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					     October 2004
    Sha'ban/Ramadan                                  MCWS Newsletter                                  Sisters’ Corner

                 QURANIC WAY OF LIFE                                 23. Never think that you have reached the final stage of
                   Contributed by Jawad Anwar                            knowledge and nobody knows more than yourself. Re-
                                                                         member! Above everyone endowed with knowledge is
   PLEASE NOTE: The advices below can be referenced to                   another endowed with more knowledge [12/76].
   Quranic ayats and are NOT par se Literal translation.             24. Even the Prophet [pbuh] was asked to keep praying, "O
                                                                         My sustainer! Advance me in knowledge." [20:114]
   1. Respect and honor all human beings irrespective of their       25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like
       religion, color, race, sex, language, status, property,           members of one family, brothers and sisters unto one an-
       birth, profession/job and so on [17/70]                           other [49/10]
   2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or de-      26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others [49/11]
       ception [33/70]                                               27. Do not defame others [49/11]
   3. Choose best words to speak and say them in the best pos-       28. Do not insult others by nicknames [49/11]
       sible way [17/53, 2/83]                                       29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guess-
   4. Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low.               work might deplete your communal energy [49/12]
       [31/19]                                                       30. Spy not upon one another [49/12]
   5. Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful          31. Do not backbite one another [49/12]
       and ostentatious [22/30]                                      32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and bless-
   6. Do not confound truth with falsehood [2/42]                        ings for safety. One who conveys to you a message of
   7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart [3/167]                  safety and security and also when a courteous greeting is
   8. Speak in a civilized manner in a language that is recog-           offered to you, meet it with a greeting still more courte-
       nized by the society and is commonly used [4/5]                   ous or (at least) of equal courtesy [4/86]
   9. When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a    33. When you enter your own home or the home of some-
       relative [6/152]                                                  body else, compliment the inmates [24/61]
   10. Do not be a bragging boaster [31/18] Do not talk, listen      34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have
       or do anything vain [23/3, 28/55]                                 sought permission; and then greet the inmates and wish
   11. Do not participate in any paltry. If you pass near a futile       them a life of blessing, purity and pleasure [24/27]
       play, then pass by with dignity [25/72]                       35. Treat kindly: Your parents; Relatives; The orphans; And
   12. Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether               those who have been left alone in the society [4/36]
       surreptitious or overt [6/151]                                36. Take care of : The needy, The disabled, Those whose
   13. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then           hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs;
       correct yourself expeditiously [3/134]                            And those whose businesses have stalled ; And those
   14. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people [31/18]            who have lost their jobs.[ 4/36]
   15. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit [17/37, 31/18]          37. Treat kindly your related neighbors, and unrelated
   16. Be moderate in thy pace [31/19]                                   neighbors; Companions by your side in public gather-
   17. Walk with humility and sedateness [25/63]                         ings, or public transportation. [4/36]
   18. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers         38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of
       and salacious stares [24/30-31, 40/19]                            the street, and the one who reaches you in a destitute
   19. If you do not have complete knowledge about anything,             condition [4/36]
       it is better to keep silent. You might think that speaking    39. Be nice to people who work under your care. [4/36]
       about something without full knowledge is a trivial mat-      40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict
       ter. But it might have grave consequences [24/15-16]              them with reminders of your generosity [2/262]
   20. When you hear something malicious about someone,              41. Do not expect a return for your good behavior, not even
       keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full         thanks [76/9]
       knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent          42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not
       until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evi-         cooperate with others in evil and bad matters [5/2]
       dence [24/12-13]                                              43. Do no try to impress people on account of self-
   21. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone           proclaimed virtues [53/32]
       in ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did            44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your
       [49/6]                                                            own ways first. Actions speak louder than words. You
   22. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have           must first practice good deeds yourself, then preach
       no direct knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception          [2/44]
       and conception) you must verify it for yourself. In the       45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to
       Court of your Lord, you will be held accountable for              correct others] [66/6]
       your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning [17/36]
                                                                                                                 (Continued on page 8)

