Established in 2013, the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster (ICCL) also known as Islamic Center of Lancaster (ICL) is a registered nonprofit, religious-exempt organization established under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Pushing the Boundaries of Diversity Town Hall

LNP Media Group and Millersville University present Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow with The Cenury Foundation, for a discussion on why socioeconomic diversity in schools matters. Please register at this link: https://apps.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=c0d8cef229ef43ea6f7dfa31921e8ddf&vqitq=d80abc30-db0b-4596-bf51-07277eac013a&vqitp=79591919-9499-48d3-992c-cc9ef59ed5b2&vqitts=1482862790&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=9193f5c7e87a7bead4ebcb48f8274d4d Questions? Email Jeff Hawkes at jhawkes@lnpnews.com.

1/24/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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World Hijab Day 2017 (February 1)

World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its fifth year. On Feb 1st of every year, WHD asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. Join the discussion; #IStand4Hijab The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically. Below are some of the shocking headlines: Muslim Women Have Been Attacked at Multiple Colleges Since Trump Won (Vice) Queens Muslim Woman 19: Pair Yelled Remove Hijab (NY Daily News) Muslim High School Teacher Told Hang Yourself With Hijab (NY Daily News) Woman Forced to Remove Hijab After Man Threatens to Set Her on Fire (Click on Detroit) Muslim Girl’s Hijab Ripped Off in Front of Students (Times of India) UW Bothwell Investigating Possible Hate Crime Against Muslim Women (Seattle Times) Proposed Georgia Bill Would Make Wearing Hijab Illegal (NY Mag) California Woman Robbed Called Hijab-Wearing B* (NY Daily News) This is unacceptable! We must STAND for Muslim women’s right to cover. There are many ways to show your solidarity. *Attend the WHD event on Facebook and invite your friends *Observe Hijab on Feb. 1st, 2017 *Use the hashtags: #IStand4Hijab and #WorldHijabDay *Organize a WHD event in your community. *Send emails or letters to local Masjids showing your support. *Write letters to local officials about protecting Muslim women’s right to cover. Show support with your heart, words, and actions! #IStand4Hijab More info: http://worldhijabday.com

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Peace at Home: Building a Healthy, Happy Family

Presented by ICNA Relief & CAIR - Philadelphia Chapter What does it take to create a happy family when modern life threatens to overwhelm us? This symposium brings together experts (Rabab Alma, Khalid Iqbal, Herman “Abdus Salaam” Davis, and Suzy Ismail) who will present ideas that can easily be put to use in your own home to bring families closer together and build stress-free, strong, healthier, happier relationships where everyone flourishes and even the teenager treasures family time. The aim of the presentations and workshops is to: • Build a spousal relationship foundation • Become a better parent • Manage family members’ behavioral issues • Enhance child-parent connection Workshops: • Khalid Iqbal - Recognizing and preventing domestic violence • Rabab Alma - Addressing the nature of parent-teen conflicts • Herman “Abdus Salaam” Davis - Domestic violence, forgiveness, and self esteem • Shirley Jones Abdus Shakur - The benefits and blessing of being kind in the home • Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabir - Support systems for domestic violence victims • Mariam Abuawadeh - Addressing the needs of a child witnessing or experiencing trauma, violence at home or in the neighborhood • Herman “Abdus Salaam” Davis - Domestic violence, forgiveness, and self esteem • Suzy Ismail - Integrating care and mercy in our homes Sponsors: • Al-Aqsa Islamic Society • Bentley Group • CAIR • Cornerstone • Emerge USA • Foundation for Islamic Education • Halal Guys • Hogan & Vandenberg LLC • ICNA Relief • IQRA Institute • Islamic Community Center of Lancaster • Islamic Society of Chester County • Masjid Al-Madinah • Masjid Ar-Rahman • Masjid Muhammad • Masjidullah • North Penn Mosque • PA Refugee Task Force • Peace & Love • Quba Institute • Southwest Community Center • Zubaida Foundation

12/17/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:00

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Syrian Refugees Blanket & Coat Drive

Syrian Blanket & Coat Drive Donate new or "lightly used" coats, blankets, gloves and hats for Syrian refugees. Monetary donations are accepted.

