Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman was established to serve the Durham community, the Muslim and the Non-Muslims. The JIAR Da’wah and Outreach Committee is dedicated to educate our local community about Islam through educational events and service. The committee also assists in easing the transition into Islam in an open, honest and welcoming manner.
The outreach efforts are as follows:
- Hot Dogs & Burgers with Neighbors:
Every month the committee partners up with the United Muslim Relief – Triangle Chapter to serve our neighbors fresh hot dogs and burgers. The team gathers prior to Dhuhr for setup on Saturday at the Fayetteville Facility and start the service right after Dhuhr. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Br. Omar Rezk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Occasional Open Houses:
Almost every month the committee invites the surrounding organizations to join us at the masjid for an open house program. The program includes a short educational presentation about Islam, questions and answers session, snacks, tour of the mosque and much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Hisham Heda at email@example.com.
- Annual Open House with the Triangle Mosques:
Every March, JIAR joins the Triangle Mosque in hosting the Annual Open House at both facilities. The program includes a short educational presentation about Islam, questions and answers session, snacks, tour of the mosque, cultural exhibit and much more.
In addition to the above, the committee conducts numerous other daw’ah events throughout the year. Please check calendar for more information.
The New Muslim efforts are as follows:
i. Shahada Certificate: We understand there may arise a need where you are required to present the shahada certificate. We would gladly issue a shahada certificate if the shahada was taken at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman. To request a certificate, please download the Shahada Certificate Form under Forms and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ii. New Muslims Classes: In efforts to ease your transition into Islam, JIAR offers New Muslim Classes that covers the fundamentals and basics of Islam. The topics includes but not limited to, the etiquette of praying, the etiquette of ablution, the etiquette of fasting etc… For more information please contact any of the two Imams, Shk Mowlid Ali or Shk Mesbah Badawy.
iii. New Muslim Support Group. TBA
If you are interested in attending or volunteering at any of the event, please email the contact the chair of committee, Hisham Heda at email@example.com.