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November 29, 2007 by  


Islamic Shura Council of Michigan Udhiya/Qurban

In cooperation with Islamic Relief, Mercy USA, and several local mosques including IAGD, the Islamic Shura Council of Michigan has organized an Udhiya program for the upcoming ‘Eidul Adha, which is expected on December 20, 2007.

The cost of one sheep is $125.

According to an IAGD mass email, last year by means of the Shura Udhiya program “12,000 pounds of meat were distributed to 800 needy Muslim families. 4000 pounds of meats distributed to soup kitchens in the Detroit metropolitan area with the help of Gleaners Food Bank.

To donate online, visit the shura council website www.islamicshuracouncil.com. You can also send donations to Islamic Relief (PO Box 6098, Burbank CA 91510 memo-Michigan Oudhia), or online at www.irw.org; or pay via Mercy-USA for Aid and Development (44450 Pinetree Drive, Suite 201, Plymouth, Michigan 48170-3869, memo-Michigan Oudhia, or online at www.mercyusa.org.

BMUC Events:

Hajj Seminar

Imam Moosa will conduct hajj training seminars to teach the rites of hajj. There will be 4 meetings (2 after this goes to print–on December 1st and 2nd, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in the lecture room.

Developing Muslims Group

Friday at 6:30pm the Bloomfield Muslim Unity Center will host a “Developing Muslims” group meeting at 6:30pm.

Pursuit of Happyness

Friday night, November 30, 2007.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is challenged with increasing the blood supply daily. People throughout Southeastern Michigan are counting on The American Red Cross every day to help them feel well again, children who suffer from sickle cell anemia or leukemia, patients with cancer, patients receiving organ transplants, newborns in neonatal intensive care units, victims of fire and auto accident victims. You can help save up to 3 lives when you donate blood,

The [Bloomfield] Muslim Unity Center wants to help do our part to help with the blood shortage ~ on Friday, January 4th, 2008 from 1pm to 7pm we would like to host a blood drive. In order to do so we need at least 30 commitments to have the drive. Please contact Randa Sabry at the Unity Center office before December 15th to agree to donate. At that time you will be asked to schedule a time.

The patients of southeastern Michigan need you patients like Sherry, who suffered a stroke in the fourth month of pregnancy. She was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. During her 17-day hospital stay, she received nearly 1,900 blood products. Because so many blood donors cared enough to help save lives, Sherry gave birth to a healthy son.

For more details about BMUC events, visit www.muslimunitycenter.org.

IAGD Events:

Monthly Dinner

December 1, 2007 at 6:30 pm, IAGD will hold its monthly dinner and announce its election results; there will also be presentations by various IAGD communities. $25 per person, $50 per family.

Hajj-Journey of a Lifetime

Imam Aly Lela will give a presentation on hajj, “the ultimate experience of unity and brotherhood.” This will be a “visual presentation” from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm in the IAGD social hall.

Days to a Blissful Marriage

This program will be at the Fairlane Center, at the University of Michigan, Dearborn (19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI), from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. $20 per individual, $30 per couple. This includes materials and a light snack.

Presenters will be Imam Aly Lela, Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali, Dr. Sameera Ahmed, Dr. Nadeem Siddiqi, Dr. Somia Ahmad, Steven Hernandez, Amal Killawi.

To register online, go to www.masyouth.net/detroit/marriage or call 313-278-4400 or email detroit@masyouth.org.

IAGD Eidul Adha

The timing of Eidul Adha has already been announced at IAGD–it is scheduled at 8:20am and 10:00 am on December 20, 2007. Overflow parking at the Albanian Church, with shuttle service to the mosque.

Sunday School

IAGD Sunday School celebration will be Sunday, January 13, 2008 for the IAGD Sunday School’s students. Pizza, fun activities for kids and parents, including clown and basketball.

ACC Events:

The Flavors of the Arab World

The Arab American and Chaldean Council will be holding a “flavors of the Arab World” event on December 2nd at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi.

This will be “an evening of music, dance, art, Arab food and the premier of the documentary “Our Arab American Story.”

Sponsor/supporter positions are limited, so if you are interested, please respond immediately. “Our Arab American Story,” will air on WXYZ-TV 7 on December 15th and will be released on DVD later. Please see the trailer on the ACC website at http://www.ourstoryof.com/arabic/promo.html.

To get involved in the movie or the Flavors event, please call Bill Harvey at 248-869-0096.

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