Eastern Illinois Islamic Center

Eastern Illinois Islamic Center is non-for-profit organization that aims to establish an Islamic Center in Charleston, IL 61920.

Operating as usual

10/11/2021

Dear all, Eastern Illinois Islamic Center was looking for a variety of options to have a property to establish a Campus House for students at EIU. Good news! Alhamdulillah. With the grace of Allah (swt) and duas and contributions of your family and friends, our offer for the property seen in the fundraiser links is accepted. We will close the deal soon and start renovating the building and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.
Please SHARE with your family and friends. JazakaAllah.

Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/229733315853363/
GoFundMe:
https://gofund.me/b0500c27

Dear all, Eastern Illinois Islamic Center was looking for a variety of options to have a property to establish a Campus House for students at EIU. Good news! Alhamdulillah. With the grace of Allah (swt) and duas and contributions of your family and friends, our offer for the property seen in the fundraiser links is accepted. We will close the deal soon and start renovating the building and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.
Please SHARE with your family and friends. JazakaAllah.

Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/229733315853363/
GoFundMe:
https://gofund.me/b0500c27

[09/11/21]   Assalamualaikum FYI: Isha is at 8:30pm and Fajr is at 6am everyday InshaAllah. You are welcome to join.

[09/06/21]   Labor Day picnic is at 4pm at Sister City park today . If you need a ride, I will be at EIU visitors parking lot at 3:50pm. InshaAllah see you all at the picnic.

09/02/2021

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Assalamualaikum,
You are invited to following event. Love to see you there. https://facebook.com/events/s/welcome-back-picnic/1013679126054241/

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[05/09/21]   Assalamualaykum,
Iftar is at Pemberton hall tonight in 1 hour. InshaAllah.

[05/09/21]   What a beautiful 27th night of Ramadan. Possibly it was Laylatul Kadr. Prayed Isha/Taraweeh between 9:30-10:30 pm at the Cultural Center and Tahajjud and Itikaf between 1:30-4:30 am followed by Fajr and came home at 5 am. May Allah (swt) accept all our dua and ibadah in these blessed last days of Ramadan. May Allah (swt) give us strength and motivation to finish Ramadan as strong as the beginning. If you are in Charleston, join us today for Iftar as well as Isha/Taraweek and Tahajjud InshaAllah.

[05/07/21]   Assalamualaykum,
Iftar is at Pemberton hall tonight in 5 hours.

[05/02/21]   Assalamualaykum,
Iftar is at Pemberton hall tonight in 5 hours.

[04/28/21]   Iftar is today at 7:30ish at Pemberton. See you all there InshaAllah.

[04/25/21]   Assalamualaykum,
Today potluck community Iftar is at Pemberton hall 1160/1190 in 4 hours, 7:30pm InshaAllah. Please join us for.
FYI: Iftar is every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until further notice.

[04/23/21]   Alhamdulillah last night we prayed our 11th Isha/Taraweeh at Cultural Center starting at 9:10pm.
Today potluck community Iftar is at Pemberton hall 1160/1190 in 8 hours, 7:30pm InshaAllah.

[04/21/21]   Assalamualaykum, Iftar is at Pemberton hall 1160/1190 in 5 hours, 7:30pm today InshaAllah.

[04/18/21]   Assalamualykum, Iftar is at Pemberton hall 1160/1190 in 3 hours, 7:30pm today InshaAllah.

[04/16/21]   Assalamualaykum, Third Iftar is today at 7:30pm at the Pemberton hall room 1160/1190. InshaAllah.

04/13/2021

AssalamuAlaykum, Ramadan Mubarak everyone.
Just a reminder. Iftar will be at Pemberton hall 1160/1190 (see the map) at 7:30pm. Just come to the place 10-15 min early for set up. The room is located on the South West side of the building (enter the doors closer to the physical science building and old main). Please bring a dish to share (we will have drinks, dining utensils, cups, and plates). Bring your own prayer rug in case. Since this room is converted to a classroom, please make sure you do not spill food and leave the chairs in their original location as you leave the place. JazakaAllah.

AssalamuAlaykum, Ramadan Mubarak everyone.
Just a reminder. Iftar will be at Pemberton hall 1160/1190 (see the map) at 7:30pm. Just come to the place 10-15 min early for set up. The room is located on the South West side of the building (enter the doors closer to the physical science building and old main). Please bring a dish to share (we will have drinks, dining utensils, cups, and plates). Bring your own prayer rug in case. Since this room is converted to a classroom, please make sure you do not spill food and leave the chairs in their original location as you leave the place. JazakaAllah.

[04/12/21]   AssalamuAlaykum,
RAMADAN MUBARAK.
Since the moon has not been sighted anywhere in the world and sighting tonight is not possible according to scientific facts. Today, Monday, April 12th, is the completion of the month of Shabaan. The first day of the blessed month of Ramadan 1442 is on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021.
The first Taraweeh will be Monday, April 12th night at 9:10 pm at Cultural Center.
The first Iftar will be Tuesday, April 13th, at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center (If it is possible, bring a dish to share. MSA will provide plates, eating utensils, napkins, cups, and drinks).
I know that COVID-19 is still around, please let's obey the social distancing and face-covering requirements.
I ask Allah (swt) to grant us Tawfeeq (success, prosperity), during this blessed month and enable us to fast its days and revive its nights in remembrance and supplications, Ameen.

