Volunteers Needed

Assalamu-alaikum!

Inshallah, we are reopening Islamic Foundation for daily prayers and need volunteers at the entrance to scan temperature and QR Code for every prayer and Jummah.  If your are interested in volunteering please click on the following link and enter your information.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CAAA82BA2F85-ifprayer

Contact Tracing Prayer Registration Instructions

Islamic Foundation Contact Tracing Registration:

The following are the instructions on how to register your contact information before you come to masjid:

  1. You only need to Register once
  2. You only need to provide the following contact info:  Name, Age, Telephone/Mobile, and Email address
  3. Register by going to the following link:https://form.jotform.com/201547067500145
  4. You will receive your QR Code in your email once you answer a few questions and  submit your registration.
  5. Please bring the QR Code  to the Masjid as it is required for checkin-in.

Inshallah we will try to make it as easy as possible for you.  We are doing this for your safety. At the Masjid entrance you will be scanned for temperature and QR Code/

 3 Jummah Prayers at Islamic Foundation (1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm).

  1. Capacity :  First Prayer 170, Second Prayer 170 and Third Prayer 100
  2. Due to limited capacity, admission will be based on First Come First Served Basis
  3. Registration QR Code is required for admission (The same QR code that is required for all 5 prayers)
  4. If you don’t have QR Code please register by going to the following link:https://form.jotform.com/201547067500145
  5. You will receive your QR Code in your email once you answer a few questions and  submit your registration.
  6. Please bring the QR Code  to the Masjid as it is required for checkin-in.
  7. Please come 30 minutes before each Jummah prayer time.  Check-in counter will close at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm for Jummah Prayers.
  8. Inshallah we will try to make it as easy as possible for you.  We are doing this for your safetyAt the Masjid entrance you will be scanned for temperature and QR Code.

Jummah Prayer Schedule:

First Jummah:  1 pm Khutba    1:20 pm Iqama

Second Jummah : 2:00 pm Khutba   2:20 pm Iqama

Third Jummah: 3:00 pm Khutba 3:15 pm Iqama

Islamic Foundation Open for 5 daily & 3 Jummah Prayers

Assalamu-Alaikum!

Islamic Foundation is open to all 5 daily prayers and 3 Jummah Prayers since June 10, 2020.  Due to state of IL guidelines, we are operating with limited capacity.     Islamic Foundation has prioritized individual safety and availability of cleaning resources to ensure we offer a clean and disinfected environment for the worshipper. Here are the guidelines that need to be followed by every worshipper/visitor at Islamic Foundation:

  1. Capacity of 100 (including worshippers, facilities staff, and volunteers per State of IL guidelines)
  2. For the 5 daily prayers  Limited to the first 100 Individuals who have their QR Code and check-in at the Masjid Entrance. First Come First Served.
  3. Everyone should register their contact information (Name, Age, email address, and Mobile No.) by going to the following website https://form.jotform.com/201547067500145 before coming to the Masjid.  Once you answer a few questions and submit your registration, you will receive your QR Code in your email.  Please bring the QR code to the Masjid and it will be used for check-in at the Masjid entrance. 
  4. Everyone entering the Masjid will be checked for Temperature and QR code scan
  5. We encourage community members 65 years or older or those who are vulnerable to continue to pray at home for their own safety
  6. Children under the age of 13 will not be allowed
  7. Please pray at home if you are having fever, cough, respiratory tract symptoms, or considered high risk based on CDC guidelines
  8. Please allow more time at the entrance for check-in (30 min before Salah) and leave 5 min after Salah. Masjid will be closed 15 min after Salah. Once again, we are doing the above for your health and safety.
  9. Masks are required to enter the Masjid.
  10. Bring your own Prayer Rug
  11. We will provide you bags for your shoes
  12. Please do your Wudu before coming to the Masjid. Washroom access restricted to emergency use only
  13. Please leave a parking space between cars
  14. Please maintain 6-ft social distance between yourself and refrain from shaking hands and embracing each other

Jummah Prayer Schedule:

Inshallah we will have 3 Jummah Prayers at Islamic Foundation (1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm).

  1. Jummah Capacity :  First Prayer 170, Second Prayer 170 and Third Prayer 100
  2. Due to limited capacity, admission will be based on First Come First Served Basis
  3. Registration QR Code is required for admission (the same QR Code which is used for 5 prayers)
  4. If you don’t have QR Code please register by going to the following link: https://form.jotform.com/201547067500145
  5. You will receive your QR Code in your email once you answer a few questions and  submit your registration.
  6. Please bring the QR Code  to the Masjid as it is required for checkin-in.
  7. Please come 30 minutes before each Jummah prayer time.  Check-in counter will close at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm for Jummah Prayers.
  8. Inshallah we will try to make it as easy as possible for you.  We are doing this for your safetyAt the Masjid entrance you will be scanned for temperature and QR Code.

