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MS BBall Training Camp for 7th - 8th Grade Boys Only - Limited to 8 Spots only


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This Friday's Angels Circle, we have MCWS Annual General Body Meeting after Isha at 8pm


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PCR Annual Quran Competition on March 7th - 1pm - 6:30pm


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MCWS 4th Annual VIP (Very Important Prophets) Seerah Competiton for Kids on Prophet Musa (AS) and Isa (AS)


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Learn JAVA in 5 weeks from Certified Java Programmer


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Learn QURANIC Arabic in 15 Weeks - Taught by Graduate of Bayyinah Institute Quran Dream Project


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Free Career Coaching Services


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**NEW FORMAT **Angels Circle this Friday - THE STORYTELLER on Courage


Occurs every Friday except special holidays or during Ramadan

What: A Family Nite Halaqah with Guest Speaker and Q/A Session
Where: MCWS/Crescent Gym
When: Spring - Summer: before Maghrib
Fall: After Maghrib
Winter: After Isha

Kids (ages 6-12) Special arrangement inside Gym Classroom
$2 Min. Donation Suggested
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: For those who have been helping, Jazakum Allah Khairan. It is very much appreciated. For those who would like to give it a try, please sign-up here
If you would like to be added to our pool of emcees, please sign-up here, and we will contact you when needed, based on your availability
For more info, please contact: Shamael Haque at or Sr. Hasina Abdu at

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MCWS CORE - Weekly Friday Program for High School Youth


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MCWS Social Potluck - Saturday 2/21 - 6:30 - 8pm at MCWS Youth Lounge


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Important Candle Light Vigil and Discussion - Friday 5:30pm at WSU


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MCWS Youth are holding a gathering 'Making Sense of Senseless Violence'


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Special Bake Sale in honoring the Legacy of Deah Barakat, Yusor and Razan Abu-Salha


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Our Condolences to the families of North Carolina Chapel Hill Shooting


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Mirza Mustapha Ali Baig, elder brother of Jabir Baig passed away!


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Check Sunday School Closing - visit!


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Family Alpine Valley Sking Trip - Sat Feb 7th 8:30a - 6:30p


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Special Talk by Ustadh Abdel Rehman Murphy followed by Dinner - Sat Jan 24th 7pm


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Presentation by Sh. Ali on his recent group Trip to Jerusalem and other holy places


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Live Streaming Surah Al-Kahf by Noman Ali Khan @ 9pm Sat Jan 17th (Youth Lounge)


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Zahra Sabri's Sister passed away on Friday Jan 16th


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Evening Quran Classes for Kids - Registration Extended till Sunday Jan 11th (midnight)


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Weekly Educational Classes for All Ages


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Support MCWS by becoming a Sustaining Member - Submit Application Online

    MCWS Membership Online Application
New and Existing Members can now submit their application online and pay in full or setup monthly recurring payment plan
Family: $240
Single: $120
Students/Seniors (>=65yrs): $100
We need your support!
Questions? Contact Syed Arif at - MCWS Membership Coordinator

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Live Streaming RIS Convention and Knowledge Retreat from Toronto - Dec 21st - 28th @ MCWS Youth Lounge


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Special Quran Recitation for the Victims of Peshawar School Shooting - hosted by APPNA-MI


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New Gym Floor Inaugural - this Wednesday Dec 17th after Isha @ 8pm


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MCWS 2015 Board Election - Final Results Announced!


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High School Info Session - Sun Dec 14th 2p-4pm @MCWS Basement


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MCWS Women - Game Nite and Potluch - this Saturday 7p - 10p @ Basement


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Islamic Relief - D.A.R.T Training Workshop - LAST SESSION - SATURDAY Dec 13th 10am - Free!


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No Angels Circle this Friday due to gym closure


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Gym Closing / Events Schedule Changes


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ARABIC Language Class for Kids/Beginners - Limited to 12 students only

    Course Name: Arabic Language for Beginners/Kids
Pre-requiste: Students with a strong passion for the language and desire to continue this class till the end of school term.
Course Instructor: Ashour Shwehdi MS in Education, BA In Arabic Language and Islamic studies . Former School principal, Currently Arabic Language Instructor at School Craft College
Textbook: Al-Arabia Bayna Yada'yik - book one- العربية بين يديك
Course Start Date: Every Thursday b/w Maghrib - Isha
Course End Date: Unlimited
Duration: 1:30. hrs
Ages: Middle School Kids and Up! (Brothers and Sisters)
Limited to 12 students (first come first serve)
Location: Classroom L (Next to Sh. Ali's Room)
Cost: Free - no registration required
Coordinator: Br. Adnan Latif
Contact Email:
MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Tech Club for Middle School and up! Register Today!

    MCWS Tech Club for Kids (Middle School and up)
What: Monthly Workshop to provide kids opportunity to learn world of electronics.
When: Class Once every month - 10:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: MCWS Gym
Who: Middle School and higher along with their parents
Cost: $10 registration fee for each class.
Material: Arduino Starter kits to be provided to Kids (1 kit for 2 students) for use during the session. Request Kids/parents to bring their laptop. Kids can purchase these Kits online if they desire.
Goal: To provide a platform for teaching and skill development for electronics to community kids. Kids will be able to learn skills such as programming, electronic circuits and hardware. The platform will provide an opportunity for kids to work on different projects with the help off their parents.
To volunteer, please contact Br. Syed Arif at
MCWS Programs Committee

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Monday BasketBall for Elementary and Middle School Boys


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MCWS 9th Annual Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Seminar - Sat Nov 15th - 8:00a -1:15pm - Please RSVP (Entrance Free)

    9th Annual MCWS Health Seminar
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING, FREE CONSULTATION, Bring your previous medical reports.FLU shots available.
Click here to view flier and program schedule

1. Screening is 8:00 - 9:30.
2. Talks start at 9:30 am and end by 12:00 pm.
3. Cholesterol screening $12 or free for those who can't afford it.
4. Please come fasting 12 hrs before the tests
5. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Free
6. Free Babysitting
7. A donation of $10 towards the testing is recommended.
8. Echo Cardiograms for those who are elderly, with high blood pressure and diabetes are recommended.
For further details or to volunteer, please contact Br. Adnan at
Sponsored by:
Crescent Academy International
MCWS Canton Masjid
St John Providence Health System | Boston Scientific Corp, | Medtronic Corp. | St Jude Medical Corp.
Guidance Financial
Community Volunteers
MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Social - this Saturday Nov 15th - 6:30p-8:00p @ MCWS Basement

    MCWS Social
All are welcome! Bring someone new to our community, meet and greet. Separate setup for men and women. For detaisl, contact Hasina Abdu at
MCWS Outreach Committee

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Sunnah Saturday Updates for MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL Boys Program

    Sunnah Saturday for HS Boys
First day of classes will be Saturday, November 15th

Cost: $200
-MCWS Youth Committee

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Sunnah Saturday for MIDDLE SCHOOL Boys (6th-8th grade) - Register Online

    Sunnah Saturday for MIDDLE SCHOOL Boys (6th-8th grade)
What: A 2-week pilot for a New Study Circle aim at teaching young people their faith while fostering strong bonds amongst the participants as well as seeking to connect them to the reality they live in and finally enjoy their time with healthy discussions and games
When: First day of classes will be Saturday, November 8th - 10:00am - 2:00pm

When: NOV 8th 2014 - NOV 15th 2014
Cost: $20
-MCWS Youth Committee

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Job Opening for MCWS Assistant Imam

    Position Summary:

The Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs (MCWS) of Detroit is seeking a full-time Assistant Imam to provide leadership, teaching and guidance to our growing community. Key activities include:
- working with our Senior Imam Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali to address the needs of the community
- providing Islamic religious guidance, practices, and leadership to the community according to the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah
- establishing and leading educational and extracurricular programs for adults and youth
- working to enhance our community's openess by focusing on new Muslims, new arrivals in the community, interfaith collaborations, wider community outreach, and continuing to welcome all Muslims from different backgrounds, cultures, and schools of thought

The Assistant Imam reports to the MCWS Shura (Board of Directors).

Minimum Required Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Islamic Studies or any related field from a recognized institution.
- Ijazah (license) to teach various Islamic sciences, such as Tajweed, Fiqh, etc.
- Spoken and written fluency in English and Arabic (Fus-ha/Quranic)
- Experience as an Imam or Assistant Imam.
- Ability to interact with, teach, and relate to all age groups in the community (children, youth, elders, etc)
- Ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Hafidh (Having Memorized the entire Quran)
- Qari' (Having Ijaza to recite the Quran in one or more of the Qira`at/Tajweed styles)
- Experience in family/youth counseling, conflict prevention, and resolution.
- Dynamic speaking style
- Experience engaging non-Muslim communities about Islam.
- Experience leading Taraweeh prayers.
- Fluency in Urdu, Bengali, or other common community languages.

The Assistant Imam is expected to:
- Coordinate with the MCWS Shura on all activities
- Lead the daily prayers at MCWS per the schedule established by the Senior Imam
- Give the Khutbah and lead prayer for Jumaa up to four times per month at MCWS and/or neighboring communities per Shura guidance.
- Write original articles for the community newsletter or website on a monthly basis.
- Hold office hours four times per week to address community needs
- Coordinate with our Youth Directors regarding our youth programming
- Develop and lead educational workshops and classes on various Islamic topics, with a specific focus on new Muslims as well as the general community
- Participate in community outreach and interfaith activities.
- Participate in MMCC and other wider community organizations representing MCWS.
- Work to prevent discrimination in community activities on any basis including but not limited to school of thought, gender, race, nationality, citizenship, political affiliation, or economic status.
- Perform conversion, matrimonial, and funeral services.
- Participate in the strategic leadership of the community alongside the Shura, Senior Imam, and Youth Directors, including working on expansion to satellite locations in partnership with neighboring communities.
- Work towards becoming the Senior Imam upon retirement of the current office-holder.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required

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Day of Ashura - Monday Nov 3rd.


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Daylight Savings Time Changes on Sunday Nov 2nd - One hour BACK


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I WANT TO BE A PRESIDENT - Program for KG - Grade 5th


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EID-UL-ADHA will be on SATURDAY Oct 4th - as announced by Saudi Arabia


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Please provide feedback on Asst. Imam Candidate - Imam Hasan Shaykh


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Community Potluck Iftar - This Friday - Day of Arafat


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HAJJ ASSEMBLY - A Crescent Academy Students Presentation - Wed Oct 1st @ 5:30pm


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MCWS Winterization Kickoff - Schedule your date today!

    MCWS Winterization Service

MCWS is ready to winterize sprinkler system for the community resident, this is a volunteer service offer by MCWS and 100% proceed goes to masjid, all new comers and existing residence of Canton please schedule online by
CLICKING HERE to schedule your appointment
Or Contact: Br. Muthahir Jamali

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Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Event - Saturday 9/20 - Backup - Sunday 9/21 (in case its raining on Sat)


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Urgent Prayer Requested for one of our Youth. Abid Mallick


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Remembering Abid - Funeral Service Details


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MCWS / P-CEP Counseling to Parents and Students


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[8/19- Press Release] - Official Statement on behalf of MCWS Board and Trustees


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Abid Mallick passed away on Tuesday Aug 19th - Funeral Prayers on Thursday 8/21 at 2:00pm at MCWS followed by Burial at Knollwood Cemetery in Canton


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MCWS Sunday School & Kids Quran Class - Registration Ends Sept 5th


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Lose to Win - A Fitness Transformation Sessions for the Muslim Community

    Lose to Win - A Fitness Transformation Sessions for the Muslim Community
Canton Leisure Services is providing this Special Weight Lose Program with separate Male and Female Trainers. MCWS Members are encourage to check this program online
1. On-line registration is open as from Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Classes are filling-up fast! see link:
2. Registration at Summit front desk will start from Wednesday, August 20, 2104
3. Meet n greet will be on Saturday, September 6th from 10.00 to 12noon.
For details, please contact Sulaiman Afzal,Cell: 734-474-3475 /
LOSE _TO_ WIN_Program.pdf

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Information for Parents on how to deal with Trauma


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MCWS Ramadan 2014 - Give us your feedback!


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No Angels Circle this Friday due to ISNA


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DO NOT MISS - This Friday (Aug 15) Special Jummah - w/ Guest Khateebs


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MCWS PICNIC AUG 10, 2014 (SUNDAY) 1-4pm @ Heritage Park in Canton


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Youth Summer Camp - High School and Up! - Deadline: Aug 12th


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Congratulations! - We reached our GOAL of collecting 26K for the UPGRADED GYM FLOOR PROJECT


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EID on Monday July 28th - Burton Manor @9:30AM - PLEASE NOTE: I-96 is closed. Expect delays, Seek Alt. Routes


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MCWS Youth (High School and Older) Qiyam on Sat July 26th


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MCWS Social Iftar / Dinner (No Speeches, No Fundraising) - Sat July 26th


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Ramadan Mubarak! - See Announcements below

    Ramadan Announcements
Sh. Ali's Daily Quran Tafseer Class after Asr for 45mins
Youth Ramadan Rizq Challenge - Click here for details
VIEW DAILY IFTAR SCHEDULE - Note: Sign-up sheet is posted inside Men Masjid Area. To update, email
View Parking/Overflow Arrangements
View Babysitting Rules
Community Qiyam: 27th of Ramadan - Wednesday July 23rd
Khatam-e-Quran: 29th of Ramadan - Friday July 25th
Eid al-Fitr: Monday, July 28, 2014 at Burton Manor @ 9:30am

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ITEKAAF Guidelines and Online Registration Form Link


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Khatm-e-Quran - Friday July 25th - 10:50pm


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Qiyam / Social Iftar / Khatm-e-Quran - Announcements


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[CANCELLED] - Special Informational Session on Dawah in Africa on Sunday by Sh. Ahmad has been cancelled


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Upcoming Fundraising Dinners - Please Donate Generously


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Feedback requested regarding VIP Seerah Competition

    VIP Seerah Competition
We invite constructive feedback from the community to help us improve inshaAllah. Kindly click on the link below for the feedback form:

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'Feed Detroit' - Please Contribute Generously

    'Feed Detroit' - initiative to collect food and distribute to needy in Detroit Area
What - 'Feed the Detroit' initiative to collect all perishable items such as canned food and dry food
When: Last day to drop off is June 24
Where: Drop box located inside the Men and Women Hallway near the entrances
Details:- This is to help Masjid Al Haq and needy people in the Detroit area.
Contact: Sr. Hajera Naveed at
MCWS Outreach Committee

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MCWS Summer Olympics - We need your Feedback!

    Your feedback is very important for us! Please feel free to post your comments, suggestions and concerns by clicking the link below. All entries are annonynomous
Click here to submit your feedback

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Ramadan Nutrition & Fitness for Women - Special Session with Sr. Nadine of Nadoona on Thursday June 26th at MCWS Basement

    What: Ramadan Nutrition & Fitness - A Nadoona's Guide to an Optimally Healthy Ramadan for Women<
Who: Sr. Nadine Abu Jubara of NADOONA
When: Thursday, June 26th @ 7:30PM
Where: MCWS Basement
For details, contact Sr. Shirin Khan @

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Imam Magid (ISNA President) to give a lecture at MCWS this Wednesday (June 18th) after Asr @ 7pm

    Please join us for a Special Lecture on Wednesday June 18th on 'Diseases of the Heart' by Imam Magid at MCWS Gym after Asr Prayers.

