Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating the Prophet's Birthday

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Don't miss NWMI's year-end family-friendly event! Youth of all ages will learn through play about the impact our beloved Prophet (saws) has made in our lives. He is our inspiration, our selfless teacher, and our spiritual guide who devoted his life to spreading the Truth. By rotating through creative craft stations and active physical games, we learn of his legacy and revel in the blessing of his birth. Dinner and celebratory sweets provided.

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth

Save the date! January's Quran Circles will be held on Friday, January 12th.

For the month of December, the adult Quran Circle will discuss the Prophet (saws) in the Quran.

Join us for our next Quran Circle! We offer programs for six different age groups, from one-year-olds to adults. The younger childrens' Quran Circles are designed to actively engage participants through a combination of story telling, hands-on activities, and crafts. The program for our youngest community members (1 - 4 year-olds) is implemented by teachers from the Al-Hadi Learning Organization.

No prior preparation is necessary. These sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Quran.  Everyone is welcome!

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth


Save the date! December's Quran Circles will be held on Friday, December 8th. 

For the month of November, the adult Quran Circle will discuss "Religious and Racial Plurality" from a Quranic perspective.

A list of ayahs to be discussed in the adult Circle may be found here

Join us for our next Quran Circle! We offer programs for six different age groups, from one-year-olds to adults. The younger childrens' Quran Circles are designed to actively engage participants through a combination of story telling, hands-on activities, and crafts. The program for our youngest community members (1 - 4 year-olds) is implemented by teachers from the Al-Hadi Learning Organization.

No prior preparation is necessary. These sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Quran.  Everyone is welcome!

 

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Faith in Action: Reflections on Race, Mass Incarceration, and the School to Prison Pipeline

  • Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall (map)
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13th

5:30 PM - Doors open
6:00 - 10:00 PM - Program

Registration is required for this event. Space is limited. If you do not register, you will not be able to attend this program.

This event will include a screening of a documentary that may not be suitable for young children. The directors have suggested viewers should be 16 years and up. Youth ages 13-15 may attend with parents. A separate children's program will NOT be provided for this event.


NWMI invites you to the second installment of the Islam, race, and Black Lives Matter (BLM) series that we began last Arba'een. As we remember the legacy of Imam Hussain (as), who put faith into action to stand against the brutality, intolerance, and hypocrisy of his time, we can see clear parallels with our own modern-day struggles. So, what does that mean for us in daily life? How do we regard BLM in the context of tackling contemporary social justice issues?  Can we take a genuine stand against injustices toward our Black brothers and sisters?
 
This year we will be showing the Emmy Award-winning documentary "13th" in full, followed by a panel discussion on the intersections of race, mass incarceration, and the school-to-prison pipeline within the context of the current political climate.

Our panel of experts will tackle issues from both academic and activist perspectives and offer practical ways in which we can take action as a community. Panelists include Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, Howard University Criminology professor; Corey Green, formerly incarcerated activist and co-founder of How Our Lives Link Altogether (HOLLA); and Israel Cason, Founder & President of "I Can't We Can."

Dinner will be provided during this event.

Registration is required for this event. Space is limited. If you do not register, you will not be able to attend this program.

PANELISTS:

Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad

Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad is a Professor of Criminology at Howard University in Washington, DC. Her classes have won her the title of Professor of the Year 2014 and 2015. Her newest revolutionary course, the only of its kind in the world, "Policing Inside Out," initiated through a partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, brings together law enforcement officers and black millennials to engage in brutally honest dialogue, trust building excursions and critical readings on minority community-police relations.

Cory Greene

Cory Greene is a formerly incarcerated co-founder and Healing Justice Organizer with How Our Lives Link Altogether! Cory is currently invested in developing and supporting the development of an inter-generational youth-led city-wide Healing Justice Movement.

 

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Israel Cason is the Founder & President of "I Can't We Can," a Baltimore organization devoted to serving and those suffering from drug addiction. Israel, a former addict, has dedicated the past 20 years to the cause of helping people break addictions, and has changed over 10,000 lives in the process. 

