Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ), a non-profit corporation incorporated in the State of New Jersey is a non-profit, religious, charitable and educational organization. Islamic Society of Central Jersey is committed to providing Islamic services to the Muslims in the Central Jersey and neighboring areas. ISCJ is a non-political, religious organization. It encourages its members to be good citizens and participate actively in local, state and national affairs and elections. As a service to its community ISCJ invites elected officials and community leaders to keep our community informed of current events and issues and their positions on those.
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The 40 Hadith Of Imam An-Nawawi

7/30/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Youth Leadership Summer Program

Youth Leadership Summer Program at ISCJ- Toastmaster The program is designed to help young people overcome their fear of public speaking. The Youth Leadership sessions are very interactive. Participants will receive a manual to guide them during the program, and a certificate at the time of completion. Who: Youth between the ages of 12 - 16 Location: ISCJ Date: 6 sessions: Tuesday and Friday from 8/4 - 9/4 Aug 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 29th Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cost: $50 for each attendee Registration is limited to 16 participants; available first come, first serve, online registration only! Registration closes: July 30, 2017 Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Y0NbOEmUVysQFLwC2 Permission slip: All students must print and bring the permission slip, which is located in the discussion section of this event page. More details: Over the next 6 sessions, all participants are expected to give at least 3 speeches, and give written evaluations of their peers on a weekly basis. Participants will be assigned a project at the end of each session. If participants engage fully, at the end of the program there should be a noticeable difference in their presentation style and self-confidence. Many former participants say that the program helped them to do better in school. Speech contests are a part of the program and are used as a motivating tool. Small prizes are given to contest winners. At the last session, parents and guests are invited to come to the program. By the end of the program, students who come to class regularly and fully participate in the program will have learned the following: 1) How to organize a speech 2) How to make eye contact with their audience 3) How to speak loudly and clearly 4) How to use vocal variety 5) How to use gestures and movement for a more effective presentation 6) How to tell a story during a speech 7) How to fit a question in their presentation 8) How to speak without notes or use notes effectively 9) How to evaluate their peers 10) How to listen effectively 11) How to speak spontaneously 12) How to control their nervousness.

8/4/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Presents Hajj Seminar

8/5/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Gifted Families Seminar | Executive Functioning & Teaching

8/13/2017 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Ping Pong Tournament | Register Today!

Assalamualaikum and welcome to our 2017 ISCJ Ping Pong tournament sign-up page. You may sign-up for either Singles or Doubles or both. Terms: By registering, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to the terms below. Registration fee is non-refundable. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late to the tournament, you may not be allowed to participate. Please be patient and flexible with the program timing as we go through the singles and doubles matches. For example, if you have only registered for doubles matches, and we run through the singles matches first, you may be asked to wait. The organizers reserve the right to pick the tournament bracket and assign the bracket to the players as appropriate. The organizers reserve the right to setup pools as appropriate. The organizers and referees have the final say in case of any disagreement. Once posted, the players will adhere to all rules and regulations as defined by the organizers.

8/20/2017 8:00:00 AM -04:00

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Annual Sports Day

Welcome to the ISCJ’s Annual Sports Day! Are you a sports fanatic? Do you have lots of friends who are into sports? Well then, this event is for you! Grab your friends and form a team. You can be the captain or delegate it to someone else within your team.

8/26/2017 7:00:00 AM -04:00

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Matrimonial Event

Annual Matrimonial Event More details to follow as event nears

9/23/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Annual Picnic

Come and join us for the annual picnic. We will have delicous barbeque food.

10/1/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Masjid Expansion Fundraiser Nov 11 2017

SAVE THE DATE, ISCJ MASJID EXPANSION FUNDRAISER SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11 2017! New Brunswick Hyatt Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda confirmed! https://www.qalaminstitute.org/team/abdul-nasir-jangda/#.WRZAlVXyvIU More details will be forthcoming in the weeks and months ahead!

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

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The 40 Hadith Of Imam An-Nawawi

Learn some of the most authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammed ﷺ from a popular compilation of forty-two hadiths by one of the most eminent and revered authorities in Islamic jurisprudence. This collection is described by the religious scholars as being ‘the center point of Islam’ or ‘half of Islam’. Please click the link below to register. You must register in order to attend. Thank you. Link: https://goo.gl/forms/LKghVhQSopDEOuPW2

7/23/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Senior Citizens Jama'at

7/16/2017 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Understanding The Tool & Techniques Of Charitable Giving

7/15/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Muslim & Gifted: Siblings Edition

Asalamu Alaikum, Bismillahi-Ar-Rahman-Ar-Raheem Often times, children with disabilities are forgotten about and if not, then they are treated as less than. However, it is time to change that and we want you to be a part of this change. Please support our mission by joining us on Sunday, July 9 for a special event led by siblings of children with disabilities. We will be having a panel discussion along with an open Q & A session, followed by refreshments. Please invite all your family and friends and come learn about the many struggles and blessings that are faced by some of our community members and how we can better cater to them by welcoming them with open arms.

7/9/2017 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen | Register Today

Every year ISCJ volunteers on Memorial Day at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). This year inshaAllah, we would also like to cook the meals (halal meat) directly at TASK. Volunteers are needed to cook or serve the food or both. Address: 72 Escher St, Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone:(609) 695-5456 No car pools have been arranged. Please arrange for your own ride to the soup kitchen at the address located above. ______________________ The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) is a private, non-sectarian, charitable organization that depends almost entirely on the help of dedicated volunteers and generous financial support from individuals, churches, local businesses and community organizations. TASK provides more than 3,000 free meals per week to people in need in the Trenton area. We direct our activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles, increased self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. To this end, TASK and agencies using our facility provide a wide array of social, community, and health services. Cooking of meals will begin around 7.30AM inshaAllah. We will cook and serve halal meals. Volunteers for this event have to be 13 years of age or older. Q. What shall I wear when I come to TASK? A. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing that can get dirty. Jeans are fine. We provide aprons, hair coverings and sanitary gloves for people working with food. Q. Do you have parking available? A. Yes. You can leave your car in our lot, space permitting, or on the street. Leave your valuables at home and make sure that nothing can be seen through your car windows. Please do not stash items under the seats or leave them in your trunk. For your comfort, we have a police officer who periodically patrols the parking area. For more information about the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, please visit: http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org/faq.php

7/4/2017 10:30:00 AM -04:00

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Eid Prayers and Festival | Rowland Park

Eid Mubarak to you and your family! May Allah SWT make this holiday a blessed one for our community, the Muslim Ummah and all of humanity. Weather Permitting Eid Prayers will be held outdoors at Rowland Park. Park is approximately 10 Minutes from ISCJ (FOR GPS PLEASE USE 250 Broadway Road, Cranbury NJ) Tentative Prayer Times: 1st Eid Prayer - *7:00am 2nd Eid Prayer - *8:30am 3rd Eid Prayer – *10:00am *subject to delay due to unforeseen circumstances ________________ Following Eid prayer, we are very excited to bring to you our Annual Eid Carnival! Bring your kids, family & friends and get ready to have an awesome time! THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Insha'Allah, we are having: -Bouncy Rides -Obstacle Course -The Meltdown -Cotton Candy & Popcorn -Ice Cream Truck -Ballons -Face Art -Food & So Much More! ______________________________________________ CONFIRMED VENDORS: Khan Baba with Br. Jawad RU Hunger Maria's Ice Cream Truck Juice For Us FoodBarge NJ Finest Carnval Rides ________________________________________________ Directions to the park can be found by clicking on this link: http://files.ctctcdn.com/3bb1c908001/f6fd6c58-6e6d-49a3-b7a1-def3dc856065.pdf?ver=1467694246000 FOR GPS PLEASE USE: 250 Broadway Road, Cranbury NJ

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

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Chaand Raat

Get all your Eid shopping done at the ISCJ Chaand Raat. Due to overwhelming response, we're back once again with Chaand Raat.

6/24/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ 4th Annual Ramadan Camp

****REGISTRATION CLOSED!**** REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2t6vYh1 (to avoid any errors, please register using the computer, thank you)! Registration for the 4th Annual Children's Atikaf Camp will open Saturday 6/10 at noon, insha Allah. We will have NO WAIT LIST and NO WALK INS, so please make sure to register right away in order to guarantee a spot. This year, we have lots of great activities planned insha Allah including art instruction from Strokes of Remembrance and robotics instruction from Engineering for Kids! We hope your children can join us. At this time, we are still looking for male volunteers. Please email hebaabdo@gmail.com if you are interested.

6/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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27th Night of Ramadan at ISCJ

As Salaamu Alikum, Please join us for one of the remarkable and blessed nights of Ramadan...the 27th Night. Program Outline (Subject to Change) Please note, All times are approximate Wed June 21 8:20pm: Opening Remarks - Imam Hamad Chebli 8:32pm: Call for Maghrib prayer and Iftar 9:45pm: Opening Remarks - Imam Hamad Chebli 10:11pm: Call for Isha Prayer 10:25pm: Welcome Address 10:30pm: Taraweeh prayer, led by Shaykh Ismael 10:55pm: Guest Speaker - Dr Ahmed Mohamed 11:15pm: EFG Presentation 11:25pm: Fund Raising - Imam Hamad Chebli 11:55pm: Completion of Taraweeh and Du'aa Khatm al-Qur'an by Shaykh Ismael Ramadan 27, 1438 A.H./June 22, 2017 1:00am: Rest period 1:20am: Tasbeeh prayer by Imam Hamad Chebli 1:50am: Tahajjud prayer (Qiyam al Layl) 2:50am: Suhoor 3:50am: Adhan for Fajr Parking: We have TWO additional parking areas available! #1 is at the back of ISCJ - Use the entrance to NUI to get there! #2 is alongside Promenade Blvd - Follow the signs to get there! Please do NOT park where the xs are in the diagram below! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0xW3TkFFzg2SHRaVVp6UTNyOEU/view Follow ALL traffic rules. Obey the directions of police cars, security guards and volunteers at all times. Police cars and security guards are for your protection and we need your full co-operation to ensure your safety. ISCJ is not responsible for any tickets that result from traffic violations. We recommend arriving by 9:30pm! The main masjid entrance of Route 1 will be closed. We will leave the NUI school road open initially to direct cars to the new Temporary Parking area by the Fountains; we will then close it once the lot is completely full. Cars coming in from Promenade will be directed to the school field parking. Note that if parking is filled to capacity, drop-offs are allowed, and however, you MUST drive all the way around to the front of the masjid (facing Route 1) before you drop off passengers. In addition, we have secured additional parking space at a private property on Promenade Blvd going West towards Rt 27. It is only 5-7 minute walk to and from ISCJ. On Promenade Blvd (pass ISCJ on your right traveling towards Route 27) there will be additional overflow parking. Please look out for signs and staff. We are asking everyone to utilize that dedicated parking area as well. Food & Drink: No food or drinks allowed within the Masjid prayer area except water. Food or drinks are restricted to the tent. Zakat ul Fitr Please note that Zakat ul Fitr is a minimum of $10.00 per person. You are encouraged to pay more. It must be paid before Eid prayer. Free Babysitting: Babysitting in Modular 1 will be provided until Completion of Taraweeh and Du'aa Khatm al-Qur'an by Shaykh Ismael. Thank you.

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

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Feed the Poor & Hungry

This Ramadan, the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) is partnering with Muslims Against Hunger once again! Observant fasting local Muslims are planning to prepare 2500 meals to be distributed by HUNGER VAN to the poor and homeless. Sunday, June 18th from 10am - 2:00pm Location: 4145 Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Volunteers are needed! The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Feed the hungry, visit the sick and set free the captives." - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 552 "(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.'" - The Holy Quran, 76:8-9

6/18/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Saturday Iftar Program - June 17th

Come and join us for Iftars catered through local food vendors. Donate for the Iftars at: bit.ly/iftar-2017 As per our annual tradition, ISCJ will be hosting Iftar dinners. On the first four Saturdays (May 27, June 3, June 10 and June 17), food will be catered through local food vendors. On all other days not advertised above (including Mon-Sun), we encourage members to bring their own dish (freshly prepared only!) and share with the community. If you are willing to sponsor, the suggested donation is $350 per family towards the cost of each dinner. If paying by check, please add “Iftar 2017” on the memo and drop off at the ISCJ office. If you are interested in donating for an entire Iftar, the cost is $3500. You may pay for the sponsorship directly on our website: Bit.ly/iftar-2017. Indicate the amount that you would like to pay. Please contact SocialActivities@iscj.org for additional questions or concerns. Sunday, June 4 Iftar will be held at the Ember Banquet, South Brunswick (formerly Chutney Mary) in partnership with Islamic Relief. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever feeds a fasting person will double his reward without decreasing the reward of the one being fed in the slightest way.” [At-Tirmithi: Hasan Saheeh] Where is the food served? All food should be limited to the outdoor tent only, no food should be brought inside the Masjid. What kind of food do we serve? We usually cater the food through our local vendors who are generous enough to keep the prices very low. Who sponsors the food? On Saturdays, generous members like you will sponsor the food. Check or online donation is highly encourged for faster processing of funds. Who arranges for the food? Our social activities committee members with help from extended volunteers. My family and friends would like to host an entire Iftar, can we do this? Yes, as mentioned earlier, you may pick one of the Saturdays. Please just let us know which saturdays you are willing to host. Contact Socialactivities@iscj.org.

6/17/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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The Inner Dimensions of Ramadan

The Last Stretch & the After Ramadan Effect

6/17/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Youth Halaqa

6/16/2017 11:15:00 PM -04:00

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Saturday Iftar Program - June 10th

Come and join us for Iftars catered through local food vendors. Donate for the Iftars at: bit.ly/iftar-2017 As per our annual tradition, ISCJ will be hosting Iftar dinners. On the first four Saturdays (May 27, June 3, June 10 and June 17), food will be catered through local food vendors. On all other days not advertised above (including Mon-Sun), we encourage members to bring their own dish (freshly prepared only!) and share with the community. If you are willing to sponsor, the suggested donation is $350 per family towards the cost of each dinner. If paying by check, please add “Iftar 2017” on the memo and drop off at the ISCJ office. If you are interested in donating for an entire Iftar, the cost is $3500. You may pay for the sponsorship directly on our website: Bit.ly/iftar-2017. Indicate the amount that you would like to pay. Please contact SocialActivities@iscj.org for additional questions or concerns. Sunday, June 4 Iftar will be held at the Ember Banquet, South Brunswick (formerly Chutney Mary) in partnership with Islamic Relief. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever feeds a fasting person will double his reward without decreasing the reward of the one being fed in the slightest way.” [At-Tirmithi: Hasan Saheeh] Where is the food served? All food should be limited to the outdoor tent only, no food should be brought inside the Masjid. What kind of food do we serve? We usually cater the food through our local vendors who are generous enough to keep the prices very low. Who sponsors the food? On Saturdays, generous members like you will sponsor the food. Check or online donation is highly encourged for faster processing of funds. Who arranges for the food? Our social activities committee members with help from extended volunteers. My family and friends would like to host an entire Iftar, can we do this? Yes, as mentioned earlier, you may pick one of the Saturdays. Please just let us know which saturdays you are willing to host. Contact Socialactivities@iscj.org.

6/10/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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The Inner Dimensions of Ramadan: Sustain Our Worship in Ramadan

How to Sustain Our Worship in Ramadan

6/10/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Youth Halaqa | Dr. Ahmed Mohamed

6/10/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ Annual Ramadan Feed The Homeless Event

5/27/2017 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Picnic For Special Needs Children

Event sponsored by Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) Misty Hollow Farm will be hosting a FREE picnic and farm festival for children of special needs and thier families. Saturday - May 20th | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, May 21st) Misty Hollow Farm 128 Anthony Road Glen Gardner, NJ 08826 For more information, please call 908-303-1551

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

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Peer Mentoring | Buddy Program For Kids With Special Needs

We are very pleased to announce a training session for youth and young adults. The purpose of this event is to teach and/or train our youth and young adults ways to interact with children with special needs. This event is for youth /young adults, ages 14 to 21.

5/13/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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The Syrian Children's Buddy Program

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents the The Syrian Children's Buddy Program. The idea stemmed from observing the influx of Syrian refugee families that have come to NJ. Their basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, ESL programs) are provided for by multiple organizations (the US government, local masjids, IRC, etc.). Alhamdulliah. However, what we also observed was that these families have come from a COMPLETELY different culture. Some of these kids have not been to school in years. They do not speak English. They aren’t familiar with the school system, and neither are their parents. They need guidance. So, that’s where we come in. This “Buddy Program" aims to bridge this gap. We are looking for Arabic speaking children to be mentors to the incoming Syrian children. Mentors will talk to the Syrian children, provide homework help, listen to them vent, provide solutions, help them navigate the school system, complete paperwork with them, be available to them outside this program if they have questions and/or situations they cannot handle or know how to deal with, etc. In essence, mentors will teach them basic life skills befitting life in the USA. In term, mentors can learn from them as they can teach our kids many, many, life lessons, such as humility, gratitude, perseverance, etc. It’s a win-win situation. Mentors will also be supervised by parents to ensure the best help is provided. To become a mentor, please use the link below and someone will get in touch with you. Mentors must be between the ages of 13 to 20. We are also looking for parents to volunteer to help supervise this event and the mentors and to be able to jump in when needed. Please also complete this form if you are a parent who wishes to supervise. Sunday, May 7th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm This is not a public event. It is only for approved mentors and supervisors. FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT Saima Iqbal at saimaiqbal2003@yahoo.com __________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud Please contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

5/7/2017 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Interfaith Hunger Walk

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) supports the Interfaith Hunger Walk - Sponsored by The Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater South Brunswick. When: May 7th, 1-3pm (Rain or shine) Registration starts at 12:30 Where: Veterans Park 65 Beekman Rd. Monmouth Junction All walking is within the park. Walk a mile, 2, 3 or 5! Non-perishables are your ticket it! Solicit sponsors or make a $ donation. All proceeds go to the South Brunswick Human Intervention Trust Fund which last year assisted 3,500 Individuals. It’s a great way to support and get to know our neighbors as we walk against hunger! Fun for everyone as we care for our community!

5/7/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Program For Children With Special Needs

Please join us as we continue our monthly event for children with special needs and their families. THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT. IT IS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS.

5/7/2017 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Spring Blood Drive

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, ISCJ's Blood Drive One pint can help save 3 lives!! Platelets for a cancer patient, Red cells for surgery, Plasma for a burn victim Save a life today! Islam is a religion of mercy and caters for all the problems faced by humanity. It acknowledges the needs of people, thus gives concessions and dispensations wherever needed. "And if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind." (Al Quran: Surah Al-Ma'dah: 32) Hosted by: American Red Cross Blood Drive Registration URL: http://bit.ly/iscj-bd-2017

5/7/2017 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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Islamic Book Fair/Bazzar

Program hosted by Noor-Ul-Iman PTO Location - MOD 3

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

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Dars With Imam Chebli - Surah Al Najem: Verse 1-18

Below is Imam's DARS schedule for April: Sat, April 1st - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sun, April 2nd - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 NO DARS April 8th & 9th Sat, April 8th - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sun, April 9th - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sat, April 15th - Fasting every Monday & Thursday and MORE Sun, April 16th - Fasting every Monday & Thursday and MORE Sat, April 22nd - Fasting in the month of Shaban 1438 AH Sun, April 23rd - Fasting in the month of Shaban 1438 AH Sat, April 29th - Surah Al Najem, Verse 1 - 18 Sun, April 30th - Surah Al Najem, Verse 1 - 18 Please Join Imam Chebli For Weekly Dars/Halaqas On Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ #halaqa #dars #spirituality #islam #weekend ___________________________________________________ Learn About Our Imam By Clicking The Link Below: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx

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

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Peer Mentoring - Buddy program for Kids with Special Needs

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim We are very pleased to announce a training session for youth and young adults. The purpose of this event is to teach and/or train our youth and young adults on how to interact with children who has special needs. The hope, Insha’Allah, is that they volunteer to be buddies with a child who has special needs. This event is for youth /young adults, ages 14 to 21. Saturday, April 29th | 5:00pm - 6:30pm with Dalya Youssef -The purpose of the buddy program -The role of a buddy and how to handle certain behaviors. -The different classifications of disabilities -Language sensitivity -Role playing exercise -Sensitivity to confidentiality ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain- Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

4/29/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa

Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ___________________________________________________ After Isha: April 7th - Br. Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Importance of Intentions" After Magrib: April 14th - Hatem al-Haj - "Strengthening your Iman" April 21st - Mubinul Kathrada - "The Companions did not know how to TWEET" April 28th - Shaykh John Starling - "How to Cope with Sadness and Loss" ___________________________________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters

4/28/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Farewell: The Final Days of the Messenger (SWA)

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, Noor-ul-Imaan School and Al-Byan Institute as we bring you the "Farewell: The Final Days of the Messenger - taught by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda" “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY. It started with one man. And on the day he spoke these words, the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah 10 years after the Migration, 100,000 people were lending their ears. What did the Prophet (S) want to leave us with, his parting message to his nation? What was it like to experience the end of revelation? What were his final days amongst us like? Join us as we too carry the legacy of those on Mt. Arafat 1400 years ago through the last sermon of the last Messenger of God (peace be upon him) and end with his passing, the beloved of Allah, Muhammad Al-Rasul Allah (S). Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxLvt-bG_nU YOU MUST REGISTER - SEE LINK IN THE TICKET URL BELOW.

4/28/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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It's Time For Community Potluck!

Asalaam-O-Alakum! Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, We are excited to invite you to participate in our monthly Friday Night Potluck on April 28th at 6:00 pm, Insha'Allah. Please bring a dish of your choice and enjoy a meal with the company of your family, friends and community members. Open to eveyone, we look forward to meeting you and tasting your favorite dish, desserts and drinks!

4/28/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Canavox | Giving Marriage a Voice

CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time!

4/27/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Senior's Paint Night

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim The Islamic Society of Central Jersey is partnering with the Princeton Adult Day Care to bring you a Paint Night for Seniors Only! (Men and Women). We love and respect our seniors and want to bring programs that will also benefit them, Insha'Allah. This event is FREE for seniors AND is ONLY for seniors. Please register here, if you plan on attending: http://tinyurl.com/SeniorsPaintNight - LIMITED SEATS!

4/27/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Faith, Conversation and Coffee

This event will be hosted at ISCJ on April 25th and our very own Sis. Heba Macksoud will be moderating and presenting on Islam 101. This series of events at various Houses of Worship in the Greater South Brunswick area, will provide community members with an opportunity to learn, explore, interact and build bridges with a diversity of faith traditions. The first event is scheduled for March 27, 2017 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church located at 142 Sand Hill Rd, Monmouth Junction, NJ from 7pm-8pm. The second event is scheduled for April 25, 2017 at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey located at 4145 U.S. 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ from 7pm-8pm. Look for dates to be announced to visit a Synagogue, a Hindu Temple and a Buddhist Temple amongst others. These events are open to the public and we encourage everyone to please rsvp at SouthBrunswickHRC@gmail.com. Thank you. Thank you.

4/25/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ's Annual General Body Meeting and Elections

Salaam, Please join us for our Annual General Body Meeting and Elections on April 23rd from 9:45am - 1:00pm. Thank you.

4/23/2017 9:45:00 AM -04:00

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Dars With Imam Chebli - Fasting The Month Of Shaban

Below is Imam's DARS schedule for April: Sat, April 1st - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sun, April 2nd - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 NO DARS April 8th & 9th Sat, April 8th - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sun, April 9th - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sat, April 15th - Fasting every Monday & Thursday and MORE Sun, April 16th - Fasting every Monday & Thursday and MORE Sat, April 22nd - Fasting in the month of Shaban 1438 AH Sun, April 23rd - Fasting in the month of Shaban 1438 AH Sat, April 29th - Surah Al Najem, Verse 1 - 18 Sun, April 30th - Surah Al Najem, Verse 1 - 18 Please Join Imam Chebli For Weekly Dars/Halaqas On Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ #halaqa #dars #spirituality #islam #weekend ___________________________________________________ Learn About Our Imam By Clicking The Link Below: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx

4/23/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Sandwiches for the Needy/Homeless

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim: Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey at our Monthly Sandwich Making Event For the Homeless/Needy! This is a monthly event and will occur on the 4th Saturday of every month, Insha'Allah. This event is for everyone. PLEASE NOTE: ~EACH CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 12, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AND LEAVE. THANK GUYS. We are asking for the community's participation, because we want everyone, to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the sandwich. We encourage everyone to bring the following: 1. Whole wheat bread 2. Honey 3. Apples 4. Sandwich Bags 5. Nutrition Bars (or other healthy snacks) Please keep in mind, whole food and healthy options when choosing products. We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. Volunteer hours will be awarded to those who need them. Read more on our President’s Volunteer Service Award Program : http://www.iscj.org/Resources/Events/ISCJ-President%E2%80%99s%20Volunteer%20Service%20Award%20Program.pdf “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

4/22/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa

Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ___________________________________________________ After Isha: April 7th - Br. Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Importance of Intentions" After Magrib: April 14th - Hatem al-Haj - "Strengthening your Iman" April 21st - Mubinul Kathrada - "The Companions did not know how to TWEET" April 28th - Shaykh John Starling - "How to Cope with Sadness and Loss" ___________________________________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters

4/21/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Sister's Youth Group

Come join us in ISCJ Library for a fun evening!

4/21/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Community Islamic Forum (Converts/Reverts/Interfaith)

Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites all converts/reverts and/or anyone who’s looking to learn more about Islam and/or connect for sisterhood or brotherhood; for inspiration, change and/or growth in spiritually. This is a monthly social to facilitate dialogue, questions and answers. Purpose: We understand the struggles converts/reverts go through … what is the correct way to pray, which books should I read and/or which author knows more about a specific topic, Sunni or Shia - does it ever matter, difference of opinions and which one should I follow…? Are just a few questions that people struggle with...This Forum is an open and safe space for you to ask those questions in a non-judgmental atmosphere , while forming connecting with other coverts/reverts in a halal environment. 3rd Sunday of Every Month from 1:30pm - 2:30pm - ISCJ's Library Facilitator: Dr. Heba Elkhateeb Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Literature at the Department of English, Rutgers University. She is an expert in Arabic and English Languages and Linguistics. Since 2005 she taught all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic at Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies. She has pioneered a unique comparative and analytical methodology in teaching the Arabic language which aims to uncover the linguistic and cultural connections of Arabic with the English language and other languages. Dr. Elkhateeb utilizes her new paradigm to validate her original linguistic methodology. The key result of Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb's work on language origins is that the words that appear to have a common origin dating back, perhaps 150,000 years ago when homo sapiens originated, are what she calls "sentinel" terms that express higher concepts, as distinct from the everyday language that seems to have no common origins from one millennium and one region to the next. A sentinel word expresses and refers to higher cognitive meanings connected with higher transcendent purpose. As a Professor of Arabic with multilingual experience, she taught her students to uncover the shared Arabic "sentinel" root words that exist in English vocabulary as well as other native and learned languages of her students, building on their linguistic competence and facilitating their learning with insightful multilingual/multicultural perspectives. Dr. Elkhateeb has been teaching the Arabic language at the collegiate level for seventeen years. Before her appointment at Princeton, she founded the Arabic program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She pioneered the introduction of Arabic language courses at Tennessee State University. She has been involved in the Central Jersey community for many years and teaches courses on Arabic and Islamic studies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey elsewhere around the country. Dr. Elkhateeb started "The Language of the Qur'an Lecture Series" at the Center for Muslim Life at Princeton University, and continues to offer these lectures at Princeton and at the ISCJ Sunday Seminars. She also teaches a weekly course to converts/reverts, Muslims, and non-Muslims at the ISCJ every Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM, where she engages with the beauty of the language and spiritual concepts of the Qur'an. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

4/16/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Imam's Leadership Initiative

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Islamic Society of Central Jersey’s Religious Events Planning Committee Presents "Imam's Leadership Initiative". THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT. This is an ISCJ initiative to bring Imams together to discuss community issues; what works, what doesn’t work and how or what we can do to enhance our communities to continue to work together; to be proactive, for the benefit of Allah (SWT) and our communities. Contact: Dawud Assad | (C) 732 - 744 - 4966 *Lunch will be available for attendees. This will be in the ISCJ's MPR ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain- Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

4/16/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Dars With Imam Chebli - Fasting Every Monday & Thursday

Below is Imam's DARS schedule for April: Sat, April 1st - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sun, April 2nd - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 NO DARS April 8th & 9th Sat, April 8th - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sun, April 9th - The servants of the most Merciful - Surah 25 Sat, April 15th - Fasting every Monday & Thursday and MORE Sun, April 16th - Fasting every Monday & Thursday and MORE Sat, April 22nd - Fasting in the month of Shaban 1438 AH Sun, April 23rd - Fasting in the month of Shaban 1438 AH Sat, April 29th - Surah Al Najem, Verse 1 - 18 Sun, April 30th - Surah Al Najem, Verse 1 - 18 Please Join Imam Chebli For Weekly Dars/Halaqas On Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ #halaqa #dars #spirituality #islam #weekend ___________________________________________________ Learn About Our Imam By Clicking The Link Below: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx

4/16/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa

Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ___________________________________________________ After Isha: April 7th - Br. Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Importance of Intentions" After Magrib: April 14th - Hatem al-Haj - "Strengthening your Iman" April 21st - Mubinul Kathrada - "The Companions did not know how to TWEET" April 28th - Shaykh John Starling - "How to Cope with Sadness and Loss" ___________________________________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters

4/14/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Program for Children with Special Needs

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join us as we continue our monthly event for children with special needs and their families. Fun & Games for Kids Speaker: Teresa Herrero-Taylor, Ph.D. BCBA-D on “Functions of Behavior & Strategies at home” THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT. IT IS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Program4Disabled PLEASE READ OUR COMMITTMENT LETTER HERE: http://files.constantcontact.com/3bb1c908001/cd7d5df4-a92d-477d-9cc2-5d69694dfc8b.pdf ​________________________ Contact and Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain – Persaud (Program Coordinator) shanaz.persaud@iscj.

