The mission of MakeSpace is to serve as an inclusive, relevant and transparently-managed hub for the Washington Metropolitan area Muslim community, with a strong focus on youth and young professionals. We aim to help our members grow spiritually, intellectually and professionally. We further aim to help the community develop an American Muslim identity rooted in the values of balance and compassion through educational programs, civic engagement initiatives, community service projects and recreational activities. Physical location is in the Dunya Banquet Hall in Alexandria while we secure a permanent facility.
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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

6/30/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/7/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Eid Picnic

Eid Mubarak! Join MakeSpace for our Eid Picnic! Bring your family and friends as we celebrate Eid with food, games and fun, including a moon bounce for kids! We hope to see you there! WHERE: Virginia Highlands Park 1600 S Hayes St. Arlington, VA 22202 (located at the picnic shelter!) WHEN: Sunday, July 9th 12-4pm!

7/9/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/14/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/21/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/28/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Eid Prayers

Join us for Eid al Fitr prayers! We'll be having two prayers: 1st Eid Prayer: 9:30AM Led by Imam Zia 2nd Eid Prayer: 11AM Led by Br. Haris Train

6/25/2017 9:30:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan Tahajjud Prayers

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Qiyam/Tahajjud prayers on the morning of 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 and 6/24 starting at 2:45am. (Night of 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of Ramadan) Suhoor will be provided but please bring something to share with others.

6/24/2017 2:45:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan 2017: Reviving Hope and Building Resilience

Taraweeh will begin at 10:10pm and will be held each night at Dunya Banquet Hall: 5951 Stevenson Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304 Ramadan brings long days of fasting, nights of prayer, time with friends and family, and lots of time for reflection. Think back to how you ended your Ramadan last year. Was it with a fierce energy and renewed lease on life? Maybe you wish you had done more? However you ended it and spent the last year, now is the time to renew your journey as a Muslim. Come visit us at MakeSpace for an energizing and renewing experience with nightly taraweeh, led by Imam Zia, and uplifting programs throughout the month! _________________ TARAWEEH SPONSORSHIPS! Interested in sponsoring a night of Taraweeh for $1,700? We encourage individuals, businesses, families, and group of friends to sign up to help us provide the best Ramadan experience to our community while giving you the reward of providing food and prayer space for the community. In addition, each sponsor may host their friends and family for iftar on the designated sponsored night. If interested, please email info@imakespace.com. WE NEED BABYSITTERS & VOLUNTEERS! We're looking for babysitters and volunteers to help during taraweeh! Babysitting hours are 9:30-11:30pm and the position will be paid. As a 100% volunteer run organization, we'll also need extra help to serve food, clean up and serve our community in other ways. To lend us a hand with babysitting or volunteering, please email info@imakespace.com. WE'RE GOING GREEN! MakeSpace will not be handing out plastic water bottles this year - but don't worry, we still have plenty of water to go around! Bring your own reusable water bottle with you to taraweeh and you can easily fill it up at one of our water coolers. Lastly, remember this is MakeSpace and we strive to provide and open and inclusive environment. Be friendly, talk to new people, hold doors for each other and smile often. Remember that each person is at a different season in their life and has a different connection with God. Be kind. Be only kind, to others, and to yourself. Ramadan Mubarak!

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

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

6/23/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan Tahajjud Prayers

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Qiyam/Tahajjud prayers on the morning of 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 and 6/24 starting at 2:45am. (Night of 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of Ramadan) Suhoor will be provided but please bring something to share with others.

6/23/2017 2:45:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan Tahajjud Prayers

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Qiyam/Tahajjud prayers on the morning of 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 and 6/24 starting at 2:45am. (Night of 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of Ramadan) Suhoor will be provided but please bring something to share with others.

6/22/2017 2:45:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan Tahajjud Prayers

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Qiyam/Tahajjud prayers on the morning of 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 and 6/24 starting at 2:45am. (Night of 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of Ramadan) Suhoor will be provided but please bring something to share with others.

6/21/2017 2:45:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan Tahajjud Prayers

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Qiyam/Tahajjud prayers on the morning of 6/17, 6/18 and then again on 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 starting at 2:45am. (Night of 27th, 28th and 29th of Ramadan) Suhoor will be provided but please bring something to share with others.

6/18/2017 2:45:00 AM -04:00

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Diversity Night Iftar

MakeSpace warmly invites you to our diversity night iftar on June 17th! Join MakeSpace to break your fast and celebrate our community's diversity. Don the attire of your ancestral lands and bring your special ethnic desserts to share with everybody! POTLUCK IFTAR - Please bring your favorite dish to share with others. -Feel free to wear your traditional clothing to this iftar! -Please bring a dessert from your culture to share! -Please bring any new or gently used clothing that you would like to donate iA

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

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Ramadan Tahajjud Prayers

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Qiyam/Tahajjud prayers on the morning of 6/17, 6/18 and then again on 6/22, 6/23 starting at 2:45am. Suhoor will be provided but please bring something to share with others.

6/17/2017 2:45:00 AM -04:00

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SeekersHub Iftar

Join MakeSpace and Shaykh Yahya Rhodus from SeekersHub for iftar and taraweeh on Friday, June 16th! Shaykh Yahya Rhodus was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of 19, he embraced Islam in Santa Clara, California. He began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars such as Shaykh Khatri wuld Baybba and Shaykh Abdullah wuld Ahmadna. He travels regularly teaching, lecturing, and conducting weekend seminars and also offers on-line instruction through SeekersHub Global. *Registration is free but required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/makespace-seekershub-iftar-tickets-35307251941

6/16/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm and will be led by Shaykh Yahya Rhodes on Ramadan Renewal: Renewing your connection with Allah, His Messenger, and his message. Prayer starts around 1:45. See you there!

6/16/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

In the spirit of Ramadan, let's get together to give to those in need! Join MakeSpace on Sunday June 11th as we assemble hygiene packs for the homeless and distribute them in DC and to local shelters. Please view, fill out and share the link to the editable Google spreadsheet for supplies donation sign up (instructions included): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hx1PRCLN2iBkTGgqH9ZB29l5WJBoMhzoHKzN_kz25mk/edit?usp=sharing We will be collecting items at Dunya each night at taraweeh and at our HQ -- located at 6082 Franconia Rd. Units C&D, Alexandria, VA 22310 -- on the day of the event. Please consider donating supplies or monetary contributions even if you cannot attend the event in person (write in special instructions designation for community service event): http://www.imakespace.com/donate/

6/11/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Mother/Daughter Iftar

One of the goals at MakeSpace is to help build vibrant families by strengthening bonds within the family. This includes creating programs that allow the youth to connect with their parents in different ways. What better time than the blessed month of Ramadan to do this! Moms & daughters, please join us for our Mother/Daughter Iftar as we promote quality mother-daughter time during the blessed month. FUN activity stations! POTLUCK IFTAR - Please bring your favorite dish to share with others. Tickets: Registration is free but REQUIRED. Please sign up using the below google doc: https://docs.google.com/a/imakespace.com/spreadsheets/d/1rm0GAN21AqkTNnGQwbNOieSwwaFuhCR4G5eRhM07XJE/edit?usp=sharing We look forward to seeing you there iA!

6/10/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

6/9/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan 2017: Reviving Hope and Building Resilience

Ramadan brings long days of fasting, nights of prayer, time with friends and family, and lots of time for reflection. Think back to how you ended your Ramadan last year. Was it with a fierce energy and renewed lease on life? Maybe you wish you had done more? However you ended it and spent the last year, now is the time to renew your journey as a Muslim. Come visit us at MakeSpace for an energizing and renewing experience with nightly taraweeh, led by Imam Zia, and uplifting programs throughout the month! Taraweeh will begin at 10pm and will be held each night at Dunya Banquet Hall. 5951 Stevenson Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304 _________________ TARAWEEH SPONSORSHIPS! Interested in sponsoring a night of Taraweeh for $1,700? We encourage individuals, businesses, families, and group of friends to sign up to help us provide the best Ramadan experience to our community while giving you the reward of providing food and prayer space for the community. In addition, each sponsor may host their friends and family for iftar on the designated sponsored night. If interested, please email info@imakespace.com. WE NEED BABYSITTERS & VOLUNTEERS! We're looking for babysitters and volunteers to help during taraweeh! Babysitting hours are 9:30-11:30pm and the position will be paid. As a 100% volunteer run organization, we'll also need extra help to serve food, clean up and serve our community in other ways. To lend us a hand with babysitting or volunteering, please email info@imakespace.com. WE'RE GOING GREEN! MakeSpace will not be handing out plastic water bottles this year - but don't worry, we still have plenty of water to go around! Bring your own reusable water bottle with you to taraweeh and you can easily fill it up at one of our water coolers. Lastly, remember this is MakeSpace and we strive to provide and open and inclusive environment. Be friendly, talk to new people, hold doors for each other and smile often. Remember that each person is at a different season in their life and has a different connection with God. Be kind. Be only kind, to others, and to yourself. Ramadan Mubarak!

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Ramadan Story Time for Kids

Join MakeSpace on Sunday June 4th for Ramadan Story Time for Kids! Bring your kids, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and your other tiny loved ones! We hope to see all of the youngsters there!

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

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Interfaith Iftar

We are pleased to invite you to our interfaith iftar on Saturday, June 3rd! What better way to share the message and blessings of Ramadan than with an interfaith dinner with our community?! In times like these, there is nothing more important than getting to know one another and building bridges throughout the community. Join us as we break bread together and work to accomplish that noble goal! We hope to see you all there! *We highly encourage all of you to bring your non-Muslim friends, neighbors, colleagues and others! :)

6/3/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

6/2/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan Kickoff Iftar

Join MakeSpace as we welcome Ramadan with our first Kickoff Iftar! Get together with friends, old and new, family, and members of the community as we break our first fast together! Taraweeh will begin following the iftar. Location: Dunya Banquet Hall 5951 Stevenson Ave. Alexandria, VA

5/27/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

5/26/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Meet Your Muslim Neighbors! MakeSpace Open House

An event open to ALL! Come out and meet your Muslim neighbors! Share a delicious meal, play games, put on henna, ask those questions you've been wondering about, and build bridges. Kids are welcome! Activities for the little ones too. Muslims - please invite your friends/coworkers/neighbors. HOSTED BY MAKESPACE Event is FREE but we ask that you please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-your-muslim-neighbors-makespace-open-house-tickets-34455877457

5/21/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Night of Quran - An Evening of Recitation & Reflection

Join us for a powerful evening of Quran recitation and reflection by various Qaris from the DMV area! The event is FREE but you must reserve your spot by clicking on the "Tickets Available" link above. Dinner will be served.

5/20/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Sexual Health Workshop

MakeSpace and HEART Women & Girls are thrilled to bring you a unique workshop. Join us for an interactive and practical workshop led by HEART Women & Girls. During this seminar, you'll learn about sexual abuse and violence and your role in prevention; what sexual health education is and how to acquire knowledge and comfort with the topic; and how to speak with your family and social circles about sexual health and violence. This workshop is ideal for both those who are informed or under-informed about sexual health, and will leave you feeling empowered with the necessary tools to create safe spaces. Tickets are $10 and available through the Eventbrite link above. Because of the sensitive nature of the discussion topic, this workshop is for adults only.

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

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Quran Top 400 Words: Pre-Ramadan Intensive

***Update: MakeSpace does not turn away anyone from its classes for lack of means. Contact us if you need a discount of fee waiver! *** Class taught by: Imam Zia Objective: Looking for a great spiritual preparation for Ramadan? This class focuses on the explanation of the top most frequent 400 words of the Quran. These 400 words (a mix of Lemmas and Verbs) constitute approximately 71% of the entire Quran. By the end of this class, students will be able to understand up to 71% of the words as they recite or listen to the Quran. Coupled with general knowledge of Islam’s, this course will enable the students to build a personal connection with the Quran by understanding most of it as it’s recited. Prerequisites: Ability to read the Quran from the book at higher elementary level and above Age Group: 12+ Duration: 12 hours of live classroom instruction = 6 hours each class x 2 classes Dates/Times: Sat. May 13th, 2017: 1-7PM Sat. May 20th, 2017: 1-7PM Accomodations: Food will be provided for the classes

5/20/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Pajama Party with MakeSpace Jr.

Come in your cozy pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal and a pillow if you'd like! We will serve dinner, popcorn, drinks as you join other children watching "Trolls." Please be on time! Children tickets are $5 each, parents are free. This event is for children from ages 0-8. Please RSVP on Eventbrite. Tickets will go FAST. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pajama-party-with-makespace-jr-tickets-34477335639

5/19/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

5/19/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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The Daring Way Workshop

Facilitated by Janey Imaani Chowdhury, The Daring WayTM workshop will focus on developing shame resilience skills and daily practices, that will transform the way you live, love, parent and lead. The Daring WayTM workshop is for those who would like to: - Breaking free from conflicting thoughts of feeling “not good enough” Identify your values and the fears that are holding you back - Explore authenticity, courage and connection - Quieten your inner critic - Cultivate deeper connection with yourself and others - Explore vulnerability, self compassion and acceptance. The worskshop will adopt a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr Brené-Brown. Dr Brené has one of the most watched TED talks of all time. DATES: 4/29/2017 5/6/2017 5/13/2017 5/20/2017 TIME 9:30am — 1.00pm FEE: $95 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-daring-way-workshop-tickets-33787242552

5/13/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

5/12/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Sunday School

Enroll your children at MakeSpace's Sunday School! To see curriculum details, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2jeYFEA Age 5-7 Age 8-10 Age 11-13 Email Sister Sonia at sonia.siddiqui@imakespace.com to request a enrollment form. WHY: Given the challenges our children face in navigating multiple identities, societal pressures and the prevalent negative perceptions about Islam and Muslims, memorization and learning the mechanics of the deen are neither sufficient nor the proper way of engaging with the religion. With that in mind, the MakeSpace Sunday School team aims to help build virtuous young men and women who love God and His creation and who are compassionate, confident and open-minded. The learning environment at our Sunday School will facilitate critical thinking, authentic spirituality, impeccable character and a strong sense of American Muslim identity. WHEN: Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm WHERE: MakeSpace Headquarters 6082 Franconia Rd, Suite C&D, Alexandria, Virginia 22310 Learn more about the program and updates here!

5/7/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

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

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Spring Hike & Lunch Social

Invite a friend and join MakeSpace as we welcome spring with a hike and lunch social! We'll discuss wellness, staying active and handling stress while hiking at Scotts Run Preserve. We'll get together for lunch following the hike. We'll be meeting at Scotts Run at 8am in the larger parking lot - 38.95873, -77.20503 (coordinates for parking area). Learn more about the hike here: http://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/ScottsRun/ See you there!

