Ahlan Wasahlan May 2014

Beneficial Announcements for May 2014
1. Month of Rajab Started on Thursday, May 1
 According to the local moonsighting, the Islamic month of Rajab started on May 1 (Thurs). (Source: Kashif Aziz, www.HilalCommittee.org) Rajab is one of the 4 sacred months mentioned in the Holy Quran. Rajab is 2 months away from Ramadan.

2. Amazing Taqwa of a Shepherd
A man tries to persuade the shepherd to sell a sheep from the flock he is looking after by offering him a high price.  Watch the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t04NgWwL98Y&feature=share

Upcoming Islamic Events for Apr 2014
1. Friday, May 2, 2014
“Islamic Home Ownership”
This session will introduce Guidance Residential, the leading provider of shariah-compliant home financing in the US. It will cover financing a new home or existing home without the compromise of an interest bearing loan. Presented by Abdessamad Melouane. Dinner will be served after the presentation.
Time: 7:50pm – 9:30pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Nabil Maataoui 617-852-8907,Masjid phone 617-409-93287, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

 2. Friday, May 2, 2014
“Humanitarian Crisis in Syria”
Presented by Dr. Amjad Bahnassi. 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:7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place:ICNE – Sharon, 74 Chase Drive, Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

3. Saturday, May 3, 2014
“Graduation Ceremony of Huffaz”
It is a great honor and mercy of Allaah (swt)  that our first batch of Huffaz is graduating from our Masjid. Islamic Center of Burlington and ICB Muslim School invites you to the graduation ceremony. Shaikh Abdullah Saleem from Chicago and Shaikh Asim Ahmed from Buffalo are the guest speakers. Please invite your family and friends to participate in these religious gatherings. Dinner will be served after the presentation. All are welcome.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington,130 Lexington Street Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Mirza Moazzam,Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

4. Saturday, May 3, 2014
“Conflict Resolution Workshop”
Whenever two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. This course will give participants a 7-step conflict resolution process that they can use and modify to resolve conflict disputes of any size. Participants will also be provided a set of skills in solution building and finding common ground. In the Conflict Resolution workshop, participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked or not resolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition and even law suits. Presented by Dr. Ahmad Taha. All are welcome.
Time:6:30pm – 9:30pm
Place:Outreach Community and Reform Center, 22 Pleasant St., 3rd Fl., Malden, MA
Contact: Imam Hamid Bourote,Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.dawahmasjid.org

5. Saturday, May 3, 2013
“Quranic Guidance for All”
A very senior scholar of Hadith is going to visit us. The honorable scholar has been teaching the various major books of Hadith for more than 25 years. He is also the principal of major Islamic institute in Hobigong, Bangladesh. There will be a special talk by the respected Shaikh. We encourage all the brothers and sisters to join us. There will be dinner served for everyone after Maghrib Salah. The Shaikh will deliver the talk in Urdu and there will be English translation.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: 40 Sayles Hill Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896
Contact: Mufti Ikram ul Haq, Masjid phone 401-762-0107, phone email: askamufti@aol.com

6. Saturday, May 3, 2014
“Muslims in the West: Between Negligence and Exaggeration”
Presented by Taymullah Abdur Rahman. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Abdullah Swei, Web: www.yusufmosque.com

7. Saturday, May 3, 2014
“Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story”
Movie on a Muslim women who defies the Nazis in World War 2 Paris – A True Story. A docudrama film from Unity Productions Foundation. Screening and benefit dinner. Keynote speakers – Alex Kronemer (Muslim filmmaker, former state department official) and Michael Wolfe (Muslim filmmaker, author of books on Hajj). Also music by Noor Ensemble. Tickets $75 adult, $35 child. Learn more about the film and watch a trailer: www.EnemyoftheReich.tv
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA
Contact: Purchase tickets at https://EoRBoston.eventbrite.com

8. Sunday, May 4, 2014
“Home Buying Seminar”
Please join us on to learn about the home buying process and find out about the current housing market trends. Come and learn from local experts in real estate sales, sharia-compliant financing, housing development, real estate law, home inspections, and property insurance. This seminar is for anyone interested in buying, selling, renting.
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Place: ISBCC, 3rd Floor Function Hall, 100 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury, MA 02119
Contact: Zaynab Blinker, register to attend at isbcc.org/home-buying-seminar/

9. Sunday, May 4, 2014
“Meeting with Visiting Scholar”
We have a special opportunity to meet with a visiting scholar, Maulana Abdul Saleem Qasmi Saab. Weekend school will be released early so that all students and parents can attend this event.  Please make all efforts to attend this program and invite your friends and family as well.
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Place: Masjid Bashir, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Imam Mushtaq, Masjid phone 508-879-3800

10. Sunday, May 4, 2014
“Muslim Walk Against Hunger ”
Join us for the walk and by joining the Muslims Against Hunger Team. Buy a T-shirt, adult $20, youth $10 – proceeds go to feeding the hungry! For more info: http://www.muslimcoalitionct.org/muslims-against-hunger-2014.html
Time: 2:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Hartbeat Park, 140 Garden St., Hartford, CT
Contact: Aida Mansoor, email: aidamansoor@mcct.us

