Based on reinstatement of stay home order by Gov. Newsom which includes places of worships in selected counties including Ventura.
The ICCV BOD has decided to close masjid for all prayers effective 14th July 2020 till further notice.
We will closely follow and comply with all the County and State guidelines to keep our community Inshallah safe and help with slowing the spread of COVID19.
We will keep you informed on reopening plans for in-person prayers at masjid when the County/State guidelines permit us to do so Insha'Allah
On behalf of the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley (ICCV), we write to express our love and solidarity with the Black community.
We are heartbroken by the tragic death of George Floyd. For those who have seen the shocking video, the image of George Floyd’s death has forever pierced our eyes and shaken our souls. Much to our dismay, this senseless act of violence is one of many in our country’s history. Breonna Taylor, Steven Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Walter Scott, Philando Castile and Trayvon Martin, all suffered a similar fate. Why? Because they were BLACK.
As Muslim Americans, when one part of our society is hurting due to injustice and oppression, we cannot sit silent. In accordance with the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah, we need to right such wrongs. It is with that understanding, ICCV condemns all forms of anti-black violence, police brutality and systemic racism.
We acknowledge that the status quo is not right. We applaud people of all faiths who are standing up peacefully and taking action to shine a light on this issue which has been neglected for far too long. As members of the larger American community, we need to think long and hard about how we as individuals can make a difference. We need to all work together for a better, more equitable future.
In closing, the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley prays for George Floyd and other victims of police violence. We pray for the families who have lost loved ones to such tragic events. Finally, we pray that our country finds its moral compass and truly establishes "liberty and justice for ALL."