The Egyptian world renowned Qari Muhammad Jebril led the isha and taraweeh prayers at Dar us Salaam on Thursday evening. Even with the heavy rain yesterday, the place was so packed, they had to set up several overflow prayer areas inside.
The parking lot was reserved like HOV-3. A local church allowed us to use their parking lot for overflow parking and the masjid had shuttle transportation available back and forth.
Muhammad Jebril (may Allah protect him) has an amazing voice. He is really good at his craft although I can’t complain because we are spoiled for choice at Dar us Salaam by being blessed with many good reciters of the Quran from Haroon Baqai to Safi Khan to some of the Hifz school graduates.
I’ve lost count but since the Hifz School began five years ago, I think about 20 brothers and sisters have completed the memorization of the Quran. And now, alhamdulillah, there has been a reduction in the need to import qaris from overseas as three or four of the graduates are leading the taraweeh prayers in several local area masajid.
By the way, if you missed him last night, the shaykh will be at Dar ul Hijrah tonight and ICM on Oct. 3rd. Much love to the graphic designers at Dar us Salaam and ICM for their event posters. Both are in PDF, so be careful. ICM’s is here and Dar us Salaam’s is here.