In the name of Allah, the Most Kind the Most Merciful.
February Edition | February 15, 2020
MEET THE PRESIDENT
Ali Hassanali; President of Shi'a Itna'shari Jamaat of New York (SIJNY)
Give it up for Ali Hassanali, SIJNY president who is currently on his 2nd term. During his first term, Ali and his team have been able to create a financial stability platform for SIJNY by creating a tiered membership structure structured around member based benefits. His team also identified a need for the youth of the community to have someone who could not only be a source of guidance but also someone they can relate to on a daily basis. As a result, they contracted the services of Sheikh Bilal Hussain to help compliment the services provided by the current resident Alim, Dr Raza Dungersi. With this change, the SIJNY community now enjoys a healthy participation of close to sixty attendees during Fajr programs on Saturday mornings and a special children's lecture every Thursday night with an average of 60-80 kids in attendance.
His inspiration came from Brother Gulam Dinani approximately twenty years ago. At the time, Brother Gulam was the president at SIJNY and he recognized Ali's potential and leadership skills; this encouraged Ali to step up to different leadership roles over the years. He expressed that as the years went on and the tasks got more challenging, somehow things still eased out on their own and he knows there is only Allah to thank for that.
When asked what advise he would offer the youths of today, Ali mentioned the importance of being proactive and having faith. He said "If you're ever on the fence about serving for a good cause, just know that God keeps His promise when He says 'take 1 step towards me and I'll return with 10.' Don't wait for others to progress your community, do it yourself and do it to your best ability."
MADRASAH CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
During the weekend of January 17th 2020, Scholars, Teachers & Madaris administrators representing Madaris from all over the world met together in Milton Keynes, UK, together with MCE (Madrasah Center for Excellence) to review the rollout of the Tarbiyya curriculum to date, and map out the path forward for the next 10 years.
Alhamdulillah the feedback from the North America delegation was very positive on having attended this retreat, providing an opportunity to connect with Madaris teachers/admins worldwide, and getting to meet and discuss with the MCE team working tirelessly on improving the curriculum for our generations to come.
This booklet is the result of a four-stage initiative called ‘The Khums Guidance Project’. The aim of the project is to provide practical guidance to the community on how Khums need to be calculated according to the most up-to-date rulings of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani (may Allah protect all our scholars). Click herefor a full version.
Academy for Learning Islam is excited to share the new Hadith Database where you can search any hadith in English and Arabic with a keyword. Try is today and lets learn something.
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Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah the Annual Az-Zahra Ladies Retreat dates are here! Please mark your calendars and look out for more information regarding registration. The dates for the retreat are June 19 - 21, 2020
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