Ahlan Wasahlan May 2015

Beneficial Announcements for May 2015
1. Appeal to Support Nepal Earthquake Victims
Powerful earthquake with 7.8 magnitudes has ravaged Nepal and killed over 5,000 people. Many relief agencies have launched relief efforts to help these earthquake victims in Nepal. Rahbar Foundation in collaboration with Tayyab Hospital and Trust, Deoband UP, India is also involved in relief efforts. Medical Team from Tayyab Hospital is stationed in Nepal and serving the victims, they have conveyed that they need lots of medicines, sanitation items apart from food, blankets, drinking water and tents. Therefore Rahbar Foundation makes an appeal to all of you to help the victims in their difficult time in Nepal. Please donate generously online at www.rahbarfoundation.org a safe and secure PayPal system. For further info, contact Azhar Pasha, phone 972-922-2781, email: rahbarfoundation@yahoo.com

2. Work Study Positions Open at Bayyinah Institute
We are looking for responsible students willing to help in facilitating the education of their classmates by driving shuttles for the duration of Quran Intensive.  Students in the Work Study program will be compensated with tuition, accommodations, and 3 meals a day. We currently have 5 positions open. Interested candidates can get more info at http://bayyinah.com/summer/venue/

Upcoming Islamic Events for May 2015
1. Friday, May 1, 2014
“Community Qiyyam Program”
Guest speaker is Sheikh Hassan Abul Azm. Dinner served after the talk. Then all are invited to do qiyyam prayer and dua.
Time: 8:15pm – 10:30pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Masjid phone 617-409-93287, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

2. Friday, May 1, 2015
“Identity of A Muslim”
Join us for an evening where we explore the topic of the identity of a Muslim. This topic is especially relevant to the youth growing up in America where we find ourselves in a position to balance Islam and American culture. Presented by Isa Najjar who serves as the Muslim Chaplain at Bridgewater State Correctional Facility. Organized by Muslim Youth of Rhode Island (MYRI).
Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Masjid Al-Islam, 40 Sayles Hill Road, N Smithfield, RI 02896 Contact: Mufti Ikramul Haq, phone 401-762-0107, Web: www.facebook.com/myrhodeisland

3. Friday, May 1, 2015
“Salam Hollywood”
A storytelling workshop for youth, presented by Jawad Abdul Rahman. 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: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

4. Friday, May 1, 2014
“Tawheed and Aqidah”
We are launching a new series of seminars on Tawheed and Aqidah after salat-al-Maghrib until Isha. Presented by Salahuddin Ahmed. Please attend with your family and friends. These seminars will be presented with PowerPoint and will be very interactive. Q&A session will be at the end of each seminar. Organized by Islamic Society of Greater Manchester.
Time: 7:45pm – 9:30pm
Place: 373 South Willow St., Unit D2-3, Manchester, NH
Contact: Salahuddin Ahmed, email: ahmedsal7@yahoo.com

5. Friday, May 1, 2015
“Our Islamic Community”
Presentation by Azeez Azhar. He is the President of ISNA and the National Director for Islamic Relief USA. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Masjid Al-Aman, 496 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748 Contact: Masjid phone 732-671-3321

6. Saturday, May 2, 2015
“Aadab wa Tarbiyat”
Presented by Hafiz Usman in Urdu language. Dinner will be served after the talk. All are welcomed.
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington Street Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Mirza Moazzam, Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

7. Saturday, May 2, 2015
“Night of Quran, Qiyam & Dinner”
With Sheikh Syed Abou Saoud. Join us for this auspicious event.
Time: 7:45pm-10:30pm
Place: Masjid Yusuf, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135 Contact: Abdullah Swei, phone 617-323-5535, Web: www.yusufmosque.com

8. Saturday, May 2, 2014
“Celebrating Muslim Stories & Promoting Peace through the Media”
Support UPF’s new film in development – “American Muslims: Separating Fact from Fiction”, an exciting short film that will present hard data and research that shows what American Muslims are NOT (violent extremists) and what they ARE (productive and peaceful). Come learn about UPF’s other films (Nadia’s Ramadan, Sultan and the Saint) and progress working with popular TV shows in Hollywood to help get the Muslim story right! You are cordially invited to a dinner to benefit Unity Productions Foundation. Featuring Muslim comic Dean Obeidallah. Tickets $75 adults, $35 child.
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Place: Patriot’s Place, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA
Contact: Laura Qureshi, email: laura.qureshi@yahoo.com, Web: www.upf.tv

9. Saturday, May 2, 2014
“NYC Sunset Dinner Cruise”
Join us for an unforgettable night out aboard a luxury yacht with views of the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This is a night to relax, have fun, enjoy the beautiful scenic skyline, and catch up with friends and family.  Your ticket is your donation to our cause!  There will be no fundraising on the boat or anytime during this event! The dinner cruise will include hors d’oeuvres, full buffet, desserts, and beverages. Inspirational speech by Dalia Mogahed. Entertainment by comedian Preacher Moss. Ship sails rain or shine. Raffle prizes, fun games, photo booth, and much much more! Parking at Lincoln Harbor Marina. Tickets $500 per person. Organized by Islamic Center of Central Jersey.
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Place: Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
Contact: Arif Khan, phone 732-329-6995, Web: www.iscj.org

