Announcement posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Beginning Thursday, January 9 At New SBIA Headquarters (2345 Harris Way)
Rooted in Faith A Weekly Discussion Series
Too often are we distracted by topics in life that do not concern God. Such seemingly meaningless distractions can, overtime, become destructive to one’s spiritual health. This weekly discussion series aims to orient one’s internal compass towards God. Covering a variety of topics (including current events, day to day fiqh questions, hadith, etc), Imam Tahir Anwar will discuss the primary goal of a Muslim: How to become rooted in faith in order to become closer to God.
Every Thursday at 7:30pm
Quranic Tafsir (Sisters Only) A Weekly Tafsir of Selected Surahs
An introductory course on Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir) of selected chapters. Taught by Imam Tahir Anwar, this course will cover the meanings along with general themes of the selected chapter. It will also guide one to appreciate the depths of the Holy Qur’an and its deep rooted connections to our daily lives. This course also aims to ground one’s understanding of certain Qur’anic chapters as understood by traditional Islamic scholars.
Friday, March 21 | 6:30pm | 2345 Harris Way, San Jose
San Jose Premiere, with Co-Director Roger Hill
Synopsis Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying as a form of creative resistance. The film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp. They join a remarkable quest, along with thousands of other children, to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.
This unique documentary includes animation and hand-held footage shot by youth in Gaza trained by the filmmakers.
Quotes “A cinematic journey into the kite culture among Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip, and their quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.” - Alessandra Bajec, Progressive.org
"Flying Paper promises to be one of those films that I will never forget.” - Samya Ayish, CNN Arabic.
The tone of Flying Paper is a counter to the heavy tone of most documentaries on the subject of Palestine. We aim to make an enjoyable Narrative Documentary that is inspiring and uplifting, which focuses on the
achievements of youth in Gaza who endure hardships, but are resilient in their efforts to represent themselves and their culture with pride and grace. The political situation and suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza isn't ignored in the film, but rather it is part of the context in which an inspiring story with engaging characters takes place.
Friday, May 9th: Jumu’ah & Evening Program
Salat al Jumu’ah at SBIA
2345 Harris Way, San Jose
First Adhan at 1:15PM, Iqamah at 1:50PM
Evening Program at MCC East Bay
5724 W. Las Positas Blvd.,
Pleasanton Maghrib (8:05pm) to Isha
Saturday, May 10th (10am - 4pm): Imam Ghazali’s Beginning of Guidance This seminar is based on the work of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Bidayat-al-Hidaya (The Beginning of Guidance) a highly motivational manual detailing the fundamentals of acquiring guidance through God-consciousness (taqwa). Imam Ghazali argues that just as there is an end to this noble objective there is also a beginning to it, which must be made firm to achieve success. This is one of Imam Ghaza- li’s final works, it embodies a lifetime of learning, experience,and spirituality.
Cost: $20 (includes lunch) | Book provided for first 50 registrants Location: 2345 Harris Way, San Jose
Mufti Hussain Kamani was born to a Hindu revert-to-Islam and Muslim father in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He began his pursuit of the Islamic sciences at the young age of six to memorize the entire Quran at the ac- claimed Darul Uloom Madania in Buffalo, New York. He then studied at Darul Uloom Bury, the renowned seminary of the great revivalist and scholar of Hadith, Shaykh-ul-Hadith Zakariyya Kandhlawi. Alongside his religious studies, Mufti Hussain completed his graduate degree in Business Management from the University of Coventry, England.
Mufti Hussain currently serves as an instructor at Darul Hikmah & Darul Qasim in Chicago.
Prayer Times for Downtown & Harris Way
Today is Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
On March 14, 2014
Harris Way - Shaykh Joe Bradford First Adhan at 1:20 PM, Iqamah at 1:50 PM
Downtown Center - Br. Mohammad Abdul Baseer First Adhan at 1:20 PM, Iqamah at 1:50 PM
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