Ramadhan 2017 at ICBC

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

Allah (swt) has given us yet another opportunity to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan in our lives, Alhamdu lillah! This will be the 10th Ramadan at ICBC. Below is a list of programs and activities planned at ICBC during the blessed month, Inshaa Allah.

Quran:

Quran-2-185

Sahih International
The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. (Qur’an 2:185)

Quran-2-183

Sahih International
O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous. (Qur’an 2:183)

HADITH:

Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadhan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadhan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven (Bukhari, Muslim).

RAMADAN PRAYER SCHEDULE:

Please click at the following link for Ramadan prayer and Iftar/Sahoor timings.

Ramadan Timings

TARAWEEH PRAYERS:

This year, we are blessed to have the services of Hafiz Asim Thanwi from Houston who will lead taraweeh prayers at ICBC.  He will be assisted by an youth hafiz from our community.  We plan to complete recitation of the Holy Qur‘an on the 29th night of Ramadan, InSha Allah.

To listen to a sample of the Qur’an recitation by the visiting Hafiz, click the following link:

QIYAAM AL-LAYL PRAYERS:

Qiyaam Al-Layl prayers will be held during the last 10 nights.  Start time will be announced during the month, InShaAllah.

JUMU’AH KHTUBAH:

Following is a list of Khateebs who will deliver Khutbah at ICBC during Ramadan.

June 2nd         Br. Essam Atalla

June 9th         Br. Amjad Mohammed

June 16th       Sheikh Yassir Fazaga

June 23rd       Sheikh Yassir Fazaga

HALAQA & KHATERA:

Sheikh Yassir Fazaga will offer short khatera every day after Fajr salah and halaqa after taraweeh prayers, InShaAllah.

SISTERS’ QUR’AN HALAQA:

Sr. Anjum, a member of the ICNA Sisters’ Wing, will conduct Qur’an classes in Urdu for community sisters in the month of Ramadan. The class will be held after Dhuhr salah during weekdays, beginning Monday, May 29th, InShaAllah. Sr. Anjum has completed 4-year Aalima course and two years of advanced Islamic Studies from Yousuf Islah Jamia (University), India.

I’TEKAF:

Every year, few brothers have observed I’tekaf at ICBC during the last 10 days of Ramadan.  We encourage community members to participate in this Ibaadah.

IFTAR/DINNERS:

We will have community Iftar/dinner sponsored by generous community members every Saturday and Sunday as well as on the 27th of Ramadan.  Those interested in sponsoring Iftar at ICBC may sign their names at the Iftar Sign-Up Sheet posted inside the Men’s Prayer Hall.  Further details for sponsoring Iftar are available at the Sign-Up sheet.

SAHOOR MEALS:

During the last 10 nights, we will have Qiyaam al-Layl prayers.  Members can bring their own Sahoor meals to ICBC.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES:

The following is a list of youth programs that will be held starting at 5:00 PM until Iftar.  For further details, visit the ICBC Facebook.

  • Sunday, May 28th “Welcome Ramadan” (Lecture + Quiz with prizes) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • Saturday, Jun 3rd “Find Dua in Every Ayah of Quran” (Interactive) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • Sunday, Jun 11th “Qur’an & Science” (Interactive) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • Saturday, June 17th “Open Youth Talk” (Interactive-Real Issues & Solutions) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • Friday, Jun 23rd “Girls Henna” (After Taraweeh), Any Age.
  • Saturday, Jun 24th “EID Prayer hall setup” (timing will be announced later)

Our youth girls will conduct bake sale on June 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th to raise funds for the new masjid construction.

Cricket after 8 rakah taraweeh on weekends.

Soccer training camp for 8-12 years old boys after 8 rakah taraweeh on weekends

  • Conducted by youth who play in semi-professional leagues
  • Children are asked to wear non-marking sole shoes/sneakers; not soccer cleats.

As in prior years, we will conduct a quiz contest for youth during Ramadan.

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES:

The ICBC Da’wah & Outreach Committee will hold bake sale by youth during the weekends of June 17th and 24th.  It will include selling baked goods, face painting, henna, and non-edible goods, and a hijab drive with the teen girls.  Proceeds will be donated to the NAMCC food pantry project to provide food for those in need in the Austin Metropolitan community.

We are also conducting a drive to collect food for baskets that will be delivered to families in need throughout this blessed month InShaAllah.  Collection baskets and a list of all requested items to complete a basket are at the Men’s and Sisters’ prayer areas.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE:

Earlier this year, we converted the Men’s deck to an enclosed room and the Sisters’ deck has been covered and carpeted.

The newly completed room (previously Men’s deck) will be assigned for sisters’ use.  The covered deck (previously sisters’ deck) will be used as Men’s prayer overflow area.  

The following work has been completed in preparation for Ramadan, Alhamdu lillah.

  • Children’s Playground Upkeep – Added Mulch; Re-stained the play structure;
  • Installation of additional lighting in the area immediately outside the prayer halls;
  • Steam cleaned the carpets; and
  • Pest control treatment.

PARKING ARRANGEMENTS:

With the completion of the parking lot construction, we can accommodate ~230 vehicles, Alhamdu lillah.  Please park in the designated parking spots only and avoid parking in the no-parking zones.

With the parking lot lighting work completed and additional lighting installed, our premises will be well lit up, Alhamdu lillah.

Please exercise extreme caution when driving in and out of the premises.

SECURITY

We have met recently with the Cedar Park Police department and requested regular patrol of our premises throughout the month of Ramadan.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE AND FUNDRAISING

As in prior years, we will hold fundraisers during Ramadan to raise funds for masjid operations and to execute the Phase II of the Master Plan (new masjid construction); and as always, we continue to count on your support of our masjid.

NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS

We need volunteers to assist with various activities in Ramadan, especially during the weekends.  If you are interested in volunteering at ICBC, please call (512) 850-4786 or email us at info@icbrushycreek.org

It is only by the Grace of Allah (swt) and the overwhelming support of the community that we have been able to continue the various programs and activities at ICBC.  The services being offered could not have been possible without your dua’a, financial support, and feedback.  We humbly request your continued support during this blessed month.  May Allah (swt) accept our Ibaadah and grant us His Paradise, Aameen!

Jazakum Allahu Khairan

The Executive Board

Islamic Center of Brushy Creek

May 26, 2017

 

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