السلام عليكم, Welcome to Northwest Islamic Community Center of Minnesota

The Northwest Islamic Community Center was established in 2009. We started this journey to provide Islamic education and services to the Northwest suburb of Minneapolis. Due to the rapid growth of the Muslim community, we feel that there is a greater need for a Masjid/Community Center in this area. Our goal is to provide Islamic education and services to our Muslim and Non-Muslim community. We will cater to the traditions of Islam by conducting social, cultural and educational activities.


 NWICC Blood Drive 2016

We like to thank all volunteers and donors for a successful drive.

May God accept the work of all and bless our community.

See the photo slideshow below

    

 


 

Community for Humanity

 

By: Hebba Aburia

 

North West Islamic Community Center’s clothes drive for Syria sends ripples of unity through the Twin Cities.

 


A breeze of unity flooded the North West Islamic Community Center (NWICC)/Masjid Al Kareem dining hall as it cascaded down the Mount Everest of donations and swept through the abundance of volunteers all working towards one goal, aid for Syria.

Syria has been in turmoil since 2011 with thousands fleeing to seek refuge in other countries and thousands more becoming displaced in their own country. A once beautiful country is now no longer recognizable from the trauma it has suffered. The hundreds of thousands of refugees are all missing basic necessities of life that we all too often take for granted.

The NWICC, located in Plymouth MN, decided to step forward and take action to help the refugees in what way they could.

From October 2, 2016 to October 23, 2016, NWICC in collaboration with over 20 mosques and organizations across the Twin Cities and even one from Rochester MN, collected new and gently used winter items such as blankets, winter clothes, mittens, hats and coats. Along with these items, donations included baby formula, diapers and other essentials not readily available in Syria. Monetary donations were also collected.

Their efforts paid off greatly as the donations came in at an overwhelming rate. “If you give people a way to help, they will help,” said Mona Askalani, one of the fundraiser organizers in regards to the eagerness of volunteers and the massive donations.


This could not have been more evident when walking into the NWICC dining hall where one side was teeming with large plastic bags filled to their maximum with donations and piled up in a mountainous heap reaching almost to the ceiling. Volunteers, who signed up in two hour shifts, were divided amongst the different stations. Almost each slot, which had 30 volunteers each, had been filled with people eager to help the cause.


The sorting and packing process ran like a well-oiled machine, with volunteers working hand in hand. The process consisted of one set of volunteers opening and sorting the bags. They sorted items onto different tables, each designated and labeled for specific items such as male, female, girls, boys, blankets, etc. Another set of volunteers stood on the other side of the tables and neatly folded and placed the items into sacks provided by the Rahma Relief Foundation. Each item was checked to ensure there were no defects and were not too worn out. “We want to make sure they feel valued and supported, not as if they are an afterthought,” said Alaa Houri, a fundraiser supporter. 
 


Lastly, a third set of volunteers moved the completed sacks to the opposite side of the room and stacked them neatly. During this process, there were several volunteers
 floating throughout the hall providing support for the teams of volunteers by handing out bags, gloves, masks, water, etc.

It was truly a hive of high spirited volunteers all donating their time and efforts to make the cause successful. There were volunteers from age eight and up working each station. Younger children sat on the side and colored messages to put in the sacks for the refugees to receive. There were volunteers from every walk of life, every age group, cross cultures and of all religions. It was truly one community for one cause.


A volunteer noted that the clothing drive provided a different platform to donate through. They noted that some people donated money, some material items, some their time and some a sweet message to lift the spirits of hardship stricken refugees. Two volunteers even came from Michigan for two days to help stitch and close the bags.

In addition to the momentous amount of material donations NWICC, along with other organizations and mosques raised funds of over $10,000, part of which was used for the shipping costs. The costs will cover the shipping of the 40 foot container which will be shipped from the Twin Cities to Turkey and there it will be distributed to the refugees and those displaced. There will be another container arriving on November 19, 2016 for the remaining donations that did not fit in the first shipment.

The hope is to provide any and all support for Syria and in that process bring awareness to the community in a way that brings about sensitivity to the issue. Having the youth involved was also a major goal as the organizers hoped it would mobilize them for a greater purpose and allow them to understand an essential principal of Islam which is to help one another, especially those in need and those less fortunate.   

 

 


 

   

 

 


 

 

  

  

Donation

NWICC is a 501c(3) Religious Organization

 


Prayers Iqama Timings

Fajr

6:15 AM

Dhuhr

12:30 PM

Sunday Dhuhr

1st Jamaat after Athan

2nd Jamaat 1:30 PM

Asr

2:30 PM

Maghrib

5:00 PM

Isha

7:30 PM

 Notes:

Fri 11/25, NO JUMAAH/HALAQA for Youth

Friday Jumah Khutbah

1st 12:00 PM

2nd 01:00 PM

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM for Youth

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Youth Halaqah

Updated - November 28th, 2016

About NWICC

Mission

NWICC is organized exclusively for Islamic educational, religious, charitable, and social activities. All assets of NWICC are to be used for religious and social purposes documented in the by-laws. All its activities shall be in accordance with the Quran, authentic Sunnah, laws of the State of Minnesota, and the laws of The United States of America. The aim and purpose of NWICC is to serve the best interest of Muslims of Minnesota, particularly the Muslims living in the West and Northwest Metropolitan Areas (Plymouth/Maple Grove and it's neighboring communities).

Address:

3300 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth
MN 55447

(612)75 NWICC

(612)756-9422

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