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Arabic Classes to Begin Sunday, June 19th @11am

Posted on Jun 12 , 2011 in Events & Programs

Assalamou alaikom dear brothers and sisters,

IN SUMMARY

1) We will insha’Allah commence our Arabic class offering for beginners next Sunday, June 19th @11am.
2) Links to buy the introductory book are below.
3) Please reply to me to confirm your attendance.
4) Ages 12+ are welcome.

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How will the program be structured?

We will use an academic curriculum for learning Arabic with 10-week programs. The book we’ll use insha’Allah is:

Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-Arabiyaa: A Texbook for Beginning Arabic. This program has an introductory edition in addition to three books (levels 1,2, and 3).

This curriculum is widely-adopted and is considered one of the best out there.

What book(s ) do we need to get?

We will start, insha’Allah with: Alifa Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Edition 3, June 2010). The book comes with a DVD and a companion website.
bn.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alif-baa-kristen-brustad/1004781056?ean=9781589016323&itm=1&usri=mahmoud%2bal%2bbatal
Note: you have the option to rent the book for $20 for 60 days or buying it. If you are a B&N member, the book will cost about $46 with shipping

amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Alif-Baa-Introduction-Al-Kitaab-Language/dp/1589016327/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307922812&sr=1-1-catcorr

What age group is this program for?
Ages 12+ are welcome. It will be hard to include ages younger than 12. We can discuss at the first meeting and see what other alternatives we may have.
Why beginners?

It’s better to bring people up to the same level. If you already know some Arabic, this may help you bridge any gaps and prepare you for the following levels that will be offered insha’Allah.

How long is a class and how much does it cost?
Each class will run for 2 hours with a 15-minute break. Given that we will only meet once a week (unless the collective desires otherwise), this will be an intensive session (I.e., you need to be passionate AND serious about learning). I do not mind doing an additional 1-hour class on Wednesdays or Thursdays if this is feasible for everyone.

Based on the survey, the majority preferred something in the range of $10/hour. All proceeds will go to the masjid.
The total cost for the class will be $200 (10 weeks X 2 hours X $10). Payment is due by the 3rd week (July 10th).

What’s the teaching style like?
The instructor, Adnan Al-Ghourabi, has taught before intermediate and advanced Arabic at the Rochester Institute of Technology and intermediate Arabic for a group of Muslims in Denver few years ago. I try to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
We will have interactive sessions so it is not a boring one-way lecturing style. We will use the provided DVDs as well as materials online to make the learning experience more enriching.

This will definitely be a lot easier since most of you, if not all, already know some basics (at least, reading-wise). But keep in mind that you have to do most of the work to read and learn on your own and not only rely on the lecturer. If you are not up for this task, this may not be the best option for you.
We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!
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Sisters Program

Posted on Mar 03 , 2011 in Events

With Allah’s grace, we are pleased to announce that Masjid Khadeejah will now offer a Sisters Program.

When: every other Sunday, starting this Sunday, 3/6/2011 @11am (insh’Allah)
Idea: The program will be designed as a series of talks to bring about a clear understanding of Islam as described by the Prophet Salla Allahu Alyhi Wasalam and how it can be applied in our lives to improve ourselves and our surroundings.
This Week’s Topic: The first talk will be about understanding and re-building our relationship with Allah by explaining “Taqwa and it’s implications” and then we will branch off from there Insha’Allah.

These series will be offered by sister Iman Alkassir.

Here is a short bio of sister Iman in her words:

I was born and raised in Iowa. I am the youngest of seven children. I have now been a practicing Muslim for 28 years. I am married to a wonderful man who is from Damascus, Syria. We have 5 beautiful children and 3 grandchildren. I have had the blessing of experiencing life in Syria, we lived there for 4 years altogether. I was enrolled in the Arabic Language Institute and learned to read, write and speak the Arabic language. I also had a private teacher who further helped me to read and understand the Qur’an. It was also a vital opportunity to experience the Islamic way of life first-hand.

When I returned to the States in 2005, I had a drive, a need if you will, to share all that I had learned while being over-seas. I began volunteering in the Islamic community. I have conducted classes for adult Muslim women and worked as a Sunday school teacher for the Colorado Muslim Society (the central Mosque on Parker Road)for several years. I was elected President of the CMS Women’s Committee for one year term (2009-2010). My responsibilities included Islamic education/Arabic classes for women, the establishment of the CMS Girls’ Youth program, charity functions and Islamic outreach programs to educate non-Muslims about the “true Islam”.

