Houston, Texas: Several hundred Muslim families this past Saturday attended the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) Free One-Day Educational Seminar on â€œMuslim Family in USAâ€ at the recently constructed beautiful Norris Conference Center in Town Center (I-10 and BW 8).
Program was divided into four parts: Adults, Adolescents, Youngsters, and Children. Various contemporary issues related to family values, marriage, youth, etc. were discussed in details. Topics included: â€œOrganized Konfusionâ€; â€œThe Hollywood Effectâ€; â€œChoosing Oneâ€™s Spouseâ€; Goals, Purpose and Definition of Marriageâ€; Spousesâ€™ Rights and Duties; Marital Discord and Establishing a Happy Family; â€œNominal Marriage and Nominal Divorceâ€; and others.
Some of the famous scholars present on the occasion were: Dr. Salah AL-Sawi, Secretary General of AMJA & President of Shariah Academy of America; Dr. Main Al-Qudah, Imam MAS Katy Center & Assistant Professor Shariah Academy; Dr. Mwafak Ghalayeny, Imam the Islamic Center of Grand Blank City Michigan & Faculty Member of Islamic American University; Dr. Hatem AL-Haj, Board Certified Pediatrician & Dean of Shariah Academy; Dr. Waleed Edrees Meneese, Vice-Chairman of North American Imams Federation & Vice-President of Islamic University of Minnesota; Dr. Waleed Basyouni, Imam Clear Lake Islamic Center; Dr. Mohamed Naâ€™em Saey, Professor of Jurisprudence; Shaikh Moustafa Mahmoud Imam ISGH; Michael Fjetland of Islam in Spanish; Imam Yahya Gant of ISGH; Shaikh Abdul Aziz Aboulhassan Imam ISGH; and many others.
For getting more information including DVD of the various presentations, one can visit www.AMJAOnline.Org
Houston Helping Hand to Send Container for Needy Pakistanis
Houston, Texas: With the dedicated & constant help and support of International Courier Services, and Volunteers of Dr. Saleha Khumawala, the Helping Hand For Relief & Development (HHRD), is ready to send a Container for the Needy to Pakistan from Houston. HHRD has sent the following appeal:
You can donate new or used household items like kitchenware, bed sheets, comforters, blankets, leather jackets, sweaters, towels, bikes, toys, wheel chairs, crutches, pots and pans, dishes, rugs, carpet, computers, printers, clothes, shoes, accessories, basically everything thatâ€™s in good useable condition. No junk or unusable items please!!! We need to maximize the valuable shipping space. Since the task is such an enormous one we need your cooperation in sorting and packing the items you donate in the following way:
1) Separate winter and summer clothing; 2) Use separate boxes for clothing for women and children. NO western suits for women; 3) Tie shoes/sandals pairs to ensure that they stay together; 4) For sets of shalwar-kameez tightly fold and secure the set; 5) Fitted/flat sheets, comforters, quilts, towels etc. should be tightly rolled and secured; 6) All household items in separate boxes from clothes etc.; 7) In addition please make a donation of any amount ($50-$100) you can to help cover shipping, port clearing and distribution costs.
The check should be made payable to: Helping Hand For Relief & Development (tax-deductible receipt will be issued): Checks can be mailed to: 11945 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77099.
Please sort everything as instructed and pack in separate boxes and mark the contents on the outside with a marker (DONOT seal /tape the boxes).
HHRD cannot accept any appliances or food.
Please take all your stuff in boxes and DROP off on: Saturday and Sunday – January 16 & 17, 2010 – Between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the following location. ICS Shipping Co.; 6160 Westview Dr.; Houston, Texas 77055; (713) 688-4599
DIRECTIONS to ICS Shipping: From Inside the 610 loop; Go on I-10 west; Exit Silber Street; Make a right turn on Silber; Make a right on Westview, go about Â¼ mile; 6160 Westview is on the left; (281) 793-8455 cell Khurram Iqbal.
We need at least 30 Volunteers on January 16 and 17, 2010. Please call us and let us know which day you can help. For any other questions please call: Maaz Adil (281) 468-2238- Rana Farooqui (713) 453-8388 (after 4 p.m.).