Taraweeh

Prayers led by reputed Huffaz/Qari of the Holy Qur’an visiting our Masjid during the blessed month of Ramadhan. Assisting them in prayers are youth Huffaz in our community. Recitation of the entire Qur’an is usually completed on the 27th or 29th night of Ramadhan.

Qiyaam-al-Layl

Night prayers led during the last 10 nights by the visiting Hafiz. Often attended by more than 100 men, women, and children, the prayers are followed by Suhoor meal.

Suhoor/Iftaar Meals

Suhoor meals provided after Qiyaam Al-Layl Prayers and Iftaar/dinner, sponsored by generous community members, are offered during the Ramadhan weekends.

I’tekaf

Few community members observe I’tekaf (residing in a mosque for a period) at ICBC during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Latest Updates

Ramadan 1440 (2019) at ICBC – Youth Activities

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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

Below is a list of programs and activities planned for the youth (by the youth) at ICBC during the blessed month, Insha Allah.

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  • A program for girls 13 years and older.
  • Held every Sunday at ICBC starting May 12th
  • Timing: 6:15 pm -to- 7:30 pm
  • Hosted by: Sister Affifa Rashid.
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  • A series of activities for girls, held at ICBC
  • Ages: 13 years and older
  • Hosted by: Rafah Shaik
For details on the planned activities and contact info, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="BAKE SALE" tab_id="1557118986092-559a2e97-5253"][vc_column_text]During the blessed month, our youth girls will conduct bake sale during weekends to raise funds, to donate for the new Masjid construction and to fund the various activities for the troop throughout the year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="3X3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FOR BOYS" tab_id="1528040094636-57f6b6bf-6617"][vc_column_text]The youth group is planning a Boys- only BaskeBall Tournament at ICBC. Details below:
  • 3X3 Basketball Tournament on:  May 11th, 2019.
  • Ages: 13 to 21
  • Register online here
  • Please read the tournament rules carefully.
  • Contact for additional details: Ayaan (1-512-945-9260), Amir (1-512-665-8457), Numair (1-512-412-5322)
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="4X4 SOCCER TOURNAMENT FOR BOYS" tab_id="1558034022653-cdb39967-b7fa"][vc_column_text]The youth group is planning a Boys- only Soccer Tournament at ICBC. Details below:
  • 4X4 Soccer Tournament on:  Saturday May 18th, 2019
  • Ages: 13 to 21
  • Please read the tournament rules and how to register here
  • Contact for additional details: Ayaan (1-512-945-9260), Amir (1-512-665-8457), Numair (1-512-412-5322)
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Ramadan 1440 (2019) at ICBC

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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

