Thursday, May 17, 2018


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Assalaamu Alaikum

Dear Community Members,

As is the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW for beginning any month based on the sighting of the moon, and if it is not sighted then to finish 30 days of that month.

There were no authentic sightings for the month of Ramadhan, therefore the first Taraweeh will be Wed the 16th of May and the first fast will be Thursday May 17th.

May Allah  grant us his closeness in this blessed month and accept all of our rightious deeds.


آمــــــــــــــــــين

Jazakumullahu Khaira

our mailing address is:
Suffah Masjid
2750 Jiles Rd. Suite 109
KennesawGA 30144
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The Kennesaw Masjid Suffah (mosque) is getting ready for ramadan:
Ramadan in 2018 will begin in the evening of May 16, and will end in the evening of June 14.



'THE BEST OF TIMES' 

When is Ramadan 2018, what dates does the festival start and end and why do Muslims fast?

It celebrates the first time the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief


RAMADAN is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate "the best of times".
It celebrates the first time the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief - but what else do we know about the festival?




 A group of people observing Ramadan break fast together
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A group of people observing Ramadan break fast together

When is Ramadan 2018?

Ramadan in 2018 will begin in the evening of May 15, and will end in the evening of June 14.
The beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar.
Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon.
The "night of power" or "night of decree" is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Quran was sent down to Muhammad on this night.
It is thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th.
The holiday of Eid as-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month.

What happens during Ramadan?

The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.
Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating.
Muslims also engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan.
Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline.
As well as fasting - abstaining from eating and drinking - Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Quran throughout the month, before the holy festival of Eid-al-Fitr.




 People do not eat or drink during daylight hours as they observe Ramadan
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People do not eat or drink during daylight hours as they observe Ramadan

Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?

Ramadan is seen as a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship.
Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and this includes fasting - which teaches people how to be more self-disciplined and have empathy for those less fortunate.
The pre-dawn meal before the fast is called the suhur, while the meal at sunset that breaks the fast is the iftar.
In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking, Muslims also increase restraint, such as abstaining from sexual relations.
The act of fasting is said to cleanse the soul by freeing it from worldly activities, in addition to abolition of past sins.
Dates usually break the fast at sundown, as is tradition.
After that the usual practice is to adjourn for prayer and then the main meal is served.
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3/25/18

The current mosque at 2750 Jiles Road is the owner of the 3.62 acre property at 6045 Pine Mountain Road, also in Kennesaw.  This oddly shaped property was long abandoned and sold off by the estate of the deceased Mary Estelle Holcomb (Parcil ID:  20016601430).  

It was initially purchased by Kashif Rashid Rana and then donated to the mosque as the potential home of a one million dollar proposed mosque, details further down this site.

Donations to fund the new mosque are minimal and there is little chance for any building in the reasonable future.  Taxes on the undeveloped property are $1,034.20 and are kept up to date by the mosque.





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Here are a few direct links to info about the Kennesaw mosque:

http://www.masjidsuffah.com/

https://www.facebook.com/KennesawMasjid 

http://www.masjidsuffah.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Fundraising-Flyer.pdf

http://masjidsuffah.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Admissions-Form-2015.pdf

https://www.salatomatic.com/spc/Kennesaw/Masjid-Suffah/kdhDmNaEzy

https://www.coursehero.com/file/18376865/Islam/

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You can always go take a look at another blog about a Georgia Mosque (Newton County and Covington)  http://almaadalislami.blogspot.com/

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