In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 

Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim - In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful 

 Islamic Shura Council of So Cal

July 12, 2017

18 Shawwal1438H

Newsletter Issue # 430

 
"O believers! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Gos even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or close relatives. Be they rich or poor, God is best to ensure their interests. So do not let your desires cause you to deviate ˹from justice˺. If you distort the testimony or refuse to give it, then ˹know that˺ God is certainly All-Aware of what you do."  ~ Qur'an 4:135 

PREPARING FOR HAJJ?

With the Hajj season just weeks away, Shura Council in partnership with Dar El Salam Travel, encourages you to attend the FREE Hajj Seminar on Saturday, July 29th in Anaheim. This  FREE seminar is open to anyone interested in learning about Hajj, whether you are traveling this year or in the future. The Hajj seminar will run from 10 am - 5 pm and includes a complimentary lunch.
 
We have moved the venue to East Anaheim Community Center to accommodate a larger gathering. We are pleased to welcome Sh. Mohammed Faqih from our member organization, IIOC, to present the Essence of Hajj and the Manasik of Hajj to our guests.
 
Registration is limited, please register here



PASSING OF DR. JACK SHAHEEN
 
Shura Council offers condolences to the family on the passing of Dr. Jack Shaheen.

Dr. Shaheen, born in 1935 in Pennsylvania, was a prolific author and professor whose career centered on dismantling stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs in the media. He was perhaps most famous for his book " Reel Bad Arabs," where he chronicled over 900 movies where Arabs were represented negatively.

Click here  for an interview from 2007 with Democracy Now.


MSN WELCOMES ITS FIRST INTERN
 
We are pleased to introduce sister Arwa Khan, Muslim Speakers Network's first youth coordinator intern.  She will be working with local masajid youth program coordinators and MSA's. Learn a little about her below:

How did you hear about MSN?
I learned of the Muslim Speakers Network at the MAS Convention and saw that not only do they give informative presentations by presenting hard and stable facts about Islam but they fill a void of ignorance, and I wanted to be a part of it. 

What do you hope to accomplish as MSN's first Intern? 
As the Youth Coordinator, I see that the youth are our future and it's our obligation to inform them of what we do. Often times, youth have skills that go unnoticed or unused. Bringing their fresh talents, they are amazing and outstanding members of our community who must be embraced with their full potential. Our youth will keep the message of Islam alive for generations and it's vital that we empower them, and give them the tools to do so.
 
Through my love of writing and drawing, I hope to empower the youth and to give them the fundamental tools to address these voids. With that, they will be able to not only solidify their Muslim identity but also educate and inform fellow citizens about Islam in a factual manner. That is one of the things I look forward to most inshAllah!


NEWS
 
Shura Council congratulates its member organization,  ICNA Relief Southern California on the Grand Opening of its Free dental and eye clinic in Anaheim.
 
The Islamic Society of Orange County, a founding member of Shura Council, bids it young president farewell.

The Islamic Center of Santa Ana is pleased to offer Friday Khutbahs in Spanish at 2:30 pm every Friday.
 
In a recent L.A. Times op-ed, a Muslim and a Jew urge the Supreme Court to dismantle the Muslim ban.
 
Linda Sarsour, a well-known community organizer and communications specialist by trade, was invited to speak at the recent ISNA Conference in Chicago. Her speech went viral in conservative social media for using the word "jihad", meaning struggle, in talking about standing up to those who oppress Muslims. You can watch the entire, unedited speech here . In response, sister Linda penned this OP-ED in the Washington Post.

Rep. Keith Ellison of Michigan hosts " We The Podcast" podcast with commentary on current events. Available on iTunes and other podcast platforms.
 
The recent heat wave broke records around Southern California. The summer is just starting and the heat will continue into the fall. We urge you to follow these useful tips for safe summer fun.
 
The Islamic Society of Santa Barbara is seeking an Imam.
 
Masjid Al-Noor in Westminster seeks a P/T administrative assistant.



EVENTS
 
The Shura Council calendar offers many community events. We have compiled a select few for your convenience. 

July 14
> FFN with the Qur'an, in Anaheim.

July 15
> Go Beyond the Game, football camp in Los Angeles.

July 22
> FREE Citizenship Fair, in Buena Park. Reservations required.

July 23
> Table Tennis and BBQ, in Los Angeles.

For all upcoming events, click here. To add your upcoming event to our calendar, 
please click here.

 
 


NEWSLETTER SPONSOR
 
FREE HAJJ SEMINAR
SATURDAY JULY 29TH
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CURRENT HAJJ TRAVEL PLANS NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 PRESENTED BY DAR EL SALAM TRAVEL 
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHURA COUNCIL
 
IN THIS ISSUE
PREPARING FOR HAJJ?
PASSING OF DR. JACK SHAHEEN
MSN WELCOMES ITS FIRST INTERN
NEWS
EVENTS

Majlis Members

  

Staff


Malek Bendelhoum

Associate Director 

 Elaine Younes

  Office Manager  
Imam Abu Ishaq Abdul Hafiz
Prison Outreach  Programs and Services  Director
Kalim Farooki
Development Officer
Sarah Bondogji
Muslim Speakers Network
 Program Coordinator

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Maria Khani - POP

OCSD & LASD Muslim 

Liaison


2017 Committee Heads


 
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 Dr. Ahmed Azam
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Dr. Ahmed Soboh
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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.