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                                  Community grieves over the loss of
                        Mohammad Khurshid Hussain, one of its most active members.
   Br. Mohammad Khurshid Hussain,                 and the high spirit of volunteerism -     troit Police Department, as a criminal
   mostly known as Khurshid Bhai to all           sacrificing time, energy and re-          investigation chemist, he was more
   older members of the community and             sources. He was President of MCWS         occupied and worked longer hours,
   as Khurshid Uncle to the second gen-           for many years in the formative           than pre-retirement life, for school,
   eration, departed this temporary               stages of the community. Very soon,       community and other social causes.
   abode for the permanent life of the            weekly programs were getting organ-       He also took up traveling to keep him-
   hereafter.                                     ized outside the home circles; Bryant     self well rounded until his last trip to
            Br. Khurshid, was on an               School in Livonia became the focus of     explore possible retirement home in
   eight week tour of Pakistan, India and         the small community for Friday eve-       his place of birth, i.e., Hydrabad, and
   Sri Lanka beginning middle of July,            ning Tafseer session and classes for      in the process found the everlasting
   2004 and planned to get back to his            the children.                             home in the heavens!
   home town of Wayne on September                          Br. Khurshid was an active                The community owes him a
   11, 2004 - in time to get things mov-          member of MCWS and a Trustee of           gratitude for his services and it will
   ing for Ramadan. He was in Hydra-              the Crescent Academy. He devoted          befit the community to honor his de-
   bad, India, on Sunday, August 29,              immense energy and time in serving        parted soul by bridging the differ-
   2004 at 8:30 AM (local time) napping           MCWS and MEC. So much so, any-            ences among the various community
   after Fajr prayer when Divine destiny          one needed anything done the first        segments and focus on making the
   was bestowed to him to meet Allah              person to be called would be him. He      community an ideal one serving the
   Subhanahu wa Taâla.                            was there for MCWS dinners, for           needs of the future Muslim genera-
            Br. Khurshid arrived in Detroit       school dinners, for seminars, and he      tions.
   area in 1977 from Youngstown, Ohio             was there in Ramadan and Qiyamul-                   Br. Khurshid last rite of
   with his wife Nazir and two very               Lail. One would see him setting up        Salatul Janazah and burial were per-
   young children - Mubashir, son and             the speaker system, helping in the        formed after Salatul-Aâsr in Hydera-
   Nishat, daughter. In those years a few         kitchen, bringing catered food to the     bad on August 31, 2004. May God
   brothers used to rotate for family pot-        party halls or wedding banquets, and      Almighty shower the departed soul
   luck dinners at their homes and con-           on and on. A person dedicated, com-       with greatest mercy, choicest bless-
   duct study sessions for themselves             mitted and always willing to sacrifice    ings, forgive his shortcomings, award
   and their children. This was a pre-            whatever he could with full zeal for      the highest rank in paradise, and pro-
   cursor to what today we know as                the good and betterment of the com-       vide succor and Sabr to his surviving
   Muslim Community of Western Sub-               munity and in doing so touched the        wife, children, grand children, rela-
   urbs. Br. Khurshid jumped right into           life of everyone who knew him.            tives and friends. Aameen!
   the group with his organizational skills                 After his retirement from De-

    (Continued from page 6) QURANIC WAY OF LIFE                            may cause inconvenience to the host [33/53]
    46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a            54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation [7/31]
        bad deed out of ignorance, and then repents and amends         55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly [17/26]
        [6/54, 3/134]                                                  56. Fulfill your promises and commitments [17/34]
    47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent       57. Keep yourself clean, pure [9/108, 4/43, 5/6]
        emotions to creative energy, and become a source of            58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with ex-
        tranquility and comfort to people [3/134]                          quisite character from inside out [7/26]
    48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and            59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavor [29/17, 2/188]
        beautiful exhortation. Reason with them most decently          60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others un-
        [16/125]                                                           justly, nor bribe the officials or the judges to deprive oth-
    49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any impor-               ers of their possessions [2/188]
        tance to the Divine code and have adopted and consider
        it as mere play and amusement [6/70]                                 Is there any other better life on earth than this?
    50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law
        unless they engage in some other conversation [4/140]
    51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]
    52. In your collective life, make rooms for others [58/11]
    53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not
        arrive too early to wait for the preparation of meal or lin-
        ger after eating to engage in bootless babble. Such things

