Wishing You Happy Eid al-Fitr and Happy Holiday!

Mubarak-Eid-al-Fitr

Eid Prayers will be held at:

Ranch Pico Jr. High School
26250 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, 91381
Friday July 17, 2015
Takbeer at 7:30 AM
Salat at 8:00 AM

Dr. Omaran Abdeen will lead the prayer and deliver the Khutba. The Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley is the sponsor and organizer of this Eid event, and Al-Umma Center and Unity Center are the guest Masajid.

We request everyone to bring at least one prayer rug. We also request that the elderly and handicapped be given priority to park in the school parking lot, while everyone else is requested to park in West Ranch High School parking lot which is across the street.

Zakat al-Fitr is mandatory for every muslim regardless of age or gender. It must be paid before Salat al-Eid, or else it will count as Sadaqa. We encourage everyone to pay as soon as possible to enable the Masjid to distribute it to the needy, preferably before Eid. We have set up a special box for this Zakat in the Masjid. We also need your help in identifying needy people in our local community.

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Ramadan 2015 Toy Drive

Ramadan 2015 Toy Drive

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Ramadan Mubarak

On behalf of everyone at Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley, we extend our warmest congratulations to the Santa Clarita Muslim Community in particular, and the Muslim Community worldwide in general, for the arrival of the Holy Month of Ramadan which will begin, Inshaallah, on Thursday, June 18th, 2015. We ask Allah (SWT) to enable all of us to increase our prayers and good deeds during this blessed month.

Inshaallah, the Ramadan program at AUCSCV’s Canyon Country Masjd (18027 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351) will consist of the following:

  • Daily Iftar, which will, for the most part, be sponsored by community members. Anyone interested in sponsoring Iftar is encouraged to put his/her name on the sponsorship sign-up sheet currently posted in the Masjid, or call the Masjid’s phone number (661 347-8367) to find out which days are still available for sponsorship. In the event some nights end-up being without Iftar sponsors, we’ll have a potluck style Iftar.
  • Taraweeh prayers will be lead by three capable sheikhs who are visiting the Masjid from the UK and Jordan. The first Taraweeh will be on Wednesday, June 17, right after Isha Prayer. The format of the Prayers will be as follows:
    1. Four Rakaas
    2. Short lecture (5 to 7 minute)
    3. Four Rakaas
    4. Witr Prayer for those who can pray only Eight Rakaas
    5. Twelve Rakaas
    6. Witr Prayer
  • Khatm Al-Quraan will, Inshallah be on the 27th of Ramadan.
  • The Masjid will be open every night for anyone who wants to do Tahajjud after Taraweeh Prayers.
  • Inshaallah, the visiting Sheikhs will be conducting Quraan Tajweed classes, and the schedule of these classes will be announced soon.

This Ramadan will be very special in light of the fact that the Masjid has experienced tremendous growth, since last Ramadan. Not only have we completed the first phase of construction and are in the middle of phase 2, the number of Brothers and Sisters who frequent the Masjid has been steadily increasing due in part to the many high quality educational programs for children and adults alike. We look forward to everyone joining us in this year’s Ramadan program.

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Fundraising Dinner 2015

ASA Brothers and Sisters,
2015 Benefit Dinner 1
2015 Benefit Dinner 2
2015 Benefit Dinner 3

Alhamdulillah, the April 18, 2015 Benefit Dinner was a great success.

We want to take this opportunity to offer heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended the event and contributed to its success. We also want thank those who planned to be with us, but circumstances did not allow them to be present at the event. Special thanks to the guest speakers; Shekh Alaeddin El-Bakri, Sheikh Syed Rashid, Sheikh Omar Jubran, Sheikh Abou Omar, and Sheriff Abdeen whose speeches were very inspirational and highly appreciated by all in attendance.

Inshaallalah, we look for the continued support from all members of the local community as well as from Muslims all over the world. We certainly need everyone’s help to be able to complete all Masjid construction projects.

Jazakum Allah Kair

Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley

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Invitation to Fundraising Dinner 2015

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Project Plans

ConstuctionProject

Since closing escrow on the property on Oct. 9, 2013, Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita has been working with the City of Santa Clarita to get the required permits to approve the property for community assembly use (Masjid, community center…etc). We were very blessed to have Brother Amjad Hanbali of Hanbali and Associates develop the extensive engineering plans the City required from us. Alhamdulillah, on November 25th, 2014, our efforts were rewarded when the City of Santa Clarita issued us the entitlement permit, MUP, which entitles us to use the property as a Masjid. As conditions for issuing the permit, the City has required us to undertake the following projects:

 

Phase I:

  1. Internal Modification of the prayer area which will include:

  • Construction of six bathrooms (three for men and three for women) along with Wudu areas.

  • Water drinking fountains in men and women prayer areas

  • Converting the existing bathroom into an office.

  • Installing carpeting throughout prayer area.

  • Modification of the Masjid’s frontage.

  • Complying with all ADA requirements.

 

  1. Connect into the sewer system and abandon the existing septic system.

 

  1. Parking lot & landscaping:

  • 54 parking spaces including spaces for handicap parking.

  •  8670 sq. ft. of landscaping.

  • Parking lot and exterior site lighting system consisting of 16 stations.

  • Electric vehicle charging station.

