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May 4, 2024

Nooran Islamic Weekend School

Assalaamu Alaikum,

We are happy to announce that Sunday school registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. The school is accepting students who will be in kindergarten through 7th grade in August 2024.

The plan is to add more grades and include highschoolers in the following year inshaAllah. Please advise that spots are limited.

Please fill in the application form to reserve a spot for your child(ren). To learn more about the school please visit the school's website: www.nooranislamicschool.com

If you have any questions, please send an email to nooranislamicschool@gmail.com

Jazaakum Allah Khairan

School Administration 

Nooran Islamic Weekend School
Eid Mubarak
April 9, 2024

Eid Mubarak

Assalaamu Alaikum,

As we take in the last moments of Ramadan, we wish to extend a heartfelt Eid Mubarak to you and all your loved ones. May this day be filled with gratitude, love, and remembrance of Allah (SWT). As we celebrate Eid, let us fervently pray to Allah (SWT) that He grant us the ability to witness another Ramadan next year.

Moreover, let us remember in our prayers the countless brothers, sisters, and dear children around the world who continue to suffer and endure oppression, persecution, and injustice. May Allah (SWT) alleviate their pain, grant them strength, and bring an end to their hardships.

During Ramadan we experienced a heightened sense of iman through increased worship, remembrance, and supplication. Let us strive to maintain this level of closeness to Allah (SWT) in the months to come.

We look forward to greeting each of you at Eid Prayer.


Warm Regards,

MAH Executive Committee

Eid Announcement
April 8, 2024

Eid Announcement

Assalaamu Alaikum,

The crescent moon of Shawwal was not sighted this evening, therefore, Eid will inshaAllah be on Wednesday, April 10. Tonight will be the last night of Taraweeh. We will continue our fast tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9 concluding the month of Ramadan.

Eid will take place in Burns Hall at the Keehi Lagoon Memorial complex. Takbeerat will begin at 8:30am. Prayer will begin promptly at 9:00am followed by the Khutba. Light refreshments will be served.

May Allah (SWT) reward your perseverance and all acts of worship during this blessed month. We look forward to greeting each of you at Eid prayer on Wednesaday inshaAllah.

Warm Regards,

MAH Executive Committee

Eid al-Fitr Update
March 31, 2024

Eid al-Fitr Update

Assalaamu Alaikum dear members of the Hawaii Muslim Community,


Insha’Allah this message finds you and your loved ones in good health and peace during this blessed month of Ramadan.

We are writing to inform you of a significant update regarding our Eid al-Fitr celebration this year. The recent and ongoing events in Palestine and Gaza, including deliberate genocide, starvation, and ethnic cleansing, have deeply shaken our community and filled our hearts with sorrow for the suffering endured by our brothers and sisters in the region.

As an act of solidarity and empathy, we have made the decision to limit this year’s Eid celebration to the prayer and khutba while postponing the festivities.

As you are aware, in Islam Eids have not been prescribed only for the purposes of joy, entertainment, and visiting one another; rather they are among the symbols and acts of worship in the religion. The Sunnah on these occasions is for Muslims to celebrate and proclaim them openly which we will insha’Allah accomplish with the Eid prayer.

Our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him “PBUH”) said “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” He PBUH taught us the importance of empathy and compassion towards one another. He likened the believers to a single body, where if one part suffers, the entire body feels the pain. Our brothers and sisters in Palestine and Gaza are indeed suffering.

While we understand this decision may disappoint some, we believe it is necessary to honor the sanctity of this month and show respect to those who have been displaced from their homes, lost loved ones, and continue to live a recurring nightmare each day.

This does not mean that you should not have a joyous day with your family. On the contrary, after the Eid prayer, we encourage you to have an enjoyable day with your loved ones while taking the opportunity to educate your children on the matter and show them how blessed and privileged they are. We will be organizing opportunities for community members to contribute to relief efforts and support initiatives aimed at providing humanitarian aid as well as sponsoring orphans in the region.

We appreciate your understanding and support and look forward to seeing you all at Eid Prayer. This year, it is estimated to take place on Wednesday, April 10. Eid prayer will be held at Keehi Lagoon Memorial, Burns Hall at 9:00AM.  As is our policy, we will confirm the date and details the evening prior.

