Dec. 16, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC,

As 2016 draws to a close, the Islamic Center welcomes you all to participate in our final Sunday Program of the year.  The morning will begin with Highlights of the Qur'an as Mahmood Waseeq shares Islam's perspective on engaging with other faith communities. Parents Circle will meet at 11 a.m. and Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl will follow at noon to discuss, "The Future of Muslims in a Trumpian World." Sunday Programs will resume on Jan. 8, 2017. 

On Dec. 15, the LAPD hosted its 2016 Muslim Forum at the Islamic Center. This forum was an opportunity to ask questions and connect with our local law enforcement. In this session, community members asked about ways to stay civically engaged, who to call in case of a hate incident/crime, TSA security checks, and more. We also honored our longstanding partner and friend Deputy Chief Michael Downing with an ICSC "Law Enforcement and Community Engagement Award." This was Chief Downing's final Muslim Forum as he will be retiring in a couple of months.

The Islamic Center honored Deputy Chief Downing for being a true pioneer in building relations between Muslims and law enforcement and making our nation safer and more harmonious. 

We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones 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.

Year End Fundraiser

In this Issue

  • Friday Khutba: Listen to our last khutba, "Beauty of the Prophet" by Dr. Abou El Fadl
  • Coming Up: Volunteer at our ICSC Food Pantry, Saturdays at 9:45 a.m.
  • Community Corner: Angeleno kids handed out flowers at jumma'a last week
  • Donate: Have you made your donation to our Year End Fundraiser yet?
Friday Khutbaskhutba
DEC 16
Tariq Aquil
DEC 23
Hassan Zeenni

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Dec. 9)

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl - "Beauty of the Prophet"

This Weekend

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
"Islam and Religious Engagement"
11 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
Noon - Speaker
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
"The Future of Muslims in a Trumpian World"

Next Week

MONDAY (12/19)
6:30 p.m. Qur'an Recitation Class
Asim Buyuksoy

TUESDAY (12/20)
6:30 p.m.Message of the Qur'an Class
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (12/23)
1 p.m. Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Hassan Zeenni

SATURDAY (12/24)
10 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (12/25)
Center will be closed except for prayers. Sunday Program will resume on Jan. 8

Community Cornercomm
On Friday, Dec. 9, our local community showed up in masses to support us at jumma'a. They represented a collaboration of social justice organizations - standing up for the rights of all while handing out flowers to spread peace and share a smile. Thank you. Our hearts are warmed once again by the love and solidarity of our Angeleno neighbors. And a special thank you to the Advancement Project for organizing such a beautiful gathering.
Email photos to Kristen Stangas
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.

"My mercy embraces all things."

(Qur'an 7:156)


Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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