O You who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for You as it was prescribed for those before you, that You may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2) -- Qur’an [2:183]
The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allâh In that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months) -- Qur’an [97:3]
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan 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). Allah (swt) has given us yet another opportunity to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan in our lives, Alhamdu lillah!  This will be the 12th Ramadan at ICBC.  Below is a list of programs and activities planned at ICBC during the blessed month, Insha Allah. Ramadan Announcement[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="RAMADAN PRAYER SCHEDULE" tab_id="1528039571064-6999cd19-773c"][vc_column_text]Please click here → for Ramadan prayer schedule and Sahoor/Iftaar timing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="TARAWEEH PRAYERS" tab_id="1528039571088-ced35c7c-6575"][vc_column_text]Taraweeh prayers will be led by Hafiz Faizullah Bhayat of U. K.  As in previous years, he will be assisted by local youth Huffaz during the weekends.  We plan to finish recitation of the Holy Qur‘an on the 29th night, Insha Allah. After four rakah Taraweeh, Hafiz Faizullah will offer a brief talk on the recited verses.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="QIYAAM AL-LAYL PRAYERS" tab_id="1528039923974-1fd12d51-201e"][vc_column_text]Qiyaam Al-Layl prayers will be held during the last 10 nights. Start time will be announced during the month, Insha Allah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="JUMU’AH KHTUBAH" tab_id="1528039943285-a67f2301-8cd5"][vc_column_text]Following is a list of khateebs arranged to deliver khutbah at ICBC during Ramadan. May 10th      12:15 pm Br. Qaiser Imam 1:30 pm  Ustadh Amjad Mohamed May 17th      12:15 pm    Sh. Attia Omara 1:30 pm    Br. Essam Atalla My 24th        12:15 pm    Br. Amjad Odetallah 1:30 pm    Sh. Ahmed Momoh May 31st     12:15 pm    Hafiz Faizullah 1:30 pm   Hafiz Faizullah[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="DAILY KHATERA" tab_id="1528039999702-b8c51a47-8c0b"][vc_column_text]Hafiz Faizullah will offer a khatera every day after Fajr salah, Insha Allah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="I’TEKAF" tab_id="1528039999306-3647fc5b-b4c5"][vc_column_text]Every year, a few brothers have observed I’tekaf at ICBC during the last ten days of Ramadan.  We encourage community members to participate in this Ibaadah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="IFTAR/DINNERS" tab_id="1528039998882-21bf34df-a5b9"][vc_column_text]We will have community Iftar/dinners sponsored by generous community members every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those interested in sponsoring Iftar at ICBC may sign their names at the Iftar Sign-Up Sheet posted at the ICBC Bulletin Board. As in previous years, Sahoor meals will be provided during the last 10 days, sponsored by community members.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="DRINKING WATER" tab_id="1528039998162-713a6d25-d357"][vc_column_text]In the spirit of environmental conservation, ICBC will provide drinking water though water coolers instead of individual water bottles. We encourage the community members to bring their own reusable water bottles.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="BAKE SALE" tab_id="1557118986092-559a2e97-5253"][vc_column_text]During the blessed month, our youth girls will conduct bake sale during weekends to raise funds, to donate for the new Masjid construction and to fund the various activities for the troop throughout the year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="YOUTH & SISTERS ACTIVITIES" tab_id="1528040094636-57f6b6bf-6617"][vc_column_text]We plan to hold the following activities during Ramadan, Insha Allah:
  • Hafiz Faizullah will teach Qur'an to young boys and girls on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. interested parents are encouraged to bring their children at that time.
  • Halaqa for sisters by Aalimah Sr. Amina, wife of Hafiz Faizullah, on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • We will conduct an Islamic Quiz competition every day on various topics, starting this week. The entire month’s quiz Q & A will be posted at the ICBC Web Site.
  • Youth Girls Program by Sr Affifa on May 12th; 19th and 26th- June 2- from 6;15 pm to 7:30 pm. Topics include Theology, Seerah, Law, History, Spirituality and Contemporary issues
  • Boys Basketball Tournament: 3X3 on May 11th, 2019. Aged 13 to 21. Rules and link for registration will be posted on our website
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="SECURITY AT ICBC" tab_id="1528040093939-10381e3a-c6ba"][vc_column_text]ICBC has contracted with a local security firm to provide security at our Center during Friday Jumu'ah prayer times and Weekend Islamic School hours (on Sundays) as well as during Taraweeh prayers, Iftar (Fridays through Sundays) and Tahajjud prayer times. Additionally, the Cedar Park Police department has also increased surveillance at our premises throughout the day.  May Allah (swt) protect us all, Aameen. We are also in the process of securing quotes to construct a fence along the Brushy Creek Road side of our premises.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="PARKING ARRANGEMENTS" tab_id="1557119101735-a7ba0ae6-52df"][vc_column_text]Whereas we are blessed with approx. 230 parking spaces at our Center, a section of the parking lot is being used to store the steel for the new Masjid frame.  The entire area is deemed a construction zone and hence off limits for all but authorized personnel only.  Please avoid this area and we also urge all parents to ensure they keep their children out of the construction zone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="NEW MASJID CONSTRUCTION UPDATE AND FUNDRAISING" tab_id="1528040224945-c38f9e0a-b63f"][vc_column_text]The new masjid construction is going at full pace, Alhamdu lillah, with an expected completion in 3-4 months, Insha Allah.  We will conduct fundraisers in this blessed month towards the ongoing Masjid construction.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text]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. The Executive Board humbly requests your continued support as we embark on an ambitious plan for our beloved Center. May Allah (swt) accept our Ibaadah and grant us His Paradise, Aameen! Jazak Allah Khairan The Executive Board Islamic Center of Brushy Creek (ICBC) May 5, 2019[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Ramadan will start on Monday, May 6, 2019

