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Issue 107

 As-Salaam Alaikum! 

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President Obama Visits University at Buffalo, Announces Education Initiatives

Article and Photos by Enid Bloch, Ph.D., Editor of Jewish Muslim Friendship in WNY Magazine

As Air Force One approached the Buffalo airport on August 22, thousands of students, faculty, and staff of the State University of New York at Buffalo, along with members of the public, excitedly followed the plane’s progress ...

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Donations Needed at Ken-Ton Closet

Last week a local non-profit, The Ken-Ton Closet, was robbed of all the school supplies and clothing it had collected for disadvantaged children in the Kenmore-Tonawanda area.  WNYMuslims asks that community members help them to replenish what was taken.  Items that are needed are listed HERE.  They are especially in need of NEW underwear and socks.

Items can be dropped off at the following locations:

-Bumblebeez Consignment Shop (906 Brighton Ave, Tonawanda)
-The Aquatic Center (1 Pool Plaza, Tonawanda)
-The Municipal Building (2919 Delaware Ave, Kenmore)
-The Closet (169 Sheridan Parkside Drive...Tuesdays 10 - 1 and M-F 3 to 5 pm only at this location).

For more info on the Ken-Ton Closet please visit their website HERE

WNYMuslims Presents: 'Muslim Journeys' Adult Reading and Discussion Program

WNYMuslims is excited to announce that it will be hosting an Adult Reading and Discussion Program this fall titled 'Muslim Journeys.'  Thanks to the award of a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities WNYMuslims is able to offer this program to the public free of charge.  

The program will consist of four 90 minute meetings once a month (September to December) where we will be discussing three books provided by the council.  The three books include Acts of Faith: the Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel, Minaret by Leila Aboulela and How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi.

Register for 'Muslim Journeys' HERE

Featured Photograph of the Week

This week's feature is by Dr. Enid Bloch, editor of the Jewish Muslim Friendship in Western New York Magazine.  Dr. Bloch took this wonderful photo of President Obama during his visit to the University at Buffalo a couple of weeks ago. 

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

Ahmadiyyah: Annual Blood Drive

Ahmadiyyah: Annual Blood Drive

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is launching 'Muslims for Life' nationwide campaign this year again for the third year in a row to let the people know that Islam sanctifies and respects human life. We plan to collect at least 12,000 bags of blood this year to help save 36,000+ lives. As you may know, each bag of blood may be ...

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