The Islamic Society of Greenville (ISG) has been serving the South Carolina Upstate region for over 20 years. The Muslim community in Greenville began to form in the early 1970s when many Muslim families moved to the Greenville area. A local Muslim group was formed in 1988 and met in a rented room of a run-down house, and later in a rented hall of a local hotel, for juma'a prayers. On December 10, 1989, local Muslims opened Greenville's first mosque, the Islamic Center and Mosque. The building, which serves as a religious center for over 700 Muslims in the Greenville area, was previously a Protestant church, and it was purchased in 1989 for $125,000. A key factor in the decision to purchase the building was its location; the building faces northeast, towards Mecca. However, major renovations were necessary to convert the 50-year-old church building.
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4th Annual International Festival

SAVE THE DATE! As-Sabeel Academy proudly presents our 4th Annual International Festival on Saturday, November 11th from 12 - 5pm. Everyone is invited to attend! Please share this flyer with your friends, neighbors, family members, and coworkers!

11/11/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Rise Against Hunger Community event

Asslamo Alykom respected brothers and sisters, I hope this email finds you in the best state of health and Iman. We are glad to announce an upcoming “Rise Against Hunger” food packaging community event. ISG will be participating jointly with St. Peter's Episcopal Church. In shaa Allah the event will be held at the UIC on Saturday, October 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Volunteers from ISG and St. Peter's church will work together to package 27,000 meals that will be distributed to needy and hungry people around the world through the Rise Against Hunger Organization (riseagainsthunger.org). St. Peter’s Episcopal Church has already donated $5,800 to fund 10,000 meals. ISG is donating the funds for 7,000 meals, which is $2,030. Kids 7 years and older are invited to join the packaging event if they are willing to help and if they will stay under their parents’ supervision. This has the potential to be a great event, but we need your help in two ways: 1- Make a donation to the ISG team to help us meet our commitment of raising $2,030. Use the link below under the name of the Islamic Society of Greenville at the Rise Against Hunger Website. All your generous donations will be accepted to reach our goal. http://events.stophungernow.org/IslamicSocietyStPeter 2- Volunteer on Saturday, October 28th at the UIC and help us package 27,000 meals so you can represent our religion and our community as well. PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST REGISTER USING THE SAME LINK ABOVE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP. You can volunteer for setup from 12:30 – 2:00 pm AND/OR volunteer for meal packing from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This will allow us to have an accurate headcount in advance so we can be prepared and organized. Remember, no children under 7 years old should be present at the event. Children ages 7-14 must be under a parent’s supervision during the event. This event is a great way for our community to show the beauty of our religion and how we care about those who are in need as Allah Subhanahu wa Taalaa ordered us. It is also a great opportunity for us to build bridges and develop good relationships with the larger Greenville community and our neighbors while working together towards a good cause. Please remember the words of our beloved prophet Muhammad PBUH when he said: (("O people, exchange greetings of peace, feed people, strengthen the ties of kinship, and be in prayer when others are asleep, you will enter Jannah in peace." Narrated by [At- Tirmidhi]. Let us all come together to make this event a success while serving Islam and gaining the reward from Allah (SWT). Jazakom Allah Khairan.

10/28/2017 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Boys Youth Group

Asalamualiakum, On behalf of the Muslim community, we would like to start a boys youth group from ages 13 -19 in which college students can participate as mentors as well. All youth boys can participate, there will be no application fee; however, if you are interested there is a provided link in which you can apply to enter yourself or your child into the program. Our first meeting will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Wade Hampton Masjid, after Maghrib. Please help us, as a community to make this effort a successful one in order to help advance the success of our future generation of Muslims. Jazakome Allah Khair

10/13/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Muslims in America

Muslims in America October 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, Furman University A panel event with members from the Upstate Muslim community. S P ON S O R E D B Y Middle East and Islamic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Muslim Student Association

