In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent and The Most Merciful
The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing
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Muslims urged to Pray for, Aid Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Muslims throughout the United States are urged to pray for those impacted by this disaster and to do whatever they can to offer material assistance to the survivors.
It is at times like this that we must come together as a nation to help those in need.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Society of North America and MAS, ICNA and several Islamic Relief groups have launched relief and aid operations.
To donate, please visit Islamic Relief page
Several other Muslim Charities that you may be familiar with and comfortable donating to are reported in this story here:
Michigan Muslim Capitol Day
Tuesday, May 28th
9 am to 3:30 pm
Michigan State Capitol Building
100 North Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Just look for the Muslim Capitol Day Ten pitched on the lawns and we will guide you from there.
Muslims from all corners of the Michigan will come together to Lansing on Tuesday May 28th to meet our elected officials, discuss our issues, and work to make Michigan a better place for all.
As this is happening in Downtown Lansing, we request as many Muslims locally as possible to take part in this program from 9 am to 3:30 pm and you will be treated to some delicious lunch as well in our tents on the lawns of the Capitol.
A bi-partisan group of over 20 elected officials are co-sponsoring this yearís event.
Governor, Rick Snyder, has issued a welcome letter to and his senior adviser, Dick Posthumus along with John Austin, President of the Michigan Department of Education will be our keynote speakers.
Over 20 State Senators, Representatives and Muslim community leaders from various areas in Michigan will also be speaking on the important of unifying with one another and how we can help move Michigan forward.
The Muslim Capitol Day is a great way to gain exposure, network with others, and for us take the lead in defining our image as contributing Muslim American Citizens. Let us have our voice heard. We at hope to see you there, insha Allah.
The event is free, but for planning purposes we encourage you to RSVP
Greater Lansing Islamic School Announcements
Advance Registration, PTO Auction, Summer Camp
PTO AUCTION - Friday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Join us for at our Annual Auction held by the PTO
New or almost new household item, toys, electronics and much more will be on auction.
Please join us an help support the school !!
Islamic Center GymFriday, May 17, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Advance Registration for the Academic Year 2013-14 Advance Registration is now open at the GLIS.
Please stop by the school office during school hours to obtain a registration packet.
You can find the advance registration form under forms and policies on the school website.
GLIS 2013 Summer Camp
Dates: Monday- Friday (June 17th - Friday August 16th)
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Register before June 7th. To register please contact the school office at: 517.332.3700
High School Graduates Recognition - 7 pm, Monday, May 20
All High School Graduates and their Parents are invited
to a Recognition by the Community on Monday May 20 at 7 pm
This is an invitation to all students from our community who are graduating from High Schools in Greater Lansing
The Community salutes you and would like to recognize you at a Ceremony to be held in your honor at the Islamic Center at 7 pm on Monday May 20th
If you are a High School Senior Graduating from a Greater Lansing area school, or know someone who is graduating from High School in the area, please click here to submit a form or send the following information via eMail to the Islamic Center email@example.com
Name of Student Graduating:
We need the above information by 9 pm Friday May 17, in order that we accord make arrangements to honor the Graduates at the recognition ceremony
|Where & When
Islamic Center of E Lansnig
920 S Harrison E LANSING, Michigan 48823
Monday, May 20 7 PM - 8 PM
The first day of Fasting of Ramadan this year is likely to be on July 9, 2013, insha Allah.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you on the 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 plan and make intentions to perform Hajj in future, insha Allah.
Below the table is an explanation on our Islamic Center's policy in determining and observing these important 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 Eids.
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 the Eid after the day of Arafah.
Eid Prayer Venue:Based on the size of our congregation and several other factors such as parking, convenience, familiarity and the community's feedback, Lansing Center in Downtown Lansing has been determined as the preferred venue for our EId prayer and celebrations.
We have reserved Lansing Center as a venue for Eid prayers for the next 9 years for all but two of the dates listed in the table above. There are some factors owing to which Lansing Center can become unavailable to us as explained below.
When Lansing Center has a multi-day event, that will take precedence over our one day reservation. We cannot get into a contract 9 months prior to the date we need. As soon as we get into a 9 month window of the above dates, we can sign the contract and the venue will be confirmed for us. Until such time, they will treat our reservation as a 'hold', not 'confirmed'.