4/29/2017 8:00:00 AM -04:00

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Ladies Halaqa at MakeSpace

Let’s continue the conversation shall we?! Our last circle demonstrated the need among women in our comunity for reproductive health and sexual education. If you missed this meeting, then it's not too late! Come join us on April 28th as we continue the conversation with Sameera Qureshi, Director of Sexuality Education & Training at HEART Women & Girls, a non-profit organization that empowers faith based communities to improve reproductive and sexual health literacy, and provides a safe space to obtain health information in a way that is mindful of religious and cultural upbringing and values and worldview. HEART has been addressing the need for health literacy by offering trainings, workshops, and through the publication of articles and toolkits to serve as resources for those wanting to provide sexual health programming using culturally-sensitive approaches such as using religious textual narratives to frame an issue, or being sensitive to the fact that certain demonstrations or graphics may be deemed inappropriate for certain audiences.When women are not empowered and informed about their bodies and healthy relationships, they are not equipped to identify sexual health problems or when they are being abused, nor do they have the resources to know where to go for help. Ladies Halaqas are a recurring Makespace event. Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other

4/28/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

4/28/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Islamic Art Appreciation Series

Join Reed Society's visiting artist, Ustadh Khalid Casado from Madrid, Spain, as he introduces the art of Arabic calligraphy through the traditional teaching method used at the Turkish school of calligraphy. Students will become familiar with the traditional materials and learn how to work with the reed pen. Ustadh Khalid will teach the proportions of the letters and how to measure them using nukhtas. Finally, using the letters that are taught, students will do some creative exercises. The workshop series will take place: Tuesday, April 25 6:00-9:00pm Thursday, April 27 6:00-9:00pm Friday, April 28 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $150 (includes 3-part workshop and materials)

4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Islamic Calligraphy Workshops with MakeSpace

Partnering with MakeSpace, we offer another workshop to introduce art lovers to the sacred script. This is a nine hour workshop over the course of three evenings. Materials are included in the registration price. Join our visiting artist, Hoja Khalid Casado, a classically-trained master Hattat from Madrid, Spain as he introduces the art of Arabic calligraphy through the traditional method used in the Turkish school of calligraphy. Students will become familiar with traditional materials used in Islamic calligraphy and learn how to work with the reed pen.

4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Quran from Scratch: Kids Edition

This is a two-hour-a-week class spanning 12 weeks which will enable children ages 8 and up to recite the Quran properly, completely from scratch! The class is for absolute beginners and will equip the students with sufficient reading skills to further improve their reading proficiency and pace. Taught by qualified instructors proficient in the science of Tajweed. Duration: Saturday mornings / Wednesday evenings: Every Saturday 11am-1pm Every Wednesday 60pm-8pm Last day of class: June 3 Prerequisites: None Fee: $250 for the entire session Age Group: 8 and up, boys and girls To register your child, click on Tickets Available link above. Or click on this link: http://bit.ly/2mq8SkP Questions? Please email Sister Kawthar at kawthar.yosuf@iMakeSpace.com

4/26/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Tajweed: Read Quran As It Was Revealed

MakeSpace is excited to offer a 20 hour intensive tajweed course. Taught by: Imam Zia This class will give students a strong foundation in the art of tajweed, the correct recitation of the Quran and pronunciation of its words with the precision with which it has been preserved and transmitted for 1400 years! Prerequisite knowledge: The ability to read the Quran, regardless of the quality of pronunciation, from the book. Students who successfully complete the course can expect to accomplish reading Quran more accurately, especially the important parts required for prayer, thus perfecting not just their Quran reading skills but also their prayers. The course will be held on Sundays 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 from 8AM to 11:30AM. Tuition: $150 Please Register using the link above!

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA! Breakfast location: TBD

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

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

4/21/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Sunday School

Enroll your children at MakeSpace's Sunday School! To see curriculum details, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2jeYFEA Age 5-7: CLASS FULL Age 8-10: Space Available Age 11-13: Space Available Email Sister Sonia at sonia.siddiqui@imakespace.com to request a enrollment form. WHY: Given the challenges our children face in navigating multiple identities, societal pressures and the prevalent negative perceptions about Islam and Muslims, memorization and learning the mechanics of the deen are neither sufficient nor the proper way of engaging with the religion. With that in mind, the MakeSpace Sunday School team aims to help build virtuous young men and women who love God and His creation and who are compassionate, confident and open-minded. The learning environment at our Sunday School will facilitate critical thinking, authentic spirituality, impeccable character and a strong sense of American Muslim identity. WHEN: Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm WHERE: MakeSpace Headquarters 6082 Franconia Rd, Suite C&D, Alexandria, Virginia 22310 Learn more about the program and updates here!

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

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club and potluck at MakeSpace Headquarters! The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation, then he sits remembering Allah until the sun rises and prays two Rakahs (Duha) will have a reward similar to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.”[9] This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having great fun! Breakfast: We will be having a potluck! Please bring something quick and easy to share :)

4/15/2017 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Let’s talk, I mean really talk? There is a dire need among women and girls for reproductive health and sexual education. When women are not empowered and informed about their bodies and healthy relationships, they are not equipped to identify sexual health problems or when they are being abused, nor do they have the resources to know where to go for help. Come join us on April 14th for a conversation with Sameera Qureshi, Director of Sexuality Education & Training at HEART Women & Girls, a non-profit organization that empowers faith based communities to improve reproductive and sexual health literacy, and provides a safe space to obtain health information in a way that is mindful of religious and cultural upbringing and values and worldview. HEART has been addressing the need for health literacy by offering trainings, workshops, and through the publication of articles and toolkits to serve as resources for those wanting to provide sexual health programming using culturally-sensitive approaches such as using religious textual narratives to frame an issue, or being sensitive to the fact that certain demonstrations or graphics may be deemed inappropriate for certain audiences. Ladies Halaqas are a recurring Makespace event. Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday.

4/14/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

4/14/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Quran from Scratch: Kids Edition

This is a two-hour-a-week class spanning 12 weeks which will enable children ages 8 and up to recite the Quran properly, completely from scratch! The class is for absolute beginners and will equip the students with sufficient reading skills to further improve their reading proficiency and pace. Taught by qualified instructors proficient in the science of Tajweed. Duration: Saturday mornings / Wednesday evenings: Every Saturday 11am-1pm (March 18 to June 3) Prerequisites: None Fee: $250 for the entire session Age Group: 8 and up, boys and girls To register your child, click on Tickets Available link above. Or click on this link: http://bit.ly/2mq8SkP Questions? Please email Sister Kawthar at kawthar.yosuf@iMakeSpace.com

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

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Tajweed: Read Quran As It Was Revealed

MakeSpace is excited to offer a 20 hour intensive tajweed course. Taught by: Imam Zia This class will give students a strong foundation in the art of tajweed, the correct recitation of the Quran and pronunciation of its words with the precision with which it has been preserved and transmitted for 1400 years! Prerequisite knowledge: The ability to read the Quran, regardless of the quality of pronunciation, from the book. Students who successfully complete the course can expect to accomplish reading Quran more accurately, especially the important parts required for prayer, thus perfecting not just their Quran reading skills but also their prayers. The course will be held on Sundays 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 from 8AM to 11:30AM. Tuition: $150 Please Register using the link above!

4/9/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA! Breakfast location: TBD

4/8/2017 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

4/7/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah Loves Me Week 1: when I am giving (the giving tree book) Week 2: when I am clean (national childrens dental health month) Week 3: when I am brave (safety) Week 4: when I am reading All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

4/5/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters this Saturday at ADAMS for Sisters' Fajr Club! The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation, then he sits remembering Allah until the sun rises and prays two Rakahs (Duha) will have a reward similar to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.”[9] This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having great fun! Iqamah: 6:15AM Breakfast: Virginia Kitchen @ 450 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170 in the K-Mart center

4/1/2017 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

3/31/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah Loves Me Week 1: when I am giving (the giving tree book) Week 2: when I am clean (national childrens dental health month) Week 3: when I am brave (safety) Week 4: when I am reading All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

3/29/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah Loves Me Week 1: when I am giving (the giving tree book) Week 2: when I am clean (national childrens dental health month) Week 3: when I am brave (safety) Week 4: when I am reading All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah Loves Me Week 1: when I am giving (the giving tree book) Week 2: when I am clean (national childrens dental health month) Week 3: when I am brave (safety) Week 4: when I am reading All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Quran from Scratch: Kids Edition

This is a two-hour-a-week class spanning 12 weeks which will enable children ages 8 and up to recite the Quran properly, completely from scratch! The class is for absolute beginners and will equip the students with sufficient reading skills to further improve their reading proficiency and pace. Taught by qualified instructors proficient in the science of Tajweed. Duration: Saturday mornings / Wednesday evenings: Option 1: Every Saturday 11am-1pm (March 18 to June 3) Option 2: Every Wednesday 6pm-8pm (March 15 to May 31) Prerequisites: None Fee: $250 for the entire session Age Group: 8 and up, boys and girls To register your child, click on Tickets Available link above. Or click on this link: http://bit.ly/2mq8SkP Questions? Please email Sister Kawthar at kawthar.yosuf@iMakeSpace.com

3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA! Breakfast location: TBD

3/25/2017 5:30:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

3/24/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Taking Care of Allah's Creation March 1 - rain and rainbows March 8 - national kite month - learn about weather and wind March 15- national nutrition month March 22 - spring March 29 - play date at the playground All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Tajweed: Read Quran As It Was Revealed

MakeSpace is excited to offer a 20 hour intensive tajweed course. Taught by: Imam Zia This class will give students a strong foundation in the art of tajweed, the correct recitation of the Quran and pronunciation of its words with the precision with which it has been preserved and transmitted for 1400 years! Prerequisite knowledge: The ability to read the Quran, regardless of the quality of pronunciation, from the book. Students who successfully complete the course can expect to accomplish reading Quran more accurately, especially the important parts required for prayer, thus perfecting not just their Quran reading skills but also their prayers. The course will be held on Sundays 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 from 8AM to 11:30AM. Tuition: $150 Please Register using the link above!

3/19/2017 8:00:00 AM -04:00

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Cultural Showcase

Join MakeSpace for a night of exploring the different cultures that make up our vibrant and diverse community. Come learn interesting facts about different countries from your fellow community members. Enjoy delicious food and entertainment, participate in activities for kids, and more! Passionate about a country/culture? Interested in creating a display, or preparing a dish from that specific culture? If so, check out this sign-up sheet to set up a display booth for a country or region, or make a dish from a country: (Further details will be provided to you in an email after you sign up) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWVh3uJDnnO-sjsaUA6S-sF3j6d48RCwwl1uQkgP5ajIeCjw/viewform **Deadline to sign up for a display or dish: 5:00pm Saturday, March 4th** If you have any questions please contact: Marc Fernandes at marc.fernandes32@gmail.com or (703) 408-1267

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

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The Daring Way Workshop

Facilitated by Janey Imaani Chowdhury, The Daring WayTM workshop will focus on developing shame resilience skills and daily practices, that will transform the way you live, love, parent and lead. The Daring WayTM workshop is for those who would like to: - Breaking free from conflicting thoughts of feeling “not good enough” Identify your values and the fears that are holding you back - Explore authenticity, courage and connection - Quieten your inner critic - Cultivate deeper connection with yourself and others - Explore vulnerability, self compassion and acceptance. The worskshop will adopt a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr Brené-Brown. Dr Brené has one of the most watched TED talks of all time. DATES: 3/11/2017 3/18/2017 3/25/2017 4/1/2017 TIME 9:30am — 1.00pm *THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT* FEE: $95 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-daring-way-workshop-tickets-32059841850

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

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. "Women's history is women's right - an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long range vision." - Gerda Lerner March is Women’s History Month. Throughout this month, we will be focusing on celebrating those prominent and sometimes “hidden” figures that have enriched our history. Their stories motivate us and illuminate our path forward. If a particular woman has inspired you, please do feel free to share with the circle! This week's leader: TBD.

3/17/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

3/17/2017 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup: Interfaith Edition

***Registration is required to participate in this event. See registration link above.*** In the spirit of giving back to the community as American Muslims, MakeSpace has adopted a one-mile section of Edsall Rd from Van Dorn St. (Shell and Exxon gas stations) to Bren Mar Dr. We are organizing a group of INTERFAITH volunteers to collect and bag trash along both sides of that stretch of road. Bags and vests will be provided by VDOT. We will be gathering at Exxon Gas Station at the corner of Van Dorn and Edsall Rd (501 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304 ) at 10AM and proceed from there.

3/12/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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MakeSpace Sunday School

Enroll your children at MakeSpace's Sunday School! To see curriculum details, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2jeYFEA Age 5-7: CLASS FULL Age 8-10: Space Available Age 11-13: Space Available Email Sister Sonia at sonia.siddiqui@imakespace.com to request a enrollment form. WHY: Given the challenges our children face in navigating multiple identities, societal pressures and the prevalent negative perceptions about Islam and Muslims, memorization and learning the mechanics of the deen are neither sufficient nor the proper way of engaging with the religion. With that in mind, the MakeSpace Sunday School team aims to help build virtuous young men and women who love God and His creation and who are compassionate, confident and open-minded. The learning environment at our Sunday School will facilitate critical thinking, authentic spirituality, impeccable character and a strong sense of American Muslim identity. WHEN: Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm WHERE: MakeSpace Headquarters 6082 Franconia Rd, Suite C&D, Alexandria, Virginia 22310 Learn more about the program and updates here!

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers for fajr prayer and breakfast! Prayer: MakeSpace HQ 6082 Franconia Rd #C Alexandria VA Breakfast: TBD

3/11/2017 6:00:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

3/10/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah Loves Me Week 1: when I am giving (the giving tree book) Week 2: when I am clean (national childrens dental health month) Week 3: when I am brave (safety) Week 4: when I am reading All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Social Justice Film Night! 13th – A Netflix Documentary. In following up with our great conversation last time, please join us this week for the documentary “13th “ and a post film discussion about the dominant themes that are ever so present both in this piece and throughout our history. We will have some popcorn, and feel free to bring your favorite snacks, a blanket, shawl, slippers or whatever you like to get comfy. If you have seen the film already, please do join us anyways to share your thoughts J In the interest of time, we will be starting the movie at 7:30 sharp to allow for enough time for our discussion. See you all soon! 13TH: A Netflix Original. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and US Prison boom

3/3/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

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

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MakeSpace Sunday School

Enroll your children at MakeSpace's Sunday School! To see curriculum details, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2jeYFEA Age 5-7: CLASS FULL Age 8-10: Space Available Age 11-13: Space Available Email Sister Sonia at sonia.siddiqui@imakespace.com to request a enrollment form. WHY: Given the challenges our children face in navigating multiple identities, societal pressures and the prevalent negative perceptions about Islam and Muslims, memorization and learning the mechanics of the deen are neither sufficient nor the proper way of engaging with the religion. With that in mind, the MakeSpace Sunday School team aims to help build virtuous young men and women who love God and His creation and who are compassionate, confident and open-minded. The learning environment at our Sunday School will facilitate critical thinking, authentic spirituality, impeccable character and a strong sense of American Muslim identity. WHEN: Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm WHERE: MakeSpace Headquarters 6082 Franconia Rd, Suite C&D, Alexandria, Virginia 22310 Learn more about the program and updates here!

