The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1439 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the crescent moon was sighted on the evening of Friday, October 20th. Therefore tomorrow, October 21st, is the first day of the month of Safar, 1439 AH. We pray to Allah to guide and bless us

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MBOLA Phase 2 Graves at Wadi-e-Hussain are Available

Dear Community Members As-Salaam Alaikum, MBOLA is very humbled by the over-whelming support from the entire community, especially from its volunteers, donors and advocates. MBOLA’s second cemetery, Wadi-e-Hussain (located within Pomona Cemetery at 502 East Franklin Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766 ) became operational in January 2015. The initial phase of 250 graves were sold by December 2016 and the demand

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Muharram 1439 A.H. – Towards Goodness and Ethical Conduct

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California announces that Friday, September 22, 2017 will be the first day of Muharram 1439 A.H.  Karbala has the potential of inspiring mourners to towards goodness and ethical conduct – to lead a peaceful and a harmonious life.   In his own words, Imam Husein

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Upcoming Muharram Programs 2017

Salaam Alaykum, Below you will find a list of upcoming Muharram programs across the various communities. In addition, the annual Los Angeles Muharram Procession will be this Sunday, September 24, 2017:  Start and Prayer Location: The Procession shall be starting on 7th & Broadway (700 S Broadway) at 12 PM

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Service To Humanity is Why We Exist

As we celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, we remember the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Abraham. In particular, on this day of Eid, our hearts go out to the victims of the catastrophic floods in Texas where so many thousands of people are enduring unspeakable hardship. Let us be inspired by the sacrifice of

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SMC Statement on Barcelona Attack

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California unequivocally condemns the atrocities committed against innocent people in Barcelona yesterday killing 14 people and maimimg over a hundred. Terrorism is a curse of our times that distresses the hearts of all upstanding human beings who inhabit our world. The cruelty of these

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First Joint Interfaith Youth Basketball Tournament

SCMCO will be holding its very first Joint Interfaith Youth Basketball Tournament on September 4th, 2017 at Next Level Sports Complex.  This is a great opportunity for youth from all backgrounds to come together and connect. Enrollment Form: http://scmco.net/interfaith-ybb/enrollment-form/ Share on: WhatsApp

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SMC Upcoming Elections and New Islamic Center Project

On Sunday, July 16th, the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California held its general body meeting in Yorba Linda, CA. The meeting was attended by 13 Shia based organization and a number individual community members to discuss current and future affairs of Muslims. SMC also honored its volunteers who supported

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A Successful SMC Eid Picnic

As-Salaam Alaikum Community Members, Three years ago, leaders and scholars from 15 Shia based organizations came together and planted a critical seed of unity among the followers of Ahlul Beyt by establishing the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California (SMC). It was a crucial initiative to support the causes and

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