12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Remembering the Spiritual Life of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم

RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/7LCULlZYFbDmISGO2 Speaker: Dr Muqtedar Khan University of Delaware Come and explore the spiritual dimensions of Islam and the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Share bread, fellowship and mutual understanding #pbuh #Muhammad #Prophet #Spirituality #AmericanMuslims #Islam #Muslims #ICCL #Lancaster #Pennsylvania #Muqtedar

12/11/2016 4:30:00 PM -05:00

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Quran Khwani for Isaal-e-Thawab of Sayeeda Begum

As-Salāmu `Alaykum (السلام عليكم) Sr. Sayeeda Begum mother of Br. Rehan Sibgatullah passed away peacefully while visiting India. On this solemn occasion we offer our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the family. May Allah (s.w.t.) grant the entire family mercy (Rahmah), patience (Sabr) and comfort during this difficult and trying time. We also pray for the soul and ask Allah (s.w,t.) to expand and enlighten her grave with His Noor (Light) and grant highest place in Jannathul-Firdous (paradise), Ameen. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ There will be Quran Khwani for Isaal-e-Thawab this Sunday, Dec. 11th, 2016 starting at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Zuhr to Maghrib prayer) at the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster (275 Hess Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17601). There will be a special Du'a and dinner will be be served, insha-Allah. Please spread the word and make every attempt to attend. If you are not able to attend then please make Dua'a for the deceased sister and Sabr (patience) for family. جزاكم الله خيراً ---- Reciting Qur'an for the Deceased. Transmitting Rewards By Mufti Ebrahim Desai Q.) 1) What is the Islamic justification of the assumption that Quran Khawani for a deceased person benefits that person? Is there evidence of this practice during the life of the Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam? If not, why is it not a bid'at? How can this benefit the deceased person in the light of Q2 below? 2) What is the meaning of Isaal-e-Thawab? I have come across a hadith that read (paraphrased): After death only three things can benefit a person: 1) sadaqa 2) knowledge that he spread, 3) children who pray for him. What makes us believe that there are other ways to benefit the person who has deceased through Isaal-e-Thawaab? [Muhammad Basit] A.) 1) Ref. below 2. Isaal-e-Sawaab (to perform a virtuous act and grant the reward to any person, alive or deceased) is permissible. On numerous occasions, Nabi, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, advised the Sahabah, Radi-Allahu anhum, to give charity on behalf of the deceased. One specific incident is of Sayyidna Abu Talha, Radi-Allahu Anhu, when the Ayah, ‘You cannot attain virtue until your spend what is beloved to you…’ (Nisaa 4). Abu Talha gave his most valuable well and garden, Bi’r Haa as charity on behalf of his deceased mother. In fact, Rasulullah, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, slaughtered 100 sheep during his farewell Hajj and made intention for himself and all those (alive, deceased and to come) who bring faith on his prophethood. (Nasbur Raaya, Allama Zailee) Almighty Allah Taãla states in the Noble Qurãn, 'O` you who believe! Obey Allah and His Rasul.' The life of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is indeed the best example for us to follow. During the time of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, many of his family members, his wives, daughters, uncles and his illustrious companions left the world whilst engaged in the most noble work and effort of uplifting the religion of Islam. Despite the Prophet's deep love for them, he did not (on any single occasion) commemorate the innovative custom of inviting people on different intervals to recite the Qur’aan for Isaal-e-Sawaab. While we do believe in Isaal-e-Sawaab, however, the act of inviting people for Qur’an Khatam and Dhikr, etc. has taken much prominence and people regard it as compulsory. In principle, if any permissible act is regarded as compulsory in Shar'iah it becomes Bid’at as that is distortion of Deen. Concerned and beloved ones should recite Qur’an or perform any act of virtue, i.e. give charity, etc. with sincerity and gift it to the deceased. That is closer to the Sunnah and more beneficial to the deceased than performing an act of Bid’at which is of no benefit to the deceased, thus, defeating the actual purpose. And Allah Taãla Knows Best.

