Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas? I Celebrate Jesus' (pbuh) Legacy Everyday

You started your winter break? How did the Muslim youth of the past spend their time? Click here to find out.

Got ideas for winter break? Send them to us !!

ILIA Offers Easy Installment Payment Methods

Alhamedellah, Effective 12/24/2010, ILIA will offer an easy installment payment method to alleviate some of the economic challenges that is impacting our communities.

To register for a program and pay by installments, students must pay by credit card and register online for at least 50% of the payment using code INST50, and then complete the easy installment form, available at http://www.islamicleadership.org/resources/forms/ and email it to ILIA at finance@islamicleadership.org

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Avalanche: Courage the Door to Dawaa

“Courage: The Door to Da’wah”

December 30, 2010

Girls Ages 7 +

Not only will you or your child enjoy snow tubing, but also you will be exposed to several key concepts related to courage. Based on the Quran and practice of the Prophet, this outreach event provides an opportunity  to develop in the deen and put it into practice.

Activities:

Snow Tubing, Group Discussions, plus more

Location:

Whitetails Resort, PA

Fees: Click Here

As listed about per person. Includes snacks, lunch, and dinner

Times:

8:00 am buses depart from
  • Dar Al-Taqwa, Columbia, Maryland
  • Dar us-Salaam, College Park, Maryland

Other Details

Our ratio is 1 chaperon per 5 kids, the program is developed by professionals educated and trained in leadership. Chaperons have experience in youth programs, and have conducted programs at area Masjids for several years including trips and other off-site programs. For the girls program, all chaperons are sisters, except for two adult brothers whose functions are security and logistical support. All activities are conducted by college age trained female chaperons. ILIA serves only halal and healthy food, no junk food/snacks are served.

About ILIA

The beloved Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said in one hadith “All of you are shepherds, and each of you is responsible of his or her flock”.
The Islamic Leadership Institute of America is based on this advice of the Prophet. Our youth programs instill leadership skills and traits into the participants. We believe that the youth are not only the leaders of the future, but also of the present. Self-leadership is built at the young age.
Don’t miss this great opportunity for your child to join the “Courage: The Door To Da’wah”, where your child will gain insights into a key attribute of leadership in a youthful way.
For more information about the Islamic Leadership Institute of America, please email us at info@islamicleadership.org

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Youth Project Management 101

Saturday Jan. 1st 2011
Boys / Girls Ages 12 – 18
This program is offered to youth who wish to develop project management and leadership skills. It is a mix of presentation, team activities, project development assignments, off-site projects with area Islamic institutions inshaa Allah (SWT).

ILIA is training youth on principles of project management on Saturday January 1 2011, participants in the program will have the opportunity to join a team of youth who will act as project managers assisting a Muslim social service, religious or educational organization with planning and managing small projects. Its a great opportunity to learn, give back for the sake of Allah (SWT) (SWT) and to get community service credit. Teams which work in a community service project, will enter the Greater Washington DC Region Project Planning Competition.

Who: Brothers and Sisters ages 12 – 18

When: Project Management Workshop, Jan. 1, 2011

             Competition Date TBD inshaa Allah

Where: Workshop: Northern Virginia

               Nur Center 3431-F Carlin Springs Road,  Falls Church, Virginia 22041
              *Competition: (Masjid in the DC area – TBD soon inshaa Allah (SWT))

What:
Seven hours of training, begins with a continental breakfast, and includes quizzes, project problems, mock project plan development, team activities, project management training materials, lunch and improved networking with other youth across the region. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Fees: Workshop  Early Bird $45 each   (Competition additional $25, paid later at time of competition registration).


Financial Aid available – Simply complete our financial aid form http://www.islamicleadership.org and email to finance@islamicleadership.org to receive a discount code for registration.


Register NOW - Prices go up after 12/24/2010 - Register here - http://nurypm.eventbrite.com/

About ILIA
The beloved Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said in one hadith "All of you are shepherds, and each of you is responsible for his flock".
The Islamic Leadership Institute of America is based on this advice of the Prophet. Our youth programs are designed to instill leadership skills and traits into the participants. We believe that the youth are not only the leaders of the future, but also of the present. Self-leadership qualities are developed at a young age.
Don't miss this great opportunity for your child to join the "Youth Project Management 101 Workshop", where your child will gain insights into key attributes of leadership in a youthful way.
Our programs are developed to ensure the youth retain concepts they learn and enjoy the experience.
For more information about the Islamic Leadership Institute of America email us at info@islamicleadership.org 

ILIA services are open to all students. ILIA prohibits  discrimination  against  any  member  of  the Islamic Leadership Institute of America community on  the  basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a veteran. ILIA will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable  federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Two Shadowing Internship Seats Available for High Schoolers

Alhamedellah ILIA has two leadership shadowing opportunities for high school students grades 10-12 for 8 weeks starting Dec 10th. Leadership shadowing shall allow the student to learn various leadership skills and styles by accompanying ILIA's leaders on various assignments. Allah (SWT) commanded Musa (pbuh) to go and shadow Al-Khidr to learn from him various traits, specifically the leadership trait of patience. It is encouraged that all young people attend a shadowing program at some point of their life to gain diverse perspectives of work, life and the application of concepts of our deen into practice.