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          MCWS Program Committees
    Masjid Operation
                                                        MCWS Programs and Activities
    M. Saleem Qureshi        (734)397-7139
                                                                         Sheikh Ali’ Suleiman Ali’ s Schedule
    Finance                                        Salah: Three to four salawat daily except Tuesdays.
    Jabir Baig               (248)960-0921         Counseling
    Education                                      Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: Councelling & Fatwa Asr to ‘Isha
    Shaheen Masood           (734)397-3845         Note: Based on need, counseling can be provided on any day between 10
    Programs & Activities                          AM - 10 PM. Appointment is preferred.
    Sajid Siddique        (734)420-3647            Programs & Teaching Activities
                                                   Thursdays:           Quranic meaning & studies (Sisters only) 7:00-8:15 pm
    Dinners & Community Picnics
    Ihtesham Shahid    (734)397-5566               Friday:              Lecture               Magrib to Isha
                                                   Sunday:              Young Adult Class     10:45 to 11:50
    Social Welfare                                                      Arabic for Adult      12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
    Shaheen Masood           (734)397-3845
                                                   Phone:               (734) 398-6804 (Home), (313) 366-6800 (Work)
    Sh. Ali Sulaiman Ali     (734)398-6804           A Young Family in need of                      of this story have been a constant moral sup-
    Membership and Check-o-Matic                        financial assistance                        port to the girls and their mother but also rec-
    Ihtesham Shahid    (734)397-5566              Sarah Siddiqui,,               ognize that this family is in need of financial
    Gift Certificate                                          734-657-9932
                                                                                                    assistance. They have incurred some burde n-
    M. Saleem Qureshi        (734)397-7139       A little over one month ago, a young South
                                                                                                    ing expenses, including rent, utilities, lack of
    News Letter & Communication                  Asian Muslim family experienced a life alter-
                                                                                                    any means of transportation, and other such
    Mohammad Usman     (248)347-6681             ing experience. They were traveling from
                                                                                                    miscellaneous items. They have been pretty
    Sisters Interface                            Chicago to Toronto, and had a tragic accident
                                                                                                    isolated from their own community as they
    Shaheen Masood           (734)397-3845       near Jackson MI. They were merging off a
                                                                                                    do not really know anyone. They have al-
    YMFA and Young Adults                        ramp and their car lost control into on-
    Yusuf Hai         (734)678-3657                                                                 ready been struggling financially, and the
                                                 coming traffic and eventually landed in a
                                                                                                    only income they generate is from the two
    Community Outreach                           near-by ditch. The car flipped three times.
    Yusuf Hai          (734)678-3657                                                                daughters (19 & 20) working jobs at local
                                                 The two young girls, seated in the front wear-
    Dawah                                                                                           grocery stores. On behalf of a few of us, we
                                                 ing seatbelts survived with minor injuries.
    Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali     (734)398-6804                                                          appeal to you, the community, to support this
                                                 Their poor mother however was not so lucky.
    Joint Secretariat                                                                               endeavor in fund raising for this family. A
                                                 Upon impact she flew out the windshield, and
    Sayeed Siddique          (248)553-7782                                                          savings\trust account has been established for
                                                 her injuries were severe, resulting in major
    MCWS / MEC Contract                                                                             them in order that we may collect funds. It is
                                                 spinal and brain injuries (in the C6-C7 cervi-
    Sajid Siddique   (734)420-3647                                                                  a heartfelt story that requires community in-
                                                 cal spine and a right scapula fracture), paraly-
    Facility                                                                                        volvement that we cannot ignore, nor turn
                                                 sis and a comatose state. The mother has
    M. Mashood Rabbaig (734)981-6004                                                                away blindly from. It is an unfortunate cir-
                                                 since undergone major spinal fusion surgery
    Constitution                                                                                    cumstance that one never wants to experi-
                                                 and has recently been transferred from the
    Hameed Balbale           (734)4591760                                                           ence. Unfortunately, this family is experienc-
                                                 ICU into a regular room. Her state is improv-
                                                                                                    ing a rough period right now, and there is
    Moon Sighting                                ing. However, she will never be back to her
    Sajid Siddique           (734)420-3647                                                          much we can do to help, individually and
                                                 original healthy state. Meanwhile, the two
                                                                                                    jointly. Please support us, and donate gener-
                                                 young daughters have undergone much stress
                                                 and anxiety as well as time away from work
                 Recreational                                                                       Please make check payable to: The Shah Family,
                                                 while worrying over this unfortunate situa-        and address the checks to, or drop by:
    Brothers plays volleyball on Tuesday and     tion. This young family who only moved          University Bank
     Thursday after Isha prayer and Sunday       here from Pakistan a few years ago, have no     C/o Sarah Siddiqui (Islamic Banking Division
                                                                                                 959 Maiden Lane, Ann Arbor, MI,48105
    after Magrib prayer but this schedule var-   father figure and no living family presently in (The Bank is across the street from the Uni-
     ies between winter and summer. Please
                                                 the United States. They are all alone. A few versity Hospital, between Fuller and Plymouth
      contact Br. Mashood (734) 981-6004.                                                        Roads )
                                                 young girls from the community who learned

