Ahlan Wasahlan Feb 2017

Beneficial Announcements for Feb 2017
1. Yemeni Businesses Close Shop to Protest Trump Travel Ban
NEW YORK— Hundreds of ethnic Yemeni business owners who operate New York City corner bodegas and neighborhood delis closed shop Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The shops were locked at noon and were to remain shuttered until 8 p.m., according to organizers of a late afternoon rally in downtown Brooklyn. At least 1,000 Yemeni-run small businesses are a part of many New Yorkers’ daily lives. Trump’s executive order barred people from Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Under the order, travelers have been detained, sent back from the United States or stranded in other countries. As night fell, a raucous but orderly crowd of at least 1,000 people including many of the shopkeepers filled a plaza in Brooklyn to protest the travel ban. Many waved the flag of Yemen. Their cheers echoed between tall buildings to the federal courthouse a few blocks away where lawyers for the government and civil liberties groups appeared earlier before a judge hearing a legal challenge to Trump’s travel restrictions. Full article here – https://www.yahoo.com/news/delis-bodegas-close-protest-trump-travel-ban-051408742–finance.html

Zamood Zokari, left, and Ali Elazab, right, post a sign on a window of Zokari’ family deli in lower Manhattan, alerting customers that the store will close because of a protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in New York. Yemeni business owners who operate corner bodegas and neighborhood delis shut them down on Thursday in protest of the travel ban on people hailing from seven Muslim-majority countries including Yemen.

2. Petition Against Muslim Travel Ban by Trump Administration
Please sign the petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate which says: “Targeting people based on their religion is wrong and unconstitutional. Shutting the doors on some of the most vulnerable people in the world—refugees seeking safety—shows a moral bankruptcy that is shocking even for Donald Trump. We demand that you go on record and resoundingly reject Trump’s Muslim ban.”
To sign this petition, click here:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/reject-trumps-muslim?source=s.em.mt&r_by=14589498

3. ISNA Offering College Scholarships for Muslim Students
ISNA (Islamic Society of North America is offering scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the US. For more info visit – www.isna.net/scholarships

Upcoming Islamic Events for Feb 2017
1. Fri, Feb 3, 2017
“Leadership 101”

Presented by Imam Asif Hirani. The program is geared towards enhancing knowledge and awareness of Islam and providing an opportunity to connect with old and new friends.
Time:
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Place:
Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr, Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

2. Fri, Feb 3, 2017
“IC Wayland Potluck Dinner”
Open to all members, their families, friends and guests. 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 welcome.  You can bring any of your games that can be shared. There is no entry charge for the event. Please bring a main dish sufficient to feed your family and share with others. If you’d also like to bring salad, dessert, or drinks please feel free.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Contact: Malik Khan, email: potluck@icbwayland.org

3. Sat, Feb 4, 2017
“Know Your Rights Workshop”
It will be present by our own attorney Stephanie Marzouk. She is a solo attorney in Somerville, focusing on immigration and criminal law. After law school, she was an attorney at Prisoners’ Legal Services, a nonprofit working for prisoners’ rights; an associate at Glickman Turley LLP, a general practice law firm; and a clerk to Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley in the District of Massachusetts. She attended Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota, and Harvard Law School. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and lives in Somerville with her husband and son. We hope to see you all there and may Allah swt keep you all safe!
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Place: The Outreach Community and Reform Center, 22 Pleasant St. 3rd Floor, Malden, MA 02148
Contact: Masjid phone 781-605-0759, Web: www.maldenislamiccenter.org

4. Sat, Feb 4, 2017
“Leadership 101 – How to Avoid Dirty Politics in Islamic Work”
Presented by Imam Asif Hirani. Dinner will be served after the talk, and food is sponsored on behalf of bro Karim in memory of his mother. All are welcome.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Place: Islamic Soc of Greater Lowell, 131 Steadman St., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Syed Sibte Hassan Jafri, email: syed_jafri@yahoo.com

