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IMAN - Green ReEntry Project

Are you ready to learn ways you can help and take action after the viewing of the film "13th" and discussion with our wonderful panelists last weekend? Well now's your opportunity! In Honor of Black History Month, Madina Institute is partnering with IMAN (Inner-City Muslim Action Network) to assist with the Green ReEntry Project. Green Reentry Program Summary : The Green Reentry Leadership Training Program at IMAN serves and empowers ‘returning citizens’ into their communities by converting vacant properties into transitional, rental, and, homeownership housing opportunities for Muslim coming out of prison. Through the renovation of these homes, the program will provide on-the-job-construction experience, along with job readiness and life skills training, for ex-offenders who will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. On Feb 25 IMAN Atlanta will begin renovating their program office and green reentry home. **LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED** RSVP: Send Email - Atlanta@imancentral.org Things to bring: -Gloves , work clothes, closed toed shoes, and smiles ! If you're interested in learning more, check out this video! https://youtu.be/HEmQvXW7vXY ------------------------------------------------------------------- Logistics: You can either plan to meet us there (address to provided soon) OR you can carpool with us from Madina Institute. If you plan to carpool, please be sure to arrive on time. All cars will leave by 9:15am SHARP. **This event is for ages 13+

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

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Hunger Walk/Run 5k 2017

Its that time of year again! The Hunger Walk/Run 2017 is around the corner! For the past few years we at Madina Institute USA, along with the other masajid around Atlanta, have excelled in our participation at the Annual Hunger Walk/Run hosted by the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Join us as we look to continue our tradition by helping and contributing to this excellent cause, while enjoying the day outside with family, friends, and the community. There are three ways you can help: 1. Donate food. Drop off your non-perishable goods at the marked bins in the Madina Institute masjid. Everything helps so donate what you can! 2. Sign up, at the link given below, to walk/run the 5K as a part of our Madina Institute USA Team. 3. You can also help by donating to our team using the same link provided below. Dont wait, start signing up and donating now! http://engage.acfb.org/site/TR/HungerWalkAtlantaCommunityFoodBank/HungerWalk?team_id=34579&pg=team&fr_id=1792

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

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Hiking to Blood Mountain

Looking for a cool and relaxing trip with your favorite peeps, all while enjoying nature and the beauty of His creation, and at the same time disconnecting with social media? Well you're in luck, Madina Institute and Gwinnett Islamic Circle (GIC) are joining in for an exciting hike to beautiful, Blood Mountain - It’s the tallest peak on Georgia’s stretch of the Appalachian Trail, offering stunning and breathtaking summit views. Not only will the nature retreat be awesome, but we'll also spend some time at our picnic spot to Relax and Reflect - reflections shared by our Youth Leads. WHEN: Sunday February 19th MADINA & GIC YOUTH: We'll be meeting at Madina Institute & GIC at 11:00am and carpooling from there. We plan to leave by 11.30 AM SHARP. This event is for High School & up & a signed waiver will be required to join us for the carpool & hike. We expect to be back at Madina Institute & GIC by 5:00pm insha'Allah. The waiver will need to be signed by parents of hikers on the day of for anyone under the age of 18. So parents please be sure to stop by and sign waiver forms on Sat Feb 19th. We will not be able to take your child if the waiver is not signed. This event is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch), so be sure to bring a disposable sack lunch with you as well as a backpack to wear during the hike! Be sure to bring plenty of water for the hike! Please dress appropriately for the weather and for the hike. Be ready for a few hours of hiking and learning Insh'Allah! This event is geared for youth aged high school and up, but we welcome anyone who would like to join and learn too! We will have chaperones from both institutes. Never heard of Blood Mountain before? Check out their website here: http://www.atlantatrails.com/blood-mountain/ For questions please text message 770-906-1458

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

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Adopt A Road Clean-Up

Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our adopted portion of Sweetwater Rd! This is a great way to get out there and help cleanup our neighboring community and part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! The weather is beautiful too..... We'll be meeting at Madina at 10 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions insha'Allah :) As part of Gwinnett County's Adopt-a-Road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ For more information, please message Nasim Omar

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

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A Black History Month Event - Film Screening & Panel Discussion

In honor of Black History Month, Madina Institute will be showing the Netflix Original Documentary, "13th" followed by a panel discussion with some of our very own community leaders: - Imam Mansoor Sabree - Imam Furqan Muhammad - Br. Hasan Clay - Sr. Naaila Clay - Br. Amjad Taufique According to Fortunate Magazine, the film is: "Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery except as "punishment for crime," the doc uses archival footage and expert commentary to make the case that slavery hasn't disappeared from the U.S.—it's evolved into our modern system of mass incarceration, one in which many prisons are run by for-profit companies and prisoners can be paid a pittance to work for corporations." We invite you to join us as we watch this film together and provide an open and honest learning environment to ask questions and learn more about the issues discussed within the film and ways that you can actually help in the weeks that follow (Stay tuned for details on this as well!) Program: Film: 4:30-6:15pm Break for Maghrib Panel: After Maghrib - 8:00pm Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