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          Please send Community News and activities to

                   Birth Congratulations
                       Congratulations to                                 Nadia Yusuf — Zafar Shamoon
              Sr. Amna Anwar & Br. Aftab Anwar
                  on the birth of their daughter                               Congratulations on your
                          Seher Anwar                                          Nikkah (kitab)Ceremony
         We extend heartiest congratulations to Br.                   Nadia is a currently a Med student at Michigan
              Zubair Ahmad, Sr. Qaisra Zubair,                         State University and Zafar is in his residency
        Sr. Rabia Mallick, Sr. Nasira Ahsan for being                                    program.
                  grand parents first time.                                  We also extend our congratulations to
                                                                          Br. Muhammad Yusuf and Sr. Suhaila of
                                                                                     Okemos, MI, and
      May Allah SWT make Seher joy for her parents and blessing
                                                                      Br. Allah Shamoon and Sr. Ulfat of Novi, MI on
                    for the Ummah. Ameen!
                                                                                   this blissful occasion.

                                                                               Fahim Gill — Mehvash
                      Congratulations to
                                                                      Congratulation to you on your wedding.
                 Farhan Farooqi—Fatima Ahmad
                                                                      We also extend congratulation to the parents of
      Br. Masood and Sr. Rafat Farooqi announce the engage-             Fahim, Br. Mohammad Gill & Mrs. Gill
            ment of their son Farhan to Fatima Ahmad .
       Farhan graduated this year from University of Michi-
           gan, Dearborn with a BS in Computer science.
                                                                        Imran Ahmad — Syeda Farah Naz
                 Arshad Hussain—Nasreen Sultana
         Roshan Zahid Hussain and Sr. Razia announce the               Congratulation to both of you on your
            engagement of their son Arshad to Nasreen.                               wedding.
       Arshad graduated with an MPH degree from University
            of New Orleans, and he is working full time.
                                                                        We also extend congratulation to the parents
         We congratulate Br. Zahid and Sr. Razia on the en-              Br. Siraj Ahmad and Sr. Farhat Ahmad
               gagement occasion of their beloved son
                                                                       May Allah (SwT) brings happiness and joy
       May Allah SWT bring the families of newly engaged closer and
                     brings happiness in their lives                     in the lives of the newly weds, Ameen!