Jummah Prayer Schedule:

First Jummah:  1 pm Khutba    1:20 pm Iqama

Second Jummah : 2:00 pm Khutba   2:20 pm Iqama

Third Jummah: 3:00 pm Khutba 3:15 pm Iqama

Jazakallah Khair!

Last 10 Days of Ramadan 1441H

Ramadan 2020 Virtual Programs

Due to the Covid-19 virus, Islamic Foundation is closed for all prayers and events. We have  created a few virtual programs during the month of Ramadan.

The daily recitation schedule provided below is our recommend progression to complete a Khatm (full recitation of the Quran) at home. Families are encouraged to pray Tarawih night vigil prayers in lieu of access to masjid congregations. The nightly 8:30-9:00 PM recitation and Tafseer will also follow this posted schedule Inshallah.

Direct link to YouTube videos
https://m.youtube.com/user/IslamicFoundationIL/videos

Direct Link to Facebook videos
https://m.facebook.com/pg/IslamicFoundation.org/videos/

RAMADAN CALENDAR

Ramadan 2020 Announcement

Brothers & Sisters,

Assalamu-Alaikum!

Islamic Foundation has decided to follow ISNA’s Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) to determine the first day of Ramadan 1441H and first day of Shawwal 1441H.  According to ISNA’s Fiqh Council, the first day of Ramadan 1441H will be on Friday, April 24, 2020 and first day of Shawwal/Eid ul-Fitr will be on Sunday May 24, 2020.  The first Tarawih prayer will start on Thursday, April 23, 2020 night and first day of fasting will be on Friday, April 24, 2020.

DUE TO COVAD-19 AND STATEWIDE LOCKDOWN, ISLAMIC FOUNDATION HAS CANCELLED ALL PRAYERS AND EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  THERE WILL NOT BE ANY TARAWIH PRAYERS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE RECOMMEND YOU PRAY YOUR TARAWIH PRAYERS AT HOME

The following is the rationale from ISNA’s Fiqh Council:

The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal.  FCNA uses the criteria of European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which are that somewhere on the globe, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above horizon. If these conditions are met, the new crescent will be visible somewhere on earth. Hence the new lunar month will start the next day, otherwise it will start on the day following next day.

On the basis of this method the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1441 AH are established as follows:

Ramadan 1441 AH:

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2:27 Universal Time. On that day, everywhere in North and South America at sunset the elongation is at least 8 degrees and moon is at least 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1441 is on Friday, April 24, 2020, insha’Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Thursday night.

Eid ul-Fitr 1441 AH is on Sunday, May 24, 2020:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 17:40 Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore Shawwal 1441 cannot start the next day. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Sunday, May 24, 2020, insha’Allah.

May Allah (swt) keep us on the right path and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen.

Friday Virtual Lecture

Jummuah is a sacred day for us and our connection to our faith is stronger than bricks and windows. Allah will protect His house and we should feed our souls with guidance. Join Imam Hisham every Friday at 1:00 on Facebook Live for a brief reminder. Re-broadcast available on the Islamic Foundation YouTube page at 2:00.
Note:this is not a virtual Jummuah Khutbah, you will pray DHUR at home as 4 rakaat as per recommendation of our Islamic scholars.

From Chairman’s Desk : Coronavirus Update

Brothers & Sisters,

Assalamu-Alaikum!

Ramadan Kareem !

I am concerned about the safety of every community member and pray to Allah(SWT) to keep you all safe.  I would like to provide you with an update on what actions the Islamic Foundation Board of Trustees have taken at the Islamic Foundation, to safeguard our community members.

  1. Cancelled all events and activities at the Islamic Foundation including Five Daily Prayers, Friday Prayers, all Masjid Programs (Halaqas and Lectures), and all events in the Banquet hall until further notice.
  2. All Week-end Schools will be closed until further notice.
  3. To safeguard the children and teachers, the full-time Islamic Foundation School(IFS) has been closed during the month of March 2020. Classes will be conducted online. Once the situation clears, we will communicate the resumption of classes at IFS.
  4. Masjid will be closed from March 18, 2020 until further notice.

Please protect yourself and others from the Coronavirus by:

  • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Minimize handshaking, kissing, and hugging
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Contact your healthcare professional if you have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

As I mentioned earlier, community safety is our priority and we will do everything in our ability to provide a safe environment.

Sincerely,

Aftab Khan

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Islamic Foundation

All events and activities cancelled!

Due to the concerns over the COVID-19 Corona Virus and safety of our community, the Chairman and the Board of Trustees of Islamic Foundation have decided to cancel  the following activities and events  at the Islamic Foundation until further notice effective 12:00 a.m. March 13, 2020:

  • Five Daily Prayers
  • Friday Prayers
  • Tarawih Prayers
  • Full-time School (Classes will be conducted online)
  • All Weekend Schools (Classes will be conducted online)
  • All Masjid programs (including Halaqa’s and Lectures)
  • All events in the Banquet Hall & Masjid

The Book Store will be closed during this time.

As we continue to  closely monitor  the situation, we will periodically provide updates.

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