Announcements

Announcement

As Salam O Alaikum Brothers and Sisters, 6/16/17

MHIA Launches New Public Relations Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Public Relations website designed to cover MHIA events. Built by our sub-committee on Public Relations, the website is aimed at sharing MHIA news and events with a broader audience through electronic media. Please use the link below to access the website:

www.mhiapr.org 

Upcoming Ramadan events

a. Tomorrow, we will be hosting our final community Iftaar for this Ramadan which will consist of Bangladeshi cuisine. We need volunteers and request them to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to sunset in order to help set up tables, chairs, etc. and wrap up after Iftaar. A volunteer sign-up sheet for Weekend Iftaars has been posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby.  Please sign up to lend a helping hand in the arrangements.

b. As part of our continuing local government outreach efforts, Dutchess County Clerk, Brad Kendall will be joining us for Iftaar tomorrow and will address the congregation. 

c.  On the night of Khatm-e-Quran, we will be raising funds for masjid operations. Please participate and donate generously.

d. Our sisters will be hosting "Chand Raat" at Masjid Al-Noor's basement, on the night of Friday, June 23rd. Clothing, jewelry, henna, snacks and tea will be sold . Please contact Sr. Ranaa Arif if you are interested in setting up a stall or helping with the setup. 

Eid Mubarak

As per ISNA calendar, MHIA will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, June 25th. Salat-ul-Eid will be performed at Ramada Inn Fishkill (542 Route 9, Fishkill NY). Takbeerat will start at 9:00am followed by Salat-ul-Eid at 9:30am sharp.  We request you to please bring prayer rugs with you and arrive in a state of Wudhu. 

Fitra Collection

Fitra amount is a minimum of $10 per person. Fitra collection is underway and will continue until the beginning of Eid prayers. We request that you donate as early as you can so that we can disburse Fitra funds to the deserving as quickly as possible after Eid.

Eid Snacks

MHIA ladies will host a brunch after Eid Salat (starting at 10:30am) which will be open until Zuhr Salat. Please bring your family along and celebrate Eid with the community. 

Additional Parking

We are pleased to announce that additional parking is now available on the lawn of the recently purchased adjacent property.  When there is a need for additional parking, you are requested to park on the lawn adjacent to the masjid instead of the front lawn surrounding the fountain. When leaving, please retrace your way back through the access to our main masjid onto All Angels Road.  Please do not use the neighboring private driveway to access All Angels Road.   


Ma'As-Salam

President MHIA

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As Salam O Alaikum Brothers and Sisters, 6/9/2017

1.    Upcoming Ramadan events

a. We will be hosting an Iftaar tomorrow which will consist of Indo-Pak cuisine followed by an Iftaar on 17th June which will consist of Bangladeshi cuisine. We need volunteers and request them to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to sunset in order to help set up tables, chairs, etc. and wrap up after Iftaar. A volunteer sign-up sheet for Weekend Iftaars has been posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby.  Please sign up to lend a helping hand in the arrangements.

b. We thank Wappingers Town Supervisor Lori Jiava for joining us for Iftaar last Saturday. As part of our continuing local government outreach efforts, an official from the Sheriff’s office will be joining us for Iftaar tomorrow and will address the congregation. 

c.  On the night of Khatm-e-Quran, we will be raising funds for masjid operations. Please participate and donate generously.

d. Our sisters will be hosting "Chand Raat" at Masjid Al-Noor's basement, on the night of Friday, June 23rd. Clothing, jewelry, henna, snacks and tea will be sold . Please contact Sr. Ranaa Arif if you are interested in setting up a stall or helping with the setup.

e. As per ISNA's calendar, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, June 25, 2017 insha’Allah. Please note that Fitra amount is a minimum of $10 per person. Fitra collection has started and will continue throughout Ramadan. 

