Ramadan in Ithaca

Ramadan has started on the evening of May 5 / day of May 6.

The prayer schedule for Ramadan can be downloaded here.

In addition, the Ramadan information sheet distributed by the Muslim Life Program at Cornell University can be downloaded here.

Below is a list of some activities during Ramadan.

1- Daily Prayers

Prayers in congregation are held at the moosalla at the following times: Fajr – 15 minutes after start, Dhuhr – 1:15pm, Asr – 6:30pm, Maghrib – 12 minutes after sunset, Isha is held at One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University 5 minutes after the start time.

2- Daily Quran Recitation Halaqa

At the moosalla every day for 45 mins there will be Quran recitation halaqa after Asr prayer (6:30pm).

3- Daily Iftaar

There will be daily iftaars every day in One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University. Sponsored by the Cornell Muslim Alumni.

In addition, there will be Maghrib prayers in congregation and a small iftaar at the moosalla daily.

4- Nightly Taraweeh Prayers

Taraweeh is prayed after ‘Isha prayer during Ramadan. These will be prayed at One World Room, same place where iftaar is served. There are guest Huffaz visiting and the complete Quran will be recited before the end of the month, inshaa’Allah.

5- Weekly Potluck

Each Saturday at One World Room there will be a potluck iftaar. On Saturday, May 25, there will be a special iftaar for families of graduating students.

6- Quran Competition

Spend some time this month to memorize and revise the Quran. More details will be announced.
Prizes are sponsored by the Cornell Muslim Alumni.

7- Itikaf and Qiyam Nights

In order to take advantage of all of the last nights of Ramadan, there will be tahajjud prayers held during every odd night from the last ten days from 2:15am-3:00am at Moosalla Noor. The nights are:

21st Ramadan: Night of Saturday 5/25 – Morning of Sunday 5/26
23rd Ramadan: Night of Monday 5/27 – Morning of Tuesday 5/28
25th Ramadan: Night of Wednesday 5/29 – Morning of Thursday 5/30
27th Ramadan: Night of Friday 5/31 – Morning of Saturday 6/1
29th Ramadan: Night of Sunday 6/2 – Morning of Monday 6/3

Jumuah Prayer Tomorrow

This coming Friday (12/28) we will plan to hold the jumuah prayer at Moosalla Noor (111 E Seneca Street) in downtown Ithaca. Anabel Taylor Hall is closed between December 24 and January 1 and no services can be scheduled during this time. This is a based on a new university policy where certain buildings on campus, including Anabel Taylor Hall, must be closed and left unoccupied during staff breaks.

The door of the Moosalla will be open before 1pm and we will plan to begin the khutba at the regular time, 1:15pm. Please walk down the driveway and use the side entrance to the building. See the map below for location details and suggestions for parking. We cannot park in the driveway on weekdays but there are many convenient options close by. The Seneca@Commons TCAT bus stop is a block away. Please plan accordingly and arrive early if possible.

We have prepared the rooms downstairs and upstairs with prayer rugs and should be able to accommodate the numbers of people we typically have during the Cornell break. You may wish to bring a prayer rug. The facility has two small bathrooms.

Next week, jumuah prayer will continue in Anabel Taylor Hall as normal.

Eid Flyer

Community Potluck

There will be a community potluck today (12/8) from 5-8pm at GIAC (301 W Court St, Ithaca, NY). Please bring a dish to share.

If you are not able to prepare a meal to bring please come and join us anyway, there is great benefit in our being all together and your company is valued.

Dua Kumayl Thursday

Brothers and sisters will be gathering to recite Dua Kumayl and have dinner Thursday after Isha prayer (~6:20pm) at the moosalla. Please note that if there is extreme weather conditions, then it will be canceled.