Arrival & Accommodations
When should I arrive at the Ijtema?
The Ijtema officially begins on August 19th with the Jummah Prayers. The Jummah Prayer will begin at 1:00pm. The activities for Ijtema will begin at 11:00am so the Admin team is asking everyone to be at the Ijtema site by 11:00am.
* Please note that if you are part of the MKA Shura, the Shura starts at 11:00 am so plan to arrive well in advance of that.
What airports can I arrive at?
BWI Airport is the closest airport to the Baitur Rahman Mosque. The distance from BWI airport to BRM is around 26 miles by car. Members of the transport team will be available at BWI, DCA & IAD airports. However, BWI is preferred due to proximity. For any further information please contact to Ansar Malik Sahib (240) 491-7750.
What subsidies are available to me?
Each region has been assigned a specific amount toward travel as per below. If you need additional help covering your travel costs, please indicate this on the request form.
- Gulf - $100
- Midwest - $50
- Missouri - $75
- Northwest - $250
- Southwest - $200
- Southeast - $50
- Other Regions - on need basis (to be filled out on the form)
Keep in mind this is for those who are flying in. Carpools and vans are being arranged from various other nearby regions so please check with your Qaid or Regional Qaid.
Where will I be staying?
Atfal will be accommodated inside the Mosque while Khuddam will be outside in the air conditioned sleeping marquee. Please bring your sleeping bags and other necessary items for night stay.
While on-site sleeping arrangements are readily available at Masjid Bait-ur-Rahman for Ijtema, some may prefer the convenience of hotel accommodations. As such, the Ijtema team has negotiated a group rate with two nearby hotels for those wanting to stay off-site and can cover the cost. Both hotels are about 4 miles away and shuttles will be available for those staying here. For guests that prefer staying in a hotel, you can book as follows:
- Courtyard by Marriott (12521 Prosperity Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904): $119 + tax per night using the below link or by calling: 301-680-8500. Guests should mention the discount code:
MKA ROOM BLOCKThis code is valid from Friday, August 19 (Check in) - Sunday, August 21 (Check out). 60 rooms are reserved here and are first come first serve. A limited number of rooms will be available starting Thursday, August 18.
- Residence Inn by Marriott (12000 Plum Orchard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904): $149 + tax per night using the below link or by calling: 301-572-2322. Guests should mention the discount code:
MKA ROOM BLOCKThis code is valid from Friday, August 19 (Check in) - Sunday, August 21 (Check out). 40 rooms are reserved here and are first come first serve. This hotel includes breakfast.
The deadline to lock in these rates is July 29, 2022.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ali Chaudhry (240-997-6262).
Where can I park my car?
The Main Car Parking for Ijtema is outside of the Baitur Rahman Mosque. No car parking will be allowed inside the mosque.
What discount is available for Airline tickets?
United Airlines: ZMCC379520
Use the following link or type the above code under “Promotions” in the Advanced Search menu. This code is valid for airport code BWI, DCA, and IAD (you can also search with WAS).
American Airlines: 3282DE
Visit aa.com and search for your desired flights. The discount will cover all travel to BWI/DCA/IAD. Travel is valid between Aug 15 - Aug 23. Enter the code below the Passenger Details under “Promotion code” after you have selected your itinerary.
Alaska Airlines: ECME253
To use this Discount Code, go online to alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. This code is valid for booking between August 15 thru August 29, 2022. This code is valid to travel from all 48 lower states to Washington DC (DCA) or (IAD) or BWI, Maryland or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
How can I request a leave of absence from school/work?
You can use the leave request template to request and absence from school or work in order to attend the Ijtema.
Registration & Check-in
Where can I register for the Ijtema?
Ijtema registration can be done by filling out the Ijtema Registration Form
* Note: flight information is required if you're flying to the Ijtema. Please purchase your tickets before starting the registration form.
What do I need to enter the Bait-ur-Rehman Mosque?
Entry to the Baitur Rahman Mosque will be strictly with Jama’at registration ID cards. Khudam & Atfal are requested to carry their member cards during Ijtema.
Things to Bring
What should I bring?
- Sleeping Bag (All Khuddam and Atfal staying on site will need their own sleeping bag)
- Personal ID Card
- Jama’at Member ID Card
- Health Insurance Card
- Clothes for 2 or 3 nights stay (as per your requirement)
- MKA Scarf (Optional)
- Toothbrush / Toothpaste
- Hair Brush or Comb
- Cell Phone & Charger
- Shaving Kit & Extra Razors (if needed)
Ijtema Admin & Contacts
Who can I contact for questions and comments?
You can find the Ijtema Admin Team contact information on the Contacts page.