WNYMuslims welcomes you and your family to join in on the Diversity Cruise. A wonderful opportunity to spend some time on the water and explore the culture that surrounds Western New York. The tour is full of fun, games and food. Click here to buy a ticket on our splendid cruise.
The inaugural event took place on the 27th of June, 2018. Our team hosted the Collective Junior launch at the venue Taste of India. We had a great group of young adults between their high school and early college years attend the event. Our Quality Assurance Coordinator, Husnah Mahmood started off the event introducting our current program and our aim with this initiative. We had a short recitation of the Qur’an with translation, using Chapter 16 Verses 125-128. The itinerary for the evening took a collaboration of the whole team and was then directed by Maribel Avila, the Program Coordinator. Our mission statement, what it means, and a discussion of how our narratives are incorporated into the work we do was provided by our Executive Editor, Damion Townsend – Baldwin. A summary of what we do and the process by which we do it was prepared and presented by our Content Management Coordinator, Alexander Jasinski. Thereafter, the Founder of these amazing organizations, Faizan Haq presented our attendees with the history of the current programs, as well as the projects and goals we have planned for the future. Everyone then participated in activities and exercises designed to spark conversation on current events and the effetc we are seeing on the world. There was great interest shown in joining this endeavor and attending our future workshops: Graphic Design, Public Speaking, Photography and Creative Writing. Dinner was served after the interactive discussion. Last item on the agenda was a friendly dialogue where everyone had an opportunity to voice their thoughts and ideas. The event ended with lots of enthusiasm for the next event. We will be announcing our next meeting soon, we hope to see you there! Click here to view the pictures: http://wnymuslims.org/event/collective-junior-launch-june-2018/
WNYMuslims invites you to come and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha Festival. We give out free drinks and halal food for all. For the children we bring attractions, like bounce houses and ice-cream. We hold this event every year to give those that are less fortunate a carnival and to bring the community together, Muslim and non-Muslim. With over 500 attendees, we have never seen a larger sea of smiles and laughter. Eid Carnival Flyer in Arabic: Eid Carnival Flyer in Urdu: Eid Carnival Flyer in Bengali: What is Eid? Muslims celebrate Eid twice a year, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival that marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. This joyous day is celebrated to give thanks for the blessings of Ramadan. Muslims attend the congregational Eid prayer service which is held in the morning. They wear new clothing, cook delicious food and invite friends and neighbors to celebrate with them. Fasting during Ramadan inspires sympathy for the hungry and needy, and encourages Muslims to donate generously to the poor. Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is a festival which comes about ten weeks after Eid-ul-Fitr, and marks the completion of Hajj (Holy pilgrimage to Makkah). It is the festival of Sacrifice that commemorates the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismail to the commandment of Allah. Prophet Ibrahim had a series of dreams in which he saw himself sacrificing his eldest son Ismail. He inferred that it was perhaps the will of God that he should sacrifice the life of his son. Prophet Ibrahim, being most obedient to God, was about to sacrifice the life of his son Ismail, when God commanded him to stop and gave him the good news that he had indeed fulfilled His command. God was so pleased with Ibrahim because of his obedience that He multiplied his progeny into billions. He was also given the great honor of being the forefather of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. On the day of Eid those Muslims who can afford to sacrifice an animal are enjoined to do so after Eid Prayer.
(Indoor & Outdoor) Collective Picnic is a day of fun with family and friends: Enjoying food, shopping, playing games and music. Find local halal foods and local artisans, with a range of paintings, photography and drawings. Games can be indoor or outdoor with staff ready to teach youth how to play. Lets enjoy spring together! See you there! Location: Lincoln Park Arena, Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223 Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Time: Noon Vendors Needed! We are currently looking for vendors for the WNY Muslims’ Collective Picnic. $25 a Table! Vendors must pay & register by April 20th. Vendors arrive by 11AM [email protected]
Roses of the Prophet takes place at local universities and the Walden Galleria Mall. Staff, students, and other volunteers hand out roses with inspirational quotes from several prophets.
The internet and social media can be an extremely useful tool for young adults & teens, but “apps,” instant messaging, chat rooms, texts, emails and social networking sites can cause unexpected trouble, anxiety and danger for children. Let us help you have the necessary information and conversations to assist in helping your family make informed decisions about internet and social media safety. Workshop Goals: Improve understanding of general online rules, overview and social media safety Increase parental and child confidence that they are protecting their safety online Increased skill in identifying and reporting concerns to appropriate authorities Improve understanding of where to find other resources available from ISPs, law enforcement and other sources Improve parent’s ability to talk to their child about online expectations and techniques for monitoring your child’s digital spaces Improve a child’s ability to use the internet effectively, how to talk to their friends about privacy and what you need to know to be safe. PLEASE CALL 716-923-4386 to register (limited seats available) WHERE: Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier ADDRESS: 745 Heim Rd, Getzville, NY 14068 DATE AND TIME: DECEMBER 9th, 2017 at 3:00PM to 4:30pm
Please Save the Date for our Turkey Drive that we will be doing in collaboration with our wonderful friends at Friends of the Night People. You can donate Halal, non Halal, Kosher Turkeys and non perishable food cans. We will make sure it gets to our brothers and sisters in need. If you would like to donate, please click on the link below. DONATE Location: 394 Hudson Street, Buffalo NY 14201 Date: November 12th 2017 Time:12:00pm to 3:00pm
Suhaib Webb is an American convert to Islam who currently serves as Imam and Resident Scholar of CenterDC. He was born in Oklahoma to a Christian family, including a grandfather who was a preacher. In his youth, Webb was a Hip-Hop DJ and gang member. Webb brings his deep understanding of American youth culture to his Islamic preaching style and has gained substantial youth followership on Snapchat and other social media platforms. Please join us When: September 9th Where: ISNF (745 Heim Rd, Getzville NY 14068) Time: 7:30pm For any information, questions or concerns please contact us at 716-923-4386
(Buffalo, NY) The Network of Religious Communities (NRC) will celebrate 160 years of promoting interfaith communication and collaboration in Western New York on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Canisius College Montante Center, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209. Faith Songs, Spirit Voices, an educational and entertaining afternoon of multi-cultural, family-oriented fun and fellowship, includes the following offerings, among others, of belief-based music, dance, storytelling and archival history: Hindu Classical Dance Buddhist and Christian Biblical storytelling Arabic Nashid, Sufi Qawali and Sikh Bangra music and dance Klezmer Group and Five Hebrew Love Songs vocal performances Classical Violin performance The Unity Church choir also is scheduled to lead an audience sing-along of John Lennon’s “Imagine”
We at WNY Muslims cordially invites you to our Collective Awards Banquet. The event will be hosted at Buffalo Marriott Niagara on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 and will be coupled with the Collective International Film Festival awards. Dinner options include Halal, and Vegetarian dishes. The CIFF will unveil our winners and display our top film. WNY Muslims will then bestow our Humanitarian Awards to those nominated by their respective organizations and our Peace Maker awards. BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Almost SOLD out Powered by Eventbrite