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu Dear Brothers and Sisters: Ramadan starts Monday, May 6th, 2019. As reported on moonsighting.com, the new moon of Ramadan has been sighted in Chile. As a reminder, the Islamic Centers listed below follow global moon sighting anywhere in the world that shares part of the night with the USA. In-Shaa-Allah, the holy month of Ramadan will start on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Please visit your Islamic Center’s website below for additional details on prayer schedule, Ramadan timetable, Taraweeh and Iftar programs. “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2: 183. Let us all welcome the arrival of this blessed month and let us work on getting maximum rewards from the days of fasting and nights of prayers. We look forward to seeing all of you at our centers for Taraweeh and Iftars. We ask Allah SWT that you and your families have a blessed month of Ramadan. “O Allah! Safeguard me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me, and accept it from me. Make us among those who pray and fast during Ramadan as believers and expect the reward only from you.” Ameen. Jazakum Allahu Khairun Islamic Center of Brushy Creek. Islamic Center of Round Rock (http://www.roundrockmasjid.org) Islamic Center of Brushy Creek (http://www.icbrushycreek.org) Islamic Center of Greater Austin (http://www.austinmosque.org) Islamic Center of Lake Travis (http://www.iclaketravis.org) North Austin Muslim Community Center (http://www.namcc.org) Nueces Mosque (http://www.nuecesmosque.com)

2018 ICBC Ramadan Reflection

RAMADAN 1439 ( 2018) REFLECTIONS

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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