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth

Save the date! November's Quran Circles will be held on Friday, November 10th.

Join us for our next Quran Circle! We offer programs for six different age groups, from one-year-olds to adults. The younger childrens' Quran Circles are designed to actively engage participants through a combination of story telling, hands-on activities, and crafts. The program for our youngest community members (1 - 4 year-olds) is implemented by teachers from the Al-Hadi Learning Organization.

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome Tariq Touré, who will lead our teens' Quran Circle. Tariq Touré is an award-winning Muslim artist and activist born and raised in West Baltimore, Maryland. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Howard University concentrating in macro practice, Touré has paired his renowned creative spirit with lifelong change agency. 

For the month of October, the adult Quran Circle will discuss "speaking truth to power" from a Quranic perspective. Check out the ayahs we will be discussing here. No prior preparation is necessary. These sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Quran.  Everyone is welcome! Youth programs are FREE, but please register so that we can appropriately plan the activities. Register today!

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Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Muharram Lecture - Al Husayn: Principles over Power

  • Jane E Lawton Community Center (map)
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This coming week begins the holy month of Muharram, the first month of the Hijri calendar and one of the four sacred months alluded to in The Holy Quran. The month brings many important opportunities for reflection and deepening of one's spiritual connection to the lives and lessons of the Prophet (SAWS) and Imams (A.S).

As we mark the beginning of the month of Muharram, we invite you to join us on Saturday for a special lecture from Irfaan Nooruddin on the teachings of Imam Al-Husayn ibn Ali (A.S).

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Irfaan is a financial consultant and faith leader in Washington, D.C. where he lives with his wife and daughter. He studied the basic Islamic Sciences under Shaykh Khalil Al-Majdalawi, former Dean of the College of Principles of Religion & Islamic Call at Abou Noor University in Damascus, Syria. With a mission of "inward excellence and outward service to the community" Irfaan is a founding member of the Al-Madina Institute and serves on the board of the Yaro Collective.


A children's program for youth ages 10 years and younger will be provided by teachers from the Al-Hadi Learning Organization. Dinner will follow the lecture.

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Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

Join us for our next Quran Circle! We offer six different age groups from one-year-olds to adults. The younger children's Quran Circles are designed to actively engage the children through a combination of story telling, interactive activity, and crafts. The program for our youngest community members (1 - 4-year-olds) is implemented by teachers from the Al-Hadi Learning Organization.

Parents may drop off their children in these programs in order to attend the adult session.  Pizza is provided at the beginning of the program. Quran Circles end at 8:30 pm and children are welcome to play in the open gym with their friends until 9:30 pm.

For the month of September, the adult Quran Circle will be discussing Social Justice.  Check out the ayahs we will be discussing here.  No prior preparation is necessary. These sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Quran.  Everyone is welcome! Youth programs are FREE, but please register so that we can appropriately plan the activities.  Register today!

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Sep
1
9:45 AM09:45

Congregational Eid Salat and Celebrations

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NOTE: NWMI celebrates with the hajjis and holds salat and celebrations on the day after they stand at Arafat.

The takbirat will start at 9:45 am, with salat starting promptly at 10:00 am. The khutba (sermon) will be delivered in English by Brother Mahdi Gharavi, educator and co-founder of Oasis Educational Institute where he also serves as an instructor and speaker.

A description of how NWMI performs Eid salat can be found here.

After Salat we will have a potluck brunch followed by a children's program, where the children will enjoy hajj-themed carnival games, including a Jamaraat sling shot, ZamZam ring toss, and more!

NWMI will also be conducting a school supply drive for Syrian refugees in the area in conjunction with Mozaic, a local nonprofit organization. Please bring pencils, notebooks, erasers, or other school supplies to help fill the backpacks of children in need. 

VOLUNTEER: We rely on volunteers to help make Eid a success. Sign up here.