Job shadowing is a ILIA-supervised career exploration activity. Students "shadow” ILIA's leaders as they perform activities and responsibilities. Job shadows are designed to be short term. Leadership shadows emphasize observing the leader in various situations, and occasionally assist with simple assignments. The leadership shadow provides the student a meaningful introduction to the world and provides a context for understanding the relationship and interaction between the academics taught, Islamic values and principles and the society in a leadership context.

Upcoming Shadowing Opportunities:
  • Friday Dec 10th - Sunday Jan 30th (Brothers) - Shadow Br. Ayman Nassar; Deadline for application Wed 12/8/10
  • (Sisters) Detail Coming Soon

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Student must be enrolled in a school or home schooled at one of the grades level of 10 through 12 at time of application.
2. Student must complete a short online application at http://iliajobs.blogspot.com/
3. Student must be able to take time off of school on Fridays between 12:30 and 2:30 to attend jummah prayers (brothers only)
4. Student must be able to devote 2-4 hrs a week for 8 weeks to shadow ILIA leaders.
5. Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher
6. Parental consent for student to attend the program and participate in ILIA activities on-site and off-site.

Selection Criteria:
1. Only two students shall be selected.
2. Students with best responses to "Motivation and Interest" and "Learning Objectives" shall be selected.
3. Students who are able to secure transportation to ILIA's office at internship/shadowing hours, or go to school / live within 5 miles of ILIA's office.

Successful Completion Requirements:
  • Students will be required to participate at least 2 hrs a week, and a minimum of 20 hrs over the 8 weeks.
  • Students shall be assessed on commitment, quality of notes taken, demonstration of application of concepts learned during the leadership shadow in various situations, motivation, a short essay at the completion of the program on the benefit the student acquired and the level of responsibility demonstrated during the program
  • There shall be a nominal stipend at the end of the internship for students who successfully complete the program with a grade of A.


Tips for Successful Shadowing
  • Show up on time.
  • Ask questions at appropriate times
  • Dress up. You don't have to be formal.  Nice Islamically compliant outfit is required
  • Take a notebook and pen or pencil to write notes.
  • Get involved and be positive.
  • Be appreciative and encourage others to experience an ILIA shadow internship

For more details visit ILIA's website at http://www.islamicleadership.org

Sunday, November 28, 2010

ILIA Launches New Youth Project Management Class

Alhamedellah with the grace of Allah (SWT), in its second year of offering of Youth Project Management (YPM 101), ILIA introduces Leading Youth Project Managers - Cost Management (YPM 201) for those who completed YPM 101 in 2009. YPM 201 builds on YPM 101 and focuses on financial cost accounting for projects. It provides youth ages 12-18 the solid understanding of all fundamental financial areas of a project from bill of material, to income sheets and project operational and capital expenses and balance sheets. The project touches on financial earned value and allows youth to communicate effectively with professional project managers in the industry as related to financial aspects of a project. The coaching this year will be offered by ILIA and ILIA will provide all participants with the same project to develop a full project plan for a new training center in Baltimore City, inshaa Allah coaching involves site visits, public hearings and lots of real-life experience.

YPM 201 inshaa Allah launches on Sunday Dec 5th, 2010 in parallel to its "mama class" YPM 101 which is also held the same day at the ILIA training center inshaa Allah. to register for YPM 201 visit http://ypmdc2010.eventbrite.com/
“Leading Youth Project Managers”
Cost Management
Sunday Dec 5th, 2010
Boys / Girls Ages 12 – 17
This program is offered to youth who have already completed Youth Project Management. It is an advanced course enabling these students to lead incoming students into Youth Project Management.

"Leading Youth Project Managers" has multiple focuses, this class focusses on Cost Management and will provide the youth with a comprehensive understanding of project cost estimation, budgeting and expense tracking inshaa Allah (SWT).

Its a great opportunity to learn, give back for the sake of Allah (SWT) (SWT) and to get community service credit. Students who succesfully complete the class will be eligible to:
a. lead and coach a project team of "Youth Project Management" students.
b. join a paid ILIA internship in accounting and bookkeeping.
c. receive community service.
d. compete against other "Leading Youth Project Managers" in the annual Greater Washington DC Region Project Planning Competition., besides there team participtaion.

Who: Brothers and sisters ages 12 – 17

When: Dec 5th, 2010; Competition (Feb 2011) inshaa Allah


Where: Workshop (Ellicott City, MD), Competition (Masjid in the DC area – To be decided soon inshaa Allah (SWT)) - Training Room No. 1


What: Seven hrs of training, quizzes, project problems, mock project plan development, team activities, project management training material, continental breakfast, certificate of attendance, lunch and stronger networking with other youth across the region.


