Eid Mubarak Greetings to you and your family!

Eid ul-Fitr Salah will be held on Monday or Tuesday

(Based on the sighting of the new crescent moon)

Prayer time will be 9:00am sharp at MJAM

Takbeer begins at 8:45 am

  • Eid Mubarak Greetings, Wishing you a very Happy Eid to you and your family.                                  
  • May this day be full of great blessings and joy for all.
  • A Potluck Brunch will be offered, so help by bringing a dish to share after Salah
  • Eid Gifts will be distributed to the children after Khutbah
  • Like us at www.facebook.com/margatemasjid or visit www.mjam786.com                                    
  • or call 954-575-3872 for confirmation on Eid ul Fitr by Sunday July 27th..
  • Sadakah is $8 per person including children in the home.
  • This must be paid before Eid Prayer.

How to offer Eid prayer:

Eid prayer is wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory). It consists of two Rakaat. The Takbeer is repeated three times in the first rak’ah and before Fatiha is recited and three times in the second rak’ah before ruku.

It must be offered in congregation.  The prayer is followed by the Khutbah.

The Khutbah is part of the worship and listening to it is Sunnah.

There are no naafil prayers to be done either before or after the Eid prayer, except for when you return home.

At the conclusion of the prayer the Muslims should convey greetings to each other give reasonable gifts to the youngsters and visit each other at their homes.

Who should attend & offer Eid Prayer:

Umm Atiyah (ra) reported: "The Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded us to bring out on Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha, young women, hijab-observing adult women and the menstruating women.  The menstruating women stayed out of actual Salaat but participated in good deeds and Duaa (supplication).

On the Eid day, every believing man, woman and child must go to the prayer ground and participate in this joyous occasion.

Sunnah of the Eid day

v  Wake up early

v  Take a Ghusl (bath) after Fajr

v  Dress up, putting on best clothes available, new or cleaned

v  Use perfume

v  Go to prayer ground early

v  Offer Salaat-al-Eid in congregation in an open place except when whether is not permitting like rain, snow, etc.

v  Use two separate routes to and from the prayer ground

v  Recite the Takbir mentioned above on the way to Salaat and until the beginning of Salaat-al-Eid

Zakat Ul-FITR should be paid on behalf of yourself and everyone whom you are responsible for (i.e. wife, children, etc.) 

Before Eid Prayer.  The Sunnah is to give it to the need people as food.  Zakat ul Fitr is due before Eid Salah $8 per person including children. Place your “Sadaqa” in the designated Sadaqa boxes and MJAM will arrange to distribution

Follow Mufti Izhar Khan after each night of recitation:
6/29/14 Surah Al-Baqarah and 20 verses of Surah Al-Imran in Taraweeh Salah
6/30/14 completed Surah Al-Imran in Taraweeh Salah
7/1/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed 147 verses of Surah An-Nisaa
7/2/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah An-Nisaa and 115 verses of Surah Al-Mai-dah
7/3/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah AL-Mai-dah and Surah An-am
7/4/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah AL-A'raf
7/5/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah AL-Anfal and 62 verses of Al-Tauba
 7/6/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah AL-Tauba and 61 verses of Yunus
7/7/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Yunus and Sura Hud
7/8/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Yusuf and Sura Ar-Ra'd
7/9/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surahs Ibrahim, Al-Hijr and 70 verses of Al-Nahl
7/10/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surahs Al-Nahl, Al-Israa and 17 verses of Surah Al-Kahf
7/11/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Al-Kahf and Surah Maryam
7/12/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Ta-Ha and 50 verses of Al-Anbiyaa
7/13/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Al-Anbiyaa,Surah Al-Haj and 50 verses of Surah Al-muminun
7/14/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Al-muminun, An-Nur and 61 verses of Al-Furqan
7/16/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Al-Qasas, Al-Ankabut and 19 verses of Ar-Rum.
7/17/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Ar-Rum, Luqman, As-Sajda and Al-Azhab.
7/18/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Saba, Fatir, Yasin and 50 verses of As-Saffat.
7/19/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah As-Saffat, Sad and Az-Zumar
7/20/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Gafir and Fussilat
7/21/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Ash-Shura, Az-Zukhruf, Ad-Dukhan and Al-Jathiya
7/22/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah Al-Ahqat, Muhammad, Al-Fath, Al-Hujurat, Qaf, Az-Zariyat & At-Tur
7/23/14 in Taraweeh Salah, completed Surah An-Najm, Al-Qamar, Ar-Rahman, Al-Waqia, Al-Hadid, Al-Mujadila, Al-Hashr and 9 verses of Al-Mumtahana

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ZAKAT UL-FITR should be paid on behalf of yourself and everyone whom you are responsible for (i.e. wife, children, etc.) before Eid Prayer.   