O You who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for You as it was prescribed for those before you, that You may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2) -- Qur’an [2:183]
ALL PRAISE BE TO ALLAH (SWT) who blessed us with yet another opportunity to worship Him during the blessed month of Ramadan, Alhamdu lillah! This was the 11 th Ramadan at ICBC and it was yet another memorable one for us. We were privileged to have the services of Hafiz Mohamed Awalee and Hafiz Mohamed Elattar who led taraweeh prayers at our masjid. With the rapid growth of our community, a record number of people attended prayers at our Center, Masha Allah. On some taraweeh nights and Jumu’ah prayers in this holy month, the Men’s prayer hall, the Men’s deck and the Men’s Tent were full; which would translate to about 300 Men. So many sisters attended ICBC during Ramadan that the Sisters’ hall as well as the newly converted Sisters rooms was full.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="TARAWEEH PRAYERS" tab_id="1528039571088-ced35c7c-65751f7c-8432"][vc_column_text]Taraweeh prayers were led by Hafiz Mohamed Awalee and Hafiz Mohamed Elattar. As in previous years, they were assisted by local youth Huffaz—Abdullah Mohseen, Luqman Javed, Musab Abdullah, Samir Khan, and Yusuf Zaidi.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="KHATAM-UL QUR’AN" tab_id="8435"][vc_column_text]The Hafiz completed recitation of the Holy Qur‘an on the 29th night. After Taraweeh, mouth-watering refreshments were provided by local Muslim owned businesses and generous community members.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="QIYAAM AL-LAYL PRAYERS" tab_id="1529760453202-3a968b6a-8435"][vc_column_text]Qiyaam Al-Layl prayers were led during the last 10 nights by Hafiz Mohamed Awalee and other community members.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="JUMU’AH KHTUBAH" tab_id="1528039943285-a67f2301-8cd51f7c-8336"][vc_column_text]Jumu’ah Khutbahs during the blessed month were delivered by Br. Ahmed Mahmoud, Br. Amjad Mohammed, Br. Amjad Odetallah, Br. Essam Atalla; Br. Hasan Ali, Br. Mohamed Bedaiwi, Sheikh Ahmed Momoh and Sheikh Kamil Mufti.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="DAILY KHATERA" tab_id="1528039999702-b8c51a47-8c0b1f7c-8436"][vc_column_text]Every day after Fajr salah, a short khatera was provided on a variety of topics by the following brothers—Br. Ahmed Mahmoud; Br. Amjad Odetallah; Br. Hasan Ali; Br. Hassan Sukhni; Dr. Qazi Javed; Br. Mohamed Bedaiwi; Br. Mohamed Meky; Br. Mustafa Erwa, Br. Seydou Ba; and Br. Wael Elessawy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="I’TEKAF" tab_id="1528039999306-3647fc5b-b4c51f7c-8437"][vc_column_text]Some community members observed I’tekaf at ICBC during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
May Allah (swt) accept their Ibaadah, Aameen.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="IFTAR/DINNERS" tab_id="1528039998882-21bf34df-a5b91f7c-8438"][vc_column_text]We had Iftar/dinners sponsored by generous community members every Saturday and Sunday, and on June 12th . A record number of people attended Iftar/dinner at ICBC this year; about 450 people on some days. The Shura Council members were split into four groups and were assigned responsibilities each weekend to manage the Iftar/dinner logistics. We had community members donate several cases of water and boxes of dates.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan to all the sponsors and our dedicated volunteers!
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="SAHOOR MEALS" tab_id="1529762257616-cd0cf55d-987f"][vc_column_text]During the last 10 nights, Sahoor meals were provided by a few families, at the end of Qiyaam al-Layl prayers.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan to the sponsors!
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="YOUTH ACTIVITIES" tab_id="1529762167608-8b178b77-ef84"][vc_column_text]We held the following activities during Ramadan, Insha Allah.
  • Daily Islamic Quiz competition on various topics
  • Youth Girls Program by Sr. Abrar- Interactive session with girls on Weekends
  • “Speech Talent Show for Teen girls” by Dr. Atiya Arshad
  • Youth Girls & Boys Program: “Blessings of Ramadan” by Sr. Asra Nasneen
Young Muslims of Austin Boys held an event during Qayaam Ul Lail. Activities included prayers, Quran study & group discussions, and basketball / tennis tournament followed by Suhoor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="QUR’AN TAFSEER CLASS FOR SISTERS" tab_id="1529762097754-1df69442-0682"][vc_column_text]Sr. Anjum, a member of the ICNA Sisters' Wing, conducted Qur'an classes in Urdu for community sisters in the month of Ramadan. The class was held between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm during weekdays. Jazakum Allahu Khairan to the sister for her dedication to the teaching of the Noble Qur’an.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="BAKE SALE" tab_id="1528039998162-713a6d25-d3571f7c-8439"][vc_column_text]During the blessed month, our youth girls and Girl Scouts conducted separate bake sale events during two weekends to raise funds for the new masjid construction. About $5,100 was raised from the sales and matching donations from generous community members. Jazakum Allahu Khairan to all the community youth girls and their parents for their participation as well as to the general community for their support of this great initiative by our youth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="ZAKAT AL FITR" tab_id="1529762305025-ebc2bddb-5c74"][vc_column_text]$11,500 in Zakat al Fitr funds was collected at ICBC and the funds have been disbursed to the needy in the form of gift cards (115 cards of $100 value).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="ICBC MEMBERSHIP" tab_id="1529762329908-7d647e86-670b"][vc_column_text]With so many new faces at ICBC this Ramadan, we held a membership drive for the community to sign up for ICBC membership and other features such as email and SMS text service. Several people became ICBC members, Alhamdu lillah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="OUTREACH ACTIVITIES" tab_id="1529762359809-64332c22-7c42"][vc_column_text]The ICBC Da’wah & Outreach Committee hosted Iftar dinner for the Mormon Church on June 3 rd. We had about 75 guests attend the event. Alhamdu lillah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="ICBC MASTER PLAN UPDATE AND FUNDRAISING" tab_id="1529762385683-981206b5-f780"][vc_column_text]We conducted several fundraisers during the blessed month for the new masjid construction that is in progress now. The community support at the fundraisers was truly overwhelming! We raised approx. $385K in pledges and donations during this blessed month.
May Allah (swt) reward you and your families by multiplying manifold your generous donations and effort, Allahumma Aameen.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text]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. The Executive Board humbly requests your continued support as we embark on an ambitious plan for our beloved Center.
May Allah (swt) accept our Ibaadah and grant us His Paradise, Aameen!
If you have any comments or suggestions, or for additional information on any of these programs and activities, please email us at info@icbrushycreek.org or call (512) 850-4786. Jazakum Allahu Khairan The Executive Board Islamic Center of Brushy Creek[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Ramadan 1439 (2018) at ICBC

