June 23, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

As Ramadan draws to a close, we pray that you and your loved ones have experienced the spiritual and community blessings of this holy month.

We are incredibly grateful to have hosted many of you throughout the month for our nightly Ramadan program. Together we have enjoyed community iftars, heard commentaries reflecting on the 30 sections ( juz) of the Quran, prayed side-by-side during Spiritual Nights/Lailat al-Qadr and strengthened the ties of our community. 

Hassan Zeenni delivers the commentary during Lailat al-Qadr at Pasadena Convention Center on June 21

This Sunday, June 25, we welcome you to join us one final time as we prepare to celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr Prayers. Prayers will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center.   Congresswoman Judy Chu will pay a special visit to our 9 a.m. service to deliver a few words in observance of Eid. 

Sunday, June 25 
Pasadena Convention Center

1st Service: 
Takbeer @ 8:30 a.m. | Prayer @ 9 a.m.
Khateeb: Dr. Gasser Hathout
Plus a special visit and address from 
Congresswoman Judy Chu

2nd Service: 
Takbeer @ 10 a.m. | Prayer @ 10:15 a.m.
Khateeb: Asim Buyuksoy

Zakat al-Fitr:
$15 per person (including unborn infants) and should be paid prior to Eid prayers.

Self-parking will be available for $12 in the lot off S. Euclid Ave.

*New Horizon School Pasadena will be hosting an  Eid Breakfast & Celebration for all ages from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. following the conclusion of prayers.*

We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at tonight's community iftar and again this Sunday for Eid!

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.

Last Chance to Sponsor Iftar!
As we continue hosting community iftars this Ramadan, we kindly request that you please  donate  generously to our  Iftar Sponosorship  program. These iftars are a cornerstone of our Ramadan experience at the Islamic Center. After a long day of fasting, we look forward to sitting down and sharing a meal with our brothers and sisters. This year, we are committed to sponsoring iftar three days a week (Friday - Sunday) and we are financially dependent upon the contributions of our community in order to do so. Thank you for supporting your Islamic Center this Ramadan.

In this Issue

  • Ramadan Corner: Congresswoman Judy Chu will visit and deliver a personal address at Eid Prayers on Sunday, June 25
  • Friday Khutba: Listen to last week's khutba by Salam Al-Marayati, "Finding Freedom in Ramadan"
  • Coming Up at ICSC: Join us tonight, Friday, June 23, at 9:00 p.m. for Quranic recitation, commentary from Jihad Turk, isha and taraweeh prayers (8 rak'a)
  • Donate: Thank you for your generosity

Every night from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Listen to our Nightly Commentaries
Friday Khutbas khutba
Hassan Zeenni
Ahmed Gabalawy
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (June 16)

Dr. Gasser Hathout -  "Finding Freedom in Ramadan"
Coming up at ICSC COMINGUP
This Weekend

FRIDAY (6/23)
1 p.m. -  Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Hassan Zeenni
9 p.m.  Recitation & Commentary
Commentary:  Salam Al-Marayati
10 p.m.  Isha & Taraweeh

10:30 a.m. -  ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (6/25)
*Prayers will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center*
9 a.m.  1st Eid Prayer Service
Takbeer @ 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Gasser Hathout
10:15 a.m. -  2nd Eid Prayer Service
Takbeer @ 10 a.m.
Asim Buyuksoy
10 a.m. -  Eid Carnival 
@ New Horizon Pasadena
More info here

Next Week

TUESDAY (6/27)
*Quran Recitation and Memorization Class will resume on July 11*
Asim Buyuksoy

*Message of the Quran Class will resume on July 11*
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (6/30)
1 p.m. -  Jumma'a Khutba & Prayer
Ahmed Gabalawy

10:30 a.m. -  ICSC Food Pantry
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (7/2)

Prayer Times prayers
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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