Clothing Appeal

Please help the Syrian refugees in camp sites around the world stay warm this winter
Please donate clothes, blankets and other items

In 2016, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance. The vast majority of whom are currently living in refugee camps in Turkey, Greece and other countries. These places get extremely cold and many often die in the winter time as temperatures drop sharply. As always, the worst affected are children. Heartbreakingly, many have not known a life outside of a campsite.

We are asking for your help to send things they desperately need like clothes, blankets and other items. Please help.

The Letterkenny Islamic Association is working with the Donegal Intercultural Platform and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the north who are transporting clothes to where they are needed.

We are asking for your help to donate whatever you can for this worthy cause. To respect the dignity of the refugees, we ask that you only donate items that you would use yourself (i.e. no torn, dirty or worn out items).
Please Donate

● Clothes
● Blankets
● Cuddly toys
● Over the counter medication
● Toiletries
● Nappies
● Shoes
● Socks
● NEW underwear
Please drop off your clothes, blankets and other items to any one of the following collection points by the 11th of August:
Letterkenny Islamic Community Centre 2 Meadowbank Park, Long lane Saturdays (11am- 1pm).
Siopa Pobail, Main street Falcaragh, Monday to Saturday (10am – 5pm).
The Exchange, Ardaravan, Buncrana, Monday to Friday (9am – 1.30pm).
Thrift shop (Next to Donegal Women’s centre), Port road, Letterkenny, Monday to Saturday (10 am – 5 pm).
You can contact 0860841433 (Intercultural Platform) for information and advice
This is a joint initiative of the Letterkenny Islamic Association (info@islaminletterkenny.com) and The Donegal Intercultural Platform (donegalip@gmail.com)

Eid Dish Party Sunday the 2nd of July from 5 to 7 pm insha Allah

BismillahIn celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, there will be an Eid dish party in the Letterkenny Community Centre insha Allah.

As we’ve done in previous Eid parties, this will be a dish party where everyone is encouraged to bring food and sweets so that we can all share our international tastes.  There’ll be food from Sudan, Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh, India and lots more countries so don’t miss out on the chance to taste them all! 🙂

Plates, cutlery etc will be provided.

There will be a bouncy castle and play area for children as well and maybe a few other surprises for the kids 😉

It’s always a fun occasion for all the family.  Both adults and children enjoy the occasion.  So don’t miss it!!

Venue: Letterkenny Community Centre

Date: Sunday the 2nd of July

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Looking forward to seeing you there insha Allah!!

Dr. Arshad Aziz Burial in Dublin Monday insha Allah

Al Salam Alaykom

Dr. Arshad Aziz will be buried in Dublin tomorrow (Monday) insha Allah. There will be another janaza prayer after thuhr at 12:45 in Dublin Mosque. From there, we will go to the burial grounds insha Allah.

Dublin Mosque
163 South Circular Road

Google Maps link to Dublin Mosque

We shall leave Letterkenny General Hospital at 7:30 insha Allah if anyone wishes to join.

Janaza Prayer for Dr. Arshad Aziz


Al Salam Alaykom Wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu

إن لله وإنا إليه راجعون

Dr. Arshad Aziz passed away this morning. We ask Allah to grant him His mercy and give patience to his family.

Janaza prayer will take place at 4 pm at the community centre insha Allah.

Please pass on this message to others. Jazak Allah khairan.

Reminder – LIA AGM Sunday the 9th of October after Thuhr insha Allah

Bismillah

REMINDER – This is a reminder in addition to regular announcements and flyers handed out during Friday prayers over the last few weeks

The Annual General Meeting of the Letterkenny Islamic Association which represents Muslim communities in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas will take place this Sunday

Date: Sunday the 9th October

Time: Directly after Thuhr prayer (which takes place at 1:45)

Venue: Letterkenny Masjid – 2 Long Lane.

The AGM of the Letterkenny Islamic Association was postponed from the summer due to low turnout.

New Date and Time:

The Agenda for the AGM is as follows:

  • A summary of the previous year’s activities (including a presentation of the annual accounts)
  • The election of new directors and the appointment of a new secretary
  • Selection of new secretary
  • A discussion of the Eir incident
  • A discussion on a new Imam
  • A discussion on activities to build/buy for a new Masjid

The current directors are: Dr. Numan Khan, Munir Ahmad and Tawfiq Azzenoud

All three directors are retiring from their positions and will not be running for re-election.

The current secretary, Amir Gamil, will also not be running for re-selection as secretary.

The current chairman is Dr. Raashid Rahmani. A new chairman will be elected.