10. Saturday, May 2, 2014
“Hope for Orphans Tour”
Helping Hand USA presents an evening dedicated for orphans around the world. Learn more about their struggles and how YOU can make a difference in their lives. Guest speaker is Sheikh Monzer Taleb. Spoken Word performance by Bonna Mohammad and nasheed performance by Joshua Salam of Native Deen. Tickets $20 includes dinner. Proceeds from the event will go towards Helping Hand’s Orphan Support Program.
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Place: The Egg, State St., Albany, NY 12203
Contact: Saqib Attique (609) 575-7474, Laeeque Khan (518) 859-1544

11. Sunday, May 3, 2014
“Muslims Against Hunger”
Hunger is a universal problem that affects millions, but no matter how vast or deep this problem is, you have shown that it is not insurmountable. Through your tireless efforts, and unwavering resolve, we have managed to make almost 50% of our $5,000 goal! We hope to see all of you there in your “Muslims Against Hunger” shirts! If you would like to purchase a shirt, we will be selling them at the Walk. Adult sizes are $20/ea., and Youth sizes are $10/ea., and all proceeds will go towards helping those in need!Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm
Place: Hartbeat Park, 140 Garden St., Hartford, CT
Contact: Elvira Ljaljic, Muslim Coalition of CT, Web: www.muslimcoalitionct.org

12. Sunday, May 3, 2014
“Walk For Hunger”
The ISGL Youth will be participating in the 20 mile Walk for Hunger this year which will be taking place on Sunday insha’Allah. The Walk for Hunger is an annual event held in May and it strives to work towards ending hunger in the state of Massachusetts by raising awareness and collecting pledges via participants.
Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm
Contact: Omar Raza, email: omar.z.raza@gmail.com, Web: http://support. projectbread.org/site/TR/Walk/ General?team_id=76762&pg=team& fr_id=125

13. Monday, May 4, 2015
“Interfaith Solidarity: Standing Together for Peace”
We invite all our interfaith colleagues and friends to a special interfaith program. Guest speakers include Rev Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, Rev James Munroe, Rabbi Mark Shapiro, Arch Bishop Timothy Paul Baymon, Associate to the Bishop, Rev Paul Sinnott, and Kelly Gallagher, Associate Conference Minister, MACUCC. Dinner will be served to all attendees. All are welcome.
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Western Mass, 377 Amostown Road, West Springfield MA
Contact: Bajwa 413-788-7546, email:msbajwa@hotmail.com, Web: http://iswmonline.com

14. Saturday, May 9, 2015
“Knowledge Academy 5th Annual Fund Raising Banquet”
Join us for our fundraising event to support the Islamic education of our children. Guest speaker is Imam Talal Eid who will be talking on Maintaining Healthy Relations with our Children. Fabulous performances by students, special activities and auctions. Babysitting provided. Tickets $20 adult, $50 per family.
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Days Inn Hotel, 159 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 Contact: Knowledge Academy 978-407-0747, Web: www.knowledgeacademy.org

15. Friday to Saturday, May 15-17, 2015
“Muslimah Get-A-Way”
Join us for a weekend of fun for ladies. Activities include workshop, discussions, reflections, body movements, spiritual quiet time, trails, waterfront, halal BBQ, and entertainment. Tickets – cabins $150, main house $200. Includes room and board, and 5 halal meals. Organized by Masjid Al-Islam, CT.
Time: Friday 7pm to Sunday 11am
Place:Camp Washington, 190 Kenyon Road, lakeside, CT
Contact: Matiniah Yahya, email – matiniahyahya@yahoo.com

16. Saturday, May 16, 2015
“Legal & Financial Seminar for Mosques”
This instructional event featuring top-level expert attorneys and accountants is aimed at the leaders of mosques, nonprofits, and charitable organizations—including social services groups, schools, medical clinics, soup kitchens, international relief & humanitarian aid groups, and educational & arts organizations—that serve the Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities.​ We invite all board & executive committee members, imams, directors, senior staff, key volunteers, attorneys, and accountants to attend. Ticket $60. Organized by Muslim Advocates, in partnership with the New England Muslim Bar Association and Muslim Justice League.
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Place: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Muslim Advocates, phone 415-539-0550, Web: www.muslimadvocates.org

17. Saturday, May 30, 2015
“Youth Coffee House”
For youth ages 14 to college. All are welcome to participate and win cash prizes. Compete in as many categories as you wish – anasheed, spoken word, 2D artwork, photography and mixed media. Not a big performer? Cheer on your friends, listen to your peers express themselves and vote for a winner. Enjoy the art gallery, all in a totally chill Islamic atmosphere. Coffee drinks, smoothies, burgers, chicken fingers, and baked goods will be served.
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA
Contact: Masjid phone 508-852-6100, Web: http://wicmajid.org

18. Sunday, May 31, 2015
“Boston Duck Tour”
Please join us for an exciting day out for our community children while helping to support Project GEM. Our Boston Duck Tour includes onboard ice cream and lunch. Minimum age 7 years old without a chaperone. Tickets $50 per child.
Time: 1:30pm-6:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA
Contact: Muneeb Khan, email: muneebk@gmail.com

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