Ahlan Wasahlan Oct 2013

Beneficial Announcements for Oct 2013
1. Eidul Adha Expected to Fall on Oct 15 or Oct 16, 2013 Based on Local Moonsighting
The local moon sighting organizations in the US, namely Hilal Committee and Hilal Sighting Committee of North America will be looking for the hilal of Dhul-Hijjah on Sat, Oct 5. Eidul Adha falls on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, and it is expected to fall on Tues Oct 15 or Wednesday Oct 16. For those who follow the local moonsighting method, you may contact Islamic Center of Burlington 781-229-0336 or Islamic Center of Framingham 508-879-3800 or Masjid An-Nur at 617-427-1542.

2. List of Places for Qurbani in New England
The following are a list of farms and locations where you perform your Qurbani for Eidul Adha:
a) Adam’s Farm, 854 Bearsden Road, Athol, MA 01331. Phone 978-249-9441
b) Blood Farm, 94 West Main St., Groton, MA 01472. Phone 978-448-6669
c) Halal Meat Shop, 295 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060. Phone 603-888-8400
d) Manny’s Dairy Farm, Brockelman Road, Lancaster, MA 01523. Phone 978-534-5411
e) Arthur Manchester Farm, 55 Cory’s Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878. Phone 401-624-9205
f) H&R Custom Slaughtering, 8 North Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324. Phone 508-697-6500
g) Julio’s Farm, Derry, NH 03038. Phone 603-682-0709
h) Reis Ranch, 158 Litchfield Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053. Phone 603-490-2236
i) Hassan, Tewksbury, MA 01876. Phone 978-726-5697
j) Shamsuzzoha, Lowell, MA.  Phone 978-270-7081.

3. New London (CT) Board of Education, Now Recognizes Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha
New London (Connecticut) Board of Education to recognize the two major Muslim holidays, Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha, by including them on the school calendar along with all other major religious holidays. CAIR-CT said the board’s president directed the superintendent of schools to advise all teachers and educators in New London schools not to schedule tests or special events like field trips on those days to ensure that students who are celebrating their holidays would not miss tests and important activities. The decision came September 26 after CAIR-CT raised the issue with the New London board prior to its Thursday meeting. Muslim parents spoke out during public comments and thanked board members for responding positively to CAIR-CT’s request. The decision passed without any objections from board members or the public. Natasha Ahmed, a member of the Islamic Center of New London and a parent to two school-age children, said: “We thank the New London Board of Education for embracing and recognizing our Muslim holidays. This means a lot to me my kids and our community.”

Upcoming Islamic Events for Oct 2013
1. Friday, Oct 4, 2013
“Virtues of First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah”
Presented by our guest speaker Sheikh Mohammed Elbenni.  All are welcomed. Dinner will served after the talk. Also, there will be a program for children at the same time.
Time: 6:45pm – 10:00pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Mohamed Lamalleen, Masjid phone 617-409-93287, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

2. Friday, Oct 4, 2013
“Hajj – My Personal Experience”
Presented by Kamal Shannak.  Dinner will be served after the talk. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, 131 Stedman Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Naushad, Masjid phone 978-970-5552, Web: www.isgl.org

3. Friday, Oct 4, 2013
“The Islamic Way”
Our speaker is Imam Khalid Nasr. Please feel free to bring your family, relatives and friends to our educational program. The program is geared towards enhancing your knowledge of Islam and giving you a chance to meet with old and new friends. Dinner is served before the talk.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

4. Friday, Oct 4, 2013
“Masjid Potluck Dinner”
Our masjid monthly potluck dinner is open to all members, their families, friends and guests. As always 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 invited and we will try to arrange fun activities for them during these gatherings. You are more than welcome to bring any children’s games that can be shared. Please bring a main dish sufficient to feed your family and share with others.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA
Contact: Mario Moreira, President, Masjid phone 508-358-5885, Web: www.icbwayland.org

5. Friday-Sunday, Oct 4-6, 2013
“Muslim Artists Open Studio”
Come support Muslim artists and their works. United Muslim Artist Association (UMMA) is a Boston based artist guild that is based on the principle of advancing traditional and contemporary Islamic fine art in a framework of shariah-compliance. We are a group of visual artists, painters, calligraphers, photographers who want to use the artist as a bridge for communication and dialogue. UMMA welcomes the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings and other studio crafts. 50% of sales go to UMMA to support Masjid An-Nur and its related activities. This event is held in conjunction to Roxbury Open Studio which is organized by the City of Boston.
Time: 2:00pm-9:00pm
Place: 28 Circuit St., Roxbury, MA 02119 (top floor of Masjid An-Nur)
Abdul Badi, Director of UMMA, phone 617-427-1542 or 617-442-8915

6. Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
“Fear and Hope – Finding The Perfect Balance”
Presented by Maulana Numaan Nasir Cheema. Please invite your family and friends to participate in these religious gatherings. Dinner will also be served after the talk. All are welcome.
Time: 6:20pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington Street Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Munir Gandevia, Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

7. Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
“Night of Quran Recitation”
Presented by Dr. Toumi. Please join us. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Imam Ibrahim Rahim, Web: www.yusufmosque.com

8. Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
“Importance of Sacrifice in Islam”
Presented by Imam Mushtaq Ahmed. We are pleased to invite you to our Halaqa program. Join us for a beneficial talk presented by our Imam. Dinner will be served after the talk.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Masjid-e-Basheer, 234 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Contact: Masjid phone 508-879-3800, Web: www.islamicsocietyframingham.org

9. Saturday and Sunday, Oct 5 and 6, 2013
“Gateway to Quran”
A weekend program designed to teach accurate Quran recitation and to explore the basic principles of Islam. Instructor: Usman Ahmed Siddiqui. Fee is $50.
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain Center, Worcester, MA
Contact: Masjid phone 508-414-8350, Web: www.wicmasjid.org

10. Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
“The Prophet’s Grace”
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) is amongst God’s greatest favors upon us. As a manifestation of God’s grace on us, the Messenger himself was the embodiment of the virtue of grace, a virtue only achieved through the balanced integration of qualities such as mercy, refinement, beauty, courtesy, and kindness.In reflecting on the Prophet’s grace, we do so in hopes of truly exemplifying his noble character to be beacons of light in this world and in the pleasure of God. This seminar features well known speakers including Mokhtar Maghraoui, Yasmin Mogahed, Sami Catovic, etc. Organized by Al-Madina Institute.
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Place: NBIC, 1300 Livingstone Ave., North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Contact: Al-Madina Institute, Web: www.almadinatinstitute.org

11. Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
“Day of Dignity – Feeding the Homeless”
Day of Dignity is a day-long event serving the homeless and in-need of our communities. This is an opportunity to practice the sunnah. Muslims servings our neighbors in need. We giveaway a hot meal, a bag of groceries, winter gear, hygiene kits, school supplies. We will also offer free medical screenings including: blood pressure, blood sugar, dental health, HIV, Hepatitis C, etc. Day of Dignity is organized by the Muslim Women’s Institute and sponsored by Islamic Relief USA. We need volunteers!
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Highbridge Community Church, 1272 Odgen Ave., Bronx, NY
Contact: MWIRD, phone 718-960-2262, Web: www.mwrid.org

12. Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
“Serving Lunch for the Needy”
Insha-Allah, we will be serving lunch at the Mercy Shelter in Hartford, CT. We need volunteers to prepare the lunch and to serve. You can contribute by preparing the chicken, rice, mixed veggie, beans, pasta, fruit and bread. If you are interested to volunteer to cook or serve, contact us. Organized by the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
Time: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Place: Mercy Shelter, 118 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Contact: Rebecca Minor, MCCT Secretary, email: rebeccaminor@muslimcoalitionct.org

13. Friday, Oct 11, 2013
“Nourish Your Imam Through Sacrifice”
During the blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah, Imam Suhaib Webb reminds you of the importance of increasing your recitation, prayers, fasting, and giving sadaqa. Come join us and participate.
Time: 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
Contact: Yusufi Vali, Executive Director ISBCC, phone 617-427-2636

14. Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
“Food Festival & Carnival”
Join us to celebrate Eid with your families and the community. We feature rock wall climbing, bouncers, obstacle courses, pony rides, slides, food and much more.
Time: 12:00noon – 5:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Old Bridge, 205 Route 35 North, Cliffwood Beach, NJ 07735
Contact: Zainab Syed 732-766-4340, Fatima Masood 732-476-4047, Web: www.icobnj.org

15. Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
“Being Muslim in America – Challenges and Opportunities”
The 28th Annual Islamic Conference of New England. Topics of presentation include – Growing Up Muslim in America, Role of Muslim Youth in Building Society, Muslim Women in Societal Affairs and much more. Speakers include Imam Suhaib Webb, Prof Ibrahim Wade, Imam Khalid Griggs, Imam Talal Eid and more. Entertainment, food, bazaar also included. Tickets $45 Adults, $20 Students and $120 Family.
Time: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Place: Tufts University, Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave., Medford, MA 02155
Contact: Badawi Dweik, Conference Chairman, Web: http://www.islamiccouncilne.org/conference


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