July 14, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

ICSC Summer Events are underway and we are excited to offer a diverse lineup of Sunday programs for the whole family! 

Last weekend, a group of us visited the  Stoneview Nature Center (SNC) in Culver City  for fruit picking and a halaqa. As we reflected on the beauty of God's creation, Sheikh Asim led the group through reciting Surah Ar-Rahman before spending a few minutes expressing gratitude and sharing our reflections with the circle. It was a fun, spiritual outing and we look forward to visiting again in the future!

The Islamic Center visited Stoneview Nature Center on Sunday, July 9, for Fruit Picking and a Halaqa with Sheikh Asim.

Start your weekend out with a special Family Night program taking place tonight at New Horizon School in Pasadena. Heather Laird will be leading two separate sessions on "Addressing Mental Health in our Community" - one for youth and one for adults. Please help our organizers prepare and RSVP if you plan to attend.

Finally, join us this Sunday, July 16, at 8 a.m. (sharp!) for a Morning Hike to an overlook point with a view of the entire city of Los Angeles. We will be meeting in the parking lot at the Griffith Park Observatory where the trail begins. It will be warm, so please remember to bring snacks and water!.

We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at the Islamic Center this weekend.

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

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In this Issue
  • Friday Khutba: Listen to last week's khutba by Dr. Gasser Hathout, "Remembering Al-Rahman"
  • Coming Up at ICSC: Join us this Sunday at 8 a.m. for a Hike at Griffith Park
  • Community Corner: Read about MYG's Eid bonfire at Dockweiler Beach
  • Donate: Thank you for your generosity
Friday Khutbas khutba
Asim Buyuksoy
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (July 7)

Dr. Gasser Hathout -  "Remembering Al-Rahman"
Coming up at ICSC COMINGUP
This Weekend

FRIDAY (7/14)
1 p.m. -  Jum'a Khutba & Prayer
Asim Buyuksoy
@ ICSC Prayer Hall
6 p.m. -  Muslim Family Night
Heather Laird
@ New Horizon School Pasadena
Topic:  Addressing Mental Health Issues in our Community
RSVP here

10:30 a.m. -  ICSC Food Pantry
Dr. Karima Hirani & Al Mamdani
@ ICSC Social Hall
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
7 p.m. -  Singles Social Club (35-55 yrs)
@ Private Residence in West LA
*Registration CLOSED for women, men's spots still available*
Register  here

SUNDAY (7/16)
10 a.m. - Hike at Griffith Park
Asim Buyuksoy
 @Griffith Park  
4 p.m. - Serve + Connect
Kristen Stangas & 
Osamah Bin-Mahfouz
 @ Union Rescue Mission
Register  here

Next Week

TUESDAY (7/18)
6:30 p.m. - Quran Recitation and Memorization
Asim Buyuksoy

6:30 p.m. -  Message of the Quran
Asim Buyuksoy

FRIDAY (7/21)
1 p.m. -  Jum'a Khutba & Prayer
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
@ ICSC Prayer Hall

10:30 a.m. -  ICSC Food Pantry
Dr. Karima Hirani & Al Mamdani
@ ICSC Social Hall
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY (7/23)
11 a.m. - Table Tennis Tournament
Asim Buyuksoy
@ ICSC Social Hall
Register here

Community Corner community
"MYG Eid Bonfire at Dockweiler"
Eid al Fitr came at the perfect time this year, Summertime! On July 8, the Islamic Center's Muslim Youth Group (MYG) held its first Beach Bonfire Eid Celebration, at Dockweiler Beach - complete with kosher s'mores and hot dogs, fireworks, and a DJ! And not to mention, the beautiful Pacific Ocean... (Continue reading)
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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