Islamic Center Of Kansas



AsSalaamu Alaikum WaRamatullah


ICK congratulates Sister Mervat Ibrahim for attaining the Ijaza (the status of Authorized Reciter and Teacher of Holy Quran with Tajweed in the Hafs-from-Asem style/way of narration). She completed reading whole Quran under the supervision of Ustad Osama bearing the Ijaza for Hafs-Asem method of recitation with Tajweed. Thanking the Almighty Allah for this opportunity, sister Mervat is humbled to say that 'it certainly takes ones commitment and priority to attain Allah's favor'

ICK Quran School hosted a successful OPEN-HOUSE on SUNDAY FEB 22, 2015. Shaikh Ahmed Al-Gabri and Br Nidal Younes presented a comprehensive plan for effective reading and reciting Quran. It was followed by an active Q&A session and lunch. New students were registered with new schedule. Quran School will continue on 4 days/week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30-8:00PM) with additional times on Sundays. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity at a very nominal cost of $50 per child to offset the expenses.

Sister Mervat Ibrahim holds a weekly Halaqa on "Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)" on Fridays after Maghrib Prayer at 7:45PM. All family members are invited.

Sister Mervat is also conducting "Arabic Language Learning" class on every Saturdays (4:00 - 5:00 PM). All family members are invited.

Tajweed Class: Teaching of Tajweed Rules for correct reading and recitation of Holy Quran will now be on Monday and Wednesday (8:00 - 9:00 PM). Recitation of Surah Al-Kahaf will be done on Thursdays after Ishaa Prayer. All are invited.

Lecture of the Month by Shaikh Abdullah Bayazid on Sunday March 29, 2015:

The Islamic Center of Kansas (ICK) would like to thank those who attended Sheikh Abdullah Bayazid lecture on Sunday Feb 22. These lectures are scheduled on last Sunday of every month. We invite the community to attend next Lecture on Sunday, March 29, 2015 just after Salatul Maghrib @7:45 PM. Shaikh Byazid has always been encouraging the attendees to bring any sort of faith related questions to attain knowledge and clarify confusions. The lecture will be followed by active Question/Answer Session.

Quranic Verses of the Week

"The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete(29 or 30 days) the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful." [2:185, Quran]

"O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted." ( Surat An-Nisa, 4:135 )

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

Abraham ('Alaihis-Salam) did not tell a lie except on three occasions. Twice for the Sake of Allah when he said, "I am sick," and he said, "(I have not done this but) the big idol has done it."

The (third was) that while Abraham ('Alaihis-Salam) and Sarah (his wife) were going (on a journey) they passed by (the territory of) a tyrant. Someone said to the tyrant, "This man (i.e. Abraham) is accompanied by a very charming lady." So, the tyrant sent for Abraham ('Alaihis-Salam) and asked him about Sarah saying, "Who is this lady?" Abraham ('Alaihis-Salam) said, "She is my sister." Abraham ('Alaihis-Salam) went to Sarah and said, "O Sarah! There are no believers on the surface of the earth except you and I. This man asked me about you and I have told him that you are my sister, so don't contradict my statement."

The tyrant then called Sarah and when she went to him, he tried to take hold of her with his hand, but (his hand got stiff and) he was confounded. He asked Sarah. "Pray to Allah for me, and I shall not harm you." So Sarah asked Allah to cure him and he got cured. He tried to take hold of her for the second time, but (his hand got as stiff as or stiffer than before and) was more confounded. He again requested Sarah, "Pray to Allah for me, and I will not harm you." Sarah asked Allah again and he became alright.

He then called one of his guards (who had brought her) and said, "You have not brought me a human being but have brought me a devil." The tyrant then gave Hajar as a girl-servant to Sarah. Sarah came back (to Abraham) while he was praying. Abraham ('Alaihis-Salam), gesturing with his hand, asked, "What has happened?" She replied, "Allah has spoiled the evil plot of the infidel (or immoral person) and gave me Hajar for service." (Abu Huraira then addressed his listeners saying, "That (Hajar) was your mother, O Bani Ma-is-Sama (i.e. the Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael, Hajar's son)."

Bukhari Vol. 4 : No. 578