Ramadan 2013 Information

ramadanmubarakAssalaam Ailikum Brothers and Sisters in Islam,

Inshallah the Holy Month of Ramadan will be beginning on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. Our first Tarawih will be Tuesday Night ten minutes after Isha Prayers with a short Halaqa to follow. All Tarawihs after will also be ten minutes after Isha Prayer.

Schedule of Events:
Halaqa Sessions Wednesday & Sunday by Sheikh Eid
Friday Night Q&A Sessions for local families by Sheikh Eid

I pray everyone has a blessed Ramadan, and all sins are wiped clean from our slates. Ramadan Mubarak!

Research Survey By Sister Nagham

[center]Survey being conducted by Sister Nagham Elkahiri:[/center]

The purpose of this survey is to gather information about how, why, and how often people in the United States and the Middle East use different media to access the news. This is a research project being conducted by graduate students in communication, Lauren Anderson Auverset and Nagham Elkahiri, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Arabic Survey: http://www.bit.ly/ULLnewsmediasurvey

English Survey: http://www.bit.ly/MsAsurvey


Eidul-Adha 2012 Information

It has been announced that Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 is the first day of Dhul-Hijjah and that Friday, October 26th, 2012 is the first day of Eidul-Adha in accordance with the declaration made by Saudi Arabia.

North American Imams Federation(NAIF) would like to extend congratulations to all Muslims in general and to the Muslims of the United States of America in particular over the approaching Eidul-Adha.

In Honor of Mickey Shunick

As many of our readers are aware, a young college girl by the name of Mickey Shunick from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette had suddenly gone missing late one night in mid-May 2012. Within hours of her disappearance, the local community in Lafayette came together to find this beloved girl. People of all faiths, and walks of life came together to help find Mickey. Donations of food, water and equipment for volunteer search teams to traverse South Louisiana came by the truck loads from every where.After three months of searching, and wondering, Mickey was found, and her tragic but courageous story was told. During this time, our local Muslim community banded together with many different people from all over Acadiana and the surrounding areas to help find her.

It is for this reason that I would like to remind all of the Muslims, and Non-Muslims alike in Lafayette and surrounding areas, to please continue to love and support one another. We are one community, what effects one of us, effects us all. Acadiana to please remember the unity of this very special community. In the time of need, the entire community at large came together to find Mickey.

Below is a video of the community gathering to celebrate Mickey: