Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gaza Solutions

The Gaza Solutions
Mike Ghouse,
Saturday, December 27, 2008

The world sympathized with Israel for the rockets they endured in their backyards, but when they get on the revenge bandwagon and indiscriminately kill, they lose sympathy. The oppressed ones all around the world including the majority of Israelis and Jews feel the pain of this violence, it flies in the face of our continued efforts to stop massacres, it is time for all of us to speak up. This is not the act of peace making; this is the act of destroying a people.

Continued at:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides -II

Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides
Details at:

We cannot complain if we do not participate. I am sure each one of you has discovered the difficulties of being in public or doing a public event.

I. Communications

Those of us who are activist are so focused on the suffering of the Palestinians that we miss seeing the solutions. Solutions lie not in rhetoric but doing things and taking the steps and having a plan. Almost all criticism on this issue stems from not READING the material and shooting from the hip. We all have to improve on it. Please read the press release again and pay attention to the logo, and then they will understand. If one does not get it from these two, then we should focus with those who understand the larger vision and completely ignore the ranting.

II. Diversion

The Bush regime is nearly successful in placing a wedge between PA and Hamas, instead of streamlining their efforts to secure a homeland for all Palestinians, they are fighting each other. The Neocons really don’t give a rat’s xxs about Israelis and Palestinians, they just keep creating chaos, have you seen any good come out of their policies in the last sixty years? I hope Obama will genuinely bring goodness to both the people. In this program we are doing to reflect upon Holocaust and Genocides, a few Muslims are doing the same, diversions – if only they read; Genocides include all of them. Has any one figured out the pictures in the logo? They need to, to at least have the knowledge of the problem about Palestinians.

III. Wisdom

We need to employ different methods to bring justice to the Palestinians and Israelis; there are as many Israelis who want peace as the Palestinians and the people from across the world, Muslim or not. Different approaches are being taken towards achieving peace. The opposers are just a few and they unleash diversions and temptations to get the good work off from happening. Insha Allah, may Allah keep me committed to peace through commitment and work and help me not fall to the diversion temptations of the few.

My approach is to bring the ignored problems as a parcel of other problems; it is an approach that may place at least a little dent. A little dent here and there adds up. We just cannot have benefit to ourselves, they will not last long, what is good for us has to be good for others for it to sustain. Justice will always last longer than injustice.

IV. Meanness

I opened a blog and some extremist from either Jewish or Muslim community or both have reported it as spam – more specifically hate content. There is none there; it will take a few days to remove the blockade of this blog. So I jumped immediately and opened a page on the existing website and linked to

The extremists obviously do not have the intelligence to read; the extremist may have thought that adding Genocides to the title will dilute the misery of Holocaust that has been exclusive for 60 years. The Majority of Jews want to bring a closure and want to bring justice to the situation. Take it from me, the Arab Governments or the so called Islamic countries have not gathered up guts or have the wisdom to take bold steps to solve this problem yet, but the Jews will, they did it in Bosnia saving thousands of Muslim lives and they would do it again in Darfur and God willing they will bring a resolution to the Palestinian problem with or without Muslims.

The extremist among us may have thought that the Palestinian issue was ignored. The dummy did not see it in the logo nor read it that it is an all inclusive issue. The majority of Good Muslims see the need to take an inclusive approach, the first step of it would be to sincerely and honestly understand the suffering, build a solid relationship based on humanness of us. There are enough Muslims out there who are sick of the 60 years of ranting with no results. It is time to let each one work their system. Insha Allah, we can work our system and leave it to Allah for the success or failure of it.

V. Solutions

I sincerely hope the Muslims and Jews quit stereotyping each other. Both the groups have same percent of extremists and 98% of good people. All of us have to work together for the goodness of all.

The Palestinians need peace and hope, and the Israelis need security, both are achievable and it may take a few more years to get there. Justice will ultimately prevail and both people deserve and want it. It is time to go work and quit giving lip sympathy to Palestinians and instead do the real work, however tiny it may be.

Mike Ghouse

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas - Kwanza - Zartosht Diso - Muharram - Yalda

December Festivals: Christmas - Kwanza - Zartosht Diso - Muharram - Yalda
Summary of other Festivals of December in the link at the bottom of this page
"If your festival is missing, please share it with me and my world of friends"

Let's learn a little bit about our friends, neighbors and co-workers, and how they commemorate or celebrate their lives. Friendship is an amazing thing, it takes time to know, but when you do, a lot of myths about others disappear - and you find an amazing peace within you for knowing some one from some group, whom you thought otherwise..oh well, you got it. I have compiled, borrowed and added a few notes to learn and share about the following festivals and commemorations. It is not perfect but selected for a lay person to grasp it. For example the write up about Zartosht no-deso is very elementary to Zoroastrians but meaningful to others.

Please join us to reflect upon the Holocaust and Genocides. Let's make room in our hearts for the precious feelings for human helplessness. Kindly mark your calendars for 7:00 - 9:15 PM on Saturday, January 24th, 2009. Details at: or try .org

Click here to read the details of the festivals listed above:

Mike Ghouse is a Speaker, Thinker and a Writer on Pluralism, interfaith, terrorism, peace, interfaith, Islam, Multiculturism and India. He is a frequent guest on talk radio and local television network discussing interfaith, political and civic issues. His comments, news analysis and columns can be found on the Websites and Blogs listed at his personal website Mike is a Dallasite for nearly three decades and Carrollton is his home town. He can be reached at

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dallas Masjid leadership criticized

Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) criticized.

The IANT Board Members have expressed their dissappointment in a letter signed (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LETTER) by several current and past members "It is painful to watch the split of the community on the issue of IQA School ”. The following article appeared in "my Crescent" magazine today.

When Aswad had to be reinstated at Kaaba, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) set the model of peacemaking through conflict reduction and nurturing goodwill, as an example for us to follow. He asked leader of every tribe to participate, and come together for goodwill and lift Aswad up and set it in the wall.

Indeed, to be a Muslim is to be a mitigator of conflicts and nurturer of goodwill. Given the situation, we need to resolutely refrain from finger pointing at any one. No one should dig in their heels and defend their positions; we should not put any one through that. The time now is simply to come together, set the priorities and work on achieving them.

Please ask people to find the truth first hand before they share it with any one, let the rumor stop at you, it is the Muslim thing to do.

I would urge every Muslim to write goodwill notes here and find solutions in the comment section of the Crescent without blaming any one, and kindly remember that your solution is one of the 99 possibilities, rejection of your idea should be taken with pleasantness and not sourness.

