The Holy month of Ramadan is here and it is schedule to begins, Inshall-Allah, by June 28, 2014 based on moon sighting. It is a time of reflection and self renewal. Ramadan is a period of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice observed by Muslims around the world. It is observed during the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar.
“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint“ Qur’an 2:183
"Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation."Qur’an 2:185
Taraweeh and Lecture will take place every Friday night at 12am til Sahoor. Tafseer Lecture will take place every Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm. This will give all members and invited guests the opportunity to listen to lecture, read the Holy Qur’an and break fast (As-saum) together at the Masjid.
Arabic classes for children will also be changed from morning to evening starting at 6:00 pm every Saturdays and Sundays at NASFAT Atlanta Masjid
We will be observing I’tikaf, the last ten days of Ramadan at Masjid and you should try to observe it if you can. We will be observing Tahajjud on the odd nights starting from 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and the 29th of Ramadan.
'Aisha reported that the Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, used to practice I`tikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan and used to say, "Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan" Bukhari
Special Tahajjud\Lailatul Qadri will be observed on one of the odd nights during the last ten days of Ramadan. We will be announcing it later.
Adhan and Khutbah starts at 1:20 pm
Iqama and Prayer starts at 1:45 pm
To simply hosting of Assalatu during Ramadan, there will be no members grouping rather we are asking members to contribute a minimum of $50 or more for welfare preparation of Iftar. Please, you can contact Sister Fausat Agbelega at 770-895-2666 and Brother Kayode Sodiq at 678-468-0428 for your contribution.
May Allah grant us the blessing of Ramadan. Amen.