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This Friday's Angels Circle on 'Preparing for Ramadan' with Sh Ali Suleiman Ali

    Friday Angels Circle
Every Friday b/w Maghrib and Isha (Note: Based on speaker's request and program, Isha might be delayed 15 mins on Fridays only)
Cost: Free
Babysitting available, $1 donation requested
Click here to signup as volunteer
If you would like your child to do the opening recitation, please sign up below: Click here
Coordinators - Br. Shamael Haque / Sr. Hasina Abdu -
MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Outreach Event - 'Meet & Greet' New Muslims and New Comers to Canton

    'Meet & Greet' New Muslims and New Comers to Canton
What: 'Meet & Greet' New Muslims and New Comers to Canton
When: Friday June 20th after Asr 7pm
Where: MCWS Gym
All New Muslim families and those who move recently to Canton are invited for a casual gathering to know and introduce each other
MCWS Outreach Committee Who:

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Mother of Br.Wahed Hussain and mother-in-law of Sr. Rakshan passed away

Mother of Br.Wahed Hussain and mother-in-law of Sr. Rakshan and Dadi of Sumreen, Feisal and Rashid passed away on Saturday June 14th.
Janaza prayer and burial will be on Sunday June 15th at MCWS - 40440 Palmer Road, Canton MI-48188. Burial will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park on Ridge and Cherry Hill.
Quran recitation will be held on Tuesday June 17th after Asr (7pm) at MCWS
Please pray for her magfirah. We ask ALLAH (SWT) to forgive her, have mercy on her and grant her highest level in Jannah.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family - MCWS Communications

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Kids Summer Olympics - Sunday June 15th - 9am SHARP - For Registration, email for any available spots

    Summer Outdoor Sporting Competition
Registration is now closed
East Essence Halal Chef
Saad Halal Meat
Abdu Market
Individual donors
You could send an email to and we'll add you to our waiting list and will inform you asap if someone drops out.
What: Summer Outdoor Sporting Competition
When: June 15th 2014 - 9am - 6pm
Who:Ages 5-14 yrs (Not limited to Sunday School Students)
Cost:$15/kid includes games, food, snacks, medals, certificates and Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Winners in each Age group.
Event Includes:Sack Race, 3 Legged Race, Tag Race, Tug of War, Egg Race, Dodgeball, Basketball Hoops, Capture the Flag, Obstacles and lots of fun in an Olympic fanfare
Max: 200 athletes
MUST REGISTER ONLINE before JUNE 7th or end up on a Waiting List.
Full Refund if cancelled before June 7th
No Discount for multiple kids
Click here to download the consent form
Kids 10yrs and under must be accompanied by a parent.
All Parents can attend the event for free.
Delicious Biryani, Paratha Roll, and Dessert available for purchase
Bring your guests to enjoy and watch kids in action.Make it a family event.
Questions/Sponsors? call: 734-386-0010 or email:
MCWS Sunday School PTO

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    Mufti Hussain Kamani: Keynote Speaker at Youth Fundraising Dinner and Baking Contest Friday, June 6 @ 6:45pm $10/person. buy online @

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All Openings filled up - still like to volunter for Ramadan Parking - please contact us

Must be a College Student with good communication and social skills
# of Positions: 5
Rate: $10/hr
Hours = 1 hrs/day
Max = 10 days*
* June 27th, 28th and July 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 23rd and 25th
Timings: 30 min before Isha starts
Contact: Jawad Anwar - or call: 734-674-7767
MCWS Ramadan Parking Committee

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MCWS CAI - Family Fun Day & 5K - Sunday June 1st - 10am

    MCWS CAI Family Fun Day & 5K
What: Join MCWS & CRESCENT ACADEMY INTL. for our third annual Family 5K run/walk and our Family Fun Field Day and Lunch. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and marvel at Allah s creation. Celebrate healthy living and commit to changing your lifestyle for the better. Your body is an Amana given to you by Allah, take care of it!
WHEN: Sunday June 1st, (10:00am - 2:30pm)
WHERE: Heritage Park (North Pavilion), Canton, MI.
Registration includes 5K run/walk, kids fun run and post run/walk refreshments and / or Family Fun Field Day outdoor activities and Lunch.
COST:5K run / walk: $10 (Online) / $15 (OnSite) per person - includes 5K participation, kids fun run, one T-Shirt [please indicate size. (Adult XL, L, M, S) (Youth L, M, S)*] and a finisher's medal
* T-Shirt Guaranteed if you register by May 23rd, otherwise, while supplies last*
Family Fun Field Day outdoor activities and Lunch - $10 per person
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 10-11:30 - 5k run / walk, kids fun run and refreshments 11:30-1:00 - Family Fun Field day outdoor activities 1-2:30 - Lunch
Registration Deadline: May 31st midnight
CONTACT: Shirin Khan -
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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Recent Changes to MCWS Board (Shura)

Following the sad loss of our beloved President Br. Mashood Rabbaig (may ALLAH swt grant him Janat-ul-Firdaus), the Board of Directors (Shura) and Board of Trustees have approved these new appointments:
Executive Board:
President: Br. Haaris Ahmad
Vice President: Br. Jawad Anwar
Treasurer: Br. Rizwan Baig
Secretary: Br. Maajed Huq
Anila Baig
Hasina Abdu
Khalid Waqhar
Abdullah Haydar
Syed Arif
Please join us in welcoming newly appointed MCWS Board member Syed Arif. He has been a Canton resident and MCWS member since 2001. He is an engineer by profession and currently works as an Supplier Technical Assistance Manager at Ford Motor Company. He resides close to the masjid with his parents, wife and four children. He has been involved in various initiatives and activities within and outside the community.
Please keep all of us in your prayers. We ask for your continued support. May ALLAH (SWT) bless this community and protect us all.

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MCWS Evening Quran Classes for Kids (Ages:6-14)

    MCWS Evening Quran Classes - Now Enrollment for Summer Classes is CLOSED
Next Trimester will start in Sept. Registration will open in AUG 2014.
Click here to view Summer Class Schedule
Registration Ends: 05/18/2014
What:Spring-Summer Evening QQ Class
When: 05/28/14 - 08/28/14 (Mon & Wed / Tues & Thurs 6:30pm - 7:30pm)
Ages: 6 - 14yrs only
Cost: $130 for 26 Classes
Max Seats: 50
Contact: MCWS Education Coordinator - 734-386-0010 /

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No Angels Circle this Friday due to Memorial Weekend


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LAST WEEK LEFT - UNITED FOR THE CURE - Relay for Life - SAT May 17th @ Heritage Park

    UNITED FOR THE CURE - Relay for Life
MCWS is again a proud sponsor of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life event - United for Cure.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m | Heritage Park, Canton
Please Donate generously for this cause by CLICKING HERE
Questions? Email:
Event Coordinator: Sr. Zehra Sabri
MCWS Outreach Committee

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SPECIAL UPDATE - Wife of Br. Mashood Rabbaig will be accepting condolences on THURSDAY MAY 15th at MCWS after Dhur Prayers

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon
On the afternoon of May 3 while visiting India, Br. Mashood Rabbaig, the President of the MCWS Shura, returned to his Lord after suffering a cardiac arrest. May Allah forgive his sins and give him peace in his grave and the afterlife. May we all take this as a reminder of our short time here.
Br. Mashood was a pillar of the Canton community and amongst its founders. He worked tirelessly for that community and May Allah except all of his work as in His service.
He is survived by his wife Dr. Shaheen Rabbaig and 3 children, Sheema, Maseer, and Shaheer. Please make duaa for them as well.
There will be a collective duaa at MCWS after dhuhr as well as Qur'an recitation and an opportunity to share words about Br. Mashood for those who would like inshAllah.
MCWS Shura and Trustees

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Annual Kids4Kids Seminar - SUN May 11th - 3:30 -6:00p - FREE!

    Kids4kids Seminar Click here to view flier
Annual Kids4Kids Seminar
Topic: Traits of the Shining Stars - Amazing Qualities of Our Twelwe Mothers (Ummahaatul-Mumineen)
What:A Seminar organized and presented by the Students of Shajara Tayyiba Home School in Canton
When:Sunday May 11th - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Where:MCWS Gym
Who:Boys 6-8yrs and Girls of all ages. Parents are welcome to attend with their siblings. Babysitting Available for $2/child
Cost:Free - $5 donation requested payable to MCWS
Refreshments will be served
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee and Co-Sponsored by Shajara Tayyiba. Email:

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Crescent Academy Intl - Admissions Open for 2014-2015

    Crescent Academy is now enrolling K-8 for 2014-2015
Admissions are now open at Crescent Academy Intl. Please CLICK HERE to view forms. For details contact 734-729-1000

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Special Note from our Seerah Competition Organizing Committee - Jazakallah hu khairan to ALL!

    The 2014 Seerah Committee would like to thank all its sponsors, donors, volunteers, teachers, evaluators, parents and students for their participation and tireless effort to make this yet again a successful event. It is all a blessing from ALLAH (SWT). May HE (SWT) accept this from all of us and make it a source of guidance and our entrance to Jannah
Special appreciation to our Sponsors
Wayne Tree
Dr. Shazia Raza - Renal Care Specialist
Dr Suheb Hasan - Neurologist
Dr. Ashar Khan - Psychiatrist
Saif Siddiqui Remax

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View this months Angels Circle

    Friday Angels Circle
Every Friday between Maghrib and Isha for 1 hour with 15min Q&A
Cost: Free
Babysitting available, $1 donation requested
Click here to signup as volunteer
If you would like your child to do the opening recitation, please sign up below: Click here
Coordinators - Br. Shamael Haque / Sr. Hasina Abdu -
MCWS Programs Committee

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    This Year's Theme: VIP - Very Important Prophets (Nuh & Ibrahim)
Coaching Classes Starts: March 29th, Apr 5, Apr 19, Apr 26 (10a - 1:30pm)
Final Competition on Sat May 3rd
Books are available for purchase after every Friday Prayers inside Gym or you can purchase online - see for details
Questions/Sponsors/Volunteers? Email: or call:734-386-0441
MCWS Seerah Competition Organization Committee

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CAI Second Annual Cyber Safety Seminar - THURS May 1s - 7-8pm

    What: Crescent Academy International will be hosting the 2nd Annual Cyber Safety Initiative. The Cyber Safety Initiative is an internet safety program run by the state of Michigan. The purpose of this initiative is for us to educate ourselves on the dangers our children face online and safety precautions that we may implement in our homes.
When: Thursday May 1st - 7pm - 8pm
Where: Gym/Activities Building
Who: Adults Only. All Parents are invited

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Seerah Competition Volunteers Meeting - this Thurs MAY 1st @ 7pm @ MCWS Masjid

    Volunteers NEEDED - All Ages!!
What: MCWS Seerah Competition
When: Thurs May 1st @ 7pm
Where: MCWS Masjid

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High School BOYS Basketball Tournament - April 27th 2p -8p - Last date to register your team is Fri April 25th

    Click Here to register online
What: HIGH SCHOOL (BOYS) BasketBall Tournament
When: Sun Apr 27th | 2pm - 8pm
Where: MCWS Gym
Cost: $5
Ages: High School freshman thru seniors
Deadline: Fri April 25th
Program Coordinator: Ibrahim Sabur
Email questions to
Shura Sports Coordinator: Br. Haaris Ahmad -

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Special Weekend Seminar with Ustadh Ubaydallah Evans - Sat Apr 12th @ 3:00p - 6:30p

    Special Weekend Seminar with Ustadh Ubaydallah Evans
Register Online at
What: Maxims of Islamic Law
When: Sat Apr 12th 3:00p - 6:30p @ MCWS
Who: Ustadh Ubaydallah Evans
Cost: $10/person (11 yrs and up)
Babysitting included for additional cost
Questions? Email:
MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Open House for Friends, collegues and neighbors - Sat Apr 12th @ 11a - 2:30p

    MCWS Open House for Friends, collegues and neighbors
MCWS will be hosting an Open House for our non-Muslim neighbors/friends/co-workers.

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Sunday School New timings - Effective April 6th 2014

    Sunday School New timings - Effective April 6th 2014
Start Time: 10:45am (Assembly)
End Time: 1:45am
Dhur at 2pm
Please pick your child at 1:45pm so that teachers can pray as well.

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Pakistan Consulate visiting Tawheed Center Farmington, Saturday April 5th 9a-4p

    For all your Visa- Passport, NICOP and other Consulate Services, Pakistan Consulate is visiting Michigan on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 (9a-4p) @ Tawheed Center, Farmington Hills, MI

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**NEW ** Friday Prayers Timings - Effective from April 4th

    **NEW ** Friday Prayers Timings
Prayer starts 20 min after the Khutbah (Lecture) ends.
Please distribute widely. JZK for your cooperation - MCWS Board

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Scam Alert - Beware of Callers Impersonating Government Agents

    Scam Alert - Beware of Callers Impersonating Government Agents
A number of community members have received calls from individuals falsely claiming to be from the DHS, FBI, USCIS, or IRS. Those making the calls impersonate officers, sometimes leave messages and claim there is an investigation pending and threaten prosecution and/or arrest.
Please read the full alert to learn how to protect yourself and share it with your friends and family to help protect others.

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Alhamdollila, by the GRACE of ALLAH (SWT), MCWS is pleased to announce that Osama Odeh will be the official Youth Director of MCWS starting April 2014.
On behalf of our Board and Community, we like to congratulate Osama and his family. May ALLAH (SWT) bless Osama with guidance and strength to be a role model for our Youth in bringing them more closer to ALLAH (SWT).
A long time resident of Canton, Osama grew up in an Arab American family with Palestinian roots. Seeking higher education, his father and mother, Hassan Odeh and Yamamah Sawalha moved to the United States where they established themselves in 1990. In 2001 they settled in Plymouth, Michigan where they have remained since.
Osama began attending Islamic Schools from a very young age. He was a student at Huda School, Crescent Academy, and later graduated from Canton High School in 2009. In 2013 Osama graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Biological Sciences.
As a child, Osama's mother would emphasize a powerful religious foundation. Anse Yamamah is a known teacher of the religion in Palestine. Throughout his youth, she would spend extra hours daily after school tutoring him in formal Arabic, Quran memorization, and in studies of Islamic History. In his college years, Osama found a passion for religious education and community development. He became the president of the Muslim Community at Wayne State and a mentor for youth in the Canton Community. Focused on building a vibrant Muslim community with pure ideals, he would work at teaching youth and guiding them, through being a teacher at the Sunnah Saturday program, as well as weekly halaqas for high school boys.
Osama is currently enrolled in an MPH program at Wayne State University. Apart from classes at Wayne State, Osama studies at the hands of Muslim scholars privately in multiple sciences including Quran and Law. He hopes to continue his education while serving as a Youth Director, in hopes of fostering healthy and vibrant families and communities.
For any questions, please contact: Sr. Anila Baig
- MCWS Youth Committee Coordinator

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Workshop on Fiqh of Zakat (Compulsory Charity) - Dr. Mian Al-Qudah (Texas) - Sat March 29th - 2:30pm - 6:00pm

    Workshop on Fiqh of Zakat (Compulsory Charity)
What: Fiqh of Zakat - Course Material will be provided
Who: Dr. Mian Al-Qudah
Where: MCWS, 40440 Palmer Rd., Canton MI 48188
When: Saturday | March 29th, 2014 | 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $10/person make check payable to MCWS (Refreshments included)
Register Online: WWW.MCWS.ORG/WORKSHOP Babysitting Available for kids ages 4 to 9 yrs
For details, contact Sr. Hasina Abdu at
MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Family Spring Cleanup Event - Please register online - Sunday Apr 6th - 2pm - 6pm

    MCWS Masjid Spring Cleanup
What: Cleanliness is half of faith - Annual Spring Cleanup
Who: Sunday School/CAI Kids Ages 11 and up! All Kids Ages 5 to 10 are requested to submit their beautiful Art Work with an Islamic theme to Jawad Anwar All pictures will be posted inside the Kids Corner
When: Sunday April 6th b/w Dhur - Asr (2pm - 6pm
Where: MCWS 40440 Palmer Road, Canton MI-48188
All cleaning stuff will be provided.
Refreshments/Free Pizza will be served
All Middle School Kids can complete their School Community Service Hours and get MCWS Certificate
Participation Rules: One Parent must accompany their kid(s)
For details: contact or call the Coordinator Br. Khalid Waqhar at 734-578-3979
Co-Sponsored: MCWS Facility Committee, MCWS Outreach Committee, MCWS Sunday School Committee, MCWS Programs Committee

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Online ACT Prep Classes for Free - check this out!

    Note: This is not an MCWS Sponsored or supervised event. For Informational Purposes only
Online ACT Prep Course - - a Virtual Education Portal based in Canton MI
For High School students desiring to take the test this June or after summer. The course will be offered online with weekly Live Online Classes, self-paced study material, along with quizzes & exams which will be graded. There will be ample ACT exam practice included in the course. The course is been designed and taught by a certified high school teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching Test Prep. classes.
Course is FREE, with maximum enrollment of 25 students - first come first served. Hurry up before slots are filled.
Course Start Date: April 1st, 2014
Duration: 10 weeks
To enroll online, go to

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Treasure Quest: Unearthing The Forty Gems - Seminar with Imam Tahir Anwar - Sat Mar 15th 10a - 2pm

    Lessons from 40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi by Imam Tahir Anwar
What:The Prophet Speaks: Lessons from the Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi
Who: Imam Tahir Anwar (San Jose, CA)- CLICK HERE TO SEE HIS PROFILE
When: Sat March 15th - 10am - 2pm
Where: MCWS Gym
Cost: $10 (payable to MCWS) - Lunch Included
Babysitting included for $5/day
MCWS Programs Committee

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Technology & Children Seminar for Mothers Only - Thurs Mar 13th 11am

    Technology & Children Seminar for Mothers Only
An informative session on 'Technology & Children' will be held on March 13, 2014 at MCWS Basement. This event is ONLY for mothers who want to save their children from the negative impact of technology (includes TV, Computers, Video games, IPhone/IPod, Internet, chatting, etc)
Speakers: Community Members - Sr. Nadia and Sr. Shazia

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Muslim HealthCare Enrollment Day - Sunday March 9th - 2pm - 6pm @ MCWS Classroom L

    Muslim HealthCare Enrollment Day
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLIER WHEN: Sunday March 9th 2pm - 6pm WHERE: MCWS Classroom L
Free Entrance


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Fundraising Dinner for Orphans of Palestine - Sat March 1st @6pm - Organized by MCWS Youth

    Islamic Relief Fundraising Dinner for Orphans of Palestine
What: Palestine - Silencing the Screech: A Islamic Relief Fundraising Dinner for Orphans of Palestine
When: Sat March 1st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: MCWS/Crescent Academy Gym
Speaker: TBA
Ticket:$20(single), $15(student),$40(Family of 5)
Babysitting Service for Free
Contact: Maha Zeidan 734-890-3606,
Organized by MCWS Youth Committee
Co-Sponsored by Islamic Relief Midwest Office, 708-430-9633, mw@irusa.orgs

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Parenting in the West: An Islamic Perspective Workshop: March 1st- 9a - 4:30p!

    What: Parenting Seminar and Interactive Workshop
Where: MCWS Canton Gym
When: March 1st; 9:00am - 4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast at 9am. Event starts at 10am sharp)
Speakers: Renowned Authors Dr & Mrs. Mohamad and Ekram Beshir
Register Early and reserve your spot
Visit: Cost: $25 (for a family up to 3) $5 per additional member
For questions, contact 313-366-6800.

