Monday, December 31, 2012

TIC Update December 2012

Asalaam-olaykum,

We are reaching to the end of the year 2012 and also it will be end of TIC financial year as well.

Alhumdullilah, in the year 2012, as the Tracy Islamic Center Community, we have reached major milestones, such as:

1- New Masjid Construction Permit

2- New Masjid Site Prep Work Started

3- TIC Bylaws

New Masjid Project:

Tracy Islamic Center management team is working hard to raise the required construction funds to complete phase-I(A). Currently we are short by approx. $750K. Once phase-I(A) is completed, we will start praying in our new Masjid.  

On Fridays we have more than 100 brother and sisters that are attending Jumma prayer in an open area in this severe weather, please help to build New Masjid as soon as possible with your generous financial support.

Monthly Donation Plan:

We request you to please participate in the TIC monthly donation plan for which TIC has established two ways to enroll, please pick any one method as per your convenience:

1- Click the following secured link and fill online form to enroll:

 (Click here to Enroll in Monthly Donation Today)

2- If you would like to use a paper form, please click the link below to print the form. Once you have filled the form you may: Mail it, or send an email to info@tracyislamiccenter.org, or leave your message at 209-830-6286 and a TIC Board member will pick the form from you.

 (Click here for Printable Monthly Donation Form)

TIC Revised Bylaws:

The draft of the revised TIC Bylaws is now placed on the TIC website for your review and comment. Please click here to view the Draft TIC Bylaws.

Your comment/suggestion window will remain open till January 21st, please review the draft and provide your input by sending your email to:

 info@tracyislamiccenter.org

In the near future TIC will hold a general body meeting to update the community and get the approval of the revised TIC Bylaws.

Thank you,

Board of Directors

Tracy Islamic Center

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'oun

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'oun
Truly we belong to Allah and truly to Him we shall return. [Al-Baqara - (002:156)]
Tracy Islamic Center expresses its deepest condolences to Br. Khaled Abed and his family for the passing away of his father Br. Walid Abed, yesterday at Doctors Hospital in Manteca.
Please make Dua-e-Maghfirah for him. May Allah (SWT) grant him Maghfirah and grant him a place in Jannat-ul-Firdaus.  May Allah (SWT) give strength and sabr-e-jameel to the family to bear this loss.  May Allah (SWT) The Most Merciful have mercy on his soul, forgive his short comings and accept his prayers and good deeds. Grant peace & Noor in his grave, grant him best of the Jannah (Jannat al-Firdaous). May Allah (SWT) grant patience to his family and increase their Imaan, make them better Muslims, replace what they lost with something better! Ameen.

Insha-Allah, Salat Al-Janaza is scheduled for today, Sunday December 9, 2012 right after Dhur prayer (1:00 PM) at the Islamic Center of Stockton.

Stockton Islamic Center Address:
Islamic Center of Stockton
1130 South Pilgrim Street
Stockton, CA 95205
[Click for Map]

The burial will be at Five Pillars Cemetery in Livermore following the Janaza Prayer.

Five Pillars Cemetery Address:

Five Pillars Cemetery
1761 Laughlin Rd
Livermore, CA 94551
[Click for Map]

Wasalam,
Tracy Islamic Center
Tracy, CA

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eid Mubarak!


Eid Mubarak!

Tracy Islamic Center will hold Eid-ul-Adha prayer at Tracy Community Center as per the following schedule:

Eid-ul-Adha will be tomorrow, Friday Oct. 26th, 2012

Prayer start time: 8:15 AM

Location:    Tracy Community Center
                 950 East Street
                 Tracy, CA 95376
                (Click Here for Map)

Important Note: Please do not park your vehicle at the Senior's Center parking lot next to the Tracy Community Center as shown below:Please see: http://www.tracyislamiccenter.org/No_Parking_Zone_l.png

Jazak Allah,

Tracy Islamic Center
Board of Directors

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Eid-ul-Adha 2012 Announcement



Asalaam-olaykum,

New moon (Hilal) for the month of Dhul Hijjah (the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar 1433 AH) has been sighted today Oct 16th, 2012. Saudi Arabia has also confirmed the new moon sighting, therefore 1st Dhul Hijjah will be tomorrow Oct. 17th, 2012 and Eid-ul-Adha will be on Friday Oct 26th.