May Allah (SWT) grant relief to those who are suffering and guide us all towards a path of peace and justice.


Warm Regards,

MAH Executive Committee

Ramadan Mubarak!
March 10, 2024

Ramadan Mubarak!

Assalaamu Alaikum,

With hearts full of gratitude and excitement, we welcome the blessed month of Ramadan. Tomorrow, Monday, March 11, marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan and the start of our fasting journey. We pray that this sacred month brings abundant peace, blessings, and spiritual fulfillment to you and your loved ones.

Our Ramadan program will begin tonight, Sunday March 10 as follows:

8:30 - Isha prayer

8:45 - Quran recitation

8:55 - Taraaweeh prayer (4 rakaat)

9:10 - Lecture

9:25 - Taraweeh prayer (4 rakaat)

9:40 - Witr prayer

9:45 - Dua

9:50 - Program end

We look forward to seeing you all tonight in the Masjid and throughout the month InshaAllah.

Warmest Regards,

MAH Executive Committee

Ramadan Start Date and Program
March 8, 2024

Ramadan Start Date and Program

Assalaamu Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,

With the approach of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are reminded of the immense opportunity it presents for spiritual growth, reflection, and strengthening our bond to Allah. It is with great anticipation and humility that we prepare to welcome these sacred days in our lives.

Ramadan will begin on the evening of Sunday, March 10, or Monday, March 11 contingent upon sighting of the moon locally. We will promptly notify you of the confirmed start date via email, on our website, and through an updated voice recording on our phone line at 808-947-6263 on Sunday evening.

In alignment with our commitment to facilitating spiritual enrichment, we are pleased to announce our comprehensive nightly Ramadan program:

8:30 - Isha prayer

8:45 - Quran recitation

8:55 - Taraaweeh prayer (4 rakaat)

9:10 - Lecture

9:25 - Taraweeh prayer (4 rakaat)

9:40 - Witr prayer

9:45 - Dua

9:50 - Program end

The program is subject to change and may go on longer. If you do not plan to stay for the entire program, please park your cars outside as we will not be asking people to move their cars.

As a reminder please be mindful of our neighbors when parking in the residential area surrounding the Masjid. Please do not park illegally and do not block our neighbors' driveways.

Due to the ongoing repairs and improvements on the property, we will be unable to host communal iftaars in the Masjid this year.

Please be advised that the dates sold at Costco are a product of Israel. If you have already mistakenly purchased them, they will be accepted as a return.

As we embark on this month-long spiritual journey, let us set our intentions to increase our worship and seek closeness to Allah. May our hearts be filled with gratitude, humility, and compassion as so many of our brothers and sisters around the world will struggle to meet the basic needs that we freely enjoy.

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Ramadan filled with peace, blessings, and spiritual abundance.

Warm regards,

MAH Executive Committee


Reminder: Solidarity March for Palestine Sunday
January 27, 2024

Reminder: Solidarity March for Palestine Sunday

Asalaamu Alaikum,

We are writing to remind you that the Solidarity March for Palestine is this Sunday, January 28 beginning at 12PM from the Waikiki entrance of Ala Moana Beach Park, along the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Atkinson Drive, to Kapiolani Park (route below).

Please arrive no later than 11AM. The program will continue after the march at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand with the above schedule. A shuttle service will begin at 5PM to return march participants back to their parked cars at Ala Moana Beach Park.

We encourage you to wear your "Ku Kia'i Palestina" (Defenders of Palestine)T-shirts along with us during the march. For those of you who wish to purchase one for $20, please use the PayPal link on our website and we will give you your shirt on Sunday. 100% of the proceeds will go to humanitarian relief in Palestine.

Please invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We cannot stress enough the importance of showing out in large numbers to put pressure on our lawmakers to put forward legislation calling for an immediate cease-fire and ease of humanitarian aid into Palestine.

Aditionally, please be mindful to stay with the group and not to engage in any way with any counter protestors. We look forward to marching alongside you in what promises to be the largest Palestine soldarity event in the history of Hawai'i.

Regards,

MAH Executive Committee