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[For Angels Circle] - General Body Mtg - Friday Feb 28th @8:30pm

Feb 28th Friday 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM @ MCWS/ MEC Gym Community Members are invited to go through our Yearly Progress Report and Financial Statements. Refreshments will be served. MCWS Board and Trustees

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Hijamah Presentation - Sunday Mar 2nd 3p - 5p

    What: Hijamah Presentation
Who: Sr. Halie Amatullah
When: - Sunday 3:00pm - 5:00pm at MCWS Masjid
NOTE: This is just an informational session - No actual treatment will be performed.

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Workshop on 7 Habits of Highly Effective Muslims - Sat Feb 22nd - 10am - 3pm - Tuition: $10

    What:Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Muslims - A Full Day Workshop to learn about the successful habits and spiritual tools to improve our souls
When: Feb 22nd Saturday from 10am - 3pm
Where:MCWS/CAI Gym
Speaker:Imam Hamzah Abdul-Malik - Imam, Muslims Community Center of South Dakota and Religious Scholar - Click here to View Profile Who can attend:10yrs and up!
Babysitting available: $5/child (includes lunch and activities)
Cost:Tuition: $10 / person (includes Lunch)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY ON-SITE Organized by MCWS Programs Committee - Contact Br. Haaris Ahmad for details - Email/Call:

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MCWS Middle School Boys Basketball Camp - Now Enrolling for Winter Session

    MCWS Middle School Boys Basketball Camp
What: Middle School Boys Basketball Camp (with halaqa component last 15-30 mins)
When: Sat and Sundays Only - Feb 1, 8 & 15, March 22 and March 2, 9, 16 & 30, April 6 & 13
: Saturdays 11am-1.45pm, Sundays 2-4.45pm
Where: MCWS Gym - 40440 Palmer Road, Canton MI-48188
Fees: $40 per child, checks payable to MCWS
Coaches: Hassan Jibril, Talha Khan and Ibrahim AbdusSabur - all play at a recreational level, with Talha having coaching experience with MIST
Contact: Hassan Jibril
MCWS Youth Committee

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Helping Hand - Hope for Syria - Relief Dinner - Friday Dec 20th @ 6:30pm

    Helping Hand - Hope for SYRIA Relief Dinner
What: Hope for Syria Dinner
When: Friday December 20th – 6:30 PM
Where: MCWS Gym
Guest Speaker: Sheikh Ibrahim Lethome (an advocate for the High Court in Kenya and a legal advisor to SUPKEM)
Cost: $10/single and $30/Family

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Watch LIVE @ MCWS - Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention

    Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention
What: Watch LIVE Streaming of Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention
Where: MCWS Lounge (Basement)
When: Friday - Asr (3:30pm) - till 11 pm / Saturday and Sunday: Dhuhr 1:00pm) till 11 pm
Age group: High School, college students and older adults - Middle school kids should be accompanied by parents
Admittance price: $2/day (or a whole program pass for $5)
Refreshments will be served
About RIS:
RIS or “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” is a convention attempted by the young Muslims in the West to help overcome new challenges of communication and integration. The convention aims to promote stronger ties within North American society through reviving the Islamic tradition of education, tolerance and introspection across cultural lines through points of commonality and respect. You can click here to view program details Questions/Concerns: Please contact Ahmed Abbas at
- Organized by MCWS Youth Committee

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Winter Coat and Blanket Drive for Syrians - Deadline: Dec 27th

    Winter Coat and Blanket Drive for Syrians - Deadline: Dec 27th
Drop Off Boxes for the "Blanket & Coat Drive For Syria" are stationed in MCWS until this Friday, December 27th.
All NEW/GENTLY USED coats and blankets and only NEW clothes will be accepted and appreciated. Questions/Concerns: Please contact Yumna Alam at
- Organized by MCWS Youth Committee

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There will be Sunday School on Dec 15th (last day of this year)

    Sunday School on Dec 15th
Please leave early in the morning and drive carefully due to snow. We will have our regular school day starting at 9:45am. MCWS Sunday School Committee

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Jordan Richter Event POSTPONED to Sunday 12/15 @ 2pm

    Jordan Richter Event POSTPONED
Unfortunately due to inclement weather we have to postpone the Jordan Richter event scheduled for today (Saturday Dec 14th at 1pm).
The event is now planned for tomorrow (Sunday December 15) at 2PM.
We apologize for the inconvenience but we want to ensure safety. We hope to see you all then insha Allah.
- MCWS Programs Committee

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This Friday's Last Angels Circle of the Year - with Sh. Ali

    What: Towards building a loving, friendly and healthy community
Who: Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali (Imam, MCWS)
When: Fri Dec 13th after Isha (7:30pm-9:00p) inside MCWS Gym
If you like to have your child recite during Angels Circle or you want to be a moderator, please contact: Sr. Hasina Abdu - or Br. Shamael Haque -
- MCWS Angels Circle/ Programs Committee

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Annual Mother-Daughter Ball - Dec 27th 5pm @ Wayne Community Center - Video Competition Deadline (See details below)

    Annual Mother-Daughter Ball
Click here to Register and make Payment
NOTE: You do not require a PAYPAL account - pay as Guest.
What: A night for Girls to bond with the generation that gave us birth! We don't get many chances to dress up first of all, and neither do our lovely mothers. Give your mother a little treat, or take her out of her shell by bringing her to an event that celebrates her.
When: Friday, December 27th, 2013 | Doors open at 5 p.m. *this includes FREE hair/makeup styling for all* and will start registration. The program will begin at 6 p.m. SHARP.
Where: Wayne Community Center (4635 Howe Road, Wayne, MI 48184)
Ages: 13 and up.
Dress Code: The dress code is FANCY! (Glamorous-Eid-Wedding Fancy!) *let's refrain from shorter/tighter dresses and shoot for more graceful/flowy types of dresses, inshaAllah
Note:***We are making a video that will be played at the end of the event. We ask everyone to send in a 10-15 sec. video of you telling us why your mom is important to you, why you love her, and anything else you can fit in there. Please have it mailed to by December14.***
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:Must Register and make payment Online before December 21st
Questions/Concerns:Fatima Mallick: (734)578-7456, Thanaa Mourad: (734)890-2077, or Yumna Alam: (734)846-0385
Program Coordinator:Sr. Anila Baig -
Organized by MCWS Youth Committee

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MCWS Sunday School - Outdoor Educational Activity - Requesting Parents Feedback! - Deadline: Dec 15th, 2013

Regarding: Outdoor Educational Event.
Last Year, PTO arranged a memorial weekend family camp at Camp Ozanam. This year we are thinking of something different. For e.g.: A Weekend Sporting Event at MCWS.
Your feedback is important to us!
Questions? 734-386-0010

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Special Talk for Sisters by Alimah Sobia Hasan - Sat Nov 23rd - 5:30pm

    Special Talk for Sisters by Alimah Sobia Hasan
What: The Legacy of Muslim Women
When: Sat Nov 23rd - 5:30pm (after Maghrib Salah)
Who: Alimah Sobia Hasan (Visiting Islamic Studies Scholar at Maryam Institute of Islamic Education for Women, Indiana)
Where: MCWS Sisters Prayer Area
Cost: Free
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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Weekend Seminar with Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda - Sat Nov 16 - 10a - 5pm

    Weekend Seminar with Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda
Topic: Quran for Family::Surah Yaseen
Where: MCWS Canton Masjid Gym
Cost: $35/person (No one is turned away - We have open door policy)
Or goto
Babysitting available for $12/child
Free Lunch and refreshments provided
For details, contact Sr. Nadia Shahid at
MCWS Programs Committee

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Quran Khawani for Br. Jameel Arif's mother-in-law - Sat Nov 9th - 1p - 3p

    Quran Khawani for "Eisal-e-Sawab" for late Irshad Begum, mother of Shaheen Raza Khan and mother in law of Jameel Arif of Canton , Michigan, will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at MCWS.

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Kids Eid Nasheed Concert with Dawud Wharnsby - Sunday 10/27 - 3-5pm at MCWS

    POETIC VISION TOUR - Kids Eid Nasheed Concert with Dawud Wharnsby, Saad Muhammad

NOTE: (First Half will be Non-Instrumental and the Second Half will be Instrumental)
When: Sunday Oct 27th, 3-5 pm
Where: MCWS & Crescent Academy Gym
Who: Dawud Wharnsby, Saad Muhammad
Cost: $5/person - ticket available at the door - kids under 4 free
Registration: No Registration required
Contact: or contact Sr. Shirin Khan at or call 734-765-7092
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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Eid Dinner - Saturday October 19th @ 7p - Purchase your tickets now

    Eid Dinner
Purchase your tickets in advance and save money!
$10/person or $15 at the gate
$30/family of 4 or $40/family, kids under 5 Free!
Br. Munir Khawja at 734-560-3425
Br. Saleem Qureshi at 313-598-8607
Br. Khalid Waqhar at 734-578-3979
Br. Noor Mohammad at 734-377-1409

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Special YOUTH EID DINNER - Saturday Oct 26th, 2013 - 6:30pm

What: Special EID YOUTH Dinner with Bake Contest, Art Display, Entertainment and great food and prizes
When: Sat Oct 26th, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: MCWS Gym
Who: Organized by MCWS Youth Committee
Ticket: $5/person or $20/family of 4 - Kids under 4 free
No Registration Required
Contact Info: Sr. Iffa Kazi - (734)-560-6199 /
Shura Coordinator: Sr. Anila Baig
Contact Info:
MCWS Youth Committee

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Eid-ul-Adhaa Prayers (Confirmed) on Tuesday October 15, 2013 - 9am @ Burton Manor, Livonia


Khateeb: Dawud Walid
Please arrive early. No Second Prayers.

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Arafat Community Potluck Iftaar - Monday Oct 14th at MCWS

    We are planning to have a community Iftar on Monday, InshaAllah. Please come and break your fast with fellow community members.Please do invite friends and family. This is a potluck event, so please RSVP here by signing-up for a dish or paper products and/or to setup and cleanup.
For more information, please contact Hajera Khan:

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[SPECIAL EVENT] - This Saturday, Oct 5th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

    Know Your Rights With Law Enforcement

What: CAIR-MI will host a "Know Your Rights With Law Enforcement," town hall discussion
Who: Led by ACLU Washington Senior Policy Counsel, Michael German on FBI protocols with Muslim community
When: Saturday, October 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: MCWS Gym (Canton Masjid).
CAIR-MI Executive Director, Brother Dawud Walid will also be there.
Admission Free!.
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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Young Huffaz Recognition Ceremony - Friday Sept 27th after ISHA Prayers

    Young Huffaz Recognition Ceremony - This Friday Sept 27th after ISHA Prayers

Please join us in recognizing our gifted Youth who led Taraweeh and Tahajut during Ramadan. Award Ceremony will start right after Isha Prayers for 10-15 mins inside the Masjid. You can listen to their beautiful recitation online at the link below: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

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Listen to Farhan's Talk LIVE at the Angels Circle and during Saturday Seminar

    Listen to LIVE Lectures via your Home/Cell Phone number:
Dial: 1-(712) 432-6100 and enter the access code 259943 followed by # key.
All participants are muted by default. For any technical difficulty, please call 734-674-7767

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[Community Service Event] - 9th Annual Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup - Sat Sept 21st

    9th Annual Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

What:9th Annual Adopt-a-Highway Community Service Event
When: Saturday Sept 21st, 2013
Shift 1 = 7:00a - 8:30a (South-bound)
Shift 2 = 9:00a - 10:30a (North-bound)
Note: In case its raining, we'll do the next day.
Where: I-275 between Ecorse and Michigan Ave.
We will all leave from the MCWS Parking Area 5 mins before the shift starts. Please wear sneakers, long sleeves shirt and pants.You must bring your own garden gloves. We will provide trash bags.
Read AAH Safety Tips and Instructions online at our website -
For further questions, please contact Event Coordinator:
Abdullah Haydar
Ahmed Siddik
MCWS Outreach Committee

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Middle School Basketball Camp - Sept 21st - Dec 7th - Every Sat 11am - 1pm

    Middle School Basketball Camp
When: Sept 21st - Dec 7th - Every Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. In case of a conflicting MCWS/CAI Program, the day will be moved to Sun at 3:30PM for that week. No class on Thanksgiving Break
Coaches: Talha Khan and Hassan Jibril. Both 18+ and college students
Who: Grades 4th - 8th (Ages: 9 - 13yrs)
Where: MCWS Gym
# of Players: 18 boys (max.)
Cost: $60 per kid
For any questions, please contact: Br. Talha Khan at (734-233-5147) MCWS Programs Coordinator: Haaris Ahmad -

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Sunday School Registration is now CLOSED

    MCWS Sunday School Online Registration - NOW ACCEPTING New and Returning Students - Registration Ends: Sept 1st, 2013 ($50 late fees applies)

Please CLICK HERE to register online.
For flier, please click the link below: Questions? Contact / 734-386-0010

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Apply for Islamic Education Scholarship - Deadline EXTENDED: Aug 30th, 2013

    Apply for Islamic Education Scholarship - Deadline EXTENDED: Aug 30th, 2013
Questions: Contact Sr. Hasina at or call: 734-386-0010

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Starting April - Bi-Weekly Seerah Classes - Every 1st and 3rd Thursday after Isha w/ Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya

    What: Mercy to the Worlds: Lessons from the Life of the Prophet of Mercy (may God bless him and grant him peace)
Instructor: Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya;
Resident Scholar for Beacon Foundation
Class Description: With Allah’s aid, students will deepen their relationship with the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace) as they learn details of his life, character, worship, and mundane activities. Enabling them to conduct themselves in their own relationship to Allah and to the world around them in emulation of the One who was sent as a Mercy to Creation, upon him be peace.
Start Date/Time: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month after Isha Prayers
Location: MCWS Masjid Prayer Hall
Program Coordinator: Haaris Ahmed

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EID Prayer Announcement - Thursday Aug 8th @ 9:30am - Led by Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali (Imam, MCWS)

    EID Prayer Announcement
**** EID IS CONFIRMED FOR THURSDAY AUG 8th (see for details) ****
When: Thursday Aug 8th - 9:30am
Speaker: Dr. Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali (Imam, MCWS)
Where: Burton Manor (27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia MI 48150) off I-96E b/w Middlebelt and Inkster
NOTE: Prayers starts at 9:30am sharp. Please plan accordingly. There is NO Second Prayers
In case you're late, please check Tawheed Center, Farmington Hills website ( if they are celebrating Eid on the same day and have a second prayer starting at 10am
Wishing you all a HAPPY EID GREETINGS!
May ALLAH (SWT) accept all of us. Thank you ALL again for your help, support and patience during the month of Ramadan. Jazakallah hu khairan
- MCWS Board/Trustees

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Connect with Quran - Special Programs for All

    Connect with Quran - Special Programs for All

1. Kids Quran Reading Challenge - July 1st - Aug 2nd:
Fill in each day with your reading assignment and bring it with you on Fri July 12th, Monday July 22nd and Friday August 2nd at Classroom L (Next to Sh. Ali's Office) after 8 rakats to receive exciting prizes, free passes and much more...

2. Youth Taraweeh Program
What: Only 10 Participants will be choose and given a chance to recite 4 Rakats of Taraweeh Prayers during the night of 28th,29th and 30th of Ramadan in the Masjid. Calling All Young Huffaz (Ages 14 and up) from our Community to email Br. Rafiq Shivani @ with your name, age and contact number asap. (Limited Seats). Conditions: You must know how to read with proper pronunciation, rules of Salah in Congregation and knowledge of basic fiqh of Salah. Please consult Sh. Ali for more info.

3. Women's Daily Qur'an Study Circle (Daure-E-Qur'an) - Parallel sessions in English and Urdu
When: June 24-July 29 11:30am-1:30pm @ MCWS Sisters Masjid

4. Family Quran Circle with Sh. Ali
When: First of Ramadan, every day after Asr Prayers for 1.5 hrs
- MCWS Programs Committee

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Babysitting Program during Khatm-e-Quran Nite

    MCWS Sisters will provide movies and activities for children ages 3-7 for the full 20 rakahs
Cost: $2/child. Registration will be located in the women's main entrance, in front of Sheikh Ali's office. For mothers with children ages 2 and under, we kindly ask you to pray in the mom and tot room with your children. Please pick up your children promptly after 20 rakahs.

