The ISBCC is the largest Islamic center in New England, and the second largest on the East Coast. The 70,000 square foot building stands tall on Malcolm X Boulevard in the heart of Boston, a Muslim handprint on the city skyline. The cornerstone of the New England Muslim community. The ISBCC is not just a mosque, but is also planned to house a school (by 2013), a library, an interfaith center, an exhibition space and a morgue. Every Muslim neighborhood in the greater Boston area has had a hand in its construction, and its leadership reflects the full diversity of our community. The two-decade effort to build the ISBCC has brought together Muslims, the Roxbury community, the city of Boston and the leaders of other faith groups. Mayor Thomas Menino, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson and City Councilor Chuck Turner have all publicly announced their support for the ISBCC. More than 250 leaders of different faiths also attended an Interfaith Solidarity Event to support the establishment of the ISBCC. The ISBCC has been regularly featured in local, regional and national media.
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GBIO: Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength

The events of Charlottesville, VA have shaken us to the core. We grieve the loss of the dead and pray for the healing of the injured. We despair that today’s neo-nazis feel emboldened to spew hateful venom into the public square with impunity while wearing helmets, wielding shields, and brandishing weapons. We are confounded by all those those who are prone to violence and hatred. The moral fabric of our nation is frayed. We know that you need to do something. Many of you are desperate to be a part of the solution. You want to confront the evil, face it down, expose it to the light of day for what it is. We love you for this. We love you for your fierce anger and will to do good, to make a difference, to take a stand for God. Similar groups to those who visited hatred upon Charlottesville plan to hold a rally on the Boston Common on Saturday. We have had lengthy meetings with City officials and other inter-religious leaders, including colleagues in the Black community, Muslim community, and Jewish community. We ask you to investigate your own conscience and decide where you are called to be, to show up with love , act in nonviolence, and please prioritize the safety of yourself and others. The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization will host an Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength this Friday at 5pm, at Temple Israel of Boston. At GBIOs Spring Delegates Assembly in April, GBIO adopted the, "Out of Many, One" campaign to fight against threats to vulnerable communities. On Friday we will continue in the spirit of this campaign as we stand together as an organized powerful voice in Greater Boston. Whatever else you choose to do this weekend, we hope you will make this a high priority. We will hear inspiring words from faith leaders across Greater Boston, as we stand together against all forms of hatred, to affirm the power of love and righteousness. All members of clergy will be invited to stand together on the bima (raised platform), in full spiritual regalia. Then at 6pm, Temple Israel is inviting our interfaith community to join them for “A Sabbath of Love and Light,” a Shabbat worship experience open to all, devoted to the values of justice and compassion. Please extend this invitation to your family and friends. This is the time for us to be together with all who wish to counter messages of hatred by kindling the light of compassion and human dignity for all. We strongly encourage you to use public transportation to get to Temple Israel. We are located two blocks from the Longwood Station along the Green Line’s Riverside (D) route. We are two blocks from several bus routes that stop near Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital and less than a mile from Coolidge Corner. Reduced rate parking is available at the 375 Longwood parking garage. Please arrive early to allow for additional time for security. We request that all bags be left at home.

8/18/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Nights at the Mosque with Ustadha Janan Delgado

Lost in Translation: How we evaluate our actions and communicate their meaning to others On a daily basis, people of faith are asked to explain their religious practices to others who may see no sense in them. How then do we communicate the meaning of our actions to others? What language do we use? What kinds of assumptions and ideas do we participate in in these social exchanges? And how may language impact the way we understand ourselves and our faith? Janan Delgado is a PhD candidate in the Study of Religion at Harvard University. Prior to her doctoral work, Janan completed a MA in Near Eastern studies at NYU and a BA in Political Science at the American University in Cairo.

8/18/2017 7:45:00 PM -04:00

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Community BBQ with Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

Join Shaykh Yasir Fahmy and the ISBCC for a fun day out and a community BBQ at Arsenal Park in Watertown. All are welcome. Please use the link below to RSVP and let us know which dish you would like to bring. http://isbcc.org/community-bbq/

8/19/2017 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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Rising from the Ashes: (Re)presenting Islam to a Public Consume

Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid is a native of Atlanta, GA. He is a former social worker, holds graduate degrees in Middle East and Islamic Studies from Columbia University. He completed his training in all Islamic Sciences in Turkey and holds several Ijaazas in all Islamic disciplines. He is completing his doctoral degree in the study of American Muslim Identity. He now serves as the new full-time Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University.

