Feed My Starving Children: October 12 – 15

In just a few weeks the Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event will be held in Ithaca. Volunteers from all the different religious  congregations in Ithaca come together and make food packages for children that are shipped to many parts of the world where conditions have become difficult through natural or man-made disasters. The meals packed are halal.

Last year was our first year formally participating as the Ithaca Muslim community at this event, and this year we have reserved shifts for 10 workers on three of the days. Those of us who volunteered last year remember a nice experience of working alongside each other with our children, and seeing our community represented among those of our neighbors.

Watch for more information about this to be shared soon, and sign up for a work shift on one or more of the days. Children are welcome to participate.

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

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.

Jumuah Prayer Today

The Jumuah prayer will be held at the normal location and time today (11/23) at 1:15pm, One World Room in Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University.  Because the University is officially closed, the only unlocked door will be the side door exiting to the Anabel Taylor Hall parking lot with the Cul-de-Snack sign. This is the same door we normally enter and leave by when we do the Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. The Anabel Taylor Hall parking lot can also be used for parking.

Community Potluck

There will be a community potluck today (11/10) 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.