Jazak Allah Khair

Mike Ghouse

Community Elders Criticize IANT Board

( RICHARDSON , TX ) The issue of proper management, transparency and especially handling the Islamic school by the Board Of Directors (BOD) and the Board Of Trustees (BOT) was raised in an open letter to the community. The leadership of Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) has been under scrutiny since July this year over cutbacks in quality of area’s unique and emerging Islamic School.

“We cannot keep on witnessing the slow deterioration of our organization IANT and the community we have built and nurtured for so long. It is painful to watch the split of the community on the issue of IQA School ”, the letter says. Signed by community elders and former board members, this is an attempt to inform the community in general and bring the issue out of meeting rooms.

In an election forum for the board members at IANT, IQA and current board’s overall performance and bringing change were the key issues. “I really feel our community is ready for change”, said former BOT president Jamal Gharbieh.

Abdullah MacKay who is running to serve as a BOD pointed out that the current board has failed to step up and show leadership. “We need to have clearly defined concrete goals”, he said. “Need to establish a proper system to achieve these goals in five, ten and fifteen years. Board members should be elected to fulfill these goals not to change direction every two years”.

Incumbent Anwar Taufeeq defended their performance and decision of making several cut backs at IQA. “We have to walk within our means”, he said. “We cannot be lavish while compromising the basic needs” he added.


But parents and several community members strongly disagree with board’s performance and question their leadership. Over 55 students have withdrawn from the school. “Many angry parents have left the program of their dreams for their children, the school staff is confused about their future and jobs”, the letter says. “The Imam is unhappy for his vision being diluted and we, the seniors and legal advisor, are frustrated for being ignored upon providing solutions for these issues”.

Nia MacKay who is running for the board mainly to revive dwindling women’s programs at IANT said that “we have to uphold the mission of IANT and serve the community. At present there is unclear hierarchy and unclear rules of the game (so things don’t get done)”. She added that conflict in the community creates when people don’t do their jobs.

The open letter is asking the community to join the efforts in resolving this conflict. “We ask you to please investigate the above and do not let this community be divided.” The letter is signed by former BOT members Mohammed Suleman, M. Al-Amin, Jamal Gharbieh, Tariq Yoonas, Gulam Bakali, Asif Syed, Ashfaq A. Rasheed, Ibrahim Hamideh, IANT’s legal counsel Attorney Khalid Hamideh and Fiazan Khan.

(IANT current board did not respond to requests by The Lone Star Crescent earlier about their decisions for IQA. The Lone Star Crescent will welcome their response and would like to give them opportunity to present their side of the story)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Essence of Eid-al-Adha - A Muslim Festival on Monday

The Essence of Eid-al-Adha - A Muslim Festival on Monday

Eid-al-Adha is also known as Hajj or Bakrid (variations listed below) if you wish to greet Muslims on this day you may say Happy Eid or Eid Mubarak. Eid is festivity. At the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Hajj, Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid-al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). This year, Eid-al-Adha will be celebrated on Monday, December 8, 2008. It is about remembering and commemorating the trials and triumphs of Prophet Abraham.

A parent would risk his or her life to protect the child. People in love have the passion to value their beloved's life and are willing to get the bullet and save the life, they are willing to rescue her or him from the freezing lake risking their own life, even strangers do that. It is the willingness to put the life of the loved one’ above one’s own life. Every day our Police officers risk their own lives to protect ours, the firemen and women risk their lives to save a child, a pet or an aged person from a fire; and every day our soldiers put their lives at risk to save fellow soldiers and to save our freedom. Eid-al-Adha is a tradition started by Prophet Abraham.


Scream Bloody Murder, reflections on Holocaust and Genocides

Scream Bloody Murder, reflections on Holocaust and Genocides

You feel angry knowing that the world stood by silently when the Jews were put on the train to the gas chambers; you feel anger when the Bosnian Muslims children were given chocolates and told not to worry and go right behind and open gunfire and massacre them; you feel anger when the Canadian general sends faxes upon faxes to the United Nations to send help, while the UN and USA did not want to get involved and 800,000 Rwandans were massacred, they were even announcing on their radio how to torture pregnant women to pull out the babies… It was a difficult documentary to watch, but you must watch and face the world; you have to do your share to clean your own slate of conscience.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Ramadan - Eid on October 1

Eidul Fitr 1429 - First Day of Shawwal, Wednesday October 01, 2008
EID prayers will be held at the Dallas Convention Center Hall F, 9:30am
Click here for direction to Eid Prayer

In Carrollton Mosque at Kelly/country Club Dr
In Plano, it is at the Plano Civic Center on Spring Creek Pkwy
It was Celebrated today in Irving

The Spirit of Ramadan

The Spiritual masters have captured the human gravity for rituals and have molded it with the art and science of self-discipline in their respective religion. The noble purpose of each one of them was to bring a balance in our lives and a balance with things that surround us; life and environment. Every faith is composed of a set of unique rituals to bring discipline and peace to human life. Fasting is one of the five key rituals that Muslims around the world observe. Eid Mubarak or Happy Ramadan to you.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Iftaar with democracts in Carrollton

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please mark your calendar! join Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus at our annual Event "An iftar with Democrats" on September 25th, 2008. This forum has traditionally served as an opportunity for Muslim community to meet with the Democratic leadership of this area to interact and exchange views.Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus (TMDC) is an accredited Caucus within the Texas Democratic Party. We seek to increase cooperation and coalition building with other Democrats and the Muslim community.Stakes are very high for our country and for us this year, forces of intolerance are busy taking the country to further extremism this election year. 2008 will be a defining election for us and for our coming generations, issues of war and peace will be settled this year. Neo-Cons are back in their game, who knows how many more thousands or millions of innocent lives they plan to play with. Big corporations war profiteers and their lobbyists are not content with the plunders of our economy since last eight years, they are still conspiring to add more billions. We still see our brothers and sisters harassed and intimidated at airports, schools and by law enforcement agencies.