8/11/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Community BBQ

Join Shaykh Yasir Fahmy and the ISBCC for a fun day out and a community BBQ at Arsenal Park in Watertown. All are welcome. Please use the link below to RSVP and let us know which dish you would like to bring by Wednesday, July 26th. RSVP at http://isbcc.org/community-bbq/

7/30/2017 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Nights at the Mosque with Ustadha Suzy Ismail

7/28/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Eid al Fitr

6/25/2017 7:30:00 AM -04:00

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Khatm al Quran

Khatm al Quran Program Welcoming Adhkaar & Dua Athan & breaking fast Maghrib (8:30 pm) Community Iftar Isha prayer (10:09 pm) Taraweeh (First four rakaat) Living Prophetically Video Khatira - Shaykh Yasir Fahmy Supporting Your Center Taraweeh (Last four rakaat) Khatm Dua Salawat Spiritual Lecture - Shaykh Yasir Fahmy Tahajud Shafaa & Witr Suhour Fajr (3:29 am) Khatira

6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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The Virtues of I'tikaf

6/17/2017 3:45:00 PM -04:00

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Annual Ramadan Fundraising Iftar

The Annual Ramadan Iftar is an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our beloved Messenger Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) and give generously. It is a time when we join together as family and community to seek Allah’s pleasure through collective giving. This year, we are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ISBCC minaret capping. As we use Ramadan’s blessings to be purified through our fasting and acts of worship, the Annual Ramadan Iftar is a special opportunity to give to support the House of Allah and be purified through our sadaqah (charity) for His sake. We are blessed to have Dr. Altaf Husain return again this year to carry out the fundraising. We will also have a special keynote address by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi.

6/3/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Shama'il Class with Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

In this course, we will endeavor to learn about the characteristics and the etiquettes of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). We learn the Prophetic etiquette, his internal and external state, the way he looked, the way he walked, and the way he talked, all of which would be categorized under the Shama’il. The hope is that we learn in intimate detail who the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) was in his personal conduct and in his description so that we can emulate him to the best of our ability. The more intimate we know him (P.B.U.H.) then, God willing, we will be able to see him in our dreams and see him on the Day of Judgement and in the afterlife. The great practice of our scholars was to every year read the description of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) in order to immerse themselves in his personal description. This, God willing, is what we hope to do. We hope to continue in the Sunnah of our scholars. But more importantly to immerse ourselves in the person of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. Program Details Saturdays, May 27, TBD, June 17, June 24, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 3rd Floor Function Hall $75

5/27/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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CoffeeTalk at Northeastern | Ramadan Prep

MAS Youth Campus Services and Boston MSA Council in coordination with Islamic Society of Northeastern University (ISNU) Presents: CoffeeTalk @ Northeastern! Alhamdulilah as the semester is coming to a close and Ramadan approaches we will be hosting a CoffeeTalk to help us prepare our minds and hearts. CoffeeTalk is a spiritual-based discussion series with Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant touring Boston universities where we enjoy each other's insight, reflections, and company over doughnuts and a fresh brew. WHEN: Thursday, May 25th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: The Sacred Space @ Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 *Add us on snapchat to keep up with MAS Youth programs! Username: mas_youth

5/25/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Sisters Ramadan Q&A

Do you have Ramadan related questions you would like answered prior to Ramadan? Please join Shaykh Yasir Fahmy, the Senior Imam of the ISBCC, for a sisters-only Ramadan open Q&A session. Please use the form linked below to RSVP and submit your questions in advance. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 20th at 10:30am: http://isbcc.org/sister-ramadan-qa

5/20/2017 10:30:00 AM -04:00

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Zakat Seminar with Shaykh Joe Bradford

Join Shaykh Joe Bradford and your ISBCC family for a special Ramadan preparation seminar on Zakat.

5/6/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Tazkiya Intensive with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui & Shaykh Yasir

Join the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC’s) for a pre-Ramadan Tazkiya retreat where we orient ourselves around the necessary spiritual dimensions required for us to have a fruitful Ramadan. We are blessed to have Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui and our own Shaykh Yasir Fahmy to learn and benefit from. The Program will inshaa Allah be as follows: Friday, April 28th Jumuah Khutbah 1pm Friday Night at the Mosque 7:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday, April 29th Tazkiya Retreat 11am - 4pm Sunday, April 30th TeamFajr 4:15am - 8am Tazkiya Retreat 11am - 4pm The Friday night program is free of charge. However, registration is required for the weekend program. Looking forward to seeing you all then inshaa Allah

4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Where'd You Get Your Worldview From?