11. Thursday to Sunday, May 8-11, 2014
“Solidarity Days with Syria ”
Islamic Council of New England. In collaboration with several Islamic centers throughout New England, as well as two nationally recognized humanitarian relief organizations – the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and Helping Hand – the Council has embarked on a four day program in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Syria. The program is as follows: Thurs – fast and make iftar, Fri – khutbah on situation on Syria, Sat – fundraiser at ISBCC in Boston at 6pm, Sun – silent vigil at Copley Square in Boston. Contact: Anwar Kazmi 617-290-0749, Dr. Mazen Duwaji 508-641-8190, Web: http://islamiccouncilne.org/days-of-solidarity-with-syria/

12. Friday to Sunday, May 9-11, 2014
“Muslimah Get-A-Way: A Retreat for Sisters”
Retreat includes Islamic workshops, discussions, boating on lake, campfire, qiyamul layl, networking, spa, fashion show, bazaar, poetry, indoor and outdoor activities. Fee $150, includes room and board, 5 halal meals.
Time: Friday 7:00pm – Sunday 11:30am
Place: Camp Washington, 190 Kenyon Road, Lakeside, CT 06758
Contact: Chaplain Matiniah Yahya, phone 203-376-7704, email: admin@masjidalislam.net

13. Saturday, May 10, 2014
“Fundraising Dinner for TCF-USA”
Please join us for a fundraising dinner benefiting TCF-USA, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that funds schools and educational programs for underprivileged children in Pakistan. This event launches the Boston TCF chapter with the goal of raising funds to start a TCF school in the name of Boston. Ticket prices are: $50 for adults and $25 for children under 10. Childcare will be provided. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. TCF-USA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA
Contact: Mrs. Shua Arshad Khan, email: shuakarshad@gmail.com, Masooma Bhaiwala: masooma_bhaiwala@yahoo.com, Website http://www.tcfusa.org/

 14. Saturday, May 10, 2014
“The Rise and Fall of Spain”
Join us for an informative evening on one of the most intriguing periods of human history. Presented by Haroon Moghul.  Suggested contribution $5 per person, $20 for family. Food will be available for purchase. Babysitting provided. All proceeds go to ISCJ operations.
Place: Islamic Society of Central Jersey, 4145 Route US 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Imam Chebli, Masjid phone 732-329-6995, Web: www.iscj.org

15. Saturday, May 17, 2014
“Stand with the Prophet”
Frustrated with Islamophobes defaming the Prophet? Fuming over extremists who give bad name to Islam? Join us for the International Seerah Conference. Speakers include Junaid Jamshed (Pakistan), Kristiane Backer (UK), Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid (Chicago), Imam Ousman Drame (Chicago), Imam Musa Azam (Chicago), Khalid Mehmood (NJ). Inspiring talks on Islam. Also nasheeds, naat, hamd in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla. Tickets: $35 per  adult, $20 per youth (6-14 years), and $10 per child (5 years and un under) – Includes appetizers, program, parking & the dinner!
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Hilton Boston/Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn MA 01801
Contact:  www.soundvision.com

16. Saturday, May 17, 2014
“Fundraiser for Islamic Society of Greater Manchester”
Please join us for our fundraising event to raise funds to complete the building of our masjid. Speaker is Shaikh Monzer Taleb. Comedian Aman Ali will entertain the audience. A sumptuous dinner will be served. Tickets $30 family, $10 for individual
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH
Contact:  Prof. Mahboubul Hassan 603-644-0939, Web: www.isgm.net

17. Saturday, May 17, 2014
“ISRI 10th Anniversary Carnival”
Join us to celebrate the Islamic School of Rhode Island 10 years of service to the community. The carnival will showcase its achievements, accolades to date, as well as lots of games, fun activities, face painting, and henna design to name a few. There will be stalls selling ISRI merchandise and halal snacks, food and beverages for the entire community to enjoy. Free admissions. All are welcome.
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Place: Islamic School of Rhode Island’s Gym, 840 rear, Providence Street, West Warwick, RI 02893
Contact: Summera Zaher, OSRI office manager, phone 401-821-8700, Web: www.isrionline.org

18. Friday to Monday, May 23-26, 2014
“Quran Competition USA”
In search of the best hafiz in America. Winner will represent America in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain in  quran competition. Organized by Darul Uloom New York and Masjid An-Noor, CT
Time: 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Place: Stratford Hotel, 225 Lordship Blvd., Stratford, CT 06615
Contact:  Sheikh Hassan, Web: www.qurancompetitionusa.com

19. Friday to Sunday, May 23-25, 2014
“New York Ijtema “
Our success in this life and the Hereafter depends on us obeying the orders of Allah (swt) and following the sunnah of Rasullullah (saw). In this regard, there will be an Ijtema. Brothers are invited to attend. No arrangement for women and small children.
Time: Friday Jummah to Sunday noon
Place: Philly Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19456
Contact:  Abdul Badi 617-427-1542, Imam Sulaiman 617-291-4756, Huzaifa 617-548-5437, Abbas Patel 718-753-0746, Alamin 347-538-5481

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