A Successful Professional Networking Event

The Shia Muslim Council held its first annual Professional Networking and Career Fair event on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Yorba Linda Community Center. Over 45 professionals from various fields including health sciences, government and law, education, business and entrepreneurship, engineering and the arts attended to share their respective fields with prospects. The

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You Might Be Eating Halal Meat And Not Even Know It

From NPR News: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/05/599520906/you-might-be-eating-halal-meat-and-not-even-know-it Wearing a heavy smock and rubber boots, Amadedin Eganwa stands over a large conveyor belt that’s carrying unconscious lambs. He faces east, toward Mecca, gently lifts the animal’s head in the same direction and under his breath he quickly says a prayer — bismillahi allahu akbar, or “in

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What does Ramadan Mean to you?

With Ramadan less than 40 days away, we all need to start preparing for the Holy Month. Some of us are starting to think about training our bodies to abstain from eating and drinking; others are preparing by simplifying their daily life to reduce stress and energy output; while others

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Judgement is Dangerous, beautiful TEDTalk by Zamina Mithani

We judge people all the time. But can our judgement be dangerous? In this funny and inspirational talk, Zamina Mithani explores the nuances of the subconscious biases through her own story. From rapping Muslims to homeless citizens she urges everyone to go beyond stereotypes and towards harnessing the power in

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rajab, 1439 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Rajab 1439 AH will be Monday, March 19th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. We pray to Allah to guide and bless us as

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SMC and IECOC Host University of Redlands Students

The Holy Quran commands us to have an inner love and compassion for people of all faiths, races and nations, for Muslims consider them as the manifestations of God in this world and need to treat them with a heartfelt respect and love. This is the very basis of communities administered

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ICNA Hosts Dinner to Promote Tolerance and Harmony

The Holy Quran in Surah 29, Ayat 46, clearly directs how we should deal with other faiths: “And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner), except with such of them

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