JIAR Suspends Jumuah and Daily Prayers
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Assalamu Alaikum, dear community members. We pray that you are well by the mercy of Allah SWT. Due to the deteriorating coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as well as advisories from government and health officials and Islamic scholars, the JIAR management, in consultation with Imam and with heavy hearts, has decided to suspend all services in both the Fayetteville St. and Parkwood Masjids. This decision will be effective from the morning of Friday, March 20th.
Therefore, the Masjid doors will remain closed for Jumuah prayers, daily prayers, and other activities or events until further notice. Congregants should observe their prayers at home during this trying time.
While we reckon that the Masjid holds an indispensable part in our spiritual and communal activities, it is also the responsibility of Muslims to help prevent the spread of this highly contagious and fatal virus. Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman (JIAR) is committed to the safety of its community members. Let us turn to Allāh SWT for forgiveness and engage in increased dua and dhikr at this time.
The JIAR leadership will review the situation periodically and update the community members for any changes of this directive inshaAllah. Please visit our website for future updates. Meanwhile, if you have any urgent questions regarding JIAR facilities or this directive, please contact at 919-475-5172 (Parkwood Masjid facility) or 919-394-7336 (Fayetteville St. Masjid facility).
May Allah protect us from all diseases and calamities, Ameen!
Fayetteville St. Masjid Project:
Alhamdulillah, upon approval of the Civil Plan for the Fayetteville St. Masjid Project by the City of Durham, we now have the NCDOT approval last week! In parallel, the process to select a General Contractor (GC) is currently in progress. We have received bids from several GCs, which are currently being reviewed for a final selection. The selected GC will proceed with Building Permit Application in early February 2020 inshaAllah.
January 2020: Bid Review, GC interviews, GC selection.
February 2020: Contract Terms and Condition, Final Revision on Construction Documents, Permit Application
March/April 2020: Site Preparation, and Construction Administration begins.