|Plenty of good art and entertainment at Saturday's MAPS "Art and Culture Day"|
Hyder is a resident of greater Redmond, works at Microsoft and is President of MAPS (Muslim Ass'n of Puget Sound), the sponsoring organization. The event was held in a SE Redmond Muslim mosque named "Maasjid Ar-Rahmah," which is also a gathering place for the cultural community. We enjoyed a brief visit with Hyder's son.
The Event was very entertaining and fun with dancing and singing and we learned a lot about the cultures of Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Palestine, and Turkey at their art exhibits. Hopefully, a slide show to follow. Please send in your pictures!
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Hyder Ali is currently employed at Microsoft as an Industry Manager in the Communication Sector. He moved to Seattle in September 2005. Hyder has been actively involved in Muslim community activities for the past 15 years in US. More recently, he served as the President of Bay Area Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). As the chairman of the Khutba Committee in Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara, CA, Hyder streamlined the khutba process that is still being followed today. He helped establish a vibrant Islamic center in Huntsville, AL. Born in India, he spends his spare time outdoors with his son, plays tennis and enjoys jogging and biking.
MAPS website: http://www.mapsredmond.org/
Mosque / Cultural center address: http://www.islamicfinder.org/getitWorld.php?id=76027
Story and Photo by Bob Yoder
Co-reported with John Reinke