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Archive for December, 2006

12 29 06
 

Dr. Khurshid Khan reelected as ICNA Ameer (President)

The ICNA election committee has announced the results of the ICNA Ameer election:

"Alhamdulillah, the Election Committee has completed the counting of the ballots, hereby announces that Br. Dr. Khurshid Khan from NY has been elected Ameer of ICNA for the years – 2007 & 2008."

May Allah (S) put Barakah (blessings) in our work and accept our efforts. Ameen.

 
 
12 21 06
 

Moon Sighting Announcement Eid ul Adha

Eid Mubarak!
 
On the basis of confirmed witnesses of crescent sightings in North
America Eid ul Adha will inshallah be celebrated on Sunday December 31, 2006.

 
 
12 21 06
 

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12 15 06
 

NewsRadio 1510 WLAC asks Why Islam?

Br. Naeem Baig, Secretary General of ICNA appears on Tennessee's NewsRadio 1510 WLAC on The Kevin Wall Show. He answers questions on the air related to misconceptions about Islam. The title of this show is entitled "Why Islam" and can be downloaded in two parts in mp3 format.

Listen (MP3 Audio): Part 1 | Part 2

Source: NewsRadio 1510 WLAC

 
 
12 11 06
 

ICNA Chicago Launches a Radio Ad on Islam on Public Radio Station

Muslim community urged to support the ad

In an effort educate the general public about Islam and Muslims, ICNA Chicago through its Why Islam Dawah project will launch a radio ad campaign designed to build the proper understanding of Islam.

A total of thirty-seven, 60-second spots will air on 780 AM WBBM from Monday, December 04, 2006 to Sunday, December 17, 2006 throughout the day.  Additionally there will be fifty stream commercials that will run on the WBBM Online Stream ( www.wbbm780.com) for 1-month from Monday, December 04, 2006 to Tuesday, January 02, 2007.

The radio ad begins with the praising of God and continues with a message about why there are so many Americans exploring Islam.   The idea is to spark curiosity and provide information on how one can find additional information on Islam.  Additionally, anti-Muslim prejudice decreases when people have access to accurate information about Islam.   The transcript of the ad is listed below.
These radio ads are an addition to the several other Dawah services that ICNA offers to educate fellow Americans about Islam and Muslims. Some of our other initiatives include dawah booths at public locations such Malls and Flea Markets, sending books and Quran to fellow Americans across the country, offering weekly classes and monthly workshops on Islam, and writing articles and placing ads in newspapers.

We look forward to your support and urge you to forward this message to others so they too can tune in and be part of letting the general public know why Islam is the fastest growing religion in America . 

The following is the transcript of the ad:

"In the name of God, the Most Kind and the Most Merciful.  Islam, the religion of 1.2 billion people worldwide, including 7 million in the USA. A religion that raises curiosity.   What do Muslims believe? Who was Muhammad? And why are so many Americans exploring Islam?   At 877whyislam, we answer there questions and correctly inform our fellow Americans about Islam.   We can send you a free translation of the Quran and other literature about Islam.  The whyislam project can arrange a visit to your neighbor mosque or put in touch with one of our representatives through email.

Come and learn what Islam really stands for.  Call us any time day or night at 1-877-WHY-Islam.  This is 1-877-WHY-Islam or visit us on the web at www.whyislam.org"

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ACTION REQUESTED:

Support this initiative by listening to the Ad and forwarding this message to others. Your support is necessary for this important project. ICNA Chicago is asking the Muslim community to help us sponsor this and our other Dawah activities.

Please help continue educating the larger community about the truth about Islam. Send your support today.

To donate contact ICNA Chicago at (773) 76-ISLAM.

ICNA Chicago
www.icnachicago.org
(773) 76-ISLAM

WhyIslam

A Dawah project of ICNA
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12 3 06
 

ICNA bids farewell to Mohammed Naziruddin Ali

It is with utmost grief and regret that we announce the death of yet another outstanding pioneer of Islamic work in North America. Br. Mohammed Naziruddin Ali departed his temporary abode on the afternoon of the blessed day of Friday, December 1, 2006 in Chicago, his first home in North America about forty years ago. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajaioon.

Ameer of ICNA, Dr. Khurshid Khan’s Message:

 "We were shocked and deeply grieved hearing the sad news of the passing away of Br. Naziruddin Ali, a veteran Islamic worker who served in many leadership positions in the U.S. for over forty years.   Innaa Lillahi wa Innaa Ilaihi Raji’oon.

May Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) bless his soul and give him high place in Jannah, and may He grant fortitude and solace to the bereaved family.  We offer our hearfelt sympathies and condolences to his near and dear ones, which include not only his  relatives but a very long list of his friends and admirers."

Dr. Talat Sultan, former president, Islamic Circle of North America shares his memmories and sentiments:

Br. Naziruddin was a graduate in Engineering from the famous Jamia
Osmania in Hyderabad, India. He received his Masters in Industrial
Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology [IIT] in Chicago.
He served as the president of the IIT chapter of the Muslim Student
Association of the U.S. and Canada and soon was elevated to the
position of the Regional Representative. Latter, Br. Naziruddin became
the second person in the old MSA’s history to serve as its Continental
president for two terms.

After the establishment of ISNA, Br. Naziruddin gave up his lucrative
job in Chicago to take up the challenge of strengthening the most
important of ISNA’s institutions, the North American Islamic Trust
[NAIT]. He served as the General Manager of NAIT for more than twenty
years.

Br. Naziruddin was a calm and quite gentleman who did not like much
pomp and show.  He was very humble and polite even with his
sub-ordinates and treated them all equally with respect. He was
thoroughly dedicated to MSA, ISNA and NAIT and worked night and day for
their development. He was indeed a true replica of the Quranic verse,
Allazina Yadu’na Rubbahum bil Ghadate wal Ashe’ Yuriduna Wajhuhu! 
[They are those who call for their Lord day and night, because they
seek His pleasure (18:28)].

I had known Nazir Bhai almost all his years in the U.S. as one of my
closest personal associates in the Islamic work. Our two families have
also been very close. I found him as the most loyal, hospitable,
generous, kind and considerate person.

He left behind his widow Sr. Aijaz, two daughters, Roofi [her husband,
Iftikhar and two daughters and a son] and Asra and a son, Azhar and his
wife Azra and their two children. Among his four brothers is Br.
Khairatuddin Ahmed, himself a veteran Islamic worker in Springfield,
Ohio. His only sister with her husband, Br. Yusuf Ali lives in New
York. They all must solace in the fact that the big loss is not only
theirs, it is also a great set back for the Islamic work in North
America.  

May Allah forgive all his sins and grant him the highest place in the paradise.[Ameen].