However, this can be changed with your participation in political process. So let's organize, lets discuss how we can help our Democratic candidates to bring peace to this country and the world. Lets put the country back on track of prosperity, justice and common sense. Like our presidential candidate Barak Obama said in an interview "We need to change the mindset of war". So come join us at the iftar dinner and explore how we can support our democrats win election this November

The iftar dinner in 2006 and 2007 went really successful with the Muslim community as it built the enthusiasm in voters. A number of 2006 statewide and local candidates, party officials and friends came to acknowledge and encourage Muslims participation in Texas electoral process. Our efforts, undoubtedly, contributed to the Democratic victory in all Dallas county races in 2006.Muslims participation in electoral process is producing favorable results for Democratic Party in North Texas . We are witnessing an upsurge of Muslim political power throughout the state of Texas . TMDC goal for 2008 includes, statewide voter registration campaign, precinct chairs appointments, and maximum numbers of district, state and national convention delegates, and elections to state executive committees.

We are encouraging Democratic candidates for various offices to bring their campaign materials for distribution among attendees.

When?: Thursday September 25, 2008 @ 6:30 p.m.Where?: Bar B Que Tonite, 2540 Old Denton Rd. #173 . Carrollton Texas 75006(Phone: 972 466 0786)Thank You
Please RSVP:

Syed Hassan,
President ElectTexas Muslim Democratic Caucus
RSVP: Syed Hassan 682 429 9954
Aftab Siddiqui 817 706 7495
Inayat Lalani 817 504 0636

Monday, August 18, 2008

Take care of your permanent home


Dallas Forth Worth has about four Cemeteries located in the Cities of Denton, Arlington, Fort Worth and Richardson. These cemeteries are available to all Muslims.

The one in Denton is exclusively a Muslim Cemetery where as the one in Richardson and Arlington are dedicated part of a larger Cemetery. I am yet to learn about the one in Fort Worth, please feel free to update us in the comments section below. Let us know if there are more.

The management of the "Muslim Cemetery (Denton)" has worked on a beautiful plan to make the place a pleasant one to go to whenever we go there bury our loved ones. It needs side walks, clearing up grass etc, trees, gardens, rest room etc. I have seen the blue prints and it is certainly a good plan.

Indeed, if we do go there for good, we get to sleep in our own patch, each one of us will own a piece of that land for eternity. It is a permanent home! You and I may not have a chance to go on our own, but certainly we will be taken there one day, let's make that place worth living while we are alive.

Under the leadership of Brother Irfan Ali, efforts are being made to create awareness and support from the community. Please visit the web site and donate the funds, details are at: you can reach Irfan Ali Bhai at (940) 565-1723.

Shame on us for not realizing the importance of it, until one of our own makes it home there. I am as guilty about it as any one of you could be.

Mike Ghouse

Pakistan's Independence Celebrations.

Pakistan's Independence Celebrations.

Jashn-e-Azadi-e-Pakistan 2008 on Saturday, August 23rd.
Visit details.
It is one of the nicely organized events in the United States.

Sham-e-Hyderabad; an evening of Hyderabadi culture
Friday, August 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm
At Marriott Dallas/Addison Quorum by the Galleria
14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75254

Enjoy:Scrumptious Hyderabadi Cuisine,Songs by Rising star of Dallas Salman Farshori,,Youth Program,Mazahiya Shayeri by legendary Dr. Malik SayeediGazals and Geet by renowned singer Ms. Renu ChandraAccompanied by Zarar Zubair. Adults $40Children (Under 10 years) $25
For tickets and sponsorship
please contact

Arshad J. Nizam 214-585-8356
Abdul Rab 972-424-9269

Friday, August 1, 2008

Meet the Dallas Imams

Assalam Alaikum,

Respected community members and leaders, below is a list of respected North Texas Imams that have accepted to participate in "Know our North Texas Imams" event at ICI on August 2nd at ICI after Maghrib.

Saturday, August 2nd, after Maghrib -
  1. Imam Yusuf (IANT)
  2. Imam Hassan Kariem (Oak Cliff)
  3. Imam Sayid (Carrollton)
  4. Imam Yaseen (Plano)
  5. Imam Khalid (Down town)
  6. Imam Khalid (Darul Huda)
  7. Imam Hassan (Arlington)
  8. Imam Fayyaz (Mesquite)
  9. Imam Nadeem (Arlington)
  10. Imam Fouad (Denton)
  11. Imam Abdul Rasheed (Lewisville)
  12. Imam Said Atif (Arlington)
  13. Imam Abdus Salam (Arlington)
  14. Imam Moujahid (will not attend because of travel)
  15. Imam Zia (will not attend because of travel)

Jazak AllahShoaib and NTIC Council

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Who speaks for Islam?

Who can speak for Islam?
Mike Ghouse

Any one can speak for Islam, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in his last sermon said that, among other things, he is leaving the book of guidance, the Qur’aan for Muslims to follow. It is up to the individual to learn, read and understand one's responsibilities towards oneself and what surrounds; life and enviroment. The intention to assign the responsibility to individuals was to prevent a few from making a business out of it; the clergy business.

God could not have been clearer than that. On the day of reckoning, or in your personal reflective moments of solititude, your bear the responsibility for your words and actions towards others; and not the clergy or even your parents or kids. It is you who will suffer or feel the serenity in you for your actions. Islam is about freedom and individual responsibility and finding the truth is your own responsibility.

There are several translations of Qur'aan ranging from enlightening ones to flawed one’s; One has to sift through them to understand the truth. I recommend the translations by Mohammad Asad, Yusuf Ali and Pickthal. Please remember translations are human and not God’s words. God's words are for our peace and tranquility and cannot be flawed, the flaws are in translations and understanding of it.

To be a Muslim is to be a peace maker, one who constantly seeks to mitigate conflicts and nurtures goodwill for peaceful co-existence of humanity. God wants us to live in peace and harmony with his creation; Life and Matter.

The World Muslim Congress is driven by the Qur’aan, Al-Hujurat, Surah 49:13: "O mankind! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. The noblest of you, in sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Allah Knows and is Aware."

We are developing a list of speakers who believe “My faith is dear to me, as other's faith is dear to them." We have to build bridges, mitigate conflicts and work for a world of co-existence. Honoring other traditions does not deplete divinity of one's own faith. If you are a Muslim and wanted to be listed as a speaker, I have the responsibility to ask you to read Sura Kafirun presented at this link:

For National speakers bureau, we are working on developing the list and it will be listed at For Dallas /Fort Worth area, please visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to work for a world of co-existence through inclusiveness and participation. As a member of diverse family of faiths, our efforts will be directed towards justice and equity to attain peace for the humankind with a firm grounding in commonly held values. We cannot have advantages at the cost of others. Such benefits are temporary and deleterious to lasting peace. We believe what is good for Muslims has got to be good for the world, and vice versa, to sustain it.

