Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim - In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
Nov. 20, 2012 | 6 Muharram 1434H
Newsletter Issue # 209
"Indeed, the number of months with God is twelve months in the register of God [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth..." ~ Quran 9:36
NEWS AND EVENTS
We thank Allah and welcome the new Islamic year of 1434 Hijri this week. Click here to view the sermon by the Chairman of the Shura Council, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi welcoming the new Islamic year.
The month of Muharram and the day of Ashurais a day of serious reflection for all Muslims. Shura Council urges the community to fast on the day of Ashura and reflect for self, family, community and the state of affairs in the Muslim Ummah.
Shura Council welcomes back Imam Taha Hassane of Islamic Center of San Diego and Sr. Edina Lekovic of MPAC for being elected to their second terms and we also welcome Imam Jihad Saafir of Masjid Ibaadillah who joins the Majlis of Shura Council for the first time. Click here to see the current Majlis.
Shukr is an important principle in Islam. It is a quality of the believers and it is a source of all goodness. Shukr is used in the Quran sometimes as equivalent to faith. The faithful are those who are thankful to God and to people. Allah has described His Prophets and Messengers among those whose hearts were in deep gratitude to their Creator. Prophet Noah was a grateful servant of Allah (Quran 17:3). Prophet Abraham used to thank Allah for His many blessings (Quran 16:121). Prophet David and his family were told to be grateful to Allah (Quran 34:13). Allah told His Prophet Muhammad: Worship Allah, and be of those who give thanks. (Quran 39:66). Click here to read more about thanksgiving.
The Islamic Shura Council is an umbrella organization of Mosques and Muslim organizations serving the Muslims of Southern California. Since 1995, the Council continues to foster the spirit and culture of "working together" at all levels in one of the most diverse and largest Muslim populations in the country.