Sunday, January 26, 2014

Business Workshop - Setting up a Square Marketplace Storefront

WORKSHOP ALERT -

Setting up a Square Marketplace Storefront

Saturday, Feb 1 at 12:30 PM
TMC (929 W. 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL)

The workshop presented by Br. Abdul-Rasheed Akbar will include directions on preparing and uploading photos to the Square Marketplace Storefront.

This event is free and open to the public but we do need your continued support.  
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Your donation is tax deductible.

Online  or Mail check payable:  WDM Ministry, PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL  60409

Saturday, January 25, 2014

TMC Participates In Masjid Bilal Maintaining The Legacy For 30 Years

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A Monument in Muslim African American History

By Alan A. A. Seifullah
CLEVELAND, OHIO – Masjid Bilal began with a vision that belonged to Imam W. Deen Mohammed.
Cleveland’s Imam Clyde Rahman was present at a meeting around 1980 during which Imam Mohammed indicated to his supporters that it was time they began to think and plan for the construction of new places for worship designed to meet the needs of Muslims.Imam Rahman took the words to heart and returned to Cleveland determined to put a plan of action around Imam Mohammad’s words.
A few years later Imam Mohammed’s vision became a reality when Masjid Bilal formally opened on June 3, 1983. It became the first mosque built from the ground up in Greater Cleveland and the first mosque built by a predominately African American congregation in the United States.
Imam Mohammed’s vision and Imam Rahman’s dedication to that vision were celebrated recently when the community of Masjid Bilal celebrated its 30th anniversary with a weekend of programs, workshops, and highlighted by a dinner attended by Imam Mohammed’s son, Wallace D. Mohammed II, president of The Mosque Cares. “We all knew what was happening here in Cleveland,” Bro. Mohammed recalled. “There was pride and a great feeling that many of us experienced due to what was happening here.”
He recalled a visit with his father to Masjid Bilal when he about 14 years old. As they approached the entrance to the Masjid, several members of the community greeted them. Bro. Mohammed recalled that he noticed something special in the faces he saw that day. “I saw the faces of the believers, and there was nothing more impressive than the gleam in their eyes, the looks on their faces, their pride for the great accomplishment they had achieved in building the first mosque in our community by African Americans.”
Bro. Mohammed acknowledged the work contributed by the brothers and sisters of Masjid Bilal, the time, sweat, dollars and coins they sacrificed and contributed to complete such a significant project. “They gave whatever they had to give. This is what community is all about,” he explained. “It’s what you give to the community, what you contribute as a group, not as an individual. If you work for the whole group, then your work lives. “This building is a historical landmark that our young people should cherish until the end of time. We should have a special place in our hearts for Masjid Bilal. This physical building should be preserved as a monument to our history.”
Prior to constructing the new mosque, the community at Masjid Bilal was previously known as Masjid Willie Mohammed, under the leadership of Imam Mohammed, and as Temple No. 18, under the leadership of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. Under the leadership of Imam Rahman, Masjid Bilal gained widespread recognition in Cleveland for his efforts to work with and unite various religious communities and people for the betterment of the total community.
That work has continued since the passing of Imam Rahman in 2009 under the leadership of Imam Shafeeq Sabir. “We have a rich history and a proud tradition here at Masjid Bilal,” said Imam Sabir. “But we can’t rest on that history and tradition. We should be inspired by it to do even more.”
Imam Dr. Abdul Majied Kariem Hasan, who gave the khutba for the JumUah prayer service, said he was appreciative for Imam Rahman’s dedication to Imam Mohammed’s vision. “I had known Imam Clyde Rahman since I came into the community in 1961. We were friends then, and we are friends now. “I loved him then and I love him now. And I am appreciative for all he did for the establishment of this Masjid some 30 years ago,” he said.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Join Us Again! Community Night featuring Ghalib Ghallab & Kamilah Furqan

With Allah's Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

Join Us Again
Community Night
featuring 
Ghalib Ghallab and Kamilah Furqan

Saturday January 25, 2014
5:00-8:00 PM at TMC
929 W. 171st St, East Hazel Crest, IL  60429
Bring Your Family | Spread the Word!
Ticket price $15 ($10 Pioneer & Children 14 & under)
Free for children 8 and under

A night with spent with family, friends, community

Listening to the sounds of Ghalib Ghallab & Kamilah Furquan

Watching created art with Thomas Randall


Health & Wellness discussion with Dr. Lynne Muhammad

Networking / business in New Africa Marketplace

  A shared meal         

Contribute to The Mosque Cares

 Donate - ONLINE

Mail check payable to:  WDM Ministry, PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL  60409

708-679-1587  |  wdmministry@sbcglobal.net

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Join Us - Community Night Featuring Ghalib Ghallab & Kamilah Flutist!!! January 18, 2014

With Allah's Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer 
Exciting News!! All Are Invited!!
Join us Jan 18 at 5:00-8:00 PM for Community Night with jam packed talent featuring 
Ghalib Ghallab & Kamilah Flutist!!! 
TMC ~ 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL. 
Tickets only $15
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Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL  60409
Phone:  708-679-1587  |  Email:  wdmministry@sbcglobal.net

Friday, January 10, 2014

Muslim/Catholic Interfaith Dialogue Meeting


Brainstorming session to review the goals of the Muslim/Catholic dialogue group.
  • Sharing who we are and what our religions are all about
  • Improving our own faith, being with Believers
  • Getting local parish/mosque members together
  • Working together for the common good
  • Helping raise community consciousness of religious diversity
  • Building relationships

Science of Food: Nutrition For Our Minds, Body & Soul


January 3-5, 2014
East Hazel Crest, IL 


Dr. Lynne Muhammad hosted the 3rd Annual TMC Health & Wellness seminar which included guest speakers and presentations.  Topics covered included healthy eating, nutrition, physical exercise AND MORE!
Create healthy eating plans
A healthy meal may include vegetables and fruits and small portions of protein and whole grains (breads, pastas, and rice). Here are some ideas on how to create a healthier eating plan for you and your family.  When planning meals for the week, think about including the following:
  • a salad or other vegetables (eat "from the rainbow" of colors)
  • fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • fruits (choose a variety of vibrant colors)
  • lean beef, chicken, seafood, eggs, tofu, or beans
  • whole grains, like brown rice, oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, and whole-grain cornmeal
Read Nutrition Facts labels
Nutrition Facts label appears on most packaged foods and tells you how many calories and servings are in a box or can. The label also shows how many nutrients like fat, fiber, sodium, and sugar are in one serving of food. You can use these facts
  • to track your calorie intake and number of servings
  • to make healthy food choices by selecting items lower in salt, fats, sugar, and higher in fiber and vitamins
Choose foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and low in saturated fats and trans fats, sodium (aim for <1500 and="" day="" font="" mg="" sugar.="">

Source:  http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/energize.htm#b

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saviors Day 2014 - Lodging

 #SaviorsDay 2014- book lodging by 2/7 to get discount rate of $119/night.

CHICAGO MARRIOTT MIDWAY
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