July 1, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

Today marks the beginning of our last weekend in Ramadan. After a month of reflection, prayer, and community, we pray that we will continue striving for goodness and God-consciousness throughout the rest of the year. 

Tonight we will observe the Night of Power (Lailatu al-Qadr) at the Pasadena Convention Center at 9:30 p.m. Please note that there has been a last minute change in time for this evening. Following prayers, we will return to the Islamic Center for the first of two back-to-back Spiritual Nights. This weekend, we will host qiyam on both Friday and Saturday. Eid al-Fitr will be on Wednesday at the L.A. Convention Center - takbeer will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Insha'Allah, we will see you all there.

Also, as we near the end of Ramadan, please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal for our Iftar Sponsorship program. Your contributions help feed an average of 500 people from our community each night during Ramadan. Thank you for your continued support. JazakAllah khair.

In peace,

Islamic Center of Southern California

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In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba
Hassan Zeenni

Dr. Aslam Abdullah

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (June 24)

Coming up at ICSCcomingupagain
This Weekend
(7/1 - 7/3)

FRIDAY (6/24)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Hassan Zeenni
9:30 p.m. - NIGHT OF POWER
*Pasadena Convention Center*
Commentary: Dr. Gasser Hathout
11:00 p.m. - Spiritual Night
*Program reconvenes at the Islamic Center of Southern California*
Asim Buyuksoy & Dr. Saleh Kholaki

10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
9:00 p.m. - Recitation & Commentary
Commentary: Jihad Turk
10:00 p.m. - Isha & Spiritual Night
Asim Buyuksoy & Dr. Saleh Kholaki

SUNDAY (6/26)
9:00 p.m. - Recitation & Commentary
Commentary: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati
10:00 p.m. - Isha & Taraweeh


Next Week
(7/4 - 7/10)

MONDAY (7/4)
9:00 p.m. - Recitation & Commentary
Commentary: Hassan Zeenni
10:00 p.m. - Isha & Taraweeh

8:00 a.m. - EID PRAYERS
*Los Angeles Convention Center*
Dr. Gasser Hathout

FRIDAY (7/8)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Dr. Gasser Hathout

10:00 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

JULY 12*

ramadan2Ramadan 2016 Graphic
Ramadan Program Flyer
Ramadan Prayer Schedule
*Our Ramadan Programs are a cornerstone of our holy month. Iftar will be served every night during the first week of Ramadan and Fridays through Sundays during the remaining weeks. Insha'Allah, we can raise funds to cover Monday through Thursday nights as well, but we are dependent on the generous contributions of our community in order to make that possible. Please consider becoming an iftar sponsor this Ramadan.*
Masha'Allah this past Saturday, June 25, we had approximately 300 men,

women and children stay to participate in Spiritual Night, suhoor and fajr prayer.
New friends from Immanuel and L.A. Commons

who joined us for iftar on June 29
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"My favorite part of Ramadan..."

"Praying all together in taraweeh and getting to listen to the recitation and commentary. I love being with my community for this month and attending special programs like Spiritual Nights on Saturdays."  

Taskin Momin | Community Member

"I am deeply moved by the importance of service during this month. I think we can continue to do more as Muslims to be of service and one thing I love about Ramadan is my opportunity to inspire others to be engaged in the community and make a positive change." 

Shaheed K. | Community Member

"My favorite part of Ramadan is the commentary because it gives us practical information so that we can work to better ourselves. It's very good advice for daily life."

Abdul Momin | Community Member

What's new in our community?
Muslim Youth Group (MYG:)MYG

MYG is meeting on Saturday nights during Spiritual Nights.

MYG Spiritual Night - June 25, 2016

For more information, please contact MYG President, Omar Badr

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Tazin Mamdani Yunis working the food pantry check-in table
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


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.

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious)."

(Qur'an 2:183)

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