Hundreds of people sampled tasty dishes from a dozen Muslim countries last Saturday at the Nashville Islamic Center in ......... More »
Being Muslim in the U.S
This video offers a look inside the beliefs and attitudes of Muslims in America; it features data from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey, as well as the personal stories of Muslims from across the United States. For more information, read the survey report: Click Here
For many Nashville neighborhoods, poverty goes unseen but the need is very much there. Now, there's a permanent blessing box in 12South for people who need extra help. For Blessing Box Donation Wish List Click Here
The Walmart Community Playmaker award
"Congratulations to ICN President Rashed Fakhruddin for receiving the Walmart Community Playmaker award during the Predators vs Panthers NHL hockey game in January. Community work highlighted included engagement with the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee 's AMEND Together initiative to engage men to end domestic violence, working to make Nashville the safest city for women and girls."
The YWCA's man of the year award
Congratulations to Br. Rashed Fakhruddin, President of the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN), for being recipient of the YWCA's MacDonald/ Negri (Man of the Year) Service award during the YWCA's 2nd Annual AMEND Experience on Sept. 26th. This event drew in over 400 leaders from different sectors of the community (educators, clergy, athletics, non-profits, law enforcement, businesses, etc.) Last year, this award went to the NHL hockey team’s (Nashville Predators) CEO Sean Henry for his great work (through the Predators) and dedication to end violence against women and girls.
The AMEND program seeks to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls by empowering young men and boys and community leaders to become the catalyst for cultural change and help stop gender violence before it starts.
Over the last year, Rashed reached out to around 10,000 people with the AMEND message in an effort to make Nashville the safest city for women and girls, integrating this message through presentations & talks with schools via his profession (work) & chamber as wells as through faith and interfaith engagement via the ICN.
From the YWCA’s press release: “We have to do something about this as human beings,” said Fakhruddin. “We can’t sit on the sidelines. Every area of our society must get involved—the business, athletic, and faith communities. If all of us are working together, we can change the culture and ensure safety for women and girls, both physically and emotionally.”
The 3rd Annual Caravan Tour
The 3rd Annual Caravan Tour of Places of Worship took place on Sunday, Oct. 8th. It kicked off at ICN with a lunch and introduction to Islam presentation. This year's theme was on Equality, Justice & Inclusion: Our Responsibility as Faith Communities. The Bus tour of 80 participants went from the mosque (ICN), to the Gordon Jewish Community Center (to observe the 10th Anniversary of the Nashville Holocaust Memorial), the Sri Ganesha Hindu temple (where the attendees got to also learn about Buddhism) and the Greater Bethel AME church, which consisted of a diverse panel from different Christian denominations (AME, Baptist, Catholic and Church of Christ). This was an opportunity to continue building bridges across the faith communities and community at large in Nashville, helping eliminate bigotry, racism and biases through proactively building relationships and through engaging in dialogue.
Employment opportunities with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools:
The position of SPECIALIST-FAMILY INVOLVEMENT - Cane Ridge. Please click the link below for more information about this vacancy. Click Here
The position of SPECIALIST-FAMILY INVOLVEMENT - Hillsboro. Please click the link below for more information about this vacancy. Click Here
**bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
ICN is currently looking for Restaurant/Catering Vendors to partner with for Monthly Community Dinners and other Events throughout the year, including Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor. Please email: Director@ICNTN.org for more info.
Room In The Inn
This Year ICN has partnered with Room in the Inn and Homeless Residential Guest House Shelter.
Any extra food from Community dinners will be delivered to people who are hungry and in need of a hot meal. Volunteer Drivers are needed between Maghrib and Isha prayers on the First Friday of every month.
Classes Offered at Islamic Center of Nashville
To anyone new in our community, please note Sheikh Osama offers a series of wonderful weekly classes and all are welcome to attend (see class schedule below).
Issues Surrounding Islamic Fiqh
(Tuesdays 1 Hour Before Ishaa @ ICN Bellevue)
(Wednesdays from 7:00 PM @ ICN)
Issues Surrounding Islamic Fiqh
(Wednesday 45 Minutes After Maghrib @ ICN)
(Fridays After Maghrib @ ICN)
New Shahada Class
(Sundays 7:00 PM @ ICN)
Seerah Talk Class
(Sunday 45 Minutes After Maghrib @ ICN)
Nashville International Academy is accepting applications for their middle school program.
6-8th Grades have open seats.
NIA is the only Accredited Islamic school in the Middle Tennessee Area.
The middle school program will include a full Hifz program, whereby students are in Quran memorization every morning for one whole hour.
The school is moving towards more academic rigor by adopting a Pre-AP program for middle school. Pre AP will prepare students for AP classes in their future high schools.
7th and 8th graders will be offered a Fundamentals of Design Elective, only offered at NIA.
Core Subjects focus on Inquiry, Cooperative Learning. Project Based Learning, Creativity, Student Centeredness, and Academic Choice.
Our program also integrates Social/Emotional Learning, Character Development, Human Rights Advocacy, and Community Service.
We offer a safe environment where Muslim children learn and grow and develop the confidence to become productive citizens.
Please register on the website under admissions! Click Here
Membership Sign Up for 2017
If you donated $50 or more, you automatically qualify to be an ICN member. Fill out the form by clicking the online form below. You may also sign up for the first time as well and connect to the kindful donation link.. Click Here
What Is Islam?
Information on Islam
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From the Desk of Dr Ossama Bahloul
Resident Scholar / Imam of the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN), June 12th 2016.
I stand in solidarity with the nation and people around the world ......... Continue Reading »
Congratulations to Zulfat Suara
who was inducted to the Tennessee Economic Council on Women's Hall of Fame on October 26, 2015, for all her great work in the state. Zulfat also has .......... Continue Reading »
Community Nashville’s 2016 Human Relations Award
ICN was honored to have its President, Rashed Fakhruddin, be one of the 4 honorees of the Human Relations Award ... Continue Reading »
Congratulations to Rashed Fakhruddin, President of ICN
President of the Islamic Center of Nashville, for being honored through the Women's Political Collaborative ............. Continue Reading »
You Have The Power (YHTP)
was founded by former First Lady Andrea Conte. YHTP does amazing work in helping victims of violent ........ Continue Reading »
ICN statement about chattanooga shooting
The Tennessee Muslim community unequivocally condemns today’s heinous and unjustified attack in . ... Continue Reading »
In Response to Paris Attack, ICN joins ING
The Islamic Center of Nashville joins the Islamic Networks Group (ING) and its Affiliates nationwide and ........... Continue Reading »
"And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment. " [Qur'an 59:7]
In Islam, the Arabic word sunnah has come to denote the way Prophet Muhammad (saas), the Messenger of Allah, lived his life. The Sunnah is the second source of Islamic jurisprudence, the first being the Qur'an. Both sources are indispensable; one cannot practice Islam without consulting both of them. The Arabic word hadith (pl. ahadith) is very similar to Sunnah, but not identical. A hadith is a narration about the life of the Prophet (saas) or what he approved - as opposed to his life itself, which is the Sunnah as already mentioned.
You can Listen to the Quran Recitation and Translation
online in Arabic, English, and Urdu.
* Arabic audio recitation from 6 famous Qaris
* Arabic text with translations in 7 languages
* Audio Translations in English and Urdu
* Sura, Verse, Juz, & Qari selection options
* Easy Navigation and Streaming Audio
* Easy to read font with adjustable sizes
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