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Mar. 4, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

We invite each of you to attend this weekend's events - Spiritual Night and our Interfaith March, "In the Path of the Prophet Abraham. Our Spiritual Night will take place at the center and the Interfaith March starts at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and ends here at ICSC. Please mark your calendars, sign up to volunteer, and RSVP to these events. Insha'Allah we will see you there.

In peace,

Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba
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Tariq Aquil

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Asim Buyuksoy

Listen to Lask Week's Friday Khutba (FEB. 26)

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This Weekend
(3/4 - 3/6)

FRIDAY (3/4)
9:00 a.m. - Volunteering at L.A. Food Bank
Dr. Karima Hirani
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Tariq Aquil
5:00 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids 
Asim Buyuksoy

5:30 a.m. Saturday Morning Circle
Asim Buyuksoy
Recitation, Reflection, & Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - Spiritual Night
Tariq Aquil & Marwa Abdelghani
Prayer, Speakers, Socializing

SUNDAY (3/6)
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 3)
1:00 p.m. - Interfaith March
We will meet at the Wilshire Blvd. Temple and finish our march at the Islamic Center. Please join us.

Next Week
(3/7 - 3/13)

6:30 p.m. - Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

6:30 p.m. - Islam 2.0 for New Muslims
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (3/11)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Asim Buyuksoy
5:00 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids
Asim Buyuksoy

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

SUNDAY (3/13)
11:30 a.m. - United Against Bigotry:
An Interfaith Coalition
Aziza Hasan, Mahmoud Abdel-Baset, Ph.D, Rabbi Susan Goldberg & Reinhard Krauss, Ph.D

Upcoming Events
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Save the Date 

More info to come, but save the date for now.
  • "Serve + Connect" at Union Rescue Mission (Mar. 20)
  • Get to Know Each Other Program at Masjid Taqwa (Mar. 20)
  • New Horizon Annual Appreciation Dinner (Apr. 2)
  • "Young Muslims Grab the Mic" (Apr. 2)
What's new in our community?
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Sunday School


New Horizon Appreciation Dinner: We will have our annual Appreciation Dinner on April 2 and will honor Ms. Shahida Alikhan. Please call/visit the office for more information. 

Enrollment Packets: For the 2016-2017 school year will be available in the school office starting the first week of March. Please stop by to pick one up.

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

Saturday (3/5):
We will be attend Spiritual Night with the rest of the center, eat dinner, and then meet in the youth room to make signs and banners for the Interfaith March on Sunday.

Sunday (3/6):
We will participate in the Interfaith March, "In the Path of the Prophet Abraham".

T-Shirt Sales:
MYG will be selling t-shirts to spread awareness about shooting that took place in Fort Wayne, Indiana last weekend. Profits will be used to fund more projects that shine a light on the issues that our young, Muslims are facing. Purchase your shirt at Spiritual Night or at the Interfaith March on Sunday!
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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 @ 9:45 a.m. 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

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Zacharia Elkobaitry (11 yrs.)
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by Zacharia Elkobaitry

Salam Alaikum, my name is Zacharia "Ziko" Elkobaitry and I am 11 years old. I have never really thought about how lucky I am for my blessings. Recently I made a speech in front of my school about how grateful I am about what I have, but I still don't think that I really understood it until the day I went to the Food Pantry at the Islamic Center. When I saw how there are people who attend every weekend to get their food to survive - I realized then, that they couldn't just eat whatever they wanted...whenever they wanted. They have to eat very little each day until the following week when they once again come to the Food Pantry. 

When I was at the Islamic Center, I started to see that this is happening to millions of people all over the world. So many people are ending up homeless, and we need services like the ICSC Food Pantry to help do our part for the world.  

Alhamdulillah, God has given me the opportunity to help make the lives of a few people a little better. After my first time doing this, I know that I will be there again as soon as possible, Insha'allah.

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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.

"Indeed, what is to come 
will be better for you 
than what has gone by.

(Qur'an 93:4)

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Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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