Islamic Center of the East Valley

Overall Rating4.424.424.424.424.42
Facilities4.634.634.634.634.63
Activities and Programs for Mosque Members4.374.374.374.374.37
Interaction with the Outside Community44444
Imam4.794.794.794.794.79
Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
Ramadan Experience55555
Quality of Friday Khutbah4.754.754.754.754.75

Islamic Center of the East Valley (ICEV)
425 N Alma School Rd.,
Chandler, AZ 85224, USA

(480) 966-6115

www.icev.org

To rank this mosque consider the following criteria for all categories:

1) Facilities

  • Main Hall (Prayer Hall)
  • Library
  • Mortuary (for the washing and storing of the deceased)
  • Community Hall (An all purpose hall used for different events)
  • Ladies’ Gallery (prayer area for female members)
  • Ablution Areas (Washrooms)
  • Dome and Minaret
  • Kitchen
  • Offices and Meeting Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation
  • Furniture and equipments
  • Parking Lots

2) Activities and Programs for Mosque Members

  • Jum`ah Prayer and the Salah
  • Islamic study classes
  • Regular spiritual short talks
  • Arabic classes
  • Sisters’ activities or programs
  • Quran memorization or Tajweed classes
  • Youth activities or programs
  • New Muslim classes
  • Fitness or sports teams
  • Counseling services – marital, family, parenting or marriage counseling
  • Day care programs
  • workshops

3) Interaction with the Outside Community

  • Dawah programs to non-Muslims
  • School or church visits to present Islam
  • Efforts to write or call the media
  • Participation in interfaith dialogues or programs
  • Initiatives to write or call political leaders
  • Invitations for politicians to visit the mosque
  • Participation in social service projects
  • Prison or jail programs
  • Food pantry, soup kitchen, or collect food for the poor
  • Thrift store or collect clothes for the poor
  • Anti-drug or anti-crime programs in the neighborhood
  • Voter registration programs
  • Substance abuse programs

4) Imam

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Islam
  • High spirituality
  • Effective Communication Skills.
  • Interfaith relations skills
  • Dynamic personality and motivational speaker
  • Conflict prevention and resolution skills
  • Capacity to represent the Muslim community and speak to the media
  • Interaction manner that reflects positively on the Masjid
  • Self-conduct that fosters unity and a sense of inclusion among all members of the local Muslim community
  • counseling and guidance services available as needed

5) Executive Committee or Board of Directors

  • The Board of Directors is elected by a membership that represents the community that the organization serves
  • The Board of Directors involves all members of the mosque in identifying essential goals and developing procedures or strategies for reaching  those goals
  • The Board of Directors promotes the proper use of the mosque as an institution advocating Islamic principles and values
  • The Board of Directors organizes activities which are beneficial to Muslims
  • The Board of Directors enhances the awareness amongst Muslims residing within the mosque limits to work together towards improving their social, educational and religious life;
  • The Board of Directors fosters close relationship with other groups and grassroots organizations so as to promote inter-religious harmony and good citizenship through the spirit of self-help and cooperation; and
  • The Board of Directors attends to the general affairs of the mosque and keeps proper maintenance of the mosque under its management.
  • The Board of Directors has a realistic annual budget and a plan for achieving it.

6) Ramadan Experience:

  • Reciter of the Qur’an during Taraweeh prayers
  • Length of Taraweeh prayers
  • Spiritual short talks
  • Quality of the Iftar (fast breaking dinner)
  • Suhur (Pre-Dawn Meal)
  • Programs in the last ten nights of Ramadan
  • I`tikaf program (seclusion in the Mosque)
  • Laylatul-Qadr program (the Night of Decree)

7) Quality of Friday Khutbah

  • Was the goal of the speech clear?
  • Did the speaker have high-quality information?
  • Did the introduction gain attention and lead into the speech?
  • Were the main points clear, parallel, and in meaningful complete sentences?
  • Did transitions lead smoothly from one point to another?
  • Did the conclusion tie the speech together?
  • Was the language clear and vivid?
  • Did the speaker sound enthusiastic?
  • Did the speaker show sufficient vocal expressiveness?
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19 Reviews for “Islamic Center of the East Valley”

  1. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    Anonymous Says:

    I take my kids to the Quran program at ICEV. The Imam is doing a very good job. His wife and children are enthusiastic about getting the kids involved in memeorizing. They are such a wonderful family, mashallah we praise their hard work. Keep it up!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    this is such a good program for the kids to learn quran and arabic too. i like the teachers, they are very nice for my children

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  2. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan Experience55555
    Quality of Friday Khutbah55555
    Anonymous Says:

    The best masjid in AZ by far! May Allah reward sheikh Ahmad for all his hard work, definitely the most amazing sheikh and mashallah his family is so friendly and humble also.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    This is a very good masjid but not the best in AZ. Khutbahs could be done with better English. Sheikh Ahmad is a very good Imam but I like to pray at ICC.

