Community Event for July: Join in Supporting the IWR Picnic Saturday

This month for our community activity we have decided to participate in the annual picnic being organized by Ithaca Welcomes Refugees. This is a local organization that has brought together a very diverse group of volunteers who are working together to support the needs of refugees and immigrant populations in our region.

Members of our Muslim community have helped to form this organization and have been participating since its beginning. It has been a good vehicle for us to be involved with the larger Ithaca community in helping to care for and uphold the dignity of those who come here facing difficult circumstances, and this will be a good opportunity for us to meet new people and represent our Islamic values.

Please bring a dish to share and join us between 11am-2pm Saturday, July 14th. The event will be held at the Groundswell Center, 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca. This is on the West Hill, less than 10 minutes from downtown. There will be games and activities for children.

Transportation to the picnic location will be provided on a first come, first served basis at 10:30am from two locations:

  1. Groundswell Center (office location), 225 S. Fulton St., Ithaca
  2. Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, 315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca

Those who need transportation to Groundswell for the event have the following options:

Eid Ul-Fitr in Ithaca

Eid Ul-Fitr is expected to be on Friday, June 15.

Below is a list of activities related to Eid.

1- Eid Prayer

It will be held at One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University. Takbeerat will start at 7:45am and the prayer will start at 8am sharp. Since it is Friday, parking outside Anabel Taylor Hall is not available. However, most City of Ithaca street parking (e.g. Collegetown, Stewart Ave, Edgemoor Ln) is FREE until 9am. There is also the option of finding paid parking on campus, such as behind Willard Straight Hall.

2- Eid Celebration Picnic and BBQ

You are invited…

Enjoy the day with other Muslims!

Saturday, June, 16 2017 starting @ 1pm

Myers Park, Pavilion D
1 Lansing Park Rd, Lansing, NY 14882

(Click here for map)

Eid Flyer

Quran Competition Saturday

Date: June 2nd, 2018.
Time: 7:45pm – 8:30pm
Registration: Participants must be pre-registered for the competition by completing the following required registration form:

Competition Rules:
The following are the rules that all participants must adhere to during the competition. Failure to comply with these rules may result in point deduction or disqualification.

  • Be prompt in attending the complete event.
  • All participants must arrive 15 minutes before the competition start time.
  • Participants must be between the ages of 4-16
  • Participants must memorize assigned Ayaas/Surah’s based on age group as specified below
  • Participants will be tested on memorization and recitation according to the rules of Tajweed
  • If participates open the Quran, there will be heavy deduction on the memorization points
  • All participants must follow modest dress code throughout the competition.
  • Judges are the prime decision-makers. Their decision will be accepted as the final decision.

Study Material:
Children ages 10 years and up – Memorize the first 10 Ayas of Surah Al-Kahf and their importance in Islam.

  1. First Prize: $30 gift card
  2. Second Prize: $20 gift card
  3. Third Prize: $10 gift card

Children ages 7 year to 10 – Memorize the first 10 Ayas of Surah An-Naba

  1. First Prize: $30 gift card
  2. Second Prize: $20 gift card
  3. Third Prize: $10 gift card

Children ages 4 years to 7 – Memorize Surah Al-Qadr, Surah Al-Fatiha, Surah Al-Naas, Surah Al-Falaq, Surah Al-’Asr

  1. First Prize: $30 gift card
  2. Second Prize: $20 gift card
  3. Third Prize: $10 gift card

More information can be found by clicking here.