Starting Thursday, June 13, OCIF will be offering a three-week course by Sheikh Yassir Fazaga, called Introduction to Ramadan: Fiqh of Zakat and Siyam, between Maghrib and Isha.
Friends of Orange County Detainees
On Thursday, June 13 at 6:30pm, Friends of Orange County Detainees, an all-volunteer group who visit immigrants confined at the James Musick Facility in Irvine, the Santa Ana Jail, and soon the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, will be coming to OCIF to give us a special presentation on their humanitarian work. Since these detained immigrants are not part of the criminal justice system, their rights are few. Many detainees have no visitors and are thrilled when we come to just talk and listen. We welcome you to come and learn more. To learn more about this organization, visit their website here.
Pillars Academy Summer Camp
Pillars Academy is proud to announce that this year's summer camp will be held from June 24 thru August 2nd. Summer camp days are Monday thru Thursday, from 9:30am-2:30pm. The cost for our camp is $120/week or $690 for all 6 weeks. See our flyer for more info. To register for our camp, please fill out this registration form. For more question, please email us here.
On Friday, May 31, OCIF and AMP will be presenting, Palestine in our Aqeedah and Faith, at 6:30pm. Please join us for this special presentation by Dr. Hatem Bazian.
When the Righteous Slip
OCIF will be hosting a new class on Thursdays called, “When the Righteous Slip” by Dr. Hassan Elwan. the first class will start Thursday, May 9th between maghrib and ishaa. The first class will be discussing Ka'ab ibn Malik.
OCIF will have its team selection for SCMCO Badminton Tournament on Saturday, June 8th. Players can participate in multiple events based on their age and gender.
SCMCO Joint Masjid Badminton Tournament 2013 will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club: 3410 Pomona Blvd, Pomona, CA 91768.
Starting Friday, May, 10th Sheikh Yassir will be resuming our Summer Family BBQs at Alicia Parkway (across the street from OCIF). It is open to all. The cost is $10/family to cover the cost of food, drinks, and cutlery. The Family BBQ will replace the Monthly Community Potlucks in June and July. We will resume our community potlucks after Ramadan in sha Allah.
OCIF is now collecting only non perishable items to the Caterina Club's organization, who is helping feed local needy families, who are refugees or have lost their home, and are now living in motels.
OCIF has received a call from City of Mission Viejo about numerous complaints that they have been receiving from adjacent businesses stating that we violate their parking areas, as well as double park. Starting this Friday, the city will be placing a deputy to enforce parking rules during Jumuah prayer time between 12:00pm and 2:30pm. Please be aware and warned that every Friday there will be police who will be driving around checking for any violations! Please take this warning seriously.
Engrave the Love of Arabic Class
Starting on Monday, February 4th between 5:30pm-7:00pm, Br. Ashraf Nabhani will be teaching a class for children ages 12-14. See flyer for more info.
OCIF will be offering an Arabic class: Fundamentals of Classical Arabic. This class will be taught by Salman Baig, every Tuesday after Maghrib. Click on flyer for more info.
Weekend School Director Needed
OCIF is looking for a qualified candidate as its director for the weekend school. Please look over the director position and submit resumes to OCIF if your qualifications meet the criteria.
Are you stressed? Do you have some issues and need to talk to someone? Please schedule a counseling session with Sh. Yassir on Mondays and Wednesdays starting January 2013. You can schedule an appointment by calling OCIF at (949) 595-0480.
Help Pillars Academy facilitate recycling within our community. Allah (SWT) has mentioned in several places in the Quran about taking care of the Earth, its creatures, and not wasting. We would like to teach our students and our community how to be proactive in protecting the Earth and its resources by revamping our recycling program. Please bring your plastic bottles and aluminum cans to the school every Friday morning. We will separate them for you.