Ahlan Wasahlan May 2013

Beneficial Announcements
1. Video on What To Do When Approached By Law Enforcement Officers Muslim
Advocates has produced a video — available in five languages — to educate community members on how to protect themselves when approached by law enforcement. The video presents a variety of real-life scenarios and illustrates in an easy-to-understand manner one’s legal rights when approached by law enforcement, which is oftentimes a very intimidating experience for community members. We also encourage community members to seek local counsel if approached by law enforcement. Please contact the New England Muslim Bar Association — President Ayham Bahnassi (ayhambahnassi@gmail.com) and Vice President Vugar Jafarov (vugar41@hotmail.com). To watch the video, http://www.muslimadvocates.org/got_rights (Posted by Malika Rushdan, ICNA Relief Boston)

2. Needed Items for Syrian Refugees
Help us collect new and gently used items for refugees living in absolute dire conditions. The need is enormous and everyone’s efforts and donations are appreciated. All items should be bagged in white trash bags and the bags clearly marked. Please separate clothes and coats by gender. All infant items go in one bag, not by gender. All hygiene items such as soap and female pads go in one bag. Big items like playpens and big boxes of diapers need not be bagged. Suggested Items: gently used and new items of clothes, shoes (good to excellent condition, underwear and socks (new), soap and powdered detergents, women’s pads and adult diapers, all size baby diapers, playpens, baby walkers, bikes, non-battery operated toys (no broken toys), kitchen and cooking items (no electronic items), medical items such as wheel chairs, leg braces, crutches. Drop off location: Methuen Mosque, 105 Oakland Ave. Methuen, MA until May 21, 2013. After that date, please contact us. Suggested donation of $20 towards container shipping expenses appreciated, Tax ID  46-2041995, Make checks out to NuDay Syria, 14 Ellyson Ave, E. Hampstead, NH 03826, Questions: syriansunited@gmail.com or call Nadia (603) 819-8311. (Posted by Munir Gandevia of Islamic Center of Burlington, MA)

Upcoming Islamic Events
1. Friday, May 10, 2013
“Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi Movement”
Presented by Samer Sumadi.  Dinner will be served after the talk. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, 131 Stedman Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Contact: Naushad, Masjid phone 978-970-5552, Web: www.isgl.org

2. Friday, May 10, 2013
“How To Follow The Right Path”
Our speaker is Imam Abdel Hadi Salah Mohammed Shehata who is also the Imam candidate for the Sharon 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.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New England, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, MA 02067
Contact: Masjid phone 781-784-0434

3. Friday, May 10, 2013
“Know Your Rights”
What would you do if the FBI or Police contact you for questioning? You or your family member were victims of racial or religious profiling at the Airport? You or your family member have been subject to a hate crime in the street? If you need instructions & counsels on how properly you should handle these uncomfortable scenarios, we invite you to attend this important workshop with three experienced attorneys: Sarah  Wunsch, Susan M Akram and Shannon  Erwin. Sponsored by Boston American Civil Liberties Union and Boston ICNA Relief.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Mohamed Lamalleen, Masjid phone 617-409-93287

4. Friday, May 10, 2013
“Talk After Salat”
Presented by Imam Abdul Hannan, who is also the Imam candidate for Masjid Al-Islam. Please join us. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Masjid Al-Islam, 624 George St., New Haven, CT 06511
Contact: James Jones, Masjid phone 203-777-8004

5. Saturday, May 11, 2013
“Spring Fundraiser Dinner”
Our guest speakers are Sameer Sumadi and Sharief Shabaka. Our masjid had always appreciated the generosity of the Muslim community. With the help of Allah (swt), Selimiye Mosque continues to provide many educational and social services to the community.
Time: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Place: Selimiye Mosque, 105 Oakland Ave., Methuen, MA 01844
Contact: Masjid phone 978-975-4593

6. Saturday, May 11, 2013
“At-Tawakul – Depending on Allah”
Presented by Sheikh Esmail Ryan.Please join us for our Saturday lecture on Islam. All are welcome.
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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

7. Saturday, May 11, 2013
“Senator Chris Murphy Visitation and Community Dinner”
Senator Chris Murphy will be visiting the Berlin Masjid this evening. There will be a Question and Answer session for the community with the Senator. Then in the evening, we will have our community dinner. All are welcome. Our speaker for the community dinner is Professor Mahmoud Ayoub who will be talking on Unity – The Need of the Ummah.  Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00pm then followed by the talk at 6:30pm. $10 charge per person, $5 for students.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Islamic Association of Greater Hartford, 1781 Wilbur Cross Highway, Berlin, CT 06037
Contact: Dr. Reza Mansoor, President, phone 203-794-4244

8. Saturday, May 11, 2013
“ISCJ Expansion Project Fundraising”
Let us together build a better and brighter future for our children, families and generations to come. Come and listen to Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali From Zaytuna Institute and get entertained by famous comedian Preacher Moss. Learn from Sheikh Jihad Brown and our beloved Imam Chebli. Dinner will be served early in the program. Please arrive early and with Wudu. Tickets are available for purchase at ISCJ and NUI offices.
Time: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Place: Chutney Manor, 3793 US Rt. 1 South, South Brunswick, NJ 08852
Contact: Imam Chebli, masjid phone 732-329-6995, Web: www.iscj.org

