Eid Fest 2017
Come join the Eid Fest to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of Ramadan! Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?llr=dnfpslfab&oeidk=a07ee7q5ifp5ac24ece
7/8/2017 12:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS Youth: Knowledge Retreat
As of now, 15 spots for brothers still left, SISTERS SECTION IS ALL FULL (you may still register but will be placed on a waitlist in case someone drops out) Classes will be together (brothers and sisters), socials will largely be separate and sleeping quarters will be in separate buildings. We have Imam Khalid Latif, Dr. Jonathan Brown, Mufti Saeed Bulhan, Sister Priya Chandra, Sheikh Qasim Hatem & many more iA!! Register NOW to reserve your spot Transportation & food will be provided Cost is $175. MUST get the money into me (either check or paypal: email@example.com) by June 15th. If you absolutely need help with finances, message me and we will try to work things out. Finances should not be a barrier but please remember that this retreat is costing quite a bit to put on. Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwnvd_gjR_nM93bNxXzjDpsCZhZK4x83zWyO2_6MPMQmEiIg/viewform
7/10/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
MAPS Annual Family Camp at Camp Casey
Aug 11-13 Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be up on you Join us for MAPS 3rd Annual family camp at Camp Casey with full fun sports, outdoor activities, exciting campfires, thrilling hides and much more - Jummah Prayer at camp site - Children 3 to 5 are free (no beds provided). Must pay $20 for food. - Everyone has to register - 5 Meals + Snacks on Friday and Saturday afternoon - Volleyball tournament, - Group biking to Coupeville arts and crafts festival town center. - Cricket match Pakistan Vs India - Soccer Egypt Vs Rest of World - Basketball - Group Hiking to Fort Casey and more! Address: Camp Casey Conference Center: 1276 Engle Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239 Limited spots available. Register at links provided below. Semi-Private Room Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee82q4gp358dafc8&oseq=&c=&ch= Open Barrack Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee82p02w6adcc978&oseq=&c=&ch=
8/11/2017 1:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Eid Al-Fitr Prayers at MAPS
As announced, to celebrate the end of Ramadan this Sunday June 25, our Eid prayer timings below! 7:00AM Takbeerat – Eid Prayer @ 7:30am – Sh. Abdul Bary 8:45AM Takbeerat – Eid Prayer @ 9:30am – Imam Joban 10:45 AM Takbeerat – Eid Prayer @ 11:30am – Br. Alaa Badr We will have shuttles taking people to and from the Marymoor parking.
6/25/2017 7:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Khatam-ul (Completion) of Qur'an at MAPS
InshaAllah our Qaari's are planning to finish Qura'n on Friday night. We're planning to recognize all of our Shuyukhs and volunteers for making this Ramadan a special experience for us all. Please plan to join us on Friday, 29th night of Ramadan, which will be our last Taraweeh and Qiyam-ul Lail as we'll be celebrating eid on Sunday! o Recognition of Shuyukh, Staff, and Volunteers o Special Baklawa from Shatila in Dearborn, MI
6/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Jummah Al-Widaa with Khateeb Sh. Rodwaan Saleh
6/23/2017 1:15:00 PM -07:000.0000
Laylat-al-Qadr: Night of Power + Iftar at MAPS
MAPS encourages and invites all families to join us for Iftar tonight (Wednesday June 21) and make the intention for Itekaf (devoting oneself to worship) to mark the 27th night of Ramadan, Laylat-al-Qadr. We will also have Family / Community Suhoor meals for those who choose to stay until Thursday morning. During Tarawih, MAPS Fundraiser by Sh. Rodwaan Saleh. It'll be a longer event, thank you in advance for your patience Insh'Allah.
6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Ramadan Quran Competition
Register at: http://bit.ly/2pLW9cz
6/17/2017 2:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Maps-Mcrc Ramadhan Food Drive
Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be on you MAPS-MCRC, in partnership with Masajids in the Seattle area, will be delivering care boxes of food on Sat. May 20th 2017 to needy Muslim families in our community so that they can enjoy a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. Each box will include food staples such as rice, oil, lentils, dates, sugar, etc., sufficient for a family of 5 for one month. You can sponsor one or more boxes ($60/box) Donate: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001N68eDewqRt9FkBtDXMKjASAU7OnGE1pK5mk9UGtxp3KGlKi63I3JFM0X7k0TVc8VkQqnO9AXkUBjfUnyo2DuEzOFnPRlFawiEJ3T4ACbB5ZT2cWAWS-nKnQ1RgrpMwAQzAcBBDspkMWU41oyPJS6PqzVuAtCRHmePgEc74-hxRlxubl_cPFNT9t8wG4KzacAM1qn-H0ddGAU7BFg63n0Svz3YKMlv9e68YdlOZBYV6g=&c=jpqlclncYZqCZ-By4mr4KF-rBqL3PMG6kV6egImnuvXpzJNGKKRYZQ==&ch=500DfHbAhpvDF_vYwuOWTgO07Vjh715Dck40nb83gGmVUHPVugpJIA== Donations will be collected from now till Eid. YOU CAN DONATE BY CASH or CHECK (made out to MAPS or your local masjid – mention MCRC Ramadan food drive in the check memo) or at link above select category MAPS-MCRC Ramadan Food driver For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org When: Distribution will happen on Sat May 20th starting 10:00am Jazakum Allah Khairan MAPS – MCRC Team
5/20/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
MAPS Ready Team: Emergency Preparedness
First steps in developing a response system for fire, bomb threat, earthquake, evacuations, etc. Five components of FEMA's national incident management system Basics of incident command system and its benefits Workshop will take place in the Conference Room. Registration & Information: Janeen Olson at email@example.com Sanaa at firstname.lastname@example.org
5/13/2017 9:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Maps-Now: Beaver Lake Preserve
Assalamu Alaykum, Muslim Association of Puget Sound – Nature, Outdoor, and Wildlife (MAPS-NOW) team has partnered with Washington Trails Association (WTA) to host a family trail work party. Our Muslim sisters and brothers will work side by side with non-Muslims at beautiful Beaver Lake Preserve in Sammamish. Bring your family for a day of sunshine, fun and earning Thawāb together! “If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him.” – Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh). Only 15 spots available so register ASAP. All details and Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/MapsWorkParty Date-time: Sun May 14, 2017: 8:30 AM — 3:30 PM Location: Beaver Lake Preserve Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form (available at link above) must be signed for anyone under 18. Thank you, MAPS-NOW www.mapsredmond.org/maps-now/ email@example.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW Help WTA improve the hiking opportunities in Beaver Lake Preserve – an area marked by towering second-growth cedar forest. New trails constructed by volunteers will be an important addition to this Sammamish preserve. ABOUT THE AREA Beaver Lake Preserve offers opportunities for recreation, hiking, and exploring its 54 forested acres. Near Beaver Lake Park, the Preserve offers a system of trails for hiking and connects with King County’s Soaring Eagle Park and Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve. WHAT TO EXPECT We’ll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Volunteers will be working to construct additional trail segments throughout the preserve. Work will entail removing vegetation and digging new trail. HIKING INFORMATION Our hike to the project site is expected to be 1 mile roundtrip over flat or gently rolling terrain. SCHEDULE 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day’s work 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed. PLANNING INFORMATION Get ready for a great day outside! WHAT IT TAKES TO DO THIS WORK PARTY No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18 WHAT TO WEAR Boots Long pants Work gloves Long-sleeved shirt recommended Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses) A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed. WHAT TO BRING Lunch and plenty of water Rain jacket and pants Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather A pack to carry your personal gear A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people! Firearms and weapons are not allowed. MORE INFORMATION Frequently Asked Questions WTA’s Trail Work Guide introduces the type of work you may do Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.625.1367 FROM THE HIKING GUIDE See what WTA’s hiking guide and trip reports say about this area. More information: https://www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule/workparty/a2mA0000000UEv9/ Register: https://www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule/workparty/a2mA0000000UEv9/register?g=a3DA0000002WBKp
