In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate



“Returning to school: distribution of school supplies.”  On Sat., August 10, LALMA paired up with Masjid At Thohir and ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) to distribute backpacks and other school supplies to children and neighbors at the Indonesian Muslim Community Center.  Dwirana Satyavat, the Center’s Director, gave a welcome speech in English, with Spanish translation by LALMA.  Other volunteers participated in greeting and making everyone feel welcome at this new Islamic center in Los Angeles.   


Khutbah (sermon) in Spanish and Friday prayer.”  LALMA has begun to pray together as group on Fridays, with Imam César Domínguez delivering the sermon in Spanish.  By the grace of Allah, we are able to offer a space for congregational prayer and receive the message of our faith in our own language.  


LALMA volunteers distributing school supplies at Masjid At Thohir

LALMA group after khutbah and jum’ah prayer


Sat. 14: “Compedio de Estudios Islámicos,” by Kenny Solís, ar-Rahman Islamic Center, Fontana, 10:00am to 12:00pm (in English and Spanish).

Sat. 14: “Lecciones sobre el Sermón del Viernes” by César Domínguez, ar-Rahman Islamic Center, Fontana, 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Sun. 15: Special class with Dr. Syed Rizwan, Masjid At Thohir, Indonesian Community Center, Los Angeles, 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Sun. 22: Arabic language and Qur’an recitation with Khalid Seraifi, Masjid Umar ibn al-Khattab, Los Angeles, 11:00am to 1:00pm.


Sun.29: Workshop “Know your Rights” with Yunuén Trujillo, Masjid At Thohir, Indonesian Community Center, Los Angeles, 11:00 to 1:00pm.

LALMA’s annual iftar and Ramadan celebration took place on May 19th at Umar ibn al-Khattab mosque.  This annual event is an affirmation of our faith, when we break our fast and share a meal and prayer with family and friends from several multirreligious and multiethnic congregations.  Those present included representatives from the Archiodiocesis of Los Angeles, Dolores Mission Church, Leo Beck Jewish Temple, Ikar Jewish Congregation and LA Voice, a grass-roots organization advocating for social and economic justice.  This year, LALMA honored Alianza Islámica, the first Hispanic Muslim organization founded in the United States.  Alianza Islámica was established in 1987 in New York City by three Puerto Rican Muslims: Ibrahim González (who passed away in 2013), Yahia Figueroa and Ramón Rahim Ocasio.   Mr. Ocasio was present at this celebration and received a plaque recognizing the important legacy of Alianza Islámica, as it has tiressly worked to preserve its cultural roots and meet the basic needs of the community.  The following pictures show Ramón Ocasio addressing the audience, and Marta Khadija, founder of LALMA, who was also honored with a special plaque in appreciation for her exemplary work and leadership.


LALMA participated in the Common Ground for Peace walk, organized by ICUC (Inland Congregation United for Change) on Aug. 27th in San Bernardino, calling for an end to gun violence. Rafael Delgado, from LALMA, was one of the organizers and Imam César Domínguez led a prayer along the walk in memory of victims of gun violence in this town.     


 “O Allah, make us be attentive to your commands, be obedient and become sincere friends and companions to one another”


Words of Prophet Muhammad, may God grant him peace and salvation


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