Bismillah Ir Rahman Nir Raheem The MAV Newsletter September 2011 A Publication of the Muslim Association of Virginia Dar AlNoor, 5404 Hoadly Road, Manassas, VA 20112 Telephone: (703) 580-0808 E-mail: Info@daralnoor.org Website: www.daralnoor.org PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN EXHIBITION of Islamic Art & Calligraphy FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 6 - 8 pm at At Dar Alnoor Islamic Community Center 5404 Hoadly Road, Manassas, Virginia 20112 Free and Open to All! Event Sponsored By: Greater Washington Muslim Council Muslim Association of Virginia Manassas Mosque O you who believe, men should not laugh at other men, for it may be they are better than them; and women should not laugh at other women, for they may perhaps be better than them. Do not slander one another, nor give one another nick-names. After believing, it is bad to give (another) a bad name. Those who do not repent behave wickedly. 49:11 Al-Quran - A Contemporary Translation by Ahmed Ali in D.C. Begins @ 1:30pm @ Washington Hebrew Congregation. 3935 Macomb Street NW Washington, DC 20016-3741 Some of the excellent guest speakers that are expected to attend are: Karen Armstrong, Arun Gandhi, Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Imam Mohamed Magid, Hamza Yusuf – invited, Bishop Barry Knestout For details: www.911UnityWalk.org. International Day of Prayer for Peace, September 24th from 4 - 6 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church 1400 G Street, Woodbridge, 22193 Imam Cemal Gumus will speak. Interfaith Prayer Service Saturday, September 10th 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. @ Dar alNoor Dar-al-Noor will be hosting an interfaith prayer service to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Joining us in prayer, insh'Allah, will be our neighbors from Covenant Presbyterian Church and Congregation Ner Shalom. We also expect attendance by elected and appointed officials from the Federal, State, and Local governments. We are expecting the second floor of our masjid to be full, so in order to secure a seat we are requiring anyone who wishes to attend to RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31. We would like to extend a special invitation to members of the Dar-al-Noor community who may have lost someone in the attacks or was a first responder on that day. Also, any members of our community who are currently first responders, members of the Armed Forces of the United States, or are in law enforcement are encourage to attend in uniform. We would like to acknowledge these members of our community, so please email email@example.com with your name and position in advance of the event. Islamic Academy of the Muslim Association of Virginia (IAMAV) will be having a Field Trip to GRAVES MOUNTAIN ON OCTOBER 2ND. Everyone is invited to this family event. There are beautiful views and country fresh air! Bring your own picnic baskets!! NO grills please. There will be FREE Pony rides! Free Hay rides! There is an orchard with a few different kinds of apples to pick for a per pound price. Please contact Taalibah Hassan at firstname.lastname@example.org . Jummah (Friday) Prayers Jummah Prayers are now offered in at the following locations: Dar al-Noor Potomac Hospital Wingate Rm 113/115 5404 Hoadly Road Worship Room 15 Salisbury Drive Manassas, VA 20112 2300 Opitz Boulevard Stafford, VA 22554 Tel. (703) 580-0808 Woodbridge, VA 22191 (540) 659-3600 1st Adhan- 12:30 PM Adhan- 1:30 PM Adhan- 1:30 PM 2nd Adhan- 1:45 PM Please do not park on any roads near the masjid. Although not illegal, our neighbors who live in the homes nearby have complained about this and we want to maintain a positive relationship and do not want to offend them. The Covenant Presbyterian Church next door at 5640 Hoadly Road has kindly offered their parking lot for our use during Jumma'ah prayers. Please do not remove any cones that may be placed in their parking lot to reserve spaces for their own members use. The Khateebs for each Jumma'ah location are usually listed at www.daralnoor.org . Click the Services Tab at the top of the Home page, hold the mouse arrow over Daily Prayers, then click on Friday Prayers. Dar AlNoor is open for the five daily prayers and from 11:30 AM until 15 minutes after Isha prayer. A schedule listing the times for our daily prayers is available from the Dar al-Noor website. For further information, contact Br. Rafi Ahmed at (571) 334-3011 or email@example.com. Islamic Classes at Dar al-Noor Islamic Community Center All classes listed below are family-oriented and free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity! For further information call (571) 220-2147. Sunday Fajr Prayers and Halaqa Every Sunday morning after Fajr prayers, Brothers and Sisters are invited to listen