Ahlan Wasahlan Jan 2013

Announcements Within Our Muslim Community
1. Islamic Center of North Shore Needs Some Funds To Open Its Doors
The Islamic Center of North Shore located on 38 Lynnfield St., Lynn, MA 01904 was able to purchase a building in Oct 2012 for the amount of $290,000 that it raised through its fundraising activities. As of 1st December 2012, the masjid further collected 183,000 in cash and 125,000 in Qurd-e-hassana, for a total amount of 308,000. The masjid needs to start repaying some of the loans beginning January 2013. The masjid is in the process of renovation/construction of the building to better suit the needs of the community. Once the project has been completed, the masjid will be able to accommodate 800 people. This will be a three phase project. Once 1st phase is completed, 250 people will be able to pray at once. Total cost for phase one is 140,000 and the masjid has 18,000 in hand. They immediately need 122,000 to complete phase one and open the door to Muslim community. Contact Robiul Chowdhury for more info. To see the plan for phase one and pictures from the construction work and for donating online, please visit http://isnorthshore.org/

2. Islamic Society of Boston Looking For Secretary
The Islamic Society of Boston in Cambridge, MA is looking for a part time administrative assistant. This position provides administrative and clerical office support as well as serving as a liaison for services to the Community. Requirements: Secretarial or office experience is a must; Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently, individually or in group; Bookkeeping skills and ability to operate a computer and related software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.); Accounting and Quickbooks is a plus. If interested, forward your resume for immediate consideration to uelkatta@gmail.com and cc: sfenni2@yahoo.com

Upcoming Islamic Events
1. Friday, Jan 4, 2013
“Value of Time in Islam”
Lecture presented by Imam Khalid Nasr, resident Imam of the Quincy masjid. 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. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434, Web: www.icne.net

2. Saturday, Jan 5, 2013
“One Day Aqeedah Course”
A unique course intended to cover all the beliefs of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jama’ah (mainstream of Islam). Presented by Mufti Ikram ul Haq. He has completed his studies of Qur’an, Hadith, Aqeedah, Fiqh and other branches of Islamic sciences such as Nahw, Sarf, Balaghah, Mantiq, Al-Adabul Arabi etc… under the tutelage of some of this era’s outstanding scholars. He spent more than 12 years while completely dedicated in receiving the knowledge of Islam. Included in the course is a complimentary copy of Aqeedah book for the attendees. Registration is $25 per person. Organized by Center for Islamic Studies of America.
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Place: 120 Bay State Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
Contact: Amjad Osman, email: osmanamjad@yahoo.com, Web: www.centerforislamicstudies.net

3. Saturday, Jan 5, 2013
“Etiquettes of Eating”
Presented by Imam Muhammad Sayanvala.  Please invite your friends and family to participate in these religious gatherings. Insha-Allah, dinner will be served after the presentation. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington St. Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Masjid phone (978) 229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

4. Saturday, Jan 5, 2013
“Shelter Serve”
Every first Saturday of the month the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut organizes lunch at Mercy Shelter in Hartford, CT. We gather at 11:30am to unload and heat the food and we serve lunch at 12 noon sharp. Not many realize the tremendous opportunity and responsibility we have in this city. Hartford is one of the poorest cities in the nation! Please join us by volunteering to cook or serve. We will also be collecting socks (Men size Large) and gloves. In this cold winter season, these items are particularly needed. If you would like to join the serve, please contact us.
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Place: Mercy Shelter, 118 Main St. Hartford, CT
Contact: Rebecca Minor (rebeccaminor@mcct.us) or Aida Mansoor (aidamansoor@mcct.us)

5. Sunday, Jan 6, 2013
“Quran for Kids and Young Adults”
The best way to learn the Qu’ran is from a teacher who knows it properly who can assist you. Two reading levels are being offered: Beginner and Intermediate levels led by Sheikh Mohammed Ajami and well known local qualified and experienced sister (Fawzia) to teach the female students. . Each level is only once a week. Beginners must be at least 5 years old and identify letters of the alphabet. Intermediate is for all ages (male/female) but must be able to read Arabic
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Central Jersey,  4145 US 1 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Imam Chebli, masjid phone 732-329-8126, Web: www.iscj.org

6. Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013
“Advanced Tajweed of Quran”
Improve your Quran recitation with proper tajweed. Come join us for the halaqa of Advanced Tajweed for the Quran. All are welcome.
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New London, 16 Fort St., Groton, CT 06340
Contact: Web: www.icnl.com

7. Thursday, Jan 10, 2013
“Serve At Homeless Shelter”
Come volunteer to help the poor and needy. We serve at the homeless shelter on Thursday. Your participation is highly encouraged.
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Masjid Al-Islam, 624 George St., New Haven, CT 06340
Contact: sis Jamilah, email: elias94@concast.net   Web: www.masjidalislam.net

 8. Saturday, Jan 12, 2013
“2nd Annual Voice of the Youth”
A celebration of Muslim youth achievement, art and culture. Featuring poetry, Quran recitation, skits and much more by the MCC Youth Club. Dinner will be served.
Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Muslim Community Center, Islamic Center of Capital District, 21 Lansing Rd North, Schenectady, NY 12205
Contact: Masjid phone 518-370-2664, Web: www.iccdny.org

9. Sunday, Jan 13, 2013
“Marriage Networking Event”
World Wide Islamic Marriage Bureau is Canada’s oldest marriage introduction service since 1985. If you are single or divorced, and looking for an eligible candidate for marriage, then come out and join us for our event! We have an excellent selection for you to come and meet with. You have an opportunity to meet candidates through a series of rotations and introductions via moderators. We do it professionally and have bonified registered candidates attending. If you are seriously of looking for a good person for marriage purposes, then this is an event you want to attend. Registration is $35 per person.
Time: 12:00noon – 4:30pm
Place: Pearl Banquet & Convention Centre, 1638 Aimco Blvd., Missisauga, Ontario L4W 1V1
Contact: Marriage Bureau phone 905-568-5222, Web: http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/5075912190?ref=elink

10. Saturday, Jan 12, 2013
“FREE Legal Clinic”
Got Legal Questions about Immigration, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Civil Law, Business Transactions, Criminal Law? Get your legal questions answered by volunteer attorneys. One-on-one, private consultations. Organized by the Muslim Legal Fund of America. As Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said, “For every day on which the sun rises, there is a reward from God for those who establish justice among people.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Hadith 870).
Time: 12:00noon – 2:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Irvine, 2 Truman, Irvine, CA 92620
Contact: Web: www.mlfa.org



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