Following Iftar dinners, the Islamic Center will be conducting Taraweeh prayers in congregation after Isha prayer. Taraweeh prayers are prayed during each night of the month of Ramadan and are not compulsory, but highly recommended to be performed.
Taraweeh Prayer Reciters:
Ebadur Rahman Bio Pic
Hafidh Ebadur Rahman was born and raised in New York City's Lower East Side, the son of Bangladeshi immigrants. He completed his memorization of the Qur'an at the age of 15 while attending Stuyvesant High School. After graduating in 2004, he enrolled in Zaytuna Institute's pilot seminary program to study with respected scholars Imam Zaid Shakir, Qari Amar Bellaha, Shaykh Abdur Rahman Tahir (God have mercy on him), Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, and Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali. In the highly rigorous four year program, Ebad studied Arabic grammar and morphology, Qur'anic commentary and recitation, hadith sciences, jurisprudence and legal theory, theology, spirituality, and prophetic biography.
Ebad is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, concentrating on Islam in America.
In addition to his academic studies, Ebad has also served as a teaching assistant at the Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive, an instructor and khatib at the Islamic Center of NYU, and has led the taraweeh prayers in a number of different mosques in the city where a portion of the Qur'an is recited each night in Ramadan.
Hafidh Ismail A. Sayeed
Hafidh Ismail A. Sayeed, was born in New York City to Sabra Amira and Asad Sayeed. Raised in a religious household with six sisters and five brothers, he began his Quranic/Islamic studies at a young age. He and his four brothers started to study in Detroit, MI under Maulana Zubair Abdur -Rahman and Maulana Harun before he, at the tender age of only fifteen, went to Trinidad and Tobago to complete his studies at Jamia-Madinatul-Uloom (University of Islamic knowledge).