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  • Saying of the Week

    "I have been sent to perfect good character."

    He also said:

    "The believers  most perfect in faith are those best in character."

    Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be upon Him)

    Funeral Announcements

    INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIOON "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return". (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

    Namaz-e-Wahshat: In the first Raka'at, after reciting Surah al-Hamd, Ayatul Kursi should be recited once and in the second Raka'at, Surah al-Qadr should be recited 10 times after Surah-al-Hamd.

    Namaz-e-Haddiye Mayyit: In the first Raka'at, after reciting Surah al-Hamd, Surah Qadr should be recited. In the second Raka'at, after Surah al-Hamd recite Surah Kawther.

    Community Announcements

    Sheikh Jaffer H Jaffer invites all the youths of the community to participate in a special event during the Thanksgiving Break:

    - Thursday from 12:30pm - 3pm boys and girls between the ages of 14-25. Topic is an open forum to 'The Keys of Success'.
    - Friday from 1pm - 3:30pm boys and girls between the ages of 9-13. Topic is 'Kerbala In Me'.

    Lunch will be provided. Parents please encourage your children to attend these events

    Everyday Is Ashura (Usama Al Attar)

    Weekly Schedule

    Tuesday December 16th (Safar 24th Night)

    • 8:00 p.m. Dua-e-Tawasul / Hifz of Quran Program
    • Program conducted by Sheikh Bilal Hussein

    Thursday December 18th (Safar 26th Night)

    • 8:00 p.m. Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat
    • Majalis Recited by Sheikh Bilal Hussein

    Friday December 19th (Safar 27th Night)

    • 12:00 p.m. Salaat ul Juma Program
    • 8:00 p.m. Children's Majalis
    • Note: This is the final Majalis for the 2014 (1436)
      Muharram / Safar Children's Majalis Program

    Saturday, December 20th (Safar 28th Night)

    Wafat Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.)

    • 7:00 p.m. Surah-e-Yasin followed by Niyaz
    • 8:00 p.m. Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat
    • Majalis Recited by Sheikh Bilal Hussein

    Sunday, December 21st (Safar 29th Night)

    • 6:30 a.m. Salaat ul Fajr / Quran Tafsir Program
    • 10:30 a.m. Madressa Classes

    Shahadat of 8th Imam Ali Al-Rihda (A.S.)

    • 5:00 p.m.Salatul Maghrib followed by Surah-e-Yasin and NIyaz
    • 6:15 p.m. Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat
    • Majalis Recited by Sheikh Bilal Hussein
    Ladies Program Schedule

    Saturday, December 20th

    Ladies Program for Wafat Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.)

    • 5:00 p.m. Salatul Maghrib followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat
    • Requesting volunteers on both the Gents and Ladies side to assist taking down the Black Cloth on Sunday evening (December 21st) after the Program.

    UMF Project Keep Warm

    United Muslim Foundation PA, as part of Project Keep Warm,  is collecting new or gently-used winter items (including, but not limited to: Blankets, Winter Coats, Jackets, Gloves, Wool Scarfs, and Sweaters - in any size) for Project Keep Warm!  Drop off all items to First Presbyterian Church on Tilghman St. using Cedar Crest Boulevard Entrance.   Items will becollected until December 31st.

    Collection box will also be available by the Madressa Entrance.

    For more information or to make a donation, please contact Sr. Farha Fazel or e-mail,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Al Ahad Center Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing Policy

    In the event of inclement weather, the Management Committee will make a decision on the closing in a timely fashion. Every attempt will be made to make a decision early with primary concern of health & safety of our members.

    How will Members be notified?

    Several forms of communication will be coordinated:
    • Email to those who have registered to the Jamaat Communication emails
    • Update to the Answering Service (Phone)
    • Updated notice on the website


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