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Osaka Ibaraki Mosque

4-6-13, Toyokawa, Ibaraki City , Osaka , Japan. Tel/Fax: 0726-43-7420
Ramadan 1435A.H.

May Allah SWT bestow his blessings upon you and all your family members during the Holy month of Ramadan and give us the strength and capacity to reap the true benefit from this month through repentance and good deeds.
The mosque will be open 24 hours a day.  

Qiyamul Lail

Qiyamul layl prayers will be from 1:30 am to 2:30 am followed by Suhur, please bring your food with you.
Please remember not to disturb our neighbors and to
keep the Mosque clean.
For Thursday's night 27th, In sha Allah Imam Mohsen will lead Qiyamul Lail at
Osaka Ibaraki Mosque. The prayer will be started at 01:30 AM.
Assalamu 'alaikum wr. wb.

On behalf of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque, I make the following announcement.

Dear brothers and sisters,

Eid al-Fitr Prayer
(Final announcement will be on Sunday night on this page)
Monday or Tuesday, Jul 28th or 29th, 2014.
Time: 9 a.m..
Location : TOYOKAWA INOCHI-AI-YUME SENTA (Toyokawa Ai Senta), 3rd Floor
Address : Osaka-fu, Ibaraki-shi, Toyokawa 4-4-28
Map : http://goo.gl/maps/HHPwb

(In Japanese)

Toyokawa Ai Senta is located close to our Mosque, about 2 minutes on foot.

Please pay attention to the following:
1. We use the place in Toyokawa Ai Senta for prayer only. No food, no garbage. Please show our neighbors the good manners of Islam.
2. We will provide some light snacks and drink in the Mosque, after the prayer. You can also bring your own food to the Mosque to share with others.
3. Prayer will be started at 9:00 AM. Imam Mohsen is going to be our Imam and Khatib, In sha Allah.
4. There is a limited parking space in front of the Ai Senta. If this space is full, please find the parking for car by yourself in one of the parking areas nearby and do not park your vehicle on the road.
Unless there is further announcement, you are not allowed to park your car in the parking area in front of, beside and behind the Mosque.
5. Please have consideration for our Japanese neighbors and show to them the good manners of Islam.
6. Please make a wudhu from home.

Wassalamu 'alaikum wr. wb.
Salaat Times
Fajr - 3:30; Dhuhr - 12.45 pm; Asr - 4:10 pm; Maghrib - 7:30 pm;
Isha and Taroweeh- 8:50 pm;
Jumah - 12.20pm

Ramadan Timetable. (According to Mecca sighting) click here

Sadaqat (Zakat) al-fitr

Dear brothers and sisters,
Assalamu Alaikum, Praise be to Allah.  
Sadaqat (Zakat) al-fitr is obligatory upon every Muslim who is self-supporting, if he has one saa’ or more than he needs of food for himself and his family on the day and night of Eid.   The basis for that is the report narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) enjoined zakat al-fitr, a saa’ of dates, or a saa’ of barley, upon all the Muslims, slave and free, male and female, young and old, and he commanded that it be paid before the people went out to pray.” Agreed upon; this version was narrated by al-Bukhaari.

And Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri narrated: “We used to pay zakat al-fitr when the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was alive, a saa’ of food or a saa’ of dates or a saa’ of barley or a saa’ of raisins or a saa’ of dried yoghurt.” Agreed upon. It is acceptable to give a saa’ of the local staple food such as rice as in Japan etc.  

What is meant by a saa’ here?

It is the saa’ of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), which is four times the amount that may be held in the two hands of a man of average build which is about 3 kg. 

To whom should zakat al-fitr be given?
Zakat al-fitr should be given to the poor and the needy Muslims in the land or city where it is given, because of the report narrated by Abu Dawood from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:

“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) enjoined zakat al-fitr, to be paid in Ramadan to feed the poor…”  It is permissible to send it to the poor of another land whose people are in greater need.  It is not permissible to spend it on building a mosque or other charitable projects.  It is also mustahabb to pay it on behalf of foetus because of what ‘Uthmaan (may Allah bepleased with him) did, but it is not obligatory because there is no evidence to that effect. 

