ICR Parking Lot Project

The parking lot project has started, Alhamdulillah.  Work should not Insha’ Allah interfere with Ju’ma Salat.  There will be work done Friday morning until around 11:30, and then again around 4:00.

Please cooperate with the workers.  Stay away from blocked/marked areas – both on foot and your cars.  There is ample parking available in the park behind ICR, in addition to areas that the workers allow.  IF you can park in the park, or elsewhere, please do so.  If not, between the workers and our staff, please follow the instructions to park safely and appropriately.  We don’t want to slow the work down, or have any untoward incidents.  Please cooperate with us.

Weekend School registration

2014 – 2015 weekend school registration will be held on August 17th and August 24th at the Islamic Center of Rochester upstairs from 11:00 AM till 1:15 PM. Please come early and register as space is limited.

Weekend School Registration Form

Sunday School Curriculum

Sunday School Brochure

Weekend School Book Price List

ICNA – Muslim Family Day @ Darien Lake

Muslim Family Day

Tons of Fun with Lots Of Muslims

Largest Outdoor Muslims’ Gathering in NY

Darien Lake, NY

ICNA, Islamic Circle of North America, Upstate NY invites you to celebrate MFD with thousands of Muslims at Darien Lake, NY on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. Come with your family and friends to witness one of the largest outdoor, fun filled, gathering of Muslims in NY.

Alhumdolillah our last year MFD was a great success and inshaAllah it will be more fun this year.
Don’t miss this fill with fun event.

ICNA holds  MFD nationwide at various different Six flags and amusement parks.

Avoid long lines and higher prices at the gate ……. buy tickets online and collect them from the ICNA’s booth at the Darien Lake’s gate Or contact your local outlets to buy in person.

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The Next Generation Immersion

The Next Generation

Each year, the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue invites high school students to a week-long workshop event during the summer at Nazareth College to explore world religions and interfaith dialogue.

The Next Generation: Living Together in a Multi-Religious Society, Youth Interfaith Encounter program includes of a variety of events, such as seminars, interactive workshop sessions, group discussions, site visits to local places of worship, and a community service element.

Dates: August 18-22, 2014, 1:00-8:00PM, please register, Room GAC 237 at Nazareth College

These seminars include lectures by experts from Nazareth College faculty and community leaders on different aspects of a variety of world religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. These events allow students an opportunity to expand the depth of their understanding of these religious traditions, learning from an insider’s perspective and having the opportunity to directly engage our speakers and ask the questions which most intrigue them.

Workshop sessions address skill-building needs and instruct students in the proper language and methods of dialogue. Interfaith leaders in the community provide models for respectful engagement of those outside one’s own tradition, and the ways in which such contact can enrich communities and foster greater peace and cooperation. Guiding principles for interfaith dialogue are shared, as well as sessions on conflict transformation and resolution. After this instruction, students are put into groups formed with an eye toward diversity in order to experience interfaith dialogue firsthand, thoughtfully reflecting upon and discussing their own experiences of faith, intolerance, and acceptance in today’s pluralistic world.

Visits to local centers of worship allow students to see these religious traditions as they are lived. A member of that tradition guides the group through an exploration of the site, providing explanations for the structure of the building, the symbols used, and the way in which religious services are conducted. In this way learning goes beyond the classroom, providing the unique opportunity of an inside look at the sacred spaces of these religions.

Carrying forward the themes of interfaith cooperation in the community, participants now spend one afternoon of the program engaging in a group community service activity, which may vary by year. Previously, students have visited Mary’s Place Outreach, a refugee outreach center in Rochester, New York. Students worked in the gardens, helped prepare and serve a community meal, and organized play activities and games for the refugee children. This is a hands-on experience of people working together with those in need across faith boundaries to better our shared world.

The Next Generation program will next be offered August 18-22, 2014. For registration, please open this file

For further information on this program, please contact us at[email protected] or call us at (585) 389-2963.

Youth Happenings

Muslim Youth Group (MYG) chose to sponsor orphans through Helping Hands for Relief and Development. We were able to sponsor 3 orphans:
1. Safwan Sunjoqiya, age 15 from Jordan
2. Ali Nganga, age 6 from Kenya
3. Zahra Shah, age 10 from Pakistan
The check was mailed out to the organization and our sponsorships are in effect according to the website.