Mar. 3, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

Now is the time to get involved! There are more chances than ever to branch out and get to know our Islamic Center and Greater Los Angeles community. Tonight, we will be starting off our Seven Weeks of Synagogue visits at IKAR in the Mid-Wilshire area. For the next seven weeks leading up to Passover, the ICSC Interfaith Council is arranging temple tours and Shabbat (Sabbath services) at local synagogues to stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters who are reeling from a spike in hate crimes and threats around the country.

On Saturday, New Horizon Los Angeles will host their 2017 Appreciation Dinner, where they will honor the achievements of Bayan Claremont President, Jihad Turk. There are still spaces available if you would like to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

After a couple of weeks off, Dr. Saleh Kholaki will continue his Highlights of the Qur'an series, "Rahmah: The Concept of Mercy" in the lecture hall. After his class, Parents Circle will meet to continue discussion of the book, "Positive Parenting for the Muslim Home."  At noon, Tarek Shawky will facilitate a special workshop to help you "Know Your Rights."  During this hour, participants will review their legal and constitutional rights around faith, travel, immigration and more with the help of a licensed attorney and have an opportunity for a Q&A session. Leave empowered with the resources to help protect yourself and your family! 

We hope to see you and your loved ones this weekend.

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

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In this Issue
  • Friday Khutbas: Listen to our last khutba, "Why We Encounter Trials in Life," by Hassan Zeenni
  • Community Corner:  JYG students visit B'nai David
  • Coming Up: "Know Your Rights" on Sunday at noon
  • Donate: Please donate generously to support our Center
Friday Khutbaskhutba
Tarek Shawky
MAR 10
Dr. Gasser Hathout

Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Feb. 23)

This Weekend

FRIDAY (3/3)
1 p.m. - Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Tarek Shawky

10:30 a.m.  - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (3/5)
10 a.m. - 21st Century Muslims

A program for ages 18-24
10 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
Topic: "Rahmah: The Concept of Mercy" Part 2 of a 3-week series
11 a.m. - Parents Circle
Tarek Shawky
Noon - "Know Your Rights"
Tarek Shawky

Next Week

6:30 p.m. - Qur'an Recitation & Memorization
Asim Buyuksoy

6:30 p.m. - Message of the Qur'an
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (3/10)
1 p.m. - Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Dr. Gasser Hathout
7:30 p.m. - Family Movie Night
More info TBA

10:30 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (3/12)
10 a.m. - 21st Century Muslims
A program for ages 18-24
10 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
Topic: "Rahmah: The Concept of Mercy" Part 3 of a 3-week series
11 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
Noon - "Faith, Religion & Spirituality"
Hassan Zeenni

Community Corner
By Salma Zarook, JYG Coordinator

Over the years, our Junior Youth Group (JYG) program has built an interfaith partnership based on mutual respect and constructive, educational dialogue. This relationship has opened the door for 11 - 14 year old Muslim youth to get to know our Jewish brothers and sisters here in the melting pot of Los Angeles. 

Last Sunday, JYG students went on a field trip to the B'nai David synagogue. On their visit, students were able to tour the synagogue and discuss timely topics with Jewish youth their age. Most of the students had met our Jewish friends from B'nai David before when they came to the Islamic Center to learn about Islam. This program encourages students to engage in conversation, explain the basic elements of their faith, ask questions and help clarify misconceptions they may have regarding the tenants of each other's religion. It is heartwarming to see our young people engaged in interfaith dialogue. Programs like these are extremely beneficial, as it allows us to reach out to other communities, unify, and strengthen our relationships with people from other walks of life.

Prayer Timesprayers
We are open for prayers five times a day, every day. The iqama (announcement for prayer) is ten minutes after the Call to Prayer (athan). 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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