Ahlan Wasahlan Sept 2014

Beneficial Announcements for Sept 2014
1. Scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 Available for Muslim Students
The Islamic Council of New England is granting Merits Scholarship Awards to recognize academically outstanding muslim students. This year three awards will be given in the following order- First Award $2,000, Second Award $1,000, 2 Third Award $ 500. Eligibility: high school graduates of 2014 currently registered as college freshman. To get the full list of qualifying criteria, visit http://www.islamiccouncilne.org. Candidates should submit the completed application form and supporting documents electronically to the scholarship committee at naseemakhan@yahoo.com. Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014.

2. Iqra Academy Looking for Teachers
Iqra Academy based in West Springfield, MA is looking for kindergarten and 3rd grade teachers. Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree. Iqra Academy is a equal opportunity employer. If interested, send your resume to Principal, Nadeem Sikandar, fax: 413-726-0926. Mailing address: 377 Amostown Road, West Springfield, MA 01089. Any Questions, call 413-642-4499.

3. Knowledge Academy Is Hiring
Knowledge Academy Islamic School located in Middleton, MA is hiring for the following positions: Homeroom teacher 3rd grade, middle and high school teachers, bus drivers, cook, accountant and administrative assistant. The Academy is offering competitive salaries. Forward all resume’s to kaprincipal@gmail.com. For more info, visit www.knowledgeacademy.org. Contact Kemal Bozkurt, phone 978-390-2955.

Upcoming Islamic Events for Sept 2014
Friday, Sept 5, 2014
“Tafsir of Surah Baqarah”
Please join us for our Friday night halaqa. This week’s session is presented by Sheikh Uthman Khan. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 247 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Masjid phone 508-852-6100, Web: www.wicmasjid.org

2. Friday, Sept 5, 2014
“Fundraising for Muslim Victim of Fire”
Fire in Chelsea this week burned down 6 houses. One of them was a Muslim family who lost their home, food, clothing and money. Three of their kids have learning disability. We are holding a fundraising to help this family and other families like this. Please join us and contribute to helping Muslim families in difficulty.
Time: 7:45pm – 9:00pm
Place: Selimiye Camii Mosque, 105-A Oakland Ave., Methuen, MA 01844
Contact: sis Melissa, Masjid phone 978-975-4593

3. Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
“Masjid Al-Quran Fundraising Dinner”
We invite you to our annual fundraising dinner event. Please join us. Keynote speaker is Dr. Roger Harris, President of Renaissance Foundation who will be talking on Business and Community Life. Guest speaker is Nimat Bilal Young, owner of Fabulocs Natural Hair Products. Tickets are $50 per person. We are also looking for sponsors for the hall and the caterer. Organized by Masjid Al-Quran in Dorchester, MA.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury, MA 02119
Contact: sis Teresa, masjid phone 617-445-8070, Email: masjidalquran@verizon.net

4. Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
“Voluntarism: A Religious and Social Need”
Presented by Imam Abdallah Doumba. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Abdullah Swei, Web: www.yusufmosque.com

5. Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
“The Unbreakable Chain”
Presented by Imam Numaan Cheema. For centuries the Islamic sciences have been carefully preserved and passed on from one generation to the next without any alterations or changes. How did these works survive? Who is responsible for preserving these? Why is this so important? Come learn how Allah has preserved Islamic scholarship for over a millennium and will continue to do so till the final hour. Please join us. Also invite your family and friends to participate in these religious gatherings. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.
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

6. Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
“Symposium on Gun Violence and Islamophobia”
Firearm-related homicides claims too many lives, leaves too many grieving and erodes our belief that a peaceful world is possible.  Religious intolerance has been at the root of many misunderstandings and much bloodshed the world over.  The discussion on Islamophobia will be an example of religious tolerance. Keynote speaker will be Lisa Bloom, civil rights attorney and legal analyst for CNN and CBS news. We invite you to join us and spread the word. It is your commitment to a world of nonviolence that will create the world we want to live in. Please note that you must be registered if you’d like to join us, also an ID will be required to enter the building. Free reception to follow.CLICK HERE to register. Organized by Sept 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
Time: 11:30am – 6:30pm
Place: State Office Building, Melba’s 125, New York City
Contact: Katharina Feil, Project Coordinator, phone 212-598-0970

7. Friday, Sept 12, 2014
“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

8. Friday, Sept 12, 2014
“Safe Spaces: Domestic Violence and Trauma”
You are invited to coffee/tea to discuss the needs of the immigrant families living in DC metro area. Organized by the Person Center and American Islamic Congress.
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Place: 1140 Connecticut Ave., Suite 350, Washington DC
Contact: RSVP to martina@aicongress.org

9. Saturday, Sept 13, 2014
“Islamic Sports 25th Annual Reunion Cookout Bazaar”
Islamic Sports Association of New England (ISANE) was organized with the intentions of making a positive impact on the lives of Muslim youth and young adults who live in the inner-city that are exposed to unacceptable life styles which included drugs, violence, and other immoral behaviors and attitudes. Our goal then as now, with the help of Allah swt  is to protect the wellbeing of those we serve, Muslims and non-Muslims by being a positive (male) role models and mentors. Come enjoy our cookout. FREE Event.
Time: 12:00noon – 6:00pm
Place: Madina Masjid, 140 White Rock Dr., Windsor, CT 06095 Contact: Yusuf Bramble, Acting Amir 617-233-4075

10. Saturday, Sept 20, 2014
“3rd Quarterly Meeting of Islamic Council of New England”
We invite council members and Muslim leaders of various masjids and Islamic centers throughout New England to join us for our collective meeting to discuss how we can serve our community better.
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: To be announced
Contact: Mazen Duwaji, ICNE Executive Director, email: duwajims@gmail.com

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