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San'at-o-Dastakari (Handicraft) Department

 

 

The objective of this department, as described in the Constitution of the Lajna Ima'illah, is to make arrangements to hold exhibitions of handicrafts. The primary purpose of these exhibitions is to make Ahmadi ladies skillful, and also to create a cottage industry to help needy sisters. One of the main objectives of this department is to help Ahmadi ladies acquire skills making items of interest for Lajna and Nasirat. These can then be sold at Jamaat gatherings providing a useful service to buyers and sellers. This could create a cottage industry, which can be a useful tool in helping provide extra income for those sisters who may need it. 

 

What's New In San'at-o-Dastakari


Oshkosh Lajna

Local farmer’s market Stalls

This year again Oshkosh Lajna held three stalls at the localfarmer's market for Henna application, where we raised close to $700, for different Jama’at ongoing schemes...[Read more]  

Jalsa Salana, 2014 San'at-o-Dastakari Exhibition

Below are the results of the competitions:

Sewing

1. First Place: 

 South VA 

2. Second Place:

 Orlando FL

3. Honorable Mentions:

 a. Silver Spring MD

 b. Brooklyn NY

 c. Long Island NY

Embroidery

1. First Place:

 Central VA

2. Second Place:

 Baltimore MD

3. Honorable Mentions:

 RTNC

Crochet and Knitting

1. First Place:

 Chicago NW 

2. Second Place:

 Central VA

3. Honorable Mentions:

 a. Silver Spring MD

 b. Brooklyn NY

 Handicrafts

1. First Place:

  Atlanta GA

2. Second Place:

  a. Silicon Valley CA

  b. Osh Kosh WI

3. Honorable Mentions:

  a. Cypress Houston TX

  b. Queens NY

  c.  Central VA

Beautification of the Qamar Mosque

Oshkosh Lajna worked on the outside of the mosque, cleaning, clearing out weeds, pruning the bushes, planting new bushes and potting planters for the front of the mosque... [Read more]

Meena bazaar, Oshkosh

Oshkosh Lajna held a meena bazaar fund raiser alongside a tabligh Aftaar event, the turn out was  good, we had close to 50 people in attendance... [Read more]

West Midwest Regional Meena Bazaar & Health Seminar

By the grace of Allah, the West Midwest Region held a Regional Meena Bazaar/Health Seminar event at the Grandwood Park District in Gurnee, Illinois on Sunday, May 11th 2014. The program included many wonderful activities, including a Meena Bazaar to fundraise for the Lajna Hall scheme, health presentations, an AWSA poster session, and a fun dessert competition...[Read more]

Special Khidmate Khalq/Handicraft Report:

Philadelphia Lajna Shares in Thanksgiving Spirit
November 2013

Philadelphia Lajna came together at one of their meetings in November to fill and nicely decorate Thanksgiving baskets for those less fortunate. This was really a group activity.  Our Handicraft Secretary purchased cardboard boxes and wrapping & construction paper.  The Lajna put the boxes together and filled the baskets with food that members donated.  Our Nasirat helped by decorating the baskets! ...[Read more]

VA-Central Lajna and Nasirat Meena Bazaar

In June 2013, VA Central Lajna & Nasirat held first Meena bazaar at their newly built mosque, Masjid Mubarak. Central Regional Sadr, Naseerah Bhatti Sahiba officially opened the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony, silent prayer and opening remarks. 

Lajna members had several stalls such as new household items, clothes and food items such as chaat papri, samosas, naan-Kabab, Pizza, gulab Jamun, sabz Chai and cold drinks... [Read more]

Jalsa Salana, 2013 San'at-o-Dastakari Exhibition

Below are the results of the competitions:

Sewing

1. First Place:

  Zion

2. Second Place:

 Central VA, Philadelphiaia

 

3. Honorable Mentions:

 a. Queens, NY

 b. Dallas, TX

 c. Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Embroidery

1. First Place:

 RTNC, Willingboro, NJ

2. Second Place:

 Central VA, Milwaukee

 

3. Honorable Mentions:

  a. Potomac
  b. Georgia
 

Crochet and Knitting

1. First Place:

  Rochester

2. Second Place:

 . Dallas,TX, Seattle


3. Honorable Mentions:
 a. Central VA
 b. Brooklyn
 c. Laurel

 

Handicrafts

1. First Place:
  Harrisburg, PA; Seattle, WA

2. Second Place:
 Georgia, Silver Spring

3. Honorable Mentions:
  a. LA East
  b. Albany
  c.  RTNC 

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Oshkosh - Handicraft report 

1-Lajna took a field trip to the local arts and crafts fair.

 2-Items for lajna Tarbiyyat camp 2013:


Lajna members created a few gift items for the camp attendees

Notebooks, pens and small pouches. Decorative duct tape was used on the pens. All note books were made by hand using decorative scrap book paper,copy paper and duct tape. Printed felt was used to make small pouches...[Read more]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lajna Dallas held a meena bazaar!


Dallas Lajna held their second annual Meena Bazaar on June 1st 2013. We had a wonderful turned out! We again had a wonderful mouth watering menu, thanks to all generous Lajna members who cooked and donated the food. The aroma of chappli kebabs, seekh kebabs, aloo chana chaat, samosa, roasted chicken, and haleem filled the halls of our masjid, making everyone's mouth water. .. [
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Lajna Dallas held a meena bazaar on Jan 29th 2012, it was a great success, with over 80 Lajna & 15 Nasirat members attending this event we raised $1550.00!  Everyone worked hard to prepare for this event; members made phone calls asking for donations, sent out reminder emails, and cooked wonderful food to be sold.

We had hot with just the right spices haleem, sizzling kebabs, aloo kebabs, savory chicken roast, fresh naan, aloo chart with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, hot steaming chicken corn soup, perfect for the cold day!  And the best part dessert -  we had gulab jamin, homemade vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate cake, and  light fluffy vanilla pineapple cake with just the right touch of sweetness.   Our handicraft secretary hand crocheted hair bands, hair clips, and hair scrungies, which were also donated.  We had stalls for jewelry and shawaar kameez,  which were very successful in selling.

During the Meena Bazaar there were other activities to enjoy. The children played carnival games such as ring toss, knock the cups down, toss the balls into the cups, and pin the nose on the clown.  We had face painting, and henna application.  Prizes of candies were given out to those who played the carnival games.  Lajna and Nasirat all had a wonderful time shopping, eating, playing, and socializing, and if weren't for their participation and for the volunteers who helped this  event wouldn't have been such a success!

Requesting your prayers. JazakAllah

Wassalam

Amtul Rahim Shaikh
Sadr Lajna Imaillah Dallas Tx

 

Gorgia Lajna invited the reporter from Gwinnett Daily Post to learn how to cook Chicken Tikka Masala.

Everyone knows that I love Indian food, right? Well, the word got out to my friends over at the Baitul Baqi Mosque in Norcross and the Georgia Women's Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invited me out to teach me this recipe — it was amazing! I can't wait to go back and learn other recipes ... if they'll have me!

Ingredients:

    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 cup plain yogurt
    
 

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Source: Gwinnett daily post

 

 

 

 

 

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