Sunday, June 8: Our very First Fundraiser to build a New Masjid in Yorba Linda.
Friday, June 27: First Taraweeh Prayers at ICYL.
Saturday, June 28: Start of Ramadan. First day of fasting.
Friday, July 25: Khatam-e-Quran.
Sunday, July 27: End of Ramadan. Last day of fasting.
Monday, July 28: Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. ICYL will be holding Eid prayers.
Saturday, August 2: ICYL Family Eid Picnic.
Qiyam will also be held during the last ten odd nights of Ramadan.
The locations for Eid Prayers on July 28 and Eid Picnic on August 2 have not been finalized at this point but we’ll keep you posted as we get closer to these dates.
We look forward to seeing you all at the fundraiser this Sunday, Insh Allah.
In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate
June 1, 2014
Dear Brother and Sisters: Assalamu Aalaikum Warahamatu Allah
All praises are due to Allah, and may Allah’s blessings and mercy be on our beloved Prophet Mohammad, His Household, and His Companions
In the first month of my services at ICYL, I feel loved, privileged, and honored to work with all the brothers and sisters of our community. As we approach the month of Ramadan, we have many projects to accomplish together. Insha-Allah
First, our first community fundraising at the Yorba Linda Community Center on Sunday, June 08, 2014 Insha-Allah. This is an important step to collaborate in generating the resources necessary, so that we can look for a suitable (land, or building) to own and continue serving our community. This project is a “must have” for all of us now, and for many generations to come Insha-Allah. Please make sure that you and your family are part of this noble and rewarding charity. Our beloved Prophet said: “Whoever builds a Masjid for Allah, Allah will build a house for him/her in Jannah” agreed upon. Participating in building our new Islamic Community Center/Masjid in Yorba Linda (Insha-Allah) will be the strongest statement of a matured and united Muslim community. I hope and pray that all of you will be there for the fundraising.
The second opportunity for all of us is the blessing month of Ramadan. There will be Insha-Allah, many good deeds activities to compete for. The prayers, the community Iftar on Saturdays, Zakahtu-al-Mal, and Zakahtu-al-Fitr. What is more important, however, is that we initiate the change within ourselves to be a better Muslim in Ramadan and after Ramadan Insha-Allah. Please donate generously toward Ramadan programs and general expenses.
Finally, we are going to celebrate our Eid and the new changes in our Center at the Yorba Linda Community (look for details in the community announcement) and we expect all of you to participate in the Morning of the July 28, 2014 Insha-Allah in the Eidul Fitr Prayers for the whole family. I hope that your presence and support will enrich our community and our experience in serving the cause of Islam in this part of the world.
Ramadan Mubarak, May Allah bless you and reward you all.
Wassalamu Aalaikum Warahmatu Allah
Religious Director of ICYL