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From the desk of the director: Imam Mahmoud Harmoush

Dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu Aalaikum Warahmatu Allah

The month of Muharam brings the memory of Al-Hijjrah Al-Nabawiya and the many lessons that we need to learn from it. Also, it brings the memory of (Ashoura), the day that the Jews fasted at the time of Rasoul Allah, and when He asked them about it, they say that Allah have saved Musa on it, then the Prophet said, we love Musa more than you and He recommended that we fast that day. This year it will co-inside with Monday 9/9/19. It is highly recommended to fast the day before and or the day after as well. The following are the main activities that Raousl Allah, Peace and blessing be on Him have done when He arrived to Madinah:

1. The first one was to identified the location for the future Masjid and build it, Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi. The center of the community; heart of the new nation.

2. While building the Masjid; the Prophet built the society of brotherhood between the Muhajireen (People of Mecca) and the Ansar (people of Madinah) based on Iman, Aqeedah and practice.

3. The third major step that Rasoul Allah initiated was to build an alliance between the believers. Muslims and other people of faith who were living in Madinah, mainly, the Jews. The agreement was called “The Madinah contract”. It was to organize the relationships between the different communities in Madinah.

Dear brothers and sisters: Let us hope and pray that Allah brings blessing and peace on this new year and helps us all.

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