BIS strives to meet the needs of all Muslims in the greater Birmingham area. In response to the need for a dedicated place of worship in the west side community, BIS established the West Side Masjid in February 2010. The West Side Masjid is located in Fairfield just off of I-20/I-59. The masjid is open daily for five times prayers as well as Jummah prayer on Fridays
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Eid ul Fitr 1438 / 2017 Prayer

Birmingham Islamic Society has declared June 25 to be the first day of Shawwal 1438 and therefore Eid ul Fitr is on June 25, 2017. Our decision is based upon the calculation of the Astronomical New Moon. This method is consistent with the intent of Quran and Sunnah and is supported by the scholars of the salaf, the first three generation following Prophet (peace be upon him) and many scholars of our times, such as Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Dr. Mustafa Al-Zarqa and Allama Ahmad Shakir. Takbeerat will begin at 9:00 a.m. Salah will begin at 9:30 a.m.

6/25/2017 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Ramadan Story Time & Crafts Too! (Week 4)

Join us for OUR LAST fun Ramadan story and craft time for the year, recommended for children ages 6 and under. Every Thursday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 2-3 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. You must register each week. Registration is free! Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/22/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Annual Ramadan Qur'an Competition 1438

What better month to memorize the Qur'an than in Ramadan? BIS is excited to offer our annual Ramadan Qur'an Competition again this year open to the entire community and it consists of 4 levels - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Hifdh track. Click on the following link for more details and to register today. Deadline to register is Thursday, June 15, 2017. http://www.bisweb.org/annual-ramadan-quran-competition-1438/

6/17/2017 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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Ramadan Story Time & Crafts Too! (Week 3)

Join us for a fun Ramadan story and craft time recommended for children ages 6 and under. Every Thursday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 2-3 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. You must register each week. Registration is free! Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/15/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ramadan Story Time & Crafts Too! (Week 2)

Join us for a fun Ramadan story and craft time recommended for children ages 6 and under. Every Thursday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 2-3 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. You must register each week. Registration is free! Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/8/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ramadan Story Time & Crafts Too! (Week 1)

Join us for a fun Ramadan story and craft time recommended for children ages 6 and under. Every Thursday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 2-3 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. You must register each week. Registration is free! Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Registration will open on May 25! Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/1/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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3rd Annual Welcome Ramadan Craft Fair

Ramadan is around the corner! All children ages 2-10 with their parents are invited to our 3nd Annual Welcome Ramadan Craft Fair to get excited for this special month. The cost is $5 per child (payable at the door) to cover the cost of all craft supplies provided. We will have several craft stations, including Ramadan decorations and some yummy edible treats to decorate, plus MUCH, MUCH MORE! We will also have an Islamic children's book vendor on site during the event. This is the perfect time to buy some new items for your home library or Eid gifts for the kids. Please help spread the word and join in the fun! If you are 15 years or older and interested in volunteering to make this event a success, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org.

5/20/2017 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day

National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day is a day when EVERYONE comes together to make sure no one in their community goes hungry. BIS will participate by serving food to the homeless at the following locations: (1) Community Kitchen at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church by UAB @ 11:30 AM (2) Community Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn @ 11:30 AM (3) Firehouse Shelter Downtown @ 7:30 PM CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER. http://www.bisweb.org/muslim-soup-kitchen-day/ Please select which locations and time at which you would like to participate.

4/29/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Stop Hunger Now Project

Each of the high protein, dehydrated meals that you pack will provide a meal for children in desperate need of nourishment. Our goal is to deliver 500,000 meals to schools and orphanages around the world! Read more about this noble project here - www.stophungernow.org/. Join us for a great food packaging event! BIS has a limited number of volunteer spots on the above date and time, insha'Allah. Register you and your family to volunteer at http://www.bisweb.org/stop-hunger-now/.

4/23/2017 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Community Bowling

Join us with your family for another BIS Community Bowling! This is a private event for BIS only, not open to the general public. The cost is: $9 per bowler if you arrive at 9 AM (3 hours), $8 per bowler if you arrive at 10 AM (2 hours), $6 per bowler if you arrive at 11 AM (1 hour), which includes bowling, bowling shoes’ rental, and a halal chicken biscuit breakfast. Don't miss the fun!

4/23/2017 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Monthly Story Time: "Friendship"

Every month we are hosting a Children's Story Time. Join us in April for books on "Friendship". The books will include Islamic characters, themes, and/or lessons. We have invited our friends from the Birmingham Jewish Federation Update to participate with us this month. Children ages 0-5 are welcome to attend. Parent or caregiver must attend with children. We will not be responsible for children left unattended. No registration required, but please RSVP to this invitation if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please comment below or email bisoffice@bisweb.org.

