The Apex Mosque once again is partnering with Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Build group to construct a house for a family in the Raleigh area. The 2015 Wake County Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build is a wonderful opportunity for the local Muslim community to partner and experience unity with our surrounding faith groups through our diversity, and to put into practice both in spirit and action, that common thread being taught generation after generation: Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated.
The first Apex Mosque volunteer day is Saturday, 21-March from 8AM to 3:30PM at the home construction site in Raleigh. Pre-registration is required, if interested in participating in this excellent and unique service project, please email email@example.com Let’s take this as an opportunity to sustain the legacy of volunteerism as demonstrated by Our Three Winners.
The Apex Mosque is inviting the community to a workshop for preparing an Islamic will (wasiyat) on Saturday, 14-March from Maghrib to Isha. Br. Shakil Ahmed from the Cary Masjid will conduct the workshop and guide community members in filling out a will (wasiyat) according to Islamic principles. He will be on hand to provide a notary public for those completing the last will and testament form. Those community members who have not yet prepared a will (wasiyat) or would like to update their exisiting will (wasiyat) are encouraged to attend and comply with this important sunnah. Sign up is encouraged, please do so here. Simply enter your name, check the time slot and hit save.
The Triangle-area representative for International Student Exchange (ISE) is recruiting host parents and families for some wonderful high school kids who are coming to the U.S. for the 2015/2016 academic year. Several Muslim students are looking to be placed with open-hearted Muslim families. Current Muslim students looking to be placed include Umu (female-16-Germany) and Aina (female-17-Thailand). Student profiles along with additional information can be found here.
The Triangle Muslims Youth Soccer Tournament will be held during the months of March and April. Registrations are now open for girls and boys of elementary, middle and high school age. The fee is $5/youth. Please visit here for additional details.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is welcoming students to participate in the Summer Arabic Courses for 2015. Intensive courses are available for both first- and second-year students. One full academic year (8 credit hours) will be completed over the two summer sessions. Please find additional details below:
- Sessions run from May 13-June 18 and June 22-July 28
- On-campus housing available upon request
- Registration begins March 23
- Program is available to UNC students as well as students from other universities, community members, and upcoming high school seniors.
- FLAS funding eligible
Additional information is available here.
With deep sorrow and profound sadness, the North Carolina Triangle Muslim Community mourns the loss of three young American Muslims: newlywed couple Deah Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 20, along with her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19. The couple was wed just over a month ago.
These three young people were exemplary members of the community, contributing to various humanitarian causes, including helping provide free dental services to homeless people in the Triangle area, and working with international refugees.
Our community is reeling from the loss of these three outstanding youth who positively impacted the lives of those around them. We are in a state of grief and shock. We are thankful and appreciative of the outpouring of support from around the world.
We call upon the global community to remember and follow Deah, Yusor and Razan’s legacy of peace, service and caring. Please continue to keep the Barakat and Abu-Salha families in your thoughts and prayers.
This press release is a result of coordination and work of the following organizations:
- Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR)
- Apex Mosque
- Masjid Ibad Ar-Rahman of Durham
- Muslim American Society (MAS)
- Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC)
- Islamic Association of Cary
- Islamic Center of Morrisville (ICM)
- United Muslim Relief
More information on offering condolences will be posted on raleighmasjid.org
For additional information please contact Mr. Mohamed ElGamal at: (910) 290-5100 or (919) 834-9572 ext 1349
The Apex Mosque monthly tahajjud will be on Saturday, 28-February starting at 5AM. All are encouraged to participate in this ibadah.