4/9/2017 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Introduction to Election Candidates (ISCJ Board of Trustees & Board of Over

Salaam, "Introduction to Election Candidates (ISCJ Board of Trustees & Board of Overseer Candidates) " General Elections will be on April 23rd, In'sha'Allah. This will be in the Multi-Purpose room on the following dates: April 8th - 3:00pm - 4:20pm April 9th - 9:45am - 11:20am Thank you.

4/9/2017 9:45:00 AM -04:00

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Movie Night/Board Game Night

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, We are very pleased to sponsor the Saturday School PTA Movie & Game Night at ISCJ - MPR. Please join us in watching Journey to Mecca and later play board games with friends. ALL kids and parents of weekend school children are invited. This is also open to the community. Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm Snacks and refreshments will be sold. Please bring in board games. Parents must be present at all times.

4/8/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Spirituality 101

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim We are very pleased to bring to you a talk on "Spirituality 101" with Mufti Niaz Hannan. The talk will cover how to practically understand the framework and objectives of Islam & how to overcome excuses to lack of religiousness and spirituality. Everyone is welcome to this event, including all youth and young adults. About Mufti Niaz Hannan: Shaykh Niaz Hannan is the Imam and Religious Director at ICSJ (Islamic Center of South Jersey) in Palmyra, New Jersey. Sh. Hannan began his journey in Sacred sciences from the blessed lap of his mother and his late grandfather, Shaykh Maulana Raihanul Haque at a very young age. He started memorizing the Holy Qurān at North Penn Mosque in Lansdale, Pennsylvania under the guidance of Maulana Mostafa Hossain. He continued his Qurānic education at Darul-Uloom Al-Madania before completing his Ḥifẓ in the spring of 2004. For the next nine years, Shaykh Hannan would pursue further qualifications in Islamic Studies in the UK at Madinatul-Uloom Al-Islamiya in Kidderminster, near Birmingham before graduating as an ‘Ālim in the Islamic Sciences (Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh, etc.) in 2011 from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda in Blackburn, north of Manchester. The following year, he began training as a Mufti (issuer of Islamic legal responses) and completed an MA in Islamic Studies from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE). Prior to departing the UK, he enrolled at the Cambridge Muslim College, where he completed a Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies in Leadership under the tutelage of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Timothy J. Winter), benefiting from the company of some of the most well-known Muslim scholars and intellectuals in the world. __________________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

4/8/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Introduction to Election Candidates (ISCJ Board of Trustees & Board of Over

Salaam, "Introduction to Election Candidates (ISCJ Board of Trustees & Board of Overseer Candidates) " General Elections will be on April 23rd, In'sha'Allah. This will be in the Multi-Purpose room on the following dates: April 8th - 3:00pm - 4:20pm April 9th - 9:45am - 11:20am Thank you.

4/8/2017 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa

Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ___________________________________________________ After Isha: April 7th - Br. Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Importance of Intentions" After Magrib: April 14th - Hatem al-Haj - "Strengthening your Iman" April 21st - Mubinul Kathrada - "The Companions did not know how to TWEET" April 28th - Shaykh John Starling - "How to Cope with Sadness and Loss" ___________________________________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters

4/7/2017 9:00:00 PM -04:00

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Spelling Bee Competition

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim We are very pleased to announce our Spelling Bee Competition on Sunday, April 2nd, Insha'Allah. REGISTRATION IS AT 3:00PM SHARP! Enter the Competition via this link: https://us.mohid.co/nj/njrgn/iscj/masjid/online/registration SEE LINK IN THIS EVENT POST FOR RULES Prizes: 1st - $100; 2nd - $75; 3rd - $50 Age Group - 9yrs to 14yrs Registration Fee: $10 (FEE IS FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY) Rules: http://files.constantcontact.com/3bb1c908001/643e9faf-0155-42ba-86d7-2ea8636db7fb.pdf?ver=1490147101000 Word List: http://files.constantcontact.com/3bb1c908001/ba129669-085b-4279-a41f-ee88f7e7df9c.pdf?ver=1490147102000 Tips and Tricks: http://files.constantcontact.com/3bb1c908001/643bbe4a-f07c-456f-9d53-64e7d6705c00.pdf?ver=1490147103000

4/2/2017 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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Seniors' Appreciation Brunch

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... Our Seniors' Brunch - Honoring our Seniors (55+) Come share your experience & ideas with us. We honor & respect you. The Prophet (PBUH) said, "He is not of us who does not have mercy on young children, nor honor the elderly" (Al-Tirmidhi). PLEASE RSVP TO: shanaz.persaud@iscj.org THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR OUR SENIORS.

4/2/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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The Art of Dawah - Sharing the beauty of Islam

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim We are very pleased to invite you again, to a workshop geared towards the "The Art of Da'wah - Sharing the Beauty of Islam". This is a very important topic for all of us and we need to bring our kids (especially teenages and young adults) to workshops such as these. It is important that we learn the art of Da'wah. This program was scheduled as a need for us, as Muslims to give Da'wah through our every action due to the current political climate and also to get us motivated, to not necessarily going out on the streets to do Dawah (because as Muslims all our actions/words on a daily basis IS Dawah)...but to help us, especially our youth, to be better prepared to answer questions about our faith, especially our non-Muslims friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Br. Abdulbaset Abdulla will be giving a very dynamic and interactive workshop. He will cover the following: - Introducing Islam to a religious-sensitive or non-religious person - Understanding the question before responding - Tackling difficult topics and questions - Common questions and recommended responses - Responding to a question when you don't know the answer - Da'wah at the workplace - Da'wah through actions Please bring everyone you know. Thank you. _________________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

4/1/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha) - March's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Please join us every Friday for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ March 3rd - Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Our Meeting with Allah (SWT)" March 10th - Imam Raouf - “The Impact of Quran in our Lives” March 17th - Mohamed Esseghir - "Reflections & Learning from the Tafseer of Surat al-Hijr" March 24th - Basith Fahumy - "Time: A Wasted Treasure" March 31st - Abdulbaset Abdulla - "Islamic Significance and Current Status of Jerusalem" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

3/31/2017 9:00:00 PM -04:00

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It's a Potluck - with Nasheeds & Prophet Muhammad Remembrance ﷺ

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, We are very happy to invite you to participate in our monthly Friday Night Potluck; on March 31st at 6:30pm. There will be Nasheeds & Prophet Muhammad Remembrance ﷺ with Ammar Charaf during the event! This program aims to bring families and communities together, Insha'Allah. Please bring a dish. Bring the family and enjoy a monthly community meal together. Everyone is invited. Get to know each other; if you have kids, bring them out, so they can also meet and make new friends; or come by yourself and bring a friend. Insha'Allah. ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program/event. Thank you.

3/31/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Senior's Paint Night (FREE)

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim The Islamic Society of Central Jersey is partnering with the Princeton Adult Day Care to bring you a Paint Night for Seniors Only! (Men and Women). We love and respect our seniors and want to bring programs that will also benefit them, Insha'Allah. This event is FREE for seniors AND is ONLY for seniors. Please register here, if you plan on attending: http://tinyurl.com/SeniorsPaintNight - LIMITED SEATS!

3/29/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Senior Citizens Jama'at - Ladies Only

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Please join our Senior Citizens Jama'at! A gathering of the elderly for the purpose of socializing Ladies Only! Sunday, March 26th | 1:30pm - 4:00pm Agenda: 1:30pm - 1:32pm: Commencement prayer by Nuzhat Qureishi 1:32pm - 2:30pm: Introduction to Yoga and teaching of chair yoga by certified teacher Sr. Samai 2:30pm - 3:15pm: Snacks 3:15pm - 3:30pm: Our President Arif Patel and Br. Rizwan will brief us about the upcoming residential senior center at ISCJ 3:30pm - 3:40pm: “Thought of the day " by Sr. Akhter Rahman 3:40pm - 4:00pm: Celebrating Anees Fatima Alvi on releasing her book "Bayaz e Umar" Please make arrangements to drop off and pick-up the elderly who are attending the gathering. For membership details please contact: Sr. Akhter Rahman: 609-945-0753; Sr. Rana Khan: 732-645-2913 OR Sr. Naseem Jilani: 732-274-0397 ______________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

3/26/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Leadership Essentials

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Islamic Society of Central Jersey's Career Advancement Program (CAP) invites you to a class on "Leadership Essentials", with Gulrez Jamadar. The class will explore foundational concepts of leadership, such as: ~differentiating management and leadership, ~developing, advocating and harnessing your personal brand, ~strategic networking to get things done and finally ~political savvy and influence to navigate and have outsized influence within and across the organization About the speaker: Gulrez Jamadar is an IT executive with over 18+ years of experience in various technology disciplines such as IT Risk Mgmt., Information Security, Audit and Regulatory compliance. In his current role as Global Head for IT Controls and Information Security, he is responsible for oversight and execution of the IT risk management framework, regulatory and Internal Audit interaction globally. He leads a global team that oversees various aspects of application security for a very large portfolio of business and mission critical applications, including providing IT advisory support for a large IT Development organization. ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain- Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

3/26/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Girls/Ladies' Self Defense Classes"

Our Safety and Secuirty Month continues with "Girls/Ladies' Self Defense Class"! Please join us as we bring to you a FREE Self Defense Class for girls (15+) and Ladies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey. REGISTER BELOW: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJLadiesSelfDefense These classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, with privacy set up for the ladies/girls. Learn proven techniques and bolster your confidence in self defense situations. Identify your physical and psychological limitations and learn to overcome them. You’ll learn: -Throws, -Strikes & Blocks, -Chokes, -Holds and escapes, -Joint locks, -Standing defenses, -Ground Defenses, -Body movement, -Awareness, -Self confidence. All classes will be taught by a certified instructor, Sis. Nermine Rashwan. She has a B.A in Physical Education. A Taekwondo world Champion, Taekwondo Chief Master (Black Belt 3) Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends. REGISTER BELOW: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJLadiesSelfDefense Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud Have an idea and/or a speaker suggestions, please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org and I'd be happy to work with you. Thank you.

3/26/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Sandwiches for the Needy/Homeless

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim: Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey at our Monthly Sandwich Making Event For the Homeless/Needy! This is a monthly event and will occur on the 4th Saturday of every month, Insha'Allah. This event is for everyone. COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE: ~THE CHANGE IN TIME, WHICH IS NOW 6:00PM (due to Magrib). ~THE CHANGE IN LOCATION, FOR THIS MONTH ONLY - MOD 3 ~EACH CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 12, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AND LEAVE. THANK GUYS. We are asking for the community's participation, because we want everyone, to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the sandwich. We encourage everyone to bring the following: 1. Whole wheat bread 2. Honey 3. Apples 4. Sandwich Bags 5. Nutrition Bars (or other healthy snacks) Please keep in mind, whole food and healthy options when choosing products. We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. Volunteer hours will be awarded to those who need them. Read more on our President’s Volunteer Service Award Program : http://www.iscj.org/Resources/Events/ISCJ-President%E2%80%99s%20Volunteer%20Service%20Award%20Program.pdf “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

3/25/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Safety Awareness Month

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim We would like to let our community members know we at ISCJ take "Safety and Security" very seriously! During the month of March we have partnered with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) and they will be conducting seminars on CyberSecurity, Reporting Bias Crime, Active Shooting. We will also have FREE Self Defense classes for Men and Women! Check out each individual event for more details. __________________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

3/25/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Sister's Youth Group - Board Game Night!

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Please join the ISCJ's Sister's Youth Group for a Friday Evening of Board Games! Join us as we socilaise, eat and bond with your sisters in Islam. All girls ages 13 to 25 are welcome. Join us in the ISCJ's Library!

3/24/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha) - March's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Please join us every Friday for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ March 3rd - Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Our Meeting with Allah (SWT)" March 10th - Imam Raouf - “The Impact of Quran in our Lives” March 17th - Mohamed Esseghir - "Reflections & Learning from the Tafseer of Surat al-Hijr" March 24th - Basith Fahumy - "Time: A Wasted Treasure" March 31st - TBA _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha) - March's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Please join us every Friday for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ March 3rd - Hisham Abd Elmawjowd - "Our Meeting with Allah (SWT)" March 10th - Imam Raouf - “The Impact of Quran in our Lives” March 17th - Mohamed Esseghir - "Reflections & Learning from the Tafseer of Surat al-Hijr" March 24th - Basith Fahumy - "Time: A Wasted Treasure" March 31st - TBA _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Canavox - Giving Marriage a Voice

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, THIS IS NOT A MATRIMONIAL EVENT. This group was formed by a moms of different faiths, who wants to educate people on what the scriptures (Bible, Torah and Qur'an) say on marriages between a man and a woman and at the same time strengthening their own marriage. We meet every month to discuss the readings assigned from the previous month. To find out what the readings are for this month, and/or more info, please email sabihaa@canavox.com This is a FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu _________________________ CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu

3/21/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Community Islamic Forum (Converts/Reverts/Interfaith)

Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites all converts/reverts and/or anyone who’s looking to learn more about Islam and/or connect for sisterhood or brotherhood; for inspiration, change and/or growth in spiritually. This is a monthly social to facilitate dialogue, questions and answers. Purpose: We understand the struggles converts/reverts go through … what is the correct way to pray, which books should I read and/or which author knows more about a specific topic, Sunni or Shia - does it ever matter, difference of opinions and which one should I follow…? Are just a few questions that people struggle with...This Forum is an open and safe space for you to ask those questions in a non-judgmental atmosphere , while forming connecting with other coverts/reverts in a halal environment. 3rd Sunday of Every Month from 1:30pm - 2:30pm Facilitator: Dr. Heba Elkhateeb Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Literature at the Department of English, Rutgers University. She is an expert in Arabic and English Languages and Linguistics. Since 2005 she taught all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic at Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies. She has pioneered a unique comparative and analytical methodology in teaching the Arabic language which aims to uncover the linguistic and cultural connections of Arabic with the English language and other languages. Dr. Elkhateeb utilizes her new paradigm to validate her original linguistic methodology. The key result of Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb's work on language origins is that the words that appear to have a common origin dating back, perhaps 150,000 years ago when homo sapiens originated, are what she calls "sentinel" terms that express higher concepts, as distinct from the everyday language that seems to have no common origins from one millennium and one region to the next. A sentinel word expresses and refers to higher cognitive meanings connected with higher transcendent purpose. As a Professor of Arabic with multilingual experience, she taught her students to uncover the shared Arabic "sentinel" root words that exist in English vocabulary as well as other native and learned languages of her students, building on their linguistic competence and facilitating their learning with insightful multilingual/multicultural perspectives. Dr. Elkhateeb has been teaching the Arabic language at the collegiate level for seventeen years. Before her appointment at Princeton, she founded the Arabic program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She pioneered the introduction of Arabic language courses at Tennessee State University. She has been involved in the Central Jersey community for many years and teaches courses on Arabic and Islamic studies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey elsewhere around the country. Dr. Elkhateeb started "The Language of the Qur'an Lecture Series" at the Center for Muslim Life at Princeton University, and continues to offer these lectures at Princeton and at the ISCJ Sunday Seminars. She also teaches a weekly course to converts/reverts, Muslims, and non-Muslims at the ISCJ every Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM, where she engages with the beauty of the language and spiritual concepts of the Qur'an. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

3/19/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Boys/Men Self Defense Class"

We are very excited to bring to you again, Our Safety & Security Month! Please join us for a FREE Class for Boys and Men (15yrs+) on Self Defense. This is a FREE Class and will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. Age 15 & Up! PLEASE REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/MenSelfDefense Learn proven techniques and bolster your confidence in self-defense situations. Identify your physical and psychological limitations and learn to overcome them. This class will be taught by certified instructor, Br. Javed Khan. He has over 30 years of experience. He’s has a San Dan 3rd Degree Black Belt and has been the karate teacher at ISCJ for the past 17 years. He has won numerous tournaments and has over 20 students who has earned a black belt under his teachings. This will be in the Multi-Purpose Room. ____________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud Have an idea and/or a speaker suggestions, please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org and I'd be happy to work with you. Thank you.

3/19/2017 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Active Shooter Defense Seminar"

Safety & Security Month continues with "Active Shooter Defense Seminar", as we continue our partnership with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) This is a FREE Seminar for Everyone! This seminar is certified by FEMA and will be conducted by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP). Speakers are from the the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP): ~Ed Moore | Trainer and ~John J. Paige l Lieutenant What will this seminar cover? (1) Actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials. (2) Recognize potential workplace violence indicators. (3) Actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents. (4) How to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident. Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends. ABOUT OHSP: OHSP helps to direct prevention, detection, protection, response, and recovery planning, not only at the state level, but also at the regional and national levels with our varied partners. In addition to coordinating their efforts with other state agencies, OHSP plays a critical role in helping to shape state and inter-state homeland security policy and practices. OHSP is led by Director Chris Rodriguez and comprised of three Divisions: the Division of Intelligence, the Division of Policy and Planning, and the Division of Administration with ten bureaus within the Divisions. _____________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

3/19/2017 9:45:00 AM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Reporting Bias Incidents"

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim This month we are partnering with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) to bring you a few programs on Safety & Security Awareness. On March 18th at 5pm, we bring you "Reporting Bias Incidents: A Conversation with Girls and Women (13yrs+)". This program with be focused on girls and women, because girls and women are mosty the target of bias incidents, especially those that wear the Hijab. This will be presented to us by Janice Rufino, the Intelligence Collection Manager from the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Ms. Rufino will teach us how to recognise and identify a bias incident, what to do, how to protect yourself, what to do next, the importance of reporting it, etc. This is a FREE event! Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends. ABOUT OHSP: OHSP helps to direct prevention, detection, protection, response, and recovery planning, not only at the state level, but also at the regional and national levels with our varied partners. In addition to coordinating their efforts with other state agencies, OHSP plays a critical role in helping to shape state and inter-state homeland security policy and practices. OHSP is led by Director Chris Rodriguez and comprised of three Divisions: the Division of Intelligence, the Division of Policy and Planning, and the Division of Administration with ten bureaus within the Divisions. _____________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

3/18/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ's Town hall Meeting

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim: Please join us for our ISCJ community Town hall. It's your Masjid, be part of the conversation, be part of it's future. It's your chance to have your voice heard and to hear from the ISCJ's Board of Trustees.

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

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Dars with Imam Chebli - March's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for March is below: Sat & Sun - March 4th & 5th (NO DARS) Weekend School Program & Quiz Competition Sat & Sun - March 11th & 12th Surah 41, Verses 45 - 54 - “Story of Moses (ra) in the Qur’an Sat & Sun - March, 18th & 19th (NO DARS) Townhall (18th) & Safety & security Programs (19th) Sat - March 25th (NO DARs on Sun, March, 26th) Surah 42, Verses 10 - 13 - "The Religion of Islam” Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

3/18/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Central New Jersey Interfaith Stitchers for Peace

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim We are very pleased to bring to you, again, the Central New Jersey Interfaith Stitchers for Peace. This group meets monthly to create hand-stitched items that bring a message of hope and healing to people throughout the world whose lives are challenged by the horrors of violent conflict in their homelands. The items that we make would be distributed through Women4Women-Knitting4Peace (W4W-K4P) an organization that utilizes a wide network of international aid workers and other international travelers to hand-deliver items to their intended recipients and to learn from the recipients which items they need most. We will be: 1)Knitting hats 2)Crocheting hats 3)Knitting triangle scarves and shawls 4)Crochting rectangles scarves and shawls 5)Knitting rectangle scarves, shawls and baby blankets Refreshments will be available. ISCJ's Organizers: Sis. Akhter, Sis. Rana and Sis. Shafia __________________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

3/12/2017 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Program for Children with Special Needs

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join us as we continue our monthly event for children with special needs and their families. THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT. IT IS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Program4Disabled PLEASE READ OUR COMMITTMENT LETTER HERE: http://files.constantcontact.com/3bb1c908001/cd7d5df4-a92d-477d-9cc2-5d69694dfc8b.pdf ​________________________ Contact and Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain – Persaud (Program Coordinator) shanaz.persaud@iscj.

3/12/2017 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Cyber Security"

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim This month we are partnering with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) to bring you a few programs on Safety & Security Awareness. We start off on March 11tha t 5pm with "Cyber Security". This will be presented to us by Michael T. Geraghty, the Director, NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell. Mr. Geraghty will cover the following: -Attacks and Threats -Email and Communication -General Security -Mobile Devices -Privacy -Safe Browsing ¨Software and Applications This is a FREE event! Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends. ABOUT OHSP: OHSP helps to direct prevention, detection, protection, response, and recovery planning, not only at the state level, but also at the regional and national levels with our varied partners. In addition to coordinating their efforts with other state agencies, OHSP plays a critical role in helping to shape state and inter-state homeland security policy and practices. OHSP is led by Director Chris Rodriguez and comprised of three Divisions: the Division of Intelligence, the Division of Policy and Planning, and the Division of Administration with ten bureaus within the Divisions. ABOUT NJCCIC: The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) is the State’s one-stop-shop for cybersecurity information sharing, threat analysis, and incident reporting. Located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center, the NJCCIC brings together analysts and engineers from the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the State Police, and the Office of Information Technology to promote statewide awareness of local cyber threats and widespread adoption of cybersecurity best practices. The NJCCIC engages in close partnership with federal homeland security and law enforcement authorities, as well as sector-specific information sharing and analysis centers. _____________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

3/11/2017 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Explore the Benefits of Acupuncture

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Explore the Benefits of Acupuncture with Zohra Awan, DAOM, L.Ac. *Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) *Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) *Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM) Read more on her credentials here: http://www.princetonacuhealth.com/about-zohra Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine that originated in Asia over three thousand years ago, and has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. It is a tradition of healing rich in theory and extensive in its clinical application. Practitioners of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have used this holistic medical system to help millions of people get well. With treatments focused on the root of the imbalance, acupuncture can treat an enormously wide range of conditions. Recent studies have proven acupuncture to be effective for all types of conditions, such as musculoskeletal injuries, back and neck pain, arthritis, neurological conditions, digestive disorders, gynecological conditions, and stress-related conditions. Acupuncture speeds up the body's healing process, and may be used in conjunction with western treatments such as physical therapy and physician-directed pain interventions. This will be in the Multi-Purpose Room. ____________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud Have an idea and/or a speaker suggestions, please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org and I'd be happy to work with you. Thank you.

2/26/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Dars with Imam Chebli - February's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for February is below: SSat & Sun - February, 4th & 5th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 18 - "I am but a man like you" Sat & Sun - February, 11th & 12th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 25 - "The Day of Judgement” Sat & Sun - February 18th Surah 41, Verses 26 - 32 - “Our Lord is Allah (SWT)” Sat & Sun - February 25th & 26th Surah 41, Verses 33 - 38 - "I am of those who bow in Islam" Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/26/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Sandwiches for the Needy/Homeless

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim: Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey at our Monthly Sandwich Making Event For the Homeless/Needy! This is a monthly event and will occur on the 4th Saturday of every month, Insha'Allah. This event is for everyone. We are asking for the community's participation, because we want everyone, to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the sandwich. We encourage everyone to bring the following: 1. Whole wheat bread 2. Honey 3. Apples 4. Sandwich Bags 5. Nutrition Bars (or other healthy snacks) Please keep in mind, whole food and healthy options when choosing products. PREP SUPPLIES: Bring your own aprons We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. Volunteer hours will be awarded to those who need them. Read more on our President’s Volunteer Service Award Program : http://www.iscj.org/Resources/Events/ISCJ-President%E2%80%99s%20Volunteer%20Service%20Award%20Program.pdf “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/25/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Focus on Bias Crime

As Salaamu Alaikum, Have you been the victim of a Bias Crime such as Harassment or Assault? Along with CAIR, NJ & Vera Institute, we invite you to participate in a one hour Focus Group being conducted by the Vera Institute for Justice and CAIR New Jersey. The purpose of this focus group is to study the impact of Bias Crimes on the community and to explore ways in which reporting and handling these incidents can be improved, In’sha’Allah. Advance registration is required. We encourage you to add your voice to this important study. All discussion will remain confidential and no personally identifying information will be collected. When: Saturday, February 25th, 4:00pm Where: ISCJ Library Register: Use the link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/ALEnIruGESfMbput2 __________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud

2/25/2017 4:00:00 PM -05:00

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Muslims & Jews Standing United in Humanity - Visit a Synagogue

Members of the Muslim community and other faith communities plan to stand united against all hate and join together in humanity by attending the Jewish Prayer Service on Saturday, February 25th at 10am at B'nai Tikvah at 1001 Finnegans Ln, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902. This is part of an initiative to reach out to a Jewish Neighbor or Friend. In light of the recent rise in Anti-Semitic acts such as bomb threats, desecration of a Jewish cemetery and other acts of hate and vandalism, We would like to encourage the Muslim community and others to reach out to members of the Jewish community and their houses of worship and stand united in solidarity against all acts of hate.

2/25/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha) - February's Schedule

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Feb. 3rd - Helmi Saud - "The understanding of brotherhood and sisterhood in Islam" Feb. 10th - Dr. Ahmed Metwally - "The Prophet - The Family Man" Feb. 17th - Hisham Abd Elmawjowd on "Changing Our Condition" Continues Feb. 24th - Magdy Hagag on “Who’s your Hero? The Life of the Companions” _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/24/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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It's a Potluck - Bringing Families Together

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, We are very happy to invite you to participate in our monthly Friday Night Potluck; starting Friday, Feb. 24th at 6:00pm. This program aims to bring families and communities together, Insha'Allah. Following the potluck will be our Friday Night Halaqa, after the Isha prayer, which is scheduled for 8pm. Please fill out the form below to let us know what dish you plan to bring. Insha'Allah: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Potluck Bring the family and enjoy a monthly community meal together. Everyone is invited. Get to know each other; if you have kids, bring them out, so they can also meet and make new friends; or come by yourself and bring a friend. Insha'Allah. ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program/event. Thank you.

2/24/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha) - February's Schedule

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Feb. 3rd - Helmi Saud - "The understanding of brotherhood and sisterhood in Islam" Feb. 10th - Dr. Ahmed Metwally - "The Prophet - The Family Man" Feb. 17th - Hisham Abd Elmawjowd on "Changing Our Condition" Continues Feb. 24th - Magdy Hagag on “Who’s your Hero? The Life of the Companions” _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Canavox - Giving Marriage a Voice

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, THIS IS NOT A MATRIMONIAL EVENT. This group was formed by a moms of different faiths, who wants to educate people on what the scriptures (Bible, Torah and Qur'an) say on marriages between a man and a woman and at the same time strengthening their own marriage. We meet every month to discuss the readings assigned from the previous month. To find out what the readings are for this month, and/or more info, please email sabihaa@canavox.com This is a FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu _________________________ CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu

2/21/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Senior's Paint Night

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim The Islamic Society of Central Jersey is partnering with the Princeton Adult Day Care to bring you a Paint Night for Seniors Only! (Men and Women). We love and respect our seniors and want to bring programs that will also benefit them, Insha'Allah. This event is FREE for seniors. Please register here, if you plan on attending: http://tinyurl.com/SeniorsPaintNight - LIMITED SEATS!

2/21/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Townhall Meeting

ISCJ's Town Hall Meeting ...Be part of the conversation... at ISCJ - Multi-Purpose Room

2/19/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Dars with Imam Chebli - February's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for February is below: SSat & Sun - February, 4th & 5th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 18 - "I am but a man like you" Sat & Sun - February, 11th & 12th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 25 - "The Day of Judgement” Sat & Sun - February 18th Surah 41, Verses 26 - 32 - “Our Lord is Allah (SWT)” Sat & Sun - February 25th & 26th Surah 41, Verses 33 - 38 - "I am of those who bow in Islam" Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

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

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The Life of Malcolm X

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, Noor-ul-Imaan School and Al-Byan Institute as we bring you "The Life of Malcomn X" with Imam Siraj Wahhaj. This class will be in Modular 3 on the ISCJ campus. Please register here: https://albayanclasses.wufoo.com/forms/the-life-of-malcolm-x/ Come learn the history of the figure that continues to influence and inspire so many, El Hagg, Malik El Shabbaz (Malcolm X).

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

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Program for Children with Special Needs

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Alhamdulliah, we are very excited to announce that due to the feedback and turn out from our first event, we will be bringing to you a monthly program for children with special needs. THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT. IT IS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Program4Disabled PLEASE READ OUR COMMITTMENT LETTER HERE: http://files.constantcontact.com/3bb1c908001/cd7d5df4-a92d-477d-9cc2-5d69694dfc8b.pdf About the speaker: A F M Z Haque, MD, MPH Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist Medical Director, Legacy Treatment Services Dr. Haque currently serves as Medical Director of The Legacy Treatment Services, which is one of the largest mental health care providers with a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults headquartered in Burlington County, New Jersey. He provides consultation, training to the staff and direct care at the Legacy. He was the Medical Director of CPC Behavioral Health Care, prior to his current position. Dr. Haque maintains a small private practice in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Haque believes in evidence-based psychiatry but appreciates the role of promising emerging treatments. His comprehensive approach from the developmental, genetic, neurobiological, and environmental and cultural/spiritual facets have consistently resulted in significant gains by his clients. He focuses on the symptom complex and how it is connected with the neurotransmitters and brain circuits rather than mere diagnostic criteria. He thinks that every individual is unique and requires individualized interventions for maximum benefit and personal growth. Challenging patients have become his specialty. Prior to moving to New Jersey, Dr. Haque served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans and participated in numerous research and clinical trials. Dr. Haque completed his psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship training at LSU where he served as Chief Resident. He also received his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Haque is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. He frequently conducts lectures for peers and news media regarding psychiatric disorders and is considered to be a thought leader in the field. Dr. Haque has spoken at UN in NY regarding Autism. He has given multiple interviews in the Voice of America and served as the moderator for the popular health talk show “ASK A DOCTOR’ which is aired in the NTV and ETV weekly. Recently, his name was listed as “America’s Top Psychiatrist” by the Consumer Research Council. Dr. Haque has frequently published in peer-reviewed journals. He believes that raising a son with Autism has been a blessing to understand the pain of others. ​________________________ Contact and Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain – Persaud (Program Coordinator) shanaz.persaud@iscj.