Prerequistes: Youth Project Management with a grade of B or higher

Fees: Workshop Early Bird ($69), Competition (held in Jan 2011 inshaa Allah, additional $25, paid later at time of competition registration).

Financial Aid Available – complete financial aid form http://www.islamicleadership.org/resources/forms for discount code and email to finance@islamicleadership.org

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Character Building for 60 Inmates at Local Jail

Alhamedellah ILIA in launching soon pending funds availability an innovative program at Howard County Detention Center.

The program is open to all inmates Muslims and non-Muslims who meet eligibility requirements. The jail houses 350 inmates of which approx 20 are Muslim brothers.


The program involves an 8 week, 18 course intensive character building program. Funds are needed to purchase books, training supplies and pay for three instructors. Inmates can not afford to pay for tuition so the program is offered as a grant from ILIA to the Howard County Detention Center.

It is a great dawa opportunity and a great program to assist these inmates on reentry into the society to be productive Muslims and citizens.

Please donate generously at this link http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/character-building-for-60-inmates-at-local-jail

Training 50 Muslim Juveniles in Laurel

Inshaa Allah ILIA is working hard to provide Islamic character building and development for youth at the Oak Hill detention center, known as New Beginnings.

New Beginnings houses 75 youth of ages 14-18, approx 50-55 of these young men are Muslims. The ILIA program involves 20 courses and a field project which will train the youth in different areas of character building over a school semester.

Funds will be used to purchase books, pay professional instructors, and acquire educational supplies for projects and activities.

Please support this wonderful cause and help a young man get back on their feet and stay on the right path - http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/training-50-muslim-juveniles-in-laurel

ILIA President Eid Khutbah on Eid Al-Adha 1431

 ILIA's President Eid Adha Khutbah for 1431 A.H reflects on sacrifice and its significance in the life of a Muslim as a means to attain the taqwa of Allah (SWT) and inducing positive change in our lives. The khutbah shares key points of the trial Ibrahim and Ismail (pbut) went through and shares lessons for parents, youth and community members. The second part of the khutbah share the current state of the local Muslim ummah in Maryland and offers simple steps to get our communities back on track through mending our foundations, devoting more time to our families, reaching out to help one another, and being elements of change in the society for the betterment of our ummah and nation, all through giving up some of the comforts we enjoy everyday.

Audio Recording is available http://inleadership.org/media/khutbahs-talks/Eid%20Adha%20-%202010-11-16%20-%20DAT%20WS600006.WMA

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Regional EPC DC Essay, Presentation and Poster Youth Competition

On behalf of the EPC (Essay Panel Competition) ILIA is sharing the following announcement
 
Don't miss our EPC workshop on 21 Nov at MCC by Sr. Gena Chung. 
Look forward to your participation at the workshop followed by a mini-debate at 3:30 pm, insha'Allah.



See below for this year’s EPC theme, topics, and important deadlines. 
For complete guidelines and the registration form, please visit  http://EPC.Mafiq.org

PRE-REGISTRATION is required, register by:   31 Dec 2010

  ============================================
A Forum to foster writing and communication skills among Muslim youth.
Write, Speak, and Publish!
   EPC 2010 THEME:
TOWARDS A HEALTHY AND HARMONEOUS FAMILY
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ELEMENTARY: How is my family a great blessing from Allah?      
                                 
MIDDLE:  
What lessons have I learned from the Prophet and his family and how can I                                                        apply them in my family?
                                                                
HIGH SCHOOL+
The Family Epidemic: Diagnose the Problems, Write a Prescription?        
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EPC 2010 Important Dates to Remember:
 
Essays, Poster (electronic copy) 
and Multimedia submission deadline:      8 Jan 2011

Event Date:  23 Jan 2011 at ISWA, MD

EPC Workshops and Mini-debate
·        EPC Workshop 1 on 21 Nov 2010 at MCC
·        EPC Workshop 2 on 11 Dec 2010 at Dar Al Taqwa
·        EPC Workshop 1 on 25 Dec 2010 at ICM

(Seats are limited so register for workshops by sending an email at essays@mafiq.org)
 
For questions, please contact essays@mafiq.org and visit  http://EPC.Mafiq.org for more details.
 
wassalam,
Br. Mostafiz Chowdhury
On behalf of EPC 2010 ORG COM
Essays@Mafiq.org

Monday, November 1, 2010

Local Homeless in Need of Support

A couple of local muslimah homeless shelters are in need of support with rent and utility expenses. Combined these shelters serve over 25 sisters, some who have children with them. To support these organizations you may donate here, all funds collected through this link http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/homeless-familes  will be provided to Muslimat Al-Nisaa and Women Affairs of Al-Mumtahinah Home in proportion to their number of residents, as well as a homeless Muslim family that ILIA has been supporting to secure employment and get back in the workforce. Donate here: http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/homeless-familes

