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Youth Jeopardy Style Quiz Contest !!

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

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 fasting according to Qur'an and Sunnah.

To register, send an eMail with team information to Imam Sohail at by 8 pm, Friday, April 21. 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.

A Rally to Support Immigrants
Monday May 1 at the Capitol | 2 pm to 5 pm



Special Bond Proposal | Election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Who can vote: Those who are registered vote and live in the East Lansing Public Schools District. 

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

To find out if you can vote and where to vote visit

The East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Rd, will have special hours this Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to issue and receive absentee voter ballots for the May 2, 2017 Election. Click here for more information about absentee ballot.


Open to everyone in the Community ages 8 and Up
2 pm, June 17, 2017
Registration deadline June 7

Deadline: June 7, 2017

1st place
2nd place
3rd place
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You are cordially invited to the 
Ramadan Annual Fundraising Dinner 
Saturday May 20 | 6 pm to 9 pm
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing

Join us for an evening with Imam Kifah Mustafa over dinner as we come together to raise funds for our operational costs and special projects.
Tickets can be obtained from the Islamic Center Office or the Imam's office. 
Single ~25 | Family of 4 ~$100



Ramadan Kareem !

First day of Ramadan will be 
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated 
at the Lansing Center on 
Sunday, June 25, 2017


Greater Lansing Islamic School invites you to its annual
May 10th and 11th, 2017
Registration deadline April 21

Open to ALL Children in the Community 
Ages 4 - 15

Deadline: April 21, 2017
2 ways to participate.
1. Children may compete in Memorization with Tajweed in their age group (or above) or 
2. Choose to recite Surahs they are comfortable with.
Children competing with their age group will be eligible for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
All children who recite well will receive recognition.


Refugee Support Initiatives

As you may be aware, the cities of Lansing and East Lansing had declared themselves as welcoming cities to refugees. Many have been settled in Greater Lansing and many more are expected to arrive. It is incumbent upon us as responsible citizens and as believers to do our share to support the refugees.

The Executive Committee of the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing is coordinating the support of these refugees.

A special picnic has been organized in their honor on Friday September 17, from 3 pm to 7 pm. See more details below including directions to the venue.

In his khutba this coming Friday, September 9, Imam Sohail will talk about our spiritual and moral obligation to support these refugees and share information about these support measures.

We are seeking dedicated individuals to sign-up to engage these refugees families. It could be as little as one hour per week or as many hours as you may wish to server. We are trying to form a team that can greet them and spend some time with them and provide them much needed social support.

You may sign-up by clicking here:


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
2017 Sat, May 27 Sun, June 25
Lansing 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. 

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