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First Day of Ramadan - Tuesday July 9th

    Based on Fiqh Council of North America, we will still observe First of Ramadan from Tuesday July 9th even though moon has not been sighted in Saudi Arabia. First Taraweeh beginning on Monday July 8th at 11pm

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Volunteers needed for Ramadan Parking/Shuttles - Meeting on Tues 7/2 @ after Maghrib (9:20pm)

We need 15-20 brothers (ages 18 and up)for Parking/Crowd Control Arrangements (30 mins before and after Isha Prayers) and 4-5 volunteers for Shuttle Service (30 mins before Isha and 30 mins after 8 Rakats of Taraweeh) preferably with Minvans to and from Eman Drive and Hanan Road (St. Michael Lutheran School/Church)
Here are the dates:
7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/12, 7/13, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 8/2, 8/3
Please email your name and contact number to or call Br. Jawad @ 734-674-7767 or Br. Jamali at 734-578-2951

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ALIM Evening Lectures @ MCWS - Sun June 16th with Dr. Sherman Jackson

    ALIM Evening Lectures Series
What:Freedom of Religion and the Religion of the Truly Free
When:Sunday June 16th, After Asr (7pm)
Who:Dr. Sherman Jackson, professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA
Where: MCWS Gym
Refreshments will be served
$5 suggested donation
Sponsored by ALIM, Co-Sponsored by MCWS
Upcoming Lectures:
Imam Suhaib Webb - Thursday, 6/13 at Tawheed Center (Farmington Hills)
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans - Thursday, 6/13 at U of M (Ann Arbor)
For details please check

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MCWS Islamic Relief - Fund Raising Dinner for Orphans - Sat June 1st @ 6pm

    Please come and support Islamic Relief efforts in helping Orphans around the world. Organized by our MCWS Youth Committee. For more information, please visit the Islamic Relief website:Click here
And check out our Facebook event page: Click here
Tickets Info: Family: $40 Individual: $15 Babysitting: $15 For details contact: Nabeel Shahid or Anila Baig

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Download Parental Control Setup Presentation at Angels Circle


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MCWS & Crescent Academy presents Special Angels Circle on Cyberspace Safety Initiative for Kids


Occurs every Friday except special holidays or during Ramadan

What: A Family Nite Halaqah with Guest Speaker and Q/A Session
Where: MCWS/Crescent Gym
When: Spring - Summer: before Maghrib
Fall: After Maghrib
Winter: After Isha

Kids (ages 6-12) Special arrangement inside Gym Classroom
$2 Min. Donation Suggested
For more info, please contact: Tariq Hafeez at or Sr. Hasina at

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Global Solidarity QIYAM for SYRIA @ MCWS on Friday May 17th - From Isha - 12am

    National Solidarity Qiyam for Syria.
What: National Solidarity QIYAM for Syria
When: Fri May 17th after Isha Prayers till 12am Midnight.
Where: MCWS Masjid
Please bring your family and friends for just one hr from Isha till 11:30pm and join together for a Night of Prayers and show our Syrian people that we hear their screams, feel their pain and will come together in support of their cause inshaAllah.
Let's show the world how Michigan can unite in worship for peace.
For more information, visit

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MCWS Community Dinner - Saturday May 18th - 8:00pm

When:May 18th, 2013, Saturday @ 8:00 pm (After Magrib Salat)
Speaker: Youth from Seerah Competition
Ticket:$30/family of 4 - $10/single - kids under 5 yrs FREE
Come, Socialize and Enjoy great food!
For Details, Contact: Br. Khalid Waqhar at 734-578-3979 - MCWS Dinner Committee

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Job Opening at MCWS Sunday School for Sisters Only

MCWS Sunday School is seeking a responsible and dependable sister with good organizational and computer skills for a position of Administrative Assistant. Interested candidate must submit resume via email to DEADLINE: June 30th

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Attn: Youth - Apply for MCWS Scholarships for Alim Summer Programs - Deadline: May 20th

    MCWS Scholarships for ALIM Summer Programs - Deadline: May 20th
What: MCWS is offering TWO scholarships to this year's ALIM Summer Program to deserving male and female applicants to study and learn from some outstanding scholars in this country at this 3-week intensive course.
Who: Ages 17+
Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2013
Questions: Email Anila Baig -

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Professional Development Program - See Attached Presentation

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Statement by MCWS condemning Act of Voilence in lieu of recent bombing at the Boston Marathon

    Statement by MCWS condemning Act of Voilence in lieu of recent bombing at the Boston Marathon
On behalf of the MCWS Board of Directors, Imam and Trustees:
'The Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs, like the rest of our Nation, has been saddened and horrified by the recent events in Boston. Killing innocent people is not a part of the faith that we represent. We are committed to countering extremist ideology of any kind and we will continue to promote a message of peace through faith in God and through our services, sermons, programming, and activities. We encourage the community of the Western Suburbs to work with us in this mission to promote communal, familial, and individual peace. May God have mercy on all of us and may he keep us all safe from harm.'

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MCWS Wellness Weekend - Full Program Schedule

    MCWS Wellness Weekend: Full Program Schedule

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View Seerah Competition Live Broadcasting on our website


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MCWS Wellness Weekend - Poster Competition - Due Date: April 19th


Attention Youth! Planning is underway for Wellness Weekend 2013 (April 26-27th). We are excited to launch a poster contest that seeks your creative talent! Keep the following event goals in mind:
1. Provide the community with information and guidelines on healthy living. 2. Inspire the community to live a healthy lifestyle. 3. Refocus attention on the spiritual purpose for healthy living.

Contest Rules:
Posters must be submitted on standard size poster board by April 19, 2013. Submit posters to Nausheen Razvi
Entries will be judged based on relationship to the goals of the Event, Creativity, Neatness and Content.
Contest is open to all students including Crescent students. Students may work in a two person group within the same age group. Winners will be chosen from the following age groups: 3rd-5th grade; 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Winners will be announced during MCWS Wellness Weekend and posters will be displayed during the weekend events.
Posters may not be returned to you upon submission. Prizes available for each winning entry.
Questions? Contact Shirin Khan

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MCWS-MAS:::Personal Development Workshop for WOMEN Only - 18 and above

    MCWS-MAS:::Personal Development Workshop for WOMEN Only
Target Audience: 18 and above
Speaker: Dr. Sameera Ahmed
What: A Personal Development Plan (PDP) - providing us the tools to reflect inwards, identify our weaknesses, set SMART goals, evaluate results and stay motivated long term.
We will also learn how to develop Family Development Plans and support each other towards continuous improvement.
Session 1: Self-Development: an Inside-Out Approach(SISTERS ONLY) - February 24th - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Session 2: Toolkit for Accountability (SISTERS ONLY) - March 17th - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Session 3: Balancing Act (How to Balance family, work and the community) with Nadeem Siddiqi (FOR SISTERS AND BROTHERS) - April 28th - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
This is a joint MCWS-MAS Initiative all sessions will be held @MCWS (the Canton Masjid)
Cost: Free
Please RSVP at Organizing Commitee:
Hasina Abdu - Fatima Mallick - Nausheen Razvi - Aamina Ahmed - Khaidjia Peracha
MCWS Programs Committee

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2nd ANNUAL SEERAH COMPETITION - for Kids (5-18yrs) - April 20th

    2nd ANNUAL SEERAH COMPETITION - for Kids (5-18yrs) - April 20th
Click here to REGISTER"
*FREE COACHING CLASSES FOR PARTICIPANTS TO PREPARE FOR THE EVENT - EVERY SATURDAY 10am-1pm ON March 16th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th and April 13th - INSIDE MCWS CLASSROOMS - Pizza/Snacks will be available for purchase
Deadline: March 22nd, 2013 Or when we reach 700 registrations
Prizes for everyone
Free Study Guides available online & Coaching Sessions provided!!!
Go to for more information
Questions? Email:
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Sunday School PTO Presents - Memorial Weekend Camp Trip for Kids Ages 5-14yrs - (LIMITED SEATS) Open to All - Limited Seats !!

    WHAT: Outdoor Educational Camp Trip - activities include:
- High Ropes - Climbing Wall - Archery - Team building activities - competitions - Canoeing - Camp Fire with Skits and Programs - Nature Walk - Water Gun Fight and much more...
WHO: All Kids Ages 5-14 yrs (Not limited to Sunday School Students)
WHEN: May 24th - 26th 2013 (2 days), Departing from MCWS at 3 pm on Friday and Returning by 9pm on Sunday
WHERE: Camp Ozanam, - Carsonville, MI - Check online at
COST: Includes 2 nights with food, lodging, group activities,complimentary T-Shirt and much more...
Kids: $95
Adults: $50 (Activities not included)
Counselors: Free (includes activities)- must be a 16 yrs and up
T-Shirt for Adults: $5 (optional)
Bus: $10 / person - round trip (optional)
Kids 10 yrs and under must be accompanied by a parent chaperone/guardian.
Kids over 10, limited to one parent per group during activities.

All attendees must REGISTER and PAY in full before the deadline.
Unpaid reservations will be put on a waiting list
Registration Starts: Feb 1st, 2013
Early Registration Ends: April 15th, 2013
Late Registration Ends: April 30th,2013
$10 late fees applies
No On-Site Registration
100% refundable if cancelled before May 1st, 2013
LIMITED SEATS ONLY - First Come First Serve
All parents must submit signed medical and liability waiver consent form along with their payments before the deadline or reservation will be cancelled

For Advertisement / Volunteer / Counselor opportunities: please call 734-386-0010 or contact any committee members:
Jawad Anwar @
Azhar Aleem @
Tariq Hasan @
Asif Hussain @
Nadeem Patni @
Syed Rehan Ahmed @
Aliya Patni @
Organized by Sunday School PTO and MCWS Education Committee

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Parenting Seminar has been CANCELLED

    Due to schedule conflict, this event is cancelled.

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Youth Day - Sat Feb 16th

    Click here to Register
What: Youth Expresso: Energizing the Community through Your Unique Expression
When: Sat Feb 16th 2pm - 8pm
Details: A full day of sporting activities, baking contests, art exhibitions along with art competitions, and an open mic where the HS/College youth will be able to recite poetry, prose, and stories at the MCWS Masjid. No fee is necessary to attend, but MUST register online. Please join the excited youth on this day of skillful and talented celebration.
For questions, comments, concerns please contact: The MCWS Youth Committee through email at:

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MCWS Evening Quran Classes - Timings Changed - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    MCWS Evening Quran Classes - Timings Changed - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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MCWS Public Speaking (Toastmaster Club) - Continues every Sundays 12 - 1pm - Check calendar for any schedule changes

    TIME CHANGED: 12 - 1 PM Sunday
You can join anytime. do it at your own pace(you can skip if you are busy)
Cost: $6/month only, $20 one time membership kit.
What: Practical Hands on Public Speaking Training utilizing Toastmaster Intl. evaluation techniques and best practices.
Requirement: Sign up for membership and complete 10 self-paced speaking assignment. After successful completion of 10 levels, participants will be awarded Toastmaster Certification
Who: Anyone 18 yrs and up
When: Every Sunday (12 - 1 PM)
Where: MCWS Youth Lounge**
**class location and timing may change (See MCWS Calendar for latest schedule before coming)
For details, contact Sajeed at or call 248-495-8665
MCWS Education Committee

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High School Options Informational Session - This Sunday Jan 27th 3:30pm at MCWS Gym

When:Sunday, January 27, 3:30 pm
Where:MCWS/Crescent Academy Gym
If you are still weighing all the options for high school, that there is an informal meeting, this Sunday,Jan 27th, in the MCWS/Crescent Academy Gym at3:30pm.
The following schools will be represented and either a parent and/or students will give us their personal reasons for choosing a particular program, as well as their positive/negative experiences with the schools thus far:
Canton/Plymouth/Salem - PCEP
PCEP - STEM program
Washtenaw International High School or "WI HI" (IB school in Yspi)
Arbor Prep (Charter High School in Yspi)
Detroit Country Day
Henry ford early college
Michigan Islamic academy (MIA)
We hope to start the meeting by hearing directly from the parents/students of each school, with the remaining time left open for parents to ask questions/share their thoughts.

There is no agenda here to promote any particular school. We hope this casual setting will allow parents to hear about the different High School options available from another parent/student's perspective, and perhaps gain a better understanding about which educational environment may be best suited for their individual child.
To help the organizers set up for the program, we are asking you to RSVP to me if you are likely to attend
MCWS Youth Committee

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MCWS Youth Director Updates!

    MCWS Youth Director Updates!
We would like to express our gratitude to Shafi Ahmed for all his hard work over these past several months as MCWS Youth Director. We thank him for all his hours of dedication and service to our community as he leaves this position, and continues to pursue his Masters degree. We wish him well on his future endeavors, and pray that Allah blesses him with successes, both in this life and in the Hereafter. Ameen.
- MCWS Youth Committee

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2012 - MCWS Board Elections Final Results

It is my pleasure to announce the election results of the incoming Shura. This year, we received 20 nominations for 4 vacant positions and only 4 members accepted the nomination. The remaining 16 members declined to accept because of various personal commitments. May Allah (SWT) help the elected brothers and sister to serve His cause.
1. Sr. Hasina Abdu
2. Br. Abdullah Hayder
3. Br. Maajed Haq
4. Br. Khalid Waqhar
- MCWS Election Committee

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Mandatory Volunteers Meeting for Health Seminar Setup on Mon 11/12 after Isha

    Volunteers Needed for Health Seminar - meet after Isha on Monday 11/12
Volunteers from High school and up required to setup for Health Seminar on Friday Nov 16th after Isha. Mandatory Volunteer Meeting on Monday Nov 12th after Isha inside the Masjid. Please contact Br. Adnan for more info @>

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Special Seerah Sessions for Sisters Only - Mon 12 - 19 - 26th - 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Special Seerah Sessions for Sisters Only
Monday 12th November, Most Incredible human being
Monday 19th November,Most Influential Person on earth.
Monday 26th November, Mercy for mankind.
Contact Sr. Ayesha Naseer for details
- MCWS Sisters Committee

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Sisters Halaqa in English - Every Sunday 11a-1pm

    For All: Sh. Ali's Tafseer Class - every Sundays 1pm - 2pm
For Sisters Only:
1. Weekly Halaqa in English- Starting Sunday Oct 21st 11am - 1pm by Dr. Sameera Ahmed & Zainab El-Sarawy
2. Lecture on HADEES-E-JIBRAEEL on 15th & 22nd October - 10:30am-12:30pm by Community Sisters

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One Day Workshop on 5s Workplace Certification, this Saturday Oct 20th 9a - 6pm

What: A Day's Workshop On the Application of 5s (Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain) to improve the MCWS Basement.
When: Saturday October 20th - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Where: MCWS Youth Lounge
Instructor:Br. Noman Hussain (CEO- LEOPEX). Br. Noman is a business transformation executive with expertise in deploying proven World Class Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma methodologies to achieve immediate and stellar returns. He is a seasoned change agent Specializing in LSS and WCM Deployment, Organizational Development and Quality Management.
Cost: $25/person includes completion certificate - You can either pay online or on-site but you must register
Max Seats: 25
Class Coordinator: Br. Khalid Waqhar - Email: or call: 734-386-0010

Certification in Public Speaking and Reliability Courses

What: Certification in Reliability - Availability - Maintainability (RAM)
Course Duration: 4 weeks
Start & End Date: Oct 21st - Nov 11th
Date/Time: Every Sunday 10:00a - 12:30p
Where: MCWS Basement (Youth Lounge)
Course Donation: $100
You can pay online or on-site but you must register before the class
Instructor: Shahid Farooqi M.S. CQE CRE For further details:
Contact Course Coordinator - Shaique Ali - or call: 313-622-2185 for more info

What: Certification in Public Speaking and Leadership Skills - aka MCWS TOASTMASTER CLUB
Classes will start depending on number of registrations, require at least 20 participants to start this club. Required to complete 10 self-paced speaking assignment. Meeting at least 1 hr every week or less
Who: Anyone 15 yrs and above
When: October 2012 (Tentative)
Where: MCWS Basement (Youth Lounge)
Cost: $20 one time Toastmaster membership fees and then $26/month to MCWS
For details, contact Jawad or Sajeed at or call 734-674-7767

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Quran Khawani for Mrs. Aisha Haroon, beloved mother of Mansoor and Ijaz Haroon Hafeez Haroon, will be held at IAGD on Sunday Oct 21st

    Quran Khawani for Mrs. Aisha Haroon
This is to inform all community members that Quran Khawani for Mrs. Aisha Haroon, beloved mother of Hafeez Haroon, Dr. Haroon, Muzaffar Haroon, Mushtaq Haroon, Mansoor Haroon and Ajaz Haroon will be held on Sunday Oct. 21st 2012, From 12 noon to Dhur prayer at IAGD. All are welcome to join the prayer.

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Father of Br. Feroze Zaman passed away - Janaza on Saturday Oct 13th @ 2pm in MCWS

    Inna Lillah e Wa Inna Ilayhay Rajioon - Indeed to ALLAH (SWT) we belong and to HIM We shall return.
Father of Br. Feroze Zaman and father in law of Br. Mohammad Aftab of Canton, passed away on Friday Oct 12th after praying 2nd Jummah. Janaza prayers will be held on Saturday Oct 13th after Dhur (2:00pm) at MCWS Canton Masjid - 40440 Palmer Road Canton MI-48188
May ALLAH (SWT) have mercy on him, forgive him and give him Jannat-ul-Firdaus. May ALLAH (SWT) give his family sabr-e-jameel (amin). Please keep them in your prayers. Jazakallah hu khairan

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Foster Care Classes at MCWS on Saturday Oct 6th abd Oct 13th by Muslim Family Services

    Foster Care Classes at MCWS on Saturday Oct 6th abd Oct 13th by Muslim Family Services

Want to learn more about foster care in general and the Muslim Family Services initiative? Go to their website or call:
Nabila Ikram - Communications Coordinator - Muslim Family Services - 313.366.6800 - -

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Sh Ali's Classes Schedule

All classes are inside the Masjid
What: Fiqh us Sunnah Class
When: Every Wednesday after Maghrib for 30 mins
What: Fajr Hadith Session
When: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thurs & Fri (after Fajr)
What: Tafseer Surah Al-A'raf
When: Sat & Sun (after Fajr)
What: Tafseer Surah Al-Ah'zaab
When: Sunday 1pm-2pm
What: 40 Hadith Nawawi Session
When: Tues,Wed,Thurs,Sat & Sun (after Isha)

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Community Masjid Cleaning Event - this Saturday 9/22 - 8am - 5pm

    Community Masjid Cleaning Event - this Saturday 9/22 - 8am - 5pm

What: Masjid Cleaning Event - Organized by Sisters
Who: Ages 10+
All Sisters with their kids are invited. We plan to do deep cleaning of both Bathrooms, Wudu Area, Lobby, Masjid Area and Janitors Room
Please do bring a pair of gloves with you. If you would like to donate cleaning supplies and/or air fresheners, just bring one along when you come. Jazakum Allah Khairan
For details: Contact Sr. Hasina Abdu at
- MCWS Sisters Committee

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Weekly Women Quran Tafseer (in English)

    Weekly Women Quran Tafseer (in English)

When: Every Thursday 1 - 3 pm
Where: Sisters' Masjid Area
Instructor: Sr. Ayesha Joz
Course content: Study Quran one word at a time by analyzing and learning the tafseer. Conducted in English
For more info: contact Sr Ayesha Joz

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IAGD Family Fair - Saturday Sept 22nd - 11a - 6p

    IAGD Family Fair - Saturday Sept 22nd - 11a - 6p

Click 'VIEW DETAILS' below to see flier.
IAGD Family Fair will be held on Saturday Sept 22 from 11am - 6pm. There will be a variety of food, clothing and many more vendors. There will also be games available for children. The IAGD Blood drive held in conjunction with the red cross will also be held that day as well.