10/12/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Ashura Potluck Iftar

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As announced there will be a potluck Iftar (breaking fast) dinner on Sat. Sept 30 at the UIC. Please see below link for details. Please sign up so we can make arrangements accordingly. Jazakallah Khair. Iftar: Potluck Dinner FILL OUT FORM Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of 'Ashura', expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day. They said," This is a blessed day. On this day Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy (in Egypt) and so Prophet Musa [Moses] fasted on this day giving thanks to Allah." The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "We are closer to Musa than you are." He fasted on that day and commanded Muslims to fast on this day. (Al-Bukhari) The following year, Allah commanded the Muslims to fast the month of Ramadan, and the fasting of 'Ashura' became optional. It is also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) intended to fast on the ninth and tenth. Ibn 'Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah fasted on the day of 'Ashura' and ordered the people to fast on it. The people said, "O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that the Jews and Christians honor." The Prophet said, "When the following year comes, Allah willing, we shall fast on the ninth." The death of the Prophet came before the following year. (Muslim and Abu Dawud)

9/30/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Visit our Mosque!

Program: Date: Thursday September 21st 2017 (Open) Time: 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm The program will begin at 6:15 with snacks and drinks. This short reception will be followed by an opportunity to meet your Muslim neighbors, learn about the Islamic faith and its values, observe the night prayer, and attend a Q and A session. Where: Address: 96 Meridian Avenue, Taylors, SC29687 RSVP is required due to limited Space: outreach@greenvillemasjid.com Please RSVP by the following date: September 19th for September 21st 2017 event

9/21/2017 6:15:00 PM -04:00

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Community Eid Celebration

Assalam alaikum Brothers & Sisters , We are excited to invite you to our community wide Eid Celebration for the upcoming 'Eid Al Adha'. Please mark your calenders for September 2nd ,Sat inshallah starting 5:30pm at the UIC. Details in the flyer and RSVP form. *** Special Guest Star appearances. Bring your teenagers! *** Jazakallah, Sisters Committee https://goo.gl/forms/5BixTAv1Jp2mdfkn1

9/2/2017 5:30:00 PM -04:00

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Tomorrows's Youth - Empowering Young People for Tomorrow!

Join us for a weekend full of events/activities Social Dinner on Saturday Aug. 12th at 6PM (UIC) (Free and open to all, please RSVP for head count) Saturday Youth Program 10am-12pm (Ages 10 years and older) Other Activities During the Weekend (at the Wade Hampton Masjed): Friday night Lecture between Magrib and Isha After Fajer Reminders Friday-Sunday RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUqaFRztljrIqru_fYRhaDM6I-HXzrakidqFcP2tlF784AUQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&includes_info_params=true

8/13/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Making The Upstate Brighter! ISG Ramadan Fundraiser Iftar

Salam Alykome, InshAllah this email finds you in the best state of health and Eman! Please accept our personal invitation to join your Masjed fundraising event on Saturday, June 17th to support special projects and initiatives. The program will start before Iftar (at 7:45pm) with a presentation about ISG and its projects. Free childcare will be available during the presentation inside As-Sabeel building. We will have delicious zabiha catered food for Iftar. Please join us and bring your family, even if you are not able to donate. Make it a point to come and support your Masjed/Community with your presence! As an added benefit, you guarantee being on time for Taraweeh during the last 10 nights of Ramadan! We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the UIC multipurpose hall on Saturday, June 17th @ 7:45pm. Together Building a Community Center for all of Greenville Projects: - UIC Parking Expansion - Security System Updates - Wade Hampton Parking Resurfacing - General Renovation - Building Enhancements

6/17/2017 7:45:00 PM -04:00

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Know Your Rights - Travel and Immigration Seminar

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalam u Alikum Inshallah our next community event will be on May 13 at 1:30pm. We will have two immigration Attorneys at the UIC giving a talk about rights of people with different immigration status. Please see the link below for details. It is free to attend, however we do need sign up to ensure seating for everyone and refreshments. We are also opening this Inshallah to people out side of Muslim community so everyone can benefit. Please be on time. Since this will be a serious topic, please ensure that your kids sit with you and not create distraction for others. Jazakallah Khair Click on the link below to register! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHS0y-YrxZYQVJskKINTe4IxZoXz7fHdNng3y62levk-TaWw/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

5/13/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Carolina Islamic Council Workshop

A Day of Sharing Knowledge on: “Tawakkul Part 2” - Imam Abdul-Baasit Shaibu, Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, TN (after Salaat al-Fajr) “Strengthening the Muslim Community” - Shaikh Yaser Ahmed -Imam of Islamic Center of Greensboro, NC (12:00 noon) “Enjoining Good & Forbidding Evil” - Assistant Imam Mohamed Mesbah Badawy, Masjid Ibad Ar-Rahman, Durham, NC (3:00 PM) You are welcomed to spend Friday night in the Masjid!

