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                               STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

HOUSE OF CREATIVE WRITING organizes, hosts and supports literary activities and interfaith/
intercultural outreach, in its humble efforts to help promote a respectful diversity, pluralism
and peaceful coexistence. It seeks to create a cultural bridge, through language and literature,
between the Southeast Asian Islamic countries and the United Stated of America.


As part of HOUSE OF CREATIVE WRITING's intercultural and interfaith outreach, Ninie is offering to
bring an individual  or  a group of non-Muslims -- who are interested in knowing about Islam --
to visit the Islamic Center mosque on Massachusetts Avenue, to observe the daily prayer or  'Iftar'
(fast-breaking dinner and gathering) during

The individual or group  will be able to observe how the Muslims are performing their prayer or
breaking their  fast during the month of
Ramadan, which is rotating according to the lunar calendar.
After the evening Maghrib prayer, a traditional communal dinner is provided by the mosque and you
are invited to join and share. Ninie will also provide a Q & A session, if requested and as time permits.

The Islamic Center Masdjid
2551 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 332-8343; Fax: (202) 234-5035

Time frame: 6:30 PM through 8 PM (Please consult Ninie for the exact time,
as time for prayer or Iftar slightly differs from day to day, depending on the sunset time)

Contact for reservation, details  and directions: Ms. Ninie G. Syarikin
Phone: (202) 355-4102; Phone: (202) 554-8159; Fax: (202) 318-4595;
Reservation should be made at least two days beforehand.

The Islamic Center's premise has a library and a book & gift store for visitors to browse. In addition
to that, on Saturdays and Sundays, Arabic language and Islamic Studies classes are offered free of
charge to the public, both for children and adults. Please consult the Center's website for schedules.

The Campaign "Explore The Qur’an"

Resources on The Holy Qur'an

Meaning of The Holy Qur'an by Marmaduke Pickthall

The Qur'an transliteration

The Campaign "Explore the Life of Muhammad"

Resources on Islamic Religion

Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Harun Yahya, a Muslim Thinker

Dr. Tariq Ramadan, a Muslim Thinker

Islam Denounces Terrorism

Islam Denounces Antisemitism

King Faisal Foundation

The Seyyed Hossein Nasr Foundation

Info about Islam and Muslim Mosques

Islam and the Global Muslim e-Community

Islamic Circle of North America

Association of Muslim Social Scientists

Islam, Science, Environment & Technology

Council on Islamic Education

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization (ISESCO)

The International Institute for
the Study of Islam in the Modern World

The International Institute of Islamic Thought

SunniPath, the on-line Islamic Academy

Muslim Public Affairs Council

The Cordoba Initiative

Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)

Muslim American Society (MAS)

Muslim Women's League

KARAMAH, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

National Association of Muslim Lawyers

Sisters in Islam (SIS)

Muslim Students Association

Muslim Public Service Network

The Muslim Council of Britain

The Islamic Human Rights Commission

European Muslim Network

Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue

Pluralism Project at Harvard University

Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

International Centre for Islam and Pluralism

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

North American Interfaith Network (NAIN)

Children of Abraham

Alliance of Civilizations

On World Religions

World Conference of Religions for Peace

American Academy of Religion

Islam Among the Latino Communities

The International Association of Sufism

The Sufi Women Organization

Al-Hewar, The Center for Arab Culture and Dialogue

Friends of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco ExPats

Saudi Aramco World
Magazine on Muslim and Arab Cultures


AZIZAH, the Muslim Women Magazine

Muslim Girl Magazine

Salma Arastu, Islamic Greeting Cards

Rukhsana Khan, Muslim Story-teller

Allah Made Me Funny, The Muslim Comedy Tour

AMANA, Islamic Publisher

LARIBA, Islamic Finance

Discover Islam

Sound Vision, Islamic Information & Products

Astrolabe Islamic Bookstore

Noor Art, Products for Muslim Schools/Families

MIDAMAR, Halal Food Factory

Amina Halal Thai Restaurant

HALALCO, Washington, DC Area Halal Supermarket

ZABIHAH, Worldwide Halal Restaurant Directory

Halal Journal

Muhammad Ali, the Great Boxer

The Muhammad Ali Center

The Official Web Site of Malcolm X

Yusuf Islam formerly singer Cat Stevens
                 PAST EVENTS

Thursday, August 23 - Monday, August 27, 2007
Ninie and son Ibrahim traveled to
Houghton, Michigan, to
accompany Ibrahim to move in to his new student dormitory life
on campus of the
Michigan Technological University. Ibrahim is

Thursday, June 21 - Saturday, June 23
Ninie and son Umar traveled to Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3, 2007
Ninie attended the
ATA Medical Division Mid-Year Conference
at the InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Ninie's interpreting assignment at the
Conyers Dill & Pearman,
an international offshore law firm in Hamilton,

Thursday, May 3 - Friday, 4, 2007
Ninie's interpreting assignment representing
for the law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP, New York,

Friday, February 23, 2007
Ninie hosted the
8th Annual Fulbright Home Hospitality Evening
at the House of Creative Writing

Saturday afternoon, August 26, 2006
Ninie hosted the
3rd Annual Summer Poetry Reading and Story-telling
at the House of Creative Writing
508 G Street, SW
Washington DC 20024-2724

March 29 through April 22, 2006
Ninie traveled to Southeast Asia
(Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong)

Thursday, February 16, 2006
Ninie read at the “Bi-lingual Poetry Reading Event” at the
Southeast Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC 20003
in celebration of "February, the Love Theme”

Friday evening, February 10, 2006
Ninie hosted the 7th Annual "Fulbright Home Hospitality Evening"
for some
Fulbright graduate foreign students at the
House of Creative Writing
508 G Street, SW
Washington DC 20024-2724

Saturday evening, October 15, 2005
Ninie hosted the 7th Annual
Ramadan Festival Iftar Open-House
House of Creative Writing
508 G Street, SW
Washington DC 20024-2724

Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2005
Ninie hosted the
2nd Annual Summer Poetry Reading & Story-telling
House of Creative Writing
508 G Street, SW
Washington DC 20024-2724

July 22-30, 2005
Ninie attended the 9 days Iowa Summer Writing Festival on Poetry
at the University of Iowa, Iowa City

Wednesday, May, 25, 2005
Ninie read at the “
Multi-lingual Poetry Reading Event” at the
Martin Luther King Library, Washington, DC, in celebration of the
“May, the National Translation Month”

Thursday, April 28, 2005
Ninie read at the Poetry Reading Event of the Washington, DC
Chapter of the National Writers Union’s celebration of the
April, National Poetry Month” at the Institute for Policy Studies,
Washington, DC.

January 21- February 6, 2005
Ninie traveled to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, to celebrate
the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, and conducted some
observation of the life of the Bruneian Malays, as well as
acquired some important literatures that relate to her work.

October 13-17, 2004
Ninie attended the 45th American Translators Association Annual
Conference in Toronto, Canada (

August 27-29, 2004
Ninie attended the ATA's The Business of Translation &
Interpreting Seminar in Seattle, Washington

July 9-11, 2004
Ninie, Mohamed and Ibrahim traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota,
in which Ninie attended the ATA's Medical Translation and
Interpreting Seminar (

July 2-5, 2004
Ninie, Mohamed and Ibrahim attended the
South Central Regional Conference
in Dallas, Texas; then continued to Austin.

May 21-23, 2004
Ninie attended the ATA's Translating and Interpreting for the
Entertainment Industry, in Newark, New Jersey

April 3-4, 2004
Ninie attended the ATA's Translating & Interpreting for the
Government Seminar in Washington, DC,

August 29-September 1, 2003
Ninie, Mohamed and Ibrahim attended the
ISNA 40th Annual
Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

July 2 to July 15, 2003
Ninie and her son Ibrahim traveled to London, Cambridge and
Leicester. Ninie participated at The British Council's Residential
Seminar on Literature, at Downing College, University of
Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 3 to Friday, July 11, 2003

May 21-26, 2003
Ninie and her son Mohamed traveled to London, UK.

August 30-September 2, 2002
Ninie attended the
ISNA 39th Annual Convention
in Washington, DC.

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