Eid-Ul-Adha Announcement
 Saturday, July 9th 2022

Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity but Allah. Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. And to Allah goes all praise!

Alhamdulillah, the Day of Arafat will be this Friday July 8th, when pilgrims will stand in prayer on the mount of Arafat near Makkah at the climax of the annual pilgrimage.

Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9th (isa) at the Garden State Islamic Center with the following schedule:

  • Takbeers: 7:30am
  • Eid Salat followed by Khutbah: 8:00am (sharp)
  • Refreshments will be provided.



"There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Dhul-Hijjah." (Narrated by Ibn 'Abbas [Bukhari Volume 2, Book 15, Hadith 86)


GSIC Management Team

Surah At-Tawbah [9:51]: Say, O dear Prophet "Nothing shall befall us except what Allah has destined for us; He is our Master; and the Muslims must rely only on Allah."

The Garden State Islamic Center will remain open for Friday Prayers. Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to reduce harm and protect our congregants and in following the lead of our local health department officials, we will be conducting multiple Jumu’ah Khutbah and Prayer sessions to accommodate members, while adhering to current restrictions. 

Each Jumu’ah session will be conducted within a 10 minute timeframe. Individual admittance into each session will be limited. 

The Khutbah and Prayer sessions will be conducted as scheduled:

1st Khutba & Prayer (1:15 to 1:25)

2nd Khutba &Prayer (1:35 to 1:45)

3rd Khutba &Prayer (1:55 to 2:10)

* Additional sessions will be conducted if necessary.

* Prayer areas will be sanitized after each session.

We ask that each community member take personal responsibility to observe the following restrictions for the greater good of the community. 

Please do not attend the masjid for Jumu’ah and any congregational prayers if you have any of the following symptoms:

- Fever

- Cough

- Sneezing

- Joint Pains

- Any other flu-like symptoms

It is also highly recommended that you do not attend the Masjid for Jumu’ah or any congregational prayer if you are:

- Over 60 years old OR have:

- Diabetes

- Heart condition

- Respiratory conditions such as Asthma

- Autoimmune disease

- Blood disorders

- Chronic kidney disease

- Compromised immune system

- Pregnancy (current or recent)

- Endocrine disorders (such as diabetes)

- Metabolic disorders

- Heart disease

- Lung disease

- Neurological conditions

  • Women and children are not required to attend Jumu’ah. They are encouraged to not attend to reduce exposure to health risks.

For those attending prayers, please follow all hygienic protocols and instructions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid getting sick or spreading droplets.

When attending the Masjid:

1. Bring your own prayer rug. (Wash your prayer mat regularly)

2. Please make your Wudo at home.

3. You may wear a mask that cover your mouth and nose.

4. Adhere to protocols involving social distancing.

We will comply with any further recommendations of the State and Local Health Authorities. 

The Garden State Islamic Center will continue to cater to the spiritual needs of our community and will take all necessary precautions following the lead of local officials while relying on the protection of Allah SWT, asking Him for the continued health and wellbeing of our community and larger society. Ameen 

* For additional updates and information, visit us online at  www.gsicnj.org and stay connected by also checking the GSIC WhatsApp Group


The Garden State Islamic Center is hosting Arabic classes for adults who are seeking to learn how to read the Holy Qur’an. This course is a “beginners course” that starts with the alphabet.

The curriculum and textbook that will be used is, Al-Qaaidah Nooraniah. This book is available online and can be downloaded to your device. All participating students are expected to obtain a copy of the book, maintain a notebook, and utilize colored pencils during the course.

The class is free! However, since there are limited seats available, we encourage only those who are committed to attending every class, to register. Also note, up to 120 hours of dedicated study is necessary to complete the course. Each lesson will build upon the previous lesson, thus it will be a struggle if one misses any session.

The Arabic Class will be conducted at the Garden State Islamic Center, starting this Sunday, June 21, 2020. The class will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, In Shaa Allah. Please continue to observe the face mask requirement upon entering the masjid.

To Pre-Register and reserve your seat, please forward an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., containing your name, contact number, and email address. There are limited seats, so please Pre-Register.

Jazaakum Allah Khair