Dear Community Members,
The CMC Shura is pleased to invite all the community members for the General Body Meeting (GBM) rescheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be followed by CMC sponsored dinner.
Food will be provided by the CMC Shura and Board of Trustee (BOT) members. All the community members are requested to attend this meeting and dinner. Following agendas of the GBM will be discussed:
Agenda: 1. Financial updates of CMC
2. Renovation project updates
3. Any concern raised by community members
Community Dinner (Sponsored by Shura and BOT members)
Date at time: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 6:00pm
Place: Central Mosque of Charleston
Dear community members As-salam-alaikum,
CMC is going to organize Community dinner on Saturday September, 30th, 2017.
All the community members are cordially invited with their family. There will be a short talk by CMC Imam Abdel Majed followed by the masjid sponsored dinner.
– Venue – CMC
1082 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403,
– Event time – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Dinner will be served after maghrib prayer.
Jazak Allahu Kheir
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatuallahi Wa Barakatuhu
All are welcome to register for the “BENEFIT DINNER FOR THE SHIFA FREE CLINIC, FOOD PANTRY & OTHER PROGRAMS”. Saturday, March 18, 6:00PM – 8:00PM, Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Silent Auction & Appetizers at 5:30PM
Banquet registration for Adults is $35 and for Children is $10.
The link for registration is http://shifa.icnarelief.org/
The theme this year is “Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Communities. “
This Year’s Special Guests & Speakers!
Dr. Jennet Robinson
Jennet Robinson Alterman is a native of Charleston and is currently involved in womens rights advocacy efforts across SC. She has worked in federal and state government as well as the private and nonprofit sectors. She holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College of Charleston and volunteers for a variety of community organizations. She also serves as the Board Chair of the SC Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, a statewide organization building a movement to protect and support the health, economic well-being and rights of SC women, girls and their families.
Dr. Altaf Hussain
VP of ISNA, holds a doctoral degree from the Howard University School of Social Work in Washington D.C. He serves as Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Provost at Howard University and is a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Altaf is a former two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association, and a board member of the Peaceful Families Project. Dr. Husain’s research interests include displaced populations (homelessness, victims of disaster, immigrants and refugees), mental health and psychosocial well-being of adolescent immigrants and refugees of color in the U.S.; immigration policy and its impact on the family; cultural competence; and the development of social service agencies in the Muslim community.
The Central Mosque of Charleston represented by Sister Reshma, Dawah Committee Member, participated at the recently held Women’s March on Washington in Charleston on January 21, 2017. The mission and vision of the Women’s March on Washington is “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country”. We like to thank the Dawah Committee for being so active in building bridges across different communities.
Link to the news update
Sister Reshma’s talk at the event.
Join Muslim and Jewish students and community members for an informal exploration of cultural and religious points of contact. Enjoy tasty samples of traditional Jewish and Muslim dishes while learning about commonalities between the dietary laws of Halal and Kashrut. Breakout groups will discuss issues beyond food, including Jewish and Muslim practices of prayer, pilgrimage, clothing, holy days, scripture, and charity. Local Rabbi Michael Davies, Charleston Imam Abdel Majid, and College of Charleston Chair of Religious Studies Elijah Siegler guide this important dialogue.
The news link is below
Please see the post event report below
Alhamdulillah the Central Mosque of Charleston (CMC) hosted a successful Interfaith Open House on December 3rd 2016 from 2-4 pm. The event drew more than 150 attendees which allowed for meaningful conversation with the larger Charleston community. It is imperative, perhaps now more than ever, that we build bonds in our community, and we need to do our part towards it.
CMC is very appreciative of the wonderful support, loving messages, emails and personal visits that we received and are still receiving. It is so heartwarming to see that Compassion, Love and Mercy ultimately prevail. We stand with one another and together.
We are thankful to Chief of Police Mr. Gregory Mullen, who shared encouraging words of support and emphasized the message of strength in diversity and solidarity towards each other. The Central Mosque of Charleston will do their part as well.
Our Guest speaker Imam Eesa Wood, kept the audience engaged and attentive by sharing the Quranic story of Adam (peace be upon him), the history of Islam, introduction to our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and stressing the true and clear message of Islam i.e. worship of the Creator and His mercy to His creation. Imam Eesa’s thorough and insightful lecture was followed by the Q& A session. The Q&A helped the audience in understanding the religion of Islam better and dispelling the common misconception about the religion of Islam. We concluded the event by sharing choicest ethnic foods and breaking the bread together, this was also the time to meet on an individual basis with the attendees. This event only reaffirmed that we have more in common that our differences. Please see the survey results for the attachment
Have you ever questioned what Muslims believe? Do you wonder how women are viewed in the Islamic faith? Have you heard comments towards Muslims, especially women, that haven’t seemed right or justified? Come hear from the perspectives of Muslims on their beliefs.
Religious Life Exchange (RLE), an interfaith group College of Charleston. Misconceptions of Muslim Women. The panel consists of a College o f Charleston student, Hoda Mabrouk, Dr. Suzan and Dr. Reshma On Thursday, Nov. 10th @ 7:00 pm in Stern 205, College of Charleston (flyer attached below). The connecting dialogue is one week later on Thursday, Nov. 17th @ 7:00 pm in Stern 205, College of Charleston.