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

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

2/24/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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The Serial Podcast & Beyond: An Evening with Rabia Chaudry

MakeSpace is pleased to host Rabia Chaudry as she reads an excerpt from her New York Times bestseller book, "Adnan's Story." Following the reading will be a discussion and Q&A along with a book signing opportunity. Tickets are $5 and are available at the link above. Rabia Chaudry is a wife, mother, attorney, and currently a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researches the intersection of religion and violent extremism. She is a public advocate for Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the widely populary podcast, "Serial." She is also the co-host and co-producer of the hit podcast "Undisclosed", with over 100 million downloads.

2/19/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club and potluck at MakeSpace Headquarters! The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation, then he sits remembering Allah until the sun rises and prays two Rakahs (Duha) will have a reward similar to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.”[9] This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having great fun! Breakfast: We will be having a potluck! Please bring something quick and easy to share :)

2/18/2017 6:30:00 AM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. In honor of Black History Month, sisters share their thoughts and experiences on being black, Muslim and female in our eclectic community. For this week, we are honored to be joined by Taalibah Hassan, Interfaith Chair at Dar Al Noor Islamic Center, as well as Nina Daoud, a Ph.D. Candidate at University of Maryland whose research focuses on the intersections of race, religion, and gender for Black Muslim women in college. In preparation for this weeks' discussion, we would also encourage you all to check out the #BeingBlackAndMuslim hashtag for additional insights. There is currently a live discussion taking place offering insights on the lived experiences of Black Muslims. The discussion is hosted by Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, a Muslim-led non-profit organization dedicated to racial justice

2/17/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

2/17/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah Loves Me Week 1: when I am giving (the giving tree book) Week 2: when I am clean (national childrens dental health month) Week 3: when I am brave (safety) Week 4: when I am reading All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

2/15/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Exploring the Barriers and Bridges to Muslim Christian Dialogue

Join MakeSpace and Ravensworth Baptist Church for a photography project where we use photography to explore the connecting and disconnecting factors in Muslim Christian relationships. The project will take place over three meetings of 1.5 hours with discussions centered around photographs taken by participants. No worries we are not looking for professional photographers. You can use your camera on your phone for this project. Sunday, Feb. 12 - Introduction Sunday, Feb. 26 - Photo & Discussion Saturday, Mar. 4 - Photo Discussion & Gallery Display At the conclusion of the project, we will have a photography display at Ravensworth Baptist on Saturday, March 4 at 5:00 PM with some participants presenting their photos for the public. If you have any questions please contact Julio at julio@ravensworthbaptist.org.

2/12/2017 4:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers for fajr prayer and breakfast! Prayer: MakeSpace HQ 6082 Franconia Rd #C Alexandria VA Breakfast: TBD

2/11/2017 6:30:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

2/10/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Trip to Smithsonian's Quran Exhibition

Join MakeSpace on Saturday, February 5th as we head to the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler galleries to view the exhibit "The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts" before it ends on February 20th. We will be meeting at 1pm in the lobby of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, located at 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560. Afterwards, we'll be heading to towards the Washington Monument to grab a bite to eat. Bring the whole family and join us for an afternoon of fun in the city! Details about the exhibition: In recognition of one of the world’s extraordinary collections of Qur’ans, the Freer|Sackler is hosting a landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States. Some fifty of the most sumptuous manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul will be featured in The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, opening this fall. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts—which range in date from the early eighth to the seventeenth century—are critical to the history of the arts of the book. They were once the prized possessions of Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite, who donated their Qur’ans to various institutions to express their personal piety and secure political power. Each manuscript tells a unique story, which will be explored in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Transportation: Metro: The closest stop is the Smithsonian Station (Orange, Silver, Blue lines) Street parking is available closeby if you're driving. Tickets: This event is free but please sign up on Eventbrite so we know you're coming: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trip-to-smithsonians-quran-exhibition-tickets-31496842905

2/4/2017 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club and potluck at MakeSpace Headquarters! The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation, then he sits remembering Allah until the sun rises and prays two Rakahs (Duha) will have a reward similar to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.”[9] This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having great fun! Breakfast: We will be having a potluck! Please bring something quick and easy to share :)

2/4/2017 6:30:00 AM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Topic: Bringing Faith and Civic Leadership Speaker: Hoda Hawa, MPAC's Director of Policy and Advocacy

2/3/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Notice Change of Venue: Due to construction work at Dunya, this Friday only we will hold Jum'ah prayer at: Providence Rec Center, 7525 Marc Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042 Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

2/3/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah's Winter Blessings Week 1: snow, snowflakes Week 2: artic animals Week 3: water, steam, ice Week 4: hibernation All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

1/27/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Class: Reflections on American Muslim History (Special Topic)

***SPECIAL POST-INAUGURATION CLASS: This week, in light of the inauguration, we will be having an interactive discussion on recent elections and tying it with the American Muslim participation in the Civil Rights Movement. It should be a great and informative class insha'Allah so we hope to see you all there! Please feel free to spread the word and bring a friend! All are welcome.*** Too many communities know too little about how Islam has shaped America and how American Muslim communities have enriched our nation and have contributed to every aspect of American life. The class will look at the early Muslim communities, their struggles and contributions and the legacies they left behind in the most difficult times. It will explore the African American community's immense contribution to Islam and to America. It will look at historical figures who have impacted life in the public realm and have in multiple ways. The class will also look the modern day American Muslim experiences. Cost: Free Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/class-reflections-on-american-muslim-history-tickets-28667637676

1/22/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Let's talk about the next steps after the inauguration! What can we do to make sure we are engaged in national, state, and community conversations around race, faith, feminism, immigration, and more? Many of us will be attending the Women's March on Saturday, January 21st so let's get organized! Topic: Hope Amid Turmoil Speaker: TBD

1/20/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

1/20/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (0-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr. for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays from 10am to 11am This months' topics: Allah's Winter Blessings Week 1: snow, snowflakes Week 2: artic animals Week 3: water, steam, ice Week 4: hibernation All Quarter 1 Dates for Busy Bees: January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 Fee is $5 per child, per month Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

1/18/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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MLK Day of Service

We invite you to join us as we team up with Washington Yu Ying PCS and Catholic University’s Women’s basketball team to make 400 bagged lunches for the So Others Might Eat Organization (SOME). We need volunteers and donations! We need the following: • bologna • cheese • bread • brown paper bags • rice krispies • butter • marshmallows • saran wrap • apples • water bottles To sign up for needed items, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/gr5dyoh For more information please contact Monica: monica.hasan@gmail.com

1/16/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Sunday School Open House & Registration

**There will be presentations at the top of every hour (12pm, 1pm, 2pm) each followed by a Q & A.** MakeSpace is proud to announce the launch of our Sunday school program. You asked, and we delivered! With the help of your duas, donations and support, we are able to provide this highly anticipated program. Taught by highly qualified and passioante teachers, our classes will begin on January 22, 2017 iA for students age 5-13. Registration will be conducted in-person at our Sunday School open houses on January 8th and January 15th. Fee per student is $350 through end of June to cover teacher pay and supplies. However, no family will be turned away for lack of means. **Details** Philosohpical Focus: Spirituality, Idenityt and Character Curriculum Specifics: Quran, Seerah, Worship, Character, Social Issues Our goals are: * Provide an environment that will nurture a deeper appreciation of knowledge and build love for continuous learning * Inculcate proper character based on the actualization of adab * Empower our students with a deeper understanding of spirituality Inspire our students to lead ethical lives with a compassionate and inclusive worldview * Intill in our students a sense of transcendent human identity helping them see unity in diversity of belief, thought, culture, language, skin color and geographic location. * Reconcile the different identities and help students develop a strong Muslim identity.

1/15/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Hadith Seminar w/ Dr. Jonathan Brown

Dr. Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and he is the Associate Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding. He received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006. Dr. Brown has studied and conducted research in countries such as Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Iran. His most recent book, Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy (Oneworld, 2014), was named one of the top books on religion in 2014 by the Independent. Dr. Brown’s current research interests include Islamic legal reform and a translation of Sahih al-Bukhari. In this short seminar, Dr. Brown will be covering the appropriate treatment of Hadith, understanding the nuances and depth of Hadith Sciences and key points from his book "Misquoting Muhammad (saw)."

1/14/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

1/13/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Sunday School Open House & Registration

MakeSpace is proud to announce the launch of our Sunday school program. You asked, and we delivered! With the help of your duas, donations and support, we are able to provide this highly anticipated program. Taught by highly qualified and passioante teachers, our classes will begin on January 22, 2017 iA for students age 5-13. Registration will be conducted in-person at our Sunday School open houses on January 8th and January 15th. Fee per student is $350 through end of June to cover teacher pay and supplies. However, no family will be turned away for lack of means. **Details** Philosohpical Focus: Spirituality, Idenityt and Character Curriculum Specifics: Quran, Seerah, Worship, Character, Social Issues Our goals are: * Provide an environment that will nurture a deeper appreciation of knowledge and build love for continuous learning * Inculcate proper character based on the actualization of adab * Empower our students with a deeper understanding of spirituality Inspire our students to lead ethical lives with a compassionate and inclusive worldview * Intill in our students a sense of transcendent human identity helping them see unity in diversity of belief, thought, culture, language, skin color and geographic location. * Reconcile the different identities and help students develop a strong Muslim identity.

1/8/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Topic: Standing Strong as a Muslim Woman Our speaker this week will be Rabia Chaudry. Rabia Chaudry is a wife, mother, attorney, and currently a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researches the intersection of religion and violent extremism. She is the public advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the most popular podcast in history, “Serial”, and is the co-producer and co-host of the podcast “Undisclosed”, with over 70 million downloads. Rabia is a frequent public speaker on CVE, civil rights, faith & gender.

1/6/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

1/6/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Gift Registry for MakeSpace Headquarters

***IMPORTANT*** After making a purchase, please go back to the myregistry site and indicate if you've purchased an item. Otherwise there will be duplicates. _____________________________________________________ We finally have a space! And you have the perfect opportunity to help with the final touches. Through our initial registry, you were incredibly generous for purchasing most major items we needed. Thank you! There are a few more smaller items we still need. We've created a gift registry to give the community an opportunity to own a piece of our headquarters! Imagine purchasing one of the items and seeing it at the space? What a great feeling! Please consider helping AND spreading the word. https://www.myregistry.com/organization/Hassnaa-Hassan-Alexandria-VA/1230057 We also have the option of donating $. Purchase an item or make a monetary donation, and take ownership of your new home!

1/2/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Self Defense for Women's Seminar w/ Zaineb Abdulla

Join MakeSpace for a one day 2 hour women's seminar on self defense! The course will be taught by Zaineb Abdulla of Deaf Planet Soul, located in Chicago. During this seminar women will learn: 1. Escape from common wrist, arm and pony tail grabs 2. Escape from hijab grab 3. Subdue the opponent with an elbow to the face and a variety of chokes 4. Escape from an opponent sitting atop you 5. Identify and respond to hate crimes 6. Respond to verbal assault 7. Respond when you are the bystander to an attack 8. Discuss the long term elimination of hate crimes in our society. The event is open to women of all ages and will also be taught in ASL. All proceeds from the course will go to the Deaf Planet Soul's domestic violence prevention programming for the deaf.

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

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

12/30/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

12/23/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Topic: Navigating the Body and Beauty Culture: How to Cultivate a Healthy Muslim Self Our speaker this week will be Sister Meimuna Garad

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

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Pajama Party with MakeSpace Jr.

Come in your cozy pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal and a pillow if you'd like! We will serve dinner and popcorn as you join other children watching "Finding Dory!" Child tickets are $5 each, parents are free. This event is for children from ages 0-8. Please RSVP on Eventbrite. Tickets will go FAST.

12/16/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

12/16/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (1-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays 10-11am This week's topic: Allah Made Everything Please RSVP on Eventbrite!!

12/14/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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The Art of Networking

MakeSpace is proud to host a dynamic professional development workshop - The Art of Networking: How to Advance Yourself both Professionally and Personally. This workshop is great for all ages and will be led by Murshed Chowdhury, a Brand Manager at Capitol One who has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technical recruiting, marketing, event Management & sales. In these two hours, you'll learn: -How to build a robust network -What do when networking -How to create the platforms to become a COI (center of influence) The workshop is free but spots are limited - register using the ticket link!

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

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MakeSpace 2017 Community Dinner

As we come to the end of the fourth year in MakeSpace's history, we are thinking of you - our loyal supporter and friend. With your generous support of MakeSpace, you gave us the building blocks we needed to grow. To thank you for being by our side and also deliver an update of exciting developments at MakeSpace, we would like to invite you to attend our appreciation dinner - MakeSpace 2017: Building Into the Future. Join us on Friday December 9th, 6pm at Dunya Banquet Hall. There is no fee to attend, but we ask that you kindly RSVP. We hope to see you and your family there iA. Doors open at 6pm and we will start off with a social/networking hour. The program will begin at 7pm iA.

12/9/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

12/9/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (1-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays 10-11am This week's topic: Allah Made Everything Please RSVP on Eventbrite!!

12/7/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:00

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Busy Bees: Weekday Fun for Toddlers and Parents

Make new friends and have some fun with your little one (1-5 yrs old)! Join Makespace Jr for a new, weekly gathering of Muslim moms/dads/caregivers and kids! What to expect: interactive activities including ABC yoga, creative activities, songs and story time - all in a fun, Islamic environment! Wednesdays 10-11am First sessions Starting 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

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

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Class: Reflections on American Muslim History

**Class time has been moved to Sundays** Too many communities know too little about how Islam has shaped America and how American Muslim communities have enriched our nation and have contributed to every aspect of American life. The class will look at the early Muslim communities, their struggles and contributions and the legacies they left behind in the most difficult times. It will explore the African American community's immense contribution to Islam and to America. It will look at historical figures who have impacted life in the public realm and have in multiple ways. The class will also look the modern day American Muslim experiences. Cost: Free Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/class-reflections-on-american-muslim-history-tickets-28667637676

12/4/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Topic: The Purpose of Struggle Our speaker this week will be Sister Imaani Chowdhury Janey Imaani Chowdhury is a Certified Life Coach (ACC) and Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF). Janey Imaani is certified to facilitate workshops/seminars and consultations based on the work of Dr Brene Brown. Janey Imaani teaches about courage, vulnerability, shame and all the obstacles that prevent us from being the person we want to be. Janey Imaani is currently working for the World Bank Group, Montessori Schools and Digital Marketing Agencies in the DC metro area. Janey Imaani also runs her private coaching practice which predominately serves professional women.