5/13/2017 8:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Ping Pong Championship
Assalamu Alaikoum /Peace be up on you Eastside Recreational Club (ERC) Partnership with MAPS invites you for Ping pong championship league for Adults and youth starting on May 9th. It’s a great opportunity for all members of our community specially our youth to participate and compete in this league and also find hidden talent in our community itself. Please subscribe to email@example.com for any future updates for this event and also for the rules and regulations and league details. Register via Text : 470- 798-0074 Venue: MAPS Date: 9th & 10th Time: 7:30 pm Entry Fee: 10$ Per person per league LEAGUES: Under 16 championship Men Championship Singles league Doubles League Game format: Each individual/Team will be playing at least 3 league games and qualify for playoffs Please RSVP click here and also please note we are closing the registration by May 7th. Jazakum Allah khairan!! FAQ: Q) Some brothers are were asking if this event can be moved to weekends. A) unfortunately MAPS is not available for weekends till Ramadan. Since this is on weekday we will publish the schedule beforehand so individuals will be knowing what time to show up and also plan their time accordingly InshAllah Q) Is the registration fee 10$ per person including singles and doubles league A) Each league is separate. If you want to participate in singles and doubles then it will be 20$ for an individual Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0uZD9OueOuFJIZA3g91Ykk5KoUULTPXFaqg4hbpn4oOnoVQ/viewform?entry.2092238618&entry.52616739&entry.588393791&entry.13542260
5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Golden Times for Seniors
Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be up you A morning of social connection, fun activities and a potluck lunch for senior Women of all faiths. When: Monday, May 8, 2017, 10:30am-1:30pm Where: MAPS, 17550 NE 67th Ct., Redmond WA 98052
5/8/2017 12:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Art & Culture Day: Bringing the World To You
Assalamu alikom / Peace be on you In celebration of the diverse Muslim community in Puget Sound, MAPS-MCOC (Many Cultures One Community) is pleased to announce its annual Art and Culture day on May 6th 2017. The day includes art exhibits, cultural exposition and performances from various different countries. Spend a day with family and friends to explore the great work of local artists and learn about the traditions and cultural highlights of various countries. Invite your neighbors and co-workers to a journey around the Muslim world to learn about the different cultures and traditions. RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/ACD17 For frequent updates, please follow us on Instagram @ManyCulturesOneCommunity and on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/MCOCprogram For questions or volunteering opportunities please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! MAPS-MCOC Team
5/6/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Community Open House - No better time to get to know each other
Come take a tour of our lovely mosque, stay for an introduction to Islam presentation followed by a panel and observe a Muslim prayer... All while enjoying delightful snacks and good company. Program: 10:30 to 11:30 Mosque tours 11:30 to 12:30 Main presentation 12:30 to 01:00 Q&A Panel 01:00 to 01:30 more tours 01:30: Close and chance to socialize and walk around. Register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg;jsessionid=68231D14BEAA398B146C52E8F5056C37?oeidk=a07ee0g3mr8bfeadf27&oseq=&c=&ch=
4/29/2017 10:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
MAPS Annual Banquet
Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be up on you MAPS is growing fast and is, beyond any doubt, making a very positive difference in the community we live in. And that is only possible through the mercy of Allah, The Most Holy, and through all of your effort. The annual banquet is our primary event when we celebrate these achievements and seek support to continue this important work that is solely inspired by the teachings of Muhammad (pbuh). Please register and attend the banquet on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and join us in truly shaping our future. Tickets: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edwulpjd94880413&oseq=&c=&ch=
4/22/2017 5:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Maps-Now: Marymoor Park Restoration
MAPS-NOW, in collaboration with King County, has adopted a section of Marymoor Park. We meet 3 times a year to preserve that natural area and make it more suitable for local wildlife. This is a great opportunity to come with your whole family (all ages are welcome) and enjoy the beautiful nature that Allah (swt) has blessed us. At the same time, contribute back to nature and our community fulfilling one of MAPS goals of Outbound Good. Rain or shine, we will deliver on our promise of restoring this natural area back to it original form. What to Expect On The day We will meet on the east side of parking Lot K near field 1, look for our registration table. At 9 AM, King County volunteer will give brief orientation of tools and area that we will work on. Then we will work in small groups till 12 PM. Our project for the day will be to clip back blackberry from a restoration site to give the established diverse native trees & shrubs a better chance to survive and thrive. Gloves, tools, water and light snacks will be provided. Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minors under the age of 18 attending the event without a parent or legal guardian must also bring a signed Youth Waiver to event in order to participate. What to Bring Layers of warm clothing that can get dirty. Jeans, thick pants or dress/skirt with leggings underneath is ideal Rain jacket and rain pants (or sun hat and sunblock) Closed –toed shoes are essential. Sturdy sneakers, rain boots or hiking boots are ideal Full water bottle Lunch and snacks Why your Volunteer Service is Important Forests and wetlands need to have diversity in order to be healthy and thrive. When forests are thriving, they can provide many benefits to our community like filtering pollution, mitigating erosion and storm damage and providing habitat for wildlife and green spaces where people can connect with nature and the outdoors. Aggressive noxious weeds like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry were brought to this area and planted by for their desirable characteristics of staying green all year round or tasty fruits. These plants have upset the balance that our forests need to survive and thrive. Removing these aggressive plants and planting native plants can help restore the balance to a damaged ecosystem.
4/22/2017 9:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Girls Basketball Tourney
Snacks and prizes! Fee: $5/person Ages: 12-15
4/9/2017 11:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
International Food Festival & Bazaar
Assalmau Alaikoum / Peace be upon you Alhamdullilah MAPS Food Festival in past years has been great turn out. In shaa Allah this year attraction will not only be the food galore and bazaar, it also includes a LEGO Exhibition by the Seattle Lego Team. Fees: Non Food vendor: $50/spot Food vendor: contact Irma Hanna at email@example.com Vendors spots are limited. Please email Irma Hanna: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and vending. Thanks, MAPS Women’s Affairs Secretary
4/8/2017 12:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Home Buying and Islamic Financing Seminar
4/7/2017 7:45:00 PM -07:000.0000
Vigilance Against Injustice
Join us here at MAPS on Sunday April 2nd, from 4-6pm, where we will have a series of talks and presentations from the Japanese American, Jewish, and Muslim communities reflecting on the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II and the Holocaust, and how we can learn from these tragedies in the past to build better futures together. Please spread the word - all are invited.
4/2/2017 4:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
March Madness 5th Annual Inter-city Basketball Tournament 2017
Assalamu Alaikoum MAPS is pleased to bring to the greater Seattle area the 5th Inter-City Youth Basketball Tournament! This athletic event encourages our youth from surrounding cities to come together, make new friends and enjoy some brotherly competition. All youths are welcome including our neighbors and interfaith friends. This year, we will be having two categories: U15 for ages 13 to 15 and ages 16 above. Registration is now open until March 13, 2017. Games will be played every Friday 5pm to 10pm. Strict rules will be observed: absolutely no rough play & no foul language! Winning team, from each category will get prize Fire HD Tab and trophy.
