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1809, 2018

ISNA Covention 2018

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

Over Labor Day weekend, our Executive Director Cut Zurnita (Nita) attended the 55th Annual ISNA Convention in Houston, Texas. ISNA stands for the Islamic Society of North America and is the largest gathering of Muslim-Americans to discuss their role in society, politics, public media, activism and education institutions, etc. First, she went to Masjid Istiqal Houston where she met with [...]

1904, 2018

Immigrant Workers’ Rights Workshop with PhilaPOSH

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What do you have to do when your workplace is unsafe? What do you do if you become sick due to your daily activities at work? Not many immigrant workers know what they have to do if they have issues with their jobs or workplaces. DAYA Center-Dompet Dhuafa USA hosted PhilaPOSH who provides education for immigrant workers’ rights. PhilaPOSH, or [...]

1804, 2018

PSSA Tryouts: Preparing Students’ Confidence and Readiness for the State-Wide Exam

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rio Tan is very optimistic now. He just finished his PSSA Tryouts at DAYA Center. “He is not nervous anymore after seeing the tryouts’ results” says Rio’s mother. Rio is one of the 750,000 students in Pennsylvania who will take the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment). The state-wide examination seeks to assess students, teachers and schools performance in relation [...]

2803, 2018

Intercultural Dialogue with Fairfield University’s Students

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On Thursday, March 15th, students from Fairfield University, Connecticut, visited our DAYA Center in South Philadelphia.  They met our English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) adult learners. The students participated in an Alternative Spring Break program provided by their University and stayed at the Aquinas Center for the week. During the week,  the students went to different partners of [...]

2103, 2018

What is Fidyah?

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Fidyah or Fidaa means bail that releases a person from a trial or responsibility. The meaning of Fidyah in this article is fidyah as a payment of bail that release a responsibility of a muslim who skipped or missed fasting during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam. It is an obligation for a muslim. If [...]

303, 2018

Five Things You Need To Know About Money

By |March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Armand Hammer says, "Money is my first, last, and only love." Do you agree with him? Do you think carefully about your money? Do you always reach you financial goals? Do you plan and manage your money in the sake of Allah?  Know that your money or wealth is an amanah, or a trust, that you have withheld from Allah Subhanahu [...]

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