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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The Art of the Qur’an

In this holy month of Ramadan, the month the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad SWT, through the Arch Angel Gabriel; we must ponder on the many aspects of the Qur’an and what it brings mankind. In this brief video, A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being

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Fasting Healthfully with Diabetes

Imamia Medics International, a not for profit charity serving the undeserved throughout the world, has published a helpful guide for fasting with Diabetes. Click on the link below to get a view of the useful guideline IMI Healthy Fasting with Diabetes Brochure

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SMC Meets with LA County Sherriff, Jim McDonnell for Ifar

On Tuesday, May 22nd, SMC President, Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini attended an Iftar dinner sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the historical LASD STARS Center, in Whittier, CA. The Iftar was hosted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff, Jim McDonnell. The event brought together the leadership of

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Sunni and Shia Symposium at UCI

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 symposium was attended by more than 250 community members, students, and

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SMC Participates in Muslim Day at the Capital

Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib sent a letter advising Malik. In this very famous letter, Imam Ali noted “It is the common man who is the strength of the State and Religion. It is he who fights the enemy. So live

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Peace of Mind: A Wellness Event for the Family

“O, you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, that happily you may prosper.” (Qur’an 22:77) In the above ayat, Allah SWT reminds us the happiness also includes having a healthy mental, emotional and psychological state. The Shia Muslim Council is pleased to

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Crescent Moon of the Month of Sha’ban, 1439 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Sha’ban 1439 AH will be Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. The crescent moon was sighted on Monday, April 16th, 2018.  We pray to Allah to guide and bless us as we remember

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