to a Halaqa in the Prayer Hall. Brothers and sisters usually share a pot-luck breakfast in the community room following the halaqa. It is a very companionable time and few of us will be able to come up with a good excuse for not attending at this time period! MAV would like to thank Br. M. Sheikh, who has so kindly and steadfastly hosted this breakfast for many years. May Allah , SWT, give him a great reward for his diligent efforts to encourage a strong brotherhood amongst Muslims. Sisters Halaqa Every Sunday between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Dr. Safiya Samman leads a Sisters Only Halaqa in her home. If you would like to attend and need directions to her house, please call 571-278-2483. Youth Qur'an Arabic (YOA) Class at Dar alNoor Community Hall every Sunday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tuition $45 per person. Classes have started! Register Today! This is a true beginners’ course for learning Qur’anic Arabic (no prior Arabic experience required) for ages 5 to 16 years of age. For more information, contact Imam Cemal Gumus at 703-580-0808, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sisters Qur’anic Recitation and Tajweed Classes Two sessions every Sunday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 to 1:30 p.m. for beginners and advanced students in the Dar Al Noor Community Room, Sr. Safiya Samman teaches a Qur’anic Arabic class for sisters only. A sister who works as an Arabic teacher is helping her with this endeavor. For more information, contact Dr. Safiya Samman at 571-278-2483 or at email@example.com. The Islamic Academy of the Muslim Association of Virginia (IAMAV) Islamic Weekend School As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu Muslim ummah, Below you will find this school year's calendar for Muslim Association of Virginia, Inc's IAMAV Sunday School. We hope you will join us this year and bring your children and youth to a FRESH, NEW year. fi imanillaah, akh Da'in Johnson Education Committee Chairman & Sunday School Principal Online registrations for IAMAV Sunday School is now available. Click here to register online for IAMAV Sunday School Fall Semester Registration (only) dates: Sunday, September 4, 2011 11:30 AM - 1 PM at Dar al Noor 2nd floor; Sunday, September 11, 2011 11 AM - 1:30 PM at Gar-Field High School 1st day of classes: Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM LATE registration: Sunday, September 18th, 25th 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (at Gar-Field High School) FEE: Just $15 per Sunday per student for 18 Sundays at 3 hours per day for the Fall semester ($270). That amounts to a mere $5 cost per hour per Sunday. COMMITTED Teachers and Administrative Team DEDICATED to provideing a sound Islamic Education foundation. Students study Qur'an recitation, memorization and meaning; Arabic language learning and Islamic Morals, Beliefs and History (Islamic Studies) Newly revised and improved Qur'an and arabic curriculum Simple On-line registration: $25 discount/rebate for each registered family you refer - must be done in person, not on-line if you refer a family. Reduced rates for large families 3 or more students. Click here to visit IAMAV Sunday School's Website Click here to see the IAMAV Sunday School's 2011/2012 Calendar For more information, please contact: Br. Khaled Idris at (703) 863-4827 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Please donate generously for our new parking lot and entrance road either in the Donation Box at the Masjid or at www.Daralnoor.org! We are in great need of funds for this project! Thank you and may Allah, Suhanna wa Ta'ala accept your deeds and give you a great reward! MAV thanks all those volunteers who so generously gave of their time to provide food and clean-up for Suhoor and Iftar this Ramadan. Your thoughtful efforts are greatly appreciated by our community! SISTERS TEA in the Community Room @ Dar alNoor The Sister’s Teas are on the third Saturday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. The listed Hostess for each month supplies the tea and paper products. Each sister brings a snack to share. Please email Sr. Ruksana Ameen, the Tea coordinator if you would like to ‘host’ a tea: email@example.com Iftar Recipe Suggestion Below is an Iftar suggestion given to me Sr. Kahkashan Ansari I apologize to her and all of you for not posting a Ramadan Newsletter this year, but I have been very busy this past two months in my personal life and decided on an Eid/September Newsletter. Maybe you all will enjoy her recipe when making up any fasts you may have missed! Salams and Ramadan Mubarak. This is our Holy Month of Worship, but we also do most of our eating this month. All the diets are thrown out of the window. I have a suggestion for an easy tasty iftar