Assallamu Alaikom and May Peace and Blessings Be Upon You!
On this day, we thankfully commemorate one of the greatest figures in our great nation’s history.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational leader, and we are all truly blessed for the great strides that he made in the realm of civil rights. He saw injustice and chose to stand up and speak out. He faced the strong currents opposing him in order to motivate others and to ensure that the vital rights of human equality were acknowledged and implemented.
However, this struggle did not end with him. We can still see an unfortunate rise in the mistreatment of others driven by ignorance, fear, and misrepresentation; we are all searching for an effective means to confront injustice and preserve the right for Muslim Americans to live harmoniously within our great nation. We gain strength and a means of guidance in how to do so when we remember and honor the peaceful and bold efforts made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim].
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew what was right in his heart, and he used that passion to speak about it with his eloquent words, and to act upon it by mobilizing others through groundbreaking forms of civic engagement.
CAIR Pittsburgh sends out its thanks to all hardworking civil rights leaders, and expresses hope and determination to champion the cause of civil liberties in this great city of ours.
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
5:30 – 10:00 pm
At Doubletree by Hilton, Monroeville
(101 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville PA 15146)
$50 Adult, $25 Student, $5 Child (Babysitting)
No tickets will be sold at the door
For all Muslims (12 years or older) living in the Pittsburgh Area, you cannot afford to miss this interactive event. Please join MCCGP & CAIR Pittsburgh for tea and an afternoon of information and lively discussion on
“PROVOCATIVE INFLUENCES – Making Enduring Choices”
Growth of easily accessible worldwide media brings all types of influences to us; some of them are not wholesome “education”. Our youth needs to develop the ability to discriminate and make wise choices to guide behavior. Come and listen to expert perspectives on this sensitive contemporary issue.
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- Imam Sohail Chaudhry – Imam Islamic Center of Morgantown
- Dr. Buba Misawa – Professor of Political Science at the Washington & Jefferson College and University of Pittsburgh
- Dr. Safdar Chaudhary – Founding member of S’eclairer, an Integrative Psychiatric Medical Practice
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Program: 3:00 – 3:30pm – Meet and Greet over tea
3:30pm – Asr Prayer
3:45 – 5:30pm – Discussion
Venue: MCCGP Social Hall
This event is free and open to the community.
FREE BABYSITTING (Ages 3 & up)
CAIR President Dr. Azmat Qayyum initiated CAIR sponsored Tennis Tournament to promote healthy living among the muslim community. This program truly fits to one of the CAIR missions; to empower local muslim community. Insya Allah, this will become an annual sport program sponsored by CAIR Pittsburgh. This year, nineteen players showed up (after several players dropped out due to conflicting schedule) from many different areas and muslim congregation in Pittsburgh. Br. Abdul Rahman, from MCCGP, came out strong and dominated both the single and double tournament. In double, Dr. Azmat Qayyum joined the first place with him. Came out second in the double are the team of br. Mohsin Rasheed and Saleem Ahmad.
The Round Rubin game was played on Saturday from 1 pm at the Club – Monroeville and alhamdulillah the competition went exciting and full of enthusiasm. CAIR congratulates all the participants and thank the community for the generous support. Past CAIR President; br. Asim Kokan, congratulated and awarded the winners at the end of the game. Alhamdulillah. The participants for this year are; Br. Abdul Rahman, Dr. Mohammad Idrees, Br. Mohsin Rasheed, Br. Hashim Raza, Br. Shazi Raza, Dr. Azmat Qayyum, Manal Piracha, Br. Sami Iren, Dr. Amjad Jalil, DR. Owais Rahim, Dr. Imran Bajwal, Rashed, Br. Khalid and Rashed Harun from ICP, and br. Sayeed.
Sr. Rugiatu Conteh – Outreach Coordinator of CAIR Philadelphia presented Talk on School Bullying to Pittsburgh muslim community during the Family Night program of the MCCGP (Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh). This is a collaborative program between CAIR Pittsburgh and MCCGP aimed to educate the community about the religious rights in public schools and how to identify and deal with bullying.