and children (with ages) that will attend.
- OR Register online at ICB-Iftaar-Registration
- Iftaar (breaking of the fast)
- Maghrib Prayers
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SOME RULES AND REGULATIONS ABOUT
Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory on every sane adult Muslim male/female. It
was first required of Muslims to fast during the second year of Hijrah. The
way to fast is to abstain from eating, drinking, and intimate marital
relations from dawn to sunset. Children over eight years are to be encouraged
to fast gradually so that they get used to fasting. One must have the
intention (niyah) during the night to fast the following day of Ramadan.
It is however sufficient to have the intention to fast during Ramadan at the
beginning of the month.
Ramadan has a greater meaning than fasting alone. It involves a moral and
social code, and a commitment to charitable deeds. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
said that whoever fasts but indulges in falsehood, let him/her know that
his/her giving up of food and drink shall not benefit him/her in front of
Allah. Ramadan is therefore a period of meditation and prayer during which
Muslims tend to withdraw a little from their usual daily affairs and spend
long periods in the mosque. These devotions are in addition to the five
daily prayers which Muslims observe throughout the year.
Although, the fasting during the month of Ramadan is obligatory, however
under certain circumstances a fast may be postponed. For example;
All days missed due to any of the above reasons are to be made up when the
cause of exemption is over. One can complete those number of fasts on any days
except the days of Eid (the fasting on Eid days is forbidden).
- During sickness
- If traveling for more than 60 miles
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding children
- During their monthly period, women are not only exempted, but also
forbidden to fast. The same applies to women during their period of post-natal
Full exemption from Fasting is granted by Allah to those who are permanently
incapacitated by reason of old age or an incurable disease or uninterrupted
hard labor. They are required to feed a poor person for one day for each day
they cannot fast, if they can afford. They can also pay the cost of the food
(fidyah) in charity instead.
Fasting is invalidated if a person while fasting, deliberately eats,
drinks, vomits, or lets an object pass through the throat. Fasting so
invalidated should be made up after Ramadan. However, the Kaffarah (atonement)
for breaking the fast by intimate marital relations is serious. The Kaffarah
in that case is to fast for 60 consecutive days or if unable to do so than
to feed sixty poor people for each day. Fasting remains valid if the act of
breaking the fast occurs through compulsion or forgetting completely about
While fasting, it is permissible to use eye drops, wear contact lenses,
receive injections, have a blood test, take a shower, swim (though it is
better to avoid diving as that may cause water to go in the throat), use
miswak or brush with toothpaste, rinse the mouth or nostrils with water
(taking care not to swallow it), and apply perfume or cosmetics.
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ZAKAT AL-FITR and ZAKAT AL-MAAL
Muslims are urged to be always charitable, but in Ramadan they are urged to be
more so. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) used to give away much during the month
of Ramadan. Muslims may also pay Zakat al-Maal (2.5%) of their savings for a period
of one full year during Ramadan.
PAY ZAKAT AL-FITR AND ZAKAT AL-MAAL ONLINE
However, a special mandatory charity, Zakat al-Fitr, must be paid by the head of the
family on behalf of every dependent member during the month of Ramadan or before the Eid al-Fitr prayers.
Dependents include all children even the one born during the month of Ramadan before the Eid prayers.
It is also to be paid on behalf of helpers and/or parents who are financially supported by the head of the
family. A companion of prophet Muhammed (PBUH), Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree said,
"In the Prophet's time, we used to give it (Zakat al-Fitr) as a Sa'a of food, dried dates, barley, raisins or dried cheese".
[Bukhari - Arabic/English vol. 2, p. 340, no. 582]. According to the majority of scholars One Sa'a
is approximately between 2.6 Kg to 3 Kg. The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once said that the reward for ones fast remains suspended
between heavens until Zakat al-Fitr is paid. Zakat al-Fitr is estimated to be $10 per person but one may give more.
You may donate your Zakat al-Maal to the Center.
It is important to recognize that the consensus legal opinion states that
it is entirely permissible with using Zakat al-Maal for the purpose of financing
a multipurpose Islamic Center in a non-Muslim country, as this is
“fi-Sabil-Allah” (al-Taubah 9:60). A number of 20th century jurists including
Muhammd ‘abduh, Rashid Rida, Maulana Mawdudi, Amin Ahsan Islahi, Yusuf
al-Qaradawi as well as local Muslim leaders support this opinion.
Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, past President of ISNA, has specifically answered
the question of using Zakat al-Maal funds for supporting multipurpose Islamic Centers.
He quotes many other sources also, such as Sheikh Qardawi, and others.
You may read his complete answer
The Islamic Center of Boston has projects and programs that include space for prayers, Sunday school for education
of children and an extensive outreach program to educate non-Muslims about Islam. It includes visits to the Center, providing
speakers to visit their institutions, scholarships for local high school students and annual open house etc.
We recognize that the economic uncertainty we are facing requires us to be prudent with all
our expenditures. By relying upon our Zakat, we can help finance the various activites at the center,
knowing our donations are directly benefiting the understanding of Islam in our community.