Ahlan Wasahlan Sept 2015

Beneficial Announcements for Sept 2015
1. Locations for Qurbani at Eidul Adha
Here are a list of slaughterhouses and farms around New England where you can perform your Qurbani.
* Arthur Manchester Farm, 55 Cory’s Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878, phone 401-624-9205
* H&R Custom Slaughtering, 8 North Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324, phone 508-697-6500
* Two Village Farm, 475 Locust Street, Swansea, MA 02777, phone 401-255-7130
* Manny’s Dairy Farm, Brockelman Road, Lancaster, MA 01523, phone 978-534-5411
* Blood Farm, 94 West Main Street, Groton, MA 01472, phone (978) 448-6669
* Adam’s Farm, 854 Bearsden Road, Athol, MA 01331, phone 978-249-9441
* James Falter Farm, 54 Wheeler Road, Ashby, MA 01431, phone 978-386-0150
* Julio’s Farm, Derry, NH 03038, 93 North – Exit 4, phone 603-682 0709
* Reis Ranch, 158 Litchfield Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053 (Exist 5 of Rt 93North), phone Victor 603-490-2236
* Hassan, Tewksbury, MA 01876, phone (978) 726-5697

2. ISGL Looking for Quran Teacher Urgently
Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, MA is looking for an assistant teacher to help teach ISGL Quran Class for children. We need someone qualified and experienced enough to teach quran, follow our existing curriculum, speak English, and someone who can commit three days of the week (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays) every week during the school year. We intend to start the class very soon (Inshallah Sept. 8th) so please respond asap. This will be a PAID position. Please contact us at (978) 970-5552. You can also email us at imam@isgl.org. Website: www.isgl.org

3. ISGN Moves To Its New Location
The Islamic Society of Greater Nashua is moving to its new location at 5 Pine St Ext, Unit 1B, Nashua, NH 03060 this week. The new unit has been renovated and now has 2 bathrooms and a 3-person Wudu for men and women. The board is also working on buying partition for women’s section and carpeting. All this has been possible with the blessings of Allah and generosity of our community members. Please follow-up with your pledges made in Ramadan. Also requesting donations for buying carpet and installation. For more info, visit www.isgnnh.org

Upcoming Islamic Events for Sept 2015
1. Friday, Sept 4, 2015
“Muslim Integration Into American Society”
Presented by Prof Sherif Shabaka. Join us for the interesting talk, followed by dinner and Qiyyam prayers.
Time: 7:15pm – 10:30pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Masjid phone 617-409-9328, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

2. Friday, Sept 4, 2015
“Helping the Orphans”
Join us for a free educational halaqa with Sheikh Suleiman Salem. Dinner will also be served after the talk. Not a fundraiser. Please try to come out and join us with your whole family!
Time: 7:15pm – 10:30pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA 02150
Contact: Masjid phone 508-852-6100, Web: http://wicmasjid.org

3. Friday, Sept 4, 2015
“Build A Community Through Building Unity”
Presented by Imam Abdurrahman Ahmad. You are cordially invited to the halaqa. 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: 7:15pm-10:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

4. Friday to Monday, Sept 4-7, 2015
“52nd Annual ISNA Convention”
ISNA invites you to join the largest gathering of Muslims in North America at the 52nd Annual ISNA Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. This Convention is a four-day event offering a variety of programming, special events, activities & more. This year’s theme is Stories of Resilience: Strengthening the American Muslim Narrative, and will showcase stories of unsung heroes in our community as well as success stories of families, masjids and community initiatives. Speakers include Suhaib Webb, Yasir Qadhi, Omar Suleiman, Ingrid Mattson, Zaid Shakir, Yaser Birjas, Muzammil Siddiqi, Nouman Ali Khan, and more. Bazaar, Qirat competition and Matrimonial banquet. Tickets: Adult $120, College Student $105, School Student $80.
Time: 7:15pm – 10:00pm
Place: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018
Contact: Islamic Society of North America, phone 317-839-8157, Web: http://www.isna.net/annual-convention.html

5. Saturday, Sept 5, 2015
“Sacrifice in Islam”
Presented by Imam Mushtaque Ahmad Qasmi. After the talk, dinner will be served to celebrate aqiqa of Affan Haider Syed, son of bro Furqan Syed. All are welcome.
Time: 7:15pm – 10:00pm
Place: Masjid e-Basheer, 234 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 07102 Contact: Masjid phone 508-879-3800, Web: www.islamicsocietyframingham.org

6. Saturday, Sept 5, 2015
“Night of Quran, Qiyam & Dinner”
With Dr. Kamal Youcef-Toumi. Join us for this beneficial event.
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Masjid Yusuf, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135 Contact: Abdullah Swei, phone 617-323-5535, Web: www.yusufmosque.com