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MCWS and Crescent Academy presents - 2012 Eid Carnival - Sept 15th Sat 12pm - 7pm

    MCWS and Crescent Academy presents - 2012 Eid Carnival - Sept 15th Sat 12pm - 7pm
Click view details to view Flier and contact information regarding Vendors
Questions? Email Shirn Khan at
MCWS Carnival Committee

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Eid Mubarak! Wishing you Joy and Happiness on this festive day - May ALLAH (SWT) accept all your prayers and fastings - a message from your Imam, Board and Trustees

    Eid-ul-Fitr Announcement

What: Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Where: Burton Manor - 27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia MI 48150
When: 9:30a
Directions from MCWS:
I275 North
I96 East
Exit on Middlebelt Road and keep going straight onto Schoolcraft road (service lane)
Burton Manor will be on your right side just before Inkster road.
Please pay your fitrah ($10/person) before Eid Prayers. You can pay inside the Hall or online at our website (
For any questions, please call hotline: 734-674-7767 or email:
Come early and avoid delays
Use the plastic bags for the shoes and either keep it with you or by the walls inside the prayer hall.
When Exiting, please drop the plastic bags in the designated RECYCLE BINs
Do not tear or mess with the paper on the floor. Let the Burton Manor Mgmt take care of that
Please remain silent during prayers and cooperate with volunteers
Prayer will start at 9:30am.
Do not rush to get in if both the hall or lobby is full and prayers have finished. Please wait patiently for the next prayer (no khutbah) to start afterwards (10.30am) in the front.

We hope you have a peaceful and beautiful Eid with us. JZK for all your support - Happy EID MUBARAK - MCWS Board/Trustees

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Bone Marrow drive this Friday after 2nd jummah to help a family

    Bone Marrow drive
What: Bone Marrow drive after the second jummah in the gym classrooms to help 27 year old Amal Fawaz, single mother of 2, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphona Cancer. All it requires is a cheek swab and this does not break your fast
Contact Sr. Shirin Khan for more details - MCWS Programs Committee

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View Ramadan Suhoor/Iftaar Schedule

    View Ramadan Suhoor/Iftaar Schedule
Click here to download full schedule

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** UPDATES ** Ramadan Parking Arrangements - Please read carefully

    MCWS Ramadan Parking Arrangements
See attached file below
MCWS Masjid Committee

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Updated Youth Progams during Ramadan

    Youth Qiyam
July 27: Adhab and Humility
Girls' workshop.
Youth Progams during Ramadan

Ramadan Talks: "Our Struggles"
For High School Girls
Saturday, July 28 4 - 6 pm
MCWS Youth Lounge
Come with an open heart and an open mind!
Weekly HIGH SCHOOL halaqas: Boys 14& above,
Tuesdays after Dhuhr @ 2:00pm.
Girls 14 & above
Sundays after Dhuhr @ 2pm

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[Tues Aug 14th] -Ramadan Katm-e-Quran / All Nite Qiyam Schedule / Babysitting Updates / Sahoor will be available for $5/person (tickets purchase mandatory)

    Ramadan Katm-e-Quran (27th nite) Program Schedule and / Suhoor Details


12:15am - 1:00am: Speech by Brother Sa'ad Quadri.
1:00am-1:30am - 4 Rak'ah Tahajjud
FOR YOUTH: 1:00am - 1:30am - Youth session with Br. Sa'ad Quadri in the basement.
1:30am-2:15am - Speech by Brother Saleem Khalid
2:15am -3:00am - 4 Rak'ah Tahajjud
Program to end until 3:00AM for the night.
Shaykh Ali will be appointing the people who will lead the Tahajjud, inshaAllah.

Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, August 19, 2012, inshaAllah @ Burton Manor 9:30a
Contact Khalid Waqhar for any questions

As announced by Fiqh Council of America (
RAMADAN & SHAWWAL 1433 (2012) First day of Ramadan will be Friday, July 20, 2012
Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, August 19, 2012, inshaAllah.
MCWS Fundraising IFTAR Dinner - Saturday July 21st
MCWS Second Community IFTAR Dinner - Saturday Aug 4th

First night of Tarawih - July 19, Thursday, 2012 - Isha Starts 10:45pm
Fajr Salat will be 15 mins after Sahoor ends
Magrib Salat will be 10 mins after Iftar.
Khatm-e-Quran - Tuesday Aug 14th (27th night of Ramadan)
August 19th, Sunday - EID–AL–FITR Prayer @ Burton Manor 9:30 am
Imam Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali will be Khateeb for Eid Prayer


Fri 7/19 - Sun 7/28 = 10:45 PM
Mon 7/29 - Sun 8/7 = 10:30 PM
Mon 8/8 - Sun 8/17 = 10:15 PM

Contact Khalid Waqhar for any questions

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LAST REMINDER - Please fill out this 10 min MCWS FUTURE STUDY SURVEY and be a part of our future

    MCWS 2050 Survey Link

As our population grows we have to ensure that we are collectively meeting our needs as a Muslim community. MCWS has engaged an independent research firm, DinarStandard, to conduct a survey to identify and prioritize future community service needs and priorities. DinarStandard is a New York based market research and growth strategy firm specializing in Muslim Community projects and businesses nationally and internationally (They have done work for Park51 and Saffron Road as well as conducting the American Muslim Consumer Study used by Fortune 500 companies).

If you would like to have a say in the direction of our community please fill out this anonymous 10 minute survey and pass it on to others who may have an interest in our community (they need only be potential attendees).


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MCWS Parking MAP

    MCWS Parking MAP

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MCWS Goes Green - Recycling Program Launched from Jan 2012

    Based on community idea scale feedback, MCWS has installed multiple Blue Color Recycle Bins inside the facility. Community participation is requested
For more details: Click here
Thank you for your support.

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Connect This Ramadan @ MCWS with Quran Study Sessions

    MCWS Ramadan Programs for All Ages -

Sisters Quran Circle (English) by Sr. Ayesha Joz
July 7th - August 5th (11:30am - 1:30pm)

Sisters Quran Circle (Urdu) by Dr. Zakia Hashmi
Topic:Isteqbaal-e-Ramadan - Selected Surahs and Tibbe Nabwi
July 20th - August 4th (Sat - Thurs: 11:30am - 2:00pm / Fri: 2:30pm - 4:30pm)

Brothers Quran Circle (English) by Sh. Ali Sulaiman Ali (Imam)
July 18th - August 16th (after Asr for 30 mins)

Kids and Youth Quran Reading Program
July 9th - August 8th (Prizes for Participants)

Check out complete details at
Organized by MCWS Sisters/Education Committee

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Masjid Improvement Updates

    1. Upgrade Masjid Interior Walls(Paint/Paneling) - Target date: July 7-13th
2. Carpet Installation has been slightly delayed
Install New Internal Security Cameras - Target date: before Ramadan

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We apologize for this last minute decision but due to the MCWS Masjid Area Renovation Project and usage of MCWS Gym for prayers and other work, we decided to cancel our SUMMER PROGRAM for this year.
We regret the inconvenience and assure you that the decision was made keeping in mind the quality of the summer program and the safety and security of our kids.
We ask for your understanding and support.
For all those who registered, we will refund your payment directly into your credit card. Please check your account late next week.
For any questions or concern, please call: Jawad Anwar @ 734-386-0010
MCWS Education Committee

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Summer Camp for Kids AND other Educational Classes

Click Here For Class Details and Online Registration

Starts: Jun 18th - June 22nd (Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 12:30pm)
Where: MCWS Gym
Ages: 13 - 18 yrs only
Cost: $10 (online) - $12 (onsite)

Starts: July 9th - 19th (Mon-Thurs: 9:30a - 3:30p)
Ages: 5-13
Cost:$150 (late fees applies)

Starts: June 4th - July 19th (Mon & Thurs: 5:30p - Asr)
Ages: 5-15
Cost: $75

Starts: July 9th - July 19th (Mon - Thurs 4:00pm - 5:30pm)
Where: MCWS Classroom A&B
Ages: 10 - 13 yrs (boys and girls)
Cost: $40 (online) - $50 (onsite)

Starts: June 9 - June 16 - June 30 - July 14 (Saturday Only 10a - 11:30a)
Ages: 12 and up
Cost:$50 (online) / $60 (onsite)

Starts: May 31st - June 28th (Thurs Only: Asr - Maghrib)
Ages: 18 and above
Cost: $25

Starts: July 7th (Saturday Only: 8:30a - 4:30p)
Ages: Adults
Cost: $25

For all of the above events and classes:
Register Online at
For more info: contact or call 734-386-0010
MCWS Education Committee

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YOUTH SUMMER CAMP - Grade 9-12 - Addison Oaks, June 22-24

Registration Deadline: May 20th!
No On-Site Registration
YOUTH Camp 2012: Back to the Basics!!
Grades: 9-12 (includes incoming freshman and outgoing seniors)
When: June 22-24, 2012 Where: Addison Oaks (near Rochester Hills, Michigan) Details: Click here to view details
Cost: $70/camper
Organized by MCWS Youth Committee - Contact Br. Nabeel Shahid ( Sr. Anila Baig ( for details

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Seerah Competition - Results and Feedback

    Seerah Competition - A Thank You Note from teh Organizers!

Assalam alaikum all, Alhamdulilah by the Mercy of Allah (swt) we had an awesome event at MCWS on Saturday May 5th.
On behalf of the Seerah Competition organizers, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community for all their support. It was wonderful to see participants from Canton, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Belleville, Kalamazoo and other places come together to experience the Seerah Competition.
MashAllah we had a whole army of volunteers who worked tirelessly, may Allah reward them all. Our coaches, content committee, judges, MCs, volunteers on the day of the event and everyone else who helped out, may Allah (swt) make this a sadqa jaariya for all of you. Ameen.
We are learning as we go and would love to hear your comments / suggestions for improvement. Please provide them by clicking the link below:

**Special shout out to our participants and their families! You all were amazing! May Allah (swt) put barakah in what you have learned, and allow you to grow to love the Prophet (saw) and follow him even more.
The goal was to get the kids to learn Seerah, and Alhamdulilah we feel we accomplished that to a great extent. May Allah(swt) accept all our efforts. Ameen. InshAllah we look forward to repeating the event next year.

We are also grateful to our sponsors:
Great Smile Family Dentistry - Dr. Gulafshan Munshey ( - 8582 N. Canton Center Rd. Canton, MI 734-451-5502 - Offices in Ypsilanti and in Canton , with more than 10 years of experience. Great service!

Haggerty Fruit Market - now under new management - Halal Products, Amish chicken, as well as Pakistani, Indian and Arabic grocery items. 1735 South Haggerty Road Canton, MI 48188 - (734) 397-1900

Renal Care Consultant - Dr. Shazia Raza is available to see patients in Canton, Oakwood Annapolis, 7300 N Canton center Rd, Canton MI 48188 - Tel#:734-454-8001/ Tel#734-524-0920

Wayne Tree Manor - - Providing a variety of deluxe menu selections together with competitive pricing and professional service to enhance any event as intimate as 50 guests to a lavish royal banquet of 1,000 guests - 35100 Van Born Rd. Wayne, MI 48184 - 734-728-3020 -

Elite Pizzeria - Canton

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SISTERS' TAJWEED MADE EASY COURSES - Ages 14 and up - April 3rd - July 17th - Every Tuesday 7p - 8:30p


What: 16 Weeks Step by Step Tajweed
Lessons for Sisters delivered in English
When: April 3rd - July 17th - Every Tuesday Evening b/w 7p - 8:30pm
Where: MCWS Sisters Masjid Area
Instructor: A Sister with Ijaazah from MAS Qur’an Institute
Cost: $150 ($100 for College Students, Homemakers, MCWS Islamic School Teachers)
For registration email:
Registration Extended till Wed April 11th
Please complete the registration form (available for download at the school website below and email ASAP.
Limited Seats - First cum first serve Details available on MCWS School Website at
MCWS Education Committee

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Special Talk by Guest Speaker from Turkey - Sh. Muhammed Emin Er

    Special Talk by Guest Speaker from Turkey - Sh. Muhammed Emin Er

Who: Muhammed Emin Er
What:General Talk on Aqeedah, tawheed, Amaal Saleeh
When: Tuesday May 15th, 2012 b/w Maghrib and Isha Prayers (Maghrib Starts at 9:00pm)
Where: MCWS Masjid - All are welcome
Muhammed Emin Er (born c. 1910) is an Islamic scholar trained in the Ottoman tradition. A former student of Said Nursi, he is one of a very small number of such scholars still alive. He was chosen couple of years ago in a meeting in Pakistan as one of the 10 greatest Islamic scholars still alive. He was born in the Ottoman province of Diyarbakir.
Emin Er has published a large number of books in Arabic, focusing on the basic disciplines within Arabic linguistics (such as morphology, syntax, and logic), as well as more advanced disciplines (such as Islamic law, especially in relation to spiritual psychology). He has stated that a major goal of his scholarship is to adapt the traditional religious sciences of Islam to present-day needs and concerns.[1] Two of his books were translated into English; and some into Turkish.
The Soul of Islam: Essential Doctrines and Beliefs, Shifâ Publishers, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9815196-0-9
Laws of the Heart: A Practical Introduction to the Sufi Path, Shifâ Publishers, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9815196-1-6 - MCWS Masjid Committee

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[THIS WEEKEND] - MCWS Health and Wellness Weekend 2012 - [NEED VOLUNTEERS] May 11-12-13th

    MCWS Health and Wellness Weekend 2012 - May 11-12-13th

Friday 5/11: Angels Circle
What: Halal and Healthy Eating and Physical Well Being
When: After Isha Prayer
Where: MCWS Gym
Speakers: Yvonne Maffei from My Halal Kitchen and Nadine from Nadoona Fitness Entrance: Free! No registration required
**We will have healthy refreshments for sale during the event**

Saturday - 5/12: Women's Expo
What: Cooking Demos, Food Tasting, Exercise Demos including Zumba!, Bzaar, Health Seminar, Giveaways and more!
When: 11am - 6pm
Where: MCWS Gym & Lower Level Lounge
Cost: $5 Online - $7 Onsite
Registration Required - Babysitting available for $5/child for 3 hours ($7 onsite)

Sunday - 5/13 5K Run and Family Walk
What: Women's 5K Run, Men's 5K Run, and Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run and Family Walk - prizes for top finishers, kids receive prize for participating
When: 8am - 11:30am
Where: Heritage Park South Pavilion (near Splash Park)
Cost: $10 Online - $15 Onsite - Kids 5 and under free
Registration Required - T-shirt and refreshments included

Sunday - 5/13 Mother's Day BBQ - Following 5K Run/Walk
What: BBQ Picnic at the Park
When: 11:30am
Where: Heritage Park South Pavilion (near Splash Park)
Cost: $30/family - $10/individual Registration Required

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, including your company/organization name on the 5K t-shirt and in the program brochure, or in having a booth at the bazaar please contact:
Sponsorships - Mostansar Virk - or Shirin Khan -
Bazaar - Sameena Zahoor -
General Questions or volunteer opportunities - Shirin Khan -
Organized by MCWS Programs/Sisters Committee

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VOLUNTEERS MEETING FOR SEERAH COMPETITON - Wed May 2nd after Maghrib at 8:45pm

    We need a few brothers to help us on May 5th Seerah Competition. All volunteers will be assigned one task at a particular time. We need people for:
Please join us at the volunteers meeting on May 2nd (Wednesday) b/w Maghrib and Isha Prayers or Contact Br. Jawad Anwar at or call: 734-674-7767)

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Meet our New MCWS Youth Director - this SUNDAY April 29th (2:30p - 6p)

    Meet our New MCWS Youth Director - this SUNDAY April 29th (2:30p - 6p)

What: Meet our New Youth Director
When: Sunday, April 29th
Where: MCWS Lounge (Basement)
For High Schoolers: 2:30-4:30pm
For Parents: 4:30-6pm
Ice Cream will be served!!
Questions: Contact Sr. Anila Baig

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[Date Switched to Sunday 4/22 due to conflict] - MCWS Annual Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Event - Sun 4/22 - 7:00a -9:30a

    MCWS I-275 Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Activity for Brothers only (ages 15+)

** 2 shifts available **
Where: I-275 b/w Ecorse and Michigan Ave.
Shift 1 = 7.00a - 8:00a (South-bound)
Shift 2 = 8:30a - 9.30a (North-bound)
(the timing of the 2nd shift could vary).
Ages 15+ (brothers only).
Please join us in this great outreach and outdoor activity.We will all leave from the MCWS Parking Area 5 mins before the shift starts.Please wear sneakers, long sleeves shirt and pants.You must bring your own garden gloves. We will provide trash bags.

