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1804, 2018

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

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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 [...]

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”

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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 [...]

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