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January 2012

Masjid Al Islam’s Monthly Newswire January 2012
Current News!!

As Salaamu Alaikum,

In sha Allah, Saturday, Sept 8th, there will be a Public Blood Drive for Donors. Please, eat within 4 hrs of donating and bring an i.d. with you. Carter Blood Care will facilitate. All are welcome.

When: 12 noon til 4pm

Where: Dallas Masjid of AL Islam
2604 S. Harwood St
Dallas, 75215

This year’s Day of Dignity event is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. The planning and division of labor has begun to ensure a successful day. Last year we served over 1300 beneficiaries with in-kind donations, a hot meal, HIV screening and consultation regarding various social services. This year’s event is likely to surpass that number. Please join this effort as a member of the planning committee. Additionally, if this event is in-line with the mission of one of your organizations, then by all means bring them aboard! The next meeting will be held:

Where: Masjid Al-Islam, 2604 S. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 – 2pm-3pm

Thanks in advance,

Muhammad Abdul-Jami, Event Coordinator – 972-821-1727

Sisters Halaqa Class

Date: September 9, 2012 / Sunday

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Topic: Worldly Delusions / Sura Al Falaq (113)

Location: Masjid Al Islam

Contact Sister Sajda Pitre at 214-923-3641.

Save the Date!!!

Community Social held the last Sunday of every month at Masjid Al-Islam, 2604 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215 at 1:30 p.m. Come out to socialize with members of our Islamic Community and have some wholesome fun.

Please bring a dish.

Contact Sis. Sameerah at 312-933-2648

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Disclaimer: The views presented in the articles of this newsletter do not represent the views of Masjid Al Islam

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The Dallas Beacon – October 2011

Masjid Al Islam’s Monthly Communication Wire October 2011

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TOMORROW IS DAY OF DIGNITY!!! at Masjid Al Islam, 2604 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX

All those who plan on volunteering this Saturday for the Day of Dignity, you MUST email to pre-register yourself at: If you dont pre-register, your registration process may take extra long when you arrive at the Masjid Saturday morning.
When you email, specify “one” distribution category that you will volunteer for from the categories below:
Distribution Categories:
Socks, Bags, Hygiene, t-shirts, water, blankets, school packs, toys, food preparation, clothing, site setup, site take down, site security.
We also need setup volunteers to be at Masjid Al Islam, at 630am. All other volunteers must show up at 8am. We plan to be finished distributing all of the items around 1pm. The site take down crew should finish taking down everything by 2pm.For any other information regarding Day of Dignity call 972-821-1727

