Islamic Center of Maryland(Please enable show-images to see the complete newsletter) Muharram-12-1440   September-23-2018
Weekly Newsletter

Assalaamu Alaikum !

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

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QUALITIES OF A BELIEVER

The Holy Quran, 42:26-39

"[Remember that] whatever you are given [now] is nothing but a provision for the transitory life of this world. Better and more enduring is the reward that God has for those who believe, put their trust in their Lord, avoid major sins and shameful deeds, forgive even when they are angry.are constant in prayer, conduct their affairs with mutual consultation, spend out of the sustenance that We have given them, and when they are oppressed, help and defend themselves."

Prayer Schedule 9/23/2018

Prayers Starts Iqama
Fajr 5:44 AM 6:15 AM
Zuhr 1:02 PM 1:30 PM
Asr 4:28 PM 5:00 PM
Maghrib 7:06 PM 7:11 PM
Isha 8:20 PM 8:45 PM
     

Jummah Schedule

ICM 1st

Br. Amin Ezzeddine

1:30 PM
Casey Comm. Center

Br. Abid Chaudhry

1:30 PM
Johns Hopkins Rockville

Br. Tamer Mahmoud

1:00 PM
Hilton Hotel

Br. Marwan Oweis

1:00 PM
BUCC

Br. Faisal Lodhi

1:20 PM
Wisconsin Pl. Comm. Center

Br. Adam Rashed

12:50 PM
ICM 2nd

Br. Abdullah Shamim

2:15 PM

Headline News

MASJID NEWS HEADLINE(S)
MasterPlan

This is an overview of ICM Master Plan.  The overview includes a brief video containing the virtual tour of the Phase 1 Islamic School, Youth, & Community Center building, a high level progress flow, history of how the current state of the master plan was reached, and links to the next step.

. ICM Fundraising Event

Donate Online
ICM website provides Online Payment/Donation using your Desktop, Smart Phone and Tablet Browser. The transaction is secure and you get response within few seconds.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome
Masjid Programs
The ICM Masjid Programs Committee is inviting all
Masjid Programs
Essentials of Quranic Arabic
Outreach Programs
Voices from Holy Land - Fiqh of Dawah - Connect over Coffee
Events for our Sisters in ICM
Sisters Committee
Communications Committee
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Community
Salah Timings for Muharram 1440
Prayer Calendar for Muharram 1440
Burial at Al Firdaus Memorial Gardens
To make arrangements for burial at Al Firdaus Memorial Gardens, please call: Mohammed Aslam, at 202-486-3257, Email: icmadmin@icomd.org or Br. Mohammad Sayed, Chairman of Waqf if you have an questions or concerns at 301 509 7787
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MASTER PLAN

This is an overview of ICM Master Plan.  The overview includes a brief video containing the virtual tour of the Phase 1 Islamic School, Youth, & Community Center building, a high level progress flow, history of how the current state of the master plan was reached, and links to the next step.

Please use tabs on the left to view the contents under the selections. Use up/down arrows (on the right side) to scroll up/down within the selections.

!!! Building Shell Completed - Stepwise Interior Finishing in Progress !!!

  • ICM started construction of its 45,000 Sq-Ft Islamic School Youth & Community Center building in 2016
  • First stage of construction required the building ‘shell' to be built, complete with all exterior doors and windows
    • This work has been completed and is fully funded!
  • Second Stage of construction requires interior finishing ending with issuance of ‘Use and Occupancy' permit
    • This work is in progress!
  • Based on the bids, total cost of the building is approx. $7.5M
    • With the ‘shell' stage completed, the projected interior finishing cost is $3.5-4$M
  • ICM has already raised a little over $1.3M toward interior finishing
    • While this amount is not enough to turn the General Contractor ON for full-scope interior finishing, ICM is putting these funds to use by moving forward with stepwise interior finishing as a stop-gap approach!
  • Due to construction permit time constraints and a minimum of 4% yearly increase in construction costs, full-scope construction is the best answer to complete the building without forfeiting permit and assuming continuous cost increase!
  • This requires a minimum of $3M in hand; with $1.3M already raised, we need $1.7M to go full-scope!

FUNDING:

  • Recently, ICM launched a drive to collect 100 Qard Hasan (good loan) for $20K each to raise $2M of the required $3M
    • Alhamdulillah, we have raised a little over $675K through this drive
  • If we can collect another $1.5-$2M in the form of Qard Hasan for 5 or more years or a combination of Qard Hasan and donations then we can immediately start full-scope interior finishing!
  • ICM will also dedicate major sections of the building (e.g. gym and multipurpose hall) based on matching donations
  • Note that ICM's yearly net collections allow it to repay any loan within the agreed upon period! All loans are properly documented, signed, and large loans can be provided with personal guarantees also.

Brothers & Sisters, the approx. 45,000+ sq-ft Islamic School, Youth, and Community Center building will not only provide us with much needed space for large prayer services (Jummah & Eid salah) but will also add new and well commissioned facilities for educational, athletic, and social activities. Note that our goal is to obtain approval for a full time elementary level school also. With the building structure completed, we now need to raise the required funds to finish the interior in the shortest possible time. Every dua' and every dollar counts. Please take a moment to make a quick donation by clicking on this link: https://www.icomd.org/app/cc/ccp_fundsselection.asp.

Please click on this link ICM-Master-Plan-Road-Map to have a quick and user-friendly view of the ICM Master Plan Implementation Road Map.

Implementing our Master Plan in phases provides us with the ability to add Phase-1 building without demolishing any of the existing buildings. Insha Allah, Phase-2 will see a new Masjid constructed that will require us to demolish all existing buildings. Having Phase-1 building available at that time will give us the required space to continue our operations without interruption. 

