Ramadan Kareem!

May Allah bless you and your family with a deeper love for the Quran, Islam, and the world this Ramadan.

 

The Virtual Ramadan Experience

Our goal is to bring the spirit of Ramadan to you whilst you stay safe at home. Join us for our Nightly Ramadan Programs. This includes daily Quran recitation, commentaries from a diverse range of commentators, Isha, and Taraweeh prayers. 

Join us for Suhoor Spiritual Mornings on Saturdays and Sundays throughout Ramadan. This will be for one hour before suhoor. These spiritual mornings will last 45 minutes.

We encourage the youth to participate in Youth Spiritual Nights with MYG on selected Saturdays. On Fridays and Saturdays, have your children participate in our Quran Recitation programThere is something for everyone!

We will continue to have our Friday khutbas live-streamed from the Center during Ramadan. Even though our doors can not be open to the public right now, we hope you can join our live-stream on Facebook and our website!

Whether you’re paying your Zakat al-Mal, Zakat al-Fit ($15/pp), or Fidya, we will use your contributions to help those in need. ICSC is a Zakat-eligible organization. 

Read more about the types of Zakat and Fidya

Join us for virtual Eid al-Fitr prayers Sunday, May 24. Takbeerat will begin at 8:15 AM followed by the prayer/ khutba (Hassan Zeenni) at 8:30 AM and Eid social at 9:30 AM.

Bookmark Eid Social

Resources

Food Pantry + Community Assistance

This Ramadan, we are highlighting our priority – OUR COMMUNITY. The ICSC food pantry has grown to serve 160 people/week, feeding over 2000 people/month. The food pantry is open every Saturday from 9:30  – 11:30AM at the back parking lot. We encourage those who need access to the Food Pantry to arrive by 11:00AM. We have taken precautions to ensure that everyone involved is safe and is 6 feet apart from each other in line. 

The Social Service Committee has delivered Food Boxes to almost 200 people in our ICSC community that are in need. Each box includes halal beef and chicken, fish, rice, flour, sugar, oil, dates, fresh produce, salt, lentils, cooking spices, tea, potatoes, and other cooking essentials from Bangla Bazaar in Little Bangladesh. For those in our community who don’t cook, we are providing iftar credit at Biriyani House Restaurant.
 

If you have recently lost your job, in need of assistance, or are unable to leave your home because you belong to an at-risk group, the ICSC can facilitate the critical delivery of groceries, household items, and vital necessities. Please contact us at info@islamiccenter.com or call us at 213.382.9200.

Virtual Programs

Calendar

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Quranic Commentators

April 23, Juz 1 : Hassan Zeenni
April 24, Juz 2 : Salam Al-Marayati
April 25, Juz 3: Gasser Hathout
April 26, Juz 4: Edina Lekovic
April 27, Juz 5: Aziza Hassan
April 28, Juz 6: Najeeba Syeed
April 29, Juz 7: Jihad Turk
April 30, Juz 8: Eba Hathout
May 1, Juz 9: Salam Al-Marayati
May 2, Juz 10: Gasser Hathout

May 3, Juz 11: Maryam Qudrat
May 4, Juz 12: Omar Ricci
May 5, Juz 13: Najeeba Syeed
May 6, Juz 14: Laila Al-Marayati
May 7, Juz 15: Waffa Abu-Hajar
May 8, Juz 16: Salam Al-Marayati
May 9, Juz 17: Gasser Hathout
May 10, Juz 18: Aziza Hassan
May 11, Juz 19: Hassan Zeenni
May 12, Juz 20: Eba Hathout

May 13, Juz 21: Jihad Turk
May 14, Juz 22: Edina Lekovic
May 15, Juz 23: Salam Al-Marayati
May 16, Juz 24: Gasser Hathout
May 17, Juz 25: Laila Al-Marayati
May 18, Juz 26: Hassan Zeenni
May 19, Juz 27: Edina Lekovic
May 20, Juz 28: Jihad Turk
May 21, Juz 29: Maryam Qudrat
May 22, Juz 30: Hassan Zeenni

Support Your Islamic Center

The Islamic Center of Southern California thrives on the engagement and support of our community. We have always been and always will be independent and community funded. In these unprecedented times, we count on your more than ever. 
 
With your support, we have created a robust schedule of virtual programs aimed at enriching the mind and spirit while cultivating community. We have also scaled up our community assistance by increasing the hours of operation of our food pantry, delivering iftar food boxes to families at-risk, and partnering with a local restaurant to provide iftar vouchers to those who cannot cook. Beyond this, we are continuously strengthening our ties with our civic and interfaith partners to keep our community informed of resources in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
 
You have shown us how we can come together and show that our Center is more than a building. We are a true community bonded by faith, friendship, and mutual care. Please be as generous as you can in supporting your community. Your support will help us cover our operating costs during these challenging times and support some of our most vulnerable members.
 

Other ways to give:

Purchase Your Dates Today!

Coronavirus can’t stop Ramadan, and Insha’Allah we will enjoy this most blessed of months in good health and faith, albeit differently this year.  And this Ramadan, the ICSC has an amazing opportunity. The ICSC has partnered with a local Muslim owned business called Nature’s Anthem. Nature’s Anthem is a date farm in Coachella Valley that grows and sells Medjool dates. We have partnered with them to offer dates to you, your loved ones, or as gifts that can be shipped to your home or anywhere in the United States.

For every box purchased using the “ICSC” code, $5 will be donated to the Islamic Center up to $50,000!  This is an amazing opportunity to help your Islamic Center in a difficult time.  But the matching donation is only good until the end of Laylat al-Qadr, so please start buying your dates today!

 

A Prophetic Lesson

A man asked the Messenger of God (PBUH), “Which Islam is best?”

Prophet Muhammad said: “To feed the hungry and to greet with peace those you know and those you do not know.”

(This hadith was reported by Abdullah ibn Umar, hadith source: Sahih Bukhari 28, Sahih Muslim 39)