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NAIT Gives Advice on Mosque Liability Insurance

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog, Finances | 1 comment

Dear Brothers and Sisters AsSalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah.  InshaAllah, this will find you in good spirits in service to the Muslim community. For some time, NAIT has been exploring the potential of facilitating a voluntary group property and casualty insurance program exclusively for the NAIT family of mosques, Islamic centers and schools.  Alhamdulillah, we are pleased to endorse Church Mutual Insurance Company of Merrill, Wisconsin as a prefered group insurance provider for mosques, Islamic centers and schools. For mosques, Islamic centers and schools that are entrusted to NAIT, a special group premium credit of 10% will be applied to your Church Mutual multi-peril insurance policy. You can reach Church Mutual at 800-554-2642; option 1. LKallal@ChurchMutual.com Church Mutual is the nation’s leading insurer of religious entities and their properties since 1897.  NAIT real estates are insured by Church Mutual, receiving excellent service at competitive rates, and have...

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Women in Islam Initiate “Mosque Access Project” Reports

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog, General | 0 comments

Women In Islam, Inc. is committed to spreading knowledge on the issue of women’s inclusion in the mosque and to nurturing a cultural shift that enables women, men, and youth to experience mosques in the way that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) encouraged us to do, where each person feels valued as a member of the community. Mosque Access Project Reports enable community members to present their experiences of the mosque and to discuss strategies for improving our mosques. It creates an opportunity for women to share their experiences and expertise and to support mosque communities to revitalize a culture that values and welcomes all congregants. Please see our submission guidelines to share your experiences on our platform! http://womeninislam.org/page/map_blog_guidelines.html See more at: http://womeninislam.org/page/map_reports.html#sthash.14Jlx2EU.dpuf Backgroud to the the Mosque Access Project Women In Islam, Inc. has a long-standing commitment...

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“Searching for a Ramadan Community in DC by Lauren Schrieber

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog, General | 0 comments

Mosque Access Project Report #2 Walking into a new community during Ramadan always gives me anxiety. I feel like it’s the middle school lunch room all over again – Am I in the right section? Did I go in through the right door? If there’s only one door, am I standing in the right line? Oh no. I forgot my socks. Will anyone want to talk to me? And the biggest concern of all: Who in the world will I sit with? With four Ramadans under my belt thus far, I still feel like I’m walking around with the ‘new Muslim’ sticker plastered my forehead. My husband and I try to “masjid hop” as much as possible. Ramadan is the perfect time to explore the surrounding communities and feel a part of the bigger picture and ‘spirit’ of the...

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