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2020 ICNEF Election

 

2020 ICNEF ELECTION TIME LINE

 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Initial deadline to file nomination.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 EC will notify members on initial list of nominees.
Saturday, December 28, 2019 Midnight Final deadline for members to submit nomination.
Saturday, January 4, 2020 EC will notify members on final list of nominees.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 EC along with Secretary of BOT will mail ballots out.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Deadline for receiving ballots (5:00 PM)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ballots to be counted by EC.

Assalaam-o-Alaikum

I have been appointed to Chair the Election Committee for ICNEF’s 2020 election of Board of Trustees. Joining me on the committee this year are Omar Chatila, Mohammed Atta, Fahim Mohammed and Ayub Quraishi (as BOT representative). 
 
The initial deadline for nominating candidates is Saturday, November 30th, 2019. Ballots will be mailed out on January 11, 2020.
 
ICNEF members will be asked to elect six (6) members to the BOT.
 
To be a candidate a person has to be a member in good standing for at least the past two years. To vote a person has to be a member in good standing for at least one year.   
 
This year we are encouraging online nominations in order to streamline the process.CLICK HERE to nominate a candidate. Candidates may self-nominate. Each nomination must be accompanied with contact information for the candidate, 100 word bio of the candidate, their citizenship status and country of birth.
 
If you have any questions, contact me by email at sayedfaisal@yahoo.com

Election updates will be made available via ICNEF website also: https://icnef.org/election/ 

Sincerely,


Shah Faisal Sayed
Chair, Election Committee


 
 

ICNEF CARNIVAL

Join us Saturday November 9 for our annual ICNEF Carnival.

Venue: ICNEF 

TIME: 5 PM to 9 PM

Ticket: $15 for the wrist bonds  

Contact Br. Shauib for any question : 904 607 5916

ICNEF Carnival

 

EID ADHA MUBARAK,

 WHEN

Sunday August 11 , 2019

Takbirat  8:30 AM 

EID PROGRAM START 9:00 AM

WHERE

Prime Osborn Convention Center

1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32204 

 

ARRAFA DAY 

We will be observing the fasting of the day of Arafah, Saturday Aug 10th, as Prophet PBUH taught us about its great reward:

"صيام يوم عرفة، أحتسب على الله أن يكفر السنة الماضية والقابلة" رواه الإمام مسلم

(Fasting of the Arafah day, would washes out sins of (two years), previous and coming ones).

Let’s break the fasting of this great day, together in the Center 
Please Make sure that you are bringing  one of this items with or participating with money
  • Chicken trays with gravy :12
  • Chicken baked trays : 5
  • Rice : 15 trays 
  • Bread 6 trays 
  • Salad 4 trays
  • Soda : 15 bottles 
  • Water 10 packs 
  • Deserts  : according to your choice
  • Tea 
  • Paper products 
Please inform the Imam or his wife or Sister Rafa about the items your are bringing, you can also participate financially here.
 
QURBANI / SACRIFICE:
We follow the Sunnah/footsteps of our grand father, Prophet Ibrahim (Khalil ul Allah) PBUH 

We’ll learn about it in detail at Friday sermons and Friday night lecture after Ishaa Salah 
In Sha Allah 

Prophet PBUH firmly taught us:
"من وجد سعة، ولم يضحّي، فلا يقربن مصلانا"

(Who could afford to sacrifice, but chooses not to, should not come to our (Eid) prayer).

We’ve learned from the scholars of Sahabah RA:
Those who have to pay Zakah, it’s Wajib upon them to sacrifice 

According to the majority of scholars, head of the household would do the sacrifice/Qurbani for himself or herself and on behalf of the whole family members 

How to divide the meat of sacrifice:
The Sunnah is to divide the meet into three portions:
One third for ourselves, one third for relatives/close friends or neighbors and last one third for the needy and poor 
Our holy mentor PBUH sacrificed two rams, one from his own, another on behalf of the whole ummah (us)

Saydna Ali RA, used to sacrifice also two, from his own and on behalf of the holy prophet Muhammad PBUH 

TAKBEERAT
اللهُ أكبر، اللهُ أكبر، لا إلٰه إلا الله، والله أكبر، الله أكبر وللهِ الحمد
(ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR, LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH
ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR WA LILLAHIL HAMD)

We say these Takbeerat out loud stating from the Fajr of 9th Zul Hijjah (day of Arafah), until the end of day 13th of Zul Hijjah (as last Hajji leaves Mina and complete their Hajj), we say it specifically after each Salah, entering n existing our houses, and whenever we remember them.

