We can fast, we can pray at home. But we can also provide Iftar to our brothers and sisters in need wherever they are.
Brothers & Sisters,
Let’s start our Ramadan “Fast, Pray & Feed” challenge.
Can we get supporters to help us provide 10,000 Iftars? Let us try and sponsor iftar(s) “And God multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills” [2:261].
Due to the temporary closure, we are very short on donations. So we fear that we will not be able to serve our brothers and sisters who rely on our masjid for their Iftar. So please help & support us so we can support them.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” [Al-Nasai]
One of the most beautiful aspects of Ramadan is the love and harmony that is shared among family, friends, and community members who come together to break their fast (Iftar). For those blessed to be close to family and friends, coming together to share food and friendship with other members of the community increases their blessings. But for people new to the area or new to the faith- those separated from family and friends and those who are alone- the initial joy that comes with breaking the fast can be marred by feelings of loneliness and isolation. In order that every Muslim may experience the joy and blessings of Ramadan, the ISBCC invites all participants to join us in our communal Iftars. Together, we can connect ourselves to the Jamal Attributes of Allah.
Giving During Ramadan
“O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous.. (The Holy Quran, 82:6)
During the blessed month of Ramadan, let us strive to connect ourselves to Allah’s Beautiful Name, Al-Kareem, the Generous, the Giving, by giving generously to the ISBCC.
As we seek to connect with this Attribute of Allah, we have the example of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as narrated by Ibn Abbas: “The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H.) was the most generous of the men; and he was the most generous during the month of Ramadan when Jibril visited him every night and recited the Qur’an to him. During this period, Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H.) was more generous than an unrestricted, comforting wind (going in each and every direction, giving comfort to anyone it touches).”
The ISBCC encourages our community members to spend as much of the wealth Allah has given them as possible during this month in order to help those with the least among us, to support all the various causes of justice, and to support this house of Allah – the ISBCC. Among the seven categories of people whom The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said would be protected by Allah’s Shade on the Day of Judgment, one of them is “a person whose heart is attached to the mosque.” Show your attachment to this House of Allah – the ISBCC – by giving generously and by joining us in practicing the important act of worship of giving sadaqa.
Ways to Give
Jazakum Allahu khairan (May Allah reward you) for choosing to give to this house of Allah. All donations are tax-deductible. You may make a one-time gift or become an ISBCC Sustainer by giving monthly. Please select from one of the following options.
You can also direct your gift to a specific area to support your center
Supports building related activities and capital projects to maintain this House of Allah as a jewel for our community.
Supports programs in the Knowledge and Lived Spirituality spheres, including the ilm courses, halaqahs, khutbahs, daily prayers, and more.
Supports programs in the Community and Service spheres, including the ISBCC tours, the Neighbors for Neighbors Initiative, media work, and civic engagement activities.
- Sponsor a Community Iftar
- Sponsor the cost of one or more Iftar