For further details, please contact:
Abdullah Haydar
Ahmed Siddik
Rizwan Baig
MCWS Outreach Committee

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MCWS Youth Director Updates - Welcome Br. Shafi Ahmed!

    MCWS Youth Director Updates
Alhamdulillah, we are pleased to announce that our MCWS Youth Director position has been filled by Br. Shafi Ahmed. He has been an integral part of the IAGD community since his high school years, and has worked tirelessly with their youth and other youth groups across southeastern Michigan, masha'Allah.
Br. Shafi has been involved with a myriad of youth organizations, alhamdulillah, including MSA, MYNA, MMYC, and Camp Al-Hilal, just to name a few. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and is currently in the process of completing his Master's in Accounting.
We are very excited to have Br. Shafi join our MCWS team, and look forward to good things ahead, insha'Allah. We ask that you keep him and our entire youth community in your du'as, and be sure to show him your support and encouragement!
MCWS Youth Committee

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GYM/Classrooms Closed from April 7th - April 12 for Maintenance - All activities are postponed

    See home page

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Starting in March - LINUX FOR ALL (4 weeks) - Every Wednesday b/w Asr-Maghrib - Cost: $50

    LINUX FOR ALL (4 Weeks Program)

Course Name: Linux for All
Course Level: Beginners and Intermediate
Duration: 1 Month (4 hrs)
When: One hour every week b/w Asr-Maghrib in the Library**
**Please check our website for actual start dates and location
Course Fees: $15/class or $50 for full course* (financial assistance available)
Instructor: Dr. Ahmed Saleem Sajid (PhD)
Click here to Register Online - !!Limited Seats!!
As part of Professional Development Workshops Series - MCWS is now offering an Informative Class for IT Professionals and Engineers seeking to learn the basics of Linux (Open Source) Operating System and how it can benefit your business or career. Today, Linux is one of the most popular operating system used in every domain, from embedded systems to supercomputers to day-to-day business operations.
You will learn why its so important for you along with basic installation, configuration and user administration stuff. It will be an interactive class with lots of hands on experience. Laptop is required. Taught by one of the leading expert in this field with over 23 years of teaching as well as working experience in India.
Coordinator: Shaique Ali - - 313-622-2185 Organized by MCWS Education Committee

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Seerah Competition - Partner Update Info

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FREE Coaching Sessions for Seerah Competition - Every Sat from March 31st - April 28th - 10a-1p

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[8th, 9th & 10th Grade Girls Only] - HEARTS Workshop - Sat May 5th at MCWS

    Click here to Register Online
Sign up quickly, limited spots available
What: Third and Last HEART Workshop for girls
When: Saturday May 5th at 10:30am Canton Masjid (MCWS)
4:30pm-7:30pm Franklin (Huda School)
Where: MCWS Classrooms inside the gym
Topic: Our Relationships: Peers, Friends/Peer Pressure
This program is open for girls in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade.
Cost: Each Session is $20 (advance registration required)
*HEART Women & Girls is a non-profit organization focused on health education, advocacy, research and training targeted for women and girls. HEART is committed to building self-esteem and leadership through health and wellness programming for fiqh-based communities.. visit us online at
Fatima Salman - (IAGD)
Razan Asbahi - (Franklin)
Shirin Khan - (MCWS)
Co-Sponsored by MCWS Programs Committee

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Serving our Elderly and Disabled - MCWS Outreach Event - Saturday, April 28: 9a - 4p

    What: Day of Serving our Elderly and Disabled Canton Neighbors
When: Saturday, April 28: 9a - 4p
To register, please email Nadia Husain ( by Fri. March 30.
Please volunteer to take part in spending the day giving back to the Canton Community by helping your elderly and disabled non-Muslim Canton neighbors. Canton Leisure Services has invited our muslim community again this year to participate in this community service project which entails volunteers to visit the homes of those in need and assist them in housework and home repairs. Alhumdulillah, last year, we had a large group of muslims volunteers that helped repair and rebuild 10 Canton homes...the organizers of this project are hoping to get that same type of contribution from our muslim community this year as well.
Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed. Skilled volunteers are needed for carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, tree trimming, etc. Unskilled volunteers are needed for yard work, painting, and general clean up.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Shuttle vans will be provided to transport volunteers to the homes being repaired. A Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please consider taking your family (individuals 15+ yrs. old, please) to do this charitable work: what a great way to give back to the community, perform our neighborly duties, and work side by side with your fellow Americans to help the needy!
Organized by MCWS Outreach Committee

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[20 SEATS AVAILABLE] - Last Chance to Enroll for Evening Quran Classes for Kids (5-14 yrs) - Last Trimester starts Mar 15th 2012

    Deadline to Register Online: March 14th 2012 11:59:59pm
Must register and pay online before coming to the class.
No On-site Registration and No Installments available
Tuition: $100 for 20 classes ($5/class)
Dates: March 15th - May 30th, 2012
Classes Every Tues & Thurs b/w 6-7pm at MCWS Classroom A&B
Experienced Quran Teachers from Sunday School and Amirky Institute, Ypsilanti
Cost: $5/child/class (multiple kids, mcws membership discount applies)
Questions? Call/Email: 734-386-0010 /

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Weekend Seminar on Lessons from the Prophets Life by Sh. Dawood Yasin from

What: Time of Wisdom - A Three Days Seminar on the Life of Prophet Muhammad (SA) - click here for class details
When: March 2-4, 2012 (Fri: 8:30pm-9:30pm, Sat:10am-Maghrib, Sun: 10am-4pm) Note: Friday is free
Where: MCWS Youth Lounge located at the lower level
Who: Imam Dawood Yasin - Instructor at Deen Intensive
Cost: Regular $65 - Student $60
For more details, please visit Deen intensive at
Parallel Children Program. Lunch will be sold separately
** Note: If you don’t have the financial means to attend, please contact Rima Makhiawala at - No one will be left behind.
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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MCWS Tutoring Progarm for Middle - High School Boys and Girls (Ages: 10-17yrs)

What: Helping kids in their homework, improve their concepts and teach them problem solving skills
When: March 5th - May 30th - Every Monday 6pm - 8pm
Where: MCWS Classroom A&B
Who:For Middle and High School Kids only (Ages 10 - 17)
Tutors: Selected Professionals from the community with teaching experience. All Background Checks will be conducted by MCWS. For details, contact the coordinator
Subjects: Math, Science and English only
Cost: $5/class or $60 for 12 classes
Limited Seats - first cum first serve
No On-Site Registration
Note: All girls will be taught by female tutors. For more rules and policies, please contact the coordinator Program Coordinator: Sr. Hasina Abddu - Email:
Organized by MCWS Education Committee

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Returning Members Payment Due before March 30th 2012 in order to participate in this year board elections

    All Returning MCWS Members are reminded to pay their dues before March 30th, 2012
Based on Constitutional guidelines:
1. You must be a paid member for at least 3 years in order to vote.
2. You must be a paid member for at least 5 years in order to stand for elections.
Family Dues: $200
Single: $100
Senior >65yrs: $100
All payments can be send by mail or paid online at or drop off inside the MASJID Donation Box or hand over to any Board Members.
Questions? Contact Membership Coordinator: Br. Khalid Waqhar @ 734-578-3979

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Adults Career Development Workshops - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    MCWS Launches - Adults Career Development Programs - Weekend Professional Workshops

What: Whether you are employed or not, get smart, learn from the experts and move up in your career by adding these Short and Professionally Developed Certified courses to your resume. Anyone with a graduate degree can attend.
Class Name: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Duration: 8 Weeks (32 Hrs)
Date/ Time: Every Saturday 8:30a-12:30pm (Feb 18th - Apr 7th)
Course Donation: $100 - first class free - (Financial Assistance Available)
Certificate will be provided for attending the seminar
!!Limited Seats!!
Instructor: Noman Hussain / Syed Mukhtar Raza
Coordinator: Shaique Ali - - 313-622-2185

Instructors Profile:
Noman Husain is a business transformation executive with expertise in deploying proven Lean Six Sigma methodologies to achieve immediate and stellar returns. He has successfully developed LSS implementation strategy, defined required systems, formulated deployment plans and executed them to achieve outstanding results in manufacturing and transactional space. He is a certified Master Black Belt, Shainin Red X Journeyman and Top 5 Manager.
Mukhtar Raza is a Master Black Belt and has been working for one of the Major Automotive Company for the past 15 years. Since achieving Master Black Belt Certification in 2003, he has been involved in developing and delivering several Problem Solving and Black Belt courses (Six Sigma, LEAN, DFSS, Reactive, Decision making, KT, Critical Thinking etc. ) to targeted audience ranging from Manufacturing, Transactional and Design. He coached more than 300 candidates to Green Belt, Black Belt and some to Master Black Belt levels at several facilities.

Organized by MCWS Education Committee

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Family Event with Dawud Wharnsby on Saturday Feb 4th - 1p-3:30p at MCWS Gym

    What: AN AFTERNOON FOR THE FAMILY - An Entertainment Event with Dawud Wharnsby at MCWS - Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring music and feel your heart long for the Deen.
Dawud Wharnsbry is a Poet and Song Writer from Toronto, Canada. You can check his website at for more details
When: Saturday, February 4th after Dhuhr Salah.
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: MCWS Gym - 40440 Palmer Rd. Canton, MI 48188
Cost: $5/person - Register Online and Pay at the door
Refreshments will be served, No babysitting provided
Contact Shirin or Haaris at for more information.
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee

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[Action Alert ] - FDA Warning on using any food items from DEEP and BANSI Indian Brands

    FDA Food Warning

When buying Indian groceries please be careful about Bansi Basmati Rice and all other Deep Food items. See FDA link below:

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Listen to various lectures at MCWS Media Page

    Click here to visit the Media Page
and then click on the selected audio files, your browser will download these files into the window media player install in the browser (this may take time). If you are experience any technical difficulties, please email
Jazakallah hu khairan for your patience. We hope you'll enjoy.
Please note: public distribution is allowed by these various speakers

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MCWS Table Tennis Tournament Results Announced - Thanks to all the participants

    The Event finished Saturday night. Results below:
Single Winner: Shamael Farooqi from Farmington Hills
Runner Up: Jameel Arif from Canton
Team Winner: Shamael Farooqi and Team
Youth Winner: Kashif Naqvi from Canton
See photos - CLICK HERE JZK to all volunteers and the Sports Committee.

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Based on Fiqh Council of North America - Muharram Asuhra on Monday Dec 5th.

    The 9th of Muharram is on Sunday Dec 4th. Please fast either on 4th-5th or 5th-6th of December. Keep the Ummah in your prayers.

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Ask Our Iman - Q/A Session Every Wednesday Nite after Isha at MCWS

Sh. Ali Sulaiman Ali will be taking your questions online or at the masjid and answering them every Wednesday Night after Isha Prayers at MCWS.
Click Here to Submit your Questions
All questions will be publish in our monthly Newsletter except those marked confidential, will be addressed via email or in person.

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Sunday School Update - REGISTRATION CLOSED - First Day of School - Sept 25th


Sunday School (Sept 18th - June 3rd 2012)
Cost: $360/child (multiple discounts,mcws members,honor roll applies)

Questions? Call/Email: 734-386-0010 /

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Rain or Shine - Eid Carnival Today Sept 10th at 12p-7p

    M C W S and Crescent Academy present

E I D C A R N I V A L 2 0 1 1 !

Saturday September 10, 2011 12-7PM @MCWS
40440 Palmer Rd. Canton, MI 48188


$10/person (choice of band for unlimited rides OR $10 credit for food)
Children under 3 free

Real Carnival Rides and Games Bumper Cars Kids Scrambler Ride Truckin USA Ride Paratrooper Thrill Ride Basketball Shootout Inflatables Obstacle Course Screamer Slides Bounce Houses Henna Facepainting Ballon Artist Bazaar

Great Food (Desi, Arab, American) Concessions (Cotton Candy, Drinks, Popcorn, Candy, Ice Cream)

Great Prizes
RSVP Online and be entered to win a prize!

For more information please contact:
MCWS: (734) 252-6297 -
CAI: (734) 729-1000 -
Sponsors: Mostansar Virk (734) 620-7010 -
Bazaar: Sameena Zahoor (734) 306-0715 -
Volunteers: Haaris Ahmad
MCWS Carnival Committee Coordinator

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10th Anniversary of 9-11 - Please Join us or a moment of reflection

    What: 10th Anniversary of 9/11
When: Sunday Sept 11th at 2:30pm
Where: MCWS Gym - 40440 Palmer Road
Who: MCWS Outreach Committee & The Plymouth Canton Community invites you to join us in observance of 9/11 at MCWS. Local Community Leaders will offer thoughts of remembrance and share ideas of collaboration, building bridges and community service
Local Youth Group will collect food items (non-perishable) and donate to local pantries
For more info: Contact Aamina Ahmed at

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Updates on MCWS Youth Directors

    Updates on MCWS Youth Directors

Starting September 1, Br. Tayssir Safi will be working part-time as our MCWS Youth Director.
He has joined a full-time double Masters Program at U of M ( MA program in teaching Arabic as a foreign language and Education) and will also be a TA at the university.
He will be continuing the Sunna Saturday high school program, the middle school halaqa (both for boys), as well as delivering the weekly khutbahs at the Plymouth-canton high school (reaching 100-150 of our high school youth weekly). He will also continue his weekly meetings with the college mentors to continue the flow of other programs that they are heading and monthly meetings with the Youth Committee.
The current sisters' youth director, Tazeen Ayub, will continue the halaqas and activities for the girls with the help of a core group of college mentors.
We ask for your continued support and prayers with our MCWS Youth Program.
Sr. Anila Baig
MCWS Youth Committee Coordinator

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Community Qiyaam / Khatm-e-Quran: TONIGHT FRIDAY, AUG 26th - Isha at 10pm

    Khatm-e-Quran: FRIDAY, AUG 26th
All Night Community Qiyaam
Sahoor will be provided
Please plan on arriving early and follow parking directions. Do not park illegally or on side lane of Deerk Creek Sub-division.
Overflow Parking Areas:
1. Deer Creek /Emerald Pines Driveways Only (green/orange flags)
2. Iman Drive Sub-division
3. St. Micheal School on Hannan Rd.
Shuttles will be available on Iman Drive and School.

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Please Welcome our New Sunday School Assistant Administrator

    Sunday School Assistant Administrator/Principal!
Please welcome Sr. Ghazala Khan, our new Sunday School Asst. Administrator. She has an M.Ed from UofM and a B.Ed from WSU, and has more than 13 years of teaching and administrative experience at various Islamic Schools. She is an active member of our community and conducts weekly halaqas for girls. Currently she is a Middle School teacher at Crescent Academy.Sr. Ghazala resides in Canton with her husband Rafiq Lakhani and four kids.
We are very excited to have her on board. Inshalallah she will bring great value to our school.
We would also like to thank Sister Shaheen for her past role and valuable contribution. We ask ALLAH (SWT) to bless her with good health and imaan. Please keep them both in your prayers.
- MCWS Education Committee Coordinator.

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Br. Nadeem Ahmed (ex.Taj Mahal Owner) passed away. Janazah on Sun Aug 21st at 2pm at MCWS

    Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajion - "We belong to Allah and to Him we return."!
With great pain and sorrow, we inform you that Mr. Nadeem Ahmed, resident of Canton and the owner of the now defunct Taj Mahal Restaurant, passed away in Canton on Saturday Aug 20th due to sudden heart failure. Mr. Ahmed was in his fifties.
Janazah Prayers will be after Dhur at 2:00pm at MCWS Canton Masjid followed by burial at Knollwood Cementry in Canton.
He was the father of Owais, Ahmed, Mariya and Mohammed Nadeem.
Please remember the family in your prayers. May Allah Almighty keep his soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this great loss (Ameen).

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MCWS 2050 Vision Presentation - July 2011

    MCWS 2050 Vision Presentation - July 2011

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2050 PRESENTATION - Presented by MCWS 2050 Committee at the July 10th Town Hall Mtg.