REGISTER: Please take a moment to let us know you're coming by registering for our Eid salat and children's carnival here. While the children’s carnival is free, you will need to register your child for him/her to participate in the carnival. There is a suggested donation of $10 to assist with the cost of the event. 

 

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Aug
18
to Aug 20

NWMI Family Camping Trip

  • Clarksburg, MD United States (map)
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Nothing says summer like tents under the stars and roasting marshmallows over an open campfire.  Last year’s camping trip was a blast! Let’s get together again for a weekend among majestic trees, winding trails, and each other. Everyone is welcome! This year, we’ll also have a common area for group games, sports clinics, communal meals, and survival workshops!


Pricing:

  • $75 per campsite, dinner included (only 19 sites available)
  • $15 per person for Saturday only without a campsite. Dinner included.

Register today to reserve your site!

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Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth


NWMI’s Adult Quran Circle has changed format. We will discuss specific concepts rather than individual suras.  As always these sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Holy Book. Everyone is welcome!  

Check out the ayahs we will be discussing here.

In addition to the adult Quran Circle, there will be four concurrent youth sessions designed for youth ages 4-7, 8-11, 12-14, and 15-19 years old. Each program will involve a combination of age-appropriate activities and discussions focused on important Quranic concepts. Parents may drop off their children in these programs in order to attend the adult session. Youth programs are FREE, but registration is required so that we can appropriately plan the activities.  

Click here to register today!

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Jun
25
9:30 AM09:30

Eid-ul-Fitr Salat and Celebrations

(Pending moon-sighting.  Click here to learn more about NWMI's approach to moon-sighting.)

The khutba will be delivered in English by Brother Mahdi Gharavi, educator and co-founder of Oasis Educational Institute where he also serves as an instructor and speaker. After a potluck brunch, children can enjoy a variety of fun-filled carnival style activities. You do not want to miss this wonderful community celebration!

For a guide to Eid Salat click here.

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Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Outdoor Movie - CANCELED

***Unfortunately, outdoor movie night has been canceled due to forecasted rain showers. InshaAllah once we have found a suitable time to reschedule, we will share it with the community. Thank you for your understanding.***

Join us under the stars to watch Zootopia together on the big screen! Although Zootopia is a cartoon, it addresses very important issues such as stereotyping, racism, and equality. We encourage all community members to bring a blanket and picnic Iftar for your family. Halal pizza will be available for purchase. Water, popcorn and cupcakes will be provided. 

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Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

Illumination of the Hearts

We strive to cast away the distractions of this world in this holy month, making it the perfect time to turn our attention to the remembrance of Allah (swt). The practice of remembrance, dhikr, polishes the heart and brings it to a state of tranquility.  Please join us in this special session which includes basic group remembrance as well as Du'a Mujeer, insha'Allah.  Click here to view and/or print the supplication.  This session is non-denominational and all (including children) are welcome.

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Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Community Iftar

Join us for a community iftar commemorating the life of Imam Ali (as) featuring a lecture by Zehra Naqvi on lessons about courage and the capacity for change.  This event will include short speeches, songs, poems, and spoken word from our community’s youth!  We invite you to join us for an evening of inspiration through the hearts and minds of our next generation of leaders.  We invite the youth to bring their confidence, curiosity, and inspiration!  Iftar will be provided. 

Click here to register today!

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Zehra Naqvi is a diplomat, attorney, community advocate, and writer. Before serving as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, she worked as a litigator for prominent national law firms based in New York. Zehra has also worked as a programming consultant for national non-profit advocacy organizations and collaborated with a number of organizations on interfaith, intrafaith, and minority-focused initiatives. She has also presented on and written about issues relating to faith, community outreach and civic engagement, and Islamophobia. Zehra’s writings are featured on Huffington Post, Refinery29, and, most recently, in an anthology called Mirror on the Veil, featuring diverse perspectives on veiling.