item that can be made without any fuss and adults and kids love it. Get a bag of frozen Texas Fries (Ore Ida). Bake them or fry them according your taste. Spread some Chat masala while they are hot if you like them spicy. Dip in your favorite chutney and Thank Allah for the great gifts He has given you. Happy Eating Sr. Kahkashan Ansari Muslim Youth Muslim Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) The league includes teams from 4 area masjids: Dar alNoor, ADAMS, Dar Al-Hijrah and Mustafa Center. The first game was held on April 9, 2011, Insha'Allah. The league is made up of 3 age ranges: 12 to 14 yrs. (10 -11 can participate if they are very good), 14 to 18yrs. and 18 yrs to adult. If you are interested in participating, begin to regularly attend MAV's Fitness Class and contact Br. Zahid at 703-398-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth Halaqa Every Other Monday, after Maghrib Prayers The youth Halaqahs will be conducted every other week and tomorrow will be the first of these. The youth themselves will be doing a short 15 to 20 minute presentation on a topic of their choice or a given topic. This will encourage our youth to utilize and improve their reseaching and presentation skills insha'Allah and help them in their development of becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Weekly Saturday Youth Halaqa Brothers and Sisters after Maghrib Prayers based on the Sunnah of the Prophet, pbuh by Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hanooti ACTS Homeless Shelter MAV Youth will feed the homeless at ACTS homeless shelter on the 4th Friday of each month. Your help is needed by donating your time, food, or money. If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, please contact Br. Zahid Khan at 703-398-3990 or email@example.com. Sisters Youth Girls Soccer Practice regularly at Penn Elementary The team is being coached by Sister Rawan Al-Halali :). So far we have 9 girls registered and we need to 2 more girls over the age of 12 inshAllah. If you have any family or friends that would like to join please let me know ASAP! If you have any questions please contact Nermeen Fahmy at firstname.lastname@example.org. To keep updated on MAV Youth Activities, it is VERY IMPORTANT to join the group “MAV Youth” on Facebook! This is how the Youth are communicating and there are numerous activities going on every week! If you do not have a computer, all of the Prince William Public Libraries have free computer/Internet access with a free library card. For more information about MAV Youth Brothers and Sisters, please contact Br. Zahid Khan at 703-398-3990 or email@example.com or Nermeen Fahmy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brownie/Junior Troop #2341 Our Girls Scout troop is currently running as a multi-level troop. They are in search of general volunteers and if anyone has any special talents, such as sewing, baking, scrapbooking, etc., the troop would appreciate your coming in to teach them how to do these activities. It does not have to be a long term commitment, sometimes visiting one meeting will be enough to help them earn their badge. Troop #2341 meets in the mosque on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, except for holidays. The timing is 6:00 pm -7:30pm. Contact information to join in Girl Scouts is as follows- Juniors (4-5 grade) : Sister Asma Shuaib, phone # 703-878-7308 : Sister Fatema Islam, phone # 703-738-4419 Brownies(3-4grade) : Sister Amina Mansoor, phone #703-590-1094 : Sister Fatema Islam, phone # 703-738-4419 Adopt-A-Highway Please join the Masjid for our next clean up on 11TH SEPTEMBER 2011 at 7:00 AM Itinerary for this event - 07:00 AM: Meeting and signup at Dar Alnoor Conference Room 07:15 AM: Safety briefing (mandatory) 07:30 AM: Leave Dar Alnoor for cleaning site (carpool as much as we can) 07:45 AM: Start cleaning 11:00 AM: Return to Dar Alnoor; stop by at the Frosty Moose for Ice-cream Participants must be at least 10 years of age. There are some ground rules that every attendee must adhere to, without exception. They include, but not limited to - Before each clean-up o Participate in the safety briefing o Sign to acknowledge receiving safety training During each clean-up o Wear shoes without any open toe or hill o Wear hand gloves Please note that the pickup location on Prince William Parkway, southbound between Davis Ford Road & Winding Brook Road. We will car-pool from Dar Alnoor. Please be prepared to share ride with others. Congratulations and Duas for Our MAV Community Mubarak! If you have a marriage, birth, graduation, promotion or other special occasion that you would like to share with the Ummah, or if you would like to make a request for duas, please send pertinant information to Sr. Carole Ahmed (703) 730-8724 or e-mail