3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Interfaith Friendship Dinner
UNITARIANS INVITE OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO SHARE A MEAL, PRAYER AND CONVERSATION TOGETHER. Children and Youth Welcome! A Kids4Peace program (grades 4-12) will be available at the same time. Childcare available for those younger. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AT: NYURL.COM/ESUCFRIENDSHIP OR AT ESUC.ORG
3/25/2017 5:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
KIDNEY HEALTH, BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL: LEARN ABOUT THE BASICS OF KIDNEY DISEASE AND PREVENTATIVE & PROTECTIVE MEASURES Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be up you Dr. Suhail Ahmad, Professor Emeritus at UW and former Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer of the Dialysis Centers will continue the MAPS-MHP series on Health Friday, March 24th at 7:30 PM after Maghrib prayers in the MPR room at MAPS. Dr. Ahmad will discuss the basics of kidney disease and preventative measures. The topic is one that concerns us all. The session is free and open to the public. Please make it a priority to attend. Both Kidney Disease and High Blood Pressures are very common in US, Affecting 1 in 8 and 1 in 3 adults, respectively. Dr. Ahmad will discuss the basics of kidney disease, how to protect your kidneys and how prevent further damage if you have kidney disease. He will also briefly discuss the problem of high blood pressure and how to control it. Thank you
3/24/2017 7:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
Golden Times: A MAPS - MCRC Event for Seniors
Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be upon you A morning of social connection, fun activities and a potluck lunch for senior Women of all faiths. When: Tuesday, March 21st 10:30am-1:30pm Where: MAPS, 17550 NE 67th Ct., Redmond WA 98052 Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edwtn9ii1145632f&oseq=&c=&ch=
3/21/2017 10:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
The Sultan & the Saint
MAPS Presents Sultan & Saint Film Premiere Saturday March 11th 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM Program Starts 6:45 PM @ Cinemark Lincoln Square Theater
3/11/2017 6:15:00 PM -08:000.0000
The Road to Hollywood: An Evening with Lena Khan
AssalamuAlaykum / Peace be upon you We are excited to host Lena Khan, a pioneering American Muslim woman and a dynamic speaker at MAPS on March 10th 7:00pm to share her journey to film making in Hollywood, and hear how she is using the power of mass media to break stereotypes and portray an authentic image of Muslims. Lena Khan gained prominence through her video called “A Land called Paradise” which she produced to combat Islamophobia after 9/11. Please join us on March 10th at 7:00pm in the MPR! This is a great opportunity for our youth to learn how to pursue careers in mass media communications!
3/10/2017 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
3/4/2017 9:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
MAPS Youth: Agents of Oppression
Register as a Youth (min age 13) to Participate: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K41Vxmw9yj6DS6ToJ1GGQwe1CE2M3eQ1mVkbZZEfTLY/edit?usp=drive_web Register as an Attendee: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5EEbV6cWr-prw-1Y6asb7zvECS_s16mzlq_f5QDbYEJ0n0A/viewform ASA, Bismillah. MAPS Youth (working with youth groups across Puget Sound) will be hosting its large event of the quarter (an event put on by the youth for the larger community) titled "Agents of Oppression." This is our attempt to move beyond our "Say No to Racism" event from last year and look into exploring other manifestations of oppression in our community (racism along with domestic violence and bullying in particular) that can fragment our Muslim communities. The event will be held in the MAPS Gym, it will begin right after Isha Prayer, the youth will show their displays. They will be divided into 4 main categories - Culture Booths: Groups of 3 will be given a culture different than their own to help develop respect for the diversity of the Muslim ummah) - Domestic Violence: Research and presentaitons on DV along with resources to help victims - Bullying: Research and presentations on bullying (physical and cyber) along with resources to help victims - Prophetic stances: What did the Prophet (saws) have to say about oppressive acts such as racism, bullying and domestic violence At 9:00pm, there will be a short reminder by Sheikh Hamzah Chaudhry on the topic of oppression and its common manifestations as seen in the Muslim community. Come out and support YOUR youth and learn about some important topics. Jazakullah khair and please keep us all in your duas.
3/3/2017 8:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Youth: Agents of Oppression
Assalam-u-alaykum, Alright everyone it’s time to get started with our large event of the quarter; Agents of Oppression! This will be held on Friday, March 3rd from 7pm – 9pm (volunteers must be there by 6:00pm) Like before, this is an opportunity for YOU to put on an event for the rest of the community. We are building off of our “Say No to Racism” event from last year to include fighting bullying and domestic violence as well. We will have a one hour talk about some oppressive elements in our community, namely racism and domestic violence and then we will move to the gym where YOU all will present on a topic. You can either: 1) Sign up to present on a cultural table that is not your own (so you can learn to appreciate the different Muslim cultures present in our community; an important step to beating racism and bigotry) 2) Table on fighting domestic violence, either spousal or against children 3) Prophetic stance on racism or domestic violence (what did the Prophet have to say about these oppressive elements in our community) 4) Bullying; either physical, emotional or cyber bullying. You will be broken into groups of 3 and given a 6-foot table (with table cloth) to present. You are also free to do spoken word or videos IN ADDITION to your table presentations. We may end up doing video testimonials again this year, let me know if you’re interested! Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczFbusV_ICAAptWTTChJ-txnMwivlgN77U3YTxPjL-NGBt1A/viewform
3/3/2017 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Dinner Putlock
A combined dinner potluck and social and activities for kids and youth. Open to All.
3/3/2017 6:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
Making Movies About Muslims - Screenings & Discussion
Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you MAPS-MCOC is very pleased to welcome two filmmakers, Iram Parveen Bilal and Fathia M Absie on February 24th, 2017 at 7pm in the MPR Room. Iram and Fathia have both used the media of filmmaking to shed light and address issues and challenges facing the Muslim community. On the 24th, they will screen select productions of theirs and lead a panel discussion and Q&A. The program is free and will be of interest to the broad public. Please attend and bring a friend, colleague or neighbor with you. Agenda: 7-7:30PM "Extinction" Screening & Discussion [Iram Parveen Bilal] 7:30-8PM Segments of "Broken Dreams" and "The Lobby" Screening & Discussion [Fathia Absie] 8-8:15PM Break for Isha Prayers 8:15-8:45PM Q&A [Iram & Fathia] About our Guests: Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Iram Parveen Bilal is a Physics Olympian turned filmmaker. She just directed her 6th film, EXTINCTION, a dystopian near future where Donald Trump's so-called ban on Muslim immigration is a reality. Her 2nd feature film, THE PHD MOVIE: STILL IN GRAD SCHOOL, is a feature adaptation of the 7 million+-followed PhD Comics. Her first feature, JOSH, a 2012 Women in Film awardee, enjoyed theatrical and ancillary distribution success in multiple territories. Her next feature project, FORBIDDEN STEPS, a film about Islamophobia and Dance, is a Film Independent writer/director lab project, scheduled for filming in Spring 2017 in Chicago. She is also developing her TV Series THE PIONEERS, which showcases the mass migration from South Asia to the UK in the 1950s in response to Queen Elizabeth's frantic call for labor from the commonwealth nations. Iram was recently selected for the Women In Film/Sundance Financier's Intensive Program and is a co-chair on the Asian American Writer's Committee at the Writer's Guild of America. She also sits on the board of the community service organization, the Caltech Y. Bilal is the initiator and current member of the Pakistani Oscar committee and is also the founder of Pakistan's first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ). Fathia M. Absie is a Somali American freelance writer and filmmaker, and a former Voice Of America broadcaster/reporter. After many years of working as a social worker with an immensely diverse population and different communities, Ms. Absie decided that it was time to pursue a life-long dream of storytelling. Hearing each other's stories can help us realize that we are more alike than we are unlike. As a native Somali and a concerned citizen of the world, Ms. Absie felt the desperate urgency to tell and document the stories of Somali women and children, whose plight is seldom reported in-depth. She sees them as the innocent victims of a cruel civil and extremist war in Somalia. Even those who were fortunate enough to escape the death and destruction in their native country and made it to the safety of the U.S. and other Western countries have to once more face the insanity of war in their new and adapted countries. She says, "I feel a sense of urgency to tell the silent sufferings of the Somali people and share it with the world. My hope is to inspire change trough the lenses and the power of social media." Broken Dreams is her first documentary. Her latest film is a narrative called The Lobby, a love story about friendship and cultural differences. Thank you Dr. Rania Hussein MAPS-MCOC Executive Director
2/24/2017 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Maps-Mcrc Legal Clinic
MAPS-MCRC IN COLLABORATION WITH THE KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION AND THE MIDDLE EASTERN LEGAL ASSOCIATION (MELAW) ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THEIR FREE LEGAL CLINIC.
