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...

Thank You for Helping Us Feed 17,000 Children

Thank You for Helping Us Feed 17,000 Children

Last weekend, over 100 volunteers from the ICSC and First United Methodist Church in Pasadena teamed up for our first ever Rise Against Hunger event. Approximately 40 members of the Islamic Center met churchgoers in the gymnasium of First United Methodist Church to help make a difference – ages ranging from children all the way...

Ashura: Lessons from the Exodus & Community Iftar

Ashura: Lessons from the Exodus & Community Iftar

“The Prophet (PBUH) was asked about fasting on Ashura (the 10th of Muharram), he said: “it expiates the previous year (for sins).” (Sahih Muslim) After a long day of fasting on Saturday, Sep. 29, approximately 250 people gathered for a special program surrounding the Day of Ashura. The event lit up the spirits of those in...

Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready for an Earthquake?

Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready for an Earthquake?

Did you know that September is Emergency Preparedness Month? Our leadership at the Islamic Center of Southern California takes the safety of all our members seriously and raising awareness to ensure that our community is prepared for emergency situations is one way that we can help.     Over the past couple of weeks, we have...

MYG Feeds the Homeless

MYG Feeds the Homeless

“And, they give food, in spite of love for it, to the needy…” ~Al-Insan, The Noble Qur’an, 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* MYG is brand new for the 2017-2018 season, and we opened...

Happy Hijri New Year (1439)

Happy Hijri New Year (1439)

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...

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks on Charlottesville & Racism

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks on Charlottesville & Racism

Renowned civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke to a full house at the Islamic Center this past Sunday. In these trying times, especially in light of the recent attacks in Charlottesville, Reverend Jackson’s unwavering spirit and his firm belief in the power of unity left the room feeling renewed and hopeful. Addressing the crowd, Rev. Jackson stated, “We’re...

Mosque Beautification Day is a Beautiful Success!

Mosque Beautification Day is a Beautiful Success!

Last Sunday, Aug. 13, the Islamic Center of Southern California held a community-wide event that called for all hands on deck: “Mosque Beautification Day!” Many people, as young as six and as old as sixty, worked together to bring polish and shine to our beautiful Islamic Center – purifying our spirits while we cleaned the...