Preparations for Ramadan

Ramadan is only a few months away and

it is best to start the spiritual preparation now.

For instance, our noble Messenger used to fast all of Rajab and Shaaban in preparation for the arrival of Ramadan. We can at least fast either on Monday or Thursday, preferably both of course. If it is difficult, then we should try to increase our Zikr and perhaps try to perform even two Rakats of Nawafil prayers. Refraining from sin and lowering our gaze is crucial on the spiritual path. Our Messenger taught us that an evil glance is a spear from Shaitan. The one who lowers his gaze, Allah will grant him the sweetness of His remembrance.

Eid ul Adha 2016

Eid-ul-Adh’ha will be Monday, September 12th
the tenth of Dhul-Hijja

The Eid Prayer will be held at ISOGS Masjid, 3000 Stanton, Springfield, IL 62703.
– Takbeerat-ul-Ihram will begin at 8:30 a.m.
– Eid Prayer will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
– Potluck Breakfast

Arafah is Sunday (Do Not Miss Fasting On This Day)

ISOGS reminds everyone for these blessed first 10 days of Dhul-Hijja to increase prayers, fasting, and charity.

Potluck Dinner

A sister would like to embrace Islam and take her Shahada today. She has been studying Islam and came last Friday to observe Jummah with us. We would like to arrange a potluck dinner for her.

What: Potluck dinner, When: Friday night at 7:30

Eid ul Fitr 2016

There are not reports of Shawal moon sighting. InshahAllah Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday July 6th at the Masjid.

Eid Prayer Information

• At the Masjid 3000 Stanton St Springfield IL 62703
• Takbeer will start at 8:30 a.m.
• Prayer will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
•Potluck Breakfast

ISGOS whishes all the Community members a Happy and Blessed Eid.

Regards
ISOGS Board

Ramadan 2016


Bismillahi Al-Rahman Al-Rahim
In The Name Of ALLAH The Most Compassionate The Most Merciful

Asalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيۡكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِكُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ
Oh you who have believed, prescribed upon you is fasting as it was prescribed upon those before you that you may be righteous
INSHA ALLAH THE FIRST DAY OF RAMADAN:
-MONDAY JUNE 6th-
TARAWEEH PRAYER BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY AFTER ‘ISHA PRAYER
(10:00 pm) Sunday June 5th.
On behalf of ISOGS:
Ramadan Mubarak! May Allah Bless All Our Families, Accept All Our Fasting And Prayers. 
AMEEN.

Reminder: Flint Water Drive + Syrian Relief

Please remember that there are two drives going on. The first is a water drive for the Muslims and non-Muslims of Flint, Michigan. Half of the collection Insha-Allah will be delivered to the Broome Center for Muslims for the month of Ramadan, and the other half will be delivered to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The other drive is for the Muslim refugees and the details are below with dates and specific items requested.
These are excellent opportunities that Allah has given us so that we can attain nearness to Him as we approach Ramadan. Jazakum-Allahu khayr.
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