Eid al-Adha 2016

How are we celebrating Eid? Here’s how!
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Welcome to the Class of 2020!

Assalamu Alaikum!
We are so excited to see new faces, just in time for Eid! Come check us out and meet some cool ‘slims on campus!

Find us at the Student Activity Fair on September 2 from 4pm to 7pm at the SOCH (Student Activity Center at Hilles)

Upcoming events, details will be posted to our Facebook page:
Annual Berryline Frozen Yogurt Meet-and-Greet! (free froyo for freshmen!)
First Meeting! September 5, Canaday Musallah (meet the board & HIS)
Eid Prayer at Roxbury on Sept. 11, then Eid Sweets that evening!
Eid Gift Exchange!

Eid ul-Fitr 2016 at Harvard!

Asalaamualaikum!

We hope that the last few days of your Ramadan have been blessed and filled with love, happiness, and good food. It’s always surprising how quickly Ramadan passes each year, but with the end of each Ramadan is the beautiful day of Eid al-Fitr.

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This year, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center is hosting Eid Festivities and Prayer on Wednesday, July 6. In collaboration between Masjid al-Qur’an, the ISB Cambridge, and the ISBCC, there will be one Eid prayer at 8 AM at Madison Park High School Stadium (75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA) just a block from the ISBCC. Please bring your prayer rugs! The schedule is as follows:

7:30 AM Takhbeerat
8:00 AM Eid Salat
8:10 AM Eid Khutbah by Shaykh Yasir
8:30 AM Mayor Marty Walsh Speaks
8:50 AM Breakfast at ISBCC sponsored by Eid Committee

HIS community members will be meeting at the Harvard Square T Station (outside of Starbucks) at 7am to commute together to the prayer. Feel free to tag along or make your own plans.

After the prayer, members of HIS and the greater community are welcome join us for a brunch at Zoe’s(1105 Massachusetts Ave) @ 11am. This is optional, and you are more than welcome to make other breakfast/brunch plans.

Don’t forget to bring money for the T fare and brunch!

Hope to see you there!

(*In case of rain, ISBCC will have three prayers at 8 am, 9 am, and 10 am insha’Allah inside the mosque (100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA)
A small group of members from the Harvard Islamic Society will be meeting at the Harvard T stop (outside of Starbucks and Pinkberry) to travel to the venue together at 7:00 AM iA. You are welcome to join, or make your own travel plans. Please note that individuals are responsible for their own transportation fare.)

Tarawih Prayer, Summer 2016

Assalamu Alaikum HIS Community!

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The Harvard Islamic Society is proud to be offering Tarawih prayer everyday during Ramadan–lead by Mohammad Hamdy.

Where: HIS Musallah Canaday Basement

When: 10:20 pm

Who: Open to any community members who are interested.

We look forward to seeing you there and hope that everyone is having a wonderful Ramadan!

Friday Prayers, Summer 2016

Assalamu Alaikum HIS Community!

Friday, 6/3, was the last Jum’aa Prayer held in Lowell Lecture Hall for the summer.

Starting 6/10, Friday prayers will be held in Holden Chapel, located in Harvard Yard, near Johnston Gate in between Hollis and Stoughton (see map below). Prayer times will remain the same (1:15-2:00 PM)

Summer Jum'ah Map

Prayers will return to Lowell Lecture Hall on Friday, 8/19, inshAllah.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the new changes!

Iftars at Harvard, 2016

Asalamualaykum everyone!

Ramadan mubarak! If you are in the Cambridge area this Ramadan, join us at our weekend iftars this year for some free food and good company.

Here’s when and where the iftars are:

​We have two venues this year: Ticknor Lounge (Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard) and the Inn at Harvard (1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge).



Perhaps the fanciest medjool dates to ever grace HIS have been ordered for this year’s iftars. Come on time and enjoy them with us as the sun sets over Cambridge.

Doors open at 8pm. Community members and new faces welcome.

If you would like to help out at the iftars, please email htahir@college.harvard.edu to sign up to volunteer, or please donate. Our community members and alums are major players in making these iftars possible, we’d love your help in any way.

See you!
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Ramadan at Harvard 2016

As-salamu-alaikum!

With about a month left until Ramadan, we are happy to announce that the Harvard Islamic Society will continue to host weekend iftaars again this year. The iftaars will take place every Friday and Saturday at the Harvard Inn (with the exception of June 10 & 11, in which they will be in the beloved Ticknor Lounge space). They will begin promptly at sunset (around 8:20pm).

Every year, we rely on our beautiful community staying near campus to help make these happen.

