Ahlan Wasahlan April 2015

Beneficial Announcements for Apr 2015
1. Positions Available at Boston Islamic Institute
The Boston Islamic Institute (BII) is a pioneering $15M project located in the Phase 2 building of the ISBCC.  Located in Boston, the Institute will focus on the following: Continuing education – offering professional classes to the general public (2016), Seminary / Imam Institute – Offering 2-4 year graduate level program in Islamic Studies (2018), Islamic College – offering undergraduate degrees (2025) and Islamic University – offering degrees in multi-disciplinary subjects (2035). The Institute is looking to hire the following full time positions: Executive Director, Senior Project Manager, and Fundraiser. Please email your resume and cover letter, including references to bii@masboston.org

2. Scholarships for Muslims Pursuing Graduate Studies
Tailwind Scholarships provides academic scholarships to Muslims who are pursuing graduate-level study in the fields of Journalism, Law, Engineering, Islamic Studies, Political Science and Business. For more information, visit http://tailwindscholarships.com

3. Paid Student Internship Program at Helping Hand
Helping Hand for Relief and Development, a relief organization is offering a hands-on paid internship program in over 22 locations designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, in an environment devoted exclusively to the field of social services. SIP will also provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Go behind the scenes and witness the effort that goes into maintaining over 15 programs worldwide. Application deadline is Sunday April 12th, 2015. For more information or to apply, visit hhrd.org/SummerInternshipProgram.aspx

Upcoming Islamic Events for Apr 2015
1. Friday-Sunday, Apr 10-12, 2015
“MSA National Regional Conference”
Muslim Students Association is holding its conference with the theme Agents of Change – Mobilizing Our Talents for Excellence. Guest speakers include Ustaz AbdelRahman Murphy, Ustaz Ubaydullah Evans, Haroon Moghul, Amina Darwish, Imam Sohaib Sultan, Imam Omer Bajwa, Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman and more. Early Registration $25, onsite $30.
Time: Fri 6pm-12midnight, Sat 10:30am-12midnight, Sun 10am-3:30pm
Place: Austin-Hall, Harvard Law School, Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Web: www.msanational.org

2. Friday, Apr 10, 2015
“Youth Muslim Sisters”
We invite Muslim youth sisters to join our halaqa. After the halaqa, we’re going to decorate our own T-shirts with fabric markers, paint, sequins and with some bling. The girls who will be part of Yasmine Dakiri’s group for the Walk for Hunger will be decorating their t-shirt with the group’s name.
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Selimiye Mosque, 105-A Oakland Ave., Methuen, MA 01844 Contact: Amirah Tayb, email: princess.nice99@gmail.com

3. Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
“Taught him Eloquence”
Presented by Imam Shuaib Ghennaoui. Please join us. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: OCRC, 22 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor, Malden, MA
Contact: Imam Abdul Hamid, Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.maldenislamiccenter.org

4. Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
“Meet Your Muslim Neighbor”

Join your Muslim neighbors for an evening of friendship and discovery. There will be brief presentations from interfaith religious leaders followed by a Q&A session. Also some time for social interactions. Refreshments consisting of Moroccan tea and Middle Eastern sweets will be served. Sponsored by ICNA Relief, First Congregational Church, Rabbi Joseph Berman, Women Encouraging Empowerment, WhyIslam, Al-Huda Society and Revere House of Pastry.
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Place: First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151
Contact: Al-Huda Society, phone 617-409-9328, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

5. Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
“Who Is Muhammad (pbuh)”

One of the largest gathering on Muslims in Albany, NY. This conference will offer many main sessions with multiple parallel sessions. Speakers include Naeem Baig (ICNAs National President), Imam Khalid Griggs, Sheikh Inayat Ullah, Dr. Arif Hussain, sis Suzy Ismail, Imam Anas Shaikh, Sheikh Djafer Sebkhaoui, Imam Dr Elmi, Imam Abdul Rahman Yaki, Sheikh Faisal Ahmad and more. We also have a huge bazaar with about 40 different vendors including halal food vendors. Matrimonial session, entertainment session, baby sitting available. Tickets individuals $25, couple $40. Organized by ICNA.
Time: 10:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, South Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242
Contact: ICNA – https://icna.secure.force.com/convreg/ICEV_Registration_Page?id=a21160000019ttC

6. Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
“Al-Hamra 21st Annual Fundraising Dinner”

Please join our fundraising dinner program. Our guest speaker is Sheikh Hassan Lachheb who will talk on building faith and inspiring excellence. Enjoy performances by Al-Hamra students in Robotics, DestiNation Imagination, impromptu challenges from members of the Speech & Debate Club, Nasheeds (in Arabic & English) and so much more! Babysitting will be provided for children 3 to 11 years of age. Tickets – Adults $45, Children $25.
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Acacia (Indian Meadows Country Club), 275 Turnpike Road, Westborough, MA 01581
Contact: Charlean Cooley, phone 508-845-7000, Web: www.alhamraacademy.org

7. Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
“The Citizens Foundation Boston – 2nd Annual Fundraiser”

