ILC Plus Ramadan Program
Promoting a Community of Growth
ILC+ provides a place for youth and their families to spend Ramadan. Children are taught life skills by managing iftaars, hosting their parents, and setting up for Taraweeh prayers. Children who have memorized the Quran (hafiz), lead the Taraweeh prayer, alongside famous Qaris/Imams. Seeing their peers take on such leadership roles gives children relatable role models they can aspire to.
This year, girls and boys age 13-18 will choose a topic, research it, and prepare 5-7 minutes talk, also known as a kathara, to deliver between the Taraweeh prayers to the community. This will help develop future leaders in our community, teach them public speaking skills, promote gender-equality, research, and keep children engaged. All of the Ramadan programs and activities are completely free to all.
Ramadan Programs & Activities:
"O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint."
(Holy Qur’an 2:183)
Ramadan Mubarak 2023!
Assalaamu Alaykum wrt. wbh.
Dear ILCPlus Students, Parents, Patrons, Friends and Well-Wishers:
We sincerely hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health, insha-Allah. Like most Islamic institutions, ILC follows the Islamic Calendar adopted by both ISNA and the Fiqh Council of North America. Accordingly, the first day of Ramadān (fasting) will be on Thursday March 23, 2023, insha-Allah. So, the first Taraweeh prayer at ILC will be on Wednesday March 22 (9:00 PM), insha-Allah. With utmost joy and hope, we welcome Ramadan with all its blessings – Ramadan Mubarak to everyone! We wish you and your family a safe, blessed, prosperous, and peaceful Ramadan – insha-Allah.
ILC Ramadan Programs and activities:
Friday Juma Prayer (1:30 PM)
Daily Taraweeh Prayer (9:00 PM)
Short Talks by Islamic Scholars and ILC Youth Speakers (Girls & Boys)
Tahajjud Prayers (last 10 nights)
Sahur/breakfast (last 10 nights)
In-person & online youth Qur’an Class (Mon to Thurs, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm; ages 5 to 18; to register: call Qari Usman at 703-409-2809, OR send an email to email@example.com)
Social Services (individuals & families)
Youth Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities (email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We truly appreciate your continued engagement with and support to ILCPlus and its community, and ask Allah (SWT) to multiply your reward in many folds, Ameen. Please be advised that in addition to the IFTAAR and general donations for the programs and activities, you can also give your Zakat al-Maal to ILCPlus to support its education and social services programs. Here are some ways you can donate or pay your Zakat to ILCPlus:
1. Visit and use the “Donate” button at www.ilcplus.org
2. Call 703-944-6803
3. Make check payable to "ILC" and mail to: ILC, 6573 Edsall Rd., Springfield, VA. 22151
4. Send an email to email@example.com
5. Donate via our LaunchGood page: www.LaunchGood.com/ILCPLUS23
ILC has no income other than the generous support of our parents and the community – so, PLEASE kindly donate generously to help us serve Iftaar & Sahur and carryout all the programs and activities for our youths and the community! There’s no time better than the month of Ramadan to donate for the sake of Allah SWT. Jazak Allahu khairan!
Please remember, at ILCPlus, our young stars always come first! May ALLAH (SWT) bless you for your generosity; may HE guide and keep all of us on the right path, and accept our fasting, prayers, and all other good deeds; may HE save the whole humanity from the harm of COVID-19 and all other diseases; and may this Ramadan bring heightened unity, peace, and prosperity in the United States and across the world, Ameen.
Please take very good care, and stay safe and stay well, insha-Allah!
Your ILC Plus Team
PS: If you join the LaunchGood Ramadan Challenge by scheduling your giving through this link, our campaign will receive $100 USD per person that joins by March 23:
Yep. $100. And all you have to do is sign up. You can choose to donate during just the last 10 nights or all 30 days of Ramadan. Can’t make the March 23 date? Our campaign will *continue earning $50* for each sign-up between March 24 and April 8 so there’s still time for you to schedule your giving after Ramadan starts and help our campaign out!