2/12/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Dars with Imam Chebli - February's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for February is below: SSat & Sun - February, 4th & 5th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 18 - "I am but a man like you" Sat & Sun - February, 11th & 12th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 25 - "The Day of Judgement” Sat & Sun - February 18th & 19th Surah 41, Verses 26 - 32 - “Our Lord is Allah (SWT)” Sat & Sun - February 25th & 26th Surah 41, Verses 33 - 38 - "I am of those who bow in Islam" Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/12/2017 9:45:00 AM -05:00

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Spoken Words - Open Mic Night

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join us right after Magrib, as we try to lighten the mood and try to give some balance to our world. Insha'Allah. Bring your game on and get ready to have some fun! Calling all poets and spoken words artists! Experience and/or no experience required. Just come out and express yourself and inspire others! Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-OpenMike ONLY people who will be doing a poem and/spoken words, need to register!!! LIMITED SLOTS! Youth and Young Adults are welcome to join us, in the audiene or as a participant. Participants MUST register. About the Moderator: Spoken Word Artist: Just Aishah was born and raised In the U.K. and appreciates the power of poetry. She is cofounder of The Strangers movement whose aim to clear up misconceptions and revive the message of Islam through the art of spoken word poetry. _____________________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for an event/speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/11/2017 5:45:00 PM -05:00

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Interfaith - 2017

Please join us as we bring our diverse faiths and traditions together. An interfaith experience, celebrating the dignity, value and worth of all people. Light Refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

2/11/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Know your Rights Seminar with ACLU, AMAL & NJMLA

As Salaamu Alaikum, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL) and New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Associations (NJMLA) have been working, diligently across the country and NJ, as people's rights are being violated: - Fighting efforts to suppress free speech and the right to protest - Defending people who were unconstitutionally jailed for being too poor to pay court fines - Working to defend people who are being discriminated against under the banner of religion ...to name just a few.... Do you know your rights? In addition to issues concerning "Knowing your Rights", there will also be Q&A/discussion specifically on immigration conditions/rights. This is why we are collaborating with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL) and New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Associations (NJMLA) for joint session on a "Know Your Rights Seminar". This is open to everyone. We know with the new administration, many people are feeling nervous about what might happen to themselves, their families, their friends and their neighbors. We, at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and look forward to helping our community and our neighbors through these tough times in whatever ways we can. This is why we are partnering, with only the best, to bring you information which is current and the best ways to handle what is happening across the country and the world. Insha'Allah. Please join us. The seminar will be on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Please share this with anyone you think could benefit from it and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. _______________ Program Coordinator, Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Please reach out to me if you have a suggestion for a program/speaker - shanaz.peraud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/10/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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My Hijab, My Crown

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join us, as we discuss "My Hijab, My Crown", on Sunday, Feb. 5th from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This will be a talk/discussion with Sis. Tammy Elmansoury. With so many controversies of the Muslim women/girls, in Hijab, it's no wonder, we have a World Hijab Day. It is usually celebrated on Feb 1st of every year. World Hijab Day was created as an awareness campaign for muslims girls/women to share their stories of why they choose to wear the hijab. It also encourages non-muslims to try on a hijab for a few minutes, an hour, two hours, or a day, whatever they feel comfortable with and then share their experience on video/audio as well. So, with this in mind, we'd like to invite: 1. All Muslims women/girls to share their stories in a quick 2-3 minutes (shorter if you wish) video or audio (whatever you feel comfortable with) to answer the following questions: (a) Why did you decide to wear the Hijab? (b) Did your parents or anyone else force you to wear it? (c) What were your challenges in wearing the hijab, if any, and how did you overcome them? (d) What are you most proud of in wearing the hijab? For Muslims women/girls, it is understood that Hijab is more than just the head cover. 2. All Non-Muslims to give it a try...for a few minutes, a half hour, an hour, a day....whatever you feel comfortable with and then share your thoughts with us. You have the same amount of time - 2 to 3 minutes (shorter if you wish). You can do video or audio, whatever you feel comfortable with. Our Non-Muslims friends can ask ONE question in their video/audio and we will do our best to answer it, either on this event page or at the day of the event (Feb 5th). RULES: Be respectful and kind. This is an idea to bring people together, for education and awareness. About the speaker: Tammy Elmansoury completed her MA and MPhil in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London on the topic of Dawa in 20th century Egypt. She has taught at colleges in the US since 2010, and currently teaches History at Union County College in Cranford, NJ. She is also very involved in community initiatives at the New Brunswick Islamic Center in North Brunswick, NJ, especially to provide programming for young people. ____________________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please feel free to email me at shanaz.persaud@iscjorg

2/5/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Matters of the Heart with Dr. Ahmed Metwally, Ph. D

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join us for a talk on "Matters of the Heart - Increasing and Maintaining your Imaan" with Dr. Ahmed Metwally, Ph.D. In these critical time where everything may seem to be going awry, it is important that we focus on our heart to maintain and increase our Imaan. For only in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) does the heart find rest. As part of the Hadith: On the authority of Abu 'Abdullah al-Nu'man bin Bashir (ra) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say: "...There lies within the body a piece of flesh. If it is sound, the whole body is sound; and if it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. Verily this piece is the heart." _______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea and/or a speaker suggestion, I'd be happy to work with you. Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

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

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Dars with Imam Chebli - February's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for February is below: SSat & Sun - February, 4th & 5th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 18 - "I am but a man like you" Sat & Sun - February, 11th & 12th Surah 41, Verses 19 - 25 - "The Day of Judgement” Sat & Sun - February 18th & 19th Surah 41, Verses 26 - 32 - “Our Lord is Allah (SWT)” Sat & Sun - February 25th & 26th Surah 41, Verses 33 - 38 - "I am of those who bow in Islam" Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

2/4/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:00

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Managing Disease Through Islam, Nutrition & Holistic Health

As Salaamu Alaikum, ISCJ continues to be committed to providing you with resources/talks/classes so you can make the best of your overall wellness, Insha'Allah. On Sunday, Jan. 29th from 11:30am to 1:00pm: Join Sister Yasmin Essa for Managing Disease Through Islam, Nutrition & Holistic Health. Some topics which will be covered: *What is Holistic Health? *What does Islam say about disease? *Acute versus chronic conditions *Preventative care vs reactive care *How to empower your immune system *The importance of mind-body-soul wellness *How to empower yourself at the doctor's office *Tips for patients of chronic conditions *Tips for caretakers and family members of patients of chronic conditions About the Speaker: Sister Yasmin Essa is a Women's Wellness Expert & Coach, Founder of MBMuslima Magazine and Wellness with Yasmin & the Online Ramadan Mind Body Soul Retreat. Please check out her site at http://wellnesswithyasmin.com/ Yasmin Essa is also an ISCJ weekend school graduate, and is now an ISCJ weekend school teacher! Check out her: 1) YouTube recording for the Spring Detox webinar Yasmin Essa did on the topic of maximizing the body's natural abilities to detoxify itself. There's a lot of great content here: http://www.wellnesswithyasmin.com/live 2) Interviewed by the IAMY Blog One Voice: http://www.iamy.org/blog/2016/03/13/spring-cleaning-time-yasmin-essa/ ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

1/29/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Sandwiches for the Needy/Homeless

Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey at our Monthly Sandwich Making Event For the Homeless/Needy! This is a monthly event and will occur on the 4th Saturday of every month, Insha'Allah. This event is for everyone. We are asking for the community's participation, because we want everyone, to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the sandwich. We encourage everyone to bring the following: 1. Whole wheat bread 2. Healthy options for honey 3. Healthy options for peanut butter 4. Apples 5. Sandwich Bags 6. Paper Bags Please keep in mind, whole food and healthy options when choosing products. PREP SUPPLIES: Bring your own aprons We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. Volunteer hours will be awarded to those who need them. Read more on our President’s Volunteer Service Award Program : http://www.iscj.org/Resources/Events/ISCJ-President%E2%80%99s%20Volunteer%20Service%20Award%20Program.pdf “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/28/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! The schedule is below: __________________ Jan. 6th - Muhammad Ibrahim Ali - “Start Speaking the Language of Rasulullah & Qur'an“ Jan. 13th - Abdulbaset Abdulla - "Preparing Ourselves for the Challenges Ahead". Jan. 20th - Mubinul Kathrada on "Super-Women in Islam" Jan. 27th - Hisham Abd Elmawjowd on "Changing our Condition" __________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/27/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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It's a Potluck - Bringing Families Together

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, We are very happy to invite you to participate in our monthly Friday Night Potluck; starting Friday, January 27th at 6:30pm. This program aims to bring families and communities together, Insha'Allah. Following the potluck will be our Friday Night Halaqa, after the Isha prayer, which is scheduled for 8pm. Please fill out the form below to let us know what dish you plan to bring. Insha'Allah: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Potluck Bring the family and enjoy a monthly community meal together. Everyone is invited. Get to know each other; if you have kids, bring them out, so they can also meet and make new friends; or come by yourself and bring a friend. Insha'Allah. ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a program/event. Thank you.

1/27/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Senior's Social Hour

The Islamic Society of Central Jersy invites you to our monthly Senior's Social Hour. This event will be on the last Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am - 11:00am. Come out all seniors (male & female) to socialize and have fun! Play games, shared interests, make new friends, learn something new & much more! This event is sponsored by Princeton Adult Day Care. Light refreshments will be available. _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/25/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Community Islamic Forum - Converts/Reverts/Seekers of Knowledge

Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites all converts/reverts and/or anyone who’s looking to learn more about Islam and/or connect for sisterhood or brotherhood; for inspiration, change and/or growth in spiritually. This is a monthly social to facilitate dialogue, questions and answers. Purpose: We understand the struggles converts/reverts go through … what is the correct way to pray, which books should I read and/or which author knows more about a specific topic, Sunni or Shia - does it ever matter, difference of opinions and which one should I follow…? Are just a few questions that people struggle with...This Forum is an open and safe space for you to ask those questions in a non-judgmental atmosphere , while forming connecting with other coverts/reverts in a halal environment. 3rd Sunday of Every Month from 1:30pm - 2:30pm _________________________________ Facilitator: Dr. Heba Elkhateeb Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Literature at the Department of English, Rutgers University. She is an expert in Arabic and English Languages and Linguistics. Since 2005 she taught all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic at Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies. She has pioneered a unique comparative and analytical methodology in teaching the Arabic language which aims to uncover the linguistic and cultural connections of Arabic with the English language and other languages. Dr. Elkhateeb utilizes her new paradigm to validate her original linguistic methodology. The key result of Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb's work on language origins is that the words that appear to have a common origin dating back, perhaps 150,000 years ago when homo sapiens originated, are what she calls "sentinel" terms that express higher concepts, as distinct from the everyday language that seems to have no common origins from one millennium and one region to the next. A sentinel word expresses and refers to higher cognitive meanings connected with higher transcendent purpose. As a Professor of Arabic with multilingual experience, she taught her students to uncover the shared Arabic "sentinel" root words that exist in English vocabulary as well as other native and learned languages of her students, building on their linguistic competence and facilitating their learning with insightful multilingual/multicultural perspectives. Dr. Elkhateeb has been teaching the Arabic language at the collegiate level for seventeen years. Before her appointment at Princeton, she founded the Arabic program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She pioneered the introduction of Arabic language courses at Tennessee State University. She has been involved in the Central Jersey community for many years and teaches courses on Arabic and Islamic studies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey elsewhere around the country. Dr. Elkhateeb started "The Language of the Qur'an Lecture Series" at the Center for Muslim Life at Princeton University, and continues to offer these lectures at Princeton and at the ISCJ Sunday Seminars. She also teaches a weekly course to converts/reverts, Muslims, and non-Muslims at the ISCJ every Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM, where she engages with the beauty of the language and spiritual concepts of the Qur'an. _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

1/22/2017 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Senior Citizens Jama'at - For Ladies Only

ISCJ's SENIOR CITIZENS JAMA'AT invites you to a gathering of the elderly for the purpose of socializing (FOR LADIES ONLY) 1:30pm - 1:32pm: Opening Dua by Sr. Nuzhat Qureshi 1:32pm - 2:30pm: Dr. Farah Said—Ear Specialist will examine the sisters and advise 2:30pm - 3:40.pm: Snacks and socializing 3:40pm - 3:55pm: Announcements and "Thought of the day" by Sr. Akhter Rahman 3:55pm - 4:00pm: Dua by Sr. Azra Parvez Please make arrangements to drop off and pick-up the elderly who are attending the gathering. For membership details please contact: Sr. Akhter Rahman: 609-945-0753 Sr. Rana Khan: 732-645-2913 Sr. Naseem Jilani: 732-274-0397 ___________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/22/2017 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Introduction to Robotic Process Automation

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey ‘s Career Advancement Program (CAP), for a presentation on "Introduction to Robotic Process Automation" with Bhavik Patel ( (Robotics Expert); on Sunday, Jan. 22nd, from 10:00am - 11:30am. The presentation will introduce the emerging trend of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as the next generation of automating business processes. Agenda will be driven as follows: o What is Robotics? o Business drivers behind Robotics o Robotics business benefits o Robotic Software vendors o Current industry adoption of Robotics About the speaker: Bhavik Patel works a Big 4 Consulting firm in New York. He has over 15 years of Data Management experience in Financial Services, and a diverse experience working for a hardware and software vendor, a boutique consulting firm and now a Big 4. He recently shifted his attention into innovation and emerging technology trends with a focus on Robotics; currently serving financial institutions with their RPA agenda.

1/22/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Leadership Series for Youth & Young Adults

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents - Youth & Young Adults - Leadership Series: Developing the Leader Within You. Learn the vision, values, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders (including Prophet -PBUH & the Sahabas). Realize the leader you can be today and in the future. FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and COLLEGE STUDENTS 4 Week Workshop Series - Saturdays - 6:30pm Nov. 19th; Dec. 17th; Jan. 21st; Feb. 18th DEC. 17th SESSION WAS CANCELLED. MAKE UP DATE IS JAN. 7th. Insha'Allah. THIS SERIES IS LIMITED TO 25 SEATS! We intend to take 25 people and go through all 4 session with them, so they can truly get the value of this leadership series. If you do not intend to attend all 4 classes, please allow someone else to register. For everyone else interested, the next session will start in April, 2017 (Insha'Allah), where we will take another 25 youth and young adults. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-LeadershipSeries-2016 FEE: $20 for all 4 classes! The leadership series is designed for HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and COLLEGE STUDENTS. The workshops center around leadership development with a focus on strong communication skills. Students will learn and apply leadership skills that they can use to become inspiring leaders in their personal, academic and professional lives. Some workshop topics include: √ Motivation √ Using and Reading Body Language √ Listening for Valuable Information √ Time Management √ Public speaking About the teacher: Farheen Choudhary is the founder of Aristotle Communications, LLC., a platform for newly hired managers and executives. With an MA in Organizational Communication & Information Studies, from Rutgers University, and a professional background in organizational communications, she focuses on effective onboarding of new leaders. Farheen’s core services are centered on building strong interpersonal and messaging skills among new leaders, as well as organizational culture and climate assessment and solutions. Farheen is a firm proponent of promoting healthy relations through excellence in leadership. Apart from running her business, she serves as part time adjunct faculty at the Communication & Journalism department at Rider University, where she instructs in Public Speaking and Strategic Communication to business students. She is a board member at her town’s Municipal Alliance, which seeks to promote the wellbeing of local youth and their families. She is also a member of the networking and charity group, BW NICE. She lives in Princeton with her husband, twins, and two cats, and enjoys camping and hiking with her family. __________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/21/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Dars with Imam Chebli - January's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for January is below: Sat & Sun - January 7th & 8th Surah 40, Verses 69-78 - "The Promise of Allah (SWT) is True" Sat & Sun - January 14th & 15th Surah 40, Verses 79-86 - "Some of the Signs of Allah (SWT)” Sat & Sun - January 21st (NO DARS on the 22nd) The Qur'an is the Book of Allah (SWT) Sat & Sun - January 28th & 29th Surah 41, Verses 1-8 - "Muhammad (PBUH) is a Human Being" Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Dawah 101 Workshop

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, Please join us along with Philly Street Dawah and Imam Niaz M. Hanan (Imam of The Islamic Society of South Jersey) for a one day interactive free Dawah 101 Workshop, on "How to Inform Others about Islam with Accuracy and Confidence". A few things which will be covered: A. Intro - motivations, rewards, and importance; what is da’wah? B. Yourself and your personal characteristics C. Your interactions w/ people D. The da’wah pyramid E. Points of discussion for different people Philly Street Dawah Youth Presenters will include: Yaseen Elkasabi, Mohamed Sadek & Rizwana Afzali Bring everyone you know. This program was scheduled as a need for us, as Muslims to give Dawah through our every action due to the current political climate and also to get us motivated, to not necessarily going out on the streets to do Dawah (because as Muslims all our actions/words on a daily basis IS Dawah)...but to help us, especially our youth, to be better prepared to answer questions about our faith in an intelligent/educated manner, where anyone will be able to understand, especially our non-Muslims friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. _________________________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/15/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:00

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Uniting Communities

Please join us, for a town-hall and panel style discussion with you and our elected officials and community partners, as we unite to celebrate and reaffirm our Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Join us, as we honor the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination), advancement of equality for all people regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, or certain other characteristics. We stand united in these times, to protect and preserve those rights, and to send a clear message of "united we stand". This discussion will also educate members of our community on how we can be more involved in their neighborhoods as well as the larger community. Discussion around practical ideas that can be implemented on both the individual and community levels. We are unifiers. This event is to strengthen alliances. People of all faith communities are invited Moderator: Nouran Shehata Confirmed Speakers: *Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman *Senator Raymond J. Lesniak *Senator Linda R. Greenstein *Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker *Chief of Police, Raymond J. Hayducka *Councilman Joe Camarota *South Brunswick Board of Education - Deven Patel *President of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaudry. (will update as we get more confirmations) ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/14/2017 5:15:00 PM -05:00

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Central New Jersey Interfaith Stitchers for Peace

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, We are very pleased to bring to you, again, the Central New Jersey Interfaith Stitchers for Peace. This group meets monthly to create hand-stitched items that bring a message of hope and healing to people throughout the world whose lives are challenged by the horrors of violent conflict in their homelands. The items that we make would be distributed through Women4Women-Knitting4Peace (W4W-K4P) an organization that utilizes a wide network of international aid workers and other international travelers to hand-deliver items to their intended recipients and to learn from the recipients which items they need most. We will be: 1)Knitting hats 2)Crocheting hats 3)Knitting triangle scarves and shawls 4)Crochting rectangles scarves and shawls 5)Knitting rectangle scarves, shawls and baby blankets Refreshments will be available. ISCJ's Organizers: Sis. Akhter, Sis. Rana and Sis. Shafia __________________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

1/8/2017 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Program for Children with Special Needs

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah, We are very excited to bring to you another new program at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey...a program for children with special needs (disabilities). This may turn into a monthly program; but we will decide that after we see the interest at the first meeting. THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT. IT IS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Program4Disabled Introduction: One out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger - 93 million kids around the world—are living with a moderate or severe disability of some kind. Many are invisible, excluded from school, hidden by their families and abandoned by their governments and/or communities. We believe that regardless of ability, all children have a right to reach their full potential. Each one of these children is more than a statistic; each child is a son or daughter, brother or sister, friend or classmate. Each should have the same rights and opportunities as any other child. The unfortunate truth is that they do not. Children with special needs (disabilities) are targets of discrimination, exclusion, stigmatization, neglect, exploitation, violence and abuse. Worst of all, children with special needs (disabilities) are too often invisible—ignored by governments and communities. At the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, we believe that children with special needs (disabilities) deserve equal dreams and equal lives. We believe in ZERO discrimination against children with special needs (disabilities). Children belong at the center of efforts to build inclusive societies, not simply as recipients of charity, but as agents of change. This program aims to bring children with special needs (disabilities) and families together for social and spiritual connection and/or support. We pray that the children with special needs and families will find friendship and form bonds that extends beyond the Masjid. Our vision with this program is to bring our children with special needs (disabilities) out of hiding and/or seclusion, as they are part of our community and our Masjid. About the speaker: Deepa Srinivasavaradan works for the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN). "Learn the Signs. Act Early." is a program of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Deepa is the Ambassador to NJ for that program. In this role, she speaks to families and professionals to create awareness about healthy developmental milestones that young children should be achieving and highlight the importance of continuous monitoring and early screening of young children using validated screening tools. Deepa also share resources on how parents can monitor milestones development and what they can do when developmental concerns are identified. ​ Contact: Shanaz Hoossain – Persaud (Program Coordinator) shanaz.persaud@iscj.

1/8/2017 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Leadership Series for Youth & Young Adults

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents - Youth & Young Adults - Leadership Series: Developing the Leader Within You. Learn the vision, values, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders (including Prophet -PBUH & the Sahabas). Realize the leader you can be today and in the future. FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and COLLEGE STUDENTS 4 Week Workshop Series - Saturdays - 6:30pm Nov. 19th; Dec. 17th; Jan. 21st; Feb. 18th DEC. 17th SESSION WAS CANCELLED. MAKE UP DATE IS JAN. 7th. Insha'Allah. THIS SERIES IS LIMITED TO 25 SEATS! We intend to take 25 people and go through all 4 session with them, so they can truly get the value of this leadership series. If you do not intend to attend all 4 classes, please allow someone else to register. For everyone else interested, the next session will start in April, 2017 (Insha'Allah), where we will take another 25 youth and young adults. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-LeadershipSeries-2016 FEE: $20 for all 4 classes! The leadership series is designed for HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and COLLEGE STUDENTS. The workshops center around leadership development with a focus on strong communication skills. Students will learn and apply leadership skills that they can use to become inspiring leaders in their personal, academic and professional lives. Some workshop topics include: √ Motivation √ Using and Reading Body Language √ Listening for Valuable Information √ Time Management √ Public speaking About the teacher: Farheen Choudhary is the founder of Aristotle Communications, LLC., a platform for newly hired managers and executives. With an MA in Organizational Communication & Information Studies, from Rutgers University, and a professional background in organizational communications, she focuses on effective onboarding of new leaders. Farheen’s core services are centered on building strong interpersonal and messaging skills among new leaders, as well as organizational culture and climate assessment and solutions. Farheen is a firm proponent of promoting healthy relations through excellence in leadership. Apart from running her business, she serves as part time adjunct faculty at the Communication & Journalism department at Rider University, where she instructs in Public Speaking and Strategic Communication to business students. She is a board member at her town’s Municipal Alliance, which seeks to promote the wellbeing of local youth and their families. She is also a member of the networking and charity group, BW NICE. She lives in Princeton with her husband, twins, and two cats, and enjoys camping and hiking with her family. __________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

1/7/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Start Speaking the Language of Rasulullah and Qur'an

Jummah Khutbah - Jan 6 at 1 pm Free Friday Night - Jan 6 at 8 pm Saturday Full Day - Jan 7 from 10 am - 5 pm Followed by 6 online classes What's so unique about this course? --------------------------------------------- Interestingly, the course is taught in Arabic only, where instructor doesn't use english or any other language to explain the concept. This methodology employs NLP techniques where concepts are taught through body language, drawings, without resorting to translation. This generates amazing results, as this is the same methodology used at Islamic university of Madinah where in each class there are students from 30 different language backgrounds, and teacher has no choice but to explain the concepts in Arabic only. Watch this video to find out! ----------------------------------- https://youtu.be/9ZZrellvbpg Course Objective: ---------------------- The course will instill in students the love and motivation to learn Arabic language and enable them to start thinking directly in Arabic without using the translation methodology. Register Now Methodology: ------------------ As taught at Islamic university of Madinah along with Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques. The curriculum will be a combination of selected parts from: Madinah Arabic book One; and "Arabic in your hands" العربية بين يديك Book One Duration: ---------------- 25 hours of Arabic Instruction Onsite - Fri, Jan 6 (8:00 pm to 9:30 pm) Onsite - Sat, Jan 7 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) Online - Six weeks online (time picked by students on Jan 7) Register Now At the end of level one, the students will be able to: * Construct sentences * Start developing brief Quranic understanding * Discuss their daily routine * Count from 1 to 100 Pre-requisites: ---------------------- Ability to read Quranic text. Note: Course content can be modified subject to participants' proficiency. About the Instructor: ------------------------------ Muhammad Ibrahim Ali studied Arabic language at Islamic University of Madinah in 2003. He has ever since been involved in teaching and promoting Arabic language, developing effective teaching techniques to non-natives, training teachers, designing effective curriculums. He is the founder & director of "Arabic for Ummah". He has conducted various intensive, short and long Arabic language programs. He is also a Society of NLP (USA) Licensed NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner. He incorporates NLP techniques while teaching Arabic. He is an istructor at Bayyinah Institute. Register Now https://albayanclasses.wufoo.com/forms/arabic-360-speaking-the-language-of-the-quran/

1/7/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Paint Night with Faraz Khan

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents "Paint Night". Come hang with us and Faraz Khan on Sat. Dec. 31st from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Only $29, per person (all material included) Faraz will teach painting backgrounds and calligraphy. You will walk away with a beautiful handwritten calligraphy/painting with your name (or the name of your loved ones). Each artwork will be unique. No prior painting experience required. For more on what Faraz Khan does, please check out his website here: http://www.farazkhanartstudio.com/ The link to make a payment is here: www.FarazKhanArtStudio.com/blog You can also pay, in cash, on the day of the event. ___________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/31/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Dec. 2nd - Hatem Alhaj on “Being Optimistic - A Prophetic Example" Dec. 9th - Imam Mustafa Elturk on "The Prophet's (SAW) way for Peace & Justice" Dec. 16th - Sh. Saad Tasleem on "Changing Course - Hearts Unplugged Dec. 23rd - Imam Abdoul Aziz on "Understanding the purpose of life" Dec. 30th - Imam Raouf on "Getting Closer to Allah (SWT)" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

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

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38th Annual Seerah Conference - SAVE the DATE!

Please join us for our 38th Annual Seerah Conference presented by the ISCJ's Religious Event Planning Committee..."Muhammad (PBUH) - Reviving the Love of the Prophet " Join us as we educate and reminisce on the beautiful life of our Holy Prophet (Peach & Blessing Be Upon Him). Love of the Prophet is love of all the beauty and nobility of character, truthfulness, justness, humility and inner strength of which man is capable and which the Prophet as al-insan al-kamil (the Perfect man) possessed in the utmost degree. Love for the Prophet means to acknowledge, cherish and glorify all the potential of goodness and greatness that God has created within Man. It also means love of humanity, not just in regard to its potential for perfection but also despite its general inability to realize that potential and despite all kind of imperfections and weaknesses from which it suffers. Contact: Dawud Assad - 732-985-3304 (h) || 732-744-4966 (c) FULL LINE UP: Dawud Assad (MC) Imam Chebli Shaykh Ismael Essa Imam Qareeb Bashir Imam Raouf Zaman Imam Sohaib Sultan Imam Talib Rashid Imam Izak-El-- Mu'eed Pasha Rev. Dr. Elias Mallon Rev. Barry Geller _________________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain (Persaud)

12/30/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Senior's Social Hour

The Islamic Society of Central Jersy invites you to our monthly Senior's Social Hour. This event will be on the last Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am - 11:30am. Come out all seniors (male & female) to socialize and have fun! Play games, shared interests, make new friends, learn something new & much more! This event is sponsored by Princeton Adult Day Care. Light refreshments will be available. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/28/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Christmas Eve Event - Feed the Needy/Homeless/Elderly

Please join us as we spend Christmas Eve making a difference - Feed the Needy/Homeless/Elderly Event! MAKE NOTE OF THE NEW LOCATION - MOD 3 Please come with your family and friends (Muslims and Non-Muslims) as we work together to make the packages for the needy, which will be delivered by the Hunger Van, to the elderly, Insha'Allah. In order to make this event more efficient and organized (due to the large number of participants we had on Thanksgiving Day), we are requiring everyone to sign up and to select a time slot. This way everyone gets a chance to make a few packages and gets the reward of doing a good deed (Insha'Allah). IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME ON TIME, AT THE TIME YOU SELECTED. PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJFeedTheNeedy We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. We are asking for the community's participation, because we want you and your child/re to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the packages. For this event, we will be focusing on the elderly, who are needy. We will be preparing food packages for them that they can easily put in a pot and cook quickly, with little or no effort. Please bring whatever you can of the following - No substitute will be accepted: THESE ITEMS CAN BE FOUND AT SAM'S CLUB AND/OR COSTCO: Goya Lentils-Masoor Dal (10lbs); Spice Lab Himalayan Pink Salt (5lbs); Andean Gold Quinoa OR Kirkland Organic Quiona (15 lbs); Chef’s Quality Whole Cumin; Ziploc Double Zipper Storage Quart Bags THE PHOTOS OF EACH ITEM IS ON THE FLYER AND I ALSO POSTED THEM UNDER THIS EVENT PAGE. “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 ____________________ Program Cooordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

12/24/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Father Daughter Fajr Breakfast

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey's Sister’s Youth Group Presents...Our Annual Father Daughter Fajr Breakfast. Please join us for Fajr Salaah and breakfast...spend quality time with each other. All ages are welcome. Pray! Eat! Play Games! Socialize! Daughters are a gift from Almighty Allah. Those parents who are kind towards them, then Almighty Allah is generous towards such parents. Those who are merciful to their daughters, Almighty Allah is Merciful towards them. ___________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/24/2016 6:30:00 AM -05:00

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The Syrian Children's Buddy Program

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents the The Syrian Children's Buddy Program. The idea stemmed from observing the influx of Syrian refugee families that have come to NJ. Their basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, ESL programs) are provided for by multiple organizations (the US government, local masjids, IRC, etc.). Alhamdulliah. However, what we also observed was that these families have come from a COMPLETELY different culture. Some of these kids have not been to school in years. They do not speak English. They aren’t familiar with the school system, and neither are their parents. They need guidance. So, that’s where we come in. This “Buddy Program" aims to bridge this gap. We are looking for Arabic speaking children to be mentors to the incoming Syrian children. Mentors will talk to the Syrian children, provide homework help, listen to them vent, provide solutions, help them navigate the school system, complete paperwork with them, be available to them outside this program if they have questions and/or situations they cannot handle or know how to deal with, etc. In essence, mentors will teach them basic life skills befitting life in the USA. In term, mentors can learn from them as they can teach our kids many, many, life lessons, such as humility, gratitude, perseverance, etc. It’s a win-win situation. Mentors will also be supervised by parents to ensure the best help is provided. To become a mentor, please use the link below and someone will get in touch with you. Mentors must be between the ages of 13 to 20. We are also looking for parents to volunteer to help supervise this event and the mentors and to be able to jump in when needed. Please also complete this form if you are a parent who wishes to supervise. Sunday, December 18th at 2:00pm This is not a public event. It is only for approved mentors and supervisors. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJMentors4Refugees FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT Saima Iqbal at saimaiqbal2003@yahoo.com __________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud Please contact me if you have an idea for a program and/or speaker at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

12/18/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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Zaytuna College - "Jesus in Islam & Muhammad (SAW) in the Bible"

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join us in collaboration with Zaytuna College for a community discussion on ""Jesus (RA) in Islam & Muhammad (SAW) in the Bible", on Sunday, December 18th at 10am. Please see flyer for more details. This talk will be done by Dr. Ali Ataie, who is a faculty member of Zaytuna College and teaches Qur'an, comparative thelogy, and Arabic. Please come with the family, bring friends, muslims and non-muslims. Babysitting will be provided, for FREE, for kids ages 4 to 9, in MOD 1, from 10am to 1:00pm, but you MUST pre-register here: https://goo.gl/forms/uNu70TkGDYpzOcii1

12/18/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Changing Course - Hearts Unplugged

Islamic Society of central Jersey, Noor-ul Iman and Al-Bayan Presents..."Changing Course - Hearts Unplugged - Countering the disease of the heart" Find PEACE in Your Worship! Join us on Dec. 16-17 at ISCJ / NUI Must Attend for Youth and Families! DO NOT MISS THIS CLASS - REGISTER NOW This seminar is for YOU! Join us to recharge yourself! Limited Space - Register Now! Jummah Khutbah @ 1 PM in ISCJ Friday Night Halaqa - 8 pm - 10 pm in ISCJ Class on Saturday 10 am - 5 pm in MOD 3 Outline of the Class: Friday (8:00 pm - 10:15 pm) Session 1: Introduction to Purification of the Heart Session 2: Between This Life and the Next Saturday (10:00 am - 5:00 pm) Session 3: Envy and Jealousy Session 4: Arrogance and Hatred Session 5: Doubts, Isolation, and Hopelessness Session 6: Compassion and Mercy Session 7: The Path Towards Sweetness of Faith Session 8: Closing + Q&A Taught By: Sh. Saad Tasleem Are you searching for happiness, but find yourself looking in the wrong places? Have you reached the point praying just because you ‘have to’, and not because you absolutely love it? Are you worried that your heart is drifting further and further away from Allah and you feel lost without His Guidance? Do you fear that your actions lack sincerity, and are eager to get that sincerity back? Register Now! About Sh. Saad Tasleem: Shaykh Saad Tasleem is a Al-Maghrib instructor and a graduate of The Islamic University of Madinah. In his past life, Shaykh Saad was the lead singer of a punk rock band, and used to snowboard and skateboard. He is best placed to understand the plight of Muslim youth in the face of today’s pop culture pressures. Shaykh Saad studied Art History, Modern Art, Graphic Design, and Psychology at the University of Maryland. He started his Islamic education at IIASA in Fairfax, VA. He then went on to continue his studies at The Islamic University of Madinah where he dedicated himself to the study of Islamic Sciences. He graduated with a Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Shariah, University of Madinah.