12/2/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

12/2/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

11/25/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Class: Reflections on American Muslim History

**Class time has been moved to Sundays** Too many communities know too little about how Islam has shaped America and how American Muslim communities have enriched our nation and have contributed to every aspect of American life. The class will look at the early Muslim communities, their struggles and contributions and the legacies they left behind in the most difficult times. It will explore the African American community's immense contribution to Islam and to America. It will look at historical figures who have impacted life in the public realm and have in multiple ways. The class will also look the modern day American Muslim experiences. Cost: Free Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/class-reflections-on-american-muslim-history-tickets-28667637676

11/20/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Infant & Child CPR Certification with MuslimNannies

Join MakeSpace, Muslim Nannies and the American Heart Association for a Two Year CPR Pediatric Certification Course on November 20 from 2 - 5 pm! The training will take place at MakeSpace and is perfect for parents and caregivers. Its only $40 to attend and get certified. Must sign up in advance as we can only accommodate 15 students. Also join us at 1 pm for a Muslim Nannies information session which is open to all, no capacity restrictions or registration required. Get Trained. Save a Life. You'll Be Glad You Did.

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

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Topic: Gratitude Our speaker this week will be Sister Zeynab Sayilgan

11/18/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

11/18/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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MakeSpace Evening Bonfire

Join MakeSpace at Great Country Farms for an evening Bonfire! There will be a wagon ride, s'mores, hot dogs, stories, and star gazing! The cost is $15 and you should purchase your tickets immediately as we have a limit on the # of people that can go! Please remember to bring chairs, blankets, flashlights, bug-spray and a thermos full of hot drink to share!

11/12/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

11/11/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Election Night Watch Party

Join MakeSpace as we watch election results to come in over the course of the evening and see who our next president will be! We'll have food and games - all are welcome! Tickets are free, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/election-night-watch-party-tickets-28817080664

11/8/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Class: Reflections on American Muslim History

**Class time has been moved to Sundays** Too many communities know too little about how Islam has shaped America and how American Muslim communities have enriched our nation and have contributed to every aspect of American life. The class will look at the early Muslim communities, their struggles and contributions and the legacies they left behind in the most difficult times. It will explore the African American community's immense contribution to Islam and to America. It will look at historical figures who have impacted life in the public realm and have in multiple ways. The class will also look the modern day American Muslim experiences. Cost: Free Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/class-reflections-on-american-muslim-history-tickets-28667637676

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

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Family Fall Festival with MakeSpace Juniors

MakeSpace Juniors presents: Family Fall Festival - an autumnal event focusing on building strong family ties by being one with nature and enjoying hay rides, petting and feeding farm animals, many fun slides, rope swings, fresh cider and apples, and much much more! Open to families with children of all ages. Tickets for entrance to Fall Festival: $15 / person over 2 years old. However, you can EASILY get your ticket online for ONLY $7.50 if you become a member on their website (this just means signing up with your email and logging in http://www.coxfarms.com/membership.aspx) As everyone knows, Cox Farms is open to the public and you can always choose to go anytime. However, you are choosing to go with MakeSpace Jr. so that your cutie pies can meet other children and you can network with other parents. At the start of the event, we will have an area where all attendees will first meet at, enjoy a photobooth, a bring-your-own-picnic lunch, prayer, and free play. Afterwards, the families are free to take part in the general Fall Festival activities, free to reconvene at the MakeSpace Jr. area anytime. MakeSpace Jr. FUN: 11am-12pm Fall Festival section:12pm-3pm In order to help us prepare, we ask that you please RSVP on eventbrite so we have a head count: https://fallfunmakespace.eventbrite.com/ Snacks & drinks will be provided to all children.

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

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Ladies Halaqa by MakeSpace

Ladies Halaqas are BACK! Join the ladies to learn and discuss in a safe nonjudgmental space. Led by distinguished sisters in the area to discuss topics specifically pertaining to American Muslim women. Held every other Friday. Topic: It's Time for Renewal Our speaker this week will be Sister Fatimah Popal

11/4/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

11/4/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

10/28/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Halaqa: Reflections on American Muslim History

**This halaqa is a preview to a weekly class which will be taught at MakeSpace starting November first. You can register for the class here: https://www.facebook.com/events/982620221864256/ ** Too many communities know too little about how Islam has shaped America and how American Muslim communities have enriched our nation and have contributed to every aspect of American life. The class will look at the early Muslim communities, their struggles and contributions and the legacies they left behind in the most difficult times. It will explore the African American community's immense contribution to Islam and to America. It will look at historical figures who have impacted life in the public realm and have in multiple ways. The class will also look the modern day American Muslim experiences. This halaqa is free, but please register to confirm your attendance!

10/23/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Evening Bike Ride

What: We’re going on a bike ride! For this evening’s ride, we will meet in front of the Cosi in Downtown Rosslyn, make our way across the Key Bridge, ride along the Georgetown Water Front Park, and connect onto the trail that runs parallel to Rock Creek Parkway, adjacent to the Potomac River on the DC side. We’ll pass by the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Memorial, the FDR Memorial and Tidal Basin before heading back. Who: Anyone with a bike! Where: Meet in front of Cosi in Rosslyn 1801 N Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 When: Friday, Oct. 21 (6PM – 9PM) Cost: FREE! All you need to bring is your bike, helmet, and water bottle.

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

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

10/21/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Final Presidential Debate Watch Party & Mock Debate

Did the last presidential debate leave you with more questions than ever? With the election just around the corner, come watch the second Presidential Debate at MakeSpace! We'll have snacks and will be discussing each candidate's main points after the debate!

10/19/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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40 Rules of Love - A Dramatic Performance by Hassan El Jai

**GET YOUR TICKETS** (at the link above) MakeSpace and the George Washington University MSA invites you to a mesmerizing evening of love, enlightenment and transformation, as the esteemed Writer, Director and Actor Hassan El Jaï of Morocco performs his dramatic adaptation of “The 40 Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi” a bestselling novel by the Turkish writer Elif Shafak. Hassan takes us on a journey to the sacred city of Konya during the 13th century through the eyes of Shams of Tabriz, the spiritual mentor of Jalaluddin Rumi. The journey is an expression of how Shams encounters and manifests Divine love through unexpected ways. Hassan transformed the tale into a mystical journey and an artistic experience, anchored by personal revelations. Hassan has performed in numerous venues throughout Morocco, Europe and the United States. Passionate about theatre since childhood and a connoisseur of Molière and Shakespeare, Hassan trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and received a professional actors degree from the Cours Florent with highest honors. Hassan now writes, adapts and directs scripts into three languages, for theatre and short films in Morocco. He also teaches drama, and performs in live theatre and televised shows. When: Monday - October 17th, 2016, 8:15 PM - 10 PM Where: George Washington University – Funger Hall Room 108, McCrea Auditorium, 2201 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052 Cost: Tickets are $20 per person ($15 for current students) and must be purchased in advance online.

10/17/2016 8:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Fajr, Breakfast & Morning Hike

What: The brothers and sisters Fajr Clubs are meeting for prayer and breakfast at MakeSpace HQ, followed by a hike through Great Falls Park! We’ll take one of the easy/moderate trails with refreshing views of the forest and river. Who: Open to everyone, kids and families! Where: Meet at MakeSpace HQ 6082 Franconia Rd. Suite C&D Alexandria, VA 22310 When: Saturday, Oct. 15 (6AM to 10AM) Cost: $10 park entrance fee per car (pay at entrance). A light breakfast will be provided.

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

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

10/14/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Quran from Scratch Class

**UPDATE: We will work around major holidays** **UPDATE: Contact us if the registration fee is an issue. Partial or full fee waiver will be granted ** This is a 30-hour (spanning 12 weeks) class presented by MakeSpace. Registration fee is $135 which can be completed online. All proceeds go to MakeSpace. Please email info@imakespace.com for any questions or concerns! Objective: By end of this class students will be able to recite the Quran at an elementary level or higher and will be equipped with sufficient knowledge to improve their reading proficiency and pace. Instructor: Imam Zia Prerequisites: None Age Group: 12 + Duration: 30 hours of classroom instruction - 2.5 hours/each class over 12 weeks (Oct-Dec 2016) Summarized Topics: Letters of the alphabet I Names Shapes Sounds Letters of the alphabet II Individual Connected Vowels Short Vowels Sukoon & Shaddah Long Vowels Miscellaneous Rules (silent letters, etc) Reading Practice

10/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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2nd Presidential Debate Watch Party

Did the last presidential debate leave you with more questions than ever? With the election just around the corner, come watch the second Presidential Debate at MakeSpace! We'll have snacks and will be discussing each candidate's main points after the debate!

10/9/2016 8:30:00 PM -04:00

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Quran Top 400 Words Class

**UPDATE: We will work around major holidays** **UPDATE: Contact us if the registration fee is an issue. Partial or full fee waiver will be granted ** This is a 30-hour (spanning 12 weeks) class presented by MakeSpace. Registration fee is $135 which can be completed online. All proceeds go to MakeSpace. Please email info@imakespace.com for any questions or concerns! Objective: This class focuses on the explanation of the top 400 words of the Quran. Due to their frequency, these 400 words (a mix of Lemmas and Verbs) constitute approximately 71% of the entire Quran! By the end of this class, students will be able to understand up to 71% of the words as they recite or listen to the Quran. Coupled with general knowledge of the basics, this course will enable the students to build a personal connection with the Quran by understanding most of it as it’s recited. Instructor: Imam Zia Prerequisites: Ability to read the Quran from the book at higher elementary level or above Age Group: 12 + Duration: 30 hours of classroom instruction - 2.5 hours/each class over 12 weeks (Oct-Dec 2016) Summarized Topics: 1.Introduction 2. Top 400 words explained with context and examples

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

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Kite-Flying with MakeSpace

What: Come learn how to make and fly a kite with MakeSpace and enjoy the beautiful, serene surroundings of Fort Hunt National Park. Who: Open to everyone, kids and families! Where: Fort Hunt Park - Area E Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308 When: Saturday, Oct. 8 (3PM to 6PM) Cost: FREE! Bring your own kite if you have one! No worries if you don't, we'll have supplies so you can make a kite too. Food will be provided. We'll have Pizza and Soft Drinks! Feel free to bring your own potluck dish too.

10/8/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

10/7/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

9/30/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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MakeStrides College2Career Workshop

Congrats! You've been accepted to your college of choice. You're set, right? Wrong...this is just the beginning - life after high school requires life-impacting decisions that will determine your career opportunities and your financial fate for the rest of your life. What college or university should I attend? Is an Associates degree or Vocational program right for me? How should I prepare now for graduate or professional school? What major will guarantee I get a high-paying job at graduation? How will I pay for my college education without ending up broke? What type of job makes sense for me? MakeStrides is proud to present our second annual College2Career Workshop! Held in conjunction with local Muslim Youth groups it will be the area's largest College/Career events to date, aimed at helping high school students navigate tough decisions in college to maximize their opportunities upon graduation. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students. Agenda: Keynote: Balancing Religious and Educational obligations Breakout Discussions organized by industry: Engineering, Healthcare, IT, Business, Law/Public-Policy, Non-Profit led by distinguished professionals Group team-building activity Networking Wrap-up Speaker list coming soon! Register below to save your spot.. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1UUoAQx

9/25/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Laser Tag with MakeSpace

What: Join us for an afternoon of Laser Tag! We’ll first enter the video briefing room where there is theater seating and a wall of plasma screens. We’ll view a video on rules of the game and how to use our laser packs. Next, we’ll enter the vesting room where we’ll put on our laser packs, divide into teams, and prepare to enter the arena. Finally, the game begins as each team enters the arena through its own separate team entrance. Smoke fills the air as players quickly scatter into the dark labyrinth of corridors and ramps! Even if you are not playing, large plasma monitors in the lobby will let you follow along with play-by-play action and scoreboards. Who: Open to everyone, kids and families! (Children must be at least 5 years old) Where: Ultrazone Laser Tag of Falls Church 3447 Carlin Springs Road Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia 22041 When: Saturday, Sept. 3 (5:30PM to 7:30PM) Cost: $8.99 per game per person (pay on site upon admission)

9/24/2016 5:30:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Evening Bike Ride

What: We’re going on a bike ride! For this evening’s ride, we will meet in front of the Cosi in Downtown Rosslyn and make our way to the Capital Crescent Trail. We’ll pass over the Key Bridge and ride by the C&O Canal National Historic Park, Fletcher’s Boat House, and the Arizona Avenue Trestle! We’ll get close to the DC/Maryland border before heading back. Who: Anyone with a bike! (For the most part, the trail is fairly flat with an occasional rolling hill here and there.) Where: Meet in front of Cosi in Rosslyn 1801 N Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 When: Friday, Sept. 23 (6PM – 9PM) Cost: FREE! All you need to bring is your bike, helmet, and water bottle.

9/23/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

9/23/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Phone Bank with EmergeUSA

Join MakeSpace in the effort to increase civic engagement in our community! MakeSpace is teaming up with EmergeUSA in an ongoing effort to educate the community on the upcoming election and increase engagement. We will be calling our fellow citizens and making sure they vote on November 8th. Please bring your laptop. All other resources and training will be provided. Your phone call can be the difference. Every vote counts!

9/18/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Eid Picnic & Outdoor Games

What: Join us for a fun day of food and outdoor activities! We’ll split into groups to play volleyball, soccer, basketball, and a variety of other games. We will also have a henna artist there for anyone interested in getting their henna done (cost: $10)! Who: Open to everyone, kids and families welcome! Where: Lubber Run Park 200 N Columbus St, Arlington, VA 22203-2619, United States When: Saturday, Sept. 17th (1PM – 4PM) Cost: FREE! :)

9/17/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Day to Serve - Interfaith Food Drive

Come join MakeSpace and a variety of other faith-based groups in gathering and packing food for needy children from grades 1-6. We will be collecting donations that will be assembled into “Power Packs” of food that will be distributed through the school system via the Food for Others organization to students who receive free breakfasts and lunches at school during the week. You can choose to purchase the items or donate to MakeSpace so we can purchase on your behalf. (1) If you will be buying the items, please let us know of details by sending an email to adina.bhatti@imakespace.com (2) To donate funds towards the food donations, go to http://www.imakespace.com/donate/. Once you have made your donation, please email adina.bhatti@imakespace.com with the amount you have donated. The goal is to assemble 300 bags so we need as much help as we can get! Part ONE of needed items: Click on link below: http://bit.ly/2cUcRQr Part TWO of needed items: Click on link below: http://bit.ly/2cUd0TS For complete details, see this link: http://bit.ly/2cu4Zb9

9/17/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA! Breakfast location: TBD

9/17/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

9/16/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Eid al-Adha Prayers!

