Islamic Center of Cary

1076 W. Chatham St.
Cary, North Carolina

Islamic Center of Cary

1076 W. Chatham St.
Cary, North Carolina

Feature of the Month

New Cary Masjid OPEN HOUSE & Fundraising IFTAAR on 27th night

Cary Masjid welcomes the community to an OPEN HOUSE & Fundraising Iftaar, at the New Cary Masjid site

Come join us in the blessed night of 27th Ramadan, SATURDAY, MAY 8th



 Program Details:

  • Asr prayers @ 6:30pm
  • OPEN HOUSE & Tours of all floors
  • Iftaar & Maghrib prayers
  • Dinner in Banquet Hall
  • New Masjid Status Update
  • Fundraising
  • Isha prayers & Taraweeh
  • Khatm' Quran & Dua
  • Ibadah, Salat Tasbih, Qiyam ul Layl
  • Suhoor
  • Fajr Salah

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.