Islamic Center of Maryland(Please enable show-images to see the complete newsletter) Sha'ban Sha'ban Sha'ban-3-1439   April-19-2018
Weekly Newsletter

Assalaamu Alaikum !

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

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PRAISE GOD AT ALL TIMES

Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 537

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "It is a fine thing when a believer praises and thanks God if good comes to him, and praises God and shows endurance if smitten by affliction."

Prayer Schedule 4/19/2018

Prayers Starts Iqama
Fajr 5:09 AM 5:30 AM
Zuhr 1:09 PM 1:30 PM
Asr 4:53 PM 5:30 PM
Maghrib 7:50 PM 7:55 PM
Isha 9:09 PM 9:30 PM
     

Jummah Schedule

ICM 1st

Imam Jamil Dasti

1:30 PM
Casey Comm. Center

Br. Haytham Younis

1:30 PM
Johns Hopkins Rockville

Br. Ahsun Dasti

1:00 PM
Hilton Hotel

Br. Marwan Oweis

1:00 PM
BUCC

Br. Abdullahi Jama

1:20 PM
Wisconsin Pl. Comm. Center

Br. Zishan Malik

12:50 PM
ICM 2nd

Br. Saad Abbasi

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 building, a high level progress flow, history of how the current state of the master plan was reached, and links to the next step.

. Membership Renewal
Membership Renewal
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.
ICM's General Body Meeting
ICM's General Body meeting will be held on May 12, 2018  at ICM at 10:00AM, insha’Allah. 
Please Help ICM with Qurd Hasan
 Please consider giving the ICM a “Qurd-E-Hassan” to assist with the Master Plan Construction costs.  We require the funds for at least two years and up to five year commitment.  The following shows how much funds we can potentially collect if people provide funding at various levels:
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome
Masjid Programs
Sheikh Abdool Rahman Khan will be visiting Islamic Center of Maryland
Masjid Programs
ICM Lecture Series - Adab and Akhlaaq Instructor: Br. Azzam Abdelkarim Starting: January 20, 2018 and will continue every other week iA.
Outreach Programs
Meet & Greet
Friday Halaqah after Maghrib
Friday Speaker is Imam Jamil Dasti
Social Services at ICM
AMERICAN MUSLIM SENIOR SOCIETY (AMSS) HEALTHY AGING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SUPPORTS MULTI-CULTURAL EVENT
YOUTH NEWS HEADLINE(S)


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SISTERS
Umee & Me
Umee & Mee; Every Tuesdays 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ((We follow MCPS for school closures)
Masjid Program for Sisters
Are You Ramadan Ready Sisters Program
Community
Ramadan Calendar 1439/2018
Please Sponsor ICM's Ramadan Calendar
Salah Timings for Shabaan
Prayer Calendar for Shabaan 1439
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
B'Desh Foundation
A Night of Reflection
Iftaar at ICM During Ramadan
Every Ramadan ICM organizes Iftaar/Dinner at the Masjid
Business Ads
Send an email to news@icomd.org with your Share Business Offers

Detail News

MASTER PLAN

This is an overview of ICM Master Plan.  The overview includes a brief video containing the virtual tour of the Phase 1 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.

!!! CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE 1 ISLAMIC SCHOOL, YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING IN FULL SWING - Stage 1, Building Shell Almost Complete !!!

Alhamdulillah, construction of the Shell for ICM’s Phase 1 ‘Islamic School, Youth, & Community Center’ building is almost complete. With the mercy and blessings of Allah (SWT), your generous contributions have fully covered the funding for the Shell stage.


Our next challenge is to finish the interior in the shortest possible time so that we can start using the building.


Please keep the following in mind:

  • Construction work must continue to keep our permit active and open – this is required
  • We need between $3 to $3.5 Million to finish the interior
  • About $2 Million are needed to have the contractor continue with all planned work without stopping or delaying the tasks

Please be on the look out for information on two opportunities to help fast-track the completion of building interior:

  • “100 for $20K” campaign to drive the effort to raise $2M. If 100 individuals or families can commit $20,000 each as donation or as Qard Hasan then we raise $2M in the quickest possible time!
  • Saturday March 24, Spring Fundraising Dinner

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. The building will be built in two stages. First stage of the contract is for constructing the “shell” – everything structural and complete building from the outside. Second stage of the contract will start finishing the interior spaces ending in use and occupancy permit. First stage is planned to be finished June/July 2017, insha Allah. With the construction in full swing, we now need to make sure that we raise funds faster than ever to continue meeting our payments schedule as well as continuing work into the finishing stage without any stoppage insha Allah. 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

Membership Renewal

Membership Renewal

All current members are requested to renew their membership by April 12, 2018 to be eligible for the General Body Meeting vote and trustee candidacy on May 12, 2018. If you are not a member this is a good time to be one.   Pay online by clicking on the membership button below  or print and fill  the Membership Form  and drop it off with the check at the ICM Admin office. 

