Ahlan Wasahlan Feb 2014

Beneficial Announcements for Feb 2014
1. Imam Position For Masjid Al-Noor, Upstate NY
Masjid Al-Noor, located in Wappingers Falls, New York is inviting applications for the position of an Imam. Job responsibilities include handling traditional responsibilities, promote quality in all activities and advance our religious, social, and youth services to the community. Be an educational leader setting up and managing programs for children, youth, new Muslims, men, and women in subjects such as Quran, Tajweed, Hadith, and Arabic Language. Be able to work diligently with different segments of the community, especially youth and women, and interact with all community members from different cultural backgrounds. Meet procedural needs of the community including but not limited to marriage, Janazah, youth camps, zakah/sadaqa collection and distribution, and counseling. Actively participate in planning and leading social and community driven events with a “Community Building” focus. Actively participate and organize interfaith events and build strong relationship with local clergy and community officials. Qualifications: A master’s degree in Islamic studies or an Alim from a recognized institution. Certificate of being a Hafiz e Quran with inspiring recitation preferred. Must be fluent in spoken and written English and effective in delivery of khutba in English. Understands the challenges of Islam in the west and able to connect and engage with the youth. Two years of experience as Imam in mid to large congregation is preferred. Green card or US citizen preferred. Compensation of the Imam will be commensurate with education and experience. To be considered for this position, please send your resume to this email address: mhiaemail@gmail.com. Recommended application package should include a cover letter, resume, documents of your qualifications and a narrative of your vision of an overall plan for an Imam position in USA. You may visit www.masjidalnoor.com to learn about the Masjid and our community. For more information, contact Azmat Sharif, email: abrar44@yahoo.com.

2. Islamic Month of Rabiul Thani Started on Saturday, Feb 1
According to the local moonsighting, the Hilal for the month of Rabi-ut-Thani was sighted locally on the evening of Friday January 31, 2014.  Therefore the 1st of Rabi-ut-Thani 1435 is Saturday, February 1, 2014. Sources: Hilal Committee and Hilal Sighting Committee of North America

3. Father Looking for Marriage Proposal of Daughter 
I am looking for a suitable good Muslim husband for my daughter.  She is in the medical field, 32 years old, US citizen. Please contact me at 814-290-8787.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Feb 2014
1. Friday, Feb 7, 2014
“Positive Parenting”
Presented by bro Mohamed Wadeed. Dinner will be served on the occasion of Aqiqa of Noor Saleh and Safia Maataoui and Majda Lamaallem – born in Dec 2013. Everyone is invited. We will also be having our Qiyyam prayer and dua.
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Mohamed Lamalleen, Masjid phone 617-409-93287, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

2. Friday, Feb 7, 2014
“Potluck Dinner”
The dinner is open to all members, their families (all sizes), friends and guests. The idea is to bring a food dish of your choice to share with other attendees and use the opportunity to get to know each other as we eat together and socialize in an informal setting. Children of all ages are  ​welcome we will try to arrange fun activities for them during these gatherings. There is no entry charge for the event.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Contact: Mario Moreira, President, www.icbwayland.org

3. Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
“Quran Recitation”
Recitation by Sheikh Sayed AbuSaoud. Followed by an Aqiqa feast in celebration of a new born in the community. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Web: www.yusufmosque.com

4. Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
“Stars of Guidance – Umm Ayman”
Presented by Maulana Numaan Nasir Cheema. Please invite your family and friends to participate in these religious gatherings. Dinner will be served after the presentation. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington Street Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Munir Gandevia, Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

5. Sunday, Feb 9, 2014
“What Is Neighborhood”
Explore what it means to be part of a neighborhood through the telling of multi-faith stories, interactive group activities and reflection on what being a “good” neighbor means to you. This the second event in our 3-part series. Imagine. Create. Build. We especially encourage youth and youth groups to attend. To view photos of the build and House of Faith events so far check out:  http://www.muslimcoalitionct.org/house-of-faith-2013.html. Organized by Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Place: Berlin Mosque, 1787 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037
Contact: Aida Mansoor, phone: 860-794-5141, email: aidamansoor@muslimcoalitionct.org

6. Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
“History of Triumphant Black Communities in New England”
A presentation by Beverly Morgan-Welch, Executive Director of the Museum of African American History. Additional speakers include Imam Suhaib Webb and Asmaa El Kabti.
Time: 7:00pm – 8:20pm
Place: ISBCC Common Word Cafe, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
Contact: Yusufi Vali, Executive Director ISBCC, phone 617-427-2636

7. Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
“Islamic Academy Fundraiser”
The Islamic Academy for Peace located in Methuen, MA is holding their big fundraiser dinner event. Speaker for the event is Monzer Talib. Ticket $15 individul, $50 family. Please join and support this Islamic school.
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Marriott Burlington, 240 Mishawum Road, Woburn, MA 01801
Contact: Salaheddin Momani, Principal, phone 978-975-7335, www.theislamicacademy.com

8. Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
“Leadership Banquet”
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and Muslim American Society invites you to a gathering that provides an opportunity to enhance and strength relations and promote upcoming convention. Join us, bring your family and friends.
Time: 12:00noon – 2:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 470 South St., Quincy, MA 02169
Contact: Humayun Kabeer, phone 603-785-8234, email: humayun.kabeer@hhrd.us

9. Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
“About Obamacare”
What is Obama Care? How does it Work? Its Benefits & Deficiencies. Presented by Stephen Greenberg of the Public Policy and Education Fund. Stephen Greenberg is a Certified Health Insurance Navigator who works for the Public Policy and Education Fund. Mr. Greenberg is a specialist in Obama Care, i.e., Affordable Care Act, the new national health care program which provides many new options. Mr. Greenberg will provide the information about this program, and will offer free help to those who may need help in signing for health insurance under this act. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Capital District, 21 North Lansing Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
Contact: Masjid phone 518-370-2664, Web: www.iccdny.org

10. Saturday, Mar 1, 2014
“IMRC Benefit Dinner for Muzaffarnagar Refugees”
The recent Muzaffarnager riots have left over 100,000 people as refugees in their own homeland. IMRC  responded within 24 hours. We’re now helping the victims with relief assistance and helping bring them justice by filing FIRs. Additionally, we will give you an update on how we effectively used your donations to help Assam Refugees last year. Our guest speaker is Boona Mohammed, and Islamic poet and motivational speaker. Entertainment by stand up comedian, Sameer Naseem. Tickets $25 adult and $60 family. Babysitting provided for kids under 10 yrs.
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Place: Double Tree Hotel, 33 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730
Contact: Mushtaq Ahmed 781-526-5513, Sameena Kausar 508-797-5871, Zaheer Shaikh 980-253-1041







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