Islamic Society of Leesburg Area Muslims


Children's Workshops

  • Children's Workshop: All About Hajj
    Four hour session discussed what hajj is and why it is important.  We read through the book entitled "All About Hajj" and discussed the various stages and rites.  Each child then created a miniature model of the Kaaba to take home. Take home material was provided for each child to learn more about Hajj and Ummrah.

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  • Children's Workshop: Good Deeds
    Four hour session discussed the importance of good deeds and how even the smallest action can have a large impact for better or worse.  We read some hadith relating the importance of good deeds and discusses how children can find good deeds to do and the results of their actions.  Each child then contributed to build a "good deed" chain designed to show how each action will build upon itself to generate not only one good deed but many.  The core deed for the chain was one of planting a tree, each child then took turns finding anther good deed that resulted and we added a link to the chain for each one.  We ran out of time, before we ran out of resulting good deeds :o)  Take home activity sheets were provided for each child including a "Good Deed Chart" with stickers to help the child track their good deeds.

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Eid Gatherings

  • Eid Al-Adha 2005
    We held a community potluck at the Rust Library in Leesburg.  We had a wonderful time and the children colored "Eid Banners" to hang on the wall.  When they were done we hung them up and all of the children gathered to take a photo.

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  • Eid Al-Fitr 2005
    We gathered again and this time the children made an "Eid Windsock" decorated with an Islamic geometric design and crepe paper or went out to play soccer with the brothers.  Each child was also given a "goody bag" full of candy and small toys.  Unfortunately, no photos of the event...we forgot the camera.

 Community Potlucks

  • In addition to various potlucks held throughout the year, this Ramadan we gathered for a potluck every Friday in the Rust Library.  This was a very nice experience for getting to know one another and speaking for myself, I was sad to see the weekly gathering end.  Inshallah we will work towards having a more regular schedule for these in the future.

Other Activities

  • Alhamdulillah, this Ramadan we were able to organize nightly Taraweeh prayers here in Leesburg at the Douglas Middle School.  While it was a small group that came regularly, it was wonderful to have the prayers so close and to see the same people every day.  ADAMS center had a Sheikh from Egypt who they were able to send out to our little community to lead the prayers and we thank them for their support. 
  • During 2005 we held a Dars for adults about the importance of the sunnah in daily life. The speaker was Sheikh Taha Alwani from the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences at Cordoba University.  Many thanks to him for his time and effort and we look forward to organizing more such events in the months to come, Inshallah.

We look forward to many more happy events like these and would love to see you there.  If you are interested in being notified when we have an event please click here and we will be happy to let you know.


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