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

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No Questions off the Table- An Open Q&A with Shaykh Ninowy

As we all know, people are constantly facing questions about their faith every day. However, many of us don't know where to go to have our doubts or questions addressed. Now is the perfect chance to address your questions! Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any doubts or issues you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, or anything else you may have on your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah. Check out our website for more info: http://www.madinainstituteusa.org/madina-youth-activities/

1/14/2017 7:15:00 PM -05:00

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Madina After Dark!

Join us on Saturday, December 31st for a fun youth all-nighter and the perfect way to welcome the New Year! We'll have games, inspirational talks, food and drinks, late-night prayer (qiyam), and most importantly, some really great company with your favorite Madina friends & family! So come out to this no-sleep all-nighter for a youth night- you won't regret it :) This event is for all youth ages 13 & up. We apologize, but we will not have accommodations for small children or youth under 13. Recap of the night's activities: Food & Drinks Fun Group Games Inspirational Talks Movies Qiyam (Late-night Vigil Prayer) Awesome company This event is for both brothers and sisters!

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

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A Practical Workshop on Bathing & Shrouding

Madina Institute is hosting a year long series of candid discussions on "The Journey Through Life" and each of it's four stages. On Nov 12th we discussed Series 1- "Beginning of the End - "The Journey of our Soul and Life in Barzakh" followed by, "Your Last Good Deed - Importance of a Will". Series 1 continues on.... Please join us on Saturday Dec 3rd from 11AM-1:30PM for a Practical Workshop on Bathing and Shrouding at Janaza Services of Georgia: 2920 Woodbine Hill Way, Norcross, 30071. The workshop will have a live demonstration of how a deceased is bathed and shrouded with Brother Abdullah Siddiqui, Sister Farah Baig and Sister Nigar Yaqoob. This will be followed by a discussion on the Etiquettes of Visiting Graves and a Q&A. Don't miss this opportunity to see where your second to last stop will be...

12/3/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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The Final Destination: The Journey of Death

Madina Institute is hosting a year-long series of candid discussions about our journey through each of life’s phases. While discussions of this nature normally begin with life, we are beginning the series with a reflection on death – The Beginning of the End, which will help you understand three things: 1. The importance of having your last will & testament in place if you have not already done so 2. Your grave 3. The afterlife Please join us on Saturday, November 12th from 2:00-5:30PM, as our own beloved Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy (hafidhahuAllah) will begin this important series on life and death with a detailed discussion on the Journey of the Soul: Barzakh Life in the Grave. This will be followed by Ibrahim Awad & Robert Bexley’s discussion, Your Last Good Deed: The Importance of Having a Will. The workshop is being held in loving memory of the father of our dear brother, Amr Omar.

11/12/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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Adopt-a-Road Clean Up

Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our adopted portion of Sweetwater Rd! This is a great way to get out there and help cleanup our neighboring community and part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! We'll be meeting at Madina at 10 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions insha'Allah :) As part of Gwinnett County's Adopt-a-Road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ For more information, please message Sr. Nasim Omar or Sr. Rizwana Khan

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

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Straight Talk for Madina Youth

Straight Talk - Youth Workshop: In this workshop the Muslim Youth are being provided a venue where they can share what they are facing in the current environment. Areas of focus in this first workshop are as follows: 1) Talk about self-esteem, to understand what it is and how it is impacted. At the beginning of this workshop the audience will take a self-esteem survey. This survey will help ISB understand how the Muslim Youth fare when it comes to self-esteem in the different communities. 2) Developing friends and being an influencer. The concepts here come from Dale Carnegie's book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People." The workshops go over the 6 concepts that the youth can do to develop their friendship and be a positive influencer. 3) Discuss how the Islamic faith teaches Muslims to be tolerant of other faiths and backgrouns showing specific examples. This is to show the youth that the stereotypes and negative comments are often misconceptions. 4) Role-playing scenarios. Here, the audience will be split into different groups where they will be assigned a role-play (a topic related to maintaining your identity). The objective is to hear how the youth would respond to those scenarios and coach them on the optimal way to handle the situation (based on what was discussed in the workshop). At the end of the Youth Workshop the audience should walk away with a toolkit on how to maintain their identity as well as enable the youth in becoming a positive influencer in their respective social circles.

10/29/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan Special- Open Q&A with Shaykh Ninowy

After such a successful event last time, the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have is back! This time-- the opportunity comes during the last 10 days of Ramadan. Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to join us after Taraweeh for an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, ways to make the most out of the last 10 days of Ramadan, or anything else you may have on your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Afterwards-- be sure to stick around for Qiyam at 1:30 AM! Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah.

