First Meeting

Thursday, 9. February 2006

Our first meeting will be this Sunday, February 12th, 2006, at 4PM, in shaa Allaah. The meeting will be held at Sunrise Academy.

The goal of this first meeting is to bring everyone on to the same page with regards to what needs to be done in order for our community to move forward. We will briefly present ideas regarding the current outstanding issues in our community, what those in attendance think are the highest priorities. We will then discuss some implementable ideas that we can start immediately (please see the forum for more details).

Everyone that is planning to come to the meeting should bring with them a notebook/notepad and a pen or pencil, because we will ask that you write down ideas that you have and submit them to us. In addition, everyone will need to keep a record of important contact information as well as the duties they have been assigned, should they be participating in a project or program.

In addition to this, I will be e-mailing out an agenda for our meeting, and I would like everyone to bring with them a printed copy, or at least written, so that we can all know where we are at with regards to the meeting as it progresses. This will help us to stay on track. Expect this e-mail within the next day or two, in shaa Allaah.

I want to say that, at this early stage, no every issue can be tackled. We are going to be aggressive, but realistic in our approach to our problems. We will start with the problems that are immediately addressable, and then as we gain momentum, we can pick up more issues as we go along. The most important issues will undoubtedly be related to the community as a whole, and with time we will begin addressing more-and-more specific problems (e.g., lack of participation at masjid X or Y).

Discussion regarding the upcoming meeting can be held on the forums here.

Join

Wednesday, 8. February 2006

If you are interested in Columbus Dawah and in promoting the development of the Columbus Muslim community (or development of the Muslim Ummah, in general), then there are many ways in which you can participate, depending on the level of your interest.

  • The most basic way to participate is to join our announcements e-mail list. It is very easy. All you have to do is send an e-mail to “announce-subscribe@columbusdawah.com”. You will receive a reply asking to confirm your subscription. Once that is done, you will now receive any and all announcements we make to our list.
  • If you’d like to be more pro-active in keeping yourself informed, then you can regularly browse our main website (http://www.columbusmuslim.com) as well as our forums (http://forums.columbusmuslim.com). On these sites you can even participate in the discussions. You will need to be registered on the forums to post, however. That is a simple process of signing-up and then activiting your account through e-mail.
  • If you would like to take your participating into an active state, then you can participate in our projects & programs. Projects & programs will be posted regular on our main page as well as the forums. Please visit their appropriate pages to find out more.
  • There are numerous other ways that you can help Columbus Dawah. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please share them with us! We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

Forums have launched

Wednesday, 8. February 2006

The Columbus Dawah forums have been launched.  If you’re interested in participating in any of our projects, if you have any ideas, or if you have any questions, the forums are the ideal place for those topics.

Welcome to Columbus Dawah

Wednesday, 1. February 2006

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalaamu`alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuhu

…And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things.” (Qur’an 65:2-3)

Welcome to the Columbus Dawah website! For a brief rundown of what Columbus Dawah is about, please visit our About page. If you would like to know more about the history of Columbus Dawah, see our History & Call to Action pages.

This site will be updated with additional resources, news, announcements, and other important information as it comes in. You are invited to leave your comments with us, sharing your thoughts, and making an suggestions.

Jazaakum Allaahu Khayr!

Wassalaamu`alaykum