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Jun
11
10:30 AM10:30

Hunger Van Social Service Event

Islam classifies charity as more than mere acts of giving money, food, and clothing to the needy. It is a great act of worship, and especially significant during the holy month of Ramadan. Come join us in preparing packaged meals for the homeless. We are partnering with Hunger Van to prepare nutritious meals for the homeless. After preparing the meals, volunteers will be needed to distribute the meals in D.C. All ages welcome.

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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

The month the Quran was revealed is the best time to contemplate its meaning. We invite you to join our monthly Quran circle. Each month we discuss specific concepts from the Quran and how to apply them to our everyday lives.  Check out the ayahs we'll be discussing here.

Includes four concurrent youth sessions for ages 1-19. Youth programs are FREE, but registration is required. As always these sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Holy Book. Everyone is welcome! Iftar will be provided.

Click here to register today!

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Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Sisters' Yoga and Iftar

Come to quiet your mind while nurturing your body through a simple yoga practice led by a certified yoga instructor before we break our fast together. Women of all ages and skill are welcome. (No previous yoga experience is necessary.) Please bring a yoga mat. A potluck dinner will follow. Registration fee: $10 for adults, $5 for children.

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

Youth Ramadan All-Nighter

  • Rockville, MD United States (map)
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Ramadan is a time for remembrance and community building.  This year we are excited to offer a new overnight Ramadan experience for male and female youth ages 13-15! Youth will enjoy games, late-night discussions, and great memories with friends as they break fast, pray, and eat suhoor (a pre-dawn meal) together.  
 
Sleeping accommodations will be in separate male and female cabins in an outdoor education center setting. All food is provided between dusk and dawn.  

There is a registration fee of $65 for the first child, and $55 for each additional sibling. Scholarships are available!

Click here to register today!
 
Are you too old to be a camper, but still want to join in on the fun? We are looking for counselors ages 16-19 to help guide activities over both days!  If you would like to apply to be a counselor, please apply here.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Welcoming Ramadan

Introducing a new location and format! This year, we invite you to join us for a festival ringing in the holy month and bringing ourselves closer to the community and to Allah (swt). A community BBQ, stargazing, and community prayer await all who participate, as well as a series of Ramadan-themed craft stations. Create your own Ramadan lantern or gratitude jar to help remember how many things we have to be grateful for! Dinner will be provided, but we encourage you to bring a side dish to share. 

PLEASE NOTE: All are welcome, but registration is required.  

Click here to register today! 

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth


NWMI’s Adult Quran Circle has changed format. We will discuss specific concepts rather than individual suras.  As always these sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Holy Book. Everyone is welcome!

Check out the ayahs we'll be discussing here.

In addition to the adult Quran Circle, there will be four concurrent youth sessions designed for youth ages 4-7, 8-11, 12-14, and 15-19 years old. Each program will involve a combination of age-appropriate activities and discussions focused on important Quranic concepts. Parents may drop off their children in these programs in order to attend the adult session. Youth programs are FREE, but registration is required so that we can appropriately plan the activities.  Click here to register today!

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Apr
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Je’Nan Hayes Story

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We are excited to partner with Color of Change to share Je’Nan Hayes’s story. Je’Nan, a member of the NWMI community and student in Montgomery County Public Schools, was denied play time during regional basketball finals because she was wearing hijab. The rule that was cited is so rarely enforced that neither Je’Nan nor her coach had ever heard of it until the championship game. Je’Nan and her family lobbied  the State of Maryland, which agreed this past week to rescind the obscure rule and now allows student athletes that wear head coverings for religious purposes.The fight continues, however, because Je’Nan and her family are working towards having the rule rescinded on the national level.

The event will feature Je’Nan, who will share her story, her mother Salamah (Carlitta), who will share her experiences as a parent, as well as Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, Media and Economic Justice campaign manager at Color of Change, who led the digital campaign to support Je’Nan.

This program is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you register in advance to reserve your spot. Please note, as this is a family-friendly event, children are welcome, but there will be no child care provided.

Please register here.

