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ICNEF Wishes you and your family very blessed and happy EID, the EID Prayer will be in ICENF on Friday, July 31st, there will be four players, the times are below:

TAKERAT                  Start at 7:00 AM

1ST EID prayer       Start at 7:30 AM

2ND EID prayer      Start at 8:15 AM

3RD EID Prayer      Start at 9:00 AM 

4TH EID Prayer      Start at 9:30 AM 


We will be observing the fasting of the day of Arafah, Thursday, July 30, 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 wash out sins of (two years), previous and coming ones).



We follow the Sunnah/footsteps of our grandfather, Prophet Ibrahim (Khalil ul Allah) PBUH
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, the head of the household would do the sacrifice/Qurbani for himself or herself and on behalf of the whole family members 

Please call the Masjid at (904) 646-3462 or Br.Ayub at (904) 874-5866 or pay online to pay for a cow, sheep, or goat share, it will be distributed locally to the needy Muslim community. Those who will sacrifice, should not cut their nails or hair until they sacrifice starting TODAY after Maghrib prayer. This is a SUNNAH of Prophet peace be upon him.

$250 for Cow share

$300 for lamb or goat share


اللهُ أكبر، اللهُ أكبر، لا إلٰه إلا الله، والله أكبر، الله أكبر وللهِ الحمد
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.


As-Salaamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters:
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

We hope and pray that you & your family are, and remain healthy. May Allah ease our affairs and strengthen us spiritually. As you are awarewe are living and witnessing the effects the coronavirus is having on our vulnerable community members, those who are elderly and shut in; and those who have lost their livelihood and have no safety net.  As we see Americans in general and specifically people in our community rushing to stock up on toilet paper, diapers, and other goods, we need to stand together and look out for our brothers and sisters who are in need. While our resources are limited, we will do what we can to assist our community members. The attached Request For Assistance Form can be used to identify families and their specific needs. Our Needy Family Committee will schedule times to meet with individuals, keeping in mind the need for social distancing and other restrictions. We are also setting up a “CV Needy Family Fund” for those who would like to provide financial assistance to those being impacted. Whether you donate $1 or $1,000, every little bit helps and we are very appreciative. May Allah give us the strength, patience and fortitude to face this trial and overcome it.

You can request assistance by the following:
  • CLICK HERE to fill a request form online, we will call you back within 24 hours after getting your form.
  • DOWNLOAD this form, fill it, DROP it to the box at the Masjid front gate (the Box will be available on Friday 3/27)
  • CALL the Masjid 904 646-3462 and leave message, we will call you back
You Can Donate to Affected Families by the Following:
  • CLICK HERE to Donate online
  • CALL the Masjid 904-646-3462 and leave message, we will call you back
  • DROP your check to a box on the Masjid front Gate.
Jazakum Allah Khairun


Asalamu Alykum Sisters and Brothers,

In the best interest of the community and to protect against Coronavirus the board of Islamic Center if Northeast Florida (ICNEF) has decided to suspended all activities at the ICNEF.  Therefore after Fajr prayers on Thursday March 19, 2020 ICNEF will be locked and no one will be allowed on the premises.

For any Emergency, You can reach out to ICNEF’s Imam by calling him at (407) 430-3960 or email him

May Allah Subhanah wa ta’ala protect us all 

ICNEF board 


2020 ICNEF Election



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.


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

Election updates will be made available via ICNEF website also: 


Shah Faisal Sayed
Chair, Election Committee