The Weapon of the Word is Stronger than Bullets

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful January 2nd, 2016 Shaykh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr – A man of non-violence meets a violent death at the hands of the Saudi regime. It is with deep shock and profound sadness that the Shia Muslim

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Act HR 158 – Urgent Action Needed

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Dear community brothers and sisters, The House of Representatives has recently passed legislation that may affect your right to freely travel to and from certain countries. We are asking that you please contact your State Senators

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi’al-Awwal, 1437

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful December 11th, 2015 The Crescent Committee of the Shia Muslim Council  announces that Sunday, December 13, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1437 for the entire region of North America. This determination was made

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Los Angeles City Hall Candlelight Vigil

On Tuesday, November 17, hundreds gathered to participate in a candlelight vigil held on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall for the victims of the Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad terrorist attacks last week. Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini joined the greater Los Angeles area interfaith community leaders, city council members,

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Calling for an End to the Evil of Terrorism

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful November 14th, 2015 No words of denouncement and condemnation of the perpetrators of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, on Friday Nov 13 or of condolences and prayers for the victims and their families can

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1437

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful November 12th, 2015  The Crescent Committee of the Shia Muslim Council announces that Friday, November 13, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Safar 1437 for the entire region of North America. This determination was

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Eid-al-Adha 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful September 23rd, 2015 On behalf of all of us at the Shia Muslim Council Secretariat, I extend warmest greetings to you on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. We pray that those who have journeyed to

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Sept. 15, 2015: First Day of Dhul-Hijjah 1436

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful September 15th, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council (SMC) would like to announce that Tuesday September 15th 2015 will be the first day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, 1436. This is based on reported sightings of the

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