Eid-ul-Adha

At Islamic Foundation Eid-ul-Adha  will be on Sunday, August 11, 2019.  Islamic Foundation follows the Chicago Hilal Committee for moon sighting to determine the beginning of Islamic month.   There will be three Eid Prayers and following are the timings and Khateebs:

First Eid Prayer                  7:30 am      Sheikh Hisham Qaisi

Second Eid Prayer            9:00 am       Hafiz Bilal Mohammed

Third Eid Prayer                10:30 am     Hafiz Kamran Riaz

Parking will be limited and we encourage you  to buy the parking tickets in advance at the bookstore. They are $ 10 per car if bought before Eid day, otherwise $ 20 per car on Eid day.

 

Islamic Foundation Board Positions

Islamic Foundation is requesting recommendations for two dynamic leaders from the community to serve on its Board in a voluntary capacity to lead and oversee the Weekend Schools and Youth Committees.  The descriptions for each role can be viewed by clicking below:

  1. Weekend Schools Committee
  2. Youth Committee

If you are interested in serving or know of individuals who have the time and qualifications to successfully lead these important roles, please submit your recommendations with a brief description and contact details to Br. Yousaf Chaudhary, Chairman of Nominations Committee at [email protected] and Br. Ashraf Lakhany, Chairman of Governance Committee at [email protected].

Aftab Khan – Chairman, Islamic Foundation

 

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak !  At Islamic Foundation Eid will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.   There will be three Eid Prayers and following are the timings and Khateebs:

First Eid Prayer                  7:30 am                Sheikh Hisham Al Qaisi

Second Eid Prayer            9:00 am                Imam Kaiser Aslam

Third Eid Prayer                10:30 am             Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed

Parking will be limited and we encourage you  to buy the parking tickets in advance at the bookstore. They are $ 10 per car if bought before Eid day, otherwise $ 20 per car on Eid day.

Last Ten Days of Ramadan…

Every moment of Ramadan is priceless and we should not let it go without earning reward from Allah SWT.  The last 10 days of Ramadan are even more valuable than the first twenty days due to many reasons.  Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater event than at any other time”.(Muslim).  The Prophet said” “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with father and hoping for its rewards will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari).  The following are some of the programs organized during the last 10 days at Islamic Foundation:

Itikaf

We have made arrangement for Itikaf during the last 10 days at Islamic Foundation.  If you are interested in observing Itikaf,  please fill out the form by clicking on the link:

ITIKAF at Islamic Foundation

You can also scan the QR Code to  access  the  Itikaf  form:

 

 

 

 

Qiyam-ul-Layl

Qiyaam-ul-Layl (Night Prayer) will take place during the last 10 nights after Taraweeh Prayers from 12:00 a.m. to Fajr.

Lailatul Qadr (the night of Power)

Lailatul Qadr falls in one of the odd nights during the last 10 days of Ramadan.  It could be on any one of these nights:

Odd Nights : May 25(Ramadan 21), May 27(Ramadan 23), May 29(Ramadan 25), May 31(Ramadan 27)

On May 31 (Ramadan 27) Masjid will be open all night and Suhoor will be provided for those who stay all night.  Everyone(Ladies & Gents) is welcome to join the Suhoor (morning of June 1).

Parking during Taraweeh

You can park in front and rear parking lots. In addition, parking is available at the Willowbrook School.  Please DO NOT park on High Ridge Road.  You will be ticketed by Villa Park Police.  Do not use doors other than the MAIN ENTRANCE.

Zakat-ul-Fitr(Fitra) rate is $ 10 per person (for 2019).  Zakat-ul-Fitr should be paid before the Eid Prayer by every living muslim regardless of age.  It is strongly encouraged to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr(Fitra) days in advance so that it could reach the poor and needy.  Islamic Foundation has Donation Boxes for Zakat-ul-Fitr or you could donate online in this Islamic Foundation Website by clicking on the following link: Pay your Zakat-ul-Fitr

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory on all Muslims (men and women) who possess wealth at least equal to ‘Nisab. Nisab is the minimum amount of one’s holdings on whichah must be paid. The Nisab is 2.85 ounces of gold (the approximate value of 2.85 oz. of gold is $4,500). Any believer who refuses to pay Zakat is not a Muslim. It is the most important act of lbadah after Salah. It purifies assets and creates virtue. The Holy Our’an and the Prophet’s (PBUH) Ahadith warn of severe punishment to those who do not pay their Zakat.

