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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


History of Qur'anic Manuscripts in China
by Haji Noor Deen
5:30 pm Sept 6
At the Islamic Center of East Lansing
Free, Open all ~ Muslims and Non-Muslims ~ Brothers and Sisters ~ all ages !

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."

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

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

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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