Sunday, March 20, 2016

ILIA Activities


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

ILIA Activities This Week

Classes and Courses

Community Events & Support


Community Announcements

Islamic Medicine Lecture

Islamophobia Discussion

Little Gandhi: The Lost Truth Of The Syrian Uprising

A Work Opportunity for Teens

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tarbiyah Scholastic Book Fest

Saturday, March 19 from 1-4 pm

If you pre-register it is free, otherwise $5 at the door.
Info and Register Click here:
Book Readings and signing by Author, Crafts, Book Sale (Scholastic Book Fair), Sweet and Savory Bake Sale, and a Raffle!

Please see flier attached.
Our dear Sister Julie Mair will be the special guest for this great event!

Elkridge, MD 21075

Muslim Link Newspaper Fundraising Dinner

11 Days Left! Have you Purchased your Tickets?
Br Minhaj Hasan with a an important message
 Tickets are $25/inidividual | Childcare: $5 children ages 6 and under
George Galloway on the importance of supporting 
the Muslim Link Newspaper

Read the Muslim Link Newspaper online:

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Congratulations on reaching this level of accomplishment in your high school career. You are in the final months of your senior year; you have prepared yourself well and are ready to take the next step. We applaud you for your interest in furthering your education by either attending a trade school, college, or university.
Here at Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) we understand that there are many opportunities available to you. Because of the financial challenges that continuing your education may pose for you and your family, SMECO is pleased to have available scholarships for our graduating high-school seniors.

Simply complete the application in this booklet, and return the booklet and required documentation and an essay on Why Is A College Education Important to Completing My Lifetime Goals? to SMECO by Friday, April 1, 2016. You may either mail the information to Bernadette Lewis at P. O. Box 1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637 or drop it off at one of our offices located in Hughesville or Leonardtown.

The Scholarship Guidelines are also enclosed to assist you in completing the application, providing the required documentation, and preparing your essay. Before submitting your application packet, please take time to review the guidelines to ensure that all requirements have been satisfied. We strongly encourage that you seek assistance in reviewing the required essay. Please note that interviews for the top 7 candidates will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Andrews Federal Credit Union Scholarship


Are you headed off to college or trade school in 2016?

Well Andrews Federal is pleased to announce a college scholarship opportunity to make it easier for you to meet tuition costs.
The 2016 Credit Union College Scholarship Program is now underway! College-bound members are eligible to apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships - one $1,000 video-based scholarship;
and one $1,000 photo-based scholarship. And, yes, you may apply in all three categories!
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2016. Awards will be made in May 2016.
Any member of Andrews Federal Credit Union entering their freshmen through senior year of college or trade school may apply.€ ขย  Go online to view contest rules, essay topics and to complete an online application form.

Ivy Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The Ivy Foundation
The Ivy Foundation ("Foundation"), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1986 by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Xi Zeta Omega Chapter. The purpose of The Ivy Foundation is to provide opportunities for young people to achieve healthy and productive outcomes; support academic achievement and higher education; promote community economic development; and encourage volunteerism through community service. As such, the members of The Ivy Foundation are pleased to invite high school seniors matriculating in the District of Columbia public and charter school systems to apply for one or more of the Foundation's annual scholarships.
Each year, The Ivy Foundation provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to help make the academic dreams of students from the District of Columbia a reality. In the Spring of 2016, The Ivy Foundation seeks to award four scholarships (in the amount of at least $2,500.00 each) to four, deserving students. The scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2016 and must be used for academic expenses, including tuition, books, and course-related fees at an accredited, four-year college or university in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Materials may be downloaded at Once on the website, click the link for scholarships to download the application. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged. Completed scholarship applications with the required supporting documents should be submitted to the email or post office address provided on the application. The completed application, including all supporting documents, must be postmarked or electronically submitted by Sunday, April 17, 2016. Please direct any questions to our Scholarship Committee Chairman, at

2016 Federal Communications Bar Association ScholarshipThis year the Foundation's goal is to award scholarships in amounts that typically range from $5,000 to $28,000, payable over four years. The scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate their potential to succeed in college and make positive contributions to their communities. A preference will be given to students with experience or interest in pursuing studies or a career in the communications sector, such as engineering, computer science, information technology, journalism, media, telecommunications or law. Scholarships will be awarded based on this online application as well as a personal interview with members of the FCBA Foundation. All online applications and interviews will be evaluated using the following criteria: academic achievement and honors, communication and personal presentation skills, financial need, motivation, attendance record, service to school, service to community, interest in engineering, computer science, information technology, journalism, media, telecommunications or law. Applicants must complete this application in full. If an applicant does not have certain information specified, that applicant should so note, and provide a brief explanation.Click Here for more information

