Feb. 12, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

This coming Sunday, Feb. 14, we will have our General Membership Meeting (open to everyone). Board elections will be taking place. And so, it is with grateful hearts that we extend our thanks to our current Chairman, Omar Ricci, and three other Board Members, Ahmed Elhadary, Zee Zee Baset, and Shaheen Veera, for all of their hard work and leadership on our Board.  May Allah reward them for their service, insha'Allah.

One note to keep in mind as you navigate to ICSC this weekend - It is the L.A. Marathon, so give yourself a little extra time and check your normal route to see if you might be impacted by the race.

Map of L.A. Marathon

Thank you for all of your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

In peace,

The Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba
Photo of Dr. Gasser Hathout

TODAY: 2/12
Dr. Gasser Hathout
Photo of Jihad Turk
Jihad Turk

Listen to Lask Week's Friday Khutba (2/5)

Asim Buyuksoy - "Love of God"

Coming up at ICSCcomingupagain
This Weekend
(2/12 - 2/14)

FRIDAY (2/12)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Dr. Gasser Hathout
5:45 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids 
Asim Buyuksoy

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

SUNDAY (2/14)
11:30 a.m. - General Membership Meeting
Open to Members & Non-Members

Next Week
(2/15 - 2/21)

TUESDAY (2/16)
6:45 p.m. - Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

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

FRIDAY (2/19)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Jihad Turk
5:45 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids
Asim Buyuksoy

5:30 a.m. - Fajr & Sunrise Hike
Prayer, Hike, Breakfast, Service
Asim Buyuksoy
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (2/21)
10:30 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
"Concept of Love in the Qur'an" 
(Part 2)
12:00 p.m. - Get to Know Each Other
Mike Farrell, Omar Ricci, Hedab Tarifi, Wasi Momin, Waffa Abu-Hajar
"Partnership for Positive Change"
Joint program with Masjid Bilal

ICSC Food Pantrypantry
Volunteer Profile
by Nishat B.

Photo of Nishat B. at the Food Pantry
Nishat B. at the Food Pantry
have had the best experience volunteering at the ICSC Food Pantry distributing food. It is always fun working with friends from different backgrounds, and it is the only place that I feel everyone is together without problems. The vibe at the pantry reduces my anxiety, makes me think less about myself, and reminds me to care about other people. It has made me appreciate the world more. I have a second family to work with at the pantry. I feel like a better person when I am able to help the people in the community who need a little extra help.

Food Pantry Banner

Save the Date 

More info to come, but save the date for now!
  • Take a Hike - Fajr & Sunrise Hike (Feb. 20)
  • "Get to Know Each Other" Program with Bilal Islamic Center (Feb. 21)
  • "Serve + Connect" at Union Rescue Mission (Feb. 21) 
  • Spiritual Night - "Serving Humanity... A Way of Life" (Mar. 5)
  • "In the Path of the Prophet Abraham: An Interfaith March" (Mar. 6)
hike banner
Get to Know Each Other Flyer
Serve _ Connect Banner
What's new in our community?
New Horizon and newhorizon
Sunday School


Walk-A-Thon: Check out some photos from our New Horizon Walk-A-Thon this past Wednesday.

Walk-A-Thin Photo

World's Finest Chocolate: Get it before it's gone. The New Horizon PTO is selling chocolate bars as a fundraiser for the school.  Each bar is $1 or you can buy a box for $60.  Please contact the school office for more information.

We are always accepting new students. For more information about our New Horizon elementary school or our Sunday School program, please contact Hadir Elsayad.

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.

Muslim Youth Group (MYG:)MYG

MYG meets every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Youth Room

This Weekend (2/12 - 2/15):
We're going to Big Bear for our annual Ski Trip. It will be a weekend of socializing and spirituality. Stay tuned for pictures to come.

MYG T-Shirt Photo

Next Sunday (2/21):
"Building Healthy Relationships" with Salam and Laila Al-Marayati. Following their presentation, we will be attending the "Get to Know Each Other - Partnership for Positive Change" event with Bilal Islamic Center.

For more information, please contact MYG President, Omar Badr or our Youth Coordinator, Yusif Lee.

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

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
  • Do you like to COOK? We are looking for help in the kitchen at some upcoming events.
  • Experienced babysitters to help with children at events

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.

"Show forgiveness, speak for justice, and turn away from the ignorant." 

(Qur'an 7:199)

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Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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