Sep. 22, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

The Islamic Center of Southern California wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Hijri New Year (1439). As we embark on the journeys of a new year, we extend heartfelt gratitude for the blessings and mercies of what lies ahead, insha'Allah. May our hearts be filled through love and service to others and our spirits be lifted with the hopes for a better tomorrow. 

As the month of Muharram is off to a start, we remind you of our upcoming  Day of Ashura that will begin at Maghrib on Friday, Sep. 29 and end at Maghrib on Saturday, Sep. 30, insha'Allah. In observance of this special day, we encourage you all to fast and join us for a Ashura program and community iftar. Dr. Saleh will lead the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. (on Sat., Sep. 30) and our Social Services Committee will provide dinner. Please share this event with your family and friends.

Also, we will be hosting a panel discussion this Sunday, Sep. 24 to learn about the similarities and differences between the Shi'a and Sunni traditions of Ashura. Hassan Zeenni and Hadi Qazwini will lead this conversation from 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. in the ICSC Lecture Hall. We hope you will join us.

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

In peace,
Islamic Center of Southern California

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In this Issue
  • Community Corner: Read about MYG's trip to the streets last weekend when they made sandwiches and fed the homeless!
  • Friday Khutba: Listen to last week's khutba by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl, "The Liberation of Humanity"
  • Coming Up at ICSC: Special Day of Ashura activities & End of Summer Picnic at Griffith Park announced!
  • Donate: Thank you for your generosity
Community Corner commcorn
MYG Feeds the Homeless
"And, they give food, in spite of love for it, to the needy..." 
(Quran 76:8)

At the Islamic Center's MYG Sunday Session, this past week it was all about Community. And, not the show "Community," that stars Danny Pudi, of Lena Khan's new film The Tiger Hunter. *wink, wink*

Continue Reading....
Friday Khutbas khutba
SEP 22
Hassan Zeenni
SEP 29
Ahmed Gabalawy
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (Sep. 15)

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl -  "The Liberation of Humanity"
Coming up at ICSC COMINGUP
This Weekend

FRIDAY (9/22)
1 p.m. -   Jum'a Khutba & Prayer
Hassan Zeenni
@ ICSC Prayer Hall
6 p.m. -  Family Night @ NH Pasadena
Dr. Omar Ezzeldine
@ NH Pasadena
"Asking God"
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. - "Muslim Cool" Book Signing