Southeast Michigan (Vol. 11-Iss. 37)

September 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Dawah at State Fair

Mr. Shafeeq Bandagi is doing a Da’wah booth at the Michigan State Fair which began last weekend and which shall continue until Labor Day, September 7th, 2009. 

To support this effort Mr. Bandagi is requesting volunteers to staff the booth from 10am to 10pm daily.  Volunteers are only required for 3.5 hour time slots.

The State Fair is on Woodward between 7 Mile and 8 Mile Roads. 

Contact Aamir Bandagi at spartanaamir007@gmail.com or at 248-338-6661, or at 248-943-2611.

MAJC Cancels Post-Ramadan Banquet

The Muslim Association off Jackson County (MAJC) has, for the past six years, had a fairly posh ‘Eid Reception for the past six years–five of those years the reception was held at Jackson Community College. 

However, this year, the MAJC Board of Trustees announced they will forego the ‘Eid Reception and “use the money that we would have spent on the reception and return it 100% to the community.  Every month we will donate 1/12th of the budgeted funds to a local area food pantry, so over the next year, we will have used these funds to help our local brethren.”

The MAJC community asks that anyone who would like to support this monthly effort, or who knows of an organization that could use this support, contact 517-784-1187.

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Kashif Weds Komal

July 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Detroit–June 4–Kashif, son of Mohammad Saleem and Kishwar, and Komal, daughter of Syed Nisar (Arif) Akhtar and Dr. Nilofar Syed, enjoyed a unique wedding on the Detroit River Princess boat, with over 1,000 people in attendance.  The boat journey and wedding reception lasted for about 2 and a half hours.

The reception hall on the first deck of the boat was decorated elegantly for the occasion.  The 3rd deck was reserved for children’s entertainment, including a “magic show.”  A large number of guests from outside of Michigan, including California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and from overseas (India and Pakistan) were in attendance.

After a brief introduction and speeches, a delicious dinner was served, and people journeyed up and down on the boat through four different levels.  On the fourth level a lovely Mushaira was in progress, in the unseasonably cool Michigan breeze that wafted across the Detroit river.

The guests were entertained as they attempted to pray Maghrib and a person called out “The boat is turning, wait a minute…” and all the guests were forced to adjust their positions.

In their eagerness to attend, people arrived at the waterfrong before the boat’s departure–this is somewhat unusual for the Indo-Pak community.

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