Jan. 8, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

Happy New Year!  We're back in action here at the Center and have many enriching opportunities for the whole family in the weeks to come.  This Sunday, Jan. 10, we will have the first gathering for the "Get to Know Each Other" Program.  If you're looking for a chance to give service, take a look at our volunteer section below to find out more about the dinner we will be distributing at the Union Rescue Mission in the next couple of weeks.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

The Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba
Photo of Dr. Gasser Hathout

Dr. Gasser Hathout
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Tarek Shawky

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (1/1)
Dr. Aslam Abdullah - "The Prophet is our Teacher" 

Special Sunday Program on Jan. 10
How well do you know your brothers and sisters who attend other Islamic centers in the Los Angeles area?  Would you like to get to know them on a deeper, more personal level?

One of the most beautiful parts of our faith is the diversity in our Muslim community. Islam is a religion brought to all of humanity, and therefore, our family spans widely across various cultural, socioeconomic, and racial backgrounds.  Even though we are all Muslim, our diverse communities have a myriad of challenges and conversations that differ based on our needs.

This weekend (Jan. 10), part of our usual Sunday Program has been relocated to Bilal Islamic Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m for the "Get to Know Each Other" Program. There will NOT be a 12 p.m. speaker at ICSC.

This is the first in a series of monthly events organized to insha'Allah strengthen the bonds of our ummah across Los Angeles.  Please consider attending this event to make new friends and gain a deeper understanding of the lives of our Muslim brothers and sisters. 

We hope to see you there!

Please contact Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator with any questions.
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Coming up at ICSCcomingupagain
This Weekend
(1/9 - 1/10)

5:30 a.m. - Saturday Morning Circle
Recitation, Tajweed, & Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (1/10)
10:00 a.m. - Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - Parenting Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmood Waseeq
"Fighting Beyond Self-Defense is NOT Islam."
1:00 p.m. - "Get to Know Each Other"
4016 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Cheri Langdell, Anne Peterson, & Norma Pratt
"An Evening of Poetry"

Next Week
(1/11 - 1/17)

TUESDAY (1/12)
6:45 p.m. - Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

6:45 p.m. - Islam 2.0 for New Muslims
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (1/15)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Tarek Shawky

5:30 a.m. Saturday Morning Circle
Recitation, Tajweed, & Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (1/17)
10:00 a.m. - Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - Parenting Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Asim Buyuksoy
"The Virtues of Patience in the Qur'an"
12:00 p.m. - Speaker
To Be Determined

What's new in our community?
New Horizon and newhorizon
Sunday School

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Shoe Drive:
We've hit a standstill. Please bring us your old shoes!

The New Horizon shoe drive has been extended until January 31.

Our goal is 2,500 pairs of shoes. You may donate any old shoes as long as they do not have holes in the soles. All donations will be distributed to those in need.

If we reach this goal, New Horizon will receive $2,000 for the school. Please help support our students.

of the way to our goal!

Do you shop at Ralphs?

If you're a Rewards Card member, it's easy for you to donate a portion of every purchase to our New Horizon School through the Ralphs Community Contribution Program.  By linking your existing Rewards Card to our non-profit ID number, you can benefit our school by just buying your groceries!

For additional information, please link to the instructions on our ICSC website.

Want to get involved?volunteers
We're working on updating our volunteer database right now.  If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with ICSC, please send us an email with your name, phone number, and email address to let us know how you want to get involved. Contact Kristen Stangas

Part-Time Job Opportunity
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JYG girls catching up on conversation after class

Current Volunteer Opportunities
  • ICSC Food Pantry (Every Saturday morning @ 9:45am, doors open to the public at 10 a.m.)  
  • Experienced photographers to help take photos at our events
  • Experienced babysitters to help with children at events

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Prayer Timesprayers
We are open for prayers five times a day, every day.  Iqama is ten minutes after the athan is called.  You can find prayer times on our website.

"No one is better than anyone else except 
by faith and righteous deeds."
(Shu'b al-Iman)

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Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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