Join MakeSpace for Eid al-Adha prayers! We will be holding 3 Eid prayers: 7:30 || 09:00 || 11:00

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

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Distribute Hygiene Kits & Backpacks to the Needy

We will be distributing the kits and backpacks assembled the prevoius day (Saturday, September 10, 2016)! The hygiene kits will be distributed to the homeless community in DC and the backpacks will be taken to local schools in the DMV area. Each volunteer will be given a set amount of kits and a list of locations where the items need to be dropped off. This is the perfect opportunity to interact directly with the individuals in need and the perfect day to show the larger community how important service is in our faith. Come witness the fruits of your labor from the previous day! Want to give money to this cause? Use this link: http://www.imakespace.com/donate/

9/11/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:00

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Assemble Hygiene Kits & Backpacks for the Needy

Join MakeSpace in our effort to provide resources to those in our community who need them the most. We will assemble hygiene kits for the homeless as well as put together backpacks filled with school supplies to give to children in need for this upcoming school year. Please come out and help assemble the kits and backpacks! We will be distributing the hygiene kits to the homeless community in DC as well as donating to local shelters and will drop off the backpacks to local schools in the DMV area the following day - Sunday, September 11,2016. Join us for both parts! Want to give money to this cause? Use this link: http://www.imakespace.com/donate/

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

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! We are switching up our usual schedule and having suhoor to accomodate those who are fasting. We will meet at IHOP for suhoor at 4:00AM and then head over to the masjid to pray Fajr! Iqamah is at 6AM. Suhoor Location: IHOP 6655 Arlington Blvd Falls Church, VA 22042 The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation, then he sits remembering Allah until the sun rises and prays two Rakahs (Duha) will have a reward similar to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.”[9] This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun!

9/10/2016 4:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

9/9/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Roundtable with Farooq Mitha, Muslim Outreach Director, Hillary Clinton Campaign

Join MakeSpace's effort to increase political awareness and engagement in our community. Farooq Mitha, Muslim Outreach Director for Hillary for America, will be leading a discussion on the current election year and share information about the Hillary Clinton campaign. This is a part of an ongoing series by MakeSpace to educate the community on the upcoming election. MakeSpace does not endorse any political candidates and aims only to provide a space for open dialogue. We hope to see you there! Bring your concerns, questions, and suggestions to the table and let's talk!

9/4/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA!

9/3/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

9/2/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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The Value of Time - Surat al-'Asr Tour

MakeSpace is excited to be a part of Fawakih's Surat Al-Asr Tour. This session will dive into the inner meanings of Surah Al-Asr and give participants a taste of the Arabic language. Fawakis is offering this free program to family, friends, and partners within the DMV area. The purpose of this tour is to increase awareness of the beauty and intricacies of the Quranic Arabic language.

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

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MakeSpace Evening Bike Ride

What: We’re going on a bike ride! For this evening’s ride, we will meet in front of the Cosi in Downtown Rosslyn and make our way to the Mount Vernon Trail. We’ll hug the Potomac's beautiful Virginia shoreline, catch views of Theodore Roosevelt Island, the Potomac River, several DC monuments, and stop near Reagan National Airport before heading back. Who: Anyone with a bike! (For the most part, the trail is fairly flat with an occasional rolling hill here and there.) Where: Meet in front of Cosi in Rosslyn 1801 N Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 When: Friday, Aug. 26th (6PM – 9PM) Cost: FREE! All you need to bring is your bike, helmet, and water bottle.

8/26/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

8/26/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA!

8/20/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

8/19/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Community Career Workshop

MakeSpace is excited to host its Career Workship with Murshed Chowdhury! Murshed is a local recruiter and will share steps on how to advance in your professional career, including: - Job searching: how to find a new job, how to give an interview and what to do post employement - Networking: learn techniques on how to build your network capital - Professional brand: How to utilize social media (especially LinkedIn), how to progress professionally (Management, SME or Entrepreneur)

8/14/2016 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace at IRUSA's Walk For Water

Sign up for the MakeSpace Team for Islamic Relief USA's Walk for Water on August 13th! Join our efforts to raise money for the millions affected by poor water and sanitation around the world. Islamic Relief USA's Walk for Water is a family-friendly 5K charity walk aimed at encouraging the community to be actively involved in fundraising for Islamic Relief USA's water and sanitation programs, which benefit thousands of people around the world. There is so much that needs to be done, and our collective efforts can make a major difference to those who need help. Registration is $10. When registering, please make sure to select "MakeSpace" under Teams. Register here: http://get-involved.irusa.org/site/TR/2016WalkforWater/General?team_id=2581&pg=team&fr_id=1350

8/13/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: MakeSpace Headquarters 6082 Franconia Rd. Unit D Alexandria, VA Breakfast Location: Silver Diner Springfield Town Center, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150 Opens 7AM

8/13/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

8/12/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA!

8/6/2016 5:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

8/5/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Shawwal Six: Community Iftar

Join your sisters and brothers for Iftar on a special 6 days of fasting during the month of Shawal. You may fast any six days of Shawwal but we will have a few iftars at the MakeSpace headquarters. This is a great opportunity to bring back the Ramadan experience and taste the the spiritual tranquility of the Shawwal fasts collectivley. The Prophet s said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” **Iftar will be potluck. Please bring something to share with others.**

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

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Seminar for Older Muslim Adults and Families

Asmaa Albaroudi, who holds an MS in Gerontology (study of aging) and works in the healthcare sector as a policy analyst will be holding a session for older adults (55+) and their loved ones. The seminar will focus on eligibility criteria (a 101 course) for Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care, and opportunities to receive care in the community.

7/30/2016 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Raising Proud Muslims

MakeSpace is excited to host family night with Noor Kids on Friday, July 29th! We will be offering two programs - one for the kids to enjoy and one for their parents: "My Story: From Chewing Gum to Children's Books" (Young Children, 3 to 8) Put on your seat belt, Amin is taking children for a ride. Through imaginative and engaging storytelling, Amin will take children back in time to 1995, when he was just seven years old. He shares how a mistake he made turned into the greatest lesson of his life: a love for reading. After telling this story, Amin will introduce the children's book series that he writes, Noor Kids, and will one of his favorite stories from the book, "The Power of Prayers," which will be projected onto a screen. In this story, Amin will share the difference between the Creator and the created. In doing so, he will share how, while he is the author of Noor Kids, Allah (SWT) is the author of the universe. This program runs between 30 - 45 minutes and is suitable for children 3+. "I Worry About My Muslim Child" (Parents) In the challenging environment for Muslims in America, how are our children going to grow up with a sense of confidence and pride? Amin walks through his own personal story of the challenges he experienced, integrating the research that his team has conducted at Harvard, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University surrounding best-practices to help children build self-confidence and self-esteem. As background, Noor Kids conducted research on the African-American, Latino, and Jewish communities, as each of these groups have faced discrimination in America prior to Muslims. Using this, the team identified five critical best practices associated with building confidence in the identity in young Muslims. **This event is free, but please sign up using the Eventbrite link above.**

7/29/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/29/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Halaqa: Maintaining Spiritual Momentum Post-Ramadan

Join us at our first halaqa in our new space! Br. Abass Darab will be leading as we discuss ways in which we can keep up our spirituality post-Ramadan.

7/24/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Shawwal Six: Community Iftar

Join your sisters and brothers for Iftar on a special 6 days of fasting during the month of Shawal. You may fast any six days of Shawwal but we will have two iftars at the MakeSpace headquarters: July 15 then a week later on July 23. This is a great opportunity to bring back the Ramadan experience and taste the the spiritual tranquility of the Shawwal fasts collectivley. The Prophet s said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” **Iftar will be potluck. Please bring something to share with others.**

7/23/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for Fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Fajr, discover local Masjids and communities and learn more about the Deen – all while having a great fun! See you there iA!

7/23/2016 4:40:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join MakeSpace for Jummah prayer this Friday! Khutbah will be given by Br. Tarek El-Messidi. Tarek is an American Muslim social entrepreneur and speaker who has served on boards of multiple mosques and Muslim organizations. In 2012, the Muslim500 listed him as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims worldwide. Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/22/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Shawwal Six: Community Iftar

Join your sisters and brothers for Iftar on a special 6 days of fasting during the month of Shawal. You may fast any six days of Shawwal but we will have two iftars at the MakeSpace headquarters: July 15 then a week later on July 23. This is a great opportunity to bring back the Ramadan experience and taste the the spiritual tranquility of the Shawwal fasts collectivley. The Prophet s said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” **Iftar will be potluck. Please bring something to share with others.**

7/15/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/15/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Khutba starts: 1:15pm. Praye starts around 1:45. See you there!

7/8/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Eid Prayer

Join us for Eid prayer on Wednesday, July 6th iA! We will be holding 3 prayers: at 9am, 10am and 11:30am. Location: Dunya Banquet Hall 5951 Stevenson Ave Alexandria, VA

7/6/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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MakeSpace Diversity Night

On this Independence Day, join MakeSpace to break your fast and celebrate our community's amazing diversity. Don the attire of your ancestral lands and bring your special ethnic dessert to share with everybody!

7/4/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan 2016: Time for Renewal

Ramadan brings long days of fasting, nights of prayer, time with friends and family, and lots of time for reflection. Think back to how you ended your Ramadan last year. Was it with a fierce energy and renewed lease on life? Maybe you wish you had done more? However you ended it and spent the last year, now is the time to renew your journey as a Muslim. Whether this is your first Ramadan, or your 50th, come visit us at MakeSpace for an energizing and renewing experience. We will provide iftar every night, followed by taraweeh prayer, led by Imam Zia. Each night will also have a designated presenter who will speak for about 5-10 minutes about a relevant topic. Bring your friends and family, or just bring yourself for the opportunity to meet fellow Muslims observing Ramadan. Taraweeh will be held each night at Dunya Banquet hall, EXCEPT the nights of June 11th and July 2nd. On these nights, Taraweeh will be held at Nova Annandale Campus. We apologize but unfortunately iftar will not be served on those three nights. In addition to taraweeh prayers, join us throughout the month for qiyam prayers lasting through the night, special iftars dedicated to unique audiences and causes, Fajr Club, and a few reflection sessions on weekend afternoons throughout the month. Please keep an eye out for more information about these events in the days to come. _________________ Interested in sponsoring a night of Taraweeh for $1,700? We encourage individuals, businesses, families, and group of friends to sign up to sponsor. Your gift helps us provide the best Ramadan experience to our community while giving you the reward of providing food and prayer space for your fellow brothers and sisters. In addition, each sponsor may host their friends and family for iftar on the designated sponsored night. For availability, please email info@imakespace.com. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. Are you interested in volunteering for 1, 2, (every?!) night of Ramadan? We are a 100% volunteer run organization and will need extra help during Ramadan to serve food, clean up and serve our community in other ways. If you are available, please email info@imakespace.com. We're going green! MakeSpace will not be handing out plastic water bottles this year - but don't worry, we still have plenty of water to go around! Bring your own reusable water bottle with you to taraweeh and you can easily fill it up at one of our water coolers. Lastly, remember this is MakeSpace and we strive to provide and open and inclusive environment. Be friendly, talk to new people, hold doors for each other and smile often. Remember that each person is at a different season in their life and has a different connection with God. Be kind. Be only kind, to others, and to yourself.

7/4/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

Let's get together to give to those in need! Join MakeSpace on Sunday, July 3rd as we assemble hygiene kits for the homeless and distribute them. Please sign up via the Google Doc below to help us track what items to expect and which items we still need. *We will be collecting items at Dunya each night at taraweeh and at our HQ -- located at 6082 Franconia Rd. Units C&D, Alexandria, VA 22310 -- on the day of the event. Items spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1awTlfuuse-ByDxeOQoJe0pd3slwmheBNV98tymdpm4E/edit?usp=sharing See you there!

7/3/2016 12:30:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Youth Qiyam

We hope this finds you in the best of health and iman in these last ten nights of Ramadan! We are having a qiyam for youth ages 13-25 this Saturday, July 2 in collaboration with Nur Falls Church at their center(6329 Arlington Blvd (Suite L) Falls Church, VA 22044) from 12:30-fajr. We'll have snacks, games, a short khutbah/halaqah with Br Omar Nassimi, suhoor, qiyam, and fajr prayer InshaAllah We do have a cap on space so be sure to reserve a FREE ticket before they sell out! We look forward to seeing you all there iA! Best, MakeSpace Youth **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS LATE SATURDAY/EARLY SUNDAY**

7/3/2016 12:30:00 AM -04:00

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Community Suhoor Finale

Anas reported that Muhammad (saw) said: "Eat Suhoor, for there are blessings in it." [al-Bukhari and Muslim] Join your sisters and brothers for the last Community Suhoor of this Ramadan on Saturday! This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Ramadan, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Virtues of Suhoor •Following the Sunnah •Differing from the people of the book who would eat more when breaking their fast. •Gaining strength, energy, and zeal to fast, especially for youngsters. •Giving charity to those who ask for food at pre-dawn. •Remembrance, supplication, and a means of seeking mercy at a time when prayers are answered. •Showing better character. For it is likely that if one neglects the pre-dawn meal one may show bad character simply out of hunger •Renewing one’s intention, thereby avoiding differences of opinion among the scholars who say that one must renew the intention after having risen from sleep. Bob and Edith's The time will be at 2:00am to 4am Address: 6362 Springfield Plaza Springfield, VA 22150 We will pray fajr afterwards at Dar al Hijrah! See you there iA!

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

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Friday Prayer

We will be holding two Jum'ah prayers this Friday: First Khutba starts: 1:15pm Second Khutba starts: 2:15pm Please attend the 2:15 prayer to help us resolve the overcrowding problem.

7/1/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Bring a Neighbor to Iftar

Join us with your neighbor or co-worker of another faith and do your bit to build bridges of understanding, dialogue and cooperation. In times like these, there is nothing more important than getting to know one another, and breaking bread together is the best way to accomplish that noble goal! Tickets: FREE. However, you must register so we know the numbers and can plan accordingly. Iftar meal: FREE. We welcome your generous donations.

