| January 18, 2018


Lost and Found

Lost and Found

We have a lot of items that were found in DAT property.  Items are consists of the following”
-          Jewelry
-          Valuable watches
-          Smart phones.

The Islamic center is not liable for any personal losses, It is not permissible for anyone to pick up any kind of lost property unless he can be sure that he will deal with it properly and that he is able to make the necessary announcements, based on  the hadeeth of Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked about lost gold and silver. He said, ‘Know the details of the purse and the string, then announce it for a year. If no one claims it, then dispose of it, and it is like a trust in your hands. Then if the owner comes along some day, give it to him.”

The meaning of the phrase “Know the purse and the string” refers to the kind of purse or wallet that money is kept in and the way it is fastened or tied up.  The meaning of the phrase “then announce it for a year” is that it should be mentioned to people in the places where they gather, such as in market places and by the doors of the mosque etc. “A year” means for one full year. In the first week after it is found, it should be announced every day, because it is more likely that the owner will come in that first week. After that it should be announced as often as is customary among the people.

This was the method of announcing lost property in the past. Nowadays people should make lost and found announcements in whatever way is appropriate. What matters is achieving the desired result, so one must do whatever it takes to return property to its rightful owner. 

The hadeeth indicates that it is obligatory to know exactly what the lost property is. The phrase “Know the purse and the strings” indicates that it is obligatory to know what it looks like, so that if the owner comes and describes it properly, it can be given to him, but if his description is at odds with the true description, then it is not permissible to give it to him.

The phrase “If no one claims it, then dispose of it” indicates that the finder takes possession of the property after one year has passed and after announcing it, but he should not dispose of it before he knows exactly what it is, i.e., until he knows “the purse and the string”, and he knows its value, nature and description. If the original owner comes along some time later, and describes it accurately, he should then give it to him, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “If someone comes looking for it someday, then give it to him.”

If someone comes looking for it and describes it properly, it must be given to him without asking him for proof or to swear an oath, because of the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to that effect, and because his precise description is sufficient in the place of proof or an oath. Indeed, his description may be clearer and more honest than proof or an oath. He should also be given any increase, whether attached or separate. But if he is not able to describe it, then it should not be given to him, because it is a trust in the hands of the finder, and it is not permissible for him to give it to someone who cannot prove that he is the owner.

If you have lost an item, please email us the description of the item to info@taqwa.net

DAT Saturday School & Sunday Schools are in progress

If you need to register your children to DAT School please use the following email address

For Saturday School - saturdayschool@taqwa.net
For Sunday School -   sundayschool@taqwa.net


New Resident Scholars

Alhamdulillah, a great scholar have joined DAT.  We are starting  a full time Quran program lead by Shaikh Hosam.


General Assembly Meeting - Saturday December 20th 2014 after Asr Prayer 2:45 PM

Special Assembly Meeting & Elections for 2 BOD seats

You are cordially invited to attend a Special Assembly meeting at Dar Al Taqwa for General Assembly and special elections.  Insha Allah the meeting & elections will be held on Saturday December 20th, 2014 between Asr and Maghrib Prayer with the following schedule:


Nomination Deadlines for BOD                    December 18 2014 by Maghreb

Posting of Nominees                                      December 19 2014

Withdrawal of Nomination                            December 20 2014 by 10 AM

Election Day                                                  December 20 2014 2:45 PM

Nomination can be sent to elections@taqwa.net, or drop in any Donation box in Dar Al Taqwa.

The Board of Director work requires around 8 – 10 hours per week.

The eligibility and responsibilities of BOD, in accordance with the DAT community approved Bylaws is as follows:


The following conditions make one eligible for nomination to positions on the BOD:

  1. Be a voting member for at least one year
  2. Be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident
  3. Be a practicing Sunni Muslim according to Islamic Sharia
  4. Be an active participant in DAT’s prayer, weekly and monthly activities.
  5. Shall not hold any executive position in any other non-profit organization.
  6. Shall not be a current employee and/or contractor of DAT or have been for the past three years.
  7. Shall not be convicted of a crime (felony) or have unpaid judgments against him/her.
  8. Shall not be eligible for election if he/she is immediately (Brother, Sister, Mother, Father, Son, daughter, and/or spouse) related to two (2) or more members of DAT’s BOT and/or BOD
  9. Shall not have resigned from BOD within the last three (3) years.
  1. Shall not have been removed from BOD by DAT members.
  2. Shall not serve the BOT simultaneously.

Prayer Schedule

FAJIR 6:05 6:15
DUHR 12:17 13:30
ASR 14:52 15:00
MAGHRIB 17:11 17:11
ISHA 18:29 20:00
Prayer & Iqamah Time Policy Prayer Calendar

Jummah Prayers

January 19, 2018
1st DAT12:30pm1:00PM
2nd DAT1:45pm2:15pm