Al-Huda Mosque Yearly Events
In commemoration of the birth of the holy prophet Muhammad pbuh, Al-Huda Mosque allocates a special day every year to celebrate Maulidur-Rasul. This year the main event for the night was a Forum-cum-Qasidah by a group of religious teachers named Madeehul-Mustafa. The celebration on that special night was set in motion by the recitation of Ratib Al-Haddad led by Ust Hj Ahmad Ali. Last but not least, it ended with the distribution of Al-Huda Briyani Rice to everyone attending the event at the mosque.
Qurban and Akikah
In collaboration with the appointed Qurban vendor (MES for the last 3 years), the mosque offers Qurban and Akikah services to the Muslim public. The rituals are executed in a designated area of the mosque compound and alhamdulillah with years of experience organizing this event, processes are able to done in a systematic manner. Normally 90 to 100 sheep can be completed in less than 6 hours.
The mosque is fortunate to have the services of regular and core volunteers that comprise the Muslimin brothers, Muslimahs and the Youths; hence, there is no reliance for external commercial sources. It could also be that the volunteers are attracted to serve as they get to enjoy 'Briyani Alhuda' rice for lunch cooked with fresh lamb meat, as the first few animals are usually reserved for this purpose.
Annual Night Cycling for Youths (With NWMC)
This yearly event is organised in collaboration with the North West Mosque Cluster and is open to youths 14 to 23 years old. It was started in 2009 and this year's event took place on 12th March. About 60 participants started out from Al-Huda Mosque just before midnight and ended at the East Coast Park about four hours later. An early breakfast was served and before dispersing for home, the participants attended a short tazkirah followed by congregational Fajr prayers at the East Coast Park.
Last year (2010) the starting point was at Al-Iman Mosque and ended at Sembawang Park. There will be a change of routes for each year. Calling all youths to join us for next year's event!
Theme : Healthy Mind. Working Body
Fees : $20
- free dry fit tshirt
- free dinner + breakfast
Annual Mass Tahlil
This yearly event attracts about 150 jemaahs. Lead by Ust Hj Ahmad Ali with about 800 name mentioned. The event end with a big feast of 40 'dulangs' or trays of Nasi Tomato sponsored by the jemaahs or congregation.
In preparation of the holy month of Ramadan and as part of the effort to keep the mosque neat and clean, a yearly 'spring cleaning' event is organised. Together with the volunteers, everyone joins in the act of cleaning and removal of unwanted or old items at the mosque.
Month of Ramadan Programmes
The month of Ramadan is the busiest month at the mosque with activities taking place every day.
- Nightly Terawih prayers
- Weekly lecture programmes after Terawih prayers on every Friday and Saturday nights.
- Invited guest from Egypt leading the prayers and reciting the Holy Quran on every Thursday night. This is in collaboration with the Ba'alwie Mosque
- Daily breaking of the fast (iftar)
- Groups of families iftar together on every Sunday
- Nuzul Al-Quran and Khatam Al-Quran
- Iftar event with community and other religious leaders
- Ramadan Youth Challenge where the youth take charge of the mosque for one day
Needless to say, the two Eid Prayers of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha are the days when the mosque will be filled beyond its maximum capacity. The congregation will fill up every available space and up to the entrance gate. Fortunately, the mosque's compound is large enough and never once has the congregation overflowed out to the street. This is also the time for some former village folks to gather and take the opportunity to reminisce old times while enjoying the morning meal provided after the prayers.