Aashura is on the 10th day of Muharram, the first Islamic month. It is highly recommended to fast on the 9th and 10th (or the 10th or 11th) of this month. Prior to the fasting of Ramadan becoming necessary, Aashura was an obligatory fast for the Muslims. This day marks a great day in which Allah (swt) saved Musa (Moses) and the Israelites from the persecution of the Pharaoh.
According to Sunni Muslim tradition, Ibn Abbas narrates that Muhammad came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the tenth day of Muharram. He asked, “What is this?” They said, “This is a good day, this is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Musa (Moses) fasted on this day.” So he fasted on this day and told the people to fast.” Read more about this day and the immense merits of fasting on this day.
According to the Fiqh Council of North America, the first of Muharram 1435H will be this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Therefore, the Day of Ashura will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
That means, it is best to fast on either Tuesday (12th) and Wednesday (13th) or Wednesday (13th) and Thursday (14th).
A humble reminder for us to plan our schedules next week so we can take advantage of a the manifold blessings from a fast on these two days.
The first day of Ramadan 1434 A.H. is Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
The Taraweeh prayers will be at 10 p.m. each night until July 24 when the start of Taraweeh prayers begins earlier at 9:45 p.m. until the end of Ramadan. The first night of Taraweeh prayers begins on the eve of Ramadan, at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Ramadan Timetable.
Eid al-Fitr (the first day of Shawaal) is slated for Thursday, August 8.
Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area sometimes do not appreciate the rich diversity and spectrum of Islamic community available for Muslims who are blessed to be living here. This opportunity is manifest in the wide range of masjids, Islamic schools, frequent lectures and events, community groups and organizations anchored here, and the array of halal grocery and restaurants in the Bay Area.
The One Nation Bay Area Project commissioned Dr. Farid Senzai and Dr. Hatem Bazian to catalogue and provide insight into this social richness.
The May 2012 Report is titled Bay Area Muslim Study Report. A photo of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq Mosque is featured on Page 4. We encourage you to read the report.
Ramadan is slated to begin on Friday, July 20, Insh’Allah.
During Ramadan, Isha prayers begin at 10 p.m. followed by Taraweeh (evening) prayers at 10:15 p.m.
For a timetable of Iftaar and Suhoor times in this blessed month, please download/print our calendar here.
May Allah (swt) bless you and your families and accept all your good deeds and charity during this holy month.
Masjid Abu Bakr Open House Project:
Muslims in Hayward have much to offer area residents. The richness and variety of our community has great potential to “promote what is good and forbid what is evil.” To accomplish this goal, Muslims must carry out their obligation to accurately represent Islam in this country. One of the best ways to introduce Islam to area residents is by having your non-Muslim friends visit the mosque.
Encourage your friends to schedule a time to visit Masjid Abu Bakr Sideeq, learn about our congregation, and see the architectural designs throughout the building.
The Khutbah sermon starts at 12:30 p.m. The Iqama (Friday prayer) is at 1 p.m.
Prayer Times in Hayward