Refreshments will be served Suggested $20: https://www.muslimamericansociety.org/donate/bos/2014/onetime.php

4/1/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Tariq Ramadan - Knowledge Trumps Ignorance

The Boston Islamic Seminary is excited to announce a lecture by Dr. Tariq Ramadan at the ISBCC on Friday, March 31st at 7pm. Register at www.bostonislamicseminary.org/tariqramadan

3/31/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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CoffeeTalk at BU

MAS Youth Campus Services and Boston MSA Council in coordination with Islamic Society of Boston University (ISBU) Presents: CoffeeTalk @ BU! After returning with a vengeance a few weeks ago with CoffeeTalk at Wentworth we are continuing on strong moving to BU! CoffeeTalk is a spiritual-based discussion series with Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant touring Boston universities where we enjoy each other's insight, reflections, and company over doughnuts and a fresh brew. WHEN: Thursday, March 30th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: George Sherman Union @ Boston University 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 Room: Terrace Lounge *Add us on snapchat to keep up with MAS Youth programs! Username: mas_youth

3/30/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Volunteer at The Amal Women's Center Part 2!

Join us as we CONTINUE to get the Amal Women's Center ready for opening soon! We will be helping to set up the space by assembling furnitue, organizing "My Sister's Closet", and much more! Amal Women's Center is ICNA Relief's 13th Women's Transitional Home. **Please bring with you women's business attire for "My Sister's Closet"

3/25/2017 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Volunteer at The Amal Women's Center Part 2!

Join us as we CONTINUE to get the Amal Women's Center ready for opening soon! We will be helping to set up the space by assembling furnitue, organizing "My Sister's Closet", and much more! Amal Women's Center is ICNA Relief's 13th Women's Transitional Home. **Please bring with you women's business attire for "My Sister's Closet"

3/25/2017 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Volunteer at The Amal Women's Center!

Join us as we get the Amal Women's Center ready for opening soon! We will be helping to set up the space by assembling furnitue, organizing "My Sister's Closet", and much more! Amal Women's Center is ICNA Relief's 13th Women's Transitional Home. **Please bring with you women's business attire for "My Sister's Closet"

3/18/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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MAS Youth Waves Launch

MAS Youth Waves is a safe, open, and diverse space where lived Islam is authentically learned, discussed, and experienced. Our motto is ~Make Waves Not Ripples~ because we want to embody the spirit of Islam, being a mercy to mankind and working towards justice for all. Collectively we will learn to become purposeful, principled, and proficient leaders of positive change in our communities.

3/12/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Nights at the Mosque - Real Religiosity

Join Shaykh Yasir Fahmy and the ISBCC community this Friday inshaa Allah for the Friday night program at Al-Huda Society in Chelsea as we have an amazing opportunity to benefit from one of the strongest North-African scholars and polymaths alive—Sh. Said ElKamali. Shaykh ElKamali was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco and dedicated his life to studying Islam. He's studied under numerous different scholars in an assortment of subjects. He currently is a tenured professor at his alma mater, Muhammad Al-Khamis University in Rabat, where he teaches Fiqh, Usool, Hadith, inheritance, Arabic grammar, and other subjects. Shaykh Elkamali will inshaa Allah give the lecture in Arabic and Shaykh Yasir will translate it live. If you do not speak Arabic please remember to bring your headphones to be able to listen to Shaykh Yasir’s translation of the lecture. Also, carpooling will be provided from the ISBCC. If you need a ride or can offer a ride please submit the form linked below no later that 12pm on Friday inshaa Allah. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffrOAK6v4X0JGlgmBZHPey2NyWPT5zowvKkZhTqJjjb962xQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

3/10/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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ISBCC Responders

Assalamu Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You) Community Members and Friends: The ISBCC will be launching(1) a house meeting campaign to educate the Muslim community about the upcoming challenges facing our community, (2) a set of 4-5 interfaith teach-ins to educate the broader community on the challenges facing the Muslim community, and (3) putting a plan together to figure out how to stand in solidarity with other vulnerable communities. If you would like to help in planning and executing any of these initiatives, please join us on Wednesday, March 8 from 7-9 pm. Please RSVP in the comments section below and indicate which initiative of the three you would like to help. Thank you! May God bless you! Your ISBCC Family

