Maryam Islamic Center Youth is starting a FREE tutoring club for kids in 3rd-6th grade! We will have this program every Wednesday from 5:30 PM -7:30 PM! Come to the masjid to work on a project or finish homework, we’re here to help! Fill out this form if your child would like to join–> https://goo.gl/forms/UhN8WGM5o9vjV5Lo2
Identity politics has become a politically charged term, both on the left and the right. At its most essential core, it is when people of a particular racial, religious, ethnic, social, or cultural identity promote their own specific interests or concerns over that of any larger political group. For Muslims in the West, this term has its own implications. How should Muslims think about identity politics and what are the pros and cons? What does it mean to be an American-Muslim in 2019 America? Join us for a fascinating discussion featuring leading scholars Imam Zaid Shakir and Hatem Bazian. This event is in cooperation with Zaytuna College.
Free and open to the public. All are welcome.
IMAM ZAID SHAKIR has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought, and Shafi’i fiqh at Zaytuna College. He presently teaches Islamic history and politics. He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics and has become a voice of conscience for American Muslims as well as people of other faiths. He is regularly included as one of the Western world’s most influential Muslim scholars in The Muslim 500, an annual ranking edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin. He is also one of the signatories of “A Common Word Between Us and You,” an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders that calls for peace and mutual understanding. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He is one of three co-founders of Zaytuna College and serves on its Board of Trustees.
DR. HATEM BAZIAN is Provost, Co-Founder and Professor at Zaytuna College. Dr. Bazian is also a Teaching Professor in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian is an adviser to the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Center at UC Berkeley. In 2009, he founded the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at UC Berkeley, Editor-in-Chief of the Islamophobia Studies Journal and Founder and Director of the International Islamophobia Studies Consortium. Dr. Bazian is on the board of several organizations, including the Islamic Scholarship Fund, Muslim Legal Fund of America and Muslim Americans for Palestine, for which he is also the founding president.
MOMMY & ME Islamic Story time at MIC starting again this Monday, Jan 14!
Moms, bring your kids age 6mo-4yrs to Maryam Masjid for:
-Islamic Story time
-Fun and toys
-Mingling with other moms
WHEN: Alternating Mondays, 10am-11am
Monday Jan 14th
Monday Jan 28th
Monday Feb 11th
Monday Feb 25th
Monday March 18th
Monday April 1st
Monday April 15th
Monday April 29th
BOOST Girls Sign up – last chance to register is Sat. 1/12
BOOST: Girls Islamic Studies, Leadership and Mentorship Course
“Boldly Overcoming Obstacles, Seeking the Truth”
We are excited to announce that on Monday, January 14, 2019 Ustadh Mahad and Ustadha Safiya will be beginning a new course called Girls’ BOOST an Islamic Studies and Leadership Program for teenage girls at Maryam Islamic Center.
If you are interested, you MUST fill out the following application BEFORE January 6th, 2019 https://goo.gl/forms/o01PxaJ7rpKmP5ez1
Only applicants who have been accepted will be able to join the program.
WHEN: Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30pm
DURATION: January 2019-April 2019
WHERE: Maryam Masjid
WHAT: We will be studying various Islamic sciences in depth, spirituality, leadership skills, speaking and presenting skills and giving back to the community.
Requirements for the class:
1. Must be 14 or older to apply
2. Can’t miss class without an excused absence
3. Multiple tardies equals an absence
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Registration required – https://goo.gl/forms/o01PxaJ7rpKmP5ez1
-Ustadh Mahad Qamar and Ustadha Safiya Ravat