4/19/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Spring Hiking Trip

Join your Muslim brothers and sisters for our Spring Hiking Trip. We will gather at the BIS Hoover Crescent Islamic Center and proceed to Ruffner Mountain for our hike. Families are welcome to join us. We will be guided by an expert hiker. Each person attending must be registered in order to reserve a spot. Registration is FREE! Please register so we have an accurate head count. Space is limited! Click here to register: http://www.bisweb.org/spring-hiking-2017/

4/8/2017 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Spring Hiking Trip

Join your Muslim brothers and sisters for our Spring Hiking Trip. We will gather at the BIS Hoover Crescent Islamic Center and proceed to Ruffner Mountain for our hike. Families are welcome to join us. We will be guided by an expert hiker. Each person attending must be registered in order to reserve a spot and lunch. Please register by 3/23 so we have an accurate head count. Space is limited!

3/25/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Monthly Story Time: "Al-Khaliq: The Creator"

Every month we are hosting a Children's Story Time. Join us in March for books on "Al-Khaliq: The Creator". The books will include Islamic characters, themes, and lessons. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Parent or caregiver must attend with children. We will not be responsible for children left unattended. No registration required, but please RSVP to this invitation if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please comment below or email bisoffice@bisweb.org.

3/15/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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BIS Operations Fundraising Dinner

"The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing." BIS operates solely on donations from you with the help of Allah (SWT). Without your generous donations and du'as we could not continue doing what we do. Please join us for our Annual Operations Fundraising Dinner. There will be a choice of steak or fried chicken served. Please make plans to attend with your family.

3/11/2017 6:00:00 PM -06:00

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Attitude of Gratitude

Ustadha Dunia Shuaib visits us again for a lecture and exclusive book signing of her new book titled "Gratitude Journal for Muslims". Imagine if you could spend the next 21 days … -Recording things you are grateful for each day -Asking the right questions -Acknowledging and reframing the negatives of your day -Reflecting on life’s often overlooked blessings -Being inspired through the Qur’an, Hadith and inspiring gratitude quotes Can you imagine how you would change after these 21 days? What would your relationship with your Creator be like? How would you feel? Use this journal to cultivate gratitude in all situations. Use it to connect with your Rabb, witness the love that He is showing you each and every day, and fall in love with Him all over again. Sr. Dunia will have limited copies of her book available for sale. Please join us for this much needed spiritually uplifting lecture. For more information, visit www.duniashuaib.com ---- Dinner will be sold after Maghrib (5:50 PM). Lecture and book signing will follow Isha (7:30 PM), insha'Allah.

3/3/2017 7:30:00 PM -06:00

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Open House

Birmingham Islamic Society is hosting a special event for our non-Muslim neighbors and friends. We invite you to our Open House. We will have guided tours of the BIS Hoover Crescent Islamic Center every 30 minutes. We will also have short talk sessions on the following topics with time for Q&As. 2:15 PM Introduction to Islam 4:00 PM The Sharia American Muslims Live 4:30 PM Women in Islam Attendees will also have the opportunity to observe our late afternoon congregational prayer called 'Asr at 3:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Please spread the word and join us for the timely opportunity. The best way to dispel our ignorance and fear of one another is to create dialogue and get to know each other. We welcome you to visit our center on this special event. All ages are welcome to attend!

2/26/2017 2:00:00 PM -06:00

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Community Breakfast

Join us for a yummy community breakfast! Menu includes delicious pancakes, potatoes, halal beef sausage, and nehari and naan, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost: Adults $8.00, Children (under 8) $5.00 What better way to start off your Sunday morning? :-) Please spread the word and make plans to attend, insha'Allah! BIS-WIS will take place as normally scheduled.

2/19/2017 9:00:00 AM -06:00

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Monthly Story Time: "Honesty"

We had a great and very well attended story time in January alhamdulillah. We plan to continue our monthly story times for children, insha'Allah. Join us in February for books on "Honesty". The books will include Islamic characters, themes, and lessons. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Parent or caregiver must attend with children. We will not be responsible for children left unattended. No registration required, but please RSVP to this invitation if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please comment below or email bisoffice@bisweb.org.

2/15/2017 6:00:00 PM -06:00

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Stop Hunger Now Project

Each of the high protein, dehydrated meals that you pack will provide a meal for children in desperate need of nourishment. Our goal is to deliver 500,000 meals to schools and orphanages around the world! Read more about this noble project here - www.stophungernow.org/. Join us for a great food packaging event! BIS has 25 volunteer spots on the above date and time, insha'Allah. Register you and your family to volunteer at http://www.bisweb.org/stop-hunger-now-2017/

2/12/2017 5:30:00 PM -06:00

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Monthly Story Time: "Showing Kindness"

We are excited to start a new monthly story time for children! Join us this month for books on "Showing Kindness". The books will include Islamic characters, themes, and lessons. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Parent or caregiver must attend with children. We will not be responsible for children left unattended. No registration required, but please RSVP to this invitation if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please comment below or email bisoffice@bisweb.org.

