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Eid-al-Fitr Community Prayer

Salam Alaikum, We will be hosting the communal Eid al-Fitr prayer at Broadbent Arena in the Expo Center. We will announce the final date once the first day of Eid has been determined. Takbeerat will begin at 8:30am and the prayer will be observed at 9am. Please read the following: a. The Expo Center would not grant free parking, but we have secured 25 parking passes for Guiding Light members. These passes are for families who may otherwise have difficulty attending the prayer. You may inquire about these tickets by texting 502-930-8391 or messaging GLIC here on Facebook. To access the Expo Center's parking lots, you will have to pay $8 at one of the gates. We advise carpooling to reduce traffic. b. Guiding Light Islamic Center is elated to announce both a breakfast for the Muslim community at our center as well as our hosting the communal Eid Carnival. Elhadji Diagne and Hamza Foy are seeking vendors who would like to sell their wares or showcase information about their organization. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Carnival, message us on Facebook, text the number previously listed, or comment below.

6/25/2017 8:30:00 AM -04:00

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Eid-al-Fitr Breakfast

All are welcome to come enjoy breakfast with the GLIC community after Eid prayer. This will be on Eid day - EITHER Sunday or Monday. We will announce which day it is on Saturday InshaAllah. Bring a plate of sweets to share with others who come as well!

6/25/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Eid al-Fitr Carnival 2017

Important note: The carnival will take place on the FIRST day of Eid al-Fitr, so we are expecting it to fall either on Sunday or Monday. As soon as we have a confirmation, we will update the event page to only list ONE day, but the time will remain 5pm-11pm. On behalf of Muslim Community Center of Louisville, Louisville Islamic Center, Masjid al-Nur on 4th, and Guiding Light Islamic Center, we cordially invite every Muslim in Jefferson County to join us and partake in the celebrations that serve as a closing to the blessed month of Ramadan. We will have a merchandise bazaar including calligraphy by a local Senegalese artist, a movie night with a festival-sized screen starting at 9pm, plenty of food, great games, and a great space to enjoy each other's company! We welcome all masajid to take part in this collective and unifying effort and we invite our neighbors to also partake in the fun and food!

6/25/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Comprehensive Plan Forum #10

The Office of Advanced Planning invites all to attend our public forum to discuss the Comprehensive Plan that extends vision and decision-making on the economic and developmental future of our city to the year 2040. We will begin with a short presentation overlooking the different components of growth, preservation, and change that is intended to take place across the city and then we will work in small groups to discuss inquiries, proposals from the public, and other items. We urge everyone to attend, bring their ideas on what you want your city to look like in next few decades, and let your local government know what you consider important to work on in the near future. We will have light snacks and refreshments available.

6/27/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Khatmul Quran

Come join us for our annual Khatmul Quran event in Ramadan where we will have iftar, discuss the year's achievements and future plans for the masjid, and recite the ending of the Quran in Tarawih (night) prayers on this momentous occasion of hte 27th night of Ramadan. Babysitting will be provided. See the schedule below: 9:10 pm Adhaan & break fast 9:15 pm Maghrib prayer 9:30 pm Food served 10:00 pm Achievement slides 10:30 pm Isha prayer 11:00 pm GLIC annual report and fundraising 11:30 pm Tarawih prayer, Khatmul Quran, Dua

6/21/2017 9:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fasting Practices in the Monotheistic Traditions

Salam Alaikum, Please join us as we learn about the concept of sawm (fasting) in the Islamic tradition as presented by Dr. Ibrahim Syed and Dr. Riffat Hassan as well as the practices similarly found in Christianity and Judaism. We will be joined by Imam Azam Efendira of the Bosnian Community Center & ATFA Turkish Center and some of his students who will read Qu'ran and explore the Hanafi school of thought and its conception of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). This event is purely educational and we welcome all from Guiding Light Islamic Center, other masajid in the city, and those who do not belong to any particular house of worship!

6/20/2017 5:30:00 PM -04:00

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Interfaith Iftar

Guiding Light Islamic Center is hosting and inviting neighbors from across Buechel, Jeffersontown, Fern Creek, and Newburg neighborhoods to take part in the traditional breaking of the Ramadan fast. Food and drink will be shared in communal fashion and we invite everyone, no matter where they live to take part in this splendid evening social. All food will be provided for, so invite family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part!

6/19/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Third Youth Itikaaf

Young adults from various masajid in Louisville have come together to address the need for fruitful, entertaining, and wholesome programs for Muslim youth here in the city of Louisville. We had a successful itikaaf with over 100 participants at Guiding Light on June 3rd and hope to see everyone this Saturday at the River Road Masjid! We are accepting all youth, no matter which masjid they attend or don't attend, from ages 12 and up. Please be mindful that this event is being organized by volunteers and do ask your child to participate freely and in a well-behaved manner. We will be providing workshops, small lectures from esteemed individuals in our community including Dr. Umair Gauhar, Imam Wasif Iqbal, and Imam Abu Nur Al-Moutem, and guided activities for both boys and girls with the lecture being combined and activities separate. This will be a potluck suhoor Inshallah and we encourage all parents to let their children attend. UofL MSA members will be present and we'd love to start building relationships with the younger generation who will be our future inheritors of community and institutions. We welcome all young adults as well, no matter if you are firmly attached to any in the community or not. This will be a program with no judgement and no harshness. The ihtikaaf schedule (12am-5am) is: June 3rd, Guiding Light Islamic Center - 6500 Six Mile Lane June 10th, Louisville Islamic Center - 4007 River Road June 17th, Muslim Community Center - 8215 Old Westport Road If you have any questions, please contact Huda Kutmah (502-810-4174) or Hamza Foy (502-930-8391, text only or by email at hamzaoflouisville@gmail.com).

6/18/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Girls Masjid Sleepover

All girls 12 and up welcome to the masjid for an awesome girls sleepover with fun and spiritual activities all night long and a suhoor of pancakes and bagels. Contact Meryem Kahloon for more information 502-498-0658

6/16/2017 11:55:00 PM -04:00

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Second Youth Itikaaf

Young adults from various masajid in Louisville have come together to address the need for fruitful, entertaining, and wholesome programs for Muslim youth here in the city of Louisville. We had a successful itikaaf with over 100 participants at Guiding Light on June 3rd and hope to see everyone this Saturday at the River Road Masjid! We are accepting all youth, no matter which masjid they attend or don't attend, from ages 12 and up. Please be mindful that this event is being organized by volunteers and do ask your child to participate freely and in a well-behaved manner. We will be providing workshops, small lectures from esteemed individuals in our community including Dr. Umair Gauhar, Imam Wasif Iqbal, and Imam Abu Nur Al-Moutem, and guided activities for both boys and girls with the lecture being combined and activities separate. This will be a potluck suhoor Inshallah and we encourage all parents to let their children attend. UofL MSA members will be present and we'd love to start building relationships with the younger generation who will be our future inheritors of community and institutions. We welcome all young adults as well, no matter if you are firmly attached to any in the community or not. This will be a program with no judgement and no harshness. The ihtikaaf schedule (12am-5am) is: June 3rd, Guiding Light Islamic Center - 6500 Six Mile Lane June 10th, Louisville Islamic Center - 4007 River Road June 17th, Muslim Community Center - 8215 Old Westport Road If you have any questions, please contact Huda Kutmah (502-810-4174) or Hamza Foy (502-930-8391, text only or by email at hamzaoflouisville@gmail.com).

6/11/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Interfaith Relations in Early Islamic History

Salaam Network, Guiding Light Islamic Center, St Andrews UCC, Church of the Ascension, Temple Shalom, St Marks Episcopal Church have all joined efforts for an educational series of lectures and this fourth installment will breach the question of Muslim-Christian relations in early Islamic History and the condition of Jews in Al-Andalusia. We are delighted to be in partnership for the sake of education, common understanding, and coordinated good works that will help bridge the knowledges of our respective congregations and get to know their Christian, Jewish, and Muslim neighbors better. Note from the coordinating body from Guiding Light Islamic Center: This event is solely educational and will help both academic and laymen audiences understand the three monotheisms better. There will be no proselytizing or converting elements present. If you have any questions, please contact Hamza Foy at hamzaoflouisville@gmail.com or at 502-930-8391.

6/5/2017 5:30:00 PM -04:00

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Weekend Quranic Gems for Women

We will be continuing our discussion with Juz 6 through 12 this weekend InshaAllah. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 4:30-7:30 pm at GLIC main prayer area (downstairs)! Are you interested in furthering your special connection with the Quran this Ramadan? Looking for a group of sisters to keep you on track this Ramadan? Come spend your weekend evenings with us in Ramadan where we will discuss "gems" from each Juz (section of Quran) insha'Allah (by the will of Allah). Discussion will be in English, lead by Sr. Rishtya Kakar.

6/4/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Youth Ihtikaaf Series

Young adults from various masajid in Louisville have come together to address the need for fruitful, entertaining, and wholesome programs for Muslim youth here in the city of Louisville. We are kicking off our Itikhaaf Nights first at Guiding Light Islamic Center on June 3rd and each Saturday (except for the last ten) we will be alternating between River Road and Westport Road Masjids. We are accepting all youth, no matter which masjid they attend or don't attend, from ages 12 and up. Please be mindful that this event is being organized by volunteers and do ask your child to participate freely and in a well-behaved manner. We will be providing workshops, small lectures from esteemed individuals in our community including Dr. Umair Gauhar, Imam Wasif Iqbal, and Imam Abu Nur Al-Moutem, and guided activities for both boys and girls with the lecture being combined and activities separate. This will be a potluck suhoor Inshallah and we encourage all parents to let their children attend. UofL MSA members will be present and we'd love to start building relationships with the younger generation who will be our future inheritors of community and institutions. We welcome all young adults as well, no matter if you are firmly attached to any in the community or not. This will be a program with no judgement and no harshness. The ihtikaaf schedule (12am-5am) is: June 3rd, Guiding Light Islamic Center - 6500 Six Mile Lane June 10th, Louisville Islamic Center - 4007 River Road June 17th, Muslim Community Center - 8215 Old Westport Road If you have any questions, please contact Huda Kutmah (502-810-4174) or Hamza Foy (502-930-8391, text only or by email at hamzaoflouisville@gmail.com).

6/4/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Weekend Quranic Gems for Women

Are you interested in furthering your special connection with the Quran this Ramadan? Looking for a group of sisters to keep you on track this Ramadan? Come spend your weekend evenings with us in Ramadan where we will discuss "gems" from each Juz (section of Quran) insha'Allah (by the will of Allah). Discussion will be in English, lead by Sr. Rishtya Kakar.

5/28/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Help for Boys & Girls Haven

Salam Alaikum, Boys & Girls Haven has reached out to the Muslim community to help do light work around the pre-independent living spaces on 3725 Klondike Lane which is a small campus part of the Boys & Girls Haven foster service institution. The work may be done before noon, so please invite your friends and family for this brief opportunity to do something important before Ramadan arrives! No skills or tools required.

5/25/2017 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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5 Inventions - Dinner & Talk

We welcome our congregation and our local neighbors to attend a lecture by Dr. Ibrahim Syed. Dr. Syed will discuss five technological and scientific innovations that Muslims ushered in that contributed to human progress and civilization. This talk will be followed by a community dinner that all are invited to partake in!

5/21/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Open Mosque Day: Building Alliances, Bettering Communities

Open to all, please come meet your Muslim neighbors to make our community stronger. Get a tour of a mosque, listen to a presentation on the basics of Islam or get your questions answered. Have a chance to see some islamic cultural artifacts, eat ethnic food, and have henna or face painting done. Come any time from 11 am to 2 pm! Agenda: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT: Mosque Tour, Listen Quran Recitation, Explore Islamic Culture & Artifacts. 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM EDT: Break for Food. 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EDT: Welcoming and Presentation. 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT: Q & A, and Closing Remarks.

5/13/2017 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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The Abrahamic Tradition: Three Faiths and their Traditions

Salaam Network, Guiding Light Islamic Center, St Andrews UCC, Church of the Ascension, Temple Shalom, St Marks Episcopal Church have all joined efforts for an educational series of lectures revolving around the three major monotheistic faiths' tradition with relation to the Prophet Abraham and Islamic and Judaic contributions to human civilization throughout history. We are delighted to be in partnership for the sake of education, common understanding, and coordinated good works that will help bridge the knowledges of our respective congregations and get to know their Christian, Jewish, and Muslim neighbors better. Note from the coordinating body from Guiding Light Islamic Center: This event is solely educational and will help both academic and laymen audiences understand the three monotheisms better. There will be no proselytizing or converting elements present. If you have any questions, please contact Hamza Foy at hamzaoflouisville@gmail.com or at 502-930-8391.

5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Know your Rights Program - Discussion & Q&A

We will be hosting members of the New Americans Initiative and the ACLU chapter here in Louisville as they discuss with our community the ramifications of the travel ban, explore details about immigration policy, and take any questions concerning your rights as members of our city community with regards to travel and immigration.

2/19/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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War, Peace & Compassion

A one-day Seminar discovering the Quranic theme of compassion, debunking Quranic “hate speech”, analyzing “violent” Quranic verses discussing war & peace, and conversion & conquest in the Quran.

11/5/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Open Mosque Day

Come meet your Muslim neighbors, get a guided tour of the mosque, or have your questions about Islam answered. 11:30 am - presentation 2:30 pm - watch the Muslim prayer service

10/15/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Eid-ul-Adha Carnival 2016

Come join the entire community in celebrating Eid! There will be a Hajj program presented by NISL students with plays, poems, nasheeds, video and art relating to Hajj from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the masjid. There will be INFLATABLES and WATER SLIDES so please bring a change of clothes for the children!! The movie will start at 9:30 p.m. and seating will be on the grass. So please bring blankets and mosquito repellent!! FOOD: Full meal - kabab, fries, and drink $5. Cotton candy, ice cream, cakes, and popcorn $1 each. $9 coupons will be given to all refugees, needy families, and volunteers. For coupons, please contact Sr. Naima 345-4345, Br. Rashid 418-5360, and Br. Amin (812) 670-6474. If you would like to sell sweets, please call Sr. Mariam 498-0658. If you are willing to transport families to the carnival, please call (502) 299-3407 SPONSORED BY: Guiding Light Islamic Center Al Nur Islamic Center Muslim Community Center of Louisville River Road Masjid

9/24/2016 4:30:00 PM -04:00

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Outreach Event - Louisville World Fest 2016

Assalamu Alaikum dear all, We had a great response for our outreach efforts in KY State Fair from our volunteers and the people around us. We expect the same energy and support again for World Fest Please make yourself available in below time slots for this great cause - https://www.volunteersignup.org/HBL3Y Prayers, GLIC Dawah Team

9/5/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Dawah Booth - KY State Fair 2016

"And who speaks better than he who calls to Allah while he himself does good, and says: I am surely of those who submit?" (Fussilat:33) Dawah Team at Guiding Light Islamic Center is setting up a booth at Kentucky State Fair this year (Aug 18th - 28th). We are looking for volunteers who will be talking to guests about Islam. We are not looking for all scholar volunteers; instead basic understanding in Islam is good enough. What we are really looking for is for volunteers who can strike a conversation with visitors and get them talking. We will have Imam Eesa Wood from Al Furqaan Foundation also at our booth (Insha Alah). He would be helping guests with advanced questions. Please don't miss this opportunity to convey the message of peace! Follow this link for VOLUNTEER SIGNUP - http://signup.com/go/8qQojS

8/28/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Navigating Traditional Values & Modern Fads

Come listen to Shaykh Saad Tasleem from Al-Maghrib Institute as he speaks to all of us on how to navigate our traditional values and modern fads. Light refreshments will be provided Inshallah.

8/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Eid Carnival 2016

Come celebrate Eid with the entire Muslim community this Saturday at GLIC!! There will be food, games, obstacle courses, shopping bazaar and movie at night!! Come and bring everyone you know! All masajid are coming together for this carnival, so you know it's going to be amazing inshallah!! The movie will be outdoors, so bring blankets and lawn chairs as you wish! For children playing in the water, parents are advised to being extra clothes for them! Please bring cash with you.

7/9/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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Annual Iftaar Dinner

Peace and Blessings of God be upon all of you! Guiding Light Islamic Center (6500 Six Mile Lane, Louisville) is pleased to invite brother and sisters of Louisville for Annual Iftaar Dinner (Breaking of Fast) in the observance of Holy Month of Ramadan. There will be a short introduction about Islam as a faith, followed by Q&A, Iftaar (Breaking of Fast), Prayer, and finally Dinner. Men, Women, and children of all ages, bakcgrounds and faith are welcomed! Thank You Maaz Ayaz

6/20/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Perfecting Our Character

Please join us to be inspired by Shaikh Abdalla Idris from ISNA on this important topic and don't miss the opportunity to hear Ammar Alshukry's amazing Spoken Word performance. Proceeds from dinner will go towards the fundraiser for Nur Islamic School of Louisville (NISL). Come show your support while enjoying a great dinner and inspirational talks by world renowned speakers! Having good morals and manners is an essential requisite of our faith—and that takes much thought and effort. The Beloved Messenger of Allah SAW: “The best amongst you are the best in character and manners.” [Al-Bukhari] NISL students look forward to having you as our guests. You don't want to miss this and we promise that you won't be dissapointed! To make ticket purchasing easier, please feel free to text either one of these numbers with your name and how many tickets you would like. We'll reserve an electronic ticket number for you without you needing to make the trip to the school. Unless ofcourse, you want to visit us and get a tour! :) (502) 999-1252 Sr. Norma (502) 552-7724 Sr. Wided (305) 878-9915 Sr. Ragad Also, since our venue will be at Guiding Light Islamic Center, we are now able to sell tickets at the door. Tickets at the door are first come first serve and not guaranteed so please try to reserve your ticket ahead of time by messaging us! Some more details on the Children's Program: We will have child care from infants to 5th grade. We would love for the sudents in 6th grade and up to take part and attend the banquet dinner like the rest of the adults. Please post here or text us if you have any questions. Thank you!

5/8/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Open Mosque Day

The Louisville Muslim Community cordially invites you to join us for an opportunity to learn more about our community and about our faith tradition. Guiding Light Islamic Center is opening its doors on Saturday, April 23rd. Guests will have an opportunity to attend short presentations on Islam and get answers to any questions they might have about the religion, muslims and mosques. We hope this will help in connecting us all as well as increasing mutual understanding, given there is a lot of misunderstanding and fear of the unknown. You will have opportunity to meet local muslims, tour the mosque, watch prayer service and enjoy free food. Presentation: 1 PM Watch prayer service: 2:15 PM Q and A: any time Guests are welcome to stop in anytime during the open house hours, R.S.V.P. is not required but preferred. R.S.V.P: outreach@guidinglightcenter.org

4/23/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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