Monthly Archives: June 2016

Salat-ul Janaza for our Sister Meryem Şahin

From Allah we come; To Allah is our return.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon

Our sister in Islam, Meryem Şahin, mother of three beautiful children, including a PGMA Girl Scout, and wife of Abdulkadir Şahin, passed away today after a long battle with cancer.

The janaza will be Thursday, June 30, 2016, after Thuhr salat (1:30PM) at The Diyanet Center of America (DCA) inshaAllah. Burial proceedings will follow at Columbia Memorial Park (12005 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029). Later, after Asr salat, a Qur’an recitation will take place at DCA.

May Allah, forgive her and elevate her station among those who are rightly guided. Ameen.

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Annual Ramadan Lock-In, Jun 24

lockInPatchRamadan Mubarak!

InshaAllah your family is having a productive Ramadan. We look forward to you joining us at the Annual PGMA Girl Scouts Ramadan Lock-In this Friday, June 24. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening filled with learning and ibadah (worship). Please come with that frame of mind.

In order for girls to participate, permission forms must be turned in. Please read all of the general guidelines below so that your Girl Scout(s) is prepared for this Friday. All parents who are staying overnight will be required to support activities, offering assistance as needed. Parents/guardians who would like to assist with this effort should contact Sis. Alia. For additional questions or concerns, please contact Troop Manager Sis. Alia at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com.

Special Note for Daisy Scouts: A female parent/guardian must spend the night with their Daisy Scout.

As always, we thank you for your participation, and for helping PGMA and all of the troop leaders to provide the opportunity to build girls of faith, courage, confidence and character, and who make the world a better place, inshaAllah.


  • Check-In: Friday, June 24, 2016. All girls should check-in with a troop leader at PGMA at 7:45PM with permission slip
  • Pick-Up: Saturday, June 25, 2016. Girls should be picked up from PGMA by 7AM
  • Girls should pack lightly and label all items:
    • sleeping bag & pillow
    • prayer garment or hijab
    • house shoes or flip-flops
    • toiletries: tooth-brush, tooth paste, wash cloth
    • change of clothes
    • Islamic education books, e.g. stories of the prophets, information about Muhammad (saws), Islamic games, Quran

What: Annual Ramadan Lock-In
Who: All levels
When: 7:45PM, Friday, June 24 – 7AM, Saturday, June 25, 2016
Where: PGMA
Cost: None
Forms: Ramadan Lock In Permission Form

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Girl Scout Ramadan Service Week Begins Monday, Jun 20

ramadhanSeniorPGMA Girl Scouts will be assisting with iftar at PGMA from Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24 inshaAllah. Girl Scouts of all ages can lend a helping hand in some capacity. Girl will help set up, serve, clean up, and provide additional assistance as necessary. In addition to working to please Allah (swt), girls will also be able to gain community service hours for the Silver Trefoil Award.

Girls should arrive at 7:45PM, wear comfortable clothing along with their vest, and bring a cheerful attitude. Email Sis Alia at alia [dot] kemet [at] gmail [dot] com to let her know which days girls will attend.

What: Ramadan Service Week
Who: All levels
When: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:45PM
Where: PGMA
Cost: None

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