Previous Events

 

Eid Al-Adha 1433AHFriday October 26, 2012

Islamic Civic Society of America wishes a pleasant Eid Mubarak  to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu ‘Amin wantum bikheyr. May Allah accept our righteous deeds, guide us and give us strength and perseverance to stay stronger and united to strive for a better future. For prayer times and locations, please refer to the below flyer.

One on one with Imam Sh. Abdirahman on Eid

What does Eid stand for and where did it originate from?

Celebration is part of the human society; to commemorate a specific day, have a joyful day outside, and mingle with relatives, friends, and other people. If we read the Quran closely, we will find that some of the prophets, if not all of them, had a similar celebration or Eid if you wish. When Prophet Ibrahim, may peace be upon him, said to his people that he was sick in order for him to stay behind and destroy idols, his people were going on that day to celebrate a specific holiday. Prophet Musa (mpbuh) challenged Pharaoh to battle him on a holiday so the people would be able to see the truth for themselves because the masses were going to attend the holiday that day. (read more)

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Eid Al-Fitr – Sunday August 19th, 2012/AH 1433

Islamic Civic Society of America wishes a pleasant Eid Mubarak to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu Amin wantum bikheyr. We pray that Allah accepts our good deeds of this Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr is one of the major Islamic Holiday remarking the end of long fasting month, Ramadan. For details on prayer times and locations please refer to the flyer.

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Ramadan for 2012 is either on August 20th or 21st. Thus, Masjid Dar Al-Hijrah is hosting an event to welcome the month of Ramadan; to know its meaning, principles, and history. As well as knowing the answers to critical questions; what could you do when certain issue becomes apparent to you during Ramadan?  This wonderful event is dedicated to Muslim women; both young and old, please invite your friends and relatives.

All-Inclusive summer 2012 Programs

  • Program I: June 11-July 14th from 1:30-5:30pm/ ages 7 & above
    • Study Areas: Islamic History (Prophets, Caliphates, Companions, seerah of the prophet, tabi’een, imams, etc) Islamic Studies (Fiqh, Aqeedah, da’wah, hadith, etc.)Tarbiyah (Islamic manners), Qur’an: (Memorization &  tajweed), Arabic Literacy (Reading & Writing Arabic )
    • Activities: Fieldtrip, Competition, Workshops, Lectures, Awards, Group Discussion…and many more
  • Program II (Al-Hikma Pre-School): June 4-July 30th  from 8:30am-1:00pm/ages 3-5
    • Description: Full Time Islamic Pre-School , Small Class Size
    • Islamic Environment: Good Role Models , Character Education , Caring Teachers
    • Rigorous Curriculum: Core Subjects: Science, Math, History, social studies & English, Qur’an, Islamic Studies , Arabic
  • Program III:
  • Lead Yourself & the World will Follow ): Every Friday at 6:-8pm
  • Field Trip: July14th -location TBA
  • Swimming & Sports programs for both sisters and brothers:   Location & Date TBA
  • Basketball Tournament: Location & Date TBA

For further information including field trips, contact us at (612) 227-8374

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In our Global context, nations of the world are inter-connected and strategic alliances exist to promote common interests. Turkey and Somalia have had historic connections with relics of the past visible in some Somali cities. (read more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In any progressive community, members of that community must acknowledge and recognize the heroes who are in the frontline to make that progress happen. Early 1993, the Somali community started to come to Minnesota to flee the civil war in their homeland. Minnesota now boasts the largest Somali Diaspora in the United States. Many families came from various parts of the world to have better opportunities for their children. These opportunities include education, employment, business, and non-profit institutions. Our state is known for its progressive social justice and innovative ideas. For example, the first charter school started in St. Paul and we have recently elected Congressman Keith Ellison as the first Muslim to the United States Congress. (read more )

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On behalf of ICSA Youth Council, we are pleased to invite you the Finale of 4th Annual Interactive Academic Contest , which will capture the final moment for the wining school.  The last standing schools are Higher Ground Academy, Roosevelt High School & South High School.   Awards will be given to the winners! 3HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETING, 1 CUP, 1 LOCATION

 

 

 

