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Ramadan Kareem from SRVIC

Assalamu Alaikum,
As SRVIC follows guidance from the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) to calculate the start of Ramadan, the dates for the start of Ramadan and Eid have already been announced. 

Ramadan Calendar

  • First Taraweeh – Sunday,  March 10th  (Isha prayer at 9:00pm)
  • First day of fasting – Monday, March 11th
  • Community Iftar – Saturday, March 30th
  • 10th Annual Toy Drive – Saturday, March 23rd
  • Qiyam ul-Layl and Suhoor – Friday, April 5th (27th Taraweeh)
  • Quran Khatm – Sunday, April 7th
  • Eid ul Fitr – Wednesday, April 10th 

Taraweeh
Qari Fardin Osmani will lead Taraweeh along with our SRVIC youth huffadh. 
The Ramadan time table is available here.
Please be extra courteous and adhere to the following etiquettes:

  1. All children under the age of 12 must stay with their parents for the entirety of the prayer. Please keep them by your side at all times. We want to ensure that all Taraweeh attendees enjoy their prayers without any disturbance or noise. Parents with young children should utilize the family room. 
  2. Do not bring any food to the center or disposable water bottles but rather bring your own refillable water bottle, refill stations are available in the kitchen (for women) and the hallway (for men).
  3. Be sure to clean up after yourself.
  4. Ensure that you park correctly and use only one parking spot.
  5. Do not leave valuables in your car or in your trunk. Laptops, purses and other items have been stolen in the past. 

Community Iftar
San Ramon Community Center in San Ramon on March 30th, 2024 at 7:15pm.
Ticket purchase is available on our website here. The cost of tickets does not cover the full expense of the event so families interested in gaining the blessings of feeding the community during Ramadan are encouraged to donate towards the event. 

Ramadan Fundraising
This Ramadan, our goal is to raise $150,000 to cover increased operational costs, planned capital improvements and facility renovations including remodeling the rear courtyard. Insha’Allah we plan to use the extra space for prayers and gatherings. Donate here.
Whoever builds a Masjid in which the Name of Allah is remembered, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (An-Nasa’i)

Membership
Membership dues contribute towards operational expenses to keep our center running for your spiritual benefit. Our goal this Ramadan is to increase our member base by 50% from 250 to 400 members inshAllah. Please login to review your existing membership and if there is no active membership subscription please enroll here. Minimum membership dues are $50 per month or we encourage you to pay $600 annually for a family membership.

Qiyam ul-Layl

  • Friday, April 5th at SRVIC, 11:45pm
  • This is a free event. RSVP is required for Suhoor.

Eid ul-Fitr

  • Wednesday, April 10th at Rancho San Ramon Community Park
  • Information for Eid prayers will be shared at a further date.

10th Annual Toy Drive: Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00am -1:00pm 
Please bring brand new, unwrapped toys for children between the ages of 2-12. Join us in wrapping the gifts on site. Please bring your own wrapping paper and tape. There is no limit as to how many toys can be donated. We will also be collecting $25 Amazon or Target gift cards for children 13-18. Gifts will be given to lower income Muslim families in the Bay Area. 

21st Annual Ramadan Food Drive:
This year we are asking community members to take the 30-day pledge for the “Ramadan Food Drive” by feeding a family a day for $5 a day for each of the blessed days of Ramadan (or $150 for the month.)

Ramadan Expenses:
We are requesting each family to donate $100 to help cover Ramadan and Eid expenses.
Iftar sponsorships are welcome, donate under ‘Suhoor & Iftaar Sponsorship’

Ramadan Youth Camp:
1. Women in Islam Girls Camp with Sr Eesha Ali. A class for teen girls that teaches them about important women in Islam along with doing creative and fun art projects.

  • Ages 10+ yrs. Dates: Every Saturday during Ramadan (3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6) Time: 2 – 3:30 pm 
  • Price: $130 per student. Location: SRVIC. Registration is closed.

2. Salam camp with Sr Shahla Khan

  • Ages 4-6 yrs. Dates: Spring Break (4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4). Time: 10 – 11:30 am
  • Price: $15 per student for supplies. – no tuition costs. Location: SRVIC. Register at srvic.org – limit of 8 students.

Ramadan Youth Halaqa & Iftars:
Youth iftars will be held every Friday from 6:30pm at SRVIC. Weekly registration with a $5 confirmation fee is required to avoid any wastage of food.
Halaqa Speakers are as follows:

  • March 15th: Hafidh Afraz Khan – register here
  • March 22nd: Sarim Mundres – register here
  • March 29th: Sr. Hosai Mojadidi – register here
  • April 3rd: Youth Qiyam with local Huffadh
  • April 5th: Hafidh Yusuf Bello – register here

“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)

JazakAllahu Khair, 
SRVIC Board of Directors

As a non-profit community organization, we are always deeply appreciative of your support; all donations are tax deductible.