1/18/2017 6:00:00 PM -06:00

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Women's Self Defense Class #3

Attention sisters! Would you know how to react if you were physically attacked by someone? Of course, we first rely on Allah (the Most High) for His protection. But it's always better to be prepared in a situation, especially with the current political atmosphere. See flyer for more details! This will be the third class in the series of 4 classes we are offering. The first two classes were very well attended and well received alhamdulillah. You are not required to attend all classes, but the more classes you attend the better you will have it saved in your muscle memory to respond at any given time. Babysitting is available upon request. Please email the BIS office (bisoffice@bisweb.org) before each class if you will need it. If you have any other questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed (sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org).

1/14/2017 2:00:00 PM -06:00

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Women's Self Defense Class

Attention sisters! Would you know how to react if you were physically attacked by someone? Of course, we first rely on Allah (the Most High) for His protection. But it's always better to be prepared in a situation, especially with the current political atmosphere. See flyer for more details! This will be the second class in the series of 4 classes we are offering. The first class was very well attended and well received alhamdulillah. You are not required to attend all classes, but the more classes you attend the better you will have it saved in your muscle memory to respond at any given time. Babysitting is available upon request. Please email the BIS office (bisoffice@bisweb.org) before each class if you will need it. If you have any other questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed (sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org).

12/11/2016 3:30:00 PM -06:00

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Women's Self Defense Class

Attention sisters! Would you know how to react if you were physically attacked by someone? Of course, we first rely on Allah (the Most High) for His protection. But it's always better to be prepared in a situation, especially with the current political atmosphere. See flyer for more details! You are not required to attend all four classes, but the more classes you attend the better you will have it saved in your muscle memory to respond at any given time. Babysitting is available upon request. Please email the BIS office (bisoffice@bisweb.org) before each class if you will need it. If you have any other questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed (sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org).

12/4/2016 3:30:00 PM -06:00

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First Annual Fundraising Banquet

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: You are cordially invited to the first ever celebration gala to honor individuals who have contributed to community by promoting solidarity and advancing justice for all. Featured at the banquet will be Roula Allouch, attorney and Chairwoman of the National Board of Directors of Council on American-Islamic Relations, nation's largest Muslim advocacy and civil rights group. Also featured at the event will be Azhar Usman, a Chicago-based standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer. CNN called him "America's Funniest Muslim," and Georgetown University identified him as "one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." Additional Information: Baby sitting available. Parking: $8 at the adjacent parking deck, free on the block. For inquiries: Call 203-313-6489 or 205-233-0036. Special group rate availabe at the Sheraton for overnight stays. Book here: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1611142047&key=32988C00

12/3/2016 3:00:00 PM -06:00

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Community Bowling

Join us with your family for another BIS Community Bowling! This is a private event for BIS only, not open to the general public. The cost is: $9 per bowler if you arrive at 9 AM (3 hours), $8 per bowler if you arrive at 10 AM (2 hours), $6 per bowler if you arrive at 11 AM (1 hour), which includes bowling, bowling shoes’ rental, and a halal chicken biscuit breakfast. Don't miss the fun!

11/27/2016 9:00:00 AM -06:00

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Prayer for Rain

Birmingham Islamic Society Announces Birmingham Area Muslims to Pray for Rain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (BIRMINGHAM, AL, 11/03/16) -- The Birmingham Islamic Society announced today that members of the Muslim community will offer a prayer for rain on Sunday to help relieve the ongoing drought impacting Alabama residents and agriculture. WHAT: Birmingham Area Muslims to Pray for Rain WHEN: Sunday, November 6. Early afternoon prayer begins at 1:10 p.m.; special prayer for rain to follow. WHERE: Hoover Crescent Islamic Center, 2524 Hackberry Lane, Hoover, AL 35226 “Performing the prayer for rain is among the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). We are seeking divine intervention to relieve our country, our state and our city from the drought that has befallen upon us," said BIS President, Mr. Ashfaq Taufique. The prayers, called "Salatul Istisqa" (sal-AT-al-istis-KA), will be offered after Sunday's early afternoon congregational prayer (Duhr). Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) offered similar prayers during times of drought. People of other faiths are being encouraged to offer prayers for rain according to their own religious traditions and are invited to the attend the event. In Salatul Istisqa, the Prophet would offer supplications such as: "O God, give us rain that will replenish us, abundant, fertilizing and profitable, not injurious. Grant it now without delay ... Send down rain upon us and make it a source of strength and satisfaction ... O God, give us a saving rain, good and productive, general and heavy, now and not later, beneficial and not harmful." The Quran, Islam's revealed text, states: "O my people! Seek forgiveness of your Lord and turn to Him in repentance. He will send you from the sky abundant rain." (Quran, 11:52) BIS is Alabama's largest Muslim community in the state. We have a mission to become the unifying platform for nurturing and sustaining a vibrant Muslim community in the Greater Birmingham area, and to help improve the quality of life for society at large. - END - CONTACT: BIS President Mr. Ashfaq Taufique, 205.223.3646, ashfaq.taufique@bisweb.org; BIS Imam Sameh Asal, 919.323.2762, imam@bisweb.org

