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Imam Ramadan Message

As-Salaam ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah dear Community,
How many beloved has left this world and died,  and they do not have any more chances to fast?
How many are sick and ill  and cannot fast or stand   for prayer at night, even they wish and will?
You  and I are very lucky to reach Ramadan… very lucky indeed!
Therefore, may Allah make  you and me  grateful to  Allah, for allowing us to reach this blessed month.
Let’s thank Allah in our statements, actions, and especially our manners.
Allah says (which means): “Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.”.
Ramadan Mubarak,
Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki,
Islamic Society.of W. MA

5 Things You Need to Consider Before Leaving Your Job to Start a Business

Becoming an entrepreneur is an appealing prospect for a lot of people who are sick of the daily grind. With a great ideas and the motivation to control their own life, entrepreneurs are launching new businesses every day. Some business owners continue with their day jobs until they decide it’s time to dedicate themselves to their startup alone. But the most challenging part of such a decision is to know precisely when to take….MORE: /hackernoon

A SHINING PRESENCE

Adam AbdelrahmanThe first thing most people notice about Adam Abdelrahman is his smile – big, bright, ever present.

“It’s like a light that shines around him,” says Denise Roy, one of his advisers at Holyoke Community College, where the 23-year-old Springfield resident will graduate June 1 with high honors and his associate degree in criminal justice. “He has a pretty big presence here and in the community, and he has affected so many people. His heart is so big and he wants to do so much.”

Abdelrahman will be honored May 3 at the State House in Boston…more: hcc.edu

ISWM Local residents take part in 3rd annual Open Mosque Day

Image result for Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, BAJWAMore than a dozen mosques across Massachusetts took part in the third annual “Open Mosque Day.”

Dozens of people of all faiths came together Sunday afternoon at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts to learn about the Islamic faith.

Following multiple violent attacks on places of worship, the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts felt it was important for people to meet their Muslim neighbors.

Islamic Society’s president Mohammed Dastigir said, “There’s a lot of misconceptions out there, unfortunately, around what Islam really is about. Islam really means ‘peace’ that’s really what it stands for and that’s really what we believe in.”..more : wwlp

Hampshire Mosque participates in ‘Open Mosque Day’

The smells of spinach-and-cheese-stuffed pastries and vegetable fritters filled one corner of the Hampshire Mosque on Sunday. A large crowd was on hand to eat that food, though mostly the visitors were socializing, meeting new friends or greeting neighbors. Mohammed Abdelaal, a board member at the mosque, said the atmosphere reminded him of a passage in the Quran: God “created you into nations and tribes that you may know one another.”

“That should be the essence of religion,” said Abdelaal….more:.gazettenet

The Guardian View on Libya: This Crisis is International!

The warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has never disguised his ambitions. Once one of Muammar Gaddafi’s generals, he returned from exile in the US when the dictator fell in 2011, attempted to launch a coup three years later, repeatedly declared his intention to take Tripoli and has said that his country may not be ready for democracy.

So the professions of shock from his backers when he mounted his assault on the western capital, held by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, ..MORE: THE GUARDIAN

Sri Lanka bombings: officials deliberately hid intelligence, says minister

Image result for Sri Lanka ,bombings, officials, deliberately ,hide, intelligence, youtubeSenior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a wave of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, according to the leader of the country’s parliament. “Some top intelligence officials hid the intelligence information purposefully. Information was there, but the top brass security officials did not take appropriate actions,” ….more: www.euronews.com/

Sri Lanka: Thinking Points and Talking Points

Close to 300 Christians celebrating their holiest day, Easter, were murdered by suicide terrorists, and about 500 were injured in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

We stand in solidarity with Sri Lankan Christians and convey our deepest sorrow. May God give comfort to their loved ones and may He bless the injured with a quick and lasting recovery. May Sri Lanka, a lush, green, beautiful country, follow New Zealand’s example by rising above hatred. Ameen…..more: sound vision

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka condemns deadly bombings

“The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) condemns the attacks on the places of worship of our Christian brothers and sisters on their holy day of Easter, as well as on the hotels in Colombo,” the group said in a statement”….more aa.com

Sri Lanka bombings: All the latest updates…more: Aljezeera