May 6, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

This weekend we will take the opportunity to extend our appreciation to all of the women in our lives who have taken on the role of a mother. Mothers are the hearts of our homes, the lights that lead us in learning, and the nurturers of our spirits. Thank you for all that you do.

Join us at noon this Sunday, May 8, for a special Mother's Day presentation by our Sunday School students.

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In peace,

Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba

Dr. Saleh Kholaki
MAY 13
Dr. Gasser Hathout

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Apr. 29)

Ramadan on the Horizon:communitycorner
By Kristen Stangas

We are only one month away from welcoming our holy month of Ramadan. As June 6th nears, we begin preparing for a month of prayer, fasting, and spiritual connection with our community. This is our time of replenishment and renewal - each year, we gather at the Islamic Center to break our fasts, pray taraweeh, and listen to reflections from spiritual leaders in our community. This year we will host another fulfilling Ramadan program and look forward to sharing the experience with you. If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring an iftar, please consider giving generously of your time and financial contributions.

Our first event will take place on June 4, when we host our annual Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner at the Islamic Center. This year, we welcome Dr. Laila Al-Marayati as our keynote speaker as our night centers around the theme, "Spirituality Towards Revivalism." Please reserve your tickets today if you have not yet had an opportunity to do so.

Insha'Allah, this Ramadan will be a month of blessings and spiritual awakening for us all.

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This Weekend
(5/6- 5/8)

FRIDAY (5/6)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
7:30 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids 
Asim Buyuksoy

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

SUNDAY (5/8)
10:30 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmood Waseeq
"Rights of the Mother in Islam"
Noon - Special Program
Sunday School
Mother's Day Presentation

Next Week
(5/9 - 5/15)

TUESDAY (5/10)
6:30 p.m. - Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

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

FRIDAY (5/13)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Dr. Gasser Hathout
7:30 p.m. - Qur'an Class for Kids
Asim Buyuksoy

5:00 a.m. - Fajr & Sunrise Hike
Asim Buyuksoy
Pray, Explore, Connect, Serve
10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (5/15)
10:30 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
11:30 - Special Program
Department of Justice
"Interagency & Community Forum on Hate and Backlash"

Upcoming Events
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What's new in our community?
New Horizon & Sunday School nh

Enrollment Packets: For the 2016-2017 school year are available in the school office. 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.

New Horizon Teacher Appreciation Day Video
Syed Ahmed honoring his Kindergarten teacher, Sharifa Mansoory, and Islamic Studies teacher, Mrs. Ehsan Sayad at Teacher Appreciation Day
Teacher Appreciation Day: Thank you to all of our dedicated, knowledgable teachers for all of your hard work and dedication to our New Horizon students. May Allah reward you for all that you do, insha'Allah.

"God, His angels and all those in Heavens and 
on Earth, even ants in their hills and fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct 
others in beneficial knowledge." 

(Al-Tirmidhi 422)

Junior Youth Group (JYG:)jyg

JYG meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the JYG room

This Sunday (May 8)
Our students will present activism projects and continue our presentations on Prophet Musa. We will also have a special guest speaker visiting.

Our JYG is looking for a Junior Youth Coordinator. Apply today.

Muslim Youth Group (MYG:)MYG

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

This Sunday (May 8)
Shark Tank: MYG will be breaking into groups to brainstorm lucrative business ventures and then give their best shot at pitching them to our sharks.

For more information, please contact MYG President, Omar Badr

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Photo of Omar helping set up the food pantry chairs
Omar (2 yrs.) helping set up the food pantry chairs
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 10:30 a.m.   View recent photos from our Food Pantry
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
  • Sign-In Table assistance is needed at various events 
  • 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

We are looking for Greeters, Dinner Crew, and Bookstore Assistants. Sign up today!


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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.

"And we have enjoined on you
to be dutiful and kind to your parents."

(Quran 46:15)

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