Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Reaches Across the Global Board

Assalamu'alaikum, Dear Sisters,

It is wonderful when Women of all races, religions, and countries can reach across the Global Board in joining the fight against Breast Cancer. Breast cancer touches the lives of every women no matter where you live, what your race may be or your religious belief. The sad part is that it affects every single one of us.

Most people will know someone, if not many Women who will get this disease. It can be anyone, a family member, a mother, an aunt, a sister, a friend or even a co-worker who will get breast cancer. The best way to prevent Breast Cancer is to spread awareness. Early detection will give the best chance at a full recovery. Every Women out there should be making their appointment for a mammogram, in addition to checking monthly for any changes by doing a self breast exam.

So Ladies, help to spread the word. Do your part to raise awareness and wear Pink! Take the time to watch this video and join in the fight against Breast Cancer. Take part in the PINK HIJAB DAY: MUSLIMAH PERSPECTIVE on October 28th. A GLOBAL PINK HIJAB DAY!

You too can make the difference and possibly save the lives of your fellow Sisters! Insha Allah may we all make a difference.

Jazah-Allah for taking the time from your busy lives to help do your part Masha-allah by spreading the word and watch this video.

Wa Assalamu, Fellow Sisters,
Take Care and Remember to think Pink



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Muslim Family Day at Six Flags!

Muslim Family Day at Six Flags!

Biggest Muslim event for 2009, the park all day!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
10:00am - 11:00pm
Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway
Austell, GA

In Atlanta, the event is at Six Flags over Georgia, Atlanta.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 from 10 AM until 11 PM.

Tickets will be available online until Friday, September 18th, 2009. Following that deadline, you will have to buy the tickets from various sponsors or at the gate.

Pre-sale tickets will be $25 for everyone 3 years and older. Children under the age of 3 will be admitted without charge.

Tickets sold at the gate will be $28. Please arrive early to avoid long lines.

Parking tickets must be purchased separately at the theme park. This is not included in the cost of the admissions ticket.

Food and Bazar

A special selection of various Halal Restaurants will be selling their food at the West Pavilion area. The halal restaurant food will be available for purchase all day long.

West Pavilion is also the place to gather for socializing, bazaar, entertainment programs, and much more.


Due to safety precautions, you are not permitted to wear loose clothing (unpinned scarves or dupattas) before going on the rides.

Accomodation and Transportation

Six Flags Over Georgia is located at 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell, GA 30168

Friday, September 4, 2009

Many New Items for Ramadan

We have so many new items you really need to come in to our store. Not too mention we have a great Orange Tag Clearance Sale going on with items up to 25% off and select scarves at 75% off.

So stop by today before we sell out!

Odds & Ends Islamic Store
895 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd.
Lilburn, Ga 30047

Phone: 770-931-4939
Website: http://www.oneislamicstore.com
Email: odds_n_ends202@yahoo.com

Imam Zaid | Shaykh Ninowy | Raising the Bar in Islamic Education

Imam Zaid | Shaykh Ninowy | Raising the Bar in Islamic Education

Rasing The Bar in Islamic Education
"The Pursuit of Making Islamic Education with Quality and Affordability"
A Fundraiser for The Risala Institute

Guest Speakers:
Imam Zaid Shakir
Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy
Imam Mohammad Hassan

Poetry By:
Amir Sulaiman
Mustafa Abdul-Basit

Buy tickets at www.risalainstitute.com

Atlanta (ATL) Muslims
Causes - Fundraiser
Saturday, September 26, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Georgia State University - Alumni Hall
30 Courtland St.
Atlanta, GA


