Ahlan Wasahlan Aug 2014

Beneficial Announcements for Aug 2014
1. CAIR Collects 26,000 Letters to Congress On Gaza
CAIR chapters nationwide have so far collected more than 26,000 letters signed by members of the community urging elected officials to demand an end to the Israeli attacks on Gaza that left more than 1800 people — mainly civilian — death and many thousands wounded. CAIR also launched a new community service called “CAIR Connects” designed to enable American Muslims to share their concerns about important foreign policy issues with their elected representatives. In its first “CAIR Connects” alert, the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, wrote: “This alert is provided to allow you an opportunity to communicate your concerns regarding the current crisis in Gaza to your elected officials. Please take a few moments to compose your email and it will be delivered to congressional staff.” American Muslim voters are being urged to meet with their congressional representatives during the August recess.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Aug 2014

1. Friday, Aug 8, 2014
“Lessons in Overcoming Challenges and Adversities”
Presented by Hussein Dayib who is the Director or Diversity at Boston Water and Sewer. 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: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: ICNE – Sharon, 74 Chase Drive, Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

2. Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
“BBQ in Quincy”
Come join us for the barbeque of good food. Bring your family and friends to join the fun.
Time: 12:00noon – 2:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 470 South St., Quincy, MA 02169
Contact: Zakaria Abouyoussef, phone  857-294-7299

3. Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
“Muslim Extravaganza”
The Muslim Extravaganza was started to help foster stronger bonds between communities and families. Its goal is to bring people from all over the Tri- State region to have a good time while strengthening bonds of kinship without sacrifing the fun. The Muslim Extravaganza is designed for guests of all ages. We focus on education, enjoyment, and unity in order to build a stronger and happier community. Free Admission.
Time: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Place: Overpeck County Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Contact: Abdullah Siddiki, phone 201-815-0142, Web: www.themuslimextravaganza.com

4. Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
“The World Stands with Gaza”
Muslims, join the protest in New York as part of “The World Stands with Gaza” action. On Saturday Aug 9, millions of people around the world will be in the streets for Gaza. In New York, join a major march to the UN. Stop the massacre. End the US Aid to Israel. End the siege. Endorsed by Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return,  Majlis Ashura Islamic Leadership Council of NY, Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Pakistan USA Freedom Forum. Muslim American Society (MAS). Women Workers for Peace and more.
Time: 1:00pm Rally, 3:00p March to UN
Place: Columbus Circle, 58th St and 8th Ave., New York
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/744268822285936/

5. Saturday & Sunday, Aug 9&10, 2014
“A Journey Through Heaven and Hell”
Presented by Sheikh Yaser Birjas. Join us for a Free indepth seminar by a scholar of Islam. We will begin with an intro class on Saturday followed by an all-day class on Sunday. There will also be a Free BBQ on Sunday. Organized by Muslim Students Association Connecticut Council.
Time: Sat 5pm-7pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Place: Madina Masjid, 140 White Rock Dr., Windsor, CT
Contact: Matiniah Yahya, email: matiniahyahya@yahoo.com, Web: www.msa-ct.com

6. Saturday & Sunday, Aug 9&10, 2014
“Benefit Buffet Brunch”
You are invited to support WIC Masjid this weekend while enjoying a delicious halal brunch meal. Items on the menu include nihari, biryani, haleem, kofta, korma, tandoori, halwa puri and Kashmiri tea. Only $10 per person. All profits will go to Worcester Islamic Center masjid.
Time: 12pm-3pm
Place: Tandoori Delight, 1000 Boston Turnpike, Christmas Tree Plaza, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Contact: Masjid phone (508) 852-6100

7.  Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
“Mother of Believers”
Presented by Dr. Ali Hazratji. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Hampshire Mosque, 233 North Pleasant St., Suite 26, Amherst, MA 01002
Contact: Naz Mohamed, Masjid phone 413-548-8865

8. Saturday, Aug 16, 2014
“3rd Annual Halal Food Festival”
The Halal Food Festival first took place in 2012 as a way to bring attention to the Tri-State area’s most diverse and interesting ethnic halal food options.  The purpose of this event is help promote halal businesses, while supporting existing initiatives and projects in our communities.  What better way to accomplish this than to unite the Muslim community with a day of fun for the whole family! Tickets online $3, at the door $5.
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Place: Rowland Park, South Brunswick, NJ
Contact: Web – www.halalfoodfest.org

9. Tuesday, Aug 23, 2014
“Fundraising for Candidate for Governor”
RICMA PAC – a coalition of Islamic organizations in the state of Rhode Island are holding a fundraising luncheon to support the nomination of a candidate for Governor’s office.  As we see the ethnic and religious communities,( Hispanics, Italians, Portuguese, Irish, African American, Christians, Jewish & Atheist) geared up to make an impact and have their voices heared at the state house, so should we as Muslims. Keith Allison, First Muslim Congressman said, “If you are not at the table, you will be on the table as a menu and your right will be served to others.” Suggested contribution: $50, $100 & $250.
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Place: Masalla Resturant, 1920 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, RI 02904
Contact: Zack Syed, Friends 4A Future-PAC, phone 401-829-6922. Web: http://ricma.org/pac

10. Friday – Monday, Aug 29-Sept 1, 2014
“51st Annual ISNA Convention”
Speakers include Zaid Shakir, Mohamed Magid,  Altaf Husain, Azhar Azeez, Jamal Badawi, Yasmin Mogahed , Muzammil Siddiqi, Sherman Jackson, Suhaib Webb, Ingrid Mattson and more.  Also, former US President Jimmy Carter will be a special guest at the convention. Bazaar – more than 550 booths, about 400 vendors and business participate in the ISNA Convention. Two matrimonial banquets will be held on Sat and Sun with more than 800 participants. Entertainment by Maher Zain, Native Deen, Junaid Jamshed, Zain Bhikha and more.
Time: All day event
Place: Cobo Convention Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Contact: Basharat Saleeem, Director, phone 317-839-1825, Web: isna-net/annual-convention.html

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