A night of learning and networking with Open Mosque, and dinner

Islamic Civic Society of America cordially invites you to attend an Open Mosque to learn more about the Compatibility between Islamic & Civic principles as well as presentation on the economic impact of the coming Central Corridor LRT.
Why:
– Meet your neighbors
– Learn about the about  economic impact of the coming Central Corridor LRT.
– Interact with Somalis and Muslims
– Learn the compatibility between Islamic & Civic principles
– Learn about the activities of ICSA
– Have Somali cuisine

for details please refer to the flyer

 

2nd Round of 4th Annual Interactive Academic Contest

These contests are very comprehensive and academic. It is both Islamic and academic including geography, science, math, and social studies. The aim of this contest is to encourage young people about the importance of education, and show them the direct correlation between Islam and academics. We find these events are very effective as they are the best successful program for our youth for Islamic education, awareness, and also academics.

Upcoming: 2nd Round of 4th Interactive Academic Contest on Friday February 24, 2012

5HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETING, 1 CUP, 1 LOCATION

4th Annual Interactive Academic Contest

The awaited Interactive Academic Contests of 2011-2012 is just around the corner. These contests are very comprehensive and academic. It is both Islamic and academic including geography, science, math, and social studies. The aim of this contest is to encourage young people about the importance of education, and show them the direct correlation between Islam and academics. We find these events are very effective as they are the best successful program for our youth for Islamic education, awareness, and also academics.

Upcoming: 1st Round of 4th Interactive Academic Contest on Friday December 9, 2011

10HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETING, 1 CUP, 1 LOCATION  (for details please refer the flyer below)

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Sisters Lecture: Saturday November 26, 2011

Eid Al-Adha 1432AH – Sunday November 6, 2011

Islamic Civic Society of America wishes a pleasant Eid Mubarak  to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu ‘Amin wantum bikheyr. May Allah accept our righteous deeds, guide us and give us strength and perseverance to stay stronger and united to strive for a better future.

Eid Al-Fitr – Tuesday August 3oth, 2011/AH 1432

Islamic Civic Society of America wishes a pleasant Eid Mubarak to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu ?Amin wantum bikheyr. We pray that Allah accepts our good deeds of this Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr is one of the major Islamic Holiday remarking the end of long fasting month, Ramadan.  For Locations & Times please (Read more)

All-Inclusive summer 2011 Programs

  • Program I: June 6-July 30thfrom 1:30-5:30pm/ ages 7 & above
    • Study Areas: Islamic History (Prophets, Caliphates, Companions, seerah of the prophet, tabi’een, imams, etc) Islamic Studies (Fiqh, Aqeedah, da’wah, hadith, etc.)Tarbiyah (Islamic manners), Qur’an: (Memorization &  tajweed), Arabic Literacy (Reading & Writing Arabic )
    • Activities: Fieldtrip, Competition, Workshops, Lectures, Awards, Group Discussion…and many more
  • Program II (Al-Hikmah): June 6-July 30 from 8:30am-12:00pm/ ages 3-6
    • Description: Full Time Islamic Pre-School , Small Class Size , Serving Students ages 3-5
    • Islamic Environment: Good Role Models , Character Education , Caring Teachers
    • Rigorous Curriculum: Core Subjects: Science, Math, History, social studies & English, Qur’an , Islamic Studies , Arabic
  • Program III:

    • Lead Yourself & the World will Follow ): Every Friday at 6:-8pm
    • Field Trip: The end of July-location TBA
    • Bi-Monthly Youth Event: Location & Date TBA
    • Basketball Tournament: Location & Date TBA

For further information including field trips, contact us at (612) 227-8374

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Introductory Message from the Director on May 7, 2011
Creating a Climate of Cooperation between Islamic & Western Civilization

Our society is at cross-roads with so many deep social problems, which result from lack of proper education, governance, and civic responsibility. The problems are enormous whether be increasing Islamphobia, killing innocent aid workers, lack of cooperation for the public interest, or personal development. In order to respond to these issues effectively, the Islamic Civic Society of America calls on all Minnesotans to work for the common good of our society. (read more)

 

 

In any progressive community, members of that community must acknowledge and recognize the heroes who are in the frontline to make that progress happen.  Early 1993, the Somali community started to come to Minnesota to flee the civil war in their homeland.  Minnesota now boasts the largest Somali Diaspora in the United States. (read more)

