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Welcome back Students!
fe aman Allah wa salam alaykum!
(In God's Care and Peace)


Welcome Back & Save the Dates! 
Dear loving community, Assalam'alaykum!

It is wonderful to see so many of you returning to campus and many new bright faces as well! Prayers for an awesome year :). As the new year begins, I wanted to personally reach out and welcome you. I look forward to connecting and for deepening relationships. My office is always open to you - schedule a time to meet or drop when you can! 


In the meantime, please mark your calendars for just some of Fall Semester's upcoming classes and events - details below. All are welcome - including students, staff / faculty and community members.  

fe aman Allah wa salam alaykum!
(In God's Care and Peace),
Imam Sohaib


QUR'ANIC STUDY CIRCLE IN TRANSLATION
THURSDAYS 4.45 - 6.15 PM,   Starting Sept 21    | MURRAY-DODGE, RM 103

Together as a community of learners we read and seek to understand God's final revelation to humanity with a surah-by-surah reading in English translation. Our goal is to reflect on the Qur'an from cover-to- cover over the course of 2 years. We leave plenty of time for Q&A with Princeton's Muslim chaplain - Imam Sohaib. 


On   Friday Sept 29   we will host hip-hop artist and social commentator, Brother Ali, for a performance and live on-stage interview about his faith and art. The event will begin at   7 PM in McCormick Hall 101.

Brother Ali is known for his stinging critique of American Empire as well a spiritual message of hope. Here is a little bit more about Brother Ali:

https://rhymesayers.com/artists/brotherali

http://arisefestival.com/brother-ali/


On   Monday Oct 9   we will host renowned spoken word artist and actor, Riz Ahmed (also known as Riz MC), who was recently featured on TIME's 100 Most Influential People, for a live on-stage interview on his identity, art and social justice as a Western South Asian Muslim. The event will begin
at   4.30 pm in McCosh 10.

In the words of Lin-Manuel Miranda, "To know [Riz Ahmed] is to be inspired, engaged and ready to create alongside him. The year 2016 was when all the seeds he planted bore glorious fruit, and here's the best part: he's just getting started."


In   Mid-November  (date TBD) we will be hosting Halima Aden who is known as "the runway star shattering stereotypes" on her life and work as a model. A critical conversation on faith, fashion and identity. 

More on Halima Aden: 
https://www.vogue.com/article/halima-aden-runway-model-yeezy


Princeton Youth Halaqa begins   
Sunday, Sept 17  | East Pyne

Join the   once-a-month Princeton Youth Halaqa for elementary, middle and high school students - an opportunity for your kids to meet with and learn from university students!

The fee is $135 for 8 halaqas (religious study circles) during the 2017-2018 academic year. To register and for any questions, please e-mail Asmy Ahmad (asmy74@yahoo.com) or call her at 609-477-8047. E-mail arshe@princeton.edu for the REGISTRATION FORM.


MLP FUNDRAISER (2017-2018) - Please donate online to support Muslim Life and help reach our $50k goal.


Read Princeton University President Eisgruber's letter published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly in praise of Muslim Life on campus.


$50K Summer Goal to support Princeton Muslim Life!

Dear loving community,
Assalam'alaykum!

I am so happy to offer you and your family and loved ones a joyous Eid Saeed, Eid Mubarak! The month of Ramadan - a month of refocusing and purification - has now left us, but its lessons in teaching us self-restraint, patience, discipline, empathy with the poor, gratitude and deeper consciousness of Allah's presence in our lives continues on till our last breath. I pray that these spiritual-ethical virtues grow in each one of us not only individually but also collectively as a community.

 
I'm so proud of our community for stepping up this Ramadan in a spirit of brother and sisterhood to make the month so special for everyone who came through. A special shout out to MLP Assistant Yusra Syed and the awesome team of volunteers. Arshe and I were not with you this Ramadan in person, but we were there everyday in spirit. Your pictures and prayers sustained us while we were away. I wanted to especially share a testimonial from our dear beloved brother Abdul Hakim:
 
"Eid Mubarak to All of you! For all of you who do not know me, my name is Abdul Hakim Abdullah. I am a member of the Princeton Muslim Life Community, and the surrounding community as well. As Imam Sohaib calls it "Gown to Town," in which Princeton University students and community members come together as one.

I would to take a moment to reflect on our Ramadan Iftars this year, as a unified community over the past 30 days. I truly hope that your Ramadan was filled with spiritual growth and self development as it definitely was for me.

This Ramadan we were faced with a challenge because of Imam Sohaib and Sister Arshe's absence. Imam Sohaib and Sister Arshe have truly established an Ummah, a community of one family, at Princeton University among the students,  and have  prepared us to work together collectively. I don't think there was any person attending an Iftar who did not contribute to making each night a success.

We should all be so proud of our Ummah for making this Ramadan a special one, showing Imam Sohaib and Sister Arshe how well they have prepared us to work together - as one family to make this Ramadan a success
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Sustaining this type of community and all that we do needs money. I would like to personally invite you to financially support Princeton Muslim Life in reaching our $50K goal for this summer. With many of your generous contributions we're nearly halfway there. We need another $30K to sustain all of our dynamic programming including educational lectures, seminars and workshops that seek to stem the tide of misinformation about Islam in America.  

Please make a generous online donation now (https://makeagift.princeton.edu/MakeAGift) to help us reach our $50K Summer Goal. In the special instructions box please write: This donation is exclusively to support the Muslim Life Program Fund B0509. Once you've made your donation, please send me a quick e-mail (ssultan@princeton.edu) indicating the amount donated so we can ensure it has been safely deposited.   

JazakAllah khayr,
Imam Sohaib


DIRECTIONS TO MURRAY-DODGE HALL
Easily accessible from Nassau Street, Murray Dodge is located diagonal from the University Chapel and behind East Pyne Hall. Public parking is available in Lot 23 all day and in Lot 10 after 5pm on weekdays and free on the weekends. There are also metered parking and private garages in town.  Please use this map for the exact location. 

WEEKLY EVENTS

Everyone is Welcome

FRIDAY SEPT 29
Faith & Art: Performance & On-stage interview with hip-hop artist and social commentator, Brother Ali
7.30 PM
McCormick Hall 101

Princeton Art Musem

THURSDAY SEPT 21
QUR'ANIC STUDY CIRCLE IN TRANSLATION
4.45 - 6.15 PM
MURRAY-DODGE, RM 103

FRIDAY SEPT 29
JUMMAH / FRIDAY SERMON
Murray Dodge 1st FL, West RM
1.15 pm    First Adhan, Sunnah 
1.20 pm    Khutbah

2.00 pm    INVOCATION (dua)
2.10 pm    Meet & Greet - give salam to fellow devotees