Singles Social Club
The Singles Social Club is a relaxed social environment for single Muslims to meet other single Muslims. This month, the event will take place on September 30 @ 6 - 10 p.m. (25-35 years old) The mixers will be hosted at a private residence in West Los Angeles and the address will be shared upon registration. There is an application and a $25 fee to participate. *REGISTER HERE* https://fs10.formsite.com/IslamicCenter/form4/index.html
9/30/2017 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Family Movie Night (Kung Fu Panda)
Join us on Friday, October 6 at 6:30 PM for a FREE movie - Kung Fu Panda! Nachos & poporn will be available for sale! (Hosted here at the Islamic Center - 434 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020) This month, bring the family for a showing KUNG FU PANDA! *We will break for Maghrib prayer* Limited parking is available in the lower lot behind the Center. Once full, please look for street parking.
10/6/2017 6:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
Serve + Connect: Serving Dinner on Skid Row
Once a month, we visit our friends at the Union Rescue Mission and serve a dinner to the men, women, and children who are currently staying at their shelter. This is a great opportunity to meet other Muslims while being of service. Spots are limited, you MUST RSVP via email (email@example.com) and wait for confirmation of your place. In your message, please include the name, age, and email of each person. Must be 14 years and older to volunteer. Additional details will be included in a separate email!
9/17/2017 4:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Special Panel on the Hijrah and the Current Refugee Crisis
Join us THIS SUNDAY for a special panel focusing on the parallels between the Hijrah and the Syrian refugee crisis. Learn how YOU can act on the principles of the Hijrah and help out refugees in your community! PANELISTS Sheikh Asim, ICSC Director of religious affairs - Sheikh Asim will lead a reflection on the Prophet's journey from Mecca to Medina in pursuit of sanctuary from persecution and how the Hijrah teaches us to ACT on the current refugee crisis Mustafa Zeno, Filmmaker & Photographer + Producer of "Dalya's Other Country" - Mustafa will share his own family's story of fleeing from Aleppo in 2012 to seek safety and stability in the US. He will expand on the paralles between our Prophet's journey and that of refugees today Tarek Shawky, Board Member of Tiyya - Tarek will present on Tiyya's work, elaborating on how the organization supports and uplifts local refugees. He will share how YOU can make a positive difference in the lives of refugees in your community. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
9/17/2017 12:15:00 PM -07:000.0000
Sunset Hike at Griffith Park
Join us for a spiritually invigorating hike at Griffith Park! Sheikh Asim will lead Maghrib prayer at the summit ahd hold a special story circle in celebration of Eid al-Adha. Make sure to pack snacks and enough water. Don't forget to wear hiking shoes! Meeting point: Griffith Observatory 2800 E Observatory Rd Los Angeles, CA 90027
8/27/2017 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Charlottesville & Racism: A Discussion w/Rev. Jesse Jackson
In light of the current state of race and identity in America, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and Muslim Public Affairs Council - MPAC will be holding a difficult, yet important, conversation on race, racism and social inequity, "#Charlottesville: Injustice Anywhere is Injustice Everywhere." Join us this Sunday at the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM for a candid conversation with renowned civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. The violence we all witnessed in #Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend is a crude reminder of the deepening and widening divide taking place in American society. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." We cannot ignore the increased prevalence of neo-Nazi groups, nor can we hope to bridge mutual understanding without collective action. Don't miss this conversation! *THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE RSVP TO HELP ENSURE SEATING*
8/20/2017 11:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Mosque Beautification Day
Give your Center a makeover! Join us as we deep-clean our halls and garden our lawns with flowers and greenery to beautify our house of worship. If you are an experienced gardener or are skilled in basic handiwork, we need your help! Be ready to get dirty! Make sure to wear old clothes and tennis shoes for this program. Light lunch will be served.
8/13/2017 9:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
ICSC Gives Back
"They will ask thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: 'Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof.'" Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 215 Give back to your Los Angeles community and help those in need! Join us next weekend as we collect and sort clothing and school supplies/backpacks. We will be accepting donations on Friday (8/4) after Jum'a, Saturday (8/5) 12PM - 2PM, and Sunday (8/6) 10AM - 3PM. On Sunday, we will also be making welcome cards for refugees and holding a community potluck. Feel free to bring your favorite dish to share with your community! See you there!
