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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 22, 1435 / July 19th, 2014

Contents:
1. Prayers for Oppressed (ashShaam(AlAqsa/Palestine/Gaza/,Syria), Burma, Afghan, CAR)
2. Annual Masjid Expense Report and Fundraising
3. Altoona Masjid Prayer Time Tables/Taraweeh
4. Community sponsored iftars and potlucks
5. Eid Prayer and Community Celebration
6. Educational Opportunities

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Prayer for the Oppressed

The masjid is requesting everyone to make supplications for all the Muslims in the world that are being suppressed, specially in these last 10 night of Ramadan for the people of Shaam (Masjid AlAqsa, Gaza/Palestine, Syria), Burma, Central African Republic, Afganistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Kashmir).

You can make the Dua the Prophet (SAW) made when his companions were killed unjustly in any Salaah(some say to do it in Fajr Salaah).

The way this is prayed is by doing two units(rakat) of prayer and then in the second unit of prayer, after performing the bowing (rukoo) you come back up and make the supplication by reciting the Qunoot al-Naazilah (More about when the Prophet did this can be read by clicking here).

The Qunoot anNazila can be heard and read on YouTube by clicking here

If you would like to donate to help our brothers then you can donate your Zakaat alMal (Charity that is due on savings/excess wealth) or Zakaat alFitr (Charity for Eid alFitr) to Islamic Relief.

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Annual Masjid Expenses 2014 and Fundraising

The masjid thanks everyone for their donations and their pledges. Fundraising is still ongoing for the Annual expenses. Our goal this year is about $33000 and we have met about 45% of it. If you made a pledge or filled a pledge card please drop it by at the masjid donation boxes.

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 10:35PM. 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 19th: Community Potluck Iftar at Altoona Masjid. We will have a talk by Imam Saad Haque after dinner around 10PM insha'Allah.
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)
Saturday, July 26th: Community Potluck Iftar at Altoona Masjid

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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Eid Prayer and Celebration

Eid Prayer followed by brunch: Eid prayer on 7/28 at 7:30 AM at the Masjid will be lead by Imam Tamer AbdelAziz
Please bring any breakfast foods to join the community in a breakfast after Salaah to celebrate & socialize.

Eid Party: Sunday, August 3rd at Altoona Lake from 2PM as a Picnic  at Altoona Lake Park (604 Beach St. Altoona, WI 54720), same as last year for fun with families & kids.
We will have a sign up sheet for members to bring items for the cook out both online & at Masjid.
For the online Sign Up please click here

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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 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

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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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