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MSU Muslim Studies Program presents
Professor Jonathan Brown
Misquoting Muhammad: Violence and Heavenly Reward in the Islamic Tradition
7 pm Thursday, Sep 18 
MSU Main Library
North Conference Room W449 
Jonathan A.C. Brown, Associate Professor of Islam and Muslim Christian Relations in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Associate Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding.

Cosponsored by the MSU Muslim Studies Program, MSU Department of Religious Studies, and the Michigan Humanities Council.

Dr. Brown’s publications include The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon (Brill, 2007), Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Oneworld, 2009), Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy (Oneworld, 2014).

Free and open to the Public.
7 Thursday, Sep 18
North Conference Room W449, MSU Main Library 

MSU Muslim Studies Program presents
A Panel Presentation on The Conflict in Iraq
Featuring Dr. Juan Cole, Dr. Mohammed Ayoob and Jihan Mohammed
Friday, September 19, 3:30-5 pm
303 International Center, MSU
Dr. Juan Cole
Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History

Dr. Mohammed Ayoob University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations,
Michigan State University

Jihan Mohammed
Ph.D. student in Sociology and a native of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Free and open to the Public | 3:30 - 5 pm | Friday, September 19
303 International Center, MSU
Sponsored by the MSU Muslim Studies Program;
LeFrak Forum (Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy);
the Center for European, Russian, and  Eurasian Studies;
the Asian Studies Center; the Peace and Justice Studies Program; and James Madison College.

Welcome Dinner at the Islamic Center ~ 8 pm, Friday Sep. 19
Open to the entire community
We welcome newly arrived students and their families to our community and would like to invite the entire community to a Dinner in their honor at the Islamic Center on Friday September 19th after the maghrib prayer at 8 pm insha Allah.

For new students and their families:
If you have moved into the Greater Lansing Community in past 3 months, you and your family are invited to attend the dinner as our GUESTS (free). You must register to make arrangements to collect your free tickets.  

Tickets for others:
Price of tickets for others - Singles -$5, Family - $20.
Free for Children under age 5. Tickets can be purchased at the Islamic Center Office or at the Kitchen Store. If you cannot make it to the Islamic Center in person, you may Click here to reserve your ticket and pay no than 3 days before by Sep 16th

Questions - Contact

 World Peace Day Celebration 
Sunday Sep. 21  ~  2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center 

Celebrating UN Peacekeepers and their work

UN peacekeeping is deeply in the interest of the U.S. in defusing foreign conflicts and avoiding sending U.S. troops abroad.

Sunday School ~ Academic year 2014-15 
Classes are held every Sundays 11 am to 2 pm
Registration for Sunday School for the new Academic Year 2014-15 is now open.
New and returning students are encouraged to commence classes from Sunday September 14 at 11 am

New students are required to register.Click here to submit a secure registration form online and you can pay the Registration fee in person at the School.
Returning students can validate their registered data from previous year at the office.
Classes are held every Sunday
Class time: 11 am to 2 pm

Questions? eMail:
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  

8 pm on Tuesday, September 9
 National Premiere on PBS
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
WKAR (Channel #4 on Comcast cable)

Noor Inayat Khan was the daughter of a spiritual teacher from India, Hazrat Inayat Khan, and his American wife, Ora Ray Baker. After Noor’s birth in Moscow in 1914, the family moved first to England and then to Paris, where she was raised.

After Germany's 1940 invasion, she fled to England and joined its Women's Auxiliary Air Force before being recruited by the SOE, a British espionage unit. She was captured in October 1943; and executed at Dachau a year later.
Click here to buy the DVD from $19.99


Invitation to participate in a research study
Participants will be compensated

A MSU Ph. D. student, Ayman Mohamed, is seeking reach ESL learners or those for whom English is a second language like Saudis, Libyan, Turkish etc,
Participants will be compensated for their time.

Contact : Ayman Mohamed for an appointment any time, weekdays or Weekends.
Call 517 993 3793 or email

  • Did you study English as a Foreign or second Language?
  • Are you an undergraduate or graduate student at MSU?
  • Are you an adventurous language learner?
  • Would you like to be in a study that uses an eye tracker?
  • And get paid? $20 for your time and effort
  • And be entered in a raffle to win an extra $20 gift card?
Then participating in this study is for you!

Ayman is looking for student volunteers to participate in a research project on reading English on an eye tracker.
Participants will be required to go to B242 2nd Floor Wells Hall, sign a consent form, fill out a language background questionnaire, and read an English short story on the computer while resting your chin on a piece of equipment that records eye movements.
The entire project will take between one hour and a half and two hours and you will be paid $20 in compensation. Your help is really appreciated.

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 peoples’ lives, people may experience discrimination based on their personal characteristics and beliefs. The goal of this study is to better understand how a person’s 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.

"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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