May 12, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

Early registration for our Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner ends on Saturday, May 13. Purchase your tickets today before prices increase! No tickets will be sold at the door. This year, the event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena. Buy your tickets today!

Join us this tonight for Family Night at New Horizon School in Pasadena from 6 - 10 p.m. Jihad Turk will facilitate our programs this week as he dives into the question "What is my Purpose?" with the youth and thinks strategically about "Passing on the Faith" with adults. Dinner will be available for purchase at a food truck.

On Sunday, the Islamic Center will host one of its largest children's events of the year - our annual Pre-Ramadan Kids Qur'an Competition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This FREE event is open to children ages 6 - 18 years old. All children receive a prize and free lunch upon participation. Following the conclusion of the competition, we will have food and fun in the back parking lot. For more information and to register, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

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In this Issue

  • Pre-Ramadan Fundraiser: Omar Ricci introduces Mohamed Bzeek, our Honored Guest for our Pre-Ramadan Dinner
  • Friday Khutba: Listen to last week's khutba by Salam Al-Marayati, "Religion is about Relationships"
  • Coming Up at ICSC: Last minute registration for our Kids Qur'an Competition on Sunday, May 14
  • Donate: Thank you for your generosity!
Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinnerpre-ram
We are proud to welcome Mohamed Bzeek as our Honored Guest at our 2017 Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner, "Ramadan the Month of Resistance" on Saturday, May 20.

Mohamed Bzeek is a Muslim man, born in Lybia, who has dedicated the last 22 years of his life to caring for terminally ill foster children in Los Angeles. Since he took in his first child in 1989, he has cared for over forty kids - seeing 10 of them through their final days and doing his part to make sure that 
every child of God has an opportunity to feel loved.

"The key is, you have to love them like your own. I know they are sick. I know they are going to die. I do my best as a human being and leave the rest to God." - Mohamed Bzeek

This year's ICSC Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner will be held on May 20 at 6pm at the Pasadena Hilton.  We are humbled to recognize Mr. Bzeek as our Honored Guest and Umar Hakim as our Featured Speaker.

Purchase your tickets before early registration ends on May 13. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone or at the front desk during normal business hours. Child care will be available. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. The Islamic Center is happy to provide complimentary self-parking to all guests.

Students (Early Registration) - $75
Students (Late Registration) - $100
Adults (Early Registration) - $100
Adults (Late Registration) - $125
Child Care - $25 (Includes Halal Meal)

Friday Khutbaskhutba
MAY 12
Dr. Gasser Hathout
MAY 19
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (May 5)

Salam Al-Marayati - "Religion is about Relationships"

This Weekend

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

Next Week

TUESDAY (5/16)
6:30 p.m. 
Qur'an Recitation & 
Asim Buyuksoy

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

FRIDAY (5/19)
1 p.m. - Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl

10:30 a.m. - ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - Pre-Ramadan Fundraiser
@Hilton Pasadena (Directions)
Featured Speaker: Umar Hakim
Honored Guest: Mohamed Bzeek

SUNDAY (5/21)
Clothing/jewelry booths, food, games, jumpers, face painting, henna and more! Ends at 4 p.m. 

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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