11/6/2016 1:30:00 PM -06:00

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Family Fun Night

Join us with your family for our annual Family Fun Night! There will be FREE activities for all ages, including sports, games, and crafts. We will have dinner available for purchase following Maghrib prayer. Don't miss the fun. We hope to see you there, insha'Allah!

10/31/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fall Festival & Health Fair

Join Appna-Alabama Chapter, Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama, and Birmingham Islamic Society at our annual Fall Festival and FREE health fair. There will be free flu shots available, glucose screening, cholesterol screening, and preventive counseling by APPNA physicians. We will also have a blood drive on site. There will be rides, games and food as well. The whole family is invited to this event. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Register to vote at the Fall Festival! CAIR-Alabama representatives will be on site to help out.

10/8/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Redemption by Sr. Dunia Shuaib

Forgiveness is the key to finding peace in both this life and the next. It is a means of letting go of the negative energy that consumes your soul. It allows you to rebuild your emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The Prophet (ﷺ) was able to forgive all of those, who hurt him and his loved ones, when he returned to and conquered Makkah. Not only was he able to find peace in doing so, he was able to gain the pleasure of Allah (swt) and the love of the people. Join Ustadha Dunia Shuaib in this life-changing workshop to learn about the endless benefits and the power manifested in forgiving not just others, but also the importance in forgiving yourself. Learn the seven steps to freeing yourself from the shackles of holding grudges and take steps to becoming a healthier and happier you. For more information, visit www.duniashuaib.com.

10/7/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Eid Carnival

Celebrate Eid with your Muslim brothers and sisters at the BIS Eid Carnival! BBQ lunch will be sold. There will be rides, face painting, and balloons for the kids. Don't miss the fun!

9/18/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Islamophobia: A Threat to All

Dalia Mogahed, former adviser to President Obama and current Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), will deliver a talk pertaining to how fearing Islam is harmful to all. This lecture is FREE and open to the general public. The lecture will take place in the UAB HILL STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM. Mogahed has co-authored the book "Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think" with John Esposito and is an expert commenter about Islam on media outlets globally. Arabian Business magazine recognized Mogahed in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as one of the most influential Arab women, and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre included Mogahed in its 2009 and 2010 lists of the 500 most influential Muslims. Click here to see some recent clips of Dalia Mogahed. http://www.ted.com/talks/dalia_mogahed_what_do_you_think_when_you_look_at_me?language=en http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ju44t3/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-dalia-mogahed---understanding-american-muslims-and-the-media-s-coverage-of-terrorism

9/15/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Eid ul Adha 1437 / 2016

Birmingham Islamic Society, follow the criteria set by the Fiqh Council of America has declared the fist day of Dhul Hijjah to be on Saturday, September 3 and therefore the day of Eid ul Adha will be on Monday, September 12. Takbeerat will begin at 9:00 a.m. Salah will beging at 9:30 a.m.

9/12/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Community Bowling

Join us with your family for another BIS Community Bowling! This is a private event for BIS only, not open to the general public. The cost is: $9 per bowler if you arrive at 9 AM (3 hours), $8 per bowler if you arrive at 10 AM (2 hours), $6 per bowler if you arrive at 11 AM (1 hour), which includes bowling, bowling shoes’ rental, and a halal chicken biscuit breakfast. Don't miss the fun! There will be no BIS Weekend Islamic School on 9/4 due to the long weekend.

9/4/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Legends: The Legacy of Abu Bakr (ra)

Legends is a series of classes that hope to inspire communities with the biographies of the companians. In this thematic study of respective companions, many lessons can be derived, insha'Allah. Be inspired in this narrative based presentation by Mufti Hussain Kamani in an evening of smiles, touched hearts and knowledge!

