Announcement: Eid Al-Fitr to be June 5th, 2019

As-Salaamu-Alaikum Believers,

We hope are you are having a blessed Ramadan. As they were no confirmed sightings in our region as of June 4th, Eid will be celebrated June 5th.

Prayers will be held at Masjid Nu’man at 9:00AM. We will also be having lunch and Thur prayer at the Masjid. Also, we will continue our tradition of feeding the community around 5pm, Inshallah.

Please reach out if any questions!

Salaam

Ramadan 2019!

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As-Salaamu Alaikum Believers,

We hope you and your families are doing well.

Alhamdulilah, Ramadan is closely approaching. We are anticipating Ramadan to come in Sunday evening (May 5th), with the first day of Fasting to be Monday, May 6th. There will be a conference call on Sunday night to confirm and we will have updates on our website.

We will be offering breaking of the prayer and Maghrib salat daily, with iftar meals and Taraweeh prayers on Friday and Saturday evenings.

We are looking for people to sign up to provide weekend meals, as well donate dates and water to the Masjid. If you are interested, please contact at the masjid, via email or through the website.

Inshallah, let’s make this Ramadan our best!

Hadith of the Week

As Salaam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,

In order to help us through our week, we will be posting hadiths from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Please feel free to keep up with us through the contact page and through our email for future events!

Narated By 'Abdullah bin 'Amr : A person asked Allah's Apostle . "What (sort of) deeds in or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" He replied, "To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you don't know."

Eid Mubarak!

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Assalaamu Alaikum believers,

The moon was confirmed to be sighted in our region, so the Eid will Friday, June 15th (iA).  May Allah (SWT) reward us for our efforts and bless our families and communities.

Prayers will be offered at Masjid Nu'Man at 9am.  Jumah will be offered at 1pm, followed by food and refreshments.

We will continue our tradition of feeding the neighborhood around 5pm, so please come out and celebrate with us for this joyous time.

Eid Mubarak!

Second Ten Days of Ramadan: Forgiveness

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We are in the midst of the second ten days of Ramadan, which is reserved for Allah's (SWT) forgiveness.  During these ten days, we should make dua and sincerely pray for as much forgiveness as we can.  As we know, Allah (SWT) is the Most Merciful and forgives again and again.

Here is a dua that can be said during these ten days:

Allahum-magh-fir-li dhunoobi Ya Rabbal Alameen

Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar. (Surah Al-Imran:193)

Meaning: Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrâr (those who are obedient to Allâh and follow strictly His Orders).

First Ten Days of Ramadan: Mercy

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Ramadan is broken up into three parts (or Ashras):  the first ten days are for Allah's mercy, the second ten days are for Allah's forgiveness, and the last ten days are for protection from the hell fire.

During the first ten days we should make dua and pray for Allah's mercy on ourselves, our families, friends and communities.  An example of a dua we can recite:

Rab-bigh-fir war-ham wa Anta Khair-ur-Raahimeen. (Surah Al Muminun:118)

Meaning: My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of those who show mercy!

Let us all continue to make the best out of this Ramadan, Inshallah.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Dear Believers,

Ramadan is upon us and we hope that everyone enjoys and gains many blessings during this blessed month.  Below, please find all of the information concerning the masjid prayer and iftar schedules, Taraweeh prayers, and more.

  • We encourage all believers to frequent the Masjid to break fast each evening at Maghrib time
     
  • Community iftars will be offered Fridays and Saturdays starting May 18th.  Please email masjidnumansite@gmail.com or sign-up at the Masjid.
     
  • Due to the lengthy fasting hours and work schedules the traditional Taraweeh prayers will be offered on weekends. Taraweeh prayers are recommended in congregation and can be also offered at home if not able to make it to Masjid. Remember the Prophet did not make Taraweeh a Fard (obligatory) prayer. Taraweeh prayers can help atone from earlier sins.
     
  • In general, we should all increase our prayers and reading of the Qu'ran during this month.
     
  • We also encourage believers to make donations of water, dates and food supplies that can also be used to feed needy at Eid al Fitr

Prayer Schedule:

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Ramadan Update - Fasting will begin 5/17/18

Assalumu Alaikum Dear Believers,

The Black Moon (New Moon) was reported born at 7:38 a.m. this morning (May 15th.) The viewing of the new moon is not visible in our region at this time. The new moon becomes visible 24-32 hours after it’s birth.  We will have a conference call late tomorrow evening 12 midnight (May 16th) when we anticipate the moon of Ramadan would have already been sighted.

This is in accordance with Qur’an and the tradition of Prophet Muhammad (saw) to begin the month of Ramadan “when the moon is sighted.” If there is no confirmed sighting (if it is obstructed because of clouds, etc.) due to the length of hours already passed, its birth will be confirmation of new moon. Ramadan always starts at night (Laitul Qadr - Night of Power) and the next morning (in this case Thursday, May 17th) will begin the days of Fasting, Inshallah. We will send notices out as well as leave message on Masjid telephone 716-892-1332.

