Monthly Potluck Dinner
A potluck dinner is held on the first Friday during the summer months. Every family brings at least one dish to share with others.
This event provides a platform for members to socialize with each other, particularly newer members to integrate into the community and our youth to interact with one another.
The Sunday Breakfast Hangout is a recent event at ICBC. Following Fajr prayer every Sunday, the masjid offers a sumptuous breakfast which is well attended by brothers and sisters. This program allows us to not just worship together but also get to know each other and build bonds of brotherhood/sisterhood in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
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.
The social committee usually organizes two carnivals in the year–one in Spring and the other to celebrate Eid al-Adha. The events are hugely successful, with more than 400 community members attending each event. In addition, several City and State elected officials also join our celebrations.
Sadaqa & Zakah Distribution
Zakat and Sadaqah funds are disbursed to the needed after a careful and through review of the applicants.
Zakat ul Fitr is collected during Ramadan and distributed to the needy before Eid ul Fitr.
ICBC works with the GAMRC (Greater Austin Muslim Relief Committee) to review applications for financial assistance from community members in need.
ICBC has launched a peer-to-peer support group for parents of special needs children (Championing & Assisting Muslim People).
We are committed to supporting and partnering with MUHSEN in their efforts to help families with special needs. MUHSEN–Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs, is a national organization that certifies masjids that work towards accommodating community members with special needs.
For further details on MUHSEN organization, please visit their website at www.muhsen.org
ICBC would like to understand the requirements of Special Need Families in our community. If you have a family member with special needs, please click on the link below to fill out a Needs Assessment Survey. Or if you know of a family in our community who has a family member with special needs, please encourage them to complete the survey. All responses are treated as confidential and will be accessible only to the MUHSEN team.
Needs Assessment Survey: https://muhsen.org/need-survey/
To join the ChAMP group at ICBC or for further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org