4/22/2017 6:25:00 AM -04:00

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Community Spring Picnic at the Park

As-salamwalaikum everyone, Spring is in the air and we would like to get the community together over a picnic in the park at the end of your spring break weekend April16th ,Sun from 12:00-5:00pm at Lake Conestee park located at 840 Mauldin Rd, Greenville , SC 29607. Please help Sisters Committee by filling out the attached RSVP google form online or confirm your attendence at isgsisterscommittee@gmail.com. https://goo.gl/forms/EtWAAryzYuzPCv2d2 We really appreciate your RSVP and helps us organize the event better. Jazakallah khair Sisters Social Subcommittte

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

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Interfaith Festival

A celebration of the religious diversity in Greenville through booths, music, food, and more! Family friendly with free admission!

4/15/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Screening of Salam Neighbor: Looking into the lives of refugees

Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp. Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/lTTHAx8xPwY5QRBD3 Refreshments will be served

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

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Overcoming the Challenges of Islamophobia

Inshallah as announced on Friday, Imam Luqman will be visiting Greenville this coming weekend. Among other activities, he will be giving a talk on Sat Mar 25 evening at 6pm at UIC. Please use the link below for more details and to sign up as well. It will be a potluck dinner. Hope to see you all there. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeSJD6Mez9an_XYi-qTC187tuTiwLWZCt_G5uT8yxz0g7b6A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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

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Islamic Home Ownership

This Session Will Introduce Guidance Residential, The Leading Provider of Sharia-Compliant Home Financing in the U.S. It will cover financing a new home or existing home without the compromise of an interest-bearing loan. Opinions expressed by Guidance's speaker doesn't necessarily reflect that of ISG and its committee, nor does the presentation mean an endorsement of Guidance. REGISTERATION LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyg5IY7qMp2lEkyfk-FSSFYBn6ncyHeIpUlv6gQ5rO3Lq6fA/viewform?c=0&w=1

3/11/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Rebuilding Syrian Lives - South Carolina

Syrian Forum USA event at Upstate Islamic Center in South Carolina. Event title: Syrian Catastrophe; the current reality and visible solution.

2/25/2017 6:00:00 PM -06:00

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World Hijab Day Booth

In honor of World Hijab Day, the Young Muslims youth group of Greenville will have a booth in One CIty Plaza in downtown Greenville. Stop by to ask us questions about the hijab and to see how you look in a hijab!

2/18/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:00

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CPR Training

Bring your family and come learn lifesaving CPR and AED skills! Taught and led by the GTCHS Students in Action Team. Light refreshments will be served!

2/18/2017 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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No Hate, No Fear, No Ban!

Rally in support of refugees and immigrants. Organized by the Islamic Society of Greenville.