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By: Yusuf Abdullah

It is almost impossible to compile a list of the world’s greatest humanitarians. Depending upon what one defines as a charitable humanitarian act and what criteria the impact that charitable act has had upon civilization will certainly influence the compilation of the list. Without question, the list will be influenced by region, religion, gender, and race. For example, an internet search of world’s greatest humanitarians far too often reflect Americans, or Europeans, Christians, or Caucasians above the humanitarian contributions from those who do not make up this group. I also find that the humanitarian contributions of men are listed more than the contributions of women. Perhaps this listing bias has to do with the fact that most often when you speak of great humanitarian acts of charity; it is largely influenced by one’s cultural outlook, and the fact that wealth and power is overwhelmingly vested in the hands of men. Mother Teresa however is a female whose humanitarian efforts were not dependent upon her personal wealth. The same can be said of a man when you think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What Dr. King and Mother Teresa have in common is that their humanitarian efforts were premised and fueled by religious beliefs and not their personal wealth. However, religion is only one area of humanitarian influence. In this religious category, one could include all of the Prophets of God, The Dali Lama, Desmond Tutu, The Pope, etc. But what about contributions in medicine and science to aid humankind? Ever considered what humanitarian invented the scalpel, the stethoscope, the microscope, mathematics, navigation devices, or medicines? What is the greatest contribution in medicine that a person has given to humankind? Is it the thermometer, blood bank, heart surgery, blood typing, or anesthesia? Could we claim to be a modern society without the automobile, the computer, electricity, telephone, air conditioning, heaters, freezers, calculator, television, radio? Ever considered how important a simple crane is to modern building construction, or a level, hammer, shovel, screwdriver, ruler, or concrete mixer? In every American home you will most likely find toilets, bathtubs, microwave oven, a dishwasher, and clothes washer and dryer. Who gave the world these inventions that make our lives easier? Can you imagine life without these inventions? In my view, all of these inventions and contributions to modern human life that has advanced and improved our lives is a humanitarian act. Yes, the constructions of hospitals and clinics for the poor, feeding and sheltering the poor are humanitarian acts worthy of recognition. But shouldn’t equal recognition be given to the humanitarian who teaches a person to fish so that s/he may feed themselves by providing a skill such as reading, writing, arithmetic, or how to make a pair of shoes? Other humanitarian acts not getting as much attention are those unnamed humanitarians who rush in the face of danger in time of natural disaster to provide disaster relief. Who are those unrecognized humanitarians who go to war torn countries to provide food, shelter, and medicine relief to the orphaned children and widows? Who are the unrecognized humanitarians who risk their lives to prevent acts of genocide and bring its attention to the world leaders? Who are the unrecognized physicians (Doctors without Borders) who travel the world to heal the sick for no compensation? Who are the unrecognized people who make up the Red Cross and The Crescent? Who are the unrecognized donors to college scholarship funds who support the advancement of education? There are thousands, perhaps millions of charitable foundations throughout the world and non-profit corporations dedicated and committed to serving the poor and needy. Who are these people that support these charitable causes? Too often, the good of good people is overlooked that is contributed from people of all races and religions of the world simply because a good deed is not spoken of or advertised as much as a bad work is spoken of, or because the value of the good deed is either not known or undervalued. Perhaps we should retrain our minds to better see or search for the good in all people and the good that they do. That, I think would also be a great individual humanitarian act. And that is just the right and wrong of it.


By: Khalid Shaheed

God Willing, on October 1st we will observe our 6th Day of Dignity event. Day of Dignity is rooted in the sunnah(the way of) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, PBUH. After the battle of hunain the Muslim community had a great amount of wealth betowed on it from Allah. It had tons of silver, 24 thousands camels, 40 thousand sheep and goats. Prophet Muhammad,PBUH, could have easily used this wealth in Medina to build houses, use it for his Masjid or to build a fortress around Medina. But, what he did with it was truly remarkable and sends a great message to all of us. He gave all of this wealth to the new Muslims and to non Muslims. According to Martin Ling, in an area called Jiranah,Prophet Muhammad had discovered 6 thousand women and childen that were poorly clothed. He used the silver he received to buy new clothes for them. He also gave them the camels, sheep and goats. This was a great demonstration of love and compassion. He did not only talk Islam but he showed a skeptical society what it was all about. From these kind acts, look at what transpired in his society afterward. He came into Mecca with 10 to 12 thousand supporters. Two years later at his Farewell Sermon Martin Ling says there were 100,000 in attendance.

Caring for the less fortunate is the sunnah(the way of) of the Prophet Muhammad. Quran 2:177 and Sura Balad makes it crystal clear that this a major component of what righteousness is and it defines belief.

If we have an opportunity to show love we are obligated to do so. Each individual opportunity presents itself one at time in life because we only pass thru life once and we can not go back to relive anything.

We need volunteers for Day of Dignity 2011. Please, consider doing so. In sha Allah (God willing), we will see you there.

Donate to the Beacon of Light Project

Masjid Al Islam is embarking on an important project for the south Dallas area. The neighborhood around Masjid Al Islam is in dire need of community development. The Beacon of Light Community Center project is a major step in addressing this issue. Also, because of the growing numbers of recipients every year at the Day of Dignity and Humanitarian Day events, The Beacon of Light Center will be critical in providing a larger platform to host these events. In additions to the Day of Dignity and Humanitarian Day, the Beacon of Light Center will house other services such as; Food Pantry, Social Services, Job Training, Substance Abuse Counseling, Youth Activities and Medical Screenings. Make a pledge by filling a pledge card or going to to support this project.

Masjid Al Islam Recurring Activities
All activities and classes are open to anybody who’s interested, call the numbers below for more information about the activity/class.