email@example.com. Free Community Health & Fitness Training Series 2010 Held at the Daralnoor and led by Br. Mishu Rahman, a certified, professional, personal trainer Group classes including yoga, kickboxing, boot camp, and more... Tips to improving your daily diet and living a healthier lifestyle Stress management techniques Body fat testing and customized program to reach your goals Come join us! Yoga/stretching: Wednesdays 7 PM - 8 PM Cardio/yoga/boot camp: Saturdays 10 AM -11 AM For further details contact: Br. Zahid at 703 398 3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) Mission Statement The mission of the Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) is to establish and maintain a vibrant community based on the Qur'an and Sunnah that is pleasing to Allah, through programs that support the religious, social and educational advancement of the Muslims we serve. It also includes establishing and strengthening relationships with other Muslim and non-Muslim organizations that share our values. Belief Statement • We believe in Allah, His Angels, His Prophets, Muhammad (pbuh) is His last Messenger, His Books and the Day of Judgement. • The Masjid is the center of spiritual and community life. • Providing facilities, services and activities to facilitate the spiritual advancement of the Muslim community is the chief priority of the Muslim Association of Virginia. • Muslim community life flourishes when the religious, educational, cultural and social needs of individuals are met. • Each believer is a valued individual whose services add to the rich diversity of our community. • The umbrella of social services keeps families together by providing activities for youth, elderly and assisting the needy. • The Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) is a vehicle to influence the lives of Muslims and "grow" Islam in Virginia through involvement with other Faith groups and organizations. • The Believers, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Imam share in the responsibility of nourishing the deen and establishing brotherhood in the community. • Our love for Allah is the driving force behind MAV's commitment to serving the community. If you would like to be notified of the latest events and activities of MAV, I strongly advise you to join the MAV Ummah list-serv. You can sign up to join the Ummah list-serv and receive important e-mail announcements by going to the www. DaralNoor.org website, enter your e-mail address in the bar in the upper right hand corner and clicking the "subscribe" button. Please donate generously to the Muslim Association of VA/Dar alNoor - it's your Masjid! Board of Directors Chairperson: Yaqub Zargarpur 703-973-5235 email@example.com President: Mohammad Mehboob 571-220-2147 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice-President: Rafi Uddin Ahmed 571-334-3011 email@example.com Secretary: Da'in Johnson 703-615-9394 firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Ehsan Islam 571-226-6123 email@example.com Member: Mohammad Aslam firstname.lastname@example.org Member/Imam Selection: Dr. Rashida K. Rahman 571-264-8438 email@example.com Member/Newsletter: Carole W. Ahmed 703-730-8724 firstname.lastname@example.org Member: Safdar Chaudhry 703-867-8295 email@example.com Executive Committee Construction: Safdar Chaudhry 703-867-8295 firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Da'in Johnson/Khaled Idris 703-615-9394 email@example.com Facility Management: Qassim Zargarpur 703-314-7322 firstname.lastname@example.org Functions &Seminars: Rahmat Ullah 703-615-9660 email@example.com Fundraising: Raheela Fazal firstname.lastname@example.org Health and Fitness: Zahid Khan 703-398-3990 email@example.com Interfaith: Taalibah Hassan 703-717-3086 firstname.lastname@example.org IT and Publications: Mirza Baig 571-236-8803 email@example.com Membership: Asad Chaudhry 703-863-6833 firstname.lastname@example.org Religious Affairs: Cemal Gumus 703-580-0808 email@example.com Security: Ahmad Ibne Ameen 703-919-0172 firstname.lastname@example.org Sisters Affairs: Dr. Safiya Samman 571-278-2483 email@example.com Social Welfare: Mohammad Ansari firstname.lastname@example.org Youth Brothers: Zahid Khan 703-398-3990 email@example.com Youth Sisters: Nermeen Fahmy firstname.lastname@example.org MAV is always looking for volunteers and people with new ideas that are in alliance with MAV's Mission and Belief Statements who are willing to do what it takes to implement their plans. If you are interested in volunteering to help us further our organization and improve the lives of our Ummah and the greater community at-large, please contact the chairperson listed above, who you think is most likely to be responsible for your area of interest.
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