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                                                          MCWS ISLAMIC SCHOOL
                                                       40440 PALMER ROAD, CANTON, MI 48188
                                                 FREE ADULT CLASSES, (No Registration
    Subject                                       Instructor                              Location                          Day                     Time

    Tafseer-al-Qur’an                     Sheikh Ali Sulaiman                            Portable                       Sundays              1:00–2:00 pm
    for Brothers                                                                         (Rm 3B)
    Tafseer-al-Qur’an                     Sheikh Ali Sulaiman                        Sister’s Masjid                  Thursdays              7:00–8:00 pm
    for Sisters
    Tajweed & Tafseer                   Br. Mustafa Alayyoubi                         Men’s Masjid                     Saturdays            After Fajr
    for Brothers
    Tajweed for Broth-                  Br. Mustafa Alayyoubi                         Men’s Masjid                     Sunday s                 After Fajr
    Tajweed for Sisters                   Sr. Shaheen Masood                         Sister’s Masjid                  Thursdays             8:00-9:00 pm
    Tajweed for Sisters                   Sr. Muneerah Curtis                        Sister’s Masjid                  Thursday s             8:00-9:00 pm
         MCWS Sisters Quranic Classes
        Location: Canton Masjid, 40440 Palmer Rd                                                   Official Announcement
     Thursdays:                                                                                    From MCWS Shura Election Committee
     Quranic Reading with Tajweed                                                                         MCWS ELECTION 2004
     7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
     Sister's Tafseer Class                                                                    Shura Election for the four outgoing members
     8:00 pm — 9:00 pm                                                                          will be held during upcoming months. A de-
                                                                                                tail schedule will be published in next news-
     Tuesdays & Thursdays,                                                                     letter. This information will also be posted on
     11:00 am – 1:00 pm (In Urdu)                                                                          the bulletin board soon.
     Sr. Shazia (248)349-0415
                          Admission Free                                                                 For any question, please contact:
                                                                                                         Hamid Balbale at 734-4591760
                    Nominal fee for Childcare only
                                                                                                        or e-mail ‘hbalbale@comcast,net.’
                                                                                                People who became members before October
                                                                                               1, 2004 are eligible to vote. A membership list
    MONDAY EVENING PROGRAMS,                                                                   will be posted on the bulletin board. Members
    Exclusively for Sister's                                                                    are requested to verify particulars on the list.
    Gym & Sisters' Masjid Area, 40440 Palmer Road, Canton
                                                                                                      For any correction, please contact
    7:00-8:00 Exercises with Qualified Female Instructor,
    8:00-9:00 Practice Qira’tul-Qur’an with Tajweed                                                  Br. Ihteshan Shaid at (734) 397-5566.
    Admission Free , Childcare (Time-Share)

                                   MCWS Monthly Dinners (3rd Saturday of every month)
   MCWS has a monthly fund raising dinner on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The purpose of the dinner is to give everyone an opportunity to meet and socialize
   with other Muslims in the community and to make new friends with those who have moved into the area recently. The sponsors cover the cost of the food. All
   contributions collected at the dinner are tax-deductible donations to MCWS. Please consider sponsoring a dinner.
              Please avoid scheduling personal parties or other special events on the 3rd Saturday so that everyone can attend the dinners. For further information,
   please contact: Br. Sajid Siddique (734) 420-3647

