Friday, August 24, 2012

Are you a young Muslim woman who cares about her community and wants to make a difference?

Are you a young Muslim woman who cares about her community and wants to make a difference? A sister by the name of Courtney BreAnna wanted to share the following information:  “AN IDEA I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE HAPPEN IN EVERY COMMUNITY. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADD-ON'S PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO MAKE THIS BETTER, INSHA'ALLAH

MSA House for Young Women
Islamic Group House
Our purpose for the MSA House is to unite the sisters of the community to socialize and serve out our Islamic duties.
Examples: Writing inspiring speeches, writing a useful article, creating a program for Mosque or inviting speakers or scholars to the community.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for young passionate positive women who want to make a difference in the community and gain knowledge.

Think of it as a Sorority!
Young women ready to leave their homes yet still live like a big family with other sisters.

Our mission is to establish a home within the community that welcomes the young women to participate hosted by the MSA House, Insha’Allah! Let us help one another to become better Muslims while having a proper social life outside of work and school.
Note: we DO NOT want to take away the importance of prayer or going to Mosque.
Engage in the Festivities!
Here at the MSA House we would like to host events/activities such as:
• Bake sales/Fundraisers
• Charity – Yard sale, soup kitchen, donations, adopt a child ( Syria), volunteer work
• Sewing classes – making every day hijabs or recreating old clothing
• Art classes – Art work could be used to decorate the house/sold.
• DIY (Do It Yourself) activities
• Self Defense classes
• Teaching girls how to deal with discrimination”

If this sounds like something you are interested in please send an email to

Health Fair's In VA & MD + Link to additional health screening locations

 Health fair's coming up in VA and MD!

VA health fair

Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012

Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Event: Dar Al Hijrah Health Fair

They are having a health fair, with the following services offered: Blood drive, nutrition seminar, sight and hearing screenings, children exercises, and demonstrations.
In addition, there will be a moon bounce, activity van/w wii systems, face paint, and henna. 

They also ask if you are in the medical field and would like to advertize and help the community please reserve a booth before Saturday, August 25, 2012 by emailing

Location: Dar Al Hijrah Mosque

3159 Row St, Falls Church VA 22044


MD health fair 

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Registration begins at 9:00 am)

Event: Prince George’s County Council District 8 Community Health Fair 2012 Fitness is a family affair
They are providing medical, dental, and vision screenings, and flu shots*Hospital Representatives 
and vendors *Physical fitness activities for seniors, families and children* Giveaways and door prizes and much more!

Location: Harmony Hall 

10701 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Please RSVP by calling 301-952-3860 or email

To find out about additional health screenings in your area check out the following link 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Saturday To Give Back (8/11/12)

10 am on a Saturday morning, if I am not running errands I am might be in my pajamas. However, it was no ordinary Saturday, it was a day of giving back. An organization called MPACCT DMV hosted an event called “Feed The Homeless”, we all gathered at Masjid Muhammad located at 1519 4th St NW Washington, DC at around 10 am. All praise due to God, there were many volunteers, and as time went on more showed up. We made 200 lunches, which included turkey sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, juice, a granola bar, apple sauce, and chips. Everyone came together and worked as a team, if there were too many people at one station, then someone would go and see what else needed to be done. It was great to see  people young and old working together for such a great cause. Once the lunches were prepared the organizers coordinated caravan / carpool,  and we all drove down to one of the parks in DC. As soon as we got out of the car, the homeless people were ready for us. In addition to lunches, we also passed out toiletries. Thank you MPACCT DMV and all of the volunteers for making a difference in the community!!!!    

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to help victims in Aurora, Milwaukee, Syria, Myanmar, Palestine and ways to deal with tragedy and loss

In the past few weeks many innocent lives have been lost, my prayers and thoughts go out to all of the victims and their families. The best thing that we can do at this time is to try to do what we can to help any way we can.  If we can give money let’s give money if we cannot give money then let’s get the word out to let others know how they can help.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let’s also remember that as the quote says the only way to drive out hate is with love, so let’s try to find ways throughout our daily lives to spread love!

To help the victims of the Aurora Theater Colorado Shooting click here

To learn about additional charities contributing to this cause click here

To help the victims of the Sikh shooting click here

To learn about additional charities contributing to this cause click here

Lets also remember the people in Syria, Myanmar (also known as Burma), and Palestine who are also going through difficult times

To help and learn more about how you can help the people in Syria click here

Myanmar (also known as Burma) click here

Palestine click here

 It is always difficult to deal with tragedy and loss, so I have included some resources that you or someone you know may benefit from, first is a link to a video called "How to handle your feelings about the Colorado Shooting" by Gabrielle Bernstein “Featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as “a new role model”, speaker, and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book " Add More Ing to Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happinessclick here to read the whole article

click here to watch the video by Gabrielle Bernstein

 Second, there is a link to a yoga journal article about how yoga can help you deal with grief, click here to read the article.

 Finally, I have included a link to a book that helps dealing with the loss of a loved one. The book is called "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One" one reader said "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well."
-Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen

I hope that you found this article beneficial, if you have anything that you would like to share such as a comment or question please do so, feedback is much appreciated. Thank you!