In addition to Je’Nan and Salamah (Carlitta), our panelists include:

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Jade Magnus Ogunnaike is a Media and Economic Justice campaign manager at Color Of Change. As a Los Angeles native and Howard University graduate, she is dedicated to Black liberation and the centering of Black women and girls. In college, she began organizing with the Children's Defense Fund, focusing on youth development and voter registration. Prior to her work at Color Of Change, she worked at several SEIU locals, leading Fight for 15 work, developing alternative organizing structures and worked closely with member leaders.

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Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth

We invite you to join us for NWMI’s adult Quran circle. Each month we will discuss specific concepts from the Quran and how to apply them to our everyday lives. In April we will discuss our relationship to the Earth in the Quran.  As always these sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Holy Book. Everyone is welcome!

In addition to the adult Quran Circle, there will be four concurrent youth sessions designed for youth ages 1-3, 4-7, 8-11, 12-14, and 15-19 years old. Each program will involve a combination of age-appropriate activities and discussions focused on important Quranic concepts.Parents may drop off their children into their specific program in order to attend the adult session. Youth programs are FREE, but registration is required so that we can appropriately plan the activities. Pizza will be provided as well.

Please register here.

 

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Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth

Want to plan ahead? Mark your calendars for the second Friday of each month! 

NWMI’s Adult Quran Circle has changed  format. We will discuss specific concepts rather than individual suras.  As always these sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Holy Book. Everyone is welcome!

In addition to the adult Quran Circle, there will be four concurrent youth sessions designed for youth ages 4-7, 8-11, 12-14, and 15-19 years old. Each program will involve a combination of age-appropriate activities and discussions focused on important Quranic concepts. Parents may drop off their children in these programs in order to attend the adult session. Youth programs are FREE, but registration is required so that we can appropriately plan the activities.  Check back soon to register!

 

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Feb
12
2:30 PM14:30

Civic Engagement Townhall

Please join us for a civic engagement townhall panel and discussion. We will discuss:

  • The most effective techniques to successfully contact your local, state, and national representatives
  • How to engage with media and journalists on issues that are important to you
  • Details about the recent Executive Order.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

Panelists:

  • Iman Awad, former Administrative Director, Office of Governor Martin O’Malley
  • Zaki Barzinji, former White House Liaison to Muslim-Americans
  • Adnan Mohamed, Congressional Staffer
  • Yasmine Taeb, DNC Member; attorney and lobbyist on civil and human rights
  • Manar Waheed, former Deputy Policy Director for Immigration at the Domestic Policy Council at the White House

Note: We are unable to provide a separate childcare program for this event. However, children are welcome to sit with parents.

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Building a Relationship with the Quran

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Quran Circles
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Open Gym for Youth

Want to plan ahead? Mark your calendars for the second Friday of each month. Next Program: March 10th

NWMI’s Adult Quran Circle has changed  format. We will discuss specific concepts rather than individual suras. In February we will discuss the concepts of compassion and forgiveness in the Quran. As always these sessions are open to anyone interested in developing their personal relationship with the Holy Book. Everyone is welcome!

In addition to the adult Quran Circle, there will be four concurrent youth sessions designed for youth ages 4-7, 8-11, 12-14, and 15-19 years old. Each program will involve a combination of age-appropriate activities and discussions focused on important Quranic concepts. Parents may drop off their children in these programs in order to attend the adult session. Youth programs are FREE, but registration is required so that we can appropriately plan the activities. To register click here.

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Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteers Meeting

All-Hands: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Youth Only: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you interested in getting involved in NWMI’s programming? Have you wondered how things get done at NWMI? Do you have talent or passion you want to donate to NWMI? Do you have program ideas you want to share with NWMI?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for our Volunteers Meeting!   This meeting will explain how NWMI operates, what programs need volunteers and give you a sneak peek on the programs we have planned for NWMI for 2017!!  At this meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to contribute your ideas and volunteer to be involved in a particular program. 

Are you between 12-19 and would like to contribute to programs?  You are welcome to join the All-Hands session, but we have dedicated time to hear from just you!

