Ahlan Wasahlan March 2016

Beneficial Announcements for Mar 2016
1. Islam and Black Identity by Imam Zaid Shakir
American masjids are slowly embracing Black History Month, because Muslims must support the struggle of African Americans to achieve justice and equality in America, and because African American Muslims are intricately involved in the history of America and African Americans.  Some masjids like the Islamic Center of Long Island organized an entire afternoon program devoted the topic, hosting local African American Muslim leaders and other activists in the struggle. Some masjids like the Guiding Light Islamic Center hosted a speaker on the topic.  For Black History Month, the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, CA hosted a program including Imam Zaid Shakir. Imam Zaid answers the question of why should an ‘immigrant’ Muslim care about the history of enslaved African slaves in America?  Why should ALL Muslims embrace this history as their own? Imam Zaid Shakir provides a thought-provoking response to these questions in this brief video clip. This clip was taken from an excellent presentation at the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland Ca.
See Imam Zaid Shakir’s full presentation on “Islam and Black Identity” which is alongside of a presentation by Shaikh Hashim Ali Alaudeen of Oakland.  Imam Zaid’s talk begins at the 46 minute mark.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Mar 2016
1. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“The 99 Names of Allah” WIC
Presented by Imam Wisam Sharieff. Dinner included. Child care available for kids 6 yrs and under. Tickets $20 adults and $10 for children.
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 E Mountain St., Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Masjid phone 508-852-6100, Web: http://wicmasjid.org/

2. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“In Light on Quran”
Presented by bro Alaa Abou Mahmoud. Potluck dinner served after the talk. Please bring a dish. All are welcome.
Time: 7:15pm-9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of New Hampshire, 373 South Willow St., Unit D2-3, Manchester, NH 03104
Contact: Zafar Khan, email: matkani@gmail.com, Masjid phone 603-644-0939, Web: www.isofnh.org

3. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle by Eating Right”
Presented by sis Mindasari Daniar, Nutritional Science Major at Umass Lowell.
Time: 7:15pm-9:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, 131 Stedman St. Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Imam Basheer 978-970-5552, Web: www.isgl.org

4. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“Knowledge and Its Importance”
Sheikh Yasir Fahmy will be discussing how the sphere of knowledge is critical to our identity as Muslims and critical to our existence; how knowledge is grounded in Prophetic & Qur’anic life; how knowledge was critical in the prosperity of Islamic civilizations throughout the centuries * Memorization of verse 20:114 “My Lord, increase me in knowledge. 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

5. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“In the Company of the Exalted”
Presented by Maulana Musaeb from Darussalam, Chicago. After the talk, attorney Rizwanul Huda from CAIR will talk about discrimination and harassment at workplace. Dinner will be served after the talks.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

6. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“Monthly Potluck Dinner” 
We will be having our monthly potluck dinner this Friday. The dinner is open to all members, their families (all sizes), friends and guests. There is no structured program for these dinner gatherings. 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.  You are more than welcome to bring any children’s games that can be shared. There is no entry charge for the event. Please bring a main dish sufficient to feed your family and share with others. If you’d also like to bring salad, dessert, or drinks please feel free to do so.
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Rd., Wayland, MA 01778
Contact: Amanda Zaman and Ahmed Ayad, email: ​potluck@icbwayland.org

7. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“Tawbah – The Return to Allah”
Presented by guest speaker Dr. Othman Mohammad. Qiyyam prayer and dua. Parallel program for children. Social dinner after the talk. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Place: Al-Huda Society, 60 Willow St., Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Masjid phone 617-409-9328, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

8. Friday, Mar 4, 2016
“Steps Towards Boosting Your Imanic Immunity” Mar ISCJ
Learn how to protect your heart and maintain your spirituality in today’s society. Presented by Dr. Ahmed Metwally. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Central Jersey, 4145 US 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Imam Hamad Chebli 732-329-2400, Masjid phone 732-329-8126 Ext 111

9. Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
“How Satan Tricks Good Muslims” Mar Huda
Presented by Imam Shuiab. Please join us for this beneficial talk. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Place: Malden Islamic Center, 22 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148
Contact: Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.maldenislamiccenter.org

10. Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
“Malik Academy Annual Fundraiser”
Come support our fundraising dinner to help young Muslims get Islamic education. Our guest speaker is Imam Wissam Shariff. Delicious dinner served after the talk. Tickets $25 adults. All are welcome.
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Place: ISBCC, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
Contact: sis Naemah 617-427-0500, Web: www.malikacademy.org

11. Saturday, Mar 5, 2016
“What Parents Must Know to Keep Kids Safe in Public Schools” Mar M Network
Learn what to do if your child is bullied or harassed because of their faith. Presentations by CAIR, Department of Education, NYC Commission on Human Rights, and ThriveNYC. Counseling and assistance resources will be provided in Arabic, Urdu, Bengali and other languages. School age children are welcome to attend.
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Place: Thoughtworks Inc., 99 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
Contact: Tickets at www.protectourkids.eventbrite.com, Web – www.mcnny.org

12. Saturday, Mar 5, 2015
“Night of Quran, Qiyam and Dinner” Mar yusuf
With Abubasir Mugalu. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Web – www.yusufmosque.com




13. Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
“Islam – Separating Fact from Fiction” Mar ISGL
A talk by Imam Basheer Bilaal of the Islamic Center of Greater Lowell on Islam and current events. Topics include spirituality, ethics, politics, jihad, ISIS, shariah and women. Also a discussion with Prof Eric Boyer, Rev Sara Marean, Iraj khaliqi, Omar Hajajra, and more. Free and open to all.
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH
Contact: Rev Dick Dutton, phone 603-526-4541, email – r7dutton@gmail.com

14. Friday, Mar 11, 2016
“Sufi Healing Circle/Dhikr”
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. All ages welcome- adults, teens, children and babies. You are welcome to request prayers and healing for yourself or others whether or not you are present. You can also join live by phone 712-432-0460 Pin 566981#
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Place: Andover Newton Theological School, 196 Herrick Road, Newton, MA
Contact: Zahra Lee, phone 617-721-5215, email: cmeilee@comcast.net

15. Saturday, Mar 19, 2016
“Islamic Academy of Peace Fundraiser” Mar TIA
The Islamic Academy for Peace will be holding its annual fundraiser. Guest speaker is Abderraouf Alkhawaldeh. Tickets $15 for adults and $50 for families.
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Burlington Marriott, 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA
Contact: by email – admn.tia4peace@gmail.com

16. Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
“Islam – Illusion vs Reality” Mar Springfield coll
Springfield college will host an event that addresses the issue of Islamphobia. The event was a result of the corporation between the college and our community. Speakers will be from different backgrounds, which includes Dr. Wissam Abdul-Baki who is Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Mass, Rev Corey Sanderson, Rabbi Mark Shapiro, Attorney & Activist Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Esq., Executive Director and John Robbins of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Join us for an expert panel discussion on Islam and Current Events. Dinner served after the presentation. Organized by Springfield College and Islamic Soc of Western Mass, and supported by The Saudi Students Association at Springfield College.
Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Place: Springfield College, Campus Union, 2nd Floor, 263 Alden St., Springfield, MA 01109
Contact: Devine 413-748-3209, email – cdevine@springfieldcollege.edu

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