2/19/2017 2:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Maps-Mcrc Open Clinic
Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be up on you The MAPS MCRC Clinic will be taking place on Sunday, February 19th from 10AM-1PM. The following providers and services will be available for the month of February: 1. Dr. Nawal Alkharouf (Pediatrics) 2. Dr. David Roesel (Internal Medicine) 3. Dr. Sadia Ali (Family Medicine) 4. Dr. Leah Spellen (Naturopathic Family Medicine) 5. Mariko Fujita (Acupuncture) 6. Tara Mudaliar (Midwifery/ Ultrasound) To schedule an appointment, please email us at email@example.com with the following information: 1) First Name, Last Name 2) Date of Birth 3) Preferred Provider & a brief reason for the appointment (ie. wellness exam, heart health, acupuncture, etc.) 4) Preferred appointment time Thank you, Nehath Sheriff MAPS MCRC Clinic Director Samiah Rizvi MAPS MCRC Clinic Manager
2/19/2017 10:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
AlMaghrib: Shahadah: Fiqh of Dawah
You get these questions all the time: Hey, aren’t you hot in that hee-jaab? So why can’t you shake my hand again? How about a hug? 13 wives and the youngest was 9? Please explain this one. He can marry 4 times but she’s limited to 1? Why is that? How’s it fair that you need 2 women to count as 1 witness? If the religion is so humane, how can you justify amputation, capital punishment, and stoning? Sounds barbaric to me. And the questions are endless… It seems that each time you think you addressed their concerns they come up with yet another question. It’s only a matter of time before you get stumped, start stuttering and come up with some half-hearted answer that leaves them even more unconvinced. Have you considered that you might be doing it all wrong? Unfortunately, many of us are doing Islam a disservice by venturing into the field of Da’wah without first learning the science of giving Da’wah. Yes, there’s a whole science of Da’wah! Al-Maghrib Institute is pleased to return one of its pioneering seminars: Shahadah - The Fiqh of Da'wah taught by Shaykh Kamal El Mekki. Check out the seminar link at: http://almaghrib.org/seminars/1274 to learn more about the course, instructor, and register!
2/19/2017 12:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Clothing Drive for Syrian Refugees
2/11/2017 10:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
11th Annual Seerah Conference
Assalamu Alaikoum / Peace be upon you MAPS is very pleased to announce our 11th Annual Seerah Conference, which also coincides with the Black History Month, on February, 10 and 11, 2017. Please find all the details below along with a registration link. Please register ASAP to help us plan the event. JazakumAllahu Khairan! THE TIE THAT BINDS US: ALL CHILDREN OF ADAM & EVE All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Speakers Imam Mohammad Joban Sh. Kamal El Makki Dr. Umar Farooq Abdullah MAPS-AMEN Sponsored: Sat, 2/11, 11:30am Workshop: Addressing the Racism Within Sat, 2/11, 1:30pm: Documentary “13th” and Panel Discussion Friday, 2/10: Youth & Main Tracks, 6:45pm to 10:15pm Babysitting will be provided, limited slots, come early Cost: $15 per person over 12yr old Full program description available here: http://files.constantcontact.com/3a597275101/345f28d3-c463-4e13-ae4a-3293d4d5a73e.pdf?ver=1486320426000 Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edq8fhwu3b37b741&oseq&c&ch
2/11/2017 12:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Support Group for Divorcee and SIngle Parent SIsters
1/27/2017 7:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Youth: Sunnah Fast & Halaqa
Assalam-u-alaykum, We have our first Sunnah Fast & Discussion this coming Monday! We meet up at 4:45 for Maghrib and then head to the MPR for Iftar. (NOTE: You do not need to fast in order to participate in the iftar, please come anyways!!). We will begin our discussion at 5:30pm & finish up by 6:30 iA. Please register by Saturday evening so I can order enough food for everyone! Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYfDPMSBP0FyciobRtu9ji6vWfrllY23XZp1xsO1ubegguww/viewform
1/23/2017 4:45:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Youth: Feeding the Needy
Quarterly sandwich making and distrbution tomorrow!!! 10:00 - 11:30: Sandwich making and packing 12:00 - 1:30: Distribution (Meet at MAPS) Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdM6SVzE2jLbc1QagFwI_-l6_6V-aptmZR2ecLx04Z8K9a_Vg/viewform
1/16/2017 10:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Make Your Voice Heard: An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop
Are you concerned about the dramatic increase in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US? Do you want to send a message to the new administration that we will not tolerate bigotry and discrimination? Do you want to learn how to use your voice and your personal story to make positive change? If so, join us for a Youth Advocacy Workshop! The event is open to all youth in 6th-12th grade. The workshop will be facilitated by Aneelah Afzali from MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), staff from Kids4Peace, and other interfaith and media leaders. This four-hour workshop will empower youth with the tools to speak out publicly against Islamophobia, with a particular emphasis on using media to tell positive personal stories. Hour 1. Introductions; sharing of concerns about the current climate in the US; background on rise of Islamophobia in the US; the importance of speaking up and using media to tell our stories Hour 2. Media training workshop -- Learn how to write an effective letter to the editor or op-ed; work with mentors to write your story to combat Islamophobia Hour 3. Sharing of personal stories; debrief; committing to next steps Hour 4. The event will conclude with a youth press conference to share the experience with local media. Questions? Please contact Aneelah Afzali at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan Goldwarg at email@example.com. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-your-voice-heard-an-mlk-day-youth-advocacy-workshop-tickets-29852793509
1/15/2017 1:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Make Your Voice Heard: An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop
CHECK IT OUT ON THE KIDS4PEACE EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1369444719753997/. Are you concerned about the dramatic increase in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US? Do you want to send a message that bigotry and discrimination have no place in our communities? Do you want to learn how to use your voice and your personal story to make positive change? If so, join us for a Youth Advocacy Workshop! The event is open to all youth in 6th-12th grade. The workshop will be facilitated by Aneelah Afzali from MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), staff from Kids4Peace, and other interfaith and media leaders. This four-hour workshop will empower youth with the tools to speak out publicly against Islamophobia, with a particular emphasis on using media to tell positive personal stories. Hour 1. Introductions; sharing of concerns about the current climate in the US; background on rise of Islamophobia in the US; the importance of speaking up and using media to tell our stories Hour 2. Media training workshop -- Learn how to write an effective letter to the editor or op-ed; work with mentors to write your story to combat Islamophobia Hour 3. Sharing of personal stories; debrief; committing to next steps Hour 4. The event will conclude with a youth press conference to share the experience with local media. This event is co-sponsored by a broad coalition of over 65 (and growing!) organizations; please see the complete list on the event's Facebook page. Questions? Please contact Aneelah Afzali at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan Goldwarg at email@example.com.
