January 17, 2017
On January 14, 2017, the Mustafa Center held an information session about the Funeral Chapel Project in the evening. The event was livestreamed so that they community would also be able to view the program. Many leaders from the Muslims community were on hand to learn about this special project. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Weis Sherdel. He did an excellent job introducing the various speakers. Qari Safiullah started the evening with clear and beautiful recitation of the Qur’an. President Eqbal Husseini thanked all of the guests for attending. Dr. Anwar Hajjaj was the keynote speaker, and did a wonderful job speaking about the importance of supporting this very important project which will serve the entire Islamic community and ease the problems that Muslims face when preparing a deceased for burial. Sister Sohaila Shekib is the engineer behind the funeral chapel. She delivered a beautiful and organized Power Point presentation. Her speech was very dynamic and illustrated the goals of the MC Funeral Chapel Project. After Isha prayer, the program continued with a powerful speech by Br. Daoud Nassimi, who reminded everyone that death was going to come to all of us, and that we should think seriously about it, and how to prepare for it. The Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Abdul Fitrat, spoke in length about the importance of charity and how it is a source of blessings for one’s life. Qari Wali made a special du’a to end the program and the guests proceeded to the lower level to enjoy a delicious Afghan meal.