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Jummah Announcement 4/11/14

Jumua Announcements – 4/11/14

1.  TOMORROW! MAGR SPECIAL COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENT: April 12th Film Screening: Unmosqued – 530pm. A documentary film about the challenges that Mosques in America face. This will be followed by a community building discussion facilitated by the board, Producer Atif Mahmud, Psychologist Hooman Keshavarzi and Debra Majeed PhD Professor of Religious Studies Beloit College.  Registration: FREE Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Babysitting is available for $5/child

2. Clothes drive : The Iqra School PTO will be hosting a clothes drive the entire month of April! Even TORN & STAINED clothes & shoes will be ACCEPTED! All clothing & shoes will be sent to a recycling center to help fund upcoming Iqra school events! Please put your CLEAN items in a plastic bag and drop them off in the clothing recycle bins

3. Mother and Daughter Formal: Apr. 19th – 5pm-9pm at MAGR Sisters youth committee and GS Troops 1317 cordially  invites you to its Mother and Daughter Formal. This event includes Mother & daughter Speaker, fashion show, dinner,bazar and mother & daughter activities. RSVP by April 13th at on or FB. $10 each for first 3 tickets and $5 each for additional tickets purchase. If there is a financial need please let us know.

4. Rockford IQRA School is now looking for a Principal, Pre-K, 4th grade and 6th grade teachers for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.

 The Salah times for this week:

Fajr             Zuhar            Asr             Maghrib             Isha

5:30am      1:10pm          5:15pm        7:50pm            9:05pm

Jazakum Allahu Khair

MAGR Board

MAGR Board and Contact Information:

President – Arshad Shaikh  516-316-4239

Vice President – Abdullah Altayeh 815-981-5251

General Secretary – Mohsin Khan 815-980-9416

RISE Chair – Mohammed Al-Khan 815-295-5590

Public Relations – Shafeeq Rafeequllah 815-517-2345

Treasurer – Raed Salem 815-742-3524

Religious Chair – Zahid Choudhri 815-654-1359

Building Committee – Mohamed Moktar 815-519-3332

Sister Chair – Ghazala Siddiqui 815-980-4007

Brothers youth – Salama Abufanas 815-319-0956

Sisters youth – Fadwa Abufanas 815-505-6147

Admin Assistant – Tazain Sahar 779-500-2255

Rockford IQRA Wants You!

Rockford IQRA School is now looking for a Principal, Pre-K, 4th grade and 6th grade teachers for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond!

Qualified candidates please email with a current CV.

We are offering competitive salaries and benefits and the opportunity to grow with our growing community!

Jazakallahu Khairan

A commercial shot for Iqra School

Rockford Iqra School

A Commercial Production
As part of our Computer Science curriculum, our 8th grade students are producing a commercial spot featuring Rockford Iqra School that may be used to market our school in the future.

Main Prayer Hall at MAGR
2:00 p.m. (Following Jumma’ah Prayer & Dismissal)

Join your fellow students, staff, parents, board members, alumni and community supporters of Rockford Iqra School to appear in this ground-breaking event that hopefully puts Iqra on the map!
This commercial will feature a ‘group shot’ showing the unity of our community and the dedication from our families and friends who are committed to supporting Iqra. As well, we would like to portray our diversity as each individual will appear as a face in the crowd that makes up our Iqra family. You will be required to simultaneously say with everyone “Welcome to Rockford Iqra School, join our growing family!”
Iqra students should appear wearing full school uniform. All participants will be asked to sign a photo/video release waiver; minors will need a parent’s signature to appear in this video.
For more information or questions, please contact Huda Ghazal at Photo/video release forms will be available in the Rockford Iqra school office after April 1st.

Rockford Iqra School
5925 Darlene Dr.
Rockford IL 61109
Phone (815) 397-6899

Naseeha Muslim youth helpline

Hijab Peer Pressure Drugs Friends
Academics Parents ??? Bullying
Social Presssure??? Exams

Muslim Youth are you struggling with any of the above?

Need someone to talk to?
Need some sound advice or someone to listen to you?

Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline offers confidential and completely free advice to any youth in need. Our trained Muslim counselors are there to listen to your problems and answer any questions.
CALL 1800-550-MYHL (6945) or 1-866-NASEEHA
OR VISIT US ON facebook @Naseeha Muslim youth helpline

Source: Manar Kandil MAGR Sisters Youth Committee

President’s Address February 2014

President’s Address Feb. 2014

Online Arabic Grammar Classes

Starting Wednesday, November 6th at 8:00 PM, we will be launching our first online class, Arabic Grammar. We will use Google Hangouts On Air. The course will require a G-mail account and Google + account to access the course.
You will need to  be invited to attend the course.
If you would like to attend this online course please email Imam Shpendim Nadzaku, and you will get an invitation for the course shortly before the course begins.
Google Hangouts On Air allows unlimited viewing, but only 10 interactive students.
A reminder, please be patient in case of technical difficulties as this will be our first time doing this.
Jazakum Allahu khayran

MAGR Youth Soccer


youth soccer

Many of the youth in the community have expressed the desire to have a soccer club or team. Both the both the girls and boys in this community often turn to outside organizations for team play.  Alhamdullilah, we have enough land to support not one but two soccer fields.