7/2/2016 12:30:00 AM -04:00

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Graduation Ceremony - Islamic Studies Program

The 1-Year Associate's Degree program (formerly known as the Usul-ud-Din pgm) draws to an end, and Madina Institute is hosting the Graduation Ceremony to award Ijazas to our hard-working students. ALL community members welcome - brief ceremony to begin after the nightly dinner & 'Isha prayers.

6/13/2016 10:30:00 PM -04:00

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Adopt-a-Road

6/4/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, TN

Join our Madina Institute Youth Group on Saturday, May, 28th for a fun day of Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, TN! This is going to be a fun event you don’t want to miss! The event is open to all youth ages 12 and up. Please be advised that we cannot make any acceptions to youth under the age of 12 years old. Ages 12-15 MUST be accompanied by a parent/chaperone. Please sign up as soon as possible! There are only a total of 29 spots available and they will fill up fast! Price: $30. This price includes our discounted rafting rates, river taxes, and fuel/carpool costs. Be sure to bring the following items: - Your own food (e.g. lunch, dinner, snacks, etc.) - Appropriate clothing - Sunscreen - Water Bottles Carpool: Must meet at Madina Institute at 12:00pm. Carpooling is HIGHLY encouraged, though you may be able to follow in your own car as well. Travel time is about 1.5 hours each way. THe Middle Ocoee River is about a 5 mile stretch and will take about 3 1/2 hours in total (including the shuttle ride to and from the river). Please plan at least 8 hours for this trip! Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/7ZgvepavlndIfweS2 If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Sister Nasim Omar: 770-906-1458.

5/28/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Healthy Eating for Ramadan

Madina Institute USA is proud to present a workshop on Healthy Eating for Ramadan with Registered Dietitian, Rahaf Al Bochi of Olive Tree Nutrition on Saturday, May 21st at 1:00PM sharp! This event is not to be missed!

5/21/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Youth Lake BBQ & Potluck

Looking to enjoy the spring weather with friends, family and food? Join us on April 23rd as we host a Family BBQ & Potluck at Lake Lanier! We'll join for sports (volleyball, football, frisbee), great conversations, loads of food, congregational prayer (Duhr) and more! To make this event even more awesome, we're asking everyone to participate by signing up to bring something to the potluck! You can do so by filling out the form here: https://goo.gl/CozLpY Carpooling Info: Anyone looking to carpool should plan to arrive at Madina Institute before 11am. We will be departing at 11am sharp. Carpooling options will also be available at GIC! Please plan on arriving early, all cars will be departing at 11am sharp!

4/23/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Youth Movie Night!

What better way to spend your Friday night than with friends, family, great company, lively discussions and a movie! Join your family & friends for a fun-filled and relaxin youth movie night at Madina! Movie will start right after the Maghrib prayer in congregation! We'll be announcing the movie shortly, but please save the date insha'Allah. Discussion will follow after the movie. The movie will be targeted towards our youth group. However, we are trying to arrange something another movie in the kids room for children under the age of 13. Please stay tuned for details.

4/8/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Hunger Walk/Run 5k 2016 - Atlanta Muslims United Team

As January draws to an end, it's time for us focus the month of February on establishing a strong presence at the Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk, just as we did last year. Last year, the Atlanta Muslim community had the largest showing of any other group with 633 of us (represented by 29 unique mosques, schools and organizations) and we raised $29,000, making us the second leading contributor! I can't tell you how much of an impact this has had on our community and how much the ACFB has thanked us and appreciated our efforts. You can hardly find a picture of the Hunger Walk last year, without a member of our community in it! Looking to also unleash your competitive side? We have a trophy that will be awarded to the Team of the Year from the Muslim Community, based on the number of people recruited to their team. Last year, Madina Institute just slipped past RCM, Masjid Hamzah and GIC with 103 registrations to take the trophy. Let's see if Madina keeps the trophy for 2 years in a row! Registration Links will be uploaded here as they become active: Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta - http://goo.gl/oxbdx8 Al-Huda Islamic Center - http://goo.gl/rCUn2r Atlanta Muslim Running Club & Muslimahs Endure - http://goo.gl/B1QCGA East Cobb Islamic Center - ECIC - http://goo.gl/GJNSCb Georgia Tech MSA - http://goo.gl/6z5Mkc Gwinnett Islamic Circle - http://goo.gl/aAyXbw ILM Academy - http://goo.gl/oks4gG Islamic Community Center of Atlanta - ICCA- http://goo.gl/2dKoFc ICNF - http://goo.gl/CUaFI0 Islamic Society of South Atlanta (ISSA) - http://goo.gl/008VJ3 Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta - http://goo.gl/hPl763 Madina Institute U.S.A - http://goo.gl/FAopZY Masjid Hamzah - http://goo.gl/x8Zbe8 Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz - http://goo.gl/1suth1 Project Hope Atlanta - http://goo.gl/SxMQPv Roswell Community Masjid - RCM - http://goo.gl/h3pMw6 United Muslim Relief Atlanta - http://goo.gl/AR6WA3

