Thursday, May 28, 2015

33 Days To Ramadan Countdown - 19 Days

TMCYIA Project - As we countdown to Ramadan, we plan to post quotes by Imam W. Deen Mohammed each day, that relate to Ramadan, Insha Allah

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Remembering Those Who Sacrifice



Americans across the land will gather in unity to remember all who have made sacrifices in service to our country.  

 

This Memorial Day, we thank all Believers in Uniform for the tremendous contributions they have made to community and country.  We are deeply honored and recognize you and your families' selfless service, both seen and unseen. 

 

Imam W. Deen Mohammed* said, "everything that happens in human life, as designed by our Creator, has a sign for our intelligence, for our mind to read. And everything carries both knowledge and mercy."  

 

Honoring those who served isn't just about Memorial Day, it's about all of us serving humanity in some capacity each and every day.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Here We Go!!! STUDENTS Check It - INTRODUCING The STREAM Labs Annual Expo








The National STREAM Labs Expo will take place during the 2015 Annual Muslim Convention in Tinley Park, IL, during the Labor Day Weekend.

All student participants must:

1.  Complete and present a an innovative project that address a minimum of 4 of the six STREAM Labs concepts.

* Science - Allowing students to discover solutions to the problems of today 
* Technology - Helping students use advances in technology to structure or format solutions to the problems of today
* Reading - Aiding the development of communication skills as students communicate with nature and humanity to better understand the nature of solutions to real-world problems 
* Engineering - Facilitating opportunities for students to design and structure solutions
* Art - Encouraging and developing ways for students to use their innovative talents to structure or format solutions to the problems of today
* Math - Providing real-world examples for students to engage in problem solving methods to construct solutions

2.  Complete and submit the online application by 11:59 pm on July 15, 2015.

 3.  Have a local or national leader (Imam, Pastor, Founder or Board Member of a Faith-Based and or Community-Based Organization) provide a letter of recommendation that demonstrates students commitment to helping others and supporting organizations, such as The Mosque Cares.

4.  Submit a poster for approval by August 1, 2015 via email.  See poster requirements for more specifics on the poster guidelines.

5.  Provide The Mosque Cares with a digital copy of an abstract (one paragraph) of the highlights of The STREAM Labs Expo project.

7.  The posters will be on display from after Salat-ul Jummah until Sunday morning at 11:00 pm. Each participant is encouraged to attend the Convention.  All that attend should be prepared to make a 10 minute presentation-on Saturday or Sunday morning for convention attendees.

Poster Creation Tool:  https://www.tinkercad.com/

Examples of recent posters: 

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QUESTIONS:  TheSTREAMLabs@gmail.com OR MuslimConvention@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Call for Transportation Organizers - Annual Muslim Convention


As Salaam Alaikum,

Email: muslimconvention@gmail.com if interested in participating.

We at the Transportation Committee are looking for Community Transportation Organizers to coordinate travel to the "Claim Your Inheritance " 26th  Annual Muslim Convention hosted by The Mosque Cares September 4-6, 2015.

50 States and Bermuda 

Community Transportation Organizer (CTO  duties)

(1) Conduct a survey in your local area to identify most travelers' preferred Method of Travel. 

(2) Provide Region with Informed and Agreed Central Location(s) for Dispatch of Bus and Travel.

(3) Research, Announcements and Assistance with Travel Plan Package Savings for Transportation Assistance and Programs.

(4) Conduct Travel Emergency Procedures and Security standard review.

(5) Ethical Review and Transparency of All Monies collected going straight toward Travel package  (Emergency Fund).

(6) Assistance of making sure all Travelers Have met CTO and have met properly secured seating measures. 

As Salaam Alaikum, 
Ismail Qadar -  Mujahideen Mohammed (Chair)
Transportation Committee (NATO)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ramadan Session 2015

For Program Details, Lodging Options and To Purchase Tickets go to RamadanSession.com












Chicago, IL - May 18, 2015:  The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed) announces our Annual Ramadan Session under the uplifting theme. Researching our Faith For Implementation of Leadership. This event hosted during the Holy Month of Ramadan signifies our devotion to the study and glorification of Al Qu’ran.  It will be held Friday July 10-Sunday July 12, 2015 at The Mosque Cares, 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL  60429

Established by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, The Ramadan Session has continued to mark our focus on our spiritual growth and development as we seek to understand our most sacred obligations as part of Allah’s creation.

During the Month of Ramadan, we make an extraordinary effort to devote ourselves to those things that sustain us and strengthen our resolve as Muslims. “Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you. As it was prescribed to those before you, That you may (learn) self restraint."  Al Quran 2:183

During the Month of Ramadan, we strive to be our best selves. We do this by emulating the best model of human excellence, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) “You have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern of (conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day and who engages much in the praise of Allah” Al Qu’ran 33:21

The Mosque cares, under the leadership of W. Deen Mohammed ll, President along with supporters and students of Imam W. Deen Mohammed welcome you to Ramadan Session of 2015

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Contact:

Phone:  708-679-1587


Mailing Address:  The Mosque Cares, PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL  60409


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Community, Faith and Business Leaders toKick-Off Second Annual Summer of Faith and Action



The Mosque Cares joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, residents, community, faith and business leaders to kick-off the second annual Summer of Faith and Action, a citywide violence prevention initiative to promote safety throughout Chicago communities in the summer months.

