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Hartford Seminary hosts Imam Baykar and Dr Faris Kaya

On April 12th, Director of the Istanbul Foundation for Science & Culture Dr. Faris Kaya and Hartford Seminary alumnus and Imam of Bloomfield Muslim Community Center Baykar Yurdakul visited the Seminary, conversing with Admissions Director Tina Demo and a number of current students on Imam Said Nursi’s study of the Qur’an. They also met with Dr […]

Refugee Cultural Training for faith groups working with IRIS hosted by LH4H & MCCT

Refugee Resettlement groups in Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield will converge on Unitarian Society of Hartford ( for a half day training on Islamic and Arab cultural competency. Lighthouse for Humanity:Bloomfield Muslim Community Center with Muslim Coalition of Connecticut ( will host the refugee training. “We expect 100 members from over 30 Churches and a […]

Muslim American Society (MAS) Convention in Connecticut attended by LH4H Members

Lighthouse for Humanity members from across Connecticut including President Ali Furkan, Vice President Ismail Yildiz, Imam Ahmet Baykar, Imam Sami Abdul Aziz and many board members attended the MAS Convention yesterday. The convention took place at the Omni Hotel in New Haven CT. Lighthouse for Humanity contributed by providing a speaker for the 11:30am-12:30pm main […]

Association of Muslim Chaplains conference attended by LH4H leaders

Imam Ahmet Baykar and Imam Sami Abdul Aziz attended the Association of Muslim Chaplains Conference at Yale University this past weekend. The event provides training and mentor-ship for Chaplains, Leaders, Imams and volunteers from across the nation. “I enjoy attending the AMC conference due to the skills I acquire, and brotherhood/sisterhood that is built” states […]

Confirmation Class visits Bloomfield Muslim Community Center

Bloomfield Muslim Community Center hosted its first confirmation class from Trinity Episcopal Church (Hartford, CT) yesterday. Confirmation is a process teenagers go through to confirm their religious beliefs and commit to a religion. This process leads them to learn about other faiths. We went over the 6 tenants of belief, 5 pillars, women, hijab, extremism, […]

2015 Winter Retreat

Our annual winter retreat is coming up. Please see this year’s flyer. Please click here for registration details!

Auer Farm Festival Community Booth

Bloomfield Muslim Community Center represented with a booth at the Auer Farm Festival on May 31st from 11am-3pm during Celebrate Bloomfield Week. Connections were made with many community leaders including rotary president, deputy mayor and town council members. We enjoy very much connecting with our neighbors and contributing towards Bloomfield’s spiritual life.

2014 Winter Qur’an Retreat is over.

Alhamdulillah. We had a wonderful retreat in the last week of December. We had very beneficial lectures, great friendships and spiritual growth. People came from all over US and even Turkey. To see all those brothers coming  from all different places and walks of life sitting together to understand Allah swt and his message to […]

Thanksgiving event of our town

As a member of the Bloomfield Interfaith Association we proudly participated this year’s Thanksgiving event organized in our town, Bloomfield, CT. The event was a time of joy that was elevated through rich participation and contribution of different faiths of the town of Bloomfield. The meeting included the Mayor of the town and also a […]