Ramadan Kareem

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu ʿalaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh


The Department of Internal Islamic Affairs at Masjid Omar Ibn- El-Khattab would like to announce that  the first day of Ramadan, Insha’Allah, will start from Monday June, 6th, 2016.

The board of directors of Masjid Omar Ibn-Elkhattab congratulates to the Muslims in Columbus, Ohio, especially the respected people of Masjid Omar Community on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan returns of all of us with good health and happiness. We are pleased to announce our programs in Ramadan (for further information you can contact us deen@masjedomar.org):

[dat-h3]Daily free Iftar and Iftar sponsorship[/dat-h3]

The Prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever helps in breaking the fast of a fasting person he will get a similar reward without reducing any part of the reward of the fasting person“. El-Termazi.

For many years, Masjid Omar (to the best of our knowledge) was the only Masjid in Columbus, Ohio, offering a free Iftar every day during the whole month of Ramadan. We thank Allah first and then the generosity of our community who made this happened, so hang on there!!

The schedule for Iftar during Ramadan is available since the beginning of the month of Sha’ban and only limited places are available. Hurry up and reserve your rewards. Choose your date either alone or with a group; you can also provide food or give us the money ($ 700) and we can get it ready for you. confirm with Br. Munir Ayed, 614-588-9352 or contact us @ info@masjedomar.org and it is done.

[dat-h3]Taraweeh [/dat-h3]

The Prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever observes night prayer in Ramadan as an expression of his faith and to seek reward from Allah, his previous sins will be blotted out.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

This year Taraweeh will be led by Qari Muhammad Swilam and Qari Hasib Shairzai.

  • Br. Muhammad Swilam is a PhD student at the Ohio State University. He is originally from Egypt. He is a Hafiz with a very beautiful voice.
  • Br. Hasib Shairzai is one of Columbus youth who memorized the whole Quran in the Madinah, Saudi Arabia.  He is originally from Afghanistan. He is a Hafiz with a very beautiful voice.

[dat-h3]Qur’an Program[/dat-h3]

Qur’an program with Shaykh Mohammad Dejebbari will be every day EXCEPT SUNDAY from 2:00 to 6:00 pm (from Dhuhr to Asr).

  • Please arrange with the Shaykh for your time before you start (required).

[dat-h3]Story Time for Kids (5-8 years old)[/dat-h3]

A story time program will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 Pm to let our kids enjoy the Quran stories as follows:

Monday and Wednesday: Sr. Rachel Thomas | Tuesday and Thursday: Sr. Iqbal Moumen

[dat-h3]Qur’an competition[/dat-h3]

It is our pleasure to announce the different levels of the Qur’an competition during the month of Ramadan. Level details are here Qur’an competition. Awards will be distributed on the night of Eid inshaa Allah. Get Ready.

The competition will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 18th and 19th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm

[dat-h3]Youth Girls Halaqa – Thursday 2:00-3:30pm[/dat-h3]

Girls ages 9-15. Qur’an recitation, weekly topics, Close to the masjid fields trips, free snacks
Questions to be emailed to hagardiab@gmail.com

[dat-h3]Youth boys Halaqa – Sunday, 4:45 PM[/dat-h3]

In this Halaqa Br. Kamal Chinary will help our youth to understand Islam through covering the following topics   :

Al-Fiqh (prayer, Fast….and so on)
Islamic Manner (Attitude  and behavior)
Tafseer+ Hadith (As needed to answer daily life questions and remove concerns)
Islamic I.D. benchmarks for nowadays.

Please encourage your youth to attend

[dat-h3]Sister Halaqas[/dat-h3]

“The True Promise” DAILY Halaqa throughout the Ramadan @7PM
– Part 1: Resembling a popular series of Dr.Omar Abdelkafy
– Part 2: Quran recitation
Seerah Halaqa – Saturday @2.15pm
Qur’an recitation sessions – Saturday @3.30pm

[dat-h3]Ramadan Reminder and Islamic Talks After Asr[/dat-h3]

Wednesday: Br. Basil Gohar | Topic: Hadeeth (Book of Riyadussalihin)
Saturday:  Br. Noorgul Dada | Topic: Virtues of the month of Ramadan
Sunday:   Br. Qussai Marashdeh | Topic: Tafseer

Ramadan is the month of good attitude and high manners

Let’s make sure we are grateful and respectful to the employees and volunteers who work so hard to make our Ramadan experience a positive one.

Let’s please be respectful to our neighbors. Please, do your very best to ensure that traffic to the Masjid, and around the neighborhoods does not disturb our neighbors.

Please keep conversations to a minimum using a low pitch, and move them outdoors so we can avoid disruptions for those who are praying.

Parents, we encourage you to bring your children to the Masjid and participate in Masjid activities as a family. But, please make sure that your children are respectful and under control all the time. It is NOT ALLOWED to leave your kids in the babysitting tent and go home.