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

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Torches of Light in 2017

Salam Alykome, InshAllah this email finds you all in the best state of health and Eman! The ISG Executive committee would like to invite you and make sure we gain full community participation for a weekend full of events and activities!! Below are is the general program for this weekend, please look for the email from brother Javaid to register for both the community dinner and youth who’re 10 and up: Registration links: - Youth Program on Saturday (ages 10 and up @ the UIC): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdibI-Z89Y39tl7BXAxkE72__bd40l6eukz6NSCCO01TDCS5g/viewform?c=0&w=1 - Saturday Community Dinner @ UIC: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiuYYd8K39jd3CYP5sulAOpvLtyms3NSTFeIKv-PU3yg8rHg/viewform?c=0&w=1 Below is a brief Bio and intro to the Imam: Sheikh Attiah Emarah serves a dual appointment as an Imam and an Islamic Studies and Arabic Teacher. Known for his special ability to make Islamic Studies accessible to the youth, Imam Attiah is highly regarded for his culturally-sensitive and age-appropriate style of teaching. Born and raised in Egypt, Imam Attiah began his Islamic education at a very young age and in one of the most renowned Islamic institutions in the world: the preeminent Al-Azhar University in Cairo. There, he completed his elementary, middle and high school stages followed by a Bachelor in Islamic Studies (English Faculty) with a specialization in Tafseer (Interpretation of the Quran), Usul-al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence) and Aqeedah (Creed). Following his education in Egypt, Imam Attiah pursued further studies from distinguished institutions such as the University of Toronto (Canada) and Cambridge University (United Kingdom). There, he obtained certifications and advanced training on teaching foreign languages and Islamic Studies and developing academic curricula that are demographically and socio-culturally adaptive to the needs of local communities. Most recently, Imam Attiah obtained a Masters of Education from Texas State University with dual focus on fostering community literacy and foreign language teaching. When he is not at the Masjid, Imam Attiah can be found on the soccer field (mostly being defeated) or serving meals to the less fortunate of his community.

1/21/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Muslims In America With Trump

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalam u Alikum Inshallah our next community event will be on Saturday Dec 3rd, at 5:30 pm at UIC. The earlier email had a typo on the date. Sorry for any confusion it might have caused. Br. Ali Altamimy, a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, will be giving a talk. Please see the link below for details and to sign up. We need a head count for the dinner. Hope to see you all there InshAllah https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVM7-19ykKH69skVrvuiNgHvv-_v21oBX05Er6a9hH0FBCRQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

12/3/2016 5:30:00 PM -05:00

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Never Losing Hope (Youth Event)

Youth event for the Greenville Muslim community. Boys and Girls are encouraged to attend this fun and educational event. Ages 11 - 20 Boys - Soccer Girls - Basketball Guest Speaker is Ali Altimimy, Youth Development & Positive Psychology (Dearborn, MI).

12/3/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Witnesses Upon Humanity: How to be an Ambassador of Islam

Our next community event is on Saturday Nov 5th iA. Please sign up for the event at the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeo4sl8JGk35EdqfGUcAHbNLoAGlEPkcqMnvo1MMyfby0YfcQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

11/5/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Chris Fedalei visit

Brother & Sisters - Salaam- We have been contacted by Chris Fedalei, Democratic party candidate for US Congressman District 04, to address our Muslim community. He is competing against current Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy, and another candidate Michael Chandler, listed as belonging to Constitution party on the voting ballot. The voting will take place on Nov.8. Although, the organization of ISG will not sponsor any particular candidate or any particular political party, we encourage every member of our community to take this opportunity to become fully aware and understand their choices of which candidate they want to represent them in determining their future in our country. That can happen only when we express our opinion by responsibly casting our vote, the right of every citizen of USA. We at ISG will remain open to accommodate any other political candidate for such events, regardless of their political affiliation, upon their request. CHRIS FEDALEI - Democratic candidate for US Congress District 04 At UIC on Saturday 29, 2PM- to 4PM Please make this event successful, for political learning, by being there to listen and ask questions.

10/29/2016 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Eid Picnic

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalam U Alikum May Allah accept our good deeds in these ten days, Ameen. The Social and sister committees are organizing the picnic for the Eid. It will be held at the UIC on Sept 18, Sun from 1 to 5 pm. It will be potluck. There will be games and activities for everyone. Drinks and paper products will be provided. Please see the link below to sign up and to tell us what dish are you planning to bring. This will be a good opportunity to cook your Sacrifice meat and share with others. Inshallah see you all there. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbUu-sMmP5qJ10gSvikhFo_OLGNOTnse8XAXsk1wY0OY2jCA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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

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Potluck Iftar

Salam Alykome, ISG would like to encourage you all to fast the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. To do so we would like to invite you to a Potluck Iftar this Sunday the 9th @ 7:45pm (Magrib) Please bring your favorite dish! And let us encourage on another on doing good deeds while setting a great example for our kids! WHEN: This Sunday the 11th @ 7:45 PM WHERE: Upstate Islamic Center. 1601 Clement Rd. Greer, SC 29650 WHAT: Bring Your Favorite Main Dish! “He was asked about fasting on the day of 'Arafah (9th of Dhu'I-Hijja), whereupon he said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year. He was asked about fasting on the day of 'Ashura (10th of Muharram), whereupon he said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year. The Book of Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm) Muslim :: Book 6 : Hadith 2603” NOTE: If you're not fasting for any reason you should still come to encourage our children in reviving this great Sunnah! We Look forward to seeing you All! ~ISG Execuitive Committee

9/11/2016 7:45:00 PM -04:00

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Family Trivia Night!

