Our Prophet (pbuh) said, "My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given... 1st Gift: when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks.
As known, our community will elect its next board of directors over the weekend. We would like to cordially invite you again to cast your ballots.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2pm
Where: Bilal Community Center - 1120 Main St, Garland, TX 75040
Reminder: According to our bylaw, to vote or to be elected, everyone needs to be actively paying their membership fee. So, we would like to humbly ask our members to pay partially or fully to support our community and for their votes are counted.
Weakness of faith (eeman) is a common complaint among many Muslims. Those who are aware and conscious of it struggle to find ways to overcome it. Faith, as we know, is directly connected with the heart. Allah (SWT) has warned us against the heart that is hardened, closed, sick, blind and sealed. The spiritual health of our hearts determines the strength of our faith. When our faith is weak, we can see it in our actions.
When our faith is weak, we are more likely to fall into sins until we completely get desensitized to their ghastly nature. The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) described the heart ravaged by weakness in the sahih hadith by stating: “The heart will be subjected to trial after trial, and there will appear a black stain on any heart that is affected, which will spread until the heart is completely black and sealed, as it were, so that it will not recognize any good deed or denounce any evil, except whatever suits its own desires.” (Reported by Muslim, no. 144)
To improve this condition we need to know the symptoms of weak faith so we can work to cure them. The following highlights some of the symptoms of weak faith.
As most of you know, we have a five(5) members election committee nominated by the existing board. Our duty is to nominate people from our members and present them to the general body for election.
So far we have been doing the work for about a month. However, to make the election process fair and satisfactory, we want the whole members to get involved. We'll put a box today (Feb 4, 2013) labeled Suggestion Box at Bilal Ethiopian Muslims Community Center.
Please drop in the suggestion box your full name and the full name of the person(s) you want to be nominated as soon as possible.
At the same time, we would like to remind you that you need to be a member to vote and to get elected. So we encourage you to pay your membership dues as much as possible.
For any related questions, you can reach us by either of the following phones:
Sr Sofia: (469) 463-1176
Sh Zeynu: (972) 859-9717
Br Abdourezak: (214) 923-0099
Thank you, The Election Committee
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