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Polls Result: Why do Muslims Fast?

Why do Muslims Fast?

  • All the Above (64%, 44 Votes)gggg
  • It is Mandatory (13%, 9 Votes)
  • Month of Qur’aan’s Reveleation (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Non of the Above (6%, 4 Votes)
  • To Learn Empathy (4%, 3 Votes)
  • To Learn Desplin (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Tradition and Cultural (1%, 1 Votes)
  • It is Healthy (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

The Living Wage Map

Very informative.

MIT’s Living Wage Calculator estimates the cost of living (“living wage”) in each of the nation’s counties and major metropolitan areas, and compares it to the minimum wage for a variety of household types. Mapped here are three types:…more: STORYMAPS.ESRI.COM

Islam: Illusion vs. Reality

Join us for an expert panel discussion on the myths and realities about being Muslim in contemporary society and the role Islamophobia plays in today’s politics, media, and community life.What are the misperceptions that contribute to negative views of Islam? What role does the media play in the way many in the U.S. view Islam? What is it like to be Muslim in contemporary America?

more at:  .facebook.com/events

Seerah Series announcement

The first session will be on Sunday December 27th, 2015imamwspfl– From 4:30 – 7:30 PM  (Maghrib – Isha)- at the Islamic Society of Western. Massachusetts (Insha Allah baby sitting will be arranged)

Program:  4:30 – Maghrib- 4:55 – Introduction – Dr. Ali Hazratji- 5:00 – Why The Prophet? – Khalid Elzamzamy – 5:20 – Mercy to the Universe – Mohammad Rashwan- 5:40 – Fath-u-Makkah – Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki- 6:00 – Bidding Farewell to his Ummah – Dr. Ali Hazratji – 6:25 – A special treat-  6:30 – Q & A- 6:45  Dinner – Hosted by Hazratji Family – 7:30 – Isha

Texas Plumber Isn’t Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck

Embedded image permalinkA Texas plumber says he has no idea how his company’s work truck ended up in the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria.

The truck, a black Ford F-250 with the logo for Texas City’s Mark-1 Plumbing emblazoned on the door, appeared in a tweet posted Monday by the Ansar al-Deen Front, a jihadist group operating near Aleppo. In the photo, a man fires an anti-aircraft gun mounted to the bed of the truck, presumably where plumbing equipment used to sit….more:  huffingtonpost.

Exclusive: Most Americans see Muslims like any other group after California shooting – poll

Just days after two Muslims were accused of gunning down 14 people in California, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 51 percent of Americans view Muslims living in the United States the same as any other communMuslim American Woman Scared to Wear Hijab in Public …ity, while 14.6 percent are generally fearful….

“If terrorism is designed to create a larger gap between Muslims and Westerners, unfortunately they’re succeeding,”… The poll has a credibility interval of 3.4 percentage points for all Americans and about 5.5 percentage points when looking at just Republican or Democratic responses…more:   news.yahoo.com

ISWM Ramadan 2016

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Ramadan in 2016  is expected to start on Monday, the 6th of June and to continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 5th of July.

Note that in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims expected to celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Sunday, the 5th of June.

On Saturday Oct. 10, 2015 at Look Park, from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM., In Case of rain:it will be at the ISWM Masjid.

Details for the Look Park location:

    1. Mention “Eid BBQ” to receive $2 discount
    2. You are more than welcome to come early and leave late to enjoy the park, games and rides etc. Park opens at 9 AM .
    3. Lunch only from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    4. $5 ticket per plate, purchase at the BBQ grill area…more: contact: Aqeel Ahmad: 413-355-0097