Ahlan Wasahlan Mar 2013

Announcements Within Our Muslim Community
1. Boston Police Job Openings
Boston Police is currently has job openings for positions of Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police and State Trooper. It would be good to have Muslims working as police officers, and safeguard our community. Candidates can qualify by passing the required written examination and meeting other criteria. For more information, visit:

2. Daylight Savings Time Move Up An House This Sunday, Salat Times Change
This Sunday, March 10 we will move forward one hour due to daylight savings. This would affect salat times by an hour. Instead of Magrib time at 6:00pm, its going to move up to 7:00pm. Make a note of this change so you don’t get confused with the salats timings.

Upcoming Islamic Events
1. Friday, March 8, 2013
“Learning to Reconnect In An Age of Disconnect”
Presented by Imam Marc Manley, who is also the Imam candidate for our masjid. You are cordially invited to our halaqa. Please feel free to bring your family, relatives and friends to our educational program. This program is geared towards enhancing your knowledge of Islam and giving you a chance to meet with old and new friends.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434. Web: www.icne.net

2. Friday, March 8, 2013
“Boston’s Vigil Against Violence”
We are gathering together to show solidarity and commemorate the loss of innocent lives due to religious persecution against minority communities in Pakistan. Please join us to make a stand against such senseless violence. We’ll light up and raise candles in remembrance of those who have fallen victim to this extremism. Organized by the Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB).
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Place: Copley Square, Boston, MA (take the T Green line to Copley)
Contact: Batool Raza,  https://www.facebook.com/events/608646582495079/

3. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“The Real Hunger Games – Fast from Sunrise to Sunset to Help Syria”
Go hungry for a day. Experience fasting, detox your body and help Syria. Take the challenge. Fast from sunrise to sunset. Break your fast with delicious South Asian cuisine. Guest speaker is Betty Shabazz.  Every $10 donation provides one blanket for a Syrian refugee. Organized by Mount Holyoke College Muslim Student Association.
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: Mount College College, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075
Contact:  Mahdiya Ahmed, email: mhcmsa@gmail.com

4. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“The Crown of A Believer”
Presented by Imam Muhammad Sayanvala. Please join us and attend our Halaqa. Please invite your family and friends to participate in these religious gatherings. Dinner will also be served after the talk. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington Street Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Salah Al-Shamiri, Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

5. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“Ethics of Supplication (Dua)”
Presented by Sheikh Khalid Ore. Please join us for our Saturday lecture on Islam. All are welcome.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Outreach Community and Reform Center, 22 Pleasant St., 3rd Fl., Malden, MA
Contact: Imam Hamid Bourote, Masjid phone 781-322-0864, Web: www.dawahmasjid.org

6. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“ISGL Sisters Halaqa & Lunch”
Sisters are invited to the sisters halaqa. This month, sis Lana will be joining us and presenting a talk on the topic of Prayer. As a reminder please make arrangements for children outside of the masjid to be considerate to the speaker as well as the other sisters attending.
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Greater Lowell, 131 Stedman St., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Nargis Sayyed, email: nargima@hotmail.com, masjid phone (978) 970-5552

7. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“Women’s Essentials – What You Should Know About the Menstrual Cycle”
An overview of the legal rulings according to the Hanafi school of law taught by sister Nethal Abdul-Mu’min. We are truly blessed to have sis Nethal as our visiting scholar for this class. We highly encourage all the sisters to make use of this wonderful opportunity. This is a sisters only event. Fee $10.
Time: 11:30am – 4:30pm
Place: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
Contact: Maleha Sadozai, email: maleeha@ellacollsinstitute.org, Web: http://ellacollinsinstitute.org

8. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“ICNYU Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowtubing Trip”
Join us for a day of fun in the snow at the Poconos Alpine Mountains. The Islamic Center will provide coach buses for attendees, insha’Allah. Lunch is available for sale at the resort. Feel free to bring money to purchase food or bring along your own lunch. Please note that the menu at the resort is very limited in what it offers. We’ve reserved the basement of the resort all day where salats will be held. Clothing Tips: Layering is very important when participating in winter sports. It helps you adjust to the changing conditions by shedding or adding a layer when needed, and will make your overall experience better. Organized by the Islamic Center at New York University. Fee: Beginners Ski or Snowboarding package (lesson, lift, equipment)- $68
Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Place: Meet at Kimmel Center Lobby, ICNYU, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Contact: Imam Khalid Latif, email: kl442@nyu.edu

9. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“Muslim Wellness Fair”
We invite the community to join us at our wellness event. FREE blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, FREE Flu vaccines, food pantry, mental health and domestic violence resources. Have a cup of hot coffee with our wonderful volunteers. Support our efforts to help the community and bring people togather. Organized by the American Islamic Wellness Association (AIWA) and Muslim Community Center of RI (Masjid Ar Razzaq)
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Place: Muslim Community Center, 1146 Broad St., Providence, RI 02905
Contact: AIWA, phone 401-438-1580

10. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“Skiing At Nashobo Valley”
Enjoy the company of Imam Muhammad Sayanvala on this action filled trip to Nashobo Valley. Must be 13 yrs or older. Fee $85 per person, includes ski lesson, life and equipment rental include.
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Place: Meet at Islamic Center of Burlington, 130 Lexington Street Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: Moazzam Baig, Masjid phone 781-229-0336, Web: www.icburlington.org

11. Saturday, March 9, 2013
“Why Extremism Is Outside of Islamic Teachings”
Come join us for a timely and important presentation by Moustafa Zayed. This presentation will start after the dars of Imam Chebli. All are welcome.
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Central Jersey, 4145 Rt. 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Contact: Imam Chebli, masjid phone 732-329-6995, Web: www.iscj.org

12. Sunday, March 10, 2013
“IMRC Benefit Dinner for Assam Refugees and Girls Education”
The recent Assam riots have left 500,000 people as refugees in their own homeland. IMRC responded within 24 hours and are now helping the victims with relief assistance and filing FIRs. Guest Speaker for the event is Altaf Husain, Majlis Ashura of ISNA. Entertainment by stand-up comedians Aman Ali and Sameer Naseem. Tickets are $30 Adults, $20 child. Babysitting is provided.
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Double Tree Hotel, 5400 Computer Dr., Westborough, MA 01581
Contact: Mushtaq Ahmed 781-526-5513, Sameena Kausar 508-797-5871, Zaheer Shaik 980-253-1041

13. Saturday, March 16, 2013
“Young Muslim Professionals Get Together”
Young Muslim Professionals will be having dinner together at a cozy new Moroccan restaurant where they serve halal meat and food. Please join us. Please RSVP soon as space is very limited.
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Place: Tara’s Kitchen, 431 Liberty St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Contact: Marwa, email: emarwa@hotmail.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapitalRegionYMPs

14. Monday, March 18, 2013
“Overcoming the Challenges of Islam and the Youth”
Presented by Imam Suhaib Webb, a contemporary American Muslim educator, activist and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic though, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West.  Imam Suhaib webb is also the current resident Imam at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Boston, MA. After the presention of Imam Suhaib Webb, there will be a performance by poet Ariz Saleem. Dinner will also be served.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Cumnock Hall, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854
Contact: Dr. Deina AbdelKader, email: Deina_AbdelKader@uml.edu

15. Saturday, March 23, 2013
“Annual Spring Meeting & Dinner”
Join us for our get together event. We’ll be showcasing our programs and projects. We will also be introducing our new Board. We welcome the community’s feedback and support. The spring dinner is Free for all to attend.
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
Contact: Yusuf Vali, President of ISBCC, masjid phone 617-427-2636


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