Jumah Journal – April 14, 2017

Jumah Journal
Weekly News Bulletin of Masjid Bilal
Masjid Bilal – 1545 Russell Cave Rd – Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 233-4827

April 14, 2017

CAIR-KY Launch Event – Friday, April 14th

CAIR-KY Launch Event

Speaker: Imam Dawud Walid, Exec. Dir., CAIR Michigan
 Topic: “Facing the Challenges of Islamophobia”
: Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Lexington Universal Academy,
4580 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40515

Free to the Public – Light Refreshments Served

Note: Imam Dawud Walid will give the Juma’ah Khutbah at Masjid Bilal on April 14th at 1:30 p.m.


Join LUA for an Open House Event
Wednesday, April 19th ,  5 – 7 p.m.

Tour the School
Meet with Teachers and Administration Receive Enrollment Information

4580 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40515 (859) 272 3360

 Website: www.luaky.org
Email: office@luaky.org – www.facebook.com/luaschool


Please make dua for our Brother Salem Gumati who is recovering at home from a recent surgery. May Allah grant him a speedy recovery.

News from the Cemetery Project Committee

Masjid Bilal is seeking to purchase a 10-acre property for a Muslim cemetery in Lexington. The property is located at 3427 Georgetown Street. As this time, 231 grave plots have been reserved.

                                                   NEXT STEPS______________________________
The Cemetery Committee is asking those who have reserved plots to please start making their payments for the graves. The cost is $900 per grave. Donations are also being accepted to help toward the purchase of the cemetery.

     You can still purchase plots. These are the two options for purchasing them:

  • You may download the cemetery plot purchase form from masjidbilalky.org/projects. Complete and email the form to the Cemetery Committee. Then pay online.
  • You may pick up a cemetery plot purchase form at Masjid Bilal and mail the completed application and a check to: Cemetery Project Committee, Masjid Bilal, 1545 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40515.
Upcoming Events!

Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Saturday, April 22, 2017
In keeping with current events,
Bishop John Stowe will speak on
“Welcoming the Stranger: Catholic Teaching on Immigrants and Refugees”. He will provide the Jewish-Catholic scriptural basis and tradition for teaching on the subject of immigration and will assess current developments from
a faith perspective.
Discussion and potluck lunch follows.

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Hunter Presbyterian Church
109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY 40503

Family Night @ Masjid Bilal
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Program: The Executive Committee will present their annual report and
Dr. Ihsan Bagby will present information regarding the hiring of an imam.

Food will be provided by the Masjid.
Members are asked to bring
desserts or drinks to share.

Time: Asr prayer to Maghrib prayer
Location: Masjid Bilal
1545 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505

Join Congregational Fajr Prayer on Weekends @ Masjid Bilal

All community members – men, women and children – are invited to join in congregational Fajr prayers on Saturdays and Sundays. After Fajr, words of remembrance are recited until sunrise, followed by Dhuha. The program concludes with a light breakfast. This is an effort to build a stronger community.

 Volunteers Needed for Habitat for Humanity Project
Sign up Today! Next Work Date is Friday, 4/28

Masjid Bilal is working with a group of religious organizations in Lexington to sponsor a downtown Habitat for Humanity project. We need volunteers to help with this build. If you would like to volunteer, please pick a date from the list below and put your name on the signup sheets in the Masjid’s lobby or kitchen. You may contact Br. Salah ElBakoush at
859 221 3393 for more information.

Friday, 4/28/2017 @ 8:30am
Saturday, 4/29/2017 @ 9:00am
Saturday, 5/13/2017 @ 9:00 am
Saturday, 5/20/2017 @ 9:00am
Friday, 5/26/2017 @8:30am

​Also, families interested in finding out more about homeownership through this program should contact Br. Salah ElBakoush.

Volunteers Needed……

for a project in ​Glean, Kentucky. If you are interested, please contact Br. Salah ElBakoush
at 859 221 3393.

SHARE Center News

Free Medical Clinic

Salaam Community! The SHARE Center Free Clinic is dedicated to serving the needs of both Muslims and non-Muslims in our community! If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please come to our clinic on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 11am to 3pm.

Yoga Classes (for Sisters only)
The SHARE Center has partnered with the Kentucky Yoga Initiative to host 8 free yoga sessions. Mats will be provided. The hour-long sessions start at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. The next one is on Friday, April 14th and the last one is Friday, May 5th.
Contribute to Masjid Bilal’s Continued Growth!

With Masjid Bilal’s growth comes increased financial demands to meet general expenses, and maintenance and programming costs each month. To maintain our current level of operation and promote continued growth, we should all contribute to these expenses.

An efficient way to help the Masjid meet its monthly obligations is for members to donate through automatic withdrawal. To take advantage of this convenient method, you can set up monthly donations online at www.masjidbilalky.org  OR you can pick up the designated form in the Masjid lobby, complete it, attach a voided check and put them both in the donation box. The Treasurer will take care of the rest.

Jumah Journal is a weekly publication of Masjid Bilal.  Submissions are accepted until Wednesday midnight of the week of publication. Send submissions to MasjidBilalLex@gmail.com.