If you will be near campus, please let these iftaars be an opportunity for you to get a share of the blessing of this month:

Volunteer Here
(30 second form)

We will be finalizing volunteer lists soon, so please sign up soon!

Jazakum Allah Khair!

Musalla Library Wish List

Our goals for this list are threefold: to create strong community connections with students and alumni and a sense of ownership over our shared space, to cover foundational gaps in our library, and to cultivate sources that reflect the diversity of backgrounds and interests in our community!

So here’s how it works:

Step 1
Take a look at our wish list at this link! These books were chosen by the community with the above goals in mind.

Step 2
Take a look around your libraries, see what books on our list you might have lying around. Our preference would be for used books, but if you’re willing to purchase some as well, we would be grateful.

Step 3
If you’re committed to sending us a book, please comment on the document that your book is covered on the wish list (this will help us avoid doubles). We would love for you to include a personal note! (Though you may choose to remain anonymous). Then please ship it to us at:

Harvard Islamic Society
Student Organization Center at Hilles
Box # 61
59 Shepard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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We’re very excited about this initiative, and appreciate your generosity in advance! Inshallah, these sources will continue to benefit, guide, and empower the Muslim community at Harvard for years to come.

Many thanks! Jazakum Allahu Khairan,
The Harvard Islamic Society

Harvard University Muslim Alumni Dinner

The Harvard University Muslim Alumni (HUMA) welcomes you to the 6th annual Reunion Dinner! All Harvard affiliates (alumni, students, faculty, etc) and family are invited. HUMA is always excited to see our community grow so all children under the age of 12 attend gratis.

Come reconnect with old friends and meet other Harvard Muslims! The annual dinner brings HUMA members from across the globe to a single venue, building a strong Harvard Muslim community to further HUMA’s long-term mission: facilitating professional networking and mentoring, supporting the Muslim community on campus, helping students access Harvard, etc.

Our very own Dr. Hussein Rashid will be giving this year’s keynote address. See below for additional information about his work and background.

Agenda
Reception & Mixer: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Please note that this is a ticketed event and space is limited, so please reserve your tickets early.

About the keynote speaker
Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He is a contingent faculty member most often associated with Hofstra University. His research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture.
He is a fellow with The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the Truman National Security Project. He was a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and a term member on the Council of Foreign Relations.
He is on the advisory boards of Deily, Sacred Matters, Anikaya Dance Theater, the Tanenbaum Center, and Al-Rawiya. He served on the advisory board of Project Interfaith, Everplans, and the British Council’s Our Shared Future Program. He is currently working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert.

Buy your tickets HERE!

Please consider donating to the Muslim Life Fund, which works to increase resources available to Muslim students on campus.

Sects Ed: Panel on Islamic Literacy

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We are excited to announce an important event for our community next Friday, March 25, 7pm. AlhamdulilLah, we have put together a fantastic panel of speakers to teach about various communities of tradition in Islam that make up our community and world. We hope everyone will make it out to learn and for a chance to talk about the importance of Islamic literacy and unity. See more information below:

What is the real difference between “Sunnis” and “Shi’ites”? Do all Muslims fall into one of those two categories? What about Ismai’ilis? Zaidis? Ahmadis? Ibadis? Why do there seem to be so many different groups within Islam? What problems does this pose for American Muslims? Why is it important for us to know?

Bring questions and join the Harvard Islamic Society for a panel on the different “sects” and communities within Islam, what those communities entail, and what our responsibilities are in educating ourselves on the diversity within our ummah.

Everyone is welcome. Bring questions, bring friends.

TSAI Auditorium, CGIS South Building – 7pm – Friday, March 25, 2016

Upcoming Events

Events on October 1, 2016

'Ashura Program

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am

Events on October 3, 2016

Halal Dinner Table at Mather Small Dining Room

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 7:15 pm

Location: Mather Small Dining Room

Events on October 4, 2016

Debate Night

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am

Events on October 6, 2016

Halal Dinner Table

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 7:00 pm

Location: Adams House Small Dining Room

Events on October 6, 2016

Nights of Remembrance - Thikr in Canaday Musallah

Starts: 8:00 pm

Ends: 9:00 pm

Location: Canaday Musallah

Events on October 7, 2016

Jumah

Starts: 1:00 pm

Ends: 2:00 pm

Location: Lowell Lecture Hall

Jamaat in the Musallah

Maghrib Athan 6:00 PM
Maghrib Prayer 6:10 PM
Ishaa Athan 7:20 PM
Ishaa Prayer 7:30 PM.

For directions to the Musallah, please click here.