During times of deep trial, despair, and sadness, Muslims seek comfort and guidance in the words of Allah in the Qur’an. Allah reminds us that all people will be tried and tested in life, and calls upon Muslims to bear these trials with “patient perseverance and prayer.” Indeed, Allah reminds us that many people before us have suffered and had their faith tested; so too will we be tried and tested in this life.
There are dozens upon dozens of verses that remind Muslims to be patient and trust in Allah during these times of trial. Among them:
“Seek Allah’s help with patient perseverance and prayer. It is indeed hard except for those who are humble.”(2:45)
“Oh you who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer, for God is with those who patiently persevere.”(2:153)
“Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives, and the fruits of your toil. But give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Those who say, when afflicted with calamity, ‘To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.’ They are those on whom descend blessings from their Lord, and mercy. They are the ones who receive guidance.” (2:155-157)
“Oh you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy. Vie in such perseverance, strengthen each other, and be pious, that you may prosper.” (3:200)
“And be steadfast in patience, for verily Allah will not suffer the reward of the righteous to perish.” (11:115)
The next ISA Soup Kitchen day will be on 2/15/2015. For several years, members of the Islamic Society of Augusta have been serving the needy in our community by providing meals at the Master’s Table. Please help us to continue to serve our community and help the unfortunate. We will need two teams each consisting of 10 individuals to help in: We need more volunteers to participate.
1. Cooking from 8:00AM to 10:00AM
2. Serving/cleaning from 10:30AM to 12:20PM
If you can make it, please send me a note and I will sign you up. You are encouraged to participate as your help is needed. If you have questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to call or email me at (706) 869-8034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 ISA Soup Kitchen Schedule
The Department of Justice Community Relations Service was planned to present their Augusta’s first Hate Crime Prevention Forum for Augusta residents on February 13, 2014. But due to the bad weather this meeting cancelled until the further notice.
Dr. Kamran Riaz will visit our community center to present an Islamic Education Workshop during the period January 31 to February 1, 2014. This program is for the entire family with several educational sessions including special session for women and youth. Dr. Kamran will also make the Jumaa Khutba on Friday 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM
You are invited to join us in “Family Fun Day” on Saturday February 8, 2014 from 10 am – 6:00 pm. The program will include breakfast and lunch, inside and outside sports, Islamic trivia about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Zuhr, Asr and Maghrib prayers. Please bring the whole family as everybody will have fun and participate with the activities. Please contribute$ 5 / person to cover the expenses..