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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August 17th, 2015 is the First Day of Dhul Qa’dah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful August 17th, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council (SMC) would like to announce that Monday August 17th 2015 will be the first day of the month of Dhul Qa’dah, 1436. This is based on no verified sighting of

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Saturday, July 18th, is the Day of Eid al-Fitr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful July 16th, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California announces that, due to the lack of credible reports of the naked eye sighting of the new crescent on Thursday evening, Friday, July 17 is

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Condemnation of Attack on Shia Worshippers in Kuwait

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful June 26, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California strongly condemns the latest attack on Shia worshippers at the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The attack occurred on Friday, June 26, 2015,

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Statement on the Holy Month of Ramadhan 1436/2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful June 15, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California extends its warmest greetings and congratulations to the entire American and global Muslim community on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. The month

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