Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh,
Ramadan Mubarak to you and your families!
After consultations with ISB Resident Scholars, fasting for Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, April 13, insha’Allah. Alhamdulillah, there has been credible sightings of the moon reported, as well as an announcement from the American Muslim Jurists Association (AMJA) confirming the start of Ramadan. Taraweeh begins tonight, the evening of Monday, April 12th.
Of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have modified congregational salah offered at ISB. These continue to be challenging times, but we will meet those challenges together, insha’Allah.
Ramadan remains a month of worship, mercy, brotherhood and sisterhood, companionship, charity, and sacrifice. It remains as a means to attaining taqwa, or awareness of Allah SWT.
This Ramadan at ISB will be refreshingly different.
Our ISB doors are open with social and physical distancing, mandatory mask requirements, and limited capacity – all for the safety and service of our community. All congregants must register at isb.org/Taraweeh.
We will have ISB Live to supplement our limited in-person programs at the masjid. It will be a mix of fresh programs as well as some from previous years to meet our community needs, insha’Allah.
In addition, please see the following opportunities:
The entire community is invited to come to ISB or listen online to our annual Ramadan Fundraiser on Saturday, May 1st. For everyone’s safety, no food or drinks will be allowed inside the Masjid.
To this effect, Ramadan iftaar will also be served like last year via drive-thru in the main entrance circle. You can sponsor an Iftaar here.
Donate what you can to help us keep the masjid running so that we can continue to provide to the servants of the masjid and the community in their most dire time of need. Give sadaqah here.
Zakat-ul-Fitr – Zakat-ul-Fitr is obligatory upon all of us. $10 per person (for everyone in your household). The sooner you pay the zakat-ul-fitr, the sooner we can distribute it to those in need. Pay Zakat-ul-Fitr here.
May Allah Subhannahu Wa Ta’aala make this a fruitful Ramadan for our entire community. May He accept all of our fasting, our prayers, our donations, and our service. May He facilitate our connection with Him and with His Book. May He guide us all to do that which is pleasing to Him. Ameen.
Dr. Ed Tori
President, Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB)
As a reminder, ISB will be holding Taraweeh prayer at the masjid this year for both men and women with congregational prayers ensuring safety for our community.
Registration is required but does not guarantee attendance.
Once the masjid is full, we will close the campus for safety purposes.
To this effect, please plan to arrive early to guarantee your prayer location.
Note: Children under the age of 13 will only be allowed on campus Friday and Saturday evenings during Ramadan.
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