Weekly Class: Tafseer Surah Luqman
Islamic Center at New York University
371 6th Avenue, Basement Level of St. Joseph’s Church
New York, NY
Tafseer Surah Luqman
Class Dates: February 15th, 2011 – May 3rd, 2011
Timings: Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Class Description: Surah Luqman is the 31st chapter of the Qur’an. Within it are an array of topics ranging from prayer to parents and the story of Luqman, peace be upon him. This 5 course will offer deep insight and commentary on this important chapter of the Qur’an. Students will also learn to recite it with proper tajweed and be encouraged to memorize it.
Instructor: At the age of 13, Sheikh Samer joined the Zaid ibn Thabit Al-Ansaari Institute in Damascus, Syria, an institute that focuses primarily on the study of the traditional Islamic sciences. There he studied at the feet of many of the scholars from the institute as well as other great scholars of damascus for seven years on a daily basis. His course of study covered texts on Tafseer, Shafi’i fiqh, Aqeedah, and Islamic education in general. Afterwards, he attended the University of Damascus and began to travel in order to teach and promote a better understanding of Islam for Muslims and non-Muslims living in the West. He has been involved in teaching the islamic sciences for the last 25 years between Damascus and the United States. He has worked as an imam for several centers and has taught in various intensive programs and universities across the United states. He currently is serving as a chaplain at Baruch college while actively participating as a board member of various civil and religious organization based in NY.
to register for this class please visit www.icnyu.org
Tuesday, February 22 · 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Baruch College, Vertical Campus, Room 8-155
Islam is not just a religion but a way of life and it takes more than a name to become a Muslim. Our mundane activities should incorporate the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah (SWT) from the moment we get out of bed to going to sleep at night. The best way to become believers is to follow the Sunnah (actions and teachings) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Please come to learn how we can become better Muslims not just by names but our actions as well.
Date: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Time: 12:45-2:15 PM
Location: VC Rm. 8-155
Speaker: Amina Khan & Noureen Ramzan
*Lunch will be Served*
*Open to sisters only*
*Non-Baruch students must RSVP at [email protected]*
Women In Islam
Remembering Furkan Doğan, Fighting for Justice
Wednesday, February 23 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Commons Brooklyn
388 Atlantic Avenue
Join us for an evening with Prof. Ahmet Doğan of Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey, the father of Furkan Doğan, the 19-year-old American citizen killed on the Mavi Marmara, part of the Freedom Flotilla breaking the siege of Gaza.
He will speak alongside Dima Abi Saab, co-chair of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
Sponsored by Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine-NY, BAYAN USA, Black Agenda Report, Center for Constitutional Rights, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE NYC), International Action Center, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Labor for Palestine, National Lawyers Guild, New York City Labor Against the War, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, Siege Busters Working Group, and United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC)-NYC (list in formation).
IFTAR + FOUR LIONS screening FREE @ Furman hall
Thursday, February 24 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
NYU Law – Furman Hall Room 216
245 Sullivan Street, between Washington Square South and West Third Street
New York, NY
If you didn’t get a chance to watch Four Lions in November, the Islamic Center is bringing it back for a FREE screening on campus.
Join the IC community Thursday Feb. 24th to watch a Sundance film festival favorite!!
Iftar (after Maghrib prayer at the IC) – 6:00 pm
Movie – 7:00 pm
Movie Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-SrlQ9tlI
Four Lions is an absolutely hilarious comedy that just finished its run in Britain where it played to huge acclaim from Muslim audiences all over the country. The film is being called a Jihad satire, a comedy about British Pakistani Jihadists who push their dreams of glory to the breaking point. While hugely entertaining it draws from real life and demonstrates that home grown extremists have many shortcomings but are also human.
Through three years of extensive research, writer/director Chris Morris uncovers that terrorist cells have the same group dynamics as bachelor parties and are overrun by egos and idiocy. in a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, film festival hit proves that terrorism is about ideology, it’s also about idiocy.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010 and was short-listed for the festival’s World Cinema Narrative prize.
Rotten tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/four_lions/
This movie night is co-sponsored by:
Islamic Center Alumni Association
Islamic Law Student Association
Muslim Graduate Student Group
United Muslim Association
NYC Rally in Solidarity with the People of Bahrain, Libya, & Yemen
Friday, February 25 · 11:30am – 3:30pm
In Front of the United Nations Building on 1st Ave, North of 42nd St
Please join the peaceful rally in New York City to stand in solidarity with the people of Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen. Friday prayers will be held at the protest site and the demonstration will follow.
When you reach the location, you will be guided by the NYPD.
