Monthly Archives: February 2018


Purify Your Net Worth by Giving Zakat

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 [...]

By |2018-02-21T04:22:20+00:00February 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2018-02-19T16:33:07+00:00February 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:17:01+00:00February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Intergenerational Angklung (Bamboo Music Instrument) Class

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 [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:17:58+00:00February 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2018-02-20T23:18:41+00:00February 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments