The Crescent Academy: Open House
The Crescent Academy is a Broome County private school mastering NYS Curriculum standards in an environment free of the typical concerns found in a public school. Our students outperform each of Broome County's schools by large margins and are some of the highest performing students in NY State. Dedicated students and accessible teachers create a family environment where your child can reach his or her full potential. Please stop by our Open House on Friday, August 18th to see the great things happening at TCA!
8/18/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Fiqh of Social Media With Brother Omar Usman
Assalamu Alaikum, IOST is excited to have a special guest with us on Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29. All brothers and sisters are encouraged to attend and benefit. Brother Omar Usman will deliver the khutbah at IOST on Friday afternoon. Inshallahm ono Friday night he will be giving the keynote speech at the Binghamton Univeristy MSA Spring Banquet. On Saturday, he will have two special programs. The first will be a #YouthHalaqah for all boys and girls ages 12 and up. He will be speaking on "Dealing With Addictions". It will be held on Saturday after Dhuhr prayer from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Lastly, he will then do a family program in which the entire community in invited to come and attend. He will be doing a presentation titled, "Fiqh of Social Media". This is a must attend event for anyone who uses social medai such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and more! The best part about this event, Its FREE, and there will be refreshments. Babysitting might be provided, but is not confirmed at this time.
4/29/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Ping Pong Tournament at IOST!
Assalamu Alaikum, IOST will be holding its second annual ping pong tournament this upcoming Friday, the 20th of January! Play will begin immediately following isha prayer at 7:00 PM, inshallah. Remember, there is no registration, so just show up and play! The tournament is open for all Muslims in the Southern Tier, and will be held for brothers only. (Inshallah, a sisters only program will be held in the near future) If you got game and want bragging rights for the upcoming year, make sure you stop by and enjoy a night of hanging out with brothers and playing ping pong and having refreshments. There is a suggested donation of 5 dollars per person that will go towards Syrian Refugees. No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.
1/20/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
IOST Project Green | Help Reduce Waste At Masjid Iftars!
The Prophet (pbuh) declared, “The world is beautiful and verdant, and verily Allah (SWT), be He exalted, has made you His stewards in it, and He sees how you acquit yourselves.” (Muslim) Asalaam Aliakum, Ramadan is a time for spiritual growth, it a great time to reconnect with our Deen and to the trust, the Amana that God has given us in the form of the Earth and all that inhabit it. This Ramadan, IOST wants to help everyone do just that, in the form of our environmental and ecological impact as we break fast and share Iftars together throughout this holy month by taking a green initiative to reduce the amount of waste we generate during our nightly meals at the Masjid. We will be turning our trash into soil through composting. This is a newsworthy community base effort and we cannot do it alone. We have taken all the steps to complete the preparations - from researching and purchasing compostable paper products & utensils to arranging bins for collecting compost and recycles. The compostable materials will be collected in these bins nightly and picked up by a local organization every morning and taken away for composting. YOU can make a huge impact by signing up for just 1 hour a week this Ramadan to help us direct and educate our fellow community members about our program. Please spare a few or at least one night this holy month and reap the endless rewards. Every little bit counts. Please help us make this program a success, show everyone that we, as a Muslim Community, are capable of accepting and adopting a good change! "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow". Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4bacae2ba1f58-iost to sign up for one or more slots. Please feel free to contact us with questions and concerns. Jizaak Allah Khair!
6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Annual BBQ Picnic by IOST
It's that time of the year again! IOST will be having its annual BBQ and picnic this Saturday, on April 30, 2016. Come out to enjoy delicious barbecue, pizza, bounce house, ring toss, and more. There will be fun for the whole family! The barbecue will begin at 5:30 PM with Asr prayer, followed by a short presentation by ACC-NY. Afterwards, dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. Dinner will be 3 dollars per person. Don't miss out on any food and fun!
4/30/2016 5:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Weekend with Sister Hena Zuberi!
Assalamu Alaikum, IOST Masjid is excited and happy to announce that Sister Hena Zuberi will be visiting the community this upcoming weekend. Even better is that all of her talks are complete FREE with FREE food! Both of her programs this weekend are can't miss! Trust us when we say this, but this is the most excited we have been for a guest speaker at IOST! Her weekend will begin with a potluck community monthyl family dinner on Friday, April 22, 2106. Dinner will be at 6 PM, so make sure you stop by and bring a dish to share with others. Enjoy some food, and then listen to her first program, titled, "Being Responsible Citizens" which will begin at 7:15 PM. This program is open to the whole community. She will discuss how Muslims should and can contribute towards our society and in which ways. Then on Saturday at 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Sister Hena and her daughter will be holding a mother daughter workshop. where she will be discussing to mothers how to raise a growing daughter! She will also be discussing sensative issues such as sexuality, modesty, marriage, and more! Her duaghter will also be conducting a session at the same time for daughters on hijab, modesty, and growing into a woman. The sessions are geared for girls and daughters ages 9-14, but others are also welcome to attend. This second program is only for sisters (whether you are a mother or not). Try to attend and benefit from her teachings and wisdom. For those who do not know who Sister Hena is, she doesn't need any introduction. She is the current editor in chief of MuslimMatters.com, the largest online Muslim contributing website. She is a mother of four, and has worked for leading Islamic releif organizations such as Zakat Foundation of America, and Islamic Relief USA. You can follow her on Twitter (@HenaZuber) or on Facebook (Hena Zuberi, and Hena Zuberi) Special thanks and a shout out to Zakat Foundation of America, who is sponsoring her trip and taking care of all of her expenses!
4/22/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Open House at your local mosque (Hosted by the IOST)
Hello all! The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier (IOST) will be holding its second open house of the year on Sunday, April 10, 2016 and will be from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The entire Southern Tier community is cordially invited to attend the open house, and learn about Islam and Muslims in the Southern Tier! Our first open house was a huge success with roughly 500 people coming to learn more about Islam and Muslims, and based on the feedback from the broader community, we have decided to hold another open house at our mosque. (You can read about the first open house here, and here). There will be a showing of the Islamic prayer, along with different exhibits about Islamic beliefs, Islamic history, Islamic law, famous Muslims, Muslim inventions, and more! There will also be vegetarian food served throughout the open house. Family and friends of all ages are welcome to attend! The open house will be held at the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier. It is located at 161 Grand Ave, Johnson City, New York (Please click here for directions). We hope to see many of you there!
4/10/2016 1:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Stand For One Night
The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier is excited to host Hafidh Wisam Sharieff and his nationwide renowned "Stand For One Night" Program! Join us on Friday October 23, 2015, as Hafidh Wisam will deliver the khutbah at IOST Masjid. Later at 5:30 PM in the evening, he will be hosting the program in the social hall. Stand For One Night is a special program that travels around the country. In these three hours, one will learn to perfect their recitation in Salah, along with learning how to make certain Dua's correctly. This program usually costs 20 dollars per person, but with our sponsors, we are able to bring it to IOST for FREE! DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS! The first hour of the program will cover fundamentals of recitation. The second will explore Quranic supplications executed with proper tajweed learnt in the first hour. The program will conclude with an hour of adkhar and dua review. Ustadh Wisam is known for keeping an audience well entertained and have them all refreshed throughout! We would like to thank our sponsors, without whom it would not be possible to host this event; the Binghamton University MSA and AQL Online, a online academy dedicated to advocating Qur'anic recitation. Lastly, there will be FREE snacks for all to enjoy!
10/23/2015 5:30:00 PM -04:000.0000