Kansas City News Digest, January 15, 2018.

Editor: Zulfiqar Malik​
Inna lillahi wa innna illahi rajeoon.

Br. A.K. Zaman passed away this morning in Houston. He was a long time resident of Atchison, Kansas; Leawood, Kansas and more recently of Houston, Texas. May Allah grant him the highest place in Paradise and may Allah grant Sabr’ to the family- Mrs Taj Zaman, their children Fiaz, Riaz and Sarah, extended family and friends.

January 17, Wednesday.

Ice Cream Social. UMKC-MSA 5-6 pm. Room 404, Royall Hall-UMKC, 800 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO  64111

January 17, Thursday

Thematic Commentary on the Quran (Summarizing main points of each surah) by Sister Mervat Ibrahim for adults and youth ages 12 and up. Every Wednesday 7:00-8:30

January 18, Thursday

Ice Skate at Crown Center. Please join us for family fun and exercise. 5-10PM. $9 per skater. Crown Center Ice Terrace, 2425 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108. Tickets are on sale NOW ! AFTER JUMAA @ ISGKC. Tickets also available from Sister Jaime at IScGKC or from 9th and 10th grade students. Please purchase your tickets in advance. All proceeds benefit IScGKC senior students’ class trip. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE@ Need tickets? Can’t make it to ISGKC? Contact Sister Jaime at 816-522-2525 (text) or email jaime@iscgkc.org

January 19, Friday

  • ICJC Youth Oasis. Every Friday from Maghreb to Isha. Oasis for youth in middle and high school. Multi Purpose room (basement).

January 19, Friday

  • Sheikh Algebaly. Will be visiting ICK. He will have a lecture at 6:30 PM. on the Challenges that face our youth in America at 6:30 PM. Potluck after Isha.

January 19, Friday

  • UMKC Sisters Winter Gala. Hosted by UMKC-MSA. Ladies only event. 7:30-10:30pm. $5 fee for non-UMKC students. Student Union, SU401, 5100 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64110. https://www.facebook.com/msa.umkc/

January 20, Saturday.

Turkish Food Sale. Dialogue Institute of Southwest-KC, 4215 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS 66106. 11 am-3pm.

January 20, Saturday.

ICJC Oasis Girls Halaqa. For middle and highs school students. Second Saturday of each month. 11:30 am-1:00 pm. by Shehla Anjum. Multi Purpose room (basement).

January 20, Saturday.

ICJC Oasis Men’s Halaqa. For high school and college students. Every Saturday after Isha. Multi Purpose room (basement).

January 13, Saturday

ICJC Oasis Girls Halaqa. For high school and college students. Second Saturday of each month. 11:30 am-1:00pm. by Shehla Anjum. Multi Purpose room (basement). 

January 20, Saturday.

Family counseling and the Happy Muslim Home. A talk by Sheikh Ahmad Algebaly at ICK 6:30pm Youth khatera and games after isha (ages 10-18 yrs boys and girls. Refreshments will be available. 


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January 26, Friday.

Monthly Majlis at the Az-Zahra Center at 7:00pm. Community members can sponsor these majlis for the sawab of their deceased parents, gradparents, and family members. The schedule of the majalis will be posted on the notice board so the community members who are interested in spnsoring can sign up. Dinner has been sponsored. https://www.az-zahra.org/wp/

January 28, Sunday.

Chinese New Year. Culture of China. Free. 10 am-4pm. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. https://nelson-atkins.org/events/chinese-new-year-2018-year-dog/

February 1-7.

Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council again celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week, introducing the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Film Festival. Opening night, February 2 and Tuesday, February 6 will all occur at the Truman Forum of the Plaza Library. Films will also be shown at the Rime Center and Johnson County Library, with a wrap-up event at All Souls Unitarian Unitarian  Universalist Church on Wednesday, February 7. Details will be forthcoming.

February 2-3.

Majlis-e-Aza Shahadat Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a) will be held at the Az-Zahra Center on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd at 7:00PM. Maulana Mohammed Dungers I will address the gathering. Dinner has been arranged. https://www.az-zahra.org/wp/

Feb 2-Mar 8.

