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Islamic Center of Union County

2372 Morris Avenue, Union,NJ 07083 Email: ICUC@ICUCNJ.COM (908)686-5400

Islamic Center of Union County  2372 Morris Avenue, Union,NJ 07083 Email: ICUC@ICUCNJ.COM (908)686-5400

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Greetings of Ramadan

Dear Brothers & Sisters

Assalmu Alaikum Waramathulahi Barakat.

Greetings to everyone as we prepare to welcome the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is one of the holiest months in the Muslim Calendar and Muslims welcome this month like welcoming a beloved guest into their homes.

InshAllah Ramadan is Monday May 6th 2019 And Eidul-Fitr is Tuesday June 4th 2019, Mubarak to all

Also Tue, Jun 04, 2019 Eid al-Fitr prayer ~9:00 AM at Rabkin Park across the street from the Massjid behind union high school

Remember Union schools are closed for the Eid. Which help relief the parking challenges.

On behalf of the Executive and Staff of ICUC we would like to extend our greetings to all for the month of Ramadan. To Muslims this is one of our most sacred months during which we fast and abstain for the sake of Allah (swt). It’s a month in which we reflect on our past and look forward to the future.

In understanding the significance of this month, the Holy Prophet (Phub) said that every good deed committed is for the individual except fasting during the month of Ramadan which is for Allah (swt) and that he alone will reward the individual for it.

The month of Ramadan also brings about community togetherness and kindles the passion of giving. When fasting during this month one develops the true spirit of social belonging, unity, brotherhood and equality.

Fasting further creates the awareness of being part of the world Muslim population where one performs the same rituals and rites at the same time irrespective of who you are. This creates a sense of belonging and brotherhood that is unique to Islam especially during this blessed month.

Fasting also increases devotion, and brings a Muslim closer to the Creator. It creates the recognition that everything we have in this life is a blessing from Allah (swt) who created us as equals. It teaches self-control, restraint, and thereby, good manners, good speech, and good habits. It teaches patience and also a sense of empathy with the lesser fortunate.

In these times of trouble and uncertainty, where the Muslim world is looked at in a very critical manner, we ask all our brothers and sisters to reach out to everyone: your neighbours, friends and even strangers, irrespective of race or religion or social status and invite them to your homes or community to partake in iftars and other activities.

In this blessed month with the blessings of Allah (swt) we hope no one would go hungry and no one would be alone. Open your hearts and homes as Allah knows best.

Allah says in the Qur’an: ‘When My servants ask thee (Muhammad) concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.’ (Quran 2: 186)

We would like to end by seeking Allah (swt) blessing and mercy for good health and long life to all so as to witness this month and may all your good deeds be accepted. We also pray for the people around the world who are facing persecution and suffering. May Allah grant them safety and comfort and ease their burden.

my dear god protect our country at large and make us remember that Our loyalty should be to our country and not a party.

O Allah Give us courage to love one another even when love seems like a risk. Give us compassion for those who are unlike us. Teach us to listen to those we disagree with, to hear stories that make us uncomfortable. Heal the hatred in the world around us by healing our own hearts first. O God Give us peace by making us agents of peace.


Walaikum Salam

Wail Rasheed Ph.D

President, ICUC

Mission & Objectives

 To establish and maintain an Islamic Center in this community to serve as a place for Islamic prayers and cultural and religious activities. ? To provide Muslims with religious guidance based on the teachings of Islam. ? To serve as a youth educational center on Islam, its teachings, history, and culture among Muslims as well as non-Muslims. ? To organize courses of study in Quran, Sunnah and the Islamic history, designed to meet the needs of Muslims and non-Muslims, both adults and children. ? To promote goodwill, understanding, fellowship and tolerance among Muslims. ? To strengthen the fraternal bonds among Muslims in the Union County and its surrounding areas. ? To promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the community.

 This is The Islamic Center of Union County

For a number of years, we have been searching for a location in Union County, NJ. To establish a permanent place for our Masjid and Islamic Center to offer religious, educational and community services. With the grace of Allah, we have found the new establishment, located at 2372 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083. *Building includes: Large Sanctuary (capacity:600), about 12 class rooms, office, full kitchen. *0.68 Acres *40-50 Car parking *Mixed use zoning- No need for zoning or variance if the place will stay for religious purpose *Near Route- 78, 22 and the Garden State Parkway *This place will serve the entire Union and surrounding counties

The Past and Present

The center is a non-profit organization under section 501 (c) (3) of Internal Revenue Code. For the past 24 years, we have been renting small store on 656 Sanfard Ave, Newark NJ 07106. Alhumdillillah, we have been serving the needs of Muslims for all neighboring towns.