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2102, 2018

Purify Your Net Worth by Giving Zakat

By | February 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are you a professional with an income that sufficient to cover all of your and your family's living expenses? Are you a staff with income above the government poverty line? If yes, you must cleanse your income by giving a portion of the income as a mandatory Islamic charitable giving (zakat). The contemporary scholars in Islamic jurisprudence agreed that one's [...]

1902, 2018

Prophet Muhammad’s Immigration Policy and the “Madinah Dream”

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Prophet Muhammad is an immigrant who migrated from the City of Makkah to Yathrib. After the Prophet's migration, muslims called Yathrib as Madina or Madinatu An-Nabiy (or the City of Prophet Muhammad). At his first days in Madina, Muhammad declared the City as a city that welcoming immigrants from all over the world. The City's residents comprised of the immigrants [...]

1502, 2018

Yance, Tapioca, and Instant Ramen Noodle: A Story of Children Starvation in the Land of Gold

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On that day, Rosita Rivai had an opportunity to eat lunch at Yance's small house. Yance is a native Asmat, Papua. Along with Yance's children, Yustina and Miranti, Rosita was eating the family's daily menu: tapioca pudding and instant ramen noodle. The menu surprised Rosita, a volunteer doctor who was deployed to Asmat. Her main duty was to send aid [...]

902, 2018

Intergenerational Angklung (Bamboo Music Instrument) Class

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In Spring 2018, DAYA Center is launching our first inter-generational Angklung Class. Angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo. The class will be held on Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The Spring semester begins March 8th- all musical levels welcomed. The Angklung Class will be taught by Dawn Werme Pratson. Dawn was the founding music specialist at the FACT [...]

302, 2018

Islamic Saturday School at DAYA Center Was Split Due To High Number of Students

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Our first day of Islamic Saturday School at DAYA Center was very excited. The diverse muslim communities in South Philadelphia were very enthusiastic to enroll their children this semester. "I was looking for Islamic School like this in South Philly and I found this place. Thank you for doing this great work," said Sarah, a parent who came from Algeria [...]

1101, 2018

Orientation for College Access Program at DAYA Center

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Our DAYA Center launched its second batch of College Access Program today. Last year the program was successfully accompanying high school students to choose majors and enroll colleges. This year the program is designed for 11 and 12 graders. While the curriculum for 11 graders focuses on how to select major and enroll to some affordable but high quality colleges/universities, [...]

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