8/19/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Full Stretch Classes

We are excited to resume our sisters' only "full stretch" class, insha'Allah! This is a great way to stretch your body in a relaxed environment. We will have a trained female instructor (Mollie Lane Jackson Erickson) guiding us in class. We will meet every Thursday, beginning August 18, insha'Allah. There is a weekly $1/class registration fee, which is payable at the door. If you have any questions, please contact Sakeena Ahmed or sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Brothers, please spread the word to all your mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, etc. :-)

8/18/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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Developing a Passion and Purpose Driven Mindset

How do you figure out your passion in life? It's important to have a purpose driven mindset when going through life. This will not only guide you in your daily life, but also help you reach your goals in life. Youth is the best time in life to develop your passion. Join award winning children's book author of Ilyas & Duck, Br. Omar S. Khawaja, as he tells you his personal story in finding his life's passion. He'll give you tips and advice on what worked for him. All youth ages 13+ are invited to attend this youth only talk. Any questions, contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed (sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org).

8/13/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ilyas & Duck Story Time Show

Join us for an action packed, family fun, back-to-school event! Meet award winning author of Ilyas & Duck, Br. Omar S. Khawaja. You will not want to miss this exciting program! See details below. Schedule: 6:30 pm - Arts & Crafts + Dinner (Biryani Fest!) Let's get creative! Children work with Omar to make, color, and customize Ilyas & Duck themed binoculars, get playful coloring the Ilyas & Duck rocket ship, and even make a custom Ilyas & Duck button pin with their name on it! There's no better way to kick off the show and take something home to remember it by. 7:40 pm - Maghrib 8:00 pm - *MAIN EVENT* Story Time Show Story-time is designed to be interactive whereby Omar involves volunteers from the crowd to act out the stories and confetti cannons blast into the crowd. This session is tons of fun and a big hit with kids and parents! Story-Time will never be the same. 8:40 pm - Meet 'n Greet & Book Signing There's a special connection kids make through books. And when they meet the author of the books they love their eyes light up with joy. The author Meet 'n Greet is one of Omar's favorite things to do when he visits. It's an opportunity for both Omar and the kids to share memorable moments and laughter. No event would be complete without it! 9:00 pm - Isha For more information about Ilyas & Duck books, visit - www.littlebigkids.com. Please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed (sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org) if you have any questions about the event.

8/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Ilyas & Duck Preschool Story Time

Can't make it to the evening Ilyas & Duck Story Time Show? You're in luck! We have a special preschool show planned for your little ones, insha'Allah. It will be an interactive story time planned with award winning author Omar S. Khawaja of Ilyas & Duck. We'll be meeting in the HCIC conference room. Parents or caregivers must attend with their child! We will end in time for the 1 PM Jummah prayer, insha'Allah. Any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed (sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org).

8/12/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Paradise & Hellfire Workshop

About the Workshop Taught in dozens of cities and broadcasted live to millions of viewers, this university-level seminar has spiritually revived many hearts and provided attendees with renewed motivation, strengthened faith, practical action-items, sound knowledge, and pride in their faith. Oftentimes, a lecture or a conference will boost our faith and motivate us on our path to Paradise for a limited time; this seminar will provide much-needed spiritual energy and realistic take-home techniques to re-establish and magnify our connection with Allah. Attendees can expect to cover the following topics: -The detailed descriptions of Paradise and Hellfire -The spiritually-uplifting rewards and delights of Paradise -The explicit consequential punishments of the Hellfire -The inhabitants of both Paradise and Hellfire -The actions that lead mankind to reward & punishment -The concept of eternal life -The concept of intercession (shafaa'ah) -Entering Paradise without accountability -Overcoming struggles to reach Paradise -How to multiply one's share of reward in the Hereafter -The superiority of the believing women over Hoor al-'eyn -The deviant & false views on matters of the Hereafter -Action-items that build faith on a consistent basis -Creed issues relating to the Hereafter -The Meeting with Allah in Paradise Read more about the workshop, including testimonials, by clicking here - www.imamsuleiman.com/paradise-and-hellfire.html This is a workshop you do not want to miss! Visit www.bisweb.org to register today. Only $10/person!

7/22/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Eid Mubarak Party

Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with BIS! Join us for a fun day of rock climbing, rides, a petting zoo, plus much more fun and fellowship with your Muslim brothers and sisters, insha'Allah. Halal KFC served for lunch. This year we will have Urban Pops! YUM!!! Quran Competition Awards Ceremony after Asr prayer in the musallah. Don't miss the fun!

7/9/2016 4:00:00 PM -05:00

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Eid ul Fitr 1437 / 2016 Prayer

Birmingham Islamic Society has declared July 6 to be the first day of Shawwal 1437 and therefore Eid ul Fitr is on July 6, 2016 Our decision is based upon the calculation of the Astronomical New Moon. This method is consistent with the intent of Quran and Sunnah and is supported by the scholars of the salaf, the first three generation following Prophet (peace be upon him) and many scholars of our times, such as Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Dr. Mustafa Al-Zarqa and Allama Ahmad Shakir. Takbeerat will begin at 9:00 a.m. Salah will begin at 9:30 a.m.