12/11/2016 1:30:00 PM -05:00

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Women's Circle Meet

Women's Circle Meet We will continue the study of names of Allah. Entrance: Sister's only https://iccl.onemasjid.com/masjid_event/women-s-circle-meet

12/1/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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Managing 21st Century "Issues"

We will start the program after Asr prayer and end with Maghrib prayer, انشاالله

11/19/2016 3:00:00 PM -05:00

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Sisters Only Event: Women’s Health - Meet a Gynecologist

Dr Syed is a local Obstetrician/ Gynecologist from our community who will speak on ways to keep healthy and will specifically address women’s gynecological health

11/16/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:00

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The Ethics of Living Under Hostile Conditions

Speaker: Professor Muqtedar Khan

11/11/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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ICCL's Annual Eid Picnic 2016

EID FAMILY PICNIC 2016 Let the fun begin............Games, Barbecue, Henna and much more! When: Saturday October 1st Where: 905, Buchanan Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603 Time: 1pm - 4pm Assalam alaikum, Please join us for our annual family friendly Eid Picninc event insha-Allah. ***Halal BBQ, Food, Drinks, Games, Henna, Ice Cream*** Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, even your own games & umbrellas Come out and join the fun! You must RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/TOuBjfQMHVWsSlZp2

10/2/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Eid-al-Adha 2016

On behalf of ICCL, we would like to invite you to Eid-Al-Adha Prayer (عيد الأضحى) Eid Mubarak! Eid Greetings! Eid Sa'eed! Happy Eid! Refreshments not served & food not allowed at venue Marriott Parking Garage (0-1 Hr. $2, 1-2 Hr. $4) #AmericanMuslim #Eid #Adha #LancasterMuslims #Qurbani

9/12/2016 8:00:00 AM -04:00

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Interfaith 9/11Remembrance

Lancaster Interfaith Coalition Interfaith 9/11Remembrance 4:00-6:30 pm Sunday September 11, 2016 Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 You are invited to come and share in study, service and fellowship. STUDY on “The Two Sons of Abraham”: A conversation between Mr. Asheq Fazlullah, Professor Julia O’Brien and Rabbi Jack Paskoff SERVICE of collecting items for Church World Service. Please bring any of the following items in NEW condition only: Soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors and shaving cream, brush/comb, sanitary pads, band-aids/First Aid, thermometer, bath towel, wash cloth. FELLOWSHIP: Light refreshments will be offered by the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster in observance of Eid Al-Adha, a festival commemorating Abraham’s sacrifice. The Muslim community is concerned that this observance, the dating of which is based on the lunar calendar will be misunderstood since it falls on September 12th this year. The Lancaster Interfaith Coalition deems this to be an appropriate opportunity to gather and learn about the common Abrahamic thread in the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in an attempt to resolve any such misunderstanding and promote peace. We hope you will join us in this time of study, service and fellowship. RSVP webmaster@apostlesucc.org or call 717-392-5718

9/11/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:00

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Back to School Giveaway! Free Backpacks and Supplies Distribution

Back to School Giveaway! Free Backpacks and Supplies Distribution by Islamic Community Center of Lancaster and partners @ Lancaster Rec Center, This Sat, Aug 20th @ 11 am to 2 pm, In Shaa Allah

8/20/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:00

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Eid AlFitr

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Center Heritage Ballroom 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17601 --- You are invited to Eid AlFitr prayer! Fitra is $10 per person TAKBIRAT 8:00 AM & SALAT 9:00 AM Guest Speaker: Hon. Mayor J. Richard Gray Guest Khateeb: Br. Iftekhar Hussain Refreshments not served & food not allowed at venue Marriott Parking Garage (0-1 Hr. $2, 1-2 Hr. $4) #AmericanMuslim #Eid #Ramadan #LancasterMuslims

7/6/2016 8:00:00 AM -04:00

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Khatm ul-Qur'an & Laylat ul-Qadr

Khatm ul-Qur'an & Laylat ul-Qadr Qiyam Program Maghrib - Iftar - Isha - Tarawih - Du'a Qunut - Qiyam al-Layl - Suhoor and Fajr