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sister in Need of a Room

A sister is in need of a room for a couple of weeks until she can find a place to live in. She was expelled from her non-Muslim sister's residence and needs to rent or share a room. If you have space please contact pr@islamicleadership.org

Sadaqah Needed - Car Needed

A brother who has been out of work for a year due to medical conditions and slow economy leading to him being homeless with his wife, has alhmaedellah been able to find a job as an escalator technican, he is looking for a used car in the range of $1000 or less, either for donation or purchase. If you have a car you are selling in that price range please contact me. If you would like to donate towards the purchase of a car for him so he can start working withing  a week or so, please donate online here http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/homeless-family-job-assistance   . Alhamedellah his wife is working at a local hospital her income is just enough to cover part of their rent, so his job is needed to cover their living expenses (food, clothing, etc..) inshaa Allah.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ILIA Joins Local Islamic Organizations in PG County, Maryland to Oppose "Facility Accessory Use" Bill

October 26th, 2010 / Thul Qaida 18th, 1431 - Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Along with half a dozen Islamic organizations from PG County, ILIA prepared a written statement opposing the proposed Bill CB-073-2010 which would have introduced changes to the definition of accessory use of facilities. The bill which if passed would have harmed religious institutions that hold activities serving the needs of its communities such as educational, athletic, social or other related.

The bill was killed by the councilman who proposed the bill on the spot as the hearing room was packed with over 200 community members, students, teachers and Muslim leaders. To read ILIA's written statement that was filed with the council clerk click here or paste this link in your browser http://www.islamicleadership.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/PG-County-CB-73-2010-02-no-color.pdf

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Part Time College Student Internships

Would you or someone you know be interested in a PT junior management position at ILIA. It would be about 4 hrs on the weekend and then maybe another 2 during the week. A commitment of at least 3 months is needed and responsibilities / roles will range from outreach / business development / sales / program management / accounting / and student registration services.

Interested? Email us a resume to hr@islamicleadership.org along with a copy of your college transcript.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Muhammad (pbuh): Refuting Leadership Fallacies

A special 6 hr seminar with author Imam Mostafa Zayed, author of Lies About Muhammad, followed by a class exam. This seminar is open to Muslims and non-Muslims, so invite your neighbors and friends.
Program includes instruction, copy of Imam Mostafa's latest book - http://astore.amazon.com/islaleadinsto-20/detail/1453618155 - refreshments, exam and certificate.



Who: Ages 15+
Where: ILIA Training Center, Ellicott City, MD
When: Nov 6th, 2010
Why: Learn about the prophet (pbuh), how to discuss with non-Muslims and refute false statements about him (pbuh) & promote the proper dawa
RSVP: http://lies.eventbrite.com/
Fees: $40, limited financial aid / subsidized tickets available
Group rates available $30, complimentary tickets available for non-Muslim neighbors (call 240.765.7151 for details). Financial Aid available


About the Instructor:
Imam Moustafa Zayed has a degree in communication systems engineering, and a member of the scientific board of Quran and Sunnah research of Cairo. He has appeared numerous times on the NY-area television program, "Understanding Religion". He speaks widely in interfaith settings with devotion to bridging peace between the major religions and communities. Zayed is the author of "Muhammad Said" and "Journey of All Times"; he is also a leading teacher in several mosques in New Jersey. Imam Zayed was featured as one of ten North American Islamic scholars on Britain's Channel 4 documentary, "Islam in America."

Leadership Roles in Howard County School System for Immigrant Parents, Oct 2010

Online newsletter - http://www.hcpss.org/newsletter/

PDF newsletter - NewsforParents100410.pdf



Apply Now for International Parent Leadership Program
The International Parent Leadership Program (IPLP) gives international parents, especially those who are first-generation immigrants, the information and training they need to actively participate in school, assume a leadership role and help others advocate for the development and achievement of all children in our school system.

This fall, a six-week IPLP training series will be held in selected schools on Mondays, Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Participants must attend all six sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Interested parents should complete and submit an application, available at www.hcpss.org/parents/iplp_application2010.pdf, before October 20.

More information is available at www.hcpss.org/parents/iplp_dates2010.pdf, or contact Dr. Florence Hu at 410-313-1294 or florence_hu@hcpss.org.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Make the Click Bridge the Gap

Inshaa Allah this 7 hr intensive workshop will provide insights into the lives of teens, and provide parents and educators with tools and approaches they can use to deal effectively with difficult situations. It is a mix of presentation, group activities, exercises, assessments and case study analysis from real situations in our Muslim communities in North America.

Why Attend?
  • Does you teen not listen to you?
  • Is you teen becoming isolated?
  • Do you and your teen always get into arguments and can not communicate?
  • Does your spouse and your teen never get along?
  • Are you being faced with questions in the classroom you don’t know how to address?
  • Do you feel your students are not motivated in class?