Friday, August 21, 2009

Ramadan has more meaning than just fasting

Fasting gives Muslims an opportunity to practice self-control and cleanse the body and mind. Many cultures and religions use fasting for this purpose. During Ramadan, fasting helps Muslims with their spiritual devotion as well as in developing a feeling of kinship with other Muslims.
As the history goes, Ramadan is the month in which Allah contacted the prophet, Mohammed, to give him the verses of the holy book, or Qu'ran. As such, praying during Ramadan is especially important. Muslims say nightly prayers whether it is Ramadan or not, but the taraweeh, or Ramadan nightly prayer, carries additional weight.
According to scripture in the Qu'ran, "Whoever observes night prayer in Ramadan as an expression of his faith and to seek reward from Allah, his previous sins will be blotted out." Thus, the Ramadan nightly prayer, after a day of fasting, serves the purpose of eradicating the sins that have been previously committed. In this way, the nightly prayer is an important element of the rituals of Ramadan.
At the end of Ramadan and before the breaking of the fast, Muslims say takbeer. The takbeer is a statement indicating there is nothing in the world that is bigger or greater than Allah. Takbeer is always said when a Muslim completes an important task, as in the completion of the fast of Ramadan.
Translated, the takbeer exclaims, "Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is greatest. Allah is the Greatest and all praise is due to Allah." It is recommended that men say the takbeer out loud and women say it silently. Takbeer is a sign that the festivities of Eid Al-Fitr have begun.

Words and meaning of Ramadan:

1) Taqwaa : learning self-restraint. Fasting and abstaining.

2) Takbir : glorifying Allah Almighty because of being guided. Renewing your relationship with Allah

3) Shukra : being grateful . Give to charity.

Ramadan Mubarak,

from One Islamic Store
and Odds & Ends Islamic Store in Atlanta

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ramadan 2009

Assalamu Alaikum Friends,

Ramadan 2009: The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America is expected to be August 22nd .

Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان‎), is an Islamic religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month in which the Qur'an, according to tradition, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. In the western calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and anything that is not of a good nature or in excess from sunrise until sunset. Ramadan is a time to fast for the sake of Allah, and to offer more prayer than usual. Muslims also believe through good actions, they get rewarded twice as much as they normally can achieve. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. Ramadan concludes with a 3-day festival known as "Eid" or "Eid ul-Fitr," which literally means "the feast of the breaking/to break the fast." The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state. Muslims go to Mosques in new clothes to pray the first Eid prayer. They give out presents to the young ones and greet their friends and families. Special feasts are held, and food is shared with families and friends. They thank Allah (God) for what he has given them.

During this time of Ramadan,in preparation for "Eid" or "Eid ul-Fitr , we at One Islamic Store and Odds & Ends Islamic Store are here to assist you. We will remain open during this time and will assist you as needed in purchasing new clothing and gifts for your family and friends.

We are expecting our new shipment next week and will have lots of new Clothing for Men, Women, Boys and Girls. We offer a variety of different Islamic goods and prayer accessories including a new inventory of new prayer rugs, prayer beads “tasbih beads”, Qur’ans, prayer “salat” books and more.

We are offering many sales for Ramadan particularly in our retail store in Atlanta. Additionally, as always we remain your local resource for any questions about Ramadan, especially those who may be experiencing their first Ramadan.

Ramadan is a time to concentrate on your faith and spend less time on the concerns of our everyday lives. We are here to help with some of those concerns on apparel and prayer items so you can concentrate on the task of strengthening your faith.

Have a blessed Ramadan,

Your Friends at One Islamic Store
& Odds N Ends Islamic Store in Atlanta

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Atlanta Area Muslim News - Majaan Basketball Youth Sports

Marjaan Basketball Tournament
To members of Atlanta (ATL) Muslims

Asalaam Alaikum,
Marjaan will be having their 2nd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on August 15, 2009. The tournament will be held at Lucky Shoals Indoor Gym: 4651 Britt Road, Norcross, GA 30093. There will be two divisions: (A) ages 12-17 and (B) 18-up. People from division A can play in division B but not vice versa. The cost is $15 dollars per person which will include foods and drinks. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. For more info on this event, go to www.marjaan.org. Register your team online as soon as possible. There are only 30 slots available for teams (15 teams for Division A and 15 teams for Division B). First four teams to register from each division will play the first games. This tournament is for sake of Allah (SWT). A means to gather the muslim youth of atlanta and to bring islamic awareness. Please spread the word to your families and friends. Also, if you do not have a team then go to our facebook event and post on the wall: NEED A TEAM. If you have any additional question call:

Mahmood Ramzan 678-665-2550
Azhar Malik 404-918-9064

Marjaan Youth Group