7/2/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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Zakat Foundation: Ramadan Campaign Presentation

Br. Omer Yazici, Zakat Foundation volunteer will present their Ramadan Campaign today at 10 PM. http://www.zakat.org/campaign/this-ramadan-open-the-doors-of-mercy/ Please attend the event and support their projects. Zakat Foundation of America, ZF Center Zakat Foundation of America Zakat Foundation Delaware Youth Group Murat Kose

6/30/2016 10:00:00 PM -04:00

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2nd Annual Iftar sponsored by families of South Asian Association of Lancaster

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Iftar sponsored by families of South Asian Association of Lancaster. All are welcome!

6/26/2016 8:40:00 PM -04:00

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Ramadan Fundraising Iftar

Join us for our Annual Fundraising Iftar! "The Masaajid of Allah should be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish Salah and pay Zakah and fear none except Allah. It is they who are expected to follow the true guidance." (Quran 9:18) Your contributions will be Sadaqah Jaariyah for ICCL operating expenses and future plans. ICCL is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible according to IRS regulations. #AmericanMuslims #Islam #Lancaster #Ramadan #Iftar

6/24/2016 8:30:00 PM -04:00

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“Eating healthy and nutritious in Ramadan” by Dr Cheshty.

ICCL Women’s Circle presents “Ladies’ Night”! An evening of learning, meeting friends and inspiration… Join other women from the community to discuss topics that touch us all, explore together a better understanding of issues from an Islamic perspective in the context of our lives today. Our first event will be on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm at ICCL on “Preparing for Ramadan: how to build a spiritual momentum”. The second event will be on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 pm at ICCL on “Eating healthy and nutritious in Ramadan” by Dr Cheshty. Pot luck refreshments requested. Topics, activities and venue will vary. Hope to see you there!

5/25/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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The Meaning of Life, Death and Leadership: Friday Khutbah by Prof. Muqtedar Khan

5/13/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Preparing for Ramadan: how to build a spiritual momentum

ICCL Women’s Circle presents “Ladies’ Night”! An evening of learning, meeting friends and inspiration… Join other women from the community to discuss topics that touch us all, explore together a better understanding of issues from an Islamic perspective in the context of our lives today. Our first event will be on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm at ICCL on “Preparing for Ramadan: how to build a spiritual momentum”. The second event will be on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 pm at ICCL on “Eating healthy and nutritious in Ramadan” by Dr Cheshty. Pot luck refreshments requested. Topics, activities and venue will vary. Hope to see you there!

5/12/2016 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Join ICCL Team for Race Against Racism

Dear friends, As-Salāmu `Alaykum (السلام عليكم, Peace be upon you), We have created Islamic Community Center of Lancaster team, come join us at YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism 5K. Enter ICCL as password. Registration is open now!!! Click the link to register online at http://www.active.com/lancaster-pa/running/distance-running-races/ywca-lancaster-race-against-racism-5k-2016 Enter Password: ICCL If you've already registered you can still join the ICCL team. Islamic Community Center of Lancaster {800.iccl@gmail.com}

4/30/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:00

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Allah Rescues a Boricua Through Islam by Guest Speaker Daniel Abdullah Hernandez

