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As we commemorate Eid al-Fitr in the year 1445 of the Islamic calendar, let us embrace the timeless teachings of faith, gratitude, and unity that define this sacred festival. May Eid al-Fitr serve as a source of inspiration for Muslims worldwide to strive for spiritual growth, cultivate gratitude, and extend compassion to all members of the human family. In the spirit of Eid al-Fitr, let us reaffirm our commitment to building a more compassionate, inclusive, and harmonious world for generations to come. Eid Mubarak!

This marks the beginning of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Dhul Hijjah is a sacred month for Muslims, as it contains the days of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and the days of 'Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.

Salam Brothers, Afgan sisters and brothers are organizing this event with help from Christian friends who helped them to settle in Eugene. They celebrate world refugee day and this year they embrace Afgan culture with showcasing their food, music and their journey to the US. Please make sure to sign up if you are planning to experience and celebrate Afgan culture. Thank you

Community Outreach

At the Eugene Islamic Center, we are passionate about sharing the beauty and teachings of Islam with the wider community. Our community outreach (Dawah) programs aim to promote understanding, dispel misconceptions, and foster meaningful connections with people of all backgrounds.

Dawah, meaning “invitation” or “calling,” is an essential aspect of our mission. Through our outreach efforts, we strive to create opportunities for open dialogue, bridge cultural gaps, and provide accurate information about Islam. Our goal is to build a harmonious and inclusive community where individuals can come together, learn from one another, and find common ground.

Our community outreach (Dawah) programs include:

  1. Open Houses: We organize open house events, where community members are invited to visit our center, meet Muslims, and learn about Islamic beliefs, practices, and values. These events provide a welcoming and interactive environment for individuals to ask questions, engage in discussions, and gain a deeper understanding of Islam.

  2. Informational Sessions: We conduct informational sessions and seminars on various aspects of Islam, such as the fundamentals of Islamic faith, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Quran, and Islamic history and culture. These sessions are designed to provide accurate information and address common misconceptions surrounding Islam.

  3. Public Lectures: We invite knowledgeable speakers, scholars, and community leaders to deliver public lectures on topics of interest related to Islam and Muslim communities. These lectures provide an opportunity for community members to learn about Islam from authoritative sources and engage in thought-provoking discussions.

  4. Engaging with Schools and Universities: We actively collaborate with educational institutions to engage with students, educators, and researchers. We participate in panel discussions, cultural awareness programs, and workshops to share insights into Islam and promote interfaith understanding.

  5. Online Presence: We utilize digital platforms, including our website and social media channels, to disseminate accurate information about Islam, share educational resources, and engage with a wider audience. Through these mediums, we promote dialogue, answer questions, and address misconceptions about Islam.

At the Eugene Islamic Center, we firmly believe that community outreach (Dawah) plays a vital role in fostering understanding, building bridges, and creating a more inclusive society. We invite you to join us in our community outreach efforts, participate in our events, and contribute to the dialogue as we work towards promoting peace, harmony, and mutual respect within the Eugene community and beyond.

We believe in the importance of building bridges and nurturing positive relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and faiths. Through our outreach initiatives, we seek to promote harmony, dispel misconceptions, and create opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration.

Our community outreach programs include:

  1. Interfaith Dialogues: We actively engage in interfaith dialogues, where individuals from different religious backgrounds come together to foster understanding, respect, and dialogue. These dialogues provide a platform to discuss common values, share experiences, and address common challenges faced by our communities.

  2. Social Service Initiatives: We believe in the importance of giving back to society and helping those in need. Our social service initiatives involve volunteering at local shelters, organizing food drives, and participating in community service projects. We collaborate with local organizations to address social issues and make a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate.

  3. Educational Workshops and Seminars: We organize educational workshops and seminars that aim to promote awareness and understanding of Islam and Muslim culture. These events provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about Islamic principles, history, and contributions to society. We also address common misconceptions and encourage open dialogue.

  4. Cultural Exchange Events: We celebrate diversity and promote cultural exchange by organizing events that showcase the rich heritage and traditions of the Muslim community. These events include cultural festivals, art exhibitions, music performances, and culinary experiences. They provide a platform for individuals from different backgrounds to come together, appreciate diversity, and foster cultural understanding.

  5. Collaborative Initiatives: We actively seek opportunities to collaborate with other community organizations, schools, and local businesses. By partnering with like-minded groups, we aim to work together on initiatives that promote social justice, inclusivity, and community development.