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

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No Questions off the Table- An Open Q&A with Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy

As we all know, people are constantly facing questions about their faith every day. However, many of us don't know where to go to have our doubts or questions addressed. Now is the perfect chance to address your questions! Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any doubts or issues you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, or anything else you may have on your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah. Also, we will be collecting canned food for our 450lb goal for the needy at the door. You must bring at least one can to attend!

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

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Adopt-a-Road Cleanup

Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our adopted portion of Sweetwater Road! This is a great way to get out there and help clean up our neighboring community and be a part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! We'll be meeting at Madina at 11 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions Insha'Allah :) As part of Gwinnett County's adopt-a-road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ For more information, please message Sr. Nasim Omar

2/20/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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Seeking Bae: Faith & the Pursuit of Love

It's that time of year again! Faith & Love: two topics we all love to explore & discuss. However, I'm sure that we can all agree that sometimes it can be awkward to put the two together. That's what we're here for! Last year this event was a hit. We are anticipating an even better discussion this year, Insha'Allah. Join your friends & family at Madina Institute U.S.A for a special Youth Program, Seeking Bae: Faith & the Pursuit of Love with Sundus Adhi, Bayyinah Dream Grad and Ashanti Jabri, Youth Leader! This program is for all youth, ages 13 & up and is free of charge. We will also be selling dinner (pizza, side, drink) for $5. Be sure to bring change with you if you'll be eating with us, Insha'Allah. We hope to see you all there, Insha'Allah!

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

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Ping Pong & Foosball Tournament!

Ready for some healthy competition and a great way to network with the community, all while showcasing your ping pong and foosball skills? Well, Madina Institute is here to help! Join us on Saturday, December 19th at 11am for a Ping Pong & Foosball Tournament to put your skills to the test! Winners take home the coveted trophies and bragging rights until the next tournament. Entry is $5 per person and at least 2 games are guaranteed for each player. Food and snacks will also be available throughout the tournament for a nominal price. This tournament is for everyone ages 14 & up and at this time, will be for brothers only. We will additionally host a sisters tournament at a later date if there is a demand for it (last sisters tournament only had 2 players compete).

12/19/2015 11:00:00 AM -05:00

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Honoring Our Elders: Nursing Home Visit

"When a young person treats an elderly person with respect and honor, Allah (swt) will place someone in their life who will treat them with respect and honor when they get older." - Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him and his family peace. Join us on Saturday, December 12th as we put the above Prophetic Tradition into practice as we visit the elderly and enjoy their company at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Tucker!

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

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The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora

Don't miss The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora at Madina Institute U.S.A on Sunday, November 22nd from 4:00-5:45pm. There is a special guest lecture by Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV on his new book, The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora. There will be a Q/A session after the talk as well as a book-signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event. "The Call of Bilal is a penetrating account of the rich diversity of Islamic religious practice among Africana Muslims worldwide. Covering North Africa and the Middle East, India and Pakistan, Europe, and the Americas, Curtis reveals a fascinating range of religious activities—from the observance of the five pillars of Islam and the creation of transnational Sufi networks to the veneration of African saints and political struggles for racial justice."

11/22/2015 4:00:00 PM -05:00

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Hike to Amicalola Falls

Looking for a cool and relaxing trip with your favorite people, all while enjoying nature and the beauty of His creation? Well you're in luck! Join us for an exciting hike to beautiful, Amicalola Falls this November! We'll be carpooling from Madina, so be there by 10:30am iA. Bring your sack lunches with you as well for a picnic lunch and some reflections by some of Madina's very own One-Year Foundational Program.

11/21/2015 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Winter Drive - For Syrian Refugees

Join us & Helping Hands this winter as we kick off our Winter Drive to serve the dispersed Syrian refugees in their time of need! We will be collecting NEW blankets and NEW warm socks to be donated by the end of November to our brothers and sisters who have been forced to flee Syria. Bins can be found in the Main Lobby as well as near the Sister's Entrance at Madina. Distribution of all donated items will be done by Helping Hands. We ask Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) to bless everyone for their contributions and good intentions!

11/14/2015 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Halal-O-Ween Night!

Join us for an exciting evening on Saturday night filled with games, table tennis, loads of sugar and candy, great company, and great reminders given by our youth speakers and students of the Madina One-Year Usul Intensive! This youth event is geared for everyone ages 14 & up! We can't wait to spend the evening with you all insha'Allah.

10/31/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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