Indeed we aspire to promote goodwill amongst people of different affiliations, regardless of their faith, gender, race, nationality, culture or any other uniqueness blessed by the creator.
Here is a beautiful Chapter (Sura) from Qur’aan that addresses the believers in other systems in the most dignified way, putting every one on par and without putting others down.

God wants justice, fairness, balance and peace for his creation and communicates that through Qur’aan. Indeed, the Qur’aan begins addressing God, as God of the cosmos to include every one and concludes with the chapter addressing the humankind in general. There are lots of distortions and propaganda out there to fill one with hate towards the other and take out one's own peace of mind and peace of others. God is not about that and certainly Islam is not about that. It is your responsibilty to find the truth and if you do, you will find the peace.
109:1 SAY: "O you who deny the truth!
Topics discussed in this Verse: [Unbelievers]
Qul ya ayyuha alkafiroona
قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ (109:1)
Baset - Hussari - Minshawi
Writer’s understanding: Addressing those individuals who denied the truth spoken by the Prophet
109:2 "I do not worship that which you worship,
Topics discussed in this Verse: [Unbelievers]
La aAAbudu ma taAAbudoona
لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ (109:2) Baset - Hussari - Minshawi
109:3 and neither do you worship that which I worship! [1]
وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ (109:3) Baset - Hussari - Minshawi
109:4 "And I will not worship ~hat which you have [ever] worshipped,
Topics discussed in this Verse: [Unbelievers]
Wala ana AAabidun ma AAabadtum
وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ (109:4) Baset - Hussari - Minshawi
109:5 and neither will you [ever] worship that which I worship. [2]
Topics discussed in this Verse: [Unbelievers]
Wala antum AAabidoona ma aAAbudu
وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ (109:5) Baset - Hussari - Minshawi
109:6 Unto you, your moral law, and unto me, mine !" [3]
Topics discussed in this Verse: [Islam] [Muhammad:faith of] [Unbelievers]
Lakum deenukum waliya deeni
لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ (109:6) Baset - Hussari - Minshawi
You are welcome to write your comments below
Thank you.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

07-19-08 :: Domestic Violence Fund raiser

MCC - Fundraising Event for Domestic Violence"
Muslim Community Center for Human Services
Saturday, July 19th 2008 at 6:30pm

Cordially invites you to our
Annual Fundraising Dinner

Marriott Hotel Solana
5 villages Circle
Westlake, TX 76262

Saturday July 19th, 2008 6:30 pm Donation $25
(Entertainment by MCC Senior Citizen Group)

Please make checks payable to MCC for Human Services
For information call 817 589 9165 or 817 501 5554

Volunteer opportunities


We go through day-to-day without realizing how much we owe to many nameless faceless people, collectively called volunteers. They help and touch our lives unbeknownst to us and without a charge. We can never repay them individually, but we can honor them by extending their services by volunteering ourselves. The gift of time is more personal than the gift of money. To begin with please commit two hours a week to serve others, especially the people we don't know. It will enrich our lives with a personal satisfaction deeper than pleasures of material things.

The purity of service and the un-adulterated joy becomes a reality when we serve humanity for the sake of humanity, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or culture that erect artificial barriers amongst us. Selfless volunteering makes us worthy of God given blessings of joy and peace.If you wish to volunteer for the following organizations, please check the box.

[ ] Senior Adult Services For 30 years Senior Adult Services has assisted seniors and their caregivers with information, meals, transportation, home repairs and medical equipment—practical solutions to many of the common challenges of aging. Last year 395 volunteers gave 16,752 hours to help seniors live better. Volunteers may choose a regular schedule or do specials projects, but either way they both enrich the lives of seniors and enjoy experiences that are challenging and fulfilling. Gayle at 972-242-4464 or go to for more information.

[ ] You are invited to volunteer in Metrocrest Social Services' Thanksgiving food distribution program on Sunday, Nov. 23. Volunteers 16 years old and older are needed either 1-2:30 p.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.; to sign up, please contact Dana Wilson at 972-446-2100, ext.19 or Other volunteer opportunities are available on Metrocrest's website. This is to honor Najma for her volunteerism.

[ ] Dallas Peace Center The mission of the Dallas Peace Center is based on a vision of reconciliation: to promote education, dialogue and action for peace and justice. Those interested in volunteering may contact Daniel at or call 214-823-7793.

[ ] Keep Carrollton Beautiful is a catalyst and community liaison making Carrollton a cleaner and more beautiful place. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to empower Carrollton to enhance our community environment.Since 2004, we have held 48 public events utilizing 5,150 volunteers. Our programs funnel energy and money into community improvement in partnership with Carrollton’s public, private and civic groups. Our leadership is a volunteer Board who work in all aspects of the community.

[ ] Jobs with Justice is a coalition of union, church, civil rights, student, and community activists. We meet at 7 PM each 2nd Wednesday in the basement of Oak Cliff Methodist Church, 547 E. Jefferson in Dallas. Our web page is, where one can find recent and upcoming activities.

[ ] Al-Shifa Medical Clinic/Domestic Violence Program: The clinic provides free medical services to uninsured residents of Dallas-Ft Worth. It is located on 7600 Glenview Dr, Richland Hills, TX 76180. The clinic is open on weekends between 9 am to 12:30 pm. We provide services irrespective of color, creed, religion, or ethnicity. The clinic needs volunteers during the weekdays to set up appointments, and on Sunday, to assist in office work. We also need help in our domestic violence program assisting the Program Director on various tasks. Talaun Thompson, - MCC for Human Services at 817-589-9165

[ ] Foundation for Pluralism Our mission is to encourage individuals to develop an open mind and an open heart toward their follow beings. If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. We believe that knowledge leads to understanding and understanding to acceptance and appreciation of a different point of view. Through workshops, seminars and conferences we hope to create a culture of acceptance of others.

Mike Ghouse –

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

06-29-08 Celebrating Najma's volunteerism

Celebrating the spirit of Volunteerism

Sunday, June 29, 2008
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dedicated to Najma Ghouse

The world is a better place today because of the spirit of volunteerism in each one of us. Every one is endowed with the gift of helping others and a majority of us apply that gift and receive boundless joy that comes with serving others.

My father used to say “You did not walk out of your mother’s womb by yourselves, nor can you bury yourselves, from the first breath of life to the last one and every moment in between, you are dependent on others and others on you. Making that dependency easy, stainless, stressless and comfortable is a beautiful way to live”.

