The ICCP Weekly A Community Calendar of Events May 16, 2019 ~ 11 Ramadan 1440 10601 River Road, Potomac MD, 20854 Telephone: (301) 983-0383 Visit Our Website
Daily Prayer Iqama Times Fajr: 4:45 am ~ Zuhur: 1:30 pm ~ Asr: 6:00 pm Maghrib: 5 mins after sunset ~ Isha: 9:45 pm From May 20 - May 25: Fajr:  4:35 am    Isha: 10:00 pm Juma prayer at 1:15 pm, preceded with Qirat by Qari Anas Benzari: 1:05 pm Khateeb: Dr. Tarek Elgawhary Special for Ramadan: 2nd Juma prayer at 4:30 pm ~ Khateeb:  Alexander Baten-Tschan

dc1aa71d-ecd9-4f9e-8874-275c4aa3b17e “The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for humanity, as a clear proof of that guidance, and as a criterion for distinguishing between right and wrong” (2 :185).

The first (ten days) of the month of Ramadan is mercy, the second (ten days) is forgiveness and the last (ten days) is salvation from the Fire. (Bayhaqi)


ICCP Annual Fundraiser

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the most generous of people, and he was most generous during Ramadan.” [Sahih al-Bukhari]
  • ICCP Annual Fundraiser began on the first of Ramadan and will end on the eve of the 27th Ramadan ( Friday, May 31).
  • Please be generous during this holy month and multiply your reward!
  • Donations to ICCP are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Ramadan Arrangements
  • May 5:  First Tarawih prayer (8 rakaats + witr)
  • May 5 - 19: Isha Iqama at 9:45 pm, tarawih and witr end by 10:45 pm.
  • May 20 - end of Ramadan: Isha Iqama at 10 pm, prayer ends by 11 pm.
  • Khatira delivered by Imam Tarif Shraim or Dr. Tarek Elgawhary (alternating) after every 4 rakaats. 
  • Tarawih prayers will be led by Qari Anas Benzari. The ICCP Bulletin Board will indicate the nightly Surah recited, with him completing the remainder of the juz on behalf of the congregation in private.
Last 10 Days of Ramadan
  • Qu'ran completion is projected for Friday, May 31 -- 27 Ramadan.
  • Tahajjud (Qiyamul Layl) in congregation will be offered for the last 10 nights, starting at 2:45 am, followed by a potluck suhoor at 3:30 am.
  • Suhoor at ICCP is for the last 10 days of Ramadan only.
Community Iftars
  • Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Ramadan there will be a community iftar, as well as on Memorial Day. 
  • Upcoming Community Iftars:
    • May 17/18/19
    • May 24/25/26/27 (Memorial day)
    • May 31, June 1 and 2
  • Iftar sponsor: IF you would like to sponsor an iftar, please do so here. 
  • For more information, please contact:
  •  Sr. Zamrooda 240-535-7325 or Sr. Chahida 240-413-9116
*Please help us have a GREEN RAMADAN! We encourage you to bring your own water bottle to tarawih and iftars. Thank you!
Special Needs
Security and Parking
  • Please follow instructions of the police attendants on duty. On rainy days, special arrangements will be made with the Church for overflow. We encourage you to CARPOOL to ease congestion.
Recurring Events 
Friday Night Halaqa and Sunday Fajr Halaqa will resume after Ramadan, insha'Allah.
ICCP Seniors Club  Tuesday, May 14 ~ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm YOGA  Wednesday, May 15 ~ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CONVERSATION  contact:  potomacm@hotmail.com
Last Week's Highlights
ICCP Young Professionals Iftar
More pictures here
Ar-Rashidun Iftar  with friends from ICCP
More pictures here
Upcoming Events
ICCP Hunger Van f544eb7a-add8-4e93-a053-92ea7d51b945 Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:30 am - 12 pm:  meet in the ICCP Cafe to pack food. 12:30 pm - 3 pm:  Drive to DC to serve those in need in Franklin Square. SSL Hours Available. RSVP required to participate.
ICCP Sunday School Graduation Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 am followed by potluck* lunch and picnic *signup genius available in the SS newsletter
Registration for ICCP Sunday School Deadline: June 9, 2019
  • Open registration for KG class (ages 4-6).
  • For all other ages:
    • Currently enrolled students have priority seating IF registered by June 9. After this date, they will be wait-listed if full enrollment is reached. 
    • New students will be registered if they place into an already existing level and wait-listed if full enrollment is reached. 
    • Fall Semester Sunday School commences on September 1, 2019
  • Contact: Sr. Zamrooda zamrooda.ahad@gmail.com  or (240) 535-7325  
Weekday Qur'an Tajweed and Tarteel Classes with Qari Anas Benzari (571) 290-9350
  • Students learn reading and recitation rules, as well as memorization.
  • Registration: Sr. Zamrooda zamrooda.ahad@gmail.com  or (240) 535-7325  
Coming this Summer!
ICCP Sunday School - Summer Session July 7 - August 25, 2019 Sundays, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Ages KG, 4-6, and Advanced 7-14
  • Quran Reading & Memorization, Arabic, and Islamic Studies
Registration: Sr. Zamrooda zamrooda.ahad@gmail.com 
Inspire Me Summer Camp August 19 - 23, 2019 for boys and girls ages 10 - 17 www.inspirecamps.org  *this is not an ICCP program
Audio Recordings 
First Jumu’ah Khutba: Sacrifice and Giving in Ramadan Imam Tarif Shraim ~ 5/10//19 Second Jumu'ah Khutba:  Owning up, Repentance and  Receiving Allah's Mercy by Sahal Kongo First 10 days of Ramadan ~ Nightly Khatiras:
1. May 5:  Allah's Invitation to You for Ramadan ~ Imam Tarif Shraim 2. May 6: Observing the World Around Us ~ Dr. Tarek Elgawhary 3. May 7: Appreciate Allah's (swt) Perfection ~ Imam Tarif Shraim 4. May 8: . Allah (swt) wants us to be Lenient, Decisive and Trust in Him ~ Dr. Tarek 5. May 9: Guidance on Faith and Giving ~ Imam Tarif  6. May 10:Halal or Haram (Surah Ma'ida) - Dr. Tarek  7. May 11: Gratitude is Key for Allah's Blessings for Success ~ imam Tarif 8. May 12: Unity of Purpose and Upholding Quality in our Mosques ~ Dr. Tarek 9. May 13: Story of Surah Yusuf ~ Dr. Tarek 10. May 14: Source of All Life is Allah (swt) (Surah Ra'd) ~ Imam Tarif
Please make Dua for those who have left us and those in need.