6/28/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Community Suhoor

Anas reported that Muhammad (saw) said: "Eat Suhoor, for there are blessings in it." [al-Bukhari and Muslim] Join your sisters and brothers for Suhoor this Saturday. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Ramadan, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Virtues of Suhoor •Following the Sunnah •Differing from the people of the book who would eat more when breaking their fast. •Gaining strength, energy, and zeal to fast, especially for youngsters. •Giving charity to those who ask for food at pre-dawn. •Remembrance, supplication, and a means of seeking mercy at a time when prayers are answered. •Showing better character. For it is likely that if one neglects the pre-dawn meal one may show bad character simply out of hunger •Renewing one’s intention, thereby avoiding differences of opinion among the scholars who say that one must renew the intention after having risen from sleep. Bob and Edith's The time will be at 2:00am to 4am Address: 2310 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 We will pray fajr afterwards at Dar al Hijrah! See you there iA!

6/25/2016 2:00:00 AM -04:00

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Mother-Daughter Iftar

Dear Moms, We are pleased to invite you and your daughter(s) to join us to break your fast with us and experience the community vibe at MakeSpace. The purpose of this event is to promote quality mother-daughter time during the blessed month. One of our goals at MakeSpace is to help build vibrant families by strengthening bonds within the family. This includes creating programs that allow the youth to connect with their parents in different ways. What better time than the blessed month of Ramadan to do this! Tickets: FREE. However, you must register using the link above so we know the numbers and can plan accordingly. Iftar meal: FREE. We welcome your generous donations.

6/24/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer! Khutba starts at 1:15pm and prayer starts at 1:45pm iA. See you there!

6/24/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Father-Son Iftar

Dear Dads, We are pleased to invite you and your son(s) to join us to break your fast with us and experience the community vibe at MakeSpace. The purpose of this event is to promote quality father-son time during the blessed month. One of our goals at MakeSpace is to help build vibrant families by strengthening bonds within the family. This includes creating programs that allow the youth to connect with their parents in different ways. What better time than the blessed month of Ramadan to do this! Tickets: FREE. However, you must register using the link above so we know the numbers and can plan accordingly. Iftar meal: FREE. We welcome your generous donations.

6/20/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

Join us for our second Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup this year on Sunday June 19th! Join us for iftar and taraweeh afterwards at Dunya! ***Watching this VDOT video is required to attend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqWWj4xT4M In the spirit of giving back to the community as American Muslims, MakeSpace has adopted a one-mile section of Edsall Rd from Van Dorn St. (Shell and Exxon gas stations) to Bren Mar Dr. The volunteers will be divided into two teams who will start the cleanup at either end of the adopted one stretch of Edsall Road. Each team will work its way towards the other, pass each other and end at the starting point of the other team. Each team will be going against flow of traffic. They will collect and bag trash along the way. Bags and vests will be provided by VDOT. More details and instructions will be provided by your team's lead. Gathering at Exxon Gas Station at the corner of Van Dorn and Edsall Rd (501 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304 ) at 6:30pm.

6/19/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan 2016: Time for Renewal

Ramadan brings long days of fasting, nights of prayer, time with friends and family, and lots of time for reflection. Think back to how you ended your Ramadan last year. Was it with a fierce energy and renewed lease on life? Maybe you wish you had done more? However you ended it and spent the last year, now is the time to renew your journey as a Muslim. Whether this is your first Ramadan, or your 50th, come visit us at MakeSpace for an energizing and renewing experience. We will provide iftar every night, followed by taraweeh prayer, led by Imam Zia. Each night will also have a designated presenter who will speak for about 5-10 minutes about a relevant topic. Bring your friends and family, or just bring yourself for the opportunity to meet fellow Muslims observing Ramadan. Taraweeh will be held each night at Dunya Banquet hall, EXCEPT the nights of June 11th, June 18th and July 2nd. On these nights, Taraweeh will be held at Nova Annandale Campus. We apologize but unfortunately iftar will not be served on those three nights. In addition to taraweeh prayers, join us throughout the month for qiyam prayers lasting through the night, special iftars dedicated to unique audiences and causes, Fajr Club, and a few reflection sessions on weekend afternoons throughout the month. Please keep an eye out for more information about these events in the days to come. _________________ Interested in sponsoring a night of Taraweeh for $1,700? We encourage individuals, businesses, families, and group of friends to sign up to sponsor. Your gift helps us provide the best Ramadan experience to our community while giving you the reward of providing food and prayer space for your fellow brothers and sisters. In addition, each sponsor may host their friends and family for iftar on the designated sponsored night. For availability, please email info@imakespace.com. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. Are you interested in volunteering for 1, 2, (every?!) night of Ramadan? We are a 100% volunteer run organization and will need extra help during Ramadan to serve food, clean up and serve our community in other ways. If you are available, please email info@imakespace.com. We're going green! MakeSpace will not be handing out plastic water bottles this year - but don't worry, we still have plenty of water to go around! Bring your own reusable water bottle with you to taraweeh and you can easily fill it up at one of our water coolers. Lastly, remember this is MakeSpace and we strive to provide and open and inclusive environment. Be friendly, talk to new people, hold doors for each other and smile often. Remember that each person is at a different season in their life and has a different connection with God. Be kind. Be only kind, to others, and to yourself.

6/19/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Anas reported that Muhammad (saw) said: "Eat Suhoor, for there are blessings in it." [al-Bukhari and Muslim] Join your brothers at MakeSpace Fajr Club for Suhoor every other Saturday. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of Ramadan, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Virtues of Suhoor •Following the Sunnah •Differing from the people of the book who would eat more when breaking their fast. •Gaining strength, energy, and zeal to fast, especially for youngsters. •Giving charity to those who ask for food at pre-dawn. •Remembrance, supplication, and a means of seeking mercy at a time when prayers are answered. •Showing better character. For it is likely that if one neglects the pre-dawn meal one may show bad character simply out of hunger •Renewing one’s intention, thereby avoiding differences of opinion among the scholars who say that one must renew the intention after having risen from sleep. This Saturday at 2:30am we will be meeting at Silver Diner in Springfield for Suhoor. Address: 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150 See you there iA!

6/18/2016 2:30:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

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6/17/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan Bootcamp

Join us for Ramadan Training Program! Ramadan is the time of the year where we make positive changes and wellness should be at the top of the list! We will be engaging in 8 short workouts (30 - 40 minutes in length) which are roughly one hour and half before the break of fast, iA. Training while fasting has many benefits. One study found that fasting before aerobic training leads to reductions in both body weight and body fat, while eating before a workout decreases only body weight. The combination of fasting and exercising maximizes the impact of cellular factors, which force the breakdown of fat and glycogen for energy. Sessions will take place on the following days in June: Session #1: 6/4 Saturday Session #2: 6/8 Sunday Session #3: 6/11 Saturday Session #4: 6/ 12 Sunday Session #5: 6/ 18 Saturday Session #6: 6/19 Sunday Session #7: 6/25 Saturday Session #8: 6/26 Sunday For more info & to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alexandria-ramadan-bootcamp-tickets-24973843438

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

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Friday Prayer & Janaza in Absentia for Muhammad Ali

Join us for a speical Khutbah in memory and honor of Muhammad Ali, may Allah bless his soul. After jum'ah prayer, a special Funeral Prayer in Absentia, Salat ul Ghaib, will be held to pray for Ali. Khutba starts at 1:15pm and prayer starts at 1:45pm iA. See you there!

6/10/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Ringing in the Month of Giving with Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda

The blessed month of Ramadan is upon us, and with it comes the grand opportunity for the generous and the giving. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) once said, “The most beloved of people to Allah are those who are of most benefit [to others].” These actions are especially rewarded in Ramadan, with the reward of every beneficial action being multiplied. MakeSpace and United Muslim Relief are proud to present ‘Ringing in the Month of Giving’, featuring Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda! Join us as Sh. Jangda discusses the many blessings of Ramadan, and how we can all do our part in supporting our brothers and sisters in humanity. Doors will open prior to Maghrib, with a FREE Iftar offered to all attendees. Sh. Jangda will be speaking throughout the night, including a khatira during Taraweeh prayers. “Abdul Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. He was born and raised in the Dallas area. At the age of 10 he went to Karachi, Pakistan to memorize the Quran. He excelled in his memorization and committed the entire Quran to memory in less than 1 year. After graduating from High School, he went back to Karachi to study the Alim Course at Jamia Binoria. He graduated from the rigorous 7 year program in 2002 at the top of his class and with numerous Ijaazaat (Licenses) in various Islamic Sciences. Along with the Alim Course he concurrently completed a B.A. and M.A. in Arabic from Karachi University. He also obtained a Masters in Islamic Studies from the University of Sindh. He taught Arabic at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2005 to 2007. Abdul Nasir is an instructor with Bayyinah Institute, where his class “Meaningful Prayer” has traveled the country.” Photos provided by Haithem Hammad and Qalam Institute. Learn more about United Muslim Relief at www.umrelief.org/ramadan * SPACE IS LIMITED -- EVENT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED * TICKETS AND RSVPS WILL BE USED TO GAUGE CATERING NEEDS

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

6/4/2016 4:45:00 AM -04:00

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MakeSpace Cafe: Who Moved My Cheese?

Join us for the next installment of MakeSpace Cafe, a series dedicated towards discussing relevant books and topics. We will be discussing the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson and the related topic of dealing with change and challenges in our lives. This short but insightful book can be typically read in about an hour! Please bring your own copy of the book (which can be borrowed from your local public library or purchased at most major book retailers). Due to space limitations, please reserve your spot by registering for a free ticket using the Eventbrite link above. Special thanks to the GW MSA for Co-Sponsoring our MakeSpace Cafe series! Where: George Washington University, Phillips Hall, Room 108 (801 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052) When: Friday June 3rd, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM **If ordering your book through Amazon, be sure to use this link and a portion of your purchase will be donated to MakeSpace (with no extra cost to you): https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1327295 **

6/3/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

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6/3/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Foundations: Living Islam

***The Foundations: Living Islam course usually held on Wednesday nights will be postponed for the next two weeks (5/18 & 5/25) due to our instructor's travels. We hope that you can join us when the class resumes on Wednesday, June 1st!*** Class begins at 7:15pm every Wednesday, please join even if you haven't made it to previous sessions. We will be continuing our new addition to the Foundations series of classes titled "Foundations: Living Islam." This class will be taught by Br. Abass Darab and held weekly up until Ramadan. This course is meant to bring us back to the fundamentals of worship and deeper meanings of acts like wudu, prayer, recitation, fasting, and more. Brothers and sisters in all stages of their spiritual journey are invited to participate. Whether you need a refresher on the purpose behind the acts we do every day or you're a recent convert looking to establish meaningful practice, this course is designed to bring us all back to the basics. Thanks to our co-sponsor, the GW Muslim Students Association, who have enabled us to provide this class free of charge! Location: George Washington University 1957 E St NW Room B16 Washington, DC 20052 Class will be held weekly beginning Wednesday, April 13. Please feel free to drop-in whenever you can!

6/1/2016 7:15:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

*Prayer is at 5am, so please try to make it a little before then* Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Turkish American Community Center Mosque (Diyanet Center of America) 9704 Good Luck Rd Lanham-Seabrook, MD 20706 Breakfast Location: IHOP 7405 Greenbelt Rd Greenbelt, MD 20770

5/28/2016 5:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer! Khutba starts at 1:15pm and prayer starts at 1:45pm iA. See you there!

5/27/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Kite-Flying with MakeSpace

Come learn how to make and fly a kite with MakeSpace and enjoy the beautiful, serene surroundings of Fort Hunt National Park. Where: Picnic Area C001 Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria VA, 8999 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308 When: Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3PM to 6PM Who: Open to everyone, kids and families! FREE (Bring your own kite if you have one! No worries if you don't, we'll have supplies so you can make a kite too.) Food will be provided. (We'll have Pizza and Soft Drinks! Feel free to bring your own potluck dish too.)

5/22/2016 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

*** Registration is required to participate in this event. To register click here: http://tinyurl.com/pthjah9 *** Our second Adopt-a-Highway clean-up event for 2016 is scheduled on May 22. In the spirit of giving back to the community as American Muslims, MakeSpace has adopted a one-mile section of Edsall Rd from Van Dorn St. (Shell and Exxon gas stations) to Bren Mar Dr. The volunteers will be divided into two teams who will start the cleanup at either end of the adopted one stretch of Edsall Road. Each team wi will work its way towards the other, pass each other and end at the starting point of the other team. Each team will be going against flow of traffic. They will collect and bag trash along the way. Bags and vests will be provided by VDOT. More details and instructions will be provided by your team's lead. Gathering at Exxon Gas Station at the corner of Van Dorn and Edsall Rd (501 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304 ) at 12:30pm. *** Registration is required to participate in this event. To register click here: http://tinyurl.com/pthjah9 ***

5/22/2016 12:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

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5/20/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Breaking the Barriers: Mental Health Resilience Through the Arts

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, please join us for an evening of mental health awareness and education as we seek to break down the barriers surrounding mental health within our community. We'll be at Busboys & Poets. 5th and K St on May 16th. Our group of panelists will be sharing their personal journeys of how the arts have helped them cope with a mental health condition. This event is the second event to the Breaking the Barrier series, as we tackle the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. We aim to establish a supportive environment that encourages dialogue and ensures access to appropriate resources for mental health and wellness within our community.

5/16/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Pre-Ramadan Community BBQ

***Tickets are $5/person. Please purchase your tickets in advance at the link above. Tickets will be $10 at the door** Please join MakeSpace as we host a Pre-Ramadan BBQ! Catch up with old friends and make new ones as you enjoy a day of food, fun and the great outdoors! We will have outdoor games, activities for all ages and the chance to create a piece of art for the new MakeSpace building! Location: Shelter #3 Leesylvania Park 2001 Daniel K Ludwig Drive Woodbridge, VA 22191 Note: the park has a $5 entrance fee - carpooling is suggested! *Please feel free to bring your own picnic chairs, sports equipment and other outdoor gear!*

5/14/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

*Prayer is at 5am, so please try to make it a little before then* Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Mustafa Center 6844 Braddock Rd Annandale, VA 22003 Breakfast Location: Barnside Diner 6306 Little River Tpke Alexandria, VA 22312

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

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Friday Prayer

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5/13/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Halaqa: What Would the Prophet (SAW) Do? Part III

Join MakeSpace as we continue with the third part of our three-part halaqa series. We will focus on human interactions and relationships through the lens of the model of the Prophet (SAW). The halaqa will be led by Brother Abass Darab.

