Assalamu Alaikom Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh!
The Harvard Islamic Society Fall Dinner is this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:30pm in Leverett Dining Hall! We are excited to celebrate the 60 years of accomplishment of HIS and hope you will be able to join us! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Harvard Box Office or at the door, and part of the proceeds from this year’s dinner will benefit the Amal Women’s Center in Boston Inshallah.
We look forward to seeing everyone there Inshallah!
Harvard Islamic Society Fall Dinner 2015: Celebrating 60 years
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Leverett Dining Hall
28 Dewolfe St. Cambridge, MA 02138
$10* from the Box Office or at the door
With best regards,
The Harvard Islamic Society
The External Relations Committee of HIS is excited to announce a new initiative we have been working on this semester. Insha’Allah, we will be applying to create a service program under the Phillips Brooks House Association for the Muslim communities in North Cambridge/Alewife. As we mentioned in a previous email, there is a significant (and in some cases, working-poor) Muslim community in North Cambridge, most of whom are South Asian and East African immigrant communities. We hope to use the incredible resources we have here to give back to our neighboring Muslim communities. Below are two opportunities for anyone interested in getting involved with this initiative.
The steering committee will work together to determine the best way to structure and develop this mentoring program. Individuals on the steering committee will work intimately with PBHA to gain approval for our program and facilitate relationships with Muslim communities in North Cambridge. Steering committee members will also help in shaping the mission and long-term vision of the joint HIS-PBHA program. The application is open to all interested current undergraduate and graduate students! Fill out this short application by Friday October 23rd if interested!
Community Service Volunteer:
This is for anyone and everyone who is interested in volunteering with this program in the coming months and semesters. Even if you are unsure if you will be able to commit to this program right now, please sign up by Friday October 23rd so we can reach out to you with updates and assess what times work best for everyone in our community.
As community input is critical in shaping our program with PBHA, we strongly encourage anyone with suggestions, criticisms or concerns to email us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assalamu Alaikom Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
The Harvard Islamic Society would like to wish you all Eid Mubarak! We hope the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah have been and will continue to be filled with blessings and good deeds Inshallah!
HIS attends Salatul Eid each year with the Islamic Center of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), and this year the prayer is at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center across the street from the ISBCC in Roxbury (1350 Tremont St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120). This year ISBCC is only offering one Eid Prayer at 7:30AM. We will be meeting at the Harvard Square T station at 6:30am to head over to the prayer together. Freshman will be swiped in to the subway for free- everyone else should bring a Charlie card or money to purchase a subway ticket!
If you need help finding the group or have any questions on Eid morning, you may call Lana Idris at 817-584-9937, Hassaan Shahawy at 626-319-7671, or Abeer ElTemtamy at 386-506-9307.
Later that evening we will also be having our annual Eid Sweets event at 8:30pm in the Thompson room in the Barker center (located at 12 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138). Join us for a delicious spread of desserts and pastries, including Middle Easter sweets! All are welcome!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us!
Best regards and Eid Mubarak,
The Harvard Islamic Society Board
We hope everyone had restful yet productive summers! We know many of you will be making your way back to Cambridge in the next few days so we wanted to let you all know about some upcoming HIS events.
This Sunday, August 30 we will be having a Fro-yo social for the freshmen to meet other members of HIS. Meet us in front of Berryline (3 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138) at 1pm. Fro-yo will be free for all incoming freshmen (so bring money if you aren’t one!). Make sure to remind any freshmen you know or whom you met at Visitas to come! After grabbing fro-yo we will head to Quincy House courtyard to eat and get to know the freshmen class and our new chaplain, Taymullah! Don’t miss it, it’ll be a lot of fun!
Next Friday, Sept. 4th, is the annual Activities Fair in the SOCH/Quad Yard. The fair runs from 4-7pm with set-up at 3:30pm so if you’d like to help man the HIS table and greet freshmen and encourage them to join HIS please email me letting me know! Any help is appreciated!