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                                    The Unity Center                                                     Tawheed Center I
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           1830 W. Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302, Ph. 248-857-9200                              Farmington Hills, MI 48336
                                                                    UNITY CENTER                            (248) 426-7360
   Unity Center Monthly Family Pot                                                            
   Luck Dinners.                                               First annual World Bazaar
   First Friday of every month, $10.00 per family                 October 2nd and 3rd            Weekend Islamic School
   will cover the cost for the pop, salad, & dessert.              11:00 am to 6:00 Pm                  Boys & Girls (Ages 5 & above)
   Bring a main course dish to share.                     The Unity Center is having their first        Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
   Islamic Learning                                       annual World Bazaar which will fea-
   • Friday Nights at Unity Center: The lecture           ture many high quality artists & ve n- Salat-ul-’juma (Two prayers)
         will be from 8:30-9:30 pm and is free for Unity    dors of authentic products such as          1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
         Center members and guests                          rugs, furniture, clothing, perfume,
                                                                                                 Islamic Learning
   •     Tafseer Classes (in Arabic) on Sundays and          books, art work, and much much
         Thursdays from 6:30 pm till Isha.                                 more.                   • Friday Halqa, Weekly Halqa on
   •     Hadith Classes (in English) on Tuesdays from        For more information or If inter-        Friday after Isha, 8:00 pm
         6:30 till Isha                                    ested in becoming a vendor, please      • Hadeeth Lesson after Maghrib
   •     Tajwe ed Halaqah after Fajr on Sundays and                       contact                     salat everyday
         Wednesdays                                        Mimo Debryn at (248) 396-4602 or        • Quran Tajweed Class for Sisters:
   •     Tuesday Women’s Class 12:30pm to 2pm                            Wed, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
         with tajweed , tafseer, seerah and Islamic his-
                                                                                                   • Quran Meaning & Tafseer for
         tory. Parenting and marital issues, environ-
         mental and health topics are also covered.                                                   Sisters: Thurs, 1:00pm – 2:30 pm
         Class is free. Baby sitting is provided for a fee                                           •    Quran Teaching by Hafiz Rehan-
   •     Dar Al-Salam Saturday School In Arabic and Recreations                                           ud-din, for Boys and Girls: Tues &
         contains language, Quran, and Islamic Studies                                                    Wed: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
         classes. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please contact      Girl’s Group for ages 12 to 15.
         Sr. Widad Slah .                                  Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Con-       •    Islamic Quiz & Speech Competi-
                                                          tact Mina Khan.                                 tions for Boys and Girls: Last Sat-
   Unity Center Ladies Charity Group.
   Dedicated to ongoing charity projects for wo r-                                                        urday of every Month, 5:30 pm
                                                          Ladies Badminton Club meets
   thy organization or programs within the area           Monday, Wednesday, and Friday            Community Monthly Dinner
   and/or throughout the world.                           9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Gym. $ 2 fee.   Last Saturday of Every Month, 7:30 pm.
      Muslim Community Association Of Ann Arbor & Vicinity                                           Indoor Soccer for Boys, Girls and
               2301 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105                                                Adults @ SOCCER ZONE (Novi):
                         Phone: (734)665-6772                                                        Starts December 1st, 2003. For sched-
   Jumma Prayers 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM and from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM                                    ule and enrollment, contact Br. Imran
                                                                                                     Hafeez (248-476-1673)
              Activity                                  Day                 Topic/Time               Youth activities by FAYM @ Masjid:
 Halaqa for sisters (in Arabic)                     Sunday                      12:30 PM             First & Third Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
                                                                                                     For more information, contact Sohail
 MCA Quran Classes                    Thurs, Saturday, Sunday                  Time varies           Khan (248-474-2853) or write to
 Sisters' Halaqa                                    Friday                      6:30 PM
 Quran Halaqa for Community                         Friday                   After Maghrib
                                                                                                         Islamic Association of
 Quran Classes with Dr. Naji                        Friday                      8:00 PM
                                                                                                             Greater Detroit
 A2 Youth Halaqua for Sisters                      Saturday                     1:30 PM            Address: 865 W. Auburn Road,
                                                                                                   Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Tele-
          MCA week-end School starts on 8/29                                                       Phone: (248) 852-5657,
                                                                                                              Friday Prayers:
 Subject: The MCA week-end school , Start date: Sunday August 29th ,
                                                                                                          1st: 1:45 PM, 2nd: 3:30 PM
 Time: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM , Ages: 5 and up , Fees: $ 40 per month,
 Subject: Arabic, Qura'an, Islamic Studies and indoor outdoor activities                           IAGD Semi-Annual Fundraising
 The weekend school is also looking for qualified teachers and administrators                            Dinner, October 2
 For more information please contact
 Kamal Aggour at 734-395-9892 or

