Remembrance of the Friends of Allah – Monthly SF Bay Area 2010

This is a spiritual gathering conducted on 11th of every Islamic month in honor of Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with him) commemorating his Urs Mubarak i.e. the day his blessed soul passed on to the Divine Presence.


(Actual dates are based on moon sighting)


For more information please contact Ayyaz Yousaf Qadri   @ 510-475-7867


Please note that the schedule is for the IECRC Women’s Gatherings.

Tentative Schedule


Hijri 1431                              Georgian 2010


Muharram 11th December 28th    (Monday)
Safar 11th January 26th (Tuesday)
Rabi’ul Awwal 11th February 25th (Thursday)
Rabi’ul Thani 11th March 26th, (Friday)
Jamad ul-Awwal 11th April 25th (Sunday)
Jamad uth-Thani 11th May 25th (Tuesday)
Rajab 11th June 24rd (Wednesday)
Sha’ban 11th July 22rd (Thursday)
Ramadan 11th August 21  (Saturday)
Shawwal 11th September 19th (Sunday)
Dhul Qa’dah 11th October 18th (Monday)
Dhul Hijjah 11th November 17th (Wednesday)

Sufiana Kalam Mehfil April 25, 2010

Sufiana Kalam Mehfil With Special Reciters For Sisters

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(Please be on time)

Shan Restaurant
5720 Mowry School Rd
(between Balentine Dr & Cedar Blvd )
Newark, CA 94560

  • Ladies Event Only
  • Dinner will be served
  • No Babysitting

For more information or to participate, please call
408-833-5092, 510-732-6786, or 925-301-6087.

IECRC Giyarhween Shareef – March 26-27 2010

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Rabi-uth-Thani is the month of Syedina Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani radiAllahu anhu.  IECRC will be holding a special Giyarhween Shareef Mahafil in Surrey,BC (Canada), Bay Area and Sacramento, CA (USA).

Bay Area Friday 26 March, 2010
Please invite your family and friends for this special blessed event – inshaAllah it will be Friday evening at 7:00 PM at Mehran Restaurant in Newark, CA.

If you would like to participate with a Naat Shareef or Manqabat, kindly let us know in advance. Children are especially encouraged to participate. If you would like to contribute to the event, please let us know. 

Sacramento Saturday 27 March, 2010
Dhuhr – Asr (2pm to 5pm): Women’s Only Naat/Manqibat program AND
Asr-Maghrib (5pm-Maghrib): Open to all
Location: 9647 Gerber Rd., Sacramento, CA 95693
Contact: 916-669-8809 or email
This is a very special gathering, please make sure to invite your family and friends -IECRC Staff
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5th Annual Conference – Interfaith Communication: A Bridge among Nations – 6th March 2010

The Islamic Educational & Cultural Research Center (IECRC) and The Canadian Women Center cordially invite you to celebrate the birth & life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings upon him & his family) at the

5th Annual Conference – Interfaith Communication:A Bridge among Nations

A family event on 6th March 2010, at 2:00 pm

For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. M. Ahmed Qadri:
778-241-2371 / Dr. Syeda Saiqa: 604-594-4929
Muhammad Iqbal: 604-505-5700 / Asif Bajwa: 604-507-1815
Sohail Rana: 604-787-3122 / Nasar Khan: 604-551-5426


Unit # 202, 12888 80 Avenue, York Conference Center, Surrey, BC

Entrance is free and dinner will be served!!!

Respecting Cultural Values: A Criterion for World Peace (IECRC’s 5th Annual Milad Shareef Conference, May 25, 2008, Fremont, CA)

Dedicated to:
The Life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad
(peace and blessings be upon him and his family)

Sunday, May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend)
3pm – 10pm

Mehran Restaurant, 5774 Mowry School Road, Newark, California


  • International Speakers
  • Intellectual and Spiritual Discourse
  • Poetry, Qasaid and Na’at Recitations
  • Sufi Cultural Expression (Qawwali, Daf, etc)
  • Prayer, Education, Spirituality, Culture, Food

May 9, 2008 (Fremont, CA): As efforts are underway in search for a true and lasting peace around the world by those who are committed to its cause, the members of the Islamic Educational and Cultural Research Center (IECRC) are ramping up for their Annual Conference themed on the same concern, during the Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 25, 2008 in the exquisite Mehran Restaurant (5774 Mowry School Road, Newark) in Northern California.


