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Announcement Regarding Recent Thunderstorm
As Salaam 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah,
This is an announcement that during the recent thunderstorms, on Tuesday, July 3rd, in the late afternoon, a dead tree located beyond the walled garden (to the left of the main building), was struck by lightening and caught fire on the FIE property. Despite a lot of smoke, alhamdulillah, there were no injuries to people nor damages to buildings, or the surrounding properties of our neighbors. And the tree fire was contained by the Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne Fire Departments. We were cautioned that while the tree may continue to smolder and smoke throughout the night, the situation is safe, in-shaa’ Allah. We will have the tree cut down in the morning, along with other trees that fell on the property, also without any damages, but are blocking passage to the main building.
Jazaakumu Allahu khaira for your patience while we clean up the debris over the next several days.
As salaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatu Allah,
Information on closure and relocation!
June 22, 2018
Dear FIE-VAHS Parents,
This communication is a follow-up to the information I presented in my Khutbah several weeks ago. It will also provide communication in response to what is being broadcast in the media. I would like to bring your attention to the following points.
1. Several months back, the Historical Commission of Lower Merion Township wanted to reclassify our school building from Class 2 to Class 1. This change would have had a major financial impact on FIE. We opposed this proposed change.
2. Lower Merion School District (LMSD) decided to purchase our property to build a middle school under the purview of Eminent Domain. Eminent Domain is the right of a government to take over the private property for public use by virtue of the superior dominion of the sovereign power over all lands within its jurisdiction. After much negotiation LMSD offered us a fair market price and we accepted the offer. As an added benefit of this agreement of sale, LSMD worked alongside with FIE to keep Foundation premises as Class 2.
3. We requested a closing date of July 6, 2019 in order to secure the upcoming academic year, nonetheless, the best date we could negotiate was October 31, 2018.
4. Based on these facts, the FIE Board of Trustees took the decision to announce the closing of Villanova Academy for Honor Studies. We did not want to delay the decision in fairness to our students, their parents, and our staff members.
The Foundation will relocate to another site. We are working with a real estate agent to search and identify a new location which meets a set of criteria that would accommodate all of the Foundation’s programs and required facilities as zoning requirements.
The decision to relocate FIE was not an easy one. It came with the weight of a twenty-year investment to realize the dream of building a beacon of light comprised of dedicated and qualified staff, the unwavering support of parents, and exceptionally intelligent and hardworking students. We are proud of our numerous graduates whom have gone on to complete their college educations and have demonstrated leadership and overall excellence within their professions. They are thriving within society while maintaining pride in their Islamic identity.
FIE is deeply grateful to all of you for your tireless efforts over the last two decades. Together, we have built a talented and promising future generation. May Allah (SWT) reward you the best and guide us all towards a brighter future at our new upcoming location that will serve our Muslim community and American society at large.
Mustafa A. Ahmed, Ph.D
FIE Director – AUIS Professor
610-520-9624 Ext 221 (Office)
Emergency Relief for Rohingya!
Fundraising After Jumu'ah Prayer
Friday, December 15th, 2017
The Foundation for Islamic Education
Dr. Aras Konjhodzic President, Federation of Balkan American Associations Inc.
Fazle Elahi Chowdhury Executive Director, NABIC
More than 1000 People Killed Over 620,000 Rohingya Fled to Bangladesh
NABIC already on ground!
Peace At Home Symposium
The Foundation for Islamic Education would like to congratulate you and your loved ones on the occasion of Eid Ul-Adha.
The first day of Eid is Friday, September 1st, 2017. Our first salah will be at 7 am and our second salah will be at 8:30 am.
Following both prayers, you are invited to attend our Eid Ul-Adha celebrations, which include a moon bounce, obstacle courses, slides, and more!
May you have a blessed Eid, and may those performing Hajj do so successfully and return to us safely. Ameen.
CAIR Philadelphia's Eleventh Annual Banquet: Revelation and Resistance
The Sultan and the Saint
Given the challenging time for Muslims in general everywhere, this
film the Sultan and the Saint is a timely reminder of the power of friendship
across interfaith bounds. Let’s stand together and make this event a
sellout! The viewing will be held at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on
January 14 @ 6PM
Jumu'ah prayer is held at 1:20 PM every Friday throughout the year.
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