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In 2013 Ms. Maesa Abdulal a prominent ACA Arabic and Art tecaher saw the possibility of our high school students going to Umrah together; believing that high school students performing Umrah with their peers at this stage of their lives will inshaAllah be a profound experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
The possibility inspired everyone to pitch in and help to make it a reality. For four consecutive years ACA students had such an amazing experience that ACA has made the Umrah Trip an annual event for high school students, staff, and their families.
The Umrah (Arabic: عمرة) is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. "Umrah is expiation for the sins committed between it and the next Umrah, and Hajj which is accepted will receive no other reward than Paradise” (Bukhari & Muslim). For more information Like us on Facebook!
This year our high school students will be performing Umrah Pilgrimage in December. To raise funds to reduce the price of the trip, the ACA Umrah committee will start a Juma (Friday) Food Sale. Proceeds from the food sale will go to reducing the price of travel to both Madinah and Makkah for our students. The food is from ZK Grill (Persian Chicken & Beef Koubideh platter).
Payment can be cash or check payable to Arizona Cultural Academy/ note: Umrah Dinner
Food Sale Sponsorship
You and/or your company are invited to sponsor our weekly food sale at ACA Juma prayers. The Umrah trip participants will honor your support by buying a Quran or a chair in Madinah in your name. What an amazing reward and sadaqa Jareah Insha Allah (صدقة جاريّة)! This is a great way to support the high school students. You DO NOT have to be present at the Food Sale to sponsor it. We have a group of wonderful volunteers who run the food sale. You are WELCOME to join us :-)
To sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted with payment info. The cost is $700 which covers 100 boxes of food.
Our first Juma Food Sale will be tomorrow, Friday, October 20th, and we are still looking for a sponsor. If you are not able to sponsor a food sale this time, please consider picking up a few food boxes to take home. The boxes will be available for parents to pick up with no pre-order. If you have students that will be purchasing food, they must have the attached food permission/pe-order slip completed by their parents.
This year our theme at ACA is Better Together. This is one of the ways that we can come together as a community to support our students. Provide this blessing to our young students today!
Thank you for your continued support. Food pick up will be after Juma prayer in the masjid courtyard as well as at two locations on the pickup curb (Montessori gate & Main gate) during student pick up time at 2:30 pm.