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ICCP WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT - 8/27/2015 (12 Dhul Qi'dah 1436)
As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh
 


 
PLEASE NOTE the change in location for Jumu'ah Prayers 
 Potomac Community Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
@1:15PM

 
 
Khutbah on August 28, 2015 - Imam Tarif Shraim
 
Special Program
Halaqa on the Spiritual Dimensions of Hajj
 Imam Tarif Shraim & Imam Tarek Elgawhary,
& Sr. Azzat ElKafass
Friday August 28, 2015 - 7PM
@ Saint James Parish Hall
      11815 Seven Locks Rd
       Potomac, MD 20854

 
See Below for detailed program
 
If further information is needed, pls call 301-537-8350 or 240-476-1351

 
QURAN AYAH OF THE WEEK
(Highlighted in Imam Tarif Shraim's Jumu'ah Khutbah 8/21/15)  
 أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ
Have you not seen how Allah presents an example? A good word like a good tree - its roots are firm and its branches in the sky
Surat 'Ibrāhīm (Abraham 14:24)
 


PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
All Friday Evening Programs will be held 
    
 @ Saint James Parish Hall
      11815 Seven Locks Rd
       Potomac, MD 20854

 
Special Program: Halaqa on the Spiritual Dimensions of Hajj
 Imam Tarif Shraim & Imam Tarek Elgawhary
Friday August 28, 2015
7PM - 7:55PM
 Presentation by our Imams
8PM-8:10PM Maghrib 
8:15 - 9:10PM Continuation of Spiritual Workshop
9:15 - 9:30PM Isha
9:30 - 10PM Session for Sisters presented by Sr. Azzat ElKafass
 
Strongly recommended for those planning to go to Hajj or Umrah, as well as for those who wish to share their past experiences.
 
The focus will be on providing a deeper understanding of the spiritual significance behind the rituals of Hajj, to enable those going to Hajj to live a real and meaningful experience of Hajj that leaves lasting effects on their lives, as the Hajj was meant to do. 
 
It would be helpful if attendees read a quick primer on the rituals of Hajj before the session. 
The following link is to a concise step-by-step Hajj guide: 
http://www.hajjumrahguide.com/hajj_stepbystep.html
 
In the translation of the "Talbiyah" in this link, please substitute 
"At Your service" for "Here we come"
  
Please RSVP to niloferfakroddin@gmail.com
 
Please be respectful of time. We will begin promptly at 7PM. 

 
PLEASE NOTE the change in location AND time for the 
Boy Scout Troop meeting: 

At the Stadium at Walter Johson High School
6400 Rock Spring Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814

8/29/15 @ 10AM

 
FUND RAISING DRIVE   
 
By the Grace of Allah (swt), we raised our initial goal of $500,000. As with most projects, our initial estimates were modest. As work progresses, it's clear that additional funds are needed with the largest amount being taken up by parking. We are applying the funds collected as follows: 

  • Consultancy & Permits: $70,000
  •  Building renovation: $90,000
  • Heating & Air Conditioning upgrade: $90,000
  • Parking: $370,000
  • County mandate tree removal & landscaping: $40,000
  • Fire alarm & generator: $40,000
  • Miscellaneous: $10,000


At the current work order estimates, we will be short of the order of $150,000 to $200,000. While the work continues to be done, we are 
in need of  additional funds and request your serious consideration to meet the gap. We are targeting our return, Insha'Allah, by October.
 
 Contact Sultan Chowdhury 240-476-1351 sultanc2012@yahoo.com if further information is needed
 

The Sacred Months in Islam
 
The sacred months are Dhul-Qi'dah, Dhul Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab.  Dhul-Qi'dah began at Maghrib August 15, 2015. The name, Dhul-Qi'dah indicates in Arabic, giving up fighting and traveling in preparation for the Hajj season, according to Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Al-Musayyar, professor of Islamic creed and philosophy at Al-Azhar University. 
Allah (swt) says about the sacred months:
Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve months - so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; four of them are sacred. That is the right religion. So do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight the unbelievers collectively as they fight you collectively, and know that Allah is with the righteous.
Surat At-Tawbah (The Repentance 9:36)
 
These months have special advantages privy to them. For example, fighting is to be given up altogether during these months unless it is for self-defense. Rewards of good deeds are doubled and punishment for wrongdoings is multiplied.
 
In explaining Allah's words,
"So do not wrong yourselves during them" (9:36), the eminent scholar Qatadah said, "Wronging oneself or others is more sinful and wicked during the sacred months than in other ones, as Allah (swt) grants solemnity to whomever and whatever He Most High likes." 
Qatadah also said, "Allah (swt) chose of His creation some things and persons as having special places and importance than others, in His Sight.  So hold in high esteem that which Allah (swt) holds in high esteem." Allah (swt) knows best.
 


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Montgomery County Muslim Foundation (MCMF) and USPAK Foundation are organizing a hands-on
 College Admission Workshop for high school students (10th-12th grades)
@ the MCMF office
September 19, 2015 - 2PM

811 Russell Avenue, Suite G
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
 
This workshop is free, though due to seating and space limitation, pre-registration for the workshop is required.
 
For further information and/or to pre-register,
 please contact Ishrat Husain at husainishrat@yahoo.com
 

 LAST WEEK'S AUDIO RECORDINGS  
 
Audio Recordings  
 
Khutbah on "A Good Word, Like a Good Tree"
 Surat 'Ibrāhīm (Abraham 14:24-25)
Imam Tarif Shraim - 8/21/15
https://www.dropbox.com/s/39l2cj6b0xr4409/ICCP%20Khutbah%20-%208_21_15%20-%20A%20Good%20Word%2C%20Like%20a%20Good%20Tree%20-%20Surat%20%27Ibr%C4%81h%C4%ABm%20%28Abraham%2014-24-25%29.mp3?dl=0
  
Quran Discussion on Surat 'Ibrāhīm (Abraham)
Imam Tarif Shraim - 8/21/15
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ihjottur00rsqo/ICCP%20Series%20on%20the%20Qur%27an%20-%2031st%20session%208_21_15%20-%20Surat%20%27Ibr%C4%81h%C4%ABm%20%28Abraham%29.mp3?dl=0
 
 

ICCP AUDIO RECORDINGS
In case you missed last week's Newsletter  
 
Khutbah on "A Dua of Prophet Ibrahim (as) for all" - Qur'an 26:83-87
Imam Tarif Shraim - 8/14/15
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9bijjy5lskc3t9w/ICCP%20Khutbah%20-%208_14_15%20-%20Dua%20of%20Prophet%20Ibrahim%20%28as%29%2026_83-87.mp3?dl=0
 
Quran Discussion on Surat Ar-Ra`d (The Thunder)
Imam Tarif Shraim - 8/14/15
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzq6c7l7aiv70q0/ICCP%20Series%20on%20the%20Quran%20-%2030th%20session%20-%208_14_15%20-%20Surat%20Ar-Ra%60d%20%28The%20Thunder%29.mp3?dl=0

 
Allah (SwT) bless our community - Ameen
From the ICCP Management Team
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