 

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

Please Help ICM with Qurd Hasan

As all know that ICM is currently wrapping up the “Shell-Development” of its Master Plan Construction.  The following is a quick recap of  the cost and development status.

No. Stage Status Cost
1. Site Development Completed $2.1 Million
2. Phase-One Community Center (Shell-Development) almost completed $3.4 million
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phase-One Community Center (Internal Finishing)   need Funds 3.5 Million

At this point, ICM desperately needs funds to complete the Phase-One Community Center (Internal Finishing).    Please consider giving the ICM a “Qurd-E-Hassan” to assist with the Master Plan Construction costs.  We require the funds for at least two years and up to five year commitment.  The following shows how much funds we can potentially collect if people provide funding at various levels:

 “Qurd-E-Hassan

Amount

Participants

Total Amount

QARD HASAN @ $50,000

 $ 50,000.00

 5

  $ 250,000.00

QARD HASAN @ $40,000

 $ 40,000.00

 5

  $ 200,000.00

QARD HASAN @ $30,000

 $ 30,000.00

 8

  $ 240,000.00

QARD HASAN @ $25,000

 $ 25,000.00

40

 $1,000,000.00

QARD HASAN @ $20,000

 $ 20,000.00

15

 $ 300,000.00

QARD HASAN @ $15,000

 $ 15,000.00

15

 $ 225,000.00

QARD HASAN @ $10,000

 $ 10,000.00

20

 $ 200,000.00

Total

 

 

$2,415,000.00

Please contact our administrator via email icmadmin@icomd.org , in person at the Admin Office or Br. Mohammed Aslam at 202 486 3257.  

Please click on the link below for an agreement form

Qard Hasan Form

ICM's General Body Meeting

ICM's General Body Meeting

ICM's General Body meeting will be held on May 12, 2018  at ICM at 10:00 am, insha’Allah.
The entire community is welcome to attend to learn about the centers activities and efforts of the course of the past year.

Members should take special note of the general body meeting as you will be voting to fill four spots on the ICM Board of Trustees.  More details on the nomination and election of trustees will be send in a later message.

Please note that to be eligible to vote at this meeting, existing members must renew their membership by April 12, 2018insha’Allah. 
You can re-new your membership on-line here: https://www.icomd.org/app/mmgmt/mem_infoentry.asp

or you can renew in person by picking up a form in the ICM office.

If you are not a member, please consider joining now so that you can contribute to our efforts and success in the future insha’Allah.

General Body Meeting:
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Location:  slamic Center of Maryland
19411 Woodfield Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD, 20879
Membership renewal deadline for voting: April 12, 2018
Jazak Allahu Khayran
Ajmal Ali
Secretary of ICM Board of Trustees

Masjid Programs

Sheikh Abdool Rahman Khan will be visiting Islamic Center of Maryland from
Friday April 27 to Sunday April 29.

The Program is as follows:

Friday April 27, 2018
Jumah Khutbah 1:30 pm (First Jumah)
Topic: "Defending Our Narrative"

Friday Halaqah after Maghrib 8:00 pm till Isha
(Main Musallah)
Topic: "A Believer is a mirror of a Believer"
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Saturday April 28, 2018
Family Presentation 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(Metal Building)
Topic: "Challenging our youth to explore the Qur'an in this age of science"
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Sunday April 29, 2018
Sisters session followed by Q & A 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Topic: " How Prophet Muhammad (SAW) empowered women
& supported their wholeness"
The sisters session will iA be held at:
Resnik Elementary School (Accross from ICM)
7301 Hadley Farms Dr., Gaithersburg MD 20879
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Head of Shari'ah Council, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
Head of ICNA Tarbiyah  
Member of the Fiqh Council of North America
Educated at the Faculty of Shari’ah, Islamic University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia and the University of Guyana, South America

 

 








 

Masjid Programs

ICM Lecture Series

Adab and Akhlaaq

Instructor: Br. Azzam Abdelkarim

March 31, 2018 and will continue every other week iA.

