Eid-ul-Fitr 1434H/2013

Eid-ul-Fitr Salat
The Eid-ul-Fitr Salat will Inshallah be held at the outdoor synthetic field at the Australian Institute of Sport.  It will be either on Thursday 8 August 2013 or Friday 9 August 2013, depending on the moon sighting. The Eid day will be determined by the Imams Council of the ACT, on Wednesday night 7 August 2013, after Maghrib. If you are not able to be present at the Masjid that night make sure you are registered to SMS Notification Service so that you can be immediately notified: SMS Notification Service

Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration
This year the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration will be held at the Masjid on Sunday 11 August 2013, from 10:30am to 3:30pm.  Everybody is welcome.

An information flyer for Eid-ul-Fitr 1434H/2013 can be downloaded here: Eid-ul-Fitr-Salaat-Celebrations-2013.pdf

Start of Ramadan – Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Imams Council of ACT (Imam Mohammed Swaiti, Imam Nourredine Laraibi and Imam Adama Konda) have met after Maghrib today at the Canberra Masjid and have decided that fasting for Ramadan will start on Wednesday, 10 July 2013.

New Course for Brothers and Sisters – Ahkam Altajweed (Rules of Tajweed)

The Islamic Society of ACT is pleased to announce that we are starting a new series of programs that will run during the week.  The first of these will be a course called Ahkam Altajweed (Rules of Tajweed).

Those who attend this course will Inshallah learn how the correctly recite the Holy Quran.  Many of us come from non-Arabic speaking backgrounds and as a result inadvertently mispronounce some parts of the Holy Quran.  It is incredibly important to learn to recite the book of Allah correctly.  Mispronunciation can even result in changing the meaning of what is being said.  Some of the difficulty can be attributed to the accents that we have in our speech and the fact that some sounds do not even exist in our mother tongues.

This course will start right at the beginning with the Makharij and Sifat, where the student will learn exactly from where in the mouth and oral cavity each letter is supposed to come from and their characteristics.  This will greatly help students with even the strongest accents to correctly recite the Holy Quran as they will be able to focus on how each sound is to be constructed.   Once the Makharij and Sifat are mastered the course will progress through the numerous rules of Tajweed

The course will be held weekly, every Wednesday night at the Masjid after Isha prayer.  First day will be Wednesday, 24 April 2013.

Please register your interest by sending an Email to secretary@isact.org.au, using the Feedback Form or contacting any member of the Executive Committee (see Contact Us page).

Course Title: Ahkam Altajweed (Rules of Tajweed)
Teacher: Br. Mohammed R. Al Shawwa
Date: Every Wednesday, starting 24 April 2013
Time: After Isha
Location: Canberra Mosque, 130 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla

Website: Ahkam Altajweed Course

Registration: Send an Email to secretary@isact.org.au, use the Feedback Form or contact a member of the Executive Committee (see Contact Us page).

Organised by the Islamic Society of Australian Capital Territory (ISACT).

Upcoming Event – Eid ul-Adha Salaat and Celebrations – 2012

The outdoor Eid ul Adha Salaat will be at 7:30 am (for 8am start) at University of Canberra, Bruce at Oval #2, Grass Sports Field on Friday 26th October 2012 as advised by the Imam council of ACT. Please note that AIS is unavailable due to a sporting event.

The Eid ul Adha celebrations will be held from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm on Saturday 27th October 2012 at Black Mountain Peninsula, Garryowen Dr, Acton (off Lady Denman Dr) in Peace and Harmony. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet with the local Muslims in a friendly Islamic atmosphere of peace, unity and enjoyment. There will be fun and enjoyment for children with jumping castles and other children activities. BBQ will be available most of the day.

Eid-ul-Adha Salaat

Eid-ul-Adha Celebration

Eid announcement

Eid day will be on Sunday, 19 August 2012 insha’Allah as per the decision from the Imams Council of ACT.

May Allah (SWT) keep us on the right path, and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen.