Last Spring, the Mudeer agreed to let one of the Iqra School parents mark a field for soccer, on the south lawn of the property. This parent is still prepared to do this.  In addition to marking a field there, and installing goal posts, he would like to mark a field on the west lawn of the property. This would not only accommodate both a boys and girls team, but it would be available to the members of the community who prefer to use the west lawn for soccer.


The opportunity to join this youth soccer team will be available to both Iqra students and our MAGR students that attend public schools. Students from first grade up would be eligible to join and split up into three groups based on their age, with a minimum of fifteen students in each group.


Though we have only a couple of months before inclement weather sets in, ideally the coaches would like to have the teams established and practiced so that they are able to play as a team in indoor leagues during the winter months.  It is crucial that this proposal be considered and in shaa Allah approved, as soon as possible.


Sister Faten Abdullah has prior coaching experience and has offered to coach the girls’ teams. Br. Jeff Primm has many contacts and has found an experienced coach for the boys.


Program Outline

  1. Girls and boys from Iqra and MAGR, separated by gender and broken down into three teams, based on grade
    1. 1st grade thru 5th grade
    2. 6th grade thru 8th grade
    3. 9th grade thru 12th grade
    4. Each team with a minimum of fifteen players
    5. Two soccer fields to accommodate both girls’ and boys’ teams
    6. Female coach and asst. coach for the girls
    7. Male coach and asst. for the boys


Sign up is on Thursday, 10/10/13, 3:30pm on the south parking lot (by pile of bricks).



Engineering Exploring Post at UTC Aerospace Systems


UTC Aerospace Systems invites you to join other high school youth to participate in an Engineering Explorer Program

where you will receive hands on experiences from skilled veteran Engineers.

Join us at our “First Nighter” organizational meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at UTC Aerospace Systems, 4747 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL, 61108 (Enter Harrison Ave entrance, at the northwest entrance of the front building). Please park in the parking lot west of the main entrance and water fountain. At this free event, you will start learning about engineering as a career, be informed of the engineering activities we have scheduled, view some demonstrations, and have the opportunity to register for the 12 biweekly sessions. The only cost of the program will be a $15 application fee, made payable to the Boy Scouts, if you wish to join after the September 26th “First Nighter” event. You may also bring a parent to the meeting.

If you have any questions, you may contact Nick Wlaznik at (815) 226-6345, or by email at We look forward to seeing you at the First Nighter!

Check out our video on You Tube:

 This Career Exploring Post is made possible by the employees of UTAS who volunteer to create the next generation of engineers.

Career Exploring is a program of the Blackhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America

***UTC Aerospace Systems is the new name of Hamilton Sundstrand***

 UTC Aerospace Systems invites you to join other high school youth to participate in an

Engineering Explorer Program where you will receive hands on experiences from skilled veteran Engineers.


Campaign for GoFundMe

Here’s another opportunity to be proactive and possibly save a life. Please help the MAGR & Iqra School get an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) via an online fundraiser. The link is:
GoFundMe is a free, social resource that allows for different needs to be met by stating the need, and opening it up to the outside. So, the greater the exposure, the greater the probability for having it met, inshaAllah.

Hifz Program for 2014

Asalamu Alaikum
Dear respected community,
. `Uthman bin `Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.”
Let’s spend some time with the book of Allah reading, memorizing and, learning the rules of Tajweed Al- Quran.
Insha’Allah we will start the Hifz program at M C C of Rockford. Starting from the beginning of September which will be this Monday, September 9th to the end of May 20014 the classes will be on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm which will include reading, memorizing and, learning the rules of Tajweed Al- Quran. There will be group and private classes. For more information, contact Sh. Nasser. Take the advantage of this opportunity and hurry sign up!
Group 1 will be a 8 Kids Maximum per class, 2x a week
Private will be 1&2&3 Kids Maximum per class, 2x a week
Group 3 will be adults (male/female) Maximum per class, 2x a week
Private: $150 a month Per Child
Group: $100 a month Per Child
classes for adults will cost $125 a month
Your monthly payment will be towards the MCC
Jazakumullahu Khairan and May Allah bless you all…..Ameen
Supervisor in charge of the program:
SH. NASSER Phone: (815)668-6662