Picking things up for some one who cannot, listening to a friend, being there for those who needed uplifting, mitigating conflicts between individuals or groups, taking time to help a stranger and simply doing good to others without any returns makes our heart smile, we beam all day and we can do this every day. Every thing we are enjoying today is due to the spirit of volunteerism in others.

Balance in life comes when we give gratitutde for the benefits we receive, for every benefit we receive we have to give back in kind to keep a balanced and a happier life. It is as simple as that.

Please join us to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in you. We are pleased to dedicate this evening to one such person; Najma Ghouse.

Program outline:
Sunday, June 29, 2008 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM**

- Meet and Greet
- Gratitude
- The spirit of volunteerism
- Multi-faith prayers
- Refreshments

** . If you send the email to: after next Tuesday, it will automatically give you the place information. More about Najma at

Mike Ghouse
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Labels: Foundation for Pluralism, Najma Ghouse, Najma Ghouse Memorial Service, Spirit of Volunteerism

Friday, June 6, 2008

06-15-08 :: Civic Engagement, Irving Masjid

"A Muslim is Like a Tree: Scouts, Youth, and Civic Engagement"
Sunday, June 15, 2008at 2:00:00 PM
Embassy Suites Irving 4650 W. Airport Freeway,Irving TX.75062

Sponsored by MAS(972)-633-9692 MAS Youth Center of Dallas
Invites you and your family to attened

Benefit Dinner A Muslim is Like a Tree!
Scouts, Youth and Civic Engagement
Keynote Speaker: Imam Mahdi Bray
MAS Freedom Executive Director
Sunday, June 15th
Starting 2:00 PM

Call MYC for more information: (972)-633-9692
Or Abderrouf Khawaldeh @ 2146332186
Baby Sitting provided - Tickets: $20.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

06-06-08 :: Carrollton Masjid Fund Raiser

Assalamu Alai Kum dear brothers and sisters,

I hope and pray all is well with you. Inshallah IAC (Carrollton Masjid) will have its fundraiser on Friday June 6th after Jummah Salat. We have invited Sh. Rodwan Saleh former President of ISGH who is also a well known motivational speaker. Inshallah he will deliver the Jummah Khutba and then do the fundraising immediately after salat. Inshallah on this day we will launch our expansion project. He will also inshallah conduct the halqa in the evening between Maghrib and Isha and will make a short appeal again for IAC. If you cannot make it in the afternoon please join us in the evening. Please bring all your check books, credit cards and bags and sacks of cash, gold, dollars, dinars, rupees that you have been saving all these years and donate generously for IAC Masjid expansion project. May Allah (swt) reward you immensely for your generous donations and contributions. If you cannot make it to the event due to some reason please mail your tax deductible doantion to I.A.C. PO BOX 116406 CARROLLTON TX 75007

Jazak Allah Khair
Azhar Azeez
Ameer IAC

Makkah Masjid Garland

Makkah Masjid Garland Idea

3301 W Buckingham Rd
Garland, TX 75042

(972) 675-4000

Get directions

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Najma Ghouse; the final Journey

Najma's Final Journey

Najma was stoic, she had prepared for this journey, she had jettisoned the anxieties and the desires of worldly living. She was content with the purposeful life she lived, and grateful to the creator for enriching her with a full spectrum of life experiences from serene bliss to utter sadness, loneliness to being loved. No wonder she passed away with a smile on her face, as if saying, I have successfully completed my life as an individual, a woman, mother, sister, daughter, grand mother and a wife and now I need to experience the eternal life.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Muslim Organizations of North Texas

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We have done our best to categorize, collect and present the following information. It is your responsibility to modify, add or delete information. Please write your notes in the comments link below.


Muslim Community Center for Human Services :
P.O. Box 152658, Arlington, TX 76015 (817) 461-8300

CAIR - Council on American Islamic Relations
Ford Road, Dallas, TX 75234 (972) 241-72334

Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA)

Texas Muslim Women's FoundationMission: To empower, promote and support Muslim Women and families through educational outreach, charitable and social services in the DFW area.
Phone:972.880.4192 Web Site:

Freedom and Justice Foundation (F&J)

World Muslim Congress
Our Mission is to work for a world of co-existence through inclusiveness and participation. As a member of diverse family of faiths, our efforts will be directed towards justice and equity to attain peace for the humankind with a firm grounding in commonly held values. We cannot have advantages at the cost of others. Such benefits are temporary and deleterious to lasting peace. We believe what is good for Muslims has got to be good for the world, and vice versa, to sustain it. Indeed we aspire to promote goodwill amongst people of different affiliations, regardless of their faith, gender, race, nationality, culture or any other uniqueness blessed by the creator.

2665 Villa Creek Dr, Dallas, TX 75234 (972) 919-4466 and the blog


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Islamic Society of Arlington
100 Madinah Dr., Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 461-8415

Al-Qur'an was-Sunnah Society - Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
1526 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 548-3134

Al-Maarifah Tutoring Center & School
1033 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76014 (817) 795-7995 (817) 548-1995

Ameen People Montessori School
614 Hiett Ave., Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 543-2630

Dar El Eman Islamic Center
5511 Mansfield Dr., Arlington, TX 76017 (817) 466-0505

American Muslim Alliance of Texas
210 Parkmead Ct., Arlington, TX 76014 (817) 472-0648

Dar El Salam Islamic Center
747 W. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 76012 (817) 265-2596

Darul Arqam Islamic School
1600 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 274-5822

Housing Outreach for Muslim Sisters
P.O. Box 152611, Arlington, TX 76015 1-877-335-4667

The Sisters' Association for Dawa in Arlington
P.O. Box 602, Arlington, TX 76004 (817) 941-1955

Madina Activity Center
P.O. Box 3656, Arlington, TX 76007 (817) 472-7392

Muslim Students' Association at University of Texas at Arlington
P.O. Box 19348 Arlington, TX 76019-0001 (817) 860-0517

Institute of Quran and Ahlulbait A.S. (IQA)
1712 E. Beltline, Carrolton, TX 75006 (972) 242 2202

Madinah Masjid of Carrollton
2625 Old Denton Rd. Carrollton, TX 75007(972) 242-5757 (972) 492-7415 (Fax)

Ismaili Jamat Khana & Center
Ismaili Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006 (972) 446-5605

Islamic Association of Carrollton
1901 Kelly Blvd, Carrollton, TX, USA 75007


American Muslim Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 742342, Dallas, TX 75374 (972) 437-0707 (972) 437-5751 (Fax)