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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

O You who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for You as it was prescribed for those before you, that You may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2) -- Qur’an [2:183]
The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allâh In that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months) -- Qur’an [97:3]
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan 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). Allah (swt) has given us yet another opportunity to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan in our lives, Alhamdu lillah!  This will be the 11th Ramadan at ICBC.  Below is a list of programs and activities planned at ICBC during the blessed month, Insha Allah.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="RAMADAN PRAYER SCHEDULE" tab_id="1528039571064-6999cd19-773c"][vc_column_text]Please click here → for Ramadan prayer schedule and Sahoor/Iftaar timing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="TARAWEEH PRAYERS" tab_id="1528039571088-ced35c7c-6575"][vc_column_text]Taraweeh prayers will be led by Hafiz Mohamed Awalee and Hafiz Mohamed Elattar. As in previous years, they will be assisted by local youth Huffaz—Abdullah Mohseen, Luqman Javed, Samir Khan, and Musab Abdullah— on Saturdays and Sundays.  We plan to finish recitation of the Holy Qur‘an on the 29th night, Insha Allah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="QIYAAM AL-LAYL PRAYERS" tab_id="1528039923974-1fd12d51-201e"][vc_column_text]Qiyaam Al-Layl prayers will be held during the last 10 nights. Start time will be announced soon, Insha Allah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="JUMU’AH KHTUBAH" tab_id="1528039943285-a67f2301-8cd5"][vc_column_text]Following is a list of khateebs arranged to deliver khutbah at ICBC during Ramadan. May 18th    12:15 pm   Br. Ahmed Mahmoud 1:30 pm      Br. Ahmed Mahmoud May 25th    12:15 pm    Br. Amjad Odetallah 1:30 pm      Br Amjad Mohamed June 1st      12:15 pm    Sh. Kamil Mufti 1:30 pm      Sh. Kamil Mufti June 8th      12:15 pm    Br. Mohamed Bedaiwi 1:30 pm      Br. Essam Atalla[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="DAILY KHATERA" tab_id="1528039999702-b8c51a47-8c0b"][vc_column_text]We will have community members offering a short khatera every day after Fajr salah, Insha Allah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="I’TEKAF" tab_id="1528039999306-3647fc5b-b4c5"][vc_column_text]Every year, a few brothers have observed I’tekaf at ICBC during the last ten days of Ramadan.  We encourage community members to participate in this Ibaadah.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="IFTAR/DINNERS" tab_id="1528039998882-21bf34df-a5b9"][vc_column_text]We will have community Iftar/dinners sponsored by generous community members every Saturday and Sunday as well as the 28th of Ramadan. Those interested in sponsoring Iftar at ICBC may sign their names at the Iftar Sign-Up Sheet posted at the ICBC Bulletin Board.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="BAKE SALE" tab_id="1528039998162-713a6d25-d357"][vc_column_text]During the blessed month, our three girl scout troops will conduct bake sale during a weekends to raise funds, partly to donate to Masjid and partly to help fund the various activities for the troop throughout the year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="SISTERS PROGRAMS" tab_id="1528040095316-2738b62c-b897"][vc_column_text]
  • Qur’an Tafseer Class in English: Sheikh Yassir Fazaga will offer the Qur’an tafseer in English for our sisters on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Sisters’ Dora e Qur’an: Quran classes in Urdu every weekday in Ramadan. The goal is to finish the whole Qur’an by 20th of Ramadan, Insha Allah.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="YOUTH ACTIVITIES" tab_id="1528040094636-57f6b6bf-6617"][vc_column_text]We plan to hold the following activities during Ramadan, Insha Allah.
  • Islamic Quiz competition every day on various topics. The entire month’s quiz Q & A will be posted at the ICBC Web Site.
