The purpose of Islamic Center of Reseda (ICR) is to carry out religious, educational and other community activities in conformity with the religion of Islam; to do everything necessary, suitable and proper for the accomplishment of these objectives, within the local, State and Federal laws and practices. ICR shall strive to procure in its affairs and activities, the participation, association and representation of Muslims of all races, national origin, linguistic or ethnic backgrounds, and Sunni Islam schools of Jurisprudence, without giving preference to any group.
The mission of Islamic Center of Reseda is to please Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala), through adherence to the teachings of the Qur’an and the methodology of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and to establish the practice of Islam in the lives of its attendees. It will provide a place of worship, an Islamic environment for individuals and families, authentic Islamic education, dawah programs for promoting understanding and propagation of Islam, a source of reference and support system for the community, and develop and implement all such programs within its resources that promote these objectives.
A. In order to catalyze on going vibrancy within the community, it is very important to establish a system where there is clear leadership and accountability. These individuals must be wholeheartedly committed to ICR with an aptitude to carry out their particular responsibilities; therefore, quality is given preference over quantity in the administration. ICR shall structure defined committees in order to facilitate this endeavor. It is important to establish clear roles for each of these committees.
B. The ICR Board shall appoint one Chairperson for each committee.
C. Each Chairperson shall be allowed to appoint –through the ICR Board’s approval- a Head for any respective subcommittee(s) or general volunteers for the committee. Having 3-4 committed people on each committee (or subcommittee) is a great starting point. However during the initial phase, combining them might be necessary. All volunteers will be given a title so that their roles are even more clearly defined (such as heads of a particular division within the committee).