Islamic Center of Maryland(Please enable show-images to see the complete newsletter) Rabi-II-4-1440   December-11-2018
Weekly Newsletter

Assalaamu Alaikum !

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

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Mercy

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Hadith 476

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "God created Mercy (and) divided it into one hundred parts. He kept ninety-nine parts (of that Mercy) and sent one part to all His creatures. Had the non-believer known of all the Mercy that is in the Hands of God, he would not lose hope of entering Paradise. And had the believer known of all the punishment that is present with God, he would not consider himself safe from Hell-Fire."

Prayer Schedule 12/11/2018

Prayers Starts Iqama
Fajr 5:59 AM 6:15 AM
Zuhr 12:03 PM 12:30 PM
Asr 2:29 PM 3:00 PM
Maghrib 4:47 PM 4:52 PM
Isha 6:07 PM 7:30 PM
     

Jummah Schedule

ICM 1st

Br. Saad Tasleem

12:30 PM
Casey Comm. Center

Br. Marwan Oweis

1:30 PM
Johns Hopkins Rockville

Imam Jamil Dasti

12:30 PM
Hilton Hotel

Br. Hatem Damra

12:30 PM
BUCC

Br. Waliullah Rifai

1:20 PM
Wisconsin Pl. Comm. Center

Br. Shahid Shafi

12:20 PM
ICM 2nd

Br. Ismail Jalloh

1:15 PM

Headline News

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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.

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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.

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!!! Building Shell Completed - Stepwise Interior Finishing in Progress  - Click HERE to watch a short video of the progress as of Sept. 2018 !!!

  • 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-$4M
  • ICM has already raised about $1.5M 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!
  • 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 $1.5M already raised, we need $1.7-$2M to go full-scope!

FUNDING:

  • Recently, ICM launched a drive to collect 100 Qard Hasan of $20K each to raise $2M of the required $3M. Alhamdulillah, we have raised a little over $700K through this drive.
  • Note that Qard Hasan is a Good Loan (or Interest-Free Loan) that is extended to ICM for 3 or more years for the sole purpose of completing the new construction. The loan is documented in a contract prepared by the ICM's Legal Counsel and fully backed and approved by the ICM Board of Trustees. The contract is signed by all parties and is notorized. The loan is returned in full on the due date or when demanded by the lender (based on any hardship or need). Additional guarantees can also be arranged for large Qard Hasan amounts ($300K or more). The contract document can be obtained by emailing a request to the ICM Office Administrator Mohammed Aslam at icmadmin@icomd.org.
  • 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.

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 Building Interior to view the interior space and its intended and proposed use.

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

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

 

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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

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Social Services at ICM

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