  • Youth Girls Program by Sr. Abrar- Interactive session with girls after Asr Prayer on Weekends
  • Speech Talent Show for Teen girls” on June 9th starting 4:15 pm by Sr. Atiya Arshad
  • Youth Girls & Boys Program: “Blessings of Ramadan on May-19th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm by Sr. Asra Nasneen (Age 9 and above).
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="PARKING ARRANGEMENTS" tab_id="1528040093939-10381e3a-c6ba"][vc_column_text]This is the second Ramadan during which we get to fully utilize the new parking lot.  Insha Allah, we will have approx. 230 parking spaces to use. A section of the ICBC parking lot is being used to store the steel for the new Masjid frame.  The entire area is deemed a construction zone and hence off limits for all but authorized personnel only.  Please avoid this area and we also urge all parents to ensure they keep their children out of the construction zone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="OUTREACH ACTIVITIES" tab_id="1528040224945-c38f9e0a-b63f"][vc_column_text]Our Da’wah & Outreach committee will host an Iftar dinner with The Mormon Church of North Buttercup Creek. We are conducting a drive to collect food for baskets to be delivered to families in need throughout this blessed month, InShaAllah.  Collection boxes and a list of all requested items to complete a basket were placed at the Men’s and Sisters’ prayer areas. We plan to conduct a toy drive for children forced to relocate to Austin from their home countries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="ICBC MASTER PLAN UPDATE AND FUNDRAISING" tab_id="1528040224457-5d3ea570-2cd0"][vc_column_text]As you may have noticed, we started erecting the steel frame this month, Alhamdu lillah.  The next phase of the work is to install pillars and tie them with first level columns.  The work is expected to continue for the next few weeks, Insha Allah.  We will conduct fundraisers in this blessed month towards the ongoing Masjid construction. 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. The Executive Board humbly requests your continued support as we embark on an ambitious plan for our beloved Center.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text]May Allah (swt) accept our Ibaadah and grant us His Paradise, Aameen! Jazakum Allahu Khairan The Executive Board Islamic Center of Brushy Creek (ICBC) May 16, 2018[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Ramadan will start on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu Dear Brothers and Sisters: Based on reports from the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), the new moon of Ramadan has been sighted in California and Mali. As a reminder, the Islamic Centers listed below follow global moon sighting anywhere in the world that shares part of the night with the USA. In-Shaa-Allah, the holy month of Ramadan will start on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Please visit your Islamic Center’s website below for additional details on prayer schedule, Ramadan timetable, Taraweeh and Iftar programs. “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2: 183. Let us all welcome the arrival of this blessed month and let us work on getting maximum rewards from the days of fasting and nights of prayers. We look forward to seeing all of you at our centers for Taraweeh and Iftars. We ask Allah SWT that you and your families have a blessed month of Ramadan. “O Allah! Safeguard me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me, and accept it from me. Make us among those who pray and fast during Ramadan as believers and expect the reward only from you.” Ameen. Jazakum Allahu Khairun Islamic Center of Brushy Creek. Islamic Center of Round Rock (http://www.roundrockmasjid.org) Islamic Center of Brushy Creek (http://www.icbrushycreek.org) Islamic Center of Greater Austin (http://www.austinmosque.org) Islamic Center of Lake Travis (http://www.iclaketravis.org) North Austin Muslim Community Center (http://www.namcc.org) Nueces Mosque (http://www.nuecesmosque.com)