Zakat is 2.5% of the Zakatable assets. You can pay your Zakat online at this website by clicking on the “Pay  Your Zakat” icon.  Alternatively you could  make checks payable to Islamic foundation and drop it in the donation box marked “Zakat Fund” at Islamic Foundation lobby or mail it to the Islamic Foundation address (300 W. High Ridge Road, Villa Park, IL 60181)

Ramadan Prayer Time Table

 

Itikaf

Inshallah at Islamic Foundation we will have Itikaf during the last 10 days of Ramdan.  If you are interested in observing Itikaf, please fill out the form by clicking on the link:

ITIKAF at Islamic Foundation

You can also scan the QR Code to  access  the  Itikaf  form:

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan  Kareem!

Inshallah at Islamic Foundation, the first day of Ramadan will be Monday, May 6, 2019.  The First Taraweeh Prayers will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019 after Isha.  Iqamah for the first few days of Ramadan will be at 9:40 p.m.  Islamic Foundation follows the Chicago Hilal Committee to determine the start and end of Ramadan.

Taraweeh Prayers

Inshallah, Taraweeh prayers will follow the Isha Prayers during the month of Ramadan.  Sheikh Nasser Hussain and Hafidh Mustafa Farooqui will lead the Taraweeh Prayers.  Please check Isha Prayer timings in the Prayer time table.  You can download the Prayer Time Table by clicking on the following link:

Ramadan Prayer Timings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramadan Arrangements and Activities

  • FREE babysitting/children’s enrichment camp every night during Ramadan ( Paid by Islamic foundation )
  • Nightly tafseer will take place explaining briefly what will be recited that night.
  • Every Friday in Ramadan: Night youth qiyaam
  • Lailatul Qadr (the night of power) should belooked for in the odd nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Masjid will remain open the entire evening of the 27th and suhoor will be provided for those who stay overnight.
  • Recitation will complete on the 29th night of Ramadan with a special dua’a to follow.
  • Qiyaam ul Layl (Night Prayer) will take place in the last 10 nights Sheikh Nasser and local huffaaz from 12:00-Fajr.
  • A Tafsir program is offered for sisters in Urdu on Mon-Fri 11 am– 1 pm.
  • Bookstore and coffee shop will be open during Taraweeh

Discipline in the building

  • Please maintain silence in the Masjid at all
  • times and do not disturb the congregation
  • Excessive socializing during Taraweeh is not acceptable or is generally prohibited.

Parking during Taraweeh

Parking can be done in front and rear parking lots. Do not use doors other than the MAIN ENTRANCE

Iftar @ Foundation

Inshallah at Islamic Foundation,  Iftar will we served all days during the month of Ramadan. During the weekdays Iftar will be provided at the School Cafeteria and on Saturdays and Sundays in the Banquet Hall.  You are welcome to join us with friends and families.

Iftar Donation

If you would like to sponsor an Iftar at Islamic Foundation, the following are the costs:

Weekday Iftar : $1000 (single donor), $ 500 (two donors), and $ 250 (four donors)

Sat & Sun Iftar: $ 3000 (single donor), $1000 (three donors)

You can drop your checks at the Bookstore with Br. Farooq or you can donate online at:

Donate for Iftar

Itikaaf @ Foundation

  • Arrangements have been made for the last 10 nights of Ramadan for brothers only
  • Boys 15-18 years old need written permission from their parents
  • Anyone not following the directions of the `Itikaaf coordinator will be asked to leave
  • There will be an orientation session for `Itikaaf participants on 21st night of Ramadan.

 

Ramadan Kareem

Assalamu-Alaikum!

Ramadan Kareem

Inshallah at Islamic Foundation, the first day of Ramadan will be Monday, May 6, 2019.  The First Taraweeh Prayers will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019 after Isha.  Iqamah for the first few days of Ramadan will be at 9:40 p.m.  Islamic Foundation follows the Chicago Hilal Committee to determine the start and end of Ramadan.