Community Meeting (Anyone/everyone invited)
Every other 3rd Sunday of month 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Feeding our neighbors
Every Saturday and Sunday of the month, volunteers arrive at 9:00 am

Sisters Halaqa
Every 3rd Saturday 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Men’s Halaqa
Sunday’s 6:00 am after Fajr prayer

Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad
Sundays 12:00 – 1:30pm

Childrens Arabic and islamic studies (ages 4-7)
Sundays 11am – 1pm

Childrens Arabic (ages 8-14)
Sundays 11am – 12pm

Childrens Islamic studies (ages 8-14)
Sundays 12pm – 1pm

Introduction to Islam Classes (open to anyone wanting to learn basics about islam)
Sundays 11am – 1pm

Adult Arabic Class
Wednesdays 7 – 8:15pm

Masjid Al Islam is a registered 501C3 Organization. For more information on Masjid Al Islam, please visit

2604 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-3839

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September 2009

With The Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

Masjid Al – Islam Monthly Newsletter

P. O. Box 150543
Volume 2

Dallas, Texas 75215� Shawwal – Thul Qi’dah – September 2009

Jumuah Prayer

Friday @ 1: 30 P. M.

The Masjid is open daily for

Fajr, Dhuhr, Magrib, Asr and Isha Prayers

Dawah / Outreach�

The Dawah group is at the Masjid every Saturday and Sunday morning feeding, clothing and providing Health Screening and other Services. We are currently serving an average of 150 people on Saturdays. The Saturday program is steadily increasing. Volunteers are needed for this program from 10:00 A. M. – 12:00 noon. Contact Imam Khalid Shaheed if you would like to volunteer, be a sponsor or make a donation. Insha’ Allah.

Masjid Al – Islam Ramadan Schedule

IFTAR, September 12 & 19 2009 @

Masjid Al – Islam, food will be provided. (Free)

OBILIGATORY PRAYERS, the Masjid will be open daily for Fajr, Dhur, Asr, Magrib and Isha Prayers.

TARAWEEH PRAYERS, will be held every week night. Please bring your own food. The Masjid will be open.

ISLAMIC STUDIES, will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.


Saturday September 10, 2009

Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM @ Masjid Al – Islam

Muslim Sisters Studying Quran, Hadith and discussions. Contact Sis. Sajda Pitre for information @ 214.923.3641


Al – Qadr, “The Night of Power or Honour”

The search for The Night of Power will be Wednesday night, September 16, 2009. Please bring a cover dish Insha’Allah.

Insha’Allah Eid Al – Fitr begins September 20, 2009


Educational Seminar Influences of Shaytan

On television, radio and the movie industries.

September 19, 2009 4: 00 pm. – 7: 00 pm.

Seminar for youth ages 6 – 16 yrs. of age. Contact Sis. Sakinah for question @ 469.432.3845.

DAY OF DIGINITY, Hamdu’ Allah, this day was successful. There were approximately 550 men, women and child who were fed and given supplies. Special thank to Mr. Larry Duncan, Dallas County School Board President, and Dallas County Schools, for providing buses for transporting families from� Gateway Shelter, and the Bridge Shelter. �And to all the volunteers who contributed their time and other resources to help make this event run smoothly. Insha’Allah, He will reward all of you for your contributions. Thanks to Allah! For Br. Mustafaa Carroll and committee members for coordinating this event.

Attention: Arabic Classes for adults and children are being restructured. New schedule will be announced.

Special: HALAQA for Brothers

Every Wednesday night between Magrib and Isha Prayer special reading, dhikr & lectures will be held at the Masjid.

Brothers Only!!!

Brotherhood Association

Masjid Al – Islam Brotherhood Association Contact Al Hajj Imam Khalid Shaheed @ 469-766-2208 for upcoming events.

Masjid Al-Islam Beautification Project

Please contact Br. Charles Maddox @ 214-205-0486 or Br. Ahmad Pitre to volunteer for this project or to make a donation. Workers are needed. Volunteer your time to the Masjid. Please call or email how you can help Masjid Al – Islam with your special skills or talents or email information.

Newsletter postings contact Sis. Sajda @ 214.923.3641

Inspirational Corner

Al – Qadr

Surah 97


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

We have indeed revealed this Message in the Night of Power:

And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is?

The Night of Power is better than a thousand Months.

Therein comes down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand:

Peace ! . . . This until the rise of Morn !