Footsteps Tell the Story. Refugees journey through the art and conversation. Art exhibition opening reception February 2. 5-8 pm. Carter Arts Center, Penn Valley Community College, 3201 SW Tfwy, Kansas City, MO 64111. For schedule and details  http://mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/#exhibit

February 11, Sunday.

Big Sonia Screening. Family friendly movie. 4:30-6:30 pm. Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall, Overland Park, KS http://www.rollinghillskc.org/event/2018011/big-sonia-screening

February 14, Tuesday.

Immigrant, Muslim and Refugee Capitol Day. Organized by CAIR-Missouri. Rally at 201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101. http://cair-mo.org/capitolday.html

February 14, Tuesday.

Congressional Leadership Development Program. Last day to apply. http://www.cldp.org/

February 17, Saturday

PAMA Fundraising Dinner.

Palestinian American Medical Association will host famous stand-up comedian Dr. Amer Zahr for your entertainment. Support Palestinian children with congenital anomalies. Ticket $50, email names of the attendees to pamapalestinian@gmail.com. Attendees must be 10 years or older. 7-11 pm. Olathe Community Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/314503405712138/

February 18, Sunday.

Kansas City Folk Festival A family friendly festival. Westin Crown Center.


February 19, Monday.

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center. Free Day. 9am-4:30 pm. 8788 Metcald Ave, Overland Park, Kansas.

February 26, Monday.

KC For Refugees. Presentation by Dr. Sofia Khan about how the KC For Refugees works. 6-7 pm. Room EC 006, Education Center, Penn Valley Community Center, 3201 SW Tfwy, Kansas City, MO http://mcckc.edu/peenvalley/art/

March 8, Thursday.

Unveiled: A One-Woman Play. KU Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, KS. 7:30-9:30 pm. Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. This critically acclaimed one-woman show, performed by Rohina Malik, has been presented at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues and theaters in the United States, Canada and South Africa. Ticket http://lied.ku.edu/?event=unveiled

March 11, Sunday.

Daylight Savings Time Begins. Set your clock one hour forward.

April 15, Sunday.

SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change the World. An interfaith event The dialogue Institute will provide the meal. Space will be available for prayers during the event. http://givesevendays.org/

April 21, Saturday.

APPNA-Heartland Annual Dinner. Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)- Heartland. Please mark your calendars. Also, we are accepting ads, articles, poetry for the APPNA MAGAZINE. Please send these to arefzaman@hotmail.com

May 8, Tuesday.

Table of Faiths Fundraiser. Hosted by Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. 5:30-8:30 pm. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211. Tickets. http://www.kcinterfaith.org/2018-table-of-faiths/

May 16, Wednesday.

First Day of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak. http://moonsighting.com/important.html

June 15, Friday.

Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak. http://moonsighting.com/important.html

July 4, Wednesday.

Independence Day Annual BBQ. Hosted by Pakistan American Society of Greater Kansas City. 3-8 pm. Shawnee Mission Park, shelter #10.

August 11, Saturday.

22nd Annual CPS Eid Celebration and Awards Banquet. Hosted by the Crescent Peace Society. 

August 21, Tuesday

Eid al-Adha. Eid Mubarak. http://moonsighting.com/important.html

Aug 31-Sep 3.

ISNA 55th Annual Convention. Hoston Texas.  http://www.isna.net/convention/


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​​Muslim News Digest, November 29, 2017.

Editor: Zulfiqar Malik​
Mosque gives University of Cincinnati $1 million to teach more about Islam

Cincinnati. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/11/28/mosque-gives-university-cincinnati-1-m-teach-more-islam/897611001/

Max Mohammadi continues Maxgiving tradition of feeding homeless.

KTVB. http://www.ktvb.com/mobile/article/life/boise-man-continues-maxgiving-tradition-of-feeding-homeless/277-494276476

Journalist promotes positive Islam.

Yale Daily News. https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/11/29/journalist-promotes-positive-islam/

Rufus and Jenny Triplett, first Muslim couple on the TED stage.