Ramadan 1438 Reflections

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!

ALL PRAISE BE TO ALLAH (SWT) who blessed us with yet another opportunity to worship Him during the blessed month of Ramadan, Alhamdu lillah!  This was the 10th Ramadan at ICBC and it was yet another memorable one for us.  We were privileged to have the services of Hafiz Asim Thanwi from Houston who led taraweeh prayers at our masjid.  With the rapid growth of our community, a record number of people attended prayers at our Center, Masha Allah.  On some taraweeh nights and Jumu’ah prayers in this holy month, the Men’s prayer hall, the Men’s deck and the Men’s Tent were full; which would translate to about 300 Men.  So many sisters attended ICBC during Ramadan that the Sisters’ hall as well as the newly converted Sisters rooms was full.
TARAWEEH PRAYERS Taraweeh prayers were led by Hafiz-ul-Qur’an—Hafiz Asim Thanwi, assisted by our community youth huffaz—Hafiz Abdullah Mohseen and Hafiz Luqman Haroon.
KHATAM-UL QUR’AN The Hafiz completed recitation of the Holy Qur‘an on the 29th night followed by beautiful dua’a by Sheikh Yassir and Hafiz Asim.  After taraweeh, mouth-watering refreshments were provided by local Muslim owned businesses and generous community members.
QIYAAM AL-LAYL PRAYERS Qiyaam Al-Layl prayers were led during the last 10 nights by Hafiz Asim Thanwi and Sheikh Yassir Fazaga.  It was a wonderful experience to have so many men, women, and children attend Qiyaam prayers at our masjid.
JUMU’AH KHTUBAH Jumu’ah Khutbahs during the blessed month were delivered by Br. Amjad Mohammed, Br. Essam Atalla and Sheikh Yassir Fazaga.
DAILY KHATERA Every day after Fajr salah and during Taraweeh prayers, Sheikh Yassir Fazaga gave short yet beneficial khateras, focusing primarily on the ayahs from the Qur’an recited during taraweeh.
I’TEKAF Some community members observed I’tekaf at ICBC during the last 10 days of Ramadan. May Allah (swt) accept their Ibaadah, Aameen.
IFTAR/DINNERS We had Iftar/dinners sponsored by generous community members every Saturday and Sunday, and on June 23rd.  We had a potluck Iftar on June 24th.A record number of people attended Iftar/dinner at ICBC this year; about 450 people on some days.Several sisters volunteered for Iftar and dinner setup at the sisters’ side.  For the Men’s side logistics, the Shura Council members were split into four groups and were assigned responsibilities each weekend.We had community members donate several cases of water and boxes of dates.Jazakum Allahu Khairan to all the sponsors and our dedicated volunteers! SAHOOR MEALS During the last 10 nights, Sahoor meals were provided by a few families and a local Muslim-owned restaurant, at the end of Qiyaam al-Layl prayers.  Jazakum Allahu Khairan to the sponsors! YOUTH ACTIVITIES We had special programs geared towards youth during Ramadan. We held an Islamic Quiz contest every day on various topics.  Prizes were given out every week and grand prizes were given at the end of the month.  The entire month’s quiz Q&A will be posted at the ICBC Web Site. We had the following weekly programs for youth.
  • “Welcome Ramadan” (Lecture + Quiz with prizes) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • “Find Dua in Every Ayah of Quran” (Interactive) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • “Qur’an & Science” (Interactive) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • “Open Youth Talk” (Real Issues & Solutions) for Boys & Girls (12 and Up)
  • Girls Henna activity
