July 28, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Family & Friends of ICSC, 

Join us tonight as we continue the fun with Family Night at New Horizon School Pasadena. Starting at 6 p.m., we will host a picnic potluck, brownie/cookie bake-off, and close with a game of Jeopardy led by Dr. Gasser Hathout. Make sure to bring a blanket and your favorite dish to pass!

If you can't make it to Pasadena tonight, meet us in Koreatown on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for  Wellness Day. A day dedicated to improving our spiritual, mental and physical health. After hearing from a few special guests, Heather Laird and Dr. Karima Hirani, we will cap the event with a 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament and a Women's Yoga Class. Please visit our website for more details and information on how to register. 

O ur community members got competitive this past Sunday  with at our first ever Table Tennis Tournament. With over 65 people registered, the room was bursting with energy from start to finish. Kids and adults alike competed in fiery rounds to win the top spot. To close out the day, we wrapped up the event with delicious halal BBQ.

We hope you'll join us for more fun, upcoming programs and 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. Khaled Abou El Fadl, "Elevating the Soul"
  • Coming Up at ICSC: Sign-up for our 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament and Women's Yoga Class taking place this Sunday, July 30!
  • Community Corner: ICSC Chairperson, Hedab Tarifi, delivers the invocation at the launch of Mayor Garcetti's "Days of Compassion"
  • Donate: Thank you for your generosity
Meet our Development Coordinator
The ICSC is excited to announce that we have recently hired a Development Coordinator, Selina Zuberi. This is a new position at the Islamic Center.
In the past, Selina has worked in business consulting for various Fortune 500 companies and NGO's. Some of these companies include Logitech, Intel, Save the Children and the American Red Cross. Prior to her work experience, Selina graduated from Harvard University with a A.B. in Psychology and a secondary field of studies in Religious Studies.
We are so happy for Selina to join our ICSC family and we are looking forward to seeing her apply her talents here at the Center.  

To contact Selina, email her at selina@islamiccenter.com

Friday Khutbas khutba
Hassan Zeenni
Salam Al-Marayati
Listen to Last Week's Friday Khutba (July 21)

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl -  "Elevating the Soul"
Coming up at ICSC COMINGUP
This Weekend

FRIDAY (7/28)
1 p.m. -  Jum'a Khutba & Prayer
Hassan Zeenni
@ ICSC Prayer Hall
6 p.m. -  Family Night
Picnic Potluck, Cookie/Brownie Contest, Islamic Jeopardy
Dr. Gasser Hathout
@ NH Pasadena
RSVP here

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

SUNDAY (7/30)
11 a.m. - Wellness Day
Spiritual, Mental, & Physical Health
Asim Buyuksoy, Heather Laird, & Dr. Karima Hirani
@ ICSC Lecture Hall
1:30 p.m. - 2-on-2 Basketball
Asim Buyuksoy
@ ICSC Basketball Court
Register here
2 p.m. - Women's Yoga
Register here

Next Week

6:30 p.m. - Quran Recitation and Memorization
Asim Buyuksoy

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

FRIDAY (8/4)
1 p.m. -  Jum'a Khutba & Prayer
Hassan Zeenni
@ ICSC Prayer Hall  
Social Services Committee
@ ICSC Lecture Hall
RSVP here

10:30 a.m. -  ICSC Food Pantry
Dr. Karima Hirani & Al Mamdani
@ ICSC Social Hall
Volunteers arrive @ 9:45 a.m.
12 p.m. -  Clothing/School Supplies
Drop-Off (Ends @ 2 p.m.)
@ ICSC Parking Lot / Social Hall

SUNDAY (8/6)
10 a.m. - ICSC Gives Back
Clothing Drive, School Supplies/ Backpack Drive, & Making Welcome Cards for Refugees (Ends @ 3 p.m.)
@ ICSC Lecture Hall / Social Hall

Community Cornercommunity
Mayor Garcetti's Day of Compassion (July 20):
On Thursday, July 20, Mayor Eric Garcetti brought together more than 100 religious leaders from all parts of Los Angeles to establish "Days of Compassion" - an effort to bring an end to homelessness that leverages the power and potential of our faith communities to make a difference. 

At the request of the Mayor's Office, ICSC Chairperson, Hedab Tarifi delivered the invocation during this historic event. Additional attendees  representing the Islamic Center were Salam Al-Marayati (President of MPAC), Asim Buyuksoy (Religious Director), Aziza Hasan (Chair of ICSC Interfaith Council) and Iqbal Hassan (Board Member).

"Imagine what we could make possible by working together...the messages of the men and women with me today have the power to change hearts and mind..to help Angelenos understand the pressing need for permanent supportive housing in their neighborhoods." -Mayor Eric Garcetti

Please click here to read more about Mayor Garcetti's Days of Compassion.
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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