Assalam u alaikum wrwb,
Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Place of salat : Stanley Park, 400 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01085
Alternate place of salat in case of rain: The Masjid at 377 Amostown Rd, West Springfield, MA 01089
“Please bring your own prayer rug/mat.”
For a lamb or a goat, contact local businesses on Main street in West Springfield such as El-Safi, Rehman Market or Taste of Lebanon or local slaughter houses. Some brothers are making arrangements for a cow, if interested please contact Dr. Bajwa for a share. You may also do this through donation to organizations like Helping Hands or Islamic Relief. Their brochures are in the masjid.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalaam u Alaikum, On May 21st, this last Saturday, Alhumdulillah, we had our second Ramadan Walk. We started this walk last year and we plan to continue this tradition every year, Insha’Allah. The walk was arranged to raise funds for the local food pantry in West Springfield. This food pantry helps to feed local people, Muslims and non-Muslims, who cannot afford to buy food. Minimum contribution for the walk was $10 and we raised about $1500. At the end two local businesses contributed to bring the total to $2,000, which was given to the pantry. May Allah SWT rewards everybody for their physical and monetary effort, Amen. There were about 75 brothers and sisters who walked this year. Like last year, the Mayor of West Springfield walked the whole distance with us. The walking group represented variety of age groups, young and old. There were people walking with strollers and walkers, and I also saw a mother walking holding her very young baby in her lap. It was an amazing scene. Attached are some pictures of the walk. We hope that it encourages a lot more people to take part in this important tradition. The tentative date for the next year’s walk is May 6, 2017. Have a lovely spring season and happy walking, Zubair Kareem Attached are few of the pictures from the event.