Huffington Post. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rufus-and-jenny-triplett-first-muslim-couple-on-the_us_5a136ce4e4b08b00ba67332e

Abdul El-Sayed offers up the most comprehensive water plan…

Detroit Metro Times. https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2017/11/17/abdul-el-sayed-offers-up-the-most-comprehensive-water-plan-of-the-gubernatorial-race

Trump still trying to ban Muslim refugees- but in Washington state he also got one elected.

Seattle Times. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/trump-is-still-trying-to-ban-muslim-refugees-but-in-washington-state-he-also-got-one-elected/

Dublin mosque opening its doors to homeless people ahead of cold snap

Ireland. http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/clonskeagh-mosque-opening-its-doors-to-homeless-people-ahead-of-cold-snap-815537.html

Holy Quran universal peace message highlighted.

BNA. http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/813251

6 facts will challenge your views on women in Islam.

About Islam.  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rufus-and-jenny-triplett-first-muslim-couple-on-the_us_5a136ce4e4b08b00ba67332e

Egypt imam vows to return to massacre mosque to finish his sermon.

Times of Isreal. https://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-imam-vows-to-return-to-massacre-mosque-to-finish-sermon/

Marry a drug dealer, but not a Muslim.

About Islam.  http://aboutislam.net/reading-islam/my-journey-to-islam/marry-a-drug-dealer-but-not-a-muslim

Christians and Muslims: Believers together in politically confusing times.

Muslim 500. http://themuslim500.com/christians-and-muslims-believers-together-in-politically-confusing-times

Young Southeast Asian Muslim women are more religious yet more progressive.

Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/anismuslimin/2017/11/27/study-finds-young-southeast-asian-muslim-women-more-religious-yet-more-progressive/&refURL=https://email02.godaddy.com/webmail.php?folder=INBOX&firstMessage=1&referrer=https://email02.godaddy.com/webmail.php?folder=INBOX&firstMessage=1#19b998c71eb3

​Indonesia aims to attract more Muslim visitors in ‘halal’ tourism push

NPR. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/11/26/528010256/indonesia-aims-to-attract-more-muslim-visitors-in-halal-tourism-push

Bone Marrow donor from Singapore saves leukemia patient.

Muslim. https://eepurl.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f2c5c6f34b1ff12d8b59bf278&id=8ef770c573&e=7db4ff386b

Syrian refugee camp in Jordan goes solar.

Al-Monitor. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/11/jordan-syria-refugee-camp-soler-power.html

Swedish politician forced to resign after saying Muslims are ‘not fully human.’

Independent.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/swedish-politician-muslims-not-completely-human-martin-strid-mohammedan-sverigedemokraterna-a8077521.html

Katie Hopkins leaves Mail Online days after her anti-Muslim speech.

5 pillars. https://5pillarsuk.com/2017/11/27/katie-hopkins-leaves-mail-online-days-after-her-anti-muslim-speech/


Sami Yusuf sings for the Prophet- Al-Mu’allim.

About Islam. http://aboutislam.net/family-society/culture/sami-yusuf-sings-prophet-al-muallim

​Harvard Bible Professor converted to Islam.


Based on the Calendar adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

http://moonsighting.com/important.html .(dates based on New Crescent sighting may be different). Islamic dates begin at sunset the preceding evening.

Nov 30. Mawlid-al-Nabi
Dec 19. 1st day of Rabi-al-Thani
Jan 18. 1st day of Jamada-al-Awwal
Feb 17. 1st day of Jamada-al-Thani
Mar 18. 1st day of Rajab
Apr 12. Israa’/ Me’raj
Apr 17. 1st day of Sha’ban
Apr 30. Lailat al-Bara’ah (Shab-e-Barat)
May 16. 1st Day of Ramadan
Jun 10. Lailat-al-Qadr
Jun 15. Eid-al-Fitr
Jul 14. 1st day of Dhul-Qidah
Aug 12. 1st day of Dhul-Hijjah
Aug 20. Day of Arafat (Hajj)
Aug 21. Eid-al-Adha


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Nov 30, Thursday. Khizr Khan to Present His Book. Prof Khizr Khan will present An American Family: A memoir of hope and sacrifice. 7 pm. Order the book for $27 includes 2 admission tickets. http://www.rainydaybooks.com/KhizrKhan

Dec 9, Saturday. Fundraising Dinner for Rohingyas. Hosted by ICNA-Kansas City. 6-9 pm. Islamic Center of Johnson County [ICJC].