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Ramadan Quran Reading Challenge for Kids Ages: 18 and below

    Ramadan Quran Reading Challenge for Kids Ages: 18 and below

Click here to download this form and bring it with them at the time specified below:

* This program is to encourage our children and youth to read and understand Qur'an in the blessed month of Ramadan.
* Anyone under 18 years of age can participate in this program.
* Read the Qur'an in Arabic or its translation in English.
* Every day in Ramadan, as you read Qur'an, write the most touching/favorite verse number from that Juz.
* If you read less than a Juz a day, then write all the dates that took you to complete that Juz in the Date column.
* After completing five Juz, bring your sheet to Room "L" (adjacent to the Imam's office near MCWS Gym entrance)on Saturdays and Wednesdays after 8 taraweeh to receive a reward (The true reward lies with Allah).
* Special reward will be given to participants who finish the whole Qur'an before Eid al-Fitr Insha Allah.
* Volunteer Sisters will be there to assist you
Questions? email:
Sponsored by MCWS Education Committee

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ALIM Lecture with Imam Mohamed Magid - President ISNA at MCWS - Wed 7/20 after Asr

    ALIM Community Lectures 2011
All lectures after Asr Prayers

Monday, July 18th
Dr. Muneer Fareed: Effect of Minority Status on Identity
Tawheed Center, Farmington Hills

Wednesday, July 20th
Imam Mohamed Magid: Strategic Priorities of Muslims in North America
MCWS, Canton

Thursday July 21st
Imam Mohamed Magid: American Muslims Between Sharia and the Constitution
IAGD, Sterling Heights

Tuesday, July 26th Dr. Ovamir Anjum: Ramadan & the Harnessing of Ego
Muslim Center, Detroit *7:30pm

Thursday, July 28th Dr. Ingrid Mattson: Fasting - A Window to the Abrahamic Faiths
ICA, Franklin

For all other info: please visit their website at: or email: | 734 377-4708

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Angels Circle this Friday - Ramadan Lecture by Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali

    MCWS Program Committee Presents...
Angels Circle - A Family Nite Halaqa for all ages with Guest Speaker and Kids Activities (Ages 6-12)

Please bring your children to the children’s program in the Classroom inside the Gym!
When: Every Friday before/after Maghrib Prayers @ MCWS Gym

All are welcome

For questions or volunteer, please contact:
Tariq Hafeez - or
Sister Hasina -
Refreshment will be provided

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Sh. Mohammad Yousuf Islahi Lecture at MCWS on Sunday July 24th after Maghrib

    Please find the Schedule of Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf Islahi well known scholar from India is visiting Michigan. Please Join his lectures

1. Friday July 22 after Maghrib @ 9:10pm Tawheed Center, Farmington Hills
2. Saturday July 23 after Maghrib @ 9:10pm ICND McDougall St, Detroit
3. Sunday July 24 after Maghrib @ 9:10pm MCWS, Canton

His lectures will be in Urdu.

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Yusuf Sabree's Fundamental to Success - Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls - July 18-22 - Ages: 8-14

    Yusuf Sabree's Fundamental to Success - BasketBall 5 Days Camp for Boys and Girls Ages: 8-14


See attached Registration and Medical Consent Form below

When: July 18 - 22, 2011, Mon - Thurs (2:00 - 4:00 PM) & Fri (3:00 - 5:00 PM)
Cost: $100.00 for the first child. $95 for additional siblings
Register/Payment By Phone: Call Yusuf Sabree at 313-333-8262 - Calls accepted 9 AM - 9 PM
Signed Liability/Medical Consent form required at site.
Registration and Payment In Person: July 12 and 13, 2011 at MCWS b/w 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2011
Participants may register on the day of camp or after the camp has started, pending space availability.

Space is limited! Register early!
For more details, contact MCWS Coordinator: Br. Haaris Ahmad at or call: 734-652-0345
Organized by MCWS Programs Committee in collaboration with Yusuf Sabree's Fundamentals to Success Basketball Camp

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Ramadan Babysitting Program - Please read and follow these instructions below:

    Ramadan Babysitting Program Guidelines

To help gain spiritual upliftment for maximum number of people attending the evening prayers during Ramadan at MCWS, we require the parents of children to follow these rules:
1. Children age 10 years and above must pray besides one of their parent / guardian in the masjid throughout the duration of their stay.
2. This program is only for Ages: 3 - 10 yrs old.
3. Please ensure that you sign your children in to the appropriate program as you come in to pray taraweeh.
4. The Babysitting Rooms are located inside the GYM.
5. The Program is only available for the FIRST 8 RAKAHS.
6. Children MUST be picked up PROMPTLY AFTER 8 RAKAHS.
7. 0-2 year olds will accompany moms in a Mom and Tots Room where mothers will be able to listen to the recitation and view the masjid over a video link. 8. 3-6 year olds will be in a separate classroom.
9. 7-10 year olds will also be in a separate classroom than the other age groups. (If your child can maintain the standards of Masjid ettiquette throughout the prayers, it is highly encouraged that they pray with their parents.)
10. Please cooperate with the volunteers.
11.Suggested Donation: $1/child per day

For the benefit of children and improve discipline among them, no loitering in the hallways, gym or outside the building is allowed.
That is, all children must engage in the primary purpose of their visit: prayers and supplications.
Thank you for your cooperation.
MCWS Masjid Committee

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MCWS 2050 Vision - TownHall Mtg - Fri July 15th 8pm @MCWS - All are invited

MCWS 2050 Vision Town Hall Meeting
Why: To discuss our future
Where: July 15th 8pm @ MCWS Gym
For some reason you cannot make it then please send your comments to Maajed Huq at

Look forward to seeing you there!

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[DEADLINE EXTENDED] - Hiring Assistant Youth Director (Female) - Send resume before Monday July 25th, 2011

In the interim, MCWS has hired an acting female Youth Director, Sr Tazeen Ayub.
She has been an integral part of our youth community for well over 10 years, serving on the boards of our local high school youth groups (YMFA & MSA), Wayne State MSA as well as MAS, and consistently committing to our girls youth activities over the years, Masha'Allah.
Alhamdulillah, she will be working with our girls until the end of August.
Please join us in welcoming her, in continuing to make du'a for all of our youth

The Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS) is looking to fill a part-time position for Assistant Youth Director (Female). Please view details to see attached job description if you, or someone you know, may be interested. Please feel free to forward to any interested individuals.
To fill out a Pre-Interview Questionnaire (the first step in the application process), please send an email to directly, and the questionnaire will be sent to you.
The completed questionnaire AND current resume will need to be sent in to that email address by Monday, June 27, 2011.
We will be accepting applications/questionnaires, and resumes until Monday, June 27, 2011 only.
Questions? Sr Anila Baig ( MCWS Youth Committee Coordinator

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Sr. Shaheena Motorwala's mother passed away in India

    Inaa lil Allah wa inna ilaih rajeeoon
Sr. Shaheena Motorwala's Mother, Sr. Ayesha Ismail Khan, pased away in India on Jul 8th, 2011.

Please pray for his magfirah.

We ask ALLAH (SWT) to forgive her, have mercy on her and grant her highest level in Jannah.

Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

MCWS Communications

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No Girls Halaqa this Friday due to long weekend

    No Girls Halaqa this Friday due to long weekend

Inshallah we will resume from next friday July 8th.

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Adults Educational Classes this Summer!

To view all class details, please visit

To academically engage, groom and nurture the children and youth of our community, MCWS is considering to initiate professionally organized classes on:

(1) ACT preparation for 8th-12th grade,
(2) Math/Science/Computer Online Classes for 7th to 11th grade

These classes are expected to result in significant academic benefit to the participants.
Nominal fee will be charged to cover the actual costs incurred.
Our intention is to start these classes in next 4 weeks or so.

At this time we would like to seek your feedback on your interest and desire to enroll your children in such a program by emailing the following info:

Class Type / Total Children /Grades
to Br. Ajmal Ansari at or call 734-516-3765 for more info
Thank you very much.

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The new schedule will be posted shortly inside the Masjid and Website.
Thank you for your cooperation

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Volunteers Needed at Liberty Fest - Sat/Sun - June 17-18

    MCWS Outreach Committee is looking for volunteers at 2011 Liberty Fest at Heritage Park in Canton. Insha’Allah MCWS plans to have a booth at the Fest - to let our neighbors know who we are and what we are.

Please follow timings shown below for MCWS booth operational hours; but for details on Parking & Directions visit

WHAT: 2011 Canton Liberty Fest
WHEN: Fri - 5 PM to 9 PM & Sat - 11 AM to 9 PM
WHERE: Heritage Park (W of Canton Center Rd & N of Summit Pkwy & S of Heritage Park Rd)

ACTION NEEDED FROM YOU: Please sign up for one hour time slots - whatever you are comfortable with – it is an outdoor event under a tent, you may be exposed to sun, so dress & prepare appropriately.

Please e-mail Sisters Saara & Nuha ASAP with your contact info.
May Allah SWT reward & accept our efforts - JZK.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome. JZK.
Mir S Ali

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Community Service Program - Kids Against Hunger

    he new Community Service Program under the MCWS Programs committee will be providing monthly service activities that you can participate in with your family and give back to those in need.


WHAT: Packaging food in 3-4 hours to be shipped locally and internationally that will feed 10,000 people.
WHO: Adult and children (ages 6+) volunteers needed
WHERE: MCWS/Crescent Gym
Click here to register Now!(Limited Seats)
For details, contact Haaris Ahmed or Shirin Khan
Event Coordinator
or email

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Media & Leadership Training Program for Youth at MCWS

    East West Link invites all youth to participate in our communications & leadership training program this summer!

Our team of young writers are involved in the publishing of a weekly newspaper for the Detroit Muslim Community. At our weekly meetings in Canton, we also invite professionals from various fields to share their knowledge and experience with our interns.

Students from all educational backgrounds & academic majors are welcome to apply. You will have the opportunity to interact with influential leaders in the community, develop skills in electronic and print media, and become a published writer at a young age!

Please email us at for more information. We encourage all students to apply by June 1, 2011.

Also, check out our website at, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Please share with friends who may be interested!
Organized by East West Links in partnership with MCWS

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EWL ‘Meet & Greet’ Speaker Forum with Dr. Nakadar on 5/28

    EWL ‘Meet & Greet’ Speaker Forum presents...

Saturday May 28th, 2011
Media in the 21st Century & the Challenges that Muslims Need to Overcome

A Talk By:
Dr. A.S. Nakadar CEO of ‘The Muslim Observer’
Join us on May 28th, 12:00 noon at the MCWS Gym Office!
40440 Palmer Rd. Canton Michigan 48188

Organized by EWL in partnership with MCWS Programs

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Crescent Academy Fundraising Dinner - w / Dr. Jackson - 5/21

The Board of Trustees and Directors as well as the Crescent Administrative Team would like to invite you and your family to the Annual CAI Fundraiser/Dinner.

Mark your calendar!

Date/Time: Sat, May 21, 4pm - 9pm
Where: Wayne Tree Manor, 35100 Van Born Rd., Wayne, MI 48184
$25 for additional Students/Teachers family member
$100 - Non-student families
For more details, contact School Office: 734-729-1000
-MCWS Communications

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Pakistan Consulate visiting MI - 5/14 @ Tawheed Center Farmington

    Pakistan Association of America

Date: May 14th, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Tawheed Center, Farmington Hills.

Please bring the required fee in the form of money order or cashier's check. The fee and document requirement for each service is posted on the web site For each service (VISA, Passport, Attestation of documents etc) separate money order or cashier's check should be attached with the application

If possible, download the required forms from the website and complete before coming to save time. Some of the forms will also be available on-site. If you have any questions, please call 212-879-5800 or email:

Also note, that the Government of Pakistan has decided that Manual Passports will not be issued or extended beyond July 31, 2012 by the Consulate General of Pakistan, New York. All Pakistani nationals are requested to kindly obtain Machine Readable Passport (MRP) before July 31, 2012. M.R.P is not issued without a Valid NICOP or CNIC. Pakistan Nationals holding valid NICOP or CNIC must apply for Machine Readable Passport and not for Manual Passport.

If you are sending your application with another family member, please make sure your documents are notarized.

Thank you,
PAA Board
- MCWS Communications

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Pre-Launch Survey - MCWS Summer Program - Feedback needed


MCWS is planning Summer Workshops and Activities b/w Jun-July.

Your feedback is very important to us!
Note: This is not a registration.
Based on your feedback we will organized the courses and announce final schedule.
Survey Submission deadline: May 15th.
For more information, Contact or contact any board members.

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MCWS MAY 2011 e-Newsletter is now available

Dear Subscribers,

Please click the link below to view the May 2011 MCWS Newsletter.

If for some reason you cannot open it, please cut and paste the above link in your browser.

Thank you for your readership.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Maajed Huq
MCWS Newsletter Coordinator

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Sisters Fitness Classes for Beginners - Register before May 3rd




WEDNESDAYS IN MAY (MAY 4, 11, 18, & 25)
6:15-7:15 pm SHARP
MCWS /Crescent Academy Lower Level (Lounge)

Fees: $30 (for 4 classes) due by May 3
Instructor: Sue Miller (Registered Yoga Teacher & Nurse)
Register and pay online @
Limited Seats, Register Today!
Class is open to any ladies age 12 or above.
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the session. Please make your own babysitting arrangements.
Please Bring Water Bottle & Yoga Mat to each class.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Afsheen Saif at (734)-306-6684

The class will be conducted by Sue Miller who is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Registered Nurse. She has professionally worked in public health settings since 1991. Sue has practiced yoga since 2005 and began teaching in 2007. She continues to attend training workshops to improve her capacity as a practitioner of yoga. Sue works with studios, groups, and individuals throughout the Metro Detroit area.

Yoga benefits include: core strengthening, gentle stretching, improved balance, stress reduction. The postures cover weight-bearing for bone health and utilize deep breathing for endurance. Please inform the instructor of any special needs or impairments before class.

We will be registering for the month of May for a one-time fee of $30 (this includes four one –hour sessions). Additional classes in subsequent months will be added based on community interest. The Lounge will be available for pre- and post-stretching for 15 minutes before and after class (6-7:30 pm).

We have very limited space available so please register soon. Please bring your own yoga mat (mats will be available for first class only).

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the session. Please make your own babysitting arrangements.

Organized by:
MCWS Sisters Committee
Coordinator: Sr. Anila Baig

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MCWS Official Statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden

    We, as a community, pray that this seminal event paves the way for a new era where Muslims in America are seen to speak for and represent themselves through their own words and contributions to our society.
We pray that, as a nation and as a community, we find closure and that we can now collectively focus on other challenges to our societal well-being such as threats to economic opportunity, education, and health care.
- MCWS Board.

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Couples Workshop - Art of Communication - 5/21

    The Art of Communication: Strengthening Marriages by Improving Conversation
When: Sat May 21st - 11a-2pm
Where: MCWS Gym
Register Online at Click here

His workshop will focus on learning effective communication strategies as well as skills for conflict resolution insha'Allah.

Steven Hernandez, a marriage educator, returns to the MCWS community, to present this topic in depth.

Please join us for a session that will insha'Allah be sure to enhance our relationships!

$10/adult (if you pre-register before May 17). Lunch will be provided. Babysitting will be available for $5/child.
Ticket prices increase to $15/adult after May 17.

Pre-Register at

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No Tafseer halaqah for girls this Friday due to Spring Break

    We will not be conducting Tafseer halaqah for girls at MCWS this Friday due to Spring break - MCWS Education Committee.

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YMFA Masjid Cleanup Day - Wed April 20th - 12-4pm

    YMFA has initiated a "masjid Beautification" day, during their spring Break.

Depending on the amount of volunteers, projects will be split between: Girls project: kitchen deep cleaning, degreasing, and organizing, etc (supervised by Sr. Nausheen Razvi) Boys project: deodorize & vacuum prayer area, organize qurans & tasbihs, etc

Organized by MCWS Youth Committee

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World Cup 2011 - Pakistan vs India Live Telecast @ MCWS

    What: Live Telecast of India vs Pakistan Cricket Match.
When: Wednesday, March 30th from 5am onward with break for Fajr Prayers
Where: MCWS Basement (Youth Lounge)
Fees: $5/ea
Desi Breakfast with tea will be served.

If you are interested to enjoy this with other friends, please email Br. Muhammad Saleem ( COB today.

I need to provide head counts to the management.

Muthahir Jamali
MCWS Sports Committee

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Register for Kids Science Camp - Limited Seats

    Crescent Academy International is hosting a week long summer science program.

We would like to invite the families in the greater community to consider participating in this experience.

This week long program is scheduled for June 20 -24 and is open for students in grades KG to 5.

Details on Camp Invention here at CAI are included in the attachment. Also, the Camp Invention website is a great place to go for more information.

Registration for this camp is limited to 110 children so early registration is encouraged. The $25 early registration discount ends Wednesday, March 30th.

For questions, comments and/or concerns, please contact:
Pembe Yasarlar Crescent Academy International 734-729-1000

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Renew your Annual Membership before March 31st

    Please renew your Yearly MCWS Membership
Acc. to MCWS by-laws, returning members must pay their dues by March 31st of same year. A failure to establish membership within the time allotted will result in revoking of all membership rights, including voting privileges, for that calendar year.
This does not apply or affect MCWS members who pay membership by recurring monthly payments.
All paid members will recieve:
Dinner Discount
Classes Discount
Sunday/Summer School Discount
Online account to our website to review and update members and put your Ad. in the classified section
Voting rights and access to other information and Shura Meetings plus many more...

You can either download our Check-o-matic form or membership form from our website by clicking on the Download link.
Mail or return it to Office Administrator
You could also pay online using Google checkout (some charges applies) by clicking on this link: Donate Now.
The membership fees is as follows:
Family - $200 Single - $100 Seniors age >65 - $100 (family) Students - $100 (family) For all other exceptions - $150 (family)
Contact the membership committee members for more details or check our membership form.
Jazakallah for your continued support.
Thank you
MCWS Membership Committee.

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Bone Marrow Registry Drive - March 19th 11a-3pm @ MCWS

    WHAT: BE THE MATCH! Bone Marrow Registry Drive
WHEN: Saturday March 19th, 2011 from 11AM to 3PM at MCWS (gym classrooms)
WHY: In memory of Bilal Mallick, to increase Asian and Arab samples in the registry, to save a life!
WHO: You must be 18 and above to participate in the registry (ALL IT REQUIRES IS A SIMPLE CHEEK SWAB)

DONATIONS: "Be the Match Foundation" is accepting donations to help cover the $100 cost to place each sample in the registry. Please donate whatever you can.