Night Of Qadr


*Night of power n glory*
"ليلة القدر"
•••• •••• •••• •••• ••••
*NIGHT OF QADR*
(1 Night > 1000 Months)
•••• •••• •••• •••• ••••
1,000 Months 
= 83.3 Years 
= 30,416.7 Days 
= 7,30,001 Hours
 
*➨ QURAN 101:6-7*
Then as for one whose scales are heavy [with good deeds],
He will be in a pleasant life.
 
*➨ QURAN 97:1*
Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the Night of Decree.
*➨ QURAN 97:2*
And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?
*➨ QURAN 97:3*
The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.
*➨ QURAN 97:4*
The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.
*➨ QURAN 97:5*
Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.
 
*► PROPHET MUHAMMAD () said:*
1) This month (Ramdhaan) has come to you, and in it there is a night that is better than a thousand months. 
2) Whoever is deprived of it is deprived of all goodness, and 
3) No one is deprived of its goodness except one who is truly deprived.
 
(SUNAN IBN MAJAH Vol #2, Hadith #1644)
(SUNAN NASAI Vol #3, Hadith #2108)
 
*► PROPHET MUHAMMAD () said:*
'O people, Lailat Al-Qadr was shown to me, and I came out to tell you about it, but two men came disputing, and the Shaitaan was with them, and I was caused to forget it. So seek it in the last ten (odd) nights of Ramdhaan.
 
(SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #3, Hadith #2774) 
(SUNAN IBN MAJAH Vol #2, Hadith #1766) 
(SUNAN ABU DAWUD Vol #2, Hadith #1383)
 
*► PROPHET MUHAMMAD () said:*
Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramdhaan.
 
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #3, Hadith #2017-2022) 
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #3, Hadith #2016) 
(SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #3, Hadith #2762-68) 
(SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #3, Hadith #2776) 
(SUNAN TIRMIDHI Vol #2, Hadith #792)
 
► The companions of the Prophet () used to tell him their dreams that (Laila-tul-Qadr) was on the 27th of the month of Ramdhaan. The Prophet () said, "I see that your dreams agree on the last ten nights of Ramdhaan and so whoever is in search of it should seek it in the last ten nights of Ramdhaan.
 
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #2, Hadith #1158) 
(SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #3, Hadith #2763)
 
*► PROPHET MUHAMMAD () said:*
Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven;
 
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #1, Hadith #35) 
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #1, Hadith #37)
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #3, Hadith #1901) 
(SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #3, Hadith #2014) 
(SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #2, Hadith #1781-1782)
(SUNAN TIRMIDHI Vol #2, Hadith #683) 
(SUNAN ABU DAWUD Vol #2, Hadith #1372)
(SUNAN NASAI Vol #2, Hadith #1603-1604)
(SUNAN NASAI Vol #3, Hadith #2195)
(SUNAN NASAI Vol #3, Hadith #2204)
(SUNAN NASAI Vol #3, Hadith #2208-2209)
(SUNAN NASAI Vol #6, Hadith #5030)
 
*► It was narrated from 'Aishah that she said:*
"O Messenger of Allah (), what do you think I should say in my supplication, if I come upon Laylatul-Qadr?" He () said: Say:
 
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
 
TRANSLITERATION:
Allah Humma Innaka Afuw Wun Tuhib Bul Afwa Fa Afu Anni
 
TRANSLATION:
O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.
 
(SUNAN IBN MAJAH Vol #5, Hadith #3850)
(SUNAN TIRMIDHI Vol #6, Hadith #3513)
 
Things to do in this night:

  • Make sure your heart is clean from hatred, jealousy, and all negativities 
  • Forgive everyone did wrong to you that you’d be also forgiven 
  • Spend for Almighty each night among last ten, you never know which one it would be, that it will multiply it by the worship/spending of thousands of months time period 
  • Try to connect with Allah as Your Master, Provider, employer...   thus
  • Increase Zikr Allah, specially Reciting Quran
  • Besides praying for your own self and family members, pray for the oppressed ones all around the world 

May Almighty grant you all what you desire 
 
Baraka Allah o feekum 
Imam Bilal 

Ramadan Schedule Time Table & Other Links

RAMADAN Is Here!!!

Print or Download (click here) Ramadan Prayer Schedule/Time Table.

All praise is due to Allah SWT who has granted us the opportunity to enjoy and reap rewards of the blessed month of Ramadan.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

Ramadan Related Links

For any comment or suggestion or to book your day to Sponsor IFTAR , Please email us at ramadancommittee@icnef.org
To Donate for Ramadan Iftar, Please CLICK HERE and select RAMADAN IFTAR
To Donate for Ramadan expenses, CLICK HERE and select RAMADAN EXPENSES
To Donate for the School Building expenses,  CLICK HERE and select SCHOOL BUILDING
To Donate for the operation expenses,  CLICK HERE and select General Fund