Ahlan Wasahlan Feb 2015

Beneficial Announcements for Feb 2015
Waltham Islamic Society Looking to Loans For Renovations
Waltham Islamic Society purchased a property on Moody St. in Waltham, MA for a total amount of $515k (amount paid in full) and started construction last year with an estimated construction amount of $700k. The progress is going pretty great and we are estimating to finish the construction in less than 7 weeks. The committee is short of around $250k and we are requesting you to be part of fulfilling the dream of building a mosque in Waltham started by few brothers around 15 years ago by donating or through loan. Due to time crunch the board decided to use “loan strategy” to pay of the contractor bills. Amount will be repaid back in 1 year, 2 year or on the agreed duration.  So far, in less than a week we were able to raise $75k from local members and we are looking for remaining $175k.We will greatly appreciate if anyone is interested in loaning whatever amount they can, logistics/paper work will be done between the donar and shura board. You can contact President Abdu Kareem at 781-308-5610 or Advisor Yousuf Bokhary at 508-277-2499. For more info on our center, visit www.walthamislamicsociety.org

2. Islamic Center of Burlington Looking for New Imam
The Islamic Center of Burlington based in Burlington, MA is looking for a new Imam, as the current imam is leaving. The Center is located on 5 acres of land with a 10,000 sq. ft building. The ethnic composition of the local community is mostly comprised on hanafi indo/pak/bangla. The Jumuah salat congregation is around 500 people. The qualifications of the Imam is that he must be a Mufti or Aalim and Hafiz of Quran, strong communication skills in English and also strong grasp of the Arabic language, and able to speak in Urdu. Salary provided at a fair level. If interested, please email resume to jobs@icburlington.org. For more information on our center, visit www.icburlington.org

Upcoming Islamic Events for Feb 2015
Friday, Feb 6, 2015
“Fighting Satan”
Presented by Loay Assaf. After the presentation, we have our Qiyyam and duaa, followed by social dinner. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 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, Feb 6, 2015
“Defending the Prophet (pbuh)”
Presented by Imam Davoud. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, 131 Stedman St., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Masjid phone 978-970-5552, Web: www.isgl.org

3. Friday, Feb 6, 2015
“To Grow Healthy Families”
Presented by Anas Coburn who has a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He practiced as a mental health clinician for many years before moving to Project Sakinah. He will be discussing the work of Project Sakinah, which initiates and nurtures community affairs nationwide to grow healthy families that protect our women and children (and men) from neglect and homes broken by violence. Light refreshments will be served.
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: West Springfield Masjid, 377 Amostown Road, West Springfield, MA 01089
Contact: Salim Bajwa, Masjid phone 413-788-7546 Web: www.iswmonline.com

4. Friday, Feb 6, 2015
“Islamic History”
Presented by our guest speaker, Professor Faiz Ahmed who is the Assistant Professor of History at Brown University and a specialist in the legal and constitutional history of the modern Middle East. Dinner is served before the presentation. All are welcome. Organized by the Muslim Youth Rhode Island of Masjid Al-Islam.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Masjid Al-Islam, 40 Sayles Hill Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896
Contact: Mufti Ikramul Haq, Masjid phone 401-762-0107, www.masjidislam.org

5. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
“Pillars of Prayer: Qiyam”
Presented by Imam Khalid Nasr who is the resident Imam. All are welcome to join this event at the masjid.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 470 South St, Quincy, MA 02169
Contact: Zakaria Abouyoussef, phone 857-294-7299, www.icne.net

6. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
“The Legacy of Umar Al-Khattab”
Presented by Shaikh Numaan Cheema.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Masjid phone 781-229-0336

7. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
“Explore the Depths of Surah Al-Fatihah”
Presented by Shaikh Suheil Laher.
Place: ISBCC, 3rd Floor, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02120
Contact: Yusufi Vali, Executive Director ISBCC, phone 617-427-2636, Web: www.isbcc.org

8. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
“Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman”
Presented by Imam Shuaib Ghennaoui. Join us for an informative talk. All are welcome.
Time: 7:20pm – 9:00pm
Place: OCRC, 22 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor, Malden, MA
Contact: Imam Abdul Hamid, Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.maldenislamiccenter.org

9. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
“Consular Services for Pakistanis ”
The following consular services will be provided for Pakistanis – Visa, Attestation/Notarizations, NICOP/POC cards, Birth Certificates/Registrations. Conducted by Barry D. Hoffman, Hon. Consul General of Pakistan in Boston. Organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan in New York in cooperation with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Boston , the Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB), the  Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) and the Association of Pakistani Physicians in New England (APPNE).
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA
Contact: Barry Hoffman, phone 617-584-5555

10. Sunday, Feb 8, 2015
“Interfaith Relations: Forging Alliances in the Faith Frontier”
We welcome you to an interfaith lunch and learn session. Presentations by 3 distinguished imams – Imam Azhar Subedar who is ICNE Sharon guest Imam, Hafiz Na’eel Cajee who is ICNE Youth Director and Assoc Imam and Imam Khalid Nasr who is ICNE Quincy Imam. Halal and catered kosher lunch will be served. Please 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: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

11. Sunday, Feb 8, 2014
“Religious Provocations & Insults – How Do We Respond?”
Recent events in France highlight how Muslims are bring provoked and our religion being insulted. How should Muslims respond? Our youth might be particularly exposed if they do not have the right guidance. Please join us and bring your children along too. Presented by Imam Abdul Rahman Yaki.
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Capital District, 21 North Lansing Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
Contact: Masjid phone 518-370-2664, Web: www.iccdny.org

12. Sunday, Feb 8, 2014
“Business Intelligence Study Group”
Business owners, join us for a group discussion on business ideas and strategies.
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ), 4145 US Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Aabid Abbasi, phone 917-578-7360, Web: www.iscj.org

13. Friday, Feb 13, 2015
“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

14. Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
ISGL welcomes the community for a fun snow tubing day at Nashoba Valley Ski area. We have group rates for this 2 hour event so you pay $26 per person instead of the usual $30. Organized by the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell.
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Place: Nashoba Tubing Park, 179 Great Road, Littleton, MA 01460 Contact: Masjid phone 978-970-5552, Web: www.isgl.org

15. Saturday, Feb 21, 2014
“The Struggle is Real”
An open discussion on coping with stress,m anxiety, depression, suicide and addiction. Featuring Sheikh Abdul Barry Yahya, instructor from Al-Maghrib Institute, visiting from Seattle, WA. Free pizza and dessert. This is a program for youth ages 12-25 only.
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain Street, Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Masjid phone 508-852-6100, Web: www.wicmasjid.org





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