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  3. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    I love the imam’s family. MashaAllah they are a very cute and humble family and devoted a great amount of their time to ICEV’s summer program for the kids. This masjid has a peaceful environment, MashaAllah! InshaAllah it continues to prosper and follow the teachings of the Quran and the sunnah of the prophet.

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  4. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community22222
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 22222
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Not allowing boys to wear shorts in the Masjid is a problem! Is this really what you want to say?? Get serious, and learn more about Adab, Haya’, respect, and 3awrah!! Please!! You really need to!

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  5. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities44444
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members44444
    Interaction with the Outside Community44444
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Excellent Masjid, Great Imam, perfect envoirment, only problem is boys are not allowed to wear shorts in the masjid….

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  6. Overall Rating44444
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community33333
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 22222
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Assalamualikum,
    According to me, the only reason behind this top ranking is the Level of Taqwa and FEARLESSNESS in speaking the truth of our present Imam (Sheikh Ahmed). May Allah protect him and his blessed family. Because before his arrival, this Masjid used to be empty.

    There is no doubt that Board members have given their best. But they need to maintain it and they should come closer to COMPLETE DEEN (May ask Imam about the lackings). They should be regular in 5 times prayer in Masjid (not only in Jummah or occasional). Moreover, they should set an example for others such that everybody realizes that being a board member demands a lot SACRIFICE and SPIRITUAL QUALITY (not only Academic DGREES and spiritual KNOWLEDGE).

    Otherwise, this masjid will face the same problem as ICC are facing. May Allah protect us from BAD POLITICS and increase our level of Taqwa and accept our masjid as well as life, wealth and children for spreading ISLAM. Ameen.

    - One of the Sheikh Ahmed’s devoted students.

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  7. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members33333
    Interaction with the Outside Community33333
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Very good Masjid with lots of very hardworking brothers who manage the affairs of the masjid. The brother’s do come across as ‘it is my masjid’ attitude and don’t welcome other people’s input.

    The Imam is phenomenal and may Allah bless him for his education and guidance to us. He is always reaching out to those who come to pray and shakes hands with everyone. A very nice Imam.

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  8. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Fruit of lots of sacrifice by the board members and the muslim community. May Allah(SWT) bless them all and grand a house for each of them in Jannat, Amin.

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  9. Overall Rating11111
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members33333
    Interaction with the Outside Community22222
    Imam44444
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 11111
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    No comment right now

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  10. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Fanatastic masjid. May Allah reward them and increase the number of Muslims attending.

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  11. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    assalamualikum
    mashallah mashllah the masjid has improved a lot
    my kids r attending summer program its excellent
    congrats imam and family and board members

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  12. Overall Rating33333
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members22222
    Interaction with the Outside Community22222
    Imam44444
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Masjid needs to be open more.

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  13. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 55555
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    very good Imam supported by a good Board so the Muslim community is good.

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  14. Overall Rating55555
    Facilities55555
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members55555
    Interaction with the Outside Community44444
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Imam is the best in the valley, May ALLAH protect him and guide him, AMEEEN.
    Masjid is well organized.
    Board, may ALLAH guide you, keep it up.
    Facility, wonderful, well kept so far.
    Lots of people I know moved just to get closer to madjid

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  15. Overall Rating44444
    Facilities44444
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members44444
    Interaction with the Outside Community33333
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    A very nice Masjid MashAllah. The design is very beautiful and the community is very nice. The Imam is very humble and spends every chance he gets in order to educate and further inform the community using lectures after the Fajr and Isha salat.

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  16. Overall Rating33333
    Facilities33333
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members44444
    Interaction with the Outside Community55555
    Imam33333
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 44444
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Love it

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  17. Overall Rating44444
    Facilities33333
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members33333
    Interaction with the Outside Community44444
    Imam55555
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 33333
    Ramadan ExperienceNot Rated
    Quality of Friday KhutbahNot Rated
    Anonymous Says:

    Really Nice

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