 

 

 

Human beings have the responsibility to work for the common good. Freedom, justice, and equality are inalienable rights for everyone. Islam provides every individual the rights and protection of five essentials – religion, life, property, intellect and dignity. The American constitution also provides the rights and protections of individuals, groups and people. The Bill of Rights’ First Amendment is freedom of religion and expression, which guarantees everyone in America to practice their religion freely. (read more)
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On behalf of ICSA Youth Council, we are pleased to invite you to our 3rd Annual Interactive Academic Contest, Finale Night, which will capture the final moment for the wining school.  The last standing schools are Volunteers of America Opportunity High School, Roosevelt High School & Ubah Medical Academy.   Awards will be given to the winners! 3HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETING, 1 CUP, 1 LOCATION, for details on the last three rounds please (read more)

 

 

 

 

Everyone in this life needs help in a way or the other sometime in their lives; it is a nature. But the good thing is that, we have who to ask for help here in this life. However, this life is only a temporary one that will not last. Comparing to Aakhira (life after death), whatever we cultivate here in this life, we will harvest in Aakhira, expect for few deeds, which their rewards continue for us after we die. This important lecture is about these few deeds whose  rewards continue for us after we die, It will take place at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque on Saturday March 26, 2011 at 5pm. It is only for sisters, please spread the word and invite all the mothers, sisters, aunts, wives and all ladies that you know.

Lead Yourself & the World will Follow: Meets every Friday @ Masjid Dar Al-Hijah (6-8pm): Lead Yourself & the World will Follow, a youth initiative. In today’s world where everything is being flipped from it is original aspect, where the role and responsibilities of an individual, family, community, and nations are intermingled; the right and wrong are blended and tough to classify; the religion and purpose of life are misunderstood; where science became a tool to kill people for all physical and mental, to destroy the environment, where ethics and moral guidance are no longer the norms of many people’s daily lives. Many tribulations occurred to the world. Thus, there are a sacred responsibility and binding action upon every individual to take their part on the betterment of the society.

It is a cliché to say that education is imperative, because everyone knows that education is a key for our survival in this life. It is a fact that education provides for its individual a sense of stability, financially, security and most importantly direction and freedom.  We all know that educated person will be placed a higher position than uneducated person in this life and next life as well. We also know that when literacy is low in a country that country will never make same progress than a country, which its citizens have high literacy rate. Some say, education is a key to life, while others say it a basic human right.

Therefore, in this program we will put Islamic and Scientific Education into practical skills and practices of everyday life insha-Allah, where they help nurture the social, mental and physical philosophy of person’s way of life.  With that, we chose the name for this pioneer initiative to be “Lead Yourself & the World will Follow”.  With today’s world where everything is being flipped from it is original aspect, Islam and Muslims are going under major change.  Our intention in this program is for it to be a model to follow by placing everything in its original place instead of flip flopping it from its innovative site.  Since, majority of students go to school and interests in gaining school credits, we are in the processes of getting elective credits for high schools as well as collages, but not yet being finalized.

Any youth who interested to safeguard him or herself, to better our community and society can participate in this program through writing, discussion and lecture. As this program consists of lectures, discussions, specific study cases; research in particular topics, service projects and of course learning from the profound Islamic and non Islamic scholars.

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The 3rd Round of 3rd Annual Interactive Academic Contests is Friday March 4,2011.

These contests are very comprehensive and academic. It is both Islamic and academic including geography, science, math, and social studies. The aim of this contest is to encourage young people about the importance of education, and show them the direct correlation between Islam and academics. We find these events are very effective as they are the best successful program for our youth for Islamic education, awareness, and also academics. For details  and flyers will come soon inshaAllah.

Rights of Parents to their Children as well as the Rights of Children to their Parents
Lecture for sisters on 2/12/2011 at 5:30-7:00pm @ Dar Al-Hijrah, sisters section

The well-being of civilization rests upon the realms of family. Islam endorses establishing strong family relationships. The unit of family has served as the foundation for civilization throughout human existence on earth. The backbone of the family is the mothers as they are the closest and most take givers of the children. The children are the fruit of the family.  Thus, raising them well in these challenging times requires attaining an accurate knowledge from the sources of Islam.  Therefore, this lecture will not only equip the mothers, the rights of their children, but also it will teach the young people the rights of their parents as well.  Please invite all the mothers, sisters, aunts, wives and all ladies that you know.

