Weekly Update: 6/30-7/14

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, 

Top Stories

  • Promo Event Update – AlMaghrib coming to Minnesota after Ramadan!!
  • Road Trip to Chicago for AlMaghrib class
  • Membership Update – 800 members and counting!!
  • AlMaghrib Twincities Booths @ Rochester Islamic Conference & Masjid Tawfiq Conference
  • AlMaghrib Twincities Blog–A New Look!
  • AlMaghrib Twincities teams at Building Blocks Sports Day
  • Next Info Session, July 17th @ 8am in Masjid Al-Huda
  • A Weekly Dose of AlMaghrib Lectures!!

Note

If you feel like you are not involved enough and want to actively help this project, please join the Executive Committee and work with the dedicated brothers and  sisters that are working hard to make this project a reality, bi’ithnillah! To join, simply send an email to almaghrib.minnesota@gmail.com, with a subject line of “Exec Committee Signup”. 

Details 

1) Promo Event Dates commitment by AlMaghib HQ
After much contact with AlMaghrib HQ, and availability of the scholars, we have moved down our Promo Event dates to the Weekend of September 18-19th.  This time around, AlMaghrib HQ has committed to reserving the schedules upfront and we are now looking at bringing Sheikh Yaser Birjas and Abdulbary Yahya for the Promo Event!  Insha’Allah, this is a great way for us to utilize the month of Ramadan to further promote the AlMaghrib Twincities initiative, reach out to a larger audience, and make the necessary plans for this event.
 
2) Road Trip–Beatiful Patience at Qabeelat Wasat
We are so thrilled about the AlMaghrib Initiative that we’re planning a road trip to Qabeelat Wasat in Chicago to attend “Beautiful Patience: Tafsir Surah Yusuf.”  The is a one weekend seminar (July 30th-Aug 1st) offered by one of AlMaghrib Institute’s finest Sheikh Abdulbary Yahya.  This will give us a much anticipated Eman Rush before Ramadan and will give us a taste of what AlMaghrib Institute  has to offer.  If you are interested in attending please contact br Obaid at zafarobaid@gmail.com

For more information about this event, click here!
 
3) Membership Update
We are proud to say that we’ve reached 800 members on our  mailing list, alhamdulillah! We’re taking advantage of various community events to present AlMaghrib to various locations. Within the next couple weeks, we’re shooting for 1000 members total. Help support this goal by spreading the word and directing people to this sign-up link: http://tinyurl.com/am-twincities-signup  
AlMaghrib-Twincities Booths and Presentations

4)  Booth @ Rochester Islamic Conference (July 2nd-4th)– Jazakum Allahu Khayr for all the volunteers who helped out at this event, specially the sisters from Rochester who helped organize and setup the booth on the first day. We had some additional volunteers who drive down from the TwinCities to help out as well, and alhamdulillah, we were able to get about 160+ new members signed up.

Booth @ Masjid Tawfiq Convention (July 9th-11th)–Jazakum Allahu Khayr for all the volunteers who helped out at this event, and again, a special call out to the sisters who kept this booth going through the weekend when most of us were tied up with the Sports Day in some capacity or other. We have about 120+ signups from this conference.

 
5) AlMaghrib-Twincities teams at Building Blocks Sports Day July 10th
A quick shoutout to the sisters’ AlMaghrib volleyball team for representing AlMaghrib Institute at Building Blocks’ Community Sports and finishing first place in the tournament!  Great teamwork, Masha’Allah!    

6) AlMaghrib -Twincigties Blog–What a Look!
When was the last time you visited the AlMaghrib-Twin Cities blog?  We’re happy to let you know that our blog has a brand NEW look.  Visit our blog to learn more about AlMaghrib Institute, stay updated about the latest developments with the AlMaghrib Twincities Initiative, and view pictures from our events.  www.almaghribtc.wordpress.com
 
7) Next Info Session/Planning Meeting/Al Maghrib Education Session
July 17th, 8 AM @ Masjid Al Huda
We will discuss progress of our outreach efforts, assign new tasks for up-coming events, and insha’Allah watch some educational lecture by prominent AlMaghrib scholars.  This meeting is open to EVERYONE; attending this meeting is a great way to learn more and get further involved in the AlMaghrib-TwinCities effort.
 
8) AlMaghrib Institute Weekly Dose
In an effort to stay true to AlMaghrib Institute’s purpose of spreading the knowledge of Islam, here is this week’s Dose of AlMaghrib Lectures– Enjoy and Benefit!  Pick one (I only watched the first one, but it’s a little on the longer side)

Yaser Birjas:  Crisis of Marriage in America
 
Abdulbary Yahya:  Divine GPS
 
Jazaakum Allahu Khayran, Wassalamu Alaykum Wara7matullah

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