Dec. 9, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

This Sunday, Dec. 11, we will take a break from our usual programming to support our brothers and sisters at the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Convention. There will be no Sunday Program, but Sunday School will remain as scheduled. 

Join us at the Long Beach Convention Center at 3 p.m. for a special panel discussion titled, "Enriching America through the Prophet's Inspiration." The conversation will center around Dr. Maher Hathout's book, "Inspiration from the Life of Muhammad." Following the conclusion of the panel discussion, Khizr Khan and Van Jones are the evening's two keynote speakers. 

Also, we urge you to join us for the LAPD's Semi-Annual Muslim Forum at the Islamic Center on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. This will be a time for us to connect with our local law enforcement officials and engage in an open forum to discuss ongoing efforts between the LAPD and Muslim community. This informative event is open to all ages. 

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, "Appreciation for the Qur'an" by Dr. Gasser Hathout
  • Coming Up: LAPD Muslim Forum at ICSC on Dec. 15
  • Community Corner: Messages of support for our community
  • Donate: Donate to our Year End Fundraiser today!
Friday Khutbaskhutba
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
DEC 16
Tariq Aquil

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

Dr. Gasser Hathout - "Appreciation for the Qur'an"

This Weekend

FRIDAY (12/9)
1 p.m. Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl

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
Dinner tickets are SOLD OUT, but there are still seats available for the afternoon session, "Enriching America through the Prophet's Inspiration."

Next Week

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

TUESDAY (12/13)
6:30 p.m.Message of the Qur'an Class
Asim Buyuksoy

THURSDAY (12/15)
6:00 p.m. LAPD Muslim Forum
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Commander Horace Frank
Co-Chair Mohammed Akbar Khan
RSVP to Officer Alexander HERE

FRIDAY (12/16)
1 p.m. Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Tariq Aquil

SATURDAY (12/17)
10 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (12/18)
10 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Mahmood Waseeq
11 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
Noon - Speaker
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
"The Future of Muslims in a Trumpian World"

Community Cornercomm
Letters and emails have been pouring in over the past couple of months. In the midst of the hateful rhetoric and division, goodness still prevails.
Local community member Leesa heard about the hate letters that were received at the Islamic Center and approximately 6 other mosques in the United States and wanted to take action, "I've never been here [to the Islamic Center] before," said Leesa, "I'm an atheist. No one should be bothering you because of your religion. Muslims should feel safe to practice their faith in the United States. And I'm here, to help you feel a little safer."
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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