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The 2nd Round of 3rd Annual Interactive Academic Contests: These contests are very comprehensive and academic. It is both Islamic and academic including geography, science, math, and social studies. The aim of this contest is to encourage young people about the importance of education, and show them the direct correlation between Islam and academics. We find these events are very effective as they are the best successful program for our youth for Islamic education, awareness, and also academics. For details please check the above flyer.

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Winter Break Intensive Courses On Islamic Leadership

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According to Islamic teachings, human beings are God’s representatives on earth. They have been endowed with intellect to think and contribute to human advancement in all areas in an ethical manner. We are commanded to be responsible stewards of the planet for all of its creatures. However, this noble endeavor is often diminished by the voices and actions of bigotry and division that create tension and enmity.

Humanity desperately needs harmony, cooperation, coexistence, and mutual respect. American Muslims are in a good position to bridge this gap between the Muslims and people of other faiths.

The Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah are pleased to invite renowned Islamic Scholar and Thinker, Prof. Tariq Ramadan to the Twin Cities. Prof. Ramadan has substantially contributed to issues of social justice and dialogue between civilizations. He will speak on the theme of “Co-Existence: Contributing to the Common Good while Maintaining Our Values.” There will also be a youth program that addresses the struggles of Muslim youth in America, Searching for Meaning: Who Am I?

All segments of the Twin Cities community are invited to spend an evening of education, enlightenment and networking.


Date: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 5:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Central High School (275 Lexington Parkway North Saint Paul, MN 55104 )

We look forward to your attendance.

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Successful Night for our Communities

Islamic Civic Society of America and the Islamic League of Somali Scholars in America (ILSSA) hosted an open house for Muslims and mainstream communities on December 1st 2010.  In an attempt to educate the greater community about Islam, Somali culture and the history of west bank community. Scholars and leaders who spoke at the event reiterated the need of coexistence as it is the only viable option for our communities.

The event featured several speakers including Sharif Mohamed, Imam of Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque and president of ILSSA,   Abdiwahid Sh. Osman, Abdislaam Adam, Hussein Samatar, Tim Mungoven,  Abdikadir Ibrahim, Fartun Ahmed and Abdirahman Hassan.

The turnout was very impressive so was the Somali cuisine. The event also attracted the local and national media. Several local radios, star tribune and associated press wired out prior while CNN, channels 4, and 9, MPR, Somali MaiTV, mogadishutimes.com and Dar Al-Hijrah Times were present and covered the event.

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The 1st Round of 3rd Annual Interactive Academic Contests Ended Successfully

Praise be to Allah, the 1st Round of Interactive Academic Contest ended successfully. More than 200 hundred youth came and participated a joyful event. Nine high schools participated in this first round. Inspirational speeches were given and Sh. Abdirahman Sharif gave thoughtful insights to the students, parents, teachers and other guests who came. Congratulations and good job to all of you and specially those who won this first round, but, do not let this first wining to deceive you because the second round is just around the corner, so keep the momentum.

First group were South West, South and Hopkins. South West got first whereas South and Hopkins got same scores.

Second group were Higher Ground Academy, Washburn and Roosevelt.  Higher Ground Academy got first, Washburn got second while Roosevelt got third place.

Third group were Ubah Medical Academy, Opportunity (VOA), Lincoln International. Ubah Medical Academy got first, Opportunity (VOA) got second while Lincoln International got third place.

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A night of building bridges with Open House, dinner, and informational session

The Islamic League of Somali Scholars in America (ILSSA) and Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Civic Center cordially invite you to attend an Open House to learn more about the Muslim community, Somali culture, Dar Al-Hijrah mosque, and ILSSA. Please extend this invitation to your friends and associates.What:

Coexistence: The Only Viable Option for the West Bank Community

Why:
– Meet your neighbors
– Learn about the history of Dania Hall and the immigrant waves to the neighborhood
– Interact with Somalis and Muslims
– Learn about the activities of ILSSA and Dar Al-Hijrah
– Have Somali cuisine

When:
Wednesday, December 1st,  5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:
Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Civic Center, 504 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

For further information, please contact us at:
612-227-3933
612-227-8374

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3rd Annual Interactive Academic Contests

The advanced and upgraded Interactive Academic Contests of 2010-2011 is just around the corner. These contests are very comprehensive and academic. It is both Islamic and academic including geography, science, math, and social studies. The aim of this contest is to encourage young people about the importance of education, and show them the direct correlation between Islam and academics. We find these events are very effective as they are the best successful program for our youth for Islamic education, awareness, and also academics.

