Eid al-Ghadir Celebration
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Eid al-Ghadir Celebration

ICCNC invites all the lovers and followers of Ahl al-Bayt to join us for the Eid al-Ghadir celebration on Saturday August 17, 2019 starting at 7 PM. The program includes Quranic recitation, lecture by Sister Mahjabeen Dhala followed by Q&A session, prayer, and dinner.

Sr. Mahjabeen Dhala holds a MA in Islamic Studies from Graduate Theologian Union (GTU), Berkeley, California. She studied Islamic Aqaid & Fiqh at Imam Al Hussain Foundation (1992-1999), Canada, and learned Islamic Studies & Arabic in Syria. Currently, she is a PhD student in Islamic Studies at GTU.

She has given lectures in different Islamic centers for the past 15 years and has served Muslim communities in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Tanzania, Kenya, and UAE.

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Mr. Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series - Explanation of Dua Arafah
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Mr. Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series - Explanation of Dua Arafah

Please join us for a lecture in Farsi by Mr. Abdolali Bazargan on Saturday August 10th. Mr. Bazargan will discuss Imam Hussain’s (PBUH) exquisite dua Arafah, followed by the Arabic recitation of the dua, and congregational prayers, and light dinner

The central theme of Abdolali Bazargan’s lectures is focused on the ethical dimensions emphasized in the Qur’an and traditions (or hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Ahl al-Bayat. Mr. Bazargan addresses the history and processes of scriptural interpretation that have often given rise to dubious understandings of the text. He argues that the commitment to equality, liberalism, and pluralism resonates with the spirit of early Islam, when an emerging theology was intrinsically wedded to one of liberty.

Mr. Abdolali Bazargan was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran. He is the second child of the late Mohandas Mehdi Bazargan, the first Prime Minister of Iran after the Islamic Revolution. He has a Masters in Architecture Design from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) University, Tehran, Iran and has more than 45 years of experience in designing buildings. Mr. Bazargan has spent much of his life devoted to the study and teachings of Quran. He has over 20 publications in social and religious subjects, including Qur’anic research and Islamic teachings.

For a detailed biography and list of Abdolali Bazargan’s publications please visit his website at http://bazargan.com/abdolali/

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Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio at Montclair Presbyterian  Church
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio at Montclair Presbyterian Church

Please join us for A Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 10 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. This time the conversations will take place at Ihe Montclair Presbyterian Church. A Living Room Conversation is planned for congregants from Kehilla, the Montclair Presbyterian Church, and ICCNC.

We will meet in small groups of five and have the opportunity to respond to questions about ourselves. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to each others’ perspectives and feeling about each of our faiths. To learn more about Living Room Conversations please look at the website https://www.livingroomconversations.org/

The Living room conversation we are following for August 4th is,
https://www.livingroomconversations.org/topics/politics-in-faith-communities

If you like to participate in this meaningful conversation, please RSVP with sending an eamil to info@iccnc.org by July 30, 2019.

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Eid al-Fitra Paryers
Jun
5
8:00 AM08:00

Eid al-Fitra Paryers

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Please join us for the Eid al-Fitr prayers at ICCNC starting at 8 A.M. We will have the second prayer at 10 A.M. The Imam for the prayers is Br. Ahmad Rashid Salim and the Khutba will be in English.

After the prayer we will have a community breakfast to celebrate this joyous occasion.

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Ramadan Lecture, Community Iftar, and Dua Abu Hamza Thumali - Ramadan 26th
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Ramadan Lecture, Community Iftar, and Dua Abu Hamza Thumali - Ramadan 26th

Please join us for the Ramadan lecture series with Br. Mostafa Daneshgar and community Iftars. Program includes the following:

  • 7:00 Quranic Recitation

  • 7:30 Lecture in Farsi by Br. Mostafa Daneshgar discussing “Surah Hujarat” followed by Q&A

  • 8:40 Prayers, and Iftar

  • 9:45 Dua Abu Hamza Thumali and Special Laylatul Ghadr Prayers

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Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar - Ramadan 25th
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar - Ramadan 25th

Please join us for recitation of Quran, lecture, Dua Kumayl, congregational prayers, and community iftar at ICCNC.

Program starts at 7:30 PM with Quran, followed by a lecture in Farsi by Mr. Daneshgar discussing “Surah Hujarat”, Dua Kumayl, prayers, and iftar.

The Iftar is potluck so bring the best examples of your home cooking to share with the community. All meal must be Halal or vegetarian.

