About Us

ICOPS - A non-Profit religious Organisation

 
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Islamic Center is to establish a mosque that serves as a catalyst in enriching the spiritual growth of an active, diverse and united community based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), through religious, social and educational programs.

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Objective

Our overall Objective is to construct a new building or buy an existing building that we could use as a Mosque for the daily prayers; a class room to teach our kids the Holy Quran as well as other aspects of our "Deen" such as how to perform prayers etc., as well as house a playground for the kids. Our aim is to help empower our community members with spiritual education.

 
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Our Vision for the new Hwy 99 Masjid Project

doneTo accommodate room for about 400 worshipper’s men and women during Jummuah and other Salat times, with more than 100 parking spaces to use at any given time.

doneWe hope to conduct Nikah (Weeding Ceremony).

doneWe hope to provide room for the community’s use for Aqiqah (Naming Ceremony).

doneWe hope to provide an Educational Nursery Day Care for the community.

doneWe hope to provide Ghusl (Body washing) in the near future.

doneWe hope to create a Play Ground and a Basketball Court for the community’s use.

doneAfter school homework helpers from the community for the kids.

doneFuture plan for a monthly clinic run for the community.

 
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Our Vision for the new Hwy 99 Masjid Project 

doneTo accommodate room for about 400 worshipper’s men and women during Jummuah and other Salat times, with more than 100 parking spaces to use at any given time.

doneWe hope to conduct Nikah (Weeding Ceremony).

doneWe hope to provide room for the community’s use for Aqiqah (Naming Ceremony).

doneWe hope to provide an Educational Nursery Day Care for the community.

doneWe hope to provide Ghusl (Body washing) in the near future.

doneWe hope to create a Play Ground and a Basketball Court for the community’s use.

doneAfter school homework helpers from the community for the kids.

doneFuture plan for a monthly clinic run for the community.

 

ICOPS History

As our community continues to grow, the demand for a place of worship and services such as "Quranic studies" was becoming an essential need. And as many in the community ponder the future of our kids growing up without a solid Islamic religious education, it makes one wonder how our community would look like in the next decades to come. 

As we seek answers to many of these questions, many concerned community elders wasted no time in initiating an informal meeting to discuss the idea of establishing an Islamic Center that would serve our community and other Muslims. 

So after a series of meetings and extensive discussions among community members, two community meetings were held in March and April of 2012 respectively at various venues. A Steering Committee was formed tasked with the responsibility of electing Board Members. The Board in turn was tasked with the responsibility of formulating a plan to realize this ambitious goal of establishing an Islamic Center.

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2012

Islamic Center of Puget Sound (ICOPS) came into existing in April of 2012, to fulfil a growing need for the Muslim community to have a place of wordship hence few of the Masjids are quite miles apart, coupled with congregants overflowing outside to pray and parking a real challenge as people park in residential neighborhood. ICOPS was formed through community engagement and Board members as well as other volunteers went door to door to ask for donations and Fundraising was done towards the end of the year. ICOPS incurred very small expenses during this year.

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2013

ICOPS board step-up the community engagement and we came up with the idea of community outreach by members volunteering seeking donations every weekend (Sat & Sun). During that year, we did lots fundraisings and ICOPS Board members foot most of the expenses to help the project. 

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2014

ICOPS this time around focus on securing a temporal space to remedy the community’s need at the same time continuing the community engagement seeking small donations. ICOPS recognized that without a temporal rental space, fundraising would be challenging, because we are operating without a place, hence our finance is not enough to purchase a place. During this year, ICOPS was able to secure a temporal rental space in October 2014 and that became the ICOPS at the Mukilteo Speedway shopping center between Lincoln Way & Hwy 99. There we serve the community for almost 4yrs conducting five daily prayers with an occupancy load of more than 300 congregants on Fridays, weekend school enrollment of 120 kids, Taraweeh prayers and Eid prayers.

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2018

ICOPS lost our lease at the temporal location but Allah SWT grants us the opportunity to find our current location. In April of 2018, ICOPS signed a leased to own property valued at $2.7 for 4yrs without interest. Renovation took us 19 months due to city, county and state involvement in the project.

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2019

Finally, on 12/19/2019, we received our permanent occupancy certification after meeting all the requirements.

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2012

Islamic Center of Puget Sound (ICOPS) came into existing in April of 2012, to fulfil a growing need for the Muslim community to have a place of wordship hence few of the Masjids are quite miles apart, coupled with congregants overflowing outside to pray and parking a real challenge as people park in residential neighborhood. ICOPS was formed through community engagement and Board members as well as other volunteers went door to door to ask for donations and Fundraising was done towards the end of the year. ICOPS incurred very small expenses during this year.

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2013

ICOPS board step-up the community engagement and we came up with the idea of community outreach by members volunteering seeking donations every weekend (Sat & Sun). During that year, we did lots fundraisings and ICOPS Board members foot most of the expenses to help the project. 

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2014

ICOPS this time around focus on securing a temporal space to remedy the community’s need at the same time continuing the community engagement seeking small donations. ICOPS recognized that without a temporal rental space, fundraising would be challenging, because we are operating without a place, hence our finance is not enough to purchase a place. During this year, ICOPS was able to secure a temporal rental space in October 2014 and that became the ICOPS at the Mukilteo Speedway shopping center between Lincoln Way & Hwy 99. There we serve the community for almost 4yrs conducting five daily prayers with an occupancy load of more than 300 congregants on Fridays, weekend school enrollment of 120 kids, Taraweeh prayers and Eid prayers.