5. Sat, Feb 4, 2017 
“Understanding the American Muslim”
Presented by Asima Silva, Director of EnjoinGood.org and Host of Perspectives AM 830
Time:
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Place: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Sallisbury Labs, Room 115, 100 Insitute Rd, Worcester, MA
Contact: web: www.enjoingood.com

6. Sat & Sun, Feb 4 & 5, 2017 
“Desert Rose”
Amidst the darkness of Arabia, the injustice and persecution, one man blossomed against all odds. In a backwards society that buried its girls, manufactured its own gods, and shed blood over spilled milk, there came a series of cataclysmic events ushering in the coming of a Prophet. The Makkan phase of the life of Prophet Muhammad (saw) lays the foundation for the greatest story ever told. In it we find lessons of love, hope, pain and loss. In it we learn of faith and resilience through times of transformation and uncertainty. In it is the blueprint to living as religious minorities in a wider society. Shaikh Kamal El Mekki will be teaching us about the Meccan seerah in a way that you’ve never experienced it before. FREE introductory session on Fri, Feb 3 at ISBCC. Class on Sat and Sun. Tuition $95 per person. Organized by Al-Maghrib Institute.
Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Place: Northeastern University, Snell Engineering Center, Room 168, 110 Forsyth St., Boston, MA 02115
Contact: http://almaghrib.org/seminars/1264

7. Sat, Feb 11, 2017 
“ISBCC Winter Gala Fundraiser Event”
Now, more than ever, is time we must come together to build community and build our institutions. Join us for this important event and learn more about our community plans. It’ll also be an exciting night featuring an exclusive screening of The Sultan & The Saint.
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury MA 02120
Contact: Masjid phone 617-858-6114, Web: http://isbcc.org/knowledge/#classes

8. Sun, Feb 15, 2017 
“Friends in Faith”
Join us as panelists address the questions, “What does being a member of a faith-based community mean to you and how does yours address your needs? Panelist includes Naz Mohamed, of Hampshire Mosque and other representatives from churches and synagogues.
Time:
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Place: Congregation B’Nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton, MA
Contact: Islamic Center of West Springfield, phone 413-788-7546

9. Fri, Feb 10, 2017 
“Know Your Rights”
We know with the new administration, many people are feeling nervous about what might happen to themselves, their families and their neighbors. This is open to everyone. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Legal Services of NJ (LSNJ) and NJ Muslims Lawyer Association(NJMLA) in collaboration with Islamic Society of Central Jersey. This is open to everyone. We know with the new administration, many people are feeling nervous about what might happen to themselves, their families, their friends and their neighbors. This is open to everyone. We know with the new administration, many people are feeling nervous about what might happen to themselves, their families, their friends and their neighbors. This is open to everyone. We know with the new administration, many people are feeling nervous about what might happen to themselves, their families, their friends and their neighbors.
Time:
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: Islamic Soc of Central Jersey, 4145 Route 1 South, Monmouth Juction, NJ 08852
Contact:  Masjid phone 732-329-8126

10. Fri, Feb 17, 2017 
“Know Your Rights”
Join us as Immigration Lawyers present on important topics such as constitutional rights, legal status and the immigration court process, where to find legal resources and what programs might be available. A discussion on Executive Orders will also follow to shed light on a topic that is causing great concern within our communities. Organized by Islamic Society of Greater Lowell ISGL with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR).
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Soc of Greater Lowell, 131 Steadman St., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Syed Sibte Hassan Jafri, email: syed_jafri@yahoo.com

11. Fri, Sat 25, 2017 
“Islamic Jeopardy on Life of Prophet”
Quiz competition for Muslim youths. For boys and rirls under 18 years old. Winners will be rewarded with valuable gifts. Dinner will be served.
Time: 3:30pm to 8:00pm
Place: Islamic Soc of Western Mass, 377 Amostown Road, West Springfield, MA 01089
Contact: Mahmoud Elsayad 413-244-3755, Abderrahim Fakiri 508-414-6716

 

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