Assalamu Alaikum Dear parents,
Hope this email finds you in the best state of health and Imaan inshaAllah. For the convenience of parents and community members, we will be selling tickets for our 2023 BHA Annual Banquet, Investing in the Next Generation, on Friday 02/03 at the following locations:
• CC Campus/ICSD: Before and after Jummah
• AG Campus: At dismissal
• MCC: Before and after Jummah
*Please note, you may also purchase tickets at CC and AG offices during school hours. Ticket sales close on Friday 02/10.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our guest speakers for the event:
Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid
Abdul Malik Mujahid is an American imam, producer, award winning author, and non-profit executive. Mujahid has been selected eight times as one of the “World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims”.
He is the founding president of Sound Vision, which was established in 1988 in Chicago, and powers the Burma Task Force and Save Uighur Campaigns. Sound Vision is a non-profit organization which develops Islam-related content for the international news media to develop interfaith peace and understanding. Imam Mujahid was also Chair Emeritus of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He is also the executive producer of Chicago’s radio talk-show program Radio Islam and Adam’s World. Abdul Malik Mujahid, a local Chicago Muslim leader and founder of Soundvision and Radio Islam, was recognized at an annual event in 2016 for his achievements by the Chicago Muslim community organization, The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. Imam Mujahid has authored more than 400 articleson Islamic living and public policy. His book on political sociology was the winner of an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award by American Library Association in 1990.
Imam Dr. Saad Eldegwy, PhD
Dr. Saad Eldegwy holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, Indiana. He also graduated with an MA degree in Counseling from San Diego State University and a BA degree in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies from Dar El-Oloum Faculty in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Saad is also a certified haafith of the Holy Quran. Imam Saad also founded and taught in the Quranic and Arabic Studies Academy (QASA) of San Diego, the precursor to IQraa Academy of San Diego, which he co founded in 2012. Dr. Saad has also worked as adjunct professor of Arabic Language and Middle Eastern History at San Diego State University and National University. Dr. Saad is a member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF), Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), the Muslim Leadership Council of San Diego, and the Interfaith Coalition of East County, San Diego area. In addition, he is a motivational speaker for Islamic Relief USA, and he is also a certified fundraising manager. Currently, Dr. Saad works as the Director of IQraa Academy of San Diego, where he teaches Arabic, Quran, Fiqh and Tafseer in addition to his director duties. He is also Imam and Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego-East County.
Fayaz Nawabi is an increasingly prominent voice in the American Muslim Community, he is a Hafiz of Quran, community organizer, khateeb and civil rights advocate.
After graduating from San Diego State University with degrees in Public Administration, City Planning and Japanese he served as an Assembly District Delegate for the California Democratic Party. In addition, Fayaz Nawabi serves as the Director of Communications for the California Democratic Party’s Arab American Caucus. Moreover, Fayaz currently serves as the Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Greater Los Angeles Office. CAIR-LA serves the more than half a million Muslims that live in the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside County areas.
Food: Food for the event will be catered by Kebabish
Donate or Pledge: To directly donate and/or pledge for the annual banquet, please visit the following link: www.brighthorizonacademy.org/donate/
Location: Muslim Community Center of Greater San Diego (Outdoors)
Address: 14698 Via Fiesta, San Diego, CA 92127
Time: Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Program starts at 6:00 pm.
For more details and updated information about the banquet, please continue to visit our website, facebook & instagram pages:
Our yearly banquet is the only major fundraising event for the school and with the Grace of Allah (SWT) and the support of generous donors, we hope to collect the needed funds during this year’s fundraiser to secure the required expenditures. Please consider making a donation and help us spread the word by sharing with your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you, your family, and friends at the event.
Bright Horizon Academy Board Of Education & Administration