Who Should Attend?
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Youth coaches
Topics
  • Introduction to Teens
  • Parents and Teachers, Who are They?
  • Teen Challenges
  • Communications Cornerstones
  • Significance of Parents in Islam
  • Youth—Adult Relationships from the Quran and Sunnah
  • Listening Techniques
  • Coaching Both Ways
  • Motivating the Stubborn
  • Mentoring Your Teen
  • Effective Criticism
  • Untying the Gridlock
  • Dealing with Common Problems
  • Over the Boundary: Drugs, Sex and Tawheed
  • Real case studies

When: Oct 23rd, 2010
Where: 500 Grove St, Herndon, VA


Workshop includes a 60 minute exam at the end of the day. All applicants who score 80% or higher receive (1) ILIA Educational Unit.

Financial Aid available for eligible applicants: Complete form and email prior to registration for a discount code.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Students Receive Prize for Top Score in Lion of the Desert Movie Quiz

Saturday Sept 18, 2010 / Shawaal 9, 1431 Ellicott City, Maryland. As the late hours of the evening were passing away and the leadership movie, Lion of the Desert, coming to an end, a couple dozen students started on there 10 question quiz for middle school age students and 15 question quiz for high school age students. The quiz, a simple multiple choice check point was designed to settle some key concepts into the minds of the students, ranging from key dates mentioned in the movie, to leadership traits exhibited by the various characters and lessons learned. Although the quiz was relatively straight forward, most students received a B- grade. The top student from each category - middle school and high school - received a prize. The middle school student received a battleship game, and the high school student received a book on decision making and smart choices.

Attendees have enjoyed the speeches of Br. Maher Kharma, President of Islamic Society of Annapolis and Imam Mahmoud Abdelhady, Imam of Dar Al-Taqwa as the program started shortly after 6:30 pm. Attendees then performed maghrieb salah and enjoyed the pop corn, veggie sticks, and refreshments while they started to live the scenarios millions of Libyans have experienced in the early 20th century. Another short break for ishaa salat followed by pizza and the remaining half of the movie brought the attendees to full attention as the events in the movie became more highly paced.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ILIA meets community at Muslim FunFest

On Saturday May 29, ILIA participated in Muslim FunFest which was held in Clarsburg, MD. With over 5,000 muslims in attendance and in the midst of children's amusement rides, horeriding, and a packed bazaar, ILIA spoke about its mission, goals, and previous accomplishments. ILIA also passed out flyers for its upcoming events, including Unite Tight. Various representatives from area masjids were present, including Dar Al Taqwa, Muslim Community Center, Dar Us Salam, Islamic Society of Baltimore, and Islamic Community Center of Laurel.

The ILIA booth was staffed by Mohamed Abouerous, Haniffa Osman, and Muhammad Johnson.

ILIA participates in Islamic Society of Baltimore's SummerFest 2010

With the summer heat in full swing, ILIA participated in Islamic Society of Baltimore's SummerFest 2010 on Saturday June 26. ILIA shared information about its mission and goals with ISB's community members. ILIA also continued to promote its programs, including Making the Click/Bridging the Gap and Unite Tight and shared its prior successful programs such as Family Leadership and Mountain Strong. ILIA also met with representatives from MIST (Muslim INterscholatic Tournament) to discuss plans to add a new leadership category to next year's tournament.

The booth was staffed by Founder Ayman Nassar, Mohamed Abouelrous, May Bayomi, and Diangelou Bush, who was completing a summer internship with ILIA.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DC 2010 Youth Project Management, Dec 5th, 2010

“Youth Project Management”
Sunday Dec 5th, 2010 
Boys / Girls Ages 12 – 18
This program is offered to youth who wish to develop project management and leadership skills. It is a mix of presentation, team activities, project development assignments, off-site projects with area Islamic institutions inshaa Allah (SWT).

ILIA is training youth on principles of project management on Dec 5th inshaa Allah, participants in the program will have the opportunity to join a team of youth who will act as project managers assisting a Muslim social service, religious or educational organization with planning and managing small projects. Its a great opportunity to learn, give back for the sake of Allah (SWT) (SWT) and to get community service credit. Teams which work in a community service project, will enter the Greater Washington DC Region Project Planning Competition.


Who: Brothers and sisters ages 12 – 18

When: Project Management Workshop (Dec 5th 2010), Regional DC Competition (Jan 2011 inshaa Allah)


Where: Workshop (Ellicott City, MD), Competition (Masjid in the DC area – To be decided soon inshaa Allah (SWT))


What: Seven hrs of training, quizzes, project problems, mock project plan development, team activities, project management training material, continental breakfast, certificate of attendance, lunch and stronger networking with other youth across the region.





