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  • How do I get my community started on muslim-calendar.com?

  1. Make sure your metroplex/city exists in our location drop down.
  2. If it doesnt exist, email us to add it. This is usually done within hours.
  3. Signup on this site using your email address. Its free.
  4. Request "Admin" privileges for this email address. This is usually granted within a day.
  5. Your community can now use muslim-calendar.com to post their events .
  6. You can request more than 1 person to be an admin on this site. Repeat steps 3 & 4.
  7. See next section on how to add events .
  8. Click here to get started.

  • How do I add public events to muslim-calendar.com?

    1. Subscribe to muslim-calendar.com for your city.
    2. Request "Admin" privileges.
    3. Log in to the site.
    4. Choose "Post Event" from menu on left or right.
    5. Enter required information and hit submit.
    6. This event will appear on that city's calendar. A url is also available for you to publicize.
    7. Click here to get started. Click here for help with the "ADD/EDIT Event" screen.

  • How does this site work? Click here to see the "flow" of our events model

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  • Available Services

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  • Navigating the Calendar

    1. Always click on our logo to go back to the home page.
    2. For first time users, events for All Cities are selected. Use the drop down labeled "Change City" to select your city.
      After you set this, everytime you come back to muslim-calendar, you will view events of that city only. You may change
      the city again if you like.
    3. By default, you view events for the current month as shown on top of the calendar. To change the month you're viewing, click on the previous month shown to the left of the current month, or to the next month shown to the right of the current month. You may also choose the drop down labeled "Change Month" and selected a month and/or year.
    4. Click on event titles inside date boxes to see details of events.
    5. You will see event titles in date boxes shown in 3 colors: General Events are Dark Blue, Recurring Events are Royal blue and Personal Events are Violet. 
      This legend is always visible on the bottom of every page.
    6. You can hide Recurring Events by clicking on the link labeled "Hide Recurring Events". You can unhide these by clicking on "Show Recurring Events".
    7. You can hide your personal Events by clicking on the link labeled "Hide Personal Events". You can unhide these by clicking on "Show Personal Events". Please note, you need to be logged in to view your personal events.
    8. You can browse events by different types using the column on top of the calendar labeled "Browse By". Click here to view a description of each type by category.

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  • Events

    • Adding/Posting

      1. Subscribe to muslim-calendar.com for your city.
      2. Request "Admin" privileges.
      3. Log in to the site.
      4. Choose "Post Event" from menu on left or right.
      5. Enter required information and hit submit.
      6. This event will appear on that city's calendar. A url is also available for you to publicize your event.
      7. Click here to get started.  Click here for help with the "ADD/EDIT Event" screen.
         
    • Editing

      1. You can only edit events you or your organization added to the calendar.
      2. Log in to the site.
      3. Navigate to the event you need to edit.
      4. Click it to enter detail view.
      5. Click the EDIT button on top.
      6. Edit/Correct/Add and information and hit UPDATE.
    • Deleting

      1. You can only delete events you or your organization added to the calendar.
      2. Log in to the site.
      3. Navigate to the event you need to delete.
      4. Click it to enter detail view.
      5. Click the DELETE button on top.
    • Viewing

      • By Default

             The default view of the calendar is viewed on the home page just like a normal calendar.
             First time you visit the site, it shows you all public events of all cities for the current month.
             Choose your city from the drop down menu on the right. Once you do this, you will only
             view events of that city by default on that computer.
             Click on event titles to view details on event.

      • Weekend

             This view shows all public events for selected city for coming weekend.

      • 7 Days

             This view shows details on all public events for seletced city for next 7 days.

      • Today

              This view takes you back to the home page and displays the current month.

      • All Events

             This view shows details on all public events for selected city.

      • Deen Retreats 

                This view shows details on all events added as deen retreats. Deen retreats are
             special intensive seminars on Islamic Education. e.g., the ALIM Program, Rehla etc.

      • By Speaker

             This view shows a list of all speakers. You can then click on a speaker to get all events
             that speaker is speaking at.

             Please note, this list of speakers includes speakers with events on muslim-calendar.com only.

      • By Organization

             This view shows a list of all organizatins. You can then click on an organization to get all
             events sponsored by that organization.

    • Types

                     There are 4 types of events:

      1. Public/General Events . These are viewed at all times for selected city.
      2. Recurring Events : These are events that occur every week. These events are public.
      3. Personal Events : These are private events added by users and viewable only with authirization from the user. You need to be logged in to view your events.
      4. Online Events: These are showin across all cities since they are accessible anywhere.

                     You may hide or show types 2 & 3 on the main calendar by clicking on options right below the "Change Month" option. 

