Ahlan Wasahlan Dec 2013

Beneficial Announcements for Dec 2013
1. Augusta Maine Planning Board Approves Mosque
A proposal to build the first mosque in the city was approved unanimously by the Planning Board two weeks ago. It was also strongly welcomed by representatives of the area’s established religions, including Catholics, Jews and Unitarians. The Islamic Society of Greater Augusta, a nonprofit group founded in 2009, won approval to build a 1,230 square-foot mosque, with seating for 70 people and parking for 21 cars, on St. Andrews Street a short dead-end street off South Belfast Avenue, on the city’s east side. The mosque has raised $95,000 but the total amount required is $155,000. That leaves a balance of nearly $60,000 left to raise. We seek the help of Allah and your financial contribution to start building. For questions and donations, contact Jamel at 207-485-5976, email: oneAllah@hotmail.com, Web: www.goisga.org

Upcoming Islamic Events for Dec 2013
1. Friday to Sunday, Dec 20-22, 2013
“Boston Halakah Ijtema”
Our success in this Life and the Hereafter depends on us obeying the Orders of Allah and following the Sunnah of Rasullullah (saw). In this regard, there will be an Ijtema (Islamic gathering) this weekend. Admissions is FREE. Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) are provided at minimal cost. Brothers planning to spend the weekend at the Ijtema are adviced to bring their sleeping bags, miswak or toothbrush and other basic necessities. FREE Transportation is available, departure from ISBCC at 7pm on Friday. After the completion of Ijtema, transportation back to Boston is also available. For men only.
Time: Friday Jummah to Sunday mid-morning
Place: Worcester Islamic Center, 248 East Mountain St., Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Masjid An-Nur 617-427-1542, Imam Sulaiman 617-291-4756, Transportation, bro Ikhlas 781-985-8485

2. Saturday, Dec 21, 2013
“Worthy Words”
Join us for a presentation by Sheikh Suheil Laher who is currently a PhD candidate in Islamic Studies at Harvard University. He holds several Ijazahs from a number of teachers of traditional Islamic disciplines. His publications include two articles on the Law of Jihad, published in The State We Are In (Bristol: Amal Press, 2006), a collaborative volume published as a concerned Muslim response to terrorism. All are welcome.
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Place: Yusuf Mosque, 186 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Contact: Web: www.yusufmosque.com

3. Saturday, Dec 21, 2013
“Educational Workshop on Affordable Care/Obamacare”
We invite you to join us our a FREE informative lecture regarding healthcare presented by Danelly Mena. Aqeeqa dinner will be served after the lecture courtesy of Omar Rafiq on the birth of his daughter. All are welcome.
Time:7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Selimiye Mosque, 105 Oakland Ave., Methuen, MA 01844
Contact: Masjid phone 978-975-4593

4. Saturday, Dec 21, 2013
“Preparing for Marriage, Not Just The Wedding”
Preparing for marriage is an essential part of a successful sakinah filled marriage. Muslims rarely participate in premarital education or counseling before marriage where they can learn some of the spiritual, relationship, and legal issues they will face in marriage. “Most couples spend more time on the wedding than the marriage.” Panel comprises of Prof. Aneesah Nadir, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah and Zarinah Nadir, Esq. This is an E-Symposium organized by ISNA.
Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Place: On your computer
Contact: To register for this FREE webinar, click http://www.isna.net/webinars.html

5. Saturday, Dec 21, 2013
This is a FREE and informative lecture to educate the community on the upcoming dates and information on Obamacare. Bring your friends and family to ask questions, enroll or listen to how Obamacare will impract the laws provisions concerning Medicare and Medicard system. Presented by Khalil Saddiq, who is the Community and Public Affairs Manager. 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, Dec 21, 2013
“Al-Huda Blood Drive”
Al-Huda Society will be hosting the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute blood mobile this Sat. Blood collected at this drive will benefit patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Therefore, we encourage you to attend this drive and give blood to save lives.
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Al-Huda Community Center, 60 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150
Contact: Mohamed Lamalleen, Masjid phone 617-409-93287, Web: www.alhudasociety.org

7. Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013
“America and the Muslim Family – Challenges and Solutions”
Join us for our community dinner. Various local Imams and Islamic leaders such as Imam Faisal Ahmad, Khateeb Khuram jamil, Imam Abdul Rahman Yaki, Imam Abdulkadir Elmi and others. There will be a Quiz and prizes awarded at the end of the program.
Time: 2:30pm – 8:00pm
Place: Masjid As-Salam, 276 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206
Contact: Masjid phone 518-463-6275

8. Friday to Sunday, Dec 27-29, 2013
“Ella Collins 3rd Annual Winter Retreat”
The Ella Collins Institute invites you to reconnect with the Creator and His creation by investigating ways we can reinvigorate our hearts and our communities on the path to Allah. Join renowned scholars in an open dialogue as we re-establish our relationships with our families, mosques and communities. Speakers include Sheikh Abdul Nasr Jangda, Imam Ibrahim Rahim, Mufti Ikram ul-Haq, Imam Suhaib Webb, Sheikh Suheil Laher, sis Maryam Amir Ebrahimi, sis Nancy Khalil and more.  Be a part of our growth as a Muslim community by re-focusing our attention on practical solutions to our everyday problems. Adult $85, Student $65
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Place: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
Contact: Yusufi Vali, Executive Director ISBCC, phone 617-427-2636, Register at www.ellacollinsinstitute.org




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