I currently serve as a member of the CMS Dawah Outreach program. I have given many talks and presentations to high schools and churches about Islam. I also teach Islamic Studies at Crescent View Academy, a full-time Islamic School, for 7th and 8th grade students. And I am soon to begin my second semester at the Islamic Online University based in Doha, Qatar, pursuing my Bachelors degree in Islamic Studies. My major will be focused on the Science of the Quran (God-willing).

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Eid-ul-Adha Prayer 2010

Posted on Nov 14 , 2010 in Events

Inshalla we’ll have an Eid prayer at Masjid Khadeejah on Tuesday, November 16th, at 7:45am.

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The Obedience and Patience of Ibrahim and Ismael (Peace be Upon Them) – Lecture by Guest Imam Abdelmajid Mokhtari

Posted on Nov 11 , 2010 in Events

Please join us for this Friday prayer (@12:30) and evening lecture (after Maghrib prayer) by guest Imam Abdelmajid Mokhtari.

Imam Mokhtari is one of the candidates to hold the position of Imam at Masjid Khadeejah (South Denver Islamic Center). You know how important of a role an Imam plays in our community, so this is your opportunity to help the board in making this important decision.

So, we strongly urge you to attend and bring your families and friends and we look forward to hearing your feedback!

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Eid Prayer #2

Posted on Sep 07 , 2010 in Events

The first Eid prayer will be offered at 9:00am, inshalla! Please be there by 8:45am at the latest so you get settled. Don’t forget: for Eid, prayer is done first, then the khutbah!

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Eid Prayer #1

Posted on Sep 07 , 2010 in Events

The first Eid prayer will be offered at 7:30am, inshalla! Please be there by 7:15am at the latest so you get settled. Don’t forget: for Eid, prayer is done first, then the khutbah!

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Ramadan: Taraweeh Prayers & Weekend Iftars

Posted on Jul 18 , 2010 in Blog & Events

We are happy to announce that Masjid Khadija will be hosting daily Tarweeh prayers! We are also planning, Insh’Allah, on hosting iftar on the weekends. Shoot us an e-mail if you’d like to sponsor a night 🙂

Please keep checking our website for more details. Peace!

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Kinda USA Delivering Friday Khutbah on May 7th – Please show your support

Posted on May 06 , 2010 in Blog & Events & Khutbahs

Brother Ibrahim Abusway from Kinda USA will give the Friday khutbah on May 7th. He will be asking our community to show support to his organization and their effort in Gaza and the West Bank.

Here’s brother Ibrahim’s message:

Kinder USA is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by Muslims in the U.S. and is in good standing with the US Treasury Department and the European Union’s ECHO. All of our projects are legal and transparent and our annual reports can be accessed at www.kinderusa.org . Our most important documents are attached (1 attachment, 2 pages).

 
Although we have helped in various parts of the world (ie. Katrina, Asian tsunami, Pakistan), most of our focus and funding goes to help our needy brothers and sisters in Gaza and the West Bank. The situation in Gaza is very dire, and we would like to update your community on our projects there and how they can help.
 
Our “hot meals” program which provides needy school children 2 free meals daily is making a huge difference. Our “Farmer’s” project is succeeding at helping poor farmers on one side, and poor families on the other, by having the latter purchase fresh food (for free via vouchers) from the former. We are also in the process of starting 2 new bakeries which will help feed thousands.
 
We really need to reach out to your community to remind them about the situation in and around Jerusalem and Gaza as well as the hardships our brothers and sisters are facing. I hope to visit your community in April, May, June or beyond.
 
Please remember many of our recipients are surviving on less than $1 per day! Not to mention all the other hardships they face daily.
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Community Picnic at Clement Park

Posted on Apr 25 , 2010 in Blog & Events

Our first community picnic will be held on Saturday, May 16th, at Clement Park

7306 West Blowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123

Stay tuned for more details!

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Women’s Program: Sisters in Solidarity

Posted on Mar 15 , 2010 in Events

Please visit this page for more information http://www.masjidkhadeejah.org/blog/?p=11