“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)..” (Quran 2:183)
Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD) wishes to inform you that based on ISD Moon Sighting Policy, Sheikh Abdelhadi, has confirmed that the moon for the holy month of Ramadan was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on April 11th, therefore, the first day of Ramadan will be Tuesday, April 13th, Insha'Allah. May Allah (SWT) bless all Muslims with the bounties of this holy month. Tarweeh prayers will start Monday night after Isha prayer.
Taraweeh Prayer Time: Taraweeh starts from Monday Night after Isha Prayer. Since the time for Isha Prayer starts quite late, we will Insha’ Allah start Taraweeh Prayers soon after Isha Prayer with a goal of finishing them in about 90 minutes each night. Iqama for Isha prayer will be at 9:20 pm first 10 nights and at 9:30 pm for the second 10 nights and 9:45 pm for the rest of the month of Ramadan.
Taraweeh Prayer Arrangement: Brothers will be offering the prayers in the Multipurpose Hall, the Old Hall and a partitioned section of the outside tents near Sheikh's office. Sisters will be offering the prayers in the Sisters area, the mezzanine and a partitioned section of the outside tents by the sisters' entrance. IAD Building will NOT be used this year for prayer and babysitting will not be provided due to the current pandemic situation. Also, due to the current timing of the year and while the school is still in session, playing outside is PROHIBITED during Taraweeh or after the prayer.
Parking: Permission has been secured for parking at the German club for Taraweeh prayers. Please do not park at any private property and obey the parking rules when parking at the German club, at the Masjid, or on Salem Church Road. Illegally, unsafe, or double-parked cars may be towed at Owners’ expense.
Iftar: Due to the current pandemic situation and to keep our community safe, ISD will NOT host or sponsor any Iftar or Suhoor meals this year. However, we will have water and dates available for breaking fast at maghrib prayer.
Fitra and Fidya: Fitra for this year has been decided to be $10 per person; and for people who cannot fast, Fidya has been decided to be $300 to cover the entire month of Ramadan. When you make these payments, please clarify the purpose (Fitra or Fidya) so that they can be distributed accordingly.
Fundraising: ISD appreciates community’s help and depends on it to provide our services. A short duration fundraising will be held on the 27th night of Ramadan (Saturday May 8th) after Isha Prayer, Insha’ Allah. Please plan to donate generously to help your organization in providing these essential religious and community services.
Khatam-al-Quran: We will Insha’ Allah have Khatam-al-Quran on the 29th night of Ramadan (Monday May 10th)
CDC guidelines & safety measures: Everyone must bring their prayer rug, social distance and wear a face mask during all prayers at ISD. Children must not be left unsupervised and accompany their parents at all times.
Please click on the image below to watch a short video message from Shiekh Abdelhadi...