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The Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) is deeply troubled by the civilian deaths in Gaza

On July 8, 2014, a military bombing, shelling and eventual ground campaign was unleashed on the Gaza strip. It should be noted that Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet and is an area in which the civilian population is unable to escape from the violence. The resulting death toll of innocent people has been tremendous. Some reports claim that well over 600 Palestinians have died. Other reports focus on the disproportionate number of civilians, especially women and children who are among the dead. It has been estimated that more than 3,600 people have also been wounded inside of Gaza. Israel has reported two civilian deaths and a handful of injuries from the thousand plus rockets which have been fired from inside of Gaza.

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) reported that Gaza's water and sewage system has been severely damaged leaving Gaza's civilian population without clean drinking water, basic sanitation and at risk of related diseases.

ISGH President Hashim Badat said:

"We call on people of faith to pray for peace and for the safety of all civilians wherever they may be. We also ask that our elected officials, journalists, friends and neighbors treat the crisis in Gaza as the humanitarian issue that it is."

ISGH recognizes how emotionally charged the situation is and just how sensitive people can be during times of tragedy. The recent anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim incidents that took place in both Paris and New York prove that this is especially true when violence erupts in the holy land. We are proud of Houstonians and our city's long history of mutual respect, religious tolerance and interfaith relationship building. We pray that collectively, we will continue to lead the nation by our example in the days and years to come.

ISGH encourages all people of conscious to take the following actions:

Khatam ul Quran

Day/Date Center Isha’
Friday, July 18, 2014 Masjid Hamza (Mission Bend) 9:50
Friday, July 18, 2014 Masjid Aqsa (Katy) 10:00
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Masjid Attaqwa (Synott road) 10:15
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Masjid Ar-Rahman (Baytown) 9:45
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Northshore 10:00
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Masjid Bilal (Adel Road) 9:50
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Wilcrest Mussala 10:00
Friday, July 25, 2014 Masjid As-Sabireen (Brand Lane) 10:00
Friday, July 25, 2014 Masjid Maryam (New Territory) 9:45
Friday, July 25, 2014 Masjid As-Sallam (Champions) 9:50
Friday, July 25, 2014 Masjid Al-Ansar (Woodlands) 10:00
Friday, July 25, 2014 Cypress 10:00
Friday, July 25, 2014 Masjid Al-Mustafa (Bear Creek) 9:45
Friday, July 25, 2014 Masjid Abu Bakr (HWY3) 9:50
Friday, July 25, 2014 Pearland 9:45
Friday, July 25, 2014 River Oaks (Main Center) 9:45
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Medical Center 9:45
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Alvin 10:00


Insha'Allah ISGH requests that you pay your Zakat al Fitr before Eidul Fitr. This is a very important request because in an attempt to be as responsible and efficient with your donations as possible ISGH has established a unique food coupon voucher system by working with many of your favorite Halal stores. This helps us ensure that your fitr donations are used responsibly and in a way that they were intended for.

You can pay your Zakat al Fitr at any ISGH Islamic Center or online . This year the amount is just $8.00 per person.

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