May 24, 2020
Muslims across the world observed the holy month of Ramadan from April 24 - May 23, 2020, engaging in increased giving, prayer, charity, and fasting. The end of Ramadan is marked by Eid Al-Fitr, one of the two major festive holidays in the Islamic Calendar. Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, the IAFL community will celebrate Eid in their homes and will connect virtually with each other, maintaining the camaraderie and sharing the gratitude with each other.
April 24 - May 23, 2020
Muslims across the world begin observing the holy month of Ramadan on April 24, 2020. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and marks a period of increased giving, prayer, charity, and fasting. During Ramadan, Muslims across the world fast during the day, and spend the night in prayers and reflection. The month of Ramadan typically sees festive gatherings at IAFL where we host the wider Muslim and non-Muslim community for dinner during the breaking of fast at dusk (iftar). This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAFL commnity will observe Ramadan largely from their homes while staying connected with each other with the aid of technology. IAFL wishes its community a blessed Ramadan!
Knowing Your Muslim Neighbors
Presented by: The Arts Council of The Southern Finger Lakes and IAFL*
January 30 - April 16
A series of four distinct documentary screenings on intriguing and informative topics will take place under this exciting and new collaboration between The Arts Council of Southern Finger Lakes and The Islamic Association of Finger Lakes. The purpose of this series is to promote knowledge regarding our Muslim neighbors and the history of the faith through times. The event will be open to all who wish to attend.
* March and April sessions are currently on hold due to COVID-19 concerns
Throughout the year the IAFL organizes events to educate the community. Some of the past events are listed below.
Screening: The Sultan and the Saint
Presented by IAFL and Southeast Steuben County Library
Islamic Will Presentation and Workshop
Dr. Abdul Majid Khan
Eid Al-Adha feast
Identity in Crisis by Noor Kids
Prophetic Empathy by Shaykh Mikaeel Smith
Qur'anic Transformation & Postures of Presence
Imam Wisam Sharieff
Follow the IAFL calendar in order to keep track of events