Dr. Sulayman Nyang Update

April 2, 2016

Brother Akmal wrote (April 24th 2016):

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Dear Believers,

As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa maghfiratuh! Today I visited Dr. Sulayman Nyang and Quasim Williams. Dr. Nyang is still at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. However, he is not on life support or in ICU. Seventeen year old Qausim is still across the street at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.
Alhamdulillah, Dr. Nyang is in a private room on a regular patient wing (4C room 3). He still has a trach tube in so he is unable to speak. He is quiet aware; while I spoke to him he blinked his eyes. As I was leaving I greeted him with ‘As salaamu alaikum’ and he returned the greeting – his lips moved – mouthing ‘wa alaikum as salaam’! Alhamdulillah! He has a long recover to go but he is well on his way! May Allah (SWT) bless him with a complete recovery! Ameen!

☮ Peace Salaam سلام : Dr Nyang update: Alhamdulilah his wife reports that he is able to comprehend instructions and showing improvement but still in critical condition. Still not accepting visitors. Please continue to pray for him.


NPR StoryCorp: Muslims need to share our stories

March 31, 2016

I am forwarding an email that I received requesting assistance from the manager of the outreach team for NPR’s StoryCorps. For those of you who are not familiar, StoryCorps is essentially an oral history project–they collect life histories of ordinary Americans of all sorts of backgrounds for broadcast and archiving at the Library of Congress. They are apparently preparing for an upcoming mobile tour, and would like to reach out to our community for volunteers to share their stories. This is an opportunity for each of us to contribute something to the telling of our own collective history.

I am including the email sent to me from Ms. Gutierrez, which includes her contact information–please contact her directly if you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions. Please feel free to tell your friends and families. Anyone can do this.

Ma salaam,

Donna

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Jesse Gutierrez <jgutierrez@storycorps.org>

Greetings Ms. Auston,

My colleague Liyna Anwar shared your contact information with me. I want to start by saying thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences during the StoryCorps panel on diverse representations of Muslim and Arab Americans post 9/11. This was a great learning opportunity for me. I truly appreciate your time and insight. In particular, the reminder that not all Muslim’s are of Arab or Middle Eastern descent. I think we tend to overlook or forget that fact. Thank you for the reminder.

As manager of the outreach team for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour, I work on the engagement strategies for each city that we visit. During each stop we focus our efforts on creating partnerships with organizations that work within diverse communities. The African American and the Muslim communities are both communities that we always try to engage. If you care to share any contacts or make suggestions on who we should contact for our upcoming stops, we would greatly appreciate it.

Here is the list of our upcoming 2016 Mobile Tour:

Nashville, TN (March 11 – April 8)
Washington, DC (April 14 – May 13)
Baltimore, MD (May 19 – June 17)
Providence, RI (June 30 – July 29)
Colchester, VT (August 4 – September 2)
Buffalo, NY (September 4 – October 9)
Pittsburgh, PA (October 13 – November 11)
Columbia, SC (November 17 – December 21)

All the best,
Jesse

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Jesse Gutierrez
Associate Manager, Mobile Tour Outreach

StoryCorps | http://www.storycorps.org
80 Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
Office: (646) 723 – 7020 ext.34


Dr.Sulayman Nyang Hospitalized: Update 3/29/16

March 30, 2016

imagePLEASE SHARE WITH CONCERNED OTHERS IN THE LOCAL/NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuh

I went to visit our beloved Dr. Sulayman Nyang in the hospital. It turns out that he suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday, March 16th and was admitted to MedStar Washington Hospital. He was in the intensive care unit and under observation until Sunday. His condition is still critical and doctors are attempting to stabilize him.

When I went to visit him, he had been sedated and therefore was not aware of anyone in the room. On behalf of those of our leadership, I made du’a to Allah for healing and recovery for our teacher and scholar.

At Howard University alone, he must have worked on the thesis committees of at least 100 if not more doctoral and masters students. I am one such beneficiary of his wisdom as he and indeed Dr. Zahid Bukhari, served on my dissertation committee exploring Somali adolescents. Such a prolific and humble individual masha’Allah.

I am in touch with his family and have requested that they share any updates so that I may pass them along to our leadership. I have also assured his family that they should not feel they are alone in dealing with this on both the emotional and financial support levels.

If you are able to visit him, he is admitted to the main building of the Medstar Washington Hospital complex. Hospital garage parking is across the street. In the main building, you can check to be sure at the reception desk but as of yesterday (Monday), you simply had to take elevators marked “C/D” to the 2nd floor. Then look for the “H” wing, he is in 2H, room 4. Again, better to check with the reception in case they have moved him.

Wassalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Dr Altaf Husain


Dar al-Hijrah Sustainability Committee Wednesday, February 10

February 9, 2016

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Asalaamu Alaikum,

Tomorrow, Wednesday February 10 from 4-5:30 PM (Dar al-Hijrah Library) you are invited to join me and others environmental leaders in our community to discuss how to can collectively turn Dar al-Hijrah into one of the greenest mosques in North America insh’Allah.

Over the past few years, a number of individuals have put in considerable effort to work on green projects within the Dar al-Hijrah community. From Ramadan (and beyond) recycling programs to community gardens, Alhumudullilah community members have dedicated a lot of time and effort to growing closer to Allah through their service to our masjid. May their efforts and intentions be accepted. Ameen.

I am excited to announce a new initiative that seeks to combine our efforts into one committee. It is through our systematic collaboration insh’Allah that the sustainable practices of our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW can grow within our own hearts and spread to the brothers and sisters we prostrate besides in our prayers.

The idea here is the play the long game; to directly change the culture of Dar al-Hijrah to be one of moderate consumption and care for all of creation.

The committee format relies upon all segments of our community to participate–raising their voices, and acting upon their intentions.

Please be on time for the meeting. JAK

Agenda:

Welcome
Introductions
History
Reflection
Small Group Discussion
Share-Out
Next Steps

Questions? Please contact me at 608.509.3346


REMEMBERING IBRAHIM RAMEY, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

January 5, 2016

FRIENDS OF IBRAHIM INVITE YOU:  REMEMBERING IBRAHIM CLAYTON RAMEY, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

The memorial will take place on Dr Martin Luther King weekend

Saturday January 16 at 3:00 p.m. at
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
5301 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20011
202-723-5330
We will be celebrating his life in his words, writings, music, song. A small reception will follow.


Northern Virginia Mosque Dar Al-Hijrah and Faith Leaders Host Prayer Vigil for Alexandria Man Slain in Huntington Park

September 16, 2015

Northern Virginia Mosque Dar Al-Hijrah Extends Condolences To The Family of Khalil Aboumalik.

“To Allah belongs what He takes and to Him belongs what He gives and there is a set time by Him for everything. Do exercise patience and expect reward.” Northern Virginia Mosque joins community to mourn the murder of Khalil Aboumalik to street violence in Alexandria, VA

A coalition of faith and community groups lead by Rev Carolyn Boyd (Plymouth Congregational Church) and Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center) will hold a candle light vigil at the site of the murder of 42 year old Moroccan Muslim, Khalid Aboumalik.  Mr. Aboumalik was apparently killed while being robbed by neighborhood youth.

According to WUSA9-TVAboumalik’s body was found in Huntington Park on August 5. Police say residents spotted his body lying not far from a baseball field while walking through the area”.

Rev Boyd said, “We come together to heal and affirm the dignity of our community, to advance the values of peace, safety and a shared community”.

Sources report his remains were sent to his family with the help of the Moroccan government.

According to Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, “While the nation is grappling with a spike in police brutality directed toward black people and the resultant black rage, let us not forget that the overwhelming majority of black lives lost is due to black-on-black crime”.

The community is invited to join us for this prayer vigil honoring the life of Khalil Aboumalik at the site of the incident in Huntington Park, Alexandria, Virginia. (Huntington Park

Alexandria, VA 22303 http://goo.gl/maps/9muCe)  Arlington Terrace. )

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

7:00pm – 8:00pm


Young Muslim businessmen organize conference to help minority contractors in the construction field build capacity

March 12, 2015

MINORITY SMALL BUSINESS
CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

SPONSORS

Minority Small Business Construction Conference To Be Held Saturday
March 21 at the Montgomery County Executive Building

This event is a leadership and networking conference, where participants can engage minority business owners, local, state and federal government agencies, elected officials and high powered industry leaders in the construction industry. Participants will learn the importance of contract vehicles and certifications for small, minority-owned businesses, what opportunities are available to these businesses, and how to access these opportunities and attain sustainability. This year’s conference includes breakfast and an awards luncheon.

This is a joint initiative of Banneker Ventures, Sabree Construction, HEP Construction, and Diamond Security Inc.

WHAT: Minority Small Business Construction Conference

ADMISSION: $50

WHERE: Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850

WHEN: Saturday March 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER: online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minority-small-business-construction-conference-tickets-15687045375

Guest presenter: Jackie robinson-burnette
Associate Administrator of Business Development,
U.S. Small Business Administration
Conference Sessions include:
Certification and Bonding Vehicles
Bonding, Banking and Access to Capital
Impact Marketing
Tips for Growth and Sustainability
Private and Government Sector Business Opportunities
Networking and Subcontracting Opportunities

CONTACT:
Aaliyah Muhammad
Embarq Solutions, LLC
Ph: 410-303-1113
Fax: 410-630-5357
info@embarqsolutions.com
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