Zakat al-Fitr should not be paid on behalf of kuffar, and it is not permissible to give them anything of  the zakah. If a person gives them some of the zakah, that is not sufficient. 

Is the zakat al-fitr paid in cash acceptable? 

Imam Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo:  

Paying zakat al-fitr in cash is not acceptable according to the majority of scholars, because the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) enjoined that it be given in the form of the local staple food, and it is not known that he or any of his Companions gave it in the form of money.  

Imam Abu Haneefah said: 

It is permissible. This was narrated by Ibn al-Mundhir from Imam al-Hasan al-Basri, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez and Imam al-Thawri.  

So we have to think what is the best for the poor and the needy people and select one of these two ways, it is acceptable in sha Allah. 

The time for paying zakat al-fitr:

The scholars differed concerning the earliest time when zakah al-fitr may be paid, and there are several views.  

1 – That it should be paid two days before Eid. This is the view of the Maalikis and Hanbalis. They quoted as evidence the hadeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: They used to give (zakat) al-fitr one or two days before (Eid). Narrated by al-Bukhaari . 

2 –That it is permissible to give it from the beginning of Ramadan. This is the view of the Hanafis and is the correct view according to the Shaafa’is. They said: because the reason for giving charity is fasting and then breaking the fast, so if one of these two reasons is present it is permissible to hasten it, just as it is permissible to hasten giving the zakaah of one\'s wealth after taking possession of the nisaab and before one full year has passed.

3 – That it is permissible to give it from the beginning of the year. This is the view of some of the Hanafis and some of the Shaafa’is. 

Common issues regarding Zakat al-fiter and other countries:

If you wish to send the Zakat al-fiter from Japan to other country, it is necessary to calculate it according to the Japanese price (1500 JP per a person).

If some family members happen to be living in another country and they are under your care, again you have to calculate your Zakat on behalf of them according to the Japanese price (1500 JP per a person). 

To conclude: 

Paying zakat al-fitr to someone whom you delegated to pay it such as a charitable organization that will pay it at the proper time is valid and acceptable in sha Allah. 

May Allah accept our fasting, Zakat and all of our good deeds in this blessed month of Ramadan.

Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
Ramadan Competition Rules

The purpose of these competitions is to enrich our knowledge in the Holy Quran knowledge and in the Biography of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). Prizes for all the competitions will be distributed on the day of Eid.

The First Competition in Holy Quran knowledge:

Every day we will send a question to the OMA mailing list. The questions will be available on the Mosque's home page at www.osakamosque.org.

The last question will be uploaded on the 25th of Ramadan. The dead line for receiving the answers is the 27th of Ramadan, So you have two days to send the answers.

Once you have finished the questions, please send them along with your name, email address & phone number.

Once you have finished the all questions, please send them along with your name, email address & phone number to this e mail address: mohsenkobe@yahoo.com

The correct answers will be announced on the 29th of Ramadan on the OMA mailing list, as well as the Ibaraki Mosque home page. 

The Second Competition in Holy Qur'an Memorization (for adults):

A- Memorization of Surah 48 (Al-Fath).

B- Memorization of Surah 68 (Al-Qalam). 

The Third Competition in Holy Qur'an Memorization (for children):

A- Memorization from Surah 88 (Al-Ghaashiyah) to Surah 114 (An-Nas).

B- Memorization of the last short Surahs of  the Qur'an.

The time for the test is on coming Saturday 26th of July.

The time for sisters will be from 2:00 to 3:45 PM by Phone, please call 090-6608-7494.

The time for brothers will be from 4:15 to 6:15 PM in Ibaraki Mosque in sha Allah.

Prizes for all the competitions will be distributed on the day of Eid.

