Eid-ul-Adha Message & Prayer Times

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakhatuh, May the peace and blessings of Allah SWT be with you. ‏ On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, I would like to extend my best wishes to you on this blessed and joyous day of Eid. Eid Mubarak! ‏This day marks the significance of

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH

August 12th, 2018 On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH will be Monday, August 13th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted on Saturday, August 11th, 2018. The day of Arafah will be on Tuesday, August

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Sunni Shia Dialogue – Event Highlights & Full Video Now Available

August 10, 2018 Dear community members, Salaam Alaykum, On April 28th, 2018, 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

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Longest Eclipse of the Century – July 27, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbayewltFKg[/embedyt]   Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each. Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand

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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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