Sep. 29, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

The  Day of Ashura will be celebrated on October 1, insha'Allah. In observance, we encourage everyone to reap the benefits of this day and fast with the intention of seeking atonement for your sins of the past year. We will fast on both the ninth and tenth  of Muharram, Sat., Sep. 30 and Sun., Oct. 1.

Ibn 'Abbas reported, "The Messenger of Allah fasted on the day of Ashura and ordered the people to fast on it." The people said, "O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that the Jews and Christians honor." The Prophet said, "When the following year comes, Allah willing, we shall fast on the ninth."

We invite you to join us for a special Ashura Program & Community Iftar beginning on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Saleh Kholaki will lead us in a spiritual reflection about Ashura before we pray Maghrib and break our fasts. Dinner has been sponsored by Biryani Kabob House and Desi restaurant. All ages welcome!

Also, please note a change in schedule for this weekend's Sunday Program. Instead of a panel discussion at 12:15 p.m., this week we will be holding a Health Care Workshop from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. with representatives from Organizing for Action and the National Congress of Black Women San Gabriel Valley. There will be no change to our Parents Circle at 11 a.m. and  Highlights of the Quran at 11:45 a.m. with Mahmood Waseeq. 

We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at an Islamic Center event this weekend!

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

P.S. STAY INFORMED.  Please forward this newsletter to your friends so they can join our mailing list.

In this Issue
  • Community Corner: Learn some important tips to stay safe during an earthquake for Emergency Preparedness Month
  • Friday Khutba: Listen to last week's khutba by Hassan Zeenni, "Hijrah & What it Means to American Muslims"
  • Coming Up at ICSC: Don't miss our End of Summer Picnic on Saturday, Oct. 7!
  • Donate: Thank you for your generosity
Community Corner commcorn
ICSC Announces the Passing of Professor Cherif Bassiouni

Watch the speech that Professor Bassiouni delivered at the 2010 ICSC American Muslim Achievement Awards.

Emergency Preparedness Month
Are you ready for an earthquake?

Please take a few moments to read tips below from the L.A. Office of Emergency Management & the American Red Cross.

Friday Khutbas khutba
SEP 29
Ahmed Gabalawy
Tarek Shawky
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Sep. 22)

Hassan Zeenni -  "Hijrah & What it Means to Muslim Americans"
Coming up at ICSC COMINGUP
This Weekend

FRIDAY (9/29)
1 p.m. -  Jum'a Khutba & Prayer
Ahmed Gabalawy
@ ICSC Prayer Hall 

10:30 a.m.  -  ICSC Food Pantry
Dr. Karima Hirani & Al Mamdani
@ ICSC Social Hall
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - Day of Ashura Iftar + 
Dr. Saleh Kholaki
@ICSC Prayer Hall + Social Hall
We will listen to a spiritual reflection on the Day of Ashura, pray Maghrib, and break our fasts together. Iftar will be provided by the Social Services  committee.