Friday, August 14, 2020

وَفَدَيْنَاهُ بِذِبْحٍ عَظِيمٍ

‘And we ransomed him with a great sacrifice'

- Qur'an 37:107

 

Dear community members, Assalam Alaykum.

With the grace of Allah, we will be commemorating the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain (a), his family (a), and his companions (a) once again this upcoming Muharram. By honoring the memory of Imam Hussain (a), we remember the great ideals of justice and truth that he sacrificed for and renew our commitment to the values of Islam. Inshallah we are able to obtain the maximum benefit throughout these months of Muharram and Safar. The series of majalis will begin on Thursday August 20, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Muharram majalis will have limited in-person capacity and rules with respect to those that can attend. All of the majalis will be broadcast live through Baitulilm's YouTube channel for those that cannot attend in-person. In order to allow all eligible community members to attend we will limit the number of times an individual can attend a majlis to 4 times (2 times in the first 7 majalis and 2 times in the last 6 majalis). Additionally, an individual will only be allowed to attend 1 of the 2 majalis on the day of Ashura. Registration will open first for the first 7 majalis from August 20 to August 26 on Saturday August 15 at 3pm. A separate email with links to register will be sent at that date/time. We will open up registration for the last 6 majalis, including Ashura, on Sunday August 23 at 3pm. Spots will be reserved on a first come basis and everyone that registers will be notified for what day(s) they are registered by August 18 Inshallah. You will receive an email from jhussain@baitulilm.org. If you have not received a confirmation email or an email letting you know that you are on a wait-list please check your spam or send an email to follow-up. Only registered attendees will be allowed entrance to the majlis.

 

In-Person Attendance Guidelines

  • 70 person maximum attendance
  • Ages 15-65 only
  • Masks required on premises at all times (Covering nose and mouth)
  • Temperature checks before entrance
  • Bring your own prayer rug, turbah, tasbeeh, handkerchief/kleenex, etc.
  • Perform Wudu at home to limit use of common areas/restrooms
  • Follow seating instructions from volunteers
  • No handshaking or hugging
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible

 

Baitul Ilm Academy

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:00pm

Social Justice Food Collection Challenge #3:

We will be collecting urgently needed items for Casa Catalina. They are requesting:

  • Cereal
  • Canned Vegetables/Fruit/Soup
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Hygiene Items
  • Diapers Size 5-6

Please drop off collections on Friday August 14th or Saturday August 15th at the Baitul Ilm South Building between 10 am and 8 pm.

 

See the flyer for additional drop off locations through Thursday and to make monetary donations that our volunteers will use to purchase the needed items. If your family would like to be a collection site please contact outreach@baitulilm.org. We encourage families to become social justice ambassadors by hosting porch drives and volunteering. Here is a sample letter to put in your neighbor’s mailbox.

 

A small number of volunteers are also needed to help sort and deliver this Monday. 

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

August 14 at 1pm

Registration is required for every Friday Prayer and registration will close on Thursday August 6 at 5pm. The prayer will begin at 1 pm and will have the following restrictions to ensure safety guidelines are followed:

  • Ages 15-60 only
  • Limited to 50 people (25 men and 25 women healthy with no underlying health conditions)
  • Masks required on premises
  • Temperature checks before entrance
  • Bring your own prayer rug, turbah, tasbeeh, handkerchief/kleenex, etc.
  • Perform Wudu at home to limit use of common areas/restrooms
  • No handshaking or hugging
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible

The sermon for the Friday prayer will be broadcast live at https://www.youtube.com/user/baitulilmacademy/live

 

Register for Friday Prayers Here

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Maulana Faezi will begin a series of 10 lectures on the Major Themes in the Quran beginning Sunday June 14th and ending Sunday August 16. Join Maulana Faezi as he explores this topic in depth towards a better understanding of the message of the Quran.

Program

  • 11:00am - Lecture will be delivered by Maulana Faezi
 

You can access the live-stream on Baitulilm's YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/baitulilmacademy/live

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 8:00pm to Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 8:00pm

Thursday August 20 to Saturday August 29 - (subject to moon sighting)

Program Schedule 

All programs will require registration and capacity is limited

  • 8:00 pm - Maghrib & Isha (will be held at time listed on website each day)
  • 8:20 pm - Quran Recitation/English Poetry
  • 8:30 pm - English majlis delivered By H.I. Syed Sulayman Hasan Abidi 
  • 9:10 pm - Marthiya
  • 9:20 pm - Urdu majlis delivered by H.I. Syed Tilmiz Rizvi from New Jersey
  • 9:50 pm - Matam
  • 10:00 pm - Ziyarat  

You can access the live-stream on Baitulilm's YouTube channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/baitulilmacademy/live