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Eid Al-Adha ~ Saturday October 4th
Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911
(Previously known as Best Western Hotel and Conference Center)
Eid ul-Adha will be celebrated on
Saturday, October 4, 2014 insha Allah.

9:00 am Gathering
9:30 am Eid Prayer and Sermon
9:45 am Exchange Greetings
9:45 am Gifts for all children

See Map,
Directions below
Prayer Venue:
Causeway Bay Hotel
(Old name - Best Western Plus)
Parking is FREE and is located at the back of the hotel.
The drop-off and entrance to the prayer hall is also
located at the back of the hotel

Causeway Bay Hotel was previously known as
Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference center and is
located opposite to Lowe's on South Cedar, just off I-96
For those who cannot make it to the Main Eid gathering at the Causeway Bay Hotel, a service is being offered at the Islamic Center at 7:30 am. However, we strongly encourage everyone to come to the main gathering at the Causeway Bay Hotel.

The Sisters Committee has organized Eid Treats for all of you with your families at the Islamic Center from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday Oct 4. You are encouraged to bring a dish to share if you are able to and enjoy the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood on this joyous day.

Eid Prayer Venue Directions
Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911
(Previously known as Best Western Hotel and Conference Center)

Eid Carnival
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing (on the 2nd Day of Eid)
Sunday October 5, 2014 ~ 2 pm to 4:30 pm
The Greater Lansing Islamic School Parent Teachers Organization invites you to celebrate Eid with your children on the 2nd Day of Eid - Sunday October 5th, at the Islamic Center, treating them to a Carnival, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Admission is $5 per child and $15 per family.
See flyer below for the attractions at the Carnival !

MSU Muslim Studies Program presents
"Islam, Constitutionalism, and the Quest for Democracy"
Sohail Hashmi
4 pm Thursday, Oct 2 at 322 South Case Hall (JMC Library)
Dr. Sohail Hashmi is a Professor of International Relations on the Alumnae Foundation, Mt Holyoke College. Open to all. This is free event.

Mental Health First Aid Training and Certification
at the Islamic Center of East Lansing
Saturday October 18, 2014 ~ 8:30AM-4.30pm
Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health is offering a 8 hours of training on how to handle mental health crisis, at our own Islamic Center of East Lansing !

A 3 year certification will be given upon completion.
Must register by October 10

To Register for the workshop, contact:
Rebecca West

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:  


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


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
2014 Elapsed Elapsed Sat, October 4
Best Western Hotel and
Conference Center
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. 

Ingham County Treasurer's
Real Estate Auction
Final Sale for 2014   
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM
Auction begins at: 10:00 AM
Auction Location:
Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave,
Lansing MI 48933
Prospective home buyers are encouraged to attend the auction even if you may not be buying this time around to familiarize yourself with the process learn how to buy from this auction in future.

CLICK HERE to download the Property Information Packet (PIP),   containing the list of properties being offered, along with terms of the sale.

Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing will be available to talk to you personally after both the Jummah Prayers at our Islamic Center on Friday, Sep. 19 to answer any questions you have about the Auction process and how you can take advantage of the offerings.

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.

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:
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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