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Meditative Sufi Music with Amir Vahab Ensemble

Free Concert sponsored by Reed Society and GWU ASA. A short introduction on the art of Sufi sound meditation (sama) followed by concert featuring poems by Mevlana Rumi and Haefez. All ages are welcome to attend an informative and introspective afternoon. Due to generous funding by GWU ASA Student as well as by the Reed Society for Sacred Arts, this event is FREE and any ticket purchases will be refunded.

4/22/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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Spring of Consciousness: The Mystical Poetry of the Sufis

FREE Concert! Sponsored by Reed Society and GWU Afghan Student Association. Reed Society for Sacred Arts and the GWU Afghan Student Association present the Amir Vahab Ensemble for an afternoon of traditional and mystical poetry. The Persian poems of Hafiz and Mawlana Rumi will be translated and sung for the audience with traditional instrumentation. Both a musical and educational experience, this would be a show of intra-Muslim solidarity as well as interfaith promotion for both the GW and non-GW community. Given the rise of Islamophobia across the nation, this is your chance to educate yourself and become immerssed in the interfaith and cross-cultural messages of the Sufi Mystics. TICKET PRICES: FREE Refreshments/Dessert will be served! Hand Chapel, 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 Cosponsors include: GW Pakistani Student Association GW South Asia Society GW Muslim Student Association GW Interfaith Council GW Indian Student Association GW Arab Student Association.

4/22/2017 1:30:00 PM -04:00

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A Winter Ilm Intensive Weekend

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu: This winter Ilm intensive program will feature Shaykh Salek bin Siddina, a world renowned scholar from Mauritania who teaches in the Bay area California. This program will take place at the Nur Center in Falls Church, VA. Saturday, December 10th, 10am - 8pm Sunday, December 11th, 10am - 6pm Shaykh Salek will address community needs with respect to Muslims in America as well as the obligation of learing the Fardul Ayn (individual obligations of the religion) and will review the creed of the Salaf As Saleh from the text Aqeedutal At Tahawiyah as well as touch on a few other topics. Please join us and take advantage of the opportunity to learn and benefit from one of the top scholars of our time. The fee is $10 per ticket (includes lunch) *Free admission for children*

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

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Yoga in the Park Series

Join the Yaro Collective for Yoga in the Park this fall! Our first Yoga Meet is this Sunday, and we will begin promptly at 10:30am. See below for more information on the Yoga in the Park Series. Yoga in the Park is a free outdoor yoga series with the goal of building community in a co-gender environment where we can begin our day with a physical element aligned to a spiritual intention. The yoga series is catered to the American Muslim community and open to those of all faiths and traditions. Each yoga session is hosted by a certified instructor from our DC community, and all sessions are at no-cost. The sessions are outdoors in the Upper Senate Park close to Union Station (10 min walk). Each one hour session begins promptly at 10:30am. We anticipate 20 openings per session (so please sign up when we post the link!). We will send reminders to those who sign up.

10/22/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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The Universal Message of Hussain

NWMI is pleased to host international scholar and professor, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, for a very special Muharram lecture on “The Universal Message of Hussain.” Dinner will be served following the lecture. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr is a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and an Islamic philosopher. He has authored over 50 books and 500 articles spanning topics from metaphysics and Islamic philosophy to religion and the environment. Most recently, he led a team of distinguished scholars to publish The Study Quran, a renowned English translation with extensive commentary drawn from a broad range of Islamic sources. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr received his undergraduate degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also studied metaphysics and philosophy. He went on to receive a master’s degree in geology and geophysics followed by a PhD in the history of science and learning from Harvard University. He held academic positions at numerous institutions, including Tehran University, the University of Edinburgh, and Temple University, prior to his current position at The George Washington University, where he has been since 1984. Children’s Programs Two children’s programs will be offered during the lecture and dinner for ages 4-8 and 9-11. Children 12 and up are welcome to join their parents for Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s lecture. ASL interpreter will be provided by Global Deaf Muslims.