12/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Dars with Imam Chebli - December's Schedule

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for weekly dars/Halaqas on Saturdays & Sundays #ISCJ. Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sundays 9:45am - 11:20am The schedule and topics for December is below: Sat, Dec. 3rd: Tafseer of Surah 40, verses 10-20 “Signs of Allah (SWT) in the Qu’ran” Sun, Dec. 4th - NO DARS (10am - 1:00pm - Health Ins. Info & Enrollment) Sat & Sun - Dec. 10th & 11th: Tafseer of Surah 40, verses 21-30 “The Story of Moses and His People” Sat, Dec. 17th: Tafseer of Surah 40, verses 31– 37 “The Story of Pharaoh and Haman” Sun, Dec. 18th - NO DARS (10am - 1:00pm - Zaytuna College) Dec. 24th, 25th & 31st - NO DARS (No Weekend School) Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Dec. 2nd - Hatem Alhaj on “Being Optimistic - A Prophetic Example" Dec. 9th - Imam Mustafa Elturk on "The Prophet's (SAW) way for Peace & Justice" Dec. 16th - Sh. Saad Tasleem on "Changing Course - Hearts Unplugged Dec. 23rd - Imam Abdoul Aziz on "Understanding the purpose of life" Dec. 30th - Imam Raouf on "Getting Closer to Allah (SWT)" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/16/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Dec. 2nd - Hatem Alhaj on “Being Optimistic - A Prophetic Example" Dec. 9th - Imam Mustafa Elturk on "The Prophet's (SAW) way for Peace & Justice" Dec. 16th - Sh. Saad Tasleem on "Changing Course - Hearts Unplugged Dec. 23rd - Imam Abdoul Aziz on "Understanding the purpose of life" Dec. 30th - Imam Raouf on "Getting Closer to Allah (SWT)" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Self Defense Class for Ladies/Girls (16 yrs & up)

Islamic Society of Central Jersey brings to you, once again (by request)..."Women's Self Defense Class"! FREE, for Age 16 & Older! Sunday, December 11th from 11:30am to 1:00pm (1.5 hours). This class WILL start on time! Class will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, with privacy set up for the ladies/girls. Learn proven techniques and bolster your confidence in self defense situations. Identify your physical and psychological limitations and learn to overcome them. You’ll learn: -Throws, -Strikes & Blocks, -Chokes, -Holds and escapes, -Joint locks, -Standing defenses, -Ground Defenses, -Body movement, -Awareness, -Self confidence. All classes will be taught by a certified instructor, Sis. Nermine Rashwan. She has a B.A in Physical Education. A Taekwondo world Champion, Taekwondo Chief Master (Black Belt 3) Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends. _________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain- Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

12/11/2016 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Empowering Minorities & Importance of Civic Engagement

Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites you for an evening of Civic Engagement ....Empowering Minorities & Importance of Civic Engagement within American-Muslim Youth with Ziad Ahmed. Ziad is the founder of Redefy and former ISCJ Weekend School student. https://redefy.org/ Be the change you want to see in the world. All youth are welcome! Being civically engaged is a responsibility; being the change is a commitment. A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate. ______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/10/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqa (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Dec. 2nd - Hatem Alhaj on “Being Optimistic - A Prophetic Example" Dec. 9th - Imam Mustafa Elturk on "The Prophet's (SAW) way for Peace & Justice" Dec. 16th - Sh. Saad Tasleem on "Changing Course - Hearts Unplugged Dec. 23rd - Imam Abdoul Aziz on "Understanding the purpose of life" Dec. 30th - Imam Raouf on "Getting Closer to Allah (SWT)" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

12/9/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey with the American Muslim Health Professionals for this exciting event to learn about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016 Time: 10 AM – 1 PM THINGS TO BRING:  If you've created an account on www.healthcare.gov, bring your username, password and PIN  Information for all individuals in your household (those listed on your tax return)  Name and date of birth. Address – bring a driver’s license or PG&E/phone/cable bill if you can  Current income – bring a paystub or current tax return  Social Security number for those individuals who are applying for coverage – bring green card or visa if you have one For more information please contact: Wajeeha Ansari, ACA NJ Liaison Email address: a.wajeeha@gmail.com __________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain- Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

12/4/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Monthly Mashee (Hiking)

Islamic Society of Central Jersey in coordination with Green Muslims of NJ Presents...Monthly Mashee (Hiking) Come hike with Saffet Catovic, GMNJ & ISCJ! This is a monthly hiking initiative on the first Sunday of Every Month. Promoting a Muslim lifestyle that reflects respect and care for our environment while getting fit. The servants of the Merciful walk upon the Earth lightly with care and humility. LOCATION: Sourland Mountains 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 DATE & TIME: Sunday, December 4th, 10:00am-1:00pm This hike will be of moderate difficulty - people should bring healthy trail mix or some other healthy snacks, re-useable water bottles with water in them, weather appropriate clothing, sun screen and good hiking shoes and a compass . We encourage carpooling! Here is a link to the general info on the Sourland Mountains: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksfacilities/sourland/sourlandmtpreserve.html

12/4/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Yoga Class - Mind and Body

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... Yoga Class - Mind and Body Weekly on Sundays at 9:00am in MODULAR 1 Embrace the present moment through breathing and practicing Yoga Asana (poses) for a better mental and physical well being. Samaiyah Mahmoud-Ford - Yoga Instructor Register: http://tinyurl.com/Yoga-ISCJ For Women & Girls, 13 years old and above (girls must sign up with an adult) Cost: $10/per person, per week $35/per person, every 5 weeks (must be paid up front) CASH/CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IS ACCEPTED. All check/money order must be made payable to Samaiyah Mahmoud-Ford or SCMF Natural, LLC NO REFUND POLICY! _______________ Program Cooordinator: Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

12/4/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Planning, Setting Goals, and Achievement

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Invites you to a class on "Planning, Setting Goals, and Achievement" with Imam Morshad Saami Hossain. Goals are dreams with deadlines and a planned out way of achieving them. What would I love? Asking that question sets the groundwork to establish a step-by-step plan to achieve your goal. Setting goals (writing them down) will give you a sense of achievement and purpose. Without goals you may spend more hours than you need to working and achieving very little. This class will help you to set SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time bound) goals, but more importantly on how to achieve them, as it relates to the Qu'ran/Sunnah and our everyday lives. Everyone is welcome to join, especially young adults. Bring a book and pencil to take notes. Sat. DEC. 3RD from 5pm to 6pm. About the Teacher: Imam Morshad Saami Hossain is the Imam of the Voorhees Islamic Center. Imam Saami grew up in New York City and then the Philadelphia area. He graduated from the Islamic University of Azaadville in South Africa. His studies consisted of Arabic, Islamic Theology, and Jurisprudence. Imam Saami also serves as volunteer chaplain for Kennedy Hospital and Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. __________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain- Persaud Have an idea for a program/event and/or speaker? Please contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

12/3/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Senior's Social Hour

The Islamic Society of Central Jersy invites you to our monthly Senior's Social Hour. This event will be on the last Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am - 11:30am. Come out all seniors (male & female) to socialize and have fun! Play games, shared interests, make new friends, learn something new & much more! This event is sponsored by Princeton Adult Day Care. Light refreshments will be available. _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

11/30/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Yoga Class - Mind and Body

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... Yoga Class - Mind and Body Weekly on Sundays at 9:00am in MODULAR 1 Embrace the present moment through breathing and practicing Yoga Asana (poses) for a better mental and physical well being. Samaiyah Mahmoud-Ford - Yoga Instructor Register: http://tinyurl.com/Yoga-ISCJ For Women & Girls, 13 years old and above (girls must sign up with an adult) Cost: $10/per person, per week $35/per person, every 5 weeks (must be paid up front) CASH/CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IS ACCEPTED. All check/money order must be made payable to Samaiyah Mahmoud-Ford or SCMF Natural, LLC NO REFUND POLICY! _______________ Program Cooordinator: Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

11/27/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Potluck Dinner with local Syrian Refugee Family

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Invites you to participate in a Potluck Dinner for a local Syrian Refugee Family. Family, Friends, Health, Love, Socializing, Building Bonds ... is what we do. Saturday, Nov. 26th 4:30pm (after Magrib) Please use the form below (see link) to enter what you will be bringing for the potluck: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-Potluck _________________ Program Cooordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

11/26/2016 4:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqas (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. This Friday, Nov. 18th, right after Isha (which is at 8:00pm), we will have Sh. Hesham Aly. Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Nov. 4th - 8:00pm - Br. Fisal Hammouda - "Have you seen the people who denies this Deen” Nov. 11th - 8:00pm - Sohaib N. Sultan - "Pride vs. Humility" Nov. 18th - 8:00pm - Sh. Hesham Aly - "Endowment in Islam (Waqf Islami)" Nov. 25th - 8:00pm - Sh. Abu Muslimah - “The Ultimate Goal" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

11/25/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Special Thanksgiving Event - Feed the Needy/Homeless/Elderly

Please join us for a Special Thanksgiving Day - Feed the Needy/Homeless/Elderly Event! Guest Speaker: Ahmed Metwally Please come with your child/ren as we work together to make the packages for the needy, which will be delivered by the Hunger Van, to the elderly, Insha'Allah. THIS WILL REPLACE OUR NOVEMBER MONTHLY EVENT. We are asking for the community's participation, because we want you and your child/re to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the packages. For this event, we will be focusing on the elderly, who are needy. We will be preparing food packages for them that they can easily put in a pot and cook quickly, with little or no effort. It is very important that you buy ONLY the items we have listed below, because they are already pre-washed and together they are considered a full meal. If you bring anything else, we will not e able to use it and will ask you to return it. The Spice Lab Himalayan Pink Salt (5lb.) THIS CAN BE FOUND AT SAM'S CLUB https://m.samsclub.com/ip/the-spice-lab-himalayan-pink-salt-5lb-/prod20131268 Goya Lentils - Masoor Dal: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/dry-lentils-10lb/prod19940280.ip Blue Ribbon Long Grain Rice, 25 lbs: THIS CAN BE FOUND AT COSTO: http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/Blue-Ribbon-Long-Grain-Rice,-25-lbs.product.11367776.html Andean Gold Quinoa (15 lbs.) THE PHOTOS OF THESE ITEMS ARE ATTACHED IN THE EVENT DISCUSSION TAB. We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 ____________________ Program Cooordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

11/24/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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Canavox - Giving Marriage a Voice

FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu THIS IS NOT A MATRIMONIAL EVENT. This group was formed by a moms of different faiths, who wants to educate people on what the scriptures (Bible, Torah and Qur'an) say on marriages between a man and a woman and at the same time strengthening their own marriage. We meet every month to discuss the readings assigned from the previous month. To find out what the readings are for this month, and/or more info, please email sabihaa@canavox.com _________________________ CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time!

11/21/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Interfaith - Thanksgiving Healing Service

The Greater South Brunswick Area Interfaith Clergy Association Invites You to Join Us for A Thanksgiving Healing Service At the Six Mile Run Reformed Church. We are One People, Seeking Hope & Healing. Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm DON’T LET ANYONE GO HUNGRY PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY OUR AREA FOOD BANKS

11/20/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Community Islamic Forum - Converts/Reverts/Seekers of Knowledge

Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites all converts/reverts and/or anyone who’s looking to learn more about Islam and/or connect for sisterhood or brotherhood; for inspiration, change and/or growth in spiritually. This is a monthly social to facilitate dialogue, questions and answers. Purpose: We understand the struggles converts/reverts go through … what is the correct way to pray, which books should I read and/or which author knows more about a specific topic, Sunni or Shia - does it ever matter, difference of opinions and which one should I follow…? Are just a few questions that people struggle with...This Forum is an open and safe space for you to ask those questions in a non-judgmental atmosphere , while forming connecting with other coverts/reverts in a halal environment. 3rd Sunday of Every Month from 1:30pm - 2:30pm _________________________________ Facilitator: Dr. Heba Elkhateeb Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Literature at the Department of English, Rutgers University. She is an expert in Arabic and English Languages and Linguistics. Since 2005 she taught all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic at Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies. She has pioneered a unique comparative and analytical methodology in teaching the Arabic language which aims to uncover the linguistic and cultural connections of Arabic with the English language and other languages. Dr. Elkhateeb utilizes her new paradigm to validate her original linguistic methodology. The key result of Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb's work on language origins is that the words that appear to have a common origin dating back, perhaps 150,000 years ago when homo sapiens originated, are what she calls "sentinel" terms that express higher concepts, as distinct from the everyday language that seems to have no common origins from one millennium and one region to the next. A sentinel word expresses and refers to higher cognitive meanings connected with higher transcendent purpose. As a Professor of Arabic with multilingual experience, she taught her students to uncover the shared Arabic "sentinel" root words that exist in English vocabulary as well as other native and learned languages of her students, building on their linguistic competence and facilitating their learning with insightful multilingual/multicultural perspectives. Dr. Elkhateeb has been teaching the Arabic language at the collegiate level for seventeen years. Before her appointment at Princeton, she founded the Arabic program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She pioneered the introduction of Arabic language courses at Tennessee State University. She has been involved in the Central Jersey community for many years and teaches courses on Arabic and Islamic studies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey elsewhere around the country. Dr. Elkhateeb started "The Language of the Qur'an Lecture Series" at the Center for Muslim Life at Princeton University, and continues to offer these lectures at Princeton and at the ISCJ Sunday Seminars. She also teaches a weekly course to converts/reverts, Muslims, and non-Muslims at the ISCJ every Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM, where she engages with the beauty of the language and spiritual concepts of the Qur'an. _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

11/20/2016 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Yoga Class - Mind and Body

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... Yoga Class - Mind and Body Weekly on Sundays at 9:00am in MODULAR 1 Embrace the present moment through breathing and practicing Yoga Asana (poses) for a better mental and physical well being. Samaiyah Mahmoud-Ford - Yoga Instructor Register: http://tinyurl.com/Yoga-ISCJ For Women & Girls, 13 years old and above (girls must sign up with an adult) The first class on Nov. 20th is FREE. Cost after 11/20/16: $10/per person, per week $35/per person, every 5 weeks (must be paid up front) CASH/CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IS ACCEPTED. All check/money order must be made payable to Samaiyah Mahmoud-Ford or SCMF Natural, LLC NO REFUND POLICY! _______________ Program Cooordinator: Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

11/20/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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ISCJ Endowment Awareness WEEK - NOV 14th to 20th

As Salaamu Alaikum Please join us for our Endowment Awareness WEEK - NOV 14th to 20th. ISCJ’S FUTURE IS ISCJ’S ENDOWMENT! BUILD IT WITH US. EVENTS Nov 18 – Friday Khutbahs & Friday Evening Halaqa on Waqf Nov 19 @ 2 pm – Endowment Town Hall in ISCJ MPR Nov 20 @ 11 am – Wills and Estate planning clinic in ISCJ Mod. 1 Nov 20 @ 11:30 am – Endowment Town Hall 2 in ISCJ MPR Nov 14-20 – Daily Question/Answers, articles and awareness emails ENDOWMENT TOWN HALLS ON NOV 19 AND 20: ~Vision and Roadmap of ISCJ Endowment ~Q&A Session, Community Feedback WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING CLINIC ON SUNDAY, NOV 20: ~Free private and confidential initial consultation on Will preparation ~First ever such service to ISCJ Community ~Send an email to endowment@iscj.org for an appointment Thank you.

11/20/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Leadership Series for Youth & Young Adults

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents - Youth & Young Adults - Leadership Series: Developing the Leader Within You. Learn the vision, values, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders (including Prophet -PBUH & the Sahabas). Realize the leader you can be today and in the future. 4 Week Workshop Series - Saturdays - 6:30pm Nov. 19th; Dec. 17th; Jan. 21st; Feb. 18th THIS SERIES IS LIMITED TO 25 SEATS! We intend to take 25 people and go through all 4 session with them, so they can truly get the value of this leadership series. If you do not intend to attend all 4 classes, please allow someone else to register. For everyone else interested, the next session will start in April, 2017 (Insha'Allah), where we will take another 25 youth and young adults. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJ-LeadershipSeries-2016 FEE: $20 for all 4 classes! The leadership series is designed for HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and COLLEGE STUDENTS. The workshops center around leadership development with a focus on strong communication skills. Students will learn and apply leadership skills that they can use to become inspiring leaders in their personal, academic and professional lives. Some workshop topics include: √ Motivation √ Using and Reading Body Language √ Listening for Valuable Information √ Time Management √ Public speaking About the teacher: Farheen Choudhary is the founder of Aristotle Communications, LLC., a platform for newly hired managers and executives. With an MA in Organizational Communication & Information Studies, from Rutgers University, and a professional background in organizational communications, she focuses on effective onboarding of new leaders. Farheen’s core services are centered on building strong interpersonal and messaging skills among new leaders, as well as organizational culture and climate assessment and solutions. Farheen is a firm proponent of promoting healthy relations through excellence in leadership. Apart from running her business, she serves as part time adjunct faculty at the Communication & Journalism department at Rider University, where she instructs in Public Speaking and Strategic Communication to business students. She is a board member at her town’s Municipal Alliance, which seeks to promote the wellbeing of local youth and their families. She is also a member of the networking and charity group, BW NICE. She lives in Princeton with her husband, twins, and two cats, and enjoys camping and hiking with her family. __________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

11/19/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Weekly Dars with Imam Chebli

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli on Saturdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm and Sundays from 9:45am - 11:20am for weekly Dars/Halaqa. Here's the November schedule: Sat & Sun - Nov. 5th & 6th: Tafseer of Surah 39, verses 53-63 (On Forgiveness & the Mercy of Allah (SWA) Sat & Sun - Nov. 12th & 13th: Tafseer of Surah 39, verses 64-70 (On the Day of Judgement) Sat & Sun - Nov. 19th & 20th: Tafseer of Surah 39, verses 71-75 (On the People of Hell/Heaven) Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx

11/19/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Membership Awareness - All you need to know

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join us for our membership awareness event. All members and non-members are welcome. A masjid unites the community and encourages brotherhood/sisterhood where Allah (SWT) is glorified, praised and remembered. This alone is sufficient for us to strive to maintain the house of Allah (SWT) for the generations to follow after us – much the same way our founding members strived to lay the foundation for us. Please join Br. Muhammad Ashraf on Sunday, November 13th at 11:30am For a presentation and a Q&A session on the Many Benefits of an ISCJ Member! *Light refreshments will be available. ________________ Program Coordinator: Shanaz Hoossain-Persaud Please email me if you have a speaker and/or topic/event suggestion at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org. Thank you.

11/13/2016 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Storyteller’s Series: "Palestine…the Unforgotten Story"

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents.... ISCJ's Storyteller’s Series Continues with : "Palestine…the Unforgotten Story" Moderator: Professor Amaney A. Jamal, PhD The Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University Please join us to hear the untold and intimate stories of Palestine, from Palestinians. Share the journey with them, as they relive the beauty and horror of their homeland. Share never before seen photos, personal items and precious memories of generations who sacrificed so much for freedom. Bring your entire family to learn and hear about these stories. Our stories (history) shape our youth and our future. If we don't tell our own stories, we are leaving it to the media to do a horrible job for us. We need to take control of our legacy, our own stories and ISCJ is very happy to bring this and other upcoming stories in the works for you (like Syrians, African Americans...etc.). Insha'Allah. Guest Panelists (who will be sharing their own personal stories): * Dr. Helmi Saud * Dawud Asad * Omar Abuattieh * Abdulbaset Abdulla, PhD **Light Refreshment will be available. ______________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

11/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Circle of Healing - Post Election Discussion

As Salaamu Alaikum, Join us on Friday, after Isha, with Imam Sohaib N. Sultan Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain at Princeton University, for a CIRCLE OF HEALING, to address the results of the Presidential Elections. United we Stand, Divided we Fall! Q & A for Youth/Young Adults/Everyone! We understand this is a confusing time for many of us, especially our youth and young adults. Emotions are high and we don’t know what to do or how to make sense of the election results. There are lots of questions and concerns. Come out and voice your concerns in a safe environment and get answers on how we can all unite, heal and move forward, Insha’Allah. Learn from the examples of our Prophet (PBUH). This is for everyone.

11/11/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Night Halaqas (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. This Friday, Nov. 4th, right after Isha (which is at 8:00pm), we will have Br. Fisal Hammouda talking about "Have you seen the people who denies this Deen” Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Nov. 4th - 8:00pm - Br. Fisal Hammouda - "Have you seen the people who denies this Deen” Nov. 11th - 8:00pm - Sohaib N. Sultan - "Pride vs. Humility" Nov. 18th - 8:00pm - Endowment/Waqf - Speaker TBA Nov. 25th - 8:00pm - Sh. Abu Muslimah - “The Ultimate Goal" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters ________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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In Search of America - A Film Screening

As Salamu Alaikum, Please join us, with Marc Kornblatt (Producer/Director Refuge Films), as we do a free screening of his film "In Search of America". In the midst of the U.S. presidential primaries, a man travels across the country asking people from all walks of life to address the issues of the day. His travels take him from his home in the Midwest to both coasts, with a stop in New Jersey to interview members of the Muslim community. This will be interesting to watch, as we see what people all over America has to say about issues that means a lot to them. Trailer -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF6_NefZsPE If you look closely, you'll be able to see Suzy Ismail! Sunday, November 6th from 11:30am to 12:30pm and a Q&A afterwards. ____________________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud Please contact me if you have a program or speaker recommendation. Thank you.

11/6/2016 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Monthly Mashee (Hiking)

Islamic Society of Central Jersey in coordination with Green Muslims of NJ Presents...Monthly Mashee (Hiking) Come hike with Saffet Catovic, GMNJ & ISCJ! This is a monthly hiking initiative on the first Sunday of Every Month. Promoting a Muslim lifestyle that reflects respect and care for our environment while getting fit. The servants of the Merciful walk upon the Earth lightly with care and humility. LOCATION: Sourland Mountains 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 DATE & TIME: Sunday, November 6th, 10:00am-1:00pm This hike will be of moderate difficulty - people should bring healthy trail mix or some other healthy snacks, re-useable water bottles with water in them, weather appropriate clothing, sun screen and good hiking shoes and a compass . We encourage carpooling! Here is a link to the general info on the Sourland Mountains: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksfacilities/sourland/sourlandmtpreserve.html

11/6/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Quranic Salvation - How to Attain Spiritual Triumph

The objective of this class is to understand one’s soul and it’s connection to Allah, along with ways to improve one’s character through analyzing and reflecting deeply on sections of the Qur’an. Tafseer of the following sections of the Qur’an that will be covered: Surah Al-Asr (103:1-3) Ayat al-Birr (2:177) Luqman (31:12-19) Surah Fussilat (41:30-36) Register Now... Online! https://albayanclasses.wufoo.com/forms/quranic-salvation/ Date/Time: Fri. Nov 4 Jummah Khutbah @ 1:00pm Sat. Nov 5 from 10:00am to 5:00pm Venue: ISCJ/NUI Campus - MODULE 3 4145 Route 1 South Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852-0628 Taught By: Fahad Tasleem Registration Fee: $10 per person https://albayanclasses.wufoo.com/forms/quranic-salvation/ About Instructor: Fahad Tasleem is the founder of DC Seminary, an institute focused on spiritually empowering working professionals, graduates & college students. He also serves as the lead instructor of iERA US (the Islamic Education & Research Academy). His diverse study & research interests include Qur’anic Studies, Dawah, Islamic & Comparative Theology, Behavioral Economics, Economic History, and Arabic Linguistics.

11/5/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Senior Citizens Jama'at - For Ladies Only

ISCJ's SENIOR CITIZENS JAMA'AT invites you to a gathering of the elderly for the purpose of socializing (FOR LADIES ONLY) Program Outline: 1:30 - 2:15: Dua. Recitation of 99 names of Allah. Herbal home remedies by our members. 2:15 - 3:15: Snacks 3:15 - 4:15: "Siffats of Allah " A quiz by Sr. Sabiha Malik. Hadiths & Stories of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) by our members. 4:15 - 4:30: Announcements, thought of the day & Dua by Sr. Akhter Rahman Please make arrangements to drop off and pick-up the elderly who are attending the gathering. For membership details please contact: Sr. Sabiha Malik: 732-821-7587 OR Sr. Akhter Rahman: 609-945-0753

10/30/2016 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Love like The Prophet (SAW) - Ending Domestic Violence

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites you to join us as we bring to you "Love like the Prophet (SAW) - Ending Domestic Violence in our Communities" Sunday, October 30th 11:30am - 1:00pm Every October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed to bring to light an issue that effects our community in a staggereing way. DVAM is an opportunity for organizations to connect with the community through meaningful outreach and awareness raising events. National Stats: http://www.ncadv.org/learn-more/statistics -On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. -1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. -1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. -1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. -On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. -The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. -Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner -19% of domestic violence involves a weapon. -Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior. -Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries. "The best of you are those who are best to their families, and I am the best of you to my family." [Tirmidhi, Sahih] Speaker: Suzy Ismail Sis. Suzy is a pillar in our community. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Communication at DeVry University and the Founder and Head Communication Counselor at Cornerstone. She is the author of several books and is also a high school English teacher. She received her Bachelor's in English, Communication and Middle Eastern Studies, her Master's in Communication and Information Studies, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Human Services with a focus on Marriage and Family Intervention. She specializes in presenting a range of communication seminars and workshops at major corporations, conferences and events that address issues such as marriage, divorce, unity, youth and women empowerment, and cultural and religious diversity in the workplace. She serves on many non-profit boards and commissions. _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/30/2016 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Dars with Imam Chebli - Hijrah from Mecca to Medina"

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join Imam Chebli for a discussion on a journey of a lifetime. The migration or journey of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers from Mecca to Medina, in 622 CE Saturday, Oct. 29th - 3:00pm - 4:20pm Sunday, Oct. 30th - 9:45am - 11:20am Read more about our Imam here: http://www.iscj.org/Imamscorner.aspx

10/30/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ's Masjid Expansion Fundraising Dinner with Yasir Qadhi

Come join us for An Evening with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi! We are honored to have Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, as our keynote speaker for the night, as well as our very own Imam Hamad Chebli who has been our community’s beacon of light for over 35 years. Discounted member tickets can be purchased from the ISCJ main office. SPEAKER BIOS: Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute. He is one of the few people who has combined a traditional Eastern Islamic seminary education with a Western academic training of the study of Islam. Shaykh Yasir graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences, and then completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He then returned to America, and completed a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has authored several books, published academic articles, and appeared on numerous satellite and TV stations around the globe. His online videos are of the most popular and highly-watched Islamic videos in English. Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center. He is also a professor at Rhodes College, in the Department of Religious Studies. Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli is the Imam of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ). Imam Chebli grew up in Lebanon, and attended one of the most the prestigious Islamic institutions in the world, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Imam Chebli received his Masters in Islamic Canonical Law from Al-Azhar University. A commanding presence at any setting, Imam Chebli has been the face of the ISCJ since 1986, when he was appointed the Imam. Over the years, with an ever present smile and an endearing personality, Imam Chebli has become an indispensible part of interfaith dialogue throughout central New Jersey and beyond. In recognition of his contribution to interfaith dialogue and diversity throughout New Jersey, the Governor of New Jersey appointed Imam Chebli to the Governor’s Leadership Summit on Diversity. Imam Chebli has been invited to the President's State of the Union and given the opening prayer at Congress. He has been a reciepient of many awards and recognized by Local, State and National organizations for his self-less service to the communities at large!