7. Saturday, Sept 5, 2015
“Mercy Shelter Monthly Serve”
Cooks and volunteers are needed for our monthly shelter serve at Mercy shelter in Hartford, CT. If you are interested in cooking one of the items and/or serving, you must use this link to register as a volunteer and/or to select which food item(s) you would like to donate. The Menu is as follows: Fried chicken (240 pieces), Rice (40 cups), Mixed Veggies (20 lbs), Green Beans (20 lbs), Pasta (12 lbs), Fresh fruit (fresh cut fruit, berries.. – 2 large trays), bread rolls (120 rolls). Organized by Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
Place: Mercy Shelter, 118 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Contact: sis Elvira, email: elvira@muslimcoalitionct.org, Web: www.muslimcoalitionct.org

8. Friday, Sept 11, 2015
“Highschool Success Seminar 101”
We invite you to the  “Highschool Success Seminar 101: How to Succeed in High School and get into the College of your Choice”The following are some items this seminar will cover: How to look at the big picture and how high school connects with college and ultimately your career. How to select courses and improve your grades. How to improve studying skills, memory and study habits. How to do well on the SATS and standardized tests. How to develop people skills and create your own brand. How to prepare for and complete the college application process. And much more! Ideally for students grades 7-10, but any grade will benefit. Free seminar.
Time: 7:15pm-10:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Central Jersey, 4145 US Route 1 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Register herehttp://www.tinyurl.com/ISCJseminar

9. Saturday, Sept 12, 2015
“Muslim Mentorship Training”
We are running some mentorship training for our student leaders in the Brown Muslim community. The training is also open to other community leaders as well. This kind of training is important as mentioned by the Prophet (saw), “Allah has people he created to take care of the needs of others, and others run to them when in need–those people will be safe from punishment.” (in Tabarani) “For me to walk with a brother or sister in need is more beloved to me than to spend a month of worship in this mosque of mine.” (in Ibn Abi Dunya). Training includes Exercise & Discussion: Self Awareness, Discussion: Setting Responsibilities for Ourselves.
Time: 11:00pm-1:00pm
Place: Brown Muslim Student Center (BMSC), Champlin 018, Providence, RI 02912
Contact: Adnan Adrian Wood-Smith, email: adnan_wood-smith@brown.edu

10. Friday, Sept 12, 2015
“Sufi Healing Circle/Zikr”
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. You are welcome to request prayers and healing for yourself or others. Street parking, meters available and free after 8pm. You can also join live by phone 712-432-0460 Access code 566981#.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: 9 Lorne Road, Arlington, MA 02476
Contact: Zahra Carol Lee, phone 617-721-5215, email: cmeilee@comcast.net

11. Sunday, Sept 13, 2015
“Clothing Campaign To Refugees in Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Pakistan”
Donate your clothings to help Muslims who are in need. We are collecting new and very slightly used winter clothes like jackets, sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, scarfs and socks. Also shalwar kamiz, shirts, pants, T-shirts. Also collecting child diapers and feminine hygiene pads (new only). Organized by Helping Hand Relief.
Time: 12:00noon – 6:00pm
Place: HHRD-USA, 80 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA
Contact: Abu Mugalu 978-408-6118, Humayun Kabeer 603-785-8234,

12. Friday, Sept 18, 2015
“Rising Stars Indoor Soccer Tryouts”
For boys under 12 yrs, 14 yrs and 16 yrs. Rising Stars have been actively participating in competitive soccer since the last 2 years and have won multiple championships. The main focus is to create a sense of leadership, identity, self-esteem and confidence in Muslim youth while aiming to be the best in both character and in sport through physical activity. Deadline to register is Sept 9, 2015.
Time: 7:45pm – 10:15pm
Place: Teamworks Northboro, 185 Otis St., Northboro, MA 01532
Contact: Register by email – risingstarofma@gmail.com

13. Saturday, Sept 19, 2015
“NAAIMS 44th Annual Conference”
North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) is holding its 44th annual conference. With the theme Sectarianism in Islam and Muslim Communities. Keynote speaker include Prof Nazif Shahrani who will be presenting a talk on Muslim Sectarian Politics of Rage. We will have a catered buffet luncheon with Prof Nazif Shahrani. Seating is limited for the luncheon. Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies at Brown University.
Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Place: Brown University, Metcalf Research Building, 190 Thayer St., Providence, RI 02912
Contact: Adnan Adrian Wood-Smith, email: adrian_wood-smith@brown.edu. To register online, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naaims-44th-annual-conference-sectarianism-in-islam-and-muslim-communities-registration-17481662122


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