October 7, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

Happy Islamic New Year! On Oct. 3, we launched year 1438 AH and commemorated the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina at our Sunday Program.

Another special day is coming up on Oct. 11. The day of Ashura commemorates a day of mercy when God saved Moses and his followers from Pharaoh by creating a path in the Red Sea. It is also a day that we are encouraged to fast and seek forgiveness for our sins. If you would like to learn more about the relevance of this day, please join us for this Sunday's lecture from Imam Asim Buyuksoy as he discusses the "Significance of Ashura."

We look forward to seeing you at the Center this weekend.

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

In this Issue

Friday Khutbaskhutba
Dr. Ahmed Soboh
OCT 14
Asim Buyuksoy

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Oct. 2)

Ahmed Gabalawy - "Questions in the Qur'an"

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The Great Debate

With Election Day (Nov. 8) drawing near, ICSC leadership is diligently lining up multiple opportunities to get educated on the platforms of the 2016 Presidential candidates. At a time when Islam is so deeply embedded into the political rhetoric of this election, it is more important than ever that American Muslims take an active role in our elections.

"As American citizens, it is our civic duty to participate in the United States political process even if it just means casting a vote," says Sue Obeidi, Director of Operations at MPAC. "Let's be proactive and take our role as American citizens seriously. There is a lot riding on this year's election. Not only for our community, but other underserved communities and for America at large."

This Sunday, Oct. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Islamic Center, MPAC and Advancing Justice - LA will host a "Debate Watch Party" as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage for their second Presidential Debate.

Obeidi encourages all Muslims, especially youth, to come view the debate. "Educate yourselves and gather your information about the two candidates," says Obeidi. "This is part of your decision making process leading up to the Nov. 8 election."

Sunday's event will be more than a learning experience. Join us for the lively conversation and company. Dinner will be provided. Register for the event here!

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This Weekend
(10/7 - 10/9)

FRIDAY (10/7)
1:00 p.m. Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Dr. Ahmed Soboh
6:30 p.m. - Kids Qur'an Academy
Asim Buyuksoy

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

SUNDAY (10/9)
10:00 a.m. 
- Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmoud Waseeq
"Intercession in the Qur'an"
11:00 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
12:00 p.m. - Speaker
Asim Buyuksoy
"The Significance of Ashura"

Next Week
(10/10 - 10/16)

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

TUESDAY (10/11)
6:30 p.m. - Message of the Qur'an Class
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (10/14)
1:00 p.m. - Jumma'a Prayer & Khutba
Asim Buyuksoy
6:30 p.m. -Kids Qur'an Academy
Asim Buyuksoy

SATURDAY (10/15)
6:00 a.m. 
Saturday Morning Circle
Asim Buyuksoy
10:00 a.m. ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (10/16)
10:00 a.m.  
- Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmoud Waseeq
11:00 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
12:00 p.m. - Speaker

Food Pantryfood

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!

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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.

"So be patient. Indeed, the 
promise of Allah is truth."

(Qur'an 30:60)

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