Dec. 2, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

Have you been worried, confused or concerned about the recent challenges we have been facing as a Muslim community? If so, we encourage you and your loved ones to join us this Sunday, Dec. 4, at noon for a special Town Hall meeting organized by the ICSC Board of Directors.

This meeting will serve as an opportunity to update you on the current state of affairs at the Islamic Center. We will share the latest information on security efforts along with introducing you to our law enforcement partners, Commander Horace Frank and Deputy Chief Jon Peters of the Los Angeles Police Department.

It's an event for the whole family with a halal BBQ in the parking lot following the conclusion of the noon program. Lunch is $5/person.  We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

P.S. STAY SAFE. STAY INFORMED.  Please forward this newsletter to a friend so they can join our mailing list.

In this Issue

  • Friday Khutba: Listen to our last khutba, "To be an Active Believer" by Hassan Zeenni
  • Coming Up: Get updated at our Town Hall meeting this Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon
  • Community Updates: LAPD/FBI press conference in response to hate mail
  • Donate: Contribute to our ongoing programs and security efforts
Friday Khutbaskhutba
Dr. Gasser Hathout
Asim Buyuksoy

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

This Weekend

FRIDAY (12/2)
1 p.m. Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Dr. Gasser Hathout

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

SUNDAY (12/4)
10 a.m. Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmood Waseeq
"Qur'an and Apostasy Law"
11 a.m. Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
Noon - Town Hall Meeting
ICSC Leadership
See event info HERE

Next Week

MONDAY (12/5)
6:30 p.m. Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

TUESDAY (12/6)
6:30 p.m.Message of the Qur'an Class
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (12/9)
1 p.m. Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Asim Buyuksoy

SATURDAY (12/10)
10 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (12/11)
3 p.m. - MPAC Convention
Long Beach Convention Center
Buy your ticket HERE
Community Updatescomm
LAPD/FBI Press Conference in Response to Hate Mail
Local Muslim and civic leaders gathered at the Islamic Center of Southern California on Monday, Nov. 28, for a press conference called by the LAPD and FBI. This press conference was held in response to the hate mail received at mosques across seven states, including the Islamic Center of Southern California.
"Muslims respond to hate letters: 

"You're not going to scare us"

(Read HERE)

"Threatening letters sent to mosques aren't hate crimes, authorities say, but they're still searching for the authors"
(Read HERE)
Prayer Timesprayers
We are open for prayers five times a day, every day. The iqama is ten minutes after the athan is called.  You can find prayer times on our website.

"You will not attain righteousness 
until you spend in charity 
of the things you love."

(Qur'an 3:92)


Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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