10/29/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ's Friday Night Halaqas (right after Isha)

Please join us every Friday for for our weekly Friday Night Halaqas, right after Isha. The schedule is below. This Friday, Oct. 21st at 8pm (right after Isha), we will have Rutgers Muslim Chaplain, Kaiser Aslam speaking on "How did Prophet Mohammed (SAW) Responded to Islamophobia?" Please come out with your entire family. Youth & Young Adults are welcome! ______________________________________________ Oct 7th - 8:30pm - Tameer Ahmed - “How the Prophet (SAW) Dealt with and Treated Children” Oct 14th - 6:30pm - Br. Maaz Enver, PharmD (Al-Bayan) - “The New SAT” Oct 21st - 8:00pm - Rutgers Muslim Chaplain, Kaiser Aslam on "How did Prophet Mohammed (SAW) Responded to Islamophobia?" Oct 28th - 8:00pm Imam Motaz Charaf on "The Heart & It's Diseases" _____________________________ 7 Reasons to attend a Halaqa: Seeking knowledge - It is a duty upon every Muslim: How much time do you set aside for learning the deen? For most of us, life is a blur of work and/or studies, family, housework, Salah, some Qur'an and the odd talk. There are ample opportunities to learn about Islam via the internet or Islamic books. However, these methods are not an adequate substitute for attending a Halaqah. Alone, you are more vulnerable to the ploys of Shaytan, not least of which is procrastination in the face of other “more pressing” priorities. In addition, when leaving your home to learn, you are rewarded for every step you take in the pursuit of knowledge. Benefiting from the blessings of the circles of knowledge: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah's houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with him” (Muslim). Subhan'Allah, how many of us are striving to benefit from this Hadith? Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil: The Prophet (S) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment onto you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted” (At-Tirmidhi). This duty is incumbent upon all of us especially given the trials we are witnessing at present. Most of us may revile what we see in our hearts, but feel ill-equipped to challenge and make a change. Attending a Halaqah will give you both the knowledge and confidence to make a difference – and to do so with wisdom. Forging a sense of sisterhood/brotherhood: A Hadith tells us that on the day of Judgement, seven groups of people will be under the shade of the throne of Allah. Among them will be “two (people) who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting for that reason alone…” (Bukhari). Halaqas are a wonderful way to get to know and to love your sisters in Islam. Akhlaq and Self-Discipline: Instead of fitting your life around deen, you will learn to organize your life around your commitment to the deen in general and learning in particular. This can enable you to develop a positive competitive spirit towards learning. Group activities encourage you to learn and observe the etiquette of gatherings, to interact with different personalities and to encourage only positive speech. Iman Rush: As you establish the commitment to attending and take your learning seriously, taking notes etc. you will immediately feel your Iman is boosted. Just being in the company of other righteous sisters can inspire and humble you and make you grateful for the favours of Allah (SWT). Most beloved deeds by Allah: “The Prophet (S) told us that these are the most regular constant deeds even though they are few (Bukhari). It is hard to sustain our efforts to learn consistently and we tend to have periods of activity and long periods of inactivity unless we are incredibly self-disciplined. Even if we multi-task, listen to talks or Qur'an as we cook, we still hit blips or have interruptions. A weekly Halaqah offers a regular space for you to learn at a steady pace and this knowledge can be reinforced by immediately sharing what you learn with your family. By MuslimMatters.Org

10/28/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Senior's Social Hour

The Islamic Society of Central Jersy invites you to our monthly Senior's Social Hour. This event will be on the last Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am - 11:30am. Come out all seniors (male & female) to socialize and have fun! Play games, shared interests, make new friends, learn something new & much more! This event is sponsored by Princeton Adult Day Care. Light refreshments will be available. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/26/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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National Mosque Open House Day

Islamic Society of Central Jersey welcomes you to our celebration of National Mosque Open House Day! Please join our panelist, as we discuss the past, present and future of today’s Mosques: 1. Imam Hamad Chebli 2. Chaplain Kaiser Aslam, Rutgers University 3. James Sues - Executive Director of CAIR-NJ 4. Suzy Ismail - Professor, Author, Founder & Head Communication Counselor at Cornerstone 5. Imam Mohammad Qatanani, Islamic Center of Passaic County Discussions wil include: *The Past, Present, Future & Architecture of Masajids *Creating an Inclusive, Welcoming, Dynamic Masjid *Recommendations on Attracting Young Adults Details, you don't want to miss: 1. The role of the mosque in the past - Origin. The reason the Holy Prophet (SAW) built the Mosque and what it was used for. 2. The role of the Mosque today - Is it fulfilling its purpose? Why or why not and what solutions would you propose? 3. The role of the Mosque in the future - Where does Youth & Young Adults fit in? What more can we do to encourage them to be leaders in the Masajids? Is the Mosque becoming more of a social place rather than a spiritual one? Should it be both? Address the state of the Ummah and what Masajids can do, as their part, to help make it better, at least in their own communities. Everyone is Invited - All Faiths Welcome! Are you an employer who would like your employees to visit a mosque and/or learn more about Muslims and Mosques? Plase feel free to invite them to this event too. Light Refreshments, henna, try on a hijab and Mosque tours will be available. Contact Br. Dawud Assad: 732-985-3304 (H) 732-744 4966 (C) dawud11@comcast.net _______________________ Program Coordinator - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/23/2016 9:30:00 AM -04:00

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Sandwiches for the Needy/Homeless

Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey at our Monthly Sandwich Making Event For the Homeless/Needy! Please come with your child/ren as we work together to make the sandwiches for the needy/homeless, which will be delivered by the Hunger Van, Insha'Allah. This is a monthly event and will occur on the 4th Saturday of every month, Insha'Alllah. We are asking for the community's partipication, because we want you and your child/re to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the sandwich. Please bring the following: 1. Whole wheat sandwich bread 2. Peanut Butter 3. Honey PACKAGING SUPPLIES: Sandwich Wax Bags PREP SUPPLIES: Bring your own aprons We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. Volunteer hours will be awarded to those who need them. Read more on our President’s Volunteer Service Award Program : http://www.iscj.org/Resources/Events/ISCJ-President%E2%80%99s%20Volunteer%20Service%20Award%20Program.pdf “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9 _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/22/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Janazah Workshop

Please join us for a Janazah Workshop with Br. Afzal Saeed on Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Br. Saaed will be addressing the following: *Legal aspects of funeral process *Expediting Burial *Dos & Don’ts of death in home & hospital *Autopsy *Embalming *Medicaid Reimbursement for Funeral Expenses We are also looking for volunteers for Ghusl /Shrouding. Speaker Bio: Br. Afzal recently graduated as a Funeral Director from Mercer County College. He completed his practical training at Kimble Funeral Home. Br. Afzal have been managing ISCJ Burial Preparation facility for the last 5 years and also chairs the ISCJ Burial & Cemetery committee. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/22/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Identity Development: Helping Youth Navigate the Identity Crisis

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join us this Friday, Oct. 21st at 6:30pm with Imam Zaid Khan for a talk on Identity Development: Helping Youth Navigate the Identity Crisis. While this event's topic is geared for the youth, we'd like to invite everyone to come out to hear Imam Zaid Khan speak on this very important topic. We believe it will benefit everyone and even parents can learn how to help their kids with any identity crisis they maybe going through now or in the future. Bio: Zaid Khan was born and raised in Brooklyn. Having memorized the Qur’an at an early age by Qari Ruhullah he studied Arabic at Darul Uloom NY in 2001 by Mufti Ruhul Amin, and then traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa where he enrolled in the 6 year Alim program at Darul Uloom Azaadville, graduating in 2007 and specializing in Fiqh studies for an additional year in 2008. Since returning he has been teaching classes and weekend intensives, doing youth programs, and giving Jummah Khutbahs and talks in NY. He graduated with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, is currently specializing in Hadith studies under Mufti Ruhul Amin, and works as the director and instructor of DUA Institute's Islamic Studies program. He is also involved with Young Muslims, MIST-NY, ICNA, and Annaseeha Basketball League.

10/21/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Community Islamic Forum with Dr. Heba Elkhateeb

Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites all converts/reverts and/or anyone who’s looking to learn more about Islam and/or connect for sisterhood or brotherhood; for inspiration, change and/or growth in spiritually. This is a monthly social to facilitate dialogue, questions and answers. Purpose: We understand the struggles converts/reverts go through … what is the correct way to pray, which books should I read and/or which author knows more about a specific topic, Sunni or Shia - does it ever matter, difference of opinions and which one should I follow…? Are just a few questions that people struggle with...This Forum is an open and safe space for you to ask those questions in a non-judgmental atmosphere , while forming connecting with other coverts/reverts in a halal environment. 3rd Sunday of Every Month from 1:30pm - 2:30pm Facilitator: Dr. Heba Elkhateeb Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Literature at the Department of English, Rutgers University. She is an expert in Arabic and English Languages and Linguistics. Since 2005 she taught all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic at Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies. She has pioneered a unique comparative and analytical methodology in teaching the Arabic language which aims to uncover the linguistic and cultural connections of Arabic with the English language and other languages. Dr. Elkhateeb utilizes her new paradigm to validate her original linguistic methodology. The key result of Dr. Hebatalla Elkhateeb's work on language origins is that the words that appear to have a common origin dating back, perhaps 150,000 years ago when homo sapiens originated, are what she calls "sentinel" terms that express higher concepts, as distinct from the everyday language that seems to have no common origins from one millennium and one region to the next. A sentinel word expresses and refers to higher cognitive meanings connected with higher transcendent purpose. As a Professor of Arabic with multilingual experience, she taught her students to uncover the shared Arabic "sentinel" root words that exist in English vocabulary as well as other native and learned languages of her students, building on their linguistic competence and facilitating their learning with insightful multilingual/multicultural perspectives. Dr. Elkhateeb has been teaching the Arabic language at the collegiate level for seventeen years. Before her appointment at Princeton, she founded the Arabic program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She pioneered the introduction of Arabic language courses at Tennessee State University. She has been involved in the Central Jersey community for many years and teaches courses on Arabic and Islamic studies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey elsewhere around the country. Dr. Elkhateeb started "The Language of the Qur'an Lecture Series" at the Center for Muslim Life at Princeton University, and continues to offer these lectures at Princeton and at the ISCJ Sunday Seminars. She also teaches a weekly course to converts/reverts, Muslims, and non-Muslims at the ISCJ every Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM, where she engages with the beauty of the language and spiritual concepts of the Qur'an. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/16/2016 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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The New SAT Bootcamp

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join us, Al-Bayan for a complete guide to understanding and mastering the NEW SATs. LIMITED SEATS - REGISTER TODAY! Instructor: Maaz Enver PharmD DATE AND TIME: Fri Oct 14th 6:30-9:30 pm (Part 1) Sat Oct 15th 11-5 pm (Part 2) Sun Oct 16th 11-5 pm (Part 3) LOCATION: FRI - Oct 14th - Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) SAT & SUN, Oct 15th & 16th - Noor-Ul-Iman Multi Purpose Room (MPR) - Modular 3 at 4145 Route 1 South, , Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS SEMINAR AND WHAT YOU WILL GET: ~We will ANALYZE the entire exam- section by section- and understand the different types of questions asked and how to approach each question ~We will discuss TIPS AND STRATEGIES on how to effectively prepare for and master the exam We will review the purpose and role of SATs and how it shapes your college and career ~We will look at the MOST COMMON MISTAKES students make during the exam and how to avoid them. The more you understand the exam, the confidence will grow, the less stressful it will be. This seminar is ideal for students and parents who want to build a strong foundation and familiarization of the SAT exam. Course booklet and resource packet included! DO NOT MISS THIS WORKSHOP - REGISTER NOW FEE AND REGISTRATION Register at http://bit.ly/sat4u $80 Registration Per Student Family Discount - $60 for 2 or more children. FREE for Parents of registered students!

10/16/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Annual Sports Day

Welcome to the ISCJ’s Annual Sports Day! Are you a sports fanatic? Do you have lots of friends who are into sports? Well then, this event is for you! Grab your friends and form a team. You can be the captain or delegate it to someone else within your team. But hurry, we only have limited spots, per game and we only have THREE sports! Cricket: No Age Limit. We can only accommodate 8 teams, with 11 members each! Basketball: Age Limit: Group 1 - 8 to 13 years; Group 2 - 14 and up. We can only accommodate 7 teams of 5 members each. Volleyball: No Age Limit. We can only accommodate 5 teams of 6 members each. Fee is as follows: Cricket: $100/team Basketball: 13 years old and under = $30/team 14 years old and up = $50/team Volleyball: $50/team To purchase a team ticket, click here: https://vel-minus.ticketbud.com/iscj-sports-day REFUND POLICY: In the event we have to cancel due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a refund will be issued, EXCEPT any credit card and/or bank fees.​ If YOU have to cancel, we will require TWO weeks' notice, prior to the event (in order to give another team a chance to register) and you will receive a full refund! Just send an email to Shanaz Persaud at sports@iscj.org. TERMS & CONDITIONS: As part of the event registration, you will be responsible for making sure EACH member of the team you are forming signs the waiver and liability form. Please also read the Waiver and Liability Form, which can be found by clicking on this link http://tinyurl.com/SportsDayWaiver. As part of the ticket purchase, you will agree with everything in the Waiver and Liability form, as well as take full responsibility for ensuring each member of your team signs the form and returns it to Shanaz Persaud at sports@iscj.org, via email immediately or directly at the venue. No one will be allowed to play without a signed Waiver & Liability form. Thank you for your cooperation. Rules and regulations of the games will be published soon. Rules are subject to change upon the discretion of the event organizers. ALL rules and regulations (including ball / primary equipment purchases) are at the discretion of the event organizers, subject to change per organizer discussions. _______________________ Coordinator for all programs - Shanaz Persaud Have an idea for an event, topic and/or speaker? Contact me at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org Thank you.

10/15/2016 6:30:00 AM -04:00

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Townhall Meeting

ISCJ's Town Hall Meeting ...Be part of the conversation... at ISCJ - Multi-Purpose Room

10/2/2016 11:30:00 AM -04:00

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Monthly Mashee (Hiking) - Save the Date!

Islamic Society of Central Jersey in coordination with Green Muslims of NJ Presents...Monthly Mashee (Hiking) Come hike with Saffet Catovic, GMNJ & ISCJ! This is a monthly hiking initiative on the first Sunday of Every Month. Promoting a Muslim lifestyle that reflects respect and care for our environment while getting fit. The servants of the Merciful walk upon the Earth lightly with care and humility. LOCATION: Sourland Mountains 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 2nd, 10:00am-1:00pm This hike will be of moderate difficulty - people should bring healthy trail mix or some other healthy snacks, re-useable water bottles with water in them, weather appropriate clothing, sun screen and good hiking shoes and a compass . We encourage carpooling! Here is a link to the general info on the Sourland Mountains: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksfacilities/sourland/sourlandmtpreserve.html

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

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Janazah Workshop

Please join us for a Janazah Workshop with Br. Afzal Saeed on Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 9:45am - 11:30am AND Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Br. Saaed will be addressing the following: *Legal aspects of funeral process *Expediting Burial *Dos & Don’ts of death in home & hospital *Autopsy *Embalming *Medicaid Reimbursement for Funeral Expenses We are also looking for volunteers for Ghusl /Shrouding. Speaker Bio: Br. Afzal recently graduated as a Funeral Director from Mercer County College. He completed his practical training at Kimble Funeral Home. Br. Afzal have been managing ISCJ Burial Preparation facility for the last 5 years and also chairs the ISCJ Burial & Cemetery committee.

10/2/2016 9:45:00 AM -04:00

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Know Your Rights

Islamic Society of Central Jersey has partnered with CAIR - NJ to bring you this very informative (and much needed) session. As anti-Muslim sentiment continues to rise, and every few days, news breaks of violence against our community. Join us for our "know your rights" event to learn more about these issues and your rights if you experience them. Saturday, Oct 1st @ 6:45pm, (right after Magrib) Speaker: James Sues | Executive Director, CAIR New Jersey Discussion on: -The current toxic atmospher -Laws pertaining to harassment, bias intimidation, and assault What to do in these cases: *Mosque and community safety *Your rights when dealing with Law enforcement

10/1/2016 6:45:00 PM -04:00

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NUI Fall Carnival - Save the Date!

It's back and better than EVER! Get ready for the NUI 4th Annual Carnival hosted proudly by the NUI PTO. SATURDAY OCT 1, 2016 11am – 6pm TALL CEDARS GROVE PARK (245 Sawmill Rd., Hamilton, NJ) •ROCKWALL •TURBO TUBS •SWING RIDE •FIRE ENGINE RIDE •PONY RIDES •OBSTACLE COURSE •LARGE BOUNCE HOUSE •CARNIVAL GAMES •FACE PAINTING •BAZAAR •COTTON CANDY •SNOW CONES •POPCORN •AND YUMMY FOOD! For all Sponsor, Vendor, & Volunteer opportunities, email: pto@nuischool.org Please Join us and make our Spring Carnival a smashing success!

10/1/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Night Halaqa with Faraz Khan

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah: Please join us for our Weekly Friday Night Halaqa Sept. 30th at 9:00pm (After Isha) Young Adults welcome! This week's speaker will be with Faraz Khan Br. Faraz Khan will talk on “How to Implement 5 Key Systems of Success for a Life of Learning” Have you ever wonder about how you have spent so many hours on education. A person spends most of their life sleeping and learning. Interestingly, people learn so many subjects but only a few are able to gain a mastery of a single subject to contribute to the society in a meaningful way. This session will introduce a different model of learning and growth which has been developed and utilized for gaining mastery in Islamic law, environmental studies, arts, pedagogy and other field of studies by Faraz Khan. All are welcome! Please bring something to take notes and be ready to ask questions.

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

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Senior's Social Hour

The Islamic Society of Central Jersy invites you to our monthly Senior's Social Hour. This event will be on the last Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am - 11:30am. Come out all seniors (male & female) to socialize and have fun! Play games, shared interests, make new friends, learn something new & much more! This event is sponsored by Princeton Adult Day Care. Light refreshments will be available.

9/28/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Sandwiches for the Needy/Homeless

Please join the Islamic Society of Central Jersey at our Monthly Sandwich Making Event For the Homeless/Needy! Please come with your child/ren as we work together to make the sandwiches for the needy/homeless, which will be delivered by the Hunger Van, Insha'Allah. This is a monthly event and will occur on the 4th Saturday of every month, Insha'Alllah. We are asking for the community's partipication, because we want you and your child/re to have the entire experience of making the purchase and then coming to the Masjid to make the sandwich. Please bring the following: 1. Whole wheat sandwich bread 2. Peanut Butter 3. Honey 4. Cinnamon PACKAGING SUPPLIES: Sandwich Wax Bags Grocery Bag PREP SUPPLIES: Bring your own aprons We hope this will help in community engagement and make it a true giving experience. “(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” The Holy Quran, 76:8-9

9/24/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Canavox - Giving Marriage a Voice

FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu THIS IS NOT A MATRIMONIAL EVENT. This group was formed by a moms of different faiths, who wants to educate people on what the scriptures (Bible, Torah and Qur'an) say on marriages between a man and a woman and at the same time strengthening their own marriage. We meet every month to discuss the readings assigned from the previous month. To find out what the readings are for this month, and/or more info, please email sabihaa@canavox.com _________________________ CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time!

9/20/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Annual BBQ

As Salaamu Alaikum, THE BBQ IS BACK! Insha'Allah. Please join us for our Annual family friendly BBQ event on Sun, Sept. 18th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Reichler Park - 540 Ridge Rd, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. *Halal BBQ, Food, Drinks, Games, Henna, Ice Cream Truck. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, even your own games & umbrellas. Come out and join the fun! Just $5.00/plate. Reserve your spot and pay at the event. YOU MUST RSVP. This event is limited to just 200 people due to the park's restriction. Please click on the link below to register: http://tinyurl.com/ISCJBBQ

9/18/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Eid-ul Adha Celebration!

As Salaamu Alaikum, The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) & The New Brunswick Islamic Center (NBIC) extends a warm Eid-ul Adha-Al-Mubarak to you and your family! May Allah SWT make this holiday a blessed one for our community, the Muslim Ummah and all of humanity. Weather Permitting Eid Prayers will be held outdoors at Rowland Park. (FOR GPS PLEASE USE 250 Broadway Road, Cranbury NJ) *Scheduled Prayer Times: 7:00am; 8:15am; 9:30am & 10:30am *subject to delay due to unforeseen circumstances ________________ Following the Eid prayer, we are very excited to be bringing to you our Eid Celebration! Bring the kids, family & friends and get ready to have an awesome time! Insha'Allah, we are having: -Bouncy Rides -Obstacle Course -Swing & Turbo Rides -Cotton Candy & Popcorn -Ballons -Face Art -Stilt Performer -Photo Booth -Food Vendors & so much more! CONFIRMED FOOD VENDORS: 1. Saedds Food Truck 2. RU Hungry 3. Br. Jawad 4. Food Barge 5. Ice Cream Truck Directions to the park can be found by clicking on this link: http://tinyurl.com/eiddirection FOR GPS PLEASE USE: 250 Broadway Road, Cranbury NJ

9/12/2016 7:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ's Chand Raat - 2016

As Salaamu Alaikum, ISCJ is very excited to bring to you, it's Chand Raat's event for Eid- Ul Adha! Come out to shop for clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, bangles, etc. There will be henna and food and so much more! More details will be posted, including vendors info. VENDORS: Please contact Sis. Kauser at 267 -907 -6222 to reserve your spot.

9/10/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian Refugee Crisis _____________________ Join us to hear from our own community. Dr. Muhammad U. Mustafa MD, MRCP, FACC, FSCAI and the youth from our community who traveled with him, a few weeks ago, to visit one of the largest refugee camp in the world. Hear and learn their first hand accounts of the day-to-day plight of the Syrian refugees. Syrian Relief trip facilitated by Rahbar Trust USA

9/9/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Annual BBQ

As Salaamu Alaikum, Please join us for our Annual family friendly BBQ event at Woodlot Park on Sun, Sept. 4th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. *Halal BBQ, Food, Drinks, Games, Henna, Ice Cream Truck. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, even your own games & umbrellas. Come out and join the fun! Just $5.00/plate. Reserve your spot and pay at the event. YOU MUST RSVP. This event is limited to just 200 people due to the park's restriction. Please click on the link below to register: https://goo.gl/forms/KnZsAtim9EaINOlf1

9/4/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Hajj - A Journey of a Lifetime

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Invites you to attend a Hajj Informational Session from A to Z. A concise, yet thorough session on the rulings of Hajj, a day to day guide to the rituals and attaining spiritual benefits! Our beloved Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli will be presenting this very important topic on Sunday, August 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Insh'Allah. Light refreshments will be available. This will be in the Multi-Purpose Room.

8/28/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Back to School Supplies Giveaway (for needy kids)

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey is Sponsoring School Supplies for the Needy Kids, which will be distributed by the Rawiya Organization in East Orange, NJ! Last year the school supplies (sponsored by ISCJ) was distributed in plastic bags to the kids! THIS year we are asking YOU to help us buy a backpack so we can place the supplies in the backpack before we distribute it to the kids. WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES! ISCJ IS SPONSORING THOSE. Watch the video from last year here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW4j7yEDvvI TO SPONSOR A BACKPACK, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-wish-list-items?id=cd31e76b-d44c-4145-8946-f9d3d5229300 and the backpack will be delivered directly to ISCJ. DO NOT DROP BACKPACKS OFF TO ISCJ! The deadline to purchase a backpack is August 22nd. The registry is closing on August 22nd! Our goal is to get 350 backpacks, Insha'Allah. VOLUNTEER TO PACK THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES: We will also need your help to pack the school supplies into the backpacks! This will take place in MODULE 2 on August 28th from 10am to 2:00pmm, isA.

8/28/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ Family Movie Night

Come join us on Saturday Aug 27 after Magrib! The entire family will enjoy "Salaam Dunk" Most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university. Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see on the news. http://www.salaamdunkfilm.com/

8/27/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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College Application & Financial Aid Workshops

Islamic Society of Central Jersey 's Youth and Young Adults Presents... "College Application & Financial Aid" - TWO FREE EVENTS! Parents are welcome! Friday, Aug 5th - 8pm (Right after Magrib): College Application Workshop! Sooo…you’ve taken the SAT or ACT. You’ve researched different Colleges & Universities. And you’ve decided which ones you want to apply to! Now, the fun can officially begin! You can start filling out your college applications. *Where do you begin? *What do you say? *What do you not say? Filling out college applications can be both tedious and terrifying. This workshop will help you break down the process. Friday, Aug 12th - 8pm (Right after Magrib): Financial Aid Workshop! *Confused about deadlines for FAFSA? *Do you qualify for Financial Aid? *How do I get Grants & Scholarships? Get all your FAFSA, grants, scholarships and other financial aid questions answered. Register and ask questions here: http://goo.gl/forms/8eZLJAmONR7TSHi32 Presented by Salman Khan - Founder and Director of Hidayah Services and the Founder and Editor of College Cultured. Salman Khan is the Founder and Director of Hidayah Services and the Founder and Editor of College Cultured. He launched Hidayah Services to help the Muslim community reach new heights of education, while maintaining their Islamic identity. His goal is to help educate Muslim families on how to prepare properly for the college process. He has worked as a College Counselor for the past three years, has conducted over 40 workshops on a broad range of college-related topics, and has worked with numerous Islamic schools to develop their guidance counseling programs. Additionally, he has served in various leadership positions in numerous Islamic organizations including Young Muslims on a national, regional, and local level. He graduated from Rutgers University and is a Certified College Counselor.

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

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Senior Citizens Jama'at - For Ladies Only

ISCJ's SENIOR CITIZENS JAMA'AT invites you to a gathering of the elderly for the purpose of socializing(FOR LADIESONLY) Program Outline: 1:30pm-2:30pm: ~Dua, followed by a talk by Dr. Samia Hossain, MD Resident Doctor of Robert Wood Johnson Hospital on "Abdominal Pain - Causes and Preventions". 2:30pm - 3:30pm: ~Snacks & Social 3:30pm- 4:30pm: ~Introduction of new members. ~Thought of the day by Akhter Rahman. ~Recitation of the 99 names of Allah. Please make arrangements to drop off and pick-up the elderly who are attending the gathering. For membership details please contact: Sr. Sabiha Malik: 732-821-7587 OR Sr. Akhter Rahman: 609-945-0753

8/7/2016 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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National Night Out!

Join SBPD for a National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2nd ~ 6pm to 9pm. Displays will be set up representing each unit within the police department, as well as local fire departments and first aid squads, and other public safety agencies. Be sure to stop by the ISCJ table for free henna and other information. Free chips, soda, popcorn, and ice pops will be given out to attendees, and free carnival rides, bouncy attractions, and games will be available for the kids, as well as lots of prizes. Please join us to show support and to thank everyone at the South Brunswick Police Department for their service and support to ISCJ and our community! Rowland Park - 235 Broadway Rd, Cranbury, NJ 08512

8/2/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Sister's Youth Group - Waffle Breakfast

The ISCJ's Sister's Youth Group meets, in the summer, every Fridays after Jummah and for the rest of the year, every Saturdays, after Dhuhr. However, instead of meeting this coming Friday, they will be meeting on Sunday, July 31st at 11am for a Waffle Breakfast. Anyone who would like to join the group and who is between the ages of 13 and 25, are welcome to join. It's a FREE breakfast to encourge bonding and sisterhood. For questions/comments, please send an email to sistersyouth@iscj.org

7/31/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ's Annual Eid Carnival

As Salaamu Alaikum, Eid Mubarak to you and your family! May Allah SWT make this holiday a blessed one for our community, the Muslim Ummah and all of humanity. Weather Permitting Eid Prayers will be held outdoors at Rowland Park. Park is approximately 10 Minutes from ISCJ (FOR GPS PLEASE USE 250 Broadway Road, Cranbury NJ) Tentative Prayer Times: 1st Eid Prayer - *7:30am with Imam Chebli 2nd Eid Prayer - *9:30am with Faraz Khan *subject to delay due to unforeseen circumstances ________________ Following the Eid prayer, we are very excited to be bringing to you our Annual Eid Carnival! Bring the kids, family & friends and get ready to have an awesome time! THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Insha'Allah, we are having: -Bouncy Rides -Obstacle Course -The Meltdown -Cotton Candy & Popcorn -Ice Cream Truck -Ballons -Face Art -Stilt Performer -Food & so much more! CONFIRMED VENDORS: 1. Saedds Food Truck 2. Philly Chicken & Rice 3. Khan Baba with Br. Jawad 4. RU Hunger 5. House of Cupcakes 6. Ice Cream Truck 7. Pineapple Prince 8. Reem Dream LLC 9. NJ Finest Carnval Rides 10. Airloon Balloons Directions to the park can be found by clicking on this link: http://files.ctctcdn.com/3bb1c908001/f6fd6c58-6e6d-49a3-b7a1-def3dc856065.pdf?ver=1467694246000 FOR GPS PLEASE USE: 250 Broadway Road, Cranbury NJ

7/6/2016 7:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ's Annual Chand Raat - 2016

As Salaamu Alaikum, ISCJ is very excited to bring to you, it's Annual Chand Raat's event! Come out to shop for clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, bangles, etc. There will be henna and food and so much more! More details will be posted, including vendors info.

