Empower Your ADHD Teen

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of those cases where the brain behaves in a different mode than the majority of people. This variation from the norm is perceived by most people as an excuse kids use in order to misbehave. In this free seminar and info session we will share basics of ADHD, signs, challenges, approaches to mitigate and how to turn it around from a challenge to an empowerment tool.

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Hall Overflows at Simply Internet for Teens Workshop

Alhamedellah, ILIA’s workshop for preteens and teens ages 10-14 sold out and the hall was overflowing with over 75 youth and 20 parents interested in learning about the opportunities and risks of the Internet. Despite the snow and low temperature dozens of families showed up to get a glimpse of the exciting topics shared...

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ILIA Attends 12th Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America Conference

Alhamedellah, ILIA has joined over 200 Imams from across the nation in Chicago the weekend of March 20th to discuss several key issues related to the governance of Masjids and Islamic institutions. From among the topics discussed were: Formation of Masjids Financing Masjids Masjid Building Conversions Fiqhi...

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Simply Internet: Adults

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2015 Middle School Spring Break Retreat & Conference

The Middle School Spring Break Retreat and Conference is a unique 2-day educational and recreational program offered on two different dates (Howard County Break) and (Other Counties and Baltimore City).

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ILIA Shares Concept of Race in Islam

On the last and third day of the Howard County Cultural Proficiency workshop, a program sponsored by the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to develop cultural awareness and diversity understanding across the staff of the HCPSS and the local leadership of county agencies and local non-profits, ILIA’s President...

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Malaysian Delegation Meets ILIA’s Leadership

On Thursday Feb 26th, 2015, a group of five Malaysian leaders met with the ILIA’s President Ayman Nassar and Vice President Dr. Talaat Shehata. The delegation was interested in learning about ILIA’s unique youth development framework and the associated programming. The two teams exchanged experiences and ideas and...

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ILIA Supporters Raise $1200 for Ivy City Masjid

Alhamedellah ILIA’s supporters reached out to the call to help Ivy City Masjid repairs. The Masjid has been vandalized in Feb after a man chattered the external glass windows and caused internal damage to the walls and furniture. A total of $1200 was raised and a meeting with the administration of the masjid is set to...

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ILIA Accepting Applications for Adolescent Coaching

ILIA has 4 open seats for teens ages 14-17 interested in ILIA's EmpowerOne integrated coaching

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ILIA Attends Howard County Cultural Competence

On March 3rd and 4th, ILIA has joined over 45 local leaders from various Howard County agencies and non-profits at the Cultural Competence workshop, an event organized and delivered by the Howard County Public School System, and Howard County Government.

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Does Snow Empower You?

Snow, uniqueness, unity, empowerment, signs for the believers.

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Teen Smoking Survey

ILIA is conducting an anonymous survey on teen smoking in the Muslim communities across the DMV, please share with students ages 11+ IT IS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS AND IS USED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LMD5SDQ Did you know: Each day 3,000 children smoke their first cigarette. 20 percent of American...

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Ivy City Masjid in Washington DC Vandalized

Support the repair of the Ivy CIty masjid

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ILIA Joins Local Centers on Chapel Hill Shooting Youth Awareness Night

Do you feel confused, frustrated, upset? Come join us as we reflect on Chapel Hill and related topics. Event open to everyone.

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Mobithon – Build Your Own Planning Gadget

At ILIA we believe not only in teaching our students and giving them the tools they need to succeed, but in educating ad training them in developing their own tools that meets their needs. This hands-on mixed mode workshop combines the theory of time management along with the application of a building a tool to manage one's time

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Two Traits of Your Favorite President

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated that "All of you are shepherds and all of you are responsible for your flocks"

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Make the Click Bridge the Gap (COM102)

Insha Allah this 7 hour intensive workshop will provide insights into the lives of teens, and provide parents and educators with tools and approaches they can use to deal effectively with difficult situations.

