Ahlan Wasahlan July 2015

Beneficial Announcements for July 2015
1. Eidul Fitr Expected to Fall Next Fri or Sat
According the local moonsighting methodology, the Eidul Fitr is expected to fall next Fri (7/17) or Sat (7/18). Muslims will be looking for the hilal with their naked eye on the night of July 16 and reporting their findings to hilal committes such as Central Hilal Committee of North America and Hilal Sighting Committee of North America. An announcement will be made by these hilal committees later in the night of July 16 to confirm if Eid falls on July 17 or 18. For more info on the beginning of Ramadan, contact http://hilalcommittee.org/ or http://hilalsighting.org

2. Training for Young Muslims in Washington Politics
Capital Leadership Academy has inspired, trained and equipped over 800 young Muslim leaders to excel in American politics. Our graduates are now working for members of Congress, on political campaigns or running for political office. Rather than cursing the darkness, we’re lighting candles, by preparing a new generation of bright young leaders who will change the direction of our nation. Our next leadership class in Washington DC starts in July 19. To learn more and enroll, please visit http://cla.unitedvoices.com

3. Over 500 People Burned Alive At A Gay-Pride Event in Taiwan
A party hosted by about 500 gay in Taiwan earlier this month to celebrate same-sex marriage legislation in most parts of the world the tragedy of their deaths burned alive, according to a report to the channel “Natural News”. Click here for video – Over 500 Partygoers Burned Alive at Gay-Pride Event in Taiwan

Upcoming Islamic Events for July 2015
1. Friday, July 10, 2015
“Fundraiser Benefiting Global Orphan”
Join us for a important event to help orphans in different parts of the world. Our special speaker is Fayyaz Khan. Organized by Helping Hand for Relief and Development.
Time: 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, 131 Steadman St., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Humayun Kabeer 603-785-8234, Abu Mugalu 978-408-6118

2. Friday, July 10, 2015
“SAMS Iftar & Night of Giving”
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) would like to extend an invitation to you and your family for an Iftar and fundraising to support your fellow Syrians enduring unfortunate circumstances. SAMS’ mission is to save lives and provide better health for all. Let us join hands to alleviate the suffering on the Syrian community here and back home.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Al Noor Academy, 20 Church St., Mansfield, MA 02048 Contact: Dr. Abdulfatah Eshaar, email: afelshaar@gmail.com

3. Saturday, July 11, 2015
“Beams of Prophetic Light – Ali (ra)”
This time, we will be diving into the life of the chivalrous Ali, the fourth in our series “Beams of Prophetic Light.” A night to Sweat (wrestling), Reflect (bonfire), and Direct the heart to Allah (prayer/remembrance). Bring a poem to share! Program especially for emerging adults, ages 13+.
Time: 8:30pm onwards, Isha and Taraweeh 10:10pm, Qiyam 2:30am
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Imam Na’eel, Masjid phone 781-784-0434, www.icneyouth.org

4. Saturday, July 11, 2015
“MCSS Fundraiser”
The mission of Muslim Community Support Services is to provide emergency help to people in dire need the New England area. Your donations are tax deductible. MCSS has been active in our community for about 15 years and has helped many individuals and families. All are welcome.
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA
Contact: Phone 970-462-7763, Web: www.mcssnewengland.org

5. Saturday, July 11, 2015
“ICOB Fundraising Dinner”
Join us for our fundraising event. Our guests include Ahmed Behket, Murad Osman, Dr. Farooqui, Tasweer Syed. Iftaar, recitation and prizes. Seating is limited. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Old Bridge, 205 Route 35 Keyport, NJ 07735
Contact: Masjid phone 732-583-2030

6. Sunday, July 12, 2015
“Community Iftar & Dinner Benefiting Children with Disabilities”
Join us for an event to raise funds for children with disabilities and the less fortunate. Organized by ICNA New England and HHRD.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Knights of Columbus, 17 Willow St., Westborough, MA 01581
Contact: Waqar Haider 413-265-6017, Maher Taufeeq 508-769-0254

7. Sunday, July 12, 2015
“Iqra Academy Fundraising Dinner”
Iqra’ Academy would like to invite you and your families to our annual fundraiser, lecture and Iftar. The lecture is by guest speaker Sheikh Dr. Hasan Abu Naar. This is a great Ramadan lecture by a great speaker for a great cause. Babysitting will be available.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, 377 Amostown Rd, West Springfield, MA 01089
Contact: Masjid phone 413-788-7546