 

 

 

LINK TO THE VIDEO

LINK TO ICM MASTER PLAN HOME PAGE

ICM Fundraising Event

Donate Online

ICM website provides multiple Online  Payment or Donation options from your Desktop, Smart Phone and Tablet Browser.  The transaction is secure and you get  a response within few seconds,  Click here to select the type of funds to pay or donate

What credit/debit cards can I use to pay?

You can use your American Express, Discover/NOVUS, MasterCard, or Visa credit card to pay or donate.

What  can I pay or donate by credit card?

You can pay or donate the following type of funds :

  • Construction Funds
  • Membership Fee
  • Burial Lots
  • Masjid Operations
  • Sunday School tuition Fee (Via Parents Login)
  • Zakah
  • Zakah to a Family
  • ZakatulFitr (During Ramadhan only)

How can I make a Credit Card Payment or Donation?

You can pay or donate  over the Internet by clicking on the button below

 

Donate

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

Islamic Center of Maryland is part of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area with an assigned CFC number 32189. If you are a federal employee, postal worker or member of the US military, please remember to donate through the Combined Federal Campaign.

The benefits of the CFC include:
Payroll deduction allows you to give a little each pay period, adding up to a significant gift at the end of the year. The campaign has a collective impact, allowing you to support an urgent need in the community.

Retiree Giving
For the first time, Federal retirees will have the option to continue supporting Islamic Center of Maryland through the CFC via a deduction from their annuity.

To donate please use the link below. Jazaakum Allaahu Khairan.

https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome

Masjid Programs

The ICM Masjid Programs
The ICM Masjid Programs Committee is inviting all those who are interested and committed to support their community to join its membership. New members are invited to attend the upcoming Committee meeting on Sunday, September 23, between Magrib and Isha in the ICM Library.
The Committee manages the Masjid programs, Jumma programs, speakers, halaqas, and evening programs.

Work becomes easy when we all "pull together"

Masjid Programs

The ICM education committee is excited to introduce an intensive, yet easy,Arabic language course which will primarily focus on grammar and vocabulary from Quran. The three-semester course is designed to help student easily understand the Quran in Arabic.  The course will focus on the grammar and will coveroughly 80% of the vocabulary of the Quran. The following are details:
Insha Allah, by the end of the course, you will:

·      Begin to understand the Quran in Arabic
·       Achieve Khushu/focus during salaah
·       Understand Ayaat/Surahs being recited in Salah
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   Memorize Surahs efficiently due expanded Quranic vocabulary and structure of the Arabic language
·       Gain deeper and stronger connection in supplications from the Quran and Hadiths

Please follow the link at http://goo.gl/QzDbqH  for course registration and contact educaton@icomd.org for any questions.  JazakAllah Khair!

ICM Education Committee

Outreach Programs

MoCo Voices from the Holy Land Film Series

ICM Outreach is a cosponsor of the 2nd Annual Montgomery County Film series, run by an interfaith and interdenominational coalition of more than a dozen supporting organizations. 

The first film showing is this coming Sunday 9/23/18. 

Questions: Outreach@icomd.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1158865574278661/

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Fiqh of Dawah Class with AlMaghrib Team at UMD

Join ICM Outreach Discount Group for Almaghrib Class in October

https://www.facebook.com/events/279596249547461/

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ICM Outreach welcomes you to it's first MAM event !!

Invite your neighbors, bring your friends, come be part of the ICM interfaith welcoming team, as we host our first ever MAM Series event .

Questions: Outreach@ICOMD.org

Events for our Sisters in ICM

Sisters Committee is Finally Here !!

Sisters do you want to make a difference in your masjid, but don't know where to start? You have ideas but need a trusted group of sisters to bounce them off so that you can take them to the next level? Need a sister mentor, as you navigate the confusing journey of finding YOUR path for helping YOUR community? Have a problem, a concern that only another sister could understand?  Join US !!

Sisters Committee

Sisters@ICOMD.org

Communications Committee

Communications Committee Wants to Hear from YOU !!

Looking for a way to help? Want to provide constructive feedback on an event? Have a great idea for improvement? 

Have some skill that can benefit the masjid? Really want to join us but have never volunteered with a masjid? 

Just want to volunteer for one event?

No matter what your age or your skill level, if you would like to help "Your" Masjid, we would like to work with you and welcome you to the ICM team.

Please Join us. 

Sincerely,

ICM Communications Team (Comm@ICOMD.org)

 

Salah Timings for Muharram 1440

Prayer Calendar for Muharram 1440

Link for Muharram 1440 Prayer Calendar

Burial at Al Firdaus Memorial Gardens

Al Firdaus Memorial Gardens
The Al-Firdaus Memorial Gardens (AFMG) located at 3845 New Design Road, Frederick, MD 21703 was developed by the Islamic Waqf of Maryland (IWM). The IWM is a management services organization formed by the Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM), the Islamic Society of Frederick (ISF), and the Islamic Society of Western Maryland (ISWMD).

To make arrangements for burial at Al Firdaus Memorial Gardens, please call:
Mohammed Aslam at 202-486-3257, Email: icmadmin@icomd.org or Br. Mohammad Sayed, Chairman of Waqf if you have an questions or concerns at 301 509 7787

Muslim Family Day

Muslim Family Day at Six Flags America - Baltimore/Washington DC

Please note new date due to weather this Weekend

Saturday, Nov 3rd, 2018 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm 

(New Ticket Sale will start soon)

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