The gentlemen above are not abandoning the masjid. All will continue to strive for the masjid for the sake of Allah. Some by continuing as part of the committee (if selected by the directors) and others by duaa. The intention of the above is to have renewed motivation and new faces.

We are all part of the community and we all have a responsibility to it.

We would like to see good engagement from all parts of the Muslim community in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas. All nationalities should take part.

The intention is to have a new board of directors that has:

One member from the Sudanese community.

One member from the Pakistani community.

Other members from the other communities (India, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria etc).

We are all Muslims and nationality should not and does not matter. However, in order to make sure that everyone feels properly represented, we would like to see engagement from all communities.

If you are interested in running for election as director or you would like to nominate someone, please send an email. The position of director is of course open to brothers and sisters.

Eid Mubarak – Wednesday the 6th of July insha Allah

BismillahAl Salam Alaykom wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu

The Letterkenny Islamic Association wishes to congratulate all Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr which is confirmed for Wednesday the 6th of July insha Allah.

Eid prayers will be in the Letterkenny Community centre at 8:15 am insha Allah.

As with other Eid prayers, the whole family is encouraged to come so sisters and children can enjoy the occasion as well.

Zakat ul-Fitr is €7 per person payable by the head of the household.  Please remember to pay this before praying Eid prayers.  There will be a box provided in the hall if you don’t manage to pay this before then.

Please try and bring your own prayer mat.

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Dish Party – Saturday 9th of July from 6 – 8 pm

BismillahIn celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, there will be an Eid dish party in the Letterkenny Community centre insha Allah.

This will be a dish party where everyone is encouraged to bring food/dessert so that we can all share our international tastes 🙂

Plates, cutlery etc will be provided.

There will be a bouncy castle and play area for children.

The party is always a great opportunity for children and adults alike to meet and have a good time.  Don’t miss out!!

Venue: Letterkenny Community Centre

Date: Saturday the 9th of July

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Looking forward to seeing you there insha Allah!!

Ramadan Mubarak – from Monday the 6th of June insha Allah

Bismillah

The Letterkenny Islamic Association would like to wish all Muslim brothers and sisters in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world a blessed month of Ramadan which started today on Monday the 6th of June.  May Allah accept the best deeds from us and from you.  Ameen.

Ramadan Timetable for Letterkenny 2016 (courtesy of islaminireland.com)

Taraweeh prayers started yesterday evening at 11:30 PM in the community building at the Letterkenny Community Centre.

Please see the map to the Letterkenny Community Centre below.

The community building is the building directly to the right of the main building.  Please see below photograph.

community building

Friday Prayer Location Changing from the 27th of November Onwards

BismillahThe location where Friday prayers are held is changing.

The number of people praying in Friday prayers in Letterkenny has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years!  On the one hand, this is a good thing as it means the numbers of Muslims in Letterkenny is growing alhamdulilah 🙂  On the other hand, it’s meant that we’ve had a challenge dealing with the numbers during Friday prayers.

Letterkenny General Hospital have been very accommodating over nearly 20 years and the Muslim community would like to thank them for this.  However, the growing numbers have caused issues and we needed to find an alternative location to pray.

Starting from the 27th of November onwards, Friday prayers will now be held at the Letterkenny Community Centre.

Please take note of the following information:

Start Date: 27th of November

Khutba Start Time: 1:15 PM  (prayers held from 1 to 2 PM)

Venue: Letterkenny Community Centre (community building – to the right of the main building)

Please note the earlier time of the khutba which is now 15 minutes earlier at 1:15 PM

Please see the map to the Letterkenny Community Centre below.

The community building is the building directly to the right of the main building.  Please see below photograph.

community building

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Eid Party – Sunday the 4th of October from 4 – 6:30

BismillahIn celebration of Eid ul-Adha, there will be an Eid party in the Letterkenny Community centre insha Allah.

As in the previous party for Eid ul-Fitr, food will be provided.

We would appreciate it if people could bring sweet dishes to share in the celebration of Eid.  There is no obligation to do so but it would be nice 🙂

We ask people to make the following contributions towards the expenses of the party.

€10 per single man/woman OR €20 for a whole family.  Any surplus will go towards the masjid funds.  People are welcome to donate more if they wish to.  Jazakom Allah khairan.

There will be a bouncy castle and play area for children as well as children’s activities for all age groups from 4 to 5 pm.

The last party was a resounding success and was the best and largest Eid party in Letterkenny’s history.  Insha Allah this one will be just as good… if not better!

Plan for the party is as follows:

4 – 5 pm: Games and activities for children from ages 4 – 15

5 pm: Buffet open

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Open play area for the children.

Venue: Letterkenny Community Centre

Date: Sunday the 4th of October

Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Looking forward to seeing you there insha Allah!!