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Dr. Maher Hathout (1936-2015)

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Featured Article | 0 comments

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Born in Egypt in 1936, Dr. Hathout moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s. He began volunteering at the Islamic Center of Southern California, became its chairman and spokesperson. He went on to work with the center’s founders on several initiatives, including the Islamic Information Service, “The Minaret” magazine and the New Horizon full-time Islamic school system. He also co-founded the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Religious Coalition Against War in the Middle East and Claremont Lincoln University. He was a charter member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the western partner of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as Chairman of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.

Dr. Hathout was the first Muslim invited to give the invocation at the Democratic National Convention in 2000. He received several awards over the course of his life, including the George Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California’s Lifetime Service Award, the South Coast Interfaith Council Award and the Los Angeles County John Allen Buggs Award for excellence in human relations.

Dr. Hathout was a heavily involved in interfaith activities and he worked with many organizations and individuals to promote causes for peace and justice and he served on the board of directors of the Interfaith Alliance.

Dr. Maher Hathout is survived by his wife, Dr. Ragaa Hathout, two sons and several grandchildren.

Rabi’ al-Awwal Mubarak

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Rabi’ al-Awwal
This is the blessed month of Rabi’ al-Awwal in which our beloved Prophet (s) was born and passed away. Use this month wisely by spending time to learn more about Rasullullah (s). Find about his likes and dislikes, learn about what he ate, how he dressed, how he lived his day to day life. Study his hadith and most importantly work to follow his examples.

Share what you learn with your children. Build interest by visiting our kids page for craft ideas and printable worksheets. Kids Activities

Suggested Book: Shamail of Rasulullah

Be sure to: Recite salawat as many times as possible during this month.

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving Activity

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

 

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Submitted by Terri Arain

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving Activity
Looking for some enjoyable crafts to keep the littlest hands in your home busy while you tackle the challenges of a full-production Thanksgiving meal? Put them in charge of decorating the table for your feast! No expensive supplies needed, your children will love to contribute to the family day by getting their creative thinking caps on with these simple activities. They will be counting their blessings in no time, and you will be counting some blessed peace.

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Exhibition: Malaysia International Islamic Book Expo 2014

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

Exhibition:  Malaysia International Islamic Book Expo 2014 in conjunction with Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival (PIIACUF). October 30th through November 9th 2014.

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New Year….New Diet 13 Foods the Prophet (S) Ate and the Benefits

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Featured Article | 1 comment

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By: Samana Khan

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of a new year within the Islamic calendar.  Often at the beginning of a new year people tend to make goals for the upcoming months – with the most popular goal being DIETING.

Transforming our health habits does not need to be weeks of “starvation” and rigorous exercise.  This type of sudden change in regimen will only lead to temporary triumph but not long-term successes.  When looking to make any type of personal change the best advice is to follow the Sunnah.  One of the miracles of the Qur’an and Hadith is that it addresses all major and minor issues of one’s daily life including our diet. Let’s look at What did the Prophet (s) do?    

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How to Pack for Hajj:

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Featured Article | 0 comments

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IQRA’ would like to wish safe travels to all the Hajjis getting ready to embark on life’s most sacred and blessed journey.  Inshallah may your Hajj be easy for you and may it be accepted with the highest rewards (Ameen).

To assist the Hajjis that are traveling from abroad IQRA’ has put together a list of items to pack for Hajj based on recommendations from previous hajjis.

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