7/6/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Ramadan Story & Craft Time - WEEK 4 (Special Eid Edition!)

Join us for our LAST fun Ramadan story and craft time for children ages 6 and under. This week we have a special EID EDITION! Older siblings are welcome to attend. We will meet following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM) and read 2 Ramadan/Eid themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan/Eid related craft. Since it is our last week meeting for Ramadan, we have some extra special fun planned for the kids, insha'Allah. Registration is free! You must register online. Registration for this week will close on Saturday, 7/2 at 11:59 PM. Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

7/4/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ramadan Story & Craft Time - WEEK 3

Join us for a fun Ramadan story and craft time for children ages 6 and under. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Every Monday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 1-2 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. Registration is free! You must register each week. Registration for this week will close on Saturday, 6/25 at 11:59 PM. Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/27/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ramadan Story & Craft Time

Join us for a fun Ramadan story and craft time for children ages 6 and under. Every Monday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 1-2 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. Registration is free! You must register each week. Registration for this week will close on Saturday, 6/18 at 11:59 PM. Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/20/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ramadan Story & Craft Time

Join us for a fun Ramadan story and craft time for children ages 6 and under. Every Monday in Ramadan following Dhuhr (1:15-2:30 PM), we will read 1-2 Ramadan themed picture books for kids followed by an easy Ramadan related craft. Each week will be different. You must register each week. Registration is free! Registration will ensure that your child will receive supplies needed to complete that day's craft. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to participate in the craft activity. Please fill out one form per child. A parent/caregiver must attend with each child. The parents/caregivers are expected to be responsible for their children during story time and supervise them during the craft activity. BIS will not be responsible for children left unattended. This is not a babysitting service. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Please click on this link to register - www.bisweb.org/ramadan-story-time/

6/13/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Welcome Ramadan Craft Fair

Ramadan is around the corner! All children ages 2-10 with their parents are invited to our 2nd Annual Welcome Ramadan Craft Fair to get excited for this special month. The cost is $5 per child to cover the cost of all craft supplies provided. We will have several craft stations, including star lanterns, dhikr beads, and some yummy edible treats to decorate, plus MUCH MORE! Please help spread the word and join in the fun! If you are 15 years or older and interested in volunteering to make this event a success, please contact Sr. Sakeena Ahmed at sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org.

6/4/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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Community Bowling

Join us with your family for another BIS Community Bowling! This is a private event for BIS only, not open to the general public. The cost is: $9 per bowler if you arrive at 9 AM (3 hours), $8 per bowler if you arrive at 10 AM (2 hours), $6 per bowler if you arrive at 11 AM (1 hour), which includes bowling, bowling shoes’ rental, and a halal chicken biscuit breakfast. Don't miss the fun!

5/29/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day

National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day is a day when EVERYONE comes together to make sure no one in their community goes hungry. BIS will participate by serving food to the homeless at the following locations: (1) Community Kitchen at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church by UAB @ 11:30 AM (2) Community Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn @ 11:30 AM (3) Firehouse Shelter Downtown @ 7:30 PM CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER. http://www.bisweb.org/national-muslim-soup-kitchen-day-april-30-2016/ Please select which locations and time at which you would like to participate.

4/30/2016 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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50 Mosque Man: The Muaddhin Spring Tour 2016 - Birmingham, AL

In 2015, The Muaddhin made history by travelling to all 50 states where he recited the last sermon of the Prophet (SAW) and gave the adhan, all in a span of just 35 days. Now you have the opportunity to meet him face to face and hear about his journey through the country. Join us as we dive into the journey of a lifetime with Al-Muaddhin, "50 Mosque Man", Jameel Syed. This is a chance for you to see what the Muaddhin saw and experienced during the course of his journey. It’ll be an interactive and visual keynote presentation that will open 50 windows into 50 communities, showcasing hundreds of pictures and short clips that will tell the tale of a Muslim Americans’ dream come true. This is a family, fun-filled event that is appropriate for all ages. Visual images that tell the stories of Muslim communities throughout America and the people that Br. Jameel Syed met along the way. The presentation is embedded with challenges and personal triumphs, insight into all of the trip details and a means to find hope and inspiration in the Muslim American narrative. A. Presentation B. FAQ’s C. Naat/Nasheed D. Picture Session Be a part of Muslim American history as it unfolds right before your eyes. Be a part of the 50 Mosque Man tour! You do not want to miss out. This is a FREE event. Promo vidoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brAifF4YCP8 News Articles: www.jameelsyed.com/news Website: www.jameelsyed.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/jameelsyedofficial Twitter & Instagram: @TheMuaddhin