While we have Lansing Center confirmed for Eid-Al-Fitr this year, at this time we have been told that it is unavailable for Eid-Al-Adha, due to a multi-day event reservation.
At such times, we will have to look at alternate venues such as AIM HIGH/The SUMMIT Sports complex etc.
Capitol Leadership Academy presents
Political and Civic Leadership ~ June 23 to June 29
At GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Washington, DC
PROGRAM FEES INCLUDES HOTEL/DORM AND MEALS*
At George Washington University, Capitol Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to explore the subjects of politics and national security in the heart of our nationís capital. Not only will students meet directly with policymakers, they will make site visits to the Capitol Building, White House and Pentagon.
Guest speakers and workshop sessions will invite students to think critically about issues such as foreign policy, anti-terrorism legislation and civil liberties.
Students will stay on the beautiful George Washington University campus, located in Washington DC. Meals are provided as part of the program.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? CALL US 813-774-6517 OR EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
$899 Student Tuition includes Housing (early bird $750 expires 5/15/2013) *Meals are covered, include breakfast and dinner. Lunch, snacks and extra meals at participant expense.
Enroll today: http://unitedvoices.com/cla/pol101.html
Calling all youth Boys !
Brothers Saturday Basketball
at the Islamic Center after Asr...Saturdays 5:40 pm
This is an Imam Mohamed Mabrouk led activity. Join us for some sport, fun, brotherhood and spiritual advice.
We'll have some refreshments for you insha Allah, so gear up and see you then! Please share the event w/ others!
Sisters Swimming Class Sign-up ~ June 9
Inviting Sisters To Join a Swimming Class this Summer
The facility will be reserved exclusively for sisters only
Click here to Sign-up
When: JUNE 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sundays 6 pm to 7 pm)
Open to all sisters wanting to learn swimming
If you have questions, please email Sr. Sarah Mohammadi email@example.com
|Where & When|
Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd, E Lansing, MI 48823
June 9, 16, 23, 30
6 pm to 7 pm
Mark your Calendar - May 28, 9 am to 3:30 pm
Michigan Muslim Capitol Day
|Please join Michigan Muslim Community Council for this year's Annual Michigan Muslim Capitol Day in Lansing on Tuesday May 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..
We are expecting hundreds of attendees from across Michigan to come together, share ideas, meet elected officials, and discuss solutions to help Michigan move forward Insha'Allah.
There will be speeches throughout the day, with the keynote address and lunch between 11-1pm.
Please rsvp and share with others at:
|Sr. Erin O'Connor recognized by MSU Board of Trustees
Earlier in the year, Sr. Erin also received the 'Students Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression award'
|Sister Erin O'Connor was recognized for being one of 23 students graduating from MSU in 2013 with a cumulative 4.0 GPA at a Michigan State Board of Trustees meeting.
We are proud of Sr. Erin's academic achievements.
Earlier in the year, Sr. Erin O'Connor, received the 'Students Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression award' at MSU's 2013 Excellence in Diversity Awards ceremony, presented by MSU President Lou Anna Simon
|Imam Mohamed Abdisalam Abdirahman recognized for his services
|Imam Mohamed Abdisalam Abdirahman was recognized for his services to the community.
May Allah reward Imam Mohamed for leading the prayers and for his beautiful recitations of the Quran. Jazak Allahu Khair
|Imam Suleiman Salem recognized for his services
|Imam Suleiman Salem was recognized for his services to the community.
May Allah reward Imam Suleiman for leading the prayers and for his beautiful recitations of the Quran. Jazak Allahu Khair
We congratulate Imam Suleiman on his Graduation, Engagement, bid him farewell and pray for his success in his future endeavors.
|From a Refugee Camp ....to a College Degree from the United States
...a journey worth noting
|The child on the right in her Dad's hands is that of the 2012-13 President of the Muslim Students Association at MSU - Sr. Aseel Machi.
Born in a refugee camp, while on the run from Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, her parents emigrated along with her siblings to the US. This week, she graduated with a college Degree from MSU, Alhmadulilah.
