Saturday, September 18, 2010

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'oun

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'oun


Truly we belong to Allah and truly to Him shall we return.
[Al-Baqara - (002:156)]

The Mother of Sister Ainee passed away in Pakistan last night. TIC expresses its deepest condolences to the Shami family.

We ask Allah (swt) Almighty to bless her soul with His forgiveness and mercy and make her among the people of Paradise.


We request all the community members to please make a special dua to Allah (swt) for her Maghfirah. There will be a dua today from 4 pm to 5 pm at the Shami residence.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eid-ul-Fitr Friday Sept. 10th, 2010


The Tracy Islamic Center has been informed by the Shariah Council of California that the new moon has being sighted at several locations in the United States and declares that Eid-ul-Fitr will be tomorrow Friday, September 10, 2010.

Fitra amount is $5.00/person:

Please make sure to contribute your Fitra before the Eid prayers Tracy Islamic center will have Fitra collection boxes available at the Veteran's park.

Eid-ul- Fitr prayer arrangement:
1. Eid prayer start time: 8:00 am sharp
2. Location: Veteran's Park
3- Address: 238 Glenhaven Drive, Tracy, CA 95377 [Click for Map]

“Eid-ul-Fitr Salat (Namaz) is a Wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) salat of two raka'ah. This salat should be performed with Jama’at with extra six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah and three of them just before ruku' in the second raka'ah. The Eid prayer is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a supplication (dua) asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for all living beings across the world.”

Special request to Community members:

1- There will be plenty of road side parking at both locations so please do not park your vehicle in front of any driveway of any neighborhood house.
2- Since we will be praying Eid in a open park, please allow ample time to park your car and make your way to the designated prayer area, shown on the map [Click for Map].
3-The grassy ground in the Veteran's park is expected to be a little wet. We need extra plastic tarps, if any community member has tarps to lend please let us, TIC BOD, know.
4- Since Friday will be a working day, we will not have food arrangements after the prayers.
5- Please be careful: Tracy Police will make rounds around the Veteran's park area and illegally parked vehicles will be towed away at the owner's expense.

Please accept an advanced Eid Mubarak from the Management team of Tracy Islamic Center.

Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Update from Tracy Islamic Center

Alhamdulillah! Last night we had the Khutamul Quran during our Traweeh prayers. We should be Thank full to Allah (swt) for giving us such an opportunity during the holy month of Ramadan.

Tracy Islamic Center Board of Directors would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your overwhelming response with your generous donations on such a short notice for the New Masjid Project. May Allah (swt) accept our efforts and help to build the Masjid. Ameen.

We are still behind towards the Month of Ramadan expenses target of $10K; we urge every Muslim family to donate at least $50 towards to this expense. If you have not yet donated, please do so as soon as possible. The Ramadan expense donation collection box is always available during Traweeh prayers.

Isha’Allah, Isha prayers will start at 9:30 PM every night followed by Traweeh prayers until the end of Ramadan at Traina Elementary School [Click for Map].

Fitra amount is $5.00/person, which is wajib and needs to be paid before the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Fitra box collection box is always available during Traweeh prayers.

Reminders:

1- There will be NO COMMUNITY/POTLUCK IFTAR Today, Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Traina Elementary School [Click for Map].

2- Insha-Allah Eid-ul-Fitr will be on either Friday, September 10th or Saturday, September 11th based on new moon sighting, a separate email will be sent with the Eid-ul Fitr prayer's timing and location information soon.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Important events on Saturday, September 4th, Community Iftaar and Khatmul Quran

Important events on this Saturday, September 4th, Community Iftaar, Khatmul Quran and Fundraiser for the new Masjid project

1- Insha'Allah, this weekend Saturday, September 4th we will have Community Iftaar at Traina Elementary School [Click for Map]. These are open invitation events to our community members.

Please make a special Dua for the families who are sponsoring this community Iftaar.

2- Insha'Allah, we will have Khatmul Quran and a Fundraiser for the new Masjid Project on this Saturday, September 4th, and Isha Prayer will start early at 9:30 pm.

Tracy Islamic Center requests and encourages every Muslim of the area to participate in these special events and donate generously towards the lot purchase and to build a Masjid, when we have already obtained necessary approvals from the local government departments.

We request you to please come forward and take part in this opportunity.

Please contact the Weekend Iftaar Management Team [Email] or visit the TIC web site at www.TracyIslamicCenter.org for more information.