Taraweeh Prayers

Inshallah, Taraweeh prayers will follow the Isha Prayers during the month of Ramadan.  Sheikh Nasser Hussain and Hafidh Mustafa Farooqui will lead the Taraweeh Prayers.  Please check Isha Prayer timings in the Prayer time table.  You can download the Prayer Time Table by clicking on the following link:

Ramadan Prayer Timings

Ramadan Arrangements and Activities

  • FREE babysitting/children’s enrichment camp every night during Ramadan ( Paid by Islamic foundation )
  • Nightly tafseer will take place explaining briefly what will be recited that night.
  • Every Friday in Ramadan: Night youth qiyaam
  • Lailatul Qadr (the night of power) should belooked for in the odd nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Masjid will remain open the entire evening of the 27th and suhoor will be provided for those who stay overnight.
  • Recitation will complete on the 29th night of Ramadan with a special dua’a to follow.
  • Qiyaam-ul-Layl (Night Prayer) will take place in the last 10 nights Sheikh Nasser and local huffaaz from 12:00-Fajr.
  • Tafsir program is offered for sisters in Urdu on Mon-Fri 11 am– 1 pm.
  • Bookstore and coffee shop will be open during Taraweeh

Discipline in the building

  • Please maintain silence in the Masjid at all
  • times and do not disturb the congregation
  • Excessive socializing during Taraweeh is not acceptable or is generally prohibited.

Parking during Taraweeh

Parking can be done in front and rear parking lots. Do not use doors other than the MAIN ENTRANCE

Iftar @ Foundation

Inshallah at Islamic Foundation,  Iftar will we served all days during the month of Ramadan. During the weekdays Iftar will be provided at the School Cafeteria and on Saturdays and Sundays in the Banquet Hall.  You are welcome to join us with friends and families.

Iftar Donation

If you would like to sponsor an Iftar at Islamic Foundation, the following are the costs:

Weekday Iftar : $1000 (single donor), $ 500 (two donors), and $ 250 (four donors)

Sat & Sun Iftar: $ 3000 (single donor), $1000 (three donors)

You can drop your checks at the Bookstore with Br. Farooq or you can donate online at:

Donate for Iftar

Itikaaf @ Foundation

  • Arrangements have been made for the last 10 nights of Ramadan for brothers only
  • Boys 15-18 years old need written permission from their parents
  • Anyone not following the directions of the `Itikaaf coordinator will be asked to leave
  • There will be an orientation session for `Itikaaf participants on 21st night of Ramadan.

 

Iftar at Islamic Foundation

Ramadan Kareem!

Inshallah at Islamic Foundation,  Iftar will we served all days during the month of Ramadan. During the weekdays Iftar will be provided at the School Cafeteria and on Saturdays and Sundays in the Banquet Hall.  You are welcome to join us with friends and families.

Iftar Donation

If you would like to sponsor an Iftar at Islamic Foundation, the following are the costs:

Weekday Iftar : $1000 (single donor), $ 500 (two donors), and $ 250 (four donors)

Sat & Sun Iftar: $ 3000 (single donor), $1000 (three donors)

You can drop your checks at the Bookstore with Br. Farooq or you can donate online at:

Donate for Iftar

 

Security & Safety Training

ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE

At Islamic Foundation, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 to 1:00 pm, we are conducting a Security and Safety Seminar on How to protect yourself and the masjid during an Active Shooter Incident.  We will be joined by Security Experts from Home Land Security and local law enforcement.  Please join us and learn how to protect yourself from this events! Allah protect us all and forbid such events from happening.

Venue: Islamic Foundation New School Student Union

Moon Sighting Policy

Islamic Foundation Policy on Determining the Beginning and Ending of Islamic Months

The Islamic Foundation Board of Trustees with the assistance of the Religious Affairs Committee have deliberated into the methodology that Islamic Foundation should adopt to make decisions on the beginning and ending of Islamic months.  Based on the advice of scholars, the practice of our community who offer prayers at the Islamic Foundation regularly, and the practices of other mosques in the nearby surroundings, the Islamic Foundation Board of Trustees have approved the following:

  • Islamic Foundation will determine the beginning and ending of Islamic months based on regional moonsighting.
  •  Islamic Foundation will announce the beginning of all Islamic months, including Muharram, Ramadan, Shawaal, and Dhul-Hijjah based on the decision of The Chicago Hilal Committee (http://chicagohilal.org/)