Community Iftar on Every Friday and Saturday

Cypress Islamic center plan to have community iftar and dinner every Friday and Saturday during the blessed month of Ramadan. Community Iftar schedule has been posted on the notice board at the Masjid. If you and your family like to participate for community iftar please signup online or contact us at 832-287-9681 for more information.

For more information and to sign up , please visit our Iftar Signup webpage

Visit to Houston Food Bank – April 2014

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On April 12th, 2014, the team left the masjid around 12 noon in a three car convoy with all of the collected food items.  There were nearly six boxes of food that were donated by the community and the children over the last two weeks.  The team included 9 adults (including a few teachers) and 1 children volunteers.

We arrived at the Houston Feed Bank on Portwall Street on time and took the food in.  After taking a group picture, we informed the registration desk of the team’s readiness to participate in the project.   Soon we were called along with other groups from across Houston.  In the large room where the team worked, further instructions were given and the team members started working with great enthusiasm.  Everyone worked hard unpacking and packing food into boxes, transporting the boxes, cleaning up the cardboard and plastic and so on.  We worked for about 90 minutes and took our first break with some snacks in the cafeteria.  We returned and worked another 30 minutes or so until the work finished for the day.  We assisted hundreds of other volunteers with the cleanup and after taking one last group picture with a poster, we left the Food Bank.  On the way back we stopped and had lunch before returning to the masjid.

The children had a good learning experience, one that was also hands on and great fun.  Above all they learned that they belong to a community with diverse members, where many are in need of help.  They had the satisfaction to see how strong the community feelings are working with total strangers to help other strangers.  We may worship in different ways but we all belong to the same humanity.

I want to thank Br. Waheed for doing the heavy lifting here organizing the field trip.  Of course, we are grateful to all the volunteers, teachers and parents and students who participated. Inshallah, we have big plans for the next trip to the Houston Food Bank in the fall semester.

Jazakallah Khairun.

Br. Munir Quddus

Youth Conference 2014

Cypress Islamic Center is holding a youth conference for the young members of Cypress Muslim community.

Time & Location:

Cypress Islamic center
Friday April 11th, 2014

7:45 pm-10:00 pm

(10 Years or Older)

Purpose:

  • To learn the needs of our youth in this community
  • Establish youth programs at the Mosque
  • Give the voice to the youth in Cypress Muslim community affairs

Agenda:

Meghrib prayers:                            7:50 pm-8:05 pm

Opening remarks:                           8:05 pm-8:15 pm

Committee Selection                       8:15pm-8:25 pm

Discussion of youth programs        8:25pm-9:00 pm

Isha Prayers                                    9:00 pm

Dinner Served                                  9:20 pm-10:00 pm

Children ready for pick up              10:00 pm

Subscribe for SMS Alerts from CIC

Cypress Islamic Center is pleased to announce our new SMS service. Please subscribe to receive updated information about upcoming community events.

Instructions:

  1. To signup for community alerts,
    1. Send a text message to 832-497-5326 with @cic101 as the message.
  2. to signup for youth activities, 
    1. Send a text message to 832-497-5326 with @cicyouth as the message.
  3. You will then be asked to provide your full name so we can contact you for future communications. Please reply to our message with your full name.

Signup instructions for communitySignup instructions for youth

 

2nd Juma Prayers start

To address the needs of our school going youths and Muslim brothers and sisters who are unable to attend first jumma prayers. Cypress Islamic Center has arranged 2nd jumma @ 3:15 pm.

Starting Friday  April 11th, 2014 inshallah,

2nd Jumma Khutba : 3:15 PM

2nd Jumma Prayer  : 3:35 PM

Kids Play Area

Swing Set at Cypress Islamic Center

Kids play area has been completed. Now the young ones can enjoy the swings and burn off the extra energy.

More rides are planned for the area and with Allah’s help and the communities participation, we will keep adding in the future.

Food Drive Visit to Houston Food Bank

CIC Food Bank 2013

Assalam Alaiqum.

Inshallah we have an exciting project planned for the Cypress Sunday School children.
As in spring last year, we are doing a food collection for the Houston Food Bank (only canned foods can be donated).

Please help your children donate some food to the collection between now and March 28th.  Inshallah the plan is to take the collection on March 29th, Saturday morning to the Houston Food Bank and deliver it.

Building on last year’s effort, this year we also plan to spend 3-4 hours in the HFB as on one of the registered teams who would help pack boxes and packages for schools.  These are sent to schools all over Houston for children who live in families who suffer from food insecurity.
Today in the assembly I shared some statistics on hunger in Harris and surrounding counties.  According to some statistics, more than 66,000 people including nearly 2,500 children go to bed hungry. We will continue to offer these lessons to build up their leadership and community awareness competencies.

Wassalam,

Sunday School Team

Join a Committee

Cypress Islamic Center is looking for dedicated volunteers to join one of the following committees for managing Masjid Affairs.

  • Education and Masjid Program committee
  • ​Youth Affairs committee
  • Community Outreach and Membership committee
  • Finance and Fund Raising committee
  • Administrative committee
  • Public Relation and Marketing committee

If you are interested to join, please reply by Friday Jan 31st, 2014 with your contact information and your choice of committee to

cypress.islamic.center@gmail.com

Looking forward to hearing from our dedicated volunteers

 

Four Days a Week Nazra Program

Cypress Islamic Center is pleased to announce Nazara program for Children and youth of our community. This program also include memorization of duas and small surah’s

Mon-Thu 5:00-6:00 pm

Separate teachers for boys and girls ages 8 +

For more information and registration

please call 832-675-0823

or visit

Cypress Mosque during above mention days and time

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