Apr. 1, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

We have a weekend full of fun events planned here at the Islamic Center. On Saturday morning, we will start the weekend off with Fajr & a Sunrise Hike. This is a great event for all ages - we will pray, hike in Griffith Park, stop for a light breakfast, and then head to the Food Pantry to volunteer. Later that evening, our New Horizon L.A. school will be hosting its annual Appreciation Dinner and Cal State Northridge will be hosting "Young Muslims Grab the Mic!" for our youth. Please check our website and Facebook page for more information. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Photo from Fajr & Sunrise Hike on Feb. 20

In peace,

Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba

Hassan Zeenni
Asim Buyuksoy

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (MAR. 25)

Coming up at ICSCcomingupagain
This Weekend
(4/1 - 4/3)

FRIDAY (4/1)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Hassan Zeenni
6:00 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids 
Asim Buyuksoy

5:45 a.m. - Fajr & Sunrise Hike
Asim Buyuksoy
Pray, Explore, Connect, & Serve
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - New Horizon Appreciation 
Dinner - "Confidently Muslim, Proudly American"
7:00 p.m. - Young Muslims Grab the Mic!
@ Cal State Northridge

SUNDAY (4/3)
10:30 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
"Love in the Qur'an" 
12:00 p.m. - Speaker
Dr. Wayel Azmeh
"Misconceptions About the Caliphate in Islam"

Next Week
(4/4 - 4/10)

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

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

FRIDAY (4/8)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Asim Buyuksoy
6:00 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids
Asim Buyuksoy

6:00 a.m. - Saturday Morning Circle
Asim Buyuksoy
Recitation, Reflection, Breakfast
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (4/10)
10:30 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
"Love in the Qur'an" 
12:00 p.m. - Speaker
Hassan Zeenni
Topic - To Be Determined
5:00 p.m. - Interfaith Study Group
Dr. Shamim Ibrahim

Upcoming Events
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Save the Date 

More info to come, but save the date for now.


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

This Sunday (Apr. 3)
Israel-Palestine: The MYG will be hosting a presentation on the recent history of the occupation in Palestine. This will be followed by a discussion on the hot topic of a One-State vs. Two-State solution.

Photo of Waffa Abu-Hajar
Waffa Abu-Hajar - MYG Alumni

T-Shirt Sales:
MYG will be selling t-shirts to spread awareness about shooting that took place in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Feb. 24. Profits will be used to fund more projects that shine a light on the issues that our young Muslims are facing. Please stop by the front desk to reserve your shirt.
For more information, please contact MYG President, Omar Badr

ICSC Food PantryFoodPantry
For the past 10 years, ICSC has been serving groceries to the local community.  Each weekend, approximately 25 volunteers meet in our cafeteria to take part in this event.  We have partnered with HopeNet to provide high quality food such as organic meat and fresh produce. If you are interested in being a part of our team, come join us at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday! Doors open to the public at 10:00 a.m.   View photos from last week's Food Pantry
Food Pantry Photos
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

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.

"Nature is the breath 
of the Merciful."
(Ibn al-Arabi)

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Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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