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ICPB Ramadan 1442 (2021) Announcement: Ramadan Fasting begins Tuesday April 13th, 2021

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh dear brothers and sisters,

The moon sighting has been confirmed; therefore, Taraweeh begins tonight, Monday April 12th, 2021 and Ramadan fasting begins Tuesday April 13th, 2021. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ICPB will not be serving iftaar meals or holding Taraweeh prayers this year during Ramadan. We encourage you all to observe the Taraweeh prayers in your homes with your family. The masjid will be open for the five daily prayers and for the Friday (Jumuah) prayers according to the rules posted at the following link:

READ: COV19 Rules for ICPB Attendees

Brief lessons, reminders, and Question & Answer sessions related to Ramadan will be broadcasted live online at 7:00PM EST throughout the month. Online classes on Tafseer (explanation of the Qur’aan) will be held on Saturdays and Sundays after Salaatul-Fajr inshaa-Allaah. Tune into these beneficial lessons via https://www.palmbeachmuslims.com/ramadan-workshop-1442-2021/.

ICPB Ramadan Workshop 1442 2021

In an authentic hadeeth collected by Imam An-Nasaa’ee, the Messenger of Allaah, صلى الله عليه و سلم, said:

أتاكُم رَمضانُ شَهرٌ مبارَك ، فرَضَ اللَّهُ عزَّ وجَلَّ عليكُم صيامَه ، تُفَتَّحُ فيهِ أبوابُ السَّماءِ ، وتغَلَّقُ فيهِ أبوابُ الجحيمِ ، وتُغَلُّ فيهِ مَرَدَةُ الشَّياطينِ ، للَّهِ فيهِ ليلةٌ خيرٌ من ألفِ شَهرٍ ، مَن حُرِمَ خيرَها فقد حُرِمَ
(صحيح النسائي)

“There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month, in which Allaah has made it obligatory to fast. During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained. In it is a night (Laylatul-Qadr) which is better than a thousand months. He who is deprived of its good has truly been deprived.” (Reference: Saheeh An-Nasaa’ee)

May Allaah accept our fasting and prayers. We ask Allaah to make this a very beneficial Ramadan for all of us.

Below is a Ramadan calendar with estimated prayer times for the North Palm Beach, Florida USA area,

ICPB Ramadan Calendar 1442 2021

Download the calendar as a PDF here: ICPB Ramadan 1442 (2021) Calendar

May Allaah accept our fasting and prayers. We welcome you all to what we hope will be a very beneficial Ramadan for all of us.

Baarakallaahu feekum
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ICPB Ramadan Workshop 1442 2021

Ramadan Workshop 1442/2021

ICPB Ramadan Workshop 1442 2021

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

ICPB welcomes you all to:

Preparing for Ramadan 1442/2021
Live Online Workshop

with our dear Shaykh Said Rhana al-Maghribi.

In addition to going over the fiqh rulings and virtues related to fasting, there will also be time for Q&A. Please text/SMS your questions to 561-566-6380.

The lectures will be broadcasted live online everyday in Ramadan at 7:00PM EST inshaa-Allaah. There will also be classes on Tafseer (explanation of the Qur'aan) every Saturday and Sunday after Salaatul-Fajr inshaa-Allaah.

Baarakallaahu feekum

 

 

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ICPB Resumption of Limited Capacity Congregational Prayers & COVID19 Rules for Attendees

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters.

Alhamdulillaah it pleases us to announce that ICPB will begin the five daily prayers and regularly scheduled Jumu'ah (Friday) prayers for men only starting Friday September 18th, 2020. Due to the masjid's limited capacity of 50 people, two Jumuah prayers will be conducted.

The first Jumu'ah service will be conducted at 1:30PM and the second service at 2:00PM. Masjid doors will open at 1:00PM

To safeguard the health and safety of all attendees, the same rules for the five daily prayers apply to the Jumu'ah service:

• ICPB will only be permitting entrance for men between the ages of 15 and 65. Masjid capacity will be monitored and temperature checks will be performed on all attendees entering the building.

