Archive for September, 2009

Women are so Special

The Woman in your Life is so Special: Show Islamic Sensitivity, Bring the cultural change in Muslims and in the West (Abstracted by the Editorial Staff)
Tomorrow you may get a working woman, but you should marry her with these facts as well. Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are, Who is earning almost as much as you do, One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have because she is as human as you are, One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your Sister haven’t, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements One, who has lived and loved her parents & brothers & sisters, almost as much as you do for 20-25 yea...

Harry Reid listens to the sermon

RAMDHAN and Senate Majority Leader

Aslam Abdullah, Board Member,MCA
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid visited the Jamia Masjid, Las Vegas on Friday, September 4, 2009. He attended the Friday sermon delivered by Dr. Aslam Abdullah. The sermon focused on self discipline change and explained the potential of Muslim Americans in working for change in the country and the world. After the prayers, the senator spoke to the members of the Muslim community. Here are his remarks: The Holy Month of Ramadan is about focus. Its days give this community an opportunity to focus on what is most important. Its nights give the community an opportunity to focus on who is most important – family, friends and loved ones. And this holy season is also about challenging and ...

Ramadan starts a spiritual cycle in which we draw closer to God and family

John Esposito,Ph.D, Board Member, MCA
If prayer five times a day strikes some as demanding, how about no food, no drink, no smoking, and no sex — from dawn to dusk for a whole month? Inspiring, awesome, or extreme? In our secular, materialistic world, some see such religious abstinence as extreme or even harmful. Yet we live in a society in which rigorous dieting and exercise for health are multibillion-pound industries. Similarly, gruelling marathons and triathlons or 12-to-18-hour professional workdays are often lauded and justified with the modern mantra of “No pain, no gain”. For Muslims the month-long daytime fast of Ramadan, which is just beginning, is a special time set aside to remember God through physical and spiritual discipline: abstinen...

Zakat and Institutional Development

Is Zakat money applicable to the MCA’s activities? Yes!

The Official Position

“The offerings given for the sake of God are meant only for the poor and the needy, and those who are the managers thereof, and those whose hearts are to be won over, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage, and for those who are overburdened with debts, and for every struggle in God’s cause, and for the wayfarer: this is an ordinance from God - and God is all-knowing, wise”. (The Quran 9:59) The Muslim Council of America (MCA) through its community service serves the poor and needy through programs such as free health clinic, distribution of free food. Extending these charitable programs to non-Muslims, as also educational programs of MCA serving Islam a...

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