8/6/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Family Movie Night
Join us on Friday, August 4 at 6 PM for a FREE movie and unlimited popcorn at Family Movie Night! (Hosted here at the Islamic Center) This month, bring the family for a showing DISNEY'S MOANA! Limited parking is available in the lower lot behind the Center. Once full, please look for street parking.
8/4/2017 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Wellness Day at the ICSC
Are you striving for a balanced life? If so, join us this weekend for Wellness Day as we explore the important roles of spiritual, mental, and physical health for our overall well-being. 11 AM - NOON: Spiritual Health Group conversation with SHEIKH ASIM on the benefits of prayer in bringing forth spiritual wellbeing. NOON - 1 PM: Mental Health Open discussion breaking down taboos on mental health and guided meditation with HEATHER LAIRD. 1:30 PM - 3 PM: Physical Health Empowering "Intro to Nutrition" with DR. KARIMA HIRANI. 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament kicks-off in the back parking lot. Women's Yoga will run from 2-3 p.m. in the MYG Room. **RSVP FOR BASKETBALL & WOMEN'S YOGA** Basketball: https://icsc2on2.eventbrite.com Yoga: https://icscwomensyoga.eventbrite.com
7/30/2017 11:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Table Tennis Tournament & Halal BBQ
Join us at the ICSC for our first ever TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT! Featuring Halal BBQ for $5/person, refreshments, and other fun activities for the entire family! Kids under 10 eat FREE! If you think you've got what it takes to win this tournament, SIGN UP AT THE LINK PROVIDED to enter the brackets. Deadline for sign-ups is Wednesday, July 19th. Please make sure to RSVP with your age to enter one of the following brackets: Kids 8-12 years old Youth 13-21 years old Adults 22+ Don't forget to share this with your friends! This event is open for all.
7/23/2017 11:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Hiking at Griffith Park!
Start off your Sunday right by joining us for a refreshing hike at Griffith Park! Meet us in front of the Griffith Observatory at 8AM. Don't forget to pack water and snacks!
7/16/2017 8:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Singles Social Club
The Singles Social Club is a relaxed social environment for single Muslims to meet other single Muslims. After a successful first mixer in April, the Islamic Center is happy to announce that we will be offering two more in July! - July 8 @ 7 - 10 p.m. (20-35 years old) - July 15 @ 7 - 10 p.m. (35-55 years old) The mixers will be hosted at a private residence in West Los Angeles and the address will be shared upon registration. There is an application and a $25 fee to participate. *REGISTER HERE* https://fs10.formsite.com/IslamicCenter/form4/index.html
7/15/2017 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
ICSC Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner
We are happy to announce our 2017 Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner, "Ramadan the Month of Resistance." This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 20 at the Hilton Pasadena (168 S. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101). We are excited to welcome our Featured Speaker, Umar Hakim (Founder & Principal at INKERIJ, and Director at ILM Foundation) and our Honored Guest, #MohamedBzeek (as widely reported recently, the only person in L.A. County foster parenting terminally ill children). Buy your tickets today! Early registration ends on May 13. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone or at the Islamic Center's front desk during normal business hours. Babysitting will be available. Ticket Prices: Early Registration - $100 Late Registration - $125 Students Early Registration - $75 Students Late Registration - $100
5/20/2017 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Pre-Ramadan Kids Qur'an Competition
TO PARTICIPATE: Participants will be required to recite Qur’an (verses below) and give a brief explanation of the meaning to judges. All participants will receive prizes. JUDGES: Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy, Dr. Saleh Kholaki, & Dr. Ragaa Hathout AGE DIVISION & SURAH: 6 - 9 yrs. - Surah al-Alaq (Surah 96, Verses 1 - 5) 10 - 13 yrs. - Surah ash-Shams (Surah 91, Verses 1 - 10) 14 - 18 yrs. - Surah al-Furqan (Surah 25, Verses 63-68) TO REGISTER: Fill out the online registration form at: http://tinyurl.com/ICSCQuranCompetition OR Stop by the front desk during normal business hours and register in-perso
5/14/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Family Movie Night (The Jungle Book)
Now presenting... "Family Movie Night" at the Islamic Center! In just a few days, we will be kicking off our newest program with a screening of The Jungle Book! Join us Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Islamic Center. Small snacks and refreshments will be available. We are so excited to offer this new opportunity for our community to come together and hope you will join us.
3/10/2017 7:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
United for America Rally
SEND A MESSAGE WE WILL NOT ALLOW DIVISION TO BE SEWN OR WALLS TO BE BUILT, RATHER WE WILL CLOSE RANKS AND UNIFY. The soul of America is being challenged. Join the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council - MPAC in a rally to fortify the diversity and inclusiveness of our great country. Support the right and ideal of religious liberty and pluralism. Rally with us to show the best of America! *SPEAKERS* - Salam Al-Marayati - President of Muslim Public Affairs Council - MPAC - Najee Ali - Project Islamic Hope - Ann Burroughs - Interim President/CEO of Japanese American National Museum - Congresswoman Judy Chu - Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels - Beth Shir Shalom - Mike Farrell - From the TV Series M*A*S*H - Mike Feuer - Los Angeles City Attorney - Rev. Gwynne Guibord - The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out - Jarin Islam - Bangladeshi Community - Nirinjan Khalsa (Sikh Community) - Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky - B'nai David-Judea Congregation - Max Kennedy - Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell - Los Angeles City Council - Mel Levine - Former U.S. Congressman - Steve Rhode - ACLU of Southern California - Julie Rodriguez - Granddaughter of Cesar Chavez and field director for U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris - Antonio R. Villaraigosa - Former Mayor of Los Angeles - Apolonio Morales Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) - Richard L. Zaldivar - The Wall Las Memorias *PERFORMERS* - Jesus Gonzales (National Anthem) - Japanese Taiko Group *THANK YOU TO OUR CO-SPONSORS* - Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative - All Saints Church Pasadena - Bend the Arc Los Angeles - Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of L.A. - CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice - The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out - Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood - Jewish Voice for Peace - Los Angeles - IKAR - Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) - Interreligious Council of Southern C.A. - Leo Baeck Temple - City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission - Muslims and Jews Organizing Relief - Muslims for Progressive Values - Pico Union Project - Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus - South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC)
2/19/2017 2:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Women's Self-Defense Workshop
We're partnering with Lila and Dawna from 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu to help empower and protect Muslim women in Los Angeles! WHO: All women 18 years + WHAT: A free jiu jitsu based self-defense workshop for women by women Instructors: Lila Smadja (Brown Belt) & Dawna Gonzales (Purple Belt) from 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu In this introductory session, the women will discuss avoidance tactics to decrease vulnerability and learn a few basic self-defense moves. Please dress in appropriate workout attire. Instructors recommend long pants and long shirts. WHERE: Islamic Center of Southern California 434 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020 QUESTIONS? Email email@example.com
1/22/2017 2:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
#MerryChristmasLoveMuslims This Christmas, the Islamic Center of Southern California community wants to do something special for our Christian brothers and sisters. With Christmas just a few days away, we have the perfect opportunity to spread peace and give back. Over the past couple of months, we have had an incredible outpouring of love and support. Our interfaith community has literally showed up on our doorstep to stand with us in solidarity and we want to extend our gratitude and continue building these friendships across faiths. Join us this Saturday on Christmas Eve at one of the following churches, where we will come with signs of love and support, hand out small treats (maybe hot chocolate/cookies), and even attend church services for those who would like to learn more about Christmas traditions. *APPROVED LOCATIONS* Immanuel Presbyterian - Koreatown: 7:15PM 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Questions? Call Kristen: 213-915-8365 Parking: Immanuel has a parking lot just south of the church on Berendo. There is also street parking. All Saints Church - Pasadena: 6:30PM 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101 Questions? Call Misty: 310-935-0156 Parking: http://www.allsaints-pas.org/about/visit/ St. John's Episcopal Cathedral - 9:15PM 514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 Questions? Call Samira: 323-704-5604 Parking: There is a municipal lot just across the freeway - about 100 feet south of Flower Street on Adams Blvd. Same side of the street as the church. *Please make signs and bring them with you!* Ideas include "Merry Christmas", "Merry Christmas, Love Muslims", "Peace on Earth," "We are one human family," "Let there be peace on earth & let it begin with me," "Peace, Joy, Hope" Other ideas to consider are making handmade Christmas cards or bringing candy canes. Come and join us in spreading this holiday spirit!
12/25/2016 12:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
LAPD Muslim Forum
For over ten years, the LAPD has been hosting an open forum for Muslim Angelenos to meet our partners in uniform and engage in active dialogue. Join us at the Islamic Center for a chance to learn, grow and work together and continue building this relationship that helps keep our community safe and informed.