10/8/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Yoga in the Park Series

Join the Yaro Collective for Yoga in the Park this fall! Our first Yoga Meet is this Sunday, and we will begin promptly at 10:30am. See below for more information on the Yoga in the Park Series. Yoga in the Park is a free outdoor yoga series with the goal of building community in a co-gender environment where we can begin our day with a physical element aligned to a spiritual intention. The yoga series is catered to the American Muslim community and open to those of all faiths and traditions. Each yoga session is hosted by a certified instructor from our DC community, and all sessions are at no-cost. The sessions are outdoors in the Upper Senate Park close to Union Station (10 min walk). Each one hour session begins promptly at 10:30am. We anticipate 20 openings per session (so please sign up when we post the link!). We will send reminders to those who sign up.

9/25/2016 10:30:00 AM -04:00

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A Qawwali Tribute

This rare event will include a tribute qawwali concert by Fana Fi Allah Qawwal and short multimedia activities to bring a deeper awareness of this Sufi tradition. This unique group of North American Qawwals (Sufi musicians) have trained traditionally with masters in South Asia. They will be joined by educators and will discuss their journey and inner experiences, explain the details. In this time of religious extremism, there are still those who are carrying the flame of religious tolerance, devotion and mysticism- and the Sufi’s are some of the most ancient. Fanna-Fi-Allah carries the tradition and teachings of the Sufi’s in their music, the devotionally driven and passionate music of Qawwali. Through many years of study and practice under the guidance of Qawwali masters of India and Pakistan, their expression of Qawwali music has become an authentic representation and continuation of this ancient tradition of Sufi music. Sufism is alive and well in India and Pakistan, where Qawwali music celebrates the great Sufi mystics of old, and relishes in the love of the Divine through poetry. Sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion. Fanna-Fi-Allah gives audiences a glimpse inside this rich and vibrant Sufi culture, to which many would otherwise never experience. The groups founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art-form. During their 15 years of world-wide touring they have played at many major international festivals. They have enthralled audiences in the USA, Pakistan, Europe, Indonesia, India, Egypt, and others, with their dynamic skill, and passionate musical precision. With ten albums already published, Fanna-Fi-Allah have now given us an even greater glimpse into this Sufi world of Pakistan with the production of their new documentary: Music of the Mystics.

9/18/2016 5:30:00 PM -04:00

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Community Taraweeh Prayer Week 5

Community Taraweeh Prayer in Columbia Heights St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton St. NW Washington, DC 20010 Closest Metro: Columbia Heights (||) Sundays through Thursdays throughout Ramadan beginning June 5 Prayer begins promptly with Isha at ~10:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm Suggested nightly donation of $5/person Interested in Volunteering? Fill out the form HERE Questions? Contact Maggie Mitchell Siddiqi (maggie.siddiqi@gmail.com) or Farha Tahir (fftahir@gmail.com) For updates, follow @TaraweehCH

7/6/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Potluck Iftaars on the Mall: July 3 LAST ONE!

Join us this Sunday for our last Potluck Iftaar on the National Mall just north of the Washington Monument (so when you're facing the Washington monument from the Lincoln Memorial, it would be to the left OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT). Feel free to come early, as the weather will be beautiful. Tips on what to bring: Your own eating utensils Water for yourself A Sheet to sit/pray on Leftovers or something to share with {~10} friends. *Dates will be provided Suphia: 202-413-8142 Meraj: 202-413-9046 Farha: 414-902-3033 Makkah: 202-716-3834

7/3/2016 8:40:00 PM -04:00

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Night of Power Dhikr and Qiyam in Columbia Heights

Peace and blessings friends! Friday night, July 1st coincides with the 27th night of Ramadan, one of the last ten odd nights and possibly Laylatul Qadr, or the Night of Power/Destiny. In these nights, it is encouraged for us to be engaged in devotional worship. From midnight to 3am we will be gathering in at St. Stephen's Church in Columbia Heights to engage in dhikr/remembrance, qiyam-al-layl, and salatul tasbeeh. We hope to use the beautiful acoustics of the church to enage in some meditative dhikr and poetry in praise of God and his Beloved. Reminder: There is no Taraweeh at CH Friday night, so come back here after you've gone elsewhere for isha and taraweeh. come on by and spread the word!

