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Janaza prayer for Sister Shama Robina
After the 2nd Jummah Prayer, Friday January 30 
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing
A Janaza Prayer will be held after the second Jummah prayer on Friday, Jan. 30 for Sister Shama Robina at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery. The second Jummah prayer is between 1:45 pm and 2:15 pm and the janaza prayer will be offered right after insha Allah.

May Allah shower his mercy upon Sister Shama Robina and grant her a high place in Jannah.
We offer our condolences to her husband Brother Abdul Razzaq and children Maweza, Khubaib, Zuwaib and Maryam. We pray to Allah grant them comfort.
Condolences may be offered online by clicking here and we will relay your messages his family.

Sisters Halaqa | Friday Jan 30
Topic: Tawheed and Shirk Unplugged: An in-depth study of the science of Tawheed
Delivered by Imam Sohail Chaudhry
Imam Sohail Chaudhry will deliver a talk to the sisters at the Islamic Center this Friday January 30 after the Isha prayer at 7:30 pm insha Allah.

Topic for the talk: Tawheed and Shirk Unplugged: An in-depth study of the science of Tawheed.

This is a joint Halaqa for the Arabic and English speaking sisters. All sisters are encouraged to attend.

You  are invited to attend a Seerah Class
taught by Imam Sohail Chaudhry
after Isha Prayer at 7:30 pm every Thursday

Let’s Walk & Talk with a Doctor
January 31 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Get a chance to talk with Dr. Hend Azhary
while walking around the YMCA indoor skate rink
12:45pm, Saturday Jan 31 | Westside YMCA
3700 Old Lansing Rd | Lansing Charter Township

Action of Greater Lansing's
6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast

 This year's theme: "Faith in Action"

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
at Union Missionary Baptist Church,
500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lansing, MI 48915

Click here for tickets

Click here to purchase a ticket to the event:

MSU Muslim Studies Program presents
a lecture on Syria and ISIS
Thursday, January 29, from 12pm-1pm
at 303 International Center, MSU

The Lecture is Free and is Open to Public

Dar-Al-Quran New Semester
Jan 10 - Mar 28, 2015
Registration is now open for the Next Semester for Dar-Al-Quran
Payment is due on the first day of class Jan 10, 2015
Class Dates - January 10 to March 28
Class Times - Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm
Registration forms are available in the office or can be submitted online by clicking here and following up with payment in person later. Or you can download the form by clicking here
Fee is $50 per semester per student. 50% discount for Greater Lansing Islamic School students. 

We welcome Imam Sohail Chaudhry to our community !
We are pleased to inform you that Imam Sohail Chaudhry has graciously accepted to serve our community as our Imam. Alhamdulilah !

We welcome Imam Sohail, his wife Suzann Palmer and two year old son Rayaan to our community.

Imam Sohail and his family moved here from Morgantown, West Virginia, where he served as an Imam for about ten years.
We invite all brothers and sisters to join us for a breakfast with Imam Sohail after Fajr prayer, this Saturday January 3rd at the Islamic Center.
The program is free and open to all. Bring your children as well.

Read more about Imam Sohail, how you can reach him, his office hours at


2 Muslim groups' donations to help pay for water bills

Michigan Muslim Community Council and Islamic Relief-USA donate $100,000 to Detroit families who are unable to pay their water bills and thus about to have their water supply shut-off 

Read reports in the media on the Muslim Groups gesture:

Detroit News


Huffington Post

Click on Detroit

Washington Times

Hope and Fear ~ Balancing the two wings of Islam

January 23-25, 2015  |  6 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday 

University of Michigan Medical School
1301 Catherine St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
The Muslim Students' Association at the University of Michigan would like to invite you to attend our annual Islamic conference, the Sacred Time Project, which will be held from January 23-25th at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Click here to register.


A weekend intensive with an amazing line up of speakers.

If you ever feel you need to step back and get into touch with your spirituality, this is the event for you!

Abdel-Rahman Murphy
Sheikh Abdullah Waheed
Sheikh Muhammad Ishtiaq
Imam Majed Mahmoud
Sheikh Suleiman Salem


$30: Weekend Pass
$10: Friday
$15: Saturday
$10: Sunday

Food is provided, as well as housing for those who need!

Register at:

Take advantage of the Tax Deduction !
Donations made to the Islamic Center are tax-deductible. Donation receipts for 2014 will be mailed out by January 31, 2015.
You still have time to take advantage of the tax deduction for this year 2014.
You can mail your donation or drop your check in donation boxes at the Islamic Center before December 31, 2014 to get a tax-deduction on your donation.
Mailing address: 920 S. Harrison, E Lansing, MI 48823


Job opening at GLIS - Nutrition Educator

The Greater Lansing Islamic School is currently seeking a Nutrition Educator to implement a Grant Funded School and Community Nutrition Education Program.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, Health Ed. or other nutr  ition related field.

Excellent communication skills and experience working with elementary school aged children.

Pay: $18.00 - $20.00/hr based on experience
eMail your Resume to the attention of Janine Sinno to

"Rooted in Faith, Growing Through Service"

Mark Your Calendars 
CAIR-MI 15th Annual Banquet 
March 8, 2015  
at the Burton Manor, Livonia, Mich.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Sherman Jackson, the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture, and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC).
Emcee: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, Esq.