Sheikh Yassir conducted an interactive session with youth boys and girls after Khatam-ul-Quran on the 29th of Ramadan. Adults and youth played cricket after 8 rakah taraweeh on weekends. We conducted a soccer training camp for 8-12 years old boys after 8 rak’ah taraweeh on weekends. QUR’AN TAFSEER CLASS FOR SISTERS Sr. Anjum, a member of the ICNA Sisters' Wing, conducted Qur'an classes in Urdu for community sisters in the month of Ramadan.  The class was held after Dhuhr salah during weekdays.  Jazakum Allahu Khairan to the sister for her dedication to the teaching of the Noble Qur’an. BAKE SALE During the blessed month, our youth girls conducted bake sale during two weekends to raise funds for the new masjid construction.  About $4,100 was raised from the sale and matching donations from generous community members.  Jazakum Allahu Khairan to all the community youth girls and their parents for their participation as well as to the general community for their support of this great initiative by our youth. ZAKAT AL FITR Zakat al Fitr was collected at ICBC and the funds have been disbursed to the needy. FACILITIES MAINTENANCE In preparation of Ramadan, we performed several facility improvements.
  • 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
Most importantly, we erected tents for use by Men as prayer overflow area. Earlier this year, we converted the Men’s deck to an enclosed room and the Sisters’ deck was covered and carpeted.  The newly completed room (previously Men’s deck) was assigned for sisters’ use.  The covered deck (previously sisters’ deck) was used by Men. Throughout Ramadan, a professional cleaning crew was contracted to clean the masjid on a regular basis. PARKING ARRANGEMENTS This was the first Ramadan during which we got to fully utilize the new parking lot.  Yet, with the rapid growth of our community, all 230 parking spaces were occupied on some days, SubhanAllah!  We had secured permission from our neighbor to use their lot to park cars on the Ramadan 29th night. With the parking lot lighting work completed and additional lighting installed, our premise was well lit up, Alhamdu lillah. MASJID SECURITY We had regular contact with the Cedar Park Police department and requested increased patrol of our premises, particularly at nights, throughout this blessed month. ICBC MEMBERSHIP With so many new faces at ICBC this Ramadan, we encouraged members to sign up for ICBC membership and other features such as email and SMS text service.  Several people joined, Alhamdu lillah. OUTREACH ACTIVITIES The ICBC Da’wah & Outreach Committee held bake sale by youth during the weekends of June 17th.  It included baked goods, face painting, henna, and non-edible goods, and a hijab drive with the teen girls.  Approx. $2,700 was raised from sales as well as donor matching.  Proceeds were donated to the NAMCC food pantry project to provide food for those in need in the Austin Metropolitan community. We also conducted a drive to collect food for baskets to be delivered to families in need throughout this blessed month, InShaAllah.  Collection boxes and a list of all requested items to complete a basket were placed at the Men’s and Sisters’ prayer areas.  We distributed 32 food baskets.  In addition, about 409 lbs of food (equivalent to 341 meals) was donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. ICBC MASTER PLAN UPDATE AND FUNDRAISING We conducted several fundraisers during the blessed month towards the next phase of the master plan—Masjid construction.  We also held a fundraiser to install security fence around our premises.  On June 23rd, we shared the great news that we had secured the building permit to start construction work on the new masjid, Alhamdu lillah.  The community support at the fundraisers was truly overwhelming!  We raised approx. $325K in pledges and donations during this blessed month.  May Allah (swt) reward you and your families by multiplying manifold your generous donations and effort, Allahumma Aameen. 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. The Executive Board humbly requests your continued support as we embark on an ambitious plan for our beloved Center. May Allah (swt) accept our Ibaadah and grant us His Paradise, Aameen!
The Shura Council
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