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

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Community Taraweeh Prayer Week 3 & 4

Community Taraweeh Prayer in Columbia Heights St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton St. NW Washington, DC 20010 Closest Metro: Columbia Heights (||) Sundays through Thursdays throughout Ramadan beginning June 5 Prayer begins promptly with Isha at ~10:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm Suggested nightly donation of $5/person Interested in Volunteering? Fill out the form HERE Questions? Contact Maggie Mitchell Siddiqi (maggie.siddiqi@gmail.com) or Farha Tahir (fftahir@gmail.com) For updates, follow @TaraweehCH

7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Weekly Remembrance / Dhikr Circle and Potluck Iftar

O Most Subtle and Gentle, all Kindness and is from You! You are the Latif, and from You the Kindness engulfs us. O Most Subtle and Gentle, I beg You by Your Kindness- be the Merciful to me - and the Kindness has descended! As salaamulaikum friends. The last nights are upon us, the best possible time to remove all distractions form our path, and run swiftly to our Lord. However, the cost is steep: sleepless nights, fatigue, and pain in our souls. Lucky for us, Ramadan causes all of these symptoms! In these last nights, we ask our Lord to grant us Peace, and by His Subtle Gentleness and Kindess, to envelop us in his Mercy and save us from these seemingly daily acts of horror and inhumanity. Join us as we empty ourselves of our selves, and imbibe the noor and energy to continue seeking God in this last week. We will begin at 7:30pm. After poetry, invocation, and meditation we shall break fast together potluck style. Please bring something to share, and since the first week has gone by many folks might have a bunch of food in the fridge that will inevitably be trashed - DON'T DO IT. Bring it tonight, leftovers are fine and encouraged. If you will miss the dhikr because of rushing to make/buy food for iftar, then forget about the food and come for dhikr instead. God-willing, there is always enough. See you Thursday! Salaams. Meraj and Suphia ------- Weekly gathering for remembrance, meditation, dhikr and chanting will meet at our place Thursday night, at 7:30pm. Come join, participate, energize your soul, and clear your mind of the hustle of daily life. We will begin with some Qur'an recitation, repetition of certain adhkar and Divine names, salawat and poetry in praise of our Beloved Prophet (sallahualayhiwasallam), and dua for us, our community, and humanity. Bring yourself, bring a friend, but please don't forget your positive vibes :) LOCATION: 1210 N Highland St, Apt 315 Arlington, VA 22201 Coming from metro: Exit Clarendon (Orange line) Exit from to escalator and go left on to Highland St. Cross Wilson Ave. Continue walking up Highland, The building is located on the left side of the Church at Clarendon but the entrance is on Hartford St. (left side of the church). Our names and apartment number (315) are now in the call box, so you can buzz us to get in, but we still need to come down to let you use the elevator. (unless of course you inconspicuously follow someone and ask them to push "3" for you). Parking: Street parking behind the building and on Highland or Hartford streets. Free after 630. There is also a parking structure on Highland that is $4 after 6pm. The block right behind the building has no time restriction, but sometimes it can be hard to find a spot. We will begin around 7:30pm and finish by 930pm. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon iA! Salaams أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ ( Indeed, only with the remembrance of Allah do hearts find lasting peace) > ------------------------------ Why dhikr, and why in a group? Qur'an: "Remember me, I shall remember you." (2:152) "O you who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do so often; and glorify Him morning and evening." (33:41-42) Hadith: Ibn `Umar reported that the Prophet said: "When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, avail yourselves of them." The Companions asked: "What are the gardens of Paradise, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied: "The circles of dhikr. There are roaming angels of Allah who go about looking for the circles of dhikr, and when they find them they surround them closely." Tirmidhi

6/30/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Potluck Iftaars on the Mall: June 26

Join us every Sunday at 8:30 PM on the National Mall just north of the Washington Monument for a community potluck Iftaar (so when you're facing the Washington monument from the Lincoln Memorial, it would be to the left OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT). Feel free to come early. Please pass the word! Tips on what to bring: left overs or a dish to share with about 10 people, water, sheets to sit/pray on, and friends... this event is open to anyone and everyone. ****Please bring your own reusable eating utensils, water, and sheets to sit on**** *Dates will be provided Suphia: 202-413-812 Meraj: 202-413-9046 Ryan: 810-394-3989 Nada: 248-894-5267 Schedule for the rest of the month: July 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/631307817016252/

6/26/2016 8:37:00 PM -04:00

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Weekly Remembrance / Dhikr Circle and Potluck Iftar

