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LOS ANGELES, California (April 22, 2011) – This weekend, WhyIslam, a project of ICNA, dedicated to eradicating misconceptions about Islam, is handing out free literature and translated copies of the Qur’an at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California (USC) on April 30 and May 1.
Last year, WhyIslam handed out 4640 copies of the Qur’an and more than 8,000 pamphlets and audio CD’s at the event that has now become the largest Muslim outreach booth in America.
WhyIslam invites the community to attend, as WhyIslam volunteers will be available to answer any questions regarding Islam, its teachings and help convey the true message of Islam.
An Islamic Circle of North America project, WhyIslam is dedicated to help people learn about Islam, ask questions and clear any misunderstandings. For more information about WhyIslam, please visit www.whyislam.org.
If you would like to visit the booth, WhyIslam will be at booth number 117. Booth times include: Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about the LATFB, please visit: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
The inclusion of poor in our festivity must be done without which we cannot complete our service to Allah SWT. How many societies the poor is left out of the pie and the rich eats the entire pie. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Eid-ul Fitr. And on that Eid, we enjoy its virtues by giving the Zakaat-ul Fitr to the poor before we begin the Eid prayer. This Eid we have to complete its celebration by giving 1/3 of the meat to the poor and needy. As Allah SWT says: Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time. (22:28) EID MUBAARAK!