Subject: IANT Youth Event, Sisters' Event, IQA, and More

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IANT Newsletter - 8/10/2016
Assalamu Alaikum, Friend,

We hope you've been well. The week is almost halfway through, and the weekend is on the way!

Speaking of which, go ahead and take a minute to scroll down and see some of our updates and upcoming events - maybe you'll find one you like!

Yours Sincerely,
IANT Board of Directors
While you're at it, go ahead and check out these traffic rules too!
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See IQA in Action
Youth: Re-Focus (A Productivity Workshop)
Calling all high school and college students! This workshop is just for you. Our talented speakers will be covering topics that include the importance of being pro-active, building good habits, and how to emulate the lives of the sahaba. We have exciting sessions planned so make sure to buy your tickets for just $15 each!

About Our Speakers:

Ustadh Omar Usman is one of the co-establisher's of Qalam Institute as well as a co-founder of He is also the head of Qalam's 'Debt Free Muslims' project. Ustadh Omar conducted a successful, full-weekend seminar on productivity this past spring along side Ustadh Mohammed Faris.

Ustadh Muhammed Faris is the creator of as well as the author of "The Productive Muslim." He regularly holds workshops on productivity and is commonly known as "Abu Productive."

Ustadha Aatifa Shareef is a graduate of the Qalam Seminary and is a student under Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda, aiding him with his research. She is also a teacher's assistant at the Qalam Seminary.

IQA Next
IANT Sisters Event
The IANT Sisters' Committee invites you to IANT with your families on Friday, August 19th, 2016 after Maghrib for a family night with Imam Shpendim! Topic: Get to Know Me.
IANT Community Services
IANT Ladies Boot Camp is in session. Classes are $35 for 8 sessions.
Any new sign ups can apply at the front office.
Please join Sh. Saad for his weekly classes on Thursday evenings.
Please pardon our mess as IANT's prayer halls undergo major renovations. Jumuah this week will take place in the Gym for brothers, InshAllah. We appreciate our members who took our online surveys to help us in this process!
General IANT Community Services

Suffa Islamic Seminary
Suffa Islamic Seminary has rolled out a large number of new programs and classes.
Please visit the Suffa website to learn more and to register for one or more of these great new programs!

But, here is their latest one: Suffa is starting it's second summer program for the two months of July and August. We are accepting new students now for the following classes:
  • Tafseer of Surah Kahf and Yusuf.
  • Comparative religion.
  • Leadership 
  • Seerah 
  • Calligraphy. 
  • Tajweed and Arabic
  • For all ages.

Suffa appreciates your support. Please check with the Suffa office and contact its director, Sister Haifa Halawani for details. 972-231-5698 ext. 115.
Go Green with the IANT Green Team
The IANT Green Team has introduced recycling at IANT on December 5, 2015, Alhamdulillah. Please make use of the blue recycling bins, and help us to make IANT an even better place:
  • Please make sure to only dump permitted items which are Paper, Plastic and Aluminum. Do not dump any other material please.
  • Moreover, you can bring your recyclable trash from home and dump it directly into the new recycling dumpster in the parking lot.
Please make use of this new service of IANT and help us to fulfill our duty as responsible Muslim citizens and to reduce our impact on the environment.

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DFW Community Events/Duas
Registration for the upcoming MLFA Leadership Conference for Justice is now open. Registration is limited, so please register early before the conference is sold out. The registration link is below. But first, here are some quick facts about the upcoming conference.

1. The conference is being held in Dallas on the weekend of October 7, 8 & 9. The location is the Embassy Suites DFW International Airport South, so we encourage you to book your flights to arrive at DFW International Airport. Free shuttle service is provided between DFW and Embassy Suites.

2. The purpose of the conference is to provide imams and mosque leaders with practical, useful knowledge about laws impacting mosque operation and the community’s well-being. Our goal is to equip you with legal knowledge you can take back to Islamic Association of North Texas for your community's benefit.

3. Space is limited, and registration is for imams and mosque leaders only. Mosque leaders can include board members, officers, directors, staff, committee chairs, or anyone else serving in a leadership role at Islamic Association of North Texas.

***At least the imam and one or more mosque leaders from Islamic Association of North Texas should attend.***

4. The conference will start on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. with a reception. Then, at 7:30 p.m. (immediately after Maghreb), we will serve dinner and watch the documentary “(T)ERROR.” Afterward, we will enjoy a panel discussion with filmmakers Lyric Cabral and David Felix who will be traveling to Dallas to discuss their experiences making this film and to answer your questions. Award-winning journalist and author Trevor Aaronson as well as nationally renowned attorneys from Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America will also be on the panel to add to this important discussion about informants in mosques. It’s going to be an eye-opening evening!

5. While the conference starts Friday evening, the bulk of the sessions will be on Saturday and Sunday morning. We designed the timing so that attendees can get back to their homes by Sunday evening. The conference is going to provide 12 hours of in-depth sessions on laws and other issues that are directly relevant to the American Muslim community. Session presenters will include high-caliber attorneys and subject matter experts such as Charles Swift, Linda Moreno, Kay Guinane, Jeffrey Grieff, and others.

6. The admission fee for the conference will cover meals, refreshments and sessions. The conference fee is only $250 for Early Bird Registration.

7. If you are traveling from out of town, we strongly recommend that you select a hotel reservation on the conference registration form to secure a room. The conference weekend is also a popular football weekend (Texas vs OU). MLFA has secured a block of hotel rooms at a significant discount for conference attendees.

8. The conference will wrap up around 2 p.m. on Sunday to give attendees ample time to fly back home and rest before returning back to work on Monday.

Here is the official registration form:

On Saturday, we will have parallel sessions: one for imams and another for mosque leaders. Attorneys and other subject matter experts will cover topics such as:

For Imams

• Clergy Privilege
• Divorce and Wills
• Domestic Violence
• Engaging with Law Enforcement
• Dealing with Informants and Radicalization
• Watchlists, No-Fly List, SSSS, Travel, and the Law
• Prison Dawa, Laws Protected Incarcerated Persons
• Religious Advice and Legal Advice: Where to Draw the Line
• Mosques, Schools, Background Checks, Sex Offenders, and the Law

For Mosque Leaders

• Protecting Your Mosque
• Risk Management and Religion
• Employment Law and the Mosque
• Free Speech, Protests, and the Law
• Maintaining 501c3 Nonprofit Compliance
• New Banking Regulations and Muslims Institutions
• Material Support, OFAC, and International Charitable Giving
• Schools in Mosques and Laws Regarding Protection of Children
• Religious Land Use Laws, Zoning, and anti-Muslim Discrimination

On Sunday, we will continue with sessions about the immigration law, hate speech, and other topics impacting imams, mosque leaders, and the American Muslim community.

Announcements, we’ve received a lot of interest in this conference and expect it to quickly be sold-out. I don't want you or your community to miss out on this important conference. So, please register as soon as possible.

Again, the official registration form is at

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Insha'Allah, I pray that you will attend.

Khalil Meek
Executive Director
Muslim Legal Fund of America
Tel: 972.331.9021 ext. 115
Cell: 972.849.9188

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