"By fasting, our mouths get closed and our inner spiritual eyes widely opened. The shining Light of God that our eyes are seeking is also with us. The Fasting month of Ramadan has come for the purposes of purification of our heart, but the Righteous Owner of our heart is also with us." {excerpt from Ghazal 370 of Mawlana Rumi} As salaamulaikum friends. A week of Ramadan has already departed! In the hustle of worldly responsibilities, breaking fasts all over town, rushing to night prayers, and battling the alarm clock at 3:45 - we often forget to take some time alone with our Creator. The fast should be helping us attain God Consciousness, so let us take time on Thursday evening to reflect and remember Him. After poetry, invocation, and meditation we shall break fast together potluck style. Please bring something to share, and since the first week has gone by many folks might have a bunch of food in the fridge that will inevitably be trashed - DON'T DO IT. Bring it tonight, leftovers are fine and encouraged. If you will miss the dhikr because of rushing to make/buy food for iftar, then forget about the food and come for dhikr instead. God-willing, there is always enough. See you Thursday! Salaams. Meraj and Suphia ------- Weekly gathering for remembrance, meditation, dhikr and chanting will meet at our place Thursday night, at 7:30pm. Come join, participate, energize your soul, and clear your mind of the hustle of daily life. We will begin with some Qur'an recitation, repetition of certain adhkar and Divine names, salawat and poetry in praise of our Beloved Prophet (sallahualayhiwasallam), and dua for us, our community, and humanity. Bring yourself, bring a friend, but please don't forget your positive vibes :) LOCATION: 1210 N Highland St, Apt 315 Arlington, VA 22201 Coming from metro: Exit Clarendon (Orange line) Exit from to escalator and go left on to Highland St. Cross Wilson Ave. Continue walking up Highland, The building is located on the left side of the Church at Clarendon but the entrance is on Hartford St. (left side of the church). Our names and apartment number (315) are now in the call box, so you can buzz us to get in, but we still need to come down to let you use the elevator. (unless of course you inconspicuously follow someone and ask them to push "3" for you). Parking: Street parking behind the building and on Highland or Hartford streets. Free after 630. There is also a parking structure on Highland that is $4 after 6pm. The block right behind the building has no time restriction, but sometimes it can be hard to find a spot. We will begin around 7:30pm and finish by 930pm. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon iA! Salaams أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ ( Indeed, only with the remembrance of Allah do hearts find lasting peace) > ------------------------------ Why dhikr, and why in a group? Qur'an: "Remember me, I shall remember you." (2:152) "O you who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do so often; and glorify Him morning and evening." (33:41-42) Hadith: Ibn `Umar reported that the Prophet said: "When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, avail yourselves of them." The Companions asked: "What are the gardens of Paradise, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied: "The circles of dhikr. There are roaming angels of Allah who go about looking for the circles of dhikr, and when they find them they surround them closely." Tirmidhi

6/23/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Potluck Iftaars on the Mall: June 19

Join us every Sunday at 8:30 PM on the National Mall just north of the Washington Monument for a community potluck Iftaar (so when you're facing the Washington monument from the Lincoln Memorial, it would be to the left OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT). Feel free to come early. Please pass the word! ****Please bring your own eating utensils, water, and sheets to sit on**** Bring leftovers or something to share with friends. *Dates will be provided (Tips on what to bring Paper products, sheets to eat/pray on, napkins, drinks, appetizer, dinner, desserts) Suphia: 202-413-812 Meraj: 202-413-9046 Asma: 424-744-1457 Schedule for the rest of the month: June 26: https://www.facebook.com/events/968402529947571/ July 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/631307817016252/

6/19/2016 8:37:00 PM -04:00

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Potluck Iftaars on the Mall: June 12

Join us every Sunday at 8:30 PM on the National Mall just north of the Washington Monument for a community potluck Iftaar (so when you're facing the Washington monument from the Lincoln Memorial, it would be to the left). Feel free to come early. Please pass the word! ****Please bring your own eating utensils, water, and sheets to sit on**** Bring leftovers or something to share with friends. *Dates will be provided (Tips on what to bring: Paper products, sheets to eat/pray on, napkins, drinks, appetizer, dinner, desserts) Contact: Suphia Dadabhoy 202-413-8142 Schedule for the rest of the month: June 19: https://www.facebook.com/events/1276219679073071/ June 26: https://www.facebook.com/events/968402529947571/ July 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/631307817016252/

6/12/2016 8:34:00 PM -04:00

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