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      ZAYTUNA DISTANCE                                              DETROIT AREA PRAYER TIMINGS
      LEARNING PROGRAM                                                                November, 2004
           The Zaytuna Distance Learning Program
                                                       Date          Fajr      Sunrise        Zuhr          'Asr      Maghrib      'Ishaa
     is a new program designed to enable com-
     munities and students outside the San
                                                      1             5:48A     7:07A         12:22P        3:08P        5:30P      6:46P
     Francisco Bay Area to participate and
     benefit from the courses offered at Zay-
                                                      5             5:53A     7:12A         12:22P        3:04P        5:25P      6:42P
     tuna Institute through use of the latest
     internet technology. Participants in the
                                                      10            5:58A     7:18A         12:23P        3:00P        5:20P      6:37P
     program from around the world can re-
     ceive a video broadcast of selected Zay-
                                                      15            6:04A     7:25A         12:24P        2:56P        5:15P      6:33P
     tuna classes through the internet. Classes
     are broadcasted via internet stream at
                                                      20            6:09A     7:31A         12:25P        2:53P        5:11P      6:30P
     specified times. The features of the pro-
     gram also allow students to ask questions
                                                      25            6:14A     7:37A         12:26P        2:50P        5:08P      6:27P
     of the teacher during live classes and fol-
     low along with texts provided. For more          30            6:19A     7:42A         12:28P        2:49P        5:06P      6:26P
     info please visit
     (The program is currently in its Beta/                                 Iqama Times at Canton Masjid
     testing phase, and we look forward to
     launching the full version soon.)                                                November, 2004

      (Continued from page 2) Tax
                            Awareness for
                                                             Jumma’ Prayer: 1st 12:40 pm & 2nd 1:40 pm
      Charitable Contributions                            DAY          FAJR       ZUHR           ASR          MAGHRIB            ISHA
      acknowledgment from the qualified or-                1-5        6:10 A       2:00 P        4:00 P            5:35 P        8:00 P
      ganization. You must obtain the written
      acknowledgement by the date you file                6 - 10      6:15 A       2:00 P        4:00 P            5:25 P        8:00 P
      your tax return, or the due date of the re-
                                                          11 - 15     6:20 A       2:00 P        3:45 P            5:20 P        8:00 P
      turn, whichever is earlier. A person do-
      nating property valued at more than                 16 - 20     6:20 A       2:00 P        3:45 P            5:15 P        8:00 P
      $5,000 must obtain a qualified written
      appraisal.                                          21 - 25     6:25 A       2:00 P        3:45 P            5:15 P        8:00 P
               You cannot deduct your contri-
      butions to an individual, non-qualified             26 - 30     6:30 A       2:00 P        3:45 P            5:15 P        8:00 P
      organization, benefits received portion of
      your contribution. Please note that non-      Record keeping requirements for each         break and satisfaction in this life and
      qualified includes many foreign charita-      cash-contribution below $250 is different    good deed accumulated for the Day of
      ble organizations. You cannot deduct the      from each cash-contribution for $250 or      Judgment.
      value of your time or services, personal      more. This includes canceled checks, re-                Disclaimer: The information
      expenses, appraisal fees or contributions     ceipts from charity, and other reliable      contained herein is highlights in nature
      to specific individuals, among other          written records. In addition to above for    and is not meant to cover your specific
      things.                                       the cash-contributions of $250 or more       tax situation. Also the primary focus
               You may generally take charita-      you need written acknowledgement from        above is for individual taxes and not for
      ble contribution deductions up to 50% of      the charity as per prescribed criteria.      businesses. Charity by Business needs
      your adjusted gross income, but 20% and                 Record keeping requirements for    different criteria depending on the type of
      30% limitations apply in some cases.          each noncash-contribution has four           entity. It is not meant as a direct tax ad-
               You must keep records to prove       thresholds. These are less than $250,        vice. Please consult your tax professional
      the amount of the cash and noncash con-       $250 to $500, over $500 to $5000, and        as to exactly how this information applies
      tributions you make during the year. The      over $5000. The requirements for each        to your situation.
      kind of records you must keep depends         threshold are different.                     By: Arshad M. Khawaja email:
      on the amount of contribution and                                                
      whether it is cash or noncash.                Donations made with good intention are
                                                    rewarding in both worlds; a nice tax

