Islamic Center Of Richmond (ICR) is a registered 501c(3) non-profit religious organization in Richmond, VA. ICR has been serving the muslim community since 2007 and caters to the needs of hundreds of families in and around Richmond.
Primary Goals and Objectives of ICR:
Uphold and apply the principles and practices of Islam as revealed by Allah to Prophet Muhammad[PBUH].
Organize religious, educational, and charitable activities for the benefit of the Muslim community in Virginia, with particular emphasis on the residents of the counties of Henrico, Goochland, Hanover,chesterfield, and the city of Richmond; and
Establish, maintain, and operate the ICR facilities for religious, educational, and community services.
Governing principles pursuant to which the Organization will operate include the following:
Shura (mutual consultation), as defined by Al-Quran (the holy book of Al Islam) and As-Sunnah (the practices and teachings of Prophet Muhammad[PBUH]), shall constitute the primary governing principle;
Religious sources, in descending order of authority: (i) the Quran, (ii) the Sunnah, (iii) the Ijmaa? (total consensus of the Sahaba), (iv) the legacy of the pure Islamic doctrines and practice of Ahlus-Sunna Wa Al-Jama?ah, (v) the legacy of the four renowned scholars of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and (vi) all decisions shall be accepted and defended by every member, as long as they are in accordance with these sources; and
No activities that violate the injunctions of Al-Quran and As-Sunnah shall be permitted in the organization by the Shura Council or any member of ICR.
Islamic Center of Richmond [ICR] was founded as a service oriented Islamic organization in 2007. Since the inception, the focus of the organization has been to provide all the programs and services needed to strengthen the faith and facilitate the good deeds of the entire Muslim community and the future generations.
ICR has successfully established many programs and services even before building the Masjid and conducts many of these programs and services at rented locations.
ICR's vision is to establish a Masjid & a Full-time Islamic school. ICR has already embarked on this journey and has already started the construction of the Masjid as first phase of the project. Islamic school will be established in the second phase and already the plan of development has been approved by the Henrico county.
ICR will continue to strive to establish many more programs and services, Insha Allah [By the will of Allah]
Current Programs and Services
5 times daily salaat?
Ramadan Daily Iftar arrangement
Ramadan Taraweeh Salaat
Quran Memorization [Tahfeez] Program
Evening Quran Recitation [Nazira] Program
Saturday Youth Program
Summer Youth Program
Zakat & Sadaqa distribution to the needy muslims
New Muslim support
Literature support for prospective Muslims
Daily Hadith Halaqa - Conducted by community members
Weekly Visitation of Muslims - Conducted by community members
Weekly Sisters Tajweed class - Conducted by community members
Future Programs and Services
Full time Imam to lead the religious affairs of the community
Adult & Youth Counselling
Sisters Islamic classes
Youth Tarbiyah workshops
Weekly Quran Tafseer program
Outreach to Non-Muslims
Open house programs
Library of Islamic books
Full-time Islamic school
ICR is a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Organization
Registered in 2007
Merges with Chelsea musalla which started in 1999
Goal - to organize religious, educational and charitable activities
Started in "Town Home" [capacity 25]
5 time salat, iftaar & taraweeh
Jumua Salat facility - Innslake Dr
Relocated to Mayland Dr [600sqft]
Sunday school starts in Twin Hickory
Daily Arabic classes for kids in Mayland
Arabic & Tajweed classes in Mayland
Expansion - Mayland from 600sqft to 1200sqft.
Weekly Youth Halaqa in Twin Hickory
4000sqft space rented for Ramadan
Free baby-sittiing & kids-care during Ramadan
Daily community iftaar and taraweeh
Twin Hickory Sunday School reaches capacity
Waiting list for sunday school
Mayland facility expanded to 1800sqft
Jumua space reaches capacity during summer.
6000sqft space rented for Ramadan
Daily Iftaar and Taraweeh
ICR announces intention for masjid, seeks support
Outstanding support from community [Jazaakumu Allaahu Khayran]
Search for a land begins
Six months after fund raising, ICR acquires land in March
Sisters Tajweed & Hadith classes in Mayland
ICR completes payment for the land in July.
Tahfeez-ul-Quran Program begins in July
Taraweeh starts in Hungary Rd in August
Jumua Salat in Hungary Rd starts in August
Saturday School for Youth
Comfort suites jumua location moved to Wingate in Short Pump.
Twin Hickory location closed
Sunday School moves to Mayland (Larger space and better facilities)
Mayland location moves to larger space in adjacent building
Jumuah location moved from Wingate to Mayland Muslla
Three students graduated by completing the memorization of the Quran
Six weeks Summer Youth program for both boys and girls successfully completed.
Site plan of Masjid Yusuf approved by Henrico County.
Contract signed with Site work contractor for Site work.
Ground breaking done in the month of Ramadan - 1435 (07/12/2014)
Architect contracted for developing Architectural plans.
Site work in progress
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