The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al Awwal, 1440 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Rabi al Awwal 1440 AH will be Friday, November 9th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted during sunset on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 in North America.  Key dates for the

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Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

The Shia Muslim Council strongly condemns the terrorist attack upon worshippers in the midst of Sabbath service at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday Oct 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our hearts go out to the families of the worshipers who were mercilessly killed as well as those were injured.

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National Voter Registration Day

The 2018 Midterm Elections has become one of the most contentious races in recent history, even more so than the 2016 elections.SMC encourages all eligible voters to get out this November and make your voices heard and exercise your right to vote. But the first step is to make sure your are registered to

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The Crescent Moon Of The Month Of Muharram, 1440 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Muharram 1440 AH will be Tuesday, September 11th, 2018. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on Monday, September 10th, 2018. Key dates for the Month of Muharram 10th Muharram (Thursday, Sept.

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Eid-ul-Adha Message & Prayer Times

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakhatuh, May the peace and blessings of Allah SWT be with you. ‏ On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, I would like to extend my best wishes to you on this blessed and joyous day of Eid. Eid Mubarak! ‏This day marks the significance of

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH

August 12th, 2018 On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH will be Monday, August 13th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted on Saturday, August 11th, 2018. The day of Arafah will be on Tuesday, August

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Sunni Shia Dialogue – Event Highlights & Full Video Now Available

August 10, 2018 Dear community members, Salaam Alaykum, On April 28th, 2018, the Shia Muslim Council along with its partners, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, CAIR, MPAC and Bayan Claremont presented a unique symposium to discuss Sunni and Shia relations. Held at the University of California in Irvine, the

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Eid-ul-Fitr: Tomorrow, June 15th, 2018

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful. Based on confirmed sightings of the new crescent across multiple cities in the U.S. on June 14, SMC announces Friday, June 15 as the day of Eid-ul-Fitr (1st of Shawwal 1439). (He desires) that you should complete the number

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