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2018

ICOPS lost our lease at the temporal location but Allah SWT grants us the opportunity to find our current location. In April of 2018, ICOPS signed a leased to own property valued at $2.7 for 4yrs without interest. Renovation took us 19 months due to city, county and state involvement in the project.

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2019

Finally, on 12/19/2019, we received our permanent occupancy certification after meeting all the requirements.

icops

2012

Islamic Center of Puget Sound (ICOPS) came into existing in April of 2012, to fulfil a growing need for the Muslim community to have a place of wordship hence few of the Masjids are quite miles apart, coupled with congregants overflowing outside to pray and parking a real challenge as people park in residential neighborhood. ICOPS was formed through community engagement and Board members as well as other volunteers went door to door to ask for donations and Fundraising was done towards the end of the year. ICOPS incurred very small expenses during this year.

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2013

ICOPS board step-up the community engagement and we came up with the idea of community outreach by members volunteering seeking donations every weekend (Sat & Sun). During that year, we did lots fundraisings and ICOPS Board members foot most of the expenses to help the project. 

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2014

ICOPS this time around focus on securing a temporal space to remedy the community’s need at the same time continuing the community engagement seeking small donations. ICOPS recognized that without a temporal rental space, fundraising would be challenging, because we are operating without a place, hence our finance is not enough to purchase a place. During this year, ICOPS was able to secure a temporal rental space in October 2014 and that became the ICOPS at the Mukilteo Speedway shopping center between Lincoln Way & Hwy 99. There we serve the community for almost 4yrs conducting five daily prayers with an occupancy load of more than 300 congregants on Fridays, weekend school enrollment of 120 kids, Taraweeh prayers and Eid prayers.

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2018

ICOPS lost our lease at the temporal location but Allah SWT grants us the opportunity to find our current location. In April of 2018, ICOPS signed a leased to own property valued at $2.7 for 4yrs without interest. Renovation took us 19 months due to city, county and state involvement in the project.

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2019

Finally, on 12/19/2019, we received our permanent occupancy certification after meeting all the requirements.

 

The Islamic Center of Puget Sound is a non-Profit (501)C)3 tax exepmt organisation and also registered with the state of Washington as a non-Profit religious Organisation.

Purpose

The purpose of the Islamic center is to promote Piety, Taqwah and righteousness among the believers in our Muslim community through:

Conducting daily prayers and Friday congregational prayers

Establishment of Dawah programs within our community

Organizing Islamic lectures as well as to serve as an institution of learning for the Muslim Community.

Strengthen bonds amongst Muslims by promoting a friendly environment between Muslims and Non-Muslims

Establishment of Quran reading and memorization classes for our children as well as interested adults of all ages and gender.

Inter-faith and educational programs to correct misconception about Islam

Weekend and after school programs for our children

Provide Social Services such as Islamic Marriages, Funeral arrangements in collaboration with other cemeteries as well as perform ablution of the deceased and burial in an Islamic manner.

It was established in April of 2012 by fellow Muslims who foresee a need for a center.

We have thus far managed to raise $182,000 all locally

We have identified a land on Ashway at 164th street in Lynnwood and going price for this piece of property is going for $515,000 by owner.

To serve as an institution of learning for the Muslim community.

 
 
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ICOPS Synopsis

doneWe are a 501©3 Organization with tax exempt status and have registered with the State of Washington.

doneThus far 280 people have signed up for Automatic Deduction monthly (ACH).

doneWe have signed a lease to own of a 1.7 acre of property on 156th Str. SW and Highway 99. Moving in Insha-Allah June 2018.

doneWe have thus far managed to save in escrow account $600,000 all locally towards the purchase of the property.

doneConducting Daily prayers, Taraweeh Salats, Eid Salat Daily Iftar during Ramadan and Friday Congregational prayers.

doneWeekend Daraa/Qur’an and Islamic Studies for Kids and adults both Male Female at a very affordable price. We intend to exempt some kids from paying due to financial needs of the parents.

doneWe have originally purchase 10 burial plots for the Community to use at a very cheap amount without any pre-conditions and Insha Allah intends to purchase more if time permits.

 
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ICOPS Synopsis 

doneWe are a 501©3 Organization with tax exempt status and have registered with the State of Washington.

doneThus far 280 people have signed up for Automatic Deduction monthly (ACH).

doneWe have signed a lease to own of a 1.7 acre of property on 156th Str. SW and Highway 99. Moving in Insha-Allah June 2018.

doneWe have thus far managed to save in escrow account $600,000 all locally towards the purchase of the property.

doneConducting Daily prayers, Taraweeh Salats, Eid Salat Daily Iftar during Ramadan and Friday Congregational prayers.

doneWeekend Daraa/Qur’an and Islamic Studies for Kids and adults both Male Female at a very affordable price. We intend to exempt some kids from paying due to financial needs of the parents.

doneWe have originally purchase 10 burial plots for the Community to use at a very cheap amount without any pre-conditions and Insha Allah intends to purchase more if time permits.