Ahlan Wasahlan April 2016

Beneficial Announcements for Apr 2016
1. First Day of Rajab According To Local Moonsighting
The Crescent Moon to commence the month of Rajab 1437 AH was looked for after the sunset on Thursday, 7th April 2016.  Reports from all Sub Committees of CHC, both local and regional, have unanimously confirmed that the moon was Not sighted. The Central Hilal Committee of North America has accepted these reports and has declared, that the month of Jumada-al-Ukhra 1437 AH will complete it’s 30 days, thus making Saturday, April 9th, 2016, the 1st day of Rajab 1437 AH.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Apr 2016
1. Friday, Apr 8, 2016
“Friday Nights with Sheikh Yasir Fahmy” 2016 Apr - ISBCC
This week Sheikh Yasir will be discussing ikhtilaf, the ethics of disagreement. Shaykh Yasir will be sharing with us stories of scholarly disagreement from our tradition and how these disagreements formed the ethics that should guide us today. Our key learnings will be: Disagreement is a necessary and natural virtue that we must celebrate, How to disagree so that disagreement is source of richness and growth as opposed to weakness, What is a recognized/genuine disagreement and what is not. Join us for the Halaqa. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Place: ISBCC, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
Contact: Masjid phone 617-858-6114, Web: www.isbc.org  

2. Saturday, Apr 9, 2015
“Part 1: What Makes An Islamic Civilization” 2016 Apr - Islamic civilization
Presented by Dr Othman Mohammad. The talk discusses the ups and downs of our Islamic civilization. All are welcome.
Time: 7:20pm-9:30pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Web – www.yusufmosque.com

3. Saturday, Apr 9, 2016
“Abad of Masjid” 2016 Apr - Burlington
Presented by Maulana Usman in the Urdu language. Dinner will be served after the talk.
Time: 7:25pm-9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

 4. Saturday, Apr 9, 2016
“Community Appreciation” 2016 Apr - OCRC
Appreciating the work of school staff, volunteers and supporters. Entertainment and dinner will be served. Babysitting and parking available. All are welcome. Organized by Malden Islamic Center.
Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm
Place: Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
Contact: Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.maldenislamiccenter.org 

 5. Saturday, Apr 9, 2016
“Halaqa by Visiting Scholar” 2016 Apr - Framingham
Join us for our bi-monthly halaqa program by visiting scholar Sheikh Faqir M Khokhar. He had completed alim course from traditional scholars. Dinner will be served after the halaqa.
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Framingham, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Faheem Siddiqi, masjid phone 508-879-3800

6. Wednesday & Thursday, Apr 13-14, 2016
“3rd Annual Infrastructure Sukuk and Islamic Financing” 2016 Apr - Malaysia sukuk
Developing countries spend about $1 trillion a year on infrastructure which is needed through 2020, according to the World Bank.Pursuant to this, there are huge prospects for shari’ah compliant issuance through Sukuk. This 3rd Annual Infrastructure Sukuk and Islamic Financing conference is the only conference that brings together issuers, borrowers, investors and bankers to discuss the developments of local and international sukuk markets. By attending you will network with key decision makers from existing and potential clients. Walk away from a better positioned infrastructure Sukuk issuance to participate in the next big transaction. This unique conference will discuss funding infrastructure projects and attracting direct foreign investments, gauging infrastructure development sukuk via public private partnership, determining current market appetite and demand in sukuk, etc.
Time: 7:25pm-9:00pm
Place: The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: Karen Leong, email: karenl@trueventus.com, phone 603-2775-0000 Ext 510

7. Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
“Attorney General’s Community Action Hour” 2016 Apr - ISWS
Are you not being paid at least minimum wage or overtime? Disputing a purchase or return of a faulty product with a business? Do you need help resolving an issue with your landlord? Are you facing discrimination? Our staff is ready to assist you and answer your questions.
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Western Mass, 377 Amostown Road West, West Springfield, MA 01089
Contact: Office of Attorney General Maura Healey 413-788-7546

8. Friday, Apr 15, 2016
“ISGN Open House” 2016 Apr - Nashua masjid
We are glad to announce our first Open House event. This is a great opportunity for our community to invite our friends, classmates, colleagues, business partners, neighbors and people of all faiths to learn about Islam. Imam Basheer will make a presentation on Islam and we will also have several booths with volunteers showcasing different aspects of Islam. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Greater Nashua, 5 Pine St Extension, Unit 1C, Nashua, NH
Contact: Masjid phone 603-786-7586, Web: www.isgnnh.com

9. Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
“Qira’atul Quran Competition 2016” 2016 Apr -Qiratul Quran
This all day event will feature seminars and lectures for adults, recitation from famous and local Qaris, activities for youth/children and a bazaar.  The competition is open to all from New England and beyond including, but not limited to, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Road Island and Vermont. Organized by Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD), Qabeelat Zamzan and Worcester Islamic Center.
Time: 10:00am-7:30pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 E Mountain St., Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Humayun Kabeer 603-785-8234, Omar Raza 978-727-2593

10. Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
“ICNA Conference 2016” 2016 Apr - ICNA
This is a tremendous opportunity for the whole family to listen and enjoy renowned scholars presenting solutions designed specifically to address the issues we are facing today.  Speakers include Naeem Baig, sis Suzy Ismail, Sheikh Djafer Sebkhaoui, Imam Abdul-Rahman Yaki, Sheikh Faisal Ahmad, sis Saadia Yunus and more. Explore the cultural bazaar with exhibitors in the pavilion, featuring books, hijaabs, clothing, Islamic CD’s and much more at discount prices. Halal Food vendors will be in the bazaar area. Tickets $45 for family, $20 individual, $15 for student.
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Place: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY
Contact: ICNA website – http://icnama.org

11. Monday-Friday, Apr 18-22, 2016
“April Vacation Children Program” 2016 Apr - Al Huda
Activities include Quran and Hadith memorization, stories of the Prophets, sports activities, sewing and cooking classes, etc. For ages 4-12. Fees $130 per week.
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Place: Al-Huda School, 60 Willow St., Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Call 617-223-7008 or email omorayan2013@gmail.com

12. Saturday, Apr 23, 2016
“Youth/Parent Speakers Workshop”
This workshop is intended to provide valuable training opportunities to any adult and youth within our community who would like to learn how to give effective presentations on Islam to the interfaith public. Youth includes any children in grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 50 youth and all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Deadline for payment and registration is Sunday April 17, 2016.
Time: Sat -9:00am-2:00pm
Place: Berlin Masjid, 1781 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037
Contact: Linda Miller, Speakers Bureau Chair, email: info@muslimcoalitionct.org

13. Saturday, Apr 23, 2016
“Meet A Muslim Day”
In today’s environment where we as Muslims in US/West need to do more on spreading positive message of Islam, where noises of political rhetoric & election slogans speak louder on one end as well as acts of terror that has nothing do with teachings of Islam provides more fuel to the fire.
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Framingham, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Faheem Siddiqi, masjid phone 508-879-3800

14. Saturday, Apr 30, 2016
“Syrian American Medical Society Dinner & Fundraiser” 2016 Apr - Syrian American
Miles to go before I sleep. Addressing the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Presenting stories from the ground and ways you can get involved. Guest speakers include Dr Abrar Qureshi, Dr Ahmad Tarakji, Dr Abdulfatah Elshaar and John Robbins. Tickets $40 adult and $10 children. Children’s program available for ages 3-13.
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Rd., Wayland, MA 01778
Contact: Laura Qureshi, email: laura.qureshi@yahoo.com; Mustafa Albakour, email: Mustafa_albakour@yahoo.com



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