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The Mecca Center held its Ramadan Interfaith Iftar on Wednesday, May 15, entitled “Strengthening Alliances for Peace.” The Interfaith Iftar is an annual event where the Mecca Center community breaks bread with our interfaith and civic partners. This year, our...
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By Ricardo Peña, Convert Support Group When I became a Muslim circa 1995, we lived in a profoundly different world than the one we live in today. The Internet existed only in a tiny community of hardcore geeks, the iPhone was...
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Asalamu Alaikum, Dear Community Members, Ramadan is upon us!  We are pleased to share with you our Special Edition Ramadan Newsletter which includes our Ramadan Prayer Schedule, Taraweeh Guidelines, as well as special messages from the President, Imam & Religious Director, Sunday...
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As-Salamu ‘Alaikum Warahmatu Allah Wabarakatuh, Alhamdulillah, { قُلۡ بِفَضۡلِ ٱللَّهِ وَبِرَحۡمَتِهِۦ فَبِذَٲلِكَ فَلۡيَفۡرَحُواْ هُوَ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّمَّا يَجۡمَعُونَ} {Say: “In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy, therein let them rejoice.” That is better than what (the wealth) they collect}...
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Forty (40%) of U.S. households have less than $1,000.00 to address financial emergencies. Many are living paycheck to paycheck. With the shutdown approach a full month, many federal workers and their families are experiencing severe financial difficulties: eviction, utility cutoff...
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By Hesham A. Hassaballa There has been — and currently is — a “Khutbah,” or sermon, crisis in many mosques in America and around the world. So many times, the Friday sermons — to which I am obligated to listen — given at mosques are irrelevant to my...
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Asalamu Alaikum, Dear Mecca Center Community, Our journey will continue, but our mission is the same! I am truly humbled and honored to be chosen by the board to serve as the second president of The Mecca Center. I am...
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By Sh. Hassan Aly, Imam & Religious Director Allah (swt) gave the order to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to migrate from Makkah to Madina once the persecution of the Muslims by the Quraysh became unbearable. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his...
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By Sheikh Hassan Aly, Imam & Religious Director, The Mecca Center All thanks and praise is due to Allah, I bear witness there is no God but Allah, alone without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant...
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By Rana Abudaoud The Mecca Quran Institute’s first summer program began on July 9th with the aim of helping students benefit from their summer break and fill their time with lessons that guide them on the right path. Our team...
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