5/8/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Cafe: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Part 2

Join us for the second installment of MakeSpace Cafe, a series dedicated towards discussing relevant books and topics. We will be continuing with the second half of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley). One of the most influential Muslim Americans in our history, we'll discuss his transformation, impact and legacy through the lens of his own written words. This session will be covering Chapters 10-19. Even if you weren't able to join us for last month's discussion on the first half of the book, please feel free to join in! Tea and light refreshments will be provided. Please aim to show up 15 minutes early to locate the room, mingle, etc. We will start the discussions on time at 2 PM. Please bring your own copy of the book (which can be borrowed from your local public library or purchased at most major book retailers). Special thanks to the GW MSA for Co-Sponsoring our first MakeSpace Cafe series! Where: George Washington University, Phillips Hall, Room 111 (801 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052) When: Saturday May 7th, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM Due to space limitations, please reserve your spot by registering for a free ticket using the Eventbrite link above. Co-Sponsor: George Washington University Muslim Students Association (GW MSA) **If ordering your book through Amazon, be sure to use this link and a portion of your purchase will be donated to MakeSpace (with no extra cost to you): https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1327295 **

5/7/2016 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.”

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

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Friday Prayer

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5/6/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Tajweed Intensive Course

MakeSpace is excited to offer a five-week (20 hours) intensive tajweed course. This class will give students a strong foundation in the art of tajweed, the correct recitation of the Quran and pronunciation of its words with the precision with which it has been preserved and transmitted for 1400 years! Prerequisite knowledge: The ability to read the Quran, regardless of the quality of pronunciation, from the book. Students who successfully complete the course can expect to accomplish reading Quran more accurately, especially the important parts required for prayer, thus perfecting not just their Quran reading skills but also their prayers. The course will be held on Sundays 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 &5/29 from 9am to 1pm. Tuition: $130 for all five weeks Please Register using the link above!

5/1/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Dar Al-Hijrah 3159 Row St Falls Church, VA 22044 Breakfast Location: IHOP 6655 Arlington Blvd Falls Church, VA 22042

4/30/2016 5:15:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

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4/29/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Foundations: Living Islam

We will be continuing our new addition to the Foundations series of classes titled "Foundations: Living Islam." This class will be taught by Br. Abass Darab and held weekly up until Ramadan. This course is meant to bring us back to the fundamentals of worship and deeper meanings of acts like wudu, prayer, recitation, fasting, and more. Brothers and sisters in all stages of their spiritual journey are invited to participate. Whether you need a refresher on the purpose behind the acts we do every day or you're a recent convert looking to establish meaningful practice, this course is designed to bring us all back to the basics. Thanks to our co-sponsor, the GW Muslim Students Association, who have enabled us to provide this class free of charge! Location: George Washington University 1957 E St NW Room B16 Washington, DC 20052 Class will be held weekly beginning Wednesday, April 13. Please feel free to drop-in whenever you can!

4/27/2016 7:15:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.”

4/23/2016 5:25:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer. Khutbah starts: 1:15pm Prayer starts: 1:45

4/22/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Halaqa: What Would the Prophet (SAW) Do? Part II

Join MakeSpace as we continue with the second part of our three-part halaqa series. We will focus on human interactions and relationships through the lens of the model of the Prophet (SAW). The halaqas will be led by Brother Abass Darab. Dates: 4/17, 5/8

4/17/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) 2913 Woodlawn Trail Alexandria, VA 22306 Breakfast Location: Denny’s 7214 Richmond Hwy Alexandria, VA 22306

4/16/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer. Khutbah starts: 1:15pm Prayer starts: 1:45

4/15/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Foundations: Living Islam

***New Date and Time*** MakeSpace is excited to launch a new addition to its Foundations series of classes titled "Foundations: Living Islam." This class will be taught by Br. Abass Darab and held weekly up until Ramadan. This course is meant to bring us back to the fundamentals of worship and deeper meanings of acts like wudu, prayer, recitation, fasting, and more. Brothers and sisters in all stages of their spiritual journey are invited to participate. Whether you need a refresher on the purpose behind the acts we do every day or you're a recent convert looking to establish meaningful practice, this course is designed to bring us all back to the basics. Thanks to our co-sponsor, the GW Muslim Students Association, who have enabled us to provide this class free of charge! Location: George Washington University 1957 E St NW Room B16 Washington, DC 20052 Class will be held weekly beginning Wednesday, April 13.

4/13/2016 7:15:00 PM -04:00

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Halaqa: What Would the Prophet (SAW) Do?

Join MakeSpace as we launch a three-part halaqa series. We will focus on human interactions and relationships through the lens of the model of the Prophet (SAW). The halaqas will be led by Brother Abass Darab. Dates: 4/10, 4/17, 5/8

4/10/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeSpace Cafe: Book Club Discussion on the Autobiography of Malcolm X

Join us for for first ever MakeSpace Cafe, a series dedicated towards discussing relevant books and topics. We're starting off with The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley). One of the most influential Muslim Americans in our history, we'll discuss his transformation, impact and legacy through the lens of his own written words. We'll break up the book into two sessions---Session 1 (April 9) covering Chapters 1-9 and Session 2 (May 7) covering Chapters 10-19. Tea and light refreshments will be provided. Please aim to show up 15 minutes early to locate the room, mingle, etc. We will start the discussions on time at 2 PM. Please bring your own copy of the book (which can be borrowed from your local public library or purchased at most major book retailers). Come to the first session with your favorite quotes from the book and why you selected them. Here's one from the autobiography that captures the essence of MakeSpace Cafe: "Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened." - Malcolm X Special thanks to the GW MSA for Co-Sponsoring our first MakeSpace Cafe series! Where: George Washington University, Phillips Hall, Room 111 (801 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052) When: Part 1: Saturday April 9th, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM Part 2: Saturday May 7th, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM Limited to 30 attendees, please reserve your spot by registering for a free ticket using the Eventbrite link above. Co-Sponsor: George Washington University Muslim Students Association (GW MSA) **If ordering your book through Amazon, be sure to use this link and a portion of your purchase will be donated to MakeSpace (with no extra cost to you): https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1327295 **

4/9/2016 2:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.”

4/9/2016 5:45:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer. Khutbah starts: 1:15pm Prayer starts: 1:45

4/8/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) Dar Al-Noor Islamic Community Center 5404 Hoadly Rd Manassas, VA 20112 Breakfast Location: IHOP 12901 Galveston Ct Manassas, VA 20112

4/2/2016 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Foundations: Learning Quran from Scratch

** Note: all proceeds go to MakeSpace as MakeSpace is currently 100% volunteer effort ** Learn to read Quran in 20 hours over the course of *5* weeks with Imam Zia! This course is designed for adults who have never learned to read Arabic but is also good for those who need to brush up on their Quran reading and recitation skills. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the skills to read and recite Quran on your own. For more information and to register, click on the Eventbrite link above!

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

3/26/2016 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

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3/25/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Our Rights: A Conversation with the FBI

MakeSpace brings you Our Rights: A Conversation With the FBI. Learn about our civil rights, the FBI's role in protecting our communities from terrorism and hate crimes and what steps the FBI's taking to combat discrimination and build bridges with the Muslim community. Presenters include FBI Agents, Assistant Director of the Washington Field Office. This is a free event but tickets are required due to limited space. Please reserve your seat NOW by clicking on the link above under 'Tickets Available'. See you there!

3/20/2016 5:00:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Muslim American Society – DC Chapter (MAS – DC) 6408 Edsall Rd Alexandria, VA 22312 Breakfast Location: Barnside Diner 6306 Little River Tpke Alexandria, VA 22312

3/19/2016 6:25:00 AM -04:00

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Community Forklift Tour

Join us at Community Forklift to learn about how old building materials can be reused and salvaged for your next renovation project! Community Forklift is a nonprofit committed to improving our environment and educating the community on green practices. As Muslims, we have a spiritual and moral obligation to be committed to this planet; and, this trip will open your eyes as to how we can be more conscious of that! We will be joined by the folks at Green Muslims! Green Muslims is a source in the Muslim community for spiritually-inspired environmental education, reflection, and action. You will learn more about our spiritual obligations as Muslims to combat climate change! Learn more about Community Forklift here: http://communityforklift.org/ There is ample free parking available at the site. *Tickets are free but registration is required!* The tour is approximately 45 minutes and we will have time at the end to explore their shop to discuss fun ideas for our very own MakeSpace renovation. So be a part of this exciting journey, and help us #MakeYourOwnSpace for #MakeSpace! If you have any questions, please contact Jenine Kotob at jeninekotob@gmail.com.

3/12/2016 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

3/12/2016 5:45:00 AM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Islamic Center Northern Virginia Trust (ICNVT) Shirley Gate Mosque 4420 Shirley Gate Rd Fairfax, VA 22030 Breakfast Location: Gathering Grounds Cafe 10637 Braddock Rd Fairfax, VA 22032

3/5/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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Aesthetics in Islam: What Islam Says About Beauty

The MakeSpace Youth Group is having its first major event of 2016! Join us on Friday, March 4th from 7:30pm-9:00pm at our new location for Aesthetics in Islam: What Islam Says About Beauty! This event is for ages 13+ and will feature Br. Omar Nassimi. We will have pizza and will pray Isha before ending the night iA. We have many fun events planned for the next few months, so we hope you'll join us for what we hope to be a great year iA! What: Omar Nassimi speaking on Aesthetics in Islam: What Islam Says About Beauty When: Friday March 4 @ 7:30-9:00pm Where: MakeSpace 6082 Franconia Rd, Suites C & D, Alexandria, VA 22310

3/4/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

2/27/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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MakeSpace Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

*** Registration is required to participate in this event. To register click here: http://tinyurl.com/pthjah9 *** Our first Adopt-a-Highway clean-up event for 2016 is scheduled on February 21st to coincide with Random Acts of Kindness Week. In the spirit of giving back to the community as American Muslims, MakeSpace has adopted a one-mile section of Edsall Rd from Van Dorn St. (Shell and Exxon gas stations) to Bren Mar Dr. We will collect and bag trash along the way. Bags and vests will be provided by VDOT. Gathering at Exxon Gas Station at the corner of Van Dorn and Edsall Rd (501 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304 ) at 10am. *** Registration is required to participate in this event. To register click here: http://tinyurl.com/pthjah9 ***

2/21/2016 12:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: MakeSpace Headquarters 6082 Franconia Rd. Units C&D Alexandria, VA 22310 Breakfast Location: TBD

2/20/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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Election 2016 American Muslim Townhall

The 2016 election is an extremely important election for the American Muslim community. As election day approaches, Emerge USA and Makespace will be hosting a series of town hall events to discuss important issues for the American Muslim community and to engage campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. On February 13th, our featured speaker will be The Honorable Farah Pandith, a friend and representative of Hillary Clinton. This is an important convening to engage a presidential campaign to learn and discuss the issues important to you. Engaging lawmakers and leaders is the best way to impact our nation’s political and socio-economic landscape. Much has been said lately about American Muslims and for American Muslims. Less known, however, are the firsthand aspirations of American Muslim communities in key swing states during a pivotal election year. This open forum Town Hall is an opportunity for those in the DMV to interact with important frontrunners in the 2016 Presidential elections, to ask questions and to shape discourse around some of the most important issues of our time. Featured Guest: The Honorable Farah Pandith, first Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State under Hillary Clinton MakeSpace aims to serve as an inclusive, relevant and transparently-managed hub for the Washington Metropolitan area Muslim community, with a strong focus on youth and young professionals. It further aims to help the community grow spiritually, intellectually and professionally develop an American Muslim identity rooted in the values of balance and compassion through educational programs, civic engagement initiatives, community service projects and recreational activities . Emerge USA seeks to engage, educate and empower Muslim American communities through educational programs, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable and motivated citizens. For more information visit www.emerge-usa.org.

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

2/13/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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The Value of Time - Surat al-'Asr Tour

MakeSpace is excited to be a part of Fawakih's Surat Al-Asr Tour. This session will dive into the inner meanings of Surah Al-Asr and give participants a taste of the Arabic language. Fawakis is offering this free program to family, friends, and partners within the DMV area. The purpose of this tour is to increase awareness of the beauty and intricacies of the Quranic Arabic language.

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Prayer: Darul Hijrah 3159 Row St Falls Church, Va Fajr: 6:20am Breakfast: City Diner 5616 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

1/30/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Darul Huda 6666 Commerce St Springfield, VA 22150 Breakfast Location: Silver Diner 6592 Springfield Mall Springfield, VA 22150 We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

1/30/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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Community Meeting Design Workshop!

Come join us for a design workshop for MakeSpace's new space! We want to be inspired by the community and learn what’s most important to you. The Design Team has been brainstorming preliminary concepts for the space, but we need your participation to really bring it to life! We want to hear how you want to use the new space, so come share your ideas and be part of the design process. Date: Sunday, January 17th, 2016 Time: 12pm-3pm Location: At our new space! 6082 Franconia Rd, Suites C + D, Alexandria, VA 22310

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: TBD We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

1/16/2016 6:15:00 AM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! Masjid Location: Dar Al-Hijrah 3159 Row St Falls Church, VA 22044 Breakfast Location: IHOP 6655 Arlington Blvd Falls Church, VA 22042 We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: Silver Diner 6592 Springfield Mall Springfield, VA 22150 Like them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-City-Diner/186021604764502 We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

1/2/2016 6:00:00 AM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Sisters

Join your sisters at MakeSpace for our Sisters Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your sisters at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! The first Sisters Fajr Club will be held at Mustafa Center and then we will all head to a convenient location for breakfast. Breakfast: Shilla Bakery 7039 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003 We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

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

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The Story of Nuh

MakeSpace is excited to host its upcoming Bayyinah program, the Story of Nuh, led by Ustadh Adam Jamal! Ustadh Adam is the head instructor of Bayyinah's 9 month Dream program and has held various positions as an Islamic studies and Arabic teacher and as an Imam. Join Ustadh Adam as he tells the story of our beloved prophet Nuh and answers many fundamental questions including: How can the dua of one man cause one of the greatest floods mankind has ever seen? How can one man keep persevering for 950 years? How can one man have such complete trust in Allah SWT, despite so many worldly difficulties? How can I make my dua more sincere and accepted by Allah? How can I develop that level of patience and perseverance? How can I have that close, personal relationship with Allah, so that I can talk to Him and rely on Him in my darkest times? How can I still be grateful while going through my own trials and tribulations? Come join us for a fun and inspirational night of storytelling about one of the greatest messengers of Allah (SWT)! Friday, December 25th 7:00 - 10:30 PM Venue: Islamic Center of Northern Virginia Trust 4420 Shirley Gate Road Fairfax, VA Tuition: $20 Please visit https://bayyinah.clickfunnels.com/misc7396311 for more information and to purchase tickets! To register your child for babysitting please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VM-aVfpFWG9dh5C0DqMxzV_FeeQ87RM9Z2-ATUw8lIU/edit?usp=drive_web