• If you are sick or displaying flu-like or cold-like symptoms (e.g. a fever, cough, runny-nose, sneezing, sore throat, etc.) or have a pre-existing medical condition, do not come to the Masjid.

• All attendees must wear a face mask and bring a personal prayer mat in order to be permitted inside the Masjid. Medical scrubs are NOT permitted in the Masjid.

• Prayer will be conducted observing 6-feet social distancing between attendees.

• Masjid bathroom/restrooms facilities will be closed. Please make wudu at home before coming to the Masjid.

• Mushafs will be removed to avoid potential Covid contamination. We suggest downloading a Qur'an app on your phone as an alternative.

• ICPB is unable to accommodate women and children at this time. Subsequent announcements about increasing our capacity for women and children will follow as soon as we enter new phases inshaa-Allaah.

 

Jazaakallaahu khayraan for your understanding and cooperation. May Allaah bless our efforts, grant us ease, and accept our sincere worship.

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ICPB re-opening begins Monday September 14, 2020

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters.

Alhamdulillaah it pleases us to announce that ICPB will implement structured re-opening starting today, Monday September 14th, 2020. ICPB will be re-opening its doors for the five daily prayers with limited capacity and accommodations. During this first phase of re-opening, the following conditions apply:

• No Jumuah (Friday) Prayer at this time.

• No Weekly Classes and No Children’s Weekend School

• ICPB will only be permitting entrance for men between the ages of 15 and 65

• If you are sick or displaying flu-like or cold-like symptoms (e.g. a fever, cough, runny-nose, sneezing, sore throat, etc.) or have a pre-existing medical condition, do not come to the Masjid.

• We will only be opening for the 5 daily prayers, 10 minutes before Iqamah times, and closing 10 minutes after the completion of Salaah.

• All attendees must wear a face mask and bring a personal prayer mat in order to be permitted inside the Masjid. Medical scrubs are NOT permitted in the Masjid.

• Prayer will be conducted observing 6-feet social distancing between attendees.

• Masjid bathroom/restrooms facilities will be closed. Please make wudu at home before coming to the Masjid.

• Mushafs will be removed to avoid potential Covid contamination. We suggest downloading a Qur'an app on your phone as an alternative.

• ICPB is unable to accommodate women and children during this first phase. Subsequent announcements about increasing our capacity for women and children will follow as soon as we enter new phases inshaa-Allaah.

 

We ask the community to adhere to these rules and regulations to protect the health and safety of all. May Allaah bless our efforts, grant us ease, and accept our sincere worship.

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ICPB Eidul-Adha 1441 (2020) Announcement: Eidul-Adha on Friday July 31st, 2020

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters,

As there has been no confirmed moon-sighting, we will complete the month of Dhul-Qidah as thirty days. Thus, the month of Dhul-Hijjah begins on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 and Eidul-Adha will be on Friday July 31st, 2020.

Eid Salah is to be observed at home as the masjid remains closed due to the ongoing pandemic. What follows are summarized points related to Eidul Salah:

 

Timing of Eid Salah

Eid Salaah is performed on the day of Eid in the time period after the sun rises in the sky to the height of a spear (held at arm-length) over the horizon. This is approximately 20 minutes after sunrise. The time for performing the Eid Salah extends until midday right before the sun is at its zenith.

 

How to Perform Eid Salah at Home

The ‘Eid Prayer consists of two rak’ahs. After saying the opening takbeer (“Allaahu akbar”) to begin the prayer, there are 6 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’an. The hands are raised which each of the takbeeraat.

In the second rakah, after saying “Allaahu Akbar” to rise from prostration, there are 5 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’aan. The hands are raised which each of the takbeeraat.

In the first rak’ah after Surah Al-Fātihah, Surah Al-A’lā can be recited. In the second rak’ah, after Surah Al-Fātihah, Surah Al-Ghāshiyah can be recited.

Or the imām can recite Surah Qāf after al-Faatihah in the first rak’ah and Surah Al-Qamar after al-Faatihah in the second rak’ah.

