Islamic Center of Cary

1076 W. Chatham St.
Cary, North Carolina

Islamic Center of Cary

1076 W. Chatham St.
Cary, North Carolina

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Ramadan Announcement, April 12, 2021

♦ The crescent moon marks the beginning of each lunar month in Islaam, as Allaah ﷻ stated in the Qur'aan:

      يَسۡـئَلُوۡنَكَ عَنِ الۡاَهِلَّةِ ​ؕ قُلۡ هِىَ مَوَاقِيۡتُ لِلنَّاسِ وَالۡحَجّ

what may be translated as, "They ask you [O Muhammad] about the crescent moons, Say, 'They are measurements of time for the people and for hajj (pilgrimage)...'" [Surat Al-Baqarah, verse 189]

Ahaadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ

  • Abu Hurayrah (radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, "Fast after you have seen it [the new crescent] and end the fast [at the end of the month] when you see it. If it is hidden from you, then wait until the thirty days of Sha'baan have passed." [Recorded by Imaams al-Bukhari and Muslim]
  • In another version of the hadeeth recorded by Imaams al-Bukhari and Muslim, the Messenger ﷺ said: "Do not fast until you see it, and do not break fast until you see it, and if you could not see it, continue Sha'baan to thirty days."
  • The son of Umar (radiallahu anhu) related that the Prophet ﷺ said: "The month is 29 days, so do not fast until you see it, and if you could not see it, complete the month; continue Sha'baan to thirty days." [Recorded by Imaams Muslim and Ahmad]
  • Mother of the believers A'isha (radiallahu anha) related that the Prophet ﷺ was very watchful to see the crescent of Sha'ban where he was not so for the other months, and he used to fast Ramadan when he saw the crescent, and if he could not, he would count thirty days and fast. [Recorded by Imaam Ad-Daareqtni with authentic chain according to Muslim's condition]

At Cary Masjid, we will announce the start of Ramadan once the moon of Ramadan is sighted, innShaAllah:

  • We will wait for confirmation of moon sighting till 11:59pm EST (waiting for westcoast) on Monday, April 12th.
  • If we have confirmation of moon sighting by 10pm EST on Monday, we will offer Taraweeh at Masjid, innShaAllah.
  • If the moon is sighted later than 10pm, please pray Taraweeh at home.
  • If we do not have confirmation of moonsighting by 11:59pm Monday, we will start Taraweeh prayers on Tuesday night, innShaAllah

We will conduct 20 raka'a Taraweeh prayers, with a short Witr prayer after 8 rak'at, and another Witr after completion of 20 raka'at.

  • Br. Mahmood Nasr, Imam Khalid Shwaiki and Br. Jawad Syed will lead the prayers.

Remembrance of ALLAH (SWT) - ذکرِ الٰہی

Islamic Association of Cary is pleased to announce resumption of group-sessions for Remembering Allah(SWT) - Dhikr ذکر .
Dhikr The group session will be lead by our youth leaders  .. every Thursday, after Maghrib prayers .. starting today, July 09, innShaAllah.
Please review - and comply with - the Masjid's Policy to help with efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19. 

Welcoming Sheikh Ahmed Hassan

Islamic Association of Cary is pleased to welcome Sheikh Ahmed Hassan Muhammad, who has joined as Quran Teacher to lead the Hifth/memorization & Ijaza Program, innShaAllah.

Sheikh Hassan is conducting Online Classes in addition to our Senior Quran teacher Sister Bushra and a group of Adult Huffadh (who have been teaching at IQRA Sunday School for last several years)

Sheikh has started Ijazah-Prep classes on weekdays with the Huffadh youth, alhamdulillah, and is also teaching Tuhfa' for Tajweed. 

Please find below some details about the Sheikh's qualifications: