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Prophet's Heart Beat
This Friday | October 31 | 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Taught by Sheikh Abdullah Waheed
This one evening class will consist of a Study of the Taqwah of Humanity's Most Conscious Heart and will be taught by Sheikh Abdullah Waheed, Religious Director, Flint Islamic Center and founder of Al-Ihsan Institute.


Topics covered include: 
-The Critical Ingredient: a conscious heart is key to rectification of one's life 
-His External Character: the manifestation of the Prophet's Taqwah 
-His Internal Character: what is it like inside the Prophet's heart 
-Lessons of Taqwah in the Seerah of the Prophet 
-Lessons He taught to the Sahabah, and how they exemplified them 
-The Fruits of Taqwah: a conscious heart bears benefits in -Deen and Dunya 
-The Different Meanings of Taqwah 
-Ultimate Goal: how to attain a conscious heart?

Babysitting will be provided, refreshments will be available, insha Allah.

Registration is required to attend as seats are limited and priority will be given on first-come first-serve basis, insha Allah.


ENROLL NOW at www.lansingislam.com/heartbeat 


Day Light Savings ends this Sunday Nov 2
At 2 am, the hour falls back to 1:00 AM
The previously published Prayer schedules reflect the adjusted time: Click here for the Adhan time
and here for the Iqamah time.

Zuher time  -1 pm - Nov 2nd to Mar 7

Jummah (Friday) Prayer time remains the same:
1st Service - 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
2nd Service - 01:45 pm to 02:15 pm

Sunday School hours: 10 am to 1 pm from Sun Nov 2 



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


Prophet's Heart Beat
Friday | October 31 | 6:30pm to 9pm
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Taught by Sheikh Abdullah Waheed,
This class will consist of a Study of the Taqwah of Humanity's Most Conscious Heart and will be taught by Sheikh Abdullah Waheed, Religious Director, Flint Islamic Center and founder of Al-Ihsan Institute.



Survey to determine interest Level for Sisters English Language Class
The Women's Committee is organizing a beginners class in English for sisters .
Each class will meet two times a week in the evening and would run for twelve weeks per semester.

Before we can arrange what days the classes will be or how much they will cost we need to calculate how many women are interested in this type of class.

The cost and days for the class will be determined as soon as intersted parties are identified.

If interested, please email sisters@lansingislam.com with your contact information


Islamic Center Open House as reported in the news
The Islamic Center of East Lansing held an Open House on Saturday October 11 with the aim of opening our doors to anyone who wanted to know what Islam is, what Muslims believe in, and we showcased a variety of art and cultural items from various countries. Aside from visitors who opened their hearts and minds to learn about Islam and Muslims, the local news covered the program. Here is a news report and video broadcast by WILX News 10.


The Michigan Muslim Community Council Annual Banquet
Keynote Address by Dalia Mogahed
Sunday November 2, 5pm
Burton Manor | 27777 Schoolcraft Rd | Livonia, MI 48150
28th Annual Unity Banquet on Sunday November 2nd!
TICKETS:
http://www.eventbee.com/v/mmcc28unitybanquet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517417258500293/?ref=22


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


New Dawn: Islamic History in Ethiopia, Al-Andalus & North/West Africa

An Almaghrib class taught by Dr. Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick

November 14-16 | Dearborn, MI  

"History is a myth that is agreed upon" said Napoleon Bonaparte. Often told from the perspectives of colonizers and those who have an interest in maintaining the image of the Islamic world as full of "heathens" in need of liberation, history as is prevalently known is fundamentally inaccurate.

 

Coming back to the roots of true Islamic history, we examine the expansion of Islam into Africa and Muslim Spain, Al-Andalus. From the earliest journeys of the persecuted Muslims to Abyssinia during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), to the rise and fall of Islamic rule in Al-Andalus, this course will shed light on an often misunderstood and misinterpreted history of the region.

 

We will journey across Africa and Europe, casting light on these highly developed Muslim societies that gave birth to immense scientific, social, and spiritual accomplishments.

 

A people who do not know their history will be lost in the present and unable to plan properly for the future! Enroll now, and invite your friends, family and your community to this amazing educational opportunity.

 

Enroll: Please click here | Facebook Event Page: Please click here for instant updates.

For Financial Aid, Babysitting, carpooling, travel accommodations & more, visit www.ittihaad.com 

Please contact us if you have any questions at Qabeelah Ittihaad-Michigan, or e-mail: ameer.Ittihaad.mi@almaghrib.org



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

 



 
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. 


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 PBS.org $19.99

 



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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