8. Sunday, July 12, 2015
“Fundraiser for Renovations at Masjid As-Salam”
We are short of funds to complete the ongoing projects, that’s why we are organizing this fund raising again. There were code complications and high costs involved in expanding the existing Masjid building, therefore we decided to expand it to the next door building that consists of street-to-street building on the first floor and four apartments on the second and third floors. Alhamdulillah, the construction project was completed, Certificate of Occupancy by the City of Albany was obtained and the space was started to be used from the first day of the last Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, a few months ago we bought another building next-to-next to the Masjid, at 270 Central Ave. This was a 3-storey Albany School Building, very solidly built, street-to-street building. Our plan is to renovate it for Masjid’s schooling programs. Renovation work has already started and three large classrooms are already completed. We will be very delighted and honored if you could kindly accept our invitation and make it to this fund raising dinner.
Time: 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Place: Masjid As-Salam, 276 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206 Contact: Masjid phone 518-463-6275 or 518-482-3456

9. Monday, July 13, 2015
“Islamophobia Is Not Pretty”
There is going to be a press conference on Islamophobia. An ad campaign will have 32 posters on Islamophobia on MBTA bus stands in areas including Dudley Square, Quincy, Chelsea and Everett, MA. According to the MBTA media representative, these posters will be seen by 2,000,000 a day. There are going to be interfaith people and officials. We need Muslim presence. Lets build bridges, not walls. Hate hurts, Hope heals. Please join us.
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Place: In front of State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 021233
Contact: Shaheen Akhtar, email: shaheenakhtar500@yahoo.com

10. Monday, July 13, 2015
“Khatam Al-Quran”
We are having the completion of Quran recitation in taraweeh salat. This night will also be the 27th night of Ramadan. Sweet and dessert will be distributed after the khatam Quran. All are welcome for the taraweeh salat.
Time: 10:30pm-11:40pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington Street, Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Masjid phone 781-229-0336

11. Tuesday, July 14, 2015
“Khatam Al-Quran”
Inshallah we will have Khatam al Quran and duaa (after Taraweeh prayer). Please try to attend the Khatam al Quran and hearth touching duaa by Imam Said Jalouni. Dinner will also be served.
Time: 10:30pm-11:45pm
Place: Islamic Center of Greater Haverhill, 241 Winter St., Haverhill, MA 01830
Contact: Masjid phone 978-372-0709, Web: http://isghma.org

12. Wednesday, July 15, 2015
“Khtam Al-Quran & Dua”
Please join us for the completion of Quran recitation in taraweeh by Hafiz Abdullah and Hafiz Azam. This will be the 29th night of Ramadan. We also provide Iftar and dinner on that night.
Time: 10:30pm-11:45pm
Place: Islamic Center of Greater Nashua, 5 Pine St Extension, Unit 1B, Nashua, NH
Contact: Masjid phone 603-786-7586, Web: www.isgnnh.org

13. Thursday, July 16, 2015
“Iftar with Muslim Justice League ”
Founded last summer in Boston, the Muslim Justice League defends against harmful “war on terror” policies and educates and organizes Muslim communities to advance human and civil rights.  In our first year, we have provided free legal representation for persons approached by the FBI for voluntary interviews, presented numerous “Know Your Rights” trainings at mosques and community-based organizations, advocated to government officials, and supported community leaders in their responses, against misguided and dangerous “countering violent extremism” initiatives. In February, the org was approved for seed funding from the Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund to hire our full-time executive director after Ramadan.  We hope you can join us so we can get to know you and share more about this organization. No advance cost. Guests will cover their own dinner expenses by ordering from the menu.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Mirchi Restaurant, 291 Turnpike Road, Westborough, MA 01581
Contact: Shannon Erwin, email: serwin@muslimjusticeleague.org

14. Thursday, July 16, 2015
“Chand Raat Eid Festival”
Featuring Indian Pakistani clothing, footwear, mehndi, jewelry, food and kids activities. All are welcome.
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Dover Rug & Home, 721 Worcester Road, Natick, MA Contact: Phone 781-608-3067

15. Friday, July 17, 2015
“Sufi Healing Circle/Zikr”
You are warmly invited to come nourish your hearts, bodies, minds and spirits and connect to your highest source. Open to people of all faiths and beliefs. You are welcome to request prayers and healing for yourself or others. Street parking, meters available and free after 8pm. You can also join live by phone 712-432-0460 Access code 566981#.
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: 155 Brookline St., Cambridge, MA
Contact: Zahra Carol Lee, phone 617-721-5215, email: cmeilee@comcast.net

16. Saturday, July 18, 2015
“Eid Milan Party”
Great food, shopping and festivities. No tickets sold at the gate. Tickets – Adults $50, children $20, children under 5 free. Organized by the Pakistan Association of Greater Boston.
Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA
Contact: Web – http://pagb2014.blogspot.com/

17. Sunday, July 19, 2015
“MCCT 10th Annual Eid Carnival”
Join us for a day of fun at the Eid Carnival. Halal buffet dinner is open from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Vendor opportunities, visit the website. Tickets: Adults & Children 7 and older- $35.00 includes: Admission, Free Parking, Halal Buffet, and a Free Return Admission Ticket. Kids 4 to 6 years old- $18.00 includes: Admission, Halal Buffet. Kids under 4 yrs – FREE.
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Place: Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT 06010
Contact: Mukhtar Suleiman at mukomar@aol.com

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