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As-Salamu Alaykum
(Peace be upon you)
Address:
Islamic Center of Las Cruces
1065 E Boutz Road
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Announcements

  • Bylaws committee (19-Jul-2018)
    Assalamu alaikum. The ICOLC Shura Council has voted to begin a committee to write new bylaws for a new organization to manage the mosque. We are asking the complaining group to provide up to 3 members for the Bylaw Committee. We are also asking for volunteers from the community at large who have demonstrated neutrality or differing views in the disputes. We would like to represent all demographic (ethnic, gender, linguistics, etc.) groups found in our community. If you would like to serve in this capacity, please give your name to myself, or another Shura member so we can finalize the committee membership. Dr. Iqbal can be texted or called at 496-4240. The ICOLC will also provide 3 individuals, including Dr. Iqbal, who will chair the group and meet with them regularly. When bylaws are complete they must first be reviewed and approved by the ICOLC Shura Council, and then the community at large. We expect the bylaws to include initial and subsequent election process and transition process. Sincerely, ICOLC Shura Council
  • Donation for women side air-condition (12-Jul-2018)
    "Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah" (May Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon You.), We are encouraging everyone in the community to donate for the women side air-condition in the mosque. We need around $6000 for this project. So far we have collected $1707. Please help us reach the target amount. May Allah accept all of our donations.
  • Donation for women side air-condition (05-Jul-2018)
    "Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah" (May Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon You.), We are encouraging everyone in the community to donate for the women side air-condition in the mosque. We need around $6000 for this project. Please help us reach the target amount. May Allah accept all of our donations.
  • Mosque cleaning (21-Jun-2018)
    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Assalaamu Alykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh We are scheduled for carpet cleaning this weekend June 23 and 24. The women side will not be accessible all day Saturday and most of Sunday. On The men side only the library will be accessible on Saturday. We hope to finish the cleaning on Saturday but we believe the carpet will be wet until late Sunday. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • Eid Mubarak (13-Jun-2018)
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Eid al-Fitr will be on Friday June 15, 2018 and Eid Prayer will start at 8:00 am in the mosque. Following Eid Prayer there will be community breakfast. We are asking everyone to bring extra food since we are always short. After the breakfast, Eid activities for the kids are planned at the mosque. And families please bring their kids' gifts at Eid day.
  • Zakat al-Fitr (12-Jun-2018)
    "Assalaamu 'Alaikum" (May Peace be upon You) Dear Brothers and Sisters, This is a reminder that today (Tuesday) is the last day we will be collecting Zakat al-Fitr. The amount of Zakat al Fitr is $10 per person. So if you are willing to pay it through the mosque, then please do so by today.
  • Fundraising Iftar & Bylaw Committee (08-Jun-2018)
    Assalamu alaikum Brothers and Sisters; We will have a fundraising Iftar for Gaza strip on Sunday June 10. Please arrive at 6:30 to help, and 7:15 for the program. We need to know the number of participants, as our guests will be eating first, and helpers next, so we need enough food. That same day, the Unitarian Church on Solano hosts a discussion on BDS in their library at 10:30 am. We encourage everyone to attend. The ICOLC plans a Bylaw Committee to begin meeting at the end of Ramadan. It will draw up proposed bylaws for a new organization for mosque management. Our attorney is currently looking at this. We request participation from varying points of view and backgrounds. Given the behavior after Taraweah prayer last night, we inform everyone that especially in Ramadan we all would like the mosque to be a safe, quiet place of humble worship (Ibaadah). If any Taraweah Khatera continues, please keep lessons short--limited to 5 minutes to enable as many participants as possible in the Taraweah, including those with small children, employment commitments, and the elderly. Also, please give brothers who have not done so an opportunity to lead the lesson, to be fair to all who have something to say, and not aggrandize any particular person. Let us all remember, And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!"; (25:63) Then seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has, knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then receive admonition (Quran 45:23) “Shall I not tell you about what I fear for you more than the presence of the False Messiah?” We said, “Of course!” He said, “Hidden idolatry; that a man stands for prayer and beautifies his prayer because he sees another man looking at him.” (Ibn Majah Hadith 4202) Muslim (2965) narrated that ‘Aamir ibn Sa‘d said: Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas was with his camels when his son ‘Umar came to him and when Sa‘d saw him he said: I seek refuge with Allah from the evil of this rider. Then he dismounted and said to him: You are busy with your camels and sheep and you have left the people contending with one another for kingship? Sa‘d struck him on the chest and said: Be quiet! I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Allah loves the slave who is pious, independent of means and hidden from the people.”
  • Iftar Invitation June 2,2018 (01-Jun-2018)
    "Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah" (May Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon You.), Brother Munther Muhsen would like to invite the whole community to break fast in the mosque on Saturday (2nd June 2018). Please join with everyone for Iftar on that day. May Allah accept from all of us our fasting and prayers. Thank you.