Ahlan Wasahlan March 2015

Beneficial Announcements for Mar 2015
1. New York Mayor Announces School Holidays for Eid Fitr and Eid Adha
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Mar 4, 2015 the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar. New York City home to more than 800,000 Muslims and has the largest public school system in the country where 1 out of every 8 students is Muslim. Families no longer have to make the difficult decision between their children’s education and celebrating their faith as a family. The Muslim Community Network, along with Board President Debbie Almontaser and founding Executive Director Adem Carroll, were among those who laid the foundation for the establishment of The Coalition for Muslim School Holidays, a coalition of faith-based, community, civil rights, labor groups and grassroots leaders organizing to incorporate Eid in New York City public schools calendar. For over 9 years, coalition members have been advocating for Muslim holidays and yesterday their goal was achieved.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Mar 2015
1. Friday, Mar 6, 2015
“Steadfastness in Times of Tribulation”
Presented by Dr. Ali Hasaba. After the presentation, we have our Qiyyam and duaa, followed by social dinner. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St., Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Masjid phone 617-409-9328, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

2. Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
“What Does It Take To Be A Hero?”
Lessons from the life of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Presented by Hafiz Na’eel Cajee, ICNA Youth Director. Refreshments will be served after the halaqa. All are welcome to join this event at the masjid.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 470 South St, Quincy, MA 02169
Contact: Zakaria Abouyoussef, phone 857-294-7299, www.icne.net

 3. Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
“ISRI Annual Fundraiser”
Islamic School of Rhode Island invites parents and Muslim community members to support ISRI students during the annual fundraiser. It is time to show up and donate to shape the future of the new generation. Our special speaker is Imam Hamayun Baksh who is the Imam of Masjid Al-Ansar, New York.
Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Place: ISRI Gymnasium, 840 Providence St., West Warwick, RI 02893
Contact: Hilmy Bakri, ISRI phone 401-821-8700, Web: www.isrionline.org

4. Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
“Recitation, Qiyam and Dinner”
We will be having a Quran recitation and Qiyam with Sheikh Syed Abu Saoud. Please join us to make dua for all the oppression that is happening in our homes, cities and around the world insha Allah. Dinner will be served after the program. Please invite all your friends and family.
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Place: Masjid Yusuf, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135 Contact: Abdullah Swei, phone 617-323-5535, Web: www.yusufmosque.com

5. Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
Presented by Imam Shuaib Ghennaoui. Please join us. All are welcome.
Time: 7:20pm – 9:00pm
Place: OCRC, 22 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor, Malden, MA
Contact: Imam Abdul Hamid, Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.maldenislamiccenter.org

6. Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
“Hope for Orphans”
Join us for a night in making a difference and helping children around the world with our fundraising event. Guest speakers are Wissam Sharieff and Shaikh Ayman Aishat. Dinner will be served. Tickets – students $10, Adults $20, Table of 10 $175. Organized by Helping Hands.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: University Crossing, Moloney Hall, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA
Contact: Humayun Kabeer, phone 603-785-8234, Web: www.hhrd.org

7. Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
“Improving Quality of Salat”
Establish prayer for My remembrance (Taha 20:14). Presented by Imam Mushtaq Ahmed. Dinner will be served after the presentation. Invite your friends and family.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Masjid e-Basheer, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 07102 Contact: Masjid phone 508-879-3800, Web: www.islamicsocietyframingham.org

8. Friday, Mar 13, 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: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: 9 Lorne Road, Arlington, MA
Contact: Zahra Carol Lee, phone 617-721-5215, email: cmeilee@comcast.net

9. Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
“IMRC 4th Annual Benefit Dinner for Orphans and Education”
Please join us for our annual fund raising dinner event. Guest speaker is Monzer Taleb, motivational speaker and Bayinnah instructor. Tickets$25 Adults, $60 Family.
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Double Tree Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730
Contact: Mushtaq Ahmed 781-526-5513, Sameena Kausar 508-797-5871, Web: www.imrcusa.org

10. Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
“Malik Academy Fundraising”
Malik Academy is holding its fundraising event to support scholarships and acquiring a school building. Speaker include Dr. Jamal Badawi and Yousef Abdallah of Islamic Relief USA. Entertainment by Noor Ensemble. Tickets $25 and $35 at the door. Children’s program ages 2-12, tickets $10 and $15.
Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Place: ISBCC, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA
Contact: Malik Academy, phone 617-427-0500 and 617-868-2322. Web: www.malikacademy.org

11. Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
“TIA Annual Fundraiser”
Please come, join with your friends and family, chat and enjoy the success stories of TIA at the Annual Fundraising Dinner. Among number of other achievements, one great successful story is, TIA has produced students who got selected in prestigious ivy league schools. Our speaker for the event is Abderaouf Alkhawaldeh. Tickets $15 per person, $50 for family. Organized by the Islamic Academy for Peace.
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Hotel Marriot, 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 Contact: Islamic Academy, phone 978-975-7335, Web: www.theislamicacademy.com

12. Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
“Translucent Veil”
Presented by Malika McDonald, ICNA Relief USA National Director, shelter operations. Anashed by sisters. Potluck, please share your delicious traditional dish. This is our 4th annual event and this is a sisters only program. Fell free to invite your non-Muslim friends and neighbors.
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Babee School, 401 pleasant St., Malden, MA
Contact: sis Jamila 781-475-6128


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