قال الله تعالى : ( إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَى الزَّكَاةَ وَلَمْ يَخْشَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ فَعَسَى أُولَئِكَ أَنْ يَكُونُوا مِنَ الْمُهْتَدِينَ )
وقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : ( مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ مِثْلَهُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ ) رواه البخاري
In Sha Allah, Eid will be either on Sunday or Monday.
If Eid is on Sunday, Takbeer will start at 8:30 AM at ICL, followed by prayers 9:00AM then Khutba.
If Eid is on Monday, Takbeer will start at 8:00 AM at ICL, followed by prayers 8:30AM then Khutba.
Our Khatib will be Imam Rahim.
You can use PayPal or PaySimple to pay your Zakat Al Fitr. We give it out to Rahimah Foundation and they distribute it as gift cards to the needy.
Quran Khatm is scheduled to occur on Friday June 23rd, which coincides with the 29th night of Ramadan 1438.
Join potluck Iftar on Friday June 23rd Maghrib time. Please bring a dish to share with your fellow brothers and sisters.
Join us Friday June 9th @ ICL and Saturday June 10th @ MCC for our annual fundraising Iftars. We only hold one fundraising per year. Please donate to your Masjid generously. Allah SWT says in Surat Albaqara verse 110:
وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ ۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ اللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
which translates to “And establish prayer and give zakah, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah. Indeed, Allah of what you do, is Seeing.”
Last week we mailed all donation receipts to our supporters. Please contact us if you have not received your annual tax report for your donations and support. Jazakom Allah Khair and May Allah accept.
We will complete the Quran on Wednesday June 29th In Sha Allah. Please join us at 10:10 PM. We would like to take this opportunity and encourage you to donate for the two Huffath who led the Taraweeh this year. Please donate and label the envelop so we know it is going toward their gift.
ICL holds ONE fundraising per year, please donate generously in order to cover our expenses for the whole year.
List of monthly expenses:
Quran/Sunday School: $1,000
These expenses do not include maintenance and renovation, Taraweeh Hafizs, security system, etc.
Jakazom Allah Khair!
You can pay Zakat el Fitr here. We recommend that you pay it by the 15th of Ramadan to give us some time to distribute it before Eid Prayers. $7 per family member.
Sadaqat al-fitr is obligatory upon every Muslim who is self-supporting, if he has one “Saa’” or more than he needs of food for himself and his family on the day and night of Eid. If a person does not pay zakaat al-fitr, he is sinning, and he has to make it up.
Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined zakaat al-fitr, a saa’ of dates, or a saa’ of barley, upon all the Muslims, slave and free, male and female, young and old, and he commanded that it be paid before the people went out to pray.” Agreed upon; this version was narrated by al-Bukhaari.
And Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri narrated: “We used to pay zakaat al-fitr when the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was alive, a saa’ of food or a saa’ of dates or a saa’ of barley or a saa’ of raisins or a saa’ of dried yoghurt.” Agreed upon.
ICL participates every year with other interfaith communities in the east bay to donate and distribute backpacks to needy school age children. Please donate to ICL and note ‘backpack’ on your payment.
Please note that we will be mailing out receipts for all your donations during 2015. Please contact us if you don’t receive your receipt by the end of next week.
Thanks for your support and jazakom Allah khair.