May 5, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

We are just a few weeks away from our Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner that will take place on Saturday, May 20. This year, the event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena. Early registration ends on May 13, buy your tickets today!

Tonight, the ICSC Social Services committee will host a screening of Disney's "Finding Dory" at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase. 

On Saturday, May 6, join us at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for the 2017 MPAC Media Awards. This year, with MPAC's theme, "honoring voices of courage and conscience," we will be celebrating authentic portrayals of Islam and Muslims and recognize members of the entertainment industry who are promoting diversity and social justice through their craft. 

Finally, be sure to sign-up your children ages 6-18 years old for our Pre-Ramadan Kids Qur'an Competition taking place next Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. More information and the link for registration can be found below. 

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

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In this Issue

Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinnerpre-ram
Buy your tickets today for our 2017 Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner, "Ramadan the Month of Resistance." This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 20 at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena at 6 p.m.

We are excited to welcome our Featured Speaker, Umar Hakim (Founder & Principal of INKERIJ, and Director of ILM Foundation) and our Honored Guest, Mohamed Bzeek (the only person in L.A. County foster parenting terminally ill children).

Umar Hakim
Featured Speaker

Mohamed Bzeek

Honored Guest

Early registration ends on May 13. Tickets may be purchased online, and over the phone or at the Islamic Center's front desk during normal business hours. Babysitting will be available for $25 (includes halal meal). The Islamic Center is happy to provide complimentary self-parking to all guests.

Ticket Prices: 
Early Registration - $100
Late Registration - $125
Students Early Registration - $75
Students Late Registration - $100
Child Care - $25

Friday Khutbaskhutba
Salam Al-Marayati
MAY 12
Dr. Gasser Hathout
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (April 28)

Hassan Zeenni - "God Consciousness"

This Weekend

FRIDAY (5/5)
1 p.m. - Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Salam Al-Marayati
6:30 p.m. - Family Movie Night
Movie: "Finding Dory"

10:30 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
6 p.m. - MPAC Media Awards
@The Millenium Biltmore Hotel
Buy your tickets here

SUNDAY (5/7)
10 a.m. - Highlights of the Qur'an
Asim Buyuksoy
Topic: "Knowing Your Lord" (Part 5/5)
11 a.m. - Muslim Youth Group (MYG)
Nia Malika Dixon
Topic: Students will watch a short film and engage in a Q&A, "Extinction," by Muslim woman filmmaker, Iram Parveen Bilal

11 a.m. - Parents Circle
Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky
Topic: "Positive Parenting for the Muslim Home"
Noon - Sunday Lecture
Kristen Stangas & Osamah Bin-Mahfouz
Topic: "Building our Character to Strengthen our Communities"

Next Week

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

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

FRIDAY (5/12)
1 p.m. - Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Dr. Gasser Hathout
6 p.m. - Family Night @ NH Pasadena
Youth Topic: "What is our Purpose?" with Jihad Turk
Adults Topic: "Passing on the Faith: Cultivating Islam in our Youth" with
Jihad Turk

10:30 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
7:30 p.m. - MYG Movie Night
Movie: Documentary film "13th"

SUNDAY (5/14)
10 a.m. - Pre-Ramadan Kids Qur'an Competition (Ages 6-18 yrs)
Judges: Asim Buyuksoy, Dr. Saleh Kholaki, & Dr. Ragaa Hathout
Register: here
11 a.m. - MYG

Nia Malika Dixon
Topic: Prepare for Ramadan using a planner, the Ramadan Battle Plan
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.

"Those who spend in charity will be richly rewarded.
(Qur'an 57:10)


Kristen Stangas, Communication Coordinator

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