4/15/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Full Stretch Classes

We are excited to offer a sisters' only "full stretch" class, insha'Allah! This is a great way to stretch your muscles in a relaxed environment. We will have a trained female instructor guiding us in class. We will meet every Thursday, beginning April 7, insha'Allah. There is a $1/class registration fee, which is payable at the door. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Some will be available to use during class if you don't have one. If you have any questions, please contact Sakeena Ahmed or sakeena.ahmed@bisweb.org. Brothers, please spread the word to all your mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, etc. :-)

4/7/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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Community Bowling

Join us with your family for another BIS Community Bowling! This is a private event for BIS only, not open to the general public. The cost is: $9 per bowler if you arrive at 9 AM (3 hours), $8 per bowler if you arrive at 10 AM (2 hours), $6 per bowler if you arrive at 11 AM (1 hour), which includes bowling, bowling shoes’ rental, and a halal chicken biscuit breakfast. Don't miss the fun!

4/3/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Community Spring Picnic

Join us for an afternoon of games, food and fun! Halal KFC will be sold. All families are invited.

3/26/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Auto Workshop

ICNA and BIS are happy to invite all drivers, young and old, to a FREE auto workshop. -Do you know how to change flat tire? -Do you know how to jump start a battery? -Do you understand the basic maintenance of a vehicle? -What should you do if you are alone and have vehicle issues? If you don't know the answer to any of these questions, please attend this FREE, informative workshop to help increase your knowledge and know what to do in an emergency situation. We strongly encourage everyone, but especially sisters, students, and new drivers to attend.

3/5/2016 10:00:00 AM -06:00

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Community Breakfast

Join us for a yummy community breakfast! Menu includes delicious pancakes, potatoes, halal beef sausage, and nehari and naan, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost: Adults $8.00, Children (under 8) $5.00 What better way to start off your Sunday morning? :-) Please spread the word and make plans to attend, insha'Allah! BIS-WIS will take place as normally scheduled.

2/21/2016 9:00:00 AM -06:00

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BIS 2016 Operations Fundraising Dinner

BIS formally invites you to the BIS Operations Fundraising Dinner. This is a FREE event for the whole community. The guest speaker is Sheikh Shahir Arsalan. We will have a fun auction, you do not want to miss, insha'Allah! Come see how BIS Operations provides the Muslim community: • Social Services • Educational services • Community Services • Combating Islamophobia We will hold a second fundraising dinner at the Homewood Masjid on Saturday, 2/20 at 6 PM, insha'Allah. All families are invited! ***Please note the updated location for our fundraiser this year!***

2/19/2016 6:00:00 PM -06:00

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Stop Hunger Now Project

Each of the high protein, dehydrated meals that you pack will provide a meal for children in desperate need of nourishment. Our goal is to deliver 500,000 meals to schools and orphanages around the world! Read more about this noble project here - www.stophungernow.org/. Join us for a great food packaging event! BIS has 25 volunteer spots on the above date and time, insha'Allah. Register you and your family to volunteer at http://www.bisweb.org/stop-hunger-now-2016/.

1/31/2016 2:30:00 PM -06:00

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Hijamah (Cupping Therapy)

Revive a Sunnah! BIS is happy to announce that we will have a male practitioner for brothers and a female practitioner for sisters. Br. Saiyad Salahuddin Ahmad & Sr. Madiha Sharif will be offering their services this year. The cost is: $70 without cups or $90 with cups. Payment will be accepted at the time of service. Please pre-register using the link above and reserve your time slot today! We cannot guarantee you a spot on the day of the service.

1/30/2016 9:00:00 AM -06:00

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Raising a G-Rated Family in a R-Rated World

Our families are growing up around numerous trials & fitnas. The environment we live in has its pull. Movies, music, video-games, social-Media, gangs, pornography, homosexuality ... you name it. How will our children not be affected by all this? Every good parent feels overwhelmed by the immense responsibility of bringing up a human being to be a good Muslim. Do you want to hear timeless, practical advice from Quran and Sunnah for parenting in the modern age? Then attend our upcoming event with your family to find out how. Friday Night Special Event followed by Q&A: Raising a G-Rated Family in a R-Rated World Watch Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_MdKIe6hxY Jumuah Khutba: "Reclaiming Islam from Extremists" HCIC @ 12 PM Visiting Speaker: Imam Kamil Mufti Educated at the University of Texas at Austin, Mauritania, and Egypt, Imam Kamil Mufti is a pragmatic, moderate, and conservative scholar of Islam. Passionate about promoting tolerance among diverse Muslim schools of thought and interfaith harmony through education, he has served as a Resident Scholar at the Islamic Foundation of Peoria (IFP), IL, for the past six years, where he has worked towards community building and countering Islamophobia. He is currently working towards Phd in Islamic Studies. http://fb.com/Official.ImamMufti www.ImamMufti.com