We will examine the Hadith to learn about the Islamic  rules of etiquette and an ethical code involving every aspect of life; such as good manners, courtesy, respect and appropriateness, covering acts such as entering or exiting a washroom, posture when sitting, and cleansing oneself. It is reported that the Prophet (S) would say "The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character." Insha'Allah we hope to learn from the Prophetic examples, the Sunnah, the type of manners and character required of us, and also how to better refine and implement good character and manners in our daily lives. In the past classes we do have charged operations cost of 25 dollars per student just to cover the expense for use of the class.

Friday Halaqah after Maghrib

Friday Halaqah after Maghrib

Immediately following Salaat ul Maghrib the Friday halaqah will be conducted by Imam Jamil Dasti insha Allah

Outreach Programs

Social Services at ICM

AMERICAN MUSLIM SENIOR SOCIETY (AMSS) 

HEALTHY AGING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SUPPORTS 

MULTI-CULTURAL EVENT 

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 12:30pm – 4pm 

Silver Spring Civic Center 

1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD 

 

➢ Celebrate the graduation of our Health and Long-Term Care Outreach Ambassadors 

➢ Hear from experts on long-term care services and support 

➢ Visit our community services exhibits 

➢ Enjoy cultural entertainment: Egyptian Tanoura dance and Indonesian music/dance 

➢ Free Middle Eastern food 

➢ Free parking: Town Square Garage or Wayne Avenue Garage 

 

RSVP by April 30, at: http://amssmd.eventbrite.com 

For further information, please contact Lorena Silva at lorena@amssmd.org - Phone: 301-327-8626 - www.amssmd.org

 

Umee & Me

Umee & Me

Is opening for the Spring Semester!

First Day: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Come join us for:

  • Games
  • Art Projects
  • Story Time
  • Quran Time
  • Children & Parent
  • Library
  • …and much more!

Who: Mothers with children birth to six years old

When: Every Tuesdays 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ((We follow MCPS for school closures)

Where: Sisters Hall of ICM

Contact: Sr. Kiran at 240 751 6247 or

Sr. Iffath at iali32@yahoo.com

Masjid Program for Sisters

Ramadan Calendar 1439/2018

Please Sponsor ICM's Ramadan Calendar

In order to offset cost, community members, especially business owners are kindly requested to sponsor ICM’s 2018 Ramadan Calendar. This calendar prints in full color. It has prayer timings and all the important events during the blessed month of Ramadan.

The sponsor name will appear under the caption:

This calendar is made possible by the generous support of:

Each line cannot exceed 85 characters of 8 point font size (Ariel)

If interested, please send an email to: icmadmin@icomd.org

Salah Timings for Shabaan

Prayer Calendar for Shabaan 1439

Link for Shabaan 1439 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

B'Desh Foundation

Iftaar at ICM During Ramadan

ICM 2018 Ramadan Community Iftaar Program

Every Ramadan ICM organizes Iftaar/Dinner at the Masjid. You are encouraged to participate by donating money or by signing up or bring food (Self Prepared or Catered). We welcome everyone, including non-Muslims for dinner during this blessed month.

Our beloved prophet (saw) said: “Whoever gives food to a fasting person with which
to break fast, will have a reward equal to his, without it detracting in the slightest
from the reward of the fasting person” (Ahmad and Tirmidhi)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Can I bring food or do I have to donate money?
► You can do either one.

2. How many people are there for Iftaar?
► There are about 300 - 350 people Mon - Thurs and 400 - 450 Fri - Sun.

3. Can we bring food for a few people or partner with someone?
► Yes, you can. Let us know ahead of time if you would like to partner.

4. Do we need to cook or have a restaurant cater the food?
► The choice is yours.

5. If we donate money, is there a specific amount?
► No, you may donate any amount you wish.

6. How much does it cost to feed each person?
► The cost is approximately $5.50 - $6.50 per person.
The food is simple and every effort is made to keep the cost down.

7. How do we donate?
► Donations boxes are in the Masjid labeled: Iftaar/Dinner.
You could also mail your checks - payable to ICM with a notation “Iftaar”
To sponsor on line please: Click on this LINK

8. Are there any other items the Masjid needs during Ramadan?
► Yes, Please call: 240 912 4976 Ext 1 or email: icmadmin@icomd.org for a detailed list.

IMPORTANT: To avoid waste, PLEASE DO NOT bring food without signing up first.

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