3/8/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Pearls of Quran Conference Roadtrip

Join us for our community's road-trip to the Al-Madina Institute Pearls of Quran conference in Reston, VA. It will be a beautiful, spiritually uplifting journey for our community and one you will not want to miss! Highlighted at the Pearls of Quran conference just to name a few are, Ustadh Moutasem Atiya, Sh. Mokhtar Maghraoui, and of course our very own beloved, Sh. Yasir Fahmy. Registration includes your ticket for the three-day conference, two nights stay at Hyatt Regency Reston, and transportation to the conference and back with your ISBCC family (caravan of 15-passenger vans and community members vehicles). Early Registration Prices (based on first come first serve availability): Double Bed Quad Room (Four persons/room) - $235/person King Bed Triple Room (Three persons/room) - $260/person King Bed Double Room (Two persons/room) - $300/person *All packages increase by $15 on February 23rd when early registration ends. Seats are limited! Registration is open until the 28th of February or until we reach capacity.

3/5/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Hearts4Humanity | Coffee Talk

MAS Youth Campus Services and Boston MSA Council in coordination with Islamic Society of Wentworth (ISWIT) Presents: Hearts4Humanity | CoffeeTalk We are pleased to announce that one of our community’s most successful programs, CoffeeTalk is returning with a vengeance. Our first of the semester will be a part of the Hearts4Humanity campaign raising funds and awareness for Yemen. CoffeeTalk is a spiritual-based discussion series with Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant touring Boston universities where we enjoy each other's insight, reflections, and company over doughnuts and a fresh brew. In addition this week, we will learn about how we owe a shout-out to Yemen for even having CoffeeTalk, and some interesting history about coffee originating in Yemen! WHEN: Thursday, March 2nd, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: William H. Flanagan Campus Center @ Wentworth Institue of Technology 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 Room: Beatty Multipurpose Room (Beatty 119) Find out more about the National Hearts4Humanity Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/events/196822380794696/ Donate on behalf of the MAS Youth Boston team: https://www.launchgood.com/yemen *Add us on snapchat to keep up with MAS Youth programs! Username: mas_youth

3/2/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Hearts4Humanity | Qiyam for Yemen

MAS Youth Revive Presents: Hearts4Humanity | Qiyam for Yemen Join us for this special night as a part of the Hearts4Humanity campaign. We will have with us Br. Said Elkatta who will guide us in reflecting on the hadith of the Prophet (saws) “The people of Yemen have come to you. They are tender-hearted and more delicate of soul.” {Bukhari} Program includes lecture, Quran circles, discussions, group activities, a special du’a for the people of Yemen, and of course, night prayers. We will feed your soul with the lectures and prayer, and also feed your hunger with snacks and a delectable hot chocolate creations bar, insha’Allah! Nominal $5 suggested donation to raise funds for Yemen. Join us for a night of remembrance, thought, and spirituality! Find out more about the National Hearts4Humanity Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/events/196822380794696/ *Add us on snapchat to follow along with the event throughout the night! Username: mas_youth

2/25/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum

Please join us at our upcoming Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum to learn how City Departments are supporting immigrant communities and share your ideas with Boston City Officials.

2/24/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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MAS Youth Winter Retreat 2017

A reminder of what it means to live for, MAS Youth Winter Retreat will embrace your heart, sweeten your relationship with Allah, instill humbling strength and integrity, and build individuals who will rise to greatness, yet be grounded like mountains through a concentrated, stimulating schedule. Boston, are you ready to embark on this journey of personal & character development? This year’s theme is “A Balancing Act.” Over the course of the retreat, we want to instill a sense of balance back into our lives to face the challenges of modern life, through the lens and grounding of faith. If you wish to attend the retreat, please register at https://www.muslimamericansociety.org/register/bos/retreat2017/ as promptly as possible. Early registration, ending on 1/20/17, will cost participants $115. Regular registration will cost participants $135, ending on 2/1/16. The team understands that not everyone may be able to pay this price; if there is a legitimate need, please email us at retreat@masboston.org for financial aid offers. Financial aid offers are only possible by donors like you, so please donate generously here: links.masboston.org/retreat2017 If you want to learn more about our beloved speakers, feel free to visit Mohammad Hasan or Oaktree Institute, Suzy Ismail, and you can visit the ISBCC page to learn more about our beloved Imam Abdul-Malik (http://isbcc.org/associate-imam/).

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

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Volunteer at the Food Drive!

