August 12, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

Spiritual Night was a beautiful evening of prayer and reflection with a heart touching reminder about prayer from Dr. Saleh Kholaki. Thank you for taking part.

We have a lot of fun events coming up at the Center, like the Sunrise Hike tomorrow at 7 a.m. Please consider our programs as you plan your weekends ahead.

In peace,

Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba
AUG 12
Dr. Gasser Hathout
AUG 19

Asim Buyuksoy

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Aug. 5)

Salam Al-Marayati - "Facing God, Closeness to Him"

Community Cornercommunitycorner
"Cherishing our Diverse Community"
By Kristen Stangas (Communications Coordinator)
The Islamic Center has built an inclusive culture that embraces and respects diversity in our community. In support of this important cornerstone, the Center established a Social Services Committee to help introduce and maintain relationships among our members.

In Islam, the idea of community (Ummah) is not established on the premise of nationality, race, socioeconomic status or other special interests. The Ummah spans far beyond any family name, historic event or border. As Muslims, we recognize the brothers and sisters, our Ummah, only by their submission to the will of Allah. Our community is our spiritual home and encourages us to strive toward good.

"Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining in what is right and forbidding all that is wrong. And it is they who are the successful." (Qur'an 3:104)

As we continue to strengthen our community through sincere social connection, service and spiritual development, we welcome you to participate in the many enriching programs and activities for our members. The following are some of the upcoming events:
  • Senior Day on Aug. 21  
  • Sunday School Begins on Aug. 21
  • Labor Day Picnic on Sept. 4
  • Spiritual Night on Nov. 5
  • Junior Youth Group/Muslim Youth Group (Sundays)
  • Family Movie Nights (Coming soon!)
  • Ping Pong Tournaments (Coming soon!)
Come be a part of the community. Help us build and strengthen our Ummah while growing in your own spiritual connection.

Faces of the Islamic Center

Coming up at ICSCcomingupagain
This Weekend
(8/12 - 8/14)

FRIDAY (8/12)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Dr. Gasser Hathout

5:30 a.m. 
Saturday Morning Circle
Recitation, Reflection, Breakfast
Asim Buyuksoy
7:00 a.m. - Sunrise Hike
Griffith Park Observatory
10:00 a.m. ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (8/14)
11:15 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmood Waseeq
"Qur'an Denounces Violence"
12:00 p.m. - Special Program
Asim Buyuksoy
"Islam: The Religion of Peace and Tolerance"

Next Week
(8/15 - 8/21)

TUESDAY (8/16)
6:30 p.m. - Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (8/19)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Asim Buyuksoy

5:30 a.m. 
Saturday Morning Circle
Asim Buyuksoy
10:00 a.m. ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (8/21)
10:00 a.m. - Special Senior Day Program
Ages 60+

Save the Datesavethedate
What's new in our community?
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 10:30 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 
  • Greeters at our Friday Prayers and Sunday Program
  • 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

Employment Opportunity

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.

"The Muslim ummah is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the whole body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the whole body is in pain."

(Prophet Muhammad)

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Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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