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Avalanche: Courage Door to Dawa

Courage the Door to Da’awh ILIA is here not only to provide your child recreation in a fully protected Islamic environment but also to provide them with the opportunity of learning several basic concepts to help them develop into a good, independent and successful human being. ILIA is offering its Avalanche course both...

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Faith Finder: Islam

The discussion will touch on the mercy Muhammad (peace be upon him) has brought to the universe, and how the Quran came to complement the message conveyed by Jesus and Moses (peace be upon them)

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Pack and Stack

  Who: Youth Ages 13+ and adults Where: ILIA Howard County 3290 Pine Orchard Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21042 Saturday: 1/31/2015 Sisters will help pack ILIA library, activity supplies, office supplies and other small items into boxes, label them, tape and inventory. Sunday: 2/1/2015 Brothers will stack the boxes and move...

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Simply Internet and a Bit More (COM 107)

An innovative ILIA workshop for preteens and teens on a full understanding of the internet from a young leader’s perspective.     Time:  9:45 am – 3:45 pm Who: Brothers and sisters ages 10+ (must have completed 10 years of age by 1/1/2015 and enrolled in fifth grade) Where:  Islamic Community Center of...

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Lead Your Career to Success

Lead Your Career to Success provides attendees with an overview of the body of knowledge of key areas of project management and its application to career planning. The class allows participants to think critically about career planning and provides

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New Series of Workshops at the Muslim Community Center

Assalamu Alaykum Brothers and Sisters, The Muslim Community Center Seniors’ Program is pleased to announce the first in a series of educational workshops and lectures in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and in support of the Seniors’ Program Healthy Aging Initiative.  The workshops will be...

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Kareem Morsi Fund

Kareem Morsi fund is a pool of funds donated by ILIA donors, students, friends and family of our late brother Kareem Morsi. The fund was opened to honor all youth who are righteous and obedient to their parents. The fund serve youth who meet certain criteria and the funds are used for specific purposes as outlined below....

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The Power of $10K

Together we can make a true transformation. If each one of us donates only $20/mnth we can easily raise $10K. With $10K each month ILIA can transform the world inshaa Allah. This is an investment that multiplies in this life and in the...

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Second Leadership Center Open House

Br. Alawi Masud one of ILIA's interns received a token of appreciation after explaining the new ILIA logo he designed in the fall of 2013. The logo brings together the heritage of Islam with the progressive nature of research and scholarship.

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ILIA Interns Raise Over $1000 in one Week

The Spring quarter of 2015 witnessed the first time ever ILIA conducts an elementary school internship for grades 4-5. Two students joined the program which focussed on outreach. Students learned and practiced skills from communications, planning and organizing to presentation, use of technology and sales. Students received...

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2015 Academic Calendar

ILIA's academic year comrpises of four academic quarters that align with the yearly calendar and the fiscal calendar.

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Second ILIA Open House

Join us for a short open house of the future ILIA leadership development center

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Impact: Preteen Night

Alhamedellah ILIA hosted a preteen night for over 70 youth ages 9-11. The youth engaged in various activities ranging from team building, to science experiments, reading, writing, nasheed and poetry, arts for children with cancer, talks, games and basics of physics. The theme of the night was perseverance and was offered in...

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Our Prayers to the Families

The significance of education and learnig in Islam is so high. The very first words revealed in the Quran to mankind by Angel Jabriel to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them) was "Recite in the name of your Lord". It is a command and a call not only to Muhammad, (pbuh) but to all humanity.

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FAQ on the New Leadership Center

Alhamedellah there is a lot of excitment in the region about the new leadership development and research center. Ma shaa Allah heads of Islamic communities from across the DMV region and in other states have shown support. Supporters from as far as San Diego West and Cairo East have been pitching from amounts as little as $5...

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Middle School Sisters First to Visit New Center

Alhamedellah, a group of ILIA middle school students urged to visit the new center on a brisk Sunday afternoon as they walked out from the Sunday School at their local masjid. The youngsters wanted to check the place out and see “if we can do sisters’ only sports activities there”. The small group was...