  • Refuse containers enclosure.

 

  1. Street improvements:

  • Sidewalk and street re-pavement

  • Street Lighting

  • 26’ wide X 46’ long main entrance driveway.

 

  1. Fencing and gates:

  • 200 feet of 6-foot high masonry wall along the Eastern boundary of the property.

  • 200 feet of 6-foot high wrought iron fence along the front of the property.

  • 26 foot sliding gate (electrically-operated) for the main entrance.

  • 5-foot gate for pedestrians to access the Masjid from the sidewalk.

  • 4-foot gate for pedestrians to access the parking lot.

Phase II:

  1. Minaret:

A 35-foot minaret will be constructed in the area designated as a 1550 sq. ft. landscaped section just south of the prayer hall.

 

  1. Steel Structure Remodeling:

The existing steel structures will be converted into a 2500 sq. ft. multipurpose hall.

Related Documents:

Schedule of Construction:

We are currently in the process of obtaining the building permits to start undertaking the first phase of the development. The completion of Phase I first two projects is expected by the second quarter of 2015.  While we expect to complete Phase I projects 3, 4 and 5 by the 1st quarter of 2016, it is estimated that the cost of Phase I five projects will be about $300,000.  We currently have $130,000 of available funds and are in need of $170,000 of additional funds to complete Phase I.

As for Phase II, insha’allah, we hope to begin undertaking its two projects as soon as we complete the required Phase I projects. We estimate the two projects will cost $320,000 (in today’s dollars).

Appeal For Financial Support:

We ask for your help to insure that we accomplish our ambitious goals in a timely basis. You can make your tax-deductible donations either using a credit or a debit card, or by sending your check, or money order to the Center’s address: 18027 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351.

 

Regards,

Board of Directors
Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley

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Ramadan Program 2014

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,
The Shura council has announced the first day of Ramadan to be Saturday, June 28. al-Ummah Center will have the first taraweeh salat on Friday, June 27 after Isha at 9:45 pm. We ask Allah subhanah wataala to spread his blessing through out our community.
Insha’allah, during the month of Ramadan, we will be holding Iftar dinners every night, sponsored by members of the community. There are still several dates left, so if you are interested in sponsoring a night please contact us.
After Iftar we will gather for Quran reading until Isha. Nightly taraweeh prayers will be led by our esteemed guest Sheikh visiting from Egypt. We will also have a brief lecture after the first four rakaas.
 
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-

 

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Ramadan Iftar

ASA Brothers and Sisters,
ramadan-mubarak

Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley’s Founding members and Board of Directors would like to thank you for your continued support with the Canyon Country Masjid project and cordially invite you and your families to an evening amongst friends, food and prayers.

We are very blessed to have three Muslim scholars share the evening with us: Shaikh Omar Jubran, Dr. Omran Abdeen, and Shaikh Jalal.

Please plan to join us with your family for this joyous event!

Program:
Iftar
Magreb Prayers
Inspiritional Speech
Isha Prayers
Trawheeh Prayers

When:
Friday, August 2 from 7:45 PM to 10:45 PM

Where:
Santa Clarita Sports Complex, Ballrooms A&B
20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy Santa Clarita, CA 91351

JazakAllah Khair,
AUCSCV Board of Directors

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Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley opened escrow

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Assalamu-Alaikum

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Alhamdulillah. Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley (AUCSCV) Board of Directors is happy to announce the fulfillment of the much-anticipated establishment of an Islamic Center in Canyon Country!

Today, On July 19, 2013, by Allah SWT’s will and grace and at the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley (AUCSCV) opened escrow to acquire a building situated on approximately one acre centrally located in Canyon Country at 18027 Sierra Hwy at a cost of $900,000. Inshallah, we expect to close escrow on August 31, 2013.

This project was driven by the community’s vision and generous support in the form of pledges and donations totaling approximately $120,000, which were made by the Muslim families in Santa Clarita, their extended families and friends throughout the nation.

In order to close escrow and undertake needed improvements on the building, we need to raise a minimum of $190,000 of additional funds. $250,000 of the collected funds will go towards the down payment, and $60,000 will go towards permits, construction and improvement costs.

We have been blessed to secure Islamic-compliant financing for the remaining needed funds of $650,000 which must be raised in the next few years.

Six months ago the community began this journey towards a permanent Masjid in Canyon Country and promised to work diligently to identify, negotiate and open escrow for a property. Al-Umma Center also promised the community that no pledges will be collected until escrow is opened. Now is the time for the community members to fulfill their pledges and contact family and friends to inspire them to donate to this worthy cause during this holy month of Ramadan.

Furthermore, Al-Umma Center ensures that all donations are used for the sole purpose you have intended them for, and if the escrow process is not concluded successfully, 100 % of your paid donations will be promptly refunded to you.

Allah SWT Says in Surat Al-Baqara

مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنْبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنْبُلَةٍ مِائَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللَّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

Tarig Osman
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Al-Umma Center of Santa Clarita Valley

Escrow Document

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Wish for whole month of Ramadan

Wishing you one month of ramdan,
4 weeks of barkat,
30 days of forgiveness,
720 hours of guidance,
43200 minutes of purification,
2592000 seconds of noor.

Happy Ramadan!

happyRamadan

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