Holistic Dawah (Non Muslims, Latinos, Muslim Youth and Community Members) Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernández, known as Abdullah Danny by fellow New Jersey natives, presides over the Pearland Islamic Center in Pearland, Texas, an extension of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH). He is one of the few Hispanic American Imams in the United States, and like many other Spanish-speaking Muslims, he has dedicated himself to helping spread the message of Islam. Imam Abdullah, who converted to Islam in 1999, studied at Al Azhar University in Egypt from 2004-2007, completing five years’ worth of extensive coursework in Islamic Sciences. Has received several Ijaazah’s on different Islamic Sciences such as Fiqh Shafii, 40 Hadith Nawawi, Science of Hadith and is continuing his education in the English Language with Mishkah University. Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernandez has worked with Islamic School for 6 years, he has established 2 weekend schools, has lead Islamic Summer Camps. His main passion is helping the youth develop a love for the House of Allah. One way that Imam Abdullah draws the youth is by coaching them basketball with the clear objective of gaining all the benefits that basketball can provide for our Muslim Youth without focusing on just winning. Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernandez whose specialty is Dawah in English and Spanish, has been involved in Volunteer Prison Chaplaincy, Interfaith Programs, Opening Invocation for the City of Houston and Invocation for Martin Luther King’s Day at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Working closely with IslaminSpanish Educating Latinos about Islam, whose Headquater based in Houston, Imam Abdullah organizes events in Spanish at the Pearland masjid on a weekly basis, and also offers classes, support for Latinos and also leads a monthly Dawah Booth at a local Flea Market. His efforts, #LatinoIslam #LatinoMuslim #LancasterMuslim #Boricua #Latino #Hispanic #Spanish #Islam #AmericanMuslim https://www.facebook.com/events/153809398349670/

4/29/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Khutbah: "The Sacred Call" by Daniel Abdullah Hernandez

Holistic Dawah (Non Muslims, Latinos, Muslim Youth and Community Members) Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernández, known as Abdullah Danny by fellow New Jersey natives, presides over the Pearland Islamic Center in Pearland, Texas, an extension of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH). He is one of the few Hispanic American Imams in the United States, and like many other Spanish-speaking Muslims, he has dedicated himself to helping spread the message of Islam. Imam Abdullah, who converted to Islam in 1999, studied at Al Azhar University in Egypt from 2004-2007, completing five years’ worth of extensive coursework in Islamic Sciences. Has received several Ijaazah’s on different Islamic Sciences such as Fiqh Shafii, 40 Hadith Nawawi, Science of Hadith and is continuing his education in the English Language with Mishkah University. Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernandez has worked with Islamic School for 6 years, he has established 2 weekend schools, has lead Islamic Summer Camps. His main passion is helping the youth develop a love for the House of Allah. One way that Imam Abdullah draws the youth is by coaching them basketball with the clear objective of gaining all the benefits that basketball can provide for our Muslim Youth without focusing on just winning. Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernandez whose specialty is Dawah in English and Spanish, has been involved in Volunteer Prison Chaplaincy, Interfaith Programs, Opening Invocation for the City of Houston and Invocation for Martin Luther King’s Day at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Working closely with IslaminSpanish Educating Latinos about Islam, whose Headquater based in Houston, Imam Abdullah organizes events in Spanish at the Pearland masjid on a weekly basis, and also offers classes, support for Latinos and also leads a monthly Dawah Booth at a local Flea Market. His efforts, #LatinoIslam #LatinoMuslim #LancasterMuslim #Boricua #Latino #Hispanic #Spanish #Islam #AmericanMuslim

4/29/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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A Khutbah by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Sakina Collective Walead Mosaad Shaykh Walead Muhammad Mosaad Biography Walead Mohammed Mosaad was born in New York City in 1972 and grew up in New York and central New Jersey. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Engineering in 1994. He has also completed degrees from al-Azhar, the University of Liverpool, and is currently a PhD candidate in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK. Since 1997 he has been studying and teaching the Islamic sciences in the Muslim world as well as Europe and North America. He has been blessed to study with such luminaries as Shaykh Ahmad Taha Rayyan, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Shaykh Saeed Albouti, Shaykh Kurayyim Rajih, Shaykh Bakri Altarabishi, amongst others. From 2005 to 2011 he worked with the Tabah Foundation in Abu Dhabi as the Cultural and Education Projects manager, where he developed educational initiatives to address the needs of new Muslims, as well as initiatives to foster cross-cultural and interfaith understanding. He has lectured on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition. He has taught or lectured in the US, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, the UK, France, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, India, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and the UAE.