Please Note: Day of Arafah (Hajj) will be on Thursday Oct. 25th, the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah. It is the day when Hajj pilgrims stand on the plain of Arafah to pray in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual hajj should spend the day in fasting.

There is a great reward to observe fasting on the day of Arafah (Hajj); to do so on Thursday Oct. 25th stop eating at 6:08 am and do Aftaar at 6:18 pm.

Hadith:
Abu Qatadah, may Allah (swt) be pleased with him reported: 
The Messenger of Allah (swt), Muhammad sallaahu alayhi wasallam, was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of Arafah. He said, “It is expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year.”  [Muslim]

Insha-Allah, Tracy Islamic Center will hold Eid-ul-Adha prayer at Tracy Community Center as per the following schedule:

Eid-ul-Adha on Friday Oct.26th
Prayer start time: 8:15 AM

Location:    Tracy Community Center
                 950 East Street
                 Tracy, CA 95376
                (Click Here for Map)

Please do not forget to discuss with your family the importance of the day of Arafah (Hajj) and the Eid ul Adha.
Jazak Allah,
Tracy Islamic Center
Board of Directors

Thursday, July 19, 2012

TIC Weekend Community Iftaar

In the Holy month of Ramadan month, sharing your Iftar is very important and feeding someone Iftar as form of charity is very rewarding. It was also the practice of our beloved prophet Muhammad  .
Tracy Islamic Center is providing the opportunity to our Muslim community members to share their Iftar with others on the weekends. Sharing Iftar can be achieved by sponsoring the weekend Iftar.
We expect about 200 people to attend the community iftars on weekends at Traina Elementary School.  Water and ice will be provided & a group of volunteers will help with setup and cleanup of the school hall.  
Weekend Iftars can be sponsored as following ways:
1) One person / one family / a group of muslims can host one or more iftar. (you provide all food and paper products.  
2) You can also pay any amount towards weekend Iftar. TIC will use that fund to order food and other material to have an Iftar.
Please contact following brothers for more details: 
Br. Saifi Raniwala (209) 612-8194
  or
Br. Wajahat Hussain (510) 378-4123
Please Note: A Few weekend day Iftars have already been sponsored. There will be no community Iftar for the days when no sponsor or contributor is found.
Please contact TIC Iftar committee members immediately to take part in this opportunity.
Jazak Allah,
Tracy Islamic Center
Board of Directors

Welcoming Ramadan


TIC will hold a local moon (Crescent or Hilal) sighting today at sunset time, if moon is not sighted in the local area then we go and see for global moon sighting, i.e. Which means TIC will accept a verified new moon sighting anywhere in the world with the approval of our local Islamic Scholars.
 
TIC will announce new moon sighting at 9:45 pm tonight or early, please check TIC website site and phone system for the latest update.
 
If moon is sighted & verified today, Thursday July 19th then 1st Traweeh prayer will held at TIC, 11299 West Larch Road at 10:15 pm.
 
If moon is not sighted today then tomorrow, Friday, July 20th, 1st Traweeh prayer will held at Traina School.
 
For Traina School directions please click here.
 
For Ramadan Schedule please click here.
 
Jazak Allah,
 
TIC Board of Directors

Friday, January 20, 2012

TIC Family Night & Welcoming our Hujjaj on Sat. Jan. 28th

Alhum-du-llilah we have combined Tracy Islamic Center Family Night with Welcoming of our Hujjaj as one event.

Insha-Allah this event will be held on Saturday, Jan 28th, 2012 at Traina Elementary School [Click for Map].

Event Schedule:
1- Meet Community Members: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
2- TIC School Students & Welcoming our respected Hujjaj:6:15
pm to 7:00 pm
3- TIC Board of Directors update: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
4- Respected Sheikh Basem's speech: 7:30 to 7:50 pm
5- Dinner: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
6- Isha Prayer after Dinner

We request you to please attend this event to meet with our recently returned Hujjaj, our TIC Islamic School Students, our community members, and get an update on the Tracy Islamic Center affairs from the Board of Directors.