9. Saturday, May 11, 2013
“Abu Bakr – The Reality of his Status”
Presented by Taymullah Abdurrehman who is a local khateeb. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Sharia and has served as a chaplain in the department of corrections for 7 years. Please invite your family and friends to participate in these religious gatherings. Dinner will also be served after the talk. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 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

10. Sunday, May 12, 2013
“ICNL Sunday School Field Trip to 6 Flags”
We are organizing a field trip to the amusement park, Six Flags in Agawam, MA. Students, parents, teachers of ICNL Sunday school and all others are also welcome. For transportation, chartered buses will be arranged. Please bring your own lunch. Light breakfast, snacks and drinks will be provided on route to Six Flags. . Price includes transportation, entry to park and bus parking. $25.00 per person for ICNL Sunday school students (and family) and teachers, $35.00 per person for all others, children 2 yrs and below have free entry.
Time: 6:30am – 8:00pm
Place: Islamic Center of New London, 16 Fort St. Groton, CT 06340
Contact: Akram Abuteen, Principal, www.icnl.com

11. Saturday, May 18, 2013
“ISGM Fundraiser 2013”
Please join us and support us in building the masjid for the community in Manchester, NH. Our keynote speaker is Monzer Talib who is a famous Qari and Khateeeb from Texas. He is also a lecturer with AlBayyinah Institute. Aman Ali (writer and comedian) and Baba Ali (comedian) will also be presenting. Aman Ali is an award winning storyteller from New York. Baba Alim is an Iranian-born well known American comedian. Tickets $10 per person, $20 for family. Organized by the Islamic Society of Greater Manchester, NH.
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Place: Marriot Courtyard, 220 Southwood Dr., Nashua, MA 03063
Contact: Humayun Kabeer, phone 603-785-8234

12. Saturday, May 18, 2013
“The Mohammadan Reality”
Zawiyah Institute invites you to a one day seminar with Shaikh Mokhtar Maghraoui highlighting the examples of the last Messenger of Allah (saw) and how to better demonstrate his rights upon us. He was the best of all creation, Muhammad (saw) was able to transform the world with his beautiful message, through both word and action. He (saw) was sent as a mercy to all the worlds, lived a life full of wisdom, warmth and an astounding ability to empathize with different types of people around him. Let us learn to walk, smile, read Qur’an, supplicate and pray, teach, love and live as he (saw) did. Let us learn the rights he has upon us and how we can slowly begin to emulate his path in our day to day existence.
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Renselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sage Building, Room 3303, Troy, NY 12108
Contact: Abdul Rahman Al-Salami, mas@union.rpl.edu

13. Sunday, May 19, 2013
“Islamic Academy Annual Spring BBQ”
The Islamic Academy won top positions in every category in the Regional Science Fair held in Lowell MA, competing against 35 public and private schools in the region. The Academy will be holding its Open House. Come meet our staff, look at our enhanced curriculum, take a look at our extra-curricular activities and ask questions. Enjoy great food, fun activities, and connect as an community. Food includes shawarma, hamburgers, hotdogs, salad and desserts. Activities include bouncy houses, obstacle course, pony rides, face painting, henna and games.
Time: Open House 11:00am – 1:00pm, Spring BBQ 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: The Islamic Academy, 125 Oakland Ave., Methuen, MA 01844
Contact: Masjid phone 978-975-7335

14. Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, 2013
“38th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention”
Speakers include Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Naeem Baig, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Mokhtar Maghraoui, Ustaz Nouman Ali Khan, Sheikh Yaser Birjas and more. Learn directly from Islamic scholars and experts from various disciplines including, religion, economics, finance, social work, child psychology, law, education, and many more. The ICNA-MAS convention offers over 50+ breakout sessions and a comprehensive agenda that includes keynotes, lectures, hands-on workshops, interfaith dialogue, matrimonial services, halal food, cultural bazaar and even Islamic entertainment. Explore the cultural bazaar with over 220+ exhibitors in the pavilion, featuring books, hijaabs, clothing, Islamic CD’s and much more at discount prices. Tickets $99 per person, Family $209, Students $59.
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Place: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
Contact: ICNA-MAS, phone 718-658-1199, www.icnaconvention.org

15. Thursday-Monday, May 30-June 10, 2013
“Building Beautiful Minds Workshop”
Enabling people to reach their potential and be successful in their lives in this world and the Hereafter. Empowering people to dream the possibilities and contribute towards making a difference. Presented by Nasser Aziz, professor teaching learning skills, stress management, motivational classes, teamwork and leadership skills for the two decades. Organized by Helping Hands for Relief and Development.
Time:  To be announced
Place: New England (specific place is to be announced)
Contact: Humayun Kabeer, phone 603-785-8234, Web: www.hhrd.org , 1-888-808-4957
Workshops in other Locations:
New York on June 26-July 7, 2013, Contact Aftar Suhail 631-748-2476
Maryland on Aug 20-Sept 3, 2013. Contact Asil Khan 301-252-7553


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