Athan by IslamicFinder is an App designed meant to be integrated in the daily lives of Muslims all across the world. Being the largest Muslim Community worldwide, the launch of the Community has made waves since its introduction. The platform itself is a world of opportunities and the people of New York surely marked it up in the best way possible till now. Currently, Muslim Community is operated by more than a hundred thousand users, only in NYC for the time being.

This platform shows various events coming up every month so there’s no chance for you to miss! There are many events lined up this week , especially the Post-Eid ones; so there’s no way to miss them. You can easily find these events in the Community feature of Athan App by IslamicFinder. Check out these interesting events coming up (full details available in the Athan App) :

Keeping it Real: Who is this All For? 

Venue: MAS Youth Center

Friday, 23rd August 2019

Join them on Friday, August 23rd with Afraz Khan to discuss how we can keep it real with our actions. Are we doing it because its the latest trend? To gloat on social media? To be down with everyone else? Or are our priorities focused on pleasing Allah SWT and bettering ourselves?

ICLI Youth: Mother and Daughter Yoga

Venue: Cantiague Park 

Friday, 23rd August 2019

Join ICLI Youth for an evening of guided yoga practice for mothers & daughters with take- home mindfulness techniques & bonding practices. Not limited to mother-daughter pairs, can also be friends, sisters, etc. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, and a water bottle!

Qurbani Meat Distribution

Venue: Masjid Rahmatillah

Friday and Saturday, 23rd and 24th August 2019

There will be distribution of qurbani meat (lamb) to the community on both Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th.

Vigil for the Persecuted in Burma

Venue: Permanent mission of Maynamar

Friday, 23rd August 2019

No entity has been held accountable for the Rohingya Genocide. The event is to remember and commemorate the second anniversary of the genocide & exodus of the Rohingya from Burma (now Myanmar) to Bangladesh in 2017, and tell the world we have not forgotten. We remember the 1 million+ refugees in Bangladesh still without a home, access to permanent healthcare, education, work or citizenship. Moreover, half a million Rohingya still suffering under the Burmese military operation.

The aim is to gather to call attention to demand accountability in the international court for the crimes against humanity committed by the Burmese government and military forces against the Rohingya, and the forgotten Kachin and Karen Christians who have suffered decades under the same cruel, inhumane persecution. Please join us as we gather and stand of all faith groups, ethnic minorities and helpless people in Burma.

Masjid Al Baqi Community Breakfast

Venue: Masjid Al Baqi

Saturday, 24th August 2019

Free community breakfast open to everyone. Come with your friends and family every Saturday 8:30 to 10am.

Brother's Stargazing Night

Venue: MAS Youth Center

Saturday, 24th August 2019

Join us on Saturday August 24th at MAS Staten Island @7pm for their weekly halaqa. After the halaqa we will head out to Wolfe’s pond park where we will enjoy a night of stargazing,  reflections and bonding with our brothers. We will end the night by heading back to MAS Staten Island for Fajr.  Refreshments will be served.

MSA United: Faith in Action

Venue: MAS Youth Center

Saturday, 24th August 2019

The event will take place on Saturday August 24th from 12pm to 5PM. There will be food, spoken word, nasheed, and stand up performances as well as talks by Islamic speakers and social justice advocates. There will also be an art auction in support of Rohingya and Uyghur brothers and sisters who are in need of our help.

The aim is to encourage all Muslim youth to come together for a fun filled event and to be the change that the Ummah needs right now! We hope to see the different college and high school MSA’s represent and show their support for this urgent cause!

2nd Annual Community Appreciation BBQ

Venue: Baitul Jamaat House of Community

Sunday, 25th August 2019

This is the 2nd Annual Community Appreciation BBQ. Enjoy some really good bbq food, games, volleyball, facepainting, beach and more.

Sister's Volleyball Picnic

Venue: MAS Youth Center

Sunday, 25th August 2019

Join on August 25th at 3:30pm for a volleyball picnic. Food and refreshments will be served while several games of volleyball are enjoyed. Good vibes and friendly competition, you don’t want to miss this! One last adventure before the summer ends!

Muslim Heritage Festival

Venue: Kensico Dam Plaza

Sunday, 25th August 2019

The Westchester County presents its first Muslim Heritage Festival on August 25th, 2019 at Kensico Dam. Come and celebrate diversity of Muslim cultures and traditions. Explore the contributions Muslims have made through math, science, technology, medicine and the arts across global societies.

Join us for a fun-filled event that will include entertainment, ethnic food, historical reenactments and the arts and crafts showcase. Muslim youth and their non-Muslim peers are working together to make it a success!

Entry to the festival is FREE with lots of activities for kids and adults alike!

CPR and AED Training course (BLS)

Best Score Tutoring- Glen Oaks

Sunday, 25th August 2019

This 4 hour course builds the skills and confidence to respond to the most typical life-threatening emergencies.

This course is for healthcare providers, but other non-professionals are encouraged to join as well. This course will cover adult and child CPR, foreign body airway obstruction in conscious and unconscious patients, use of barrier protection (pocket masks), bag valve mask ventilation (BVM’s) and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will be given a written and skills evaluation.

Download Athan App now and get a chance to be a part of all these exciting events and stay updated regularly!

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Rida Ghaffar