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Day of Eid - Monday, July 28
Monday, July 28 is the 1st of Shawaal and the first day of Eid will be celebrated on this day after completing 30 days of fasting, insha Allah.
Prayer Venue : Lansing Center 
Gathering, Takbeer : 9:00 am 
Eid Prayer : 9:30 am
Greetings : 10:00 am
On -site Eid Carnival for children : 10:00 am - Exhbit Hall A

Give yourself enough time to park and walk up to the prayer area. 
For those who cannot make it to the main prayer at the Lansing Center owing to work, class scheduling conflicts, an Eid Prayer and sermon will be held at the Islamic Center at 7 am to help you fulfill your spiritual obligation. The gathering will meet at 6:30 am for this session and recite the takbeer al-eid until the prayer starts at 7 am.

As the spirit of Eid calls for it to be celebrated with the entire community, we encourage all of you to attend the Main Eid prayer gathering at the Lansing Center at 9 am.  

Parking Options at the Lansing Center for Eid Prayer
Parking Options
Option 1
(CONVENIENT option) - Pay-on-entry rate at Lansing Center is $6 (lower level).

Option 2 -(ECONOMICAL option)- Parking at the North and South Grand Ramps is $1.00 per half hour (maximum of $8.50 all day)

A sky walk connects the North Ramp to the Lansing Center.
Turn Right from Michigan Ave on to Grand Avenue to get to the North Grand Ramp
For additional Parking options, visit

Directions to Lansing Center for Eid Prayer
If coming from I-496
1 - From I-496 take the Cedar/Larch & Pennsylvania exit.
2 - Exit right onto Larch Street (North).
3 - Go north on Larch and then turn left on Shiawassee (go one block)
4 - From Shiawassee, Turn left on to Cedar
5 - Shift as quickly as possible to the right most lane.
6 - Turn right (The Lansing City Market will be on your right) onto City Market Drive.
7 - Follow signs for Lansing Center parking beneath and behind the Lansing Center.

If coming from Saginaw Road
1a - If coming from the East on Saginaw Rd, Turn Left on to Cedar
1b - If coming from the West on Saginaw Rd, Turn Right on to Cedar
2 - Shift to the right most lane.
3 - Turn right onto City Market Drive.
(just after crossing Shiawasee St. The Lansing City Market will be on your right)
4 - Follow signs for Lansing Center parking

On-Site Eid Carnival ~ Monday July 28    ~  10 am to 12 pm
Free admission

Please bring your children to the Eid Prayer and Celebrate Eid with your family  

Attractions Include:
  • Bouncers
  • Slides
  • Obstacle Course
  • Train Rides
Monday, July 28th
at Exhibit Hall A
Lansing Center
Doors open as soon as the Eid Prayer is over.
Free admission !!

As we would like children from all households to enjoy Eid and have a memorable Eid experience, we offer free admission. If you would like to donate towards our costs or  

if you would like to volunteer at the carnival, please email 

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

Ramadan Food Drive
Our Youth have organized a Food Drive this Ramadan. You may drop off non-perishable food items in the collection boxes at the Islamic Center.

Our Youth will deliver the collection to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at the end of Ramadan, insha Allah. 

Annual Fundraising
Our Annual Fundraising continues this week as we strive to reach our goal insha Allah.
Please consider donating generously in coming days and maximize your rewards by donating during Ramadan.

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be the charity he or she has given."
You may make your check payable to the Islamic Center of East Lansing and drop it off in the donation box at the Islamic Center or mail it to:
The Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S. Harrison, E. Lansing, MI 48823

Please Write: "Annual Fundraising" in the memo section of the check.

51st ISNA Annual Convention - August 29 - September 1, 2014

Early Registration Deadline: July 7

Yes, it is in Detroit this year !!

51st ISNA Annual Convention
August 29 - September 1, 2014

Cobo Center,
1 Washington BLVD.
Detroit, MI 48226  

Register by July 7 to get discounted price 

Insha Allah, the 1st day of Fasting of Ramadan is
Saturday June 28

Eid-Al-Fitr will be celebrated on
Monday July 28 at the Lansing Center

Click here for the Ramadan Programs at the Islamic Center

Click here for the Ramadan Prayer Schedule

Taraweeh Prayers
Special Nightly prayers - Taraweeh prayers, will be held every night of Ramadan, following the Isha prayer.
The First Taraweeh prayer will be held after the Isha prayer at 11:10 pm on Friday, June 27

Free Babysitting Service will be offered during the Taraweeh Prayer time every day of the week, for children up to Age 7.

Daily Iftaar...breaking of the fast
Milk, Juice & Dates will be provided daily at the Islamic Center for everyone to break their fast.  
Maghrib prayer will follow 5 minutes after the adhan (call for Prayer)
Dinner is provided for single brothers and sisters, travelers and visitors to town who register at the Islamic Center.

Families are encouraged provide singles dinner Sunday through Thursday by submitting a form by clicking here or emailing to obtain date/details of what to provide or to have it catered on your behalf.

Community Dinners....every Friday during Ramadan
All Muslims in the Greater Lansing area and their guests are invited to the free Community Dinners at the Islamic Center.

Every Friday of Ramadan  
right after Maghrib Prayer

July 4, 11, 18 & 25
All Muslims, irrespective of their ethnic groups or countries of origin, are urged to reserve this date and to gather at the Islamic Center on these Fridays to have dinner together and enjoy the blessings of Ramadan, together as a community.

