On April 3rd WNYMuslims dropped off 50 roses along with inspirational quotes of the Prophet Muhammad to both Sister's Hospital and St. Josephs Hospital. Rev. Dale Stanley, Manager of Spiritual care at Sister's Charity Hospital: St. Joseph's campus, shared some heartwarming stories of patients who received the roses. You can listen to Rev. Stanley's testimonial byclicking here.
Also you can view photos of the "Roses of the Prophet" event VIEW HERE
Last night the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo hosted their annual interfaith Seder, which is recognized as one of the largest in the United States. Members of varying local religious communities, including Muslims, Christians, and Sikh’s joined the local Jewish community in celebrating Passover at Temple Beth Zion.Read More.
A memorial service for the Jews lost during the holocaust or Yom Hashoah was held at Temple Beth Tzedek. The room was packed with many community members from the Jewish community and others to remember the Holocaust tragedy. Read More.
The University at Buffalo is well known for taking part in special causes by hosting multiple walks. This past Saturday, it introduced a new cause, human trafficking. A group of UB students, who go by the name ‘Bloggers Against Social Injustice’, collaborated with an organization called ‘Free Them’ in hopes of spreading the word about human trafficking that occurs in the United States and how citizens, like us, can help put a stop to it. Read More.
The thoughts and prayers of WNYMuslims’ Editorial Board go out to the victims, families, and friends of those stricken by the recent Oklahoma disaster.
(Buffalo, NY 5/21/2013)- WNYMuslims’ hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the devastating tornadoes that have demolished entire neighborhoods and suburbs throughout Oklahoma City, leaving fifty-one dead and over 236 injured.
May Allah (God Almighty) ease the pain and suffering of all those affected, and be with them in this time of need. When situations such as these occur, we as a community should come together to show our support. May we all take a moment to remember our fellow brothers and sisters while praying for their security and well-being.
The Prophet Muhammad said: "Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity."
- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589
To learn more about how you can help with monetary donations for rebuilding homes/businesses/schools-visit www.Imana.org/donations.
A Teaser of Lauren Booth's Private Interview with WNYMuslims
WNYMuslims had the chance to sit down with journalist and Palestinian activist Lauren Booth during her visit to WNY for a Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) fundraiser. Here's a snippet of what she had to say.
Contact WNYMuslims if interested in purchasing a DVD of Lauren's Speech and Interview in full by calling us at 716-923-4386 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Amber Shaikh
Mitzvah Day is a commandment to do good deeds. Jews and Christians here in Buffalo have been doing this for over a decade and after the 9/11 tragedy, they decided to include Muslims to take part in this event.
It's a day where all three congregations from Temple Beth Zion, Westminster Presbyterian, and ISNF get together and do some charity work for 2 hours and then break bread afterwards. Othman Shibly was one of the co-chairs involved and 3 years ago, he asked me to take his place as co-chair of Mitzvah Day. At the same time, the new junior Rabbi, Lori Green also joined in as co-chair. We chaired projects for about 30 sites that needed our help with gardening, cleaning, cooking, food sorting, painting, making blankets, entertaining the elderly, etc. Children were also involved in most of the projects.READ MORE