In this issue we highlight IIT's international and local activities with Imam's trip to Africa and Sister Athia's address at the 30th Interfaith World Peace Day Service! Click the link to the right to open a copy of the newsletter.
3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd · Lawndale CA 90260
Sunday, October 16, 2016
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Put on your walking shoes and hat, slap on some sunscreen, load the kid’s bikes and ball, charge the camera, load the picnic gear, cook a food dish and come and join Us with family and friends
For further information, call (310) 323-3786
Takbeer: 7:30 am
Salah: 8:00 am
Breakfast: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Please make sure that you have done your Sacrifice (Qurbani), please do so today by check, cash, or in person. IIT will ensure that your Qurbani reaches Muslims in most need of it in Africa.
Please bring along a food dish that celebrates your cultural eating practice on Eid day. Join us for a sumptuous spread of different foods, make new friends, and enjoy a morning of socializing. Contact the office for your Donation of the Potluck Dish you will be bringing.
For more information call (310) 323-3786 or visit www.iitusa.org
In this issue we cover the our Feed the Homeless program, Hajj - the Pilgrimage to Mecca, and bring you in on our efforts to go high tech! Click the link to the right to open a copy of the newsletter.
Help our Muslim brothers and sisters in remote ares of Africa by making Qurbani through IIT. Click the "Download File" link below for all the details.
To make a Qurbani donation, please close this windows and click donate at the top of the page!
In this issue we highlight the Marrakech Declaration. We also talk about preparation for Ramadan and updated you with highlights of IIT's activities.
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International Institute of Tolerance (IIT) was founded on the principle of Justice and Equity
The International Institute of Tolerance was founded on the principle of Justice and Equity. Its services are religious and charitable, and grounded in the Islamic faith. One of the principle aims of the Institute is to integrate Muslim Americans into our pluralistic American society. The Institution is focused on working in harmony with other faith groups and civic organizations to enhance our collective futures. The Institute provides religious, educational, and social services to advance justice and promote compassion. Outside its religious services, the Institute’s charitable intent can be found in its outreach program. This is the essence of the Islamic value system which drives the Institute’s role and functions.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) declared:
None is a true believer until he wants for his fellow human being what he wants for himself
Driven by this declaration, IIT founded its Feed the Homeless program in Ramadan 2007, serving 125 cold meals once a month. Members congregated at the Center after the Fajr Salah, prepared the sandwiches, made meal bags including sandwiches, water, banana, and muffin.
Today, IIT is proud to announce that we serve over 1,200 hot meals a month to the homeless community downtown by partnering with Los Angeles Mission. Instead of coldcut sandwiches, we now cook chicken curry and rice, and serve a meal package twice a month!
Our Building Bridges program is driven by the command of the Qur’an
“O Mankind! We have created you from a single soul male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another”. [49:13]
IIT offers a variety of programs; religious, educational, and social to advance the well-being of our community. These include daily congregational prayers, Friday sermons, Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan, observance of Spiritual Nights every Thursday Nights, Qaderi Khatam every alternate Friday night, festivities, special prayer services, counseling, marriage, and burial rites. Under the leadership of the Imam Qari Ashraf Carrim, IIT ensures the spiritual well-being of its congregation. We offer spiritual, family, marriage, stress, and grief counseling, and undertake hospital visits for the sick. IIT also offers DCFS interpreter services for Muslim clients, and regularly refers members to agencies to seek help that cannot be given by us. We also issue quarterly Newsletters for the benefit of the community. IIT also supports local businesses of our congregants in our area.
IIT offers a variety of programs; religious, educational, and social to advance the well-being of our community
Take advantage of all we have to offer!
► Daily Congregational Prayers
► Jummah Prayers
► Observance of Big Nights
► Nazira Classes
► Saturday Islamic Classes for Children
► Adult Qur’an Reading Classes
► Professional Counseling
► Funeral Rites and Arrangement
► Marriage Services
► Darood Naariyah (weekly) after Isha Prayer
Children's Nazira classes held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Religious classes for children held every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Spiritual programs for the general public include Muharram, Rabi-ul-Awwal, Rabi-ul-Aakhir, Meiraj, Nisf Shabaan, and Ramadan