The Blades of Green Scholarship Fund

Blades of Green was founded in 1989 just outside of Annapolis, Maryland. They have always placed an emphasis on organic-based and bay-friendly lawn care techniques and products. As Maryland locals, the protection of the environment and our water sources is near and dear to Blades of Green. Advancements in environmental engineering, plant sciences, environmental sciences, green technology, and related fields starts with a focus on environmental education.
Blades of Green has created a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking undergraduate or graduate level education in environmental studies or related fields. Mark and Brad Leahy have created a $1,000 scholarship for the 2016 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence, pursuit of further study in environmental education at an accredited college or university, and passion for further study.
The scholarship will last for the duration of one year and be paid directly to the winning candidate to use towards tuition and board during the fall semester.
2016 Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website at to complete the application.

The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association, Inc
The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association, Inc. (LRCA) is pleased to announce that the scholarship application process is open for eligible graduating high school seniors who live in the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood. LRCA is requesting your assistance in informing all graduating seniors that this scholarship opportunity is available and that any student who is interested should go the Web site for instructions and the application package.
LRCA works to further the general welfare of residents who reside within its boundaries. The objective of these scholarships is to provide post-secondary support to graduating high school seniors who have excelled academically and have contributed their talents to the improvement of the community. The program recognizes the achievements of students living in the community and the impact that financial assistance can have on higher education study and completion. LRCA will award at least three (3) Academic Excellence Scholarships to eligible high school graduating seniors residing within the LRCA boundaries, who will attend an accredited college or university. Scholarship awards will range from $500 to $1000.
We look forward to receiving applications from eligible students. The deadline for application submission is March 22, 2016.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Barbara J. Carter on (202) 635-7177 or

Scholarship Opportunity For Education Majors (High School Seniors and Collage Undergraduates)

The Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick/Johns Hopkins University PDK Chapter Endowed Scholarship is still available for the 2016-17 academic year. It is offered to high school seniors from the State of Maryland, who are interested in pursuing a career in education. Undergraduate education majors, who graduated from a high school in Maryland, are also eligible. 
To apply for this scholarship, please complete the application and send it to the email address of the chapter representative. SAT or ACT score should be included.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Greetings from HSF!
Are you a scholar or know someone pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree? Would a scholarship and support services that include career and mentorship interest you? If you plan to continue your education and haven’t already applied for a scholarship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), I enthusiastically invite you to apply for the 2016-17 academic year. Our merit-based scholarship awards range from $500-$5,000, and are available for undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and fields of study. Please note that Business and STEM majors are highly encouraged to apply.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF): Application Deadline is March 30th
In the last scholarship cycle, HSF awarded more than 4,400 scholarships funded by 100 different companies and organizations. The HSF application allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Students have the potential to receive $500-$5,000 for the institution and major of their choice. Don’t leave money on the table, the deadline is March 30th!

Eligibility for the HSF Scholarship:
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4 year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
 How to Apply
  • Learn more about the scholarship program. Click here for the scholarship FAQ.
  • Prepare your recommenders.  You must list at least one (1) academic recommender. Unlike other applications, this scholarship application does not require a lengthy recommendation letter. Your recommender can fill out our online form in less than 10 minutes!
  • Start your application. You can access the HSF application by clicking HERE.

Not a scholar, but know someone who could benefit from this opportunity? Please share this information to members of your communities as HSF is looking for the most talented Latino students in the country to apply!

Here is how you can help: If you have a Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter account, do a quick post. Here are some samples:
  • HSF Scholarship Application is open now! . Apply Today!
  • Know a college, masters or doctoral student? All qualify for an HSF scholarship. Apply Today!
  • HSF Scholarship is open to DACA students.
Deadline: March 30, 2016
We hope you apply! Remember to visit for details.
Sincerely, Fidel A. Vargas
President & CEO
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Application from Prince George's County Public Schools

Redskins Charitable Foundation Scholarship Application: Through our partnership with DC College Success Foundation, the annual Redskins Scholarship application for eligible 12th grade students in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County in Maryland is now available!
Applications are due by April 4 and the link for more details is as follows:

College Scholarship from Prince George's County Public Schools


See attached for more information

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Upholding American Values - Fostering Religious Tolerance & Diversity Event

HCMC Header

Howard County Muslim Council (HCMC) is a community organization dedicated to promoting the interests and involvement of Muslims in Howard County. HCMC is committed to supporting, sponsoring and participating in activities of common interest to local Muslims and the broader community of Howard County.


