Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
4-6-13, Toyokawa, Ibaraki City , Osaka , Japan. Tel/Fax: 0726-43-7420
Ramadan Time Table
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We would like to invite all of you to this week's Friday and Saturday program at Osaka Ibaraki Mosque. We encourage you to come for the chance to increase our knowledge about Islam.
As for your information, we will have the following activities in our beloved Mosque:
1. 12:00 - 13:00 Friday Prayer.
2. 13:00 - 14:00 Free Consultation.
If you have a question or have something to discuss with Imam, Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy, please feel free to come to the Masjid during this time.
If you cannot come to the Masjid, you can contact Imam Mohsen during the given time to this number: 090-6608-7494 (AU).
1. 17.00 - 18.00 Children Class.
2. 18:00 - 18:50 Qur’an and Tajweed Class.
3. 19:00 - 19:30 Breaking the fast and Maghrib prayer.
4. 19:30-20:15 Iftar dinner.
5. 20:15-21:00 Saturday Program, lecture by Imam Mohsen on: Some of the virtues of the great month of Ramadan 2
6. 21:00 Ishaa and Taraweeh prayer.
金曜日（ 17 ・ 06 ・ 2017)
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（ 18 ・ 06 ・ 2017)
1. 17:00 - 18:00 子どものクラス
2. 18:00 - 18:50 預言者モハメッドの伝記のクラス
3. 19:00 - 19:30 イフタール & マグリーブ礼拝
6. 19:30 - 20:15 夕食
7. 20:15 - 21.00 土曜日の特別クラス イシャの礼拝
8. 21:00 - イシャーとタラウィーの祈り
During this Ramadhan, Osaka Ibaraki Mosque will have the following activities, In Sha Allah:
1. Saturday Iftar
Iftar will be arranged in the Mosque every Saturday.
Mosque committee will prepare utensils (plates, cups and spoons)
The schedule for responsibility for Iftar preparation will be the same as that for Saturday dinner preparation:
Indonesian: May 11,
Maghrib 6:54 - Ishaa 8:29 (6 Ramadan)
Arab: May 18,
Maghrib 7:00 - Ishaa 8:36 (13 Ramadan)
Bangladeshi: May 25, Maghrib 7:05 - Ishaa 8:43 (20 Ramadan)
Indonesian: June 1,
Maghrib 7:10 - Ishaa 8:50 (27 Ramadan)
Other brothers who would like to provide Iftar should consult first with Br Lutfi (Indonesia)
or Br. Usman ( Burkina Faso)
or Br Moin (India) as soon as possible.
2. Salat-ul-Fajr is prayed at Ibaraki Mosque all year. Please check the Iqamah time at the mosque.
Taraweeh: We will have Taraweeh (night) prayers every night in Ramadhan in shaa Allah.
On Saturdays, Imam Mohsen will lead the prayer.
On the other days, brother Ahmad Ibrahim, Br Ahmed Azab and Br. Abdelrahman from Egypt will lead the prayer.
The Iqamah for Salat-ul-Ishaa will be at 9:00 on 1st night of Ramadan and 8:45pm (20:45) 2nd night onwards (the time may be revised after consultation on 1st night)
3. Friday and Saturday activity with Imam Mohsen:
1. 12:00-13:00 Friday Prayer
2. 13:00-14:00 Free consultation
1. 17:00-18:00 Children class
2. 18:00-18:50 Seerah class
3. 18:55-19:30 Breaking the fast and Maghrib prayer
4. 19:30-20:15 Iftar dinner
5. 20:15-21:00 Short lecture
6. 21:00 Ishaa and Taraweeh prayer
4. Itikaf and Tahajjud (additional night prayers)
Ibaraki Mosque will be open for Itikaf during the last 10 days of Ramadhan.
Additional night prayers (Tahajjud) will be held at 1:15-2:15 am.
On the night of 27 Ramadan (~1-2 June), Imam Mohsen will lead Salat-ul-Tahajjud in shaa Allah.
Please bring your own food for Suhur, since we cannot cook in the Mosque. Mosque committee will provide the utensils only.
5. A separate announcement will be made later for Eid-ul-Fitr and Salat-ul-Eid.
Wa as Salam alaykom wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh.
On behalf of Masjid Committee
Dear brothers and sisters,
Some advice from Imam Mohsen on How to Prepare for Ramadan:
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messengers, our master Mohammed may Allah bless him and his family and companions and those who followed them in truth until the Day of Judgment.
