Monday, September 21, 2009

The brothers and sisters at Stonybrook MSA graciously posted video recordings of three (3) of the presentations that I made during a visit in Winter 2008. One is an informal lesson on some excerpts from the introduction to Imam al-Nawawi's (d. 7th/13th) al-Adhkar ("Litanies"), a Friday sermon (khutbat al-jumu`ah) on praiseworthy and blameworthy personality traits and an extemporaneous admonitory address (wa`z) touching on some of the etiquettes of family member-family member interactions. May Allah reward MSA President Munzareen Padela, Omar Shareef and the other leaders and members of the community for there hospitality.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

In light of multiple reports of the sighting (ru'yah) of the crescent moon of Shawwal overseas and in N America, as well as the announcement to be released shortly from the New England Imams' Council, the Harvard and MIT Muslim communities recognize tonight/tomorrow as Shawwal 1, 1430 i.e. `Id al-Fitr (The Feast of the Fast-Breaking). Taqabbala llahu minna ajma`in. May Allah accept from all of us!

Suheil Laher and Taha Abdul-Basser
Muslim Chaplains at MIT & Muslim Chaplain @ Harvard (respectively)