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Janaza prayer for teenager Abid Mallick, Canton, MI
2:00 pm Thursday August 21 at the Canton Masjid
We are saddened to inform you that a 16 year old boy by name Abid Mallick passed away today. Abid had suffered a tubing accident over the weekend while on a Youth Camping trip.

Abid is the son of Brother Sayeed Mallick and Sister Rabia Mallick and lived in Canton, MI.

He is the nephew of Brother Zubair Ahmad and Sister Qiasra Ahmad from our community, who live in Okemos, MI.
May Allah shower his mercy upon Brother Abid Mallick and grant him a place in Jannah.
We offer our condolences to his family and pray to Allah grant them comfort.

As the family is overwhelmed with grief at this time, we would like to suggest you to defer calling them to offer condolences at this time. Br. Zubair and his family are in Canton, MI at this time with the rest of the family. 

Condolences may be offered online by clicking here and we will share your messages with Brother Zubair and his family later this week. 
The Janaza (funeral) prayer will be  
at 2 pm on Thursday August 21 at  
at the Canton  Masjid
(Muslim Community of Western Suburbs) 
40440 Palmer Rd, Canton  
MI 48188 
Burial will follow at  
Knollwood Memorial  Park cemetery,
1299 North Ridge Rd,  
Canton, MI 48187  
Phone 734-495-0400 

Abid Mallick was a very active young member of the Masjid in Canton and was loved by the community. Following is the message from the Board and Trustees of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs:

"We are deeply saddened with the loss of Abid Mallick. He was a sincere, genuine, very intelligent, good-hearted young man who was loved by his peers and elders alike. Even at such a young age, he was actively involved in community efforts as well as causes of social justice around the world. Abid will be tremendously missed by all and touched the hearts of so many. Communities in Michigan and far beyond it have come together to pray for him and his family. Last night's prayer gathering at the mosque was attended by over 500 people from all walks of life. The outpouring of love for this humble servant of ALLAH is a testament to his character and ALLAH's blessing on him and his family. May ALLAH bless Abid's soul and grant him the highest levels of Paradise. May HE grant Abid's family, friends, and loved ones strength and patience in this trying time. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or support "  

2pm ~ Sunday August 24th
at the Unitarian Universalist Church
855 Grove St, East Lansing

Diagnosed with breast cancer while nursing her baby, Ruth Ebenstein feared that she would die. Lumpectomy scars still healing, she joined an Israeli-Palestinian breast cancer support group, hoping to find something "good" in cancer. She found wonderful: Ibtisam Erekat, a Muslim Palestinian woman whom she calls kin. Ruth models how we can conquer the lines that divide us & transform darkness into light.

As an American-Israeli writer/activist, Ruth has written and spoken about how an unexpected close friendship with a Palestinian emerged out of breast cancer. Galvanized to help others, Ruth been an advocate in promoting women's health. Ruth's story has been covered by the BBC, The Atlantic, & Alhurra TV. Her uplifting message: you can turn something bad into something good.

Hear Ruthís Story
Sunday, August 24 at 2PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
855 Grove St, East Lansing

Sponsored by: Greater Lansing Jewish Welfare Federation, Mid Michigan Komen Foundation, The Islamic Center of East Lansing, Hadassah-Lansing Chapter, Muslim Mental Health Conference, Congregations Kehillat Israel and Shaarey Zedek and the Unitarian Universalist Church Social Action Committee

Child care available

51st ISNA Annual Convention - August 29 - September 1, 2014
Click here to Register

51st ISNA Annual Convention
August 29 - September 1, 2014

Cobo Center,
1 Washington BLVD.
Detroit, MI 48226   

Questions? contact:
or call (317) 838 8129
Adult $ 102;  Husband & Wife $ 197;   
University Student/ MSA $ 90;  
School Student/ MYNA $ 64;   
Children's Program $ 52;   
Babysitting $ 77;    
Group more than 5 $ 85 per person 
CSRL Banquet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter $200 per ticket

