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DAILY INSPIRATION: WHAT IS JIHAD

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY "Jihad" is a greatly misunderstood concept. In essence, the word means "to strive" or "to exert effort" by anyone in any field. It can be used in reference to striving to obey God, to resist temptation, to do righteous deeds, to help people, to improve one's life, to resist tyranny or to ...
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DAILY INSPIRATION: WHAT IS ISLAM | POST STANDARD

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY The word "Islam" is derived from the Arabic root, "Silm" which means surrender or submission; in addition to peace and safety. So Islam is the willing and peaceful surrender and submission to the will of God. The word "Islam" does not represent a one-sided relationship, where the believer...
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POWERFUL MESSAGE | SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY \ MSA ALMUNA TAHANIE ABOUSHI

This message was originally posted December 8, 2015  by Tahanie Aboushi on the social media platform Facebook. The text & thoughts therein have been posted here in their entirety without alteration or editing. A link to the original post can be found here   To my Muslim brothers and sisters: do not succumb to the hysteria, fear mongering and scapegoating of Muslims. Ladies: ...
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WSYR-TV | FARAH JARDAN: INTERVIEW | MUSLIM COMMUNITY STANDS AGAINST TERRORISM

The following text is an excerpt from a full interview conducted by WSYR-TV reporter Farah Jardan on December 6th 2015.  To see the full segment scroll to the bottom of the page to click link.  " Members of local Muslim community stand together against terrorism: Islamic community looks to diminish stereotypes sparked by terrorism"  SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) After the terrorist attacks in Sa...
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QURAN DONATION

The Islamic Society of CNY would like to extend sincere thanks to the Institute of Islamic Information and Education (III&E) of Chicago, Illinois for the generous donation of 50 Qurans (Yusuf Ali - English translation). In the course of a conversation regarding sourcing materials for ISCNY's New Muslim packs, III&E director Umar Ali promptly opened the dawah material storage and donated th...
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SUMMER HIFZ PROGRAM | PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

SUMMER HIFZ PROGRAM | SubhanAllah!!! The summer Hifz Program has been in full swing for one week, check out our pics!!! Students have been Working Hard AND Playing Hard!! Shout Out to all staff, teachers and parents for their commitment to educating the future leaders of our umma. TIME TO STUDY, DUA TIME !! - "Rabbi Zidni Ilman War Zuqni Fa'Man - "O Allah advance me in knowledge and true unders...
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COMMUNITY NEWS | MEET 2015 ISF: MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

The Islamic Society of Central New York (ISCNY) is proud to announce our Y.A.C. (Youth Activities Counsel) President, Shonnan Usman is the Recipient of the 2015 Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) Media Scholarship. Shonnan insha'Allah will be a rising Junior at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. When asked to reflect on the scholarship and the importance...
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LECTURE: PARENTING, FAMILY AND CHILDREN

Sunday | July 12 | 1:30pm | Part 2 Parenting, Family and Children | Sheikh El Fiki “My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.” - 3:38 ISCNY invites all parents, grandparents & caregivers for PART 2 of this excellent lecture series led by guest lectures Sheikh Mohammed El Fiki. This important lecture aims to offer examples from the Quran & Sunna...
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CONGRATULATIONS 2015 GRADUATES

"Oh Allah! I entrust you with what I have read and I have studied. Oh Allah! Bring it back to me when I am in need of it. Oh Allah! You do whatever you wish, you are my availer and protector and the best of aid." This time of the year brings convocations for both high school and university students and ISCNY would like to extend our congratulations and prayers for success to all 2015 Graduates!...
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LECTURE: What Does It Mean To Be Muslim

Guest Speaker: Sheikh Mohamed EL Fiki Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 Time: 1:30pm (after zuhr) Location: ISCNY Join us for this for this second & final session with guest lecturer Sheikh Mohamed El Fiki. Topics to be covered include: - The Attributes of a Muslim - To Live For Islam - How to Live for Islam - Attributes of the ones living for Islam - To Believe that Working for Is...
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