12/15/2016 6:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Town Hall & Halal BBQ
Over the past couple of months, our Islamic Center community has faced a series of challenges that have understandably left some of our members feeling worried, confused, and concerned. In response, the ICSC Board of Directors has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for this Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon. We urge you to join us as the Board shares an update on the current state of affairs at the Islamic Center. We will also open up the floor for questions and gather input on how we can support each of you as we move into a new phase of American history. Some of the topics that we will discuss include: - Updates on the Mark Feigin case - Ongoing Security Efforts (Including our newly established - Security Task Force) - LAPD/FBI Hate Mail Press Conference In addition to community updates, we will also use this as an opportunity to introduce our partners from the Los Angeles Police Department, Captain Horace Frank and Deputy Chief Jon Peters. You will also have a chance to learn about our candidates for the 2017 ICSC Board of Directors; Dr. Rizwan Bhatti, Mr. Kamal Hamdan, Dr. Karima Hirani and Mrs. Hala Karam. Meet them in person before elections on Feb. 12! We will also have a HALAL BARBECUE ($5/person) in the back parking lot following the conclusion of our Town Hall meeting.
12/4/2016 12:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Spiritual Night (Friday, November 4th, 2016) Join us for a Spiritual Night surrounding the topic of "Healing in Times of Hate." Our speaker of the night will be Dr. Najeeba Syeed and we will also have a youth speaker. Following the conclusion of our prayers and talks, we will share a dinner and socialize. *Babysitting will be available*
11/4/2016 7:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
2016 ICSC Heritage Awards
You are cordially invited to our 2016 Heritage Awards on October 29, 2016 at the Islamic Center of Southern California. We hope you join us in this special night of appreciation as we recognize one of our esteemed community members and his contributions to the Center's growth and success. This year, we will honor Dr. Iraj Ershaghi, whose vision and longstanding dedication to the Islamic Center helped make it the exemplary American Muslim institution it is today. He served the Center in various capacities with a special focus on education. Dr. Ershaghi had also made significant contributions in his professional field and was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering. You may purchase your tickets online or call the Islamic Center to reserve your seats. Tickets are $100 for youth/children, $150 for adults, and $2,000 to sponsor a table of 10.
10/29/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Open Mosque Day at the Islamic Center of Southern California
Have you ever visited a mosque? Would you like to learn more about the religion of Islam and the programs/events that we host at the Islamic Center of Southern California? If so, this event is for you! You are personally invited to attend our annual Open Mosque Day on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although our doors are always open to our greater Los Angeles community (whether you are Muslim or not), we will be giving tours of the Center and offer two opportunities to learn about Islam. In our first segment, Asim Buyuksoy, our Religious Director will highlight the basic principles of Islam. In the afternoon panel, we will welcome Edina Lekovic, Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, and Susan Goldberg to speak on interfaith work in the Los Angeles community. We're also having a barbeque! Come join the fun and learn about all our Center has to offer. Please invite your friends and family who might be interested as well! *OPEN MOSQUE DAY - PROGRAM* Theme of the Day: "God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty" Program 11:00 a.m. - Welcome, Islamic Art Exhibit, and Tours of the Center 12.00 p.m. - Introduction to Islam, Q&A Session (Asim Buyuksoy) 1.00 p.m. - Dhuhr Prayer and Barbecue 2.00 p.m. - Panel on “Spreading Understanding: Tools for Interfaith Relations” (Edina Lekovic, Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord)
10/23/2016 11:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Pack the Truck
Bring your used clothing, accessories, and shoes to the Islamic Center of Southern California as we pack a truck full of donations! We will sort clothing and re-bag before delivering to our final destination. More info to come!
9/24/2016 1:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
We're going on another sunset hike! HIKE INFORMATION: Distance: about 5.0 miles Elevation: gain about 950 ft Difficulty: moderate Terrain : trail and fire road Total time : less than 3 hrs Type : is up and down Sunset : 6:56 PM we will enjoy the sun set Moonrise: 7.51 AM (99.5%) illumination bright night START TIME : 5:45 PM SHARP Every on should get there at least 10 minutes before we start PLEASE NOTE: Bring with you water and a flashlight. It will be dark coming back. Also, bring good hiking shoes. For any other information on this hike you can call Abdalla, 818-854-2320
9/17/2016 5:45:00 PM -07:000.0000
Eid al-Adha with the Islamic Center
Please join us for Eid al-Adha prayers at the Pasadena Convention Center. Hassan Zeenni will be our khateeb. Takbeer will be at 7:30 a.m. Prayers will start at 8 a.m. Parking is available for $12.