On December 17, 2010 a man set fire to himself and sparked a revolution. Twenty-six-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi’s single act became the catalyst that would forever redefine the Middle East. Mohamed accomplished what leaders entrenched in decades of rule failed to do- he restored hope, lifted the siege of fear, and brought real change to a region long starving for it.
With the example from the patience and persistence of the people of Tunisia and Egypt, we have learned, now more than ever, the power of peaceful demonstrations.
Therefore, we invite all supporters of basic human rights to help us express our solidarity with those fighting for their freedom dignity and social justice.
It is particularly important that the youth step up and make their presence felt. It has been the persistence of the youth in Tunisia and Egypt that have been the agents of change in their respective countries.
It is time for a new generation of Arabs to step up and demand a better future.
Co-sponsored by Muslims for Peace, Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and the Libyan League for Human Rights
UMA Blood Drive
Monday, February 28 · 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Front of Gould Plaza in NYBC Bus
44 West 4th Street
New York, NY
Come join the United Muslim Association to give blood for the New York Blood Center. Blood is always in high demand, and it is our responsibility as individuals to help those in need.
Each day, NYBC needs close to 2,000 people to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life. Blood, like milk for example, is perishable and needs regular replenishment. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate blood supply.
We encourage you all to attend and give blood to help save lives!
For more information, and to indicate the time slot during which you would like to donate, please contact Muneeb at [email protected]
You’re invited: Incredible Jewish-Muslim Young Leadership Event!
Monday, February 28 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Islamic Cultural Center of New York
1711 3rd Ave. (at E 96th St. – entrance on E 97th b/w 2nd & 3rd)
New York, NY
You are invited to attend an INCREDIBLE Jewish-Muslim Immigration Young Leadership Event!
BUILDING INTERFAITH COALITIONS FOR IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY
Hosted by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Muslim Public Affairs Council – NY Chapter, and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York
WHAT: A panel discussion on how the Muslim and Jewish communities can work together on the issue of immigration reform, featuring:
• IMAM SHAMSI ALI – IMAM, ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW YORK
• RABBI MARC SCHNEIER – PRESIDENT, FOUNDATION FOR ETHNIC UNDERSTANDING
• GIDEON ARONOFF – PRESIDENT AND CEO, HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY
• NAVEEN BHORA – IMMIGRATION LAWYER & BOARD MEMBER OF THE MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL – NY CHAPTER
Several Young Leadership Organizations, including:
HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY
MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL – NY CHAPTER
MUSLIM LEADERS OF TOMORROW
GENERATION R OF THE JCC MANHATTAN
MUSLIM BAR ASSOCIATION OF NY
*** This event actually begins at 7:15 p.m.*** (Which wasn’t a starting time option on Facebook!)
AN RSVP FOR THIS EVENT IS NECESSARY, SO PLEASE RSVP ON THIS PAGE, OR TO: [email protected] BEFORE IT FILLS UP!!!!!!
Learn about the exceptional HIAS Young Leader who helped plan this event, and come meet him IN PERSON on the 28th!:
Will hails from Iran, but since he was born on the 4th of July, he felt obligated to move to the US (with the help of HIAS, of course). In time, he graduated from the University of Chicago and went to work in investment banking and private equity. When he’s not making it rain in excel spreadsheets, Will goes to concerts for bands you’ve never heard of in venues you never knew existed, obsesses over documentaries and indie films, makes appearances at charity functions, and scours the world to add to his growing collection of vintage furniture and watches. He often dreams of retiring to become either a journalist/blogger/writer or a big shot in Vegas – coincidentally, his parents often worry and hope it’s the former. Given his own immigration experience, Will has volunteered with HIAS Young Leaders since 2005 and continues to care about international refugee/immigration issues.
Screening New Muslim Cool: Part of “We Are The Ones” Multifaith Film Series
Thursday, March 3 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
51 Park Place
New York, NY
The questions are there, but they aren’t being asked. The issues are evident, but they
aren’t being addressed. The misunderstandings continue to exist, but the record
hasn’t been set straight. Until now. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Join Auburn Seminary, Central Synagogue, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, First
Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, and the Muslim Consultative Network
for a multi faith film series that explores the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith
traditions. Each film offers a unique lens on the Abrahamic religions and promise to
foster dynamic dialogue and interaction across faith lines.
Reserve the evening of 3/3, 2011 starting at 7 pm for New Muslim Cool
screening at Park51. Be part of an evening of film, speakers,
discussions and reception with those who are committed to bridging religious
divides and building a more peaceful world.
New Muslim Cool
This post 9/11 documentary gives us insight into Muslim American rapper Hamza
Perez’ journey to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family,
and take his message of faith to other young people through his uncompromising
music as part of the hip-hop duo M team. New Muslim Cool offers a look a Muslim
American life in the 21st Century.