Hotel Rooms and Rates (
Info on hotel page):

1. Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, $ 111 per night + Tax, Call: 313-259-9500, Mention ISNA  

2. Hilton Garden Inn, $ 169 per night + tax, Call: 313-424-1262, Mention ISNA 

3. Detroit Regency Hotel, $ 119 per night + tax, Call: 313-567-8888, Mention ISNA 

4. St. Regis Hotel, $ 109 singles and $ 119 doubles, Call: 313-873-3000, Mention ISNA 

5. Westin Book Cadillac: $ 115 per night + Tax - Only one bed rooms available

6. Marriott at the Renaissance Center - $ 115 per night + tax - SOLD OUT, No rooms

You are cordially invited to
8th Annual Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner
6 pm to 9 pm ~ Friday September 5th
at the Lansing Center
Hosted by
Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing  and Nathan Triplett, Mayor of East Lansing

Tickets: Call City of Lansing - Mayor's Office at 517.483.4141 for more information.
Students $15 | Individual $25 | Family of 4 - $80
All proceeds go to Greater Lansing Food Bank

The mission of the Ramadan Unity Dinner is to demonstrate the importance of diversity and the Muslim culture and through this process embrace, all community members - regardless of faith - to unite all and work together towards a common goal of fighting  Hunger.

All college students are welcome to write a 500 word essay regarding our prompt, "Access to Food-Right or Privilege?"
The top 3 essay winners will receive a cash prize and be honored at our Ramadan Unity Dinner!
Deadline for Essay contest: August 22nd.
Click here for Entry form
Click here for rules, and additional information


CAIR-MI files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of Five Muslim-Americans Over their being included on a "Terror Watchlist"

The complaint claims that the plaintiffs - five men on the terror watchlist-have been falsely stigmatized and punished without trial by a system motivated by "bigotry and misguided, counterproductive zeal."

On behalf of Rohingya Muslims of Burma
Call Secretary of State John Kerry Today!

He is meeting the leader of Burma this Sun. Aug 10.
U.S. House Resolution HR 418
that passed demanding an end to the
persecution of Burmese Muslims
Please call Secretary of State John Kerry @ 202-647-5291
Press # 4 to request he demand the following during his meeting:

1. To close the concentration camps in Burma
2. Restore citizenship of the Rohingyas
3. Allow all relief organizations to assist the Rohingya

Please make this call on behalf of our forgotten #Rohingya brothers & sisters

Mason man charged with assault, ethnic intimidation of our Sister at Meridian Mall on July 19

A 29-year-old Mason man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and assault and battery in connection with a July 19 assault of a sister from our community at the Meridian Mall in Okemos.

Brothers Study Circle Resumes this Friday Aug 8
Join us between Maghrib and Isha every Friday

Dar-Al-Quran Spring Semester
Sep 6 - Dec 6. Registration Deadline August 22
Registration is now open for the Next Semester for Dar-Al-Quran
Registration Deadline: August 22
Tuition Payment Deadline: August 22
Class Dates - September 6 to December 6
Class Times - Saturdays 12 pm to 2 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. 

Do you know a family in need?
Please spread the word about the
Meet Up and Eat Up program,
which provides free meals to children during the summer
when they cannot get free meals at school.

To find the location nearest you, text FoodMI to 877877.


CAIR-MI Press Release  ~ Monday, July 21, 2014
CAIR- MI Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Attack on Muslim Woman at Meridian Mall, Okemos
 (SOUTHFIELD, MI, 7/21/14) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on law enforcement authorities and public officials to investigate an alleged attack on a Muslim woman in a shopping mall parking lot in Okemos as a possible hate crime.

On Saturday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m., a witness reported that two men and a woman surrounded a Muslim woman at the Meridian Mall and attempted to pull her dress and face veil off, then knocked her to the ground. The alleged assailants also reportedly shouted expletives at the 26-year-old woman during the incident.  