1/15/2017 1:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Maps-Mcrc Community Clinic
A Non-Profit Health Clinic for the Community Wellness exams & screening, eductaion & prevention, referral & follow up. MAPS-MCRC Clinic will provide culturally competent healthcare for individuals and familes who lack access to basic health services. We provide continuous aid to low-income and underserved groups regardless of their ability to pay. Services: General health care, physical exams (men & women), blood pressure, well women exam, well childcare, diabetes check, vaccines, heart health, acupuncture, and natural medicine.
1/15/2017 10:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Get trained - SAVE Life An important learning opportunity Care for yourself, your family and your community when the unexpected happens... What if you had to stay at work overnight or for more than 24 hours? What if someone was injured or bleeding? What if a family member, friend, colleague or customer collapsed in front of you? The City of Redmond is offering a one day training in personal preparedness and certification in First Aid and CPR. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please let us know immediately by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your: *full name, email, phone number, and if you require any special accommodations.* The Board has generously agreed to cover the cost of this training for a limited number of MAPS members on a first come, first serve basis. Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Location: Redmond Police Department, 8701 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA Time: Check-in begins at 8:30am, class is from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Bring a brownbag lunch as we work through the lunch hour. American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid certification cards will be distributed in class Information tables and vendors covering various aspects of preparedness and volunteer opportunities will be available. MAPS Ready Team email@example.com
1/14/2017 8:30:00 AM -08:000.0000
Emergency Preparedness Training
An important learning opportunity Care for yourself, your family and your community when the unexpected happens… What if you had to stay at work overnight or for more than 24 hours? What if someone was injured or bleeding? What if a family member, friend, colleague or customer collapsed in front of you? The City of Redmond is offering a one day training in personal preparedness and certification in First Aid and CPR. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please let us know immediately by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name, email, phone number, and if you require any special accommodations. MAPS will cover the cost of this training for 6 of MAPS registered members on a first come, first serve basis. Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Location: Redmond Police Department, 8701 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA Time: Check-in begins at 8:30am, class is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Bring a brownbag lunch as we work through the lunch hour. American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid certification cards will be distributed in class Information tables and vendors covering various aspects of preparedness and volunteer opportunities will be available. MAPS Ready Team REGISTER AT: MAPSREADYCOMMITTEE@MAPSREDMOND.ORG
1/14/2017 8:30:00 AM -08:000.0000
A Panel Discussion with your Local Police Chiefs
1/10/2017 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Youth: Sledding at Snoqualmie Pass
Assalam-u-alaykum, We will be kicking off the new quarter with trip to Snoqualmie Pass on Sunday, Jan 8th inshAllah! PLEASE REGISTER and PAY ASAP, the previous session (2) has been all booked up. Those who registered for session 2 will be moved to session 1. We will be hitting up Snoqualmie pass and the cost is $22 each (to be paid at their website, the link to which is provided in the registration instructions). You will need to select Session 1 (9:00am – 11:00am), do so quickly so that all of you can sled in the same session. The cost includes a tube for your sledding needs. If you need help with the costs, please message me ASAP! Please be at MAPS at 7am SHARP! Do NOT be late! Further instructions will be given to those who register. Please register BY THURSDAY!
1/8/2017 9:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Sister's Jalsa Night
Asalamu Alaykum, ATTENTION SISTERS! Guess what time of year it is?? The anticipated sisters event of the year is right around the corner!!! For those of you who are not familiar with this great event, Jalsa night has been hosted by the 206 Sisters for over 10 years and every year it has been a huge success. We have a great time bonding and sharing our talents with other Muslims sisters in the community. Its a time to dress up, have fun, meet new people, and strengthen that bond of sisterhood! This year we have decided on making this Masqurage themed event!! So bring your mask and wear it well, so your true identity no one can tell! Its an event you most definitely don't want to miss out on! If you are interested or have any questions feel free to contact any of the hosts on the page. See you there inshallah and invite all your lady friends!
12/24/2016 6:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Together We Build: Interfaith Gingerbread-House Making Event
Everyone is invited to come together to build gingerbread houses! Come meet your neighbors and celebrate our great community's interfaith diversity. People of any faith tradition (or not!) are welcome. Please sign up to bring an item if you can amd RSVP prior to December 15th to ensure enough supplies for everyone: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showRSVPSignUp/10c0d44aea82aa20-gingerbread. ***Please note if you are bringing candy please read the label to ensure “Gelatin” is not used*** Candies that are ok: Sour Patch(all), Skittle(all), red vines, Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Dots, Brach’s Orange Slices.
12/17/2016 1:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Hour of Code
MAPS is calling out to all the young-at-heart people in our community from age 6 to 106 to come join us for an hour of fun, learning and coding This week December 5–11 marks the Computer Science Education Week in the world. In recognition of the importance of Computer Science in our modern life, MAPS will partner with Microsoft and Code.org and will join thousands of communities around the world to host an Hour of Code™ event this Sunday at 4:00 pm. The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Why code? In a society continually transformed by technology, the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills gained through computer science education provide the essential tools needed to innovate, pursue in-demand jobs, and understand the world. All young people should have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to fulfill their passions. We know that whatever field our children choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of our kids are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Where: MAPS When: Sunday December 11 @ 4:00 – 6:00 pm What to bring: A happy 6 to106 year old person and a laptop or tablet Register: No need to register anywhere, just come :) It would be even a lot more fun for young children if parents can join them to have fun together :)
12/11/2016 4:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Expressions of Style Fashion Show: Modest Fashion (Women Only)
Modest fashion designers from the US and Indonesia will feature their latest creations in their first show in the Pacific Northwest. Ticket prices at the door will be the regular price which is $35 for general admission & $75 for VIP seating. Ticket purchase: http://azizahmagazine.com/Subscription_Tickets.html
12/10/2016 6:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS Sign Restoration Ceremony
The agenda of the ceremony on that day is as follows: 12:15 - 1:00PM: Friday Sermon and Prayers by Imam Mohamed Magid from Virginia 01:15 - 2:15PM: Sign restoration ceremony 02:15 - 2:45PM: Social gathering over tea and snacks Assalamu Alaykum / Peace and blessings be upon you "He who does not thank people, does not thank God." [Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)] "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." [Ralph W Emerson]In the past week, our community truly realized the "Glory of Friendship." It is at times of challenge that one discovers one's true friends. After the sign in front of MAPS was vandalized, hundreds of our co-citizens reached out to us with concern, care, support and love. Nearly 500 visited us. Many brought cards and flowers. Some made signs and stood in support in front of the mosque. Others raised money in their churches and synagogues. In fact, inter-faith leaders were among the first to check on us. One person launched a GoFundMe campaign and raised $1,850. Over one hundred people from across the nation took time and wrote to us. The words and gestures of these true friends have truly melted our hearts and brought tears to our eyes. We cannot quite put in words how much our community has been moved by this outpouring of support. We have created a web-page and documented many of the emails we received here and we have archived beautiful cards we received here and archived the "wall of support" signed by visitors here. Please take time and read some of these notes and appreciate the goodness and genuine friendship in our fellow neighbors. Many community leaders reached out to us and stood by us. Representatives of non-profit organizations called on us. Government officials, including the Redmond Mayor, the Issaquah Mayor, the Sound Cities Association which represents 37 cities of King County, the Governor, US Rep Jayapal and US Rep DelBene called us, visited us and issued strong statements condemning the act of hate. The press gave us fair coverage. We are blessed to be living in a state where our leaders strongly denounce hate and firmly stand by the timeless values of diversity and inclusion upon which our country was founded. Please read the letters from some of these leaders here . On behalf of the MAPS community, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks from the bottom of my heart to all those who reached out and cared for us. Each and everyone of our community members sincerely say thank you. We all pray that God's blessings be upon all of us, that He strengthen our bonds of friendship and that He keep all of us safe. MAPS is planning a ceremony to restore the vandalized sign on Friday December 9th following our weekly Friday prayers. We would like to extend a heartfelt invitation for you to come and attend the ceremony. We are placing the new sign on an elevated base and we are inviting various leaders of churches, synagogues, non-faith organizations, government offices, etc. to come and place a handprint on the wet cement of that base during the ceremony. We would like to capture in cement the handprints of our friends who have supported us. We want the base of handprints to remain a sign of solidarity for posterity. The agenda of the ceremony on that day is as follows: 12:15 - 1:00PM: Friday Sermon and Prayers by Imam Mohamed Magid from Virginia 01:15 - 2:15PM: Sign restoration ceremony 02:15 - 2:45PM: Social gathering over tea and snacks Please come and attend the Friday Sermon starting at 12:15PM or feel free to arrive by 1:15PM for the sign restoration ceremony which will be conducted outside on the curb. Again, thank you so very much to everybody for the care and friendship you have shown to our community. We are truly blessed!! God Bless, Mahmood Khadeer MAPS President
12/9/2016 1:15:00 PM -08:000.0000
Maps-Mcrc Thanksgiving Meal Project with St. Thomas Episcopal
MAPS-MCRC is partnering with St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina, WA for a Thanksgiving Project on Wednesday, November 23. We need 10 volunteers for food preparation between 10am and 12pm that day. Volunteer tasks will include Packaging rolls, potatoes, green beans, gravy, and stuffing Cooking green beans and stuffing Preparing, cooking, and mashing potatoes (outdoors) Assembling items into delivery boxes in preparation for delivery to the Hopelink families on Thanksgiving day For children, twelve years old is the minimum age to participate. One of their parents needs to be present. Attire is casual. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring an apron if concerned about clothing getting soiled. Volunteers may wish to bring work gloves and a warm jacket in case they are working with the potato preparations, much of which is done outdoors. Please sign up here: http://mcrcseattle.org/?page_id=945%3Fsheet_id%3D18&sheet_id=18&task_id=24&date=2016-11-23 if you wish to volunteer. Sign up is strictly on a first come first serve basis.