    • Reminders

                     Event reminder emails are sent to out communities by city admins once a week.
                     You need to be subscribed to your city list to get these emails.

    • RSVP

                          Click on an event and enter a number to reflect how many in your party plan on coming to the
                     event inshaAllah.
                     Please note, this function does NOT register you for the event. It is, however, used by event
                     organizers to get an estimate of how many people to expect.

    • Find a roommate

                          This feature allows you to collaborate with others who are planning on attending 
                     an event in order to find a roommate for that event. This will help share the cost 
                     of hotel/rental car etc.
                     Click on the details of any event. Then, click the "roommate" option.
                     You can add yourself or contact others with provided information.
                     Please note, you may choose to hide your email address, in which case others will still
                     be able to send you a private email thru muslim-calendar.com, without knowing your email
                     address.
                     

    • Search

                     Our developers are working hard to bring this feature to you. You will be able to search events
                     by title, date, speaker & organizations.

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  • Users

    • Subscription

                     You don't need to subscribe to view events on this site.
                     Subscription is used for event reminders and personal calendars only, and is free.
                     Click here to find out how to Subscribe.

    • Personal Calendars

                           Once you subscribe, you can create your own personal calendars that you can share with  
                     friends and family. This is a good way to view your events along with community events to
                     avoid conflict. Click here to find out how to create personal calendars.

    • Logging in

                          You can log in to the site using your email address and password provided to you after
                     you subscribed.
                     If you forget your password, click here. If you forget which email address you signed up
                     with,contact us.
                     Once you log in, your personal events show next to public events.

    • My Calendar

                             Once you log in, click on My Calendar and you can change the following settings: 

                             Full Name: Please update this after you subscribe to the calendar.
                             City: Select the city you would like to subscribe to. Soon, you will be able to select
                                     more than 1 city.
                             Subscribe: Check this box to receive event reminder emails, uncheck it to stop
                                     receiving emails. You can still browse the site and/or log in and use your
                                     personal calendar.
                             Email Frequency: If you have subscribed to email reminders, this is how often you will
                                     receive them.

                             Email Deen Retreats: 
    You can choose to subscribe to reminders about Deen Retreats
                                     as soon as they are added. It is important to do this since deen retreats are usually 
                                     not in the same city and hence require more planning and travel arrangements.
                             Your Password: Change this often to protect your privacy on this site.
                             Your existing calendars: If you have created personal or organizational calendars, these
                                    will be displayed here.
                             Creating Personal/Organizational Calendars: Enter a name for your personal calendar
                                    and select Update. This calendar will be added to your profile. Click here to get
                                    more information on calendars.
        

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  • Organizations

    • Services Available

         The common services available on this site e.g., publicity, visibility aren't the only vision we have. The
         benefits of consolidating all muslim events on one site are numerous and will unite us all inshaAllah on a
         platform that is not political nor complicated.

         It requires for all organizations to adopt this method for their events so we can all be united on one site.

    • Signing Up

         Everyone can browse events on this site without signing up. However, to add events for a city or 
         organization, you need to sign up, which is free. Click here to sign up.                                

    • Posting Events

      1. Subscribe to muslim-calendar.com for your city.
      2. Request "Admin" privileges.
      3. Log in to the site.
      4. Choose "Post Event" from menu on left or right.
      5. Enter required information and hit submit.
      6. This event will appear on that city's calendar. A url is also available for you to publicize your event.
      7. Click here to start.

    • Online Organizational calendars

         You can create a calendar for your organization and schedule events & meetings that can be
         shared within your organization. These meetings and events are confidential and viewable only by
         colleagues within the organization. Click here to find out how.

    • The Visual mini-calendar

         Instead of displaying your events in a flat text format, give your visitors a visual display of your events.
         Click here to preview and add this free functionality to your site.

    • Other Organizations

           Over 200 organizations using this site to post their events. Click here to view these organizations.

    • Advertise

         Our site is viewed globally by more than 6 continents. You can advertise your banner on our site. You
         can also feature your events on all pages. Click here for details.

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  • Subscription

    • Subscription is free.

    • Subscribing to muslim-calendar.com allows you to:

      1. Post Public Events after you request and are granted Admin privileges.
      2. Create personal calendars.
      3. Add personal events/schedules that you can share with friends and family members.
      4. Get weekly emails on next weeks' events in your city. This setting can be turned off
        if you wish.
         

    • Only 1 Step to Subscribe:

      1. Click on "Sign Up" or click hereEnter your email address, choose your city & hit subscribe.

        You are now subscribed. An email with your randomly generated temporary password will
        be emailed to the email address you entered. You can use this password to log in to the site and change your password/settings. Click here for instructions on logging in and your profile.
         

        You can now log in to muslim-calendar.com. You can also create your personal calendar.
        See the next section for instructions on that.