Our first HIS meeting of the semester will take place on Saturday, September 5, in Ticknor Lounge at 7pm. This meeting will serve as an introductory meeting to both new members and old members alike and will introduce you to some of the exciting events we’re anticipating this semester. Be sure to attend and bring any friends interested in getting involved with HIS!
Stay tuned for information in the next coming days about D-table, SECRET EIDIE, and other Eid-related festivities!
As always, please email us if you have any questions.
All the best,
Harvard Islamic Society
We are writing this email to inform you that Ju’maa Prayers at Harvard University have moved for the fall and spring terms. Prayers will now be held in LOWELL LECTURE HALL instead of Holden Chapel. The prayers will be held in Lowell Lecture Hall starting this Friday, August 21, 2015. Please see below for a detailed map of the location.
If you have any questions regarding Ju’maa prayers or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
With best regards,
Harvard Islamic Society
We hope that everyone is enjoying and having a wonderful Ramadan thus far.
There are just a few updates regarding Taraweeh prayers at Harvard. Currently, Taraweeh prayers are being held in Canaday E Basement Musallah, but as of this Wednesday, June 24, prayers will move permanently to Holden Chapel (map included below) for everyday of the week except for Friday nights, on which prayers will be held in the Smith Center (map included below). Prayers will begin at 10 PM.
Additionally, our community iftaars began this pat weekend, Alhamdulilah, with an iftaar every Friday and Saturday of Ramadan. They will be located at the Smith Campus Center. A picture is attached below to indicating the entrance with a star; it will be the entrance next to the bank. The address is 1360 Massachusetts Avenue. The aforementioned Friday Taraweeh prayers will be held in the same location.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us.
Smith Center (street view, star indicates entrance)
Asalamualikum and Ramadan Mubarak,
The Harvard Islamic Society is excited to announce that we have a Hafiz and a place secured to pray Taraweeh on the Harvard University campus. The first few taraweeh prayers will begin tonight (June 17, 2015) and will be held in Canaday E Basement Musallah. Starting sometime next week, prayers will move to Holden Chapel (the same place as Friday Ju’maa prayers), except on Friday nights on which prayers will be held at the Smith Center.
Please check your emails, our website, and taraweh/Ju’maa announcements for updates, changes to the schedule, or any other information.
Please email us if you have any questions or concerns.
The Harvard Islamic Society is excited to begin announcing details regarding programming during the month of Ramadan.
Iftaar will be held at the Smith Campus Center located next to Au Bon Pain at Harvard Square. Times will be posted for each Iftaar as the time nears. Iftaars will be held every Friday and Saturday of Ramadan, totaling 9 Iftaars. They will begin June 19th, and end July 17th.
Taraweeh Prayers are normally held at ISBCC and MIT (please contact us if you would like more details regarding these prayers at ISBCC & MIT). The Harvard Islamic Society is working on securing someone to pray Tarwaeeh on campus during the month of Ramadan. If you are willing to do so, or know of any place that can be used, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to the Musallah (prayer space in the basement of Canaday Hall) should be secured by sending an email request via the Musallah Access Request Form.
If there are any other questions, please do not hesitate to email us.
Harvard Islamic Society Board ’15
Asalaamualaikum and WELCOME to HARVARD, Class of 2019!
We are so excited and happy to have you on campus this weekend! Just a reminder, we have our annual Spring Dinner tonight in Leverett House Dining Hall from 8:30-10:30 PM. Please come and feel free to bring your families! Details can be found here!
Additionally, please come to our Pre-Frosh Mixer event before the dinner in Sever 110 from 7-8:16 PM to meet your fellow classmates and some of the current members of the Harvard Islamic Society.
Finally, please check out our brand new Freshmen Muslim Life and Muslim Life at Harvard Guides on our website. They can be found here!
And as always, if you have any questions throughout the weekend, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com. We will check our email regularly and try to get back to you as soon as possible.
See you around campus, Insha’Allah!
The Harvard Islamic Society presents their annual Islam in America Series, highlighting the diversity of Islam inside and outside of America. Come join us for our four special events – all the information and logistics regarding the event can be found on our Facebook page!