CONTACT: Shirin Khan at or Fatima Mallick at

Here is a note from one of the volunteers of the Chicago bone marrow registry drives:

As we enter this weekend of multiple drives, let us remember back to our first one, last Thursday. We were so full of hope and promise that our beloved Bilal could be brought back to health, if it was Allah's will, with a bone marrow match. We did not know Allah's plan, but we believed we could work together to achieve something wonderful by His grace and mercy-and we were right. That night, 200 people pledged to save a life if required, because we asked them to. Let us ask again this weekend, and keep asking, because there are other children like Bilal, adults too, who are dearly loved by their families; without our commitment and vision for a community where we take care of each other, they may leave a hole that could never be filled, like our dearest Bilal. Allah has brought us something beautiful out of these sad days, the understanding that we have a part to play to take care of our brothers and sisters, those we have loved for a long time, and those we have not yet met.

TV Interview with Bilal's father, Tanveer Mallick:,0,5193837.story
Promo video by Shaq:

Please forward this on to others...

Jazak Allahu Khair,
Shirin Khan

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MCWS 2011 First Outreach Event for Non-Muslims - 3/24 @ CPL

    MCWS Outreach committee presents its first dawah initiative for 2011. "Living as Muslim Women in Canton", a panel discussion held at the Canton Library on March 24th and moderated by Sister Heather Jackson. This event is primarily geared towards non-muslims. So please look at the attached flier and pass it on to your non-muslim co-workers, neighbors, and friends.

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Bake Sale - this Friday to support Bone Marrow Drive

    Mcws will be holding a bone marrow registry drive on Saturday, March 19th from 11am-3pm. There is a severe shortage of south Asians and Arabs in the registry so please come and encourage others to help save a life. All it requires is a simple cheek swab.

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Real & Relevant Parenting by Sh. Faraz @ Sun Feb 27th

Topic: Real & Relevant Parenting by Sh. Faraz Rabbani
When: 2/27 (2:30p-6:30p) @ MCWS Gym
Cost:$5 (online) / $7 (onsite) Babysitting available for additional cost. Snacks provided

For any questions, please email Sr. Anila Baig at

Organized by MCWS Youth Committee

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List of MCWS Committees / Coordinators/Contact Info

    JOIN US! - Make a difference

Committee Name - Primary Coordinator/Supporting Coordinator(s) - Prmiary Contact

Communication - Br.Ajmal Br.Jawad/Br.Haaris
Dinner - Br.Khalid Br.Jamali
Education - Br.Jawad Sr.Anila
Facility - Br.Mashood Br.Khalid
Financial Sustainability - Br.Rizwan/Br.Mashood
Joint Secretariat - Br.Haaris Br.Rizwan/Br.Mashood
Masjid - Br.Mashood Br.Jamali
Membership - Br.Khalid Br.Mashood
Newsletter - Br.Haaris Br.Maajed
Outreach - Br.Rizwan Br.Harris
Program - Br.Haaris Br.Jawad/Sr.Anila
Public Relation - Br.Haaris Br.Jamali
Sisters - Sr.Anila Br. Haaris
Sports - Br.Jamali Br.Mashood
Youth - Sr.Anila Br.Rizwan
MCWS Future 2050 [NEW] - Br.Maajed Br.Haaris

For any questions or comments, please

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EWL Internship & Leadership Training Classes @ MCWS

    East West Link Internship & Leadership Training CLASSES NOW AT MCWS, CANTON
Starting : Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm

Junior: Training program for 8-10 graders
Intermediate: High school and college students
Advance: Internship and mentor positions for college graduates

The program will be providing hands on experience for communication and media related activities with focus on developing leadership skills at an early age and preparing students of all chosen careers

For registration and admissions, please go to or
contact: EWL Program coordinator: Zeba Ahmad @ or 734-306-6674

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    MCWS 2011 BOD(Amila) and Trustees
Board of Directors(Amila):
Mashood Rabbaig - President
Harris Ahmad - Vice President
Rizwan Baig - Treasurer
Khalid Waqhar - Secretary

Trustees: Dr. Sayeed Siddique
Dr. Jabir Baig
Dr. Tariq Abbasi
Saleem Qureshi
Syed Ahmed Hussaini

December 26, 2010
In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, Most Merciful
Assalam Alaykum wa Rahmaullah.

Per the MCWS constitution and bylaws, elections were held in December 2010 to replace the five shura (Board) members whose term is ending.
In all 281 ballots were received within the permitted time frame. One ballot was rejected due to improper filling. Ten candidates contested the elections for five available seats. The winners of the election are, in alphabetical order:

1. Harris Ahmad
2. Jawad Anwar
3. Anila Baig
4. Rizwan Baig
5. Mashood Rabbaig

The Election Committee would like to congratulate the new board members and wishes them the best in serving the community during their term January 2011 - December 2014.
We would also like to thank the outgoing Aamila (Executive) for placing great trust on us.
Inshallah, with the announcement of the Board election results, the Election Committee has fulfilled its duty and obligation. May Allah Ta'la make this event a source of strengthening the community and furthering the cause of Islam (ameen).

Br. Fahim Qureshi, Chairman MCWS Election Committee 2010

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Crescent Academy Dinner - Sat Jan 22nd at 6pm

    What: Annual Fundraising Dinner
Where: MCWS/Crescent Gym
For more details, please check their website at

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MCWS Family Ski Trip - Jan 8th @ Alpine Valley, White Lake MI

    What: 5th annual MCWS ski trip
When: Sat Jan 8th 9a - 6p
Where: Alpine Valley
Cost: $60/person excluding lunch
Leave from MCWS at 8 AM

or Email: Mostansar Virk at to reserve your group rate.

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MCWS Website will be down for server migration

    On Sat Jan 1st 2011, the site might not be available due to maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. To contact for any info, please email:
Thank you - MCWS Webmaster

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Sunday School is open today - 12/12

    Our policy is based on Canton School District - if the roads are bad and the weather is severe cold and your drive is too risky then please stay indoor.
Message from Sunday School Mgmt.

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Eid-ul-Adha Prayer - Nov 16th 9:30a at Burton Manor

    Acc. to Fiqh Council, Nov 7, 2010 is expected to be the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1431. Hajj is expected to be on Monday, Nov 15, 2010 and so the Eidul Adha is expected on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
Location: 27777 Schoolcraft Rd Livonia

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Shura Nomination Deadline - Nov 8th - Download form here

For questions, contact Election Committee Chair - Br. Fahim Qureshi

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YMFA Fundraising Dinner for Pakistan - Nov 6th Saturday

    Islamic relief and YMFA are hosting a dinner regarding hte pakistan floods at MCWS on Saturday November 6.

Many of us have already given and this tragedy has fallen out of hte news. However, the rebuilding work has only just begun and disease and famine are spreading fast. This single tragedy has already had a larger effect than the tsunami, the 2005 pakistan earthquake and the Haiti earthquake combined.

We have to keep working to help the needy. Even if you've already given, please make an effort to attend and support our local youth group. This is a good opportunity to meet many of the youngsters in our community who we dont know as well.

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Seminar on Going Green: Easy, Affordable - Sat, Nov 6th - 12-3pm

    Going Green: Easy, Affordable, and Necessary

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 from 12-3pm

Learn practical and affordable ways to incorporate Green Living into your daily life.
Please invite your neighbors, co-workers, and friends. Open to all!

Speaker: Inayet Sahin of Where: MCWS (40440 Palmer Rd. Canton, MI 48188)

(Event will take place in the gymnasium of the Mosque)

Cost: $5/person early online Registration; $10/person at the door

Register online at www.gogreenliving/
(Please print your receipt and bring your payment at the door)

*lunch and refreshments will be provided
*Babysitting available upon request:
$3/child (includes lunch).

Please email in advance to request babysitting:
Event Coordinator:
Eram Uddin
MCWS Seminar Committee

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General Body Approves New Constitutional Amendements

    The General body unanimously voted in favor of the changes. The New changes will be posted on the Website soon. The Board thanks its members for their participation.

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Pak Flood Victims - Winter Clothes Drive - see below for details



Please SORT AND LABEL ALL ITEMS into the following categories:

Men, Women, Boys (Age 0-10),
Boys (Age10-18),
Girls (Age 0-10),
Girls (Age 10-18)


You may donate CASH to cover shipping expenses and to buy tents or IN-KIND ITEMS

Saturday 16th October: MCWS
10:00am - Noon:
Noon - 2:00pm:
2:00pm - 4:00pm:

Saturday 23rd October: MCWS
10:00am - Noon:
Noon - 2:00pm:
2:00pm - 4:00pm:

Saturday 23rd October - Summit Location
10:00am - Noon:
Noon - 2:00pm:
2:00pm - 4:00pm:

If you have any questions please email Sister Wafa at
MCWS Outreach Event

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Mother Daughter Brunch with the New (Sister) Assistant

    Come and meet our new Assistant Youth Director (Nora Alfaham), meet other moms, your daughter's friends, enjoy some food and have some fun.

Please pre-register ( if you can (it'll save you a couple of bucks!

$3/person if you pre-register, $5/person onsite registration)
MCWS Youth Committee

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CAIR - Muslim Leadership Symposium - Sat Oct 9th - 10a -3p

    Muslim Leadership Symposium (MLS)
(Engaging The Political Process)

Saturday, October 9 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
Muslim Community of Western Suburbs MCWS
40440 Palmer Rd. Canton, Michigan 48188 Canton, MI

Speakers: Suhail Khan (American Conservative Union)
State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D)
Imam Aly Lela

Free Registration at

Free lunch included
The Muslim Leadership Symposium is a CAIR-MI initiative which seeks to cultivate, educate, and inspire social and political activism throughout the Muslim community. MYS workshops are targeted specifically to future potential activists but are beneficial for all audiences and all are encouraged to attend.

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Lecture on Youth Issues - Sunday 10/10 at 7:15pm - Isha

    Challenges Facing our Youth - by Amir Abdel Malik Ali
The Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS)
Challenges Facing our Youth

By the Islamic Activist
Amir Abdel Malik Ali

Our Youth are torn between the value system that they see at home and the American value system that they see all around them. They are living a life of confusion and hopefully are in search of guidance. Our youth have to deal with the same issues youths of other faiths and communities deal with, including music, drinking, gambling, dating, smoking marijuana, etc. IONA is pleased to have Abdul Malik Ali, an activist from California, who spent years dealing with youth, address our community on “Challenges Facing Our Youth” in sha Allah. We invite you and your children to attend this valuable lecture. A question and answer session will, in sha Allah, follow the lecture.
This lecture is for everyone.
When: Sunday, October 10, 2010 (After Maghrib)
Where: Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS)
40440 Palmer Rd, Canton, MI 48188. When: Sun Oct 10 7:15pm – 8:25pm Eastern Time

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Oct 2010 e-Newsletter is now available

    Please read the Oct 2010 MCWS newsletter by clicking the link below:
Thank you for your readership.

Mohammad Usman
Editor MCWS Newsletter

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Volunteers needed for EID Carnival

    Volunteers needed for EID Carnival

Please contact Muhi at immediately.

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Inshallah Eid Prayers on Fri Sept 10th 9:30am @ Burton Manor


EID PRAYERS: Fri 9/10 9:30am @ Burton Manor

Eid Carnival: Sat 9/18 12-8p @ MCWS/Crescent Gym

There is no Eid Dinner
MCWS Programs/Dinner Committee

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Post Ramadan Survey - We need your feedback

    CLICK HERE - We value your input - MCWS Masjid Committee

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Volunteers needed for Ramadan Parking Arrangements

    We need 6-10 volunteers for 1 hr during the first night and on weekends of Ramadan. Please email

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Seeking [Part-Time] Asst. Youth Director for Sisters

    The Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS) is looking to fill a part-time position for Assistant Youth Director (Female).

If you, or someone you know, may be interested. Please feel free to forward to any interested individuals.

To fill out a Pre-Interview Questionnaire (the first step in the application process), please send an email to directly, and the questionnaire will be sent to you.

The completed questionnaire AND current resume will need to be sent in to that email address by August 25, 2010.

We will be accepting applications/questionnaires, and resumes until August 25th, 2010 only.

Message from the Incharge, Youth Committee

For any other inquiries, contact Khalid Waqhar at

Thank you for your time.

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Activities for Children during Ramadan

    Please CLICK HERE and read the instructions - prepared by the Sisters of MCWS Masjid Committee - For any feedback or concerns, email: - Jazakallah for your support and cooperation during Ramadan.

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Sisters Tafseer Classes - Aug 2nd - Sept 2nd

    Daily Tafseer Classes for Women
Date/Time: 8/2 - 9/2 (11am - 1:30pm)
Cost: Free
Topic: These sessions will cover translation and elaboration upon main points along with group discussion in order to have an opportunity to reflect upon the verses of Quran.
Tafseer in Urdu at MCWS - Tafseer in English at Canton Islamic Center.

MCWS Sisters Committee

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Sisters Only - Ramadan Special Seminar - Aug 1st


Date/Time: Sunday Aug 1st, - 10am - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: MCWS Gym
MCWS Seminar Committee together with the An Nisaa team, now bring you an all new sisters only seminar titled: Ihsan in Ramadhan.

Come and learn about how to beautify your fasting & prayer and to improve your relationship with the Quran just in time for Ramadhan!

Lectures in English & Urdu.

Free Event. Includes Lunch and Tea. Fun Skits!

Contact Sr. Wafa for details at

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MCWS 2010-2011 - Islamic Educational Scholarships

(For children: age 5-18)

MCWS is again offering partial scholarships to children in need of financial assistance Enrolling in an Islamic School
(Weekend, Evening, Summer, or Full-time Islamic School) for the year 2010-2011
Please send completed applications by July 16th to:
MCWS Islamic Education Scholarship Committee
Attn: Sr. Shaheen 1124 Millbrook Road, Canton, MI 48188
Click here to download form
Or write to:
Sr. Hasina or

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Muslim Chaplins Training Program in Detroit

    Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, will begin a new program in September to train students as Muslim Chaplains.
Imam Mustapha Elturk of IONA will be leading the program -
Dr. Sarah Heidt
Ecumenical Theological Seminary

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Sister's Tajweed Course starting April 7th Wed 7 - 8pm

    Tajweed Made Easy Classes for Sisters
By a Sister with Ijaazah from MAS Qur’an Institute
(Instruction in English)
New Sessions Starting
April 7th, 2010
Wednesdays 7pm-8 pm
Canton Sister’s Masjid, 40440 Palmer Rd
3-Part Course (20 Lessons)
Course Fee $100
(Payable to MCWS Islamic Education Scholarship Fund)
To apply please email:
Sr. Shaheen at:

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MCWS Constitution Review - Members Input Only

    As announced in the General Body Meeting in Feb 2010, we are in process of modifying the constitution and bylaws of the MCWS.
We would like to invite the registered members of MCWS to review the current constitution and bylaws (available on line at and suggest changes they deem necessary.

The comments in this regard must be sent in writing to Mashood Rab Baig at:
If you do not have access to e-mail, you can also drop your written comments and suggestions in the Suggestions Box located besides the library entrance door.
When responding, please add your name and contact information.
Closing date to receive comments and suggestions from MCWS members is April 22, 2010.
MCWS Secretary

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MCWS Quran Nazira

    MCWS Quran Nazira
Classes are taught by Hafiz Harun Amin, every twice a week.(Assisted by Amir Naeem)
Tues & Fri- 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm;
Info: Khalid Waqhar at 734 578 3979

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Effective Cirriculum Development by Dr. Zainab - Sun 2:30pm

    Topic: How to create an effective curriculum in Islamic and Arabic Studies in an Islamic School setting, Arabic teaching program, or in halaqas.
Speaker: Dr. Zainab Alwani
When: Sun Feb 21st, at 2:30pm (Sister Masjid Area)
Cost: Free

This seminar will be beneficial to teachers, school administrators in weekend or full-time Islamic schools, and halaqa leaders wanting to provide an effective way of teaching the students.

All are welcome
Contact Saara Patel for more info:

MCWS Seminar Committee

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Sisters Potluck Halaqa with Dr. Zainab Alwani

    Sisters Halaqa with Dr. Zainab Alwani (PhD)
Director, Arabic/ Islamic North Virginia Community College, Member of Fiqh Council of North America (First Women Jurist)
When: Saturday, February 20th 6:30-9pm
Where: Nausheen Razvi's Home 40686 Deer Creek Canton, MI (behind MCWS

This halaqa will be in a question and answer format pertaining to women's issue.
Please email your questions to

Be sure to bring your favorite snack- sweet or savory dish to share with the guests (enough for 10-15 people).

MCWS Seminar Committee

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YMFA Winter Qiyam - Fri Feb 12th - 9:30pm - Fajr @ MCWS


Friday, Feb. 12th, beginning shortly after Angel's Circle

Great speakers, food, activities, workshops, basketball...etc!

(Ages 13 and up)
**We are requesting food donations to keep out periodically throughout the night. It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring any type of snack/food...may Allah SWT reward you
For more details, contact Br. Khalid Waqhar at
MCWS YMFA Coordinator

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Adult Education Classes resumes

    Sh. Ali will resume classes every sunday after Zuhr 2:30 - Asr inside Gym/Classrooms. Topic:Contemporary Issues in Modern Times. All are welcome

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