2.     Sub-committee appointments

The sub-committee on Public Relations has been expanded to include Yousra Khan as a member. The other members of this sub-committee chaired by Esma Ashraf are Zain Qayyum and Rameez Arif.

 
Ma'As-Salam

President MHIA
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As Salam O Alaikum Brothers and Sisters, 6/2/2017

1.     Public Relations 

Pursuant to Article 6 of the MHIA Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint a sub-committee on Public Relations.  The sub-committee is tasked to assist the Executive Committee in managing the flow of MHIA information and event coverage to a broader audience through electronic and print media.  The sub-committee will be chaired by Esma Ashraf and will include Zain Qayyum and Rameez Arif as members. The membership will be expanded in due course.

2.    Ramadan Events

As per ISNA's calendar, first day of Ramadan was Saturday, May 27th.

For the convenience of our elderly, disabled and pregnant sisters, we have reserved the room adjacent to men’s prayer hall across from the library exclusively for their use between the hours of 8pm and 12:30am throughout Ramadan so that they do not have to climb stairs.

Please note that overnight stay in the masjid is strictly prohibited other than for Eitakaf during the last ten days of Ramadan.

Guest speakers and/or fundraising by external organizations are not allowed without prior approval from the Executive Committee.

We need volunteers to sign up for daily Iftaar at Masjid Al-Noor. Sign-up sheet is posted at the entrance. Please sign up for best reward during the blessed month of Ramadan.

As per ISNA's calendar, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, June 25, 2017 insha’Allah.

Please note that Fitra amount is a minimum of $10 per person. Fitra collection has started and will continue throughout Ramadan.

3.    Ramadan Weekend Iftaars

a. This year again we will have weekend Iftaars Insha’Allah on SATURDAYS .

b. We are collecting funds for these Iftaars. Please donate generously.

c.  1st Iftaar(27th May) was Indo-Pak cuisine.

     2nd Iftaar(3rd June) will be Middle Eastern cuisine.

     3rd Iftaar(10th June) will be Indo-Pak cuisine.

     4th Iftaar(17th June) will be Bangladeshi cuisine. 

d. We need volunteers and request them to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to sunset in order to help set up tables, chairs, etc. and wrap up after Iftaar. A volunteer sign-up sheet for Weekend Iftaars has been posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby.  Please sign up to lend a helping hand in the arrangements.  

4.    Update on Local Government Outreach efforts

As part of our local government outreach efforts, we have invited Lori Jiava, Wappinger Town Supervisor to join us for Iftaar on Saturday June 3rd.  She will be addressing our congregation during her visit.

5.    Masjid Security Enhancements

For the safety and security of our congregation, we have made additional security arrangements during Friday prayers and every evening during the month of Ramadan. Two fully licensed security officers will assist us from 12:30pm to 2:30pm every Friday starting May 26th.  One of the officers will be stationed outside the main entrance while the other will direct traffic on the premises.  Additional parking will be allowed on the front lawn.  We request the members of our congregation to fully cooperate with the security officers. 

The security officers will also assist us from 7:15pm to 12:15am on every Saturday night and from 8:15pm to 12:15am on every night from Sunday through Friday.

We are also in the process of restoring the masjid alarm system to full functionality and upgrading our cameras.

A donation box has been placed in the main lobby to raise funds for masjid security upgrades. Please donate generously.

6.    Update on Masjid Maintenance and Capital Improvements

We are pleased to announce that our masjid dome has been fully restored through the generous monetary and labor contributions of our congregants. We are also commencing work to provide access to additional parking space on the newly purchased land along with lighting in the area. Please donate generously for this cause.

7.    Honoring the brave men of Portland

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the valiant men who stood up to Anti-Muslim attacks in Portland Oregon a few days ago. Two of them sacrificed their lives to protect the values of religious diversity and tolerance while one was injured. If you would like to donate directly to Muslims United for Portland Heroes, please visit the following website:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_united_for_portland_heroes#/

 
Ma'As-Salam

President MHIA