Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre

December 21, 2011

New Website

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Asalaamu Alaikum

Our brothers have worked hard to establish a proper website for us:

This blog will remain here for a while for its historical interest.

Was salaam


August 30, 2011

Eid Update

Filed under: Announcements,Events,Recreation & Sporting Events — furqanaswj @ 12:24 am

Eid Mubarak! our brothers in Indonesia have sighted the crescent!

We will be praying at 8am in Burden park as previously announced, with BBQ and sweets, just bring the family and prayer mats if you have them, advice is to come early to get parking and keeping in mind it will be peak hour on the roads.

We ask Allah to give us what is best for us and after that the weather forecast is clear inshaAllah however if it does happen to be raining bi-fadl-lillah we will pray eid at our juma’ah location that is 4/15 tower crt, noble park, parking on popes road and walk into tower court please.

Summary of Eid etiquette:

Saying Takbeer starting from Maghrib to the Eid prayer
Making ghusl (shower) before going to the prayer
Wearing the best clothes
Eating an odd number of dates BEFORE leaving to the prayer
Walking to the prayer and going one route then returning via a different route.
To congratulate your Muslim brothers and sisters
Maintaining family ties and bringing joy to families and children without sinning

Ruling on Eid and the Sunnahs of Eid – 49014

Q: I would like to know some of the Sunnahs of Eid and the rulings thereon.

A: Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah has set out several rulings concerning Eid, including the following:

1 – It is mustahabb to recite takbeer during the night of Eid from sunset on the last day of Ramadaan until the imam comes to lead the prayer. The format of the takbeer is as follows:
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah).

Or you can say Allaahu akbar three times, so you say:
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great , Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah).
Both are permissible.

Men should raise their voices reciting this dhikr in the marketplaces, mosques and homes, but women should not raise their voices.

2 – You should eat an odd number of dates before leaving for the Eid prayer, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not set out on the day of Eid until he had eaten an odd number of dates. He should stick to an odd number as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did.

3 – You should wear your best clothes – this is for men. With regard to women, they should not wear beautiful clothes when they go out to the Eid prayer-place, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Let them go out looking decent” i.e., in regular clothes that are not fancy. It is haraam for them to go out wearing perfume and makeup.

4 – Some of the scholars regarded it as mustahabb to do ghusl for the Eid prayer, because it is narrated that some of the salaf did this. Doing ghusl for Eid prayer is mustahabb, just as it is prescribed for Jumu’ah because one is going to meet people. So if one does ghusl, that is good.

5 – The Eid prayer. The Muslims are unanimously agreed that the Eid prayer is prescribed in Islam. Some of them say that it is Sunnah, some say that it is fard kafaayah (a communal obligation) and some say that it is fard ‘ayn (an individual obligation), and that not doing it is a sin. They quoted as evidence the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded even the virgins and women in seclusion, i.e., those who did not ordinarily come out, to attend the Eid prayer place, except that those who were menstruating should keep away from the prayer-place itself, because it is not permissible for a menstruating woman to stay in the mosque; it is permissible for her to pass through but not to stay there.
It seems to me, based on the evidence, that it is fard ‘ayn (an individual obligation) and that every male is obliged to attend the Eid prayer except for those who have an excuse. This was the view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him).
In the first rak’ah the imam should recite Sabbih isma rabbika al-A‘ala (Soorat al-A’la 87) and in the second rak’ah he should recite Hal ataaka hadeeth ul-ghaashiyah (al-Ghaashiyah 88). Or he may recite Soorat Qaaf (50) in the first and Soorat al-Qamar (54) in the second. Both options are narrated in saheeh reports from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

6 – If Jumu’ah and Eid fall on the same day, the Eid prayer should be held, as should Jumu’ah prayer, as is indicated by the apparent meaning of the hadeeth of al-Nu’maan ibn Basheer which was narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh. But those who attend the Eid prayer with the imam may attend Jumu’ah if they wish, or they may pray Zuhr.

7 – One of the rulings on Eid prayer is that according to many scholars, if a person comes to the Eid prayer-place before the imam comes, he should sit down and not pray two rak’ahs, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prayed Eid with two rak’ahs, and he did not offer any prayer before or after it.