11/23/2016 10:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
MAPS-Mcrc Community Clinic
We will be taking appointments up until 12:30PM. This month, in addition to our regular services, we will be providing pediatric care as well. Appointments are available starting at 10AM up until 12:30 PM. Our healthcare providers this month are: Dr. Nawal Alkharouf: Pediatrics Read more about Dr. Alkharouf here: https://www.multicare.org/doctors/nawal-alkharouf/ Dr. Sadia Habib: Internal Medicine Read more about Dr. Habib here: http://www.overlakehospital.org/find-a-doctor/search-form/… Dr. David Roesel: Internal Medicine Read more about Dr. Roesel here: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/david-roesel Dr. Leah Spellen: Naturopathic Family Medicine Read more about Dr. Spellen here: http://www.rv-cc.org/meet-our-doctors Dr. Humera Ali: Cardiology Read more about Dr. Ali here: https://polyclinic.com/providers/humera-ali Mariko Fujita: Acupuncture Read more about Mariko here: http://www.beamacupunctureclinic.com/about/ To schedule an appointment, please email us at email@example.com with the following information: 1) First Name, Last Name 2) Date of Birth 3) Preferred Provider & a brief reason for the appointment (ie. wellness exam, heart health, acupuncture, etc.) 4) Preferred appointment time Appointments can also be made via phone at 206-486-5352
11/20/2016 10:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Sister's Basketball Tournament
UW Pillars of Service and MAPS partner to bring a Sister's Only Basketball Tournament. Female players only! Pre-made teams welcome! $10/player For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit on Facebook at "UW Pillars of Service".
11/19/2016 12:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
One-Day Conference on Shariah
Have you ever been asked any of following questions: Can a woman lead a Muslim organization under Shariah? What are the rights of a homosexual person under Shariah? Does Shariah allow holding of slaves? What about Shariah rulings concerning severe punishments such as amputation of hands, public lashing and stoning to death? How do we form a position on the use of transgender bathrooms or gun violence under Shariah? What does Shariah even mean for the American Muslim? Muslims are often ill-equipped to answer such questions. We often resort to narrow interpretations of texts or take an apologetic or denial stance when faced with such questions. Yet, these are the exact questions that everybody, from our children to our non-Muslim friends, want us to answer. Meanwhile, others are answering these questions on behalf of Muslims and the word “Shariah” has become a controversial term in the public opinion. MAPS is holding a one-day conference led by two eminent guests, Professor Jasser Auda and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, on November 19th to further an understanding of Maqasid al Shariah (the Intents of Islamic Law) as both a set of Intents as well as a Strategic Methodology for living as Muslims in a complex and dynamic society. The conference will educate the attendees on the theological foundation to address such questions in a manner consistent with the teachings of Islam. This event is the second such conference brought by these scholars in the USA. The first successful event was held in Washington DC and sponsored by Adams Center under the leadership of Imam Magid. This is a limited-seat event targeted at community leaders and volunteers who engage in public discourse. Register at ($20 fee): https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eddhhf41ec6436e5&oseq=&c=&ch=
11/19/2016 8:30:00 AM -08:000.0000
American Muslims After The Elections
Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edcukmu0cfd5af19&oseq=&c=&ch= The 2016 election will go down in history as a most critical event for American Muslims. We are truly honored to host 3 very prominent guests on Friday 11/18 at 7PM at MAPS in a wide-ranging post-election discussion. Professor Jasser Auda, Dr Houda Abadi and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool will travel to MAPS to discuss the new realities, challenges and opportunities facing the Muslim community. The program is open to the public and free for all. Babysitting will be provided and light refreshments will be served. Please register below and attend as a family and bring a friend or colleague. Topic: American Muslims after the Elections – Civic Engagement as an Imperative Agenda: 1. The Political Maqasid and Its Application Today Prof Jasser Auda Founding Director of Al-Maqasid Research Centre in the Philosophy of Islamic Law & Al Shatibi Chair of Maqasidi Studies, International Peace College of South Africa 2. Countering Extremism Online – Immunizing the Youth! Dr Houda Abadi Carter Center, Associate Director, MENA Region Projects – Conflict Resolution Program 3. Being American and Being Muslim – Lessons from South Africa Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool Founder Director of the World for All Foundation & Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Al Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University Venue / Time: Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) Program starts at 7PM on 11/18 and expected to end at 10PM Refreshments/Social at 6:30PM Guests Bio: Professor Auda is Al-Shatibi Chair of Maqasid Studies at the International Peace College South Africa, the Executive Director of the Maqasid Institute, a global think tank based in London, and a Visiting Professor of Islamic Law at Carleton University in Canada. He is a Founding and Board Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, Fellow of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India, and General Secretary of Yaqazat Feker, a popular youth organization in Egypt. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from University of Wales in the UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from University of Waterloo in Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Quran and studied Fiqh, Usul and Hadith in the halaqas of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo. He previously worked as: Founding Director of the Maqasid Center in the Philosophy of Islamic Law in London; Founding Deputy Director of the Center for Islamic Ethics in Doha; professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Alexandria University in Egypt, Islamic University of Novi Pazar in Sanjaq, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, and the American University of Sharjah. He lectured and trained on Islam, its law, spirituality and ethics in dozens of other universities and organizations around the world. He wrote 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which were translated to 25 languages. Dr Houda Abadi joined the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center in June 2014 as associate director for the Middle East and North Africa. For the first two years, she worked on Syria and the Israel-Palestine conflict. During that time, she developed what is now the Countering Daesh Recruitment Propaganda Project. Abadi holds a graduate certificate from Duke-UNC in Middle East studies; an M.A. in international relations and diplomacy, with a concentration in Middle East studies and conflict resolution, from Seton Hall University; and a Ph.D. in political communication and media studies from Georgia State University. She was the 2013-2014 Transcultural Conflict and Violence Presidential Fellow at Georgia State. She was born and raised in Morocco and speaks French, Arabic, and Spanish. Prior to joining the Center, Abadi served as the director of education in two nonprofit organizations that facilitated dialogue between Jewish and Muslim youth. She worked on curriculum development and youth interfaith dialogue. She also served as a researcher, translator, and writer for Muslim women’s issues at Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality. While in graduate school, she was the MENA intern in a human rights organization and acted as a liaison between the United Nations Institute of Research and Training and Arab diplomats. Abadi has published scholarly articles and taught at Georgia State and UNC. Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Georgetown University’s Edmund A Walsh School for Foreign Service. He works in the Al Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, advancing an alternative paradigm to the inertia of Orthodoxies in the face of Extremisms. He is the founder of the World for All Foundation that endeavors to create a world of coexistence and that is safe for difference. Ambassador Rasool has recently completed a term of duty as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States of America, an appointment that was the culmination of a distinguished record of Public Service in South Africa. Previously he served as a Member of Parliament in South Africa’s National Assembly, Special Advisor to the State President and has built up extensive experience in various Departments like Health, Welfare, Finance and Economic Development in the capacity of Provincial Minister. Ambassador Rasool has been the recipient of a number of awards: “Social Services Leader of the Year” Award (1995) from the African Investment Group; “Visionary Leadership and Public Good” Award from the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (2008); “Commitment and Leadership in the Fight Against Crime” from Business Against Crime (2009); The 2005 London Financial Times “Foreign Direct Investment (Africa) Personality of the Year” Award; The “Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights” presented to him by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 1998; and “Indonesian Diasporean of 2012” Award by the President of Indonesia. During his term as Ambassador he also received the Award for his Lifetime Commitment to Human Rights by Shared Interest in New York, and Inaugural Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
