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 13th Ramadan at ICBC. The first day of Ramadan will be Friday, April 24, 2020.
Due to COVID-19 related city and county instructions on shelter-in-place and public gatherings, ICBC will remain closed for daily and Taraweeh prayers, till further notice.
The Ramadan prayer schedule can be accessed here.
We will offer several programs online, InshaAllah. Below is a list of programs and activities planned at ICBC during the blessed month, Insha Allah.
We encourage community members to help those in need in the greater Austin area. Please work with the local relief agencies – ICNA or NAMCC Food pantry program. Jazakallah Khair!
Every Saturday at 6:00 PM, the ICBC Youth group will conduct online halaqas on various topics of relevance to our youth. Those interesed can register at the following link: bit.ly/icbcyouthramadan
The new masjid construction is going at full pace, Alhamdu lillah, with an expected completion in 4-5 months, Insha Allah. We will conduct fundraisers in this blessed month towards the ongoing Masjid construction.
We plan to conduct an online Fundraiser on May 17 at 1: 00 PM. Online meeting details will be shared at a later date. Please see the announcement
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)
April 23, 2020