Upcoming: 1st Round of Interactive Academic Contest on  November 26, 2010

12HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETING, 1 CUP, 1 LOCATION

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Eid Al-Adha 1431AH – Tuesday November 16, 2010

Islamic Civic Society of America wishes a pleasant Eid Mubarak to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu ‘Amin wantum bikheyr. May Allah accept our righteous deeds, guide us and give us strength and perseverance to stay stronger and united to strive for a better future.

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Ramadan: A month Unlike Other

Ramadan is an Arabic word, and roughly translated as intense heat or sun-scorched ground. It is for that reason that it is called Ramadan due to its dry sensation of thirst and burn of the stomach when fasting. Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. It was mandated to Muslims in the 2nd year of Hijrah; thus, it is one of the pillars of Islam. Ramadan was also mandated to people before Muslims. [Read more]

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Ramadan Mubarak

The Islamic Civic Society of America is wishing a blessed month to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu ‘Amin wantum bikheyr, and ask Allah to make us those who benefit from this month.

Ramadan Activities

Iftar

  • breaking fast at the mosque everyday in congregation

Taraweh Prayers

  • right after ‘Isha prayer

Khatira (Short Lecture)

  • short lecture between Taraweeh prayers
  • from Monday-Wednesday and Friday night: lectures of several Islamic Topics
  • from Saturday-Sunday and Thursday night: Q & A with the Imam

 

Tahajud (Aug. 29 – Sept. 9, 2010)

  • is Late Nightly Prayers of the last 10 days of Ramadan, which is expected to be on August 29 to September 7 2010 with Suhur (predawn breakfast) from 3:00am – 4:30am

27th of Ramadan (Sept. 6, 2010)

  • A night most likely to be Layl Al-Qadr(Night of Power) as agreed various scholars. is a night that is equivalent to good deeds that are better than 83 years and 4 months. Thus, we invite the community members, especially the youth, to congregate at the mosque for the entire night and engage in a spiritual awakening journey.

Zakat Al-Fitr

  • is alms for the month of Ramadan, which is accepted by the mosque prior to the Eid Al-Fitr prayer in the amount of $10 depending on the use of currency or a full lunch for one poor person.

Eid Al-Fitr (Sept. 9, 2010)

  • is one of the major Islamic Holiday remarking the end of Ramadan, which is held at the mosque,  Bryan Coyle Community Center in Mpls, MN, other locations will be confirmed soon insha-Allah.

Eid Al-Fitr 1431AH –  Friday (10) of September 2010

Islamic Civic Society of America wishes a pleasant Eid Mubarak to all of you wherever you may be, Kulu ‘Amin wantum bikheyr. Eid Al-Fitr is one of the major Islamic Holiday remarking the end of Ramadan.

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1st Islamic Eid Carnival on Firday, right after Prayer.  Buy your tickets at the mosque or call (612)227.8374/ 375.3991


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Message from the Director on June 5th Conference

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Assalamu Alaikum brothers and sisters, welcome to Islamic Civic Society of America Event in Minneapolis, MN.

The purpose of this event is to connect the fine lines between individual, family, community and Society in a balanced manner.

Our community is at cross-roads with so many deep social problems, which resulted from years of war and lack of proper education, governance, and civic responsibility. The problems are enormous whether be high number of delinquent youth, high divorce rate, students struggling in school, misunderstanding of Islam, lack of cooperation for the public interest and personal development. These are some of the challenges our community faces. In order to respond these deep social problems effectively, the Islamic Civic Society of America took the initiative to adopt the following model to develop the -> individual-> family -> community -> society.

