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Quran Recitation + Memorization

There are two class levels – beginner and intermediate – taught by our Religious Director, Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy.

Beginners
  • Learn the alphabet
  • How to read with proper pronunciation (tajweed)
  • Learn and memorize the short chapters (suras) in the 30th part of the Quran
Intermediate
  • Enhance your basic reading proficiency
  • Memorize longer chapters (sura) of the Quran
How the Class Works

For beginning students, Sheikh Asim helps them practice the alphabet and pronunciation in front of the class. Intermediate students work to memorize one page of the Quran or practice their memorization during this time. Students are called on to recite what they have practiced and are given feedback for the benefit of the entire class.

Reading Material

Beginners use “How to Recite Quran” (copies are provided in class) and all students are asked to bring their own Quran.

Cost

Free

Contact

Asim Buyuksoy, Religious Director – asim@islamiccenter.com

Message of the Quran

Anyone can join this interactive class, which covers one page of the Quran, including tafseer (explanation) and word etymology. Sheikh Asim recites the verse, translates and explains the meaning of each word, including the context and history of the revelation. The class is engaging, with participants invited to express their opinion on their interpretation of the verse and how it applies to everyday life.

Reading Material

“Message of the Qur’an” by Muhammad Asad (PDF online and in Islamic Center bookstore)

Cost

To Be Defined

Contact

Asim Buyuksoy, Religious Director – asim@islamiccenter.com

Highlights of the Quran

Anyone can join this engaging class that focuses on exploring relevant verses from the Quran on a specific topic each week. Examples of covered topics include “Positive Thinking in the Quran,” “How to Achieve Happiness According to the Quran,” “Freedom in the Quran,” “Love in the Quran.” The lecture is interactive, with discussion at the end.

Contributing Lecturers include
  • Mahmood Waseeq
  • Dr. Saleh Kholaki
  • Asim Buyuksoy
  • Dr. Najeeba Syeed

Sunday Lecture Program

The Islamic Center brings you an enriching lecture or panel discussion each week with guest speakers to address modern challenges in our everyday life. Topics are timely, relevant and practical on topics ranging from spiritual, social, political, educational to personal growth. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to learn about upcoming programs.

21st Century Muslims

College-age and young professional participants will enjoy this collaborative and supportive environment that includes educational, spiritual as well as professional development. Discussion topics include a practical approach to applying the Quran, modern and contemporary issues and a diverse look at realities concerning Muslims today. This group considers various lines of reasoning to spur discussion, arrive at new understanding and further our American Muslim identity. The sessions are coordinated and led primarily by Ibrahim Mohamed who brings his unique skills in analysis and organizational development. We also discuss educational plans, career advice, the job-search process, personal finance and other topics dealing with personal development.

Contact

Organizers and volunteers Waffa Abu-Hajar, Wasi Momin and Ibrahim Mohammed can be reached by emailing 21stcentury@islamiccenter.com.

Parents Circle

It takes a village. All parents want to raise healthy and responsible human beings. As American Muslim parents trying to instill faith, pride and service in our kids, we have unique challenges and few spaces to share notes with other parents. It’s not an easy task and no one should do it alone. Become a community of parents helping parents when you join the ICSC Parents Circle.

Facilitated by ICSC members Tarek Shawky and Edina Lekovic, the Parents Circle is a safe and supportive environment where parents can be open and honest.

Every Sunday, we teach each other by sharing and learning from our collective experiences, and no topic is off limits. Each session is an opportunity to meet other parents and discuss a common issue we face by drawing on research and tools from parenting experts. From screen time to discipline to nurturing open and honest relationships, we tackle a host of questions faced by parents of all ages.

The Parents Circle is open to all so bring an open mind and positive attitude and let’s build our village together.

Reading Material

“Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home” by Noha Alshugairi & Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine

Cost

Free

Contact

Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky – parentscircle@islamiccenter.com