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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 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.

Tips for Hajj

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

List of Do’s and Don’ts when Planning Your Trip this Year



Do’s for Hajj:.


.1. Study how to perform Hajj & Umrah well in advance before you go, (Do NOT rely on others to help you as you may get separated)

2. Know the Fiqh of Hajj / Umrah (especially the rules of Ihraam) before you leave.

3. Learn the Fiqh of praying a Janaza (funeral prayer). You will be doing it after every single prayer.

4. Use your time wisely – Do dhikr, du’aa, recite Qur’aan (Do NOT waste time shopping or purchasing gifts).

5. Prepare yourself for a lot of walking.  Practice walking daily (weeks before you leave for your trip). (more…)

Essential Items for Hajj

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Community Archive, Featured Article | 0 comments

                                                          What You Should Be Packing for Your Journey

Clothes / Shoes

Ihram (3 yard length and 60 inch with in hand luggage) An extra Ihram can come in handy

2 or 3 Jilbabs (at least one in hand luggage)

2 pairs of sandals (in hand luggage)

Only a few outfits. Travel light, you can wash your clothes there

Plenty of undergarments

Ihram belt (waist pouch)

Light weight sweater or shawl that can also be used as an extra blanket during Muzdalifah



Miswaak  / toothbrush / toothpaste

Plastic squeeze bottle for the bathroom


September’s Grant Wrangler Bulletin Links

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Following are some links from September’s Grant Wrangler Bulletin:

Yearbook Advisor of the Year Award
Deadline: October 15, 2011 – Journalism Education Association (JEA)
JEA is offering $500-2,000 to outstanding high school yearbook advisors.

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 15, 2011 – Wild Ones

Wild Ones is giving up to $500 to K-12 classrooms that use native plants to increase students’ knowledge and awareness of natural landscaping.

Play with Your Produce Classroom Challenge
Deadline: October 30, 2011 – Produce for Kids (PFK)

Sometimes, it’s okay to play with your food. PFK is awarding $500-1,000 to classrooms that create activities that get K-6 kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Education Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2011 – Lawrence Foundation

The Lawrence Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits, public schools, and libraries that propose educational programs.

Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher Academy
Deadline: October 31, 2011 – National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)

The NSTA is sponsoring a free summer camp to 3rd-5th grade teachers who wish to learn more about mathematics and science.

Signup for Grant Wrangler Bulletin

IQRA eBooks Now Available on iPad iBook Store

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in eBooks, Featured Article | 0 comments

You can now read IQRA eBooks on your Apple iPad by purchasing them from iBook Store.

Below is a list of Grade One Muis eBooks which you can buy now:

Aqidah & Fiqh – Grade 1

Sirah & Hadith – Grade 1

Quran Studies – Grade 1


Featured K-12 Grants Links

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Dear Teachers and Administrators,

Assalam u Alaikum
Eid Mubarak

This is the latest post from Grant Wrangler.  Please read and see if you may like to submit you application for one or more of them.

May you all have a very peaceful, fruitful and rewarding new academic year. (Ameen)

Your Sister

Tasneema Ghazi

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