Ahlan Wasahlan Apr 2014

Beneficial Announcements for Apr 2014
1. Waltham Islamic Society Needs Your Financial Support
Waltham Islamic Society bought a building for $525,000 in the city of Waltham, MA recently and was able to pay the full amount. However now, it needs funds for renovations which cost $500,000. It has already received permits from the city to start the renovations. It has about $200,000 in cash and pledges, and needs to raise the remaining $300,000. Please donate generously. For more information, contact Abdu Karim Kasozi  (President)  781-308-5610, Mohammed Asifuddin (Treasurer) 508-404-3820. Web: www.walthamislamicsociety.org

2. Khalilur Rahman of Boston Passed Away
A long time friend of mine, Khalilur Rahman passed away last week after a heart attack. He was active in masjid activities and ran the Islamic weekend class at the Allston-Brighton Islamic Center for many years. He moved to Roxbury after I sold him a house there and he has been active at the ISBCC since. Imam Suhail Webb said before the jenazah salat last Sunday, “We used to see bro Khalilur Rahman frequently read the Quran at the back of the masjid.” Khalilur Rahman comes from Bangladesh. He leaves behind a wife and 4 daughters. May Allah put nur in his grave and grant him Jannah. Friends and well wishes who wish to say their condolences can reach the family at 617-442-0004.

3. Jinn Playing In Theaters
An upcoming feature film “Jinn” opens in theaters nationwide on April 4th, 2014. “Jinn” is a supernatural thriller written and directed by Michigan-native Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad. Please support this project, as the success of the film will open the doors for Muslims to find their voice at the highest level in media, the arts and entertainment. View the trailer of “Jinn” titled “Prophecy” (First trailer “Fury” passed 2 million views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCPoVTXxAww

4. Muslim College Student Needs a Job
A Muslim college student at one of the colleges near the Boston area is needing a job so he pay for his studies. He is available for work on Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun. He can do various types of work including washing, cleaning and clerical work. If your business needs some help, contact Sajith at 508-510-9017.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Apr 2014
1. Friday, Apr 4, 2014
“Meet Our New Imam”
Come and meet our new Imam Basheer, the new imam for our masjid and community. Imam Basheer was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from University of Islamic Studies as worked as Imam and khatib from Presidency of Religious Affairs in Turkey. He is learned in shariah, aqeedah, ilm kelem, Arabic grammar and Hanafi fiqh.  There will dua for community, followed by dinner. All are welcome.
Time: 7:15pm – 9:00pm (Magrib to Isha)
Place: Islamic Soc of Greater Lowell, 131 Stedman St., Unit 9&10, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Masjid phone 978-970-5552, Web: www.isgl.org

2. Friday, Apr 4, 2014
“Authority and Importance of Sunnah”
Presented by Imam Islam Hassan who is currently the Imam of Islamic Society of Vermont. He is graduate of Mishkah Unversity and has ijaza in Quran recitation. Please feel free to bring your family, relatives and friends to our educational program. The program is geared towards enhancing knowledge and awareness of Islam and providing an opportunity to connect with old and new friends.
Time: 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Place: ICNE – Sharon, 74 Chase Drive, Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

3. Saturday, Apr 5, 2014
“History of Preservation of Quran”
Presented by Sheikh uthman Khan who is the Imam of Worcester Islamic Center. Dinner will be provided.
Time: 7:15pm – 9:00pm (Magrib to Isha)
Place: Masjid Bashir, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Masjid phone 508-879-3800, Imam Mushtaq

4. Saturday, Apr 5, 2014
“Do Good Deeds and Refrain from Bad Deeds”
Presented by Imam Talal Eid. All are welcome.
Time: 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Web: www.yusufmosque.com

5. Saturday, Apr 5, 2014
“Wayland Masjid Fundraising Banquet”
Keynote speaker is Celene Ayat Lizzio and talk entitled Muslims at the Forefront of American Interreligious Relations. Celene is an Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence and Co-Director of the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College. Tickets $40, children $10.
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Contact: Masjid website: www.icbwayland.org

6. Saturday, Apr 5, 2014
“Youth Festival 2014”
For children KG to Grade 8. Show your talents in Spelling Bee or Math Bee or Impromptu Speech. Delicious food, pizza and baked foods. Auction, entertainment, prizes. Part of proceeds donated to Pine Street Inn homeless shelter. Tickets $7.
Time: 1:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: India Center of Worcester, 152 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Contact: Maaria Alvi, email: maaria118@hotmail.com, Web: www.aaane.us