9/12/2016 7:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Labor Day Picnic
Get your blankets and favorite yard games ready, the Islamic Center is having a picnic at Griffith Park! We have a lot of space, so we plan to play soccer. Frisbee and other backyard games will be provided, but bring your favorite one from home and add to the fun! FOOD: We will be grilling! ALL HALAL. $5 per person. Kids under 10 eat FREE! WHERE: Griffith Park (Picnic Area D) PARKING: Available in the adjacent lot. BRING WITH YOU: Appetites, backyard games, blankets to sit on, snacks, and other picnic things... :) We're so excited! Please share this event with anyone who might be interested!
9/4/2016 12:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
We have added a sunset hike for those of you who like night hikes and are interested in a trail that is somewhat more challenging than our monthly sunrise hikes at Griffith Park. All are welcome. Please share! *WHEN: Saturday, August 27 at 6:15 p.m. *WHERE: Garden Land Loop Westridge Canyon Back Wilderness Garden Land Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Please arrive at least 10 minutes before we start *TRAIL INFO: Hike information Distance: about 5.0 miles Elevation: gain about 800 ft Difficulty: easy to moderate Terrain : is all fire road Total time : less than 3 hrs Type : is loop Sunset : 7:25 PM we will enjoy the sun set Moonrise: 1:51 AM (14.4%) illumination dark night *NOTE: Please bring along water, a flashlight (it will be dark coming back) and good hiking shoes. *CONTACT: Call Abdalla for any additional information (818) 854-2320.
8/27/2016 6:15:00 PM -07:000.0000
Serve + Connect at the Union Rescue Mission
Once a month, we visit our friends at the Union Rescue Mission and serve a dinner to the men, women, and children who are currently staying at their shelter. This is a great opportunity to meet other Muslims while being of service. Spots are limited, you MUST RSVP via private message and wait for confirmation of your place. In your message, please include the name, age, and email of each person. Must be 14 years and older to volunteer. Additional details will be included in a separate email!
8/21/2016 4:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
"Taking a stroll down Memory Lane" We're putting aside a day for specifically our Seniors (60 years+). We will introduce a new program, connect with old friends, and share stories and memories about our time at the Islamic Center. Meals will be served. Please RSVP and share with those who may be interested.
8/21/2016 11:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
It's time for another sunrise hike at Griffith Park! We will meet at the beginning of the trail in the observatory parking lot. Please arrive a few minutes early so that we don't start up the mountain without anyone! This is a fun event for all ages. It's an easy trail and we accomodate all paces.
8/13/2016 7:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
The ICSC Religious Committee will be hosting an upcoming Spiritual Night on Saturday, August 6 at 7:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Saleh Kholaki MYG will have a special program. Childcare will be available. We will not serve dinner, but refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you and your loved ones at this event, insha'Allah.
8/6/2016 7:45:00 PM -07:000.0000
Solidarity Against Violence and Racism
We invite you to attend our interfaith conversation addressing the overwhelming violence and racism that has recently reached an unprecedented high. This Sunday, we will welcome leaders from our interfaith community to speak on these topics. Speakers include: - Salam Al-Marayati (Muslim Public Affairs Council - MPAC) - Kenyatta Bakeer (Project Islah) - Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels (Beth Shir Shalom/Brady Campaign) - Umar Hakim (ILM Foundation) - Rev. Peter Laarman (Progressive Christians Uniting) - Edina Lekovic (Muslim Public Affairs Council - MPAC) - Jihad Turk (Bayan Claremont) Please join us as we learn from these knowledgable individuals and equip ourselves to take creative action and improve these unacceptable conditions. It will take the collective voice and action of many to make a difference. Co-Sponsors: Bayan Claremont and Muslim Public Affairs Council - MPAC
7/17/2016 11:30:00 AM -07:000.0000
Eid Al-Fitr Prayers
The Islamic Center of Southern California cordially invites you to our 2016 Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 6 at 8 a.m. Dr. Gasser Hathout will give the khutba. Prayers will be held in Concourse Hall and parking will be available at the West Hall parking structure for $15. We look forward to seeing you all there!