Dear Brothers and Sisters Assalam U Alikum, Inshallah our next monthly community event will be on Aug 13 at 6:30 sharp at UIC. It will be a Family Trivia. Come have fun with your friends and family. Please sign up using the link below. Please plan to be there on time, as we will start the trivia on time Inshallah. JAK

8/13/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Annual Spring Picnic - THIS SUNDAY!

AOA Brothers and Sisters, Inshallah on Sunday, Apr the 3rd, we will have a picnic. The ISG social committee in collaboration with Sisters committee is organizing this. This will be held at Butler Springs Park, Greenville between 1 to 5 pm. It is a potluck event. Families please bring a main dish to share with others. Singles please bring snacks and drinks. See the link below for details. We will provide the paper products and the rest. The shed is reserved along with a Tennis court. Please bring your favorite games to enjoy with others (badminton, Frisbee, soccer, etc.). Hope to see you all there. Please do sign up. This will help us ensure we have enough things for everyone. Annual Spring Picnic I've invited you to fill out the form Untitled form. To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TH304bIUDQQh27ltudwBiuYqCQYMKqgPDKkPSK__rSk/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

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

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Salah: Importance of Prayer and Common Mistakes

Assalam u alikum Brothers and Sisters Inshallah join us on Saturday, March the 12th at 5:45pm, for a wonderful evening. Both food for soul and body will be served. Sheikh Omar Alkurdi will give a 10-15 minute talk about Salah/Namaz/Prayer. This will be followed by questions and answers on Salah. Please ask your questions ahead of time by typing in the appropriate section of the link below. The sign up helps us arrange for food for everyone. If you are planning to attend Inshallah, please do sign up. We hope to see everyone. If after signing up, your plan changes, please reply back to this email letting us know. Obviously we don't waste money and food. JAK. I've invited you to fill out the form March 12 2016. To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X8BGIlOEB6M3iRbyLSeSaZJEduwGNPKWu_xBW4IRVtY/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

3/12/2016 10:45:00 PM +00:00

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Trivia Night, Islamic and General Knowledge

Dear Brothers and Sisters Assalam u Alikum, Inshallah the Feb social event will be a Trivia night and dinner. Please see the link below for details and sign up. Hope to see you all there. Jazakallah Khair I've invited you to fill out the form Feb 13 Trivia Night and Dinner. To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rb7q56k_NnbmHe0WS0l1VX8qj-3e8YWqve-ST6wXdl8/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

2/13/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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United Against Demagogues, United for America!

Defend Civil Liberties ● Protect the Refugees ● Fight Bigotry! United Against Demagogues, United For America! Come and Rally with us to speak out the bigotry! WHEN: SUNDAY JAN 10 @ 2PM Where: At Main & Broad Street Downtown Greenville

1/10/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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Reviving Our Community

Islamic Society of Greenville will be hosting a community dinner on January 9th 2016 at 6pm. The event will feature a panel discussion with local muslim groups that are doing great work in our community. Learn ways to get involved with groups like: dawah outreach, community service, public relations, and community revival. Learn how to make difference and how to promote a greater understanding of Islam in our local communities. Get involved, Get Connected, and Bring Your Ideas!

1/9/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Muslims Against Isis

In the wake of recent attacks in Paris, the Islamic Society of Greenville will be conducting a rally in Greenville downtown this Sunday (Nov 22) at 2 PM. Please see the flyer for more details. We request you to please take part in this rally and show your support in condemning this terrible threat against humanity. Hopefully, everyone can make it!

11/22/2015 7:00:00 PM +00:00

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