Imam Mohammed Swaiti – Imam of Canberra Mosque
Imam Nourredine Laraibi – Imam of Spence Musallah
Imam Adam Konda – Imam of Canberra Islamic Center

Kullu Aam WaAntum BeKhair – Eid Mubarak

Upcoming Event – Eid ul-Fitr Salaat and Celebrations – 2012

The outdoor Eid Salaat will be held at 8:30 am at Australian Institute of Sport Outdoor synthetic field on Sunday 19 August 2012 as advised by the Imam council of ACT.

The Eid celebrations will be held from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm on Saturday 25 August 2012 at Canberra Masjid, 130 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla in Peace and Harmony. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet with the local Muslims in a friendly Islamic atmosphere of peace, unity and enjoyment. There will be fun and enjoyment for children with jumping castles and other children activities. BBQ will be available most of the day.

Eid-ul-Fitr Salaat 2012

Salaat Location Map

Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration 2012

Ramadan Announcement !!

First day of Ramadan will be Friday, 20 July 2012 insha’Allah as per the decree from the Imam Council of ACT.

Taraweeh will start today (Thu 19 July) after Isha prayers. Isha prayers starts daily at 7:15pm for the first half of Ramadan.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2:183

May Allah (SWT) keep us on the right path, and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen.

Imam Muhammed Swaiti – Imam of Canberra Mosque
Imam Nourredine Laraibi – Imam of Spence Musallah
Imam Adam Konda – Imam of Canberra Islamic Center

Event – Canberra Masjid open day 2012

Canberra Masjid open day was held on Sunday, 25 March 2012 from 10:30 – 3:30pm.

The expected audience was both Muslims and Non Muslims.

The purpose was to:

  • Meet local Muslims and offer a chance for dialogue
  • Introduce understanding of Islam and Muslims
  • Show what activities happen in the Masjid
  • Share common values
  • Appreciate the peacefulness of the Masjid
  • Give Canberran Muslims a chance to meet in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility
Post event

A most successful day today. The key feedback today was “The event was genuine with no pretensions”. The audience saw the real message of Islam, what we do at the masjid and how the ACT Islamic community works together, and they liked it. They were very impressed with the potential of our children.

Alhamdulillah, the turnout exceeded our expectations. According to our estimates, we had between 1500 – 2000 people attend the event.

The highlights were the Imam tour, children’s fantastic performance, the exhibition & materials, the good food and kids amusement topped up by the constant stream of people waiting for fairy floss, popcorn and coffee.

This event would not have been possible without sincere efforts from the Canberra muslim community. May Allah accepts all our efforts.

Yusuf J. Mansuri

 

Event – Eid ul-Adha Salaat and Celebrations 2011

The outdoor Eid Salaat was held at 8:00 am at Australian Institute of Sport (outdoor synthetic field) on Sunday 6th November 2011 inshaAllah.

The Eid celebrations was held from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday 12th November 2011 at Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla in Peace and Harmony.

This was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the local Muslims in a friendly Islamic atmosphere of peace, unity and enjoyment. There was fun and enjoyment for children with jumping castles and other children activities. BBQ was available most of the day.

Eid-ul-Adha-2011-Salaat-and-Celebrations-Poster

Eid ul-Fitr Salaat and Celebrations – 2011

The outdoor Eid Salaat was held at 8:30 am at Australian Institute of Sport (outdoor synthetic field) on 30 or 31st August 2011 depending on the moon sighting.

The Eid celebrations was held from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday 3rd September 2011 at Canberra Masjid, 130 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla in Peace and Harmony. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the local Muslims in a friendly Islamic atmosphere of peace, unity and enjoyment. There was fun and enjoyment for children with jumping castles and other children activities. BBQ was be available most of the day.

Post Event

Jazakallah to all the brothers for their efforts. We also want to thank the Imams for their joint decision. I am sure there are some lessons learnt and we will discuss (PIR) them post celebrations.

Alhamdulillah, the event was a huge success. Approx 5000 people turned up to the event even at a short notice. This says that the community is really interested in getting together and performing the outdoor Eid prayers. This also means that our SMS based communications is working quite well. I must say that AIS was quite helpful as well, especially for arranging the venue at a short notice and arranging the cordless microphone quickly.

Jazakallah to the volunteers for their efforts.

Yusuf Mansuri