4/1/2016 1:15:00 PM -04:00

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Voter Registration Drive

Deadline Alert: 03/28/2016 is the last day to register before the 04/26/2016 election. - Register for the first time (18 or older) or change party affiliation. - You MUST vote your party in the primary election according to your registration status. - Registration ends March 28th. VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx Deadline Alert: 03/28/2016 is the last day to register before the 04/26/2016 election. Your registration is not complete until processed and accepted by your county voter registration office. To vote in the next election, you must complete your application by 03/28/2016. You can submit your application: On this web site Delivered to your county voter registration office. By mail to your county voter registration office, postmarked by 03/28/2016. Click here to download a blank voter registration form If you are on active duty in the military, or you are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time. See www.fvap.gov for more information. If you have one, please have your PA driver's license or PennDOT ID available to reference as you complete the application. #vote, #voteamerica #election, #votepa

3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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UMMUL MU’MINEEN: The Respected Wives Of The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)

Imam Kamil Mufti devoted himself to years of rigorous study of Aqeeda, tafsir, hadith, fiqh, and the Arabic language that took him from the deserts of Mauritania to the streets of old Cairo, among others. He holds formal ijaza in recitation of Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim through Sheikh Ahmad al-Kulaini, one of the shortest isnads in the world to the Prophet PBUH. He holds formal ijaza to transmit fiqh and all major books of hadith with some of the shortest isnads from Sheikh Tihami bin Muhammad al-Tijani of Ribat, Morocco and Sheikh Walid Idris al-Misri. The Imam studied different texts on Islamic creed with scholars including Sheikh Hasan al-Homaid, a former mufti of Qatar. His foremost teacher was Sheikh al-Murabit Salim al-Addood as-Shinqiti. He studied hadith terminology (mustalah) with Sheikh Mustafa al-Azami (Dar al-‘Uloom, Deoband and Oxford University). Currently, he is pursuing PhD in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation. He's a member of American Muslim Jurists Association (AMJA) and North American Imam’s Federation (NAIF).

3/25/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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UN World Water Day: Conserve this Precious Source

UN World Water Day: Conserve this Precious Source We would like to invite and encourage each and every one to be a part of saving the environment . After Flint, we realize the value of clean water and we should all make some, even a minuscule effort, to preserve this precious gift from God for the next generation. Let us all join hands for this cause that will benefit humanity at large. We appreciate your effort to spread the word. Thank you ---- Peace be on you all! In a famous Hadith, Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) said, "Men are co-owners in three things: water, fire and pastures.” (Ahmed, ibn Maja) Don't you think we are all then equally responsible for conserving and preserving this great bounty that our Creator has given us? March 22 is the U.N World Water Day, a day set apart for focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. In keeping with the spirit of the day, the Muslim Community of Central Pennsylvania encourages every family reading this message to make a commitment to save a gallon of water every day. There are many simple, practical ways of doing this. Here are some every member of your family can try: 1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks 2. Check your toilets for leaks. Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately. 3. Long hot showers can use five to ten gallons every unneeded minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rinse off. 4. Put plastic bottles or float booster in your toilet tank to cut down on water waste, put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill the bottles with water, screw the lids on, and put them in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. Or, buy an inexpensive tank bank or float booster. 5.Take shorter showers. One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water. 6. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush. 7. Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation. 8. Minimize use of kitchen sink garbage disposal units. 9. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. 10. Don't run the hose while cleaning your car. Use the hose only for rinsing - this simple practice can save as much as 150 gallons when washing a car. Water conservation comes naturally when everyone in the family is aware of its importance. Use World Water Day 2016 as an opportunity to educate yourself and your family to conserve this precious resource!! #Water, #Prophet, #UN, #WaterDay #preserve

3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:00

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United We Stand Against Hate & Bigotry

Muslim Community of Central PA presents United We Stand Against Hate & Bigotry with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi A representative will be visiting ICCL on Jumuah and you can purchase or reserve your tickets by paying in advance per person by cash or check only; Adults: $10 10-18 yrs: $5 <10 years baby sitting for FREE

3/6/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:00

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A Khutbah by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Muhammad Mosaad Biography Walead Mohammed Mosaad was born in New York City in 1972 and grew up in New York and central New Jersey. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Engineering in 1994. He has also completed degrees from al-Azhar, the University of Liverpool, and is currently a PhD candidate in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK. Since 1997 he has been studying and teaching the Islamic sciences in the Muslim world as well as Europe and North America. He has been blessed to study with such luminaries as Shaykh Ahmad Taha Rayyan, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Shaykh Saeed Albouti, Shaykh Kurayyim Rajih, Shaykh Bakri Altarabishi, amongst others. From 2005 to 2011 he worked with the Tabah Foundation in Abu Dhabi as the Cultural and Education Projects manager, where he developed educational initiatives to address the needs of new Muslims, as well as initiatives to foster cross-cultural and interfaith understanding. He has lectured on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition. He has taught or lectured in the US, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, the UK, France, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, India, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and the UAE.