12/25/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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MakeSpace Halaqa: The Politics of Hate and How to Defeat It

Join us as we discuss the toxic effects of the current hate-filled political climate and how we can defeat it by building bridges and coalitions with people of conscience! Speaker: Farooq Mitha, Founder and Board Member, Emerge USA

12/20/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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MakeMeals: Winter Edition

In light of recent events, let's get together and show the DC community how much Muslims care!! We plan on spending the afternoon making lunch bags for those who are less fortunate here in DC! iA we plan on meeting at America's Islamic Heritage Museum, then making sandwiches and packing lunch bags to distribute to individuals nearby! We need volunteers to bring items to contribute to the lunch bags. To sign up, please use the link below (please feel free to sign up for as many items as you wish): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T5uwkmPibopYmzmd61SNQiQ_5W3MbZejIi93sSXQwm8/edit#gid=0 Since the cold of the winter is coming up, we are also asking that people bring new or gently used coats, socks, gloves, hats, blankets, bags, or anything that they feel would be of use to these individuals! ****** If you have any trouble signing up or have any questions, please contact: hanasr@gmail.com or 734-392-4752****** Insha'Allah looking forward to seeing you all there! :) Allah describes the righteous (Al-Abrar) saying: "And they feed, for the the love of Allah, the needy, the orphan, and the captive. Saying, "We feed you for the Sake of Allah alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks." (76:8-9)

12/19/2015 10:30:00 AM -05:00

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MakeSpace Halaqa: Mourning, Healing and Moving Forward

In the aftermath of all of the violence that is taking place here in our nation around the world, how do we move beyond fear towards empathy? How do we deal with perception treated as realities? Join us at the MakeSpace Halaqa this Sunday as we explore ways to heal and move forward. WHEN: Sunday, December 6, from 5pm to 7PM WHERE: Providence Recreation Center 7525 Marc Dr. Falls Church, VA

12/6/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” He also said: "Those who walk to the mosques in the dark (for prayer), give them the glad tiding of perfect illumination on the Day of Resurrection.” Join your brothers at MakeSpace for Fajr Club at a different mosque every other Saturday for fajr prayer followed by breakfast. This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual tranquility of fajr, discover local masjids and communities, build fraternity and camaraderie and learn more about the deen – all while having a great fun! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: Silver Diner 8101 Fletcher Ave McLean, Va We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

12/5/2015 5:45:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Jion us for Friday Prayer. Khutba starts: 1:15 Prayer: 1:45

12/4/2015 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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American Muslims Against ISIS - Candlelight Vigil

* ADAMS * MakeSpace * Emerge USA * UMAA * AMERICAN MUSLIMS AGAINST ISIS Candlelight Vigil An opportunity to publicly condemn terrorism and come together as humanity. People of ALL faiths and ALL communities coming together! Speakers include Imam Mohamed Magid ADAMS Center will be providing buses to the vigil. Buses will leave ADAMS Sterling at 3:15pm to arrive in DC by 5pm. Vigil 5pm-6:30pm - Location in DC to be confirmed soon We will leave DC at 6:45pm to return to ADAMS Sterling by 7:45pm Please Sign Up For Bus: http://evite.me/Zpex6AzbDJ Please Sign up to just Attend at 5pm-7:00pm http://evite.me/tUXQ8Hdrjp ********Date/Time Subject to Change********

11/20/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer at 1:15pm.

11/20/2015 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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MakeStrides College/Career Night @ DAH

**Starts immediately following Maghrib Salat** Life after high school requires life-impacting decisions that will determine your career opportunities in the future. Come meet local, young Muslim Professionals that are working in the fields of IT, Business, Finance and Engineering -- learn from their journey through College and Career. -What College or University should I attend?Is an Associates or Vocational Program right for me? -How should I prepare now for Grad School? -What major will guarantee I get a high-paying job after Graduation? -What job field makes the most sense for me? The night will feature panel discussion and breakout sessions. Join us! WHEN: Nov 14th. Immediately after Maghrib! WHERE: Dar al Hijrah Parents are encouraged to attend with their High School students. For more information visit: www.make-strides.org

11/14/2015 5:30:00 PM -05:00

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MakeSpace Youth High School MSA Social Mixer!

This event's aim is to allow you to meet other Muslims students in the area, and to ask questions for anything you may need help with. We will be having snacks and a couple of ice breakers, as well as the opportunity for you to discuss some of the issues/success your MSA's have been having. We will be having a follow-up event next month to provide with you the answers to your questions and some guideance and advice for how to address your concerns, including: how to get a sponsor for your MSA, how to start jummah prayer, among anything else you need help with. Please spread the word and join us for what we hope will be a fun and helpful event! WHEN: Nov. 13th @5pm WHERE: GMU Johnson Center 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030

11/13/2015 5:00:00 PM -05:00

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MakeSpace Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

*** Registration is required to participate in this event. To register click here: http://tinyurl.com/pthjah9 *** Our fourth Adopt-a-Highway clean-up event for 2015 is scheduled on Nov 8. In the spirit of giving back to the community as American Muslims, MakeSpace has adopted a one-mile section of Edsall Rd from Van Dorn St. (Shell and Exxon gas stations) to Bren Mar Dr. The volunteers will be divided into two teams who will start the cleanup at either end of the adopted one stretch of Edsall Road. Each team wi will work its way towards the other, pass each other and end at the starting point of the other team. Each team will be going against flow of traffic. They will collect and bag trash along the way. Bags and vests will be provided by VDOT. More details and instructions will be provided by your team's lead. Gathering at Exxon Gas Station at the corner of Van Dorn and Edsall Rd (501 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304 ) at 10am. *** Registration is required to participate in this event. To register click here: http://tinyurl.com/pthjah9 ***

11/8/2015 1:00:00 PM -05:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” (Muslim, p. 454, no. 656; al-Tirmidhi, 221). Our Mission: Every other Saturday, we will visit a local masjid for fajr prayer then go out for breakfast(or suhoor depending on date/season). It's an awesome feeling to fill out safs at fajr at local masjids, nice to see the noor of the faces of people who are surprised to see so many people show up for fajr and it's good to discover local masjids/musallahs and also to learn more about deen/faith/religion. Afterwards, we'll go out for breakfast and in our joint effort to build our brotherhood bond iA! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: Silver Diner 6592 Springfield Mall Springfield, VA We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

11/7/2015 5:45:00 AM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us for Friday Prayer at 1:15pm. This week, we are honored to have Br. Ahmed ElHattab, Executive Director of ISNA Development Foundation, as our guest khateeb. Br. Ahmed ElHattab served as Assistant Secretary General of ISNA from 1994 - 2011. He has also been an active participant in Islamic philanthropy for the past 38 years in the United States. Since 1984 he has been in charge of ISNA fundraising. He was ISNA Acting Secretary General, 1990-1994, 2008-2010, and 2012-2013. He has attended and actively participated in numerous conventions, conferences and seminars domestically and internationally, in addition to delivering jumu'ah khutbahs in many masajid in North America. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, the American Islamic College (AIC) in Chicago.

11/6/2015 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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MakeSpace Halaqa: Attitude of Gratitude

Halaqas are back! As we head into November, we will be consistently reminded of the importance of giving thanks during this season of gratitude. Join MakeSpace as we discuss the value of gratitude in Islam and how to incorporate it into our daily lives. When: Sunday, November 1 6pm Where: Providence Rec Center 7525 Marc Dr. Falls Church, VA 22042 Questions? Email us at info@imakespace.com

11/1/2015 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us at Dunya Banquet Hall for Friday payers every Friday! Please note, the khutbah starts at 1:15 and the prayer concludes by 1:50. WHEN: Every Friday 1:15 PM WHERE: Dunya Banquet Hall

10/30/2015 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” (Muslim, p. 454, no. 656; al-Tirmidhi, 221). Our Mission: Every other Saturday, we will visit a local masjid for fajr prayer then go out for breakfast(or suhoor depending on date/season). It's an awesome feeling to fill out safs at fajr at local masjids, nice to see the noor of the faces of people who are surprised to see so many people show up for fajr and it's good to discover local masjids/musallahs and also to learn more about deen/faith/religion. Afterwards, we'll go out for breakfast and in our joint effort to build our brotherhood bond iA! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: IHOP 46931 Cedar Lake Plaza Sterling, Va We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

10/24/2015 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Day of Ashura Iftar Get-together!

The Day of Ashura (10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar) comes only once a year! Don't miss out on this opportunity to reap the reward of fasting on this blessed day! Join us - your fellow brothers and sisters - as we break our fast together and enjoy the company of one another! Looking forward to seeing you all there! :) *There will be space to pray Maghrib at the restaurant, but please make sure to reserve your spot (using the google doc in the ticket URL above) as space will be limited! For more on the bounties that come from fasting Ashura, check out the info below! VIRTUES OF FASTING ON THE DAY OF ASHURA: Fasting on the day of Ashura is of great merits in Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “For fasting the day of Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as an expiation for (the sins committed in) the previous year.” [Muslim]. It is widely understood that if one fasts this day, they will be forgiven for their since for the year prior. Don't miss out on fasting this day!!! It is mentioned from Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) that he was asked about fasting the Day of Ashura. He said, “I did not see the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) fast a day while more avid to seek its virtue than this day,” [Bukhari & Muslim]. The virtue of fasting this day was also well known and practiced among the Prophets (peace be upon them). Both Prophet Nuh and Prophet Musa (peace be upon them both) fasted it. Before the end of his life, the Prophet (peace be upon him) told Muslims to add the 9th day also, as he is narrated to have said, “When the following year comes, Allah willing, we shall fast on the ninth.” [Muslim and Abu Dawud]. The death of the Prophet came before the following year - May Allah the Most High shower His mercy and blessings upon our beloved Messenger. Thus, it is recommended to fast on both the 9th and 10th of Muharram - which is this Thursday and Friday, respectively. If you can fast both days, even better! For more info on the virtues of the month of Muharram, please read: http://www.onislam.net/english/ask-the-scholar/acts-of-worship/fasting/kinds-of-fasting/169268-virtues-of-the-month-of-muharram.html May Allah subhanahu wa t'ala accept all our fasting, prayers and duas during this blessed month of Muharram - Ameen

10/23/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us at Dunya Banquet Hall for Friday payers every Friday! Please note, we will begin starting prayer at 1:15 iA! WHEN: Every Friday 1:30PM WHERE: Dunya Banquet Hall

10/23/2015 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Benefit for Syrian Refugees: An Evening of Relief, Unity & Healing

Join us for an evening of spoken word and artistic expression from talented folks who play instruments and have magical voices as we stand in solidarity with our Syrian brothers and sisters as they face this difficult time. Known as one of the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, the refugee situation in Syria has displaced over 11 millions individuals, over 5 million of them children. The issue stands at the center of the global human rights debate today and continues to call for immediate international action. We invite the entire community to join us as we speak up for the refugees and raise their voice from thousands of miles away. All proceeds collected go directly toward the humanitarian efforts of Islamic Relief and United Muslim Relief to bring relief to the refugees. Please purchase your tickets and spread the word - it's time to listen. Confirmed Performers so far: Fardeen Nawaz & Brothers - Singer Ala Yaktieen - Oud Player Zeeshawn Chughtai - Spoken Word Artist Isra Uz-Zaman - Spoken Word Artist Mo Black - Rapper Norhan Basuni - Spoken Word Artist Amira Eid - Singer Azraf Ullah - Singer TICKETS: http://bit.ly/1VpSVrJ WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 18th 4-7pm WHERE: Providence RECenter Event is generously sponsored by IR and UMR.

10/18/2015 4:30:00 PM -04:00

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Love Like the Prophet

MakeSpace & KARAMAH will be providing a scholarly perspective on the prophetic model of relationships in Islam and an opportunity to learn from the example of the one whom Aisha r.a., described as "having internalized the teachings of the Qur’an in his character and personality” - someone just, fair, and loving, may God’s Peace and Blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For the past 4 years, KARAMAH has organized a series of dynamic community lectures and conversations in the month of October under the banner “Love Like the Prophet.” These events aim at addressing domestic violence from an Islamic perspective, promoting discussion within our communities about this issue, and shedding light on resources available to victims of domestic violence.

10/11/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:00

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MakeMeals

Let's get together and spend an afternoon making lunch bags for those who are less fortunate here in DC (Southeast)! iA we plan on meeting at the American Islamic Heritage Museum, then making sandwiches and packing lunch bags to distribute to individuals nearby! We need volunteers to bring items to contribute to the lunch bags. To sign up, please use the link below (please feel free to sign up for as many items as you wish): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T5uwkmPibopYmzmd61SNQiQ_5W3MbZejIi93sSXQwm8/edit#gid=0 ****** If you have any trouble signing up or have any questions, please contact: hanasr@gmail.com or feel free to call Naureen at 919-485-9724****** Insha'Allah looking forward to seeing you all there! :) Allah describes the righteous (Al-Abrar) saying: "And they feed, for the the love of Allah, the needy, the orphan, and the captive. Saying, "We feed you for the Sake of Allah alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks." (76:8-9)

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

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Fajr Club for Brothers

Join your brothers at MakeSpace for our Brothers Fajr Club! The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” (Muslim, p. 454, no. 656; al-Tirmidhi, 221). Our Mission: Every other Saturday, we will visit a local masjid for fajr prayer then go out for breakfast(or suhoor depending on date/season). It's an awesome feeling to fill out safs at fajr at local masjids, nice to see the noor of the faces of people who are surprised to see so many people show up for fajr and it's good to discover local masjids/musallahs and also to learn more about deen/faith/religion. Afterwards, we'll go out for breakfast and in our joint effort to build our brotherhood bond iA! This Saturday's breakfast will be held at: City Diner 5616 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA We'll disclose the location of the masjid/breakfast every other week. Please spread the word to your friends and family - see you there iA!

10/10/2015 6:00:00 AM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us at Dunya Banquet Hall for Friday payers every Friday at 1:30pm year-round! This Friday, we'll have special guest Rashed Hasan give khutbah on the attributes of a person of accountability and social consciousness as defined by the Qur'an. Brother Rashed is the author of Removing the Middleman, Volume 1: Deciphering Faith Without Ritual. He will also be hosting a book tour this Saturday, Oct. 10th at Beatley Central Library in Alexandria, VA. For more info, please visit his site: www.rashedhasan.com

10/9/2015 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Friday Prayer

Join us at Dunya Banquet Hall for Friday payers every Friday at 1:30pm year-round,

10/2/2015 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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