"We urge state, local and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this troubling incident and to make every effort to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. "We urge public officials to speak out against the anti-Muslim hate that can lead to such attacks."


Walid also noted that the victim was hospitalized for 36 hours complaining of chest pain and numbness in her left arm due to the incident.


CAIR-MI is a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418,

Media Reports on the incident at the Meridian Mall in which a sister from our community was harassed by three passers by with a possibly bias motive

Ramadan Food Drive
Our Youth have organized a Food Drive this Ramadan. You may drop off non-perishable food items in the collection boxes at the Islamic Center.

Our Youth will deliver the collection to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at the end of Ramadan, insha Allah. 

Annual Fundraising
Our Annual Fundraising continues this week as we strive to reach our goal insha Allah.
Please consider donating generously in coming days and maximize your rewards by donating during Ramadan.

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be the charity he or she has given."
You may make your check payable to the Islamic Center of East Lansing and drop it off in the donation box at the Islamic Center or mail it to:
The Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S. Harrison, E. Lansing, MI 48823

Please Write: "Annual Fundraising" in the memo section of the check.

Renting of the Gymnasium for Private Iftars (Dinner)
The Islamic Center Gymnasium can be rented for private iftaars (dinners).
There are 2 rental options:

Option A - $300
Following amenities and supplies are included in the cost.
  • Rental of the Gym, with tables and chairs setup beforehand ready for your guests
  • Milk, juice, dates for all your guests
  • Foam Plates, Cups, Plastic Spoons and forks, Plain Table covers
  • Manpower to assist with setup of tables and chairs and putting them away after use, recycling, waste disposal.  
Option B - $200
Cost covers only Gym Rental without any of the above listed Services and Supplies. Rental party will be fully responsible for setting up tables and chairs and to put them away after use. To reserve, eMail or call 517.351.4309

Ayne Jeilani speaks to WILX TV on how Mid-Michigan residents are rolling out the welcome mat for the growing refugee population in the Greater Lansing area. 


Inviting Arab American and European American College Students, ages 18-25 -  

Please submit a survey 

You are invited to participate in a research study:  Well-Being, Identity, and Perceived Discrimination.

 This study is being conducted by Danielle Balaghi, M.A., doctoral student in School Psychology at Michigan State University.

At some point in peoplesí lives, people may experience discrimination based on their personal characteristics and beliefs. The goal of this study is to better understand how a personís background, ethnic identity, and spirituality are related to perceived discrimination and well-being.

Who is eligible?  Arab American and European American College Students, ages 18-25

Complete an online survey at  

How long does it take? 40-50 minutes

You will be eligible to win 1 of 45 $20 gift cards to Amazon!

Greater Lansing Islamic School now accepting Advance Registration 
for the Academic Year 2014-15

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.

Islamic Center of East Lansing ~ Imam Job Opening
As you may be aware Imam Mohamed Mabrouk departed our community last week and he had this to say to all of you:
"It has been a privilege and honor serving the community in East Lansing. I love you all for the sake of Allah (swt). I ask Allah (swt) to make this love a means of uniting us under His shade on the day of judgement, when there is no shade but His shade. Ameen."
The Islamic Center is looking to fill his position isha Allah.
The Imam Job expectations are listed on our website:
Please share this requirement among your friends so that we can find a suitable imam for our community insha Allah.

Sunday School now in session...Sundays 10 am to 1 pm
Academic year 2013-14
Sunday School for the new Academic Year 2013-14 is now is session and students continue to be admitted
Click here to submit a secure registration form online and you can pay the Registration fee in person at the School.
Please arrive early to register your child.
Parents are encouraged to stay back for the "Building Beautiful Minds Workshop" after you drop off your child at the Sunday School this Sunday. See block above for details on this lecture. Refreshments will be provided for those attending the seminar.
School Start Date: Sep 8
Class time: 11 am to 2 pm

Fee for the entire year :
$150 for 1st child
$100 for 2nd child
$50 for 3rd child
No fee for additional children from same family 

"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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