The whole society is made up of individuals who make a family, then families make a community and then communities make a society. First, individual has to be raised well spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically to become strong and fit. I put spiritually first, because I believe a human being consists of two important elements (soul and body). Each of these elements has special needs. For example, in order for the body to grow, it needs food, medicine, exercises, etc. and this is what many parents put emphasis on. It is essential and necessary to stress on this part. However, the soul also needs same care if not more. The care of the soul is not by means of food, nor medication nor exercises, but through proper education and spiritual uplifting. By education, I mean, education with ethic and civic responsibilities, where everybody plays his or her role to enjoin the good
and to forbid the evil.

In order to have a good family, individuals have to be prepared. We know that a good husband and wife lay the foundations of a good family. If the two or one of them is not prepared mentally, physically, religiously, and academically, they will not be able to establish a strong family and most likely this family will collapse completely. By the same token, if one of them has a strong foundation of what makes a good family, while the other is not, the family, will most likely face a divorce and children will be the most effected in this process, more than the parents. The two individuals are disproportionate to each other.

Therefore, when there are no strong and well balanced individuals, the family will not be possible, so when there is no good and strong families, there will never be strong and good community, and when there is no good and strong community, there will never be a strong and good society. We need to adopt this model to produce a solid individual, who is physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially fit. Then two solid individuals can produce a family, who displays compassion, love, respect, tolerance, and understanding. Then two solid families will create strong community which leads to create strong and stable society where universal humanity, perseverance, cooperation, and unity are the norms.

These are deeply rooted in Islam. Therefore, The Islamic Civic Society of America (ICSA) is providing you all the above through education, guidance, involvement, and affiliation.
Abdikadir Ibrahim

Summer Programs

  • Program I: June 14-Augest 13 from 1:30-5:30pm/ ages 7 & above
  • Program II (Al-Hikmah): June 14-August 13 from 8:30am-1:00pm/ ages 3-6
  • Program III:

    • Awesome Youth Program): June 17-August 12 of every Thursday at 6:30-9pm
    • DYC Appreciation Day: June 27
    • Youth Barbecue: Sunday July 11th 2pm (invitation)
    • Bi-Monthly Youth Event: July 16th
    • Competition: July 23-24
    • Soccer Tournament: July

For further information including field trips, contact us at (612) 227-8374

Islamic Civic Society of America Youth Council

Presents -Bio-Monthly Youth Event

Theme:
Who is the Ideal Muslim Youth? Do you think you are? Let’s Find out Who and What It Takes to Become an Ideal Muslim Youth

Participates:
Br. Abdikadir Ibrahim, ICSA Youth officials and Press-Play brothers

Programs:
Talk Show, Spoken Word and much more

Date:
July 16,2010 at 5-8:30pm

Prerequisites:
Formal dress code and Punctual

Location:
504 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis,MN 55454

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CSA Conference Agenda, Saturday, June 5, 2010

Moderator (Abdikadir Ibrahim)

3:00-3:10pm: Introduction & Welcome – Br. Abdikadir Ibrahim, Executive Director
3:15-3:20pm
: Quran recitation- Br. Zakariya Ahmed
3:25-3:40pm
: Progress and Challenges of Dar Al-Hijrah & Somali Community for the Last 10 Years –Br. Abdisalam Adam, Board Chair

Moderator (Abdullah Warsame)
3:45-40:00pm
: Faa’idada iyo Ahmiyada Cilmiga Sh. Ahmed Taajir, Imam, Umatul Islam Center
4:05-4:35pm
: Setting a Constructive Plan for Next Generation of Muslim Americans Br. Rodwaan Saleh, Islamic Relief USA, Texas
4:40-4:45pm
: Anasheed (Islamic Songs) – by Students

Moderator (Abdirashid Abukar)
4:50- 5:05pm
: Nabada & muhimadeeda-Sh. Sa’d Rooble, World Peace Organization
5:10-5:25pm
: Fadliga Quraanka – Sh. Ahmed Burale, Imam, Masjid Omar at 24 Mall
5:30-5:50pm
: ‘Asr prayer

