ICSGV Embarks on Ambitious Construction Project
Pictures by Anwar Khawaja
Pictures above: Glimpses of the ICSGV open house to showcase the Center’s impressive construction project
The Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley has embarked on a forty thousand plus square feet construction project to build a state-of-the-art community center. The three-story center is being built to serve the needs of the future generation. Besides separate prayer halls for both men and women, the center will have a full-time, state-of-the-art school, gymnasium, computer lab, first of it kind, an Islamic Research Library, full-time medical clinic, banquet hall, commercial kitchen among other facilities.
The Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley (ICSGV), located in the city of Rowland Heights, held an open house to showcase the new building and organize a ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ program. The open house was attended by almost all Southern California religious leadership along with civic, political and law enforcement officials. Well over 500 people attended the event.
The ICSGV is one of the oldest and largest centers in Southern California. Currently ICSGV runs a week-end Islamic school which is attended by over 300 students. The youth group program is designed to help students in high school. For college students, the young adult group conducts many events and seminars. “Our New Muslim Support Group provides service to those who are interested in Islam and/or those who have just embrace Islam. Tuesday and Thursday our sister group meets regularly to learn about Islam and improve their recitation of Qur’an. Wednesday evening, our Director enlightens the community with stories of Prophets and on Thursday evening he conducts Tafseer of Sura-e-Kahf. Every Friday night families get together at the Center and enjoy various activities and dinner. On Sunday we offer free medical clinic, library service, a formal Tajweed class, while our director talks about contemporary issues which face our community. Our quarterly Quba magazine covers a complete range of topics and issues, including community news. You can visit our website, ICSGV.com, scroll down to construction page and view progress of this beautiful building,” says an ICSGV report. It adds:
“We are asking the entire Muslim community to please visit our website, and/or come and visit us at the Center. Help us build this dream for out next generation. We have finished one-third of the project, but we still have some ways to go. We are in need of your support. Please visit our website and donate online, and or send your donation directly to our center or visit us in person to see this project. ICSGV is a non-profit 501(c) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. We are located at 19164 E. Walnut Dr ,. North Rowland Heights, CA 91748. Phone: (626) 964-3596 Fax: (626) 965-5368. WWW. Icsgv.com”