Asalaamu alaykum, This Saturday, Feb 18th the MCSS Food Drive and the ISBCC encourages you all to come out and help to pack, deliver, and clean up! Can you lend a helping hand as a volunteer? Please come and help spread the word. You can sign up to volunteer via the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084DA5AF2DA0F85-mcss4 Schedule of the Day: 1) Packing (starting 10am) 2) Deliveries (starting 12:45pm) 3) Clean-up (12:30pm) The towns we need to cover for deliveries are: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, South Boston, and South End. If you can help with deliveries, please let me know which town(s) you prefer to cover and the number of deliveries you can make, so we can plan the routes beforehand. If you or your friends are interested in subscribing to the MCSS email list or are interested in helping with planning the monthly food drive, please email amnabuku2@yahoo. com. To learn more about MCSS, visit: http://www. mcssnewengland.org/ Food_Drive.htm Jazakum Allahu Khairan and hope you can make it on Saturday! ISBCC Service Sphere & MCSS Planning Committee

2/18/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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ISBCC Winter Gala: Leading With Love

On February 11 2017, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) will host its Winter Gala, Leading with Love (http://isbcc.org/leading-with-love/) to support ISBCC’s efforts in responding to the divisive rhetoric that has taken over in recent times. It will be an exciting night of community building and coming together with special presentations by partner organizations: Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Mercy to All Mankind, an Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) who will share an exclusive screening of their latest film ‘The Sultan and The Saint’. The ISBCC is an American Muslim institution that serves a richly diverse community of believers in one of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods. The ISBCC demonstrates its commitment to nurturing the spiritual life of our community through a transformative journey within the four spheres of Prophetic life: Knowledge, Lived Spirituality, Service and Community, each of which informs our programming.

2/11/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Anti-Muslim School Bullying Workshop

Join the ISBCC and CAIR Massachusetts for a parent, student workshop on what to do if anti-Muslim bullying occurs in school. RSVP at http://isbcc.org/school-workshop/

2/4/2017 5:30:00 PM -05:00

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Aqidah One Day Intensive

In this intensive the student will be introduced to the basics and foundational principles of our religion. Aqidah is essential to one’s faith because it is the most noble of the sciences. It is our theology. It is Allah (swt). It is our belief. Learning Aqidah is fulfilling one of the fundemental foundations of our religion, which is outlined in the hadith of Jibril. Proper theology and the correct understanding of Allah is a precursor to establishing true commitment to him. All pre-registered students will receive a copy of the text, Ar-Risala by Imam Al Qayrawani (English translation). Please register as soon as possible online via http://isbcc.org/knowledge/#classes. The sign-in and registration tables will open at 9:30AM on January 22nd. The class will start promptly at 10AM.

1/22/2017 9:30:00 AM -05:00

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Teamfajr

"Perform the regular prayers in the period from the time the sun is past its zenith till the darkness of the night, and [recite] the Quran at dawn - dawn recitation is always witnessed" [Quran 17:78] The angels of the night and the angels of the day both bear witness to the Quran read at fajr (dawn). TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small circles, and conclude with a communal breakfast. Breakfast will be offered by ISBCC's Common Word Cafe. This would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt) and continue to build a sense of community.

1/15/2017 5:45:00 AM -05:00

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TeamFajr

"Perform the regular prayers in the period from the time the sun is past its zenith till the darkness of the night, and [recite] the Quran at dawn - dawn recitation is always witnessed" [Quran 17:78] The angels of the night and the angels of the day both bear witness to the Quran read at fajr (dawn). TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small circles, and conclude with a communal breakfast followed by a neighborhood cleanup. Breakfast will be offered by ISBCC's Common Word Cafe. This would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt), reconnect with nature and continue to build a sense of community as we embark through the Prophetic sphere of Community.

1/1/2017 5:45:00 AM -05:00

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TeamFajr

"Perform the regular prayers in the period from the time the sun is past its zenith till the darkness of the night, and [recite] the Quran at dawn - dawn recitation is always witnessed" [Quran 17:78] The angels of the night and the angels of the day both bear witness to the Quran read at fajr (dawn). TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small circles, and conclude with a communal breakfast. Breakfast will be catered by ISBCC's Common Word Cafe. This would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt), and continue to build a sense of community as we embark through the Prophetic sphere of Community. For carpooling (whether you need a ride or can offer a ride), please fill out the form linked below. http://isbcc.org/teamfajr-carpool/

