'Scared Scrolls' discusses the topic of assumptions

Photo by Saira Sikandar College students listen as Khan talks about assumptions. Bella’s pizza was the treat of choice at this week’s Sacred Scrolls class, held by Youth Director Safi Khan, at Memphis Islamic Center. The class, which is held biweekly on Sundays, is geared towards degree seeking youth and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 and discusses various topics that connect Islamic values to contemporary struggles. This week’s discussion dissected Surah Hujurat, connecting it to modern issues such as assumptions. Khan addressed the importance of not only avoiding voicing and acting upon assumptions, but also avoiding the thought as a whole. “Allah tells us that sometimes

Youth hike on the Wolf River Greenway trail for 'Team Fajr'

Photo by Hira Qureshi Saira Sikandar and others lead the group to the finish line. The youth started their Saturday with some exercise and spirituality with this month's "Team Fajr" on August 12 at the Wolf River Greenway trail where they walked two miles after praying Fajr. "Team Fajr" began with Fajr prayer at 5:15. After MIC Youth Director Safi Khan gave a small talk on Fajr prayer and how it is the most difficult prayer. "It was really refreshing," Khan said. "An amazing way to combine spirituality and keeping fit, which are both a part of Islam." About 20 youth of various ages carpooled to the Wolf River Greenway trail. The group walked for two miles, and at the end Khan gave a short Du

MIC hosts first 'How to Medical School' panel

Photo by Safi Khan Attendees listen as panelists talk about their experiences. Memphis Islamic Center held its first ever career workshop on August 13 with panelists from different stages of the medical field explaining how to medical school. Dr. Nadeem Zafar, who is relocating to Seattle, Washington, led the panel. He explained the ins and outs of the application process, what it takes to get accepted to a medical school and the work that it takes to endure through those crucial years. "Just keep turning to God, and keep your faith strong," Dr. Zafar said. Third-year medical school students Mustafa Motiwala and Iman Abutineh who are currently in their rotation period, explained to the young

'Eid Classic' tournament at Pleasant View School

Photo by Saira Sikandar Isa Hamadeh shoots a free throw. 901 Ummah and Muslim Basketball League hosted the second annual "Eid Classic" basketball tournament at PVS on August 5 with this year's format of a series of 3 on 3 games rather than the usual 5 on 5. Four teams competed against over the course of the day in a number of preliminary games before advancing to a single elimination bracket to determine the champion. The championship pitted "Team Walid" featuring Walid, Sammy Ibrahim and Jordan Johnson against the "Wildcats" with Ali Mohammed, Hamdi Osman and Mohammed Yusuf. "Team Walid" came out with a hard fought 25-24 victory in the final seconds to claim the championship. With 14 points

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