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Osaka Ibaraki Mosque

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

Eid Mubarak!
Eid al-Fitr Prayer
Monday, Jul 28th, 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

Answers to the 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?

Surah-al-Baqarah, Juzh 3, Ayah al-Dain 282. 

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

9 Ramadans

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

It is permissible for a sick person, pregnant woman or breast-feeding woman who cannot tolerate the hardship of fasting to break the fast. Each one of those has to make up the missed day (Qada'). In addition, it is permissible for a pregnant and breast-feeding woman to break the fast if they are afraid for the fetus. However, they have to make up the missed day and pay a fidyah.

Q.4. Does vomiting break the fast?

Vomiting doesn't break the fast if it's involuntary. After the vomit passes the throat and one tries to send it back down, that will break the fast, and so will vomiting intentionally.

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

86 Surahs

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

28 Surahs

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

Juzh   28, Surah Saff, Ayath 6 

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?

11 times

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? 

On the 6 th year of Hijrah, the most important conditions of this agreement are four:

  • There was to be a truce between the Muslims and the Quraish for a period of ten years. 
  • If any tribe wanted to enter into treaty with the Muslims it could do so, and whoever wished to enter  a covenant with the Quraish was likewise free to do so. 
  • If any one from the Quraish came to the Muslims without the permission of his guardian, he was to be  returned to the Quraish. On the other hand if a Muslim sought refuge with the Quraish, he was not to be  delivered to the Muslims. 
  • The Muslims were to withdraw that year without performing the pilgrimage. They were free to perform the Hajj the following year when they could stay in Mecca for three days.

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

114 times

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

Allah Himself, Surah Al-Hijr 15, Ayah 9.

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

One has to be clean and to be with wudhu (ablution) 

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

Al-Furqaan, Al-Kitaab, Al-Zikr, Al-Noor, Al-Huda 

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

14 Aayah

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?

2 nd   Hijri, 17 Ramadan. Muslim army 313, Quraish Army 950-1000, Muslim martyrs 13, Quraysh killed 70

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

700 times 

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

150 times

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

  Omer Farooq (Radhiallahu Anhu) 

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

Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) 

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?

Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu) 

Q.21. In the Qur'an the name of which companion of Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is mentioned? 

Zaid Ibn Harithah. 

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

Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)-4 times Ahmed(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)-1 time

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

Prophet Musa

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)?

The first five Ayaaths of Ham-Meem-Sajda

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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