There has come to us a great and blessed month of Ramadan, the month whose greatness has been declared by Allah Almighty and honored by the revelation of the Qur'an.
Allah ta ‘alaa says:
﴿شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآَنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَنْ شَهِدَ مِنْكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَنْ كَانَ مَرِيضاً أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ ﴾
“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Sawm (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.” [al-Baqarah 2:185].
This blessed month is a great opportunity for goodness, barakah (blessing), worship and obedience towards Allah.
It is a great month, a noble season, a month in which hasanat (rewards for good deeds) are multiplied and in which committing sayi’aat (bad deeds) is more serious than at other times. But there is a difference between the multiplication of hasanat and the multiplication of sayi’aat. The multiplication of hasanat is in both quantity and quality. What is meant by quantity is number, so a good deed is multiplied by ten times the like thereof; and what is meant by quality is that the reward is great and vast. With regard to sayi’aat, it is multiplied in terms of quality only, i.e., the sin is greater and the punishment is more severe. With regard to quantity a bad deed receives one sayi’ah, and it cannot be more than one.
The gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the sinners’ repentance to Allah is accepted.
For the sincere believer, every month is an occasion for worship and his whole life is spent in obeying Allah, but in the month of Ramadan he has even more motivation to do good and his heart is even more focused on worship, and he turns even more to his Lord. By His grace, our generous Lord bestows His bounty upon the fasting believers and multiplies the reward for them on this blessed occasion, so He gives abundantly and rewards generously for righteous deeds.
How can we prepare for Ramadan?
We can prepare for Ramadan by taking stock of ourselves and recognizing our shortcomings.
We should set ourselves straight so that in Ramadan we will have a higher degree of faith. For faith increases and decreases.
After that we should take stock of ourselves and recognize our shortcomings in doing acts of worship such as praying in congregation, remembering Allah (dhikr), paying attention to the rights of neighbors.
Then we should take account of deeds to be aware of our sins and of following our whims and desires.
We should stop ourselves from persisting in sin, whether the sin is great or small, whether it is by looking at that which Allah has forbidden; or by listening to what Allah has forbidden; or by walking towards things of which Allah does not approve; or by using one's hands to strike in a manner with which Allah is not pleased; or by consuming things that Allah has forbidden.
We should never forget that Allah stretches forth His hand during the day to accept the repentance of those who sinned at night, and He stretches forth His hand at night to accept the repentance of those who sinned during the day.
Allah says: “And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqoon (the pious). Those who spend (in Allah’s Cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily,
Allah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good doers).And those who, when they have committed Fahishah (illegal sexual intercourse) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins; — and none can forgive sins but Allah — and do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know. For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Paradise), wherein they shall abide forever.
How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allah’s Orders)”[Aal ‘Imran 3:133-136]
“Say: “O ‘Ibaadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily, Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Zumar 39:53]
“And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allah’s forgiveness, he will find Allah Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Nisa’ 4:110].
By taking ourselves to account, repenting and seeking forgiveness, this is how we should welcome Ramadan.
“The smart man is the one who takes stock of himself and strives to do that which will benefit him after death, and the helpless one is the one who follows his own whims and desires and engages in wishful thinking, (assuming that Allah will forgive him regardless of what he does and that he does not need to strive to good deeds).”
In the month of Ramadan the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut. The devils are put in chains and a caller cries out each night, O seeker of good, proceed, O seeker of evil, desist.
This month is superior to others in four things:
1 – In it there is the best night of the year, which is Laylat al-Qadr. Allah says:
“Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the Night of Al Qadr (Decree).
And what will make you know what the Night of Al Qadr (Decree) is?
The Night of Al Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshiping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).
Therein descend the angels and the Rooh [Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees,
(All that night), there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn” [al-Qadar 97:1-5]. So worship on this night is better than worshiping for a thousand months.
2 – In this month was revealed the best of Books to the best of the Prophets (peace be upon them). Allah says: “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)” [al-Baqarah 2:185].
“We sent it (this Qur’an) down on a blessed night [(i.e. the Night of Al Qadr) in the month of Ramadan — the 9th month of the Islamic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship].
Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainments. As a Command (or this Qur’an or the Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers)” [al-Dukhan 44:3-5].
