ICB Wayland

RAMADAN 1440 HIJRAH (2019 C.E.): Schedule and Events

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

Greetings to all for the blessed month of Ramadan. We have planned a number of special events during this month. We have arranged for Huffaz-e-Qur'an who will lead the Isha and Tarawih prayers. Iftaar/Dinner will be served on Saturdays. See the details below.

In this special Ramadan page we have included a schedule for Suhoor and Iftaar, information about the ongoing activities, information about the Tarawih prayers, and a brief summary of rules about fasting and Zakat al-Fitr. We will be updating this page whenever new information is available. Thanks for visiting the ICB web pages.

1. Suhoor and Iftar Schedule
2. Tarawih prayers
3. Community Iftars
4. Fundraising Iftars
5. Lailatul Qadr Qiyam al-Layl Programs
6. Khatam al-Quran
7. Some rules and regulations about fasting
8. Sadaqat al-Fitr and Zakat al-Maal


DayRamadan May/JuneFajr (Suhoor)DhuhrAsrMaghrib (Iftar)Isha
  Mon164:0512:43  4:387:509:20
  Tue274:0412:43  4:387:519:22
  Wed384:0212:43  4:387:529:23
  Thu494:0012:42  4:397:539:25
  Fri5103:5912:42  4:397:549:26
  Sat6113:5712:42  4:397:559:28
  Sun7123:5512:42  4:407:569:29
  Mon8133:5412:42  4:407:579:31
  Tue9143:5212:42  4:407:589:32
  Wed10153:5112:42  4:417:599:34
  Thu11163:4912:42  4:418:019:35
  Fri12173:4812:42  4:418:029:37
  Sat13183:4712:42  4:428:039:38
  Sun14193:4512:42  4:428:049:40
  Mon15203:4412:42  4:428:059:41
  Tue16213:4312:43  4:428:069:42
  Wed17223:4112:43  4:438:079:44
  Thu18233:4012:43  4:438:079:45
  Fri19243:3912:43  4:438:089:47
  Sat20253:3812:43  4:448:099:48
  Sun21263:3612:43  4:448:109:49
  Mon22273:3512:43  4:448:119:51
  Tue23283:3412:43  4:458:129:52
  Wed24293:3312:43  4:458:139:53
  Thu25303:3212:43  4:458:149:54
  Fri26313:3112:44  4:468:159:56
  Sat2713:3112:44  4:468:159:57
  Sun2823:3012:44  4:468:169:58
  Mon2933:2912:44  4:468:179:59

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  1. Fajr means both Fajr Athan (Azan) and Imsak (starting fast) and Maghrib means both Maghrib Athan (Azan) and Iftar (breaking fast).
  2. The schedule was created via the IslamicFinder.com website for Wayland, MA area (Calculation Method = North America; Juristic Method Standard).
  3. Visit IslamicFinder.com website to get calendar for your city/town.



First night of the Tarawih prayers will be on Sunday, May 5. The center has invited sheikh Omar Alaboud to lead Tarawih prayers. Sheikh Omar grew up in the city of Makkah al mokaramah where he finished memorizing the Quran in Masjid Ul Haram at the age of 9 years. He graduated from Dar al-Arqam Institute in masjid Ul haram and received a certificate in Tajweed and interpretation of the Quran. He graduated from Abizaid Al-Ansari School in Makkah al mokaramah and received a certificate in the Ten Readings through Al-Shatibeyah. He has obtained sevetal certificates in reading of the Quran from Saudi Arabia and Alazhar, Egypt. He the taught Quran in Masjid Ul Haram for many years. He has been leading Taraweh and Tahajjod (Qiyam prayers) in the mosques of Makkah al mokaramah, Austria and America since he was 14 years old. He has been teaching online Quran Tajweed classes for many years and currently teaching Quran in the Irving lslamic center. He did my PhD in Islamic Economics from Cairo University, Egypt, Faculty of Commerce and taught in Saudi Arabia for 18 years, most recently as an Assistant Professor at the King Khalid University.

He will be joined by two local youth huffaz, insha Allah. A short Tafsir about the portion of the Qur'an read during the Tarawih prayers will be presented every evening.

TIME: Isha' prayers at the time in the above schedule followed by Tarawih.



