FRIDAY JULY 31 Princeton University Celebrates Virtual EID
11.00 AM Takbeerat
11.10 AM EID Sermon, Imam Sohaib
11:40 AM Dua, Sabrina Mirza
11:45 AM Songs of Joy
12:00 PM Meet & Greet online: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/91583309045
 
NO Jummah Online Gathering this Week

July 3, 2020
Assalam'alaykum beloved community, 
 
I hope you receive this e-mail in good health and faith as you prepare for a relaxing July 04 weekend. 
 
This e-mail is to remind you all that you are invited to an Online Jummah Gathering starting at 1 PM today. We will begin with Qur'an recitation with qari'ah Meryem Konjhodzic' 23 , followed by a spiritual address (bayyan) by Shaffin Siddiqui' 22 and conclude with a dua(supplication) from Sr. Rachel Harrell-Bilici  + dhikr (devotional chants) with Yusuf Kocaman' 23. Here is the link for you to join the jummah webinar: 
 
 
You may have noticed that the preacher is a young and beloved man in our community this week. It is part of MLP's commitment to raise the next generation of "Future Chaplains" by giving them an opportunity to preach once a month. Please support them and offer your encouraging feedback.
 
In lieu of jummah prayers, you will pray 4 rakats of the early afternoon dhur prayer together with your family or household or by yourself individually after the online gathering.   
 
Immediately following the jummah online gathering we will host a social meet and greet hour over zoom so people can exchange salaams and good cheer on the happy day. To join, here is the link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/91583309045
 
Please remember that jummah is a mini-Eid for the believers. As such, we should begin the morning with a shower, put on our nicest clothes and musk, exchange good cheer, share food and sweetsthank Allah sincerely for all your blessings, and make abundant salaawat upon the noble Messenger Muhammad (s).  
 
Lastly, you all are invited to a conversation on Monday, July 06 starting at 6 PM with Ferdose Idris' GS, PhD Candidate in Sociology at Princeton University, America & the Struggle for Black Freedom: A Muslim Commentary & Response. 
To register for the event, please follow this link: 
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Imam Sohaib N. Sultan
Princeton University Office of Religious Life
Muslim Chaplain & Coordinator, Muslim Life Program

ph #: 609.258.3042
Office: Murray-Dodge Hall, 202

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Assalam'alaykum beloved community,

I pray that this note reaches you in a state of peace and good health.

As you may know, Princeton University has asked most of its students to return home for the rest of the semester and has canceled on campus events and programs in an effort to prevent the corona virus from spreading. As such, jummah prayers and all other on campus MLP programming has been canceled for the semester and until further notice.
 

However, we are going to try our very best to maintain and sustain an online presence to give the community a sense of togetherness and to continue to offer spiritual care.


Today, and insha'Allah every Friday, we're offering an online gathering over zoom starting at 1 PM with Qur'an Recitation, Jummah Advice by Imam Sohaib, and a Dua' from a beloved sister. This will be followed by a Meet and Greet. The links for joining us on zoom at 1 PM and for the meet and greet may change weekly. Please join the email list for access to links and updates.

Please remember that this does not take the place of jummah prayers which we are all exempt from as long as the masajid remain closed due to health concerns. So, after the online gathering you will pray 4 rakats of dhur prayer by yourself or with folks in your home. It is a blessed day of Friday so make sure to follow the sunnah of taking a bath, wearing your nice clothes and musk, sending abundant salawaat upon the Prophet (s), reciting surah al Kahf, and meeting the people of your home and others with especially good cheer

We will record and share this online gathering for the benefit of those who can't join at 1 PM. Please remember that Friday is a sacred and joyous day for Muslims even when we can't meet for the prayer. Spend the day reciting Qur'an, sending blessings on our master Muhammad (s), and offering extra prayers as well as charity.

Jummah mubarak!
fe aman Allah,
Sohaib

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Imam Sohaib N. Sultan
Princeton University Office of Religious Life
Muslim Chaplain & Coordinator, Muslim Life Program

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Tue, Mar 10, 2020
IMPORTANT Coronavirus & Princeton Muslim Life Notice

Assalam'alaykum beloved community, 

I pray that this note reaches you all in a state of peace and good health. 

I'm writing with the unfortunate news that the university is canceling all public and social gatherings at Princeton University in an effort to keep the community safe at a time when the Coronavirus is spreading. 

As such, this means that jummah prayers at Princeton University are canceled starting this week until further notice. If you are elderly or immunocompromised, it is advisable that you don't go to jummah or other large gatherings until the threat of the virus decreases. If you are going to jummah, we recommend going to any of the nearby Mosques and using sensible precautions. 

This also means that our public lectures will be canceled for the rest of the semester. 

We will try to move what we can to Zoom - an online platform for video conferencing. 

Stay tuned for other MLP programming that we may be able to move online otherwise assume that it is canceled. 

I realize this news will cause disruption to the flow of our community and our sense of togetherness. It's natural to be saddened or worried upon receiving this e-mail. I am personally saddened that the opportunities to see your bright faces and to have in-person conversations will be so limited for the foreseeable future. But, please know that I'm around and you can reach out to me during any time of need or otherwise - just send me an e-mail and we'll find a way to connect online. 

As soon as it is safe for our communities to once again be in communion, we'll let you know and be happy to reopen our doors! In the meantime, take good care of yourselves, be safe, and keep each other in your prayers. 

With much love and affection. 

fe aman Allah,

Imam Sohaib  

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Imam Sohaib N. Sultan
Princeton University Office of Religious Life
Muslim Chaplain & Coordinator, Muslim Life Program

ph #: 609.258.3042
Office: Murray-Dodge Hall, 202

website: https://muslimlife.princeton.edu/
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Murray-Dodge, Muslim Prayer Room (3rd Floor)

Fajr closed | Dhur 12.30 PM | Asr 3.30 PM | Maghrib 5.15 PM | 'Isha 7 PM. 

Please self-organize praying together when you can, these times are only meant to help facilitate. Imam Sohaib will not always be present, designate a prayer leader among yourselves. The 'Asr time is in accordance with the Hanafi madhab and the Maghrib time in accordance with the Jafari madhab so that Muslims across the Schools of Practice at Princeton can pray together. 

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Friday, Feb 07 @ 7 PM
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Wednesday, Feb 12 @ 7 PM
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with Youssef Kromah

Friday, Feb 21 @ 3.30 PM
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with Chaplain Khalil Abdullah 

Monday, March 02 @ 5 PM
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Saturday, March 07, 12 PM - 6 PM
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