Update (7:32pm): The moon has been sighted! The first Taraweeh will be Sunday, May 5th, and the first day of fasting will be Monday, May 6th. Ramadan Mubarak!
Ramadan will begin in a few days. The first night of Taraweeh will be either Sunday, May 5th, or Monday, May 6th, depending on when the moon is sighted. The first day of fasting will be the following day. We will update this announcement and display the information prominently on the front page of the website when we have the final determination on Sunday night. We will also have a message giving the relevant information when you call the masjid at (707) 649-8006.
The masjid will have Taraweeh prayers every night after Isha. There will be 20 rakaʿāt every night; 8 rakaʿāt, followed by a short bayan (lecture), followed by the remaining 12 rakaʿāt.
There will be a simple iftar every day at sunset; dates, fruits, and water will be provided. However, unlike previous years, a full dinner will only be provided on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
Please make sure to park your cars appropriately, both in the parking lot and on the street. Double-parking and blocking of the street or our neighbors’ driveways cannot be tolerated.
Noise must also be minimized, out of respect for our neighbors and for people who are praying, especially during Taraweeh. Please watch your children and make sure that they do not get out of hand.
We will make further announcements as we approach Eid, but we want to let you know now that the masjid’s 6th annual Eid Festival will take place Sunday, June 9th, at Benicia Community Park (a.k.a Big Slide Park), from 10:30am to 4pm.
If you have questions or are interested in volunteering or donating toward the Eid Festival, you can call the following numbers:
Brothers: (510) 219-2367
Sisters: (925) 222-8543
We hope to see you there!
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