12/18/2016 5:45:00 AM -05:00

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Out of Many, One: An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence

Join together with people of faith from across the city for a special evening service that will feature testimonies from local residents, prayers from Boston's interfaith leaders, and a non-partisan call to Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Walsh for dignity and diligence in this time of heightened social tension and political transition. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/GPWGTTzrhfd9bOVQ2

12/11/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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TeamFajr

12/4/2016 5:30:00 AM -05:00

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Team Fajr

"Perform the regular prayers in the period from the time the sun is past its zenith till the darkness of the night, and [recite] the Quran at dawn - dawn recitation is always witnessed" [Quran 17:78] The angels of the night and the angels of the day both bear witness to the Quran read at fajr (dawn). TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small circles, and conclude with a communal breakfast followed by a neighborhood cleanup. Breakfast will be offered by ISBCC's Common Word Cafe. This would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt), reconnect with nature and continue to build a sense of community as we embark through the Prophetic sphere of Community.

11/20/2016 5:30:00 AM -05:00

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Tawakkul Karman - Practicing Resolve in the Face of Adversity

Please join us for a special conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate, Tawakkol Karman this Wednesday at ISBCC inshAllah. Hear her stories of resillience and perserverance during times of adversity - lessons we can all learn from. Please RSVP now for this exciting event!

11/16/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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ISBCC Community Hike

Come join ISBCC in a community hike with Shaykh Yasir Fahmy this Sunday, November 13, 2016. We will be meeting at Blue Hills Trailside Museum at 10 am. Here is a brochure with more information and a map of our meeting location: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/blue-hills-trailside-museum/about/trails. The hike is occurring rain or shine. The goals of this community hike are to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt), reconnect with nature and continue to build a sense of community as we embark through the community sphere. As part of community building, we highly encourage everyone to bring their own lunch and to be open to eating with community members they do not know. Here is a preview of what is to come: – Community Building Activities – Family-Friendly Hike – Lunch (Bring your own lunch) – Reflections and Remembrance with Shaykh Yasir Fahmy – Salat Dhuhr in nature Some tips for novice hikers: bring water, wear sunblock and bug spray, wear shoes or boots (please no flip flops, sandals or high heels), and dress for the weather. If you need a ride, please fill out this form: http://isbcc.org/community-hike/. We ask everyone to fill out the form by 9 pm on Friday, November 11. Those who need a ride or are offering a ride should meet at ISBCC parking lot at 9 am on Sunday. If you have any questions on the day of the hike, please contact Romeissa Selmane at 774-419-5757.

11/13/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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TeamFajr

"Perform the regular prayers in the period from the time the sun is past its zenith till the darkness of the night, and [recite] the Quran at dawn - dawn recitation is always witnessed" [Quran 17:78] The angels of the night and the angels of the day both bear witness to the Quran read at fajr (dawn). TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small circles, and conclude with a communal breakfast followed by a neighborhood cleanup. Breakfast will be offered by ISBCC's Common Word Cafe. This would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt), reconnect with nature and continue to build a sense of community as we embark through the Prophetic sphere of Community. For carpooling (whether you need a ride or can offer a ride), please fill out the form linked below by Friday, November 4th at 7pm. http://isbcc.org/teamfajr-carpool/

11/6/2016 5:00:00 AM -05:00

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TeamFajr - Praying & PONDering

"Perform the regular prayers in the period from the time the sun is past its zenith till the darkness of the night, and [recite] the Quran at dawn - dawn recitation is always witnessed" [Quran 17:78] The angels of the night and the angels of the day both bear witness to the Quran read at fajr (dawn). TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small circles, and conclude with walk around Jamaica Pond followed by a communal breakfast. Breakfast will be offered by ISBCC's Common Word Cafe. This would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Allah (swt), reconnect with nature and continue to build a sense of community as we embark through the Prophetic sphere of Community. For carpooling (whether you need a ride or can offer a ride), please fill out the form linked below. http://isbcc.org/teamfajr-carpool/

10/23/2016 5:50:00 AM -04:00

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Ashura Community Iftar

Join us at the ISBCC for a Community Iftar on Ashura.

