Ramadan Mubarak! A famous scholar of Islam, Ibn Ata Allah Al-Iskandari, said, “.. Read More
A famous scholar of Islam, Ibn Ata Allah Al-Iskandari, said, “What has he found, who has lost God? And what has he lost, who has found God?”
Finding God is so much easier in the House of Allah (Baitullah), than anywhere else. “In houses of worship (mosques), ….. is He (Allah) glorified in the mornings and in the evenings (24:36).”
Building and maintaining this house is a privilege, an honor and a humbling responsibility. And with all due humility, I am appealing to you to help your Islamic Center achieve its goal of raising $200,000 this Ramadan. Give a little or give a lot. But do give something.
The year 2014 started with the arrival of our new spiritual leader. Imam Shamu Shamudeen has been an exceptional spiritual guide and a trusted teacher. He has ably teamed with our Administrator, Yildirim Sivar, to make our Islamic Center not only more accessible but also more enjoyable for all who visit. Going forward, we will be leaning on their leadership in further improving the Islamic Center both from a spiritual perspective and also from in its operational professionalism. I will work with the Board to continually empower both our Imam and our Administrator, helping them to succeed in their respective missions. A marriage between professional full-time staff and spirited volunteers will better serve our community. We need both. Let us together help ICNEF move forward to its next stage of growth.
From khutbahs and lectures to social occasions such as playing basketball or enjoying fellowship, the Islamic Center gives us a place to nourish our souls with the beneficial knowledge and a lifetime of relationships. The Islamic Center is especially important for our children. It gives them an opportunity to learn and practice their faith in a safe environment and helping them to become dutiful servants of Allah.
In Sura Baqara, Allah (Glorified be He) praises people who give charity for only His sake, “...but righteous is he who believe in Allah…and gives wealth for love of Him… Such are they who are sincere…” (2:177)
Our annual budget is nearly $700,000 (this includes our zakat and needy funds). For a breakdown of expenses CLICK HERE. We depend on your generosity to fund the expenses.
Use the ease of our secure online system to make your contribution, CLICK HERE. All donations are tax-deductible. Your generosity and kindness in supporting ICNEF is greatly appreciated.
Ramadan Mubarak.AsSalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Baraka.. Read More
Ramadan Mubarak. AsSalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh, Alhamdu Lilllah Ramadan is upon us. We thank Allah for this precious gift and humbly ask His guidance and help in utilizing the opportunities of the this grand month to gain His forgiveness, mercy and emancipation from the fire of Hell. May Allah bring our hearts together to be brothers and sisters for His pleasure and to put aside our personal differences for the common good, unity and peace.
It pleases me to announce the starting of fasting for Ramadan as Saturday, the 28th of June, 2014. We will have our first night of Taraweeh after Salatul 'Isha this Friday, 27th of June In Sha Allah. I look forward to seeing you all there and enjoying a wonderful Ramadan together. Allah bless you all always and I pray for us all a Happy and Prosperous Ramadan. Imam Shamudeen
Open Enrollment Now for boys and girls of all ages (discipline, fitness, focus and self defense) Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00PM to 7:00pm At ICNEF Multipurpose Room For enrollment: Please visit us during class time (Free trial period available) Instructor: Phil Luong