The Sunnah is to give it to needy people as food.     
Zakat ul-Fitr is due before Eid Salah $8 per person including children.  
Place your labeled “Sadaqa” envelope in the designated boxes  and MJAM will arrange to distribute.

  •     The first Taraweeh prayer is Saturday, June 28, 2014
  •      Isha Salah is at 9:50pm followed by 20 rakaaats of Taraweeh Salah
  •      Taraweeh prayers will be conducted by Mufti Izhar ul Haq Khan 
  •     Please call 954-575-3872 or follow us at  www.MJAM.org; or FACEBOOKhttp://www.facebook.com/MargateMasjid  for a confirmation
  •      There are a lot of rewards in providing the food for those who fast in the month of Ramadan.  
  •      Insha'Allah we will continue our tradition of providing daily Iftar & Dinner for the community during this holy month. 
  •        If you wish to contribute towards the cost of the daily Iftar, dinner, paper products or would like to sponsor a day, email: margatemasjid@gmail.com or call 954-709-7053 or 954-695-8176
  •      If you are not able to sponsor an Iftar, do not let the blessings pass you.
  •       Volunteer to participate in one of the many Ramadan activities. 
  •      Ramadan prayer calendar is attached or can be picked up from the Masjid.

The Rules of Fasting
The Essential Elements of Fasting

Intention:  The Prophet said, what translated means, “Actions are judged according to the intention behind them, and every person shall earn that which he intended.” [Al- Bukhari & Muslim].  The intention to fast must be made before Fajr and during every night in Ramadan, during any part of the night. 

Abstaining from the acts that break the fast, from dawn until sunset:  Allah said, what translated means [Eat and drink until the white thread becomes distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn. Then strictly observe the fast until nightfall.[2:187].

Manners of Fasting

1. Eating Su’hur (predawn meal), for the Ummah has agreed that it is a Musta’hab (preferred) act, although many people are unaware of its reward.  The Messenger of Allah said, “Eat Su’hur, for Su’hur is Barakah (a blessing).” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim].  The Barakah in the Su’hur originates from it enabling the person to gain strength and in lessening the effects of fasting.  The Sunnah is to delay eating the Su’hur as much as possible.

2. Breaking the fast as early as possible, for the Prophet said, “People will still have some goodness as long as they rush to break the fast.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim].  It is better to break the fast on some dates.  The Messenger of Allah used to break his fast on some Rutab (fresh dates) before he prays.  If Rutab were not available, then some dried dates before he prays.  If there were no dates, then some sips of water. [Ahmad & Abu Dawood]

3. Using Siwak (middle eastern tree branch used to clean the teeth), which is encouraged for those who fast, whether during the day or the night.  The Prophet said, “If it was not for fear that I make it hard for my Ummah, I would order them to use Siwak before every prayer.” [Al- Bukhari & Muslim].

4. Discouraging exaggeration in Istinshaq (inhaling water in the nose and then exhaling it during Wudhu’).  Laqeet ibn Saburah narrated, “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Tell me about Wudhu.’  He said, ‘Perform it perfectly, clean between the fingers, and exaggerate in Istinshaq, except when you are fasting.’” [Ahmad and As-Sunan].  Ibn Qudamah said, “There is no harm if, while gargling or rinsing the nose for the sake of purifying one’s self, water reaches the throat unintentionally and without exaggeration.”

5. Swallowing saliva:  No specific ruling was mentioned with regards to this subject, since no one can avoid doing this.  Similarly, no one can avoid breathing the dust that is in the air.  Therefore, such matters are among the permissible.  Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said, “None of these acts breaks the fast. Fasting is a part of the religion of Islam, and both the ignorant and the learned need to know its rules.  If the preceding actions were forbidden by Allah and His Messenger to the fasting person because they would break his fast, then it would have been obligatory upon the Messenger to inform us of such.”

Permissible Acts

  1. Pouring water over the head or the body:  Several companions reported that they saw the Prophet pour water over his head while he was fasting, due to thirst or extreme heat.
  2. Applying Kohl or eye drops to the eyes:  Anas reported that the Prophet applied Kohl (Middle
  3. Eastern eye liner that has some medicinal benefits) while he was fasting.
  4. 3. Kissing the wife for whoever can control himself:  The Prophet’s wife, ‘Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “The Prophet used to kiss and embrace while he was fasting, for out of all of you, he had the most control over his desires.” Al-Bukhari & Muslim].