American Muslim Caucus
3300 W. Mockingbird Ln., Suite 508, L.B. 58 Dallas, TX 75235 (972) 351-3550

Masjid Of Al-Islam
2604 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 421-3839

Nigerian Muslim Association of Dallas
P.O. Box 560871, Dallas, TX 75356 (972) 414-4954

Parkland Hospital Musallah,

DallasSister Clara Muhammad School
2604 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215

Masjid Ansar Allah
3455 Roberts Ave., Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 565-9225

Masjid Al Haqq
2723 Alaska Ave., Dallas, TX 75216 (214)371-6390

Muslim Students' Association at Southern Methodist University
3912 Jefferson Circle, Plano, TX 75023 (972) 964-1049

Islamic Directions and Enhancement Association
13510 Floyd Rd., Suite 103, Dallas, TX 75243 (972) 671-4332


Islamic Society of Denton
1105 Green Lee St., Denton, TX 76201 (817) 566-9256

Muslim Students' Association at Texas Women's University
P.O. Box 24296, TWU Station, Denton, TX (817) 484-6392

Muslim Students' Association at University of North Texas
C/o T. Sharkawy, 1407 Bernard #2019, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 387-7129


Masjid Al Tawheed
1419 Acton Ave., Duncanville, TX 75137 (972) 709-5042

Al-Heydayah Academy
8601 Randol Mill Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76120 (817) 265-6667

Bluemound Musallah
5317 Blue Mound Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76106 (817) 625-6211 Ext.131

Islamic Center of Westcreek
5747 Westcreek Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76133 (817) 294-1234

Masjid Ansar Allah
P.O. Box 883, Fort Worth, TX 76101 (214) 428-8122

Masjid Hassan
1201 E. Allen, Fort Worth, TX 76104 (817) 923-5929

Masjid Shakir Dawan
2605 Ennis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76111 (817) 338-1826

Islamic Unity Center
1207 Country Club Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76112 (817) 496-5281

Islamic Association of Tarrant County
4801 Fletcher Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107 (817)737-8104

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Makkah Masjid

3301 W Buckingham Rd, Garland, TX 75042, (972) 675-4000 Get directions

Towheed Foundation
2509 Redbrook Dr., Garland, TX 75040 (972) 495-8705

Islamic Society of Mesquite
5902 Duck Creek Dr. # 14, Garland, TX 75043-6847 (972) 240-2783

Islamic Society of Texas
1817 Independence Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75052 (972) 641-7131


Islamic Center of Irving
(ICI) 2555 Esters Road, Irving, TX 75062, (972) 721-9136 (972) 255-1380
MOMIN Islamic Center
1019 Perry Rd., Irving, TX 75061 (972) 518-3568

ICI Laramie Musallah
2912 Laramie St., Irving, TX 75062

Islamic School of Irving
2555 Esters Road, Irving, TX 75062 (972) 579-7627

Barkatul Qur'an Center
415 E. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX (972) 255-2268

Anujuman –e- Najmi, Dawoodi Bohra Masjid,
Irving, Texas


Islamic Association of Lewisville
225 N. Poydras St., Lewisville, TX 75057-3953(214) 691-5566

Somali Muslim Women's Association
409 W. Round Grove Rd., Suite 102, Lewisville, TX 75067 (972) 315-0668


Mesquite Musallah
2417 Gus Thomasson, Mesquite, TX 75150


Islamic Association of Mid-Cities
401-B Bedford Euless Rd., Hurst, TX 76053 (817) 282-2114

Ismaili Center Jamatkhana
700 E Harwood Rd, Euless - (817) 267-0323


Islamic Association of Collin County
6401 Independence Parkway, Plano, TX 75023 (972) 491-5800

Muslim Students' Association -
Collin County Community College
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX, 75074 (972) 881-5788

Ismaili Center Jamat Khana
Alma road , Plano, TX
East Plano Masjid
Plano, TX 75074Tel: 972-824-0563

Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam
1850 Hedgcoxe Road, Allen, TX 75013 (972) 727-1522


The Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT)
P.O. Box 833010, Richardson, TX 75083 (972) 231-5698

Dallas Central Mosque
840 Abrams Rd., Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 231-6828

Telecom Corridor Musallah
1600 Plano Rd., Suite 100, Richardson, TX 75081

Belal Ethiopian Muslim Community Center
2146 E. Beltline Rd., Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 231-0760

Islamic Services Foundation
888 S. Greenville Ave., Suite 118, Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 437-5466

Islamic Circle of North America - Dallas Chapter
224 E. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 669-9625

Muslim Students' Association at University of Texas at Dallas
P.O. Box 830688, SU 21, Richardson, TX 75080 (972) 993-2026 Ext 1544


Islamic Center of Texoma
P.O. Box 2666, Sherman, TX 75092 (903) 786-9966


Islamic Center of Watauga (Dar Al-Noor)
6001 Chapman Rd., Watauga, TX 76148 (817) 656-0100

Friday, April 18, 2008

Information about your organization

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05-10-08 : ISNA Leaderships development

05-10-08 : ISNA Leaderships development
ISNA Leadership development center (ILDC) presents
An all day leadership seminar

(Anchoring leadership practices in prophetic traditions and Islamic values)

Saturday May 10th from 9AM to 5PM
Islamic Association of Carrollton located
at 1901 kelly blvd Carrollton TX 75006.

Speakers: Dr.Rafik Beekun (Professor of management and strategy, Graduate from Columbia and Harvard)

Dr.Louay Safi Executive director of ILDC, scholar and former professor at International Islamic university

Please register online by visiting

5 ways you benefit from this workshop

·Develop an inspiring vision and set uplifting standards

·Communicate effectively with your group and representatives of other groups

·Transform your differences in opinions into an asset that make your organization and center more vibrant and effective

·Empower members of your community and build team spirit

·Analyze challenges and opportunities and develop effective strategies.

Please enroll online by visiting or call 214-769-0922

Registration fees is $30 per person

Posted by Profile of Mike Ghouse at 6:00 PM
Labels: Dallas Muslim Events

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05-03-08 : TMW Foundation Dinner

05-03-08 : TMW Foundation Dinner
Fundraising Dinner

Host: Texas Muslim Women's Foundation
Location: Oasis Palace Restaurant327 West Spring Valley RD( one block East of Central EXPY) 972-235-6111, Richardson, TX 75081 US
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When: Saturday, May 3, 6:00PM
Phone: 972-880-4192
Your presence is requested to attend a special fundraising dinner to present and discuss The Women's Shelter project

Please R.S.V.P by April 22, 2008.
Dinner will be served from 6-7 PM
Presentation 7:30PM
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Our goal is to raise $400,000

While estimate that it only takes 260 people donating 200/month to achieve this goal, we appreciate any amount you contribute.

