The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka (Makka), full of blessing and of guidance to all peoples; In it are Signs Manifest (for example), the Station of Abraham; and whosoever enters it attains security. Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah–those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures.
Al-Quran 3:96-97

As-Salaamu-Alaikum (Peace be Upon You) Imams, Believers, and Supporters:

Hajj Reunion Celebration

We pray all is well with you and families. As-Salaam Islamic Center (ASIC) of Raleigh is hosting its 3rd Annual Hajj Reunion Celebration Dinner for all Hajjis across the world. The Hajj Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Place Raleigh West/RBC Center, 710 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607. Hotel reservations can be made by booking by phone toll free at 1-866-460-7456 or calling 919-233-2205 or reserving online with the Hyatt.

The celebration will begin with Registration and Maghrib Prayer at 6:00 PM, then a dinner buffet of delicious food with beautiful ambiance at 6:30 PM, and from 7:15-9:00 PM, the program will include guest speakers with keynote speaker, Rahman Khan, Charlotte, NC, launcher of GoodWorks Media Group and host of “GoodWorks with Rahman Khan,” WTVI, a PBS station,  Theme: Building Humanity by Obeying G-d.  The audience will enjoy an evening of reflections and reminiscing and those willing can share their experiences during Hajj. Advanced tickets are $50 per person with limited seating and $55 at the door, however seating is not guaranteed, All donations are tax deductible and payable to ASIC, Post Office Box 37352, Raleigh, NC 27627 or make donation online here. For additional information, please contact 919-896-6588 or 919-834-6468.

We are seeking support from you in your communication with other Masajid, Islamic Centers, and Islamic Associations in your area as well as other areas across the world through your distribution lists. We realize that this is a great undertaking, however, with the support from all knowing about this event and passing the word, we pray Allah will bless us with assistance through His guidance. We have begun our marketing campaign to reach as many people as we can before the event.  Also, please help us by guaranteeing a table which seats eight people purchasing tickets from your area.

This event supports building a model community with a House of G-d, for G-d, desiring G-d’s pleasure.

“Whoever builds a mosque, desiring thereby Allah’s pleasure, Allah builds for him the like of it in paradise.” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) [Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim].

Thank you for your participation and support.