3/4/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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A Khutbah by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Biography Shaykh Yahya Rhodus was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of 19, he embraced Islam in Santa Clara, California. He began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars such as Shaykh Khatri wuld Baybba and Shaykh Abdullah wuld Ahmadna. In 1998, Shaykh Yahya traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study, where he learned from some of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, including the distinguished, Murabit al-Hajj. He also spent an interim period in Damascus, Syria where he received formal education in the Arabic language, grammar, and Qur’anic recitation. In 2000, Shaykh Yahya moved to Tarim, Yemen to continue his studies at the prestigious learning institute, Dar al-Mustafa. There, he spent his formative years studying foundational Islamic sciences with the renowned scholars, Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz and Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri, along with other local scholars. In the latter part of 2005, Shaykh Yahya returned to the U.S. and served as a full-time teacher at Zaytuna Institute. He subsequently returned overseas in 2007 to further his studies while he also participated in religious programs worldwide, lecturing, teaching, and translating. In 2008, he was the official translator for Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri at the Common Word Conference held at Yale University and he has translated for Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz at speaking engagements internationally. In 2010, Shaykh Yahya completed his Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He finished his Masters Degree in Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 2012, and during this period, he was a full-time instructor at Zaytuna College. He travels regularly teaching, lecturing, and conducting weekend seminars and also offers on-line instruction through SeekersHub Global. Shaykh Yahya has been accepted to the University of Cambridge for a PhD program in the Department of Divinity and plans to begin his program in April 2013. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

2/26/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Friday Sermon by Iftekhar Hussain

Salāt al-Jumuʿah Khutbah by Brother Iftekhar Hussain About speaker: Iftekhar Hussain is the Chairperson of the CAIR PA Board of Directors and Vice President of the CAIR PA Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU-PA and on the advisory committee of the American Friends Service Committee, Middle East Peace Building Unit. He is engaged in local interfaith educational initiatives with a focus on ‘Islam and the Middle East’ and ‘US Foreign Policy and the Muslim World’. On behalf of CAIR-Pennsylvania, he has developed a 10-part course titled ‘Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence’ and has taught it at churches, synagogues, mosques and local county night schools. He has presented this course at over 40 different venues over the past 8 years. Iftekhar serves as Friday prayer service leader at suburban mosques in the Delaware Valley. He has started and volunteered for PA and TX Muslim community organizations at the board level and executive committee level. He has also worked with national Muslim organizations as consultant for local work and representation and has represented local Muslim organizations at the national level. Iftekhar was born in Bangladesh, has lived in the Middle East and Europe and studied in Texas obtaining a Bachelors and a Masters at Texas A&M University and worked toward a PhD at Penn State University. He works as a consultant in the Pharmaceutical industry, traveling in Asia Pacific and Europe on corporate business process re-engineering assignments.

2/19/2016 1:20:00 PM -05:00

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A Quranic Mission for American Muslims by Professor Muqtedar Khan

A Quranic Mission for American Muslims Sermon by Professor Muqtedar Khan Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought, from Georgetown University in May 2000. He founded the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and was its first Director from 2007-2010. http://www.ijtihad.org/muqtedarkhan

1/29/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Film Screening of Fordson: Faith, Football, Fasting