We will update the website with the prayer schedule, iftar schedule, and much more information to help this month be a success for everyone.  Please stay in tuned with the website, and please remember we are looking for everyone to pledge donations towards the $15,000 fundraiser for Masjid repairs and a chair lift for seniors. Our goal is to have collected this amount by the end of Ramadan, Inshallah!  

In closing let us be reminded that Allah does not want to implore difficulties upon us and wants us to complete the fast 2:185. May Allah extend to you all, a Blessed Ramadan!

 

Join us for Our Annual African-American and Islamic History Program

Assalamu Alaikum,

We are pleased to announce that our annual African-American and Islamic History Program will be taking February 18th, 2018.  Please join us at the Masjid for an interactive program with presentations, historical pictures and video celebrating our past.  This event is free and open to the community so feel free to spread the word!  

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Putting The Neighbor Back In The Hood 2017

ASA,

We are proud to announce our 21st annual Putting the Neighbor Back In the Hood Community Day will be taking place Saturday, August 5th 2017.  The day will begin at MLK Park with a walk down Fillmore and Humboldt avenues, and then continue with live entertainment, food, activities for children and a youth basketball game all taking place at Box Street Park.

In addition to the community day, we will also be having a dinner to honor community members on Friday, August 4th at the Community Health Center located at 34 Benwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215. 

We are currently collecting ads for our yearly ad journal, which will receive much circulation not only in our local area, but also in other cities as well.  If you would like to place an ad, contact us by email at masjidnumansite@gmail.com or print out the form below and return it to Masjid Nu'man at 1373 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211.  For more information, visit the PTNBH page.

Join us August 5th!

2017 Ad Form

To view last year's ad journal, please see below:

2016 Ad Journal

The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

ASA Believers,

We are now in the last ten days of Ramadan, the protection from the Hellfire.  During these last nights, we should push ourselves to get as many blessings as we can, and most importantly, seek out Laylatul Qadr, The Night of Power.  As we know, this is a night that is greater than a thousand months, so we should be especially vigilant and exerting ourselves.  The Prophet (PBUH) said that the Night of Power falls on an odd night during the last ten days of the month.

The Prophet said: “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.
— (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira).

There are many things we can do during the last ten days to increase our blessings including increasing our prayers and dua, reading Qu'ran, asking for protection from the Hellfire, giving more charity, and asking Allah (SWT) for the things we want to accomplish.

https://www.soundvision.com/article/16-things-you-can-do-on-the-night-of-power-in-ramadan

Second Ten Days of Ramadan: Forgiveness

ASA believers,

We have been blessed to make it to the second ten days of Ramadan, which represent forgiveness Allah (swt).  During this time, we should make dua and continuously ask for forgiveness for our missteps.

We should not allow our excitement, energy and passion for this great ti drop during these middle ten days.  

Here is a dua to help along the way:

Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar.

Meaning: Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrâr (those who are obedient to Allâh and follow strictly His Orders).
— Surah Al-Imran:193

Qur'an Reading Tips: Sajda-e-Tilawat

Ramadan Mubarak,

As we further on this Ramadan journey, we should remember that reading as much as The Qur'an as possible should be one of our goals.  The reading schedule to complete The Qur'an is in the previous post, but we would like to add the verses below that require Sajda after reading them:

  1. Surah Al A'Raf (7) Ayat 206
  2. Surah Al Ra'd (13) Ayat 15
  3. Surah Al Nahl (16) Ayat 50
  4. Surah Bani Israil (17) Ayat 109
  5. Surah Maryum (19) Ayat 58
  6. Surah Al Haj (22) Ayat 18
  7. Surah Al Haj (22) Ayat 77 (Shafi)
  8. Surah Al Farqan (25) Ayat 60
  9. Surah Al Naml (27) Ayat 26
  10. Surah As Sajdah (32) Ayat 15
  11. Surah Sa'd (38) Ayat 24 (Hanafi)
  12. Surah Hamim Sajdah (41) Ayat 38
  13. Surah Al Najam (53) Ayat 62
  14. Surah Inshiqaq (84) Ayat 21
  15. Surah Al Alaq (96) Ayat 19

HOW TO PERFORM SAJDA-E-TILAWAT

Sajda Tilaawat will be performed like a normal Sajda. Wudhu is a condition.

There is no Sajdah Tilaawat when the Aayat of Sajdah is heard on tape.

Face the Qiblah and without raising the hands, recite Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar), going down in the Sajda position. In Sajda, recite Subhaana rabbiyal a'alaa at least 3 times. Thereafter, reciting the Takbeer if you wish to. If you wish, you may arise from the Sajda position into the Tashahhud position. The Sajdah Tilaawat is now complete. There is no need for Salaam.

Source:  http://www.beautifulislam.net/quran/sajda_tilawat.htm

Ramadan Mubarak

ASA Dear Believers,

We are now in the holy month of Ramadan as the moon was sighted in our area this evening. We will be breaking fast at Mahgrib at the masjid daily, as well as offering iftar and Tarawih prayers on the weekend.  Please stay tuned for more information.

If you would like to provide an iftar meal, please email masjidnumansite@gmail.com.

Inshallah, this will be a beautiful month of growth and victory for us all!

Ramadan Reading Schedule

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