Prayer Times

Fajr- 4:35

Dhuhr - 12:30 pm

Jumaat - 12:20 pm

Asr - 3:45 pm

Maghrib - 6:35

Isha - 9:00 pm

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Osaka Ibaraki Mosque

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

1441 Hijra

The Virtues of the Month of Sha'baan

It is the 8th month of the Arabic calendar. It is a great month in Islam. The most famous Hadith about this month, narrated by Usama Ibn Zayd (radhiyallahu anhuma), states that he said to the Prophet ﷺ "Oh Messenger of Allah! I never see you fasting in any month than you fast in Sha'baan." The Prophet ﷺ replied that this month comes between Rajab & Ramadhan & that many people are heedless about it [even now]. The people's deeds are taken up to Allah ﷺ during Sha'baan. He knows everything about the universe. Some Malaikah have the job of writing reports about the humans & then presenting them to Allah ﷺ. These reports are submitted to Allah ﷺ daily (Fajr & Asr time), weekly (Mondays & Thursdays) & yearly (Sha'baan). Some people think that Rajab is better than Sha'baan. They quote some 30 Hadith regarding the superiority of Rajab. However, these 39 Hadith are not correct, not Sahih. Yet they still follow them. 

Another Hadith narrated by Umm Salamah (radhiyallahu anha) in Sahih Bukhari states that the Prophet ﷺ fasted the whole of Sha'baan. This Hadith shows that the Prophet ﷺ fasted in what we know as a great month.

A third Hadith, narrated by Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) states that the Prophet ﷺ used to fast many days of Sha'baan although he never fasted a complete month except in Ramadhan. The scholars say that there is no contradiction between this Hadith & the previous one. In the Arabic language, when the word "all" is used, it can mean "most of". 

The great & last Amirul Mu'mineen of Hadith, Imam Ibn Hajar al Asqalani (rahimahullah), found many Ahadith about Rajab that were not correct. He wrote a book called "Tabyeen al Ajab Fiimaa Waradaa Fii Shahr Rajab" to warn the people about these Hadith.

In this blessed month, we need to fast as much as we can, especially on the 13th, 14th & 15th. Why? The Prophet ﷺ said that when you fast 3 days, it is equal to fasting for the entire month. 

Let's go to one important point regarding the middle of Sha'baan. We have some people that organise special celebrations on the 15th. They perform special Ibadah. We need to check the Hadith which they use. Those people quote the Hadith that states that the knowledge of the next year, is given to the Angels by Allah ﷺ. This is not correct. They even use 1 Ayah (4) in Surat Addukhan (44) which they claim refers to the 15th of Sha'baan. No, it doesn't. This Ayah is actually referring to Laylatul Qadr. 

Does the 15th of Sha'baan have any special meaning at all? Yes, we have 2 Hadith with the same meaning. The Prophet ﷺ said that Allah ﷺ looks at the humans on that night & forgives all the people except the Mushrik & the Mushahin (one who had conflict with another). This Hadith is Hasan, which means slightly less authentic than Sahih. Some scholars said that these 2 Hadith were weak. Others said that they were originally weak, but we can upgrade them to Hasan (lighairihi) because of other supporting Hadith. So if we accept the saying of some scholars, it still doesn't mean that we need to perform any special Ibadah. Just cleanse your hearts.

The Prophet ﷺ also said that after the middle of Sha'baan, you do not fast. The scholars said that this Hadith is for the one who did not fast at all in the first 15 days of Sha'baan. However, if you fast in the first 15 days, you can fast in the 2nd half on the month. Be careful though, don't fast on the day of doubt - the 29th. Why? We shouldn't mix the end of Sha'baan with the beginning of Ramadhan. Some scholars, however, said that if a man has a habit to always fast Mondays & Thursdays, then it is permissible for him to fast on that day. This is an exception, however

Friday Prayer during the Covid-19 epidemic

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic alert all over Japan, Ibaraki mosque committee after consulting with Imam Sheikh Mohsen decided to conduct the Jumu’ah prayer with the under these strict conditions.

Saturday Program is cancelled during the Covid-19 epidemic

After closely observing the situation, the Ibaraki masjid committee has decided to cancel the Saturday programs for the next two weeks. However, the Friday prayer will take place, In Sha Allah. Please pray for the safety of everyone.

Precautions during the Covid-19 epidemic

We advise you to take the following precautions:

Du'a during the Covid-19 epidemic

The Prophet (saw) used to pray: “Allahumma innee audhoobika min al-baraSee wal-junooni wal-judhoomi wa min sayyee al-asqaami.” "O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases." Narrated Anas ibn Malik: Sunan Abi Dawud 155

Regular Saturday Activities listed below are cancelled during the health emergency

1. 15:45 ASR prayer

2. 16:00 - 16:30 Japanese Islamic class

3. 16:30 - 18:15 Children’s Class.

4. 17:55 MAGHRIB prayer

5. 18:15 - 19:00 Seerah Class

5. 19:00 - 20:00 Qur’an and Tajweed Class.        

6. 20:00 - 21:00 Saturday Program, lecture by Imam Mohsen on:  The Status of Women in Islam 17

7. 21:00 ISHAA prayer.

8. 21:30 Dinner

金曜日 20 03 2020

1. 12:00 - 13:00  金曜日の礼拝

2. 13:00 - 14:00  先生との自由相談

来ていただくか先生までお電話下さい( 090-6608-7494 ) (Au) 。

土曜日 -----------------

1. 15.45 アスル の祈り

2. 16:00 - 16:30 日本語のイスラム教 

3. 16:30 -18:15 子どものクラス

3. 17:55  マグリーブ  の祈り

4. 18:15 - 19:00  預言者モハメッドの伝記のクラス

5. 19:00 - 20:00     コーランとタージウィード  クラス   

6. 20:00 - 21.00    土曜日の特別クラス        イシャの礼拝

7. 21:00 -  イシャーの祈り

8. 21:30 食事

OMA Committee

Toyokawa Festival 10/28/2018

Alhamdullah, the brothers and sisters of Osaka Ibaraki Masjid participated in Toyokawa festival. Many Japanese people bought our delicious halal food. We were able to talk with them and invite them to our masjid.

In sha Allah, by participating in this kind of event, we can show Japanese people the beauty of Islam. 

Here are some photos of the event.


Eid Al-Adha 2018/1439

Eid Al-Fitr 2018/1439

Donations to Ibaraki Mosque

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
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1441 Hijrah Calendar

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