1. Inquiry for Muslim Reverts/Converts
2. Pakistani Flood Relief- Helping Hand USA
3. Research Study looking for Atlantan Muslims
4. Al-Maghrib Ramadan Goodies
5. Islamic School in Jonesboro looking for volunteers
1. Inquiry for Muslim Converts/Reverts
Patrick Bowen <[log in to unmask]>
I am writing to introduce myself.  My name is Patrick Bowen and I am a PhD student at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology in the Religion and Social Change program.  For my dissertation I am studying US Muslim re/converts, and so I am trying to make connections with various groups throughout the US.  My goal is to be able to get in touch with people from your MSA who would be willing to take a survey and/or talk to me about their experiences as converts to Islam and/or the history of re/converts in your organization. Your input would be very appreciated.  Please respond if your organization, or individuals in it, would be interested in participating in this study.
Take care,
Patrick D. Bowen
2. Pakistani Flood Relief- Helping Hand USA

Assalaam Alykum,


The latest death toll has reached 1400 and counting. 1,000,000 people have been displaced. Thousands are stuck on rooftops and have no way of getting anywhere. They have limited access to survival, are facing starvation, snake bites and water borne diseases. Pakistan is an emergency situation, and the worst is yet to come; heavier monsoon rains are expected in coming days.


Before the floods Helping Hand for Relief and Development was already present in the area and was running skills vocational training centers and basic health units. These are also heavily damaged now.


HHRD started organizing free medical camps for the flood affectees of Charsadda and Dir immediately right after the disaster. Currently HHRD is proactively providing Health related services at different parts of the country.  This includes District Swat, Buner, Dir, Char Sadha and Mianwali.


In district Swat and Buner HHRD is providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care Services in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO), (Mianwail) HHRD is running a Mother Child Health Center independently. Ambulance services are also provided in this area.


Leadership team of HHRD was present in Pakistan for the Water Conference and has now extended their stay due to the magnitude of the disaster and will help in coordinating relief efforts.


Helping Hand for Relief and Development is appealing to all those who hear about this catastrophe to come forward and donate with open hearts.

The helpless people in these floods need our help now.


For latest updates and information, please keep visiting  www.hhrd.org and please  donate generously towards Pakistan Flood Relief Fund.


-HHRD Team



3. Research Study looking for Atlantan Muslims


Salaam, I hope you are in peace and good health. My name is Shehnaz Haqqani, and I'm a Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies student at Emory University.

Well, I'm involved in a research on Muslims in America (their involvement in community, their experiences, their frustrations, their thoughts, their *voice*), as an attempt to let them speak for themselves instead of always/often being spoken FOR. The project is a part of a larger study being conducted by Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, author of The Future of Sharia and law professor at Emory Law School.

The focus of the study is to give equal attention and voice to ALL types of Muslims, or at least as many as time would permit us, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, educational background, madhab, sects, etc., etc. More information about the project is available at Abdullahi An-Na'im's blog at http://sharia.law.emory.edu/en/blog.

I'd like to ask you to please put me in touch with some Muslims from GSU -- particularly those who have experienced something that they would appreciate letting others know about (extreme prejudice, for example) -- irrespective of their sect, race/ethnicity, nationality, educational background, or even how long they've been in the U.S. I can speak with them through an interview, a survey, a Skype or otherwise live chat, or a phone conversation. If it'd be fine with you two or either of you, I can ask you the questions and you answer them at your convenience or contact me back so we can discuss what specific questions.
NOTE: All participants will remain anonymous, unless they prefer to have their names disclosed.

Many thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!




4. Al-Maghrib Ramadan Goodies


Assalamu aliakum,
The instructors and staff at AlMaghrib Institute would like to wish you a Ramadan Mubarak. May Allah (swt) accept your deeds and supplications during this blessed month.

To help you take full advantage of Ramadan, we have for you a few goodies from Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef.
All your Ramadan goodies, from Muhammad Alshareef...

Here's what you'll find at HeartWheelJournal.com

1. The BEST video he's made on Preparing for Ramadan.
A lecture he recorded in Montreal, live, called, "The Fasting & the Furious"

2. 30 Day Heartwheel Journal! You can download the full 30 day journal for free
There's more coming your way from Shaykh Muhammad, so make sure you sign up at www.HeartWheelJournal.com.
Ramadan Mubarak, AlMaghrib Institute




5. Volunteering at Islamic School


As Salaam Alaikum,
I am the high school teacher at a new Islamic school, Rawdatul Atfaal, located at 521B, Flint Trl., Jonesboro, GA.  This a K-12 school started by the Center for Islamic Counseling and Guidance (CICG).  I am hoping that perhaps some of your members would be able to volunteer here sometime.  We would love to expose our students to Muslim college students.  Please contact us if you are able to assist us in any way or if you would like to visit us for Juma'a inshaAllah.

Ramadan Mubarak,
Paceon T. Muhammad




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