The World Academy of Development in Karbala

SMC’s Treasurer, MehdiReza Hirji, recently visited The World Academy of Development in Karbala, Iraq, an educational institute for orphans. The Academy provides education to 19 boys in subjects such as English, Math, Islamic Studies, Character and Tae Kwon Do. Inshallah the Academy will be opening a girls academy in the

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Community Members Gather to Distribute Necessities

Community volunteers at the Orange County homeless encampment gathered on Dec. 23, 2017 to distribute blankets, jackets, sweaters and other warm clothing. Several of our own Shia Muslim Council board members were present. Over 200 pieces were distributed in one hour. Thank you to all those who served, donated items

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Who Is Hussain Holiday Toy Drive

Who is Hussain Orange County is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive Dec. 10th – Dec. 20th. Spread the joy and happiness by donating generously. Link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/wihoctoydrive Share on: WhatsApp

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Youth: Advice From Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani

What was the advice of His Eminence, Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, to a group of youth asking for counsel and guidance about their role in society and what is required of them? Read the inspirational response of the religious authority in Youth: Advice From Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani

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Muslim Scholarship Opportunity

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) announce that the University of La Verne has a Muslim Students scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is intended to help Muslim students enrolled at the university for the 2018 Fall Semester. Dr. Taghi Mirsepassi has generously offered a $1

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Islam and tolerance towards other religions

We have witnessed the countless attacks on Christian, Yazidi and Shia minorities in the Middle East, especially with the rise of Daesh (infamously known as ISIS), who have been killing anyone that does not believe in what they believe in, despite many of the victims of Daesh are Muslims, but

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