Permissible Acts Continue…

The fasting person can eat, drink and perform sexual intercourse from sunset until Fajr (sunrise):  The Prophet said, what translated means, “Bilal makes the(first) call to prayer while it is still dark.  Therefore, eat and drink until he makes the (second) call to the prayer.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]. Eating and drinking while forgetting that you are fasting:  The Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever eats and drinks, forgetting that he is fasting, then he has to complete his fast (it is not broken), for it was Allah who fed him and gave him something to drink.” [At- Tirmithi].

Actions that Void the Fast

Actions that void the fast can be divided into two types:

1. Those which void the fast and require that the day be made up for later:

        a. Intentional vomiting:  The Prophet said, what translated means, “Whoever is overcome and vomits, does not make up the day. Whoever vomits intentionally must make up that day.” [Abu Dawood, At-Tirmithi & An-Nasaii].

        b. Ejaculation of sperm:  This voids the fast if the sperm gushes forth and it also comes out through desire while the person is conscious. So if one masturbates, he will fall into this category. But if it comes out through one having a wet dream or him carrying a heavy load then his fast would be in order. 

2. Those which void the fast and require expiation:  To break the fast by intentionally eating, drinking or having sexual intercourse while being aware that they are fasting. Once, a man came to the Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu Alayhi Wasallam, and said to him, “I am destroyed, O Messenger of Allah!” The Messenger asked, “What has destroyed you?” He said, “I had intercourse with my wife during the day in Ramadan.” The Prophet asked, “Are you able to free a slave?” He said, “No.” The Prophet asked, “Is it possible for you to fast for two consecutive months?” He said, “No.” The Prophet asked, “Is it possible for you to feed sixty poor people?” He said, “No.” The Messenger of Allah said, “Then sit (and do nothing).” [Ahmad, At-Tirmithi & An-Nasaii].


May Allah give us the strength to fast Ramadan days and pray its nights and to worship Him as He pleases. Mufti Izhar ul Haq Khan

Duas for Allah's Mercy
These words are what Muslims are encouraged to begin all good acts with, from eating to ribbon cutting ceremonies for projects. How many times have you said "Bismillah" without fully realizing the beauty of God's Mercy?

Allah, the most Merciful of all who have Mercy, understands and knows what is in our hearts even before we feel. But He has still encouraged us to ask Him for anything and everything through Dua or supplication.

The Prophet Muhammad said that Dua is the essence of worship (Tirmidhi). In the same collection of Hadith, he also said that Allah is angry with those who do not ask Him for anything. Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet.

At this writing, we are in Ramadan's days of mercy. The Prophet explained in one Hadith that Ramadan is a month whose beginning is Mercy, whose middle is Forgiveness and whose end is freedom from the fire. This makes it a great time to ask God for His Mercy.

Oh my Lord, You are the most Merciful of all Who have mercy. Please have mercy on me in all my affairs in this life and the Next.

My Creator, please have mercy on me and my family on the Day of Judgment, when Your Mercy will be most important.

Ya Allah, have mercy on my brothers and sisters in South Asia who are suffering after the earthquake there. Those who have died, have mercy on them and their families. Those who survived, please let them heal from their wounds quickly.

My Merciful Creator, please strengthen the heart of those who have survived the hurricanes in Guatemala. Please have mercy on the children who are now orphans from this tragedy. 

My God, have mercy on all who continue to suffer due to Hurricane Katrina & Rita. Have mercy on those who are in physical pain. Please have mercy on those who have still not found family members.

Oh Merciful One, please have mercy on those who are still struggling to rebuild their lives after last year's Asian Tsunami disaster. Give them strength and resilience.

My Creator, increase us in love for the poor and the oppressed wherever they are.

My Sustainer, please have mercy on me and my family as we struggle to deal with our family problems. Please strengthen us and put love and mercy in our hearts for each other.

A Bedouin came to the Prophet and said, "Tell me of such a deed as will make me enter Paradise, if I do it." The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Worship Allah, and worship none along with Him, offer the (five) prescribed compulsory prayers perfectly, pay the compulsory Zakat, and fast the month of Ramadan." The Bedouin said, "By Him, in Whose Hands my life is, I will not do more than this." When he (the Bedouin) left,the Prophet said,
"Whoever likes to see a man of Paradise, then he may look at this man." 
-Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira


Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful. -Qur'an, Al-Baqara, 2:185

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint. 
-Qur'an, Al-Baqara, Surah 2:183

Believers, fasting is decreed for you, in the same way that it was decreed for those before you, as a means of guarding yourselves against evil.
-Qur'an, Al-Baqara, Surah 2:183

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