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Youth and the 
Messenger of Allah

Lecture presented by 
Imam Sohail
after the Maghrib prayer at 
8:49 pm · Friday · August 17
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing

Parents are encouraged to attend this lecture at the Islamic Center as a family along with their children


Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on
Tuesday, August 21
Day of Arafah - (main day of Hajj) - is on Monday, August 20. 
Fasting is recommended on the day of Arafah. 

Eid-ul-Adha Prayer and celebration will be held on 
Tuesday, August 21

Prayer Venue : Lansing Center 

Gathering, Takbeer : 9:00 am 
Eid Prayer : 9:30 am
For those who have work and school conflicts, a special prayer has been arranged at the Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S. Harrison. The gathering for this jama'a is at 6:45 am, and the Eid Khutba and prayer will be offered from 7:00 am to 7:15 am.

We strongly encourage everyone to make arrangements and celebrate Eid with your entire family at main gathering at the Lansing Center at 9 am.

Oudhia / Qurbani

As Muslims we are required to offer a sacrifice during Eid al-Adha, and distribute two thirds of it to the poor, to family members, and to neighbors. 

The Michigan Muslim Community Council - has collected and distributed the sacrificed meat to needy families in metro-Detroit. Over 30,000 lbs of meat are collected and distributed annually for Eid al-Adha. (see pictures)

The cost of each lamb is $175, and must be paid online by the end of the day on Eid al-Adha to be accounted correctly. 

The meat is stored by Gleaners Food Bank in special freezers, and distributed in 50 lb boxes across the area to Muslim and non Muslim families alike who have been identified as being underprivileged. 

If you are performing the sacrifice locally on your own, you may drop off your donation portion at the Islamic Center.


Warning signs, emergency treatment and 
the connection between mental health and heart condition
A Mind and Body Wellness Lecture Series Presentation
by Ibrahim Shah, MD
7:30  pm · Friday · August 17
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing  | Open to the public.


Islamic Center is seeking a .....

(1) A Driver - The Halimah project that mentors refugee children, is in need of a professional driver. Pay based on experience.

Must have a valid driving license with a clean driving record, chauffeur license will be preferred. 

Contact Albatoul Bahloul -

(2) Volunteers with professional work experience in the US in the field of Construction Engineering, HVAC engineering, and Interior Design for it's upcoming projects. The proposed 3-5 member team will work with IC's consultants to finalize project scope abd overseeing progress through completion. 

Contact Zubair Ahmad - 

FREE Energy efficiency workshop sponsored by Consumers Energy
Sunday | September 23 | 9:40 am
at the University Lutheran Church, 1020 S Harrison Rd., East Lansing

Attend this workshop to learn how to save money on your utilities and help the Islamic Center of East Lansing earn a share of $2000 reward.

Click here to schedule an appointment: 
Enter the promotional code as HASLETTEASTLANSING
If 100 appointments are scheduled before or within 90 days after the presentation, Haslett Community Church, the University Lutheran Church and the Islamic Center of East Lansing will share a financial reward of $2000.

We encourage community members to sign up for an energy analysis appointment either now or after attending the workshop. (the workshop is walk-in, no appointment necessary). Don't forget the promo code HASLETTEASTLANSING to hep us earn the reward. 


Register to Vote | Deadline October 5, 2018
October 5 is the deadline to Register to vote in the August Primaries

Deadline - October 5th if you do it yourself (Walk-in to SOS/City clerk office) 

If you want us to submit the form, please drop it at the Islamic Center by October 1 to give us enough time to mail your application.

f you are a US citizen and have not 
Registered to Vote and/or changed your address (to different city) since the last time you voted then please Register to Vote

For your convenience, we are making this form available to you at the Islamic Center.
FILL the form and WE will take it to the City Clerks office where you reside. 
Please return the forms by July 6th so that we can turn these forms in by the deadline of July 9 in order for you to be able to vote in the August Primaries. 


Seerah Class ~ presented by Imam Sohail
Wednesdays after Maghrib prayer 



Arabic Classes 
Next Semester Starts Aug 24
at the Islamic Center

Starting week of August 25th, 2018 class will commence. Class ends the week of December 16th, 2018.

Grammar Students must be able to read and write first.

The classes sessions will be adjusted with prayer times when necessary.