The rest of the prayer is completed as usual, without a khutbah/sermon delivered afterwards as there is no khutbah/sermon if Eid Salah is performed at home.

May Allaah grant us and you all safety and well-being. For more details on the rulings, Sunan, and virtues of Eid, please refer to the following resources:

 

The Day of ‘Eid and the ‘Eid Prayer: Obligations, Sunan and Celebration ―From Al-Fawzan, Ibn ‘Uthaimin, Al-Albani, Al-Baghawi and others

By Shaykh Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-day-of-eid-and-the-prayer-obligations-sunan-celebration/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to the ‘Eid Prayer

By Shaykh Hassan Somali

https://twitter.com/hikmahpubs/status/1261046684563447808

 

The Month of Dhul-Hijjah and Fasting the Day of Arafah

The sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th month of the Islamic calendar) begins on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020. Yaumul-Arafah (Day of Arafah, 9th of Dhul-Hijjah) will be on Thursday July 30th, 2020. It is highly encouraged for those people not making Hajj to fast on that day, as the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said regarding fasting on that day:

“It expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.” (Sahih Muslim)

Please refer to the article below for important information on the virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which are the best days in the world in the sight of Allaah, and in which the reward for righteous deeds are increased. Also in the article are rulings related to those who intend to perform the Udhiyah/Qurbani sacrifice:

Article: The Month of Dhul-Hijjah
https://www.troid.org/index.php/ibaadah/hajj-and-umrah/1242-the-month-of-dhul-hijjah

 

Baarakallaahu feekum

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ICPB Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory (UPDATED: July 13th, 2020)

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

One of the primary objectives of Islamic law is the preservation of life. Allaah said in the Noble Qur’an:

وَلَا تُلْقُوا۟ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى ٱلتَّهْلُكَةِ

Do not throw yourselves into destruction. [Al-Baqarah 2:195]

 

Florida has shattered the U.S. record for the most new daily cases of coronavirus in any state throughout the duration of this pandemic, reaching more than 15,000 new cases in one day alone.

In light of the recent increased spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with the established Islamic principle: Warding off a harm takes precedence over bringing about a benefit (دفع الضرر أولى من جلب المصلحة), we have taken the precautionary measure to temporarily close ICPB for all Prayers, including the Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer, effective immediately (July 13th, 2020).

After placing one’s trust and reliance in Allaah Almighty, we advise all Muslims to take heed of the instructions and guidelines issued by the proper authorities as it pertains to this pandemic. These instructions include: Washing hands often with soap and water. Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Keeping distance of six feet from others in public. Covering your mouth and nose with a mask/face covering in public.

This is a time for Muslims to turn to Allah, place their reliance in Him, seek His forgiveness and call upon Him sincerely to remove this calamity.

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ٱدْعُونِىٓ أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ

And your Lord says, ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you.’ [Ghaafir 40:60]

To contact the Masjid for assistance please call: 561-623-7647

May Allaah grant us all patience and wellbeing during these times.

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ICPB Eidul-Fitr 1441 (2020) Announcement: Eidul-Fitr on Sunday May 24th, 2020

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters,

As the new crescent for the month of Shawwaal was not sighted, we will complete the month of Ramadan as thirty days. Thus, Eidul-Fitr will be on Sunday May 24th, 2020.

Eid Salah is to be observed at home as the masjid remains closed due to the ongoing pandemic. Likewise the masjid will not be able to accept or distribute Zakatul-Fitr this year, so we encourage you all to fulfill the obligation of offering Zakatul-Fitr as food to Muslims in need individually. What follows are summarized points related to Eidul Salah and offering Zakatul-Fitr:

 

Timing of Eid Salah

Eid Salaah is performed on the day of Eid in the time period after the sun rises in the sky to the height of a spear (held at arm-length) over the horizon. This is approximately 20 minutes after sunrise. The time for performing the Eid Salah extends until midday right before the sun is at its zenith.

