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Islamic Centres Ramadan Programme: Ready for the Productive Fasting!

15.05.2018 / 332

Ramadan is a very special time when the believers thrive to make the most for their soul. Islamic Centres “Alraid” traditionally welcome Muslims, as well as non-Muslims curious what the Muslims do on Ramadan, for a special programme.

Kyiv

Lectures and Taraweeh prayers at Kyiv ICC Mosque are held daily, and public iftars are held six times a week (Thursday is the Cleaning Day).

The programme also includes:

- daily adhkar after Fajr;

- Qur’an classes for kids and teenagers — 19:30‒20:30 (Thursday is a day off);

- Daily Qur’an reading after Asr;

- Adhkar for women — 15 minutes prior to iftar;

- lessons of Ramadan — 1 hour prior to iftar;

- Tajweed classes for women — 19:00  (Thursday is a day off);

- Tea party after iftar  (Thursday is a day off);

- Tea Party and spiritual reminders — between iftar and Isha.

This year, the women dine at the second floor of the mosque, while the men will be breaking their fast in a special tent in the ICC yard. OOn the days when iftar is served, parents can leave their children after iftar and until the end of taraweeh with a babysitter.

On 25 of Ramadan, a Qur’an recitation contest is to be held.

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf.

Lviv

The Local Muhammad Asad Islamic Cultural Centre offers daily:

- Qur’an Classes (separate classes for men, women and children);

- Spiritual discussions  — every day befor iftar;

- taraweeh prayers and reminders in the pauses of taraweeh.

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf. Children’s Ramadan camp is also in the plans.

Kharkiv

The local ICC offers:

- daily 20 minutes lectures after Asr;

- Qur’an readings — after Asr and the lecture;

- Preachings and lessons before Isha.

Public iftars are to be held on every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, with contests on religious knowledge right after them.

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf, listen to spiritual lectures in English, and participate in Qur’an recitation contest and Contest on Fiqh.

The participants of the Qur’an recitation contest are to be divided in several groups; Arabic speakers are expected to recite any three successive juzz, while non-Arabic speakers need to recite “al-Mulk”. There will be a written contest on Fiqh.

Zaporizhzhia

Iftars at Zaporizhzhia Islamic Cultural Centre are to be held every Monday and Thursday, except for the first 3 days and last 10 days of Ramadan when Iftars are to be held daily.

Daily offer:

- lectures before Iftar

- Qur’anic readings and adhkar between Maghreb and Isha;

- taraweeh prayer and spiritual reminders.

Lectures on Qur’an will be held twice a week, and during the last decade of the month each and every willing person can test their knowledge of the Holy Book in a Qur’an Recitation contest. The adults are expected to know the surahs “al-Kahf”, “Ya Sin” and “Ar-Rahman” (not only to know the test, but to understand the meening of each of the surahs and their main lessons); the kids younger than ten are expecter to perform a simpler task (three levels: 5 short surahs, or surahs 101-114, or all the short surahs). THe kids are also encouraged to participate in creative contests.

The women’s department is planning to hold additional lessons, Qur’anic readings twice a week, and charity benefits.

Zaporizhzhia Muslims hope to collect financial aid their adherents from the occupied territories can spend on iftars, and also visit communities in Melitopol and Mariupol to hold joint Friday preachings, iftars and lectures. A citywide iftar is on the roadmap as well.

Vinnytsia

The local Islamic Cultural Centre will host public iftars six days a week  (Sunday is the Cleaning Day).

The programme also includes:

- Qur’anic reading (for men) every day after Asr;

- Qur’anic reading (women) before Maghreb on each Monday, Wednesday and Friday;

- Lectures on Islam  (women) — before Maghreb on each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday;

- Tea party after Maghreb;

- Daily taraweeh and reminders.

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf. On 25 Ramadan, a Qur’an recitation contest is to be held after Asr.

Odesa

They are planning to read each juz per day after Fajr at Odesa Islamic Cultural Centre. BEsides, there will be lectures after Asr and 20 minutes prior the iftar, and, of course, public iftars.

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf.

During Ramadan, there will be contests on Qur’an recitation and Fiqh for men, women and children separately, Arabic speakers and non-Arabic speakers apart. Please request the detailed information on participating at Odesa ICC.

Dnipro

Dnipro Islamic Cultural Centre is to host 5 public iftars in a row in the beginning of Ramadan, and later there will be 4 iftars per week, Thursday to Sunday.

The Centre offers educational programme: daily hadith classes (before Dhuhr), Qur’an Classes (at 17:00), and reminders (30 minutes before Maghreb).

They are also plannig a Qur’an recitation contest on 25 Ramadan and a special programme on Laylat al-Qadr (27 Ramadan).

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf. As for the Eid, the Dnipro Muslims are planning the two-stage project: the first stage is to begin at 8:00 at the ICC Mosque, and the second one — at 16:00 at the city park.

Sumy

At Symy Islamic Cultural Centre the following Programme will be available on iftar days (please refer to the administration, as some amendments to the agenda are possible):

- daily sukhoors, and then morning adhkar after Fajr;

- public iftars every weekend, and joint adhkars before the iftars;

- daily reminders 20 minutes before Isha (fatwas on fasting, Qur’anic stories);

- lectures on Islam before iftar;

- Quranic readings between  Maghreb and Isha;

- taraweeh and reminders.

During the last ten days, everyone willing can stay at the mosque 24/7 for itikaf, and they will be provided with iftar and sukhoor. On the threshold of Laylat al-Qadr, a Qur’an recitation contest for men, women and children is to be held.

    

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