Sunday, January 30, 2011

Middle and High School Students in United States and Canada Invited to Apply for Young Naturalists Awards

The American Museum of Natural History and the ALCOA Foundation are accepting applications for the Young Naturalist Awards from middle and high school students (grades 7 to 12) across the United States and Canada.

The inquiry-based research competition was created to promote active participation in the sciences and stimulate youth to explore science careers. The program encourages students to independently explore the natural world and pursue in-depth scientific research in the areas of biology, Earth science, ecology, and astronomy. Contestants form hypotheses, conduct research, plan experiments, gather data, and report their findings in an essay.

Twelve winning students will be honored at a ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Winners will receive a scholarship as well as paid trip to the awards ceremony, where they will meet with scientists and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. In addition, winning contestants will have their essays featured on the AMNH Web site.
Visit the AMNH Web site for complete program guidelines and the essays of previous competition winners.

Link to Complete RFP

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Courage: The Door to Da'wah” - Brothers, Feb 12th, 2011

"Courage: The Door to Da'wah”
February 12th, 2011
Boys Ages 12-22
Not only will you or your child enjoy skiing and snowboarding, 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.

Skiing, Snowboarding, Group Discussions, plus more

Whitetails Resort, PA
Busses leave from:
DAT, Columbia
DUS, College Park
ICM, Gaithersburg
Al-Nur Masjid, Towson

As listed about per person. Includes training, skiing OR snowboarding fees, bus, lecture, dinner, refreshments, snacks and exam after the event (online), and certificates.

2:00 pm - 12: 30 am

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 boys program, all chaperons are brothers. All activities are conducted by college age trained male 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 Dawa'a", where your child will gain insights into a key attribute of leadership in a youthful way. 

ILIA prohibits  discrimination  against  any  member  of  the Islamic Leadership Institute 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 Islamic Shariyah and applicable  federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.
For more information about the Islamic Leadership Institute of America email us at

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Please Make Duaa for Br. Saad Rehman's Father

Br. Saad Rehman, one of ILIA's recent volunteers father has suffered a heart attack yesterday and is currently hospitalized. Please keep him in your duaa, may Allah (SWT) give him a heal that leaves no harm.

A Family of Seven Need Our Immediate Support

One of ILIA's students' family is facing eviction this week, and need our help. The father's income was greatly reduced, and the family is no longer able to pay for their rent until he is able to find another job. The parents are hard working members of the community and have five school aged girls. Please support them with whatever you can afford. they have an eviction date this week.

You may donate online here at this link

Monday, January 17, 2011

Has Islam Been Hijacked, Zayed vs. Spencer and Imam Moustafa Zayed's New Blog

Imam Moustafa Zayed the renowned Muslim author eradicating Islamophobia through the pen and tongue has recently started a new blog. The blog named "The Lies About Muhammad (pbuh)" is accessible at and includes videos, commentary and reflections on Islamophobia and misunderstandings of Islam.

Imam Moustafa Zayed has a degree in Communication Systems Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, and is 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 a devotion to bridging peace between the major religions and communities.
Zayed is also the author of “Muhammad Said”, and is a leading teacher in the Islamic Society of Central Jersey. Imam Zayed was featured as one of ten North American Islamic scholars on Britain’s Channel 4 Documentary, “Islam in America”.

Zayed's Recent Leadership Class at ILIA and Interview with ABNSAT

He recently joined ILIA as an instructor teaching fallacies about the leadership abilities and skills of the Prophet (pbuh). He offered a workshop at ILIA's training facility in Ellicott City, Maryland in Nov 2010, and inshaa Allah future seminars are being planned for Michigan, Virginia and Georgia. Imam Moustafa has recently been interviewed by ABNSAT, watch the video here

Zayed vs. Spencer - Friday, Jan 28th, 2011

Inshaa Allah, Imam Zayed will be having a 90 minute debate on January 28th, 2011 with Robert Spencer, a trailer can be found at this link isnhaa Allah

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