Some of the scholars are of the view that when a person comes he should not sit down until he has prayed two rak’ahs, because the Eid prayer-place is a mosque, based on the fact that menstruating women are not allowed there, so it comes under the same rulings as a mosque, which indicates that it is a mosque. Based on this, it comes under the general meaning of the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “When any one of you enters the mosque, let him not sit down until he has prayed two rak’ahs.” With regard to the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not offer any prayer before or after the Eid prayer, that is because when he arrived the prayer started.
Thus it is proven that we should pray Tahiyyat al-Masjid (two rak’ahs to “greet the mosque”) when arriving at the Eid prayer-place, as in the case of all mosques, because if we assume from the hadeeth that there is no Tahiyyat al-Masjid for the Eid mosque, then we should say that there is no Tahiyyat al-Masjid for the Jumu’ah mosque either, because when the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) arrived at the Jumu’ah mosque he would deliver the khutbah, then pray two rak’ahs then leave and pray the regular Sunnahs of Jumu’ah in his house, so he did not offer any prayer before it or after it (in the mosque).
What seems more likely to be correct in my view is that we should pray two rak’ahs in the Eid prayer-place to greet the mosque, but we should not denounce one another with regard to this issue, because it is a matter concerning which the scholars differ. We should not denounce others with regard to matters where the scholars differ, unless there is a clear text. So we should not denounce the one who prays (Tahiyyat al-Masjid) or the one who sits down without praying.

8 – One of the rulings on the day of Eid – Eid al-Fitr – is that Zakaat al-Fitr is due on this day. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined that it should be paid before the Eid prayer. It is permissible to pay it one or two days before that, because of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) which was narrated by al-Bukhaari: “They used to give it one or two days before (Eid) al-Fitr.” If it is paid after the Eid prayer, it does not count as Sadaqat al-Fitr, because of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas: “Whoever pays it before the prayer, it is Zakaat al-Fitr, and whoever pays it after the prayer, it is ordinary charity.” It is haraam to delay Zakaat al-Fitr until after the Eid prayer. If one delays it with no excuse then it is not acceptable zakaah, but if there is an excuse – such as if a person is traveling and does not have anything to give or anyone to give it to, or he is expecting his family to pay it and they are expecting him to pay it, then in this case he should pay it when it is easy for him to do so, even if that is after the prayer, and there is no sin on him because he has an excuse.

9 – People should greet one another, but that results in haraam actions on the part of many people, such as men entering houses and shaking hands with unveiled women without any mahram being present. Some of these evils are worse than others.

We see some people denouncing those who refuse to shake hands with those who are not their mahrams, but it is they who are the wrongdoers, not he. But he should explain to them and tell them to ask trustworthy scholars to verify his actions and he should tell them not to get angry and insist on following the customs of his forefathers, because they do not make a permissible thing forbidden or a forbidden thing permissible. He should explain to them that if they do that, they will be like those of whom Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And similarly, We sent not a warner before you (O Muhammad) to any town (people) but the luxurious ones among them said: “We found our fathers following a certain way and religion, and we will indeed follow their footsteps”
[al-Zukhruf 43:23]

Some people have the custom of going out to the graveyard on the day of Eid to greet the occupants of the graves, but the occupants of the graves have no need of any greeting or congratulations, because they do not fast or pray qiyaam.
Visiting the graves is not something to be done especially on the day of Eid or Friday or any particular day. It was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) visited the graves at night, as mentioned in the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah narrated by Muslim. And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Visit the graves for they will remind you of the Hereafter.”
Visiting graves is an act of worship, and acts of worship are not acceptable unless they are in accordance with sharee’ah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not single out the day of Eid for visiting the graves, so we should not do so either.

10 – There is nothing wrong with what men do on the day of Eid of embracing one another.

11 – It is prescribed for the one who goes out to the Eid prayer to go by one route and return by another, following the example of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). This Sunnah does not apply to other prayers, Jumu’ah or anything else, it only applies to Eid.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 16/216-223.

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August 28, 2011

Eid Prayer

Filed under: Announcements,Events,Recreation & Sporting Events — furqanaswj @ 2:49 pm

al furqan islamic information centre will be having eid prayer at Burden Park, cnr of Springvale rd and Heatherton rd, Springvale, 8am date TBA

there is playground for kids and we will have BBQ, sweets, tea and coffee for breakfast after prayer inshaAllah, all are welcome, some mats will be provided but best to bring your own if you have.


April 25, 2011

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April 1, 2011

Update regarding permit application

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Last year (2010) Al-Furqan IIC lodged an application for a planning permit at its current location (5 Wardale Road, Springvale South) as a Place of Assembly and Information Centre. The idea was to have an information hub where people across south east of Melbourne would have an easy access to information about Islam. As you know we had regular Jummuah and other prayers done on site as well as range of other activities such are Quran and Fiqh class, Madrasah, Ramadan activities etc.

