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February 07, 2017 - IFN Activity Update
I would like to keep the community informed of some of the key ongoing activities at IFN . Please visit our website ifnonline.com for more information on additional programs and activities.
I would request you to consider the following ;
The strength of our organization is derived from our membership. We look forward to your renewing your membership at IFN for 2017 and even more participation in IFN activities .
Please join in thanking the volunteers who contribute towards the success of our organization. JazakAllah Khair.
Please continue to make Dua for safety and unity of our IFN community. Ameen
In view of the current situation and the tragic incidents of violence in other masajid, we have discussed and adopted a comprehensive short and long term plan to increase the security of the IFN masjid.
Our current security team has been expanded and includes the security detail newly hired at IFN . While it will not be appropriate to describe all the details of the plans here is an overview:
As per the Bylaws .I have revised the IFN Security Team which now includes the following members:
Masood Ali Khan: Vice president -Chair
Shuiab Muhaaymin (Contract Security personnel)
All EC Members
A female IFN member to be added
Others will be added as per requirements
If others with security background and experience wish to contribute, please contact me or the security committee chair above
Regular meetings will be held to ensure adherence to plan and followup on agreed activities
While we are making comprehensive efforts to safeguard our masjid and institutions, you can contribute by
We will be adopting these additional measures without disturbing the atmosphere in the our place of worship, school and other programs. Please continue to attend all the activities at the masjid as you would normally do.
Finally and importantly while we are taking necessary steps to enhance security , we should continue to prey to Allah (SWT) to keep us and everyone safe by his grace. Ameen
January 1, 2017 - New IFN Qur'an Academy Director & Potluck Dinner
After extensive search and interviews to fill the position of Director of Quran Academy, Alhamdulillah, we are now very pleased to announce the appointment of Qari Osman Shareef as the new Director of Quran Academy who will be spearheading Full-time, Part-time Hifz programs, Nazira and Summer Quran programs at IFN, InshaAllah.
Qari Osman Shareef brings with him a wealth of experience from his career in Dallas, TX, teaching Hifz, Masq (Qirat), and Tajweed. Besides his experience he has very impressive education background. He completed his Hifz from Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), Elgin and completed Aalim course in Islamic Theology from Inaamiya Madarsa, Durban, South Africa. He has also completed and specialized in an elective of Qirrah As-Sabaa wa Al-Ashara (Quranic recitations in seven to ten different authentic styles). InshaAllah, we look forward to Qari Osman Shareef to utilize his education and experience in running a successful Quran Academy program at IFN.
Qari Osman Shareef will be starting his job at IFN from first week of February 2017. In the mean time he is visiting Chicago during the holiday break. We will avail this time to introduce him to the community on January 1, 2017 @ 6 PM and also provide an opportunity for parents, students and community members to interact with him. We encourage you to mark your calendars for January 1, 2017, join the potluck dinner and request you to be a part of welcoming Qari Osman Shareef to the IFN community, InshaAllah.
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Time: 6 PM till Isha
October 25, 2016 - Seeking IFN 2017 Calendar Sponsors
Dear IFN community members
We are pleased to inform that IFN will publish its 2017 calendar soon before the year end inshaAllah. The IFN calendar every year is printed with the Salah timings, IFN events, and the ads of the calendar sponsors.
IFN calendar committee would like to invite and encourage the interested individuals and/or businesses to put their ads in the calendar. As IFN calendar reaches to more than 500 members of IFN community every year, it is good opportunity for individuals and/or businesses to reach out to the community and at the same time earn ajar for sponsoring the IFN masjid calendar.
The price to publish business card size advertisement and index in each page of the calendar is as follows:.
One business card sized slot is $ 200
Two business card sized slots is $ 350
This year the sponsors Ad will also be included in the Ramadan prayer time table booklet at no extra charge.
Please note that the deadline to hear from you is October 31, 2016. We hope to hear from you soon, IA.
To print your ad in the calendar or if you have any questions, please contact:
Br. Ejaz Hasan
Ph: (847) 532-2114
Br. Saquib Ahmed
IFN Calendar Committee
September 26, 2016 - Education Committee Update
I am pleased to announce that Dr.Mohammad Waseem Kagzi has accepted the position of Chairperson/Director of the IFN Education Committee. Dr.Kagzi has been actively involved with IFN for well over a decade and has been involved in leadership position in our organization. He is the past Chairman of the IFN Board of Trustees and is also an active member of the current Board.
In addition to his increasing responsibility at IFN, Imam Azfaruddin will be a member of the education committee. Other committee members will be announced soon.
Islamic education is a core responsibility of Islamic Foundation North. In addition to weekend Islamic school and Quran Academy, a number of other educational programs are ongoing at Islamic Foundation North. We hope that Inshallah we will further streamline all the programs, enhance the quality and add additional educational initiatives being proposed by our membership.We should thank and do dua for the previous committee and trust that they will continue to be involved in progressing education at IFN .
Please join me in wishing Dr. Kagzi and his prospective team best of luck and pray to Allah (swt) to fulfill our mission at Islamic Foundation North .
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