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From the Desk of the Executive Council


As Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

Insha'Allah all are enjoying their summer. Allah Subhana Wa Taala has blessed us with relatively stable weather in this region, as compared with the rest of the country and some parts of the world, Ma’azAllah! May Allah protect us from calamity and give ease to those experiencing hardship due to family grief or injustice. Ameen. Summer means picnics, and of course barbecues! ISGVF is no stranger to these events as you will read about below. The Imam has also been busy, offering many opportunities for young and old to learn about our Deen. Finally, you may have noticed that the masjid driveway and parking lot is getting a makeover - Insha'Allah your cars will enjoy the new black pavement and fresh painting of lines!


The community is invited to an ISGVF General Body meeting September 16, 2023 at Noon, Insha'Allah.


Calling all community members! If you have any ideas for social events that bring our community together, would like to join our many committees, or just want to volunteer, please contact council@isgvf.com. And last but not least, the ISGVF Education Committee is hiring!  Read up on it in this newsletter.

From the Imam

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, 


The summer season is always a time everyone looks forward to - traveling, outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, etc. At ISGVF, different activities were offered for everyone, Alhamdulillah. We also were able to hold successful educational workshops as well. Our Khutbah Workshop was well attended by our young aspiring khateebs. We had two sessions: the first was a presentation on the rulings of Jumu’ah khutbah, and how to prepare. The second session was the practical session where participants prepared a mock khutbah and presented. InshaAllah, this workshop can help build up the attendees as confident khateebs! We also began our Introduction to Fiqh intensive class which was also well attended. InshaAllah, the plan is to add on to this - as we move towards the fall, we will soon be announcing our next intensive class as well as a Youth Study Circle. Keep on the lookout! 


May Allah accept from us! JazakumAllahu Khairan,

Wassalamu Alaikum,


Imam Aqib Choudhury


Office Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, Asr - Isha

For questions/appointments, contact: imam@isgvf.com

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 ISGVF General Body Meeting - 9/16/2023

ISGVF members and community are invited to the next ISGVF General Body Meeting on September 16, 2023 at Noon, at the ISGVF Activity Hall. ISGVF administration will provide general updates.


Sports Committee


2023 ISGVF Cricket Tournament - Please look out for more information about plans to hold in September, Insha'Allah.


Don’t miss out on the thrilling adventure of whitewater rafting! Join us for an exciting day on the rapids and create unforgettable memories.


Feel free to invite friends, family, and fellow community members to join in on the fun.


Don’t wait! Register now for an incredible whitewater rafting experience.

Save the Date: ISGVF Community Picnic - 9/17/2023 11 am - 4 pm


Health Advisory Committee

ISGVF Eid Barbecue held July 16th


Alhamdulillah it was a great turnout for the Eid Barbecue! Meat lovers enjoyed halal smoked brisket beef, pulled chicken breast, sweet corn and even smoked macaroni and cheese, with a side of potato salad! Already suggestions are in for another event like this. Let's not forget the real reason why the kids showed up... moon bounce, face painting, balloon creations, henna tattooing, and of course ice cream! It was a great way for the community to get together, to be with friends and to get to know new ones. ISGVF thanks you for coming out to this fun event, rain or shine!

Special Needs Committee

The Special Needs Family Picnic took place at the beautiful Valley Forge National Park. Members representing the ISGVF Education Committee and the Executive Council joined the Special Needs Committee and families to enjoy the great weather, lively conversations and of course great food! The Special Needs Commitee would like to thank the families for sharing their day (and food) with us.


Weekend School Updates

As Salaam Alaikum,


Registration is now closed for the Weekend School program. Any new registrations will only be considered by special request and must be approved by the School Directors. Alhamdulillah, most of the levels are completely full and we are excited as we plan for the coming school year. If there are any individuals who would like to volunteer with our school (teaching or assisting) please let us know by sending an email to

weekendschool@isgvf.com.



In sha Allah, the first day of school will be on Saturday, September 9 (for Saturday School) and Sunday, September 10 (for Sunday School). An email with the dates and timings will be sent to all registered parents with more detailed information.