7/5/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Feed the Poor & Hungry

This Ramadan, the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) is partnering with Muslims Against Hunger! On Independence Day the observant fasting local Muslims are planning to prepare 1000 meals to be distributed by HUNGER VAN to the poor and homeless. Monday, July 4th from 10:30am - 1:00pm Location: 4145 Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Volunteers are needed! Please sign by clicking on the link; http://goo.gl/forms/VFBnOPgnHwwbaxPp2 The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Feed the hungry, visit the sick and set free the captives." - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 552 "(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.'" - The Holy Quran, 76:8-9

7/4/2016 10:30:00 AM -04:00

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27th Night of Ramadan at ISCJ

As Salaamu Alikum, Please join us for one of the remarkable and blessed nights of Ramadan...the 27th Night. Program Outline - Please note, All times are approximate Friday, July 1st: 8:20pm: Opening Remarks - Imam Hamad Chebli 8:33pm: Call for Maghrib prayer and Iftar 9:45pm: Opening Remarks - Imam Hamad Chebli 10:10pm: Call for Isha Prayer 10:25pm: Welcome Address - Br. Tufail Tahir, Chairman of ISCJ 10:30pm: Taraweeh prayer, led by Shaykh Ismael 10:55pm: Guest Speaker - Br. Faraz Khan 11:15pm: EFG Presentation - Br. Khalid Ozair 11:25pm: Fund Raising - Imam Hamad Chebli 11:55pm: Completion of Taraweeh and Du'aa Khatm al-Qur'an by Shaykh Ismael Ramadan 27, 1437 A.H./July 2, 2016 1:00am: Rest period 1:20am: Tasbeeh prayer by Imam Hamad Chebli 1:50am: Tahajjud prayer (Qiyam al Layl) 2:50am: Suhoor 3:56am: Adhan for Fajr Parking: We have TWO additional parking areas available! #1 is at the back of ISCJ - Use the entrance to NUI to get there! #2 is alongside Promenade Blvd - Follow the signs to get there! Please do NOT park where the xs are in the diagram below! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0xW3TkFFzg2SHRaVVp6UTNyOEU/view Follow ALL traffic rules. Obey the directions of police cars, security guards and volunteers at all times. Police cars and security guards are for your protection and we need your full co-operation to ensure your safety. ISCJ is not responsible for any tickets that result from traffic violations. We recommend arriving by 9:30pm! The main masjid entrance of Route 1 will be closed. We will leave the NUI school road open initially to direct cars to the new Temporary Parking area by the Fountains; we will then close it once the lot is completely full. Cars coming in from Promenade will be directed to the school field parking. Note that if parking is filled to capacity, drop-offs are allowed, and however, you MUST drive all the way around to the front of the masjid (facing Route 1) before you drop off passengers. In addition, we have secured additional parking space at a private property on Promenade Blvd going West towards Rt 27. It is only 5-7 minute walk to and from ISCJ. On Promenade Blvd (pass ISCJ on your right traveling towards Route 27) there will be additional overflow parking. Please look out for signs and staff. We are asking everyone to utilize that dedicated parking area as well. Food & Drink: No food or drinks allowed within the Masjid prayer area except water. Food or drinks are restricted to the tent. Zakat ul Fitr Please note that Zakat ul Fitr is a minimum of $10.00 per person. You are encouraged to pay more. It must be paid before Eid prayer. Free Babysitting: Babysitting in Modular 1 will be provided until Completion of Taraweeh and Du'aa Khatm al-Qur'an by Shaykh Ismael. Thank you.

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

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Revive your Ramadan Spirit with the Sisters Youth Group

Ramadan Mubarak! Join the sisters at ISCJ, every Friday during Ramadan, at 2:00pm, to revive your Ramadan spirit. Have a question about Ramadan? Not sure what to say when fasting or breaking the fast? Do you need help with a specific issue related to fasting? Have some Islamic Gems to share with your sisters in Islam? Join the sisters and help make your Ramadan more productive. This will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).

7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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3rd ANNUAL RAMADAN CAMP

Islamic Society of Central Jersey is very excited to presents its 3rd ANNUAL RAMADAN CAMP! Saturday, June 25th| 3pm – Fajr Ages 7-16—$10/child Children MUST be able to fast and pray Taraweeh prayers in order to attend. REGISTRATION & PAYMENT WILL BE OPEN ONLINE ON JUNE 1st! The camp will have limited openings. We will NOT take walk-ins or have a waiting list this year. First come, first serve. Fun Activities: *Arts & Crafts *Science *Islamic Trivia Games *Sports Worship: *Fard Prayers *Taraweeh *Tahajud *Children’s Lecture Food: *Iftar *Suhoor *Late Night Snacks **Note if you would like to register a child younger than 7, you must volunteer for the entire program.

6/26/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Multi-Faith Gathering for Orlando and Beyond

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) along with the Princeton Clergy Association, are presenting a Multi-Faith Gathering for Orlando and Beyond on Tuesday, June 21 at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St. in Princeton, NJ 08542 at 7:00PM, followed by a Rally and Candlelight Vigil at 8:00PM across the street from the church at Tiger Park in front of Palmer Square. Confirmed participants (list in formation) include: 1. The Rev. Carlton Branscomb, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Princeton 2. Imam Hamad Chebli, Islamic Society of Central NJ 3. Rabbi Adam Feldman, Jewish Center of Princeton and Vice-President, Princeton Clergy Association 4. Daniel Fernandez,HiTops Education Director of LGBTQ Concerns 5. The Rev. Lauren McFeaters, Associate Pastor, Nassau Presbyterian Church 6. The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the Coalition for Peace Action and Co-Pastor of Christ Congregation, both based in Princeton The Gathering will include the reading of the names of the 49 killed in the Orlando mass shooting, and lighting candles for each. Further information is available at the Coalition for Peace Action web site, peacecoalition.org or by calling their office at 609-924-5022 or by e-mail at cfpa@peacecoalition.org.

6/21/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan Mubarak ~ 1437/2016

As Salaamu Alaikum, Ramadan Mukarak! First Taraweeh = Sunday, June 5th First Ramadan = Monday, June 6th We will be using this event to post all Ramadan related Activities/Announcements/Ramadan Online Intensive (ROI) videos/Babysitting/Parking, etc. Another Ramadan is upon us, Alhamdulliah. Let us take this opportunity not just to fast, but to also deeply reflect on the many (countless) blessings of Allah, be truly grateful and to reflect on our ownselves. May our fast be for Allah and may He make it easy for all of us (Ameen). Have a blessed Ramadan. Our beloved Muqri Ismael Essa Abdelsalam Mabrouk will be leading the Ramadan Taraweeh prayer again this year, Insha'Allah. ________________________ Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Every deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied, a Hasanah will be multiplied to ten its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, said: ‘Except fasting. It is for Me and I shall reward for it. He gives up his desires and his food for my sake.’ The fasting person will have two moments of joy: Joy when he breaks his fast, and joy when he meets his Lord. And indeed the smell of his mouth is better to Allah than the fragrance of musk.” [The Book of Fasting: Sahih Muslim] “O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwa.” (Surah al-Baqarah:183) “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan with faith and hoping for its reward shall have all of his previous sins forgiven for him.” (Recorded in Bukhari and Muslim) “The fast and the Qur’an shall come as intercessors on the Day of Resurrection. The fast shall say, ’O Lord, I prevented him from his food and drink during the day, so let me intercede for him’. The Qur’an will say, ‘I kept him from sleep during the night, so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will be allowed to intercede.” (Recorded in Ahmad)

6/18/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Revive your Ramadan Spirit with the Sisters Youth Group

Ramadan Mubarak! Join the sisters at ISCJ, every Friday during Ramadan, at 2:00pm, to revive your Ramadan spirit. Have a question about Ramadan? Not sure what to say when fasting or breaking the fast? Do you need help with a specific issue related to fasting? Have some Islamic Gems to share with your sisters in Islam? Join the sisters and help make your Ramadan more productive. This will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).

6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Babysitters Needed for Ramadan!

As Salaamu Alaikum, We are looking for trusted, energetic, fun, loving, caring AND responsible babysitters! This is a paid position. STARTING FROM 06/05/16 to 07/04/16 Please complete the form and you will be contact with more details. http://goo.gl/forms/iNm1ql7K3IprgHW42 Babysitting needed from Isha to the end of the first 8th Rakats of Taraweeh (approximately an hour to 1.5 hours), every night during Ramadan! If you are interested, please sign up ASAP! EVEN IF YOU CANNOT DO THE ENTIRE MONTH! Contact: Shanaz Hoossain - Persaud - Program Coordinator at shanaz.persaud@iscj.org

6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ & IRUSA's Annual Benefit Iftar

Islamic Society of Central Jersey is very pleased to be partnering with the Islamic Relief - USA for our Annual Benefit Iftar: "Working Together for Syria". Please join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:45pm Location: Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village 201 Village Boulevard Princeton, NJ 08540 ADMISSION IS FREE. Please register here: ISCJ4SYRIA.EVENTBRITE.COM

6/11/2016 7:45:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ's Youth Mentoring - "Life in College - Challenges & Opportunities"

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey's (ISCJ) Youth and Young Adults Presents... "Life in College - Challenges & Opportunities" This is open to all high school students and college freshman and sophmores. Our panel will consists of recent college graduates. They will discuss the challenges, opportunities and expectations as you prepare for your first year in college. Join us for this discussion for youth by youth. ISCJ is committed to providing services for our youth and the next generation. Light refreshments will be available.

6/3/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Annual Soup Kitchen

Every year ISCJ volunteers on Memorial Day at the Trenton Area Soup (TASK) Kitchen. This year inshaAllah, we would also like to cook the meals (halal meat) directly at TASK. Volunteers are needed to cook or serve the food or both. Sign-up for volunteering at: http://iscj.info/soup-kitchen Address: 72 Escher St, Trenton, NJ 08609 Phone:(609) 695-5456 No car pools have been arranged. Please arrange for your own ride to the soup kitchen at the address located above. We will start to cook the meals at 7.30 AM in the morning. The food serving will begin at 9.45 AM in the morning. Arrive early to ensure you are prepared.

5/30/2016 7:30:00 AM -04:00

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To Prom or Not to Prom with Suhaib Webb

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey & Al Bayan Presents... To Prom or Not to Prom" with Imam Suhaib Webb. Moderators: Imam Sohaib Sultan and Arshe Ahmed THURSDAY, MAY 26th at 6:30pm! Come and attend this lively and interactive discussion on male/female interactions, permissible enviroments, proper social etiquette and other modern day issues facing our youths. Youth Panel will engage in this timely discussion. Don't miss it! MOD 3!

5/26/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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TEAM ISCJ - Interfaith Hunger Walk

As Salaamu Alaikum, Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim #TEAMISCJ - Interfaith Hunger Walk: This walk is sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater South Brunswick. The Team Leader for TEAM ISCJ is Atiya Aftab, Esq. Please join us on May 22nd to represent the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) at this Interfaith Walk on May 22nd at 12:30pm Sharp! REGISTRATION STARTS AT 12 NOON! (Rain or shine)! Walk a mile, 2, 3 or 5! A great way to support and get to know our neighbors as we walk against hunger! Fun for everyone as we care for our community! PLEASE JOIN TEAM ISCJ BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW & FILLING OUT THE FORM: http://goo.gl/forms/1i0amgDZAb Your admission is one or more non-perishables food items! Please don't forget to bring it with you. Optional: If you want to make a donation, feel free to do so. Checks can be made out to "Six Mile Run Reformed Church." All proceeds go to the South Brunswick Human Intervention Trust Fund

5/22/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Zakat Matters (Join. Learn. Help Package Meals)

The ISCJ's Zakat Committee presents... "Zakat Matters (Join. Learn. Help Package Meals)" Join us for a two day session on learning and helping the poor and needy. Zakat, or charity, is one of the Pillars of Islam. Being charitable and providing for the needy are important features of the Muslim character. Why is charity so important? The existence of countless starving, poor, hungry and destitute Muslims and non-Muslims in the world points to the need for this essential teaching to be put into practice. Affluent Muslims may not realize how their wealth could strengthen whole communities. Giving charity correctly is crucial to both the well-being of the needy as well as the ultimate happiness of the wealthy. The Prophet emphasized this principle repeatedly. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi) Saturday, May 21: Donate your time and earn good deeds. CONTACT: Sobia Pervez on how you can help at sobia.pervez@iscj.org 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Info session with Muslims Giving Back 7:00pm - 8:15pm: Preparing food packages for the homeless Sunday, May 22: 11am to 1pm Speaker: Mubeen Kathrada Topics to be covered: *Importance of paying Zakat *How ISCJ Fund distributes *Funds to deserving *Open Q&A We look forward to having you there!

5/22/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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The Language of the Quran - Internalize the Beauty of The Spiritual and Intellectual Meaning of Fasting

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... The Language of the Qur’an: Internalize the Beauty of “The Spiritual and Intellectual Meaning of Fasting” with Dr. Heba ElKhateeb As you all know Ramadan is quickly approaching. It is the month in which we can gain eternal paradise, so it only makes sense we prepare to benefit from it in the best of manners. To assist us in this matter, Dr. Heba ElKhateeb will be delivering a very informative session, which will cover everything from why fasting is obligatory, the conditions of fasting and how we can maximize our benefit from this blessed month in which the Quran was revealed...and so much more. Insha’Allah we hope to give everyone an understanding of how the best of generations, and our pious predecessors went through Ramadan. Join us and be prepared to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. Saturday, May 21st, 3:00pm - 4:30pm Snacks will be provided. DR. HEBA ELKHATEEB - BIO: Dr. Heba Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Literature at the Department of English, Rutgers University. She is an expert in Arabic and English Languages and Linguistics. Since 2005 she taught all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic at Princeton University, at the department of Near Eastern Studies. She has pioneered a unique comparative and analytical methodology in teaching the Arabic language which aims to uncover the linguistic and cultural connections of Arabic with the English language and other languages. Dr. Elkhateeb utilizes her new paradigm to validate her original linguistic methodology. As a Professor of Arabic with multilingual experience, she taught her students to uncover the shared Arabic roots that exist in English vocabulary as well as other native and learned languages of her students, building on their linguistic competence and facilitating their learning with insightful multilingual/multicultural perspectives. Dr. Elkhateeb has been teaching the Arabic language at the collegiate level for seventeen years. Before her appointment at Princeton, she founded the Arabic program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She pioneered the introduction of Arabic language courses at Tennessee State University. She has been involved in the Central Jersey community for many years and teaches courses on Arabic and Islamic studies here at Islamic Society of Central Jersey elsewhere around the country. Currently Dr. Elkhateeb is a professor of English Writing and Translation at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Dr. Elkhateeb started "The Language of the Qur'an Lecture Series" at the Center for Muslim Life at Princeton University, and continues to offer these lectures at the ISCJ Sunday Seminars. She also teaches a weekly course to reverts, Muslims, and non-Muslims at the ISCJ every Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM, where she engages with the language and concepts of the Qur'an.

5/21/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Woodlot Park Clean-Up Effort

The Islamic Society is very pleased to be a part of this effort. Woodlot Park Clean-Up Effort ** Every Saturday in May from 9:00 am – 11:00 am ** Dates are as follows: May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Woodlot Park needs our help! South Brunswick Parks and Recreation needs help clearing the hiking trails. This is a great opportunity to help your community and the environment. It has been years since the trails were cleaned due to budget constraints. Piles of leaves hide branches and rocks making the trails a danger to walkers. This is a great opportunity for the Muslim community to “adopt the park”. Each volunteer must bring his/her own rake and/or leaf blower, gloves and wear closed toe shoes. We will be raking the fallen leaves to the side of the trails, picking up any litter we find, removing branches from pathways and, if possible, marking the trails with wooden stakes that we will spray paint. ISCJ community members, the South Brunswick community, NUI parents, staff and students are invited to participate in this event. It’s amazing what a huge difference we can make if we all work together. There will be no adult supervision provided at this event so, if children wish to participate, parents must stay on-site. If you are interested in joining us at Woodlot Park please email (see email below) with the number of attendees and the day you wish to volunteer. Correne Khan correne.khan@nuischool.org Thank you in advance for your help,

5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Canavox - Giving Marriage a Voice

FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/bVI0o0nhQu THIS IS NOT A MATRIMONIAL EVENT. This group was formed by a moms of different faiths, who wants to educate people on what the scriptures (Bible, Torah and Qur'an) say on marriages between a man and a woman and at the same time strengthening their own marriage. We meet every month to discuss the readings assigned from the previous month. To find out what the readings are for this month, and/or more info, please email sabihaa@canavox.com _________________________ CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time!

5/19/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Youth Mentoring Career Advancement

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey's Youth and Young Adults Presents..."CAREER ADVANCEMENT" Do you have a question you would like to ask a professional in your field of interest? Then join us on May 6th right after Magrib in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). This month we are having the professionals: *Architeture *Teaching *IT *Engineering * Medicine *Small Business *Psychology *Finance and Analytics

5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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OpenHalaqa with Dr. Shadee Elmasry

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... "OpenHalaqa with Dr. Shadee Elmasry Halaqa will be from the book "Muhammad - The Best of Creation (A Glimpse of His Blessed Life)” TUESDAYS (right after Magrib) on: April 5, 12, 19 & 26 May 3, 10 & 17 This will be in the Multi-Purpose Room. These classes are FREE, but you MUST Registration. Please click on the "Ticket URL" above to register. BIO OF Dr. Shadee Elmasry: Dr. Shadee Elmasry was born and raised in New Jersey. He began studying the traditional sciences rigorously at age eighteen after a summer in Fes, Morocco. Since then he has studied all over the world including Hadramawt (Yemen), Mecca and Madina (Saudi Arabia), London (UK), Cairo (Egypt) and New Jersey (U.S.) under several luminaries of our time. Beginning in his home state of New Jersey, he learned tajweed under Shaykh Mohammed Jibreel and hadith (Sahih Muslim) & tafsir under Hafidh Ghulam Yasin. In London, he learned hadith from Mufti Barakatullah, while keeping the company of the city’s noble imams Ahmed Ba Bikir Sudani, Mufti Barakatullah, and Shaykh Abu Bakr Ba Shuayb. Dr. Elmasry went on to study Arabic grammar and poetry under Shaykh Taleb al-Qalqami and Dr. Shadi Naser. He then pursued principles of jurisprudence by learning the Maqasid al-Sharia from Shaykh Hamza Karamali and the Matn of Ibn Abi Kaff under Ustadh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali. Dr. Elmasry also studied the Risala of Ibn Abi Zaid in Maliki fiqh under Mauritanian scholar, Shaykh Salek bin Siddina, and took ijaza in the Matn al-Ghaya from Shaykh Imaddudine Abu Hijleh in Shafi’i fiqh, and in the the Tahawiyya (beliefs) and the Bayquniyya (hadith) from Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ninowy. Last but not least, Dr. Elmasry traveled to Hadramawt, Yemen to study Islamic spirituality from the venerable scholars Habib Ali al-Jifri and Habib Umar bin Hafiz. Under their tutelage, Dr. Elmasry studied from the works of several traditional masters including Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Sheikh Ibn Ata’illah al-Sakandari, Sheikh Umar al-Suhrawardi and Sheikh Abu Talib al-Makki to name a few. In addition to traditional learning, Dr. Elmasry has received has an impeccable academic record in Western studies. He graduated with a B.A. from Rutgers University in New Jersey in sociology, religions, and philosophy and went on to receive his Masters from The George Washington University with a thesis on Sayyid Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki under the supervision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Dr. Elmasry received his Ph.D. from the University of London in February 2007. His thesis was entitled Da’wa in the Works of Imam Abd Allah bin Alawi al-Haddad, and is in the process of revision for publication. His articles have been published by the Routelege Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (September 2010) as well as the Zaytuna Seasons Journal (Autumn 2007). Dr. Elmasry went on to teach at several universities including Yale University, University of London SOAS, Trinity College, Hartford Seminary and Manhattanville College. Currently, Dr. Elmasry has found his way back home as Scholar in Residence and Director of Education and Community Affairs at the New Brunswick Islamic Center in New Jersey. He is also the founder and head of Safina Society—an institution dedicated to the cause of traditional Islamic education in the West.

5/17/2016 7:45:00 PM -04:00

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Harmony & Justice: Interfaith in Action - working together for the Common Good

"Harmony & Justice: Interfaith in Action - working together for the Common Good" The Religious Events Planning Committee of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey invites all to an interfaith discussion on May 15th, 2016 at 11:00am. The discussion "Harmony & Justice: Interfaith in Action - working together for the common good". Our leaders are people we should look up to for positive leadership and guidance for communities, states and countries to live in harmony with each other, regardless of faith background. Neither the media nor people in leadership positions should use religion as a reason to create and/or enhance conflict or disrupt the peace. For these reasons, we invite you to join us for an educational program to combat the challenges we face with hate and bigotry and to learn how all faith based communities can work together for the common good. The discussion will be Saturday, May 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Prominent speakers will speak about this important subject: Speakers: * Reverend James Barrens, Chaplain * Engy Abdelkader, Esq. * Suzy Ismail, Author & Lecturer * Dalia Fikry Fahmy, Ph. D * Imam Izak-El M. Pasha * Rabbi Joseph Kohn of NKI Lunch will be provided for attendees only: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (right after Dhuhr) Contact: Dawud Assad: 732-744-4966 Email: dawud11@comcast.net

5/15/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Urdu Mushaira with famous poets

Gahwara -E-Adab & Princeton Literary Circle Presenting an Urdu Mushaira evening with famous Poets Dr. Sabahat Asim Wasti from UAE & Rehana Qamar from California Meet and greet the poets over snacks & tea from 7pm - 8pm. Please confirm intention to attend by email to: anwaar.shamsi@gmail.com OR philyarshad@hotmail.com Renowned Poets from 8:15pm (after Magrib) to Isha: ZAREEN YASEEN, TAQI KAMAL, JAMEEL USMAN, PARVEZ FARUQI, AFTAB QAMAR, SARDAR SOZ, Dr. ASHRAF ADEEL, AFFIA AHMED, MOHAMMED AYUB, MAHFOOZ HYDARI, M. ARSHAD HUSSAIN and many others. SPONSORS: TutorDoctor – Princeton (tutordoctorprinceton.com) & Engineering for Kids (engineeringforkids.com/edison)

5/14/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Personal Wills and Estate Planning

ISCJ's Endowment Present... Endowment Fund & Personal Will "Create a Legacy. Support Cherished Causes. Honor Loved Ones" Come learn about writing Wills and Estate Planning with Ahsen Janjua, SSJ Law Group Topics to be discussed/taught: -What an estate plan is -How the estate process works in NJ -How to minimize liabilities and uncertainties through estate planning Drafting a last will -Understanding the probate process in NJ -Learning to minimize liabilities and uncertainties through estate planning

5/14/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Keys To Optimizing Ramadan Through Nutrition & Holistic Health

As Salaamu Alaikum, As Ramadan approaches, ISCJ is committed to providing you with resources/talks/classes so you can make the best of your Ramadan, Insha'Allah. On 5/14/16 at 3:30pm - Join Sister Yasmin Essa for Keys To Optimizing Ramadan Through Nutrition & Holistic Health. Sister Yasmin Essa is a Women's Wellness Expert & Coach, Founder of MBMuslima Magazine and Wellness with Yasmin & the Online Ramadan Mind Body Soul Retreat. Please check out her site at http://wellnesswithyasmin.com/ Yasmin Essa is also an ISCJ weekend school graduate, and is now an ISCJ weekend school teacher! Check out her: 1) YouTube recording for the Spring Detox webinar Yasmin Essa did on the topic of maximizing the body's natural abilities to detoxify itself. There's a lot of great content here: http://www.wellnesswithyasmin.com/live 2) Interviewed by the IAMY Blog One Voice: http://www.iamy.org/blog/2016/03/13/spring-cleaning-time-yasmin-essa/ On 5/21/16 at 3:00pm - Join Dr. Heba ElKhateeb - The Language of the Qur’an: Internalize the Beauty of “The Spiritual and Intellectual Meaning of Fasting”. See more about Dr. Heba and this session by clicking on the link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/612804722200301/

5/14/2016 3:30:00 PM -04:00

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Emotional Wellness Panel & Information Fair

Islamic Society of Central Jersey in Collaboration with Cornerstone Presents... "Emotional Wellness Panel & Information Fair" Panel Discussion: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Confirmed panelists are: *Suzy Ismail, Cornerstone *Dr. Arshad Siddiqui, Princeton House *Dr. Raymond Brock-Murray, LPC *Zillehuma Hassan, Wafa House *Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad, Muslim Chaplain - University of Pennsylvania Discussion and Open Q&A regarding emotional, spiritual & relational well-being Total Wellness Tables: 8:00pm - 10:00pm Come learn more about wellness, family and self-care resources in our community by networking with many different organizations that offer support in emotional, relational, physical, and mental health care for youth, adults, and families. *Muslim Wellness Foundation WhyIslam Family Counseling Group *ICNA Relief Counseling *SAMHAJ (South Asian Mental Health Association) *NAMI (North American Mental Health Institute *Princeton House ; Medina Clinic; Wafa House *Olive Branch Therapy *Zumba & Physical Fitness Group *Physicians and Health Practitioners *Princeton Wellness Tours *Princeton Adult Daycare Center This will be at ISCJ on Friday, May 13th. You don't want to miss this event!

5/13/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Spring Blood Drive

ISCJ's Blood Drive One pint can help save 3 lives!! Platelets for a cancer patient, Red cells for surgery, Plasma for a burn victim Save a life today! Islam is a religion of mercy and caters for all the problems faced by humanity. It acknowledges the needs of people, thus gives concessions and dispensations wherever needed. "And if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind." (Al Quran: Surah Al-Ma'dah: 32) Hosted by: American Red Cross Blood Drive Registration URL: http://iscj.info/blooddrive

5/8/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ

Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ Saturday, May 7th at 3:22am Sunday, May 8th at 3:21am Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Wa lakal-hamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-lhaq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qauluka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that `Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ـ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ وَزَادَ عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو أُمَيَّةَ " وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ طَاوُسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1120 In-book reference: Book 19, Hadith 1 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 221

5/8/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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NUI Spring Carnival - Save the Date!

It's back and better than EVER! Get ready for the NUI 4th Annual Spring Carnival hosted proudly by the NUI PTO. SATURDAY MAY 7, 2016 11am – 6pm TALL CEDARS GROVE PARK (245 Sawmill Rd., Hamilton, NJ) •ROCKWALL •TURBO TUBS •SWING RIDE •FIRE ENGINE RIDE •PONY RIDES •OBSTACLE COURSE •LARGE BOUNCE HOUSE •CARNIVAL GAMES •FACE PAINTING •BAZAAR •COTTON CANDY •SNOW CONES •POPCORN •AND YUMMY FOOD! For all Sponsor, Vendor, & Volunteer opportunities, email: pto@nuischool.org Please Join us and make our Spring Carnival a smashing success!

5/7/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Gratitude with Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Islamic Society o Central Jersey Presents: Shaykh Walead Mosaad on “Gratitude” "And whoever is grateful, he is only grateful for the benefit of his own self" (Luqman 31:12) Come learn & share the knowledge. Bring the whole family! FREE Babysitting from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR BABYSITTING! http://goo.gl/forms/FHT3JEzLOj Dinner will be available for purchase. from 6:15pm Learn in depth: *What it really means to be grateful in Islam and its significance/benefits *How to be grateful to Allah, your parents and many more Shaykh Walead Mohammed Mosaad: Born in New York City in 1972 and grew up in New York and central New Jersey. He completed degrees from al-Azhar, the University of Liverpool, and is currently a PhD candidate in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK.

4/30/2016 6:15:00 PM -04:00

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Voters Registration Drive

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey will be doing a Voter's Registration Drive on Friday, April 29th from 11am to 2pm. Be sure to stop by our tables outside, before or after Jummah! Voting is very crucial to the democratic process and we want to provide our community with the ease of access to ensure they register to vote. It is important to note that we are NOT endorsing any candidates. We are simply facilitating the registration process. Here are a few links for your convenience as well: Add your name to the NJ Muslim Voters Project. You can read more about this Project on their home page. http://www.njmuslimvotes.org/register-as-a-member.html Register to Vote: http://www.njelections.org/voting-information.html#vrf Are you Registered? https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/servlet/com.saber.publicaccess.control.PublicAccessNavigationServlet?USERPROCESS=PublicSearch NJ Voters' Registration Form: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/form_pdf/voter-regis-forms/76-voter-registration-english.pdf Polling Place Search: https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/servlet/com.saber.publicaccess.control.PublicAccessNavigationServlet?USERPROCESS=PollingPlace

4/29/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ's Annual General Body Meeting and Elections

Salaam, Please join us for our Annual General Body Meeting and Elections on April 24th from 9:45am - 2:00pm. Thank you.

4/24/2016 9:45:00 AM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ

Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ Saturday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th Time: 3:45am Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Wa lakal-hamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-lhaq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qauluka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that `Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ـ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ وَزَادَ عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو أُمَيَّةَ " وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ طَاوُسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1120 In-book reference: Book 19, Hadith 1 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 221

4/24/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Smile for Charity

ISCJ Presents "Smile for Charity" Smile is a non-profit organization that attempts to help the underprivileged members of our community. Why is “Smile for Charity” Different - Come out and be Informed! Prominent Programs like: -Food Pantry -Diaper Bank -Social Work & Mental Health Counselling -Mental Health First Response training for Muslim Leadership -Charity Health care and more! Get Involved! www.smileforcharity.org This will be in the Multi-Purpose Room.