7. Sunday, Apr 6, 2014
“Positive Parenting Workshop”
Presented by Family Counselor Mohamed Wadeed. Free lunch provided. Organized by the Islamic Center of New England. Free event. All are welcome.
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Clifford Marshall Elementary School, 200 Moody St., Quincy, MA 02169
Contact: Masjid phone 617-479-8341, Web: www.icne.net

8. Sunday, Apr 6, 2014
“Malik Academy Fundraising Dinner”
Bring your friends and families and be a part of our community and help inspire young minds at Malik Academy and Al Bustan to reach their potential. All proceeds collected will help with scholarships, school supplies, and building costs for our school. Guest speakers include Mohamed Wadeed and Yousef Abdellah of Islamic Relief. Kids program for ages 3-12. Delicious dinner provided. Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for kids. Malik Academy is a full time non-for-profit school serving the Muslim community in the greater Boston area since 2004.
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: ISBCC, 100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury, MA 02119
Contact: Principal El-Alami, phone 617-427-0500, Web: www.malikacademy.org

9. Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
“Mercy Shelter Serving The Poor”
Cooks and volunteers are needed for our monthly shelter serve at Mercy Shelter in Hartford, CT. If you are interested in cooking one of the items and/or serving please respond to this email as soon as possible. Menu: chicken (240 pieces), rice (30 cups), mixed veggies (20 lbs), green beans (20 lbs), pasta (12 lbs), fresh fruit (fresh cut fruit, berries.. – 2 large trays), bread rolls (120 rolls). Please let me know if you would like to prepare one or two of the following: 60 pieces chicken, 10 cups rice, 10 lbs mixed veggies, 10 lbs beans, 6 lbs pasta, fresh fruit, bread rolls. Serving/cooking placements are on a first come first serve basis – please let us know as soon as possible.
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Place: Mercy Shelter, 118 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106
Contact: Rebecca Minor, MCCT Secretary, email: rebeccaminor@mcct.us

10. Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
“2nd Quarterly Meeting of Islamic Council of New England”
We invite council members and Muslim leaders of various masjids and Islamic centers throughout New England to join us for our collective meeting to discuss how we can serve our community better.
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 247 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Mazen Duwaji, ICNE Executive Director, email: duwajims@gmail.com

11. Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
“ISNA Matrimonial Event”
As a participant at this matrimonial networking event, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with single Muslims in a faster and Islamic way. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Nikah (marriage) is my Sunnah”.  He also said, “When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half”.  Our mission is to help Muslim singles in taking the first step towards fulfilling this Sunnah. We are committed in bringing Muslim singles together in accordance with the Islamic principles and guidance.  Our unique event facilitates the participants to meet each other in a relaxed and informal environment. Because of short rotation time among groups, we ask you to prepare in advance.  Reflect on questions that matter to you and provide information to others about you.  Many participants find it effective to carry business cards with their contact information.  We encourage Islamic casual attire for your comfort.  Men tend to wear dress pants and a shirt or blazer; women tend to wear skirts, dresses, or ethnic clothing.
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: Westin O’Hare Hotel, 6100 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Contact: Phone 317-838-8133, email: matrimonial@isna.net

12. Thursday to Saturday, Apr 24-26, 2014
“6th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference”
Providing the latest research, innovative ideas and treatment approaches to provide better and culturally appropriate mental health care to the Muslim patient population. Speakers include Chaplain Abdul Rasheed Muhammad, Director of Chaplaincy Services Dept of ISNA and Kameelah Mu’min Rashad, founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation. Promoting access to mental health care and mental health first aid (MHFA) training for Imams and community leaders. Tickets $50 each. Organized by ISNA.
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Place: The Dearborn Inn, Marriot Hotel, 20301 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Contact: Web: www.psychiatry.msu.edu/events/conferences.html

13. Friday, Apr 25, 2014
“Foster Care and How We Can Help”
Learn the ins and outs of placement agencies, the process of foster care and how to get started. Presented to Mr. Raymond Ortiz. FREE seminar. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Old Bridge, 205 Route 35 North Cliffwood Beach, NJ 07735
Contact: Fatima Masood, phone 732-476-4047

14. Sunday, Apr 27, 2014
“Comedy for a Worthwhile Cause”
Enjoy a night of comedy with your family and help bring smiles to those in need. Benefit dinner for Water for Life. Entertainment by Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss, Monzer Aby Ayman. Performances by AlHuda and Al-Hamra Academy students. Tickets $50 family, $15 adult, $10 student.
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 E. Mountain Rd., Worcester, MA
Contact: Humayun Kabeer 603-785-8234, Sameeiya Oli 508-768-5304

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