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The Crescent Moon Of The Month Of Shawwal, 1445 A.H.

The Crescent Moon Of The Month Of Shawwal, 1445 A.H.

On behalf of Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Shawwal is Wednesday, April 10th, 2024. There were multiple naked eyewitness accounts of the new moon sighting at sunset on Tuesday, April 9th in Los Angeles and San Diego. SMC wishes Eid Mubarak to the entire community. 

SMC has gathered a list of Eid programs and Eid Prayer locations across Southern California. Please visit SMC Live for Eid Prayers across SoCal tomorrow

Eid Prayers Locations and Times

Zakat al-Fitr should be set aside on the eve of Eid al-Fitr and paid on the day itself, which marks the end of the Month of Ramadan and is the first day of the month of Shawwal.  A sum must be paid on a person’s behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents. This would also include any guests who are staying overnight during the eve of Eid al-Fitr, under the care of the person.For every individual, the minimum given must be enough to feed one miskeen (needy person), which is the equivalent of 6.6 pounds of a popular basic food commodity such as rice or wheat (flour), as opposed to a cooked full meal. For 2024, the estimate cost per person for Zakat al-Fitr is $15 Zakat al-Fitr (Sayed)Zakat al-Fitr (Non-Sayed)

EID PICNIC – UNITED WE STAND WITH GAZA
Our hearts are heavy with the ongoing loss of life and crimes against our brothers and sisters in Gaza. This year, for the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California Annual Eid Picnic, we will gather to Stand United with Gaza on Saturday, April 20th at Mason Regional Park in Irvine. All net proceeds will go towards humanitarian aid in Gaza. Show your support and meet your community for Eid wearing Palestinian colors and kufiyyahs. 

If you are interested in being a vendor at the event, please sign up for a booth. There are limited space available for vendors. 

2024 Eid Picnic Information

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