A feel good movie that puts to rest some stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims. This documentary shows the extraordinary ability and will exhibited by a group of young men in Fordson high school, Michigan in both sport and in life as they struggle with stereotypes in the community. ICCL invites you to the film screening of Fordson: Faith, Football, Fasting on Saturday, Dec 19th at 6.45 pm. The one-hour screening will be followed by refreshments and light discussion. All are welcome! Check flier for more details. Trailer of film: FORDSON - THE MOVIE - OFFICIAL TRAILER - www.fordsonthemovie.com

12/19/2015 6:45:00 PM -05:00

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Lancaster Interfaith Coalition: Vigil of Solidarity with our Muslim neighbours

An interfaith vigil will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 6-7 pm at the Penn Square/Fulton Bank Quadrant in Lancaster City. Local clergy from various denominations, the Lancaster Islamic Center, and Mayor Rick Gray will host the vigil with members of the community who are also committed to reminding our Muslim brothers and sisters that they are valued as a part of Lancaster’s interfaith community. The schedule of events will be as follows: * A Buddhist Singing Bowl will be rung by a Buddhist Priest * Welcome and lighting of the candles * A Reading by a member of the Islamic Center * A reading by Rabbi Paskoff * A reading by The Reverend Kathy Kuhn * Mayor Gray’s closing comments Please join us for what will surely be a powerful event.

12/17/2015 6:00:00 PM -05:00

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Syrian Blanket & Coat Drive

Syrian Blanket & Coat Drive Donate your coats and blankets for Syrian refugees. Monetary donations are accepted.

12/5/2015 12:00:00 AM -05:00

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Islamic Financing... Myth or Reality?

Islamic Financing... Myth or Reality? Join us for a free educational seminar to find out more!!

12/4/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Umma Khutbah: Social Justice is About Standing Up for the Oppressed

Khutbah in Lancaster, PA. This is part of the two dozen mosques that are participating in Delaware Council's coalition on social justice by focusing on the theme of social justice for their Khutbas too. --- Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought, from Georgetown University in May 2000. He founded the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and was its first Director from 2007-2010. Dr. Khan is a Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He was a Senior Nonresident Fellow with the Brookings Institution [2003-2008] and a Fellow of the Alwaleed Center at Georgetown University [2006-2007]. He has been the President, Vice President and General Secretary of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists. He is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (Amana, 2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004), Islamic Democratic Discourse (Lexington Books, 2006) and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah Press, 2007). Dr. Khan frequently comments on BBC, CNN International, FOX and VOA TV, Bridges TV, NPR and other radio and TV networks. His political commentaries appear regularly in newspapers in over 20 countries. He has lectured in North America, East Asia, Middle East and Europe . Dr. Khan is from Hyderabad in India. He is married to Reshma and has a son Rumi, and a daughter Ruhi. His articles on Islam and American Muslims can be read at www.ijtihad.org and his commentaries on global politics can be read at www.Glocaleye.org. #Jumuah #Oppressed #SocialJustice #Ijtihad #Muslim #Islam #Quran #Muqtedar #Lancaster

12/4/2015 1:15:00 PM -05:00

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Film Screening: The Light In Her Eyes

Dear Community, As-Salāmu `Alaykum (السلام عليكم, Peace be upon you), You are invited to Film Screening: The Light In Her Eyes 7 pm Saturday, November 21, 2015 Screening followed by refreshments and light discussion Admission is FREE / All are welcome!

11/21/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Halal Investing 101: How to build your wealth in line with your values

Speaker: Mohammed Ghouri, Shura Invest About Speaker: Mohammed S. Ghouri is the founder and managing partner of Shura Invest. He is an experienced financial advisor and investment manager, and specializes in creating hybrid business models that serve individual clients, small businesses and community organizations. He holds an MS from NYU, an MBA from Cornell University and a Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam (S65) license. He lives in Long Island, NY. About Shura Invest: Shura Invest empowers individuals, small businesses and community organizations to apply the tools of professional investing in line with their ethical values.Shura Invest’s services include investment management, retirement planning, education planning, tax management, estate planning and charitable giving. It is a halal investment firm and a registered investment adviser (RIA) with the State of New York.To schedule a free consultation, contact (516) 457-3400 or info@shurainvest.com.

10/30/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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Family Movie Night

Documentary films and discussion

10/2/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:00

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