7/6/2016 8:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Night of Power (Lailatu al-Qadr) Prayers & Spiritual Night
You are warmly invited to join us for our Night of Power (Lailatu al-Qadr) prayers and Spiritual Night. We will meet at the Pasadena Convention Center at 9 p.m. to pray and listen to commentary from Dr. Gasser Hathout. Parking is available at the Convention Center for $12. Following the conclusion of prayer services at 11 p.m., we will return to the Islamic Center of Southern California (434 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020) for a Spiritual Night led by Asim Buyuksoy and Dr. Saleh Kholaki.
7/2/2016 12:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Interfaith Vigil Against Violence and Hatred
The Islamic Center of Southern California and ICUJP will hold an Interfaith Vigil Against Violence and Hatred on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in rememberance of the 50 people killed in Orlando, Florida on June 12. We will also hold a press conference. This will be a gathering of interfaith and community leaders to mourn lost lives, to condemn gun violence and hatred toward the LGBTQ community, and to stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters. SPEAKERS: - Salam Al-Marayati, President of Muslim Public Affairs Council - Rev Louis Chase, United Methodist Church - Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels, Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica - Chief Michael Downing, LAPD - Grace Dyrness, Vice Chair, ICUJP - Rev. Brian S. Gaeta-Symonds, Minister Coordinator of the Queer Faith Forum, and Pastor at United University Church at USC - Dr. Arik Greenberg, Institute of Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice - Anthony Manousos, Orange County Quaker Meeting - Sahar Pirzada, CAIR, Youth Programs Manager - Fr Chris Ponnet, Spiritual Director, Catholic Ministry with Gay and Lesbian Persons - Joseph Prabhu, So Cal Parliament of the World's Religions - Stephen Rohde, Chair, ICUJP - Hedab Tarifi, Islamic Center of Southern California Chairwoman - Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont School of Theology - Canon Robert Williams, President of the Religious Council of Southern California - Rev. Frank Wulf, Head Pastor of United United University Church at USC - Richard Zaldivar, Executive Director, The Wall Las Memorias Project STATEMENT FROM THE ISLAMIC CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: The Islamic Center of Southern California expresses its utter shock, dismay, and sadness at the mass murder of 50 people at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Needless to say, we express our unequivocal and total condemnation of this act. We pray God has mercy upon the victims, and showers His comfort upon the victim's families in this terrible period of tragedy. This is a devastating event for the nation, being its worst mass shooting. The Islamic Center of Southern California reiterates its pledge and commitment to counter violent extremism, as well as do our part in healing our nation. CO-SPONSORS: Interfaith Community United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP), Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica, All Paths Divinity School, So Cal Parliment of the World's Religions, United University Church
6/13/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Muhammad Ali Tribute Memorial
After the passing of our brother - boxing great, humanitarian, and legendary American Muslim - Muhammad Ali, we have organized a tribute memorial to acknowledge his incredible achievements and shine a light on the memories of our friend. Please join us at the Islamic Center of Southern California tomorrow, June 5 at 12 p.m. for a special program. We will welcome Imam Abdul-Karim Hasan, Najee Ali, and Levent Akbarut as speakers - they will share their memories, eperiences, and the impact that Muahmmad had on both our Muslim ummah and the greater community.
6/5/2016 12:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner - "Spirituality Towards Revivalism"
You're invited! We're greeting Ramadan with a warm welcome. Come and celebrate this occasion with us as we listen to an inspiring talk by Dr. Laila Al-Marayati. Reserve your tickets now at the Eventbrite page. TICKETS: $75: Pre-Paid $100: At the door $50: Students Pre-Paid $75: Students At the door
6/4/2016 6:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
We're having a HALAL BBQ! Burgers, BBQ Chicken, games for kids and fun for all ages! Come join on May 29 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind our center. Tickets are $5/person and includes a burger or chicken, chips, drink, and a dessert! Kids who participat in our Qur'an Competition will eat for FREE!
