Insha’Allah the ICF Shurah leadership will continue to monitor conditions as North Carolina moves into Phase 2 of the coronavirus pandemic reopening process. It is the decision of ICF, as well as other local masajids, that the start of Phase 2 is still too soon to return to normal masjid operations. We will monitor the results of the Phase 2 reopening and decide how to proceed as we move into Phase 3. We all want to return to the masjid for daily salat, Jummuah, and other masjid activities as soon as possible. However, we must do so in a responsible manner that Insha’Allah considers the wellbeing of all our community members, especially the most vulnerable. The current requirements to allow us to reopen are too restrictive to comply with considering our community needs, financial costs, and personnel requirements. As soon as we believe it is safe to reopen without such restrictions we will let you know. Please watch for updates here on our website as well as on our Facebook page.
AS SALAAM ALAIKUM AND EID MUBARAK!
Just a quick update for our website community.
Insha’Allah everyone had a blessed and bountiful Eid celebration with close family and friends. By the Qadr of Allah our Ramadan and Eid were not as we normally celebrate them. Yet, they were exactly as Allah willed them to be for us. May Allah accept all our ebadah: our fasting, our salat, our searching for Laylatul Qadr, Our Quran reading and recitation, our tarawih salat prayed at home, our charity, our Zakat Al Fitr, and any and all other beneficial acts we performed during the Blessed month of Ramadan.
Imam Hamid Mohammed provided us with an outstanding tafsir series from Surah Yusef during the month as a livestream lecture on Facebook as well as on Zoom meetings. The depth with which he covered this Surah, and the many lessons discussed within that analysis went far beyond the basic understanding you might get from a surface reading. Additionally, those who participated on Zoom were treated to an extended session with questions and answers, and reviews and tafsirs from ayats from the current day’s juz reading. It was certainly a blessing to participate in these sessions, and it was a special treat to actually see and talk with our Muslim community members we hadn’t seen in weeks.
Alhumdulilah and JazakAllahu khairun to all who donated or made dua for our annual Ramadan fundraiser to help pay down our no interest loan for our masjid purchase. Since we could not host a fundraiser at the masjid due to the coronavirus closure, we established several methods through which you could send your donations to include our Gofundme page, Zelle funds transfer, Facebook donation button, regular mail delivery, and in-person drop off during Imam Hamid’s daily tafsir lectures. Alhumdulilah, at last count, we had collected almost $22,000 toward our building fund repayment! JazakAllahu khairun!
Finally, a big JazakAllahu khairun and shout out to all the community brothers and sisters who came out and worked long and hard to bring a modified Eid celebration to our Fayetteville community. The leadership from several of our local communities came together and worked out details about how we would conduct our masajid affairs in a coordinated and united manner during this closedown period. This included an Eid without the Eid salat. However, what we were able to provide was a “drive through” lunch service on this past Sunday. At ICF we made take-out grilled halal chicken or fried fish plates along with drinks, chips, and gift bags and balloons for the children. It took significant coordination and preparation from multiple community members to pull this event off and it was a truly successful event. The service line never got backed up and we were able to distribute approximately 80 meals to our community members, many of whom we had not seen since before the masjid closure started. It was such a wonderful opportunity to greet our Muslim brothers and sisters with “As Salaam Alaikum and Eid Mubarak” after being apart for so long.
All in all, notwithstanding the pandemic and masjid closing, this actually turned out to be a tremendously powerful Ramadan. Allah Blessed us from directions we could never have imagined. We thank Allah for His tremendous bounties and mercy to us all. We ask for his forgiveness, and we ask for Him to give us the best in this life, the best in the hereafter, and that He save us from the penalties of the fire. May He grant us all Jannatul Firdous. Amin.
DON’T FORGET TO FAST THE ADDITIONAL SIX DAYS OF SHAWWAL!
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ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HAD TO SUSPEND OPERATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, OUR EXPENSES, INCLUDING OUR NO-INTEREST MORTGAGE LOAN, STILL HAVE TO BE PAID. YOU CAN HELP EVEN FROM HOME BY DONATING THROUGH OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AT: ICF GOFUNDME PROJECT
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Effective March 17, 2020
ALL ICF OPERATIONS, INCLUDING JUMMUAH AND DAILY SALAT ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
DUE TO THE CURRENT WORLD PANDEMIC, OUR UNDERSTANDING OF NUMEROUS REFERENCES FROM THE QURAN AND OUR PROPHET’S SUNNAH (PBUH), AS WELL AS THE ADVICE OF NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES, THE ICF LEADERSHIP HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND OPERATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.WE THEREFORE ADVISE EVERYONE:
Al-Salatu fi buyutikum (pray in your homes)
Insha’Allah our Imam will provide a short Lecture each Jummuah at 1:10 pm to be broadcast on our Facebook page.Access through our website: fayettevillemasjidnc.com
May Allah Protect us all and ease our difficulties!
ICF IS LOCATED AT: 2415 ROSEHILL ROAD, FAYETTEVILLE, NC. 28301
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HADITH OF THE WEEK:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: A man asked the Prophet (peace be upon him), “What Islamic traits are the best?” The Prophet said, “Feed the people, and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 74, Hadith 253)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ICF LOCATION
ALHUMDULILAH!!! WE THANK ALLAH THAT HE SAW FIT FROM HIS INFINITE BOUNTIES TO BLESS OUR HUMBLE COMMUNITY TO ACQUIRE A NEW FACILITY FOR USE AS AN ISLAMIC CENTER AND MASJID IN FAYETTEVILLE, NC. WE COMPLETED THE “CLOSING” ON THIS PURCHASE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2018; MOVED INTO OUR NEW LOCATION ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2018; HELD AN OPEN HOUSE AT ASR SALAT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2018; AND HELD OUR FIRST JUMMUAH IN OUR NEW LOCATION ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2018.
ICF Shurah Members (From Left): Ziad Odeh, Adirahman Abokor (Former Chairman),and David Haskins (Secretary) Closing on Facility Purchase
ICF Shurah Members (From Left): Abdirahman Abokor (Former Chairman) and Shabbir Chowdhury (Current Chairman) Closing on Facility Purchase
DIRECTIONS FROM OUR OLD FACILITY TO OUR NEW MASJID: ICF’s New Facility Location
(AN UPDATED PHOTO OF OUR NEW FACILITY APPEARS BELOW. INSHA’ALLAH WE HOPE TO PROVIDE A MORE DETAILED UPDATE AND HISTORY UNDER OUR “COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE” TAB, AS TO HOW ALLAH BLESSED US TO RECEIVE THIS WONDERFUL NEW FACILITY, IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.
ICF is a formally registered and chartered charitable religious organization recognized under the laws of the United States federal government as well as the state of North Carolina.
The Islamic Center of Fayetteville was established as an organization in 2008 for the purpose of establishing a masjid, school, and dawah center in a central location in the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina. From years of working and living in this city, the organization founders believed that there was a need for these services in this location.
Through significant personal efforts and financial contributions and local fundraising, ICF established its first physical location in a rented structure on Grove Street in 2008. In 2010 we moved operations to another rented location, and in 2011 we moved to yet another rental site at 607 German Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina. In just ten relatively short years, Allah Blessed us to purchase our current facility at 2415 Rosehill Road on August 23rd, 2018. At our new, and insha’Allah permanent facility, we hope to continue our regular activities which include hosting Jummah Salat every Friday, regular weekend Islamic study activities for children and adults, ICF community social activities, community outreach activities, Annual Islamic Conferences, an annual college scholarship program, and both Eid and janazah functions in participation with other local Islamic communities.