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Our Deepest Condolences

It with deep sadness that we inform the community of the passing of the mother of Dr. Riffat Sadiq and Dr. Chanda Sadiq.

Hajra, who was also the mother-in-law of WNYMuslims founder Brother Faizan Haq, passed away early Friday morning in Pakistan. The family has asked that the community pray for her soul. May Allah forgive her sins and grant her Jannah inshaAllah.

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilaihi Raj'oon

Ameen

Thank You for Volunteering! Viva La Casa Refugee Volunteer Day!

WNYMuslims would like to sincerely thank everyone who came out to help us volunteer at Viva La Casa yesterday! It was hard work but very rewarding! The wonderful organization commended all of our volunteers and appreciated the great work and effort WNYMuslims and the wonderful guys from UB Veterans' Association put in! Here's to making Western New York great!

Special thanks to Appletree Halal Market and Pines Pizza and Subs for their support!

View the rest of the pictures online Here!

World Hijab Day 2014!

WNYMuslims is very excited to be participating in the 2nd Annual 'World Hijab Day' this February 1st! With help from Buffalo 'World Hijab Day' Ambassador Jenece Gerber,  WNYMuslims is ecstatic to be planning great things for the event, inviting all to learn more about the Hijab and modesty as it ties into the Muslim faith!

We are inviting all non-Muslims and Muslim females who do not wear the hijab, to try a headscarf for the entire day of Saturday, February 1st, 2014. By doing so, we hope to facilitate discussion and education while dispelling myths and misconceptions regarding the hijab. 

As a part of our special plans, we are asking for community members to donate new hijabs (headscarves) and hijab pins for our event! We are also looking for volunteers to help us with our planning!

For the exciting day WNYMuslims will have a table at the Walden Galleria with Hijabs, available for mall goers to try on the beautiful pieces and see how they look, while learning more about the beautiful faith and story behind the veil!

All are welcomed to participate!! Join the Facebook event HERE!

Special thanks to Diamond hijab USA for donating some of their lovely pieces for the event!

Please call us at 716-923-4386, and/or email at wnymuslims@wnymuslims.org for more information, and visit www.WorldHijabDay.com for more on the initiative!

'Created Equal’ Film Screening and Discussion Series

'Created Equal’ Film Screening and Discussion Series

WNYMuslims is proud to host “Created Equal” a film series and discussion program! The series features four documentaries about the American Civil Rights Movement.

The program is an effort to bring to light and discuss how this part of America's history is still very relevant today, and a reality for minority groups in the US. 

Join us in viewing these films and sharing a dialogue!

The first film is "Freedom Riders", and the Public Screening and Discussion are as follows: 

* Public Screenings

Screening 1: Freedom Riders (120 Minutes)

Monday, February 3rd, 6:00 -8:30 PM
Canisius College
Grupp Fireside Lounge (2nd Floor of Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center)
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Read The Rest Online Here!

Featured Photograph of the Week

This weeks's feature is by Michael Pecoraro, who sent in this lovely shot of sun rays poking through a beautiful cloud filled blue sky!

Michael considers photography a passion, constantly capturing life, animals, and nature!

If you have taken a photograph that you think should be featured, please send it in with a description of the shot, and a short bio of yourself to WNYMuslims@WNYMuslims.org.