Assalamu Alaikum,

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ 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

The Sammamish Muslim Association (SMA) would like to congratulate our community on the arrival of Ramadan! As a community, we should feel lucky to witness this blessed month again; and should strive to dedicate this month to worshipping, renewing, and strengthening our connection with our creator, Allah (swt). May Allah help all of us hold steadfast to praying, fasting, reading Quran, and giving charity during this month. May Allah strengthen our imaan, bless our community, and accept from us all.

Ramadan and Taraweeh

According to the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), the first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, insha’Allah. The first Taraweeh prayer will be on Tuesday night insha’Allah.  Detailed information about how this is determined is here.  Here is the 2018 SMA Ramadan calendar.

Logistics:
Parking to maximize use of spots

– Park close to other cars or as directed
– Car pool to the extent possible
– Follow our parking helpers’ directions

Stop outside noise out of respect to neighbors

– Avoid talking loudly outside
– Make sure your kids are not playing outside

Avoid inside noise out of respect to congregants trying to attain Khosho’

– Maintain quiet when people are performing Salat.
– Be mindful of the noise your children are making

May Allah accept from all of us, give us the wisdom and guidance, and forgive all our sins. Don’t forget to give and forgive!