4/23/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Canavox - Giving Marriage a Voice

CanaVox is a marriage movement founded and led by mothers. We form reading groups to study and discuss the importance of marriage. While other movements offer reasons based on religion, we provide readings from natural law, practical wisdom and science so that you can speak effectively and lovingly about why marriage should be between a man and a woman. Together, we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time. Find us online at www.canavox.com. Our ISCJ group will look at the Muslim experience through additional readings from The Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (PBUP) and other faith texts. Groups can benefit young adults, married couples, parents and college students. For more information, email sabihaa@canavox.com Together we can revive our marriage culture, one person at a time! FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/8UGs0OQ7iD

4/21/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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ISCJ Ping Pong Tournament

Come and join us for a fun time at the ISCJ Ping Pong Tournament. Event is open to everyone. $15 for singles and $20 for doubles. Snacks, tea and coffee will be served. Prizes to be awarded to top 3 winners. 8AM - sisters tournament (to be monitored by sisters only) 9AM - brothers tournament

4/17/2016 8:00:00 AM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ

Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ Saturday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th Time: 4:00am Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Wa lakal-hamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-lhaq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qauluka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that `Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ـ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ وَزَادَ عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو أُمَيَّةَ " وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ طَاوُسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1120 In-book reference: Book 19, Hadith 1 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 221

4/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Special Event : Taking on Anti-Muslim Hate - What muslims and interfaith communities can you do

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm, the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) will host a special discussion with guest speaker: Brenda Abdelall, who is the Charities Program Director at the Muslim Advocates (www.muslimadvocates.org). TOPIC: "Taking on Anti-Muslim Hate - What Muslims and Interfaith Communities Can You Do" The discussion "Taking on Anti-Muslim Hate: What Muslims and Interfaith Communities Can Do", will focus at this vulnerable time for the American Muslim community, and the disturbing upward trend of hateful rhetoric and violent crime. Now, more than ever, is the time to know the laws that protects American Muslims and all citizens. With so much at stake, come learn how Muslim and all faith based communities can come together to combat anti-Muslim hate and bigotry. About the Speaker: Ms. Abdelall brings 10 years of legal experience in compliance and regulatory law, as well as executive branch advocacy. She graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and a founding board member of the Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENALSA). After graduating from law school, Ms. Abdelall served as a D.C. Bar Pro Bono Graduate Fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Legislative Office. Ms. Abdelall joins Muslim Advocates after serving as a senior director at a healthcare legislative and executive branch advocacy firm in Washington D.C. She recently spent three years teaching U.S. constitutional law at New York University in Abu Dhabi. Ms. Abdelall also spent several years practicing law at Sidley LLP, where she was a member of the healthcare regulatory and public policy group. She gained extensive experience in compliance programs, as well as in legislative and executive branch advocacy during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

4/16/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Addiction-Releasing the Chains with Imam Suhaib Webb

"Addiction - Releasing the Chains" with Imam Suhaib Webb! Addiction is something we all deal and/or struggle with, whether it's TV, coffee, backbiting, pop culture, drugs, gambling, smoking, alcohol, pornography and the list goes on...yet it's a taboo topic in our society and/or culture. Well NO MORE! ISCJ, along with Al Bayan and Noor Ul Imam School will be hosting Imam Suhaib Webb on April 14th at 7:45pm for a discussion on these very important issues and how to deal with them, islamically. Hope to see you all there, Insha'Allah.

4/14/2016 7:45:00 PM -04:00

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Introduction to Election Candidates (ISCJ Board of Trustees & Board of Over

Salaam, "Introduction to Election Candidates (ISCJ Board of Trustees & Board of Overseer Candidates) " This will be in the Multi-Purpose room on the following dates: April 9th - 3:00pm - 6:00pm April 10th - 10:00am - 1:00pm Thank you.

4/10/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ

Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ Saturday, April 9th & Sunday, April 10th Time: 4:30am Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Wa lakal-hamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-lhaq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qauluka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that `Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ـ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ وَزَادَ عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو أُمَيَّةَ " وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ طَاوُسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1120 In-book reference: Book 19, Hadith 1 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 221

4/10/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Living Islam in a Changing World with Imam Zaid Shakir

Living Islam in a Changing World Imam Zaid Shakir April 8 & 9, 2016 Friday April 8: Jumaa Khutba @1:00PM at ISCJ Friday Halaqa after Maghrib at ISCJ. Saturday April 9: Workshop with Interactive Session 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in NUI MOD-3 ($20 / person - Registration link to follow) Saturday April 9: Workshop with Interactive Session 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in NUI MOD-3 ($20 /person) Register at: https://albayanclasses.wufoo.com/forms/zb1megh0p2p4y6/ On-site registration will also be available.

4/9/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Senior Citizens Jama'at - For Sisters Only

ISCJ's SENIOR CITIZENS JAMA'AT invites you to A gathering of the elderly for the purpose of socializing (FOR SISTERS ONLY) 1:30pm-2:15pm Dua. Dr. Heba Elkhateeb will speak on “Purification of the heart” 2:15pm-3:15pm Snacks 3:15pm-4:15pm Dr. Farah Said (Ear Specialist) will talk about ear problems & remedies followed by ear examination 4:15pm-4:30pm Announcements - Thought of the day by Sr. Akhter Rahman. Dua Please make arrangements to drop off and pick-up the elderly who are attending the gathering For membership details please contact: Sr. Sabiha Malik: 732-821-7587 OR Sr. Akhter Rahman: 609-945-0753

4/3/2016 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Personal Wills and Estate Planning

ISCJ's Endowment Present... Endowment Fund & Personal Will "Create a Legacy. Support Cherished Causes. Honor Loved Ones" Come learn about writing Wills and Estate Planning with Ahsen Janjua, SSJ Law Group Topics to be discussed/taught: -What an estate plan is -How the estate process works in NJ -How to minimize liabilities and uncertainties through estate planning Drafting a last will -Understanding the probate process in NJ -Learning to minimize liabilities and uncertainties through estate planning

4/3/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ

Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 3rd Time: 4:30am Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Wa lakal-hamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-lhaq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qauluka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that `Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ـ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ وَزَادَ عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو أُمَيَّةَ " وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ طَاوُسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1120 In-book reference: Book 19, Hadith 1 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 221

4/3/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Senior's Brunch

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents... Our Senior's Brunch - Honoring our Seniors (55+) Come share your experience & ideas with us. We honor & respect you. The Prophet (PBUH) said, "He is not of us who does not have mercy on young children, nor honor the elderly" (Al-Tirmidhi). PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING ON THE LINK IN THE "TICKET URL"ABOVE THIS IS A FREE EVENT.

4/2/2016 10:30:00 AM -04:00

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Youth Mentoring - Have a question that you want to ask to a professional in your field of interest?

Youth Mentoring Presents...Professional Networking. An opportunity for college students/high schoolers to ask specific questions to the professionals directly. One on one sessions. Please come ready with questions. Professionals: *IT *Engineering *Medicine *Finance *Law Refreshments wil be served. This will take place in Module 2 - Boardroom CONTACT: mentoring@iscj.org

4/1/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Men Self Defense Class"

We close our Safety & Security Month with a Men's Self Defense Class. Alhamdulliah. This is a FREE Class and will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. Age 16 & Up! Learn proven techniques and bolster your confidence in self-defense situations. Identify your physical and psychological limitations and learn to overcome them. This class will be taught by certified instructor, Br. Javed Khan. He has over 30 years of experience. He’s has a San Dan 3rd Degree Black Belt and has been the karate teacher at ISCJ for the past 17 years. He has won numerous tournaments and has over 20 students who has earned a black belt under his teachings.

3/27/2016 9:30:00 AM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ

Tahajjud Prayer #ISCJ Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th Time: 4:30am Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Wa lakal-hamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-lhaq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qauluka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that `Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، سَمِعَ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ـ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ وَزَادَ عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو أُمَيَّةَ " وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ". قَالَ سُفْيَانُ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي مُسْلِمٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ طَاوُسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1120 In-book reference: Book 19, Hadith 1 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 221

3/27/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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ISCJ Safety Awareness Month

We would like to let our community members know we at ISCJ take "Safety and Security" very seriously! During the month of March we will have seminars on CyberSecurity, Home Safety, Free Self Defense classes for Men and Women and more!

3/26/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Active Shooter Defense Seminar"

Safety & Security Month continues with "Active Shooter Defense Seminar" This is a FREE Online Seminar for Everyone! This seminar is certified by FEMA! What will this seminar cover? (1) Actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials. (2) Recognize potential workplace violence indicators. (3) Actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents. (4) How to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident. Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends.

3/26/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Safety Awareness Month - "Women's Self Defense Classes"

Our Safety Awareness Month continues with "Women's Self Defense Classes"! This is a TWO day "Self Defense Awareness Class", and it's FREE, for Age 16 & Older! Sat, March 19: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Sun, March 20: 1:30pm - 2:30pm These classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, with privacy set up for the ladies/girls. Learn proven techniques and bolster your confidence in self defense situations. Identify your physical and psychological limitations and learn to overcome them. You’ll learn: -Throws, -Strikes & Blocks, -Chokes, -Holds and escapes, -Joint locks, -Standing defenses, -Ground Defenses, -Body movement, -Awareness, -Self confidence. All classes will be taught by a certified instructor, Sis. Nermine Rashwan. She has a B.A in Physical Education. A Taekwondo world Champion, Taekwondo Chief Master (Black Belt 3) Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends.

3/20/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Tahajjud Prayer at ISCJ! SAT & SUN (March 19th & 20th)

Tahajjud Prayer at ISCJ! Saturday, March 19th - Shaykh Ismael Essa Sunday, March 20th - Br Hisham Mohammed Time: 4:50am ____________________________ 1) Allah describes the true believers as those who: ‘…and, in the hours of dawn, they seek forgiveness from their Lord…’ Surah Al-Dhariyat, Ayah 18 The distinction between a believer and one who is just a Muslim is further defined by this act 2) The doors of Mercy and Forgiveness are open during the last 1/3 of night: Proof: Hadeeth Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Our Lord descends every night, during the last third of it, to the skies of this world, and asks: ‘Who is making du’aa to me, so that I can respond to him? Who is asking Me, so that I can give him? Who is asking for My forgiveness, so that I can forgive him?’ Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah 3) If a person wishes his/her Du’aa to be accepted this is the best time to ask as shown in hadeeth above 4) Huge incentive for the believer to wake up when everyone else is asleep and remember Allah (Subbhana Wa Ta’ala) privately 5) Allah favored this time over other times and Allah distinguised this timing so that the worshipper can eagerly anticipate this time and pray earnestly and sincerely; The worshipper should ensure his/her du’aa is more frequent and sincere during these times.

3/20/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Family Fun Night with Shaykh Walead Mosaad & Faraz Khan - “Forbearance”

Join us for a fun filled evening on Sat, March 19th, starting at 5:00pm, Insha'Allah. AGENDA: 5:00pm - 6:00pm: (a) KIDS - Showcase your artistic talent (see rules) (b) Henna for kids 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Presentation of Islamic Art and the winner of the showcase will be done by Faraz Khan 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Food by Nunzios 7:00pm - Magrib 7:15pm - 8:30pm: “Forbearance” by Shaykh Walead KIDS - Showcase your artistic talent. Theme “Forbearance” DO YOUR ARTWORK AT HOME AND BRING IT IN FOR OUR SHOWCASE. Rules: 1) Limit one entry per child 2) Two categories: Junior (ages 5-10) or senior (ages 11-15) 3) Crayons/color pencils/markers for juniors group and paints for the seniors group on standard 8.5 x 11 sheets (art paper preferably). 4) Artwork should reflect the forbearance theme (if possible) 5) Artwork should be labeled with artist name, age and category (junior or senior) 6) Submit at the start of the program and only limited to participants of the event Entries shall be judged by FARAZ KHAN and wil be based on adherence to theme, quality of the artwork and creativity. Prizes given to finalists.

3/19/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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The Eternal Challenge – The Limits of Science and the Miracles of the Qur’an

Fahad Tasleem at ISCJ for a full weekend! ~1pm Juma Khateeb ~Friday Night Halaqa and ~Saturday Daytime class Join iERA, Al-Bayan Institute & ISCJ as we present “The Most Important College Class You Never Took” – THE ETERNAL CHALLENGE Date & Time: JUMA KHATEEB Friday, 3/18 at 1:00pm at ISCJ HALAQA: Friday, 3/18/16 - 7:30-9:30 pm at ISCJ WORKSHOP: Saturday, 3/19/16 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Module 3 (Babysitting will be provided on Saturday) Cost: $10 for the Saturday Class. Register at http://bit.ly/EternalChallenge ________________________________ Fahad Tasleem will be the instructor for this class which will give you the intellectual tools to deal with the most pressing issues in our modern age, like: Have you ever wondered? – How to address doubts about Islam? – Does God really exist? – Does Islam have a rational answer to every question? – Is science the only way to truth? – How do we understand science and revelation? – What is a miracle? – What is the intellectual challenge of the Qur’an? – How do we respond to academic, orientalist and popular objections? – What makes the Qur’an a linguistic miracle? – What are the philosophical implications? – How do we articulate the miracle to non-Arabs? This seminar is for YOU! Join us to get answers to your questions. Preview: The Eternal Challenge Seminar by Fahad Tasleem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8XbMrurj5I

3/19/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Safety Awareness"

Safety & Security Month - "Safety Awareness - When Safety is First, You Last" This is a FREE event! Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends.

3/13/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group

Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group The leadership of the Expansion Funding Group will present the first update on the Masjid Expansion and Renovation project. Building drawings and Video will be presented followed by a Q&A session. Representatives from the Building Committee and Board of Trustees will also be present. Refreshments will be served Where: ISCJ Multipurpose Room When: Every 2nd Sunday of the Month Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

3/13/2016 10:30:00 AM -04:00

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Youth Mentoring!

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) presents a new initiative for the youths...Youth Mentoring. This will be a bi-weekly meeting taking place in the Masjid, right after Isha. The primary goal is to positively impact the youth's education, careers and daily lives. Come meet experts in different fields and get to learn about: *Specific career options *How to pursue a career *Network with a mentor on a personal level The first event will focus on choosing a career path and learning about different careers, colleges, courses and majors. Anyone interested in deciding on a major or changing a major/career is welcome to join. Refreshments will be served. CONTACT: mentoring@iscj.org

3/11/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Noor-Ul-Iman School's 21st Annual Gala

Our Hopes, Our Dreams, Our Prayers for the Future Please join us as we celebrate our past and get ready to jump into our future! Come support NUI with your duas and hopes for the future! Visit us online at www.nuischool.org OR come to NUI to purchase your tickets.

3/6/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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Muslims Against Hunger with Zamir Hassan (Founder)

Islamic Society of Central Jersey Presents… "Muslims Against Hunger with Zamir Hasson (Founder)" The Muslims Against Hunger Project is a North American Network of volunteer communities to help the hungry and homeless in our backyard (http://muslimsagainsthunger.com). Join us as we learn more about the "Muslims Against Hunger" initatives, ask questions to the Founder, Zamir Hasson and be more educated about this very beneficial cause. AND, more importantly, Get Involved! Information will be provided on new initiatives: ~First Muslim Owned & Operated Halal Daily Soup Kitchen: 1 World Community Café, which is a daily soup kitchen program that is targeted towards Senior Citizens & people on fixed income. Hot, healthy & nutritious meals are prepared & served by interfaith volunteers at the Café to anyone requiring a meal. ~Know your Neighbor ~Ambassadors of Peace ~HungerVan in the Holy Land Location: Multi-Purpose Room @ ISCJ FREE EVENT!

3/6/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Safety & Security Month - "Cyber Security"

ISCJ kicks off our Safety & Security Month with "Cyber Security" Our Cyber Security Professionals are: Asim Ajmeri & Ahsun Saleem Cyber Security Basics Topics to be covered: -Attacks and Threats -Email and Communication -General Security -Mobile Devices -Privacy -Safe Browsing ¨Software and Applications This is a FREE event! Please feel free to share and bring your family & friends.

3/5/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting ...Be part of the conversation... at ISCJ - Multi-Purpose Room

3/5/2016 3:30:00 PM -05:00

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Steps Towards Boosting your Imaanic Immunity by Dr. Ahmed Metwally, Ph.D

ISCJ Youth Presents... Steps Towards Boosting your Imaanic Immunity by Dr. Ahmed Metwally, Ph.D Learn how to: -Protect your heart -Maintain your spiritual level in today's society *Refreshments will be served

3/4/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Family Night at ISCJ with Shaykh Walead Mosaad ~ "Repentance"

Family Night at ISCJ with Shaykh Walead Mosaad TOPIC: “Repentance” ‘O you who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance’ (Quran 66:8) Shaykh Walead Mohammed Mosaad: Born in New York City in 1972 and grew up in New York and central New Jersey. He completed degrees from al-Azhar, the University of Liverpool, and is currently a PhD candidate in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK. WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room at ISCJ Food Vendor will be available from 6:00pm

2/27/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Q&A Session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group

Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group The leadership of the Expansion Funding Group will present the first update on the Masjid Expansion and Renovation project. Building drawings and Video will be presented followed by a Q&A session. Representatives from the Building Committee and Board of Trustees will also be present. Refreshments will be served Where: ISCJ Multipurpose Room Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

2/27/2016 3:30:00 PM -05:00

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Suhaib Webb - Friday Night Lecture - “Parenting in the New Millennium”

Suhaib Webb - Friday Night Lecture 02/26/16 - 8:00pm (right after Isha) “Parenting in the New Millennium”

2/26/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Suhaib Webb - Khutbah at ISCJ

Suhaib Webb - Khutbah at ISCJ 2/26/16 at 1:00pm

2/26/2016 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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FREE Tutoring EVERY Sunday at ISCJ!

DID YOU KNOW THAT ISCJ has FREE tutoring EVERY Sunday (unless otherwise cancelled) from 1:30pm -3:00pm! On a Walk-In Basis: 1st to 8th Grade Level with English, Math & Science. E-mail us for an Appointment if you need help with Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Middle School Level German & French. Classes are usually held in the ISCJ classroom next to the Men's Restroom. It's a great resource for students who needs help with homework and/or who might just need another explanation to help them to see that light bulb. AND it's FREE! Questions or Appointment, please e-mail tutor@iscj.org.

2/21/2016 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Common Ground Connection - An Interfaith Collaboration Via Artistic Express

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey Invites you and your friends, of all faiths to a "Common Ground Connection" - An Interfaith Collaboration Via Artistic Expressions. On Sat. February 20th, 2016 at ISCJ (Multi-Purpose Room) This event is free and is for Muslims and Non-Muslims. If you know anyone who has never been to a Mosque, have questions about Islam, and/or just want to come hang out with us, bring them along. We have a very exciting agenda planned, which includes painting, spoken words, nasheed, interfaith talk, etc. (see below). Agenda: ~10:30am­ - Painting *LIMITED FREE SEATS! YOU MUST REGISTER IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAINTING. WE ARE ONLY TAKING THE FIRST 58 PEOPLE FOR PAINTING. Register by clicking on the "Ticket URL" link above. ~ 12:30­pm - Duhr Prayer ~ 1:00pm -­ 2:30pm: * Welcome *Spoken words * Nasheed * Interfaith Talk *Meet a Muslim *Snacks will be provided.

2/20/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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Nikkah 101 - The Pursuit of Marriage

Nikkah 101 - The Pursuit of Marriage “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for those who give thought.” (Ar-Rum 30:21) We see this verse on every wedding invitation and hear it at every Nikkah ceremony, but do we truly understand what it means? Our friends are always talking about wanting to get married, but are we really ready for it? Come join us as our local scholars talk about gender interactions, the realities of marriage and how to prepare for it, and much more. The program will be followed by a Q&A session and best of all, it’s FREE admission! *What is Compatibility *Gender Interactions *Marriage Avenues *Love vs. Lust *Reality of Marriage *Q&A Session Speakers: Imam Asif Hirani – Why Islam and ICNA-NJ Sr. Suzy Ismail – Cornerstone Consulting and Counseling Imam Sohaib Sultan – Princeton University Venue - ISCJ - Multi-Purpose Room BE SURE TO REGISTER - CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE "TICKET URL" ABOVE.

2/14/2016 5:30:00 PM -05:00

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Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group

Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group The leadership of the Expansion Funding Group will present the first update on the Masjid Expansion and Renovation project. Building drawings and Video will be presented followed by a Q&A session. Representatives from the Building Committee and Board of Trustees will also be present. Refreshments will be served Where: ISCJ Multipurpose Room When: Every 2nd Sunday of the Month Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

2/14/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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The Hard Truth: 5th Annual Road to Revival Conference 2016

**TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT** "Most people would rather deny the hard truth than face it.” -George R.R.Martin Who doesn’t love to have conversations that are tough to swallow within the Muslim community? Conversations that are typically unheard of? We are officially back for our “5th Annual Road to Revival Conference” that is coming your way on February 6th, 2016 & will follow up with a second day intensive class the following day. We all have struggles that we face, and want to better ourselves. However, we are constantly faced with trials that test our emotions, patience, and faith. And it may result in a lack of motivation or effort. Some others may simply be looking to be reminded of the meaning life holds, or to spiritually revive themselves on this journey of life. This year’s R2R Conference focuses on contemporary matters that young adults face. Its purpose is to provide relevant, applicable answers to questions that seem to be unanswered. This is a conference created and organized by students for the students. To help with that journey, we urge you to join us for the event of the year that focuses on tazkiyah (purification) of the heart. The R2R conference aims to provide inspiration, motivation & knowledge for those individuals seeking to strengthen their connection with Allah (SWT). --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Confirmed Speakers]: 1. Shaykh Saad Tasleem 2. Ustadha Dunia Shuaib 3. Shaykh Kamal El Mekki 4. Ustadh Majed Mahmoud --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [R2R - Saturday Topics] - I got 99 problems, & Fitnah is 1 - Will All the Muslimah Please Stand Up - If You're Reading This, it's Not Too Late - Key to Success, Bless up - & more --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [R2R Saturday Program] 12PM I Got 99 Problems, and Fitna is 1 Shaykh Saad Tasleem 12:50-1:10 Dhuhr Prayer 1:15PM Will All the Muslimah Please Stand Up Ustadha Dunia Shuaib 2PM Lunch Break 3:35PM If You're Reading This, It's NOT Too Late Ustadh Majed Mahmoud 4:20-4:40PM Asr Prayer 4:45PM The Key to Success #BlessUp Shaykh Kamal El Mekki 5:30-5:50PM Maghrib Prayer 5:55 PM Drop The Mic 7:00 PM Closing Remarks --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [R2R- Sunday Second Day Intensive] Everyone is more than welcome to attend this voluntary class even if they can't make it to the main Saturday's conference. This class will be FREE. The class will be taught by our confirmed speaker Shaykh Kamal El Mekki on Livingston Campus- Tillet Hall Room 252 (53 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854). It will cover talks on interactions with different individuals in our life based upon the Prophet’s life.Stay tuned for our registration form coming up soon! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [R2R Merchandise] Buy your long sleeve black t-shirts that say Straight Out Of Road To Revival with #TheHardTruth on the back. Will be sold during the conference & the price will be announced soon* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Vendors] Faraz Khan Art Studio Sababa Styles Young Muslims Helping Hand USA WhyIslam Islamic Relief USA Woahjabi Qabeelat Durbah(Almaghrib NJ's Chapter) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Confirmed Cosponsors]: Islamic Society of Central Jersey(ISCJ)- Silver Sponsor Islamic Relief USA- Silver Sponsor Icna Relief USA- Silver Sponsor Helping Hand USA- Gold Sponsor Institute Of Islamic Studies(IIS) masjid- Platinum Sponsor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Marketing co-sponsors] (College Muslim Student Associations): Rutgers-Newark MSA Rutgers-Camden MSA New Jersey Institute of Technology(NJIT) MSA New Jersey City University(NJCU) MSA Seton Hall University MSA Stevens Muslim Educational & Cultural Association(MECA) The College of New Jersey(TCNJ) MSA Princeton Muslim Life Program(MLP) Drew University MSA Montclair University MSA Middlesex County College(MCC) MSA Raritan Valley Community College(RVCC) MSA (Rutgers Organizations) MuslimGirl Rutgers(MG) Rutgers Jumu'ah & Prayer Space Muslim Public Relations Council(MPRC) Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University (CILRU) Woahjabi Graduate Muslim Student Association(GMSA) United Muslim Relief- Rutgers Chapter(UMR) PCRF- New Jersey Chapter(Palestine Children's Relief Fund) Rutgers NB Students for Justice in Palestine(SJP) Arabic Language Club - Rutgers University(ALC) Rutgers Pakistani Student Association (PSA) Rutgers Malaysian Students' Association (RUMySA) A.M.O.R. (Association of Mediterranean Organizations at Rutgers University) Arab Cultural Club Rutgers University(ACC) Afghan Student Association (ASA) ISAY at Rutgers(Inspiring South Asian Youth) [Food] TBA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Event Parking] TBA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Day of Conference Check-In] TBA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [R2R Webpage] Check it out: http://muslimsofrutgers.com/road-to-revival.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [#OnMyRoadToRevival Post - Anonymous Struggles] Tell us of a time where you struggled & wanted to become closer to Allah (swt).The form will remain anonymous and the response should be no longer than (1-3 paragraphs). Your story will be shared on the event page. Deadline: Feb 5, 2016 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Win a FREE ticket] Deadline: Jan 22,2016 Submit an R2R Meme on this event page and the funniest one will be the winner! (1 ticket for a brother & 1 ticket for a sister) More information is provided on the "Meme Competition" post. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Volunteering] Deadline: Dec 23rd, 2015 [https://docs.google.com/a/scarletmail.rutgers.edu/forms/d/19dnoKZAzQdyzRdioq4CwdB7vIDoTjUyVfUSmZg9kDLs/viewform] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any questions? Please email Ru.msa.r2r@gmail.com.

2/7/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Mohammed Ibn Ahmed at ISCJ for 1pm Jumah and Friday Night Halaqa

Dr. Mohammed Ibn Ahmed will be at ISCJ this Friday as the 1pm khateeb and later that night for the Halaqa after Isha Topic: Uplifting and Developing Our Children Major points that will be covered 1- Instilling love for Deen, Allah and His Rasool (SAW) 2- For parents to practice what they preach 3- Spending quality time with your kids 4- Bonding & befriending your children 5- Making the best du'aa & the best times for them The Halaqa will start at 8:20 PM after Isha prayers Inshaa Allah.

2/5/2016 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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Jumma Parking - Limited Car Spaces this Friday due to Solar Project

Important Jumma Parking Alert for this Friday Feb 5 PARKING SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TEMPORARILY DUE TO SOLAR CARPORT PROJECT WORK THAT IS UNDERWAY We have embarked on a solar power project that will benefit our community in many ways. The foundation work for carport canopies was scheduled to start this past Monday and finish by this Thursday. However, due to snowstorm the start of the work got delayed. The foundation digging equipment cannot be removed from parking lot in front of the school by Thursday as originally planned. Thus, there will be limited parking available on Friday for Juma. We will have parking management team onsite to direct traffic and parking. HOW CAN YOU HELP? PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW CAREFULLY CAR POOLING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. We request everyone to car pool with friends, families, neighbors, spouses Those within walking distance should walk if possible Please allow close parking spots for the elderly and expectant mothers, Do not triple park and block exits and entrances! Please follow instructions of Police Officers, Security Guards and Volunteers. Police cars and security guards are for your protection and we need your full co-operation to ensure your safety EXERCISE PATIENCE AT ALL TIMES PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB NEIGHBORING STREETS BY BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS AND DOUBLE-PARKING ON STREETS THAT ARE ALREADY CONGESTED DUE TO SNOW ISCJ is not responsible for any tickets that result from traffic violations. Share this message with others! Thank you for your continued understanding, support and cooperation as we make these important infrastructure changes to modernize our campus.

2/5/2016 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Linda Sarsour: How to Build Muslim Leadership

Linda Sarsour is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and Senior Strategist for the Campaign to Take on Hate. In the wake of the police murder of Mike Brown, she co-founded Muslims for Ferguson to build solidarity amongst American Muslim communities and encourage work against police brutality. Linda is also the co-founder of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, the first of its kind in New York City. She has received numerous awards and honors including "Champion of Change" by the White House, the New York City Council's Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award and received the inaugural American Muslim of the Year honor from the Council on American Islamic Relations. Linda is also a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition, a coalition of over 200 nonprofit agencies serving the diverse immigrant communities of New York State and the Network of Arab American Professionals-NY Chapter. BE SURE TO REGISTER HERE: https://iscj.z2systems.com/np/clients/iscj/eventRegistration.jsp?event=34&

1/31/2016 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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IT Professionals Networking Event

An event to meet and greet the fellow IT professionals. * Learn about the industry trends in the latest technologies * Panel discussion & QA session on 'How to advance career in IT' REGISTRATION: https://iscj.z2systems.com/np/clients/iscj/eventRegistration.jsp?event=31 QUESTIONS? Here is a link to post any questions you might have for the panelists. Detail will be posted here but there are two panels, one on IT trends and another on Career advancement. https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/iscj/survey.jsp?surveyId=12&

1/31/2016 9:45:00 AM -05:00

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THE BLESSED TREE (ISCJ) - Film Screening & Discussion

Alchemiya & ISCJ Present A Film Screening of THE BLESSED TREE Followed by a Alchemiya Presentation by Waseem Mahmood SATURDAY JANUARY 30 2016 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST Venue: Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ), 4145 Route 1 South and Promenade Blvd, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852 Free Admission | All Welcome Donations are Welcome. - Food Vendor will be Available. For More Information: www.iscj.org --------------------------------------------------- What is The Blessed Tree? The Blessed Tree - Jordan is a meditation on the themes of love of the Prophet Muhammad, veneration of a holy site, grace and symbolism. The film tells the story of the meeting between the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) and a Christian monk named Bahira as highlighted in the Prophetic biography. The meeting happened in the shade of a tree. Over fourteen hundred years later, that same tree was discovered still alive in the northern deserts of Jordan. The only tree alive in hundreds of square miles of emptiness and vast desert. This tree is a direct link to the life of the Prophet and a place of pilgrimage today. It is the only Living Companion of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon Him). The Blessed Tree (A Film Screening) - Runtime: 40 mins Reviews from Teachers "The Blessed Tree has a fruit, the seed of which plants a new branch of Iman (faith) in the heart. I literally felt my Iman increase while watching this film. There are parts which would reduce even the hardest of hearts to tears.” - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. 'A warm and remarkable witness to one of history’s most symbolically crucial religious encounters. The meeting of a devout Byzantine Christian hermit with the future Prophet of Islam in the Syrian desert, is conveyed in a deeply convincing feat of historical reconstruction.” - T.J. Winter “The Prophet sitting under this tree, and its reacting to the Prophet makes the tree the only living terrestrial witness to the Prophet , what we would call in Arabic a sahabi.” - H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad

1/30/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Jumma Parking - Limited Car Spaces this Friday due to Solar Project

Important Jumma Parking Alert for this Friday Jan 29 PARKING SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TEMPORARILY DUE TO SOLAR CARPORT PROJECT WORK THAT IS UNDERWAY We have embarked on a solar power project that will benefit our community in many ways. The foundation work for carport canopies was scheduled to start this past Monday and finish by this Thursday. However, due to snowstorm the start of the work got delayed. The foundation digging equipment cannot be removed from parking lot in front of the school by Thursday as originally planned. Thus, there will be limited parking available on Friday for Juma. We will have parking management team onsite to direct traffic and parking. HOW CAN YOU HELP? PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW CAREFULLY CAR POOLING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. We request everyone to car pool with friends, families, neighbors, spouses Those within walking distance should walk if possible Please allow close parking spots for the elderly and expectant mothers, Do not triple park and block exits and entrances! Please follow instructions of Police Officers, Security Guards and Volunteers. Police cars and security guards are for your protection and we need your full co-operation to ensure your safety EXERCISE PATIENCE AT ALL TIMES PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB NEIGHBORING STREETS BY BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS AND DOUBLE-PARKING ON STREETS THAT ARE ALREADY CONGESTED DUE TO SNOW ISCJ is not responsible for any tickets that result from traffic violations. We are exploring the possibility of doing a 3rd Juma at 2pm to help distribute the crowds, if we do this, keep an eye out for a new alert indicating as such! Share this message with others! Thank you for your continued understanding, support and cooperation as we make these important infrastructure changes to modernize our campus.