Peace Academy (Open House Sept. 25)

Peace Academy at ISGVF held a four-week summer Camp “CampMina”. The 16th annual CampMina Summer Camp ended on Friday, August 11. Alhamdulillah, approximately Fifty-Six (56) boys and girls, ages 3 to 15 years old, from the Greater Valley Forge area participated this year. This summer camp offers Islamic, Academic and Social activities. Children enjoyed indoor and outdoor activities, including trips to various places like Sesame Place. Children ages 11 to 15 years old especially enjoyed a weekly discussion with the Imam around many topics pertaining to the youth. The ISGVF Education Committee thanks Peace Academy and CampMina volunteers for their efforts that made this program a success!

Peace Academy (PA) at ISGVF offers an excellent opportunity for children and adults to learn the Quran with Tajweed, memorize surahs and part time Hifdh program. Classes are held weekday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM. Peace Academy will be off the last week of August, starting Monday, August 28. Regular classes resume after Labor Day weekend, starting Tuesday, September 5, 2023.


Many parents are taking advantage of PA's continuing special summer program of Quran learning. The program's last day is Thursday, August 24.


Peace Academy open house is on September 25, 2023. Come, visit, and meet us. Registration is open to all ages four (4) years and up, interested in learning; register by visiting the ISGVF Website: https://www.isgvf.com/peace-academy/. For more information, email peaceacademy@isgvf.com.


ISGVF is Hiring!


Title - ISGVF Program Coordinator

Summary Job Description - Shall coordinate and execute his/her duties with the ISGVF Education Committee.

Job Type – Full-time paid position.


Responsibilities -

• Responsible for administrative duties of the Weekend Islamic School, Peace Academy, and other ISGVF educational programs.

• Implement and maintain the records of all educational programs.

• Monitor the Weekend School and Peace Academy budget.

• Prepare communication on behalf of each educational program.


Job Requirements -

• Legal resident of the United States.

• College degree is required.

• Organizational and Administrative knowledge.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Effective interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.


For further inquiries or to send resume, email to office@isgvf.com



Introduction to Fiqh - Summer Intensive Course

It's not too late to sign up for a new course on Islamic Jurisprudence and Understanding Differences Of Opinion, thaught by Imam Aqib.

ISGVF Youth Halaqa

Over the last month the youth have had weekly halaqahs for brothers aged 14 and up at Wilson Farm Park where we also play basketball.


On August 13th, the local youth from around the area had a youth barbecue and a basketball tournament with 8 teams competing. The halaqah that day was on brotherhood and the importance of selflessness and following that aspect of the prophetic Sunnah.


We have plans for more activities like this Insha’Allah, and we will continue our weekly Halaqa’s.


If you are a brother 14 years or older, you can request to join our WhatsApp group

https://chat.whatsapp.com/IGO2u8xqthpC38bboZsPE6


 ISGVF Adopt A Highway

Another road clean-up program was held on Sunday, July 30th, Alhamdulillah. The committee would like to thank all volunteers who came out to contribute! Next event is scheduled for Sunday, September 10, Insha'Allah. Please look out for an email to confirm. Following the clean-up, the committee offers a light breakfast to enjoy with fellow volunteers. For additional information, please reach out to us via email at council@isgvf.com.

Monthly Activities at ISGVF

*Family Halaqa - with Kids' Story Time and other activities (every Friday 8:00 pm)

*YM Girls Halaqa (every Friday after Maghrib)

*Ilm Hour for Children (every Saturday at 6 pm)

*Sisters' Weekly Halaqa in Arabic (every Thursday, 11 am)

*Sisters' Bi-weekly Halaqa in English (2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm)

*Sisters' Halaqa in Urdu (1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30 pm)

*Sisters' Tajwid Class in Urdu - Free registration required (1st and 3rd Monday following Halaqa)

*Growing Up Muslim in America for Young Men (2nd & 4th Thursday 7:45-9pm)

*Sisters Reading Club (last Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm)

*YM Boys Halaqa (every Saturday afternoons)


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