Teachers and Aides: Imam Sohail, Sumaira Sultana, Collin Lotus, Taufiqul Islam , and Mohamad Thaani.

Semester Fee: $50/student
Place: Multipurpose hall, the Islamic Center of East Lansing

List of classes offered this semester:
ARB 001 Arabic Reading & Writing Semester 1: Monday, 6-7 PM
ARB 003 Arabic Reading & Writing Semester 3: Thursday, 6 - 7 PM
ARB 101 Arabic Grammar & Language Book 1 | Semester 1 : Tuesday 7 - 9 PM
ARB 102 Arabic Grammar & Language Book 1 | Semester 2 : Sunday 5 - 6:30 PM
ARB 105 Arabic Grammar & Language Book 1 | Semester 5 : Sunday 12 - 2 PM
ARB 202 Arabic Grammar & Language Book 2 | Semester 2: Monday 7 - 9 PM



Jeopardy Challenge
Islamic Quiz contest for Youth 

5:45 pm, 
Friday, August 24

Team Registration Deadline >> 8 pm, Friday, August 17. Click here to register

Youth ages 8-18 are invited to take part in a jeopardy style quiz contest at the Islamic Center.

To register, click here - by 8 pm, Friday, August 17. 

Only the first 8 teams that register will be eligible to compete.

Teams need to have a minimum of three and a maximum of four members.

Ca$h prizes to be won !
Teams ranked 8th:     $20
Team ranked 7th:       $40
Team ranked 6th:       $60
Team ranked 5th:       $80
Teams ranked 4th:     $100
Team ranked 3rd:       $120
Team ranked 2nd:      $160
Team ranked 1st:       $200
Participants will be quizzed on the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. | Stories of the Prophets pages 208-218.

Click here to access PDF version of the book
 to prepare for the contest.



Greater Lansing 
Islamic School

Registration Open 
for 2018-19
GLIS is your Islamic Community School and is open for 
enrollment for the upcoming academic year 2018-19
GLIS is a fully accredited school and prides itself in producing students that attain competitive scores in standardized tests.

Most of the core faculty have degrees in higher education and are state certified. Arabic, Islamic Education and Qur'an teachers are highly experienced. Students study Arabic, Qur'an and Islamic Studies daily in addition to  Public School Curriculum. 

GLIS offers an after school tutoring program for additional help, participated in Odyssey of the MIND this year, has an excellent advanced reading club and is accredited by AdvancED, NCA CASI which promotes continuous improvement.

If you want to ensure that you child receives a basic foundation in Islamic education, GLIS is here to help you realize your goal. 
All the forms are available here -
or you may click on the individual links here:

Click here to download a copy of the Prospectus of the Greater Lansing Islamic School

or watch 2 short videos presented by Dr. Hassan Khalil:

Part 1: (~10 mins)

Part 2: (~9 mins)


Want to be politically active locally? 
Join our efforts to empower ourselves.

Do you want Muslims be a treated with dignity and have a voice in decision making by our elected officials? Do you care for the well being and prosperity of the community at large?

Join our local Political Action Committee. Click here to reply to this eMail requesting to be notified of events and action items pertaining to our local, state and nation wide political activities. 

Example activities:
  1. Meet and greet candidates running for public office.
  2. Roundtables, panels and discussion with candidates.
  3. Fundraising for candidates of your liking.
  4. Mobilize others to become a force for positive change.
  5. Help get out the vote.
There is no commitment to participate in any of the activities. By replying to this emailyou are merely electing to be notified of events and activities that are fall outside the realm of our non-profit status of operation and therefore, you will be notified via alternate channels.
The Political Action Committee is an independent body, operating outside of the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing.


Marriage Profile
As a follow up to launch of the Matrimonial Services offered by the Islamic Center of East Lansing under the auspices of Imam Sohail's office, potential candidates are encouraged to register their profiles by submitting a form onlilne.


Prayer Schedule ~ 1439 | 2017-18
Pick up your Free Copy of the Prayer Schedule from the Islamic Center. 
Available in 2 formats:
(1) Color Single sheet long format and (2) B&W booklet format

You may access it online at :
(Iqamah time is when we pray in congregation in the Masjid) 

Download in following formats: 
PDF (2-page long) -
PDF (multi-page)   -



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
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. 

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