ISCNY CONNECTS 2016 | NEWSLETTER | NO.3 
MARCH  18-APRIL 15 
SYRIAN REFUGEE | FOOD & HYGIENE KIT DRIVE

Date:  March 18-April 15
ISCNY Contact:  Mir Hussani
Phone: (315) 471-3645
Humanitarian Org:  Helping Hand for Relief  &  Development (HHRD)
    
"And they are those who give food - in spite of their own need, to the needy, and the orphan,  and the captive, [saying in their hearts],'We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks" 
- Al Insan 76:8-9

Sister Tanvir Haq from the Muslim American Society of Syracuse coordinated a collaborative drive with area Islamic organizations to collect supplies for Refugees in Syria. 

The donated items support the aid and service work done by Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD). 


*Please note we are NOT accepting any clothing donations at this time.

HELPING HAND FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT 
(HHRD) is a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human suffering in emergency and disaster situations around the world. In addition to their emergency relief efforts in natural or man-made disasters, they also work on long term relief and development programs.

HHRD works globally with special focus in countries where the majority of the population is living below the poverty line. Their partners range from small community support groups to national alliances and international relief organizations.

DOWNLOAD FLIER   for list of drop box sites, addresses, contact info and & complete donation list.



THANK YOU Wegmans for the donation of a $500 gift card for  the Food P antry!! 
 
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CNY SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 April 10 2016 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cheer on your team at the  1st Annual Islamic Organizations of CNY Soccer Tournament!! Boys ages 7-18 years old across the CNY Muslim community have formed teams and are gearing up for the game!! Games will take place at the Pine Grove Health & Country Club in Camillus.

The collaborative IOCNY team include the   Islamic Society of CNY, Masjid Al-Huda,  Northside Learning CenterIslamic Cultural Center of BosniaksNAS Learning Center, ICNA Outreach Center and  Ihsan School of Excellence. We extend appreciation to all the IOCNY organization planning  committee representatives for their time & talent in helping put this event together.

TOURNAMENT SPONSORS  Eastside Soccer, Islamic Cultural Center of Bosniaks, CNY Shirts, Mere Perfect Solutions LLC & Romano Ford.    


ISCNY INSIGHT | TAFSIR: SURAT ASH-SHARH  | SUHAIB WEBB
 April 8 | 6:00pm 

I SCNY INSIGHT is a weekly discussion group unpacking contemporary issues with a focus on making Islam relevant in our daily lives.

We will open the discussion with the video "Tafsir Surat Ash-Sharh" by Imam Suhaib Webb. There are many topics to unpack beyond the information in the video and we hope you can join us for a lively discussion Friday, inshAllah! We will begin the video at the 15 minute mark and discuss the first 35 minutes of the lecture.

CLICK VIDEO to watch the lecture. 



  REENTRY FORUM
APRIL 17 | 2:00pm

The Reentry Forum meet with formerly incarcerated Muslims to discuss issues relative to returning to society. The forum extends structure, reinforces Islamic conduct/morals and offers fellowship. Forum volunteers can help assess health, addiction, employment, housing or social service needs and recommend referrals. Open conversation in forum meetings can identify barriers that could prevent a successful return to society.

This forum  also serves as a means of removing stigmatization of individuals  returning to the Muslim community after incarceration. The Reentry ISCNY Forum seeks to serve as a vehicle to address marginalization, loneliness  and behaviors that lead to recidivism by offering support in an Islamic environment.

Forum inquiries can be directed to   Br. Khalil AbdulKhabir

EXPLORERS | WCNY TOUR
APRIL 27 | 1:00pm 

Explorers!!!! Get ready for an exciting television studio tour and fun activity!!! The Explorers are heading to the WCNY Television Station!!! Come learn about the professionals that work behind the scenes and bring you some of your favorite PBS educational shows!!!

The Explorers are seekers of adventure! 
ISCNY Explorers encourage learning, creativity & foster friendship through fun activities, field trips and community projects.


VOLUNTEER FORM
ISCNY volunteers are essential and allow us to provide quality programming and increase services for our community members. 

Thank you for exploring the possibility of volunteering at the Islamic Society of Central New York.

 
community news
SUMAYYAH BINT KHAYYAT (ra) | GREAT WOMEN IN ISLAM

Sumayyah bint Khayyat (ra) an African woman, was the first martyr in Islam. She was the seventh person to embrace Islam and is one of the foremost greatest women companions. 

After  harassing and torturing her, Abu Jahl stabbed her with his spear.

Sumayyah is remembered for her strength, courage, and faith in a period when the Muslims were heavily persecuted.
SCSD | JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Syracuse City School District is currently looking to fill instructional and non-instructional positions. The "All In For Diverse Talent" initiative isn't just a call for applicants but endeavors to hire excellent staff that is reflective of the richly diverse SCSD student population. 

The Office of Talent Management is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding employment in the district.

DOWNLOAD FLIER  for details and contact info.

DONATIONS

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated "Whosoever shares in building a masjid for Allah, even if it is as small as a bird's nest, Allah (swt) will build for him a house in Paradise."

Donations support ISCNY programming and general operating expenses of the Masjid.   Any contribution, big or small, is beneficial and can help provide care and the resources needed to serve the ISCNY community.

To make a donation use the secure PayPal link below. 
 


Islamic Society of CNY
925 Comstock Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
United States
(315) 471-3645
cnyislamicsociety@gmail.com







        

The Islamic Society of Central New York (ISCNY) is a religious organization whose purpose is to provide programming and services for the religious, social, community, health and holistic well-being of the community. ISCNY is committed to and actively seeks to foster collaborative partnerships & promote inter-cultural & interfaith dialogue to eliminate misunderstandings about the principles and ideals of the Islamic way of life. I SCNY's doors are open to anyone. 

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