11/18/2016 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Golden Times for Senior Women
A morning of social connnection for senior women of all faiths. Free Event! Lunch provided. Limited spots. Register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edbka9jc59f7e444&oseq=&c=&ch=
11/14/2016 10:30:00 AM -08:000.0000
Comedy Tour Fundraiser: Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees
All proceeds of this event will benefit Syrian refugees by providing them micro-homes to live and transition them out of tents. Speaker: Imam Siraj Wahhaj Special Guest Comedians: Preachers Moss and Baba Ali Detailed information and registration can be found at: https://hhrd.org/buyTickets?eventid=75
11/13/2016 6:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
MAPS - MCRC: Poverty Simulation Workshop
This is a Free event brought to you by MAPS-MCRC in partnership with the Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry. Through simulation and role playing, participants will get to experience a month in the lives of low-income families and understand better what they go through You will explore the impact of poverty on our community, meet others who care about the issue and learn what you can do about this. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maps-poverty-simulation-workshop-tickets-28064619031
11/12/2016 9:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
Islam in the Public Square
Please join us for a one-day conference “Islam in the Public Square” on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Town Hall in Seattle. MAPS President Mahmood Khadeer will be a keynote speaker along with Mohamed Jawad Khaki (IMAN), Dr Mark Markuly (Seattle U), Bishop Greg Rickel (Diocese of Olympia) and Varisha Khan (Student U.W). Over a dozen religious organizations will be attending to build bridges of understanding and tolerance in our community at large. American Muslims have been part of the American narrative since our country’s foundation. They have settled in every state, fought in every war and contributed to the diversity that has made America strong. While many minority groups have been embraced and their traditions honored in the public square, Muslims continue to struggle to have their voices heard. The average American has little understanding of the positive contributions of Islam over the centuries to societies worldwide and to America at home. In fact, one out of two Americans holds negative views of Muslims and Islam. A recent Pew survey revealed that only 35% of Americans know a Muslim. More recently, criminal acts of extremists together with hateful rhetoric by certain pundits and electoral candidates have contributed to record high levels of anti-Muslim hate crimes and bullying of children nationwide. “Islam in the Public Square” is a gathering of local area leaders to examine the dynamics that have led to the gap in understanding about this religious tradition. We will discuss the many issues clouding the image of Islam and Muslims in America. The conversation will seek to build understanding and tolerance across ethnic and faith lines, and look into ways all of us can confront and overcome the misunderstandings and fears that divide us. Together, as one Seattle community, we will explore ways to work together for peace and justice.
10/29/2016 9:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
MAPS Election 2016
The 2016 MAPS elections will be conducted on Friday, October 28, 2016. The elections will be held for 4 board positions (includes a minimum of one woman member), and will include voting for any amendments brought forward to the Election Committee from eligible MAPS members. Monday, October 17th – Amendments text and verified candidate list published to MAPS membership Wednesday, October 19th – Candidate bios published to MAPS membership Friday, October 21st – Candidate Forum Friday, October 28th – Election Day ( 6PM to Isha Ballot time, counting after Isha) Voter Eligibility Active MAPS members meeting the following requirements will be eligible to vote for the candidates on the ballot. Eligibility to Vote An association member becomes eligible to vote if he/she meets the following conditions: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Completes a registration form and pays the membership dues set by the Board of Directors. The term of membership is two years and must be renewed at the end of two years for membership to remain current. Membership is automatically terminated for failure to renew. Voting Rights Only voting members shall have voting rights. Each voting member shall be entitled to only one vote. A member, whose dues are in arrears, loses the right to vote or run for election to Board of Directors or Board of Trustees as long as he/she is in such arrears. New members shall not have voting rights until 180 days have elapsed since their joining and payment of dues. Election Process The EC will publish the nomination forms to MAPS membership. The nominations will require two MAPS members to recommend an eligible candidate and candidate’s acceptance of the nomination and attestation to uphold the MAPS Vision and By-laws. The EC will also accept any by-law amendments during this period. The nominations process and amendment submission will close at 5:00pm PST on Friday, October 14th 2016. The EC will validate candidate eligibility and publish the eligible candidate list and amendments submitted by Monday, October 17th 2016. Please find below the link to nomination form. The nomination form can be used to send your nomination to the election committee. Note that nomination has to be seconded by second voting member to be accepted. Please fill out the form, email it to the Elections Committee at email@example.com, and cc the person seconding the nomination. We will confirm the validity of the nomination by reviewing the eligibility requirements. Also attached a file and a link below for the amendments submission form, which can be used to submit any by-law amendment for voting at the General Assembly. The EC will request the candidates to provide a bio to be published to the MAPS membership. The due date for bio submission is 5:00pm PST, Tuesday, October 18th 2016. The EC will publish the candidate bios to the MAPS membership once reviewed for publishing. The elections will be held on Friday, October 28th, 2016. The ballot counting will be done in the presence of the General Assembly and the results of the elections announced once ballot counting has been completed. As per MAPS by-laws, the General Assembly holding more than 50% of the voting members shall constitute a quorum. In the case where quorum is not attained, MAPS by-law defined process will be used for voting on the amendments. Nomination Form By-Laws Amendment Request Please feel free to reach out to EC if you have any questions or comments. Abdul Rabb, Khizer, Tarek firstname.lastname@example.org
10/28/2016 12:01:00 AM -07:000.0000
Movie Screening of Budrus
MAPS-MCRC and JVP-Seattle invite you to a screening of 'Budrus'-an award-winning feature documentary from Just Vision, directed by Julia Bacha. It shows how Palestinian community organizers, with the support of Israeli and international activists, non-violently resist the destruction of their village by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Join us for a short facilitated conversation about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestinian Liberation. Light refreshments will be served. For a guaranteed seat, be sure to register.
10/22/2016 1:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS Youth College Night
We will have our annual College Night this coming Friday at 7:00pm in the MPR! We will be discussing how to select colleges, community colleges vs 4-Year Universities, financial aid and much more. If you are applying to college this year, please be sure to bring your personal statements as we will have volunteers there to read them over and offer suggestions. If you are not a high school senior, please come with other questions ready! We will try and answer as many as we can! Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfitNRyJibzCKcGPcfvjZoewTiC4t0S-R--YdBN6dHeTSq3Tg/viewform
10/21/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS - MCRC Community Clinic
A Non-Profit Health Clinic for the Community Wellness exams & screening, eductaion & prevention, referral & follow up. MAPS-MCRC Clinic will provide culturally competent healthcare for individuals and familes who lack access to basic health services. We provide continuous aid to low-income and underserved groups regardless of their ability to pay. Services: General health care, physical exams (men & women), blood pressure, well women exam, well childcare, diabetes check, vaccines, heart health, acupuncture, and natural medicine. Our Providers and Services: Dr. Humera Ali - Cardiology Dr. Leah Spellen - Naturopathic Family Medicine Dr. Sadia Ali - Family Medicine Dr. Qudsia Khan - Internal Medicine Mariko Fujita - Acupuncture
10/16/2016 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
MAPS Technology Action Group Meet-UP
RSVP VIA TICKET LINK (or at https://www.meetup.com/Redmond-Technology-Meetup-Presented-By-MAPS-TAG/events/234434955/) Join us on October 8th for a tech talk on Power BI by Gulrez Khan. Gulrez is a Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft and an ardent follower of Power BI since its inception. Do not miss this interesting talk on Power BI. The way we tell stories online has changed, in part, due to the ever-growing volume and availability of data. What’s an opinion actually worth when we can get hard facts with a few clicks of the mouse? Today the best stories are often interactive, visually compelling, and include rich data. Many bloggers, journalists, newspaper columnists, and authors use data to help emphasize their position and engage their audience. In this introductory session, we would cover Power BI 101 and would also go through some of the showcases of data stories with Power BI.
10/8/2016 2:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Conquering K2 & Everest - Unique Event
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain. For every four persons who summit the second highest peak in the world, one dies in the attempt. Nobody has ever tamed the mountain in winter. What does it take to conquer the highest point of the Karakoram? How does one physically and mentally prepare for the extreme challenge? What is it like to be on top of the world? MAPS is very honored to host one of the most recognized names in mountain climbing, ex president of the American Alpine Club Steve Swanson on Friday October 7th at 6:30PM. Steve has made ascents of the North Ridge of K2 and the North Ridge of Everest solo - both without supplementary oxygen (more below). Come for an evening of stories of ascent, of struggle and of conquest. Learn about the sublime beauty of the Karakoram on the Pakistan-China border. Listen to stories of the local and ancient people who live in the shadows of this range. This is an open to the public and free event. Please come with families and friends. And make sure you bring all the kids. Light refreshments will be served.
10/7/2016 6:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS MCRC Walk to end hunger
MAPS First Walk for Hunger in Redmond. The walk will start from MAPS and will go through Marymoor Park. We will have a BBQ at MAPS following the walk. This is an interfaith event so please pass the word on and invite your friends, families and colleagues. Thank you.
10/2/2016 1:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Reflections On Bosnia This Friday 6:30 PM at MAPS
Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you, MAPS along with 'Voices of the Bosnian Genocide' have put together an esteemed panel of experts to reflect on and discuss these tragic events that occurred in Bosnia. What does the future hold for this nation that survived genocide? The program is free and open to the public. Bosnian delicacies will be served along with coffee. Please attend and encourage your friends and colleagues to attend.
9/30/2016 6:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
Story Night: Accused by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan at MAPS
Arguably the most painful episode in the messenger's life consists of the number of weeks during which the dignity of his beloved wife, our mother Aisha (RA) was brought into question. As rumors took Madinah by storm, they demoralized the Muslims community and did more damage than could ever be inflicted on the battlefield. Yet this terrible time was part of Allah's grand plan to bring the faithful out of this darkness back into the light. To do so, Allah revealed His brilliant words in the Surah of Light that not only brought relief to the prophet (S), his family and the faithful (R) but became a source of powerful counsel for the faithful to come until judgment day. Join Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan as he attempts to have us relive this powerful story in light of the ayaat of Surat al Noor. Friday, September 9th, 2016 | 7PM - 10:30PM Instructor: Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan Venue: Muslim Association of Puget Sound - MAPS, 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond WA 98052 Tuition: $20 Register: bayyinah.com/studentcenter Please note: This class is for ages 12 years and above.
9/9/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS MCRC Free Clinic Aug 21, 10am to 1pm
The MAPS MCRC Clinic will be open Sunday, August 21st from 10AM-1PM
8/21/2016 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
EID Bazaar tonight
Sign up to have a vendor table at our Eid bazaar today from 6-11.
7/5/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Hennah at MAPS
Are you a henna artists looking to share your talents. MAPS will be having a hennah/ Chandraat night Tuesday night befor Eid. Register for a table today.
7/5/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS Jr. Robotics Competition
Tune in for our live stream and join us for MAPS Junior Robotics Competition 2016. Chant for your best team! Encourage all others and generally get involved in the community!
6/4/2016 11:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
MAPS Annual Banquet - Saturday May 14
Programs During the Banquet * State of MAPS by the President * Addresses by guest speaker Monzer Taleb, Imam Joban and Varisha Khan * Entertainment by Joshua Salaam of Native Deen http://nativedeen.com/ * Kids activity with Lego Brick of Puget Sound. We will build a MAPS Masjid Lego model! * French and Mediterranean cuisine
5/14/2016 5:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
MAPS 10th Annual Seerah Conference
Please join us for MAPS Annual Seerah conference April 29 & 30th. Upholding Faith and Caring for Humanity”. We have great speakers: Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Imam M.A. Azeez, Imam John Ederer, Imam Mohamad Joban & Imam Taha Hassane. * Friday, conference will start on 7pm to 10pm * Saturday, 10am to 7pm * Food will be available for purchase * Registration: $10 per person, $30 max per family 50% DISCOUNT UNTIL 4/11 - Discount code: MAPS
4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Story Night: The Messiah
Shaykh Umar Suleiman will be coming to MAPS on March 25 for a special story night event about Prophet 'Isa. Don't miss out! "For two thirds of the world's population, the Messiah, the son of Mary, is the awaited savior. His place among God's Messengers is unique because it isn't just his incredible past that is a source of inspiration for the faithful, but also his future. Join us for an evening of insights and discovery into his amazing legacy and an in depth look at what his anticipated second coming will look like." -Bayyinah Here is a shortcut to the link in the previous post with more information and videos about the event: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/LIMITED-seats-left--.html?soid=1105268807075&aid=mN53bXrVY-o
3/25/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Golden Times event for Senior Men & Women - 60 & older
A morning of social connection for senior Men & Women of all faiths. This event will bring together seniors and elders in our community together to connect, interact and socialize. There will be fun activities and a light lunch will be provided. Register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ecb0ehm979cfa9c0&oseq=&c=&ch=
3/22/2016 10:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Imam Abdul Malik @Community Breakfast on Sat. 10/31
We will continue with our weekly Saturday morning program this week after Fajr (iqama @6:45am) followed by Community Breakfast. Feel free to bring your sports gear if you like to play basketball / badminton. This Saturday, we'll have a special guest speaker, inshaAllah: Speaker: Imam Abdul Malik Topic: The Blessing is in the Battle Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 - Fajr @6:45am Location: MAPS
10/31/2015 6:45:00 AM -07:000.0000