Starting April 2014, TCF is serving 145,000 children, in 1000 school units, and employing 7700 women teachers in 100 towns and cities of Pakistan. Please support our efforts and join us for our fundraising event. Keynote speaker is Mushtaq Chhapra, chairman and founding director of TCF. Tickets – Adults $50, Children $30
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Four Points by Sheraton, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062
Contact: Shua Arshad 978-302-1798, Adnan Shah 781-698-7245, Web: www.tcfusa.org

8. Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
“Masturat Jamat from Malaysia”

We have a visiting masturat jamat (husband and wife) from Malaysia currently working in the state of Maine. The men are staying in the masjid and doing various amals including halaqas of learning, and visiting the Muslims in the neighborhood. The ladies will be staying at a house and doing halaqa of learning among Muslim ladies of the neighborhood. The local Muslims are welcomed to participate in the gatherings.
Time: All day
Place: Masjid Al-Huda, 75 Portland St., Portland, ME 04102 Contact: Mahfuz 207-615-5186, Nazeer Khaja 207-441-4492

9. Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
“Seerah Series by Sheikh Yaser Qadhi ”

Attend a 103 session YouTube lectures series by Sheikh Yaser Qadri on the life and times of the greatest human being who has ever lived and walked on the face of this earth – Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. Watch the seerah video series with your family on the big screen. This session will be held every Wednesday between Maghrib to Isha salat.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA
Contact: Masjid phone 508-852-6100, Web: http://wicmajid.org

10. Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
“Seventh Neighbor –MCCT Fundraising”
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut cordially invites you and your friends to our 10th anniversary Fundraiser Banquet. Our keynote speaker is Chaplain David Coolidge and he will expand upon the theme of “7th Neighbor”. There is no entry fee to attend but seats are limited so please RSVP by April 15th (registration required, walk-ins subject to hall capacity). Also, please nominate a dedicated individual who has went above and beyond in giving back to his/her community to receive the MCCT Community Service Award. All nomination forms are due no later than April 4th. The selected individual will be recognized at the fundraiser banquet.
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107
Contact: Waleed AlGhamdi, President, To RSVP, email to rsvp@mcct.us  Web – www.muslimcoalitionct.org

11. Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
“Spring Seminar – Effect of Sin On Our Lives”
Muslims we are taught that we may be punished for our sins in the next world, but we rarely consider the effect those sins have on our lives right here in this world.  In this seminar, Shaykh Imadudeen Abu Hijleh will discuss many kinds of sins and how they can affect our daily lives, including our knowledge, sustenance, and our various relationships. Presented by Sheikh Imadudeen Abu Hijleh, founder of Al-Razi Institute.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: M.E.C.C.A., 4 W 43rd St. Suite 416, New York, NY 10036
Contact: Masjid phone 212-354-4320, Web: www.meccacenter.com

12. Sunday, Apr 19, 2015
“Sufi Healing Circle/Zikr”
Everyone is welcome to our zikr circle. You can also join live by phone 712-432-0460 Access code 566981#.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: 179 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Contact: Zahra Carol Lee, phone 617-721-5215, email: cmeilee@comcast.net

13. Monday to Sunday, Apr 20-26, 2015
“2nd Annual Grand Quran Competition”
There are 8 age groups who can participate, all ages are welcome. All participants will have tests conducted via Skype. Many prizes. Top award $1000. Sponsored by Al-Noor Academy, Mansfield, MA. Get more info and sign up form at our website.
Place: Skype – grandqurancompetition
Contact: Web – http://grandqurancompetit.wix.com/grand-quran-comp

14. Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
“ISF Girls Youth Program”
We are starting a girls youth programs catering to the specific needs of girls ages 12 and up. Program includes Islamic teachings, community services, addressing youth challenges, future aspirations and learning, fun activities of games and arts. This program is for the girls and it is led by the girls. If you want to enroll your girl into this program, please contact Imam Saab.
Time: Not set yet
Place: Masjid e-Basheer, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 07102 Contact: Masjid phone 508-879-3800, Web: www.islamicsocietyframingham.org

15. Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
“Muslim Community Network 5th Annual Gala”
Honoring Zainab Ismail who has worked for the past 20 years as a movement therapist, nutritional coach, personal trainer, and national speaker.  Prior to coming to Islam, she worked with top level athletes, celebrities, and notable business people from around the world. Zainab teaches the popular “Fit For Allah” women’s fitness class at Mecca Center in NYC. Zainab is also the Vice President of Nadoona, a fitness movement based in the U.S geared to helping Muslim women in fitness and nutrition and who under Nadoona Extreme have released a 2 DVD fitness series.  As a full-time therapist, she integrates an eclectic approach of soft-tissue therapy, movement conditioning and nutrition coaching in New York City. Sister Zainab Ismail has been helping clients achieve their goals in health and fitness for 20 years in New York City. Zainab has also presented at the national conferences ICNA and ISNA teaching exercise/nutrition to Muslim women.  As a full-time therapist, she integrates an eclectic approach of soft-tissue therapy, movement conditioning and nutrition coaching in New York City. Early bird tickets are $100 per person until April 20th and will be $125 thereafter. 50% of your ticket purchase is tax deductible. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Place: The Ballroom, 4 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036
Contact: Muslim Community Network, phone 347-585-0589, Web: www.mcnny.org

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