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Bismillah arRahman arRaheem
In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

asSalaam'alaykum wa Rahmatullah
May Allah's peace and blessings be upon you

 Ramadan Special Edition Newsletter
Ramadan 12, 1435 / July 9th, 2014

Contents:
1. Annual Masjid Expense Report and Fundraising
2. Altoona Masjid Prayer Time Tables/Taraweeh
3. Community sponsored iftars and potlucks
4. Educational Opportunities
5. Other Events

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Annual Masjid Expenses 2014 and Fundraising

We will be having a fundraiser on Friday July 11th, 2014 after Jummuah Salah insha'Allah. Please come prepared to hear about our expenses and what we need to donate in order to support the masjid for the upcoming year. Our goal this year is about $33000.

To view the Expense report for last year you can go to this link: Annual Expenses 2014

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Prayer Time Table for Ramadan

Prayer Time Table for Altoona Masjid for Ramadan can be viewed and downloaded here: Prayer Time Table Ramadan 1435H/2014

Prayer times for other months are usually posted on this page: Prayer Times

Taraweeh is currently following immediately after Isha at 10:50 PM and will be starting at 10:45 starting on Friday July 14th. It will be lead by Hafidh Saad Haque who is a student in Alim/Islamic Studies at Dar ulUloom NYC and will be going to South Africa this Fall to continue his last 2 years.

Pack and Play and bouncy chair available at masjid for those who wish to pray and need to bring young children.

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Community sponsored Iftars and Potlucks

Following are dates already reserved for the Community sponsored iftars and potlucks, time will be at maghrib:

Saturday, July 12th: Community Potluck Iftar at Altoona Masjid, we will be joined by our the Altoona community neighbors by the masjid. We will have a talk by Imam Saad Haque after dinner around 10PM insha'Allah.
Friday, July 18th: Sponsored by Eng. Mohamed Osama and family at the Clubhouse at Lake Altoona County Park (Click this for details)
Saturday, July 19th: Community Potluck Iftar at Altoona Masjid. We will have a talk by Imam Saad Haque after dinner around 10PM insha'Allah.
Saturday, July 26th: Community Potluck Iftar at Altoona Masjid
Friday July 25th: Sponsored by Seydou & Stacey: Food from Holyland Restaurant of Minneapolis at the Clubhouse in Lake Altoona County Parl (Click this for details)

If you wish to sponsor an iftar at the masjid please let Dr. Taman or Ashley know or email info@altoonamasjid.com

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Educational Opportunities and Programs

Allah's Forgiveness and Mercy: Lessons by our Guest Imam for Taraweeh - Hafidh Saad Haque:
Saturday July 12 and Saturday July 19 at around 10PM

Teen Girls Halaqa: Time changed to Thursdays 7 to 10PM

Muslim Essentials Class: What Every Muslim Needs to know before they meet Allah
Time: Dhuhr (2PM) to ~5PM
Sunday June 29th: Understanding the Shahada, Article of Iman, and Intro to Pillars of Islam
Sunday July 13th: Purification, Prayer, Charity
Sunday July 27th: Fasting, Hajj, Spirituality, Death, and the Day of Judgement

Eid Party: Tentatively planned for Saturday August 2nd picnic at Altoona Lake from 2PM, details will be coming soon.

Masjid Planning & Board Meeting: Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 6:30 PM: For anyone interested in the future of the masjid and how to improve running the masjid. If you are interested in serving on the masjid board for next year please email: info@altoonamasjid.com

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Other Events

Eid prayer will likely be on Monday July 28th, 2014 insha'Allah: Details and timings will be announced closer to the date. Tentatively at the Masjid at 730AM.

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For absolutely any concerns feel free to contact the masjid at info@altoonamasjid.com or message our Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ISNWAltoonaMasjid