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Open House – 40 Years Anniversary

Open House

On February 13, 2016, the Islamic Society of Augusta will hold an open house to commemorate 40 years since its inception. The open house will be held from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can also like the event’s page on Facebook.

  • International Cuisine
  • Tours of the Islamic Community Center
  • 40 Years History of ISA
  • Muslims of Augusta
  • Informative Presentations with Q&A
  • Rare Copies of Qur’an
  • Henna, Calligraphy & Movies
  • Cultures from all over the world!

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New Board of Trustees and Executive Committee

The new Board of Trustees and Executive Committee effective February 1, 2016

The Board of Trustees was elected with the following members:
Br. Hossam Fadel
Br. Hameed Malik
Sr. Bilquis Seema
Br. Hameed Sheikh
Br. Gaafar Abo-Alhamd
Br. Mohammed Alshabrawy

The Executive Committee was elected with the following members:
President                         Br. Nadeem Gill
Secretary                         Br. Sohail Khan
Education Secretary       Br. Hassan Syed
Treasurer                        Sr. Aysha Lakhany
Program Coordinator      Br. Ayaz Chaudhry
Women Representative  Sr. Zynab Johnson

 

Month of Muharram

Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “These four months, according to the authentic traditions are the months of Zulqadah, Zulhijjah, Muharram and Rajab. All the commentators of the Holy Quran are unanimous on this point, because the Holy Prophet  in his sermon on the occasion of his last Hajj, has declared:

“One year consists of twelve months, of which four are sanctified months, three of them are in sequence; Zulqadah, Zulhijjah, Muharram, and the fourth is Rajab.”

In the Shariah of our Holy Prophet  the sanctity of these months was upheld and the Holy Quran referred to them as the “sanctified months”.

The month of Muharram has certain other characteristics peculiar to it, which are specified below.

Fasting during the month

The Holy Prophet  has said:

“The best fasts after the fasts of Ramadan are those of the month of Muharram.”

The day of Ashurah

Although the month of Muharram is a sanctified month as a whole, yet, the 10th day of Muharram is the most sacred among all its days. The day is named Ashurah.

According to the Holy companion Ibn Abbas. The Holy Prophet , when migrated to Madinah, found that  the Jews of Madinah used to fast on the 10th day of Muharram. They said that it was the day on which the Holy Prophet Musa (Moses) and his followers crossed the Red Sea miraculously and the Pharaoh was drowned in its water.

On hearing this from the Jews, the Holy Prophet  said, “We are more closely related to Musa than you” and directed the Muslims to fast on the day of Ashurah. (Abu Dawood)

It is also reported in a number of authentic traditions that in the beginning, fasting on the day of Ashurah was obligatory for the Muslims.

Blessings of Muharram

It is the first month of the Islamic Calendar.

The meaning of the word:- The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden.” Even before Islam, this month was always known as a scared month in which all unlawful acts were forbidden, prominently the shedding of blood.

Events of Muharram

Hadhrat Hussain was martyred in this month.

Shaykhain Tirmizi & Haakim has narrated from Anas that the following verse:

“Allah may forgive thee of thy sins that which is past and that which  is to come.” (Al-Fath)was revealed on the 10th of Muharram.

The Prophet Muhammed  went to defeat Bani Muhaarin and Bani Tha’laba (Tribes of Bani Gatfan) in the year 4 A.H. (Asahhus-siyar)

Soup Kitchen – 2015 Schedule

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 haluk@sanddpaper.com

2015 ISA Soup Kitchen Schedule