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MCA is proud to introduce several education and social programs.
Fiqh of Purity
Description: the Prophet Sallahu Allayhi Wassalam has said “Purity is half of faith” (Muslim). Purity is an essential part of our lives, rather our worship (ibaadah) is not accepted without achieving purity.
Join us for an intensive class on religious purity to empower us with the practical rulings of Taharah (purity).
Times: 11 am – 12 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month and 7 – 8 pm on the 2nd and 4th of every month.
Instructor: Mufti Abdullah Al Mahmudi
Room: Multipurpose room
An-Nawawi’s book of 40 Hadiths
Description: sisters’ halaqah and spiritual support circle. We will cover An-Nawawi ‘s book of 40 Hadiths and discuss how to implement the guidance of the Prophet (pbuh) into our lives as women.
Times: 3 – 5 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
Instructor: Ustadha Jennifer Crooker
Room: Multipurpose room
Tafseer Al Quran (English)
Description: Weekly Tafseer class in English.
Times: 10:30 am on Wednesdays and repeated on Sundays at 10:30 am
Instructor: Ustadha Shazia Ansari
Room: Wednesdays is in sisters pray area and Sundays in the library.
Tafseer Al Quran (Arabic)
Description: Weekly Tafseer class in Arabic.
Times: 2:00 pm on Thursday
Instructor: Ustadha Nagla Mostafa
Room: Sisters pray area
Sisters’ Tea Time
Description: Sisters’ monthly social gathering. Come and join us to have good time, good company, and good food.
Time: 2:30 – 4 pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Room: multipurpose room and/or sisters area.
Note: All programs are in English and babysitting will be available for all programs.
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- Physical sighting of the crescent moon of Ramadaan or Shawwaal.
- The physical sighting of the crescent is established by the testimony of one or two trustworthy Muslim witnesses.
- The completion of month of Shaaban or Ramadaan.
- The thirtieth day of any lunar month marks the completion of that particular month.
This position is based on following evidences:
- Allah says in the Qur’an:
It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was [first] sent down as a guidance for humanity and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard by which to discern the true from the false. Hence, whoever of you witnesses the month, shall fast it. [2:185]
- The Prophet’s (saws) said in the hadith which was related from him by nine of the companions of the Prophet (saws):
Recorded by Bukhari, Muslim and others.
- This is also based on the hadith of Abd-Allah ibn Umar (raa) that Allah’s Messenger (saws) said:
Recorded by Bukhari.
- The Prophet’s saying (saws) made the obligation of fasting dependent on the sighting of the crescent moon, not on just its presence, and the consensus of the vast majority of the scholars of this Ummah has converged on this point over the centuries.
- The Prophet’s saying (saws) did not bind the issue of fasting to the birth of the crescent moon, but rather to it being seen.
- This position is the stance of the majority of the people of knowledge and the view adopted by the authenticating scholars amongst them.
- This is also closer to Allah’s objective of harmony and agreement, and a step on the path to unitingtheUmmah and speaking with one voice.
- If one Muslim sights the crescent moon of Ramadan, all Muslims fast.
Moreover, this position does not stir up regional sensitivities, for whichever Muslim country announces the moon sighting, the Muslim communities will follow them; their decision is to be relied on and acted upon.
JazakumAllahu Khayran for your patience.
Why does the MCA conduct the first service for the Jumu’ah congregation sometimes before the start of the time of Zuhur?
The answer, in short, is that we do this to accommodate as many people as possible for the Jum’ah service by taking advantage of a valid position in the Hanbali school of jurisprudence (Fiqh) which permits the Jumu’ah prayer before the start of the time of Zuhur.
The crowds of Jumu’ah prayer necessitated having two services – had we had one service we would have certainly made that one service after the start of the Zuhur.
This is the view of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Imam Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh. The basis of those who hold this view is a number of authentic hadeeths:
عن رضي الله عنه جابر بن عبد الله قال :كُنَّا نُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثُمَّ نَرْجِعُ فَنُرِيحُ نَوَاضِحَنَا. قَالَ حَسَنٌ : فَقُلْتُ لِجَعْفَرٍ : فِي أَيِّ سَاعَةٍ تِلْكَ ؟ قَالَ : زَوَالَ الشَّمْسِ . رواه مسلم (858(
Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah narrated: We used to pray with the Messenger of Allaah, then we would go back and let our camels used for carrying water rest. Hasan said: I said to Ja’far: At what time was that? He said: When the sun passed its zenith. [Muslim – 858]
وعن سهل رضي الله عنه قال : مَا كُنَّا نَقِيلُ وَلَا نَتَغَدَّى إِلَّا بَعْدَ الْجُمُعَةِ.
(رواه مسلم (859
Sahl said: We used not to take a nap or eat lunch until after Jumu‘ah. [Muslim – 859]
Imam Shawkaani said: In this hadeeth there is an evidence for those who take the view that it is permissible to pray the Jumu’ah congregation before the sun passes zenith…This is so because [the norm of] eating lunch and taking a nap were [then] done before the sun passed its zenith.
وعن سلمة بن الأكوع رضي الله عنه قال : ( كُنَّا نُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْجُمُعَةَ فَنَرْجِعُ وَمَا نَجِدُ لِلْحِيطَانِ فَيْئًا نَسْتَظِلُّ بِهِ ) رواه البخاري (4168) ، ومسلم (860) واللفظ له
Salamah ibn al-Akwa‘ said: We used to pray Jumu’ah with the Messenger of Allaah, then we would go back and we could not find any wall offering shade. [Bukhaari – 4168; Muslim – 860]
March 20, 2018
Fajr 6:23 am
Sunrise 7:40 am Zuhr 1:44 pm
Asr 5:08 pm
Maghrib 7:47 pm
Isha 9:05 pm
Zuhr Iqamah: 294 Minutes
Jumuah Prayer Times:
First: Adhan – 12:00pm ; Iqama – 12:30pm
Second: Adhan – 1:30pm ; Iqama – 2:00pm