The IECRC is a six year old non-profit, non-political, 501(c)(3), grassroots, community service organization, based in Northern California, created in the wake of the September 11th tragedy  with the mission to promote spirituality through education, research, and counseling, based on the centuries old Islamic traditional values of the Awliyah (the Saints of the Islamic Tradition) — love, tolerance, peace and harmony.


Muslims believe that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him and his family) was the last of a long chain of Prophets of God (peace and blessing of God upon them all), and that his message was a Universal one in that he was not just sent to the Arabs, but to all of Humanity, and that the message he brought holistically embodies the principle of Peace.  Thus the religion was not named “Muhammadism” or similar, but rather “Islam” or “Peace.”  Each year, the IECRC dedicates its annual conferences to the life of the Prophet of Peace.


As part of a global community, it is essential that the individual consciousness of people grows into a joint social order. World Peace, an element of this order, can only be achieved when respect for the “Other” becomes the norm and rich exchanges of cultural values and perspectives are common.


To help achieve this goal, two purposes have been identified for the 5th Annual IECRC Conference: 1) Promote interaction between diverse communities through an exchange of ideas and culture in an effort to achieve respect for each other at a local level; and 2) Educate about the code of behavior as practiced by the pious predecessors and Saints of the Islamic tradition (may God be pleased with them all) in promoting the values of unity, peace, love, harmony, and tolerance at a global level.


The conference will aim to shed light on the intellectual and spiritual tradition of these values, as lived and practiced for over 14 centuries by countless spiritual luminaries in Islam.  “The Islamic tradition teaches that peace is achieved through tolerance and forgiveness.” Thus, the contributions of the great men and women who lived and died according to this principle are immense and warrant attention in the modern age when inspiration and guidance are needed even more than ever.  The conference will consist of speakers from diverse cultures and perspectives towards World Peace, and will include intellectuals, social workers and religious scholarship, both from within and outside the fold of Islam.  As a result, the theme for the conference has been named: Respecting Cultural Values: a Criterion for World Peace.


“Through the interaction of notable personalities from different cultures, backgrounds, and levels, doors will be opened towards new avenues addressing the complex problems that we face in achieving world peace and harmony,” says Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ahmed Qadri, Founding Director of the IECRC.  Dr. Qadri is a renowned scholar and the recipient of many prestigious international awards including the Ambassador for Peace Award presented by the Universal Peace Foundation and Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace in Canada.


Among the international and national guest speakers confirmed to present are keynote speaker, Dr. Prof, Muhammad Ahmed Qadri, Ph. D in Political Science, Islamic Scholar, and Founding Director of the IECRC (via remote message); Prof. Dr. Derryl Maclean, Associate Professor, Social Historian of Religion, Department of History, and Director, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada; Prof. Dr. Neelam Canto-Lugo, Professor, English Department, and Director of Crossing Borders Building Bridges series of lectures and presentations, Yuba College, Marysville, California; Farzana Nayani M.A., Education, Training Consultant and Cross-Cultural Researcher, Los Angeles, California; Mr. Charan Gill, M.A., M.S.W., Social Worker, Community Activist and CEO Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society, Surrey, British Columbia. Several other important personalities at the local, national, and international level have also been invited and are expected to present at the conference. The event will also be an exhibition of the rich fabric of Islamic culture in the recitations of poetry praising the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in many languages including English, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic, and Punjabi. The conference will include the traditional Sufi Qawwali Samaa (devotional music) of the Subcontinent with performance by Mr. Muhammad Shaan and ensemble. There will be much young talent on display in the many children’s performances which are a part and parcel of all IECRC events. Attendance of a diverse audience is expected from around the Greater Bay Area and beyond.


We invite all regardless of religion or race to join us for an evening of spirituality, knowledge, poetry, peace building, and friendship.

Admission is free. Childcare is available. Complimentary Dinner is served.

This event is open to all.

Visit for registration and additional details about the Conference.

Media Contacts: Ayyaz Yousaf Qadri at 510-475-7867 (,
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