Congratulations Aseel and thank you for your service to the Muslim Students at MSU and community at large. We thank Allah for blessing you with the opportunities and for you making good good on them. May Allah bless you with success in your future endeavors.
|Muslim Students Association of MSU 2012-13 thanks the community and donates $500 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank
|The Muslim Students Association of MSU 2012-13 thanks the community for their participation in the Annual Diversity Dinner and for their support through the year.
The community would like to thank the outgoing MSA E-board members for their service to the students, community and Michigan State University this past academic year. Jazakum-Allahu Khair
|Imam Mohamed Mabrouk
About the Imam and his Office Hours and how to contact him
Picture above: Imam Mohamed Mabrouk, delivering an opening Prayer at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding event at Muslim Unity Center, Bloomfield Hills on April 20
Aside from leading prayers, Imam Mohamed Mabrouk is available for guidance and consultation to everyone insha Allah.
The Imam's office hours are:
Monday through Friday: 10 AM to 1 pm during the day and in the evening from Maghrib to Isha.
On Weekends, the Imam's office hours will be at different times, depending upon youth activities and other programs he will be leading.
The Islamic Center of East Lansing is located at
920 South Harrison, East Lansing, MI 48823
When the Imam is away on visits or is delivering a sermon/lecture, a note posted on the door will indicate his return time and other means to contact him.
Appointments can also be setup at mutually convenient times by contacting the Imam via eMail firstname.lastname@example.org
Imam Mohamed Mabrouk attained an Ijazza in Quran and Hadeeth from Jamiah Al Uloom Al Islamiah, Ajax, Ontario. Please feel at ease to consult him to seek religious advice or to seek counseling on a family or personal matter as well. We ask you to take advantage of his knowledge and wisdom to benefit yourselves, and your children in particular.
Prophets of God ~ Tafseer Class ~ Mondays after Maghrib prayer
Delivered by Br. Siraj Sohail
Continuing the Tafseer Series, Br. Siraj Sohail's next class will commence the Tafseer of Surat MaryamClassroom style course, taking place in the multipurpose area of the Islamic Center
Starting Monday, March 18, after Maghrib prayer at 8 pm
Questions? eMail: email@example.com
Surat Maryam is full of beautiful stories of the beautiful prophets of God. It's full of inspiration and lessons to be learned.
After telling us their stories, Allah tells us about the people who came after these prophets - and what they did with the message they established.
Come and understand what Allah is telling us in this beautiful Surah.
Br. Siraj is a college professor with lots of teaching experience who enjoys giving back to the community and helping others learn. He's committed to making this course a rich and enjoyable experience!
Love Notes: Marriage and Family Life ~ An AlMaghrib Class
Dearborn May 17-19 Taught by Shaykh Yaser Birjas
|Date: May 17th, 18th, & 19th, 2013
Location: (Friday) Canton Masjid-MCWS, (Sat/Sunday) University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Description: Think about it, in times when society and culture infatuate people with the urge to fall in love and enjoy all the emotional and physical pleasures derived from it, it is imperative that a Muslim know how to fulfill his or her desires in the way most pleasing to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.
In this one weekend seminar, you will learn how Islam encourages the development and maintenance of romantic love between spouses. If you are seeking the knowledge of how to gain the pleasures of this world while not compromising your hereafter, this course is for you!
|Sisters Exercise Class at Islamic Center ~ February 28 through April 2|
Exercise in a Friendly Setting with Sisters you know !
2013 Fitness with Fun: Exercise...Yourself into shape
Women's Fitness Class
Join a Class and Burn Up 600 Calories, 6,500 steps, 3.5 miles...all in one class !
First class for this semester - Thursday
Please come by 6:40 pm for the first class to complete registration and to warm up !
Class will take place in the Islamic Center Gym, 920 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI
1 class per week/ $18.00 (6 weeks)
2 classes per week/ $36 (6 weeks)
One time trial class $3
If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Janine Sinno at : firstname.lastname@example.org
A minimum of 15 sisters will need to be enrolled in advance per class in order to pay the instructor and offer the class.
Instructor: Deborah Foster, Certified Zumba Instructor
Talking Points on Anti-Muslim BacklashPlease 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.
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