On Monday night 28th March City of Greater Dandenong Council (henceforth CGDC) on its regular monthly meeting as per recommendation of CGD planning department they made the decision to refuse the permit on the grounds of parking, noise and safety during friday prayer. This decision by CGDC has potential for financial, social and other implications for regular visitors and volunteers of Al-Furqan IIC as well as Al-Furqan IIC itself.

We demand that CGDC revise its decision and enable Al-Furqan IIC to continue to work and offer services to local community.

You can help by signing Petition of Support which is available in Al-Furqan IIC at 5 Wardale Road, Springvale South or writing Support Letter and dropping it or mailing it to us at the same address.

Please help us so we can continue helping others.

May Allah reward you for your consideration.

January 10, 2011

General Update

Filed under: Announcements — furqanaswj @ 7:02 pm

Alhamdulillah the renovations are progressing, may Allah reward the brothers for their efforts, inshaAllah we will post some photos once completed, anyone with trade skills is welcome to come and see if they can help.

Madrassah is still on hold due to the occaisional safety issues during renovations, such as tools and building materials around.

Congregational Prayer  continues five times daily, see the link on the side for times.

Khutbatul-Juma’ah is from 1:30 pm on friday, however it is advised to come early because that is the sunnah, and to be conscious of where you park if driving, not to annoy neighbours parking over driveways, in front of businesses or right next to corners, as our permit is still pending and we had complaints early on, but alhamdulillah our brothers have put in place policies to prevent that bi-ithnillah.

Please keep us in your supplication.

Was salaam

October 4, 2010

Update : Renovations, Madrassah, Daylight Savings.

Filed under: Announcements — furqanaswj @ 3:52 pm

Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre is pleased to announce further renovations. There will be new bookshelves, new painting and new air-conditioned rooms + brand new kitchen upstairs prepared for brothers and sisters to use, Insha’Allah.

We ask everyone to have patience and make dua for all brothers and sisters involved in the project.

Al-Furqan IIC Madrasah will be postponed until further notice.

Parents will be notified as usual advising them about start of Madrasah, Insha’Allah.

For further information regarding madrasah please send an email to

Note the updated prayer times, due to daylight savings Khutbatul-Juma’ah will now be at 1:30 PM.

JazakumAllahu khayran

September 4, 2010


Filed under: Announcements,Classes in the Centre — furqanaswj @ 10:31 am

Al-Furqan IIC Madrasah management would like to advise that Girls Class that has run throughout Ramadan is now withdrawn. Today 4th September is the last day of Girls madrasah.

We are sincerely hoping that the Girls Madrasah will re-start again in the near future, Insha’Allah. For the latest update please check which is official blog of Al-Furqan IIC.

Boys madrasah continues on the 18th September, Insha’Allah. There will be no madrasah next Saturday (11th September) due to Eid celebration.

May Allah accept your fasting. Eid Mubarak

August 9, 2010


Filed under: Classes in the Centre — furqanaswj @ 9:49 am

Information for parents interested in Al-Furqan IIC Children Madrasah:

Al-Furqan IIC Madrasah is introducing Ramadan Girls Class. The class will run throughout Ramadan as usual class every weekend, Insha’Allah.

Please note due to class structure only child between 5-8 years old will be permitted to attend the weekend class.

If you are interested and have eligible child pick up an Application Form, fill it out and return it to us by THURSDAY 12 August. (All information regarding madrasah is on the Form itself)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sehzad at the centre.

August 7, 2010

Ramadhan Announcements

Filed under: Announcements,Classes in the Centre — furqanaswj @ 12:00 pm

Alhamdulillah we are nearing the blessed month of Ramadhan, this update will outline the program we have planned at Al-Furqan this year:

Every Friday evening Iftar will be provided, all brother welcome to come and share with us.

First Saturday Iftar is ‘bring a plate’.

Specific Events:

21/08/10 ‘Youth Iftar’ (youth brothers invited)

22/08/10 ‘Children’s Iftar’ (encouragement for the kids to fast)

28/08/10 ‘Annual Iftar’  (Local Imams and Community Leaders invited)

(Stay posted for more details of the above events)

Reciters for Taraweeh prayers:

-Sh. Abu Umar al Ma’mury

-Sh. Jumi’iah

-Br. Fazl-Kareem

Program of lessons/activities that will break up the salat:

-Monday : Quiz

-Tuesday : Heart Softening Talk

-Wednesday : Important topics

-Thursday : Quiz

-Friday : Guest speaker

-Saturday : Sh. Abu Ayman

-Sunday : Important Talk

Due to unforeseen circumstances the renovations of the sisters section is not complete thus there will be no capacity for sisters to attend events, lessons or prayers at the markaz, we apologise for inconvenience and hope that the situation will be rectified soon.

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