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Dozens of Teens Visit ILIA’s Table at Teen Opportunity Fair

2014 is the second year ILIA participate in the fair and ILIA was recognized by a number of other non-profit

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ILIA’s Green Sprouts Featured Out of 200 Gardens in Baltimore

Two years ago, the Green Sprouts Community Garden was just another vacant lot in West Baltimore. “It had been left alone for a long time and there was a lot of trash and rodents,” says Talaat Shehata, a volunteer with the Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA), which oversees the garden.

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ILIA Trains Youth Essay Competitors on Conflict Resolution

It was a brisk fall day on Nov 22nd when two dozen students walked into the Islamic Society of Washington Area for an interactive conflict resolution training session offered by ILIA’s Chairman Ayman Nassar. Students were exposed to types of conflict, the concept of concept in Islam, conflict situations and types of...

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ILIA New Leadership Center

Leadership Center Inshaa Allah ILIA is relocating to a new facility to accomodate the growth needed by the demands of our students across the DMV region. Over the five years ILIA has impacted thousands of individuals through classes, workshops, public talks, internships, coaching, community projects and academic enrichment....

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Impact: ILIA Human Rights Class Students Featured in Washington Report

The outdoor class also involved visits to the Amrican Indian Museum and discussions by ILIA's leadership team members Ayman Nassar and Ibrahim El-Araby.

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Impact: Snapshot From a Few of Our Interns

Meet four of our current interns and their exciting work. Aya and Emily are seniors in high school, Hassan and Dahabena are first year college students. All untapping treasures of knowledge and building an infrastructure for future times to come. They are only four of several others who need a bigger and better facility to...

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Impact: ILIA EmpowerOne Student Progresses in College

Meet our student Kareem he was homeless a few months ago, aimless, no purpose, living a life style he was not pleased with, he is now living with his family and taking IT classes at college.

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ILIA Showcases I Can Lead Plus to Howard County, State Agencies and a Dozen Non-Profits

Alhamedellah, ILIA has showcased its work at the Howard County Detention Center over the past several years and shared success stories and highlighted challenges with officials from a number of Howard County and State of Maryland agencies, as well as over a dozen non-profits working in the fields of education, human...

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Leadership Center Online Open House

Join our founder inshaa Allah on Thursday for a 30-minute thought leadership intriguing discussion on leadership development. Learn about the ILIA framework and approach in developing leaders. Be part of a new paradigm. Register online here...

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Leadership Center Fundraiser @ DAT

Support America’s unique leadership institute. ILIA has been a pioneer in developing innovative leadership development frameworks and is the first organization world-wide to offer Islamic values and principled based leadership development training such as its Youth Project Management flagship certification program

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ILIA Signs Binding Property Contract

Inshaa Allah the ultimate purpose of the center would to become a regional hub for sparking minds to ponder and study leadership related topics and applications.

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Scholars Internship Program

A nine-month scholarly level research-based internship focusing on leadership topics in one of several domains. Students are expected to identify a problem of interest, conduct research related to the problem, propose solutions and choose one solution to research further.

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Single Quarter Condensed Youth Project Management Certificate – Spring 2015

This program is offered to youth who wish to develop project management and leadership skills. It is a mix of presentation, team activities, project development assignments, off-site projects with area Islamic institutions inshaa Allah.

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Fall 2014 Internships

Academic, research and applied internships for high school and college students during Academic Quarter of Fall 2014

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Leadership & Khilafa in Islam

Join us for a thought provoking intellectual discussion on the concepts of leadership and governance in Islam. Learn what the Quran and teachings of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) say about leadership, governance, consultation, decision-making, rights of neighbors, state and community.

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ILIA’s Green Sprouts Public Hearing

As you recall ILIA has had a hearing in Sept which has been postponed, due to absence of the State Attorney General. The rescheduled date has been set by the Board of Appeals to October 9th, 2014.

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Middle School Retreat Thursday – Human Rights

Learn the definition of human rights and the difference between human and civil rights. Also learn about fairness, justice, respect and the right to own

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