(21 Sha'bān 1438)






Friday May 19, 2017

10601 River Road

Potomac, MD 20854  



  Khateeb: Imam Tarif Shraim 


  Preceded with Qirāt by Qarī Anas @1:05 PM 


If further information is needed, pls call 301-537-8350 /240-476- 1351


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Daily Prayer (Iqamah) Times at ICCP  


Note the prayer time change effective May 5th

Fajr: 5:00AM; Dhuhr: 1:30PM; ' Asr: 6:00PM; Maghrib: 5 minutes after sunset; 'Isha: 10:00 PM



Please note the time changes for both Halaqas


Friday Night Halaqa

Seerah of Prophet Muhammad ()

Led by Dr. Tarek Elgawhary


Friday May 19, 2017

7PM – 8:30PM  (inc Maghrib salāt)


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Sunday Fajr Qur'an Halaqa

immediately following Fajr prayers

Led by Imam Tarif Shraim


Sunday May 21, 2017

5:00AM – 7:00AM (inc Fajr salāt)


Surat Al-Muzzammil (The Enwrapped One - 73) - سورة المزمل


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ICCP Hunger Van 

Scout Project

Participation open to all

Saturday, May 20, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM


Please join the ICCP Scouts to prepare a warm meal and deliver to

the nation's largest shelter in DC, insha'Allah.

10:00 am – 12 pm:  prepare pasta and salad in ICCP Café.
12:30 - 3 pm:  Distribute food and toiletries to the nation's largest shelter in DC.

Due to the limited capacity of the program, please RSVP

[email protected]  to reserve your place.

SSL Hours Available and double hours for delivery


"Potomac Angels"

A new ICCP campaign aimed at helping us cover our center's monthly expenses. A "Potomac Angel" is a recurring donor that pledges to contribute a monthly amount for our center. Our goal is to get 30 "Potomac Angels" before the start of the blessed month of Ramadan. 

 Please help us achieve our goal by signing to be one of the remaining 23 "Potomac Angels" before May 26 in time for Ramadan.

Please contact our treasurer Br. [email protected]202-441-6761


Volunteers for Ramadān Arrangements

Volunteers are needed to help with various arrangements during Ramadān including Iftār services.   

To sign up, please contact Sr. Senda Beltaifa from the Ramadān Volunteers Committee  [email protected] or 20 2-460-4469


ICCP IFTĀR Sponsorships


As in previous years, IFTĀR Sponsorships by the community are welcomed. Sponsors may host Friday, Saturday and  Sunday evening Iftārs. Some of these days have already been taken.  


The following three dates are available for sponsorship:

 Sunday June 4; Friday June 16; Friday June 23

We can host up to 250 persons for each Iftār.  The cost per person is $12.

A full sponsorship costs $3000 ($12x250)

We are accepting contributions from $50 to $3000 to ensure all community members have the opportunity to participate as co-sponsors. Single sponsors are also welcome to host.


Cuisine will be Asian and Mediterranean. Pizza/pasta will be catered for the children.

The Ramadān Iftār Committee is strictly enforcing catering by ICCP only. Due to allergies and the health of our community members, ICCP cannot accept homemade meals to be served.


If you are interested in sponsoring, you may do so in one of the following ways: 1) A signup sheet is available in the library; OR 2) please contact one of the following sisters:


Najiyah Khan: [email protected] (3 01-642-3229)

Chahida Stambouli: [email protected] (301-610-9116)

Sithy Muhsin: [email protected]  (301-237-2205


Ramadan Iftār Committee




Sunday Qur'an & Arabic Class 

May 21, 2017

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Instructor: Imam Ali S'bai 

Please contact Sr. Zamrooda: [email protected]; [email protected]  

or call 240-535-7325 with any questions or inquiries about enrollment.


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Qur'an Recitation Class – Weekdays


Register for weekday afternoon or evening private or group classes with Qarī Anas Benzari Please call Br. Anas 571-290-9350, or email to [email protected] with any questions.




ICCP Boy Scouts Troop camping trip


May 19 5PM - May 21 12PM, 2017

 This week the scouts will camp out @ Greenbrier State Park 

Community Service


(our sister community in DC)

Friday, May 12 -  Friday, June 2, 2017


ICCP Social Services is collecting non-perishable food items for our sister community in DC on a monthly basis. It/s for Ar Rashidoon to distribute to those in need in their neighborhood.


Items needed

pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, sugar, oil, cereal, 

kids snacks, peanut butter, jam, flour, dates


Please drop all items in the Bin marked FOOD DRIVE in the barn's storage area.


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Health Resource Table
Asian American Health Initiative, 
African American Health Program & MCC Clinic

Friday, May 26th, 12:45pm - 2:30pm

Islamic Community Center of Potomac
10601 River Road, Potomac MD 20854

Please contact Sr.Shahnaz [email protected] for details.


Community Connect


 'Islam 101' - a presentation by Dr. Tarek Elgawhary at the St John's Norwood Church, Chevy Chase, MD - posted on YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ N7ZGXhF2vrw


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Our Sacred Texts--Informing our Creed, Culture, and Code

 (Session II) 

Sunday, May 21, [email protected]:30 PM

VenueSt. Raphael Catholic Church, 
1513 Dunster Rd, Rockville, MD 20854

Presenters: Jewish, Bahai, LDS, Presbyterian, and Catholic faiths

Leaders from various Potomac faith communities will share how their sacred texts inform their creed, culture, and code (their daily living). Islam was presented in session I of the presentation on 2/12/17. 


We encourage you to attend the session and enhance our interfaith understanding and outreach.  ICCP POC: Sultan Chowdhury, [email protected]240-476-1351




Jumu'ah Khutba: "The Significance of Changing the Qibla/15th of Sha'bān" - Dr. Tarek Elgawhary - 5/12/17



Halaqa Seerah Series: “The Year of Delegations- 9/10A.H. & Inheritance of The Prophet () - Teaching” (Session 27) – Dr. Tarek Elgawhary – 5/12/17





For those who have returned to Allah:  إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَBr. Abdullah Alhayen (May 3 in Holland), beloved father of Alyaa Abdullah; Br. Arif Kidwai (April 14), beloved father of Farhana, and father-in-law of Mubashir Farooqi


For those in need of Healing: Sr. Nurun Chowdhury (mother of Sultan Chowdhury & Hamida Chowdhury & Mafiz Chowdhury); Br. Irfan Mohammed (husband of Shifa Mohiuddin); Br. Ramazan Guru (father of Mohammad Yussouf Guru); Br. Muhammad Zaman (father of Shadia Zaman)


For all those who are studying for finals/graduating: We ask Allah to bless them with remembrance of Him, sending salawāt upon RasulAllah (), making sincere duas and studying, taking exams and interviewing in the most excellent manner. Ameen.  


     For those who are traveling: for all those traveling; special duas for those traveling for 'Umrah. 



 * if you would like to request duas for someone in any of these sections or others, please send us their names to Sr. Nilofer: [email protected]


We welcome your comments and/or questions.

Please direct them to Asiyah: [email protected]


Daily Prayer

March 5, 2017
6 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1438
Prayers Adhan Iqama
Fajr 5:23 am 6:30 am
Dhuhr 12:21 pm 1:30 pm
Asr 3:35 pm 5:30 pm
Maghrib 6:05 pm 5 mins after Sunset
Isha 7:19 pm 9:00 pm

Jumu'ah Prayer

1:15PM - by Br. Sahal Kango - 3/17/2017