Fees: Workshop ($69), Competition ($25) –

Financial Aid Available – complete financial aid form http://www.islamicleadership.org/resources/forms/ for discount code and email to finance@islamicleadership.org


Mountain Strong: Patience in Practice PreTeen Boys, Sept 25th, 2010

“Patience into Practice”
Sept 25th, 2010
Boys Ages 9 – 14
Not only will your child experience activities to build their Islamic identity, but also they will be exposed to several key concepts related to patience and perseverance. Based on the Quran and Sunnah, this leadership retreat for pre-teens provides an opportunity for youth to develop in their deen and put it into practice.




Activities:
Mountain Hiking, Swimming, BBQ, Soccer, Team Activities, Group Competitions, Quizes,  Group Discussions




Location:
Shenandoah Region, VA


Fees:

Limited financial aid available for eligible participants. Fees include three meals, leadership booklets/handouts, certificates of attendance

Times:
Leave after Fajr, return by Ishaa, inshaa Allah bus leave prompty inshaa Allah from (BUS WILL NOT WAIT FOR LATE COMERS)
Dar Al-Taqwa, Columbia Maryland - 6:00am
Dar us-Salaam, College Park - 6:30am
Adams Center, Herndon - 7:30am

Register Here: http://msb2010.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mountain Strong: Patience in Practice Preteen Sisters, Oct 2nd, 2010

October 2th, 2010
Girls Ages 9 – 14
Not only will your child experience activities to build their Islamic identity, but also they will be exposed to several key concepts related to patience and perseverance. Based on the Quran and practice of the Prophet, this leadership retreat for pre-teens provides an opportunity for youth to develop in their deen and put it into practice.


Register Here: http://msg.eventbrite.com/ 


Activities:
Mountain Hiking, BBQ, Team Activities, Knowledge Hunt, Soccer, Quizzes, Group Discussions, plus more - All participants receive a copy of Mountain Strong book ($29 value)


Location:
Rocks State Park, MD

Fees:
As listed about per person. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, leadership book, activities, exam and certificates of attendance

Times:
7:00am busses depart from
Dar Al-Taqwa, Columbia Maryland, and  Dar us-Salaam, College Park 

Other Details
A certified CPR and first aid chaperons by the American Red Cross available on trip, our ratio is 1 chaperon per 5 kids, the program is developed by professionals educated and trained in leadership. Chaperons have experience in youth programs, and have conducted programs at area Masjids for several years including trips and other off-site programs. The Mountain Strong Book accompanies the program and has been reviewed by two Islamic center Imams (Dar Al-Taqwa and Ann Arbor Muslim Community Center), a youth psychologist, a psychiatric and a leadership expert from the University of Maryland. For the girls program, all chaperons are sisters, except for two adult brothers whose functions are security and logistical support. All activities are conducted by college age trained female chaperons. ILIA serves only halal and healthy food, no junk food/snacks are served. 


Register Here: http://msg.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS (IC-DAIM2010) International Conference on Da’wah and Islamic Management

On behalf of the organizers ILIA shares this call for papers.
 
Dear Professors/Associate Professors/Dr/friends and colleagues.

The Faculty of Leadership and Management (FKP), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Bandar Baru Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia will organize the International Conference On Dakwah and Islamic Management: Practice & Prospect
(IC-DAIM2010).  This conference is a collaborative effort of the faculty (FKP) and the Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM).  The conference will be held on the 23rd-24th November 2010, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The organizing committee cordially invites you to participate in this conference. Scholarly papers on the following aspects of “Dakwah and Islamic Management” below either by individual or panel sessions are welcome.  A 300-word abstract should be sent to the conference secretariat before 30th July 2010.  An abstract should also include a brief biodata of the presenter.

The conference will addresses issues on Dakwah, Islamic Management, Leadership and other relevant topics as follows:

•   Islamic Management and Dakwah
  • Islamic Management and Spirituality
  • Leadership and Islamic Management
  • Islamic Management and NGO’s
  • Islamic Ethics of Management
  • Management and Organizational Fund Raising & Finance
  • Enhancing Strategy and Organizational Excellence of Ummah
  • Islamic Management, Media and Communication
  • Islamic Management and Integrity
  • Dawah and International Relations
  • Dawah and Political Issues
  • Islamic Management and Middle Eastern
  • Dawah and Globalization
  • Dawah and Islamic Thoughts
Further information about the conference can be obtained from the website at:
http://www.ic-daim2010.usim.edu.my

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstracts:       Before 30th July 2010
Acceptance of Abstracts         31 st August 2010
Full Paper Submission            30th October 2010

Abstracts and papers in English and Bahasa Malaysia should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Zulkiple Abd. Ghani
 
Abstracts and papers in Arabic should be sent to:
Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Khalid
 
The conference secretariat would be very grateful if you could extend this invitation to other friends and colleagues.

Should you need any assistance about this conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Correspondence Address:
IC-DAIM2010 Secretariat
Faculty of Leadership and Management
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Bandar Baru Nilai, Nilai
71800, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus
MALAYSIA

E-mail    :    ic-daim@usim.edu.my
Web-site:    http://www.ic-daim2010.usim.edu.my
 
Salam Hormat,
 
Khatijah Othman
Pensyarah
Fakulti Kepimpinan Dan Pengurusan
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800 Nilai,
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 06-7988760/016-6071258

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ILIA Offers Khutbah at Islamic Society of Hanover

Friday June 25th, 2010 / Rajab 13th, 1431, Hanover, Pennsylvania

Alhamedellah ILIA offered Friday khutbah at the Islamic Society of Hanover (ISH). The topic offered was on anger, and the role of the community and leaders in anger management and conflict resolution.

ILIA Speaks to Hifz Class at Islamic Academy of Raleigh

Monday July 7th, 2010 / Rajab 25th, 1431, Raleigh, North Carolina

Alhamedellah it was an honor to receive an invitation from the Quran Hifz School of Raleigh's Islamic Academy to share some reflections on leadership for their students. A team of three ILIA youth along with their coach spent 45 minutes with the twenty Raleigh youngsters whose ages ranged from 8 to 13, and their two instructors. The discussion reflected on key leadership traits of a good Muslim, and Ibrahim's (peace be upon him) leadership responsibility and mission.

ILIA Moves into National Head Quarters

Friday July 9th, 2010 / Rajab 27th, 1431, Ellicott City, Maryland.


As salam alakom dear students and friends of ILIA.

We have good news to share. Alhamedellah with the grace of Allah (SWT) and the continued support of our donors ILIA has moved into an office of its own in Ellicott City, Maryland.

A professional grade business office park in Howard County in the Center of the Baltimore/Washington region. The office allows ILIA to organize its business assets, documents and conduct its operations 7 days a week. It also provides a space for ILIA's Mission Excellence Program and access to two class A conference rooms and two large training facilities.

Alhamedellah ILIA's programs and classes cover the expenses associated with these its programs. However ILIA depends on its donors contributions to fund its dawa and outreach efforts, operational expenses and one-time capital expenses.

Phase 0 of the office startup costs includes six months of rent + internet access + 6 months of PT administrator + office computer + high speed laser quality printer for certificates, student transcripts and office printing.

Please sponsor one of the following items, or share with one of your friends to sponsor an item using this link http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/ilias-office-startup-costs-phase-0


May Allah (SWT) reward us all for our intentions and deeds.

Office computer $400
Office Rent $265 (1 month)
High speed - high quality printer $250
PT Administrator $200 (1 month)
High speed internet $360 (6 months)

Please help ILIA continue its mission and current offerings to area Islamic organizations, our youth and families, by donating here http://islamicleadership.chipin.com/ilias-office-startup-costs-phase-0

All amounts are welcome and appreciated.

For questions or more information please email ILIA at finance@islamicleadership.org

For latest news on ILIA's activities please visit ILIA's website or News Page

Wasalam

Islamic Leadership of America
3565 A1, Suite 202 Ellicott Mills Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4544



Thursday, July 8, 2010

ILIA Offers SAT College Prep Classes in Maryland

July 8th, 2010 - Rajab 26th, 1431, Ellicott City, Maryland.

Alhamedellah ILIA is offering SAT Prep Classes in Maryland for high school students. Enrollment is available at http://iliatutoring.eventbrite.com

Classes are held at ILIA's office in Ellicott City on Sunday afternoons. Why have your child go elsewhere, where at ILIA they can inshaa Allah prepare to be leaders in an Islamic environment, and not just score high on the SAT, and for a fraction of the cost of other providers. Instructors are professionals who have been tutoring for years and have been trained in the application of leadership principles and practices to learning and education. Register early, Sept's SAT date is fast approaching !!

For questions email tutor@islamicleadership.org.

What: SAT Prep Classes with an Islamic Leadership twist
When: Open Enrollment, Sessions start weekly on Sundays
Where: Ellicott City, Maryland
Who: High Schoolers

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ILIA Invited to Islamic Society of Delaware SummerFest

Newark, Delaware - June 12th, 2010.

Under the sizzling summer sun and among a crowd of several thousand Muslim and non-Muslim visitors alhamedellah on Saturday June 12th, 2010 ILIA joined the Delaware Muslim community during their SummerFest which was held at the Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD). The event showcased vendors and Islamic organizations that packed the ISD parking lot. ILIA's presence provided the Delaware and Pennsylvania communities with an introduction to Islamic Leadership Institute and its activities.

The ILIA booth was staffed by Mohammad Abouelrous, his mother sister Maryum, Ayman Nassar and his daughter Yomna.

Among those who stopped by were youth from the Delaware local region, community members from Pennsylvania, leadership of ISD, volunteers and the president of the CAIR-PA chapter, and the County Executive Chris Coons. ILIA shared with Chris work it does in ex-inmate transitioning through self-leadership development. ILIA shared information with the youth about its summer internships and volunteer work available to high school and college students.

The ILIA team is grateful to the event's organizers and volunteers and the ISD's board of trustees for inviting the institute over and looks forward to serving the Muslim population in the Delaware / Pennsylvania region.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Visit ILIA at Islamic Society of Baltimore's Summer Fest

Inshaa Allah ILIA will be available at ISB's summerfest this year to meet with community members and share information about the Islamic Leadership Institute and upcoming programs.

Live Tigers
Bazaar
Pony Rides
and more

For more information about the ISB Summerfest and to register please visit
http://isb.org/isb/summerfest/

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Internships @ ILIA

A number of internships for high school and college students are available. Internships are available year-round, at different locations within the US, in a number of areas such as:

  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Dawa and Outreach
  • Training and Instruction
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Writing and Editing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Video and Multimedia Production
  • Business Planning and Entrepreneurship

To apply, complete a short online application.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Unite Tight: A Sisters Only Teen Unity Building & Leadership Camp, July 9 -11, 2010

Who: Sisters ages 14 - 19
When: Friday July 9th, 2010 - Sunday July 11th, 2010
Where: Eastern Shore, Maryland
Why: Teamwork, Unity and Leadership

Gated camp park, separate section for ILIA, only sisters, adult brothers for safety and service, adult sister chaperones, see full details in link below.

Register online before June 6th to save: http://unitetight.eventbrite.com/

ILIA Launches Anonymous ASK ILIA Service for Teens and Adults

ILIA recently launched an anonymous service for adults and youth. Questions related to Islamic Leadership and applications of leadership in a Muslim's life are encouraged. Questions are shared on the ASK ILIA page and are confidential. The identity of the person asking questions is not revealed or known to ILIA or others. Questions are answered by qualified scholars and instructors who are members of the ILIA Board of Amana and Board of Imara.

The service is FREE and accessible at this link http://www.formspring.me/muslimleader

Topic of relevance are, and not limited to:
- Leadership Applications in a Muslim's life
- Leadership in the Family
- Adult - Teen Communications Issues
- Business Partner Conflict Resolution
- Community Members' Disputes and Conflicts
- Muslim Youth Identity Issues
- Self Development Issues
- Masjid Board and Governance Issues

Make the Click Bridge the Gap, Herndon, VA - Sat, June 19th 2010


Inshaa Allah this 7 hr intensive workshop will provide insights into the lives of teens, and provide parents and educators with tools and approaches they can use to deal effectively with difficult situations. It is a mix of presentation, group activities, exercises, assessments and case study analysis from real situations in our Muslim communities in North America. Upon completion of the workshop participants shall be able to click with their teens, whether at home or school & reach their hearts.

Who: Parents, Teachers, Youth Counselors, Youth (14+)
When: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: IIIT Training Center, 500 Grove St, Herndon, VA
Why: To bridge the communication gap between Muslim adults and Muslim teens

Register online before June 6th to save: http://maketheclick.eventbrite.com/



This program is organized and delivered by Islamic Leadership Institute of America jointly with International Institute of Islamic Thought

For more information: 
Visit Islamic Leadership Institute of America at: http://www.islamicleadership.org/
Visit The Fairfax Institute at International Institute of Islamic Thought at: http://fairfaxi.net/

Friday, May 7, 2010

ILIA Touches on Change and Leadership

Listen here

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ILIA Presents Clicking With the Teen Under Your Roof at ICNA/MAS 2010 Convention

Inshaa Allah ILIA will be presenting Click with the Teen Under Your Roof at the 35th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention on Sunday May 30th, 2010. To register for the convention visit http://www.icnaconvention.org/

Clicking with the Teen Under Your Roof

Speaker: Ayman Nassar

Audience: Parents, Teachers

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 3:45 pm
Duration: 45 minutes (short speech, group activities and Q&A)
Venue: Rooms 21 & 22

Overview: The speaker will present three main challenges and the root causes associated that face Muslim teens in the US based on first hand interaction and coaching with youth in diverse Muslim populations in the US. The session will allow the audience to participant in several hands on activities in the form of groups to illustrate a few techniques that are powerful in dealing with the younger generation.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ILIA Launches Family Leadership, May 22nd 2010 Inshaa Allah

In shaa Allah ILIA launches a new program for adults this spring, family leadership. A five hour program for adults ages 16 and above covering the concepts of Qawamah, teamwork, gratitude, appreciation, personality, responsibility, communications and growth within the Muslim family. A sound society is based on a strong family structure under a leadership that has been practiced and defined by the Prophet (PBUH).

Program includes case studies and activities and concludes with an exam, all participants who score above 80% are eligible to receive an ILIA Educational Credit (IEC) towards a certificate in Islamic leadership.


When: Sat May, 22nd, 3pm - 8pm

Where
: Dar Al-Taqwa, 10740 Route 108, MD 21042

Instructor: Imam Mahmoud Abdelhady

Who: Married and unmarried adults, older youth (high school and above)

Child care available.

Program includes
instruction, team activities, light snacks, workshop handouts and exam.

For more information: check http://www.islamicleadership.org




 
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