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Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

Hunger Van Social Service Event

As we celebrate everything we are thankful for, we also should take some time to assist those in need throughout our community. Please join us with your families as we will spend Saturday afternoon preparing 200 packaged meals for the homeless. We are partnering with the Hunger Van to serve humanity through this important service. Volunteers are needed for both packaging meals and for distributing them afterwards. All ages welcome. Hope to see you there, iA!

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Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

Illumination of the Hearts

"...Therefore remember me. I remember you.” (Q 2:152)

Remembrance, as a practice, is a powerful meditational tool that brings peace to the heart and illuminates the heart of the practitioner like the sun. Each month we gather for group remembrance and focus on a few of Allah’s 99 divine qualities (Asma al-Husna).

Please join us in learning about these qualities of the Divine and striving to be a manifestation of them on earth.  These sessions are open to all.

Note: This session has been moved to 4:00 for this weekend only. If you are attending the Post-Election Conversation, please feel free to stay for Dhikr. This session will conclude with Maghrib prayer.

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Nov
20
2:00 PM14:00

Post-Election Community Conversation

Join NWMI for a post-election community conversation. The purpose of this program is to provide a space to gather, reflect, and learn techniques that will enable community members to address challenges in a positive manner.  The adult program and youth programs will occur concurrently.
 
Dr. John Abd al-Qadir Davies will facilitate a discussion for adults. An expert in peacebuilding, Dr. Davies will offer important lessons for constructively navigating uncertainties that may lie ahead.  

Workshop leaders for the youth program, and their corresponding age groups include: Isabel Guerra-Showkatian (8-11 year olds); Aisha Rahman, Esq. (12-14 year olds); and Taqi Tirmazi, PhD (15-19 year olds).  Each workshop will include a brief presentation followed by open discussion and Q&A to allow the youth to address their own specific needs and challenges.  Older youth will be given information about organizations and resources that can answer future questions and allow them to connect to ally organizations.

Please RSVP here.

Speaker Bios:

John Abd al-Qadir Davies is Co-Director of the Partners in Conflict and Partners in Peacebuilding Projects at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. He has trained thousands of professionals in conflict transformation, prevention and multi-track diplomacy, including political leaders and diplomats, UN peacekeepers, police, educators, religious, traditional and civil society leaders.

Aisha Rahman, Esq. is executive director of KARAMAH and also serves as the head of the organization’s Family Law Division. Rahman came to KARAMAH from Legal Aid of East Tennessee, where she was a staff attorney litigating cases on domestic violence. In her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, Rahman chaired the Social Justice Committee of the Shura (consultative council) at the Muslim Community of Knoxville.

M. Taqi Tirmazi is an associate  professor at Morgan State University School of Social Work.  Over the past ten years, his research has focused on studying the psychological functioning and behavioral health of urban and immigrant youth form a risk and resiliency perspective. His work experience includes early childhood education, social work practice, positive adolescent development, and sports and recreation.

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Isabel Guerra-Showkatian has been a Fairfax County Public School teacher for 22 years and has taught all ages and grades from kindergarten to adult learners.  She has conducted workshops for educators on second language acquisition and has been a teacher mentor.

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Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Calligraphy Classes with Khalid Casado - INTRODUCTORY CLASS

To our delight, Professional Calligrapher Khalid Casado is returning to the DC area from Spain, to offer tours of the Freer and Sackler Galleries' upcoming exhibit, "The Art of the Quran". While in the area, he will be offering calligraphy classes to a limited number of participants.

Khalid will be offering a two-session "Advanced Beginners" calligraphy class for students who have previously taken a class with him.

Khalid will also offer a one-time Introductory class for students with little or no experience on Sunday, November 13th.

Join us to try your hand at this sacred art form. All needed supplies including hand-carved bamboo pen, special paper, ink, ink well and silk-likka will be provided.

Please register promptly to reserve your spot!

Fees:

The introductory course fee is $55.

The advanced beginners course fee is $95

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