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Special Laylatul-Qadr Program - Ramadan 22nd
May
27
8:30 PM20:30

Special Laylatul-Qadr Program - Ramadan 22nd

Please join us for the special Laylatul Qadr Program on Sunday May 27, 2019 starting at 8:30 PM. May 27, 2019 is the 22nd of Ramadan 1440 AH.

The program includes: congregational prayers, Iftar, short lecture Farsi lecture by Br. Mostafa Daneshgar, English lecture by Br. Hashim Alauddeen, special Laytul Qadr ceremony (Ahaya), and Azadari.

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Special Laylatul-Qadr Program and Martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) - Ramadan 20th
May
25
8:30 PM20:30

Special Laylatul-Qadr Program and Martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) - Ramadan 20th

Please join us for the special Laylatul Qadr Program and Martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) on Saturday, May 25, 2019 starting at 8:30 PM (Ramadan 20, 1440 AH).

The program includes: congregational prayers, Iftar, short lecture Farsi lecture by Br. Mostafa Daneshgar, English lecture by Br. Hashim Alauddeen, special Laytul Qadr ceremony (Ahaya), and Azadari.

Childcare will be available.

The night of Ramadan 20th is significant to Shia Muslims because Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) died on Ramadan 21, 40 AH (January 28, 661 CE) due to the injuries he sustained in his assassination by Ibn Muljam two days earlier during his morning paryer at the Great Mosque of Kufah in Iraq. Imam Ali (AS) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Ramadan Lecture and Community Iftar - Ramadan 19th
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ramadan Lecture and Community Iftar - Ramadan 19th

Please join us for the Ramadan Farsi lecture series with Br. Mostafa Daneshgar, English lectures by Br. Hashim Alauddeen, and community Iftars. Program includes the following:

  • 7:00 Quranic Recitation

  • 7:30 Farsi Lecture by Mr. Mostafa Daneshgar followed by Q&A, and English Lecture by Br. Hashim Alauddeen

  • 8:15 Dua Iftetah,

  • 8:40 Prayers, and Iftar

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Special Laylatul-Qadr Program - Ramadan 18th
May
23
8:30 PM20:30

Special Laylatul-Qadr Program - Ramadan 18th

Please join us for the special Laylatul Qadr Program on Thursday May 23, 2019 starting at 8:30 PM. May 23, 2019 is the 18th of Ramadan 1440 AH.

The program includes: congregational prayers, Iftar, short lecture Farsi lecture by Br. Mostafa Daneshgar, English lecture by Br. Hashim Alauddeen, special Laytul Qadr ceremony (Ahaya), and Azadari.

The night of 18th of Ramadan is significant for Shia Muslims because Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), was assassinated on the morning of Ramadan 19, 40 AH during his morning prayer by a Kharijite called Ibn Muljam, at the Great Mosque of Kufah in Iraq. Imam Ali (AS) died two days later due to his injuries on Ramadan 21, 40 AH (January 28, 661 CE). Imam Ali (AS) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar Sharing
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar Sharing

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 7:00 PM ICCNC will host its annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar sharing event. The purpose of the event is to bring the greater community and neighbors together to break bread and share in a conversation about Islam and Muslims in the spirit of friendship, compassion, and generosity.

The Open House offers the opportunity for guests to attend an engaging interactive talk, socialize with their Muslim neighbors, and share in a traditional fast-breaking dinner known as iftar.

Program: Quranic recitation and translation, speech by Dr. Hamid Mavani titled “Weaponization of Religion”, question and answers session, congregational sunset (Maghreb) prayer, and Iftar.

Please RSVP by Friday May 17th.

Dr. Hamid Mavani is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School / Claremont School of Theology, California. His expertise in Islamic Studies stems from both academic training at Universities as well as specialized theological training at the traditional seminaries in the Muslim world. His primary fields of interest include Islamic legal theory, women and Shi‘i law, Islamic theology and political thought, Islam and secularity, intra-Muslim discourse, and environmental ethics. He has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies and attended religious seminaries in Qum, Mashhad, and Isfahan (Iran); Cairo (Egypt), Damascus (Syria); and Najaf (Iraq)

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Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar

Pleas join us for recitation of Quran, Dua Kumayl, congregational prayers, and the first community iftar of this year’s Ramadan at ICCNC.

Program starts at 7:30 PM with Quran, followed by Dua Kumayl, prayers, and iftar.

The Iftar is potluck so bring the best examples of your home cooking to share with the community. All meal must be Halal or vegetarian.

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