Iftaar/Dinner is served on the following Saturdays:

  • May 11, 2019
  • May 18, 2019
  • May 25, 2019
  • June 1, 2019

The food for Saturday Iftaar is catered and the cost is sponsored by the members of the community and the Center. You may sign up using the sheets posted at the Center or by sending an email to iftar@icbwayland.org

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED In order for us to make appropriate arrangements for Iftar/Dinner and to prevent overcrowding, you are expected to register to attend the Saturday Iftars. We will accept registration on a first come/first serve basis, and close it when we reach our capacity.
Register Online at: ICB-Iftar-Registration

The program for the evening is as follows:
  1. Halaqa (45 minutes prior to Iftar)
  2. Iftar (breaking of the fast)
  3. Maghrib Prayers
  4. Dinner
  5. Isha
  6. Tarawih



Various local social action and outreach organizations book ICB for their fundraising dinners. These are open to all and we highly encourage ICB community to attend and support these organizations. Currently scheduled Iftars are:

  1. Muslim Community Support Services (MCSS) Iftar / Dinner - Friday, May 10
  2. The Council on American-Islamic Relations - MA (CAIR-MA) Iftar / Dinner - Friday, May 17
    (organized by ICB Wayland Youth Group)
  3. ICNA Relief-MA Iftar / Dinner - Friday, May 24
Please click on their names to learn more about these wonderful organizations.


Lailatul Qadr Qiyam al-Layl Program:

  • Ramadan 27 Night (May 31/June 01, Fri/Sat)

    The program will begin around midnight. Volunteer members from our center will lead us in nafal prayers and tafsir sessions. Please contact Dr. Faisal Khan or Farah Abbas at lailatulqadr@icbwayland.org if you have questions, suggestions or if you like to participate in this program.

    Suhoor will be provided. Registration link will be available soon.


    Khatam al-Quran:
    We will complete reading of Qur'an, Insha Allah, during Ramadan 29 (Sunday, June 2) tarawih prayers.



    Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory on every sane adult Muslim male/female. It was first required of Muslims to fast during the second year of Hijrah. The way to fast is to abstain from eating, drinking, and intimate marital relations from dawn to sunset. Children over eight years are to be encouraged to fast gradually so that they get used to fasting. One must have the intention (niyah) during the night to fast the following day of Ramadan. It is however sufficient to have the intention to fast during Ramadan at the beginning of the month.

    Ramadan has a greater meaning than fasting alone. It involves a moral and social code, and a commitment to charitable deeds. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said that whoever fasts but indulges in falsehood, let him/her know that his/her giving up of food and drink shall not benefit him/her in front of Allah. Ramadan is therefore a period of meditation and prayer during which Muslims tend to withdraw a little from their usual daily affairs and spend long periods in the mosque. These devotions are in addition to the five daily prayers which Muslims observe throughout the year.

    Although, the fasting during the month of Ramadan is obligatory, however under certain circumstances a fast may be postponed. For example;

    • During sickness
    • If traveling for more than 60 miles
    • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding children
    • During their monthly period, women are not only exempted, but also forbidden to fast. The same applies to women during their period of post-natal discharge.
    All days missed due to any of the above reasons are to be made up when the cause of exemption is over. One can complete those number of fasts on any days except the days of Eid (the fasting on Eid days is forbidden).

    Full exemption from Fasting is granted by Allah to those who are permanently incapacitated by reason of old age or an incurable disease or uninterrupted hard labor. They are required to feed a poor person for one day for each day they cannot fast, if they can afford. They can also pay the cost of the food (fidyah) in charity instead.

    Fasting is invalidated if a person while fasting, deliberately eats, drinks, vomits, or lets an object pass through the throat. Fasting so invalidated should be made up after Ramadan. However, the Kaffarah (atonement) for breaking the fast by intimate marital relations is serious. The Kaffarah in that case is to fast for 60 consecutive days or if unable to do so than to feed sixty poor people for each day. Fasting remains valid if the act of breaking the fast occurs through compulsion or forgetting completely about the fast.

    While fasting, it is permissible to use eye drops, wear contact lenses, receive injections, have a blood test, take a shower, swim (though it is better to avoid diving as that may cause water to go in the throat), use miswak or brush with toothpaste, rinse the mouth or nostrils with water (taking care not to swallow it), and apply perfume or cosmetics.



    Muslims are urged to be always charitable, but in Ramadan they are urged to be more so. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) used to give away much during the month of Ramadan. Muslims may also pay Zakat al-Maal (2.5%) of their savings for a period of one full year during Ramadan.

    However, a special mandatory charity, Sadaqat al-Fitr, must be paid by the head of the family on behalf of every dependent member during the month of Ramadan or before the Eid al-Fitr prayers. Dependents include all children even the one born during the month of Ramadan before the Eid prayers. It is also to be paid on behalf of helpers and/or parents who are financially supported by the head of the family. A companion of prophet Muhammed (PBUH), Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree said, "In the Prophet's time, we used to give it (Sadaqat al-Fitr) as a Sa'a of food, dried dates, barley, raisins or dried cheese". [Bukhari - Arabic/English vol. 2, p. 340, no. 582]. According to the majority of scholars One Sa'a is approximately between 2.6 Kg to 3 Kg. The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once said that the reward for ones fast remains suspended between heavens until Sadaqat al-Fitr is paid. Sadaqat al-Fitr is estimated to be $10 per person but one may give more.