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Thursday, November 20, 11am
Kehillat Israel Presents
25 Years of Keeping the promise of the Promised Land
A Presentation by Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Founder and President of Rabbis for Human Rights. Rabbi Ascherman, will introduce the courageous work of Rabbis for Human Rights in their commitment to socioeconomic justice, protection of vulnerable groups in society, and humane engagement in geopolitical conflict.
Rabbi Ascherman will describe recent successes and current campaigns. He will also provide a brief update on the conflict in Gaza, and the challenge of safeguarding human rights in the midst of intense hostilities.

RSVP to Katherine 517.882.0049.
A light lunch will follow the presentation.
Free admission.

Kehillat Israel is located at
2014 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910 Directions


Imam Zaid Shakir - Seminar on Nov. 22 - "Seeking the Divine"
at the Flint Islamic Center
Imam Zaid Shakir will be teaching a seminar on  
Faith, Activism and Spirituality on
Saturday, November 22nd
from 11AM - 4PM 
at the Flint Islamic Center 
9447 Corunna Rd, Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473     

Register online:


Android App development Class

at the Islamic Center

November 29-30 | 10 am to 2:30 pm 
Summary of Course:
Course Content - Android Based Application Creation
Date and Time - 11/29 to 11/30 start time at 10am - 2:30pm
2 Day short course (8 Hours in Total)
$25 fee (for cover cost and includes lunch on both days)
Seats limited. Open to all but preference will be given to youth.

Click here to Register


Want a portrait picture of you or your family ? 

Help Portrait 2014 @ East Lansing Public Library  

December 29-30 | 12-5 pm 

Want a nice family photo?
Need a professional photo for your resume?

Get photos taken for free at the East Lansing Public Library on December 6th for International Help-Portrait Day.
 
The Creativity Exploratory at MSU College of Arts and Letters will set up from 12pm to 5pm capturing your photos and delivering them either digitally or in print, for FREE!
Click here for more details


ISPU Annual Banquet 2014
Cultural Production: Reshaping the American Muslim Narrative
Featuring Aasif Mandvi of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and HBO's The Brink
Sunday November 22, 5:30 pm
Burton Manor | 27777 Schoolcraft Rd | Livonia, MI 48150
Cultural Production: Reshaping the American Muslim Narrative
TICKETS:
http://www.ispu.org/GetEvent/50/73/EventCenter.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theISPU
Tickets: $100 Per Person
Questions eMail info@ispu.org or Call - (313) 436-0523


Blanket Drive for Refugees from Iraq and Syria
Drive ends November 22
A drive to collect blankets for refugees who have fled Syria and Iraq to Turkey due to the erupting violence. They need our help to endure the harsh winter months what will soon befall upon them.
Organizers: Local Turkish community on behalf of Embrace Relief and Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Drop off point- Islamic Center of East Lansing Lobby
Drive ends November 22, 2014
Alternatively, you may also donate online http://embracerelief.org/syrian-refugees/.
(Cost of a blanket is $10 in the region)


Muslim Scholars Release Open Letter to ISIS / ISIL meticulously blasting its ideology
More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic State, denouncing them as un-Islamic by using the most Islamic of terms.

Relying heavily on the Quran, the 18-page letter released Wednesday (Sept. 24) picks apart the extremist ideology of the militants who have left a wake of brutal death and destruction in their bid to establish a transnational Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.

Full report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/muslim-scholars-islamic-state_n_5878038.html  

 


Nihad Awad, center, executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and more than 10 Muslim-American leaders Wednesday (Sept. 24) endorse a letter written by more than 100 Islamic scholars that denounces ISIS by relying on sacred Muslims texts.
Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe | RNS photo by Lauren Markoe
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/muslim-scholars-islamic-state_n_5878038.html

 



Hijri 1436 Prayer Schedule ~ 2014-15
Pick up your copy from the Islamic Center office or  access the links below to,

Bookmark it:

Adhan Time:  http://lansingislam.com/ps.htm

Iqamah Time: http://lansingislam.com/iq.htm  

(Iqamah time is when we pray in congregation in the Masjid) 


or
Download in following formats: 
Excel File- http://lansingislam.com/dl/ps.xlsx
PDF File- http://lansingislam.com/dl/ps.pdf


 
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.  

Year  
1st day of
Ramadan 
Eid-Al-Fitr 
Eid-Al-Adha 
2015 Thu, June 18 Fri, July 17
Lansing Center
Wed, Sept. 23
Lansing Center
2016 Mon, June 6 Wed, July 6
Lansing Center
Sun, Sept. 11
Best Western Hotel and
Conference Center
2017 Sat, May 27 Sun, June 25
Best Western Hotel and
Conference 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. 


Brothers Study Circle Resumes this Friday Aug 8
Join us between Maghrib and Isha every Friday


 
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: lansingislam.com/imam.htm
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.

http://lansingislam.com/talking_points.htm




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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