[02/11/21]   AssalamuAleykum,

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[02/05/21]   AssalamuAleykum everyone,

What is in my mind Facebook asks?
Thinking about all my brothers and sisters in Charleston and globally as well. I pray that everyone and their loved ones are safe and sound.
I know the COVID-19 situation is making things harder to meet and greet each other. Know that a couple of opportunities still exist:
Alhamdulillah, we meet for Fajr at 6:00am and Isha at 7:00pm daily at Cultural Center. You are welcome to join.
We also pray Jumah at 1:00-1:45pm every Friday.
Just stop by for a meet and greet. InshaAllah, good days are ahead, we can start doing social gathering soon InshaAllah.

[09/09/20]   Assalamualaikum,
Effective immediately, Fajr, 5:15am
Asr, 4:30pm and
Isha, 8:30pm. InshaAllah.

[06/26/20]   Assalamualaikum FYI Jumah is at Cultural Center at 1:15pm today InshaAllah. We will be there during rest of the summer and fall. InshaAllah.

06/22/2020

Assalamualaikum,
The city of Charleston does not have many options to use as an Islamic Center. The following property is a corner commercial building that can be easily used as an Islamic Center. https://www.viewegrealestate.com/real-estate/2111-18th-street-charleston-il-61920/6193130/72520010
Please use the following platforms to help us raise the funds. Just reach out to your friends and family. SHARE our intention to build an Islamic Center in Charleston, IL. JazakaAllah.
Eastern Illinois Islamic Center is a charitable organization that all your donations are tax-deductible ( US Federal ID number is 47-3235177).
Consider donating via Paypal, direct deposit, GoFundMe, or Facebook fundraiser.
PayPal: https://paypal.me/eiuislamiccenter

Direct Deposit: PM for the bank information.

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/eiuislamiccenter

Facebook Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1540373919475109/?fundraiser_source=external_url

[06/20/20]   Assalamualaikum, Isha is at 10pm and Fajr is at 4:15am starting today.

[06/19/20]   Assalamualaikum. Jumah is at the Cultural Center now.

05/25/2020

Assalamualaikum,
We did a quick Eid prayer and Khubah yesterday morning outside. Thanks to Dr. Ahmed Abou-Zaid and Reham M. Hamdy opening their backyard for us. Thanks to everyone being part of the Eid. Here are some pictures (if you have pictures, please share)

[05/23/20]   Assalamualaykum brothers and sisters. May Allah (swt) accept your fasting and all your good deeds in this month of mercy. Eid Mubarak to you all and your loved ones!
Thanks to Dr. AbouZaid opening his backyard for us to do Eid prayer tomorrow. 1407 New England Dr. Not sure who is here in Charleston or around Charleton. Not many ladies are here as well. We are not thinking about a big gathering...10people or so, no breakfast, no intense interactions...we will pray and leave...9:30am (sharp) we will start Takbeer (10 min), Eid Prayer (5min), and 5-10min Khutbah and we will congratulate each other and leave to our houses to do breakfast....insha'Allah.

04/23/2020

Is coronavirus a punishment from Allah M***i Menk

AssalamuAleykum, here are some of my personal reflections before we start Ramadan tomorrow.
The situation that we are in should be seen as a blessing from Allah (swt). This virus brings a lot of people close to Allah (swt). Listen following M***i Menk videos to understand the concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SO0qPNL_RA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzo6yjOTq6s
With the legitimate reason ( health concern, in this case, a virus), praying at home and engaging the act of worship at home is recommended and you will get the same reward. InshAllah. Here is a very good reflection by Omar Suleiman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-4JNqnaLW8 and praying Tarawih at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ4c2CLbBH4
Islam teaches us we need to take all the precautions before trust in Allah. InshaAllah staying home during these days, and using recommended health guidelines are the precautions that we need to do and then Trust Allah (swt).
Again, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and productive Ramadan.

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[04/23/20]   Alhamdulillah. Ramadan is here. We follow the closest mosque and the biggest official organization of North America (no need to be divided). InshaAllah, the first day of Ramadan 1441 is on Friday, April 24, 2020, insha’Allah. Tarawih prayer will start tonight. I wish you and all loved ones and Muslims of this Ummah a blessed safe and healthy Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem.

[03/21/20]   Assalamualaikum,
Just prayed the last Fajr at the Masjid until we start praying again in 14 days InshaAllah. My heart is aching since I missed Isha and Fajr rarely at the Masjid. Obeying the rules of the land and health concerns lead us to pray home next 2 weeks. InshaAllah. I will let you know when we will start praying again. Stay safe and get closer tho Allah (swt) by increasing your rememberable/dua and prayer. InshaAllah.

[03/19/20]   Assalamualaykum,
With only good intention and the public health concerns, gatherings 10+ should be postponed including Jumah and Salat al-jama'ah (with CDC and US government recommendations as well as Muslim scholars and Al Ahzar fatwa). InshaAllah, when you pray your Dhuhr instead of Jumah, you will get the same reward. No Jumah next two weeks. Let everybody know it.
We still pray Isha (8:30pm) and Fajr (6:00am) since it is a small group. I request you to exercise social distancing if you traveled to other states. JazakaAllah.

[03/08/20]   Yes. We do pray Fajr every morning at 6:00am; Isha at 8:30pm. Alhamdullillah. Share it. JazakaAllah.

[11/03/19]   Assalamualaikum. FYI. Fajr is at 5:45am sharp and Isha is at 8pm everyday since daylight saving time is just started. Please be on time. JazakaAllah.

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