10/11/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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10/9/2016 5:30:00 AM -04:00

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Community Hike with Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

We will be meeting at Houghton’s Pond Picnic Site 3 840 Hillside St. Milton MA 02186. If you are in need of a ride or are able to offer a ride to others please fill out the carpooling form: http://isbcc.org/community-hike/

10/2/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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9/25/2016 5:00:00 AM -04:00

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For those fasting on the day of Arafat will be serving sufoor instead of breakfast

9/11/2016 4:00:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 8/28/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Athan will be at 4:45a.m. insha'Allah and Iqama at 5:05 a.m. insha'Allah. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page-Jazakum Allahu Kheiran! TeamFajr is bi-monthly experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

8/28/2016 4:45:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 8/14/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Athan will be at 4:26a.m. insha'Allah and Iqama at 4:45 a.m. insha'Allah. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page/using the link posted Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is bi-monthly experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

8/14/2016 4:25:00 AM -04:00

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Lost Islamic History - Boston, MA

8/7/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 7/31/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Athan will be at 4:05a.m. insha'Allah and Iqama at 4:25 a.m. insha'Allah. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page/using the link posted Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is bi-monthly experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

7/31/2016 4:05:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan Reunion: An evening with Imam Suhaib Webb and Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

7/3/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Khatm al Quran

7/2/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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This Sunday's TeamFajr will have Qiyam, Suhoor, Fajr and a khatira followed by the Neighbors for Neighbors street cleaning.

6/19/2016 2:00:00 AM -04:00

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A Night of Remembrance & Giving

Please join us for ISBCC’S Annual Ramadan Iftar on June 11, 2016 – the 1st Saturday of Ramadan. We’re excited to announce a special keynote address by Dr. Altaf Husain and Shaykh Omar Suleiman! What: ISBCC’s Annual Ramadan Fundraising Iftar, A Night of Remembrance & Giving Where: ISBCC, 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120 When: Saturday, June 11th (beginning at 8pm) Tickets*: http://links.masboston.org/annual-fundraiser-2016 $45 per adult $15 per child (children are ages of 3-11 years old) *Please buy your tickets now, as space is limited. Pricing of tickets at door will increase, if space is available.

6/11/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 6/5/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Athan will be at 3:26a.m. insha'Allah and Iqama at 3:40 a.m. insha'Allah. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page/using the link posted Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is bi-monthly experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

6/5/2016 3:26:00 AM -04:00

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Sisters only Ramadan Open Q&A

Do you have Ramadan related questions you would like answered pre-Ramadan? Please join Shaykh Yasir Fahmy, the Senior Imam of the ISBCC, for a sisters-only Ramadan open Q&A session. Please use the form linked below to RSVP and submit your questions in advance. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 28th at 11am: http://isbcc.org/ramadan-open-qa/

5/28/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 5/22/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Athan will be at 3:38a.m. insha'Allah and Iqama at 3:50 a.m. insha'Allah. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page/using the link posted Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is bi-monthly experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

5/22/2016 3:38:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 5/8/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Athan will be at 3:58a.m. insha'Allah and Iqama at 4:10 a.m. insha'Allah. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page, Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is an experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

5/8/2016 3:58:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 4/24/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page, Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is an experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

4/24/2016 4:35:00 AM -04:00

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The Unseen - Shaykh Abdullah Hamid Ali

Join Shaykh Abdullah Hamid Ali at the Malden Masjid for a very special talk on the Ghayb, the Unseen.

4/23/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 4/10/16 for another TeamFajr experience. Please feel free to coordinate rides/carpool on this page, Jazakum Allahu Kheiran. TeamFajr is an experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

4/10/2016 4:50:00 AM -04:00

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Salams all! Please come join us this coming Sunday 3/27/16 for another TeamFajr experience. TeamFajr is an experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

3/27/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Zaid Shakir - Introduction to the Islamic Sciencies

Tomorrow's Intro to the Islamic Sciences class with Shaykh Zaid Shakir is open to the entire community!

3/22/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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TeamFajr is an experience designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience Activities: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

3/13/2016 5:55:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Nights at the Mosque - Seeking Knowledge & ARKanum Youth's Film Screening

As ARKanum's very first project journey is coming to an end, we would love to invite the Boston community to join us in celebrating the amazing work all of our teens have put in thus far this Friday, March11 from 7:00-9:00PM at the ISBCC. We will be screening the short films that our teens have created during the social part of the halaqa, and we would love our community members to celebrate with us and vote for what YOU think is the best short film. We will announce the winning team after the voting period inshAllah. ARKanum will be treating its guests and voters with free baked goods- our treat! Please spread the word, tell your family and friends, and we hope to see you all there inshAllah!

