Welcome To ICMC
The Islamic Circle of Mercer County in Lawrenceville, is a non-profit religious/social organization that was initiated and established in 1999/1420. The current property and building were acquired and first time congregational (Maghreb) prayer was conducted in October 2000 /Rajab 1421 Hijra.
As you all are aware, ICMC Fundraising event is scheduled for March 22, 2014 (Sat) with Guest speaker, Dr. Omar Shahin from Arizona . The event will be at Stoney Brook Elementary School in Pennington, NJ. Please keep the date free and buy the tickets early.
The total cost of our project is just over $3.5 Million, and our next major payment to the general contractor is due by end of May2014.Insha Allah, with the help of every member of our extended community in NJ/NY/PA, we hope to complete the 2 floors before the beginning of Ramadan and then apply for the township occupancy permit. In order to achieve this milestone, we need to collect at least $450,000 at this fundraising event on March 22, 2014. No amount is too small and even a nominal amount of $10 or $20 a month will go a long way in meeting our goal. We are also looking for interest free loans (Qarde Hasan) from anyone.
Please also remember to make Dua for the success of our expansion project, and success of all other Masjid and Islamic center projects. You can purchase the tickets from any Shura member or call the numbers given below. If you are unable to attend the event, please consider sending your donation before the event, or make an online donation at www.islamicircle.org.
ICMC Shura and Masjid Fundraising Committee
Insha Allah, the event will include Nasheeth and Turkish dinner menu; separate free baby sitting arrangements for children will be available.
Islamic Council of Greater Trenton (ICGT) Policy on Moon sighting:
Each one of them has qualified prominent scholars, and we accept any positive confirmation by anyone of them as reliable. All of them unanimously declared that there were no sightings anywhere in the US, and Eid will be on Oct 16. Please note that Zaytuna (Crescent Watch) monitors from other parts of the world as well. According to Zaytuna, ”Crescentwatch did not receive any reliable reports of the new crescent moon being sightedanywhere in the world on the evening of Saturday, October 5th”.
Here are some related information about the month of Hajj:
Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power. [i.e., Lailatul Qadr].” [Related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi].
Question: What must the Muslim avoid during these ten days if he/she wants to offer a sacrifice?
Please read below other details about the significance of Hajj.
Observing the first Ten days and nights of Dhul-Hijjah (Hajj Season)
Allah has provided Muslims numerous opportunities throughout the year to renew their faith and to encourage them towards acts of goodness by specifying such special days. So, we have another such opportunity that we shouldn’t let pass by just like any other period in time.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on fasting the day of ‘Arafah for non-pilgrims and pilgrims?
Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al-Fajr (interpretation of the meaning):
Among the deeds recommended during those ten days are observing voluntary fasting, offering animal sacrifices (lamb, goat, etc.), sincere repentance, recitation of the Quran, staying up the night and finally praying the Eid prayers on the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah.
Parking Update for ICMC for Jummah Salah
Due to the start of our construction project for a new 3 story Islamic Center, please follow the following temporary procedure:
We have negotiated with the Hindu Temple one block from ICMC on Lawrence Station Road, and we will Insha Allah arrange van services to and from the temple before and after Jummah salaah. Please do not enter ICMC, but park at the Hindu temple in front of Liberty Green Housing entrance on Lawrence Station Road.
Also do no walk from the Temple, but wait for the shuttle service. It is illegal to walk along the main road. Take extra precaution when entering the Masjid property, since there will be machines and construction work will be in progress. Under any circumstances, do not enter the fenced area.
Please always car pool and if you can, try to go to the neighboring Masaajid for Jummah salaah (4 Masaajid within 15 min from ICMC):
Ewing Masjid (1 PM Jummah): 685 Parkway Ave Ewing Township, NJ: 7 miles (14 min) from ICMC
IIS (1 PM and 2 PM Jummah): 379 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Cranbury: 8 miles (15 min) from ICMC
Masjid As-saffat (1 PM Jummah): 25 oxford St, Trenton: 6 miles (15 min) from ICMC
ISCJ (12 PM and 1 PM Jummah): 4145 Route 1 South and Promenade Blvd, Monmouth Junction: 10 miles (15 min) from ICMC
Thank you for your cooperation.
Powerful Quran Recitation and Dua, by Hafidh : Nooreldeen Rostoum at IIS (Ramadan 1434- 2013):
Duaa Khatamul Quran – Ramadan 29th Night, 1434: http://youtu.be/ZPiLQH4xk6Q
Videos of the Ground Breaking Ceremony of ICMC.
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