Ramadan in Ithaca

Ramadan started on the day of Saturday, May 27 (and night of Friday, May 26).

The prayer schedule for Ramadan can be downloaded here.

In addition, the Ramadan information sheet distributed by the Muslim Educational and Cultural Association of Cornell University can be downloaded here.

Below is a list of activities during Ramadan.

1- Daily Prayers

Prayers in congregation are held at the moosalla at the following times: Fajr – 10 minutes after start, Dhuhr – 1:30pm, Asr – 6:30pm. Maghrib and Isha are held at One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University soon after the start time.

2- Daily Quran Recitation Halaqa

At the moosalla every day for 30 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.

4- Nightly Taraweeh Prayers

Taraweeh is prayed after ‘Isha prayer during Ramadan. The first Taraweeh prayer is the night before the first fast. These will be prayed at One World Room, same place where iftaar is served.

5- Weekly Potluck

Each Saturday at One World Room there will be a potluck iftaar. We will gather before iftaar by 20min to read Quran.

6- Quran Competition: TBD

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

7- Itikaf

The moosalla is open for anyone planning to perform itikaf.

8- Qiyam Nights

In order to take advantage of all of the last odd nights of Ramadan, there will be tahajjud prayers held every odd night 2:30am-3:00am at Moosalla Noor starting June 16.

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

Zakat-ul-Fitr

Please be sure to give your Zakat-ul-fitr, sometimes called Sadaqat-ul-fitr or Fitrah. There is a box in One World Room for collection until this Saturday (6/9). After this date, it will need to be given through other means such as online. The target amount is $10 per dependent in the household, but if it provides hardship then by another measure it can be $5 per dependent in the household.

Zakat-ul-fitr is not the same as Zakat on wealth and must be given by the head of household for every member of the household if he has surplus wealth after considering the needs of the dependents and has wealth above the Islamic poverty line (nisab). It must go to those who are needy and who are eligible to receive Zakat and should be given before the Eid prayer.

 

Quran Khatam on Saturday

There are taraweeh prayers every night after ‘Isha prayer during Ramadan at One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University. Inshaa’Allah, the guest Huffaz will complete the Quran recitation on Saturday (6/9) during short taraweeh prayers.

If you would like to donate gift money to them, please use the link below or put money in the box labeled Taraweeh Fund in the One World Room. We are still short of our set target of what we hope to give them.

Donate to the Huffaz Gift Fund

Qiyam Nights

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. (Quran 97:3)

Although the exact night of Laylatul Qadr is uncertain, there are many ahadith which point to it being within the last ten nights, specifically the odd nights of Ramadan. In order to take advantage of all of the last odd nights of Ramadan, there are tahajjud prayers held every odd night from 2:15am-3:00am at Moosalla Noor. The remaining odd nights are:

25th Ramadan: Night of Friday 6/8 – Morning of Saturday 6/9
27th Ramadan: Night of Sunday 6/10 – Morning of Monday 6/11
29th Ramadan: Night of Tuesday 6/12 – Morning of Wednesday 6/13

 

Quran Competition Saturday

Date: June 2nd, 2018.
Time: 7:45pm – 8:30pm
Registration: Participants must be pre-registered for the competition by completing the following required registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/OThYZM5s2BbA3aAy1

Competition Rules:
The following are the rules that all participants must adhere to during the competition. Failure to comply with these rules may result in point deduction or disqualification.

  • Be prompt in attending the complete event.
  • All participants must arrive 15 minutes before the competition start time.
  • Participants must be between the ages of 4-16
  • Participants must memorize assigned Ayaas/Surah’s based on age group as specified below
  • Participants will be tested on memorization and recitation according to the rules of Tajweed
  • If participates open the Quran, there will be heavy deduction on the memorization points
  • All participants must follow modest dress code throughout the competition.
  • Judges are the prime decision-makers. Their decision will be accepted as the final decision.

Study Material:
Children ages 10 years and up – Memorize the first 10 Ayas of Surah Al-Kahf and their importance in Islam.

  1. First Prize: $30 gift card
  2. Second Prize: $20 gift card
  3. Third Prize: $10 gift card

Children ages 7 year to 10 – Memorize the first 10 Ayas of Surah An-Naba

  1. First Prize: $30 gift card
  2. Second Prize: $20 gift card
  3. Third Prize: $10 gift card

Children ages 4 years to 7 – Memorize Surah Al-Qadr, Surah Al-Fatiha, Surah Al-Naas, Surah Al-Falaq, Surah Al-’Asr

  1. First Prize: $30 gift card
  2. Second Prize: $20 gift card
  3. Third Prize: $10 gift card

More information can be found by clicking here.