Robotics Course

Apex Mosque is excited to announce an *Arduino (Robotics) Course*.  The program will be for Middle School students and the students will learn electronics and coding using Arduino UNO, an open source microcontroller used in robotics, smart home systems, prototyping, and many other fields.  It is popularly used for robotics education because it is easy to learn and fun.

The following will be covered:

Electronics
-LEDs
-Breadboards
-Digital and Analog Sensors
-Buttons
-Switches
-Photoresistor
-Potentiometer
-Motors
-DC motors
-Servo Motors

Coding
-Variables
-If else statements
-Loops
-Functions

The course is planned to be 7 weeks / 2 hours per week. The first 4 weeks will be the instructional classes.  The last 3 weeks the students will create their own projects.  At the end of the program the projects will be displayed and chosen projects will be sent to Maker Fair, and other science fairs and robotics competitions according to the project’s topic.

The students that finish the course will be awarded with certificates and will be able to move to the next level.  The levels planned include:

Level 1: Smart Homes and Cities (this course)
Level 2: Robots (Line followers, maze…)
Level 3: Drones

The first course will begin on June 28th and will be from 6.30-8.30pm (no course on 4th of july week). The course will be $40 for the entire 7 weeks.  Students should bring their computers, other materials will be provided.

*To sign up contact YouthProgramsApexMosque@gmail.com

If you have any other questions contact 919-593-1597

About the instructor:
Merve Rida Bayraktar is a rising freshman at UNC Chapel. She has been working about coding and robotics since 9th grade. She was the leader of Turkey Youth Foundation Technology Team in 2016-2017 and has been chosen to Turkey National Technology Team in 2017. After moving to America she has continued her robotics work in Green Hope Robotics Team as the Outreach Leader. She has founded Pink STREAM initiative to encourage more girls in science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, and math. (Visit www.pinkstream.org for more information)

Contact information:
merverida@gmail.com
9195931597
https://www.linkedin.com/in/merve-rida-bayraktar

Summer Camps and Programs at Apex Mosque

The Apex Mosque will be offering the following summer programs for preschool and youth ages:

  • Al Manara Pre-School Summer Program for kids ages 4-5 years, June 17th – August 16th, registration fees: $350/month.  See the flyer and call 919-527-5428 for more information.
  • Young Muslims Day Camp for youth ages 6-12 years, June 17th – August 15th, registration fees: $350/month.  See the flyer and email Sr Mona Dakrouri for more information.
  • Boys Weekend Camp for youth ages 11-13 years, June 26th – June 30th at Umstead Park, registration fees: $120.  See the flyer and contact Br Idriss Idmhand at 973-302-3925 (alternate: 919-527-3809) for more information.
  • Girls Weekend Camp for youth ages 8-12 years, June 26th – June 29th at Umstead Park, registration fees: $120.  See the flyer and contact Sr Meryem Chehdaoui at 919-637-6815 (alternate: 201-993-0120) for more information.
  • The Cross Generation Quran School – Summer Program, mid-June to end-July every Saturday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, tuition: $150 per student.  Visit here for more information.

Hajj

The Apex Mosque will not organize Hajj this year, but recommend the package below with Adam Travel Agency for those who are interested.  For any further information, feel free to contact Imam Khalid.

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Food Drive

Please drop items for donation in the collection box in the lobby.

Food Drive Poster

Solar Energy Project Update

To offset its carbon footprint and move towards a more environmentally friendly facility, the Apex Mosque is pleased and excited to announce its intention to install a solar power system in collaboration with 8MSolar and Duke Energy Progress.  Once installed, this system will provide the capacity for the masjid to generate its own electric power thereby nearly eliminating its need to purchase electricity.  If any community member would like to be a part of this excellent project, online donations can be made here.  Please select “Solar Energy Project” in the category drop-down menu.  8MSolar colleagues will be available in the lobby to answer questions from community  members after the khutbah on Friday, 08-March.

Update (27-May): An updated timeline was provide by 8MSolar.  Ongoing review and approval with Duke Energy is still in progress and is expected for completion into mid-June.  Installation is scheduled for July with a go-live energize date of end-August.

Update (30-Apr):  The initial review application with Duke Energy Progress has been completed, and the application is now in engineering review which will last an additional 4 – 6 weeks with Duke Energy Progress.  At this point, Duke Energy is running behind on the applications and the whole process can take some time between 6 – 8 weeks in total.  Once approval is obtained from Duke Energy, local electric and building permits with the Town of Apex will be filed which normally take 2 – 3 weeks for approval.  Once the permit is approved, inventory will be ordered and the install will be scheduled (end-June tentatively).

The Apex Mosque would like to thank the community for its continued support on this project.

Eid-al-Fitr

Eid-al-Fitr salaat will be held on Tuesday 04-June at the Apex Mosque Multipurpose Hall, and will be held in two shifts, at 8:30AM and 10:30AM sharp.  Members are requested to arrive early and to bring their own prayer rugs.  Apex Mosque security staff and Apex Police Department officers will be on hand to direct parking; please follow their directions closely and carpool if possible.  As many community members are expected to attend, your patience is greatly appreciated.  Eid Mubarak!

Itikaf Program

The I’tikaf Program will begin Saturday 25-May after Maghrib and will continue until 03-June after Maghrib.  Registration for the I’tikaf is required.  To register, read carefully, complete, sign and submit the registration form to Imam Khalid (via email or in person). Please also read the Virtues, Rules & Guidelines of I’tikaf.
For security purposes, when you join the I’tikaf, make sure to get your “Overnight Parking Permit” from the front desk (main lobby) and sign the Sign Up Sheet every time you go in or out of the Itikaf.

Eid-al-Fitr Celebration

Apex Mosque will be holding an Eid Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm at the Apex Mosque.  The event includes:

  • Bounce houses for kids
  • Water slides
  • Face painting and henna
  • Shopping bazaar
  • Halal food vendor

What types of activities will be available for kids?  Insha’Allah arrangements have been made for all ages to enjoy, including teenagers!  Please prepare your kids to the water slides by bring bathing clothes, towels, and change of clothes for the end of the day.

Is ticket and “registration” required for the event?  Onsite registration and ticket purchase is MANDATORY for Kids and Families to attend to event.  $5 per family.  Ticket will be purchased upon registration. Any donation to help offset the expenses is appreciated.

 What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?  The Masjid parking lot will be available for parking. Additional parking is available as needed.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Carpooling as parking may become limited.

What time will festival begin?  Onsite registration starts at 4:00 pm and kids activities will begin Insha’Allah at 5:00pm. We anticipate long line and traffic to the masjid, so we highly recommend that you plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the start of the event so you have ample time to park, register and walk over.

Will there be HALAL food available?  Yes. Insha’Allah vendors will be present to serve our guests. We have made arrangements for HALAL food to be available for purchase. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Will be any change for prayers time?  Salat Al-Asr and Salat Al-Maghrib will be on time at the musalah.

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?  For bazaar booth/food vendor reservations or any further questions please contact Br. Driss Idmhand at (973) 302-3925 or email us at: apexmosque733@gmail.com

Spread the word and share with us in this joyous holiday

Declaration of Triangle Imams Council on Ramadan & Eid-ul-Fitr

After a fruitful discussion, the undersigned imams and religious representatives voted on behalf of the listed institutions to adopt the opinion of determining the beginning date of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr based on astronomical calculations, beginning with Ramadan 1440 AH / 2019 CE.  The first day of Ramadan 1440 will be on Monday, May 6, 2019. Taraweeh prayers will begin Sunday night insha’Allah.  The day of Eid-ul-Fitr will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019 insha’Allah.

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