Jazakom Allahu Khiran

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque

Email: mohsenkobe@yahoo.com

Daily Questions

Q.1. Longest Ayah: Which part (Juzh) of the Holy Quran contains the longest Ayah. What is the name of the Surah that contains the longest Ayah. What is the name of that Ayah?

Q.2. How many Ramadans did our Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) fast?

Q.3. Count some of the excuses which permit one to not to fast in Ramadan.

Q.4. Does vomiting break the fast?

Q.5. How many Makki Surahs (Chapters) are there in the Holy Qura'an?

Q.6. How many Madani Surahs (Chapters) are there in the Holy Qura'an?

Q.7. Where in the Qur'an has Prophet Muhammed (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) been named 'Ahmed'? 

Q.8. How many times in the Qur'an, is the Prophet Muhammed  (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) addressed as Yaa-Aiyu-Han-Nabi?

Q.9. The agreement of Hudaybiyah is one of the most important events in Islam, when was it? What are the most important conditions of this agreement? 

Q.10. How many times is the Basmalah (Bismillaah il-Rahmaan il-Raheem) mentioned in the Holy Qur'an?

Q.11. Who took the responsibility of keeping the Holy Qur'an safe? mention the Ayah which indicates this?

Q.12. What are the conditions for holding or touching the Holy Qur'an? 

Q.13. What are the other names of the Qur'an according to the Qur'an itself? 

Q.14. How many Aayaat (verses) on Sajda (prostation) are there in the Qur'an? 

Q.15. When was the Battle of Badr? How was the number of the Muslim army and how was the number of the Quraish army? How many martyrs of Muslims and how many were killed of Quraysh?

Q.16. How many times has the Qur'an stressed about Salaat (prayer)? 

Q.17. How many times has the Qur'an emphasized on Zakat or alms? 

Q.18. On whose advice did Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) decide to compile the Qur'an?

Q.19. On whose order was the Qur'an compiled completely in written form? 

Q.20. Who confined the recitation of the Qur'an on the style of the Quraysh tribe? or Who recommended to write the Quran on the style of the Quraysh tribe?

Q.21. Where in the Qur'an has Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)been named 'Ahmed'? 

Q.22. How many times has the name of Rasool-ullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)been mentioned in the Qur'an? 

Q.23. Name the Prophet whose name is mentioned and discussed most in the Qur'an? 

 Q.24 Which was that Surah of the Qur'an which the Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had recited when one of his enemies Utbah after listening to it fell in Sajda (prostation)?

q.25 Who is the man about whom, Allah has said in the Qur'an that his body is kept as an admonishing example for future generations to come? 
Eid ul-Fitr 1434/2013

Ramadan Competition Prize Giving

Childrens' Classes at the Mosque



Eid Al Adhar 2012/1433

We would like to thank the Staff of the Ai Center for allowing us to use their meeting hall for the congregational prayer
We would like to thank the Principal and staff of Korea International School for offering us their premises for the Eid prayer.

Eid al-Fitr 2012

We are pleased to announce that Osaka Prefecture have granted Osaka Ibaraki Mosque the status of Religious Organization under Japanese Shyukyo Hojin law.
Mosque halal food store
A wide variety of halal meats and food products are available at the mosque halal shop which is open after every salaat. Proceeds from sales go to support the maintenance of the mosque. For a price list, click here.

Improvements to Islamic Cultural Center

We are plan to making some improvements to the existing facilities, insha'Allah. These include adding a children's classroom and dinning room in the area behind the main building, and a mihrab in front of the prayer room.

We depend on the support of Allah and the generosity of the members of Osaka Mosque community and all the Muslims.

Please send your donations to: Osaka Ibaraki Mosque

  • Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Ibaraki Nishi Branch 087 Account 0145564
  • Or: P O Account 14090 34979761
May Allah grow the reward for your generosity in Paradise. Amen

May Allah accept our efforts to establish Islam in Japan and grant us success.

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