1/15/2016 7:30:00 PM -06:00

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Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST)™ Info Session

Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST)™ Nashville will be hosting an informational session in Birmingham, AL! Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST)™ Nashville is a fun, educational, interactive program of competitions and workshops geared towards bringing high school students together from around the nation to develop leadership, communication, and other creative skills, all while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and being Muslims. MIST takes place in Nashville, TN among 14 other regions across the U.S. The tournament lasts three days, ending with the Awards Ceremony on the final night. The Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST)™ Nashville currently features 31 different competitions in the Arts, Writing and Oratory, Sports, and much, much more! For more information, MIST Nashville will be hosting an informational session for 8th-12th grade students and partents. College students who are interested in volunteering should also attend.

1/8/2016 7:30:00 PM -06:00

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Sisters: How to Deal with Islamophobia While Wearing Hijab

Join us for a Q&A session with Sr. Khaula Hadeed and Br. Lucas Gambino. They will lead an informative discussion on how to deal with Islamophobia, what to do, and how to protect yourself. All sisters are invited to attend! Brothers, please spread the word to your mothers, sisters, and other female relatives. JazaakAllah khair.

12/21/2015 5:30:00 PM -06:00

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Community Bowling

Join us with your family for another BIS Community Bowling! This is a private event for BIS only, not open to the general public. The cost is: $9 per bowler if you arrive at 9 AM (3 hours), $8 per bowler if you arrive at 10 AM (2 hours), $6 per bowler if you arrive at 11 AM (1 hour), which includes bowling, bowling shoes’ rental, and a halal chicken biscuit breakfast. Don't miss the fun!

11/29/2015 9:00:00 AM -06:00

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#ImWinning! Youth Qiyam

Calling all youth for an #ImWinning! Youth Qiyam! Join us for a free youth program. Pre-register online (using the link above) or on-site at 7 PM. This is for open for boys and girls, ages 13 years to college age. Once you are done with pre-registering, click on the link below to anonymously submit any questions that you would like to have Imam Tamer to address. http://goo.gl/forms/UAqqh8o8fz The program will include: -Ice Breaker Session -"How to Win" by Br. Rashid, MY Group youth director -Games -Q&A with Imam Tamer -Special night prayers Sponsored by: Birmingham Islamic Society, BIS Weekend Islamic School, MY Group, and Msa At Uab.

11/27/2015 7:30:00 PM -06:00

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Fall Hiking Trip

Hike one of Birmingham's beautiful nature preserves guided by an expert hiker. Learn the basics of hiking. Reflect on one of Allah's beautiful works of art. All of this in the company of your Muslim brothers and sisters, insha'Allah! BIS is hosting a fall hiking trip to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. We'll meet at BIS Hoover Crescent Islamic Center at 10:00 AM and depart by 10:30 AM (sharp), insha'Allah. Cost is $10/person, includes lunch. Register using the link above or in the BIS office. Ages 14 and below MUST be with an adult. Please bring a backpack to carry your lunch sack on the hike. Please note that your RSVP on Facebook does not guarantee your spot on the hike. You must register and pay your registration fee by November 18! Contact bisoffice@bisweb.org for more information.

11/21/2015 10:00:00 AM -06:00

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Family Community Night

FREE activities for all ages! 2-6 year olds: puppet show, crafts, & cookie decorating 7-11 year olds (girls): crafts & cake pop workshop 7-12 year olds (boys): soccer 12+ year olds (girls): indoor games 13+ year olds (boys): basketball tournament After maghrib, indoor game show and entertainment for the whole family. Don't miss the fun!! Sandwiches, chips, and drinks for purchase after 5 PM.

10/31/2015 4:00:00 PM -05:00

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Community Breakfast

Join us for a yummy community breakfast! Menu includes delicious pancakes, potatoes, halal beef sausage, and nehari and naan, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost: Adults $8.00, Children (under 8) $5.00 What better way to start off your Sunday morning? :-) Please spread the word and make plans to attend, insha'Allah! BIS-WIS will take place as normally scheduled.

10/25/2015 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Fall Festival & Health Fair

Join us for the 2015 APPNA National Health Care Day at BIS! Free admission to the following: Free Flu Shots Glucose screening Health screening Preventive Counseling by APPNA Physicians ALSO... Rides Lunch (for sale) Blood Drive by LifeSouth Don't miss it!

10/24/2015 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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