"While we may be a city of different neighborhoods, when it comes to keeping our kids safe, we are one Chicago," said Mayor Emanuel. "Whether it is West Side, South Side or North Side, Faith and Action is about one city coming together with a common purpose to keep our children safe, secure, and supervised this summer."

On Friday May 22nd from 7-9 PM, Summer of Faith and Action, encourages faith and community leaders, business owners and residents to gather together focusing on creating a safe and secure environment throughout the Chicagoland area.  

Last year nearly 1,000 residents gathered at over 100 locations across the City marking the first night of Faith and Action. This year participants have planned barbeques, street corner prayer, rallies, block club parties, CAPS activities and events for youth.

To register to participate or to host an event in your community email: MayorRSVP@cityofchicago.org or call 312-744-1718.

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The Mosque Cares is participating - May 22 You Are Invited

All are welcome; see You there!  Come out and let's have a good time together.

The Mosque Cares invites you to our Community Family Night >> PIZZA & POT-LUCK - WATCH PARTY - GAMES
- Our first "ASK AN ENTREPRENEUR" session!

7-9 PM
929 W. 171st Street
East Hazel Crest, IL  60429


Bringing our supporters and attendees into promotion of our Annual Muslim Convention


The Mosque Cares is bringing our supporters and attendees into promotion of our Annual Muslim Convention. We now have convenient business card size promotional material with registration and contact. This allows everyone, including you to participate.  This is our national Dawah effort and Dawah is an obligation for Muslims which is a gift and mercy from Allah (SWT).

Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: "Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity." (3:104)

For example those things Allah (SWT) has forbidden for us should not be looked upon as a hardship but as an invitation to conduct lawful business. As African American people we are well aware of the low rate of our dollars changing hands among our own people. Through the promotion of halal products at the Annual Muslim Convention and throughout our communities nationwide and worldwide we can change those negative circumstances to positive if we all take on this great challenge of doing more for self and kind.

If you would like to participate in this effort to invite our friends and fellow citizens to our Annual Muslim Convention email your contact information and requested quantity to wdmministry@sbcglobal.net.

FYI - full size 8.5x11 flyers are also available. Don't forget to hang these in areas visible to the public.

Thank you for your time, May Allah (SWT) continue to guide and bless all of our good works.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Heartfelt Condolences from The Mosque Cares on the passing of B.B. King


The Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed [The Mosque Cares] extends heartfelt condolences to family, friends and fans of blues legend, B.B. King.  Many of us are united in appreciation for B.B. King's internationally acclaimed talents.  He had a passion for art; remained true to his vision and generously served humanity for decades.  

Quoting President Barack Obama, “The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend.  B.B. King was born a sharecropper’s son in Mississippi, came of age in Memphis, Tennessee and became the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

33 Days To Ramadan Project

TMCYIA project coming in the next few days - Insha Allah, we will be fasting soon and we created a beneficial and enlightening way to countdown the next 33 days to Ramadan.  Each day we will post a quote by Imam W. Deen Mohammed that relates to Ramadan.  Donate here to get the full version






Friday, May 8, 2015

Chicago 2nd Annual Summer of Faith and Action Kick-Off - The Mosque Cares Community Family Night May 22, 2015



Summer of Faith and Action Kick-Off - SEE YOU THERE!

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is working with the faith community to unite and organize community activities Friday, May 22, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 PM.

In support of this initiative, The Mosque Cares is inviting you to our Community Family Night with PIZZA and POT-LUCK plus WATCH PARTY, GAMES, and the "ASK AN ENTREPRENEUR" session!

Click Here For Details:  


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Book your Muslim Convention flight today!

LOW RATES:  Book your flight for the Annual Muslim Convention now >>>>> https://www.southwest.com/html/promotions/nationwide-sale-150428.html

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Book your convention lodging now!


Book your room now >> Holiday Inn Tinley Park, IL >> http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/tinley-park/chitn/hoteldetail

1.  Use the link
2.  choose your dates
3.  click on "Have a group code?" and enter MOS 
4.  complete your reservation 

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Friday, May 1, 2015

U.S. Muslim coalition calls for justice, accountability, transparency in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Muslim coalition calls for justice, accountability, transparency in Baltimore 

 

(Washington, D.C., 5/1/2015) - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today welcomed the announcement that Maryland State prosecutors have filed homicide and misconduct charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

 

In the statement, the USCMO said:

"The USCMO stands in solidarity with the family of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore community in seeking justice, accountability and transparency in Mr. Gray's death at the hands of the Baltimore Police Department. Today's charges are a step in the right direction."

 

"A significant part of the American Muslim community is African American who not only endure commonplace police brutality, but also profiling because of their faith.  Like our African American brothers and sisters, the USCMO believes it is our duty to join other community and civil rights organizations standing for justice and demanding an end to police brutality, an end to the structural racism that allows this brutality to exist, and an end to racial and religious profiling, and calling for the demilitarization of our local police forces."

 

"Unfortunately it did not begin with Freddie Gray and will not end with him. We continue to demand justice for all the men and women of color who have lost their lives due to excessive police force."

 

USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal added, "All communities deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and to walk freely without fear of harassment or of being targeted by law enforcement. We understand that justice is universal and we must work collectively towards upholding the rights of all Americans."

 

"USCMO prays for the healing of the city of Baltimore and for justice, peace, and harmony in our country" 
  

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Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).