Shahan Rizvi
Hatem Abdelkader
Vice President
Aref Baig

Rizwan Siddiqi
Asad Rizvi
Ali Abidi
Mehwish Qureshi
Anwer Hasan
Shahid Qureshi
Raghid Shourbaji

Community Announcement - Please Register & RSVP Below:

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:00am to 2:00pm,

 The Howard County Muslim Council, in conjunction with: 
  • The United Maryland Muslim Council
  • Dar Al-Taqwa
  • Muslim Family Center
  • Idara-e-Jaferia 
Cordially invites you an outreach event entitled:
"Upholding American Values - Fostering Religious Tolerance & Diversity" 

The Wilde Lake Interfaith Center
10431 Twin Rivers Road
Columbia, MD 21044

This outreach event is a wonderful opportunity for Muslim community members to meet with elected officials, stay up to date on issues and initiatives that collective faith-based communities will focus on to help dispel anti-Islamic rhetoric, as well as take part in a pledge to support one another when bigotry rears its ugly head.
Hear speeches from our local community leaders, interfaith leaders, educators, law enforcement, and several others about the importance of fostering religious tolerance and diversity. Please be sure to bring the whole family and enjoy some light refreshments during the event! 
See Event Flyer

Your Brother in Humanity,

Shahan Rizvi, President
Howard County Muslim Council
Cell: 301-254-2780

Howard County Muslim Council
Dedicated to promoting the interest of the people of Howard County, Maryland|

Monday, March 14, 2016

Islamic Medicine Lecture

Hakim M Salim Khanan international authority on Natural Medicine (Tibb), he has practiced Islamic Medicine since 1978 and is widely acknowledged as a medical practitioner who has mastered the science of Аавс╣мibb - medicine.  He is the Author of АавтТаТ╕An Introduction to Islamic Medicine.АавтТаТ╣  
He established Mohsin Clinic in Leicester, UK in 1978, he successfully treated many thousands of patients from different walks of life and communities. He also trains future practitioners in natural medicine through the College of Medicine and Healing Arts, training in Traditional (Tibb) Medicine.

Hakim SalimАавтТаТ╣s first teacher and inspiration to study natural medicine (Tibb), was Shabeer Hussain Saahib (ra). Having trained as a traditional Islamic Medical Practitioner and also having studied Iridology, Osteopathy, Western Phytotherapy and Homoeopathy, he lectures and teaches at least three of these other disciplines, bringing a unique perspective to Medical Practice. He was featured in a BBC documentary about traditional herbal medicine.

Please join us on March 27th as we spend an afternoon with Hakim Salim Khan during his visit to the US. Refreshments provided. Program sponsored by the Diyanet Center of America Women's Committee. 

Islamophobia Discussion

Little Gandhi: The Lost Truth Of The Syrian Uprising

A Work Opportunity for Teens

Attached is a wonderful opportunity for students between 14 and 17 years old, who are interested in being considered for temporary employment within Fleet & Family Readiness (FFR) Programs: Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department; Child and Youth Programs (CYP). 

The Teen Work Wise Program takes place on Joint Base Anacostia Bolling from 5/31/16 through 9/22/16. 

Please see the links for more information on "How to Apply".

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 District Night in Annapolis


Please save the date for our 2016 District Night - an evening of good food, great music & excellent networking with elected officials - per the following program:

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Lowe's House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Rooms 170 & 180
Annapolis, MD 21401

Note: Free Buses will conduct pick-and-drop at Randallstown Community Center - Randallstown, Metro Center - Owings Mills, District Office - Reisterstown. 

District Office:
301 Main Street, Suite 1D, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Women's Committee of Masjid As-Saffat

The Women’s Committee of Masjid As-Saffat (WCMAS) is a group of Muslim women from Masjid As-Saffat and other Muslim communities in the state of Maryland. Founded in 1974, our mission is to foster the growth of Islamic education for Muslim women and youth, and to propagate Islam as a way of life. We also endeavor to increase the public awareness and understanding of Islamic beliefs.

Alhamdulillah, WCMAS will be hosting our 33rd annual women's conference March 25-27, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. The conference is for females ages 12 and up. I have attached a flyer with website and conference information. Please share with the women/young girls of your community.

We look forward to meeting and interacting with the young girls and women of your community and building lasting Islamic relationships, Insha'Allah.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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