The benediction was offered by Rabbi Claudia Kreiman, senior rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, and Dr. M. Faisal Khan, director of religious affairs and imam at the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland.
Indonesian students evict Rohingya from shelter demanding deportation
Large crowd storms into building housing the refugees in the city of Banda Aceh, saying they should be deported.
Read in Al Jazeera: https://apple.news/AFJFvDEBnS0uqYBP6BQ1yBQ
Congratulations to Maya Jamaleddine, Melrose City Councilor-at-Large and Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui. Congratulation also to Etel Haxhiaj, City Council for Worcester and Afroz Khan, City Councillor for Newburyport and D7 Councilor Tania Anderson who all are incumbents.
NAF will explore with Muslim Women in Massachusetts to explore their interest to run for local office, school board, library trustee position and other important roles in our communities.
On Saturday, law enforcement officials believe 24-year-old Miles Joseph Fridrich fatally stabbed 52-year-old Dr. Talat Jehan Khan multiple times in the common area of her apartment complex.
Our foundation wishes to express our support for the family and friends of this beloved Muslim woman that was a pillar of hope and love in her community.
The Nazda Alam Foundation is deeply disheartened by the recent outbreak of conflict and violence in Israel and occupied land, Gaza, which resulted in the casualty of lives of hundreds and injured numerous civilians.
NAF calls for an immediate end to this conflict to save those now affected by the bombardment of cities in Gaza and release Israeli citizens captive by the Hamaz military organization.
NAF urges the world community to pay attention more closely to this ongoing human rights violation and occupation issues where women and children are affected disproportionately.
Nazda Alam is with Congresswoman, Katie Porter on her book signing ceremony's on September 10,2023 in Brookline , MA.
Congresswoman Porter is a law professor and lawyer who is the U.S. representative from California's 47th congressional district.
Nazda Alam, Dr. Nadia Ahmad (NAF board member), Dr. Moinuddin Sarker, CEO, Waste Technologies, LLC, Dr. Anjuman Shelly, Executive Director, Waste Technologies, LLC, Dr. Rumel Mahmood, Senior Business Analyst, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Senator Markey discussed NAF's proposed initiatives regarding the following: Educating the local population and the Rohingya refugee community about climate change, its impacts, survival tactics, and disaster monitoring, with the aim of empowering people to take action and mitigate these impacts. Furthermore, as part of NAF's ongoing efforts to promote sustainable economic growth and climate action, we are planning new initiatives that align with USAID’s objectives and are designed to have far-reaching positive impacts on local communities and the broader environment.
The Nazda Alam Foundation for Muslim Women and Civic Engagement & Leadership, is honored to be working with the Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation. We our humbled that our organization was awarded a $5,000 grant in general operating support as part of ACF’s second annual grant making cycle.
Learn more about the ASIAN COMMUNITY FUND:
Qurbani (also known as Udhiya) is the important Islamic practice of sacrificing a livestock animal during the festival of Eid ul-Adha. This festival takes place between the 10th and the 12th of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.
Nazda Alam: President of the Nazda Alam Foundation for Muslim Women Civic Engagement and Leadership, traveled to Nashua, NH, to distribute Qurbani meat to Rohingya refugee families. Muzaffar Jalil, community leader, introduced the Ausman family to Nazda.
ACLU lawyer Nusrat Jahan Choudhury won confirmation as the first Muslim woman and first Bangladeshi-American to serve as a life-tenured federal judge. The Senate confirmed the civil rights lawyer on Thursday to a seat on the Brooklyn-based US District for the Eastern District of New York.
Choudhury, 46, spent her entire legal career at the ACLU and its affiliates, most recently as the legal director of the ACLU of Illinois. She previously worked in the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program and its National Security Project. In that role, she was involved in lawsuits challenging airlines racially profiling people who they deemed looked Arab, New York Police Department surveillance of Muslims, and police racial profiling and stop and frisk policies.
You can read more about her here: Nusrat Jahan Choudhury
The event was opened with remarks by its founder, Nazda Alam. She spoke about the foundation and its past achievements and current partnerships and alliances and future endeavors. The event moderator was Dr. Denise Sharif, a current board member of the foundation.
The Foundation was blessed to have Imam Dr. Talal Eid started the event by stating how meaningful Ramadan is and how Muslims keep it throughout the year and talked about how everyone of all faiths can pray together and how we can show care for each other.
The Foundation was honored to have guest speakers Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Steve Grossman.
The Honorable Marian Ryan talked about her how her office is supporting and working with NAF in the community. She also spoke in great detail about Muslim and immigrant women in diverse areas in Massachusetts and that we more of them leading in government positions. She talked about her career and being a woman in her position and was encouraging to other women to be leaders.
Steve Grossman, former State Treasurer, DNC Chair, and current CEO of the nonprofit Initiative for a Competitive Inner City which works for small intercity businesses owned by minority populations. He spoke about how the organization can partner with NAF to empower women.
Dr. David Crisci, co-founder of Global Education Partners and a consultant for NAF, spoke about the recent grants that they applied for on behalf of NAF and updates to the website, social media accounts and answered general questions afterwards.
Dr. Sharif spoke about the new internship program NAF has and introduced its first 3 summer interns. And Nazda closed out the program by talking briefly about the upcoming Speaker Series, thanking everyone for coming, and inviting all to enjoy some delicious food.
As we celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ on March 8, with a vision to ensure a more equal world regardless of gender, to ensure Justice, dignity, hope for daughters everywhere. We remember the beloved writer, women rights activist and educationist, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932), lovingly known as Begum Rokeya-a trailblazer who celebrated the path of freedom for the Muslim women in Bengal.
As we celebrate her 138th birth anniversary, we ask that you take a moment to read more about her below:
Councilor Anderson was elected to the Boston City Council on November 2, 2021, becoming the first African immigrant and Muslim-American elected to the Boston City Council. She proudly represents District 7, consisting of Roxbury, Dorchester, Fenway, and part of the South End.