 

How to Perform Eid Salah at Home

The ‘Eid Prayer consists of two rak’ahs. After saying the opening takbeer (“Allaahu akbar”) to begin the prayer, there are 6 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’an. The hands are raised which each of the takbeeraat.

In the second rakah, after saying “Allaahu Akbar” to rise from prostration, there are 5 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’aan. The hands are raised which each of the takbeeraat.

In the first rak’ah after Surah Al-Fātihah, Surah Al-A’lā can be recited. In the second rak’ah, after Surah Al-Fātihah, Surah Al-Ghāshiyah can be recited.

Or the imām can recite Surah Qāf after al-Faatihah in the first rak’ah and Surah Al-Qamar after al-Faatihah in the second rak’ah.

The rest of the prayer is completed as usual, without a khutbah/sermon delivered afterwards as there is no khutbah/sermon if Eid Salah is performed at home.

May Allaah grant us and you all safety and well-being. For more details on the rulings, Sunan, and virtues of Eid, please refer to the following resources:

 

The Day of ‘Eid and the ‘Eid Prayer: Obligations, Sunan and Celebration ―From Al-Fawzan, Ibn ‘Uthaimin, Al-Albani, Al-Baghawi and others

By Shaykh Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-day-of-eid-and-the-prayer-obligations-sunan-celebration/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to the ‘Eid Prayer

By Shaykh Hassan Somali

https://twitter.com/hikmahpubs/status/1261046684563447808

 

Zakaatul-Fitr

As the masjid remains closed, ICPB is not able to accept or distribute Zakatul-Fitr this year. We encourage you all to fulfill the obligation of offering Zakatul-Fitr individually. The head of the household should offer one Prophetic sā’ (صاع) per person of the household of staple food (e.g. rice, corn, millet and so on) and deliver it directly to Muslims in need. A sā’  is approximately 2.4kg (5.3 lbs). Zakatul-Fitr is to be delivered to the poor before Eid Salah on the day of Eid, or it can be delivered a day or two before the ‘Eid.

For more details on the rulings related to Zakatul-Fitr refer to:

 

The Rulings of Zakāt Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadān: What to pay, when to pay, how to pay and who to pay?

By Shaykh Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-rulings-of-zakat-al-fitr/

 

Baarakallaahu feekum

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A description of the Eid Salah at home & Zakatul-Fitr

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters,

We ask Allaah to grant you success in all that He is pleased with in what remains of this blessed month. The month of Ramadan is passing quickly, and soon inshaa-Allaah we will be sighting the moon for the month of Shawwaal and celebrating Eidul-Fitr.

This message concerns the observance of this year’s Eidul-Fitr Salah. Due to the ongoing pandemic and public health concern, ICPB remains closed. Following the verdicts of Islamic scholars, Eid Salaah under these circumstances is to be performed at home with your family. What follows are summarized points about how Eid Salaah is performed at home:

 

Timing of Eid Salah

Eid Salaah is performed on the day of Eid in the time period after the sun rises in the sky to the height of a spear (held at arm-length) over the horizon. This is approximately 20 minutes after sunrise. The time for performing the Eid Salah extends until midday right before the sun is at its zenith.

 

How to Perform Eid Salah at Home

The ‘Eid Prayer consists of two rak’ahs. After saying the opening takbeer (“Allaahu akbar”) to begin the prayer, there are 6 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’an. The hands are raised which each of the takbeeraat.

In the second rakah, after saying “Allaahu Akbar” to rise from prostration, there are 5 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’aan. The hands are raised which each of the takbeeraat.

In the first rak’ah after Surah Al-Fātihah, Surah Al-A’lā can be recited. In the second rak’ah, after Surah Al-Fātihah, Surah Al-Ghāshiyah can be recited.

Or the imām can recite Surah Qāf after al-Faatihah in the first rak’ah and Surah Al-Qamar after al-Faatihah in the second rak’ah.

The rest of the prayer is completed as usual, without a khutbah/sermon delivered afterwards as there is no khutbah/sermon if Eid Salah is performed at home.

