As the blessed month of Ramadan is approaching and anticipated to begin on Thursday March 23, we are delighted to invite you to join us for our Ramadan program at the Masjid. We have planned a spiritually uplifting program, led by our Imam, that we hope will benefit everyone.
The program will inshaAllah begin nightly at 8:15 PM with Isha prayer followed by four rakat Taraweeh. This will be followed by a short talk on various aspects of Islam and Ramadan. Following the talk, we will continue with four additional rakat Taraweeh followed by a short recitation of the Quran. To end, we will offer Shaf’a prayer, followed by Witr and Dua. The program will conclude at approximately 9:30 PM nightly. Tahajjud prayers will inshaAllah be offered in the last 10 nights starting at 4:00 AM.
As announced many times at Jummuah prayer, parking near and around the Masjid continues to be a most contentious subject with our neighbors. Numerous complaints have been made to City Council members, state agencies, and the Honolulu Police Department. We are each ambassadors of Islam, and as such, this is not the message we want to send nor is it the reputation we want to create.
Our Prophet (SAW) taught us to be kind, thoughtful, and considerate to our neighbors. We look forward to Ramadan each year, but our neighbors unfortunately do not. With that in mind, this year we’re refocusing our efforts on being a great neighbor; the kind of neighbor our religion expects us to be therefore, there will be no Iftaar in the Masjid during this Ramadan. We will instead focus on our religious obligations and honor the teachings of our beloved Prophet (SAW). As a further reminder, please be courteous to our neighbors with respect to parking and noise.
We hope this Ramadan will be a time of spiritual growth and reflection. May Allah (SWT) accept our worship and prayers and bless us with His mercy and forgiveness. Jazaakom Allah Kheir!