Az-Zahra News: January 2010

By | February 10, 2010

News of the Center

Alhumdu lillah, we had another well organized Muharram program this year. We hope your life was greatly enriched by the content of the program. To have an ‘alim and a great speaker like Maulana Dr. Dungersi was an exceptional treat once again. May Allah (swt) reward him abundantly for sharing his knowledge with us. We pray that he will visit us again next year, Insha’Allah. Please pray for his health and remember him in your prayers.

An important feature of the Maulana’s speech dealt with raising mu’mineen (God fearing) children. The efforts of parents and the willingness of our children to practice Islamic behavior are ibadat (forms of worship). Parents who do this not only please Allah (swt) and gain His blessings but also leave behind generation who will help propagate Islam in its finest image.

On February 4th and 5th, we commemorated Arbaeen (40th day) of the Martyrs of Karbala. May Allah (swt) help us model our lives by their examples. There was a video presentation on Feb. 4th and a live presentation by Sheikh Mohammad Hanif on Feb. 5th. The presentation on “Enjoining what is good and forbidding what is reprehensible” was very illuminating and educational. May Allah (swt) grant the sheikh abundant reward.

Weekend school activities are held each Sunday. We currently offer Islamic education, Qur’an reading, and Farsi language classes. We encourage families with children between the ages of 6 through 16 years old to come and join us. There is absolutely no charge for these classes.

Expenses and Donations

Our community is truly blessed to have a center where we are able to offer so many programs. With having the center come many responsibilities. These include cleaning, arranging for food, finding speakers, etc. Alhumdu lillah, due to the efforts of our community members these were accomplished with great success yet once again.

As you all know, it is our responsibility to pitch in whatever and whenever we can. Making regular monetary donations help pay expenses of the center and enable us to plan well. Please make a commitment in 2010 to actively participate both physically and financially for the success of the center. There is no amount too small in the sight of Allah (swt). Insha’Allah we will all be rewarded for our individual efforts.

Membership and pledges

If you are not yet a member of the center, please fill out the membership form; pay your dues, and bingo! You are a member. It is as simple as that. The membership form is available on our website, While you are at it, please download the pledge or donation form located on the same website. Remember your participation is vitally important for the success of our center. We must all challenge ourselves to make 2010 one of the most memorable years of the center.

We have established an ACH account recently. This will help make your monthly donations very easy. Simply fill out the downloadable form indicating how much money you want withdrawn each month. We will be doing this twice a month. So, you could choose which part of the month you want your money withdrawn from your account. Please attach a “void” check to the form to show your bank account routing number. We will do the rest. This will be the easiest way to debit your account and would help us effectively manage our budget. Please take this opportunity and get this process started as soon as possible.

Future Programs

The center is planning on having a social night every other weekend starting in February. The date and time will be posted on our website. Bring your favorite dish and plenty of energy because we guarantee you and your family a great evening of fun and fellowship. If you have ideas on how to make these activities fun, please share them with us and we will include them in our future plans. You may also send me your suggestions at

“Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” Holy Qur’an 2:274


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