ICSC Weekly – 10/15/18

ICSC Weekly – 10/15/18

ICSC Weekly Assalamu Alaikum – Greetings of Peace     Saturday:    DATE AND TIME  Saturdays  9:00AM – 11:30AM                 Sunday:   DATE AND TIME  Sundays  10:00AM – 1:00PM (For ages 4-13)   The Islamic Center’s Sunday School only has a few spots remaining. We’re committed to teaching the...

Thank YOU for Rising Against Hunger

On Sunday, almost 100 members of the ICSC community joined the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) community for our 2nd annual Rise Against Hunger program.  Together, we packaged a whopping 24,192 meals to send to people around the world! The afternoon featured members from both communities sharing a light lunch followed by over two hours...

MYG Hit the Slopes at Ski Trip 2018

MYG Hit the Slopes at Ski Trip 2018

MYG Ski Trip 2018 was another year of fun and excitement for our high school youth in Big Bear! The goal was simple  – make new friends and create memories for a lifetime. It’s safe to say that the 70 youth who participated were successful across the board. In fact, they had so much fun...

ICSC Statement and Town Hall Meeting on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

ICSC Statement and Town Hall Meeting on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump to move our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem reverses nearly seventy years of national policy. It is yet another example of how our country has never been fair arbiter of peace and justice between the Palestinians and Israelis. Although President Trump’s announcement was more symbolic in nature than anything...

Expressing Gratitude for New Friendships

Expressing Gratitude for New Friendships

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, approximately 100 members of the Islamic Center of Southern California joined 200 or so congregants of First united Methodist Church (Pasadena) for a day of worship, learning and joyous celebration. Hearts were opened and the tone was set as Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy began the morning with a recitation and...

ICSC Responds to Hateful Tweet by President Trump

ICSC Responds to Hateful Tweet by President Trump

This morning, President Trump lowered the bar on his presidency once again, when he used his Twitter account to peddle fear and distrust toward millions of American Muslims, and 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide. Trump shared multiple anti-Muslim videos from Britain First, an ultranationalist far right, neofascist group whose leader was convicted last year of attacking a...

Mawlid al-Nabi: A Day to Express Joy and Gratitude

Mawlid al-Nabi: A Day to Express Joy and Gratitude

On the twelfth day of Rabi’ al-Awwal, Muslims around the world commemorate the birth of our blessed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims recognize this day as a communal expression of joy and gratitude reflecting on Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) message and using it as an opportunity to teach our communities about his distinguished characteristics and way of...

Terror, Justice and a Burden for U.S. Muslims

Terror, Justice and a Burden for U.S. Muslims

Two events have happened in the past 48 hours on the global scene that bear comment by the Islamic Center of Southern California.  The news overnight out of Egypt, of at least 235 Muslims being massacred by terrorists at a mosque in the Sinai region of that country marks yet another level of evil, a...

Open Mosque Day Festival

Open Mosque Day Festival

On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Islamic Center of Southern California opened it’s doors for our annual Open Mosque Day Festival. Energy was buzzing hours before guests began arriving as volunteers and organizers met early Sunday morning to discuss the setup and day’s plans. This year, the ICSC Interfaith Council decided to take a somewhat new approach on this...

All About Community & Friendship: MYG Ice Cream Social

All About Community & Friendship: MYG Ice Cream Social

Our MYG crew created their first batch of homemade ice cream, or should I say, masjidmade.  We had a blast at this week’s MYG Ice Cream Social, eating flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk, lactose-free, (but delicious) Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl. After indulging in a bowl of store-bought ice cream, the youth worked together to make our own...