aaaahhh Villa Park where I was blessed with my Islam AlhamduliAllah

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Villa Park is very meaningful for me, but I am just biased =)

Islamic Foundation Logo

No, in all seriousness though Villa Park Islamic Center Masjid; or Islamic Foundation (I.F.) as it is known, holds it down! They offer weekend school, regular school and a completely certified and successful high School.

The a very big Mosque with great parking. It is a GREAT place where you can feel the Islamic Ummah with Qiyam’s during Ramadan, Five daily prayer services
Two Friday (Jum’a) Prayer sessions (12:05 & 1:05 pm)
Full-Time Islamic School (Preschool to 12th Grade)
Weekend Schools (Saturday & Sunday School)

Qur’an and Arabic learning for sisters and brothers, a room upstairs near the women area with space for young ones and their mothers to watch them as to not interrupt the other others which allows the moms to be able to come out as well. Financial Assistance applications for those in need , an In center Islamic bookstore, Imam offices, a full basement for events or community use and many other services. I have met and know of Great Muslims doing big things for the community from this Mosque.

There is also a brother over there doing big things, he hosts events with the youth preparing them InshaAllah to carry the Islam for tomorrow when it’s their turn.

On-Going Da’wah activities, and programs for new Muslims and non-Muslim and a growing ethnically diverse Muslim population.

They are located at

Islamic Foundation
300 W. Highridge Road
Villa Park, IL 60181

or call 630-782-6562


Islam Awareness Week 2010: Reflecting On Signs Unveiling the Truth, One Misconception at a Time

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

UIC is doing a whole week of Islamic awareness and they have some awesome speakers lined up MashaAllah a few Sheiks and known in the community sisters.

Here is what their facebook invite says

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
(In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

May the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of God be with You,

We invite you all to join us for a week-long event organized by the UIC Muslim Student Association, to increase awareness of Islamic beliefs, values and practices, amongst students of other faiths.

“And [He] has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply.” {Al-Jathiyah – 45:13}

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to take part in seminars by well-known Muslim scholars and other speakers from our local Chicagoland area. Hear some amazing life experiences at a Convert Panel, ask questions or have one-on-one student conversations at an information booth! Get FREE tattoos at a henna stand, FREE hot chocolate, FREE food at ALL the lectures, and lots more..! Don’t miss it!

11:00-12:30 Islam 101: Understanding the Basics — AbdulMalik Ryan
1:00-2:30 Shari’ah: Islam’s Solutions to Modern Problems — Azam Hashmi
3:00-4:30 Reforming Character, Reviving the Spirit — Abdulsattar Ahmad

11:00-12:30 Jesus as a Prophet: An Islamic Perspective — Haroon Iftikharuddin
1:00-2:30 Muhammad (saw): Mercy to Mankind — Mufti Hussain Kamani
3:00-4:30 Common Misconceptions and FAQ’s about Islam — Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

11:00-12:30 Scientific Facts in the Qur’an –Sabeel Ahmed
1:00-2:30 Qur’an Recitation and Explanation — Omar Baloch
3:00-4:30 The Afterlife: An Islamic View — Shaykh Yaser Birjas

11:00-12:30 Muslim Women: Their Rights, Roles, & Obligations — Sheikh Yaser Birjas
1:00-2:30 Convert Panel — Brian Becker, Olivia Kompier, Hazel Gomez, Mark Carmin
3:00-4:00 Hijabi for a Day: My Experience Wearing the Headscarf –Kanika Aggarwal, Hazel Gomez

4:30-7:00 Reflecting on Signs: Understanding the World Around Us (Annual Banquet) –Shaykh Hussain AbdulSattar

11:00-3:00 Islamic Art Exhibition
12:00-1:00 Friday Sermon and Prayer 1 — Kamran Riaz
1:00-2:00 Friday Sermon and Prayer 2 — Abdulsattar Ahmed

Please view the attached flier for further details of the program.
For more info, please email


This is something we should all try to get out to InshaAllah. I know I’ll be there InshaAllah

Bridgeview Illinois

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm

aaaahh Bridgeview how my heart loves thee. Smack-dab in the middle of the southwest suburbs Here the beautiful offer is a BIG Muslim community, a Mosque, a Recreation center owned by the mosque, a food pantry at the Mosque, Islamic schools, near by halal shops,  stores,  Islamic clothing and book stores,   and nearby halal food.

Aside from offering Thursday night classes, Friday prayers, community support, counseling, marriage services, prayer services 5 times a day, arbitration, funeral services, ask the Imam, food Pantry, weekend school,and many gatherings-the Mosque also has Many learning groups and support for new and not so new Muslims who became Muslim through Shahadah. These things include yearly gatherings, Eid gatherings, Sisters Learning hadith/Quran and class in English/Arabic On Sunday Mornings 10:30 am-12, as well as Spanish Speaking classes on Islam and the Prophets on Sunday at 11:30-12:30 with Sister Celia.

The Mosque is located at

7360 W. 93rd St.

Bridgeview IL 60455

and the phone number to contact them is


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