ISCNY CONNECTS 2016 | NEWSLETTER | NO.5
FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2016
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER | "ISCNY: ENGAGED & INSPIRED"

Event:  Annual Fundraiser
Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 10:50pm (after Isha) 
Guest Speaker: Sheikh Shakib
Location: ISCNY

We hope you are enjoying a fruitful Ramadan so far! It's hard to believe that we have concluded almost 3 weeks of fasting and are quickly moving toward the last blessed 10 days and Lailatul Qadr. It serves as a reminder for all of us to cherish and avail ourselves to all the blessings of this month. In past few weeks we have enjoyed  wonderful iftars hosted by the diverse communities of our umma and were blessed with full capacity turn out!
 
The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) tells us "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."

Friday, June 24th after Isha we ask for your continued investment in our future by supporting the 2016 Annual Fundraiser Campaign, " ISCNY: Engaged & Inspired".
By donating, you commit to supporting classes, youth programming, general operating expenses of the masjid and the  new community center fund. 
Our TARGET FUNDRAISING GOAL is  $180,000. Please share our Annual Fundraising Campaign: "ISCNY: Engaged and Inspired" with friends and family, and help us reach our goal!
 
To make a donation use our secure PayPal LINK. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.

Paypal is the most trusted name for fast and secure online payments. By using Paypal, we extend the same security and convenience to our donors.

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support of the Islamic Society of CNY.    

GUEST SPEAKER
SHEIKH SHAKIB 
 serves as an Imam in D/FW area. Amongst his numerous skills he credentials include, Global Motivational Speaker, Family Counselor, Licensed Mediator & Arbitrator, Civic Leader and Board member of Arlington Clergy & Police Partnership.

Sheikh Adqari also is the Director of Furqaan Institute of Quranic Healing Center & the found of D/FW Spiritual Healing Center.

 
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YAC | VOTER REGISTRATION
SATURDAY | JUNE 25 | 2pm - 5pm

The Youth Activities Council (YAC)  is dedicated to to increasing civic engagement in the Muslim community!! YAC will be hosting a voter registration drive at the Islamic Society of Central NY on Saturday, June 25th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Qualifications to Register to Vote
  • be a United States citizen
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote)
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

INTERFAITH WORKS OF CNY | BLESSED RAMADAN CAMPAIGN 

The Islamic Society of Central New York would like to extend our appreciation and sincere thanks to everyone in the interfaith community that attended our annual Community Wide InterFaith Dinner June 15th.

We would also like to thank The InterFaith Works of Central New York and the Round Table of Faith Leaders for enjoining their congregations and the CNY community to extend the Muslim community a Blessed Ramadan via signage at their places of worship!!!

BLESSED RAMADAN CAMPAIGN
As Muslims move into their holy season of Ramadan, InterFaith Works of Central New York and the  Round Table of Faith Leaders, at the request of the   New York State Council of Churches, is offering faith organizations and individuals the opportunity to display a lawn sign that wishes our Muslim friends a Blessed Ramadan.



 IFTARS SOMALIA & BANGLADESH
 JUNE 25, 26 | after maghrib

Saturday | June 25 | Somalia
Sunday | June 26 | Bangladesh
 
JazakAllah Khair to the Somali and Bangladeshi communities for sponsoring the Iftars this weekend.

Iftars are FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Community-wide Iftars will be sponsored on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Ramadan. 
 

V OLUNTEER 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.

YAC | POETRY OPEN MIC 
PHOTOS & HIGHLIGHTS

A diverse gathering of poets, spoken words artists, youth and community members gathered yesterday at the Thornden Park Amphitheater for "Jihad by the Pen: The Self, The Soul" an Open Mic Poetry event hosted by the ISCNY Youth Activities Council (YAC).

Poems shared sparked conversations about identity, pressures to conform and marginalization. Other poems expressed pride in one's heritage and a desire for more spaces and  opportunities to engage and learn from each other.

The open group conversation yielded a hope that people would recognize and celebrate the diversity of the umma and offer more chances to talk about the struggles youth are navigating everyday.

YAC wants to hear from you! Keep writing and keep ey e an out for the next Open Mic event!!
 
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EXPLORERS | FIELD TRIP
"THE LEGO MOVIE"
JUNE 28 | 9:30am

Field Trip: The Lego Movie
Time: 9:30am
Cost: $1.00
Location: Shoppingtown 
Address: 3649 Erie Blvd E, Syr. NY 13214

ISCNY Explorers it's time for another adventure!! Any kid can be an Explorer and your invited to come on out to see "The Lego Movie"!!

CLICK LINK: watch movie the trailer!
SANDWICH SATURDAY | GOAL MET - 250 LUNCHES MADE!!

Our sincere thanks to everyone that donated food items to   We Rise Above The Streets Outreach, Inc. and to the many volunteers that came out Saturday morning to help make lunches for the homeless.

"And they are those who give food - in spite of their own need, to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive,'We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks''  76:8-9  


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. 

The Islamic Society of Central New York (ISCNY) is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization.
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