5/29/2016 1:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Abdelkader Education Project
“All the religions of the Book rest on two principles - to praise God and have compassion towards His creatures” *Who is Emir Abdelkader?* A world famous warrior, scholar, and Muslim of the 19th century. His legacy as a reconciler is a powerful example of leadership exhibiting universal values of moral courage, integrity, intellect, and compassion – transcending culture and faith traditions in pursuit of justice - standing against extremism for all of humanity. *Why does he matter in today's world?* During a time of rampant bigotry and hatred, our society has much to gain by adopting the leadership qualities that Emir Abdelkader embodied during his time - love of knowledge, ethical courage, compassion, and strength.
5/20/2016 6:30:00 PM -07:000.0000
Forum on Hate & Backlash
Have you ever witnessed or been a victim of a hate incident? What about a hate crime? Do you know the difference - or what to do next? For the past couple of months, the Islamic Center of Southern California has been working with the Department of Justice and other government and community agencies to develop an informative program to answer some of the questions that might come up following a hate crime/incident - and to offer helpful resources that might assist in navigating the process to follow. Please join us on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to meet the faces behind these agencies who are here to help. The ICSC, MPAC, LAPD, DA Office, CA Attorney General, USAO, LASD, USCIS, City HRC, and the County HRC will all have representatives in attendance. Some of the discussion points will include: - Impact to communities after a major hate incident, hate crime, active shooter, or terrorism event - The difference between Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes - Identifying law enforcement and government agencies involved in responding to hate incidents/crimes and those who provide other relevant services - Identifying ways that the community and Stakeholders can collaborate to set message/tone and engage in solidarity activities We look forward to seeing you there!
5/15/2016 11:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Fajr & Sunrise Hike
You're invited! Come meet us at the Islamic Center to pray Fajr prayer and then head to Griffith Park together to hike at sunrise. We usually spend 45 min to an hour up in the mountains - it's not very strenuous and we hike at all different paces. Once we're done, we usually stop for a quick breakfast at the cafe in Griffith Park and then come back to the center to volunteer at our food pantry. Fun for all ages! Kids are welcome.
5/14/2016 5:15:00 AM -07:000.0000
Serve + Connect
You must email or send a private message to the Islamic Center of Southern California to RSVP and participate in this event. Spots are limited to the first 12 volunteers! (Ages 14+) We're excited to head back to the Union Rescue Mission this month after a month off due to scheduling conflicts! Join us by engaging in meaningful conversation and teamwork as we serve dinner for the individuals and families at the Union Rescue Mission. This is a great way to meet people from our ICSC community while doing service! We hope to see you there :) Contact Kristen@icsconline.org with questions.
4/17/2016 4:00:00 PM -07:000.0000
Serve + Connect
You must email or send a private message to the Islamic Center of Southern California to RSVP and participate in this event. Spots are limited to the first 12 volunteers! (Ages 14+) We had another great outing in January! Again we arrived to a group of familiar faces and left with new friends. Join us by engaging in meaningful conversation and teamwork as we serve dinner for the individuals and families at the Union Rescue Mission. This is a great way to meet people from our ICSC community while doing service! We hope to see you there :) Contact Kristen@icsconline.org with questions.
2/21/2016 4:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Serve + Connect
ALL SPOTS ARE NOW FULL for January's Serve + Connect. We will have another event in February! Spots are limited to the first 12 volunteers! RSVP ASAP! We had a great time last month! We arrived as a group of familiar faces and left with new friends. Engage in meaningful conversation and teamwork as we serve dinner for the individuals and families at the Union Rescue Mission. This is a great way to meet people from our ICSC community while doing service! We hope to see you there :) Contact Kristen@icsconline.org with questions.
1/17/2016 4:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
Family & Spiritual Night
Come be grateful with us! We have a night full of fun and spiritual fulfillment planned. On Saturday, November 14th, we will dedicate the evening to gratefulness. Edina Lekovic and Omar Badr will be speaking and Asim Buyuksoy will share additional commentary and lead prayer with Saleh Kholaki. After our speakers and prayer, we will provide a dinner from Hatam restaurant and socialize with family and friends. RSVP on the Eventbrite page so we have an accurate count for food and childcare. This is a free event.
11/14/2015 6:30:00 PM -08:000.0000
ICSC Candlelight Vigil
We will come together to show our support for the people of Paris, mourn those who have lost their lives, and pray for peace and coexistence in the days ahead. We will rise above this disgrace and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in humanity by choosing to honor, preserve, and sustain human life as we are taught in the Quran: “Good and evil are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend." (41:34)
11/14/2015 6:00:00 PM -08:000.0000