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Eid Festival · Saturday · June 23 · 12 pm - 5 pm
920 S. Harrison · East Lansing
 Islamic Center of East Lansing and St. Vincent Catholic Charities invite you to celebrate World Refugee Week with an Eid Celebration at the Islamic Center of East Lansing

Entrance and activities free.
Activities include: bouncy houses, henna, face painting, dunk tank, and many more. 
Food and beverages available for purchase.


Events pertaining to Separation of Children at the Border
Thursday, Jun 21 - 7 pm - 8 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church-East Lansing
800 Abbot Rd, East Lansing

Edgewood Community Bake Sale for families separated at border
Sunday, Jun 24  - 11:15 am - 1 pm
Edgewood United Church, UCC
469 N Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing
We encourage community members to participate in the above two activities to show our support to the children and families separated at the border and do our share to stop vulnerable families from being torn apart.


Seerah Class ~ presented by Imam Sohail
Wednesdays after Maghrib prayer 


Appearance of Shirk in the Ummah
Minor Signs of the Day of Judgment Lecture Series
Presented by Imam Sohail 
After Maghreb Prayer at 9:30 pm ~ Friday, June 22


Mind and Body Wellness
8 pm · Friday · June 22
presented by Dr. Farha Abbasi
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing
Everyone is invited to this Health and Wellness Lecture Series 
offered on the 3rd Friday of every month.


Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner
6 pm to 9 pm · Friday · June 29
at the Lansing Center

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows will host the 2018 Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner  on Friday, June 29 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave.
This year's theme is: "Zero Tolerance for Hunger."
The mission of the Ramadan Unity Dinner is to raise money for the Greater Lansing Food Bank, to bring awareness to the plight of those who go hungry and to promote a better understanding of how we can impart hope and help feed those in our community who experience hunger. The event also serves to celebrate diversity in our region. For the past eleven years, this event has embraced all community members - regardless of faith - so they can unite and work together toward a common goal.

All community members are invited to attend this special event. Tickets are:
$15 for students 
$25 for individuals
$80 for a family of four

Sponsorship and ticket commitment form is available here:
Or you can get tickets from the Islamic Center office too.

2018 Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner PSA
Video: Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner PSA




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


Nur Academy | Weekend Program Starting  this fall
Hiring Teaching Staff

Main Teacher and Teacher's Assistant Application
Requirements needed for applying:
- An education background
- Must be available starting Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
- Must be available every Saturday between 9:30 am - 2:30 pm to run the academy (for 2 hours or 5 hours if TA)
- On football game weekends the academy maybe held on a Sunday (must be available in this case)
- This is a yearly contract which may be terminated with an advance notice of one month by both parties.



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)



Islamic Center of East Lansing
is seeking to hire a full time Office Manager

Click here to apply
 for the Office Manager position or if you have questions, please emai

Position 1 - Office Manager

The Islamic Center of East Lansing is seeking to hire a full time Office Manager. Job duties include:
* Answering phones 
* Responding to incoming email on
* Ensure office and lobby seating is kept neat and organized 
* Greeting and assisting Islamic Center office visitors 
* Provide guided tours 
* Prepare outgoing mail for distribution
* Collect and sort mail 
* Create Flyers 
* Oversees daily operations and coordinates activities and programs
* Organize and Coordinate events 
* Attend Executive Committee meetings (Bi-weekly)

Click here to apply for the Office Manager position or if you have questions, please emai



Seeking Board Members for Nur Academy
Nur Academy, a weekend educational program is starting this fall. 
Applications are invited to serve as Board members of the program.
Apply by May 4, 2018:


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.


Recent presentations by Imam Sohail
Click on the image below or the link below it for the talks.


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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