Florida Islamic Association Soccer Tournament
On Sunday, May 22nd, IFSF and Darul-Uloom play for the semifinal round of the first FIA Soccer tournament between several Mosques throughout South Florida. This effort has brought hundreds of brothers together in an environment of brotherhood and healthy competition. Final game is scheduled on June 5th at IFSF at 7pm. Congratulations to FIA and all the organizers of this great community sports activity, may Allah reward them all. Ameen
Check your blood pressure lately?
On Sunday Jan 23rd, IFSF had it's first health fair, including a free health screening for the public. Alhamdillah it was huge success, with a huge turnout not only from the Muslim community but also some from our friends and neighbors from outside the Muslim community. Attendees had their blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, and hearing tested by our physicians. Thanks very much to all the organizers and the physicians who participated and volunteered their time to serve God by serving the community. Stay tuned! We will have this event, Inshallah, (God-Willing) on a regular basis
Another successful soccer season...
Sunday, December 12th, 2010: The Muslim Youth Sports League (MYSL) held final championship games at IFSF for the 2010-11 Soccer Season. Alhamdulillah the tournament was a huge success, with STEMS kids taking 2 championships: Middle School Boys, and 3-5 grade divisions. Both STEMS teams were crowned champions that day, along with runner-up and 3rd place for 2nd graders and Middle school girls. Other teams participating were: Al-Azhar school, Gardens of Sahaba, and IMOF. Congratulations to ALL kids from ALL teams for another great year of youth sportsmanship and community building. May Allah reward our sports volunteers: Coach Fuad Shoabi, Munther Ismael, Mahmoud Ahmad, Fadi Abdulatif and all the volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make our STEMS teams successful! We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors: Amjad Hammad for providing all the trophies and medals, Hakeem Abdelhak for providing our middle school soccer jerseys, Hisham Balqees for providing 3-5 grade uniforms, and special thanks to all the brothers and sisters who helped provide soft drinks and pizza for the kids!
Eid Prayers at IFSF
November 16th, 2010: On a lovely morning on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, IFSF hosted a large gathering of prayer, reflection, celebration, and community building. Imam Yahya Ederer gave a powerful Eid sermon about the Mercy that Islam teaches, and the superiority of Heavenly rewards - the highest of which is the pleasure for the believers to see their Lord in the bliss of paradise. Several Sunrise officials also attended the event including Mayor Mike Ryan, Commissioner Larry Sofield, and Sunrise Police Chief John Brooks. All three distinguished guests were presented with awards of recognition from IFSF for outstanding community service and dedication.
FIA Blood Drive at IFSF Mosque
On October 1st, 2010, IFSF held a blood drive in conjunction with the South Florida Muslim Initiative and Florida Islamic Association, as part of a united effort to organize the Muslim community to better serve South Florida. With the help of Allah, the response was tremendous; 28 people entered to donate blood in 1 day - unprecendented for any religious organization! May Allah reward all those who donated blood, and help us all to continue this effort to give Sadaqa in His cause. Ameen.
Pakistan Flood Relief Effort August 2010...
Several local volunteers have been actively working to collect relief supplies at the IFSF center. 2 40-foot containers have been collected so far. Items collected: Clothes, sandals, baby supplies, blankets, tents, medicines and medical aid, canned food, rice, wheat. The 1st container was shipped August 28th for Karachi. 2nd container to set sail in September Inshallah.