Also known as Masjid Ar-Rahmah. Muslim Association of Puget Sound, MAPS, is an Islamic organization founded in 2006 with the intent of serving the Muslims of Puget Sound. Its mission is to provide Islamic educational, social and cultural services to the Muslim community in the region and to promote the teachings of Islam to the inquiring non-Muslim. MAPS strives to build links between Muslim families, businesses and organizations, provides year-round activities and religious services and is committed to helping the needy.
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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 -08:00

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Support Group for Divorcee and SIngle Parent SIsters

1/27/2017 7:30:00 PM -08:00

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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!

2/17/2017 7:00:00 PM -08:00

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The Sultan & the Saint

Seattle Film Premiere on Muslim-Christian Peacemaking with Opening Remarks by the Movie Producer

2/25/2017 6:00:00 PM -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 maps-amen@mapsredmond.org or Jordan Goldwarg at jordan@k4p.org. 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 -08:00

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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 maps-amen@mapsredmond.org or Jordan Goldwarg at jordan@k4p.org.

1/15/2017 1:00:00 PM -08:00

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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 -08:00

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CPR Training

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 mapsreadycommittee@mapsredmond.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 mapsreadycommittee@mapsredmond.org

1/14/2017 8:30:00 AM -08:00

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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 mapsreadycommittee@mapsredmond.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 -08:00

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A Panel Discussion with your Local Police Chiefs

1/10/2017 7:00:00 PM -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 mapsmcrcclinic@gmail.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 -08:00

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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 pillars@uw.edu or visit on Facebook at "UW Pillars of Service".

11/19/2016 12:00:00 PM -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -08:00

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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 -07:00

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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 electioncommittee@mapsredmond.org, 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 electioncommittee@mapsredmond.org

10/28/2016 12:01:00 AM -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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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 -07:00

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