Community News 16-26

*The Muslim Observer

Community News 16-26

Muslim society opens new free clinic in Chantilly

The Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network, a nonprofit arm of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society,  opened a new clinic June 8 with an inaugural ceremony at the ADAMS Sully Center.The clinic is aimed at providing medical services to low income groups.

An interfaith team of volunteer doctors and other medical professionals donate their services Saturdays at the clinic, which ADAMS officials describe as “the first Muslim-organized initiative in Virginia that seeks to meet the comprehensive health-care needs of all qualifying, low-income individuals.” Organizers said the clinic is the first of what they hope becomes a network of free clinics across Virginia and, eventually, in other states.

Sarah Rahman receives Solon Women’s Club scholarship

SOLON,OH–The Solon Women’s Club awarded one of its two $1000 scholarships to Sarah Rahman for her dedication to improving the community through volunteer service.

Among Rahman’s achievements, she created a Muslim youth group and a Music for Society group, celebrated accomplishments with Speech and Debate, National Honor Society, Future Problem Solving, LifeSmarts and Mock Trial and acted as the captain of the bowling team. In addition, she took 14 AP tests and achieved a perfect SAT score. Richman has also worked hard throughout her high school career, volunteering at the Hospice of the Western Reserve for seven years, and also acting as the Vice President of the Council for Exceptional Children, among other volunteer endeavors.

SimplyTapp Adds Mohammad Khan to Board of Directors

SimplyTapp, a provider of Host Card Emulation (HCE) solutions for mobile payments, today announced that Mohammad Khan has been named to its Board of Directors. As a visionary leader of mobile payments and with more than 30 years of experience in growing the payments industry, Khan brings unprecedented experience, knowledge and insight to SimplyTapp.

“The addition of Khan to our board is tremendous. His ideas over the last decade have revolutionized the payment card industry and have enhanced the shopping experience through mobile for millions of card holders in markets across the globe. His vision of using contactless technology for card payments was a fundamental building block to where the industry stands today,” said Doug Yeager, CEO of SimplyTapp.

“Khan’s unparalleled understanding of the payments ecosystem will be a great asset to SimplyTapp as we take the next evolutionary step into mobile by making digital issuance, storage and distribution painless, cost effective and scalable for card issuers.”

Mohammad Khan co-founded ViVOtech in 2001, the early leader in contactless and Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payments. As its President and Board Member, Khan paved the road for mobile payments by shipping more than one million NFC point of sale (POS) terminals to a wide variety of brand name merchants around the world. Khan and the team also ran multiple successful field trials globally for mobile payments, offers, and loyalty programs confirming to the industry that consumers liked using their mobile devices to shop, save and pay at physical stores. Prior to ViVotech, Khan worked at VeriFone for 15 years joining in its infancy days, and contributed in making magnetic stripe and smart cards to be the leading payment medias for the industry globally.

Milwaukee museum focuses on Muslim dress

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s new exhibit focuses on the dress of Muslim women from the  area.

It features 30 traditional outfits as well as special occasion and day-to-day items like table sets and jewelry.

It’s called “Beyond the Veil” and is a joint project between the museum and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute. It aims to expand public knowledge concerning the significance of cultural clothing beyond stereotypes.

The museum says the exhibit also illustrates how women from different generations continue to recreate and adapt elements of their cultural dress.

It runs through September 1 and is free with museum admission.


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