Sponsors may contact
CAIR-MI at 248-559-2247. 
For over a decade, CAIR Michigan has been a strong advocate for justice and civil liberties for Muslim and all faith communities.

Wanted: Community volunteers wishing to experience a cross-cultural friendship.


Interested in learning about other cultures, while sharing examples of American culture? 


The International Friendship Program (IFP), affiliated with MSU, is seeking community volunteers (adult singles, couples, families) wishing to experience a cross-cultural friendship.


The time commitment is minimal - you are asked to meet with your assigned student at least once a month for a minimum of one year. 
Activities can be as simple as meeting for coffee, going shopping, or inviting the student to your home for a meal. 
If you would like to become involved with this rewarding program, please go to the IFP website at, read more about the International Friendship Program, and complete the volunteer application (for IFP - Application for American Hosts) .  Please apply by January 20 to be considered for the  February  matching session.

Muslim Scholars Release Open Letter to ISIS / ISIL meticulously blasting its ideology
More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic State, denouncing them as un-Islamic by using the most Islamic of terms.

Relying heavily on the Quran, the 18-page letter released Wednesday (Sept. 24) picks apart the extremist ideology of the militants who have left a wake of brutal death and destruction in their bid to establish a transnational Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.

Full report:  


Nihad Awad, center, executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and more than 10 Muslim-American leaders Wednesday (Sept. 24) endorse a letter written by more than 100 Islamic scholars that denounces ISIS by relying on sacred Muslims texts.
Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe | RNS photo by Lauren Markoe


Hijri 1436 Prayer Schedule ~ 2014-15
Pick up your copy from the Islamic Center office or  access the links below to,

Bookmark it:

Adhan Time:

Iqamah Time:  

(Iqamah time is when we pray in congregation in the Masjid) 

Download in following formats: 
Excel File-
PDF File-

Ramadan and Eid Dates through 2021  
To help you plan your Eid celebrations, Hajj with your families  
This is to inform you of the key dates well into the future so that you can plan in advance to take time off to celebrate Eid with your families near and far, and so that you can make intentions and plan to perform Hajj in future, insha Allah.
This notice also explains the Islamic Center of East Lansing's policy in determining and observing these important dates.  

1st day of
2015 Thu, June 18 Fri, July 17
Lansing Center
Wed, Sept. 23
Causeway Bay Hotel and
Conference Center
2016 Mon, June 6 Wed, July 6
Lansing Center
Sun, Sept. 11
Causeway Bay Hotel and
Conference Center
2017 Sat, May 27 Sun, June 25
Causeway Bay Hotel and
Conference Center
Fri, Sept. 1
Lansing Center
2018 Wed, May 16 Fri, June 15
Lansing Center
Tue, August 21
Lansing Center
2019 Mon, May 6 Tue, June 4
Lansing Center
Sun, August 11
Lansing Center
2020  Fri, April 24 Sun, May 24
Lansing Center
Fri, July 31
Lansing Center
2021  Tue, April 13 Thu, May 13
Lansing Center
Tue, July 20
Lansing Center
* All dates are not final, but very likely based on astronomical calculations. 
Dates will be declared as final on the announcement page as soon as ISNA announces them

Islamic Center's Policy in determining these dates:
The Islamic Center of East Lansing follows the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in determining the 1st day of Ramadan as well as the day for both the Eid festival days.
ISNA in turn is guided by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) in determining these dates.

1. For Ramadan and Eid-Al-Fitr, the FCNA uses astronomical calculations to determine the date.
2. For Eid-Al-Adha, the FCNA follows announcement by the Hajj authorities in Makkah and celebrate Eid-Al-Adha after the day of Arafah observed by the Hajj pilgrims
Eid Prayer Venue:
Based on the size of our congregation and several other factors such as parking, convenience, familiarity of venue and the community's feedback from a survey, Lansing Center in Downtown Lansing has been determined as the venue for our EId prayer and celebrations.

Lansing Center has been reserved as the venue for Eid prayers for the next 9 years for all but three of the dates listed in the table above.

Lansing Center Reservation Policy:
Contract with Lansing Center can be signed only 9 months before the date of use.
Until the contract is signed, a multi-day event can take precedence over our half day reservation.
As soon as we get into a 9 month window of the above dates, Lansing Center will issue the contract to the Islamic Center and the venue will be 'confirmed' for the Islamic Center.
Until the contract is signed, the Islamic Center reservation will be treated as a 'hold, pending confirmation'.

Why Eid Prayers are not held at the Islamic Center?
The Islamic Center is not an ideal venue for holding Eid prayers for the following reasons:
1. There is not enough room for the large number of prayer attendees. It is hazardous to have so many attendees inside the Islamic Center at one time from a safety standpoint
2. There isn't enough parking in the Islamic Center for all. While the University Lutheran Church has been generous allowing us to use their parking lot, it inconveniences their morning attendees.
3. Parking on the side streets of the Islamic Center in the neighborhood is not permissible per city of East Lansing code. Moreover, the traffic disturbs tranquility of the neighborhood. 

"And continue to remind, for surely the reminder profits the believers. " (verse 55 of Surah # 51: ADH-DHARIYAT)


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Talking Points on Anti-Muslim Backlash

Please keep yourself informed on the talking points mentioned in the link below on how to counter the Anti-Muslim sentiment that is sweeping the nation.

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this site are those of individuals and not necessarily the express opinion of the Islamic Soc. of Gr Lansing.

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