May Allaah grant us and you all safety and well-being. For more details on the rulings, Sunan, and virtues of Eid, please refer to the following resources:

 

The Day of ‘Eid and the ‘Eid Prayer: Obligations, Sunan and Celebration ―From Al-Fawzan, Ibn ‘Uthaimin, Al-Albani, Al-Baghawi and others

By Shaykh Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-day-of-eid-and-the-prayer-obligations-sunan-celebration/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to the ‘Eid Prayer

By Shaykh Hassan Somali

https://twitter.com/hikmahpubs/status/1261046684563447808

 

Zakaatul-Fitr

As the masjid remains closed, ICPB is not able to accept or distribute Zakatul-Fitr this year. We encourage you all to fulfill the obligation of offering Zakatul-Fitr individually. The head of the household should offer one Prophetic sā’ (صاع) per person of the household of staple food (e.g. rice, corn, millet and so on) and deliver it directly to Muslims in need. A sā’  is approximately 2.4kg (5.3 lbs). Zakatul-Fitr is to be delivered to the poor before Eid Salah on the day of Eid, or it can be delivered a day or two before the ‘Eid.

For more details on the rulings related to Zakatul-Fitr refer to:

 

The Rulings of Zakāt Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadān: What to pay, when to pay, how to pay and who to pay?

By Shaykh Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-rulings-of-zakat-al-fitr/

 

Baarakallaahu feekum

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ICPB Ramadan 1441 (2020) Announcement: Taraweeh begins Thursday night and Ramadan Fasting starts Friday April 24th, 2020

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh dear brothers and sisters,

The moon sighting has been confirmed; therefore, Taraweeh begins tonight, Thursday April 23rd, 2020 and Ramadan fasting begins Friday April 24th, 2020. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic, ICPB continues to remain closed. We encourage you all to observe the Taraweeh prayers in your homes with your family. Brief lessons reminders, and Question & Answer sessions related to Ramadan will be broadcasted live online at 7:15PM EST before Salaatul-Maghrib throughout the month via https://www.palmbeachmuslims.com/ramadan-workshop-1441-2020/.

In an authentic hadeeth collected by Imam An-Nasaa’ee, the Messenger of Allaah, صلى الله عليه و سلم , said:

أتاكُم رَمضانُ شَهرٌ مبارَك ، فرَضَ اللَّهُ عزَّ وجَلَّ عليكُم صيامَه ، تُفَتَّحُ فيهِ أبوابُ السَّماءِ ، وتغَلَّقُ فيهِ أبوابُ الجحيمِ ، وتُغَلُّ فيهِ مَرَدَةُ الشَّياطينِ ، للَّهِ فيهِ ليلةٌ خيرٌ من ألفِ شَهرٍ ، مَن حُرِمَ خيرَها فقد حُرِمَ
(صحيح النسائي)

“There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month, in which Allaah has made it obligatory to fast. During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained. In it is a night (Laylatul-Qadr) which is better than a thousand months. He who is deprived of its good has truly been deprived.” (Reference: Saheeh An-Nasaa’ee)

May Allaah accept our fasting and prayers. We ask Allaah to make this a very beneficial Ramadan for all of us.

Below is a Ramadan calendar with estimated prayer times for the North Palm Beach, Florida USA area,

ICPB Ramadan 1441 2020 Calendar

Download the calendar as a PDF here: ICPB Ramadan 1441 (2020) Calendar

May Allaah accept our fasting and prayers. We welcome you all to what we hope will be a very beneficial Ramadan for all of us.

Baarakallaahu feekum
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Preparing for Ramadan Live Online Workshop

ICPB Live Online Ramadan Workshop 1441 2020

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

ICPB welcomes you all to:

Preparing for Ramadan
Live Online Workshop

with our dear Shaykh Said Rhana al-Maghribi.

In addition to going over the fiqh rulings and virtues related to fasting, there will also be time for Q&A. Please text/SMS your questions to 561-566-6380.

The lectures will be broadcasted live online at 7:15PM EST starting Monday April 20th, 2020, and continue daily throughout Ramadan inshaa-Allaah.

Baarakallaahu feekum