Please R.S.V.P. if you are planning to attend. If not , kindly send your donation via mail to TMWF P.O. Box 831419 Richardson, Tx 75083-1419 or donate online at
Looking forward to meet and discuss the project with you.

Thank you.

05-04-08 : Senior Citizen's Picnic

05-04-08 : Senior Citizen's Picnic
Muslim Community Center for Human Services

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Senior Citizen Picnic
For all MCCHS Senior Citizen Club Members
Click here for flyer

· Health Screening
· Health Education
· Social Security Benefits Education
· Physician & Home Healthcare Services Education
· Fun, Games, Entertainment, and Food Included
7600 Glenview Drive, Richland Hills, TX. 76180
MCCHS - Senior Citizen Club Registration Fee; $ 5.00/Per Year/ Per Person
MCCHS Senior Citizen Club Members
Sunday, May 4, 2008
F r o m 1 2 p.m T o 5 p.m

Jackson Pavilion in Rockledge Park at Grapevine Lake

Direction to Rockledge Park
I-635 West from Dallas and Highway 121 North from Ft. Worth or DFW Airport
Exit Bass Pro road from 635 or 121. Proceed to Bass Pro/Bethel Rd., turn left, and follow Bass Pro Rd over 121 and past Bass Pro Shops for 1/3 mile.
Turn left onto Hwy 26, and immediately get into the right hand lane. After ~1/2 mile turn right on Fairway Drive and proceed over the dam. When you come up out of the sluiceway you will see Griff’s Hamburgers on your right and the entrance to Rockledge Park on your left. Turn left into the park, and stay to your right until you get to the end of the park road and the last bathrooms. You will find the trailhead here. (NOTE: for Jackson Pavilion/Rockledge Rumble, stay to your left after entering the park).
For more information call: Ph: 469-576-6684 or 469-576-0707

06-14-08 : Conference on Domestic Violence

06-14-08 : Conference on Domestic Violence
Muslim Community Center for Human Services
& School of Social Work - University of Texas at Arlington

Domestic violence is nationwide problem and it is alarming to see the increasing number of the victims of Domestic Violence. Unfortunately problems of domestic violence in immigrant communities are more complex because of language barriers, lack of knowledge about social services, lack of familial and social support. As a result of these barriers, many immigrant women stay in abusive relationships longer and these relationships negatively affect both the victim and the children.

We recognize a dire need of education, and have plans to reach community leaders, faith based organizations, health professionals, nurses, social workers and physicians to make them aware of the unique problems faced by immigrant victims of domestic violence.

The conference is co-sponsored by UT Arlington and will be held on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the University of Texas at Arlington. We are inviting national speakers, the district attorney and a judge to be key speakers at this event. We are planning to distribute educational material on Domestic Violence (70- Pages) to all the participants (mostly health professionals, counselors, community leaders and Imams.)

This is the first of its kind conference in dealing with Cross Cultural Perspective. We have representative from Hindu religion (Chetna), Jewish Religion (Toby Myers), Muslim Religion (Zanaib Alwani) and White Americans and African Americans, who are making the presentations.

Looking forward to see you.

M. Basheer Ahmed M.D.
Chairman, MCC for Human Services


University of Texas at Arlington
E.H. Hereford, University Center - Rio Grande Ball room
300 W. First St, Arlington, Texas, 76010

Saturday June 14th 2008
9:00am to 4:00pm


Domestic Violence Causes & Consequences

Cross Cultural Perspective

Effect of Domestic Violence on Children

The Law and the Domestic Violence

Treatment Strategies

Prevention - It is Community Responsibility Speakers

M. Basheer Ahmed M.D.
Former Prof. of Psychiatry, SW Medical School Dallas
Peter Lehman D.S.W.
Prof. University of Texas at Arlington

Najma Adam Ph.D.
Prof. University of Illinois , Chicago

Zainab Alwani Prof. Islamic Studies
Virginia Community College, Virginia

Judge Jamie Cummings
Tarrant County Justice Center, Fort Worth Texas

Sobha Segal
Chetna, Dallas Texas

Erin Hendricks J.D. Chief Prosecutor
Sexual Assault Unit Dallas, Texas

Physicians, social workers, nurses, educators, and other health care providers
Religious leaders, community activists and volunteers

Early Registration is strongly recommended. Registration Fee: $30
(Includes lunch, refreshments and conference material and CEU at request)

For Further information and Registration please contact:
MCC for Human Services: 817-589-9165
M. Basheer Ahmed M.D.: 817-907-6080
Ms. Talaun Thompson MSW: 817-501-5554
Ms. Nuha Almakhzoumi: 817-589-9165

Please add $20 for getting CEU
(Includes lunch, refreshments and conference material)

Name: ____________________________ Profession: _______________________

Email: ____________________________ Phone: ___________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

Please mail check for $30/person to “MCC for Human Services P.O. Box 152658 Arlington, TX 76015 Click here for flyer

04-27-08 : CPR Certification

04-27-08 : CPR Certification
FREE CPR Certification Training
Sponsored by Pakistan Society of North Texas

Sunday, April 27th 2008
3-5 PM at FunAsiA Richardson.
To register send e-mail to before April 25th.

Posted by Profile of Mike Ghouse at 7:01 PM
Labels: Dallas Muslim Events

04-19-08 : Pakistan Visa & Passport svcs

04-19-08 : Pakistan Visa & Passport svcs
Pakistan Society of North Texas (PSNT)
in Association with
Pakistan Consulate of Houston

2008 Visa & Passport Services Camp

Saturday, April 19th 2008
From: 10:00am to 2:00pm
2415 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 103, Dallas, TX. 75220
Pakistan Consulate from Houston, TX will issue visas onsite and provide passport and consulate services to Pakistani Citizens. Due 10 constraints of time and resources at visa camp, limited services would be rendered and number of visas shall be issued on First-Come-first-Served basis.

