Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid Mubarak!

May Allah accept all our efforts this Ramadan. 
Have a blessed and joyous Eid!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fundraiser for the Noorani school

We hope you and your families are safe and with firm iman after Tuesday's earthquake. Let us use this reminder in the last 10 nights of Ramadan to thank Allah Almighty, seek His forgiveness, give sadaqah, and be good to our families, Muslims and all humanity.

There will be a fundraiser for the Noorani school tomorrow, Thursday, after 'Isha prayer (9:30pm) at the Shirley Gate road masjid, inshaAllah. 

We hope you and your families will come to show support for Sheikh ar Raee's school. One of Sheikh's young students will recite, and after the fundraiser sheikh will lead the taraweh prayers.

Please contact us if you would like to make a pledge, or if you would like to offer matching donations or auction items.

Let us join our hands and hearts together in this effort to spread the beauty and light of the Arabic Quran to this generation and future generations.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Noorani Center at Zoyasani!

Check out our booth at the Zoyasani Eid Shopping / Iftar Event this Sunday, August 21st from 11am to 9:30pm

Get info about our programs, buy Noorani books & CDs, and register for classes

The event will be held at:

Ernst Community Cultural Center
NOVA Community College (Annandale Campus)
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

For more info about the Zoyasani event click here

Monday, August 15, 2011

Iftar & Registration Night

  • Please join us

    Friday, August 19 
    from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Shirley Gate Rd Masjid
    Come early to register for fall classes, then stay for iftar!
    RSVP to 703-598-3236 or

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fall Kids Classes Schedule - Choose Your Child's Session!

Classes for Ages 5 - 12

For 10 weeks:
Saturdays only 3pm - 6pm ($150)
Sundays only 3pm - 6pm ($150)
Saturdays and Sundays 3pm - 6pm ($299)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($199)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($199)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm ($375 – best deal)

There is a 10% discount off total for 2 siblings.
20% discount off total for 3 + siblings

3 & 4 Year Olds Class

For 10 weeks:
Saturdays only 3pm - 6pm ($210)
Sundays only 3pm - 6pm ($210)
Saturdays and Sundays 3pm - 6pm ($420)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($280)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm ($280)

There is a 10% discount off total for 2 siblings.
20% discount off total for 3 + siblings

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Taraweh Prayer Saturday August 13

Sheikh Ar Raee to start the taraweh tonight from 
verse 35 of Surat al Nahl 

Tajweed Level 1 Schedule Update

Please note the new Tajweed Level 1 schedule:

-- Saturday, August 13, 11am - 3pm
-- Saturday, August 20, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
-- Saturday, August 27, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
-- 1 extra session (optional) day/time to be decided between sheikh and the class

The added/changed hours have 2 purposes inshaAllah:

1) Giving more time for students to cover the material, and also to recite to the sheikh and receive correction
2) On Aug. 20 and 27, sheikh will be doing qiyam al layl as well as taraweh, so we are changing class time for him so he can get some rest.

Thank you!

Natural Healing (Ruqiya) Session in Ramadan

A natural healing (ruqiya) session with Sheikh ar Raee will be held during Ramadan on Friday, August 19, starting promptly at 6:30pm inshaAllah. The session will be at the Shirley Gate Rd. masjid in Fairfax, VA.Those who would like to participate in this free natural healing session are welcome. 

The ruqiya sessions are not connected with the learning center and its classes -- we are only providing this information as a community service for your interest and benefit. 

More info can be found at:

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Taping at Taraweh Prayers for PBS Documentary

This THURSDAY InshaAllah

PBS we will be taping at the Shirley Gate masjid, interviewing Sheikh Ar Raee and filming the taraweh.  

They are working on preparing a detailed documentary 
explaining what we as Muslims do during Ramadan in the 

The documentary is due out next year inshaAllah.

Registration Table Fridays During Ramadan

To register for any of our fall classes -- for children, teens, and adults -- please visit our registration table at the Shirley Gate masjid in Fairfax on Fridays during Ramadan:

  • Jumuah prayers during Ramadan (starting at 11:30am)
  • Friday evenings after maghrib prayer

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tajweed Level 1

(Prerequisite for Level 2, reading to the Sheikh)

Saturdays during Ramadan

If you have not already registered, please come before class to sign up!

Sheikh ar Raee is leading taraweh prayers at Shirley Gate masjid. We have an excellent chance to study with him in our area. Please take this opportunity during Ramadan.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sheikh ar Raee Leading Taraweh Prayers at Shirley Gate Rd Masjid

Sheikh will continue reading tonight (Thursday, August 4) from Verse 151 in Juz 4 Surah Ale Imraan

The masjid is working on live streaming of the taraweh.They are requesting techie volunteers and sponsors to assist with this. See to contact and for updates.

Washington Post Article on Area Taraweh Reciters Including Sheikh Al Raee

Ramadan is the Month of Quran

Ramadan Kareem

May Allah ta'ala accept all your worship and grant you and your families every success during this blessed month. Ameen.