It was narrated by Ahmad and by al-Tabaraani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer that Waathilah ibn al-Asqa’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The Scriptures of Ibraheem were sent down on the first of the month of Ramadan. The Tawraat was sent down on the sixth of Ramadan. The Injeel was sent down on the thirteenth of Ramadan. The Zaboor was sent down on the eighteenth of Ramadan, and the Qur’an was sent down on the twenty-fourth of Ramadan. Classed as hasan by al-Albani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1575.
3 – In this month the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the devils are chained up. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are put in chains.” (Agreed upon).
Al-Nasaa’i narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Ramadan comes, the gates of mercy are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the devils are put in chains.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 471.
Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah and Ibn Khuzaymah narrated in one report: “When the first night of the month of Ramadan comes, the devils and rebellious jinn are chained up and the gates of Hell are closed, and not one gate of it is opened. The gates of Paradise are opened and not one gate of it is closed. And a caller cries out:
‘O seeker of good, proceed; O seeker of evil, desist. And Allah has those whom He redeems from the Fire, and that happens every night.” Classed as hasan by al-Albani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 759.
If it is asked, how come we see many evil actions and sins committed in Ramadan, for if the devils are chained up that would not happen?
The answer is that evil actions become less for those who observe the conditions and etiquette of fasting; or that the ones who are chained up are some of the devils – namely the rebellious ones – not all of them; or that what is meant is that evil is reduced in Ramadan, which is a proven fact. If evil happens at this time, it is still less than at other times.
Even if all of them (the devils) are chained up, that does not necessarily mean that no evil or sin will happen, because there are other causes of that besides the devils, such as evil souls, bad habits and the devils among mankind. Al-Fath, 4/145
4 – There are many kinds of worship in Ramadan, some of which are not done at other times, such as fasting, praying qiyaam, feeding the poor, i’tikaaf, sadaqah, and reading Qur’an.
I ask Allah, the Exalted, the Almighty, to help us all to do that and to help us to fast and pray qiyaam, and to do acts of worship and to avoid doing evil. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
Ramadan Competition Rules
Dear brothers and sisters,
We are truly happy to inform you that we will hold some competitions in Ramadan 1440/2019 at Osaka Ibaraki Mosque.
The purpose of these competitions is to enrich our knowledge in the Holy Qura'n knowledge and in the Biography of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).
The First Competition in Holy Quran and Sunnah 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 25 th of Ramadan. The dead line for receiving the answers is the 27 th of Ramadan, so you have two days to send in the answers.
Once you have finished the questions, please send them along with your name, email address & phone number.
The correct answers will be announced on the 29 th of Ramadan on the OMA mailing list, as well as the Ibaraki Mosque home page.
1. What is the purpose of fasting Ramadan, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an? Name the Surah, and the Ayah.
2. How many battles did Prophet Muhammad ( blessings and peace of Allah be upon him ) lead?
3. What makes Ramadan so special and unique from every other event in Islam?
4 Who was the last wife of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) to pass away?
5. Who was the woman who gave the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) a poisoned sheep in the Battle of Khyber? And what happened with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)? What did the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) do to that woman?
6. Who was the last woman the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) married?
7. How many times does the word ALLAH ( الله ) appear in the Holy Qur'an?
8. How many Surahs of the Holy Qur'an contain verses of prostration (Sajdah)? Name them.
9. Who are the ten Companions to whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) promised Paradise?
10. Who is the woman about whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said; 'She was like my mother after I lost my mother'?
11. What are the Surahs in the Holy Qur’an that begin with Alhamdulillah?
12. Who is the companion about whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “By the one in whose hand is my soul, they (his legs) will be heavier on the scale than the mountain of Uhud.”
Note: Please note that once you have finished the all questions (25 questions), the dead line for receiving the answers is the 27th of Ramadan, please send all of them along with your name, email address & phone number to this e mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Competition in Holy Qur'an Memorization (for adults):
A- Memorization of Surah 31 (Luqman).
B- Memorization of Surah 51 (Adh-Dhariyat).
The Third Competition in Holy Qur'an Memorization (for children):
A- Memorization from Surah 67 (Al-Mulk) to Surah 78 (An-Naba).
B- Memorization from Surah 78 (An-Naba) to Surah 114 (An-Nas).
C- Memorization of the last short Surahs of the Qur'an.
If you wish to participate in the Qur'an competition, please select your choice of competition, then send us your name, email address & phone number.
The test for Competition in Qur'an memorization will be held during the last week of Ramadan, the announcement of the date will be made later on in the month, in Shaa Allah.
Prizes for all the competitions will be distributed on the day of Eid.
Jazakum Allahu Kairan
If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
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
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