For more information, Please Call: 214-808-6203
PSNT Services
Service Non-Members PSNT Members
Notary Fees $5.00 FREE
Photocopy $1.00/page FREE
Money Order $2.00 FREE
Passport Photo $15.00 $5.00

Click here for the Visia Camp flyer

Posted by Profile of Mike Ghouse at 7:02 PM
Labels: Dallas Muslim Events, Pakistan Society

04-18-08 : Pakistan day

04-18-08 : Pakistan day
Pakistan Society of North Texas

Pakistan Day 2008
Guest of Honor
Consul General of Pakistan
Mr. Mohammad Aqil Nadeem

A Pakistan Day celebration dinner with cultural program and musical entertainment

PSNT Scholarship Committee will present awards to PSNT Scholarship Award Winners

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Time: 8 p.m

Renaissance Hotel Dallas
900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson. TX 75082

For more information and reservations,
Please Call: 214.808.6203

Ticket $50 per person
$100 for VIP

Click here for the flyer

04-19-08 : Health Fair in Richardson

04-19-08 : Health Fair in Richardson
Here is some information about the health fair.

Date: April 19th 2008
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Place: IANT Mosque
840 Abrams Road
Richardson Texas

It is an event for the families.

Screening will be done for Blood pressure, cholesterol, Diabetes. Bone density, depression and anxiety.
Live physicians available for questions

Nutritionists for weight counseling. Mammogram vouchers will be given.
Parkland hospital
Carter Blood Care
Methodist hospital
Many Vendors of the community

Khalida Yasmin

05-14-08 : Carrollton interfaith Luncheon

05-14-08 : Carrollton interfaith Luncheon
Carrollton interfaith Luncheon

Interfaith Luncheon.
Public is invited - Must RSVP

Carrollton Interfaith Group Luncheon
Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

We are a group of about 25 Members from different faith backgrounds and meet once a month for about 9 times a year. Each month a place of worship sponsors the event and those interested are invited for fellowship on lunch.

Metrocrest Ministers Fellowship Meeting

Day: Wednesday,
Date: May 14,
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Host: Carrollton Masjid,
Islamic Association of Carrollton
1901 Kelly Blvd, Carrollton, TX, USA 75007
Intersection of Kelly Blvd and Country Club
Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916

Bunny Summerlin,
Executive Director
(972) 446-2100 ext. 16 / (972) 446-2102 FAX

04-26-08 : CAIR's 2nd Annual Banquet

04-26-08 : CAIR's 2nd Annual Banquet
CAIR-DFW 2nd Annual Banquet Dinner
When: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Time: 7:00:00 PM
Where: The Crowne Plaza near the Galleria 14315 Midway Road Dallas 75244 Directions
Speaker: Chip Pitts
Sponsored by CAIR-DFW BANQUET,

(DALLAS, TX, 4/10/08) – On Saturday April 26, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold its Second Annual Banquet, with the theme “Unity with a Vision.”

WHAT: Second Annual CAIR-DFW Banquet
WHEN: Saturday April 26, 2008. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m., Dinner and Program at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Crowne Plaza near the Galleria, 14315 Midway Road, Dallas, (972) 980-8877,

CONTACT: CAIR-TX, DFW Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 214-240-7299, E-Mail:, or 972-241-7233, E-Mail:

Keynote Speaker: Chip Pitts is lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, president of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (, and former chair of Amnesty International USA.

Formerly the chief legal officer of Nokia and a partner at a large global law firm, Pitts has taught human rights at Oxford University in England and at other law and business schools. His commentaries on human rights, civil liberties, national security, and technology issues have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy,

05-02-08 : Open house, Irving Masjid

05-02-08 : Open house, Irving Masjid
Open House - Breaking Bread Building Communities Together
Friday, May 02, 2008
Where: Islamic Center of Irving 2555 N Esters Road irving 75038 Directions
Speaker: Sheikh Jalal Abualrub
Sponsored by ICI

Assalamu Alaikum WRWB

Islamic center of Irving Outreach is hosting OPEN HOUSE on May 2nd @ 6:30 PM.

Theme : Breaking Bread & Building Communities Together

Date and Time : May 2, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Venue : Islamic Center of Irving, 2555 N Esters Road, Irving, TX 75062.

RSVP : http://www.irvingma rsvp.asp / outreach@irvingmasj

Our guest speaker : Sheikh Jalal Abualrub, www.islamlife. com

Please spread the word and invite your friends, colleagues and neighbors of different faiths.


Dar El-Eman, Arlington

Dar El-Eman, Arlington
Dar El-Eman
5511 Mansfield Rd.
Arlington, TX. 76017
(817) 466-0505

Need information

Dar El Salam Center, Arlington

Dar El Salam Center, Arlington
Dar El Salam Islamic Center, Inc.
747 Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX. 76012
(817) 265-2596

Islamic Center of Arlington

Islamic Center of Arlington
Islamic Center of Arlington
1700 S. Center Street
Arlington, TX. 76010
(817) 461-8415
(817) 795-1121

Masjid Al-Tawheed

Masjid Al-Tawheed
Masjid Al-Tawheed
1419 Acton Ave
Duncanville, TX. 75137
(214) 709-5042

Posted by Profile of Mike Ghouse

Islamic Society of Denton

Islamic Society of Denton
Islamic Society of Denton
1105 Green Lee Street
Denton, TX. 76201
(817) 566-9256

Lewsiville Masjid

Lewsiville Masjid
The Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) - Lewisville Musalla
(For Muslims living or working in Lewisville, Flower Mound and neighboring cities)
225 N. Poydras Street
Lewisville, TX 75057-3953
Phone: 214-415-3628
Conducting Friday Halaqa's between Maghrib and Isha prayers. Quran & Islamic School is every Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 pm Friday Juma'a Prayer & Khutba. For more info, please contact Br. Ali Khan at 214.415.3628 or 972.315.2542

Islamic Association of Tarrant County

Islamic Association of Tarrant County
Islamic Association of Tarrant County
4801 Fletcher Ave.
Fort Worth, TX. 76107
(817) 737-8104

Fort Worth - Masjid Hassan

Fort Worth - Masjid Hassan
Masjid Hassan
1201 E. Allen St.
Fort Worth, TX. 76014
(817) 923-5929

Ft.Worth - Masjid Shakir Dawan

Ft.Worth - Masjid Shakir Dawan
Masjid Shakir Dawan
2605 Ennis Ave.
Fort Worth, TX. 76111
(817) 338-1826

Texoma Islamic Center

Texoma Islamic Center
Islamic Mosque of Texoma
3601 Holly Drive
Dennison, TX. 75020
(972) 893-6979

Dallas Muslim Center

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