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Join me in Supporting the ISB!

June 1st, 2021 by
Greetings!
Greetings of Peace and an early Eid Mubarak!
For twenty years now, the ISB has been sharing the powerful stories and contributions of Muslims in Georgia. The ISB has created positive and educational programs that engage, recognize, and celebrate American Muslims and Muslim tradition. It is with this spirit of optimism that I ask you to join me in supporting the ISB.
For me, making a donation to the ISB is much more than a regular charitable obligation.  Giving to the ISB is a true privilege, especially now.  With the onset of the pandemic, the ISB looked past the challenges and saw only opportunity.  That has been the ISB’s way for 20 years.
When my wife, Dr. Rabeea Janjua (Conci), and I moved to Atlanta several years ago, we knew that connecting to the Muslim community was an important part of feeling at home here.  By becoming involved with the ISB, we found a community of friends from all faiths and backgrounds.
As one of the most important community-builders, the ISB is making sure that Muslims are visibly engaged and represented in interfaith and civic conversations and events. Just looking at the list of leaders who offered Ramadan greetings and listening to their heartfelt blessings shows the honored place that the Muslim community and ISB holds in our state.
In addition to your financial support, the ISB needs your input.  We have a short survey asking for your feedback on our programs and initiatives.  Your thoughts are a vital part of helping us plan for the future.
As we approach the end of Ramadan, and we commit ourselves to the highest values of our tradition, I give thanks for the ISB and for all our supporters and offer blessings to you and your family.
Warmest Regards,

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

April 14th, 2019 by

ISB members were involved in a number of MLK Jr. Day projects and programs in the Atlanta area. On Saturday, January 19th, several ISB members and their families volunteered to clean up Washington State Park. It was a dreary, chilly and overcast day, but that did not dampen the spirits of the cleaning team as they worked the park and collected several bags of debris. They were all smiles as they strived to “put in work” to actualize the ISB theme for the weekend: “Service to others brings us all together”.

ISB was honored to have Amin Tomeh be invited to join the panel of distinguished guests to speak at the Ebenezer Baptist Church 51 st annual Commemorative MLK Jr. Day service on Monday January 21st. Amin delivered a powerful message of hope (Backclinics), inclusiveness, and working together across differences to advance the common good of society for all American citizens.

On behalf of ISB, I also attended a 2-day workshop on Nonviolence 365 training at the King Center on January 8th  and 9th. The training session was so timed to be part of the MLK Day celebration.

Additionally, ISB members participated in a number of MLK Day commemorative events in local geographies throughout the metro-Atlanta area, including Fayetteville, Decatur, Roswell and Marietta.

By: R. Tariq Abdul-Haqq




Hot Meal for TSA Agents During Government Shutdown

April 13th, 2019 by

As a gesture of support, in the aftermath of the government shut down, the ISB decided to serve a hot meal to the TSA agents at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on Friday February 1st, 2019. It was a great team effort by all the volunteers from ISB who were able to serve over 350 TSA team members.

The ISB volunteer teams visited the TSA break rooms at both the domestic and international terminals, which were just around the corner from the actual TSA checkpoint on both sides of the airport.  Tables were cleaned and food was set up with stereo burners to serve a hot, delicious meal to the hard-working TSA team.

Chaplain Adrien Neely also joined us, as he played a key role in connecting us with the TSA leadership to make the meal a possibility.  He gave the ISB team a tour of the newly renovated chapel, which also displays the name of the ISB as a donor for the artwork on display.

The domestic team was made up of Soumaya, Dr. Mohamed Khalifa, Heba, and ISB supporter Ameer Muhammad, who photographed and video graphed the whole event.  On the International team were Manaal, Amani, Lamia and Huma.  The delicious food was catered by Nasser and included huge trays of lasagna, veggie and meat pasta, salad and bread.  The TSA team was absolutely touched and thrilled and thanked us while we stood waiting on them.  They also packed food to take along with them.  The ISB team thanked all the agents for their professionalism and service and for being there when they were not getting paid during the shutdown.

Everyone was so very appreciative of the gesture.   One lesson that we can carry forward from this event is that we should not wait for events like a government shutdown to be able to do something like this!

By Huma Faruqi.




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2019 Year in Review