Renting of the Gymnasium for Private Iftars (Dinner)
The Islamic Center Gymnasium can be rented for private iftaars (dinners).
There are 2 rental options:

Option A - $300
Following amenities and supplies are included in the cost.
  • Rental of the Gym, with tables and chairs setup beforehand ready for your guests
  • Milk, juice, dates for all your guests
  • Foam Plates, Cups, Plastic Spoons and forks, Plain Table covers
  • Manpower to assist with setup of tables and chairs and putting them away after use, recycling, waste disposal.  
Option B - $200
Cost covers only Gym Rental without any of the above listed Services and Supplies. Rental party will be fully responsible for setting up tables and chairs and to put them away after use. To reserve, eMail or call 517.351.4309

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. 

Renting of the Gymnasium for Ifthar during Ramadan (Private Dinners)
The Islamic Center Gymnasium can be rented for private iftaars (dinners).  
There are 2 rental options:

Option A - $300
Following amenities and supplies are included in the cost.
  • Rental of the Gym, with tables and chairs.  It will be setup before maghrib, ready for your guests.
  • Milk, juice, dates for all your guests served in the Masjid Multipurpose area 
  • Foam Plates, Cups, Plastic Spoons and Forks, Plain Table covers
  • Manpower to assist with wrapping up tables and chairs, and putting them away after the ifthar, recycling, waste disposal.  
Option B - $200
Cost covers only Gym Rental without any of the above listed Services and Supplies. Rental party will be fully responsible for setting up tables and chairs and to put them away after use.

To reserve, email with your contact information and the date you would like to reserve.

Dar-Al-Quran - Summer Program   
9 week Program starting Tuesday June 17 and ending on Friday August 15
Program goal: Teach children how to read and love the Quran
  Age Ranges, Eligibility 

Girls starting kindergarten in fall 2014 -

girls starting 12th grade in the fall
Boys: Boys starting kindergarten in fall 2014 -
boys starting 7th grade in the fall 

Class Hours: 2:30 pm-5 pm Tuesday-Thursday

Students will have 3 classes to attend each day.
Class 1 - Tafseer.
Class 2 - Reading.
Class 3 - Memorizing or reviewing Quran,
depending on the studentís ability/willpower. 
Cost per Student: $100.00 per month 
Costs for more than 1 Student:

For 2 students from same family:  
1st student: $100 per month 
2nd student: $75 per month

For 3 or more students from same family: 
1st student: $100/month 
2nd student: $75/month 
3rd student and so on: $50/month  
Please call or contact us as soon as possible
if you are interested in registering your child/children.

Due date for registration: Saturday June 14 2014

Click here to download a registration form
Registration forms are available in the Dar Al Quran
office, which is open every Saturday from 12pm - 2pm

Questions: Please contact
Phone: 517.402.7700
Last day of the program: Friday August 15 2014
(includes celebration of studentsí accomplishments)

**If you cannot afford our costs, please contact us providing your income proof.
We encourage our community to sponsor families who cannot afford our costs.

Summer Qur'an Memorization Program   
The Islamic Center is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Summer Qur'an Program for
Girls ages 6 and up, and boys 6-12

The Program will be held at the Islamic Center 3 days a week:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 12pm to 3pm
Program duration: June 16th to July 24th (6 weeks)
The sessions will include Qur'anic studies ~
Recitation with tajweed 
practice, tafseer, and
some important practical Islamic
Studies lessons
 and du'aa

The program will also offer snacks, games, and arts
and crafts to make it an enjoyable experience for
the students

Insha Allah, the program will end with a party after
Eid to celebrate the participants' accomplishments.

Registration Fee: $50 (Discount for those who can't afford).   

Click here to download a registration form 

Please bring your registration form on Monday, June 16th with your payment.

Download Powerpoint Presentation
All About Zakah
Presented last Friday (June 7)
by Dr. Main Al-Qudah at the Islamic Center .


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 peoplesí lives, people may experience discrimination based on their personal characteristics and beliefs. The goal of this study is to better understand how a personís 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!

Now available for Download - Cooking from the Pantry 
Options for healthy meals for families on a tight budget to make the most out of foods that can be found at a local food pantry.  
Contact 517-347-3377 on how to obtain a Hard copy  
Recipes, food tips compiled with help from:
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank,
Mid-Michigan District Health Department,
and MSU Extension. 

Produced by the Capital Area Health Alliance through the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Grant as well as the generous printing donation of ASAP. 
PS: Canned food must be washed thoroughly to rinse about 40% of its sodium content

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.

Greater Lansing Islamic School is offering a Summer Camp ~ Ages 3 to 12
Monday through Friday ~ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuition: $120 per week (Full Day)  | $85 per week (Half Day)
June 16 to August 15
Click image below to see larger view of the flyer

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.

Sunday School now in session...Sundays 10 am to 1 pm
Academic year 2013-14
Sunday School for the new Academic Year 2013-14 is now is session and students continue to be admitted
Click here to submit a secure registration form online and you can pay the Registration fee in person at the School.
Please arrive early to register your child.
Parents are encouraged to stay back for the "Building Beautiful Minds Workshop" after you drop off your child at the Sunday School this Sunday. See block above for details on this lecture. Refreshments will be provided for those attending the seminar.
School Start Date: Sep 8
Class time: 11 am to 2 pm

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 

"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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