Dec 10, Sunday. Community Blood Drive. Hosted by Girl Scout Jr. Troop 4162, Islamic Center of Johnson County (ICJC), (Lower Level) 12-4 pm. Book your appointment http://savealifenow.org/ , enter sponsor code: Islam

Dec 31, Sunday. 32nd Annual World Peace Meditation. Rime Buddhist Center, 700 W Pennway, Kansas City, MO 64108. 7:00 AM. http://www.rimecenter.org/?p=1659#more-1659

Mar 8. Thursday. Unveiled: A One-Woman Play. KU Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, KS. 7:30-9:30 pm. http://lied.ku.edu/?event=unveiled

Apr 15, Sunday. SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change the World. An interfaith event. http://givesevendays.org/

May 8, Tuesday. Table of Faiths Fundraiser. Hosted by Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. 5:30-8:30 pm. Overland Park Convention Center

May 12, Saturday. Asian Cultural Festival. Mid-America Asian Cultural Association. 10 am-8 pm. Overland Park Convention Center, http://www.maacaweb.org/MAACA/home.html

Jul 4, Wednesday. Independence Day Annual BBQ. Hosted by Pakistan American Society of Greater Kansas City. 3-8 pm. Shawnee Mission Park, shelter #10.

Aug 11, Saturday. 22nd Annual CPS Eid Celebration and Awards Banquet


Dec 2. Houston. Benefit Dinner for Sound Vision. https://www.soundvision.com/houston

Dec 8. Wichita, KS. Islamic Society of Wichita Annual Banquet. Comedian Baba Ali and keynote speaker Sheikh Abdalla Idris Ali. WSU Hughes Metroplex. 6 pm http://www.myisw.org/isw2/

Dec 8. Naperville, IL. MLFA Event. https://www.mlfa.org/event/#.Wg5KAkqnFPY

Dec 8-10. Washington, DC. Muslim Journal: A Time to be Grateful. http://muslimjournal.net/

Dec 9-10. New Jersey. CAIR Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muslim-youth-leadership-symposium-tickets-39126013961

Dec 17. Santa Clara, CA. MLFA Event. https://www.mlfa.org/event/faith-action-justice-mca-bay-area-ca

Dec 22-24. Orlando. North American-Pakistani Convention. http://napcyc.net/

Dec 24-30. Muslim Youth Winter Campshttps://www.myna.org/registration/

Dec 26-Jan 2. IMANA Umrah & CME. https://imana.org/events/

Dec 28-30. Chicago. 16th Annual MAS-ICNA Conventionhttp://www.masconvention.org/

Dec 28-Jan 6. Umrah with Zaytuna College. https://zaytuna.edu/extendedlearning/umrah-program

Dec 29-Jan 2. IMANA Dental & Medical Bahamas Cruisehttps://imana.org/

Jan 7. Washington, DC. Multi-faith service commemorating MLK. https://ifcmw.org/events/

Jan 12-13. Los Angeles. 7th Annual ISNA West Coast Education Forumhttp://www.isna.net/west-coast-education-forum-call-for-proposals/

Jan 13-18.  Medical Mission to Jordan https://www.sams-usa.net/

Mar 9-10. Miami. ISNA Conference. http://www.isna.net/miami/

Mar 30-Apr 1. Rosemont, IL. 19th Annual ISNA Education Forum. http://www.isna.net/education-forum/

Mar 31-Apr 5.  Medical Mission to Jordan https://www.sams-usa.net/

Aug 31-Sep 3. Houston. ISNA Annual Convention. http://www.isna.net/convention/

Nov 1-7. Toronto. Parliament of World Religionshttps://parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018

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