Moderator (Abdikadir Ibrahim)
6:00-6:30pm
: Al-Hikma Pre-School Students Program
6:35-7:00pm
: Maintaining Islamic Values, Becoming Civil Citizens –Br. Abukar ‘Arman, Special Envoy of Somalia to the Untied State
7:05-7:50pm
: Dar Al-Hijrah Youth Program (speeches, plays, anasheed and more)
7:55-8:10pm
: The Importance of Parent Involvement with their Children’s Education Sr. Maryam Al-Omary, Parent
8:15-8:30pm
: Learning from the Past and Moving Forward –Sh. Abdirahman Sharif, Imam, Dar Al-Hijrah

Moderator (Hamdi Warsame)
8:35- 8:50pm
: Graduates of Quran
8:50-9:10pm
: Maghrib Prayer

Moderator ( Abdikadir Ibrahim)
9:15-9:50pm
: Awards Ceremony Sh. AbdirahmanSharif & Sh. Abdirahman Abu Turaab

Present Public Officials:
1. Margaret Anderson Kellehir –D.F.L. Candidate for Governor
2. Matt Entenza –D.F.L. Candidate for Governor
3. Staff of Mark Dayton – D.F.L. Candidate for Governor
4. Peter Idusogie – D.F.L. Candidate for Governor

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Few many reasons on why you would not want to miss On June 5th Conference

  • The conference will feature:
    • Spiritual Guidance
    • Local and visiting Scholars
    • Prominent Political Leaders
    • A yearlong interactive High School Competition awards and Trophy
    • Honoring our Graduates in Quran memorization, High Schools and Colleges
    • Youth art work (play, comedy show, entertainment, speech and many more)
    • Free   Day Care, parking, food and admission

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The Conference of June 5th 2010
answered by Br. Abdikadir Ibrahih

We are almost finishing a decade and I see this event says Past, Present, and Future of Muslims in Minnesota, what a relevant, how has this theme come up into your attention?

First, I would like to appreciate the dedicated young brothers and sisters at Dar Al-Hijrah Youth Council (DYC), and tell that I am very proud to recognize and acknowledge their achievements of the many projects that they have undertaken including this newspaper. We encourage them to continue this responsibility and leadership.

As for your question, we know that time is important and significant in a Muslim’s life. Allah talked about it in many versus in the Quran, so the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Since we are in 2010, just finishing a decade and inshaAllah starting another decade; we would like to analyze the past decade and prepare for the next decade. It is even more significant for Muslim Community and East African Community in particular. The majority of Somalis came to Minnesota after 1990’; therefore, it is imperative to look back for the last ten years as a community and get ahead for the next ten years. Also, our organization went through numerous structural changes, it is important as an organization for us to celebrate all these changes and inform the new changes that came to town (Islamic Civic Society of America)

Who is the intended audience for this event?

The audience of this event is everyone, young, old, man, woman, students non students, Muslims, non Muslims and Insha’Allah everyone will get a unique program just for them.

A lot of the programs here are tailored to the youth, what about the youth are you honoring?

 

Well, youth are a very important part of our community, and even more important within our organization. We want to honor all the graduates from all Quran, high schools, colleges and Universities, in addition to specific lectures and programs.

It is really interesting that there is an actual youth art work, so what will they, the youth, are demonstrating?

They will be showing a play which is very interesting as I have seen some of the script also an art show, competition, debate, and many more. I always like their programs, as they have presented very lively programs before.

What Time and where this event will be?

The event will be Saturday June 5th 2010, from 1-9pm. It will be held at South High School (3131 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407).

There will be free Parking, Admission, Food and Day Care

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High School Competitions

The school yearlong competitions are in their final stages. These contests are very comprehensive and academic. It is both Islamic and academic including geography, science, math, and social studies. The aim of this contest is to encourage young people about the importance of education, and show them the direct correlation between Islam and academics. We find these events are very effective as they are the best successful program for our youth for Islamic education, awareness, and also academics.

On April 16th, 2010 Semi-final summery,  8 schools compete each other except Washburn who disqualified from the competition. Al-Amal beats Richfield and Edison; Roosevelt beats Southwest; while Higher Ground beats Ubah Academy. The three finalists (Higher Ground, Al-Amal and Roosevelt) will compete against each other on May 21, 2010; Awards will be given to the winners!

Upcoming: Final Interactive Contest

May 21, 2010

3HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETING

1 CUP, 1 LOCATION