1/29/2016 11:30:00 AM -05:00

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Interfaith Event - Religious Tolerance at Nassau Presbyterian Church

Bringing Diverse Faith Together. "Religious Tolerance - Learning and Living in our Multi-Faith World' Join us for any of the three evenings when we will share prayers, texts and lessons from our traditions on how people of faith can promote religious acceptance in our world today. These programs are each open to all members of our three communities. Tuesday – January 26, 2016 at 8:00pm - Multi-Purpose Room Islamic Center of Central New Jersey 4145 US One South and Promenade Blvd. Monmouth Junction, NJ Wednesday – January 27, 2016 at 8:00pm The Jewish Center of Princeton 435 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ Thursday – January 28, 2016 at 8:00pm Nassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ

1/28/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Interfaith Event - Religious Tolerance at The Jewish Center of Princeton

Bringing Diverse Faith Together. "Religious Tolerance - Learning and Living in our Multi-Faith World' Join us for any of the three evenings when we will share prayers, texts and lessons from our traditions on how people of faith can promote religious acceptance in our world today. These programs are each open to all members of our three communities. Tuesday – January 26, 2016 at 8:00pm - Multi-Purpose Room Islamic Center of Central New Jersey 4145 US One South and Promenade Blvd. Monmouth Junction, NJ Wednesday – January 27, 2016 at 8:00pm The Jewish Center of Princeton 435 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ Thursday – January 28, 2016 at 8:00pm Nassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ

1/27/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Interfaith Event - Religious Tolerance at ISCJ

Bringing Diverse Faith Together. "Religious Tolerance - Learning and Living in our Multi-Faith World' Join Imam Hamad Ahmed Chebli, Rabbi Adam Feldman, and Rev. David A. Davis for any of three evenings in which they will share prayers, texts, and lessons from their traditions on how people of faith can promote religious acceptance in our world today. Each program is open to all members of our three communities and each program will include all three speakers. Tuesday – January 26, 2016 at 8:00pm - Multi-Purpose Room Islamic Center of Central New Jersey 4145 US One South and Promenade Blvd. Monmouth Junction, NJ Wednesday – January 27, 2016 at 8:00pm The Jewish Center of Princeton 435 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ Thursday – January 28, 2016 at 8:00pm Nassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ

1/26/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Homeland: "Crossroads of Islam in America" with Imam Suhaib Webb

Salaam, We are very pleased to have Imam Suhaib Webb at ISCJ once again. Please join us as he informs us about the Crossroads of Islam in America. When: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 Time: 8:00pm Sharp Where: Multi-Purpose Room @ ISCJ Insha'Allah.

1/20/2016 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Limits of Freedom by Dr. Mui'z-ul-Matin

The ISCJ's Weekend School Committee Presents.... a talk on the "Limits of Freedom" Speaker: Dr. Mui'z-ul-Matin Prof. of Physics and Astronomy Ryder University, New Jersey. This will be in the Multi-Purpose Room @ ISCJ

1/17/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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ISCJ's FREE Health Clinic

Salaam, The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) holds FREE Clinics TWICE per month from 10:30am to 12:30pm. This month: 01/03/16: Dr. N. Hssain (Endocrinology) 01/17/16: Dr. N. Rehmat (Pediatrics) These are held at ISCH in the Clinic Room.

1/17/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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Sincerity, Da’wah and Justice: The Path to Success.

The Islamic Society of Central Jersey's Seminar Committee Presents..."Sincerity, Da’wah and Justice: The Path to Success" This seminar will connect the responsibilities of Islam with the need for Muslims to be truthful to Allah. It will provide insights on the need for Da'wah as they relate to Sincereity and Justice, as you search for your path to success or wish to improve on your path to success. A self-published author who currently works as a news reporter with The Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey, Brother Sulaiman has previously worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and recently released a memoir, Under Siege: Black Muslim Down Under, that chronicles his unique experience of immigrating to Australia. In 2015, Br.Sulaiman also edited a revised edition of the late Khurram Murad's booklet "Images From The Prophet's Life (peace be upon him)" on behalf of the ICNA Seerah Campaign (The Islamic Circle of North America). The link to that booklet is available at the following link: http://icnacampaign.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Khurram-Murad-Book_v3_web.pdf This seminar will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room at ISCJ.

1/10/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group

Q&A session with the ISCJ Expansion Funding Group The leadership of the Expansion Funding Group will present the first update on the Masjid Expansion and Renovation project. Building drawings and Video will be presented followed by a Q&A session. Representatives from the Building Committee and Board of Trustees will also be present. Refreshments will be served :) Where: ISCJ Multipurpose Room When: Every 2nd Sunday of the Month Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

1/10/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali ~ Book Signing

Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali will discuss this new and unique work: "Tears of the Yearners For The Meeting With God" at this special book signing event. Copies of the Book will be on sale and you will be able to get your copy signed by the translator. You can purchase a copy of the book here: http://www.lamppostproductions.com/tears-of-the-yearners-shaykh-abdullah-ali/ Bio of Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali: Shaykh Abdullah is the founder of Lamppost Productions and the Lamppost Education Initiative, and he is the head of Zaytuna College's Islamic law program. He teaches family law, inheritance law, business law, jurisprudential principles, and hadith science at Zaytuna College. He is a lifelong student of the Islamic tradition being born to Muslim parents having begun a serious study of Islam in his early teens. He attended Temple University for 2 years (1995-1997) prior to pursuing studies that culminated in a 4-year collegiate license (ijaza 'ulya) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco (1997-2001). He has also served as adjunct professor of Arabic at UC Berkeley (2013), and adjunct professor of Intro to Islam at the Graduate Theological Union (2014). He holds a BA (ijaza 'ulya) in Islamic Law (Shar'ia) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fez, Morocco, an MA in Ethics & Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union, and is involved in PhD dissertation work in Cultural & Historical Studies of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley). A native of Philadelphia, PA, Abdullah relocated with his family by invitation from Zaytuna College's Board of Trustees in 2007 to the Bay Area to instruct pilot seminarians in the Islamic rational sciences (theology, legal theory, hadith science) after spending 5 years as assistant full-time chaplain at the State Correctional Institution of Chester, PA (SCI Chester). Abdullah is a very active member of the Bay Area community who regularly delivers the Friday service address at a number of mosques, and conducts regularly scheduled online classes.

1/9/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Renavigating - Tafseer of Surah Fatihah with Nihal Ahmad Khan

This is a course focused on empowering students with an understanding and appreciation for Suratul Fatihah . The philosophy is to present the surah in a manner which they can interact with and use it as a tool to navigate through the rest of the Qur’an. There is no worry about being overwhelmed with nuances related to fiqh, dry explanations, irrelevant information, and hardship in learning Arabic. What Material Will be Covered? - Understand the importance of Surah Fatihah in the life of a Muslim. - See how historically parts of the Surah have been used again and again. - Learn to navigate the Qur’an in light of Fatihah. - How to approach the Qur’an as a source of guidance - Learning how each verse interacts with the verse after it. - Examining how we frame the Qur’an in our lives - Verse by verse analysis of Fatihah - Word choice analysis of Fatihah - Importance of the Bismillah and its historical context - Understanding the du’a aspect of Fatihah - Fatihah as a summation of the Quran’s message - The various forms of mercy present in Fatihah - Understanding “worship” holistically - How to seek Allah’s help - How to benefit from the Qur'an on a spiritual and mental level. - How to approach Quranic studies

1/9/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Women's Senior Social

In The Name Of Allah, The Compassionate The Merciful. We thank Allah that we are In sha Allah having a gathering of the elderly for the purpose of learning and socalizing. Where: ISCJ When: Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 Time: 1:30pm to 4:25pm Charge: FREE Agenda: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Dua, followed by Computer Training by Br. Asad Mazharullah, - IT developer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 2:30 pm – 2:40 pm: Asr prayers 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm: Snacks & Social 3:40 pm – 4:20 pm: Sr. Azra Parvez of Al-Huda will speak on “Taqwa” - fear of Allah. 4:20 pm – 4:25 pm: 'Thought of the day’ by Sr. Akhter Rahman, Conclusion & Dua. Kindly be prompt in the drop-off and pick-up as we will be starting on time. For membership details please contact: Sr. Sabiha Malik: 732-821-7587 Sr. Akhter Rahman: 609-945-0753 Jazaak Allahhu Khairan

1/3/2016 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Religiosity, Adjustment, & Internal Experiences (Survey Needed)

Salaam, What? Conducting a survey and need your participation, please. To explore the relationship between Islam, cultural adjustment and internal experiences in Arab American & Pakistani populations. Who? Participants MUST meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Pakistani OR Arab American 2. At Least 18 years or older 3. Fluent in English 4. Muslim Duration: 25-30 minute survey If you are interested in participating but is unable to make it to one of the walk-in sessions listed on the flyer, please send uan e-mail to schedule a time. Contact: Onaisa Rizki at orizki@gmail.com Link to Survey: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vnvQcHlBJ6PPE1

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

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Seniors Professional Gathering

Salaam, You are cordially invited for a Social Gathering at ISCJ (Multi-Purpose Room). This Social is for our Seniors Professionals (Engineers, Scientists, Doctors, Teachers, Lawyers, and Other Retired Professionals). We look forward to seeing you there. Contact: Hafiz Malik at rafizmalik@gmail.com Light refreshment will be provided!

1/1/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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Nouman Ali Khan 12pm Juma Khateeb

Nouman Ali Khan As the founder and CEO of Bayyinah Institute, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan aims to redefine the way Qur'an and Arabic is taught. He was recently listed among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. Millions of online users across the globe enjoy and benefit from his simple, clear, and entertaining approach to unraveling complex subjects in the Quran. The father of six relates well to the youth and tackles important but under-addressed issues. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan decided to take on Bayyinah full-time in 2005 after serving as a professor of Arabic Studies at Nassau College. Since then, he has completed a comprehensive video library on Bayyinah TV of the entire Qur'an, catering to a contemporary audience, Muslim or otherwise. He has taught over 200,000 students in live settings and has touched the lives of millions online. He currently resides in Texas, USA and is focusing on teaching his students and developing media content for Bayyinah TV. --------------------- Top Friendly and Gentle Reminders To Help Everyone as ISCJ expects heavy turnout for Juma this week BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR SMILE! BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR DUAS! Arrive early CAR POOLING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. We request everyone to car pool with friends, families, neighbors, spouses Please follow instructions of Police Officers, Security Guards and Volunteers. Police cars and security guards are for your protection and we need your full co-operation to ensure your safety Please allow close parking spots for the elderly and expectant mothers, Do not triple park and block exits and entrances ISCJ is not responsible for any tickets that result from traffic violations Those in walking distances should walk We are working on setting up live streams and additional prayer space inside the modular units and tarps outside weather permitting EXERCISE PATIENCE AT ALL TIMES

1/1/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Religiosity, Adjustment, & Internal Experiences (Survey Needed)

Salaam, What? Conducting a survey and need your participation, please. To explore the relationship between Islam, cultural adjustment and internal experiences in Arab American & Pakistani populations. Who? Participants MUST meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Pakistani OR Arab American 2. At Least 18 years or older 3. Fluent in English 4. Muslim Duration: 25-30 minute survey If you are interested in participating but is unable to make it to one of the walk-in sessions listed on the flyer, please send uan e-mail to schedule a time. Contact: Onaisa Rizki at orizki@gmail.com Link to Survey: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vnvQcHlBJ6PPE1

12/31/2015 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Religiosity, Adjustment, & Internal Experiences (Survey Needed)

Salaam, This survey is being conducted by a Grad student for a thesis and is not done by or for ISCJ. What? Conducting a survey and need your participation, please. To explore the relationship between Islam, cultural adjustment and internal experiences in Arab American & Pakistani populations. Who? Participants MUST meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Pakistani OR Arab American 2. At Least 18 years or older 3. Fluent in English 4. Muslim Duration: 25-30 minute survey If you are interested in participating but is unable to make it to one of the walk-in sessions listed on the flyer, please send uan e-mail to schedule a time. Contact: Onaisa Rizki at orizki@umich.edu. Link to Survey: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vnvQcHlBJ6PPE1

1/1/2016 1:00:00 AM +00:00

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Religiosity, Adjustment, & Internal Experiences (Survey Needed)

Salaam, What? Conducting a survey and need your participation, please. To explore the relationship between Islam, cultural adjustment and internal experiences in Arab American & Pakistani populations. Who? Participants MUST meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Pakistani OR Arab American 2. At Least 18 years or older 3. Fluent in English 4. Muslim Duration: 25-30 minute survey If you are interested in participating but is unable to make it to one of the walk-in sessions listed on the flyer, please send uan e-mail to schedule a time. Contact: Onaisa Rizki at orizki@gmail.com Link to Survey: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vnvQcHlBJ6PPE1

12/26/2015 7:00:00 AM -05:00

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Religiosity, Adjustment, & Internal Experiences (Survey Needed)

Salaam, This survey is being conducted by a Grad student for a thesis and is not done by or for ISCJ. What? Conducting a survey and need your participation, please. To explore the relationship between Islam, cultural adjustment and internal experiences in Arab American & Pakistani populations. Who? Participants MUST meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Pakistani OR Arab American 2. At Least 18 years or older 3. Fluent in English 4. Muslim Duration: 25-30 minute survey If you are interested in participating but is unable to make it to one of the walk-in sessions listed on the flyer, please send uan e-mail to schedule a time. Contact: Onaisa Rizki at orizki@umich.edu. Link to Survey: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vnvQcHlBJ6PPE1

12/26/2015 7:00:00 AM -05:00

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Family Fajr Outing (Presented by ISCJ Sisters Youth Group)

ISCJ Sisters Youth Group Presents "FAMILY FAJR" Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles all Mark Your Calendar and SAVE THE DATE Saturday December 26 Come for fajr,and stay for breakfast! (Bagels, donuts, Juice, and more!) RSVP on FB or send email to sistersyouth@iscj.org

12/26/2015 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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ISCJ- "Salaam" Paint Night @ 5pm

""Salaam" (Peace) This piece features Islamic Calligraphy with the greeting "As-Salaamu-Alaikum" (may peace be upon you) written in the shape of a white dove to symbolize sakoon (peace). Location: ISCJ- 4145 U.S. Hwy 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Multi Purpose Room Artist: Areej Sabzwari Start time: 5:00 pm There is an artist inside everyone! Come follow along with our instructor as she guides you step-by-step to create this beautiful piece, "Salaam". Ticket price covers all the painting supplies: a 16”x20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, nasheed, light refreshments, and a good time!

12/25/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Religiosity, Adjustment, & Internal Experiences (Survey Needed)

Salaam, What? Conducting a survey and need your participation, please. To explore the relationship between Islam, cultural adjustment and internal experiences in Arab American & Pakistani populations. Who? Participants MUST meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Pakistani OR Arab American 2. At Least 18 years or older 3. Fluent in English 4. Muslim Duration: 25-30 minute survey If you are interested in participating but is unable to make it to one of the walk-in sessions listed on the flyer, please send uan e-mail to schedule a time. Contact: Onaisa Rizki at orizki@gmail.com Link to Survey: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vnvQcHlBJ6PPE1

12/25/2015 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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THE 37TH ANNUAL SEERAH CONFERENCE

As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh: On behalf of Religious Event Planning Committee (REPC) at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ), we'd like to invite you to our 37th Annual Seerah Conference on Friday, December 25th, 2015 from 10:30am to 4:30m. TOPICS Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Before Revelation Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Duration Stay in Makkah 1st Friday Prayer, Seerah, 2nd Friday Prayer, Seerah The Prophetic Message and the Need for Divine Guidance, Then and Now Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Concern for the Environment and Earth The Hijrah of the Prophet (pbuh), Charter of Madinah and the Conquest of Makkah Speakers Imam Raouf Zaman Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid Imam Hamad Chebli Imam Sohaib Sultan Dr. Mohamed Esseghir Br. Saffet Catovic Imam Maulana Rizwan Rizvi THIS EVENT IS FREE (But please register in advance so we can plan properly)!

12/25/2015 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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ISCJ Town Hall

12/20/2015 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Trumping our Fears: Faith in the Age of Intolerance with Imam Suhaib Webb -

Please join us with your families, friends, and neighbors for this important discussion on the rise of Intolerance and Islamophobia this election year and how our community should respond. The discussion will take place in the Multipurpose room of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey on Tuesday, December 15th at 8:00 pm. We hope to see you all there."

12/15/2015 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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ISCJ's 40th Year Celebration and Fundraiser

Come join us for ISCJ's 40th Year Celebration and Fundraiser! Learn about ISCJ's history as we honor its past and the effort of its Founding Members who worked tirelessly in making sure that their children and grandchildren would have a place to call home. Celebrate the present and see how our community has expanded from 40 years ago until now, being one of the leading communities in the tri-state area. Help us shape the future of ISCJ so that we can continue to be a home for generations and generations to come. We are honored to have Azhar Azeez, the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) as our keynote speaker for that night, as well as Imam Karim Abuzaid, the Director of Al-Minhaal Academy. And how can we forget our very own Imam Hamad Chebli who has been our community’s beacon of light for over 35 years. PLEASE NOTE, ISCJ and NUI are working together to support both the Masjid Renovation/Expansion and Phase III of School Expansion (Gym/Cafeteria) NUI will be spearheading the the fundraising for Phase III (Gym and Cafeteria) and ISCJ will support those efforts in the same way NUI is supporting the Masjid Renovation/Expansion! ***Online sales were closed on 12/10/15

12/12/2015 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Health Insurance Help, Enrollment Assistance

One must sign up before December 15th in order to coverage by January 1st There is no presentation, this is an enrollment event Please remind consumers to bring the following documents if they want to sign up: · Immigration status documents (Green Cards, Student VISAs, Work VISAs, etc.) if applicable · SSNs for all household members looking to apply · Income Information (W-2, Paystub, Income Taxes, etc.) · Current health plan information (if applicable)

12/12/2015 3:00:00 PM -05:00

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Ziad Ahmed (Founder of Redefy and former ISCJ Weekend School Student!)

12/6/2015 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Facing the Challenges: COLLEGE Planning – COLLEGE Funding

ISCJ Seminar Committee Presents An Informational Seminar Facing the Challenges: COLLEGE Planning – COLLEGE Funding Presented by: Sr. Mei Zhou, Hartland Education, NJ Date: Saturday Dec 5, 5PM – Location: ISCJ/MPR Are you Prepared for your Children’s Education? Are you interested in learning different strategies to help you find the “Best Fit College” for your children? Are you concerned that the high cost of college will impact your Retirement Learn Easy and Simple Strategies Are you worried about the Rising Cost of College Tuition? Are you having a hard time Completing the FAFSA Form? Are you concerned that the high cost of college will impact Funds in your 401(k) and retirement goals? Are you informed enough about how to qualify for student Loans, Scholarships and Grants? Empowering Parents to Make Informed Decisions Guiding Students to Tap into Resources & Scholarships Learn Different Types of Scholarships AND o Merit Based o Need Based o Private Learn what are Considered Assessable Assets Learn what are Considered Non-Assessable Assets Learn Next Steps – Action Plan o Importance of Applying Early o Filling out FAFSA (Free App Federal Student Aid) Form Note: It’s Free Application Key is to Make Education Plans Early

12/5/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Health Insurance Help, Enrollment Assistance

12/5/2015 3:00:00 PM -05:00

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Bullying Workshop presented by ING

12/5/2015 9:30:00 AM -05:00

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Workshop on Bullying - ING

Srs. Seham Abdala, Mona Abdala & Heba Macksoud manage the NJ chapter of ING. They have put together this special workshop from the organizational leaders. You must register to attend. Don't miss it! https://www.ing.org/events/ingyouth-program-workshop-new-jersey/ Your donation will help us continue to do more programs like this. Free babysitting.

12/5/2015 9:30:00 AM -05:00

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The Big Chill - Rutgers 13th Annual Charity Walk to Help Kids

Join the ISCJ members during this fun event! More info here: http://recreation.rutgers.edu/event/the-big-chill/

12/5/2015 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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The Rules of Funerals/Burials in the U.S. and Fiqh of Janaza

12/4/2015 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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A Community Thanksgiving Celebration by the South Brunswick Clergy Association

Celebrate our community’s powerful connection and the values people of faith share! Hosted by Congregation B’nai Tikvah 1001 Finnegans Lane, North Brunswick Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:00 in the Evening Participating Houses of Worship-All Welcome! Islamic Society of Central Jersey Grace Presbyterian Church Christ the King Lutheran Church Kingston Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church of Dayton Six mile Run Reformed Church St. Barnabas Episcopal Church The Catholic Community of St. Cecilia Congregation B’nai Tikvah Acclaim the Lord, all people on earth. Please Bring Non-Perishable Food Donations for Our Area Food Pantries

11/22/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Helping Hands Clothing Drive for Pakistan

ISCJ and Helping Hand USA would like to invite you to take part in our Winter Clothing Drive for Pakistan. Clothes are needed for men, woman and children/infants -Jackets -Pants -Shirts -Sweaters -Undergarments (ONLY NEW) -Socks -Shoes -Scarves -Gloves -Hats -Blankets/Comforters ***ALL CLOTHES MUST BE NEW or GENTLY USED*** We are kindly requesting that any used items be washed. Any items that are stained, dirty, ripped or not in good condition will be thrown out. Drop off Location: Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) 4145 U.S. 1 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Drop off Times: Friday, November 20: 2:00PM-7:00PM Saturday, November 21: 10:00AM-7:00PM Sunday, November 22: 10:00AM-6:00PM NO items will be accepted after 6:00PM on Sunday, Nov. 22nd WE ALSO NEED HELP FROM VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US PACK THE CONTAINER, CLICK BELOW LINK TO VOLUNTEER! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tdPhN8hLaVaBQLQBhOmJBNTiyt5Ei8XeIldt1X_hQ6E/viewform

11/22/2015 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Jihad Turk 12pm Khateeb

Jihad Turk will be the 12pm Khateeb on Friday Nov 20! President and Dean of Bayan Claremont Bayan Islamic Graduate School at CST offers accredited Master's degrees in Islamic Studies and Leadership and is focused on the education of Muslim-American religious leaders, scholars, Islamic studies teachers, imams, chaplains, and counselors, both men and women. Bayan is a division of the Claremont School of Theology. Jihad Turk has been instrumental in the establishment of Bayan Claremont, a graduate school designed to educate Muslim scholars and religious leaders. He previously served as the Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California, the oldest and largest mosque in the Los Angeles area. His field of research focuses on Islamic Law with an emphasis on usul al-fiqh, or jurisprudence as well as theology. His current interests also include identity formation in the American-Muslim community, interfaith relations, Islamic reform movements, and community leadership and development with a focus on youth.

11/20/2015 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Freedom of Speech: Accountability & Limitations (Special Free Conference)

From Islamophobia subway advertisements to hate-inspired mock cartoon contests, from armed and angry protesters outside mosques to denigrating You Tube videos, from vitriolic political rhetoric by elected officials to anti Muslim Facebook posts by public school administrators , American Muslims are increasingly wondering about appropriate, effective responses and remedies to expressions of anti-Muslim hate. The issues to be discussed on the topic of :Freedom of Speech in a multi ethnic society, concern issues such as legal limitation, the difference between "hate speech" and legitimate "satire", and the tension between the First Amendment , liberties and respect for religious and other minorities. On Sunday, November 15, 2015 the Religious Events Planning Committee (REPC) of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) will host an important Conference titled: "Freedom of Speech & Expression: Accountability & Limitation" Is there a line to be drawn? Where a full spectrum of dynamic speakers will address these challenging questions for the benefit of the American Society. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Ahmed A. Moen Dr. Engy Abdelkader Judge Mohamed Abdelaziz Ibrahim Dr. Amaney Jamal Dr. Mohammad Qatanani Dr. Mu’iz Matin Suzy Ismail Complimentary Lunch will be provided Babysitting Available by RSVP PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-of-speech-accountability-limitations-tickets-18998103840

11/15/2015 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Yasir Qadhi 1pm Khateeb at ISCJ (Has been cancelled as Shaykh Yasir has travel delays in getting to the area)

** Please note that this event was cancelled. Yasir Qadhi will be at ISCJ on Friday Nov 13 as the 1pm juma khateeb. He is in the area as the guest of the big Islamic Relief event LIGHT OF HOPE TOUR later the same night! Tickets available for the Islamic Relief event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/edison-nj-light-of-hope-for-children-in-need-tickets-15636602499 IR FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1026951367335811/

11/13/2015 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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Sisters Senior Citizens Jama'at

Where: ISCJ When: Sunday, November 1, 2015 Time: 1:30 pm to 4:35 pm 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm Dua. Ms. Alexis Rice from Princeton Health Care System will teach us exercises for knee pain relief. 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm Snacks 2:40 pm – 2:50 pm Asr Prayer 2:50 pm – 3:05 pm Decorations with pressed autumn leaves and “Thought of the Day” by Sr. Akhter Rahman 3:05 pm – 3:20 pm Dr. Shahrukh Jovinda will brief us about Senior Day Care Center 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Ustada Najiha Hashmi will speak about the Evils of Back-biting and Taunts 4:20 pm – 4:40 pm Sr. Sabiha Malik will give us some good ideas 4:40 pm – 4:50 pm Dua by Ustada Najiha Hashmi Please make arrangements to drop off and pick-up the elderly who are attending the gathering. Kindly be prompt in the drop-off and pick-up. Due to our tight schedule program will start exactly on time. For Membership contact: (Volunteers) Sr. Sabiha Malik 732-821-7587 Sr. Akhter Rahman 609-945-0753 Sr. Naureen Khan 732-322-3504 Sr. Nausheen Ahmed 856-287-2426 Sr. Nuzhat Qureshi 732-274-9066 Sr. Irshad Qadeer 732-438-3696 Sr. Nasim Jilani 732-272-0397 Sr. Rana Khan 732-419-2446 Please note that clock timings change from Nov 1st. Jazaakum Allahhu Khairan

11/1/2015 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Muslim Legal Fund of America at ISCJ with Khalil Meek

Khalil Meek is the Executive Director of Muslim Legal Fund of America. He has been instrumental in developing the strategic vision of MLFA and its Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America. Mr. Meek will provide an update on the charity's work and new, exciting projects! Khalil has traveled extensively throughout the United States speaking on the legal issues affecting the American Muslim community. He has been interviewed by ABC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, Democracy Now, BBC, Al Jazeera, the Dallas Morning News and many other media outlets

11/1/2015 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Sweetness of Salah with Farhan Abdul Azeez

Sweetness of Salah by Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez Friday, October 30, 2015 at ISCJ Jummah Khutbah - 1 PM Friday Halaqa / Day 1 of class - 7 pm to 9:30 pm (Free) Saturday, October 31, 2015 at NUI (Cost) Day 2 of class - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Address: 4137 Route 1 South. Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Register at Sweetnessofsalah.eventbrite.com Limited Seating - Tuition $30 / person About Course: Have you ever felt lacking in your prayer? Is there a sense of spirituality missing? Do you want to get more out of salah? "Sweetness of Salah"" is a seminar geared towards helping you manifest the spiritual aspects of salah. In this course we will be understanding how salah is the key to our success and a gift for the ummah. We'll be discussing techniques of forming the mindset to pray before the salah itself. ie, what we should be thinking during wudhu, what to say and feel during the adhan, du'aas to recite, how to experience and enjoy aspect of the prayer such as sujood, rukoo, the first takbeer, tashahhud, etc. We'll even get into what is the best way to develop khushoo in small areas such as in between sajdah and recitation of the Qur'an. We'll then transition to understanding what to feel after the salam, du'aas to say after the prayer, and much more! This will not be a fiqh of salah class. Rather, we will focus specifically on developing khushoo and spirituality in prayer. We hope students will leave this seminar with a sense of wanted to stand for prayer, enjoying it, and anticipate the prayers to come. About Instructor: Farhan Abdul Azeez was born and raised in Michigan. He attended Michigan Islamic Academy, a full-time Islamic school, from KG-12th grade. His passion for Islam led him to study Arabic and Tajweed during the summer of 2004 in Egypt. Farhan has studied extensively with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, and others at the Bayyinah Dream program, wherein he graduated and earned a diploma in the Arabic language. He has worked closely with Islamic Relief USA, as well as Helping Hand USA and other masajid and social service organizations. He also travels around the US to give talks at youth groups, MSAs, Masjids, community events, and conferences. Farhan completed his undergraduate studies from Michigan State University (MSU) in 2006, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology. He also went to medical school at MSU, graduating from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He currently is a medical resident specializing in Emergency Medicine. Due to his love of cats, some of his friends have dubbed him "Abu Hurairah."

10/30/2015 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Special Limited General Body Meeting to Approve Capital Budget

10/25/2015 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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CELBRATION OF HIJRA YEAR 1437

CELBRATION OF HIJRA YEAR 1437 Speakers Dr. Heba Elkhateeb Dr. Atia Sweillam Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:30 PM ISCJ Multi-purpose Room Snacks will be provided

10/24/2015 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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