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The demise of sister Mary Ali: Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Featured Article | 0 comments

We have heard with profound sadness the news of the demise of sister mary Ali this morning:

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun

May her soul rest in peace and may Allah swt rewards her and her husband Amir Ali highest station in Jannat ul-Firdous and may He swt make their valuable contribution to Islamic knowldge and community service a sadaqa-i-Jariyah for ever.

Mary Ali and her illustrious husband Ameer Ali , were our lifelong friends,  and  have been, and would continue to remain an inspiation for our life and works. This was a unique couple who had a vision to enlighten each American household with the true knowledge of Islam, they both devoted their career and lives for their mission sacrficing better opportunities of life and preferred to lead to lead very austere and spartan life. They both dedicated their money, time, and expertise for the task of Da’wa till they breathed their last. They offer for us an example in their life as well in their death. They showed us that  Islamic work does not need as much material wealth as the purity of the heart, integrity of the character, sincerity of intention and motivation to do the Will of Allah swt..

As we share this loss we must at the same time make a committment that we shall support with renewed vigor their dreams and aspiarations instituted in The Institute of Islamic Education and make it fulfill the mission it was established for. We extend hearfelt condolances to the family of Mary Ali and her extended family of admirers, and assure on behalf of myself, Tasneema Ghazi and IQRA’ International any spport that is needed to keep the torch of their vision alive and burning, spreading illumination of Islamic knowledge wordwide. InshaAllah.

Dr. Abidullah Ghazi
Chairman                                                                          President
IQRA’ International Educational Foundation       World Council for Muslim Interfaith Relations (USA)

IQRA Annual Dinner 2011 Highlights

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Featured Article | 0 comments

IQRA International Educational Foundation
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Speaks at the
IQRA Annual Dinner 2011

Drury Lane Oakbrook, IL – October 29th, 2011

IQRA the leaders in Islamic Education hosted their Annual Dinner on October 29th. IQRA’s community of advocates, educators and private Ansar (sponsors) gathered to celebrate the 28 years of the Foundation’s accomplishments. The room was filled with more than 550 up beat supporters. The keynote speaker, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chief architect of the Cordoba Initiative discussed the importance of Muslim Americans taking an active role in society. Appreciating the pioneering work and leadership role that Drs. Abidullah and Tasneema Ghazi have played, American Muslims were urged to invest in organizations like IQRA to help realize the implementation of critical and pivotal work in promoting innovative Islamic education in USA and worldwide. Dinner guests were also honored to hear the inspirational speech of Sister Mary Ali, the recipient of the IQRA Education Leadership Award that the organization has instituted to honor the memory of Dr. MAW Fakhri, its founding Chairman.

Dr. Shahid Siddiqi, a member of the Board and Chairman of Reception Committee, lauded the leadership of IQRA team and its innovative futuristic approach. Dr. Ghazi in his Presidential address narrated IQRA’s past achievements and laid down its future vision which covered, revision of the Program, use of electronic media for publication, standardization of Islamic education, establishment of distance education on internet and producing new genre of literature appropriate for our age and the global village.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf receives for him and his wife Daisy Khan an award from Ali Yurtsever & Dr. Abidullah Ghazi for their Interfaith Work of Bridge Building among faith communities (right picture) – Mary Ali gives her acceptance address for the IQRA Education Leadership Award (left picture)

IQRA’ Annual Dinner 2011 Promo Video

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Featured Article | 1 comment

This Promo Video was specially produced by Ash-har & Basma Quraishi for IQRA’ Annual Dinner 2011.

Eid Mubarrak

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Happy Eid Mubarrak from All of Us here at IQRA’

Importance of Dhul-Hijjah

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Community Archive, Featured Article | 0 comments

What To Do During Dhul – Hijjah

(Dhul-Hijjah begins October 28, 2011)

For those of us who could not attend Hajj this year, it is important that we utilize the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah the same way we do the last 10 nights of Ramadan. (more…)

Prof. Omer Mozaffar receiving Excellence in Teaching Award 2011 from U of C

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Featured Article | 0 comments

The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is honoring Prof. Omer Mozaffar (Humanities, Arts, and Sciences) with 2011 Excellence in Teaching Awards on

Friday, November 4th, at 5:30 pm
The University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive,
Sixth Floor
Chicago, IL

If you like to attend the Ceremony and Reception then RSVP by daileycr@uchicago.edu before October 28th, 2011

About the Graham School Excellence in Teaching Awards

The annually-awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards are based on outstanding service in contributing to the furthering of continuing education and continuing professional development, as well as the advancement of the vision and mission of the University of Chicago Graham School. They acknowledge excellence in the classroom that contributes to student learning, as well as excellence in program content and curricular design. All Excellence in Teaching Award recipients are nominated by current and past Graham School students.

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