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                  DETROIT AREA PRAYER TIMINGS                                                                   October 2004
                                       October, 2004                                                       Sha’ban / Ramadan 1425
     Date          Fajr      Sunrise        Zuhr              'Asr       Maghrib      'Ishaa      SU        M       T     W       T       F         S
                                                                                                      31                                   1      2
    1             6:14A     7:31A         1:28 P            4:45 P     7:18 P        8:32 P           16                                  16      17
    6             6:19A     7:36A         1:27 P            4:39 P     7:10 P        8:24 P           3       4      5      6      7       8      9
                                                                                                      18     19     20     21      22     23      24
    10            6:24A     7:41A         1:26 P            4:34 P     7:03 P        8:17 P
                                                                                                      10     11     12     13      14     15 16
                                                                                                      25     26     27     28      P      30 RM
    15            6:29A     7:47A         1:25 P            4:27 P     6:55 P        8:09 P
                                                                                                      17     18     19     20      21     22      23
    20            6:35A     7:52A         1:24 P            4:21 P     6:47 P        8:02 P           2       3      4      5      6       7      8

    25            6:41A     7:58A         1:23 P            4:15 P     6:40 P        7:55 P           24     25     26     27      28     29      30
                                                                                                      9      10     11     12       t     14      15
    31            5:47A     8:06A         1:22 P            4:09 P     6:32 P        7:47 P                    November 2004
                                                                                                             Ramadan / Shawwal
                          Iqama Times at Canton Masjid
                                                                                                  SU        M       T     W       T       F         S
                                       October, 2004                                                          1      2      3      4       5      6
                                                                                                             17     18     19      20     21      22
           Jumma’ Prayer: 1st 12:40 pm & 2nd 1:40 pm
                                                                                                      7       8      9     10      11     12      13
        DAY          FAJR       ZUHR               ASR           MAGHRIB            ISHA              23     24     25     LQ      27     28      29
         1-5        6:30 A       2:00 P            5:45 P            7:25 P         8:45 P
                                                                                                      14     15     16     17      18     19      20
        6 - 10      6:35 A       2:00 P            5:45 P            7:15 P         8:35 P            EF      2      3      4      5       6      7

        11 - 15     6:45 A       2:00 P            5:45 P            7:05 P          8:30P            21     22     23     24      25     26      27
                                                                                                      8       9     10     11      12     13      14
        16 - 20     6:50 A       2:00 P            5:15 P            7:00 P         8:20 P
                                                                                                      28     29     30
        21 - 25     6:55 A       2:00 P            5:15 P            6:50 P         8:15 P            15     16     17

        26 - 31     6:55 A       2:00 P            5:15 P            6:40 P         8:05 P        S         M       T     W       T       F         S

   Fajr Iqama time based on 50-minute minimum before sunrise where applicable.                 P= Partial Solar Eclipses, RM = Ramadan,
   Isha Iqama time based on ISNA, plus 7 – 10 minute minimum where applicable.                 t= Total Lunar Eclipses
                                                                                               LQ = Liala Tul Qadar, EF = Eid-ul Fitir

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