For those who need an excuse letter for school or work, please visit the following link to print the ISCK provided letter.
Eid-ul-Fitr: Wednesday July 6, 2016
The Islamic Society of Central Kentucky would like to wish you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak. May Allah accept all of our fasting and worship in the past month and beyond.
When: Wednesday, July 6: Doors will be open at 7:45 AM and Prayer starts at 8:30 AM promptly inshallah.
Where: Lexington Center (Bluegrass Ballroom - Ballroom on the upper level of Lexington Center), 430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY, 40507
Parking is most convenient in the lot on High St across from the Rupp Arena entrance, it is free of charge if you leave within 30 minutes of the end of salat.
Please Note: The distance between the parking lot and ballroom is quite long. If you have a family member that has difficulty walking long distances, please bring a wheelchair with you.
ISCK will continue to receive Zakat-al-Fitr from the community until the Eid prayer to distribute it to those in need. Collection boxes will be at the door. Zakat-al-Fitr is estimated at $10 (ten dollars) per person in 2016
1. Eid Brunch
Hosted by Masjid Bilal ibn Rabah
When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - After Eid Salat
Where: Masjid Bilal
1545 Russell Cave Road - Lexington, KY 40505
Join to meet and greet, shake hands and join the Muslim community for the Eid pleasure and refreshments, tea/coffee/soft drinks.
When: Wednesday July 6, 2016 (6:00 - 9:00 PM)
Where: 2524 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40503
The buffet restaurant closes at 9 PM
The following statement has been issued by leaders of the Islamic community in the United States.
A JOINT MUSLIM STATEMENT
ON THE CARNAGE IN ORLANDO
June 13, 2016
On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We unequivocally say that such an act of hate-fueled violence has no place in any faith, including Islam. As people of faith, we believe that all human beings have the right to safety and security and that each and every human life is inviolable.
We know that, given the tenor of the times, some will associate this tragedy with the religion of the perpetrator. While we may never learn conclusively what motivated this misguided individual, many news sources claim that he was motivated by his faith, which would be a reprehensible distortion of Islam adding the religion to the long list of innocent victims in this callous crime. Any such acts of violence violate every one of our Prophet’s teachings. For Muslims, that this carnage occurred in the blessed month of Ramadan—a month of charity, introspection, and self-purification—only adds to the foulness of this enormity.
• What is the difference between Zakat-al-Mal and Zakat-al-Fitr?
Zakat-al-Mal (commonly called 'zakah') is due when a person’s wealth reaches the Nisab amount. This type of Zakah might be paid anytime during the year. Click Here for Zakah Calculator (From Islamicity).
Zakat-al-Fitr is paid by the head of a household for each member of the family. It must be paid before Eid al-Fitr prayer.
The value of Zakat al-Fitr is about the price of one meal - estimated at ten dollars $10/person in 2016
(Reference: Islamic Relief, USA - http://irusa.org/zakat-al-fitr/).?
• On whose behalf do I have to pay Zakat al-Fitr? What if I have young children?
Zakat al-Fitr should be paid on behalf of everyone in the family (including unborn children during pregnancy, according to some scholars)?
• When should I pay my Zakat al-Fitr?
It should be paid before Eid prayer (or any day during Ramadan).
The ISCK has begun collecting Zakat-al-Fitr from the community to distribute the funds to those in need before EID.
If you wish to invest your Zakat - or a part of it - locally, send your tax-deductible check (payable to ISCK) to the mailing address below, and write in the check memo 'Zakat-al-Fitr' or 'Zakat-al-Mal':
Islamic Society of Central Kentucky
4580 Nicholasville Rd
?Lexington, KY 40515
ISCK would like to remind you of the great reward of paying your Zakat-al-Mal in the month of Ramadan, in which the reward of one Fard (obligatory worship) is multiplied seventy times. With that in mind, the Family Assistance Committee of the ISCK is inviting you to invest your Zakah money to benefit those in need right here in Lexington including a substantial number of refugees.
Ramadan will begin tomorrow and Taraweeh will begin tonight.
Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,
The Ramadan Announcement will be made on this website and on the ISCK Facebook page in the coming hours. Please be patient with the announcement as there is a possibility that it will not be made until after Maghrib prayer tonight.
Jazakum Allah Khair
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