    • To Unsubscribe from any reminder emails, follow these steps:

      1. Log in to the site .
      2. Click on My Calendar.
      3. Uncheck the box that says "Subscribe".

        You will not receive any event emails from us.
         But you may continue to browse the site
        and use your personal calendar. 

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  • Personal / Organizational Calendars

    • Online Calendars:

         Personal / Organizational calendars are used as a personal online calendar by members of
         muslim-calendar.com for free. Members can post their events, appointments, meetings etc.
         These events are visible next to your communities events to avoid scheduling conflicts. Members
         can have up to 5 calendars.

    • Confidentiality:

         Calendars are confidential and require members to log in. Only you or people sharing your
         calendar with you can view your events.

    • Steps to create your Calendar:

      1. Subscribe to muslim-calendar.com as shown here .
      2. After you receive your temporary password through email, log in as shown here.
      3. Select "My Calendar" on the website.
      4. At the end of the page, enter the name you have chosen for your calendar. Please
        follow instructions on that page for this name.
      5. Hit Update. Your personal calendar has now been created.

    • Invite others to join your calendar so you can share your events/meetings:

      1. Log in to the site. Click on "My Calendar" .
      2. Click on "Invite Others to Join Your Calendar".
      3. Select "My Calendar" on the website.
      4. Enter email addresses of as many friends or family members as you wish.
      5. Enter your name and email address unless filled in for you automatically.
      6. Enter the calendar name you created for you or your organization.
      7. Edit the text that will be sent with your invitation. Make sure not to delete the
        name of the calendar.
      8. Hit Invite.
      9. Follow up with the invited on adding your calendar to their profile.

         
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    The Visual Mini-Calendar

       Instead of displaying your events in a flat text format, give your visitors a visual display of your events.
       Click here to preview and add this free functionality to your site.

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  • City Admins

       Besides Organizations, "City Admins" run this muslim calendar. We have appointed admins for a few  
       cities to keep events updated. 
       Not all cities are active on this site. We are always looking for active people from all cities.
       So, subscribe to the calendar and request  Admin privileges.

       You can request to become and admin for your city too. Our city admins are active, well-connected and
       determined folks to provide this service to the ummah. Click here to request Admin privileges.

       The hasanahs to get your community connected on one platform are more than we can put on this page.

  • Getting Involved

       Not all cities are active on this site. We are always looking for active people from all cities.
       So, subscribe to the calendar and request Admin privileges.

       We are always looking for good active people to get involved in directing muslim-calendar.com. Please
       email us if you would like to join our team.

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  • Cities

       The vision of uniting all muslim events on one site is incomplete until we get all cities on this site.

       Click  here to view active cities on this site.

  • FAQ

  • Privacy Statement

  • Add/Edit Event Help

    Adding events is very easy. Enter all required fields, paying special attention to the type field and click the "Add Event" button. Make sure to check for errors in red on top of the screen once you hit "Add Event".

    • Start Date (Required) (month/date/year) : Enter the date this event starts.

    • End Date (Required only for recurring events ) (month/date/year) : If this event is recurring, please enter the date it will end. Maximum time for recurring events is 1 year from start date.

    • Event Title (Required):  This is the text that shows on the calendar for the event. Make this title as catchy and precise as possible so viewers can identify the event easily. Please note: only the first 11 characters of this title will show on the calendar.

    • Event City (Required): Make sure this isn't selected to your default city.  Select the city the event occurs in. If you don't see the desired city, look for the greater metroplex the city is located in. If you don't see the metroplex either, please contact us to add the city.

    • Event Type (Required):  There are 4 types of events. Click here for a description of these. Please note, personal events are not shown on the calendar unless you log in.

    • Personal Calendar  (Not Required):  If adding a personal event, you can select which of your calendars to add the event to. e.g., your faimly calendar, your work calendar etc. 

    • Event Time (Required) (hh:mm or prayer time):  What time does the event start. This can be a prayer time too in case the event starts before or after one.

    • Event Sponsor (Required):  This can be the organization responsible for putting the event together. Please note, this can be different from the location of the event or from the organization adding the event. 

    • Event Details (Required):  Enter all information pertaining to the event including babysitting info, registration fees etc. Upto 1200 characters allowed. 

    • Location  (Not Required):  Enter street address of location of event. This will soon be connected to a map. 

    • Event Speaker (Not Required):  Highly recommended. Choose from the drop down or enter speaker(s) into free text.

    • Contact  (Not Required):  Enter a phone number or email address for people to contact you about this event.

    • Event Url (Not Required):  Highly recommended. Url to register for the event or get more information on it. Please note: if you need a 1 page website for your event for free, contact us. 

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