3/11/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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TeamFajr is an experience that is designed to transform the way we understand the spiritual practice of the morning prayer. Join your community as we pray together to Allah in the early morning hours, practice important remembrances (adhkar), recite the Holy Qur’an in small men and women circles, and finish with a communal breakfast. TeamFajr Experience: - Pray Salat al-Fajr together - Listen to a khatira (Reminder) given by one of our teachers. - Recite the Remembrances (Adkhar) – Ma’athurat - Divide up into Qur’an Circles and recite Qur’an together - Pray Salat al-Duha (The Morning Prayer) - Eat breakfast together

2/28/2016 5:20:00 AM -05:00

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2/13/2016 5:30:00 AM -05:00

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Coffee Talk with Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy

This month's Coffee Talk has been moved to the ISBCC!

1/21/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Qalam Conference: "The Legacy of Ibrahim" at The ISBCC!

Through the Legacy of Ibrahim (a), personified as a flourishing tree (14: 24 – 25), we find that, to live a balanced life, one must have firm roots in faith, nurture familial values, and cultivate communal success. By Inculcating Abrahamic values: obedience to Allah (swt), love for family, and a dedication to people, we hope to improve both our lives in this world, as well as the hereafter.

10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Coffee Talk - Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy

10/22/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Shaykh Umar Faruq Abd-Allah at The ISBCC!

Pre-modern cultures and civilizations were generally beautiful. This is especially but not uniquely true of pre-modern Islamic cultures and civilizations -- their visual arts, architecture, clothing, rugs, and other artifacts. On the other hand, modern cultures and civilizations struggle with the problem of ugliness. On occasion, ugliness becomes the norm. It is "real." Beauty is valued, but it is exotic and not normative. If you are fortunate, you go to a "beautiful" setting for vacation, but then have to return to the monotony, dullness, and ugliness of the world we live in. The one-day course, "Beauty, the Splendor of Truth: Timeless Universals and Time-Bound Modernisms" investigates this matter. In many traditional societies, it was believed that there is an intrinsic relation between God, truth, virtue (inward beauty), and outward beauty. In the modern world, by contrast, we often feel as though our understanding of reality vacillates between this objectivity of truth as understood by traditional peoples across the world for millennia, and the subjectivity of the self under the influence of the moral relativism of modernity. Meanwhile, beauty, virtue -- even truth itself -- hang in the imbalance. The individualistic and materialistic predispositions of modernity permeate our approach to art, architecture, music, culture, and economics. More gravely yet, it affects how the modern individual interprets himself. Modern man fulfills his purpose more faithfully the more he can paint the sacred with the colors of profanity, until the distinction between the two are sufficiently blurred as to strip both of any meaning. Beauty, however, is an entirely different matter. Though its experience may be subjective, its reality is objective, and it beckons to virtue, for it is the very splendor of truth! Sheikh's Bio: Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (Wymann-Landgraf) is an American Muslim, born to a Protestant family in Columbus, Nebraska. He grew up in Athens, Georgia, where both of his parents taught at the University of Georgia. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Missouri with dual majors in history and English literature. In his last year there, he won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and entrance to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York to pursue a Ph.D. program in English literature. Shortly after coming to Cornell, Dr. Abd-Allah read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which inspired him to embrace Islam. He subsequently altered his field of study and transferred to the University of Chicago, where he studied Arabic and Islamic studies and received his doctorate with honors for a dissertation on the origins of Islamic law, “Malik's Concept of ‘Amal in the Light of Maliki Legal Theory.” He taught at the University of Windsor (Ontario), Temple University, and the University of Michigan. He then went to Spain to teach Arabic in Granada. Two years later, he was appointed to the Department of Islamic Studies at King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah, where he taught Islamic studies and comparative religions for several years. During the time he spent in Jeddah, Dr. Abd-Allah was able to study with a number of traditional scholars. He then returned to the United States in 2000 under the auspices of the Nawawi Foundation (Chicago). He taught Islamic Studies at Darul Qasim Institute (Chicago) from 2012 to 2013. He is currently engaged in independent research, writing, and teaching activities with institutions across the United States, Europe, and Africa with a focus on Islamic theology. Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah has authored: A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006) Malik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period (Leiden: Brill, 2013) His published articles include: “Abu Hanifa,” in Encyclopaedia Iranica, 1:295-301. “Theological Dimensions of Islamic Law,” in The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). “One God, Many Names” “Islam and the Cultural Imperative” “Living Islam with Purpose”

10/10/2015 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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